F-M’s McCarty to retire; board appoints next facilities director

Starting this spring, Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s buildings and grounds team will have a new leader for the first time in nearly 40 years. At its Jan. 23 meeting, the F-M Board of Education appointed Geoffrey Brown as the district’s next director of facilities, effective March 6, 2023. Brown’s previous career experience fully encompasses serving school …

District informed of police investigation (updated)

Update – Jan. 31, 2023: As we shared yesterday, the Town of Manlius Police Department is currently investigating five local cases of online exploitation in which victims are being threatened and coerced into virtually sending money or private and sensitive content, such as explicit images and videos, to an adult predator. The district has been …

Children’s author visits Eagle Hill

The sixth-grade students at Eagle Hill Middle School recently wrapped-up their nonfiction unit with a visit from children’s author Alicia Klepeis. Klepeis has written approximately 190 nonfiction and fiction books for children about animals, countries, ecosystems, famous people, outer space, science and history. In addition to authoring books, she writes articles for various outlets including …

Students to dismiss early on Friday, Jan. 27

All Fayetteville-Manlius School District students will have a half day of school on Friday, Jan. 27. Staff development sessions will be held Friday afternoon. Students will dismiss at the following times: Fayetteville-Manlius High School: 10:07 a.m. Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle schools: 10:40 a.m. Enders Road, Fayetteville and Mott Road elementary schools: 11:35 a.m.

F-M students recognized in regional art competition

Fayetteville-Manlius School District art students received more than 130 awards in the 2023 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were launched in 1923 to encourage and recognize student achievement in the creative arts. Entries are evaluated on originality, technical skill and personal vision and are …

Spanish Honor Society inducts new members

Fifty-four Fayetteville-Manlius High School students were recently inducted into the Joaquín Sorolla Chapter of the Fayetteville-Manlius Spanish Honor Society. The F-M chapter celebrates students’ interest in the Spanish language and commitment to high academic achievement. Members pledge to: Remain enrolled in a world language course through their senior year; Maintain an overall GPA of 85% …

Special education advisory council to meet Jan. 26

The Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District Advisory Council for Special Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Wellwood Middle School’s library. All parents and guardians of special education students are welcome to attend the meeting, which will focus on the special education annual review process. The purpose of the advisory council is to …

Board of education to hold special meeting Monday, Jan. 23

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education plans to hold a special meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at F-M High School in room 1209. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting are required to pre-register by 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Upon registration, each individual will receive a confirmation email.  Agenda 1. Opening Items 1.01 Call …

Community invited to Dance Marathon kick-off event on Jan. 20

Join Fayetteville-Manlius High School students at the community-wide Dance Marathon kick-off event during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game on Friday, Jan. 20. The matchup between F-M and Liverpool is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the House I gymnasium at F-M High School, located at 8201 East Seneca Turnpike, Manlius. All students, …

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