F-M family spreads hope & raises awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A Fayetteville-Manlius family is spreading hope and raising awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Charlie Prior is a second grader at Enders Road, and he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of 3. Duchenne is the most common muscular dystrophy in children, and mostly affects boys. It is a progressive disorder that causes …

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023 announced; induction ceremony set for Oct. 7

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District will welcome a new class to its  Athletic Hall of Fame, whose members exemplify the district’s commitment to academics, community and athletic excellence. The F-M Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023 inductees will include: Karen (Juda) Weber – Class of 1992:  Basketball Ken Harring – Class of 1985: Baseball Tom …

F-M student advocated to state lawmakers; helped push for Lunar New Year to become a state holiday

The Lunar New Year will be observed in all New York State public schools following legislation signed earlier this month by Governor Kathy Hochul; and a Fayetteville-Manlius High School student had a hand in bringing the case to state lawmakers.  Shuyuan (Sweeney) Luan started a petition during the 2022-23 school year, advocating to her fellow …

F-M ranked “#1 Best School District in Syracuse Area” by Niche

The Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District is celebrating an A+ rating and a designation as the #1 Best School District in the Syracuse Area as Niche releases its list of 2024 Best Schools. Niche also ranked F-M #21 of 672 Best School Districts in New York, #9 of 664 Best School Districts for Athletes in New …

F-M student creates county-wide list of mental health resources

Fayetteville-Manlius senior Olivia Barnhart is using a Girl Scouts project to benefit her school community. Olivia is working toward the Gold Award, and has to complete an 80-hour, volunteer-based, sustainable project that addresses a problem in her community. She chose to focus on compiling a list of county-wide mental health supports, specifically for high schoolers …

Enders Road announced by U.S. Department of Education as 2023 Blue Ribbon School

Enders Road Elementary School is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon school. In total, 353 schools have received the designation for 2023.  This is the fifth time a Fayetteville-Manlius school has received national recognition and the second time Enders Road was named a Blue Ribbon School. Fayetteville Elementary …

Eagle Hill Middle School expands therapy dog program

This September, 3-year-old Shih Tzu, Kobe joined the Eagle Hill Middle School community. He is the latest addition to the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s therapy dog program. Kobe, who belongs to Eagle Hill school counselor Mrs. Aeri Chapman, will visit with students and staff in classrooms, at recess and in the counseling center approximately one to …

F-M junior participated in illustrious orchestra program

A Fayetteville-Manlius student spent part of his summer with a group of outstanding young instrumentalists at NYO2, a free orchestra program endorsed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that comes together alongside the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO Jazz.  Jonathan So is in 11th grade at F-M, and …

District resumes complimentary pass program

In recognition of the support senior citizens have provided over the years to Fayetteville-Manlius schools, the district will resume offering district residents age 62 or older free complimentary passes to school plays, musicals, concerts, athletic events, and other programs.  The Fayetteville-Manlius Complimentary Pass may be used for admission to all school-sponsored activities with the exception …

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