Small space yields big returns: Peaceful Place helps lower stress and anxiety

Inside Enders Road Elementary School, there is a quiet, cozy place where students and staff may go to reset, refocus and recharge.  The room has soft places to sit, squishy pillows to squeeze, a weighted blanket to create the feel of an enveloping hug, fidgets to occupy hands and soft “worry pets” small enough to …

Board of education to meet Monday, Oct. 21

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 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 1.05 Board recognition 2. Reports 2.01 Report – Budget Development Process 2.02 President’s Report 2.03 Superintendent’s Report and Annual …

Calendar alert: Regents exam schedule available

Regents examinations schedule: January 2020 Jan. 21 8:30 a.m. English Language Arts 12:30 p.m. Living Environment Jan. 22 8:30 a.m. U.S. History & Government Geometry 12:30 p.m. Algebra I Physical Setting/Physics Jan. 23 8:30 a.m. Transition Exam in Global History & Geography Global History & Geography II 12:30 p.m. Algebra II Jan. 24 8:30 a.m. …

Online survey will gather feedback on school start times 

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials want to know how parents, guardians, district staff and community members think a potential change in school start times could impact a number of factors, including parents’ and student’s work schedules, before- or after-school child care, after-school activities and athletics. The F-M Board of Education tasked Daniel Lewin of the Children’s …

F-M educators named to prestigious Master Teacher Program

Two members of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District have been named to the New York State Master Teacher Program. On Sept. 27, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that J. Kathleen Benedict, a Fayetteville-Manlius High School science teacher, and Rachel Mason, a Fayetteville-Manlius High School math teacher, were both accepted into the four-year program.  The Master Teacher program …

F-M named first in Syracuse Area for academics; second in Upstate

For the ninth 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. In the Syracuse Area, which includes 54 school districts within Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins counties, F-M ranked first. On Sept. 30, the magazine, …

F-M staff invite community to Big Read kickoff event 

Sometimes it’s quicker—and easier—for parents to do things for their children rather than teach them how to do it.  But the short-term benefits of parents doing rather than teaching may cause long-term consequences of children maturing into adults who lack the necessary problem-solving skills to function independently.  A group of Fayetteville-Manlius High School teachers and …

F-M board action gives district voice in property tax exemption discussions

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has taken action to ensure it has a voice in discussions about certain property tax exemptions.  The F-M Board of Education passed a resolution Aug. 12 opting the district out of Real Property Tax Law 487, which provides property tax exemptions for a period of 15 years for certain solar, wind …

Stadium lighting becomes more energy efficient 

No fear of heights was necessary for the job at hand at the Fayetteville-Manlius athletic stadium last week.   Workers from National E Solutions switched out the stadium light fixtures—affixed to towers about 70 feet high—as part of the $45.2 million capital project voters approved in 2017. The new 750-watt fixtures are more energy efficient, and …

Twelve F-M students named Commended Students; recognized for academic promise

Twelve Fayetteville-Manlius High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The following students will receive a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation: Ian Bryant Jessica Burgess Thomas Coleman Sarah Crovella Maximilian Du Nida Fazili Gabriela Fontaine Isabelle Limbert Kate Scuderi Samuel Theoharis …

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