F-M makes annual list of best school districts in New York state

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is again being recognized as one of the top school districts in New York state, according to Niche’s 2019 K-12 School & District Rankings. Comprised of data scientists, engineers and parents, the Niche organization each year analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles …

Wrestling team honored for its sportsmanship

Members of Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s varsity wrestling team were recently recognized for the high levels of integrity and sportsmanship they exhibited during this school year’s season. On Feb. 9, Syracuse Wrestling Officials Association presented the F-M team and its coaches with the 2018-19 John Arcaro Memorial Sportsmanship Award. The association presents the award each year …

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 …

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 …

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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