F-M community mourns the loss of a student

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is mourning the loss of student Charlie Poole, who passed away at his home on Monday, Aug. 6 after a valiant battle with cancer. “Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to the Poole family and Charlie’s friends,” F-M Superintendent Dr. Craig J. Tice said. “As the school community processes this …

F-M students attend opioid awareness program

Fayetteville-Manlius School District staff members are joining forces with community organizations to educate students about the dangers of opioid abuse. In June, Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle school eighth-graders participated in “See Something, Say Something, Save Someone,” a workshop that through education and interactive activities provides students with more information about the dangers of opiates, …

Board of education elects 2018-19 officers

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education elected its 2018-19 president and vice president, and two new members joined the board during its annual July re-organizational meeting. During the July 2 meeting at Eagle Hill Middle School, board members elected Daryll Wheeler to serve a second term as board president and Rebecca Cohen to serve …

New website reflects community input

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has launched a new website that reflects feedback from students, staff, parents and community members. In fall 2015, the district partnered with the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service to research, plan and develop the new website. The process included an internal review of all website content, stakeholder meetings and an online …

Fay El, Mott Road and high school repair and renovation work to take place

Repairs and renovations at two Fayetteville-Manlius School District schools are slated to begin shortly after the 2017-18 school year ends on June 22 and a third school will see activity in the fall. F-M High School The sidewalk leading up to the entryway to F-M High School’s House 2 and a wall near that entrance …

Wellwood students give back to the community

Fayetteville-Manlius School District students and staff members recently devoted one of their final afternoons of the school year to helping others. On June 20, Wellwood Middle School hosted for the first time an “Hour of Giving” where students and educators could spend 60 minutes engaged in a community service project of their choosing. The event …

F-M students succeed in National French Contest

Seventy Fayetteville-Manlius School District students were recently recognized for their achievements on a national French contest. In March, F-M French students in grades 7-12,  and nearly 75,000 students nationwide, participated in the 2018 Le Grand Concours National French Contest by completing an online exam. The test evaluates students’ knowledge of French vocabulary, grammar and culture. Contest results …

F-M High School holds 65th annual commencement ceremony

On June 15, members of Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Class of 2018 gathered together once more as high school students. Fayetteville-Manlius High School held its 65th annual graduation ceremony Friday evening at the SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Traditionally, the senior with the highest grade point average is asked to speak during the …

Class of 2018 takes Senior Walk through F-M schools

Before they head into their futures, Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s soon-to-be graduates recently took a stroll down memory lane. On June 13, the hallways at Enders Road, Fayetteville and Mott Road elementary schools were flooded with former students as the Class of 2018 participated in Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s second annual Senior Walk. Gaining popularity in school …

Board of education recognizes achievements and board service

The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education recently recognized the achievements and contributions of many students, staff and community members, including two outgoing board members. At its June 11 meeting, the board recognized John Cucinotta for his 27 years of service on the board and Lisa Lukasiewicz Izant for her nine years. Both of their terms expire …