• Daily Bulletin for Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 

    Today’s Thought:  Everyone in our world is unique. No two of us are completely alike. It would be a boring world if we were all the same. Consider things about yourself that make you unique. Some have artistic abilities, while some may have good athletic abilities. What are all your unique abilities?  

    Word of the Week: Uniqueness     

    To RISE UP we are asking all FMS people to be the BEST Riders and show Respect, Integrity, Selflessness and Excellence no matter where you are in the building, on the bus, on the athletic field, at home, in the car and at the stores. Who can showcase the RISE UP attitude?  Who can be the best Rider?

    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 chromebooks at night so you are ready for daily school work.Be PROACTIVE for your day and set yourself up for SUCCESS!!

    Congratulations to Mrs. Sarah Bell who is the Fred Fifer III Middle School Teacher of the Year for the 2023-2024 school year. We are all so proud of all the teachers in our building and know that Mrs. Bell will represent FMS well.

    Announcements for Clubs -- Organizations -- Band -- Sports:

    Congratulations to Fifer’s 7th grade math league team A on placing first in region  and 1st place in the state at the State Invitational meet. The team includes India Anderson, Bryce Weaver, Caezar Falu, Wilson Hartley, and Jin Ha Kim. Placing individually for 7th grade was Wilson Hartley who placed 3rd, Caezar Falu who placed second, and Ji Ha Kim who placed first in the region. For 8th grade, Liam Sharpe placed 2nd. Caiden Carr and Subhan Khan tied for 1st place. Congratulations on a great season and a great showing at the State Invitational 

    Placing individually for 7th grade was Wilson Hartley who placed 3rd, Caezar Falu who placed second, and Ji Ha Kim who placed first in the region. For 8th grade, Liam Sharpe placed 2nd. Caiden Carr and Subhan Khan tied for 1st place. Congratulations on a great season and a great showing at the State Invitational

    Fifer softball got their season rolling on Monday with a hard fought loss to Woodbridge middle school 7-3. Ainsley McCarthy, Jaci Papen, and Amie Wiley all had multiple hits for the Riders while pitcher Charlotte Dick struck out six. Next up is WT Chipman Middle school on Wednesday at Camden Wyoming Little League. 

    The girl’s soccer team had a great battle with Chipman yesterday and fought very hard to the end. The defense was solid with many saves by not only our Goalie Olivia, but also our back line. The midfield and strikers put a lot of pressure on their defense with several shots that just missed. Olivia Gebhart scored our only goal and was assisted by Maddy Beron in the 2-1 loss. Proud of you all!!

    After School tutoring is canceled until further notice, there will be no after-school tutoring this Wednesday, March 29, or next Wednesday, April 5. Please listen to announcements for any future news regarding after-school tutoring. Thanks!


    Wednesday 29th is twin day

    Thursday 30th is throwback day

    And Friday 31st is Autism Awareness tee shirt day

    • On Wednesday March 29th there is a Dragsters Meeting from 2:30-3:30PM 
    • Then on Thursday March 30th there is a mandatory TSA ALL Members meeting from 2:30-3:30. If you can not make this meeting please stop by to speak with Mr. Pierce. Please have a ride to pick you up after the meetings.

    Fifer's Boys Lacrosse team will be Thursday, March 30 at home vs. Milford at 4 pm. 

    This is the last week to buy a raffle ticket for the Sour Patch Kids Basket...the drawing will take place this Thursday.
    Student council members don't forget to stop by and pick up the letter from Mrs. Herman and reminder about card making Wednesday after school until 3:30 in room 211.

    The Rider’s Sew-cial club is back on Wednesday’s. It is from after school until 3:45. Have parent pick-up in the back of the building.  See all of you on April 5th. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Richardson in room 124.

    Join us for Futures Friday! This is an initiative to talk about success beyond graduation. We wanted to give students a choice in their gear for Friday. Students are encouraged to either wear blue and gold, dress up as their future career choice, or wear clothing to represent future plans such as trade school, college, military, etc

    ART CLUB has a meeting. It will be meeting on Thursday, March 30th for 6th and 7th graders. Meeting ends at 3:45. Text or call your parent to have a ride waiting on you at end of the meeting. Remind them not to be late.

    ART CLUB -- 6th grade  modern art needs about 50 cranes. Swing by the art room for Origami paper if interested. 

    Student council members are doing a raffle for a sour patch kids' basket. They will come around during MTSS classes to collect money. The cost is $1.00 per ticket and the drawing will be on March 30th.

    Have you purchased your 2022-23 YEARBOOK? There is nothing else like your school yearbook. Get your hands on this limited edition of our stories from this year. Share with our friends and hang on to it for years to come!! The price is $40.  Go to the Fifer webpage to get the page to order from OR CLICK HERE Click on the order form on the Fifer website to order.

    Click here to see what is offered at the Fifer School Store.. OPEN during ALL THREE lunch periods on WEDNESDAY’s!!! It is in the cafeteria. You can see a list of everything available on the Fifer website under programs. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Woody in Room 148. 

    "RISE... to be the best Rider; to be the best YOU!"


    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.

    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) Switch to Caesar Rodney 3) Login is 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.

    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

    TECH SUPPORT for families:  

    1. With chromebooks going home, please make families aware that they can easily place an IT work order just by emailing: Tickets@crsd.incidentiq.com for home support during home instructional days. The tickets will be assigned to the appropriate building tech who can call the families who need help.  Families should provide the student name, school, brief description of the problem & a contact number.
    2. We also still have the two active tech hotlines. The preferred method for using them is texting.  Unfortunately, when users leave voicemail, it is often hard to understand what people are saying due to bad service, talking too fast, or background noise. These are the hotline numbers, and they are never answered LIVE.  The technology department is not staffed to provide live help desk support.  Hotline numbers:  (302) 698-7950 and (302) 612-2839.

    March Important Dates:
    March 1 -- Respect Day Pep Rally
    March 3 -- 8 period day Enrichment
    March 6 -- School Social Worker Day
    March 8 -- 3rd MP Interim
    March 13 -- Barn Hill Preserve
    March 14 -- Immersion Meeting 5:30 pm FMS Library
    March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day
    March 21 -- Rock Your Socks/World Down's Syndrome Day
    March 23 -- Spring Picture Day
    March 24 -- 8 period day Enrichment
    March 29 -- End of 3rd Marking Period
    March 31 -- 1/2 day for students

    April Important Dates:
    April 3 -- State ELA TESTING (3-21)
    April 4 -- National School Librarian Day
    April 5 -- National Assistant Principal Day
    April 7 - 16 Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED
    April 18 -- Board of  Education meeting at Allen Frear School
    April 21 -- School Dance 6-8 PM
    April 22 -- Rider Pride Day 10 am - 1 pm
    April 24 -- State MATH TESTING (24-28)

    May Important Dates:
    May 8th -- State SS (G6 & G8) or SCIENCE (G7) TESTING (8-12)
    May 19th -- College and Career Day 7:45 - 10:30

    June Important Dates:
    June 2nd -- 8th Grade Formal 6-8 pm