Board of Education appoints new F-M High School principal

Fayetteville-Manlius High School will be welcoming a new leader for the 2024-25 school year.  During its March 25 meeting, the Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education approved the appointment of Patrick McNamara as the next F-M High School principal, beginning July 1, 2024. McNamara has served as principal of Mott Road Elementary School since August of 2023. …

High school construction ramps up for spring/summer seasons

As capital project work continues at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, the district is excited to announce significant progress in enhancing the educational environment and facilities within the building. Over the coming weeks, students, staff, parents and guardians will begin to notice some structural changes around the building as several projects come to fruition. The projects include: …

Get your tickets to Wellwood’s production of “Annie, JR”

March 22 UPDATE: Due to expected inclement weather, the Saturday, March 23  show will take place at 3 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for 11 a.m. Wellwood Middle School students are ready to entertain an audience! This year, Wellwood presents the musical, “Annie, JR!” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie …

Board of Education appoints new Fayetteville Elementary principal

Fayetteville Elementary School will be welcoming new leadership in the 2024-25 school year. During its March 11 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Alexis Thorpe, current Wellwood Middle School Assistant Principal, to serve as the next Fayetteville Elementary School principal, effective July 1. In December, current Fay El principal Eileen Lux announced her retirement following …

Showing off a slice of Pi Day activities

Students at both Wellwood Middle School and F-M High School celebrated Pi Day on March, 14 (3.14).  F-M High School’s mathematics department hosts a yearly assembly featuring musical performances, a revised rendition of the game show “Family Feud,” a Rubik’s Cube tournament and a pi digit memorization contest.  The winner of the Rubik’s Race was …

F-M Closet Thrift Shop now accepting prom attire donations

F-M High School will be opening up its F-M Closet once again this spring, as a thrift shop focused on prom and ball attire. The effort is being led by Mrs. Angelastro and the F.A.M.E. Club.  Right now, the club is collecting prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, suits, tuxedos, ties and bowties, jewelry, and shoes.  “The …

Board of Education approves 2024-25 school calendar

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District calendar for 2024-25 is now available. The Board of Education approved the calendar during its March 11 meeting, setting school holidays, vacation weeks and days off for students due to staff development days. As school events are sometimes rescheduled throughout the school year, the district no longer produces a 12-month printed …

District residents have several options for voting ahead of school district budget vote

On Tuesday, May 21, F-M voters will cast their ballots for the 2024-25 school district budget, weigh in on a school bus proposition, fill three seats on the board of education plus a student serving on the board of education in an ex-officio capacity, and decide on library propositions for both the Fayetteville Free Library …

Notice for parents/guardians: MySchoolBucks increases processing fees

Parents and guardians who make online payments to their student’s cafeteria accounts through MySchoolBucks will soon notice a higher transaction processing fee. Beginning March 7th, the per-transaction fee will increase from $2.75 to $3.25 for credit/debit transactions and will increase from $2.49 to $2.75 for e-check transactions. Payment via cash or check can also be …

Voters to choose 3 BOE members in May; learn how to become a candidate

On May 21, 2024, Fayetteville-Manlius voters will choose three district residents to serve on the F-M Board of Education for a three-year term. The F-M Board of Education is made up of nine school district residents elected by voters. Each board member is elected to a three-year term. Board members are not financially compensated. The …

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