The Principal's Pen

Dear Parents and Patrons of Furman Middle School,

We are well into our second semester, and the students have noticed that the academic expectations have increased as the challenges keep coming.  Hopefully, students will view the challenges as stepping stones toward high school.  If your child is experiencing academic challenges, please contact the Guidance Department.  We have offered academic support since October and the last session will be held on Monday, April 20 through Thursday, April 30, 2015. Please do not forget to access our teacher websites—as well as parent portal.  Teachers input a minimum of two grades per week.  If you have any questions about grades, do not hesitate to call the teacher or arrange a conference. 


Character Word for the Month of April
Courage- the ability to do something that you know is right or good, even though it's dangerous, frightening, or difficult

Who We Are

Furman Middle School Recipient of Oak Leaf Awards Goals Recognition

Furman Middle School was recently awarded the Oak Leaf Awards Goals Recognition for meeting the 2014-2015 membership goals assigned to them by the South Carolina PTA. This distinction entitles the school to be known as a Silver Oak Leaf Association. 

Special Commendation Received from the City of Sumter

Furman Middle School received a special commendationfrom Mayor Joseph T. McElveen, Jr., on April 22, 2015 in recognition of outstanding participation in project "Shower Shaw with Cookies," which provided 65 dozen cookies for Shaw airmen over the holiday season of 2014.

Furman Receives Palmetto Silver Award
The faculty and staff at Furman Middle School are extremely honored to have received the Palmetto Silver Award in the annual Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards.  

Office Hours of Operation 
(New for 2014-2015)

The office hours are 7:25 AM-3:40 PM.  Students are not allowed on school grounds until 7:30 AM unless they are escorted by a parent.

School Hours of Operation
7:45 AM-3:00 PM

Josey Selected for 2015 Science P.L.U.S. Institute

Ms. Tarnissaya Josey, FMS 7th grade Science teacher, has the honor of being selected for the 2015 Science P.L.U.S. Institute at Roper Mountain Science Center.  The Institute is funded by an Education Improvement Act grant and is subject to inclusion in the annual state budget.  She will study this summer at the institute.

Daily Announcements

Students Come Out in Full Regalia for Spring Fling

The FMS formal spring dance on Friday, April 17th was packed with students dressed in better than their Sunday finest. With the theme, Night Under the Stars, the Student Council transformed the gym into a world of splendor where the students showed off their formal wear and socialized with delight.
Tickets for the event were $5.00 and purchased at the school.   


Learning does not only take place inside the school inside a classroom full of desks and a white board. Eight Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students along with other Furman Middle Students embarked on learning outside the walls of FMS and outside of South Carolina.

March 27 – 29, 2015 thirty-four students in grades sixth through eighth took learning to new heights in Atlanta Georgia. Students experienced Hospitality and Tourism first hand; literally got a “taste” of Business Management and Administration as students toured The World of Coke. Not to mention students received a behind the scenes look into Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications while visiting CNN studios and concluded the weekend with a tour of the MLK Center and birthplace. The students have a fun-filled, yet educational trip that connected their classroom learning to real-world. Who says learning can’t be fun?

Academic Assistance Program for Male Athletes
Furman is offering an awesome Athletic Male Enrichment afterschool program.   Read more...

Test Taking PP.ppt
Yearbooks are on sale now for $35. 

Mrs. Amanda Kinlaw, 7th grade ELA teacher, has received the distinction of being named the Sumter School District Distinguished Reading Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. Congratulations, Mrs. Kinlaw!  You are a true representive of Furman P.R.I.D.E. !

ALL RISING SEVENTH GRADERS are REQUIRED to get the Tdap vaccine to protect them against whooping cough (pertussis).  Read more...

Box Tops for Education
Furman Middle School is now collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup labels.


Parent Corner

Information for Parents
Register for E-Mail alerts from Furman Middle School by clicking on the purple Parent E-Mail alert button on the left of your screen.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 29
7th Grade Charleston Field Trip
7th Grade Charleston Field Trip


Pollard Named 2015-2016 Furman Middle School Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Melissa Pollard, 6th Grade English/Language Arts teacher, for being nominated for and selected as the 2015-16 Furman Middle School Teacher of the Year.  


School Resources

2014-15 Calendar

This Month's Menus

    Breakfast   Lunch


Today, 5/26/2015
High: 88 Low: 68
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/27/2015
High: 85 Low: 68
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.

Visitor Web Counter

Traffic Counter