Parent Council to meet Friday, March 1

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council will meet 9 a.m. Friday, March 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 …

Interim assistant principal will stay through June

Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently named retired administrator and educator Paula Kopp as Wellwood Middle School’s interim assistant principal for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year. She replaces the school’s former assistant principal, Marcy Baker, who recently accepted a position with the Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District. Ms. Kopp, who retired from Solvay Union Free School …

Tickets now on sale for F-M High School musical

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fayetteville-Manlius High School drama students will perform Disney’s “Newsies” as their spring musical in March. Based on the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from New York City. After publishing …

Jazz ensemble shines at prestigious music festival

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School student-musicians were recently recognized at the country’s largest and most prestigious high school jazz competition. On Jan. 26, members of F-M High School’s jazz ensemble participated in the 51st Annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The event, which is organized by Berklee College of …

Eagle Hill students host toiletry drive for local families

A group of Fayetteville-Manlius School District middle school students recently spent time collecting, sorting and donating personal care items to help local families who are facing hardships. Upon learning that Syracuse, NY is among the poorest cities in the United States, members of Eagle Hill Middle School’s PRIDE Club decided to organize a toiletry drive …

Voters to elect three board of education members; candidate petitions available March 1

On May 21, Fayetteville-Manlius voters will choose three district residents to serve on the F-M Board of Education from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Residents must collect 33 signatures from qualified school district voters to be placed on the ballot. Petitions will be available for pickup on March 1 and must be filed …

F-M educator addresses opioid prevention at national conference

Fayetteville-Manlius School District educator Melanie Bauder recently attended a national conference to discuss strategies for implementing opioid prevention programs in schools. In November, Mrs. Bauder teamed up with Manlius Fire Department Lt. Chris Halliday and Adam Feck, who serves as the department’s assistant chief, to present “Life Safety Education in Response to the Opioid Epidemic” …

Mott Road launches ‘Books on the Bus’ reading initiative

Mott Road Elementary School students can now unwind with a new book while they travel home from school. The Fayetteville-Manlius elementary school recently launched a “Books on the Bus” initiative to help nurture students’ love of reading and encourage positive behavior on the school bus. During afternoon bus runs, blue plastic storage bins containing various …

Awareness programs held at F-M elementary schools

To better connect with their peers, Fayetteville-Manlius elementary students recently spent time in someone else’s shoes. Earlier this school year, Enders Road, Fayetteville and Mott Road elementary school students participated in a hands-on learning program that offers participants a chance to learn and navigate tasks from a different perspective. In October and December, third and …

Governor unveils executive budget; F-M to present preliminary budget in March

When New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive state budget proposal on Jan. 15, it included a $956 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2019-20 school year. Of that, $338 million will be distributed statewide in additional foundation aid, which is the primary source of funding for everyday school …

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