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FMS Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Mrs. Hutchinson
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Firelands Middle School!

We are so excited to move to our brand-new-to-us middle school and share space with the new high school! This move really opens up opportunities and new experiences for our students.

FMS has so many great things going on! I believe we have the very best students and staff around. We are very proud of our students, they achieve amazing things in the classroom as well as in their extracurricular adventures.  

We are very proud of our students, families and staff for their perseverance and determination they have shown the last several years during the pandemic. Our students really showed that nothing would prevent them from pursuing excellence.

At FMS, we believe that middle school is truly the gate-keeper to success in high school. We want students to leave middle school with the full experience. We believe in achieving great things in the classroom, but balancing that with plenty of opportunities for students to experience various activities to spark an interest for the future. There are children here nearly every day afterschool for a number of activities. We offer Academic Challenge, Maker Space Studio, Spelling Bee, Gaming Club, Basketball, Wrestling, Football, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Yearbook, Robotics, Volunteer activities, National Junior Honor Society, Class trips, Pep Rallies and so much more.

We believe in investing in your children. Our teachers and staff go above and beyond to ensure the success of the whole child.

This is my eighth year as the principal of Firelands Middle School (South Amherst Middle School). I have over 20 years of experience working with middle school aged children. I am very proud of what we have accomplished and continue to do each and every day.

Do not hesitate to call me or stop by with any questions or concerns. I have an open door policy and look forward to serving your family.

Part of our student-created mission statement is that we “DARE TO BE GREAT”, and our staff and students live this on a daily basis.

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Cara Hutchinson
SAMS Principal
Office: 440-986-7021 x 3515