Bulldogs Perform Well at DECA Regionals

Congratulations to the following Nottingham students who won awards at the DECA regional competition yesterday. All of these students are in their FIRST year of DECA and were competing against upperclassmen in their respective events.  They are helping to maintain Nottingham’s long tradition of DECA excellence!   Congratulations, too, to DECA advisor Tom Azzolino.                                                                                                        Kiah Edwards   1st Place   Restaurant and Food Service Management                              Katie Willard    1st Place     Marketing Management                                                        Aaron Milovicz  2nd Place   Quick Serve Restaurant Management                             LeVonn Owens  3rd Place   Sales Demo                                                                       Yanira Johnson  4th Place    Retail Merchandising                                                           Michael Manual   4th Place    Human Resource Management

Syracuse Research Corp Offers STEM Scholarships

Graduating high school seniors in Central New York who will be majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $2,500 per year and a guaranteed summer internship at SRC, Inc. or C&S Companies.

The scholarship is made possible through the CNY STEM Scholars Program, now in its third year.  More information about all the scholarship opportunities offered by SRC is available here:  http://www.cnystem.com/students-parents/scholarships.html

Eight scholarships will be awarded, with up to three focused on minority and female applicants. There is no financial eligibility requirement. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, live in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison, Cortland, Oneida, Oswego or Tompkins counties and be starting a degree program in the fall of 2015. Students attending a college or university in New York State and students intending to study in certain STEM fields will be given preference during the selection process. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on academic merit, activities and application responses.

The application deadline is March 15, 2015. Selections will be made in April. Applicants will be notified by May 1.

Social Studies Class Plans March of Solidarity

Nottingham social studies teacher Jessica Elliott shares the following:

The Nottingham Black History class will be holding a march of solidarity on Friday, December 12, at 9 am in recognition of the injustices of the Michael Brown/ Eric Garner grand jury decisions. Please note that this is not a march against police; it is an act of civil disobedience aimed towards the justice system.  another march

We are all entitled to our opinions and thoughts, but please see me with any concerns, questions, or comments, not students. I thank all of you for your respect to this matter. I can be reached at jterry [at] scsd [dot] us

Students will be distributing and posting flyers as a means of community outreach

Nottingham Jumps Rope for Hearts

Students at Nottingham are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. On Friday, December 19, at 1pm Nottingham will host its 1st annual Jump Rope For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth. Jump Rope

Any student who fund raises, even one dollar, will be allowed access to the event at 1pm in the Nottingham gym. The event will include a DJ, Double Dutch, Long Rope, and Speed rope challenges, and Knockout and other basketball skill challenges.

Students are asking for donations to support the American Heart Association; our goal for our first year of the event is to raise $1,500 as a school!

If your student is participating, you can write a check to the American Heart Association.  If you wish to support the event but no longer have a student at Nottingham, you can drop off a donation in the main office or send it to Nottingham teacher Alissa DeBie, Nottingham High School, 3100 E. Genesee St., 13224.

Jump Rope For Heart teaches students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community. The need to educate children about the importance of physical activity couldn’t be timelier. According to recent studies, about one-third of children ages 2 to 19 are overweight and obese.

FACES Plans January 7 Meeting on Crisis Response

On November 25, Principal David Maynard reported that Nottingham safety procedures were followed and a student who brought a gun to Nottingham was swiftly removed from a classroom.

To learn more about Nottingham safety practices and crisis preparation, please join FACES and Principal Maynard for a discussion about                                                            * recent safety incidents at Nottingham                                                                                   * Nottingham’s crisis plan                                                                                                         * Nottingham’s security team                                                                                                  * strategies Nottingham uses to prevent and prepare for emergency incidents                      * what students can do to improve safety and security at Nottingham                                   * what parents can do if a crisis situation occurs

Wednesday, January 7          7-8 pm in the Nottingham cafeteria

Holiday Ham is Fun Event for Kids 10 and under

Kids 10 and under are invited to a special evening of holiday fun at Nottingham sponsored by Nottingham’s Spotlighting Justice and Cultural Voices programs

Please join us for an evening of holiday cheer on Thursday, December 17, at Nottingham High School from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.  The evening will include hot cocoa, cookie decorating, ornament making, storytelling, music, and a holiday movie.

Show off your favorite socks to be eligible for our “Best Socks” contest!   We will be collecting new socks of any size, style, and color for The Joy of Sox “Sock Drive” Program.  Your donations will help those in need of a warm pair of socks this winter.  .

Our event is for children 10 and under.  Contact Jolene Todd at jtodd [at] scsd [dot] us or Jenniffer Benedetto at jbenedetto [at] scsd [dot] us for additional information.

Juniors Are Also in the Holiday Spirit

The Class of 2016 is holding a can & non-perishable food drive for the Salvation Army. Items may be dropped off in Room 134.

Together with the senior class, the junior class and myself  encourage “EV-BODY” to give to both these causes because there are many in the world and our community that are less fortunate than we are.

Class of 2016                                                                                                               Breanna Nieves Vergara, President

Juniors                                                                                                                          Canned and non-perishable food for the Salvation Army                                                    Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 17               Drop-off: Room 134

Seniors                                                                                                                             Items for soldiers: Skittles, hard candy, baby wipes, soap, body wash, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant                                                                         Deadline: Thursday, Dec. 18                     Drop-off: Main Office or Room 214