National drug expert talks to F-M students, parents

Seven people. On average, that’s how many individuals will handle a portion of marijuana before it reaches the lowest end of the retail drug spectrum: a high school user, according to former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Robert Stutman. On April 9, Mr. Stutman visited Fayetteville-Manlius High School where he talked candidly to …

Evening of conversation planned for April 9 at F-M

Fayetteville-Manlius School District and East Area Support Network (EASN) will together host a free pasta dinner this spring as part of a community outreach event that focuses on bringing families together and raising substance abuse awareness. Local families are invited to enjoy a traditional spaghetti meal together 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the F-M …

Wellwood students take time to help others

A community service project that helps students exercise gratitude, kindness, teamwork and more is underway at Wellwood Middle School. This school year, Wellwood students in grades five through eight are participating in philanthropic efforts and service projects to support the work of David’s Refuge, a local organization that provides respite care, resources and support to …

Pi Day tradition continues at F-M High School

Fayetteville-Manlius High School math enthusiasts recently celebrated Pi – the mathematical constant defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter – with various activities and contests. On March 14 (or 3.14), F-M High School’s mathematics department hosted an assembly featuring musical performances, a revised rendition of the game show “Family Feud,” a …

State association recognizes F-M staff member

New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA) recently recognized a Fayetteville-Manlius School District staff member for her contributions to athletics at the local level. During its annual leadership conference in March, NYSAAA named F-M staff member Kelly Hill the 2019 Judith A. Martens Secretarial Award recipient for Chapter 3. Mrs. Hill works in F-M’s Physical …

Art students win national honors

Five Fayetteville-Manlius High School artists recently received a total of six awards in the 2019 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. More than 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted for judging at the regional level through more than 100 …

F-M named among the ‘Best Communities for Music Education in America’

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has once again named the Fayetteville-Manlius School District one of the nation’s “Best Communities for Music Education in America.” F-M is among 623 school districts to receive the designation from NAMM Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates active participation in music-making. “We are proud of our students, …

Parent Council to meet Monday, April 1

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council will meet 9 a.m. Monday, April 1, in the large conference room of the F-M District Office Building, 8199 East Seneca Turnpike, Manlius. Parent Council is a forum where F-M parents and community members informally meet with the superintendent and other district staff. At each meeting, presentations and discussions take …

‘Dads Night’ set for March 29 at Wellwood

Fayetteville Elementary School’s Dads Night event is set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at Wellwood Middle School. The sixth annual Dads Night variety show, “Escape from TV Land” will feature spoofs on school traditions and popular culture, choreographed dance routines and appearances by parents, school staff members and district leaders. Audacious and stage-shy dads …

F-M students raise $101,000 for Camp Good Days and Special Times

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently spent 12 hours on the dance floor, and with good reason: to raise money for young children whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The 29th annual Fayetteville-Manlius High School Dance Marathon fundraiser – or “DM” as it’s referred to on campus – recently raised $101,000, which will help send …

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