Congrats to Nottingham Writers

The 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards posted their regional winners today, and Nottingham High School picked up ninescholastic-art-and-writing-awards awards in all.

Freshman Hannah Cofer picked up a Gold Key (1st place) in the personal essay/memoir category, three Silver Keys (2nd place) in the personal essay/memoir, poetry, and flash fiction categories respectively, and an Honorable Mention (3rd place) in the science fiction/fantasy category. Her Gold Key entry will automatically be entered into the national competition, judged in March.

Sophomore Francesca Giardine picked up two Silver Keys in both the dramatic script and personal essay/memoir categories, and two Honorable Mentions in science fiction/fantasy and poetry respectively.

SU’s WILDER Workshop Series Open to Juniors or Seniors

SU Professor Susannah Sayler has an opportunity for 10 to 15 SCSD juniors or seniors to participate in the WILDER workshop series this semester. Students can earn from 1 to 3 credits – there is no cost to the student other than transportation to SU and the Southwest Community Center. The workshops are held on Saturdays.

The SCSD students will work alongside SU students. Ideally 2-3 students from each Syracuse high schools could participate.  The focus of the workshop series is on creating sustainable, self-reliant communities, and students will construct a geodesic dome, learn basic bike repair, create a bike-powered phone charger, and more.

Information and registration form is here:  WILDER workshop  Interested Nottingham students should speak with Ms. DeTore.  Questions should be directed to Professor Sayler at ssayler [at] syr [dot] edu.

InterFaith Works of CNY Honors Senior Ella Neville

1485077_695353210509428_1176279262_nInterFaith Works of Central New York honored five advocates for racial justice during a gathering held at Syracuse Stage on Tuesday evening, including Nottingham senior Ella Neville.

Rev. Kevin Agee was presented with the Catalyst Award.  Cimone Jordan, Wilauer Mateo, Ella Neville and Abdulilah Al-Dubai were honored with the 2014 Racial Justice Award. Jordan attends Fowler, Mateo attends ITC and Al-Dubai is a nationality worker in the Syracuse City School District’s ESL program.

Registration for AP Exams Due February 13

Nottingham counselor Jolene Todd reminds parents that students who are taking AP classes must register for the AP exam(s) by February 13.  The exams are given during the first two weeks of May.

All students taking an AP class MUST take the AP exam, so please complete the AP Exam Registration 2014 and submit by the Feb. 13 due date.  The AP information letter provides information about the possibility of waiving the AP registration fee.

If you have questions, please contact Ms Todd at jtodd [at] scsd [dot] us

FACES Holds Brainstorming Session on Wednesday

The FACES Community and Communications Committee is inviting all members of the Nottingham community to help us brainstorm new projects to meet all of our stakeholders’ needs as we continue to grow a healthy community for Nottingham students.

We will examine the successes of the past year, upcoming challenges and, using the five stakeholders (families, alumni, community, educators, students) as a paradigm, brainstorm and discuss new project ideas to bring to the FACES board meeting on February 5.

Please feel free to bring a dish to pass.  We’ll begin at 6:30 in the cafeteria with dinner, but will begin the discussion promptly.  No time to cook?  Please join us anyway.

Travel Club Heading to Dominican Republic in Spring 2015

Attention all Nottingham Students, Parents and Staff!

Do you like to travel? Zip line? Adventure to foreign countries? zipline

If so, you should Join the TRAVEL CLUB on its SPRING BREAK 2015 trip to the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

Join us for an informational meeting on Monday, Feb 3, at 6 pm in the LGIR (the big teaching space directly across from the auditorium).

If you have any questions, see Senora Crowell in GW5 or call her at Nottingham at 435-4380.

Girls Lax Team Invites You To Pancake Breakfast

Hey Nottingham families!  Doesn’t all this cold weather have you thinking about … pancakes?  Mmmm, pancakes.  pancakes

How about a … PANCAKE BREAKFAST – FUNDRAISER for the Syracuse City Girls Lacrosse Team

Sunday, February 2 (yep, Superbowl Sunday)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 5241 East Genesee Street, Camillus – not the Applebee’s on Erie Blvd.

$6.00 per person

You can support the Syracuse City Girls Lacrosse Team AND eat some tasty pancakes at the same time! For tickets, contact Lisa Bankert (bookfaery [at] gmail [dot] com) or 374-0565 or plan to pay at the door.

Thanks, Bulldogs!

Nottingham Federal Credit Union Grand Opening is January 17

The following announcement is from Nottingham seniors Emily Carlson, Natalie Mooney and Jenyia Wilson:

In conjunction with Cooperative Federal and Nottingham DECA, we are pleased to announce the grand opening of Nottingham Federal Credit Union!

WHO:  Nottingham High School and Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union

WHAT:  Grand Opening of Nottingham Federal, a new credit union branch run by and for Nottingham students

WHEN:  Friday, January 17 at 10:30 am

WHERE:  Nottingham

Nottingham High School is partnering with Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union to create Nottingham Federal, a student-run credit union branch within the high school.  On January 17, Nottingham Federal celebrates its grand opening.

Nottingham Federal is dedicated to fostering hands-on financial education and empowering a new generation of savers.  Students can open accounts, make deposits and withdrawals, enroll in direct deposit, cash checks and talk about savings and money management-right during school hours.  In a safe environment with trusted advisors, Nottingham Federal also provides academic enrichment and career-building opportunities to students, who can be involved as tellers, marketers, peer educators and more.

The opening of Nottingham Federal follows more than a year of planning by a team of Nottingham students.  It is the third location to open under Cooperative Federal’s Youth Credit Union Program, with other branches at Fowler and Corcoran.

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