State to notify residents of STAR program changes

The New York state budget adopted in April includes changes to the New York State School Tax Relief (STAR) program that could affect some Fayetteville-Manlius School District homeowners. The state Department of Taxation and Finance plans to send STAR program participants letters with information about the changes to the program, which the state established to …

Two F-M seniors win foreign language scholarships

Fayetteville-Manlius High School seniors Jacob Gerardi and Matthew Crovella were each recently awarded scholarships for excellence in the study of foreign languages. The Fulvi Student Scholarship Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Study is given to a high school student enrolled in the highest level possible with a foreign language average of 90 or better …

Elementary students celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Whether it’s busting a move to Cotton Eye Joe or running laps around the school, Fayetteville-Manlius elementary students are making extra efforts this month to improve their health and fitness habits. In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which is observed during the month of May, and Project All Children Exercising Simultaneously (ACES), …

Adaptive sports equipment allows for inclusivity

An accident that could change a person’s life forever can happen in the blink of an eye. And if the result is a loss of mobility, Move Along, Inc. wants to help. Jeff Wright, the not-for-profit group’s executive director, visited Fayetteville-Manlius High School physical education classes May 16 and 17 to introduce students to wheelchair …

F-M students earn medals on National French Contest

In March, Fayetteville-Manlius School District French-language students in grades 7-12 participated in the 2019 National French Contest, an online test of students’ listening, reading and grammar skills in French. The test is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, and students in all 50 states and abroad compete against students with similar educational …

F-M voters approve $85.9 million budget; elect three board members

On May 21, Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters approved the district’s $85.9 million 2019-20 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved the purchase of five new buses. The budget proposition passed by 74% with 899 yes votes and 314 no votes. The following results do not include 38 absentee ballots; however, they will …

Budget vote is TUESDAY, May 21

The 2019-20 school budget vote is Tuesday, May 21. Below are budget fast facts, a look at what else is on the ballot and some information about voting for residents. Budget vote at-a-glance When 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 21 Where Fayetteville Elementary School, 704 S. Manlius St., Fayetteville Proposed budget $85,874,682 Proposed budget …

District recognized for energy efficiency

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District was recently recognized with a “5-Star” energy rating achievement for meeting all Energy Cost Index air filtration standards. “Your 5-star achievement indicates that your facility is using the most energy-efficient, longest-lasting filters available,” states a letter to the district from Armando Brunetti, executive vice president of Camfil Americas, the company from …

Students excel on 2019 National Latin Exam

More than 130 Fayetteville-Manlius School District students studying Latin recently received awards on the 2019 National Latin Exam, including seven students who earned perfect scores. The exam, which was administered in March, is not meant to be a competition but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition, according to the National Latin …

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