National drug expert talks to F-M students, parents

Seven people. On average, that’s how many individuals will handle a portion of marijuana before it reaches the lowest end of the retail drug spectrum: a high school user, according to former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Robert Stutman. On April 9, Mr. Stutman visited Fayetteville-Manlius High School where he talked candidly to …

Board of education approves budget proposal; residents to vote May 21

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are proposing to use additional funds allocated to F-M in the enacted state budget to decrease the amount of money the district previously planned to raise from taxpayers to balance the 2019-20 proposed $85.9 million school budget. The district’s preliminary 2019-20 tax levy increase of 3.17% was based on the Governor’s …

Evening of conversation planned for April 9 at F-M

Fayetteville-Manlius School District and East Area Support Network (EASN) will together host a free pasta dinner this spring as part of a community outreach event that focuses on bringing families together and raising substance abuse awareness. Local families are invited to enjoy a traditional spaghetti meal together 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the F-M …

Wellwood students take time to help others

A community service project that helps students exercise gratitude, kindness, teamwork and more is underway at Wellwood Middle School. This school year, Wellwood students in grades five through eight are participating in philanthropic efforts and service projects to support the work of David’s Refuge, a local organization that provides respite care, resources and support to …

Construction beginning at Enders and F-M High School

There are signs of spring all around: robins chirping, patches of grass peeking through melting snow, and construction fencing and vehicles at Enders Road Elementary School and F-M High School. The district has begun construction on the first phase of the voter-approved $45.2 million capital project that includes an approximate 4,000-square-foot addition to Enders Road …

Pi Day tradition continues at F-M High School

Fayetteville-Manlius High School math enthusiasts recently celebrated Pi – the mathematical constant defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter – with various activities and contests. On March 14 (or 3.14), F-M High School’s mathematics department hosted an assembly featuring musical performances, a revised rendition of the game show “Family Feud,” a …

State association recognizes F-M staff member

New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA) recently recognized a Fayetteville-Manlius School District staff member for her contributions to athletics at the local level. During its annual leadership conference in March, NYSAAA named F-M staff member Kelly Hill the 2019 Judith A. Martens Secretarial Award recipient for Chapter 3. Mrs. Hill works in F-M’s Physical …

Security task force to present final report April 8

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Safety and Security Task Force is expected to unveil its final report, which will include recommendations for next steps, to the F-M Board of Education on April 8. The group, which is comprised of more than two dozen district and community representatives and led by SUNY Oswego professor and former county task …

Art students win national honors

Five Fayetteville-Manlius High School artists recently received a total of six awards in the 2019 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. More than 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted for judging at the regional level through more than 100 …

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