F-M students advance to Regional Qualifying Spelling Bee

On Nov. 3, twenty-five Fayetteville-Manlius School District students competed in the 2022-2023 F-M Spelling Bee. In order to qualify for the spelling bee, students in grades 5 through 8 from Wellwood Middle School and Eagle Hill Middle School completed a 50 word written test. Out of the more than 130 students who took the challenging …

“Kindness Chain” grows as elementary students show acts of kindness

In an effort to encourage kindness, Fayetteville Elementary School students are documenting their acts of kindness and adding them to the Kindness Chain, which stretches through the school’s hallways. During November, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District students are asked to write down their acts of kindness on colorful strips of paper. These strips are linked together, …

Tickets now on sale for Eagle Hill’s musical production

The Eagle Hill Middle School’s Drama Club will present “Shrek Jr. the Musical,” based on the DreamWorks animation motion picture and the book by William Steig. The 90-minute performances will take place in the Eagle Hill Middle School auditorium, located at 4645 Enders Road, Manlius, on the following dates and times: Nov. 18: 7 p.m. …

Elementary students participate in an inclusion program

Last month, a group of Fayetteville-Manlius School District students had the opportunity to participate in a simulation program that teaches students what it might be like to live with differences. On Oct. 14, Enders Road Elementary School third-graders took turns rotating through stations during the We All Learn Differently Olympics, also known as WALDO. Each …

Board of education to hold special meeting Thursday, Nov. 3

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education plans to hold a special meeting 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the F-M District Office 8199 E Seneca Turnpike, Manlius, NY 13104. Agenda 1. Opening Items 1.01 Call to Order 1.02 Pledge of Allegiance 1.03 Approval/Revision of Agenda 2. New Business 2.01 Commencement of e-cigarettes and vaping …

Wellwood students attempt to break a world record

In an effort to promote the importance of literacy, a group of Fayetteville-Manlius School District students participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day. On Oct. 27, 5th grade Literacy Lab students at Wellwood Middle School read Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady and illustrated by Gracey Zhang. It’s a book that honors diversity, …

F-M High School fall play tickets on sale

Tickets for the Fayetteville-Manlius High School fall play are on sale now. This year’s production, “Commedia de 1987”, follows a cast of classic commedia dell’arte characters who accidentally time travel from the year 1687 to 1987. They explore the greatest year of pop culture America has ever produced with live versions of Whitesnake, Tears for …

Gordon to retire; Board approves new assistant superintendent for personnel

After working in education for three decades, including 16 years in his current role at Fayetteville-Manlius School District, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Jeffrey Gordon will officially retire in January. “Working at Fayetteville-Manlius, where my wife, children and I all graduated from, has been the pinnacle of my professional career,” Gordon said. “To serve the community …

Wellwood students take part in Outsiders Day celebration

On Friday, Sept. 30, the 8th grade students at Wellwood Middle School celebrated their hard work in completing the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders has been read in many classrooms across the country since its publication in 1967. The celebration, which has been dubbed Outsiders Day, gives students the opportunity to dress …

District announces future communication tool roll-out

Recently, some parents who are employed in other school systems received a message through ParentSquare (a school communication app), requesting confirmation of their student. This message was sent to ParentSquare users who already have an existing account through a different school district. The F-M School District will eventually make the transition from SchoolMessenger to ParentSquare …

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