Local transportation and law enforcement officials gather to promote safe driving

School is in session across Onondaga County this week, and representatives from local law enforcement, the transportation industry and the Fayetteville-Manlius School District attended an awareness event Sept. 3 at the F-M bus garage to urge community members to be alert while driving so that students get to and from school safely.  F-M students in …

F-M makes annual list of best school districts in America

Fayetteville-Manlius School District students, staff and community members have a lot to be proud of: The district is again being recognized as the best school district in the Syracuse area and is among the top school districts in New York state, according to Niche’s 2020 Best Schools in America Rankings and Grades. Comprised of data …

District Office closing early Friday, Aug. 30

The district office of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District will be closing at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, and will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. 

District highlighted new course at national conference

A team of Fayetteville-Manlius educators were recently invited to present on the national stage, highlighting a new middle school course the district piloted during the 2018-19 school year. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Mary Coughlin, Eagle Hill Middle School Principal Maureen McCrystal, Wellwood Middle School Principal Melissa Corbin; and teachers Jennifer Leslie and Vanessa …

Community feedback sought on school start times topic

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is continuing its study of modifying school start times and will soon be asking students, parents and community members for feedback. The district has been working with Daniel Lewin of the Children’s National Health System, which is based in Washington D.C. and specializes in a range of pediatric services and research, …

Food service implements sustainable practices

To help reduce its carbon footprint, Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Food Service Department will be incorporating more eco-friendly products and sustainable practices into its operation this school year. To start, plastic drinking straws are currently being phased out of school cafeterias. Used once and thrown away, the straws do not biodegrade. The straws photo-degrade, which means …

New deadlines in place for AP exam registration and ordering

The College Board has implemented changes to the Advanced Placement exam ordering and registration process, deadlines and fees for the 2019-20 school year. A significant change is that students enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course must order their AP exams from The College Board in the fall rather than the spring. Teachers will provide …

District reviewing data security protocols

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District was recently informed by a third-party provider of an online student assessment tool used by the district that a data security incident occurred that involved the unauthorized access of personally identifiable information about F-M students. AIMSweb 1.0 is a student assessment tool provided by Pearson Clinical Assessment (Pearson) and used by …

PSAT registration begins August 21; Parent program planned for Oct. 19

Several important dates are coming up for sophomores and juniors wishing to take the PSAT/NMSQT, a practice test for students considering college that measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at Fayetteville-Manlius High School on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 11:15 a.m. Juniors can …

New school year begins Sept. 3-4; bus stop information available online

Fayetteville-Manlius School District students will kick-off the 2019-20 school year following the Labor Day holiday. School starts Tuesday, Sept. 3, for students in kindergarten through grade nine and grades 10-12 begin Wednesday, Sept. 4. The Fayetteville-Manlius School District uses a personalized bus stop information system available online to give families the information they need, when …

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