Nottingham Community Invited to Participate in Community Summit On New Disciplinary Practices

The Nottingham community is encouraged to participate in the Syracuse Community Summit:  Keeping Kids in School.

Student, parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders have been invited to participate on either Friday, August 15, or Saturday, August, 16, to learn about the district’s new Code of Conduct.  The summit will address the importance of implementing discipline practices that keep kids in school while changing undesired behaviors.

Sessions include Setting the Stage: Unintended Consequences of School-Discipline Practices; Cultural Competency; Restorative Practices; and Collaborative Models for School Arrest Diversion.

When:  Friday, August 15 OR Saturday, August 16

Where:  Fowler High School Start

Time:  8:30 am for registration and continental breakfast

For more information:  435-4161

Freshman Orientation Set for Tuesday, August 26

Welcome, Class of 2018!  We are looking forward to meeting you, and we hope you can join us at the Freshman Orientation on Tuesday, August 26, from 3-7 pm.

Here’s what we have planned:

Freshmen Only       3 pm to 5 pm

  • Meet your team teachers, guidance counselor and vice principal
  • Receive and review your schedule
  • Find your locker
  • Meet your new classmates
  • Tour the building
  • Get answers to all your questions

Parents/Guardians and Freshmen      5 pm to 7 pm:

  • Principal’s welcome
  • Meet and greet administrators, teachers, counselors and support staff
  • Enjoy a light dinner in the Nottingham courtyard
  • Tour the school

Questions?  Call the Main Office at 435-4380.


Calling all AP Calculus Students

Beginning Monday, August 18, AP Calculus teacher Ms Gentry will be holding AP Bridge classes in the Nottingham media center to review pre-calculus knowledge and preview some calculus topics. Please attend as many sessions as possible so that you are ready to dive into calculus when school starts September 2.

Note:   Sessions are scheduled in the mornings on M/W/F and in the afternoons on T/Th. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, please pick up a packet of materials from the main office (available now, on the counter by the phone) and email Ms Gentry at sgentry [at] scsd [dot] us so that she can send you Internet links for websites that can help you prepare independently.

Monday, August 18                9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, August 19               12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, August 20          9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday, August 21              12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday, August 22                   9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Questions?  Contact Ms Gentry at sgentry [at] scsd [dot] us

Rising Senior Myko Suchy Plays on Slovakian World Lax Team

File this under What I Did On My Summer Vacation – Rising senior Myko Suchy shares this:   I played in the 2014 world field lacrosse championships this summer in Denver CO. Every summer I travel to Slovakia with my family.  Not having much to do I researched lacrosse in Slovakia and found the Tricksters lacrosse club. During my summers here I played with the Tricksters both at practices and in the Czech league. The Tricksters are one of about four lacrosse clubs in Slovakia. Despite the inability of lacrosse to break into the mainstream sports world in Slovakia, more and more people are playing and recognizing the sport.

The Tricksters are the oldest and biggest lacrosse club in Slovakia, so most of the national team comes from their club. By the time the world championships rolled around I knew most of the players and they knew me.  They invited me to help represent Slovakia at the 2014 games. I was thrilled! I was the youngest player on the team, I found myself tested on the field playing against players in all stages of their lacrosse careers, college players in their prime condition, older craftier MLL and box players almost all of whom were older and more experienced than myself. We played against teams from South Korea, Israel, Sweden, France, Turkey, Belgium, and Norway. We finished in 25th place overall.

Playing in Denver was what I feel is one of my biggest accomplishments so far in life! It forced me to compete on a new level of the game and taught me so much not just about the game of lacrosse but about life and different cultures and how to respond to adversity.  I am very thankful for this opportunity.

Don Little Selected for NEH Summer Scholar Program

Nottingham social studies teacher Don Little recently returned from a week-long workshop sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He was selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of fifteen summer study opportunities.

Don participated in a workshop entitled “Crossroads of Conflict: Contested Visions of Freedom and the Missouri-Kansas Border Wars.”  The one-week program was held at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  Participants visited several historic sites including the Burnt Over District of Bates County, Missouri, the Steamship Arabia Museum, the cities of Lawrence and Lecompton, Kansas, sites associated with the Battle of Westport and the Jesse James Farm.  They studied with nationally-recognized scholars on the Civil War in Missouri and Kansas.

An Interesting Opportunity to Learn More about Syracuse

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 1, 2014   University College and F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse are now accepting applications for the 2014 Citizens Academy class.

In its 10th year, Citizens Academy informs citizens:   • How our local governments work • How to join with government leaders to effect change • How to help create the future for our community

Topics include: Health and Human Services; Economic Development; Water and Waste Management; Education; Public Safety; Planning, Land Use and Transportation; Budget and Finance; and Organization of Local Government.

The 2014 program will run for eight Wednesday evenings from Sept. 10 through Nov. 5, 2014 (no class on Sept. 24). Sessions are held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at various county and city facilities throughout the community with a supper provided.  Each night government officials and representatives discuss their responsibilities and answer participants’ questions.   Participation is FREE. There are a limited number of spots available and participants are expected to attend all sessions.

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 1, 2014.  Applications is open to all residents of Onondaga County 18 years of age and older.  Apply online at

Citizens Academy is collaboration between the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, University College of Syracuse University and F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse to inform citizens about how local governments are organized and how services are funded and delivered.   For more information, email cps [at] uc [dot] syr [dot] edu or call F.O.C.U.S. at 315.448.8732.

2014 Diplomas Available in Main Office

Grads from the Class of 2014 are reminded that their diplomas are ready for pick up in the Nottingham main office, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 2 pm.

Graduation DVDs will go out in the mail on Tuesday, July 15.  If you wish to purchase a copy of the DVD, call 428-1129, but don’t delay.  There are just a few left.  DVDs are are $15 each.  2014 grad DVD

DOT neighborhood presentation on I-81 July 24th

The New York State Department of Transportation has scheduled neighborhood meetings to present alternatives for replacement of the I-81 viaduct. The meeting for the East Side is scheduled for July 24th, 6 to 8 pm, at HW Smith School, 1130 Salt Springs Road.

If you have questions please contact I81Opportunities [at] dot [dot] ny [dot] gov or call the project hotline (855) I81-TALK (855-481-8255).

I-81 Meeting