Summer School registration begins Monday, June 30

This summer the SCSD’s summer program runs July 7 – August 12, with Regents exams set for August 13 and 14.

The district is offering three kinds of programs:

Summer School – a five-week program for students who did not pass a class (offered at Corcoran and Fowler)

Regents Prep – a two-week program beginning July 21 for students who need to pass a Regents exam (offered at Corcoran, Fowler Henninger, ITC and Nottingham)

Twilight Academy – a specialized five-week program for students with no credit or a very low number of credits (offered at Corcoran, Fowler, Henninger and Nottingham)

Register in person at your own high school:

Monday, June 30 – seniors only     8 am to 2 pm

Tuesday, July 1 – juniors only    8 am to 2 pm

Wednesday, July 2 – sophomores/freshmen only      8 am to 2 pm

Thursday, July 3 – Regents Prep only   8 am to 2 pm Monday, July 7 – classes begin

Detailed information available here:  2014 summer school information

Summer School calendar:  2014 Summer School Calendar

AP Calculus Summer Prep Scheduled for mid-August

AP Calculus Summer Prep sessions will be held during the weeks of August 18 (W/Th/F) and August 25 (M/T) with specific dates and times to be announced by August 1. Students who are registered for AP Calculus for the 2014-2015 school year should attend as many sessions as possible to review requisite pre-calculus knowledge. Location TBA (because of cleaning at Nottingham) Materials can be picked up from the main office anytime. Please contact Sara Gentry at sgentry [at] scsd [dot] us with any questions.

Art Portfolio Development Classes Available This Summer

Portfolio Development Individual Instruction      Age 11-18      Evenings June 30-August 8

•  Create a portfolio for college application   •  Experiment with a variety of materials             •  Understand the elements and principles of art and design    •  Develop multiple approaches to create images

For details contact: Anne Cofer g (315) 447-5536 acofer [at] twcny [dot] rr [dot] com

Anne Cofer is an experienced instructor with 15 years experience teaching students of all ages. She currently teaches art and design courses at Syracuse University and the Everson Museum of Art. Her ceramic installation work has shown nationally and is regularly exhibited across the CNY region.

Congressman Dan Maffei Looking for Interns

Our Congressman, Dan Maffei, a Nottingham alum (Class of ’86,) is running for re-election and looking for interns for his office.

Nottingham parent and staffer Eva Carafa is interviewing interns to help the NYS Democratic Committee support Dan. There are several N’ham students already involved, and they are getting great experience for their resume/college apps. They’ve gotten to meet Dan and ask him questions. He is thrilled with their participation. Dan Maffei

Our office is at 521 East Washington. We make a lot of phone calls, look for events to register voters, plan and execute events…a little bit of everything, really. Interns work right alongside staffers and get to watch the campaign unfold as the summer progresses. Interns can set their own schedules to accommodate part-time jobs or other commitments. We are asking for a 15 hour per week commitment.

If you’re interested, please call Eva Carafa at 416-5064, or send an email to eva [dot] carafa10429 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Play-reading at Petit Library on Monday

1Voice! – 1 Play! – 1Day!  6 p.m. Monday June 16. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse.   Colorsuicidecover

Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company presents a reading and discussion of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf, by Ntozake Shange (staged at few years ago at Nottingham).    PRPAC is joining members of Project1Voice, which is dedicated to the preservation of African American theater, in the reading of For Colored Girls across the country.   Come and bring YOUR voice. Read an excerpt and/or discuss the play. Men are welcome to join the discussion.

Contact info [at] theprpac [dot] org to request email copy of play.  Find out more about Project1VOICE and this annual, national event:

Research Opportunity for 9th and 10th Graders

A local educational company is looking for a group of 9th and 10th grade students to test out a web-based history lesson it is developing. The focus is primarily on fine-tuning the lesson’s features. In other words, the lesson is being tested, not you!

For your efforts (about 2 hours), you will get a $50 Target gift card and your parent/guardian will get a $5 Starbucks card for bringing you.  There are 2 sessions being held on Sat., June 21, 10-noon and 2-4 pm at Huntington Hall (on the SU campus, across from the Sheraton).

Both parents and students will need to pre-interview for the study in order to provide consent and answer a few questions.  As per the information flyer, they will need to contact Leigh @ Leigh [at] hezel [dot] com / 315-422-3512 x 214 in advance.

eBooks Now Available Through School District

Nottingham’s librarian Maureen Page shares some great info about eBooks:

Continue reading this summer with two new alternatives provided by the SCSD and Nottingham Library!  Nottingham students and families now have access to eBooks through Mackin Via or through Capstone’s MyON.

Directions on how to access Mackin Via eBooks: The district has not set up the student backpack accounts to check out the books; however, students are able to download the books on their computers, tablets, and other devices.

Here are the steps to access the Nottingham eBook collection through Mackin Via:

1. log on to

2. Select Library Links

3. Select eResources

4. Select eBooks

5. Select Mackin Via

6. School: Nottingham High School

7. Username: SCSDNottingham

8. Password: nottingham

The more books we download, the bigger we’ll be able to build our collection, so we encourage everyone to check out what’s available on Mackin Via.

Directions on how to access MyON eBooks:   SCSD has been offered a myON Reader free trial for the summer through Capstone Publishing.  It has over 7,000 high quality titles, Lexile measures, measuring reading growth (not just comprehension), and district level reports and correlations. We have a single log-in to make the trial as easy as possible.

To learn more about personalized reading with MyON: . . 

1. Go online to:

2. School Name:

3. Syracuse City School District

4. select the username: syrsls

5. password: syrsls

June Regents Exam Schedule

Reminder:  The last class day for all students is Monday, June 16.  After that day, students should be at school only for a Regents exam or a Regents review session.

Tuesday June 17     U.S. History in the morning; Living Environment in the afternoon Wednesday, June 18        Global History in the morning; Algebra 2 in the afternoon      Thursday, June 19      English in the morning; Earth Science in the afternoon                   Friday, June 20        Algebra in the morning; Geometry and Physics in the afternoon      Tuesday, June 24      Chemistry in the morning