Veterans Heritage Project

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First Semester Exam Schedule

Monday December 16, 2019

Period 1    7:00-7:40
Period 3    7:45-8:25
Period 4    8:30-9:10   
Period 5    9:15-9:55
Period 6    10:00 – 10:35
Period 7    10:35—11:55 (Regular Lunch)
Period 2    12:00-1:45   EOC EXAM

Tuesday December 17, 2019

7:00 –   8:40    3rd Period Exam

8:40-9:10 Snack/600,500,200 & 5th Period class
9:15-9:45 Snack/100, 300,400, all others

9:50 –   11:30    4th Period Exam

Wednesday December 18, 2019

7:00 –   8:40    5th Period Exam

8:40-9:10 Snack/600,500,200 & 1st Period Class
9:15-9:45 Snack/100,300,400, all others

9:50 –   11:30    6th Period Exam

Thursday December 19, 2019

7:00 –   8:40    1st Period Exam

8:40-9:10 Snack/600,500,200 & 3rd Period Class
9:15-9:45 Snack/100,300,400, all others

9:50 –   11:30    7th Period Exam      


 

David Dye Nominated for Sunshine State Scholar Award

Picture of David Dye Sunshine State Scholar Award

David Dye, a junior at Niceville High School (NHS), was recently nominated for Florida's 2020 Sunshine State Scholars Program which recognizes Florida's top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students. David, along with other nominees from Okaloosa County, will be competing for one of the ten Sunshine State Scholar awards. The math and science department teachers at NHS nominated him.

Pictured above are: L-R: Melody Kortbein, NHS AP Calculus teacher; Principal Charlie Marello; David Dye; and Gina Emery, Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Marine science teacher and department chair.


 

Mr. Justin Reichard Chosen NHS Teacher of the Year

Justin Reichard Chosen NHS Teacher of the Year

The faculty of NHS selected Justin Reichard to represent the Eagles as Teacher of the Year. Mr. Reichard teaches in both the Advanced Placement and University of Cambridge programs at Niceville High School.


 

NHS Choral Director Named Florida Secondary Music Educator of the Year

Picture of Michael Dye, NHS Choral DirectorNiceville High School Choral Director Michael Dye has been named the 2020 Florida Secondary Music Educator of the Year by the Florida Music Education Association.  A native Arkansan, Dye has taught in Florida for 30 years.

Dye will be retiring at the end of this school year after 44 years as a public school music educator.  He has been Niceville High School’s choral director since 1990.  In 2004 he was Niceville High School’s Teacher of the Year, and runner-up to the Okaloosa County Teacher of the Year.  His Niceville choirs have earned a state-high 18 “Choirs of Distinction” awards.  Under his leadership over 500 students have been all-state singers.  In the early 2000’s he spearheaded the effort to establish the Florida Vocal Association Men’s All-State Chorus.  Dye has conducted all-state choirs in Florida and Arkansas as well as dozens of district and regional honor choirs.  He has judged state choir assessments in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  Under his direction the Niceville Singers have sung in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, China, Spain, Italy and France as well as three performances in Carnegie Hall.  Dye has served as president of the Florida Vocal Association and the Florida School Music Association.

Dye will receive the award in January at the Florida Music Education Association’s 2020 Convention in Tampa.


 

Niceville Robotics Team Hosts Inaugural Build Day

Niceville Robotics Team Hosts Inaugural Build Day

On Saturday, October 5, forty budding roboticists got together for the first ever Build Day at the Neiger Education Robotics Facility (NERF) in Niceville. Teams from Ft. Walton Beach High School, Davidson Middle School, and OCSD Manufacturing Program were joined by students from Collegiate High School, Boys & Girls Club, and even a team from Tallahassee. The students spent the day with their coaches and mentors designing and building their robots in preparation for their first tournament on November 9.  The event was planned and hosted by Doolittle Institute and Emerald Coast Robotics Alliance along with student volunteers from Niceville’s Robotics Team.

The teams are participating in the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) (firstinspires.org). FTC is an international competition where teams pair with another team on a 12’ x 12’ field to compete against another alliance of two robots.  The alliances race against time and each other to accomplish specific tasks in 2.5 minute matches.  In this year’s game, SKYSTONE®, alliances must gather “stones” from a “quarry” and use them to build towers on the other side of the field.

Although we have had FTC teams in the area for some time, last year we reached sufficient numbers to create our own local AeroCoast League.  Saturday’s build day was the first of its kind on the Emerald Coast.  The 6,000 square foot NERF was built expressly for the purpose of facilitating these types of events.  It houses competition fields, programming & CAD stations, and a wealth of bench & hand tools necessary for teams to design and test their robots.

Besides the teams present, Hans Wolf from Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation was on hand to train the event volunteers who will be officiating the AeroCoast League tournaments this season. The tournaments are being held at the Hsu Innovation Institute on Anchors Street in Ft Walton Beach and are open to the public (free admission). If anyone would like more information on FIRST® robotics, starting a team, or volunteering, please contact Lauren Bierman (lbierman@doolittleinstitute.org) or Ben Shuman (shumanb@okaloosaschools.com).


 

National Merit Program Announces Commended Students

National Merit Program Announces Commended Students

Nine seniors from Niceville High School have been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Halle Bright, Lucien Dewever, Matthew Erk, Sarah James, Marissa Rung, Eshaan Sharma, Nicholas Van Nimwegen, Dillon Welde, and Ian Zegouros.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 PSAT.

Pictured are:

Front:  Eshaan Sharma, Sarah James, Matthew Erk, Ian Zegouros, and Principal Marello; Back:  Halle Bright,  Marissa Rung,  Lucien Dewever,  and Dillon Welde.  (Not pictured Nicholas  van Nimwegen)


 

NHS Students Selected as National Hispanic Scholars

Halle Bright and Joseph Moore, both seniors at Niceville High School, have been honored by The College Board as National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholars for their excellence in academic achievement.  The NHRP identified outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students who took the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT/PAA.  Halle and Joseph scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region.  An important component of the NHRP is that the list of recognized students is distributed to subscribing four-year postsecondary institutions in October.  This gives the students an opportunity to hear from colleges that are particularly interested in communicating with academically outstanding students of Hispanic/Latino heritage.  This honor will enable Halle and Joseph to highlight their outstanding educational achievements to top colleges and universities.

Picture of Halle BrightPicture of Joseph Moore


 

Hailey Moriarity Receives Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence

Hailey Moriarity Recieves Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence

 


 

Advanced Studies Finance Meeting

Monday, September 30, 2:00 p.m.
Advanced Studies Office


 

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