Parent Council to meet Friday, Nov. 1

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council will meet 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 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 place …

Voters to decide on OCM BOCES property purchase

Voters who live within the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES region, which includes the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, will be asked to decide Nov. 19 if BOCES should end its 32-year lease for its Liverpool campus and purchase the facility for $12.85 million. The purchase would result in no additional costs for the 23 school districts that participate in …

Building a culture of innovation and inquiry

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is committed to inspiring students and promoting personal success. There are a number of facets to its strategic plan that support that vision, including a focus on teaching and learning.  One of the district’s goals under this priority area is to expand course offerings, units of study and learning opportunities that …

Fact or fiction: Project sharpens F-M students’ media literacy skills

With so much (mis)information a click away, several Eagle Hill Middle School students have been focusing on how to discern fact from fiction when consuming news online. This fall, a group of Fayetteville-Manlius eighth graders participated in a media literacy project that teaches students how to evaluate online news accuracy before they trust, share or …

Small space yields big returns: Peaceful Place helps lower stress and anxiety

Inside Enders Road Elementary School, there is a quiet, cozy place where students and staff may go to reset, refocus and recharge.  The room has soft places to sit, squishy pillows to squeeze, a weighted blanket to create the feel of an enveloping hug, fidgets to occupy hands and soft “worry pets” small enough to …

Calendar alert: Regents exam schedule available

Regents examinations schedule: January 2020 Jan. 21 8:30 a.m. English Language Arts 12:30 p.m. Living Environment Jan. 22 8:30 a.m. U.S. History & Government Geometry 12:30 p.m. Algebra I Physical Setting/Physics Jan. 23 8:30 a.m. Transition Exam in Global History & Geography Global History & Geography II 12:30 p.m. Algebra II Jan. 24 8:30 a.m. …

F-M educators named to prestigious Master Teacher Program

Two members of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District have been named to the New York State Master Teacher Program. On Sept. 27, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that J. Kathleen Benedict, a Fayetteville-Manlius High School science teacher, and Rachel Mason, a Fayetteville-Manlius High School math teacher, were both accepted into the four-year program.  The Master Teacher program …

F-M educator attends prestigious Ford’s Theatre program

A Fayetteville-Manlius School District educator recently spent time exploring how specific events in American history are being remembered. This past summer, Eagle Hill Middle School social studies teacher Erica Aldrich attended The Seat of War and Peace at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The week-long professional development program provides participants with opportunities to learn more …

F-M named first in Syracuse Area for academics; second in Upstate

For the ninth consecutive year, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District maintained its number two ranking in academics out of 431 Upstate public school districts, according to a Buffalo-based business magazine. In the Syracuse Area, which includes 54 school districts within Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins counties, F-M ranked first. On Sept. 30, the magazine, …

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