Governor unveils executive budget; F-M to present 2020-21 preliminary budget in March

When New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive state budget proposal on Jan. 21, it included a $586 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2020-21 school year. The proposal shows F-M receiving a total allocation of $20,772,623 for 2020-21, which is a $1,060,547 increase in total state aid compared …

Board of education to meet Monday, Jan. 27

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the auditorium of Eagle Hill Middle School, 4645 Enders Road, Manlius.  Meeting Agenda 1. Opening Items 1.01 Call to Order 1.02 Pledge of Allegiance 1.03 Approval/Revision of Agenda 1.04 Public Comment 2. Reports 2.01 Budget workshop: revenue projections and major …

Students pledge to bring ‘waste free’ lunches

About 200 Eagle Hill Middle School students pledged to have “waste free” lunches Jan. 13-17, which students designated as Waste Free Week.  Waste Free Week was the initiative of two eighth-grade students enrolled in the school’s Agents of Change elective course. In 2018, Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle schools both began offering the 20-week elective. …

FM Education Foundation awards enhance student learning

Since Fayetteville Elementary School students returned from winter recess, they have been hopping, jumping and doing push-ups in the hallway— and staff members are encouraging them to do so.  As part of the school’s new multi-sensory pathway that was funded by the FM Education Foundation, students are encouraged to follow a sticker path that tells …

F-M senior named among top 300 scholars

A Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior has been named a top scholar out of nearly 2,000 students, earning himself and his school $2,000 each and a shot at a $250,000 individual prize.   Maximilian Du has been named a top 300 scholar in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics …

Calendar change: School in session on March 13; no classes May 19

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education voted to change the current school year calendar so there are no classes for all students on the day of the annual school budget vote, May 19, and to instead hold classes on March 13, which had been scheduled as a professional development day with no classes in …

The Big Read schedules second meeting; guest speaker

Attention F-M Big Readers: The F-M Community Big Read follow-up meeting will be held during the first week of January, and the organizers have lined up a special guest speaker for later in the month.   In October, a group of Fayetteville-Manlius High School teachers and staff invited community members to join them in reading “How …

Students send cheer and positivity to children’s hospital

Enders Road Elementary School students are hoping to bring a little cheer to patients, and their families, admitted to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse.  The school’s five second-grade classes—about 125 students total— worked together in small groups to decorate 25 framed inspirational messages that they then donated to the hospital. The 8.5” by 11” …

Seventh-grade students launch investigations into Boston Massacre

Seventh-grade students recently became crime scene investigators during an Eagle Hill Middle School social studies lesson.  Teacher Rebecca Stephens kicked up her students’ engagement in studying the 1770 Boston Massacre by enlisting the help of library media specialist Meghan Scott and School Information and Resource Officer Dan Filip.  On the first day of the lesson, …

Yearbook ‘Early Bird Special’ available until Dec. 31

Don’t miss out on the Wellwood Middle School 2019-20 yearbook “Early Bird Special” of $25! This reduced rate is good for online orders only and lasts until Dec. 31, 2019. After that date, the price will increase to $30.  The 2019-20 yearbook will include: Full-color pages Durable, hard cover Original cover design by a Wellwood student …

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