Girls Inc Offers Winter Fitness Class


What:  Fitness classes to bring awareness to teen girls that working out isn’t just for body image; it also strengthens the mind!

When:  Saturdays, February 2nd – March 30, 2013;  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Gold’s Gym in Dewitt 5791 Widewaters Pkwy

Space is limited!  Please register early! Cost:  FREE!!!!

For additional information, please contact: Roneka Robinson (315) 474-0746 or Teen1 [dot] girls [at] centralny [dot] twbc [dot] com


Nottingham Students Lead Section III Nordic Skiing

Like last year, Nottingham and Old Forge compete as a combined team under the Old Forge name in Section III nordic skiing.  This year the boys team, including senior Adam Luban and freshman Eric Houck, has won all 5 races, most recently this past Saturday in Old Forge.  Adam is ranked first in the section and Eric is ranked fifth.  There are 3 more races scheduled before sectionals on Feb. 13 and 15.  

Shakespeare Competition Sends Molly Burdick on to Regionals

Thursday, January 24, a dozen Nottingham students competed in the English Speaking Union’s Shakespeare Recitation Competition.  While everyone did an excellent job, senior Molly Burdick  took first place with a reprisal of her role of Phoebe in As You Like It.  Molly will go on to the regional competition at Syracuse Stage in March.   Freshman Kaylee Fierke was first runner Up, depicting Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew.  She will serve as alternate in the regional competition.  Second runner up was Hannah Fassett.

Sophomore William Gorman on Ch. 9’s Bridge Street

Sunday, January 27, features a Jazz Festival at Mohegan Manor, and one of the groups performing is the William Gorman Jazz Combo, featuring Nottingham sophomore William Gorman on the keyboards. The link below will take you to a conversation with festival coordinator Larry Luttinger, details about the festival, and a performance by William’s group.  You can jump right to the group by moving the time marker to 1:45.

Three seniors win Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to Nottingham senior Hannah Swift, who was awarded a Gold Key Award in the CNY Scholastic Art competition for one of her photographs.  Take a look at Hannah’s photo here: Hannah is headed to SU’s Newhouse School to study photography this fall.  Senior Jaleel Campbell received a Silver Award and Allison Toole received honorable mention for their work.  They are all students of Christina Ferlenda. Well done!

Nottingham: College Financial Aid Workshop is Wednesday evening

Nottingham hosts a college financial aid workshop this Wednesday, January 23, beginning at 5:30 in the Nottingham library (up on the second floor).

If your student is planning to head off to college in the fall and hopes to be considered for financial aid, you will need to file the FAFSA, a federal financial aid form, and perhaps the CSS Profile, a more detailed financial aid document required by some colleges and universities, including SU.

Your student should be keeping careful track of the deadlines for filing these financial aid forms.  You don’t get a jump on financial aid if you send in your form early, but your student could be at the bottom of the financial aid pile if your forms arrive late.

At Wednesday’s workshop, college financial aid officers will be available to assist parents with completing these forms online.

PLEASE REVIEW THE ATTACHED INFORMATION SHEET so that you bring in all the documents and numbers you will need, including copies of tax forms and student and parent social security numbers

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Junior Class Hosts Jeans Sale on January 26

If you’re ready to update your wardrobe with some new jeans, now’s the time.  Nottingham’s junior class is sponsoring a jeans sale on Saturday, January 26, from 10-4 in the main hallway of Nottingham–all jeans sold for just $1.

The proceeds from the jeans sale will be shared between the junior class and the staff/students in Room 100 for some of their special projects.

If you have gently used jeans to donate for the sale, please send them in by Friday, January 25.  Jeans–all colors and sizes–can be delivered to the main office.

Here’s the Junior Class’ information flyer:  Jeans Sale

Petit Library blog looking for teen writers

Calling all teens!  Petit Branch Library has started a blog specifically for teens, and we want you to be a part of it.

Blog about books, movies, music and more!  This is a great way to communicate with other teens and with the library.  It would be a great activity to list on a college or scholarship application, too. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to post.

If you want to be a contributor, visit the Petit Rocks! site at and click on the permissions page at  or stop into the library to pick up a permission form.

Not ready to create your own posts?  Be sure to check out the blog.



NYSSSA-NYSED Summer Arts Auditions Coming Up

NYSSSA School of Theatre auditions will be held as follows:

Sunday, February 3 – SUNY Brockport

Saturday, February 23 – NYS Museum, Albany

Sunday, February 24 – Syracuse Stage

Saturday, March 2 – Long Island HS for the Arts

Sunday, March 10 – Ripley Grier Studios, NYC

Faculty and students can visit our website at for application forms and audition requirements.  The NYSSSA Theatre application form and Audition Poster are attached.

The New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) a program of the NYS Education Department, is once again requesting your assistance in publicizing a very unique opportunity for high school age students of New York State.  As you may already know, the New York State Summer School of the Arts provides intensive pre-professional training with internationally acclaimed artists and artistic companies.  The 2013 Schools include the Schools of Ballet, Choral Studies, Dance, Media Arts, Orchestral Studies, Theatre and Visual Arts.  These schools are open to all New York State high school age students who qualify through regional auditions.  Tuition assistance is available based upon financial need.

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