Ferry Pass Middle School
Ferry Pass Middle School believes all students can learn and be successful in middle school. Our purpose is to create a learning environment which will enable each student to understand that learning is a life long process. The faculty is committed to providing rigorous academic courses that challenge students in order to prepare them for high school and college.
Please click here for Dr. Lipnick's Welcome Back to School Letter. This letter contains important information regarding dates and times for upcoming back to school events. This letter was also sent to you in the mail. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!
Please click here to view the PowerPoint that was used for the May 20, 2013 orientation.
Parents and Students,
We are excited for the upcoming school year and hope that you are as well. By clicking here, you will find valuable information that will help you prepare for the first day. The information at this link includes:
This school year, the district has a new requirement for when your child is absent from school. Click here for the form will replace all parent notes written to excuse absences as well as to document tardies, checkins and checkouts.
Ms. Lipnick's Weekly Callout
Checking In A Student
Please walk your student into the main office when they arrive late to school.
Checking Out a Student
*No checkouts are allowed after 3:30 pm.
*Please only call your student at school if it is an emergency.
Ms. Humphrey is the Teacher of the Year for Ferry Pass Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year! Way to go Ms. Humphrey!
Ferry Pass Middle was selected for the Florida Music Educators statewide award for having a high percentage (more than 45% of our students) enrolled in music courses. There will be an awards reception in Tampa in January at the Florida Music Educators state Conference, and we may be called upon as a resource to share ideas as to how we are so successful in maintaining an exceptionally high enrollment of music students in our programs.
Ms. Underwood was nominated for Media Specialist of the year for the 2012-2013 school year!
Mr. Maher has been selected by Escarosa Next Generation Learning Community (NGLC) as the 2013 Escambia Middle School Career Academy Teacher of the Year! Way to Go!
Congratulations to Mr. Maher. Our Career Academy just received the following awards this year:
Middle School Career Academy of the Year
Game & App Development Academy
Ferry Pass Middle School
Middle School Career Academy Student of the Year
Maria Mace won 1st place at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in
Over 50 FPMS 8th grade Microsoft IT Academy students have earned nearly 150 Microsoft Office Specialist industry certifications combined. Way to go Mrs. Boyett!!
The Ferry Pass Middle School Energy Management Team won Florida Junior School of the Year. Representative students will be going to Washington, D. C. in June to accept this award. Sponsors: Carolyn Wuest & Cheri Stoker
Our jazz band performed at Fort Walton High School for our Music Performance Assessment on Febryary 22nd. These students have been diligent in preparing for this adjudication every day, and they earned the highest scores possible by each of the three judges! GO EAGLES!!!!!
Students participated in our music district's solo and ensemble contest at Gulf Breeze High School on February 16th. 29 students received the rating of superior, and 6 received the rating of excellent. An overall comment for the majority of students was that they played with a nice tone!
Dr. Lipnick, Ferry Pass Middle School's Principal, has been recognized for her hard work and dedication to our students. She has been awarded Literacy Principal of the Year for 2011 and Escambia County's Physical Education Principal of the year for 2012!!!
Congratulations to Basel Al Johani, a student in Mr. Bond's Math Gaming Class! Basel has won 1st place in the DimensionU Math National Competition. He also won a $25,000 scholarship! Click here to view the Channel 3 news story about Basel and his accomplishments!
Our 7th annual Dream Flag Celebration was a hit again! The evening event for the parents was a huge success with over 350 students and parents in attendance, student poets, and band and chorus performances. The day event was fantastic as well with the addition of a guest performance from Gaynelle and Ashton Woods! Click here to view a movie slide show of the day event!
Congratulations to Mrs. Wuest! She and her students were selected as the Florida Junior School of the Year for an outstanding energy education project. They have been invited to attend the NEED National Recognition Ceremonies this summer in Washington, D.C.!
FPMS Student Government Association, under the leadership of Mrs. Lipnicky, won the 2011-2012 Middle School Drug Free video contest!
Ferry Pass Middle School received the 2011 Parent Involvement Award from the State of Florida for our Dream Flag Celebration! Ms. Richmond and Mrs. Noble accepted the award in Tampa in July. The award was presented by the Florida PTA, Florida Deparment of Education, and State Farm Insurance.
Ferry Pass was presented the 2011 Spirit of Prevention Award for its efforts and continued committment to making sure every student at Ferry Pass Middle School has a chance at a drug free, healthy, happy life. The Spirit of Prevention Award was given by the Board of Directors of the Community Drug and Alcohol Council.
Summer Reading Requirements
Ferry Pass Middle School's Summer Reading:
All FPMS students are expected to read at least 30 minutes each evening (chapter book is desired). Some teachers require the student to fill out a log while others will take time to discuss the book with your student. Research shows that 30 minutes of reading each day will automatically make a student a better reader. The better a student can read the better their performance in all academic classes.
**Please note that for the summer reading assignment you will need to print both the reading list and the reading assignment.
Washington High School's Summer Reading:
Please click here for your rising 8th grader that will be attending Washington.
Important FOCUS Gradebook Updates:
Students may now use lunch #id and 6 digit date of birth to log into Focus gradebook.
Username- 6 digit lunch number
Password - 6 digit date of birth (ex. 010299)
To get to Focus gradebook, go to the school district website:
Click on Parent portal, then click on Focus Parent Portal.