Combating substance abuse: Community forum set for Oct. 16

Three Syracuse-area school districts are teaming up with local agencies to spread awareness and help educate community members about substance abuse and addiction. On Oct. 16, Eastside Coalition of Schools, which includes East Syracuse Minoa, Jamesville-Dewitt and Fayetteville-Manlius school districts, is partnering with Heroin Epidemic Action League of Onondaga County (H.E.A.L.) and other local organizations …

Parent Council to meet Monday, Oct. 1

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council will meet 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 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 place …

Foreign language teachers attend national convention

To gain new perspective on teaching foreign language, two Fayetteville-Manlius School District educators recently spent four days with more than 300 colleagues in the French West Indies. In July, F-M foreign language teachers Dr. Denise Mahns and Mr. Richard Ernst attended the 91st Annual American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) convention where French teachers …

Security firm using drone technology for F-M safety audit

If you see drones hovering around Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s buildings this week, don’t be alarmed – they’re being used in conjunction with a planned safety and security audit of the district. In July, the F-M Board of Education hired two security firms – True Security Design and CLPS – to conduct full audits of the …

National exhibition will feature artwork by F-M students

Artwork recently produced by two Fayetteville-Manlius High School students will be on display this year at the U.S. Department of Education’s Art.Write.Now exhibition in Washington, D.C. The gallery, which is set to open with a Sept. 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony, will feature “the best of the best:” 80 art pieces that have been recognized as the …

Iconic German band will perform at Eagle Hill on Sept. 12

A feast for the eyes and ears is coming to Eagle Hill Middle School on Sept. 12. Dinkelsbühler Knabenkapelle – a 58-piece band from Germany that’s considered to be “the oldest boys’ band in German history” – will be performing at Eagle Hill beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The event is free and open …

F-M partners with leading expert in the field of autism

Fayetteville-Manlius School District special education staff and administrators established a partnership with researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Northeastern University to introduce a research-based, cutting-edge instructional methodology and strategies to teach students diagnosed with autism and moderate to severe communication disorders. “Imagine a room filled with technology that has the potential to …

F-M students and staff head back to school

While lingering warm weather could suggest otherwise, summer vacation has officially concluded for  Fayetteville-Manlius School District students. On Sept. 5-6, F-M students and staff kicked off the 2018-19 school year. The first day of school typically brings with it some anxiety as students find their way to new classrooms and meet their teachers, but there …

PSAT registration begins Sept. 7; Parent College Information planned for Oct. 13

Several important dates are coming up for sophomores and juniors wishing to take the PSAT/NMSQT, a practice test for students considering college that measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at Fayetteville-Manlius High School on Oct. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 11:15 a.m. Juniors can take …

District continues focus on safety and security enhancements

School may have been out for the summer, but Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials did not take a break from safety and security planning for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. In July, the F-M Board of Education hired two security firms to conduct full audits of the district, focusing in four key areas: access to …