District offering behavioral health screening for grades K-6

A confidential screening tool that helps track students’ mental health and wellness will soon be available for Fayetteville-Manlius School District students in grades K-6. During the timeframe of Feb. 6-17, grades K-6 teachers districtwide will participate in the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-Second Edition (BIMAS-2) by completing a one-page questionnaire for each of their participating …

Micron community informational session to be held at Wellwood

Community members are invited to join Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon along with village mayors, school superintendents and other officials for a conversation about the historic investment by Micron Technology, Inc. and what it means for the community. Micron plans to build a computer memory chip manufacturing facility in the Town of Clay. The project …

Wellwood robotics team gears up for regionals

Several budding Fayetteville-Manlius middle school engineers will soon have another chance to demonstrate their solution to the energy crisis. Last month, Wellwood Middle School’s robotics club competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) event “Super Powered,” which challenged participating students to design, build and code a robot that can improve how renewable energy is stored …

F-M’s McCarty to retire; board appoints next facilities director

Starting this spring, Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s buildings and grounds team will have a new leader for the first time in nearly 40 years. At its Jan. 23 meeting, the F-M Board of Education appointed Geoffrey Brown as the district’s next director of facilities, effective March 6, 2023. Brown’s previous career experience fully encompasses serving school …

Children’s author visits Eagle Hill

The sixth-grade students at Eagle Hill Middle School recently wrapped-up their nonfiction unit with a visit from children’s author Alicia Klepeis. Klepeis has written approximately 190 nonfiction and fiction books for children about animals, countries, ecosystems, famous people, outer space, science and history. In addition to authoring books, she writes articles for various outlets including …

F-M students recognized in regional art competition

Fayetteville-Manlius School District art students received more than 130 awards in the 2023 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were launched in 1923 to encourage and recognize student achievement in the creative arts. Entries are evaluated on originality, technical skill and personal vision and are …

Spanish Honor Society inducts new members

Fifty-four Fayetteville-Manlius High School students were recently inducted into the Joaquín Sorolla Chapter of the Fayetteville-Manlius Spanish Honor Society. The F-M chapter celebrates students’ interest in the Spanish language and commitment to high academic achievement. Members pledge to: Remain enrolled in a world language course through their senior year; Maintain an overall GPA of 85% …

F-M students host CNY Model United Nations Conference

Earlier this month, the Fayetteville-Manlius United Nations Club hosted the 40th​​ ​Annual​ ​Central​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Model​ ​United​ ​Nations​ ​(CNYMUN)​ ​Conference at Syracuse University, bringing together over 600 students and more than 25 school districts state-wide. CNYMUN ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​Model​ ​United​ ​Nations​ ​conferences​ run​ ​by​ ​a​ ​public​ ​high​ ​school ​in​ ​the​ ​country. ​During …

Pre-K lottery registration for 2023-24 school year is open

Families who are interested in enrolling their child in Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2023-24 school year can now submit a registration form for the registration lottery.  If there are more eligible applicants than can be served in a given school year, the district will conduct a lottery-based system to determine …

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