Two Ways to Support Nottingham Theater

Nottingham’s theater troupe, The Meadowbrook Harlequins, is preparing its fall comedy, Kauffman and Hart’s You Can’t Take It With You.

You can support Nottingham theater by placing an ad in the playbill or becoming a supporter of The Harlequins.  Details are here: theater donors fall 2014

Nottingham welcomes new theater director Bill Ralbovsky, and we hope to keep our theater program strong. We appreciate your support.

Media Comm Class Creating Visual School Announcements

Nottingham teacher Bryan English is now filming daily school announcements and posting via Breaking Bulldog News (BBN); the link is below.

The work is part of Intro to Media Communications.  Students will be filming, editing, providing interviews and creating public service announcements.  Breaking Bulldog News (BBN) will be filmed the day prior to be aired the following day.

  Note:  Only students and others with a district login ID will be able to log in to view because the site is password protected.  But if you can get your student to log in for you, you might enjoy seeing this student work.

FACES Leadership Conference Set for November 15

FACES has rescheduled its second Leadership Conference and now  plans to host it on Saturday, November 15.  We hope you will join us.

During our first Conference in the spring of 2012, several projects took shape, including the creation of FACES and the development of a  Groundskeepers initiative, and several have become central to Nottingham. On November 15, 40 students and nearly 30 adults will meet to discuss the school and its promises and problems as well as create exciting short-term projects which will improve our school and community over the next six months.

We are inviting you to take part from 8:30 AM until 1 PM on the 15th, enjoying breakfast and lunch while you roll up your sleeves to work with an energetic group of students, teachers and community members. This is one of the best ways you will find this year to work with others for immediate change.

Will you join us? If so, contact parent Paul Harvey at luludoodah [at] aol [dot] com or community member Stephanie Bartling at sbartlin [at] twcny [dot] rr [dot] com

Regents Approve New Options to Meet High School Grad Requirements

The Post-Standard is reporting on a decision by the NY State Regents to offer a 4+1 option for students to graduate, allowing them to pass four Regents (English, science, math and social students) and then choose from a variety of options, including some vocational assessments, for the fifth benchmark.

The article is here; it does not indicate when this new option will be put in place:                   Regents New 4 + 1 Graduation Option

Order School Pictures Online

Nottingham Picture Days are Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21 and 22.  Students will get their pictures taken during their English classes, and they should have brought home an order form.  You can complete the form now and order online or, if you didn’t get a form, review the online order information below.

Nottingham High School Picture Days:  Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21 and 22 Picture Day ID:  WL624071Q0

Place your order:                                                                                                                    1. Go to                                                                                              2. Enter your Picture Day ID:  WL624071Q0                                                                         3. Choose the sizes and quantities you want                                                                        4. Pay for your portraits online – it’s easy.

Building Men Program Hosts Joe Ehrmann

The Building Men program, active at Nottingham, is sponsoring an appearance by Joe Ehrmann, former NFL football player and current motivational speaker who works to promote growth, teamwork and individual responsibility.  His talk is called “Inside Out Coaching:  A Message of Positive Coaching and Life Lessons Through Sports.”  Players, parents, coaches and athletic directors have the opportunity to see Ehrmann in Syracuse on Wednesday, November 12, at 7 pm at the Palace Theater.

Ehrmann was an All-American football player and lettered lacrosse player at Syracuse University, named to Syracuse University’s All-Century Football Team and recipient of the Arents Award, SU’s Most Distinguished Alumni honor for his contributions to society.

The NFL is currently using Ehrmann’s presentations as the core of its new awareness campaign to help players become more sensitive to issues of domestic violence and personal responsibility.

Grounds Clean Up Set For Sunday, October 26

Volunteers are needed for Nottingham’s annual fall clean-up, scheduled for Sunday, October 26, from 9 am to 3 pm.  We will focus on preparing our new trees for winter (and deer protection) and general weeding and clean-up of the front area planting beds. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided. Stay for an hour or most of the day-our yard is big and we can use your help.  A good volunteer project for parents, students, staff, neighbors-bring your work gloves!

Syracuse East Girls Tennis Completes Its Season

Coach Tim Colwell’s 2014 Syracuse East girls tennis team won the Syracuse city championship for the second year in a row, defeating Syracuse West 6-1 twice during the season.

Syracuse East sent a girl to sectionals for the first time in a number of years as MeiLin Luzadis qualified for the singles tournament.    On Friday, October 10, MeiLin won her first-round match of sectional play in a third set tie-breaker, and then lost in the second round to 5th-seeded Mandi Petros of Watertown.

Congratulations to the girls of Nottingham and Henninger for a good season of Syracuse East tennis.