Accounting Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

Recruitment has begun for the 2013 COAP Program!

Career Opportunities in  Accounting Program (COAP) program is a FREE 3-day program for current high school juniors and seniors, held at SUNY Oswego on June 23rd – June 26th, 2013.   This program gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience on-campus living for 3 days, and learn about careers available in accounting and business.  During these 3 days, they also take courses to enhance their professional development skills, such as public speaking, resume writing, mock interviewing and networking.  There is no cost to participating students; transportation, housing and meals are provided.

Interested?  Contact Natasha Newbury at 315-453-8803 or 315-690-2123

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Academy A Freshmen Head to SU

Last week Nottingham freshmen in Academy A took a field trip to SU. Among their activities was a campus tour and a panel discussion with current SU students. Students had a great experience, and one SU student blogged about the panel discussion.

Here are her comments:

Today, I had the opportunity to sit on a student panel for the Early College High School Program at Nottingham High School. Myself and four other SU students, spoke with ninth graders from Nottingham High School about our educational journey and life at SU thus far. It was great to see the high school students so excited about college life.

We even had Dean Biklen from the School of Education speak to the students. He reminded the students to take advantage of the opportunities available on college campuses and to “Follow what [they are] interested in.”

I was deeply humbled and inspired by the high school students I met today. I loved their enthusiasm and genuine curiosity about campus life. One of the best moments of the panel session was when freshman mechanical engineering major (and panel member) Rianne Parker shared her experiences with growing up poor in San Diego, California. Rather than allow her circumstances to hold her back, Parker pursued college on her own and has made it her personal goal to be successful.”I got here on my own. If you want to get somewhere you need to put in the work for it. I don’t care what your limitations are or if constraints are in your way. If you want to get somewhere, promise [yourself], don’t let [anything] get in your way,” said Parker to a crowd of cheers.

Personally, my message to the students was to work hard in high school and take advantage of the opportunities available on their (future) college campuses. After all, these four years go by quickly and no one should have to leave with thoughts of I wish/I should/I could have. The students seemed very receptive to our Q&A session. In fact, just as I was leaving, one of the students shared with me “This [made] me want to go to SU!” And really… who wouldn’t?          #ThoughtfulSU

Bulldog Bricks Now Available

Nottingham is transforming its landscape one brick at a time and invites members of the Nottingham community to leave their mark by purchasing an engraved brick in support of our landscaping projects.

Your commemorative brick can

  • Recognize your graduation year
  • Celebrate your involvement in a Nottingham activity
  • Honor a favorite teacher, coach or administratorBulldog Brick large

The bricks make a wonderful gift for family members who are Nottingham alums.sample Bulldog Brick

Choose from

  • 4” x 8 “  ($40)
  • 8” x 8” brick (with logo option)  ($75 or $125)
  • 8” x 8” brick to mark a designated tree  ($250)
  • Bench for school courtyard  ($1000)

Order form here:   Bulldog Brick Info and Order Form

Questions?  Email bulldogbricks [at] gmail [dot] com


Congratulations to Outstanding Teachers

Nottingham sends its congratulations to the following teachers:

* Jenniffer Benedetto (English 10 and Cultural Voices Teacher) is being honored at the Educational Foundation Breakfast March 23rd at the Oncenter for being named the Secondary Teacher of the Year.

* Bryan English (Project Lead the Way Teacher) has lead the robotics team that qualified for the national competition.

* Tom Azzolino (Business Teacher) is the advisor of Nottingham’s DECA team, which has qualified 11 students for the national competition.

Summer Shakespeare for Student Actors

Summer KIDS is accepting applications for its summer programs for student actors. The program runs at the Thornden Park Amphitheatre (weather permitting with the Carriage House as a back up) and this year the 1.0 class and the 2.0 class will be combined.

Registration for Summer KIDS 2013 is now open.  Students who are already registered may want to encourage a friend to join; the program is open to students entering 5th grade in September through the 12th grade. Here is the application:  KIDS 13 Application     Anyone seeking a scholarship/campership must submit an application by June 1st so we can evaluate and interview them if needed.

The group will be performing a scene from The Winter’s Tale along with its usual fun activities in costumes, sets, English country dancing and music.  Check the website at to see some cool KIDS 2012 pix.

For Information:

Ronald Bell, Executive Director Syracuse Shakespeare Festival

bell444 [at] gmail [dot] com 315-476-1835 (The Shakespeare Line) 315-414-9911 (Shakespeare’s Cell)

Nottingham Team Preps for Vex Robotics World Championship

Nottingham is sending a team to the world championships—the Vex Robotics World Championship.  The team will be heading to Anaheim, California, April 16-21.

Nottingham team members are Shivhari Chathrattil, Madison Ebeling, Justus Lacey and Ryan McNeil; their advisor is tech teacher Bryan English.  They invite you to follow them on Twitter @BryanEnglish2.   Mr. English will be updating the website all day long during the competition.

Nottingham Celebrates Pi Day

Thursday, March 14, is International Pi Day – and if you know what that means, you must have been pretty good at math! The Nottingham Math Department invites you to celebrate Pi Day with them from 6:30-8 pm Thursday evening.  They’ll meet in the cafeteria for desserts and mathematical diversions.  All students and parents are invited.   Questions?  Contact math teacher Sara Gentry at sgentry [at] scsd [dot] us or see her in Room 232.

Nottingham DECA Has Success at States

Nottingham DECA students had an outstanding showing at the state competition in Rochester March 6-8.  Many Nottingham students will be heading to Anaheim in April  to participate in the national competition (see results listed below).  The DECA advisor is Tom Azzolino.

Jouliana Afet     Broadcasting Advertising     Finalist

Liam Bartlett, Jordan Hines and Pat Voorheis    Community Service Project I 3rd place

Jake Greenfeld and Randy Nguyen     Entrepreneurship Written I      Finalist

Julianna Matthews and Ella Neville     Entrepreneurship Promotion I     2nd Place

Emily Carlson, Natalie Mooney and Je’Nyia Wilson   Financial Literacy Promotion 1 Finalist

Nastacia Marks and Serafina Parus     Growing Your Business 1      2nd Place

Tiiso McGinty      International Business Plan 1      1st Place

Thomas Harris, Hongan Huynh, and Quamell Mobley     Learn and Earn 1     4th Place

James Appleton, Robert Edwards and Kayla Walker   Public Relations 1    Finalist

Nadir McCray      Wholesale Selling      Finalist