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, …

Get your tickets to Wellwood’s production of “Annie, JR”

March 22 UPDATE: Due to expected inclement weather, the Saturday, March 23  show will take place at 3 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for 11 a.m. Wellwood Middle School students are ready to entertain an audience! This year, Wellwood presents the musical, “Annie, JR!” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie …

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 …

Showing off a slice of Pi Day activities

Students at both Wellwood Middle School and F-M High School celebrated Pi Day on March, 14 (3.14).  F-M High School’s mathematics department hosts a yearly assembly featuring musical performances, a revised rendition of the game show “Family Feud,” a Rubik’s Cube tournament and a pi digit memorization contest.  The winner of the Rubik’s Race was …

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 …

Eighth grade students make a difference through Agents of Change

Eighth grade students from both Eagle Hill and Wellwood are discovering what they feel passionate about and taking action, thanks to a class called Agents of Change. The class, offered in both middle schools, encourages students to practice active citizenship by identifying a need within their school, neighborhood, or local community and working to generate …

Hands-on challenge inspires next generation of engineers

F-M middle schools are inspiring the next generation of engineers with the help of Syracuse’s Feldmeier Equipment. In November, engineers from Feldmeier joined students at Wellwood Middle School for a hands-on engineering challenge. Students were tasked with using cups, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, and a handful of other materials to build vessels that could withstand …

Spelling success: F-M students move on to regional spelling bee

The annual Fayetteville-Manlius Oral Spelling Bee came down to a nearly 15 minute head-to-head battle between Sven Chiroiu-Gozman and Avya Mangla. The final word: horticulture, which Avya spelled to take first place. Sven, Adalyn Thibodeaux, and Madeline Howes Hanlin rounded out the top four contestants. In total, 25 students from both Eagle Hill and Wellwood …

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