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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!

Summer Dual Enrollment

July 1, 2020

NSBHS students interested in Dual Enrolling at Daytona State College –

The State of Florida has waived the testing requirements for Dual Enrollment students until December 31, 2020.

NSBHS students that have earned 2 High School Credits & have a minimum unweighted High School GPA of a 3.0, are eligible to take Dual Enrollment courses.

Eligibility Requirements can be located on Daytona State’s website, or by clicking on the below link –

DSC Initial Eligibility Requirements for Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment

During the month of July, there will be a Volusia County School Counselor available to help you register for Dual Enrollment courses. In order to register for Dual enrollment courses, students must email specific information. Please email [email protected] with your name, alpha code, and the course name and number you are interested in taking.

New Smyrna Beach High will begin graduation ticket sales on Tuesday June 16th. Graduation tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket window of the auditorium (use the bus loop entrance) for $3 each and parking passes for the Ocean Center parking garage are $5 each. We will accept cash only.

The Ocean Center is limiting guest capacity this year due to public health concerns related to COVID. As a result, Volusia County Schools have been given a limited number of tickets to sell. Due to the size of New Smyrna Beach’s graduating class, we can reserve 2 tickets per student. We will not be selling tickets on behalf of nonparticipants. Tickets will not be on sale at the Ocean Center or on the day of the event. A clear bag policy is in effect for this event.

Because many of our students enjoy a blended family, we will only be releasing tickets to the graduate who must be present with a valid id (school, driver’s license, passport, etc..). Tickets will not be released to any family members or friends of the graduate.

The auditorium ticket window will be open the following times:

Tuesday, June 16, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Wednesday, June 17, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Thursday, June 18, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Monday, June 22, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Tuesday, June 23, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Main office (building 1) sales will occur only after June 23rd on the dates below.

Wednesday, June 24, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Thursday, June 25, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Monday, June 29, 9 AM – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

Tuesday, June 30, 9 Am – 11 AM 1 PM – 4 PM

We are closed on Friday’s throughout the summer.

Climate Survey

June 9, 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]

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.

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!