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Community supports J-D basketball coach McKenney at school board meeting

District officials said no decision has been made regarding boys' basketball program

More than 200 Jamesville-DeWitt community residents, students and former players attended the March 16 meeting of the J-D Board of Education to show their support of Bob McKenney, the varsity boys' basketball coach who is reportedly being forced to leave his position. Mark Schulman, president of the board of education, made a statement in the beginning of the meeting, which was moved to the high school auditorium because of the expected large turnout, that the board would take comments from the public, but would not make any decisions regarding the boys' basketball program that night.

F-M speaker to discuss his personal history of substance abuse

A former high school and college athlete will share with the Fayetteville-Manlius community how his use of drugs and alcohol negatively impacted the choices he made as a student and later in life as an adult.

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Fayetteville-Manlius High School students to hold dance marathon to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times

On Saturday, March 21, from 4 to 8 p.m., Fayetteville-Manlius High School, along with campers from Camp Good Days and Special Times, will collaborate for Dance Marathon 2015 (FM DM).

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Outpour of support from community in favor of J-D basketball coach McKenney

Petition gains more than 1450 signatures in one day

A change.org petition in support of Bob McKenney, the varsity coach for the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team, has gained more than 1450 signatures over the course of one day.

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J-D substitute teacher charged again after additional victims come forward

The Onondaga County Sheriff Office reports that detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Abused Persons Unit have charged the Jamesville-DeWitt substitute teacher Paul Haley again after additional victims came forward.

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J-D students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Jamesville-DeWitt High School has announced that students Tal Shahar Frieden, Marion K. Maxwell and Andrew Bryant McVearry have been selected as finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program.

ESM students help with tax time

High school students from East Syracuse Minoa will volunteer their time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, to help people with their taxes. These students have been trained and certified as tax preparers and will be working at the PEACE Volunteer Income Tax site at Shoppingtown Mall in the Sears wing.

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CBA’s O’Connor, Popp named as finalists for National Merit Scholarship Program

Christian Brothers Academy seniors Daniel O’Connor and Joshua Popp have been named finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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CBA Director of Athletics to be inducted into New York State Basketball Hall of Fame

Christian Brothers Academy Director of Athletics and boys basketball coach John “Buddy” Wleklinski ’75 will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on March 22.

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‘Evening in Vegas’ fundraiser supports ESM Education Foundation

Spend “An Evening in Vegas” at the East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) Dinner-Dance fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse.

Syracuse Press Club offering $2,000 scholarship

The Syracuse Press Club is now accepting applications for the 2015 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one full-time undergraduate student, who is studying print, broadcast or digital journalism at a college or university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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The Nottingham residents ring in the Chinese New Year

More than 100 residents at The Nottingham Senior Living Center celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Ram for the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19.

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CBA students connect with local organizations at service fair

Christian Brothers Academy students had an opportunity to learn more about organizations in the Syracuse area, as Peer Ministers hosted a Service Fair in the Callahan Gym on Feb. 4.

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Enders Road Elementary holds first-ever career fair

Elementary students in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently learned that it’s never too early to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

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J-D students recognized with writing awards

Several students from Jamesville-DeWitt high school received awards in the 2015 Scholastic Writing Competition for the Northeast Region-at-large, which includes schools in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Delaware.