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April 17, 2019 - Mock Crash - Drinking and Driving Awareness

Many thanks to New Smyrna Beach EMS and Fire Department, City of Edgewater Fire Department, Edgewater Police Department and Volusia County Sheriff's Department for their assistance in presenting the "Mock Crash" to NSBHS seniors and juniors in preparation for prom scheduled for April 19th, 2019. 

New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018 - NSBHS participated in the annual parade.  The parade route was at the NSB Waterfront Loop from Flagler Avenue to Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. Marching bands, decorated floats, dancers and even troupes of horses traveled the Canal Street Historic District in New Smyrna Beach to bring the "Lights and Sounds of Christmas" to the beautiful seaside town.

Princial Matthew Krajewski and Assistant Principal Julian Doster lead the Barracuda Band in the parade!

Paradise Power Sports Donation

Paradise Power Sports in New Smyrna Beach donated the customization and design of our school logo on one of our golf carts.

Paradise Power Sports is also giving back a portion of their profits to different businesses each quarter. They have selected our Athletic Program to be their first recipient!

We are very appreciate of their partnership!

Cudas: Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 from Noon to 6 p.m. each day, we will be distributing print materials. This is ONLY for students who do not have access to technology.

Please be prepared to let the campus advisor at the entrance know the name of the student who you are picking up materials for. Please then pull all the way to the gymnasium where you will be asked to wait in your car. Once we have arranged the materials they will be brought out to your car.

Please be patient as we work to keep everyone safe while also making sure our students can continue to learn starting on Monday, March 30th.

Cuda Families:

As we prepare for learning to continue on Monday March 30th – We need to make sure that all students are prepared.

If you are a student or parent of a student who does not have internet access at home we are ready to distribute paper materials.

We will be ready starting Thursday March 26th from 12pm to 6pm.

We will also be ready on Friday March 27th from 12pm to 6pm.

Again, this is only for those students who are not able to access technology.

If you are coming, please plan to pull around toward the gymnasium.

We will have someone greet you and find out exactly what you need to be ready for continued learning on Monday March 30th.

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Announces:

College Board to Allow Remote

Advanced Placement Instruction, Testing 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 24, 2020 – Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Florida students will have access to free, live Advanced Placement (AP) review lessons delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These optional, mobile-friendly classes are designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.

“I applaud the College Board for finding innovative ways for students to complete their Advanced Placement Courses,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “It is vitally important that students continue learning while their school campus is closed.”

In addition, for the 2019-20 AP Exam administration only, the College Board is developing secure 45-minute online exams for each course. These streamlined digital exams will not require any test booklet shipments, external proctors or any additional workload for schools.

The exam content will focus on what schools were able to complete by early March. Students can take the exam on any device they have access to – computer, tablet or smartphone – and other options may be available by contacting the College Board.

For more information, visit AP COVID-19 update.

The Department of Education has lists of free educational resources and district meal plans to help families while school is closed. The emergency response page contains educational resources such as CPALMS – Florida’s online toolbox based on the state’s standards for teachers, students and families – Khan Academy, Floridastudents.org and many others who are stepping up to serve Florida families free of charge, with thousands of online courses, lessons and practice exercises and videos so students can continue their education.

The page also contains extensive information on the state’s response to COVID-19, and parents of K-12 students can find a free meal through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Summer BreakSpot.

 For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.

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Important NSBHS Counseling Information:

All students and families can receive important information updates from the Counseling department by following on Twitter.  The Counseling department can be found on Twitter at the following twitter handle, @CNsbhs

Students & families can communicate with Counselors via email during normal school hours, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
 

Student Alpha Last   Name

Counselor

Email

A-C

Ms. Salisbury

[email protected]

D-J

Ms. Weeks

[email protected]

K-Q

Ms. Heath

[email protected]

R-Z

Ms. Burns

[email protected]

Counseling Director

Ms. Johnson

[email protected]

 

 

 

Attention Seniors: The school counseling department registered seniors for Bright Futures in December. If you missed registration, please go to www.floridastudentfinancial aid.org, click on the second blue box, create a student account, and then complete the bright futures application. Be sure to take a picture of your password and user ID.
 
Thank you to our Cuda Families, students, faculty and staff for your patience and understanding as we work together during this time.  As a team we will work together to meet the needs of our NSBHS students!
 

Coronavirus Information

March 24, 2020

At-Home Instructional Learning Update:

We have school district teams working around the clock to ensure at-home core class instruction (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) can begin on March 30 for all students (VPK-12th grade).

Digital Option: Families will be able to participate in the virtual learning using their own technology and internet access. Next week, more information will be shared regarding the online digital resource platforms including login information. This learning should begin March 30. We are also working on instructional videos to help parents and students navigate the learning platforms. These videos are expected to go out early next week.

Print Option: Paper packets are also available for pick up for those who do not have internet or technology at home or will need a packet. If a student needs a paper packet (they do not have technology or internet access at home), they will be available for pick up at elementary schools at the same time as the iPad pick-ups listed in the chart below. The packets will be available at Middle and High Schools Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27. (Please note specific pick up times for middle and high schools will be made available next week for each school site. )

Technology Checkout & Deployment Overview:

To support the at-home instructional plan, a limited number of iPads and laptops will be distributed from school sites for check out. Data collected from the Technology at Home Survey will guide the deployment of devices for schools. iPad deployments will take place March 25-27 at each K-5th grade school site during a designated date and time (please see chart below). Laptop deployments will take place April 6-9 at each 6th -12th grade school site during a designated date and time (further details will be shared early next week).

Elementary K-5 Students:

For those elementary students who do not have technology at home and would like to check out an iPad we have set these dates and times below for elementary school students who need to borrow iPads. Please know, we have a limited number of devices.

iPad Deployment 7:00-10:00 AM & 3:00-6:00 PM

Wednesday 3/25 Thursday 3/26 Friday 3/27

1 Blue Lake 1 Citrus Grove 1 Chisholm

2 Champion 2 Edgewater 2 Coronado

3 Deltona Lakes 3 Enterprise 3 Cypress Creek

4 Discovery 4 Forest Lake 4 Debary

5 Friendship 5 Indian River 5 Freedom

6 Holly Hill (K-5) 6 Longstreet 6 George Marks

7 McInnis 7 Manatee Cove 7 Horizon

8 Ortona 8 Orange City 8 Pathways

9 Palm Terrace 9 Ormond Beach 9 Pine Trail

10 Pierson 10 Osceola 10 Port Orange

11 South Daytona 11 Osteen 11 Spruce Creek

12 Spirit 12 Pride 12 Sweetwater

13 Starke 13 Read-Pattillo 13 Tomoka

14 Turie T. Small 14 Sugar Mill

15 Volusia Pines 15 Sunrise

16 Westside 16 Timbercrest

17 Woodward

Middle and High School Students 6-12 Students:

Prior to the mandatory school closures, laptops were being prepared for state testing. Since state testing has been suspended and school closures are taking place until at least April 15, teams will be working around the clock to prepare laptops for distribution for 6th -12th grade students. If a student needs a paper packet (they do not have technology or internet access at home), they will be available for pick up at every middle and high school site on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27. Please note: specific pick up times will be made available next week for each school site. Paper packets will ensure middle and high school students who do not have access to technology at home can begin their at home instruction on March 30. Laptop deployments will take place April 6-9 at each 6th -12th grade site during a designated date and time (further details will be shared in the coming week).

FOR ADDITIONAL and UPDATED INFORMATION, please go to the Volusia County Schools webpage at

www.vcsedu.org

Also, The Counseling Department has an official twitter page.  Please follow them @CNsbhs

Dear Cuda Seniors,

Strong in your will, true to your nature, you will surpass this trying time and we want you to know we are thinking about you.

As we move forward with many questions please know that as soon as we have information and/or answers we will share.

If you have academic concerns you may e-mail your counselor directly. Please be patient. As administrators we will personally be reviewing each senior's academic progress and make sure you are completing what is required for graduation.

The Class of 2020 Rocks!

Sincerely,

NSBHS Administration

Climate Survey

February 25, 2020

In an effort to improve system practices, New Smyrna Beach High School is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete the survey. The web survey will be available until April 18, 2020.

Please click on the link provided. If this doesn't work, just cut and paste the url into a browser. Please be assured that your responses are anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

If you have any questions about he survey, please contact Deborah Croak at 386-424-2555 ext. 38585 or [email protected]

Congratulations Riley Swanson and Samantha Sydeski as recipients of the 2020 Medallion of Excellence Award.

Each year, The News-Journal celebrates the outstanding work of area high schools through its Medallion of Excellence Awards program. Medallion of Excellence award-winners are students who not only achieve high academic scholarship, but who also stand out in extracurricular and community activities in areas including but not limited to the arts, sports, volunteerism and leadership. This is quite an honor and we commend you both on your accomplishments!

All 11th grade students will take the SAT at no cost during the school day April 14, 2020. The following are other key benefits of participating in the SAT School Day.

• Testing on a school day does not interfere with weekend work or family obligations.

• Students test in a familiar location with staff they know which may reduce stress associated with testing.

• Students who have been struggling academically are provided with another opportunity to demonstrate their college readiness to universities.

• Students who take the SAT can use College Board programs that support college access, including college application fee waivers and four free score sends.

• Students can access Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® and career planning resources at Roadtrip Nation.

Additionally, students can also meet Florida Grade 10 English Language Arts and Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessment graduation requirements if concordant or comparative reading and math scores are used. More information related to statewide assessment graduation requirements is available at http://fldoe.org/academics.

For additional information, including practice tests and sample questions regarding this assessment, please refer to the SAT School Day Student Guide or visit the CollegeBoard website at http://collegeboard.org.

Additional information will be sent home to all juniors within the next few weeks. Please encourage your student to attend this testing opportunity.

If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Croak at 424-2555 ext. 38585 or [email protected].

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! 

CONGRATULATIONS!

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!