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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!

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

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

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].

NSBHS Outstanding Seniors 2020

February 14, 2020

Congratulations!  New Smyrna Beach High Schools Outstanding Seniors for the Class of 2020.

Alexander, Maxwell

Anderson, Jenson

Baker, Bree

Bosma, Carly

Bramlage, Christina

Brown, Nina (not pictured)

Brown, Shirey

DeFeo, Damien

Delong, Zachary

Detrtra, Daphne

Groel, Megan (not pictured)

Guarino, Alyssa

Haas, Jessica (not pictured)

Jowers, Laike

Kelly, Caitlyn

Malphurs, Jillian

Mowery, Courtney

Musgrove, Emily

Phelps, Connor

Sanford, Jacob

Smith, Ashlynn

sydeski, Samantha

West, Alison

Zakrewsky, Nikolai

The Volusia County School District CTE team was on campus Friday morning (February 7th) to recognize Mrs. White as New Smyrna Beach High School's CTE Teacher of the Year nominee!

Mrs. White will now be in competition with other nominees to be recognized as Volusia County School CTE Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations Mrs. White! We are so proud of you!

January 27, 2020 - Mr. James Benefield was selected as one of Volusia's 2019-2020 Outstanding Volunteers.

Mr. Benefield meets individually with NSB High School students and parents to assist with providing information and answering questions regarding the FAFSA and financial aid application process.

Mr. Benefield's knowledge base and expertise in the area of college financial aid/scholarships/funding resources is extensive. He is thorough and simplifies what can be a very confusing and stressful process for both students and parents.

NSBHS cannot say enough about Mr. Benefield's generosity and level of commitment to our students as well as our entire community. He gives selflessly of his time and energy so that our students and their families have the support they need as they navigate the post-secondary world. He is a true professional and an amazing human being. We are so very lucky to have him as part of our Cuda family!  Congratulations Mr. Benefield!!!

The Weightlifting Program received a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Palm on behalf of their daughter and former student, Camryn Palm.

We are very proud of the progress our school is making and believe it is due in large measure to the support and involvement of our community members!

Many thanks to the Palm family!

Driver's Ed Spring Classes

January 10, 2020

Starting Saturday morning, January 11 at 8:00 am you will be able to register online by using the school district website.

The registration information is found at

You will register online by using the provided web link or the QR Code on the website.

Registration will close on Monday, January 13 at 8:00 am.

This is a first come first serve registration basis.

We will have a waiting list for the schools that fill quickly.

The website list the schools where the classes will be offered in the Spring along with after school or Saturday class offering.

You may preview the registration questions now so you have information at your fingertips to proceed through the registration process on Saturday morning. Your child will need to have a current Florida Learner’s License to register for the class.

Thank you from the VCS Drivers Education Office.”

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!