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 F-M High School principal

Fayetteville-Manlius High School will be welcoming a new leader for the 2024-25 school year.  During its March 25 meeting, the Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education approved the appointment of Patrick McNamara as the next F-M High School principal, beginning July 1, 2024. McNamara has served as principal of Mott Road Elementary School since August of 2023. …

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 …

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 …

District provides update on mental health initiatives

As the 2022-23 school year nears its midway point, Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s work to support the social, emotional and mental health and wellness of its students and staff members remains a top priority. The district provides support in three primary ways: educating, making connections and providing responsive services.   Earlier this fall, a publication outlining the …

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