Students donate handmade quilts to Brookdale during visit

B-I-N-G-O! On Dec. 14, Brookdale enhanced assisted living community residents who won BINGO received lap quilts made by Eagle Hill Middle School eighth-grade students, who also visited with the residents and played several rounds of BINGO while there. Thirty-seven students total in two Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes taught by Robin Brenner made the quilts …

Dance Marathon supports Camp Good Days’ 40th anniversary

What is Dance Marathon? Dance Marathon is the final fundraising event in Fayetteville-Manlius High School students’ efforts  to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times. For several months, students organize several events for the not-for-profit organization, culminating in a 12-hour dance held at F-M High School that includes games, prizes, performances and more. Students must …

F-M welcomes third school resource officer

To enhance its safety and security measures, Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently expanded its School Information Resource Officer (SIRO) program to include a third member. In July, Town of Manlius Police Department Officer Beth Brainard started serving the district full-time through an inter-government agreement between the municipality and F-M. She joins the district’s existing SIROs, Damien …

Student delegates debate global topics at annual conference

Thirty-five Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently traveled to Brown University to participate in a three-day Model United Nations (MUN) conference. On Nov. 9-11, members of F-M High School’s Model United Nations club participated in the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN), which has been held annually at the historic campus for 22 years …

Fuzzy friends engage children with autism in instruction

Meet the Bluebee Pals: Soft, fuzzy and huggable, these stuffed animals are helping Fayetteville-Manlius elementary students with autism engage and focus while in the classroom. Through an existing partnership with researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was asked to collaborate on a study to determine if students diagnosed with autism are more …

Donate bottle and can reimbursements to help lower eighth-grade trip cost

Wellwood Middle School’s eighth-grade class has an easy way for the community to help defray students’ cost for the school’s annual eighth-grade trip. The class is asking community members to consider donating their returnable  bottle and can reimbursements through Account 97 at F-M Returnables (202 W. Seneca St., Manlius). Students will travel in June to …

Board dinner draws together elected officials

‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and colleagues, celebrating successes and making plans for the New Year. Such was the case for elected officials in the Eastern suburbs when they met Dec. 10 for a dinner hosted by the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. The annual event brings together representatives from the school district, the villages …

Inside Scoop: Eagle Hill entrepreneurs pitch ice cream ideas

Thanks to a partnership between a local sweet shop and Fayetteville-Manlius middle school entrepreneurs, there’s a new ice cream flavor in town. In November, more than 80 Eagle Hill Middle School eighth-grade students as part of an English Language Arts project spent time researching, developing and pitching ideas for new ice cream flavors to local …

Music student performing in national and coastal events

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Marco Giacona has been selected to perform in two prestigious music competitions. Marco was selected for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National and All-Eastern Mixed Choirs. Comprised of the top music students from throughout the U.S., All-National was held Nov. 25-28 in Orlando, FL. All-Eastern, which includes top-performing music …

F-M students selected for state music festival

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School students have been taking their music education to the next level. Thirteen students were selected to compete in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) All-State Music Festival in Rochester, NY on Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The All-State students were selected for the festival based on their NYSSMA Solo Festival performances, …

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