SCSD Makes Good Decision to Again Offer Free Sports Physicals

The SCSD, in conjunction with the Crouse Medical Group, will be offering free sports physicals to students hope to participate in high school or modified sports next year. Physicals will be offered at Nottingham and Corcoran:

Nottingham Gym    Tuesday, June 10    4-8:30 pm

Corcoran Gym        Thursday, June 12    4-8:30 pm

Note:   This physical will be good for all sports participation next year, so if you hope to be on a team, get  a physical now or make an appointment with your own doctor. This physical does NOT take the place of the required physical for entrance into 7th and 10th grade.

Here is the physical form and parent permission slip if students will be coming to the physical sites without a parent:  Physical exam and parent permission

Say Yes Panel Discussion Focuses on College Admissions

Say Yes to Education will be hosting a College Access Panel Discussion event Monday, May 19, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Henninger High School.

We have invited some competitive to moderately competitive colleges to join us and talk to students about the characteristics they look for in evaluating student applications. Say Yes to Education

Admissions representatives from Cornell University, Syracuse University,  Notre Dame University, Hamilton College, SUNY Binghamton and SUNY Cortland will participate in the discussion.

This event is especially important for juniors and their families, but sophomores and freshmen are encouraged to attend, too.

To learn more about Say Yes, contact Ahmeed Turner, Say Yes scholarship director.  His contact information is ahturner [at] sayyestoeducation [dot] org or 315.443.9993.

Nottingham Seniors Need to Activate Say Yes Account

SAY Yes Syracuse recently mailed letters home to all Nottingham seniors outlining the process for creating an account with them. This is an essential step in order to claim your SAY Yes scholarship, but Say Yes and the SCSD ask that ALL seniors activate the account, whether they are taking a gap year, moving on to work or the military, or attending a non-Say Yes school.

Please see your counselor as soon as possible if you need assistance completing the online form.

SCSD summer musical is In the Heights

The Syracuse City School District summer musical is In the Heights, a story of a vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood experiencing family and cultural changes. Nottingham students interested in auditioning or tech-ing for the show should talk to vocal music teacher Eveny Parker.  In the Heights

Nottingham auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 3:30.  Once rehearsals begin, tech will run 11 am to 2 pm, and rehearsals will run 2 pm to 5 pm.  Show dates are August 8, 9 and 10 at Henninger.

In the Heights is a show that took Broadway by storm.  Nominated for 13 Tony Awards in 2008, it took home 4, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestration.  It’s three days in the lives of residents living on 183rd Street in New York’s Washington Heights.  A primarily Hispanic neighborhood, family bonds are strong; neighborhood ties are equally as binding; but change is in the air that will impact everyone.  It’s a story of dreams and sacrifices, loyalties and love, all taking place in one city block surrounded by millions.

Bulldog Brick is a Nice Senior Gift

If you’ve visited the Bulldog statue at the front of the school, you’ve likely seen the engraved bricks surrounding it.  The bricks create a wonderful memory of former Nottingham students, families, teachers, coaches and administrators – and a brick might make a great gift for a member of the Class of 2014.

Bulldog Brick 8x8 with logo Information about ordering a brick is at the Bulldog Brick link on the FACES website: The next order of bricks will be submitted on May 30, with the brick installation set for mid-summer.

Check out the Facebook page at Nottingham Bricks and Landscaping Project.