Nottingham Nordic Skier Eric Houck Competes at States

Congratulations to Nottingham sophomore Eric Houck, who competed at the NYSPHSAA nordic ski championship held Monday and Tuesday–the state championship for this sport.

Eric was 4th in the distance race Monday (10k skate) and his relay team (Sec. 3A) took 2nd yesterday.

Results are posted here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aln6XriSaYuddHNTYV9zdE9hYkU3ZW9YY0lKaXh1QUE#gid=0

Celebration of Black History Month on Friday

February is Black History Month and Nottingham’s Spotlighting Justice group believes it is very important that we acknowledge and honor Black History, which is a major part of American History.

Therefore, you are all invited to Spotlighting Justice’s Third Annual Evening of Black History: Then and Now on Friday, February 28, from 5:30pm-8pm in the LGIR.

There will be several performances, a light food tasting, and an open mic featuring poetry that reflects the evening’s theme. It will be an amazing experience! Please make sure that you’re all there! Bring a poem to share!

Three Important Meetings This Week

This is a busy week of meetings for interested members of the Nottingham community.

On Tuesday, February 25, a public forum focusing on the need for more state funding for education will be held at H.W. Smith from 6:30-8:30 pm.

On Wednesday, February 26, FACES holds its February business meeting, postponed from earlier this month because of weather.  The meeting runs 6:30-8 in the cafeteria and all are welcome to attend.

On Thursday, February 27, the senior parents meet at 6 pm in the parent room.

Information about Affordable Care Act

March 15th is this year’s deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan under the new Affordable Health Care Act guidelines.

If you or friends and family members are interested, please contact health care navigator Brian Tompkins at 472-6343 ext 204 or btompkins [at] snccsyr [dot] org   Brian is willing to set up another meeting at Nottingham before the deadline if there is enough interest.

Tayquon Hightower Heading to States!

Congratulations to Nottingham senior Tayquon Hightower, qualifying for the state indoor track/field meet in three events: the 55 m dash, the 300 m dash, and the high jump.  In the state qualifiers, Tayquon had his personal best in the 55 (6.73 seconds) and the high jump (6’6).

He will be competing at the state meet on March 1 at Cornell.

SU’s University Lectures of Interest to Nottingham

SU offers two upcoming lectures that might be of interest to the Nottingham community.  Both are free and open to the public, and will be held at Hendricks Chapel, right on the SU Quad.

Chris HayesChris Hayes, political commentator and MSNBC host, will give a talked titled “Twilight of the Elites” on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:30 pm.    Hayes covers a wide range of political and social issues on his MSNBC show “All In with Chris Hayes,” which airs at 8 p.m. (Eastern) Monday through Friday.  Hayes is also editor-at-large of The Nation. In his University Lectures presentation, Hayes will mix deft political analysis, timely social commentary and deep historical understanding to reorient our perspective on our times by arguing that the public’s loss of trust in the federal government, corporate America and the media has led to a crisis of authority that threatens to engulf not just our politics but our day-to-day lives. He is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy to the intersection of politics and technology.

Cartoonist Roz Chast will appear on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 pm at Hendricks Roz Chast Chapel.   An evening with Chast will be one of humor and enlightenment.  She is brilliant, witty, and comical, with an amazing amount of talent. Though not everyone recognizes her name, her cartoons are seen everywhere, and you will be interested in her discussion of cartooning and current events.

AP Registration Accepted Through Monday, Feb. 24

Students taking an AP class have until Monday, February 24, to turn in the AP registration form.  Download the form from the FORMS link at the top of this page.

The registration form and fee MUST be paid in order for students to take the AP exam in May and have the AP designation appear on their transcript.  If students qualify for free/reduced lunch, they may be eligible for a fee waiver.

For more information, contact Jolene Todd at jtodd [at] scsd [dot] us