Innovative teachers, a thriving, award-winning music and arts program, strong math achievement, a forward-thinking science program and superior extra & co-curricular programs are all evidence of an extraordinary middle school community.  This E-Newsletter celebrates these successes at FMS (click the title links to learn more). 

We are also excited about the redesign of our Language Arts curriculum which will double the instructional minutes for Language Arts next year. We are proud of the professional training designed to support the new instructional methods.   
Finally, next year we are adding new after-school programs, new clubs, new electives, as well as adding a new counselor position to further enhance and support the learning experience for each child.   

Combined, all of these components make FMS poised for great progress.  

Thank you teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents for a wonderful year.  Congratulations 8th graders!   I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer. 

Mackey Pendergrast
Superintendent of Schools 

"We are quite impressed with Mr. U's first year at FMS. We have witnessed an administrator who truly values the input from our community and is so willing to adapt and make the changes that we need to continue to improve our school..."  

CCM Morris Teen Arts Festival
Best Middle School Performance in Vocal Music
Best Middle School Performance in Instrumental Music
FMS Sweeps Morris County Regional Debate Tournament
Best in Show, High Distinction and Distinction honors bestowed on 
FMS Students at Teen Arts Festival
FMS Students Gain High Praise for Original Historical Research
Undefeated seasons for Girl's Soccer, Wrestling, & Baseball!
Next year FMS will be adding a  Global Classrooms Middle School Model United Nations  team. This year-long competitive team will compete in the GCMUN conference at the United Nations in April.
FMS Adding Dynamic New Electives for 2016-2017

FMS Teachers and Students are featured in Gooru's newest video highlighting how blended learning can empower students and teachers.  

FMS is now a Certified Digital 
Citizenship School!