Fourth annual FM Education Foundation Dining Week begins Feb. 3

The FM Education Foundation has coordinated its fourth annual Dining Week, which begins Monday, Feb. 3, and is encouraging community members to get together and eat for education.   Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of patrons’ bills to the foundation, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the academic experience of Fayetteville-Manlius …

Governor unveils executive budget; F-M to present 2020-21 preliminary budget in March

When New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive state budget proposal on Jan. 21, it included a $586 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2020-21 school year. The proposal shows F-M receiving a total allocation of $20,772,623 for 2020-21, which is a $1,060,547 increase in total state aid compared …

Varsity teams earn scholar-athlete recognition

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) recently recognized several Fayetteville-Manlius School District athletic teams as part of its fall Scholar-Athlete program. At the end of each sports season, NYSPHSAA recognizes student-athletes and teams that have achieved academic success. To receive NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete team recognition, 75 percent of students on a team’s …

History Bee & Bowl team qualifies for national competition

A group of Fayetteville-Manlius High School students is gearing up for the ultimate history test. This spring, members of F-M’s History Bee & Bowl team will compete in the National History Bee & Bowl in and around Washington, D.C. The four-member group qualified for the national event following its second place finish at the regional …

Students pledge to bring ‘waste free’ lunches

About 200 Eagle Hill Middle School students pledged to have “waste free” lunches Jan. 13-17, which students designated as Waste Free Week.  Waste Free Week was the initiative of two eighth-grade students enrolled in the school’s Agents of Change elective course. In 2018, Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle schools both began offering the 20-week elective. …

FM Education Foundation awards enhance student learning

Since Fayetteville Elementary School students returned from winter recess, they have been hopping, jumping and doing push-ups in the hallway— and staff members are encouraging them to do so.  As part of the school’s new multi-sensory pathway that was funded by the FM Education Foundation, students are encouraged to follow a sticker path that tells …

F-M senior named among top 300 scholars

A Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior has been named a top scholar out of nearly 2,000 students, earning himself and his school $2,000 each and a shot at a $250,000 individual prize.   Maximilian Du has been named a top 300 scholar in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics …

Calendar change: School in session on March 13; no classes May 19

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education voted to change the current school year calendar so there are no classes for all students on the day of the annual school budget vote, May 19, and to instead hold classes on March 13, which had been scheduled as a professional development day with no classes in …

F-M Dance Marathon community kickoff is Jan. 16

One of Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s biggest fundraising events of the year will kick-off this week with a special presentation for community members. F-M students will celebrate Dance Marathon (DM) 2020 during a community presentation 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 in the F-M High School auditorium. The annual fundraiser combines philanthropy with dancing (and other activities) …

Spanish Club’s holiday toy drive helps local families

Before settling into winter break last month, members of Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s Spanish Club set their sights on brightening the holidays for local children in-need. During the month of December, F-M High School’s Spanish Club collected new and unwrapped toys, games, puzzles and more for its 19th annual holiday toy drive, The Wish Tree, which …

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