Nottingham Plans Earth Day Activities on Saturday, April 12

EarthDayVolunteers are needed for Nottingham’s annual Earth Day Cleanup of the school grounds and neighborhood streets adjacent to the school. The cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 9 am to noon. Meet at the main entry at Nottingham High School. Hot and cold drinks will be provided along with some light snacks. Dress for the weather (we will work rain or shine, except for heavy rain) and bring gloves and sturdy shoes.

This year we are joining the county-wide OCCRA Earth Day Cleanup ‘Happening’ and will extend our cleanup efforts to include Meadowbrook Drive, Brookford Rd. and the side streets that serve the walking population at the school.  Last year, OCCRA’s Cleanup event drew over 5,500 resident volunteers and collected nearly 50 tons of litter!  If you have questions, please contact Reina Apraez at reina [at] syracuserealfood [dot] coop or Dudley Breed at dbreed1 [at] twcny [dot] rr [dot] com.

The Senior Class will be hosting an Earth Day Initiative on April 12, too. Seniors will be collecting bottles, cans, old cell phones, computers, and ink cartridges from 10 am to 2 pm in the Nottingham main hallway.  Your support will help the senior class.

Mark your calendars—we can use your help and hope to see you at Nottingham on April 12.

Now is the Time to Order Your Yearbook

The Nottingham yearbook team is working hard to make the 2014 yearbook the best ever.  Now is the time to order your yearbook. Cost is $55 – that includes tax.

Pay with credit or debit card:  If families would like to buy a yearbook online with a debit or credit card, go to  Enter Nottingham’s school code: 11503914 and then follow the prompts.

Pay with cash or check:  See Ms Ferlenda in GW1 for an order form or pick up an order form in the office.

Reminder: Seniors who paid for senior dues package 2 ($150) or 3 ($225) have already ordered and paid for a yearbook. If a senior is not sure if he or she purchased a yearbook via senior dues, please check with senior class advisor Jill Rath.  Do this sooner rather than later.

Note:  We do not order extra yearbooks to sell at the end of the year.  If you want a yearbook, you must order it now.  Don’t be disappointed-get your order in today.

We have posted yearbook information on the FACES website at under the Class of 2014 page and the Yearbook page.

Nottingham Boosters Plan June 21 Golf Tournament

The Nottingham Boosters announce their first annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser, set for Saturday, June 21, at 10 m at Orchard Vali Golf Club, 4693 Cherry Valley Turnpike in Lafayette.

$75 per golfer includes 18 holds of golf, cart, snacks and dinner.  Win cash and prizes from raffles and contests.  Register your foursome now; captain & crew.

All proceeds benefit Nottingham athletics.  Checks should be made to Nottingham Booster Club.

For more information, contact Greg Jones, dean of students and head boys basketball coach.  hambball [at] gmail [dot] com, 315-435-6262 (work) or 315-378-8493 (cell)

Tournament Information:  Nottingham Golf Outing flyer

Sponsor Information:  Bulldog Golf Outing Sponsor Letter

SCSD Career & Technical Education Exposition on Saturday, March 29

The Syracuse City School District is hosting the first annual Career & Technical Education Exposition. The Expo will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the gym at the Institute of Technology (258 E. Adams St.).   The event is free and open to the public.

There will be two sessions, and you are invited to attend either session:  Session I is 11-1:30  Session II is 2:30-5.

Learn more about the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs available at each of the District high schools. The District provides CTE programs geared towards student career interests through equally rigorous pathway offerings in emerging and trending fields of study. There will be important information available regarding each of the CTE programs for students and families.

For more information please contact Ed Blasland at 435-2036.

Education historian Diane Ravitch speaks at SU on April 1

Education historian Diane Ravitch is speaking at SU’s Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 pm.  Her talk is free and open to the public, and SU is planning for a big crowd, suggesting that people arrive no later than 6:45.Diane Ravitch

Ravitch, an education professor at New York University, is a leader in the backlash against the implementation of the Common Core standards and the heavy emphasis on standardized testing, charter schools, corporate involvement in education and other recent reform pushes . A former assistant secretary of education under the first President Bush, she is highly critical of both President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind and President Obama’s Race to the Top education policies. She has a popular blog and an active Twitter account with more than 80,000 followers.

The latest of her 11 books is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.

People can register for the event by emailing lectures [at] syr [dot] edu. Registering does not guarantee a spot at the lecture, which is free and open to the public, but it does place people on an email list in case there are any changes to the event.

Class of 2014 Sponsors Can & Bottle Drive

The Class of 2014 is busy raising funds for the many end-of-year activities that make senior year so special, and they’re hoping you will help them with an ongoing Can & Bottle Drive.

If you take your cans and bottles to the Mission Returns Redemption Center at 1712 Erie Blvd, you can donate your proceeds to the 2014 Nottingham Parent Senior Parent Club bottle drive.  The center is open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm.  Phone is 315-701-3888.

cans and bottles If you hit the bulls eye, bottles will be worth 8 cents; if you hit around it, they’re worth 5 cents.  So aim carefully! Thanks, Nottingham!

DECA Performs Well at States; Seven Move On to Nationals in Atlanta

Nottingham DECA advisor Tom Azzolino announces that Nottingham had seven top ten finishers at last week’s DECA State Career Conference in Rochester.  In addition, seven students finished in first or second place and will be representing Nottingham at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta on May 2-7.  Well done, DECA!

First Place: Nastacia Marks and Julianna Matthews Category:  Public Relations Project Topic:  “Redefining Beauty” – Building true body confidence one girl at a time

Second Place: Emily Carlson, Je’Nyia Wilson, and Natalie Mooney Category:  Creative Marketing Project Topic  Cooperative Federal Credit Union – Nottingham Federal located within Nottingham High School

Second Place: Claire Breed and Deasia Hawkins Category:  Public Relations Project Topic:  “Bully Proof” – A Study Regarding Bullying Today

Top Ten:  Jamarious Lyons and Marcus McDonald Category:  Buying and Merchandising Operations Research Event Topic:  Gertch Merchandise

Top Ten:  Victoria LaRue and Ben Sheffler Category:  Community Service Project Topic:  Secret Santa for Onondaga County Foster Care

Top Ten: Jake Greenfeld and Randy Nguyen Category:  Community Service Project Topic:  “Tribute to the Troops” – Honoring veterans in a memorial located at James Square Health Center

Top Ten:  Kayla Walker Category:  Entrepreneurship – Participating (franchise) Topic:  Betsey’s Brick – An Alternative Energy Source