Governor unveils executive budget; F-M to present preliminary budget in March

When New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive state budget proposal on Jan. 15, it included a $956 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2019-20 school year. Of that, $338 million will be distributed statewide in additional foundation aid, which is the primary source of funding for everyday school …

District reminds students to dress for winter weather

As bitter cold temperatures arrive in Central New York this week, Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are encouraging parents and guardians to make sure students are dressing appropriately for the weather conditions. The National Weather Service in Binghamton recently issued a winter weather advisory for Jan. 29-30 and is warning of dangerously low wind chills, very cold …

Students ‘buddy up’ to build school community

Two groups of Fayetteville-Manlius School District students are discovering that when it comes to forming friendships, the focus should be on what unites us rather than divides us. For the fourth year in a row, Eagle Hill Middle School’s eighth-grade Family and Consumer Science (FACS) students are pairing up with Enders Road Elementary School kindergarteners …

Districts annually plan for potential emergency school closures

Closing school is a tough decision to make, especially when there are many variables in play and the safety of students, staff and community members is at stake. Each year, as school districts build their school calendars, they account for a certain number of emergency closure days. These days are used for such events as …

Students to dismiss early on Friday, Jan. 25

All Fayetteville-Manlius School District students will have a half day of school on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Staff development sessions will be held Friday afternoon. Students will dismiss at the following times: Fayetteville-Manlius High School: 10:07 a.m. Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle schools: 10:40 a.m. Enders Road, Fayetteville and Mott Road elementary schools: 11:35 a.m.

District recognized with two state awards for communications

The New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) has recognized the Fayetteville-Manlius School District with two awards for its communications efforts. The association’s 39th Annual Communications Awards contest recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievement in educational communications from across the state. The awards contest continues to be one of the largest in the nation and provides …

Parent Council to meet Friday, Feb. 1

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council will meet 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the large conference room of the F-M District Office Building, 8199 East Seneca Turnpike, Manlius. Parent Council is a forum where F-M parents and community members informally meet with the superintendent and other district staff. At each meeting, presentations and discussions take …

Board of Education to meet Monday, Jan. 14

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the auditorium of Eagle Hill Middle School, 4645 Enders Road, Manlius.  Agenda 1. Opening Items 1.01 Call to Order 1.02 Pledge of Allegiance 1.03 Approval/Revision of Agenda 1.04 Recognition 1.05 Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting held on Monday, …

F-M seniors named Commended Students in national scholarship program

Twelve Fayetteville-Manlius School District students were recently named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes high scholastic achievement. F-M High School seniors Leila Badul-Malak, Matthew Crovella, Sarah Duntley, Nicolas Gascon, Laura Haight, Edward Kinslow, Daniel Li, Alexandru Mihaila, Annaliese Ouyang, Luca Pieples, Alex Talarico, and Angela Wu were named Commended Students …

F-M educators attend world language convention

To help students succeed in the world language learning process, six Fayetteville-Manlius School District educators recently attended a comprehensive professional development event that draws more than 8,000 educators from all languages, levels and assignments. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) held its 51st Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Nov. 16-18 …

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