Fayetteville Elementary class receives recognition from the U.S. Navy

A group of Fayetteville Elementary students has received a special honor from the United States Navy, after stepping up to demonstrate one of the school’s key tenets: BEE Caring! Jessica Serafin, a U.S. Navy Reservist and employee at Lockheed Martin, was deployed to the Horn of Africa last summer. Thanks to some coordination between parent …

Board of Education appoints two new assistant principals

The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education appointed two new assistant principals during its May 13 meeting. Shaena Brasz will fill the role at Wellwood Middle School, as current Assistant Principal Alexis Thorpe has been appointed Principal of Fayetteville Elementary School, and Tom Cheevers will assist principals across all three F-M elementary schools.  “We are excited to …

District expands mental health support for students

In January and March, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District welcomed three student engagement specialists to help support elementary students’ social, behavioral and mental well-being. Each of the district’s three elementary schools, Enders Road, Fayetteville Elementary and Mott Road, has one student engagement specialist who works with the school’s student support team to supplement existing mental health …

District proposes capital project; vote planned for Tues., May 21

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials will include a capital project proposal on the ballot during school budget vote day: Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The proposed project would address critical aging infrastructure needs and safety and security upgrades at every school building. The $15.4 million project proposal includes work at each of the district’s six school buildings, …

Board of Education appoints new Fayetteville Elementary principal

Fayetteville Elementary School will be welcoming new leadership in the 2024-25 school year. During its March 11 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Alexis Thorpe, current Wellwood Middle School Assistant Principal, to serve as the next Fayetteville Elementary School principal, effective July 1. In December, current Fay El principal Eileen Lux announced her retirement following …

F-M Diversity Coalition plans Culture Festival for Saturday, Feb. 10

The F-M Diversity Coalition will be hosting a Culture Festival on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 12-2:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The event will have student-run booths, activities, food, and performances that showcase the cultural diversity of both the school and larger F-M community. A highlight at this year’s festival: several Syracuse University student-groups …

Fayetteville Elementary principal announces June retirement

Following a 30 year career in education, including 15 years spent at the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, Fayetteville Elementary School principal Mrs. Eileen Lux has announced that she will retire in June. “Eileen spent her years at Fayetteville Elementary developing trust, expanding communication, and deepening connections with families,“ explained Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Tice. …

Fayetteville Elementary hosts “We All Learn Differently Olympics”

Everybody learns differently. That’s the message behind Fayetteville Elementary School’s WALDO event, which fourth graders experienced in early November.  The “We All Learn Differently Olympics” encompassed two days. The first included a panel of speakers who spoke with students about their own experiences, shared videos, and answered questions.  “The videos provided our students with real …

F-M ranked “#1 Best School District in Syracuse Area” by Niche

The Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District is celebrating an A+ rating and a designation as the #1 Best School District in the Syracuse Area as Niche releases its list of 2024 Best Schools. Niche also ranked F-M #21 of 672 Best School Districts in New York, #9 of 664 Best School Districts for Athletes in New …

District to replace SchoolMessenger with ParentSquare; Distribute digital flyers via Schoology

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is streamlining its communication tools while maintaining its commitment to ensuring the F-M school community is informed in a way that meets the needs of our district families and staff. In August, the district discontinued its use of PeachJar and will utilize Schoology for the distribution of digital flyers. The transition …

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