F-M musical receives 13 award nominations

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s production of “Newsies” has been nominated for 13 Syracuse High School Theatre Awards, including Best Overall in the Large Schools category. Winners will be announced June 2 during the fifth annual Syracuse High School Theatre Awards event, which will take place at the Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse. Advance Media New York …

Children’s author visits F-M elementary schools

When children’s author Kate Messner visited the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in April, she made sure to bring along with her at least one of her (seven) writer’s notebooks. “You just never know,” she told a group of Fayetteville Elementary School second-graders while holding up her chosen notebook for the day: a spiral bound pad wrapped …

Award-winning graphic novelist visits Wellwood

A best-selling author and illustrator recently visited the Fayetteville-Manlius School District to talk with some of the children and teens who read his books. On April 9, New York Times best-selling author Nathan Hale visited Wellwood Middle School where he spent the day writing, drawing, storytelling and discussing American history with students in grades five …

Dance Marathon supports Camp Good Days’ 40th anniversary

What is Dance Marathon? Dance Marathon is the final fundraising event in Fayetteville-Manlius High School students’ efforts  to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times. For several months, students organize several events for the not-for-profit organization, culminating in a 12-hour dance held at F-M High School that includes games, prizes, performances and more. Students must …

Fuzzy friends engage children with autism in instruction

Meet the Bluebee Pals: Soft, fuzzy and huggable, these stuffed animals are helping Fayetteville-Manlius elementary students with autism engage and focus while in the classroom. Through an existing partnership with researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was asked to collaborate on a study to determine if students diagnosed with autism are more …

Board dinner draws together elected officials

‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and colleagues, celebrating successes and making plans for the New Year. Such was the case for elected officials in the Eastern suburbs when they met Dec. 10 for a dinner hosted by the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. The annual event brings together representatives from the school district, the villages …

Music student performing in national and coastal events

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Marco Giacona has been selected to perform in two prestigious music competitions. Marco was selected for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National and All-Eastern Mixed Choirs. Comprised of the top music students from throughout the U.S., All-National was held Nov. 25-28 in Orlando, FL. All-Eastern, which includes top-performing music …

F-M students selected for state music festival

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School students have been taking their music education to the next level. Thirteen students were selected to compete in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) All-State Music Festival in Rochester, NY on Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The All-State students were selected for the festival based on their NYSSMA Solo Festival performances, …

F-M Fall Play features one-act performances

Need a good laugh? Check out the Fayetteville-Manlius High School Fall Play, “All in the Timing.” The evening of one-act performances will include a couple continuously rewriting the beginning of their relationship until their flaws are eliminated, the psychosis that is the DMV, an actor trapped in his own worst nightmare and three monkeys attempting …

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