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.


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Character Word for the Month of May

Service- An Act of Help or Assistance

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.

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


School Resources



2014-15 Calendar


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Daily Announcements


Cheerleaders Return Home Victorious

The Furman Cheerleaders attended a 4 day camp at the University of Georgia this month.  Two of our girls, Joy Cogdell and Hailey Keyes, tried out for the All American Squad and made it. The squad also, won a first place trophy in the game day performance competition and brought home 3 superior trophies for the following:  game day dance, cheer, and camp improvement. 

Go Furman Indians!

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.
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CyberSmart!

Parent Corner


Information for Parents
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 12
6th Grade Camp and Orientation
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Orientation for 7th and 8th Grade
 7th Grade - 10:30 a.m.
 8th Grade - 11:15 a.m
The bookkeeper will be available for you to pay fees.
Monday, August 17
1st day of school
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Teacher Feature!!!

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.  


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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.

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. !

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