Board to consider changing budget vote polling place times

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education is considering changing the hours of the district’s annual budget vote and board of education candidate election so that polls would be open when students are not in the school building while voting takes place. At its Dec. 16 meeting, the board plans to discuss modifying the current …

Board of education to meet Monday, Dec. 16

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 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 Curriculum Report: Fine Arts and Physical Education 2.02 President’s Report 2.03 Superintendent’s Report 2.04 Reports …

Mott Road spotlights gratitude for November

Food. School. Family. Books. Clean water. These are just a few of the things that Mott Road Elementary School students expressed gratitude for during a recent school-wide project.  As part of the Fayetteville-Manlius school’s character education program, students each month participate in activities centered around such words as creativity, self-control and forgiveness. November’s theme is gratitude, and students and …

Modular classroom suite to temporarily house students during construction

With the recent New York State Education Department approval of district plans for a new addition and renovations at Wellwood Middle School, the district is moving forward with the largest portion of the $45.2 million capital project that voters approved in 2017. The total project includes an addition at Enders Road Elementary, which was completed …

State approves Wellwood construction plans; electrical work slated to begin

In preparation for upcoming construction at Wellwood Middle School that is part of the 2017 voter-approved capital project, the district plans to separate the electrical system that is shared by Fayetteville Elementary and Wellwood Middle schools.  Depending on the weather, site work is expected to begin during the week of Nov. 18. Contractors plan to …

Wellwood students joined global literacy celebration

To promote the importance of literacy, about 500 Fayetteville-Manlius School District students joined people around the world in reading the same book out loud on the same day. On Nov. 7, people across the globe celebrated literacy by reading “Thank You, Omu!” by children’s author Oge Mora. The event, Read for the Record, was coordinated …

Wellwood partners with In My Father’s Kitchen

Wellwood Middle School is partnering through its Positivity Project with local not-for-profit In My Father’s Kitchen (IMFK). IMFK provides food and basic necessities to homeless individuals where they live on the streets until the homeless individual is comfortable accepting help and working with community agencies to secure housing.  

F-M students spread kindness one cup at a time

If you grab a coffee at Starbucks in DeWitt or Fayetteville, take a moment to look at the sleeve around your coffee cup: It may have a message from a Fayetteville-Manlius School District fourth grader.   To spread kindness throughout the community, Enders Road Elementary School fourth-grade students decorated with positive and uplifting messages 2,760 coffee …

Be prepared for inclement weather school closures and delays

There’s no denying it: Winter weather is here.  Now is a good time to become familiar with how the Fayetteville-Manlius School District communicates about emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. The superintendent uses SchoolMessenger to notify parents, guardians and district staff members of emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. The system generates an …

Parents invited to first elementary Family School Connection Night

Parenting can be challenging, especially when children are dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. The district’s three elementary school counselors and one of its school information resource officers are inviting parents and guardians of elementary-age students to attend an evening of conversation focused on helping students develop coping skills at an early age.  Counselors Julie …

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