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Volusia Take Stock in Children Scholars Honored

Press Release - Volusia TSIC Scholars Honored

NSBHS Champion Wellness Team 20-21

Congratulations! Tye Duncan awarded a $1,000 Playwriting District 3 Scholarship from District 3 Thespians Educational Theatre Association Florida Chapter

FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools Turn Around Program Award 2021 Winner - Shaun Diehl, Jr.

Academic Signing Day - Class of 2021

Congratulations to our Alpha Scholars!

Shelby Balmer

Griffin Cooney

Morgan Donaldson

Matthew Duguay

Bailey Edwards

Olivia Graeff-Fanelli

McKenzie Graham

Kate Mclaughlin

Skylar Meyer

Emma Schlageter

Samantha Share

The School Bus Safety Poster contest for "Love the Bus Week"

Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Competition

Congratulations for placing at the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art competition this year!

Our NSBHS 3-D Winners are:

Annabelle Spicer: gold and Silver Keys (Your Gold Key ceramic sculpture will be featured at the event)

Madilynn Dees: Honorable Mention

Caitlyn McCall: Honorable Mention

Averie Merkle: Honorable Mention

Riley Sauter: Honorable Mention

The Northeast Florida Art Education Association presents: Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards 2021 Regional Celebration event on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

Please join us for this event honoring the next generation of artists in Northeast Florida! The celebration kicks off at 10 am with the 2021 NEFSAA Awards Video with a YouTube Release Party.

The Awards Exhibition will be at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 North Laura Street (Exhibition features Gold Key Portfolio and Individual Works, Silver & Honorable Mention works on Digital Exhibition) The exhibition runs from February 13 - March 13, 2021 Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm.

2021 Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Award Winners

IMAGES Virtual Art Show

Good Evening and CONGRATULATIONS to all of you, wonderful, 3-D art students on having your artwork selected this year for the IMAGES Virtual Art Show!!!

You and your families can access the video here and see your creative accomplishments highlighted. (see link below)

Thank you so much for working hard daily and creating such memorable artworks! You make me and New Smyrna Beach High School proud!!!

Class of 2020 Military Graduation


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!

Class of 2020 Graduation Information

All information below regarding graduation is pending compliance with CDC Guidelines

• Cap & Gowns: Students who still need to pick up a cap & gown may do Monday – Thursday, 9:00-12:00f from Ms. Heather Roberts, Activities Director. Senior Dues, $80, must be paid to get your cap & gown.

• Graduation Practice

Graduation Practice is Mandatory

When? Wednesday July 7 @ 12:30 (Park & be inside the arena by 12:00, free parking in the SOUTH LOT – see attached map)

Where? Ocean Center, Daytona Beach

• Graduation Ceremony :

When? Friday July 10 @ 4:30 pm (Graduates must arrive inside the arena by 2:45, dressed & ready)- Leave with plenty of time-If there is heavy traffic, use the alternate route by going over the Seabreeze bridge & going south to the Ocean Center

Where? Ocean Center, Daytona Beach

• Graduation Tickets & Parking passes for the Graduation ceremony

Specific information pending & TBA

Expectations for the Class of 2020

• As a 2020 NSBHS Cuda Senior, thank you in advance for providing a great example to students with your mature and responsible behavior.

• Each Cuda 2020 Senior will conduct himself/herself in a manner appropriate to the occasion and will always be respectful to his/her fellow classmates, school personnel, family, and guests in attendance.

• Disrespectful or disruptive behavior such as described in the student code of conduct shall be grounds for removal from ALL SENIOR EVENTS, including graduation ceremonies.

Dress Code & Expectations for ALL Senior Events

• Hairstyles are to be kept simple so that graduation caps will fit on the head properly.

• Caps are to be level on head and may not be decorated.

• Leave sunglasses, hats, phones and purses at home or in your vehicle. There will be no one to care for valuables during the ceremonies.


• No extra adornments on the gown such as corsages, pins, medals, etc.

• Only those items distributed by NSBHS personnel can be worn on or over the gown.

Female Graduates:

• Wear a cool, lightweight dress or skirt and blouse under the graduation gown; choose a style with simple neckline which will not interfere with the neckline of the graduation gown. Light colored dresses with white gowns. Dresses should not hang below the graduation gown.

• Wear black dress shoes with low/medium size (height) heels with red gown, or neutral colored (white or tan) shoes with white gowns.

Male Graduates:

• Wear black or navy dress pants and black dress shoes – no jeans, sneakers, topsiders, flip flops, or sandals are allowed. White shoes are allowed for white gowns.

• White pants are allowed for male graduates walking in white

• Wear a dress shirt with a collar and a men’s tie.

Clear Bag Policy-

• Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse. One clear bag no larger than 12"x6"x12" or a one-gallon clear Ziploc, or similar, bag. One small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5"x6.5", with or without a strap.

• Diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag; however, diaper bags are not permitted.

• Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are permitted if carried loosely (preferably over the shoulder to be screened more quickly) or in an approved clear bag. Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones may be carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.


From the High School: Take US-1/Dixie Freeway north to International Speedway Blvd. Turn right onto International Speedway Blvd. Take International Speedway Blvd until you get to Peninsula. Turn left on Peninsula. Proceed north on Peninsula and turn right on to Auditorium. The South Parking lot is on your right. On graduation day, parking is available on the West side of the Ocean Center, in the South Lot, in the surrounding lots and in the parking garage.


Take I-95N and exit at Highway 92 (International Speedway) to Daytona …… Then follow the directions listed above.

VCS Announces Graduation Health and Safety Protocols

DELAND – Graduation ceremonies for Volusia County Schools Class of 2020 will be held at the Ocean Center July 9-11. Due to social distancing requirements, and the facility capacity outlined by the Ocean Center, tickets will be limited to two per graduate. Individuals considered high risk or who are displaying fever-like or flu-like symptoms should remain at home. Each of the graduations will be live-streamed for those who cannot be in attendance.

The Ocean Center will increase cleaning of restrooms and public areas, in addition to placing sanitation stations throughout public areas. Between rehearsals and ceremonies, the arena and exhibit hall will be sanitized, to include seats and the stage. Restrooms will be monitored to ensure social distancing.

For students and guests, the following health and safety protocols have been established as preventative measures:

Graduation Rehearsal Protocols

• Face coverings (masks) are highly recommended (this might change based on CDC and/or local guidelines) - students and staff members should bring their own masks

• Six feet sections will be marked in the Exhibit Hall to help students understand what six feet looks like

• Students will check-in, have their temperature taken by school staff and report directly to their designated line

• Students will stand on or by the markers and remain six feet from each other

• To comply with the six-foot spacing, handshaking and hugs should not occur

• When rehearsals conclude, graduates must leave immediately to avoid crowd gatherings

Graduation Ceremony Protocols

• Face coverings (masks) are highly recommended (this might change based on CDC and/or local guidelines) - students and attendees should bring their own mask

• Students will check-in, have their temperature taken by school staff and report directly to their designated line

• All participants, including graduates, administrators, guests and family members, must remain at least six feet apart at all times

• All upper bowl seating for attendees will be spaced at least 6' apart, with alternate rows blocked off. Seats are available in pairs so that guests can sit together yet socially distance from other guests/households

• To comply with the six-foot spacing, handshaking and hugs should not occur

• No physical contact will occur between students and stage occupants

• Minimal district staff seating sections will exist

• Each graduating senior will accept a diploma cover after crossing the stage and be officially photographed

• When ceremonies conclude, graduates and guests must leave immediately to avoid crowd gatherings

The live ceremonies can be watched by going to our district website at or by going to the district's VCS Live Stream channel. We will also send the link for the live stream the week of the graduation ceremonies to all families, on social media and on our district website. If you miss the live stream, we will also be posting videos of the ceremonies on the district website that can be viewed at any time.

Cudas: We are excited to announce a parade to celebrate the Class of 2020 on May 29th at 11:30 p.m.

Please see the attached flyer and route for details.

Distribution date for Cap & Gowns and Yearbooks is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, from 3-7 PM at NSBHS for Seniors only. All seniors that have paid their senior dues may pick up their Cap and Gown. For those seniors who have not paid, you may go to and make payment under the parents tab. Seniors that have preordered yearbooks may pick up their yearbooks at this time also.

Underclassman including grades 9, 10, and 11 will be able to pick up their preordered yearbooks on Friday, May 22, from 3-7 PM.

Yearbooks will also be sold on site both days.

Please note that all pick-up and sales will be done via drive thru only.

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.

April 10, 2020 - Cuda's: Student Technical Support instructions are located at the bottom of this page.

April 9, 2020 - Cuda Families:

As we continue our Continuity Plan, we are working to get technology to those families in need.  Today, Thursday 4/9 from 10 am to 1 pm and Monday 4/13 from 10 am to 1 pm as well, please come to the main office to check out a laptop.  We want to make sure that all students have technology to access learning.

If you have technology, this check-out includes families that have multiple students in the same household and need an additional device.


March 27, 2020 - 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.


March 24, 2020


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, 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


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




Ms. Salisbury

[email protected]


Ms. Weeks

[email protected]


Ms. Heath

[email protected]


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, 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!

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!