‘Dads Night’ takes the stage April 6 at Wellwood

A group of Fayetteville-Manlius School District dads will soon loosen their ties for a good cause. “Dads Night” – a comedy show produced by and starring fathers and guardians of Fayetteville Elementary School students will take over Wellwood Middle School’s auditorium stage beginning 7 p.m. Friday, April 6. The fifth annual variety show – this …

F-M students raise $94,000 for Camp Good Days and Special Times

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently spent 12 hours on the dance floor “for the kids” – or #FTK. The school’s annual Dance Marathon fundraiser recently raised $94,000, which will help send more than 100 children affected by cancer to a special summer camp operated by Camp Good Days and Special Times. The 28th annual 12-hour Dance …

State continues to shift school funding onto taxpayers

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s preliminary 2018-19 budget includes funds for enhanced safety and security measures and maintaining existing programming for students while holding the tax levy increase at the district’s tax levy limit. The preliminary budget of $82,993,692 would increase spending by $2,264,754, or 2.81 percent, compared to the current 2017-18 school year. The state …

Go home early dismissal drill scheduled for Thursday, March 29

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s annual “go home early” dismissal drill will be held Thursday, March 29. Students will be dismissed from school and required to leave the buildings at the following times: F-M High School: 10:01 a.m. Middle schools: 10:35 a.m. Elementary schools: 11:30 a.m. School buses will follow their regular afternoon drop-off routes. Typically, …

F-M holding two community safety forums

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is inviting stakeholders to join a conversation focusing on school safety and security. Two forums designed to provide F-M parents, guardians, students, staff, and community members with information about building safety procedures and what’s being implemented district-wide to enhance existing security measures, will be held 6:30 p.m. March 22 in Fayetteville …

F-M senior excels in prestigious science competition

A Fayetteville-Manlius School District student was recently named a top scholar in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious math and science competition for high school seniors. Society for Science and the Public and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently named F-M High School senior Neil Khurana one of its 2018 Science Talent Search Scholars. Neil submitted to …

Children’s entertainer be-bops his best at F-M elementary school

Grammy-nominated recording artist Red Grammer recently performed his concert program “Circle of Light: Songs for Bucket Fillers” during two special presentations at Mott Road Elementary School. Using easy-to-recite melodies, role playing and stories, Mr. Grammer personalizes his shows to support school district character education programs and encourage a culture of love, happiness and thoughtfulness. Members …

Safety and security remains top priority at F-M

The attention of Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials continues to focus on student and staff safety. In a March 11 letter to F-M parents and guardians, Superintendent Dr. Craig J. Tice said the district is continuing its efforts to address school safety and security measures by examining and, in some cases, enhancing emergency plans, staff development …