State approves Wellwood construction plans; electrical work slated to begin

In preparation for upcoming construction at Wellwood Middle School that is part of the 2017 voter-approved capital project, the district plans to separate the electrical system that is shared by Fayetteville Elementary and Wellwood Middle schools.  Depending on the weather, site work is expected to begin during the week of Nov. 18. Contractors plan to …

Wellwood students joined global literacy celebration

To promote the importance of literacy, about 500 Fayetteville-Manlius School District students joined people around the world in reading the same book out loud on the same day. On Nov. 7, people across the globe celebrated literacy by reading “Thank You, Omu!” by children’s author Oge Mora. The event, Read for the Record, was coordinated …

Wellwood partners with In My Father’s Kitchen

Wellwood Middle School is partnering through its Positivity Project with local not-for-profit In My Father’s Kitchen (IMFK). IMFK provides food and basic necessities to homeless individuals where they live on the streets until the homeless individual is comfortable accepting help and working with community agencies to secure housing.  

F-M students spread kindness one cup at a time

If you grab a coffee at Starbucks in DeWitt or Fayetteville, take a moment to look at the sleeve around your coffee cup: It may have a message from a Fayetteville-Manlius School District fourth grader.   To spread kindness throughout the community, Enders Road Elementary School fourth-grade students decorated with positive and uplifting messages 2,760 coffee …

Be prepared for inclement weather school closures and delays

There’s no denying it: Winter weather is here.  Now is a good time to become familiar with how the Fayetteville-Manlius School District communicates about emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. The superintendent uses SchoolMessenger to notify parents, guardians and district staff members of emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. The system generates an …

Parents invited to first elementary Family School Connection Night

Parenting can be challenging, especially when children are dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. The district’s three elementary school counselors and one of its school information resource officers are inviting parents and guardians of elementary-age students to attend an evening of conversation focused on helping students develop coping skills at an early age.  Counselors Julie …

Enders Road students finishing school day at Eagle Hill today, Nov. 12

Enders Road Elementary School students will finish the school day today, Nov. 12, at Eagle Hill Middle School after a nearby gas leak prompted a shutdown of Enders’ heating system. This morning, one of Enders’ exterior natural gas lines was inadvertently ruptured during nearby construction work and, as a precaution, some of the third and …

Mott Road celebrates Veterans Day 2019

Mott Road students celebrated Veterans Day with about 30 invited veterans. Students welcomed their special guests with balloons, flowers, signs and many smiles and waves. Fourth-grade students gave a special vocal performance during a reception in the cafeteria before visiting classrooms throughout the building to share what they have learned about Veterans Day. 

Online survey will gather feedback on school start times 

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials want to know how parents, guardians, district staff and community members think a potential change in school start times could impact a number of factors, including parents’ and student’s work schedules, before- or after-school child care, after-school activities and athletics. The F-M Board of Education tasked Daniel Lewin of the Children’s …

WWE star challenges students to dream big, make good choices

A former wrestling superstar on a journey to inspire youth and eliminate bullying recently spoke to Fayetteville-Manlius middle school students about making positive life choices. On Oct. 22, Marc Mero presented his program, “Champion of Choices” to Wellwood Middle School students in grades 5-8. The program focuses on combating negative behaviors and self-destructive thinking while …

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