Month: January 2017

National Geographic GeoBee Winners

Kudos and thanks to Nottingham Social Studies Lead Teacher, Mrs. Meden who enthusiastically planned and  facilitated Nottingham’s 2017 GeoBee held earlier this week!   The Bee, an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, was designed to inspire and reward fourth through eighth grade students’ curiosity about the world. Each year, thousands of schools across […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 30, 2017

Next to ignorance of the grammar of one’s native language, nothing betrays want of information so soon as ignorance in matters of geography, without which it is almost impossible to carry on conversation long on any general subject.                    William Playfair Dear Parents/Guardians, National Geographic / GeoBee Kudos and thanks to Nottingham Social Studies Lead Teacher, […]

Celebrate Diversity Theme for Classroom Lessons

In January all the counseling classroom lessons dealt with respecting diversity. In the lower grades the Second Step lesson focuses how people can have different feelings about the same situation. Beginning in grade 2 we talk about some of the many types of individual differences. The lessons introduce how culture shapes beliefs and the many […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 25, 2017

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. Bryant H. McGill Dear Parents/ Guardians: I hope that you and your family enjoyed the opportunity for increased family time over the three day Inaugural weekend.  Historically, a presidential inauguration presents parents with ripe opportunities to speak with their children about current […]

Thank you, Ms. Pelosky for all that you do!

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Writing Professional Development

Kicking off Thursday morning with professional development on how to analyze and teach leads.  Write on!

Edition 4: January 2017

In this edition, read a special response to the county’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prompt, The Cupcake War, and Storm Runner.

“Celebrate Kindness: No Name-Calling Week” January 17 -19, 2017

 From Fiction to Reality No Name-Calling Week was inspired by the popular young adult novel entitled The Misfits by author James Howe. The book tells the story of four best friends trying to survive the seventh grade in the face of all too frequent taunts based on their weight, height, intelligence, and etc. The friends create a […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 13, 2017

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Strength to Love, 1963. Dear Parents/Guardians, Nottingham Book Discussion – January 18 (7-8 p.m.) / Nottingham Library Members of the Nottingham School Counseling program are sponsoring a book discussion on the […]