College Board Designates 193 NHS Students as AP Scholars

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One hundred and ninety-three students at Niceville High School have earned the designation of 2019 AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

Students took AP Exams in May 2019 after completing challenging college-level courses at NHS. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.

Four students, Ethan Conerly, Eshaan Sharma, Luke Jones, and Simrun Sharma, earned the new AP Capstone Diploma.  They earned a 3 or higher on the AP Research and AP Seminar exams, and on at least 4 additional exams of their choice.

Nine students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. 
The list of AP National Scholars.

Sixty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  
The list of AP Scholars with Distinction.

Thirty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
The list of AP Scholars with Honor.

Eighty-three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with scores of 3 or higher.
The list of AP Scholars.

Many of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. More than 3,800 institutions annually receive AP scores.  In May 2019 at NHS, over 1,200 AP exams were administered to over 600 students.  Passing scores were earned on almost 800 of the exams.


Maya Sherwood, Cambridge Scholar Award

Maya Sherwood, Cambridge Scholar Award,  Cambridge International AS Level Exams

Maya Sherwood, a junior at Niceville High School, was recently awarded the Cambridge Scholar designation by the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.  Maya gained high marks in the USA in the May 2019 AICE examinations over three or more Cambridge International AS Level subjects and is awarded the Cambridge Scholar Award with Scholar.  Maya is seeking her AICE diploma.  Niceville High School currently offers eight Cambridge courses.


 

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Congratulations Florida All-State Band Members

Picture of NHS All State Band

Claire Ottesen, French Horn; Clara Brown, Clarinet; Emily Edwards, Flute; and Pablo Duque, Alto Saxophone


 

Niceville High School Eagles vs. Edgewater High School Fightin’ Eagles

When: Friday, November 22, 2019

Where: Edgewater High School, 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

Time: 7:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Tickets:  FHSAA Playoff Tickets - $8.00 for all at the gate or get your tickets online at http://gofan.co/app/school/FL703

Pay to WATCH the game live at www.nfhsnetwork.com OR LISTEN to the game for free at www.thenewfishradio.com

Parking: Spectator/Visitor Parking - $5.00

Fans, including all parents, should use Eagle Way or Par Street entrances for Varsity Games.

Bus Parking: Visiting team buses and band trucks are permitted to drop off/park in the Edgewater High Bus Loop which can be entered directly off of Maury Road. This lot is located on the Northwest side of the campus.


 

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.


 

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