Info About College Board, SAT and ACT exams

Nottingham juniors and seniors who are thinking about college want to get themselves registered at College Board, the site where you register for the SAT exam, required by more colleges and universities, and where you can take practice tests, get an SAT question of the day in your inbox, and track down lots of useful information.  College Board also is where you’ll go to get your AP scores and to send them to your college or university.

Parents, you can create an account, too, and get regular updates about the college search.  To get started, go to

SAT exams begin in the fall, and some students plan to take the exam twice.  Remember, you need to register in advance, so use this link to see test dates AND registration deadlines:

Some schools, especially those in the Midwest, encourage students to take the ACT instead of the SAT.  Not sure whether your target schools want you to take the SAT or the ACT?  Get on their websites and find out.  Some students take both because the tests are different, and some students do better on one than the other.  Check the scoring-the top score on an ACT exam is 36.  Here’s the link to ACT information:

Remember, if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you can get a waiver on the test fees.  Check with your guidance counselor when school begins.

Orders for Grad Photos Due August 1

The 2013 Nottingham Graduation photos are now available on Flickr at

If you wish to order photos from this collection, please use the attached order form. All order forms are due in the Nottingham main office by August 1. You can drop off your order form at the office during weekdays, 9-2, or mail to

Nottingham High School    ATTN: Graduation photo      3100 E. Genesee St             Syracuse, NY 13224

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Do You Need a Physical This Year?

A reminder that many Nottingham students will need a physical this year, and the school district is no longer providing them.

Students who are entering 10th grade need a physical on record with the school, and any student planning to participate in a sport this year needs to have a physical on file before he or she will be allowed to participate-this includes practicing with the team.   FALL ATHLETES – this is especially important for you!

Please schedule appointments now with your own family doctor for the required physical and drop off or send the completed form (see attached) to the Nottingham school nurse: Patricia Pellegrini, Nurse

Nottingham High School

3100 E. Genesee St.

Syracuse, NY  13224

If you do not have a doctor, the following sites provide physicals to students in the Syracuse City School District, but you must call and schedule an appointment:

University Pediatric and Adolescent Center 90 Presidential Plaza 315-464-4357

Syracuse Community Health Center 819 S. Salina St. For appointments, call Ms Jackson at 315-476-7921 ext 2372 or Ms Emery at 315-476-7921 ext 2557

St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Clinic 301 Prospect Ave 315-448-5491

Westside Family Health Center 216 Seymour St. 315-703-2600

Other places that offer medical care to insured or uninsured children include

Amaus Health Services at 259 E. Onondaga St. 315-424-1911 Open the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Thursday of each month; you must call ahead Donation of $20-$50 is requested for each school/sports physical

Christian Health Services at 3200 Burnet Ave 315-433-9999 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am to noon Call for an appointment; decreased fees available if you don’t have insurance

Poverello Health Center at 808 N. Salina St. 315-423-9961 Physical exams are by appointment only; please call to schedule an appointment

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Post-Standard Runs Five-Part Story on Say Yes

The Syracuse Post-Standard’s education reporter Paul Riede has written a five-part story on the five-year anniversary of the Say Yes to Education program that might be of interest to the Nottingham community.  The series is running this week in the Post-Standard and can be accessed at

Monday, July 22 – Say Yes at 5:  Has Say Yes Contributed to Progress in the School District?

Tuesday, July 23 – Say Yes at 5:  Are More Kids Going to College?

Wednesday, July 24 – Say Yes at 5:  Is the Free Tuition Pledge for Syracuse Kids Real?

Say Yes at 5: Will the Syracuse district, community coalition hold?
After five years, an unprecedented community partnership looks as strong as ever


Say Yes at 5: Are Syracuse schools improving?
Classroom advances are the school district’s responsibility, but Say Yes has tried – haltingly – to clear the way for learning

Order Pictures from Graduation Ceremony

The 2013 Nottingham Graduation photos are now available on Flickr at

If you wish to order photos from this collection, please use the order form below.   All orders are due in the Nottingham main office by August 1.

You can drop off your order form at the office during weekdays, 9-2, or mail to

Nottingham High School, ATTN:  Graduation photo, 3100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY  13224

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FACES Organizational Meeting is July 17

FACES of Nottingham Inc. will meet Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 pm in the Nottingham cafeteria for an organizational meeting.

For the past year, FACES has been in the process of incorporating, the first step in applying for 501(c)3 status as a non-profit organization.  As an incorporation, FACES must adopt by-laws and elect a Board of Directors.

The agenda for the short organizational meeting on July 17 is to approve the by-laws (see attached) and vote for the 2013-14 FACES Board of Directors.  Note:  the by-laws attached have been slightly modified from the by-laws sent out 10 days ago.

Members of the Nottingham community are welcome to attend.  The FACES of Nottingham Inc. initial board of directors will be voting

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Information for Football Players and Football Families

Nottingham head football coach Nick Patterson sends the attached handout that includes important summer dates for football players and their families as well as the football schedule for the upcoming season.

Nottingham will meet New Hartford on Saturday, August 31, at 10 am at the Nottingham Stadium and then participate in the Kick-off Classic on Saturday, September 7, at 1 pm in the Dome against Maine Endwell.

The Bulldogs are the defending Section 3 Class A champions!