FMHS students to attend Health Occupations Students of America International Leadership Conference in June

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club attended the New York Spring Leadership Conference this spring, bringing home several awards. The HOSA Club was founded last year when student Alexis Forbes asked physics teacher Alexa Estock to help F-M establish its own chapter. The organization aims to empower students …

High school student builds support system for middle schoolers through Meaningful Mentors Club

Fayetteville-Manlius senior Taylor Ratliff is helping middle and high school students connect with and support each other. Taylor created Meaningful Mentors as a way to honor Mental Health Month in May. Through the club, high schoolers visit students at the middle schools to mentor them and build positive relationships. The goal is to create community …

Board of Education appoints new Director of Transportation

Beginning in July, the Transportation Department will be welcoming new leadership, as current Director of Transportation John Cunningham prepares to retire. During its May 13 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Susan Stearns as the district’s next leader of the Transportation Department. Stearns comes to F-M with 25 years of experience, and has worked as …

Board of Education appoints two new assistant principals

The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education appointed two new assistant principals during its May 13 meeting. Shaena Brasz will fill the role at Wellwood Middle School, as current Assistant Principal Alexis Thorpe has been appointed Principal of Fayetteville Elementary School, and Tom Cheevers will assist principals across all three F-M elementary schools.  “We are excited to …

F-M voters approve $111 million budget and capital project

On May 21, Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters: Approved the district’s $111 million 2024-25 budget proposal Approved a $15.4 million capital improvement project Approved the purchase of six new buses Approved of an ex-officio student board member Elected three board of education members Approved 2 public library budget proposals The budget proposition passed with 61.9% voter …

May 21 ballot includes school bus purchase proposition

This year’s school budget ballot will include a school bus purchase proposition. On the ballot, voters will be asked to authorize the purchase of six school buses as part of the district’s long-term replacement plan. The buses include five 71-passenger buses and one 71-passenger bus with a cargo compartment. The total purchase would not exceed …

Budget vote is Tuesday, May 21

The 2024-25 school budget vote is Tuesday, May 21. Below are budget facts, a look at what else is on the ballot and information about voting for residents. 2024-25 Budget Snapshot Proposed budget $111,254,879 The proposed budget would maintain all existing student programming, staffing levels, and mental health support resources across all school district buildings. …

REMINDER: Next virtual mental health session is Thursday, May 23

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Fayetteville-Manlius School District parents, guardians, caregivers and teenage students (ages 13 and older) are invited to attend a virtual informational session focused on stress and coping. The 60-minute session will begin at 6 p.m. Please see below for more information. Original post May 2, 2024: Virtual mental health …

Eagle Hill student to compete in NYS qualifier for National Civics Bee

An Eagle Hill Middle School student is headed to the New York State qualifier for the National Civics Bee after placing in the local qualifier in March.  Anika Das participated in the regional Civics Bee in Rochester, taking home a second place win. The competition consisted of multiple choice quizzes and verbal arguments about civics …

District to conduct student climate survey the week of May 20

Fayetteville-Manlius School District students in grades 5-12 will have another opportunity to participate in a confidential survey that will ultimately assist administrators to gauge students’ perceptions of the school climate. During the week of May 20, participating students will complete a questionnaire that prompts them to evaluate their perspective of school engagement, safety and environment. …

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