Board dinner draws together elected officials

‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and colleagues, celebrating successes and making plans for the New Year. Such was the case for elected officials in the Eastern suburbs when they met Dec. 10 for a dinner hosted by the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. The annual event brings together representatives from the school district, the villages …

Inside Scoop: Eagle Hill entrepreneurs pitch ice cream ideas

Thanks to a partnership between a local sweet shop and Fayetteville-Manlius middle school entrepreneurs, there’s a new ice cream flavor in town. In November, more than 80 Eagle Hill Middle School eighth-grade students as part of an English Language Arts project spent time researching, developing and pitching ideas for new ice cream flavors to local …

Music student performing in national and coastal events

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Marco Giacona has been selected to perform in two prestigious music competitions. Marco was selected for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National and All-Eastern Mixed Choirs. Comprised of the top music students from throughout the U.S., All-National was held Nov. 25-28 in Orlando, FL. All-Eastern, which includes top-performing music …

F-M students selected for state music festival

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School students have been taking their music education to the next level. Thirteen students were selected to compete in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) All-State Music Festival in Rochester, NY on Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The All-State students were selected for the festival based on their NYSSMA Solo Festival performances, …

German National Honor Society inducts new members

Thirteen Fayetteville-Manlius High School juniors were recently inducted into the Fayetteville-Manlius Delta Epsilon Phi German National Honor Society, New York Beta Alpha Chapter. Delta Epsilon Phi celebrates student academic achievement in German and promotes the study of the language, literature and culture of German speaking countries. One student from the honor society chapter is annually …

College admission expert to speak at F-M High School on Nov. 1

College planning expert Peter Van Buskirk will return to Fayetteville-Manlius High School again this year to help demystify the college admission process for parents and students. Mr. Van Buskirk will present his interactive case study,  “The Admissions Game” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in F-M High School’s auditorium. Members of F-M’s junior class and their parents …

District boosts pest management and prevention practices

A pest management and prevention plan is being reinforced at Fayetteville-Manlius High School after signs of mice were recently discovered in some areas of the building. During routine cleaning in October, an F-M custodial staff member reported evidence of mice in some areas of the school, prompting a full inspection of the building by an …

Admissions expert to speak at F-M High School on Nov. 1

Former dean of admissions and bestselling author Peter Van Buskirk will present his interactive case study, “The Admissions Game” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Fayetteville-Manlius High School auditorium. Members of F-M’s junior class and their parents are encouraged to attend the two-hour presentation. “The Admissions Game” is a high-energy, interactive case study that transforms …

Letter from Dr. Tice regarding recent internet disruptions

Dear F-M parents, guardians and community members, Several local school districts across Central New York, including Fayetteville-Manlius, recently experienced several significant interruptions to its internet service. Since the start of the 2018-19 school year, the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC), which provides high-speed internet access to about 50 school districts, has experienced a …

F-M named second in Upstate for academics

For the eighth consecutive year, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District maintained its number two ranking in academics out of 431 Upstate public school districts, according to a Buffalo-based business magazine. On Oct. 1, the magazine, Business First, released the 2018 Upstate rankings of public school districts, which encompasses 48 New York counties, excluding the New York …

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