Security task force to present final report April 8

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Safety and Security Task Force is expected to unveil its final report, which will include recommendations for next steps, to the F-M Board of Education on April 8. The group, which is comprised of more than two dozen district and community representatives and led by SUNY Oswego professor and former county task …

Art students win national honors

Five Fayetteville-Manlius High School artists recently received a total of six awards in the 2019 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. More than 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted for judging at the regional level through more than 100 …

F-M named among the ‘Best Communities for Music Education in America’

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has once again named the Fayetteville-Manlius School District one of the nation’s “Best Communities for Music Education in America.” F-M is among 623 school districts to receive the designation from NAMM Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates active participation in music-making. “We are proud of our students, …

UPDATE: Holiday and school break calendar revised for 2019-20

During a special meeting held March 25, the Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education voted to revise the 2019-20 school year calendar so that it aligns with the BOCES district calendar, which was officially adopted on March 21. The calendar, which includes school holidays, vacation  weeks and days off for students due to staff development days, has …

Parent Council to meet Monday, April 1

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council will meet 9 a.m. Monday, April 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 …

‘Dads Night’ set for March 29 at Wellwood

Fayetteville Elementary School’s Dads Night event is set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at Wellwood Middle School. The sixth annual Dads Night variety show, “Escape from TV Land” will feature spoofs on school traditions and popular culture, choreographed dance routines and appearances by parents, school staff members and district leaders. Audacious and stage-shy dads …

F-M students raise $101,000 for Camp Good Days and Special Times

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently spent 12 hours on the dance floor, and with good reason: to raise money for young children whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The 29th annual Fayetteville-Manlius High School Dance Marathon fundraiser – or “DM” as it’s referred to on campus – recently raised $101,000, which will help send …

F-M history teacher selected for advisory board

In addition to teaching seventh-grade history, a Fayetteville-Manlius School District educator is taking another step in helping young Americans better understand the U.S. Constitution and its legacy to freedom. In February, Eagle Hill Middle School teacher Rebecca Stephens was selected to serve on the National Constitution Center’s Teacher Advisory Board, which helps create, support and …

State continues the trend of shifting school funding onto taxpayers

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s preliminary 2019-20 budget includes funds to maintain existing programming for students and enhance security measures while holding the tax levy increase at the district’s tax levy limit. The preliminary budget of $85,874,682 would increase spending by $2,975,990, or 3.59 percent, compared to the current 2018-19 school year. The state aid figures …

F-M students face off in annual geography contest

A group of Fayetteville-Manlius middle school students recently proved they know their way around the world. Thirty F-M students tested their knowledge of cultural, physical and economic geography during the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee, which was held at Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle schools in January. The GeoBee is an annual competition organized by the …

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