F-M to hold seventy-first annual commencement ceremony; Livestream available

On June 21, members of Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s Class of 2024 will gather together for a final celebration. Fayetteville-Manlius School District will hold its 71st annual graduation ceremony at the SRC Arena at Onondaga County Community College in Syracuse at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will include musical selections performed by Senior Chorale, Concert Choir and …

Fayetteville Elementary class receives recognition from a U.S. Navy Reservist

A group of Fayetteville Elementary students has received a special honor from a United States Navy reservist, after stepping up to demonstrate one of the school’s key tenets: BEE Caring! Jessica Serafin, a U.S. Navy Reservist and employee at Lockheed Martin, was deployed overseas. Thanks to some coordination between parent Terry Horesco and Fay El …

District aware of unfounded threats made to schools across CNY

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is aware of a threat that has been sent to several school districts across Central New York. The threat named F-M High School and nine other district high schools, claiming a bomb had been placed at two locations. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, the threats are unfounded, and they …

Senior student-athletes celebrate next steps in their athletic careers

More than two dozen Fayetteville-Manlius High School seniors are celebrating the next step in their athletic careers. In June, the F-M Athletic Department hosted its annual senior-athlete signing ceremony, where 25 student-athletes announced their plans to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Students signing a National Letter of Intent to play at Division …

F-M students acknowledged for achievements in foreign languages

French German Latin Spanish Photo Gallery French In March and early April, French students in grades 7-12 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Eagle Hill Middle School and Wellwood Middle School participated in the National French Contest. The National French Contest is an online test of students’ listening, reading and grammar skills in French, sponsored by the …

FMHS students to attend Health Occupations Students of America International Leadership Conference in June

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club attended the New York Spring Leadership Conference this spring, bringing home several awards. The HOSA Club was founded last year when student Alexis Forbes asked physics teacher Alexa Estock to help F-M establish its own chapter. The organization aims to empower students …

High school student builds support system for middle schoolers through Meaningful Mentors Club

Fayetteville-Manlius senior Taylor Ratliff is helping middle and high school students connect with and support each other. Taylor created Meaningful Mentors as a way to honor Mental Health Month in May. Through the club, high schoolers visit students at the middle schools to mentor them and build positive relationships. The goal is to create community …

Board of Education appoints new Director of Transportation

Beginning in July, the Transportation Department will be welcoming new leadership, as current Director of Transportation John Cunningham prepares to retire. During its May 13 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Susan Stearns as the district’s next leader of the Transportation Department. Stearns comes to F-M with 25 years of experience, and has worked as …

Board of Education appoints two new assistant principals

The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education appointed two new assistant principals during its May 13 meeting. Shaena Brasz will fill the role at Wellwood Middle School, as current Assistant Principal Alexis Thorpe has been appointed Principal of Fayetteville Elementary School, and Tom Cheevers will assist principals across all three F-M elementary schools.  “We are excited to …

F-M voters approve $111 million budget and capital project

On May 21, Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters: Approved the district’s $111 million 2024-25 budget proposal Approved a $15.4 million capital improvement project Approved the purchase of six new buses Approved of an ex-officio student board member Elected three board of education members Approved 2 public library budget proposals The budget proposition passed with 61.9% voter …

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