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Just a few reminders regarding the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 27th.

• The ceremony will begin at 12:30. Students need to arrive by 11:15.

• For those families of students who received DSC diplomas, please note this will be announced during our commencement ceremony.

• I am recommending students and families avoid the speedway area due to the huge music festival there, as the travel to the Ocean Center. There will be traffic delays in this area.

• We will be distributing the diplomas immediately after the ceremony to the students.

• Students may not have a diploma, but rather a certificate of completion if they have not met one or more graduation requirements such as GPA or a standardized assessment.

• Students who were in a course with a standardized assessment this spring will receive a letter in the diploma envelope that their diploma will be delayed until the assessment scores have arrived. You will be contacted once those diplomas are ready for pickup.

• Students who still have a school obligation will receive an obligation letter in their envelope with instructions to come to the school to clear the obligation and receive their diploma.

• Families should meet their graduates outside the Ocean Center closest to A-1A. Students will exit the building on this side.

• Should you have a question after graduation about your graduate, please feel free to come to the school or call your student’s counselor on Tuesday morning.

• Finally, the ceremony will be live streamed through a YouTube link we have our website at It will remain on YouTube. Simply search New Smyrna Beach High School Graduation 2017 and you can view the ceremony afterwards as well.

Crystal Apple Award 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!

Yearbooks are in!

Yearbooks are in.  If you preordered your book, you can pick it up any day during Office Hours and Lunch in the bookroom in building 5A downstairs.  A limited number of extra books are availalbe for sale on a first come first serve basis until sold out.  

At this time, tickets for the graduation ceremony at the Ocean Center are unlimited.  

  • Graduation Tickets are now availalbe at the Ocean Center only on the day of Graduation 5/27 at 11:30 am.  Parking can be paid as enter.  
  • Everyone, including children, who occupy a seat must have a ticket.  Small children who sit on laps do not need a ticket.      

Class Motto: "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

Class Song: “I Lived” by One Republic
Class Colors: Red and Black
Class Flower: Sunflower

Senior Event Calendar

- Graduation - May 27, 12: 30 pm, Ocean Center, Daytona

SAC Elections being held!

April 19, 2017

Please attend the SAC meeting on May 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the media center to join!  

Contact Mrs. Croak for further information 386.424.2555 ext. 38562

Prom Pictures

April 19, 2017

Prom pictures purchased at the dance are in.  Please go to Mrs. Zona's room (6-204) between classes, during office hours, lunch, and after school to pick them up.  Additional photos of the dance, photo booth, and red carpet are also online and may be viewed at


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 for more information.

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! 


Excellence in Education Challenge 2016-2017

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!