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F-M middle school student wins STEM award at Broadcom MASTERS

Maximilian Du won the first place Science Award, $3,500 and an iPad

Maximilian Du, an eighth-grade student at Eagle Hill Middle School in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, won the first place Science STEM Award at the Broadcom MASTERS science competition for middle school students.

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MPH senior spent summer on 1,000 mile canoe adventure

DeWitt resident and Manlius Pebble Hill senior Sofia Verheyen spent her summer on the water, basking in the sun, enjoying the great outdoors … sort of. While this is all true to some extent, she didn’t exactly enjoy a lot of “down time” during her summer break. She did, however, have an adventure like no other, paddling almost 1,000 miles from western and northern Ontario to Hudson Bay by canoe with Camp Wabun.

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Manlius Library celebrating centennial on Oct. 17

The Manlius Library is celebrating a century of service and community support with an all-day event on Saturday, Oct. 17. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy the festivities. The library’s new teen room will be officially unveiled, as well as a new gallery of beautiful Audubon prints, donated by Manlius residents Harold and Barbara Jones.

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Fayetteville Village Apartments developer responds to F-M School District’s concerns

Believes projection of enrollment increase is incorrect

Morgan Management, the developer for the planned 250-unit Fayetteville Village Apartments on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville, has responded to the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s recent concerns regarding the project in the form of a letter to Craig Tice, superintendent of F-M schools.

JCC offers Columbus Day vacation camp for children Oct. 12

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse will hold a Columbus Day vacation camp for children in grades K-6 on Monday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center on 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt. The camp will be filled with lots of fun activities such as arts and crafts, sports and more for children to enjoy during their day off from school. Half-day options and early/late care to extend the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. are also available.

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CBA senior scores perfect on ACT and AP exams

The academic accolades have started to roll in for the Christian Brothers Academy class of 2016, beginning with senior Brennan Carman.

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Near-extinct snails repopulated at Chittenango Falls

Chittenango ovate amber snails coaxed into reproduction at SUNY ESF

Scientists from SUNY ESF made history today after releasing into the wild at Chittenango Falls State Park 200 endangered Chittenango ovate amber snails that were bred and grown in captivity. These rare, delicate snails, that measure about 1 millimeter in length when first hatched and grow up to 20 millimeters in length as adults, can be found in only one place on Earth — alongside this Central New York waterfall. And until today, there were only about 300 of them in the wild.

New year brings new choice of courses to ESM high school

Nine new courses added to align with district’s career pathways

In the beginning of September, thousands of local students went back to school. And at the East Syracuse Minoa School District, many high school students got the opportunity to be involved in nine new courses that the district rolled out for this fall semester.

Editorial: F-M needs to makes plans for an aging Wellwood

Students and teachers should not have to be displaced from their classrooms because of mold issues but, unfortunately, this has been the case at Fayetteville-Manlius’ Wellwood Middle School for the past few years — has, in fact, been only one of multiple infrastructure issues at the school.

Infrastructure problems at Wellwood made a top priority by school board

Aging, outdated and unhealthy facilities under scrutiny

Wellwood Middle School is a historic staple in the Fayetteville-Manlius community but, recently, there have been talks among the school administration and board of education about taking action to improve the aging, outdated and unhealthy building.

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F-M student named finalist in Broadcom MASTERS science competition

Maximilian Du, an eighth-grader at Eagle Hill Middle School in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, has been named one of 30 finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS science competition for middle school students. He won an all-expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley from Oct. 1 to 7 for him and a parent, where Du will compete for cash and other awards. The grand prize is the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize. The $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation will be awarded to a student that demonstrates prowess in electrical engineering.

Impact Fitness Offers Free After-School Programs

‘School Success Seminar’ and ‘Bully Buster Workshop’ target kids grades K to 7

Impact Martial Arts & Fitness in DeWitt is sponsoring two free after-school programs, designed to promote student success and safety.

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F-M elementary students plant pinwheels for peace

Hundreds of colorful, hand-crafted pinwheels are whirling for peace at two of Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s elementary schools.

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ESM's Fremont Elementary repeats New York State reward school designation

For the second year in a row, Fremont Elementary has been designated as a High Achieving Reward School by the New York State Education Department. Fremont is recognized as a school leading the State toward the accomplishment of educational excellence through an increase in student achievement.

Column: Choose the Right SAT

To remain competitive with ACT, the College Board is launching a new SAT in 2016. Before taking the actual exam, students should prepare by taking a sample of each to determine which test best suits them. This new version is significantly different than the current SAT.