Alma Mater
You take the purple from the sunset, and the golden from the grain, to make our glorious banner, the emblem of our fame.
And here's to Friendship High, we will shout our victory cry. Here's to the purple and gold, our banner high we hold! 
 Friendship Central School District
46 West Main Street
Friendship, New York 14739
(585) 973-3311

Judy May, Superintendent

Donald Putnam, Principal



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News and Announcements

  • Summer Swimming


    We are happy to announce that we will be offering swimming lessons this year through our continued partnership with the Wellsville YMCA. This program has been designed for students in grades K-8 and costs $10.00. The program begins on July 19 and continues through August 11. Students will swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks (8 trips). Students will receive an hour of lessons and an hour of free swimming. Permission slips and fees can be turned in at the school's main office prior to July 19 or sent with students to hand in on their first visit. 

    • Bus will leave FCS at 12:30 from the bus circle
    • Students swim from 1-3 at the Wellsville YMCA
    • Students dropped off by 3:30 at the FCS bus circle
    • Students are expected to follow the FCS Code of Conduct. Failure to do so will result in being uninvited from the program without refund.

    Permission Slip


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  • US News Best High Schools

    Friendship Central School has earned a bronze medal in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best High Schools rankings, based on standardized test scores and other data, the magazine announced in May.

    U.S. News Today published detailed information online about more than 21,150 public high schools, including school specific data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and international Baccalaureate tests. Using some of this data and a comprehensive methodology, the news organization gave many of the schools a college readiness index score, with the top-scoring 6500-plus schools receiving a gold, silver or bronze medal - and in the case of gold and silver schools, a national numerical ranking.




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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

    Class of 2016

    Best of Luck!


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  • Please note that there has been a change in the Breakfast and Lunch Menu prices, starting September 1, 2016
    Breakfast cost:
    K - 12  $ .85
    Adult    $2.10 
    Lunch costs:

    K - 5   $1.70
    6 - 12   $1.80 
    Adult   $3.75 

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  • Music/Scholastic/Athletic Awards Banquet


    On June 10 Friendship Central School recognized students for their musical, athletic, and scholastic accomplishments. Guests packed the gymnasium and dined on a delicious meal prior to the awards. This year a new tradition was introduced, "The Friendship Wall of Fame". Inductees received a plaque for themselves and one will be hung in the school lobby. Congratulations to: Dr. Felicia Barber (93), Dr. Margo Merriam Farwell (93), Dr. Cathy Zacher Talbett (90), Trent Markell, PE (87), Dr. Dean Cardi (03), and Dr. Amanda Marks (03). 


    We would like to thank Jackie Schasre for the beautiful decorations and all of the hands that prepaired the outstanding meal. Every year our food service staff outdoes themselves and this year was not an exception. Thank you! 

    Photo Gallery


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  • Student Showcase June 2, 2016

     Student Showcase


    Friends and families visited Thursday evening to view presentations and recognize student work. There were over 20 senior projects on display in the gymnasium. Seniors readily discussed the topics they had chosen to research. The junior class held a bake sale and provided refreshments. The Scholastic Book Fair was set up in the gymnasium foyer and all of the books were "buy one get one free". Student art projects were on display, and more than 60 students voluntarily participated in the second annual Reading Fair. Author J.J. Nite was on hand discussing what it was like to be an author and share her work. Every year this event grows and last night wasn't an exception. Many thanks to all of the teachers and judges who volunteered their time to make everything possible!

    Event Gallery


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  • Wellsville Nitros Player Visit to Read to Students


    Nitros Visit


    Four Wellsville Nitros baseball players visited on 6-3 to read to students at the Friendship Free Library. Students will travel to Wellsville on 6-17 to take in a ball game. Players will be back in Friendship at the beginning of July to provide a free baseball camp for players. Many thanks to the players and organization for taking time out of their schedules to make our students day!   


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  • Spring Concert


    Congratulations to the students who participated in this year's spring concert. Students and community members gathered on May 17 to celebrate and listen to the progress our students have made. The Elementary Chorus did a fabulous job kicking off the concert. The Jr./Sr. High Chorus and Band followed with multiple memorable performances. Many thanks to Dustin Woodard, Dave Shields, Armenio Suzano and the Houghton College Recorder quartet for helping to create a memorable grand finale. Below are pictures from this year's event.

    Spring Concert 2016


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  • Chess Team


    On May 14, approximately 50 students gathered in our gymnasium to participate in this year's FCS Scholar Chess Tournament. Players from Friendship, Hornell, Keshequa, Bradford, Pioneer and Henrietta competed. Pioneer's Douglas Ward was the overall winner in the high school division. Alex Peterson finished second overall with four wins. Jade Bunk finished fourth overall with four wins as well. Elijah Legacy and Calum Ruxton both finished with three wins apiece giving them respectable sixth and seventh place finishes. Many thanks to Garry Reynolds for putting this tournament together. Garry coaches our Friendship players and graciously donates his time once a week throughout the year to do so. Our students are lucky to learn from his expertise. Congratulations to all of the players!

    Chess Pictures


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  • Prom 2016

    This year over 70 students headed "into the woods" for the enchanted forest themed prom. Everyone had a great time dancing the night away. Congratulations to this year's court: King - Terrell Kane, Queen - Huntyr Roberts, 1st Attendants - Haley Patton & Dean Bogart, 2nd Attendants - Tiah Damerst & Aleric Stewart. Below are pictures from the evening.

    Prom 2016



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  • FCS Odyssey Team Finishes in Second Place!

    Odyssey Team

    On March 12th, the Friendship Odyssey of the Mind team competed in our area's regional competition held at Allegany-Limestone Middle/High School. The team worked on a problem called "Something Fishy". The team placed 2nd in their division!

    Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level.

    Congratulations to Madison Giles, Mariah Barrett, Jennifer Smith, Morgan Bliven, Ana Sortore and Taylor Hale!


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  • Scholastic Challenge Team

    On February 6th, Friendship's Scholastic Challenge team placed 5th out of 26 schools. The competition took place at Portville Central School. This is the best showing our school has made in many years. Congratulations Kristen Sortore, Allison Sortore, Dean Bogart, Jacob Chesney, and Terrell Kane. Great job!


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  • Model UN Team

     Friendship's Model UN Team pictured above (front row left to right: Terell Kane (Sr), Kaily Stewart (Jr), Connor McCarthy (Jr), backrow: Abby Wigent (Soph), Calum Ruxton (Soph), Devan Glover (Jr) 

    This past weekend (3/11 & 3/12), Friendship's Model UN team traveled to St. Bonaventure University to participate with 10 other schools (Lancaster, Nardin Academy, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Coudersport, Otto-Eldred, Olean, Tapestry Charter School, Park Charter School, Northern Potter, and Orchard Park) in this year's Model UN competition. Calum Ruxton and Abby Wigent earned excellence awards in their respective commitees. All six of our students:

    -practiced negotiation

    -worked on public speaking  

    -thought on their feet

    -saw the world from a different point of view  

    Congratulations to each of our delegates for doing a wonderful job representing our district!  

    Please visit the following website to learn more about this valuable program:

    Top 3 Reasons to do Model UN


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  • First Place at the Buffalo Auto Show


    Feaster Winning Poster


    Please Congratulate Brian Feaster on his first place winning poster. The poster will be displayed for the duration of the Buffalo Auto Show. He will also be receiving prizes in the next couple of weeks for his big win. Congratulations Brian!


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  • Friendship Judokas

    Students from Friendship traveled to the Kin Tora Judo Club on April 16 to compete in the Grassroots Judo Tournament. Our kids held their own as they competed with students from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Canada. Each student earned a medal and learned more about judo techniques. Great job!

    Special thanks to Nicole Brandes for sharing your passion with our students!


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  • Parent Portal for eSchool
    Participate in your son's or daughter's education! View your child's attendance, grades, progress reports, report cards and schedules through our eSchool Portal.
    *  If you had access to the Parent Portal last year, YOU DO NOT have to create a new account.
    *  First time users must register and have your child's STUDENT ID# to create an account. Please ask your child for their student number.

    *  You will need only one child's student ID #. It will link up the rest of the children in your family.

    *  Parents or guardians must register using their full legal name. Example: If your name is Michael do not enter Mike.

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