Coughlin to retire; Board approves new assistant superintendent for instruction

After a 40-year career in the education field, including 15 years in her current role at Fayetteville-Manlius School District, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Mary Coughlin recently announced she will retire in June. “It has been my professional honor and privilege to work at the district that I graduated from,” Coughlin said. “To have contributed …

Students excel at National History Day event

In an effort to earn a local competition’s top honors, several Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently stepped back in time. Three Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently participated in the regional National History Day contest, which was held March 18 at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES in Liverpool. The local competition, dubbed Central New York History Day, marks the …

Musical clinicians work with Wellwood students ahead of spring musical

Students at Wellwood Middle School prepared for upcoming performances of “Dear Edwina Jr.” by working with a team of musical clinicians. Last month, clinicians Cindy and Al Ripley mentored music and theatre and band students during a day of workshops and rehearsals. The music and theatre students had the opportunity to refine their character development, …

Board of education to hold special meeting Monday, March 27

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education plans to meet 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Eagle Hill Middle School Large Group Instruction Room. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting are requested to pre-register by 4 p.m. Monday, March 27. Upon registration, each individual will receive a confirmation email. Please enter through the …

Students raise $124,020 for Camp Good Days & Special Times

In honor of their commitment to helping local children whose lives have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently spent more than six hours on the dance floor. The annual Fayetteville-Manlius High School Dance Marathon fundraiser – or “DM” as it’s referred to on campus – recently raised $124,020, which will …

Mental health speaker coming to F-M

Fayetteville-Manlius School District parents, guardians and caregivers are invited to attend an upcoming presentation led by professional speaker, comedian and best-selling author Matt Bellace, Ph.D. On March 22, Bellace will present “Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress (And Ours)” at F-M High School. During the hour-long program, attendees can expect to learn more about adolescent …

Students’ positive messages spread kindness

Fayetteville-Manlius elementary students recently created and displayed messages of positivity in their schools main hallway in support of building a welcoming, affirming and kind school environment. On March 2, the students in The Kindness Club Dialogue Program at Enders Road, Fayetteville and Mott Road elementary schools read “Words and Your Heart,” by Kate Jane Neal, …

Tickets on sale now for Wellwood’s production of ‘Dear Edwina Jr.’

Prepare to have your heart warmed by Wellwood Middle School students in “Dear Edwina Jr.” Wellwood’s music and theatre students will perform “Dear Edwina Jr.” for their spring musical production. The show follows the adventures of advice-giver-extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of escapades for the latest edition of …

Board approves 2023-24 school calendar

The 2023-24 school year calendar for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is now available. At its March 13 meeting, the F-M Board of Education approved the calendar, setting school holidays, vacation weeks and days off for students due to staff development days. Because school events are sometimes rescheduled throughout the school year, the district no longer …

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