May 30, 2017
April 27, 2017
Congratulations to Carly Leonard who was selected as one of four Crystal Apple Award winners at the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce banquet on April 26th. The chamber does an excellent job supporting and recognizing teachers in this area. Ms. Leonard's commitment to our school is oustanding, and this recognition very deserving.
Congratulations again Ms. Leonard on all of your accomplishments!
April 19, 2017
Florida Virtual College Week: Online, Free, State-Sponsored, Expert Advice
FloridaShines will host its first ever Virtual College Week. The live three-day event will feature presentations from experts in the areas of college preparation, admissions, financial aid and more. Representatives from the Florida College System, State University System, Florida Department of Education and others will participate.
High School Counselors: Guidance for Guidance Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET
Get the latest information from the Florida Department of Education, including resources and services from FloridaShines and MyCareerShines, to help you support your students with the education and career planning process.
High School Students: College 101 Wed, April 5, 2017, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET
Get insight on the admissions process, find out how to earn college credit while you're still in high school, and learn what resources are available to help you succeed in college. This session will cover all the steps you need to take during your senior year in high school to get into and pay for the college or university of your choice!
Parents: Surviving College with Your Student Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ET
Learn how to pay for college without breaking the bank and how to help your student successfully transition to college.
Join Us for a Hands-On Workshop Following Virtual College Week!
FAFSA: Your Gateway to Financial Aid Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET
If you need college money, and fast, the FAFSA provides resources for finding reliable student aid. Learn the secret to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and get some assistance while completing your form!
Who Should Attend: Florida High School Juniors, Seniors, Parents, Counselors and Educational Professionals
Visit VirtualCollegeWeek.org for more information.
March 28, 2017
March 23, 2017
2016-17 Volusia County Schools After Testing Guidelines
The Florida Standards Assessment manual allows for multiple different options after a student is
finished testing. For the 2016?17 school year, Volusia County Schools has selected Option C which
allows a student to read a book after they have reviewed their test. With this option, students
will hand in their test or click submit prior to reading a book. Once they do, they will not be
able to review or change their responses even if there is time available in the session. Below are
some guidelines to follow.
For paper?based assessments, the student will close their test book and raise their hand. Once the
test has been collected by the proctor then the student can get their book to read.
For computer?based assessments, students will click “End Session” and then raise their hand. Once
the ticket and worksheet has been collected by the proctor then the student can get their book to
• Students will not be allowed to write or use any computer or device after they have completed
• Students may only have one item (book, magazine, picture novel/comic book).
• This item may not be a textbook or accessible through an electronic device.
• This item may not have any notes/loose?leaf paper within it.
• This item must be under the student's chair/desk and be in plain, clear view by the test
administrator prior to distribution of testing materials to students.
• Students may not have within reach or have access to a backpack/purse to retrieve a reading item
once testing has begun.
• Once a student has accessed their reading item, they will no longer be able to retrieve a
collected testing document or request reopening of their submitted computer?based test.
• A student accessing their reading item, while still in possession of their testing documents
or actively logged into or in exited/paused status in the testing platform, will be cause for
March 21, 2017
FREE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION
BRING YOUR BAGS!
April 5, 2017 11:00 a - 3:00 p
FGCC Community Resource Center (Food Pantry)
159 N. Gaines St. Oak Hill
Sponsored by: Second Harvest
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Rev. Charles Vanorsdale 386-314-1970
Ginny Tinney 386-423-0710
Full Gospel Christian Center, Inc. (FGCC) is a non-profit (501(C)(3)) organization in SE Volusia County since 1974. Our Community Resource Center provides support for struggling families that need food, short-term shelter and clothing. Also, provision is made for job-seekers, and computers are available with staff to help the public. We are affiliated with Second Harvest in Daytona Beach, FL, Career Source of Daytona Beach and Department of Children & Families. Our local food bank provides for SE Volusia County, along with Federal food for Volusia County.
We do not receive Federal funding except for government food, and all of our staff are volunteers. On a regular basis, we receive donations from American Legion Posts #17 and #285, Amvets Post #2, and Publix Super Markets, as well as local residents. Our facility reaches more than 200 families per month.
The efforts of our Community Resource Center are responsible for bringing families together, and creating a bonding of the community, especially during the holidays. We are responsible for giving out Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets of food. We hold an annual toy drive which provides children with a touch of happiness during the Holidays.
February 17, 2017
Due to Spring 2017 Standardized Testing, we will be running an Adjusted Testing Bell Schedule on the school days listed below-
February 28 March 2 April 10
Spring 2017 Adjusted Testing Bell Schedule
Period 1 7:29 - 8:15 Pledge
Period 2 8:20 - 9:05
Period 3 9:10 - 9:55
Period 4 10:00 - 10:45
Office Hours 10:45 - 11:15 30 minutes
Lunch 11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
Period 5 11:51 - 12:45
Period 6 12:51 - 1:45
Period 7 1:51 - 2:45
18th Annual High School Art Exhibit Winners - Sponsored by The Artist's Workshop
Teacher Recognitions - May, 2017
• On Monday, May 1st the Edgewater City Council issued a Proclamation declaring next week Teacher Appreciation Week.
• On Tuesday, May 2nd the Academy Directors and Teachers were honored at the Academy Awards for the following achievements:
o Engineering Academy, Dennis Humphrey, Gold Status
o Criminal Justice Academy, Denise Johns & Diane Cox, Gold Status
o Medical Academy, Kathleen Zois & Lindsey Posick, Gold Status
o Ag Academy, Jamie Davis & Debra Marsicano, Gold Status
o Sports Marketing Academy, Roshunda Jenkins & Melanie Lott, Silver Status
o Culinary Academy, Mallory Parker, Silver Status
o Of course… all the core department teachers that integrate their curriculum with the academies also contributed to the success of the Academies. Thank you!
• On Wednesday, May 3rd the following teachers were recognized as Kiwanis Mini-Grant Recipients and presented checks by the South East Volusia Kiwanis for innovative projects:
o Debra Marsicano
o Anne Kerr, mentor coordinator
o Mary Johnson
o Gabrielle Hughes
o Christina Spradlin, Doug Pettit, Dawn Bourdette
o Mary Dykes
o Beth Outlaw
o Deb Croak
• Wednesday evening, Trista Catineau and Sonya Jarrett were honored at the district’s Math and Science Teachers banquet. Sonya Jarrett was named the Volusia County Schools Science Teacher of the Year!
NSBHS Honors Volunteer/Mentors
New Smyrna Beach High School honored its Volunteers/Mentors with a breakfast on November 3rd, 2016.
Many thanks for the time and support you have given to our students!