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Thank you for your support Hurricane Make Up Dates Friday December 22 2017 Friday May 25 2018 NEW DIMENSIONS WELCOMES OUR NEW TEACHERS Olga Bird is a paraprofessional at New Dimensions High School She has worked in this field since 2011 In addition to paraprofessional she has worked as a sub stitute teacher at the Osceola County schools and a Florida Realtor for over 20 years Her
NEW DIMENSIONS WELCOMES OUR NEW, Olga Bird is a paraprofessional at New Dimensions High School She has worked. in this field since 2011 In addition to paraprofessional she has worked as a sub. stitute teacher at the Osceola County schools and a Florida Realtor for over 20. Her expertise is working with exceptional students and students with English as a. second language In 2012 she was recognized by the Osceola County School Sys. tem for her excellent work as a paraprofessional, Olga moved to Kissimmee from Puerto Rico making Kissimmee Florida her sweet. home for 30 years Her passion is her family playtime with her grandkids serv. ing her community and spending time at the beach with her beloved husband Jim. Bird Athletic Director at Osceola High School, Marlena Gloff Straw comes to New Dimensions High School from Lake Re. gion School District in Bridgton Maine where her last position was reading and. writing interventionist She is trained in the use of Lindamood Bell reading fluen. cy and comprehension programs as well as the instruction of writing from Uni. versity of New Hampshire and Teachers College Columbia University New York. Mrs Luz Kelley teaches Chemistry I and Physical Science She graduated from. the University of Central Florida with a B S and M S in Chemistry Her graduate. research focused on protein purification for HIV drug discovery She currently. teaches Chemistry at Valencia College Prior to New Dimensions High School she. taught Chemistry at the University of Central Florida for two years. Mr Eduardo Landron has been a software engineer for 18 years He received. his Master s degree in education and engineering at the University of PR He pre. viously worked with four of the big ten utilities of the nation as an engineer Mr. Landron is also the author of a math calculus book a professional pianist a gui. tarist and a photographer, Mrs Sissi Nivar Mrs Nivar was born in The Dominican Republic in the capital. city of Santo Domingo She grew up in a middle class neighborhood and attended. Catholic schools from elementary through high school Right after high school she. Book Fair Dates went to college and got a Bachelor s degree in Hospitality Management from. APEC University After college she got married and moved to the United States in. October 2 18 2017 1996 to the state of New Jersey In New Jersey she worked for several years in the. Reading is the most important skill, Hospitality Industry as a housekeeping shift Manager In 2001 she went back to. school to get a degree in Spanish Literature and Education She graduated in. you can teach a child Of all the, 2003 and almost right away was hired as a Spanish teacher at Absegami High. skills children learn it is the one School where she thought Spanish for 13 years. you can influence the most, In 2015 she and her family relocated to Orlando Florida and she began teaching. We invite you to visit our Scholastic at Renaissance Charter School in Hunter s Creek before she transferred to Free. Book Fair and experience a celebra dom High School Finally she began teaching at New Dimensions High School. tion of reading that provides fami where she is doing her first year Mrs Nivar is very excited and she is willing to. lies the opportunity to get involved help all her students at new Dimensions High School learn the Spanish language. in a universal mission encouraging Mrs Nivar also is certified for AP Spanish Literature and Culture Mrs Nivar in. children to read every day so they corporates cultural activities so her students can appreciate and learn about the. can lead better lives Spanish speaking countries through videos presentations projects and she also. encourages her students to express themselves in Spanish talking about a current. Our Scholastic Book Fair is part of a event and applying the grammar and vocabulary learned with activities they do on. reading event that brings to school a daily basis,wonderful selection of fun engag. ing and affordable books kids want LeRoy Simms graduated with a B A in Social Studies from Waynesburg Uni. versity and then received a M A in Political Science from California University of. to read Giving children access to, Pennsylvania This would be followed by earning a M A in Coaching and Athletic. great books and the opportunity to Administration from Concordia University in Irvine CA. choose their own books will moti, vate them to read more And like Mr Simms worked as a Social Studies teacher in Pennsylvania for 13 years. most acquired skills the more chil spending the last 9 years as a World History teacher for Bentworth School Dis. dren practice reading the better, trict Prior to coming to NDHS in 2017 Mr Simms also taught in Pasco and Semi. nole County Mr Simms spent 13 years as a collegiate volleyball coach the last 12. they ll get, as the Head Volleyball Coach at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. During his personal time Mr Simms continues to be involved with club volleyball. and spending time on the golf course,BRIANNE SALIS SCORES PERFECT FSA SCORE. NDHS BELIEVES, With the Florida standards in place to help Florida students succeed. New Dimensions High the Florida Standards Assessments FSA in English Language Arts. School Beliefs ELA Mathematics and end of course EOC subjects Algebra 1 and. Geometry serve Florida students by measuring education gains and. Every student can be, progress Students parents guardians and educators are encouraged to. successful, check the FSA Portal http fsassessments org often to access im. Everyone is a lifelong portant information and resources as they are available. learner Brianne Salis now an 11th grader at New Dimensions High School. achieved a perfect score on the FSA assessment Brianne achieved the. Every student can ex, highest number of points on a level 5 412 points Congratulations. ceed expectations Brianne,Every student is capable. of obtaining and apply,ing knowledge,Everyone is capable of. fulfilling his or her life NDHS NAMED A TITLE I SCHOOL FOR 2017 2018. long dreams Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation s schools The goal. of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child The funds are given to. the Local Education Agency LEA which is the District to be dispersed to the. schools New Dimensions High School is a Title I school because more than 75. of the students meet poverty requirements, Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding Title I dollars to supple. ment the school s existing programs At our school we are using Title I funds to. BOOK FAIR DATES Increase student achievement, Book Fair Dates October 2 18 Add academic coaches to our staff. Add paraprofessionals to assist your children,Shopping Hours 8 30 am. 4 00pm Purchase classroom materials and supplies,Provide tutoring. If you re all booked up during, Offer extra professional development for our teachers. Book Fair week or just want to, keep shopping be sure to visit the Purchase software and technology equipment. Book Fair online at, www scholastic com fair The Conduct parental Informational meetings trainings activities. online Book Fair is available for an, If you would like to be more involved with Title I you can. extended time from October 2 20,2017 Listen for automated calls from the School. Find an expanded selection of Watch for flyers invitations to come home. books for the whole family,Attend SAC meetings Parent Workshops. preschool to adults,Attend Open House Parent Nights. Share your Book Fair with family, and friends by sending wish lists Communicate regularly with teachers. Volunteer at school Support School Activities Athletics. All orders ship to school for FREE,and each purchase benefits our. Support our MENTOR Program, school Regularly check student s FOCUS account Activity Calendar Florida. SHINES account,For more information please visit our web site at. https newdimensionshs com title i,SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL CALLING ON ALL. PARENTS AND STUDENTS, The School Advisory Council SAC is a wonderful avenue for you to become involved in your stu. dent s academic life The October meeting will be held October 25 s016 The November 15 2016. SAC meeting will be to help parents prepare their student for their senior year at NDHS and for. If you would like more information on the SAC please call 407 870 9949 or visit our web page. Please ask for Mrs Rada Sosa, Charter School Parent Liaison for New Dimensions High school is. Ryan Adams 407 8704600,TIGER TUTORING, Tiger Tutoring is available on Thursday afternoons. from 4 00 5 00pm It is a free after school resource. for all New Dimensions High School students If you. need help with a particular problem or need someone. to help you study for a test please contact Mrs Ar. guelles for assistance,STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS. The goal of Student Government is to motivate students to get involved with. their school culture by giving them a voice in its extracurricular activities Class. officers and club representatives work side by side with staff and administration. in cultivating a healthy and active school environment We are currently in. volved with elections for all Freshmen class officers Members of Student Gov. ernment are expected to be active students as well as active participants and. involvement with the government requires at least a 2 0 GPA 3 0 for offic. ers and no referrals Please see Mr Armstrong for more information. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, National Honor Society welcomes a new board and new expectations for this year. After special invitation and acceptance into this nationally recognized organization. students participate in volunteer opportunities and community projects Students. who complete 12 volunteer hours will be invited to attend college tours geared to. wards opening student minds about future college options With excellence and. altruism in mind NHS students strive to better their community and themselves. This prestigious organization requires students to achieve and maintain a 3 5. weighted GPA as well as participate wholeheartedly in helping the community. through volunteerism Students who qualify will be sent an application for the or. ganization After a rigorous selection process through student run committees the. next generation of leaders in community service are invited to become lifelong. members This organization focuses on bettering local as well as global communi. ties through enthusiasm for academics fundraising and volunteering Some of our. projects include collecting money and food for the homeless as well as traveling the. state to assist with non profit organizations National Honor Society builds leaders. of the community If you are interested in supporting these altruistic students. please contact Ms Torrence at torrence newdimensionshs com. SENIOR SUCCESS INITIATIVE, New Dimensions High School has instituted a successful and very. beneficial program for a third year designed to address the needs. of Seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter college Miss Dubin. is leading this course the Senior Success Initiative This course. is a required course for all NDHS seniors Students will not only be. working on their Senior Project they will also be working on SAT. and ACT preparation meeting with college representative and many. other important and exciting activities Any Senior who fails to suc. cessfully complete this course will not be allowed to participate in. the graduation ceremony, If you are interested in a particular visitation from a college repre. sentative please see Miss Dubin In addition Miss Dubin can help. students with the SAT and ACT vouchers as well as the college appli. cation vouchers, Please watch your emails for the Daily Dubin for up to date infor Our students are our future. NDHS BOOK CLUB,SENIOR GRAD BASH AT,NDHS book club s first. UNIVERSAL meeting is Tuesday Octo,ber 3rd during lunch. Seniors Mark your calendars Grad Bash Infor This will be our first. mation April 4th 2018 Seniors can start paying 110 00 meeting for this school. to Mrs Sosa The money is due on or before December 15th year We will be reading. several different books,that are chosen by all the. SPEECH DEBATE TEAM group members If you,like to read and are inter. The NDHS Speech and Debate Team is gearing up for our 2017 2018 ested in joining please. season We have a lot of new members this year The Speech and De. see Ms Marrillia or Mrs,Timmerman to sign up, bate Team competes twice a month one Wednesday and one Satur. day from October through February with our District Tournament. in the Spring, We compete at various high schools throughout Osceola and Orange. counties The Speech and Debate Team welcomes all support Specif. ically we are looking for people to assist with judging training pro. vided Please contact Ms Marrillia if you are interested in joining. the Speech and Debate Team or assisting with judging. OUT OF FIELD TEACHER REPORT,NEW DIMENSIONS, To be highly qualified teachers in core academic subjects must be fully certif. HIGH SCHOOL icated by the state hold a bachelor s or higher degree from an accredited or. approved institution and demonstrate subject matter competency for each core. academic subject assigned, The mission of New Dimen Teachers must major and take subject content courses as required by the Flori. sions High School is that da Department of Education and have a passing score on Florida subject area. learning is participatory in examinations or hold advanced certificates Teachers of multiple subjects must. volving hope curiosity and be highly qualified in each of their core subject teaching areas. commitment so that action, New Dimensions High School is proud to inform you that all its teachers but. becomes a legitimate result of, three are Highly Qualified In order to be considered highly qualified Mrs Tor. rence a Language Arts teacher is currently working on her Florida ESOL en. dorsement Miss Rachelle Marrillia a Language Arts teacher is currently work. ing on her ESE endorsement Mr Eduardo a Math teacher who is also teaching. Digital Design is working on adding Computer Science to his teaching certifi. SPORTS NEWS AND INFORMATION, We encourage all students to participate in Interscholastic Sports as part of their. school academic and lifelong resume Research shows that students who participate. in school sports are more successful in life The following our the objectives of our ath. The Vision of NDHS,letic department,To be an educational. leader dedicated to To teach the concept of teamwork. excellence through To develop good sportsmanship,commitment. collaboration and To enhance the interactions and skills of each student athlete. To teach students how to be successful in life through preparation. and hard work,New Dimensions To develop desirable health habits. High School, 4900 Old Pleasant Hill Road Sports Physical for Athletics ALL students must have a current year sports physi. Kissimmee FL 34759 cal on file in order to participate in any athletic program at NDHS The documentation. forms for the required FHSAA sports physical and the other required forms shown. below can be found on our school website under the Link for ATHLETICS. Phone 407 870 9949,www NewDimensionsHS com Athletic Forms html. Fax 407 870 8976, Web Site Athletic Sports Fee The fee for students to play sports at NDHS is an annual fee to. www NewDimensionsHS com help cover costs associated with having an athletic program The 2016 2017 athletic. sports fee is a one time fee for the year of 50 for as many sports as the student athlete. chooses to participate in There is a cap of 100 for families with more than two chil. dren at the school participating in FHSAA sports Please see our Athletic Director Mr. Toy regarding sports fees, Sports Accident Insurance NDHS requires all students who participate in inter. scholastic sports to have proof of personal insurance coverage or obtain the 24 7 Acci. dent Coverage that is offered though School Insurance of Florida This was provided in. student first day packets but we still have some pamphlets available The cost of this. insurance for the duration of the school year and through the summer is approximate. ly 45 at this time The insurance can be obtained by contacting School Insurance of. Florida at P O Box 784268 Winter Garden FL 34778 4628 or calling 407 798. NEW DIMENSIONS HIGH SCHOOL SPECTATOR,EXPECTATIONS,CLUBS SPONSORS. Respect athletes coaches officials and fellow spectators. Refrain from taunting booing heckling and the use of profanity Athletic Director Simms. Respect the decisions made by contest officials Business Partner Liaison. Attendance at athletic contests is not a license to be obnoxious or Chamber Choir Holloway. to verbally abuse others,Chamber of Commerce, Leaving a contest prior to its conclusion with expectations of re Dubin. turning is not permitted Cross Country Senter,Debate Team Marrillia. SPORTS OFFERED AT NEW DIMENSIONS IN 2017 Dreamers Doers. 2018 Timmerman Dubin,Girls Volleyball Environmental Club. Girls Boys Soccer,Golf Tournament Simms,Boys Varsity Basketball Sosa Marrillia Arguelles. Girls Boys Weightlifting History Bowl Parrella, Boys and Girls Track and Field Interact Club Timmerman. Girls Tennis,International Club Torres,Boys Girls Cross Country Nivar. VOLLEYBALL TEAM VOLUNTEERS TO WASH TIGER BUS National Honor Society. New Dimensions High School Varsity Volleyball Tigresses coached by Ms. Kathy Finnucan volunteer to wash and clean they Tiger Bus Many thanks to. Coach Finnucan,PLEASE HELP US CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE. Please visit our website at www NewDimensionHS com and complete the. parent survey Click on the link to the survey from the home page We greatly. appreciate your support Together we can make NDHS the best school in the. CLUBS AT NDHS,CLUBS SPONSORS,NDHS Student,Government Ryla Timmerman Dubin. Leadership, NDHS Student Government has been reor Stop Bullying Committee. ganized in an effort to make sure that all club Leadership Class is studying the 7 Habits of Dubin Torrence Finnucan. and class representatives are equality recog Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey This. nized book gives teens a guide to handling the chal Student Council Gov t. lenges of their lives in the real world and a new, In addition to the class officers each club and philosophy to improve their self image Armstrong. class will submit activity requests to the Stu, dent Government sponsor Mr Armstrong for Students are already leading class discussions Tennis Torrence. approval by the administration Many thanks and employing graphic organizers to enhance. for our teachers and the many extra hours they their understanding of the critical concepts Tiger Tutoring Arguelles. volunteer to make each event a success presented in this course. Track Field J M Timmer, InterAct Club They are fast becoming the leaders of tomor. InterAct Club members are serving their com Volleyball Finnucan. munity this weekend by feeding the homeless, and by cleaning up Poinciana InterAct Club is Basketball Rosenfield. 75 members strong and is accepting new mem,bers Weight Lifting Arguelles. If you would like to have some serious fun Parrella. and earn volunteer hours please contact Miss, Dubin in Room 301 in the gym or Mr Timmer Soccer Senter. man in Room 407,Yearbook Concepcion,Senior Project. Senior Project is designed to help students,determine their chosen career path Seniors in. this class are busy conducting research inter,viewing someone in the career field and pre. paring for the real world,Plan ahead like these seniors and begin think. ing about your future, The Interact Club encourages NDHS students to become involved with our. STUDENT PARENT RESOURCES,PROGRESS REPORTS, Be on the lookout for mid term Student Progress Reports which went home Sep. tember 14 Contact your child s teacher if you should see anything that is a concern. If you want real time access to grades and grade book messaging to teachers please. register for FOCUS to send your child s teacher a message of check grades at any. We encourage all parents to take advantage of our online grade book and communi. cation tool Parents may access their child s grades at any time through FOCUS All. students have FOCUS accounts and we hope that all parents see the advantages of. registering for an FOCUS account as well Many teachers require it In addition all. students have an NDHS email account,TIGER TUTORING. Parents please encourage your child to take advantage of our Tiger Tutoring on. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 00 5 00pm Ms Arguelles is the coordinator if. you need more information Student volunteers who are strong in a particular aca. demic discipline stay after school to help fellow students struggling in their classes. or who just need some extra help Tiger Tutoring meets in the Cafeteria.