• TODAY is Monday, April 15th!

     

                                            No SCHOOL on Friday, April 19th.

  • SPORTS: 
    FMS Sports In order to participate, 2023-2024 DIAA physicals must be turned in to the nurse or office or coach by the first day of tryouts. You can get blank copies in the main office and in the nurse's office.

    Congratulations to the girls soccer team on their 2-1 win over Georgetown Middle yesterday. Goals for the Lady Riders were scored by Sophia Richardson and Alison Hartman. Our strong line of defensive backs (Brooklyn Cusick, Morgan Thompson, Jai Weathersby, Brielle Blue and Ashasie Darkwa) did an incredible job keeping the ball out of our net. A very late goal by Georgetown snuck in despite multiple beautiful saves by our goalie Olivia Stewart.

    The B team won by a score of 4-0. Goals for the Lady Riders were scored by Alyssa Powell with 3 and Ava Lewis with a single goal. Alyssa’s first goal was assisted by Bailey Palmer. In goal for Fifer was Jade Fuesner who made a few nice saves earning a shut out.

    Yesterday in a hard fought game our Boys Lacrosse team remained undefeated with a 6-5 vs Mariner, leading the charge was Matthew Plews with 3 goals and Miles Goff with 2. Come and support us on April 25th right here at Fifer for our game vs Beacon at 4 pm 

    Congratulations to all track and field athletes who participated in the Jim Blades Invitational meet this past Friday!  Fifer performed well with a lot of top finishers in several heats.  Zabran Smith placed 3rd overall in hurdles.  India Anderson, Will Dolt, Sharon Rodney, Rosalyn Spana, and Kernest “Sonic” Pierre, had strong finishes in their respective heats. As a reminder, we will be practicing at the high school today.  Please be prepared to walk together and leave promptly at 2:45 pm

    ACTIVITIES:
    6th Grade Band practice April 15th: 1st Pd Percussion, 2nd Pd Woodwinds, 3rd Pd Brass

    Attention FMS students! Join us for our Rider Red Carpet Literacy Night on Tuesday, April 23 from 5 - 7 PM for a night of celebration, fun, and walking the red carpet! Check out our showcase of literacy throughout the content areas and celebrate all the great things going on here at Fifer. Just a reminder - this is a free event that you must attend WITH your family! Hope to see you there!
     
    The Student Council is hosting a drive to collect donations for an animal shelter. Items that can be donated are wet/dry dog and cat food, toys, litter, blankets, and cleaning supplies. Items will be given to your MTSS teacher, and the class with the most donations will win a donut party. See Mrs. Herman or Ms. Snyder with any questions.

    Fifer Family!! Our Educational Support Professionals go above and beyond every day, from running to make copies, keeping this building clean, making our students’ lunches, even covering classes on a moment’s notice! It’s time to nominate the Educational Support Professional of the Year. Shine a light on who you know this building could not function without! Nomination forms are in the Main Office.
     
    Student Council has a meeting Wednesday, April 17th, until 3:15 in room 211. Please have a ride available to pick you up.
     
    Do you have a current yearbook on order? If you have not ordered a yearbook and still would like one, you must order online Josten.com.

    Attention 8th grade FFA members who would like to earn their discovery degree. There will be a meeting April 30th after school.  Any member who is interested being an officer for the 2024-2025 school year, applications are in schoology and are due May 1

    FFA will be having a club meeting on April 23rd to participate in a scavenger hunt.
     
    Our Odyssey of the Mind Structure Team competed this weekend at the State Finals.  
    It was an amazing day!  Kye Boone's structure held nearly 100 pounds more than any other team in the state overall in all divisions (including high school teams).  
    Team members Carly and Chloe Engelsiepen, Gwen Runkle, Mahi Shah and Postlethwait's Elizabeth Scott's performance also knocked it out of the park coming out with top scores.  The whole team was also at the top in their Spontaneous Problem Solving portion of the competition.  Team members were awarded medals and the first place trophey.
    The team will move on to World Finals at Iowa State University in May
     
    Administrative detention for tardies to school will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the library from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.The students will need work or books to read. There will be no cellphone usage during this time. Thanks, the Administration
     
    The FIFER SCHOOL STORE will be open during lunch on WEDNESDAY. Plan what you would like to purchase that day! Do you need pencils, lined paper, erasers, and many more items.

    If your teacher has put in a work order, immediately bring your chromebook/laptop to the library to give it to Mrs. Sergent -- Even while sharing the morning announcements. Please have it there before first period, so it will go on that day's docket. Do an official shut down on the chromebook/laptop not just a  computer top closure.

    Secure your lockers so that materials and coats will not be lost.  Only water will be accepted in the hallways and classrooms. No food or candy except during lunch time.

    Students coming off the bus --- please take care of your responsibilities:–take absent/sick notes to the main office–take physical sports forms to the nurses' office–take lunch money to the cafeteria–eat breakfast before going to your locker or first periodcharge your chrome books at night, so you are ready for daily school work.Be PROACTIVE for your day and set yourself up for SUCCESS!!

    School Hours: Doors open at 7:15 am. Students have 15 minutes to go to their lockers, eat breakfast, and arrive at their first period. First period begins at 7:30am. Dismissal is at 2:30 pm. Students should not be left on school grounds prior to 7:10 am or after 2:45 pm unless previous arrangements have been made.

    School Security: Once classes begin at 7:30 am, only the front entrance to the school is left unlocked. Visitors and students must come into the front office to sign in.

    Picking up and Dropping Off Students: Between the hours of 7:15-7:30 am, and at 2:30 pm dismissal. We ask that parents pick up and drop off their students at the rear entrance of the school (Center Street). NEW POLICY: FOR ALL STUDENTS SAFETY, DROP OFF AND PICK UP IS ONE WAY ONLY. YOU MUST ENTER THE DROP OFF LINE IN THE WEST CENTER STREET ENTRANCE ONLY. WHEN EXITING, IT IS RIGHT TURN ONLY DURING DROP OFF AND PICK UP HOURS.

    Any time you sign your student in late or sign your student out early, please come into the front entrance and see the attendance officer in the main office.

     

    Lockers: Every student will have his/her own locker. Most, but not all, lockers will be near the students’ academic classes. Some lockers will be located in the essential arts wing or in the Guidance hall.

    Please use the web banner on front page of website. This website or QR Code or Phone Number will direct family’s right to our website if they prefer to order pictures online. Please visit us on Facebook at Fred Fifer III Middle School or fmsriders and on Instagram at fifermsriders. See what other items are listed here that are happening.     

    ALL Students: You must turn in your absent and sick notes when you return to school to AVOID lunch detention. It needs to be turned in immediately first thing in the morning as you enter the building. Stop by the office and see Mrs. Henry to turn in or if you have any questions on this issue. You can also email these notes to FMSattendance@cr.k12.de.us

    Home Access: Want to be up-to-date on attendance, missing work, testing results, grades and teacher comments.
    1) Go to https://hac.doe.k12.de.us/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fhomeaccess
    2) Make sure the school district is set to Caesar Rodney
    3) Your login is the 1st three letters of first name, first three letters of last name, last three numbers of student id (no spaces or capitals);
    3) Password is 1st letter of first name capitalized, 1st letter of last name lower case, student id (with leading zeros if needed to bring number to 7 digits), followed by dollar sign (no spaces).
    Example: Login: caerod567 Password: Cr0123456$. If you are a guardian or parent and do not have your own login and password,
    please stop by the main office and they can set you up with entry to this information