NEW DIMENSIONS HIGH SCHOOL Senior Graduation Book by wuzhenguang



Senior Graduation Book
     Class of 2011

                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

Graduation Information Letter to Parents . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CLASS OF 2011 SCHEDULE and INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Advisor s Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Class Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 6
Graduation and Commencement Ceremony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Caps and Gowns/ Dress Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Student Awards Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Policies Affecting Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Student Obligations . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 8
Participation in Graduation Ceremonies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rehearsal Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Graduation Tickets, Lost Tickets, Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Handicapped and Special Seating Hearing Impaired . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 11
Procedure for Walking Across Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Professional Graduation Pictures . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Personal Photography and Video at Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Announcements, Name Cards, Thank You notes . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Yearbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Senior Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Senior Class Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Senior Cap & Gown Portraits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Graduation Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Special Needs Seating                       (14)
Hearing Impaired Guests                    (14)
Student/ Parent Agreement Form (15)
Non-Participation Graduation               (16)

May 9, 2011

Dear Parents:

As the second semester nears its end at New Dimensions High School, a special event is clearly on the horizon----
Graduation! Our commencement activities are scheduled for the following date, time and place:

                Wednesday, June 9, 2011, 6:00 p.m. at the Radisson WorldGate Resort
                            3011 Maingate Land Kissimmee, FL 34747

New Dimensions High School will utilize the Conference Center at the Radisson Worldgate Resort in West Kissimmee.
The seating capacity is approximately 700. Each graduating senior will be given up to ten tickets for family members to
attend their graduation.
NDHS policy requires that everyone attending must have a ticket. All commencement ceremony tickets will be given to
the graduating seniors by May 20, 2011. A mandatory Graduation Practice will be held for all seniors on Thursday,
June 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. at the Radisson Worldgate Resort Conference Center the morning of graduation day.

No student will be allowed to participate in the Graduation Ceremony until all financial obligations have been cleared
through the New Dimensions Front Office and Ms. Rijos. Students must arrive at the Radisson Worldgate Resort no
later than 4:45 p.m. in order to participate in the ceremony. Graduating seniors will be directed to their staging area
upon arrival and all parents and guests will enter through the Conference Center entry doors. The event entry doors
will open approximately 60 minutes before the start of the graduation ceremony.

Students should follow the suggestions in this letter for appropriate attire in keeping with the dignity of the ceremony.
Students who do not adhere to the proper attire and dress code WILL NOT be permitted to participate in graduation.
Students will walk up a ramp/steps at the graduation ceremony so female seniors should wear shoes that are
comfortable to walk and climb stairs to help prevent slipping or falling. Ladies must also wear a dress or professional
pantsuit. Men must wear dress pants and a dress shirt with a tie. Dress shoes must be worn. Business attire is
considered appropriate attire. No athletic shoes, flip flops, sandals, jeans or shorts will be permitted.

The senior class has arranged for a photographer to be present at graduation to take a picture of your child s on-stage
moment receiving their diploma. The photographs will be available on line through the photographers website at Picture package specially arranged prices are as follows: 4-wallets for $7.00; 2-
4x6 for $8.00; 1-5x7 for $7.00; 1-8x10 for $12.00; 1-11x14 for $18.00. A fee of $2.00 postage will be added to the
                 May 30     Senior Class Trip
                 June 2     Final Exams Block 1 & 3 for Seniors
                 June 3     Final Exams Block 2 & 4 for Seniors; LAST REGULAR DAY FOR SENIORS
                 June 9     Mandatory Graduation Practice 9:00 a.m. Radisson Worldgate Resort
If you have any questions regarding the graduation status of your student, please contact Dr. Cafiero or Dr. Grimm at
(407)870-9949. If you have questions regarding the Graduation Ceremony, please contact Administration. For
graduation ticket information please contact Mr. Timmerman.


Mr. Timmerman

Dates/times may be changed by the administration of NDHS if deemed necessary.

May 20     Graduation ticket distribution completed by this date for All student tickets to be
May 23     Turn in Special Needs Request for Graduation Ceremony
May 23     Turn in Non-Participation in Graduation Ceremonies if not participating
May 26     Senior Announcements should have arrived at their destinations by this date
May 27 -   Senior Class meeting during lunch in Auditorium (ALL SENIORS)
May 30 -   Senior Class Trip
           Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Trip hours 7AM 10PM; park hours 9am - 8pm)

May 31 - All financial and administrative obligations settled by this date
         All Media materials and/or obligations met.

June 2     Final Exams for Seniors only
June 3     Final Exams for Seniors only
June 6     All Exams should be completed by this date for Seniors if absent on June 2nd or 3rd

June 6 NDHS Awards Ceremony 6PM (presentation dress / senior project attire)

June 9 - Graduation practice at Radisson Worldgate Resort 9:00 -11:30AM;
         report time 8:45AM Radisson (ALL graduates are required to attend)

Note: GRADUATION starts promptly at 6PM at the Radisson Worldgate Resort
Seniors must arrive and be in designated location by 4:45PM.

Full Cap, tassels, shoes, gown and dress code attire required.
Students not in dress code will not be permitted to walk.

Guests should arrive no later than 5:40 P.M. The doors will be locked at 5:50 P.M.

Dear Class of 2011,

         In just a few short weeks you will take part in New Dimensions High School s graduation. You will be the
twelfth class to graduate from New Dimensions since the doors opened in 1998. I wanted to take this
opportunity on behalf of Mrs. Alford and myself to congratulate you. Although I have been the face you have
mostly seen over the last few years, Mrs. Alford took on a role as co-sponsor, assisting and offering her time
whenever she was able to do so. Her time and effort has been greatly appreciated, as I hope it is by you as well.
         I know this is a momentous occasion for both you and your parents. It will be a day you have long
awaited and dreamed about. I can assure you it will likely be a day of many mixed emotions. It will be joyous as
you embrace the idea that you have accomplished a major academic milestone. For some, you may be the first to
graduate in your family or the first to attend college or a trade school. For others, you have fulfilled a dream that
others at one point had given up on, but you got back on track. Still for others, you graduate not only with your
high school diploma, but you have achieved the advanced recognition of completing advanced coursework at
Valencia Community College so that you will also receive your Associates Degree. It is a time to honor all of your
accomplishments over the last twelve years. Regardless of your individual accomplishments, your upcoming
graduation is a very significant event in your history and your own timeline of life. As you look back and reflect
on all these accomplishments, you may even look back with sadness and tears as you leave one familiar family
behind and embark on a path toward a new family, higher goals, and ambitious quests for your future.
          As we move closer to graduation, it is important for you to reflect on what you have achieved over the
last twelve years, especially during your high school years at New Dimensions. This year started out like many
others as with four class officers setting goals and trying to accomplish so much to make your class unique. As
freshman, many class officers find out there is only so much they can accomplish on their own. Those freshman
class officers (Kadeem Campbell, Sasha-Gay Thompson, Marja Gillette, and Ruth Meza) realized what a challenge
they had as fellow freshman tried to find their own way in a new world and utilize a lot of their time to find their
own little niche. Fundraising and planning for four years away wasn t very heavy on their mind. Through the
years, each group of class officers along with their respective class, faced similar challenges. Although hesitant at
first to take on the responsibilities of being a class sponsor, I am pleased to say it s been such a rewarding
experience to have helped guide your class over the last three years. Your sophomore class officers (Christian
Dodge, Chrisally Espinal, Marja Gillette, and Angelis Martinez) were the first group I had the opportunity to work
with as your sponsor. Your Junior Class Officers (DaJeanne Pitter, Julia Vega, Candace Hawkins, and Aristides
Serrano) helped continue where the Sophomore class left off, with putting your class on firm financial footing
going into your senior year. This year s class officers (Marja Gillette, Joshua Soto, Beatriz Marte, and Jasmine
Hankerson) also continued that fiscal accountability and guided your class to have the opportunity to do things
that many classes before you have not enjoyed in the past. This graduating class of 2011, since your first year,
and through the last three years with me, have repeatedly rose to the occasion to plan more things, raise more
funds, accomplish more feats, and give back more to your class than any other graduating class before you.
During your time at NDHS, you embraced what it meant to be an NDHS Tiger and continued to show great pride
in your school and your class.
          As you have progressed through the years, you continued to define what it meant to be a part of our
school family, supporting many academic and athletic endeavors, engaging in charitable and community events,
and participating energetically in our dances, talent shows and other extra-curricular activities. You have proven
that you do not have to be a big school or win any set amount of games to be proud, stand tall and show true
character. Your 2011 Prom was successful and nothing less than spectacular, with its Mardi Gras/Masquerade
theme, and as so many of you came to share the night with your friends and Junior classmates. Even when the
lights went out and we improvised to find a way to still make music, you continued to shine and make the
evening special, even making your own music at times to entertain the crowd as we waited for electricity to
return. Grad Bash was no different. With this same spirit, I look forward to seeing many of you participate in one
of the first Senior Class trips in recent memory. Mrs. Alford and I, as your class advisors, are very proud of all of
you for your involvement, spirit, and pride. We hope you understand the significance of all that you have done,
that you ve taken the opportunity to participate in many of the senior class events and you will continue to
participate in those still to come, that you enjoy the remaining school year, and continue to support each other in
the classroom and on the stage. Be sure you celebrate your successes as you have so much to be proud of!
Good Luck,
Mr. Timmerman
                                   of the
                         Past & Present Leadership
                               Class of 2011

    Senior Year        Junior year            Sophomore Year         Freshman Year
    2010-2011          2009-2010                2008-2009              2007-2008

   President           President                 President            President
  Marja Gillette    Da Jeanne Pitter          Christian Dodge      Kadeem Campbell

  Vice President     Vice President            Vice President        Vice President
   Joshua Soto         Julia Vega             Chrisally Espinal   Sasha-Gay Thompson

    Secretary          Secretary                Secretary             Secretary
  Beatriz Marte     Candace Hawkins            Marja Gillette        Marja Gillette

    Treasurer           Treasurer            Treasurer                Treasurer
Jasmine Hankerson   Aristides Serrano     Angelis Martinez            Ruth Meza

     Advisor            Advisor                   Advisor               Advisor
 Mr. Timmerman       Mr. Timmerman            Mr. Timmerman           No Longer at
   Mrs. Alford                                                           NDHS

 Administration     Administration            Administration             NDHS
   Directors          Directors                 Directors              Directors
    Dr. Cafiero        Dr. Cafiero               Dr. Cafiero           Dr. Cafiero
    Dr. Grimm          Dr. Grimm                 Dr. Grimm             Dr. Grimm

Graduation and Commencement Ceremony:

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Since these activities are a privilege for the graduate. Because we respect our graduates, their
families, and invited guests, seniors inappropriately dressed will be removed from the lineup prior
to these events and will not be allowed to participate in a formal capacity or walk across the stage.

Caps and gowns are the official and traditional costumes for students in many countries of the
world. In most cases, students wear caps and gowns only at graduation exercises and on other
special occasions. Graduating seniors at New Dimensions High School are REQUIRED to wear
their caps, gowns, appropriate dress attire and dress shoes at the Senior Graduation
To coordinate with their green graduation gowns, gentlemen must wear the following:
  Dress shirt
  Dark tie (bow ties won t work because of the way the gowns are cut)
  Dress slacks
  Dress shoes or dress boots. Dress shoes/boots are those which have a hard leather sole and are
     usually polished. (Sandals, flip flops, tennis shoes or athletic shoes are not allowed. Boots
     must be dress boots and non-military style.)
  Dark socks should be worn with dark slacks or light socks with khaki pants (but not white socks).
To coordinate with their green graduation gown, women must wear the following:
  An appropriate dress or dress slacks and blouse.
  Dress shoes or dress sandals. Students will walk up a ramp/steps/risers at the graduation
   ceremony, so females should wear comfortable dress shoes that allow for safety and help
   prevent slipping or falling. Dress sandals are considered appropriate; no dress-up flip-flops or
   other type slippers or sandals are permitted
   Jewelry is perfectly permissible as long as it is not worn on the gown itself
   Service awards and honor pins may be worn on the gown or cords

               The gown should not be ironed as it may melt. It should, however, be
removed from the bag and allowed to hang loosely for at least one week prior to the ceremony. The
cap should be placed upon the head with the longer point of the crown to the back. The shorter
point should be centered on the forehead, down far enough so that the top is level and parallel to the
floor. The tassel is draped over the left temple. Tassels should not be pinned or sewn but should be
permitted to hang naturally. The changing of the tassel from the left to the right side is an action
practiced in many schools. It is intended to give the graduate a feeling of personal significance and
to mark graduation. The changing of the tassel will be conducted, after all participating seniors have
received their diplomas, have returned to their seats and are then instructed they may do so.

The NDHS Student Awards Ceremony is on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. The last two days
of classes and/or exams for Seniors is Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, 2011. However, seniors
may be recognized with awards and scholarship notifications along with underclassmen at an
evening ceremony on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM. We ask that seniors attend if they have
received an invitation and dress as they would for class presentations or for their Senior Projects.

In order for seniors to be eligible to participate in graduation exercises, they must complete New
Dimensions High School as well as the Florida state graduation requirements by the end of the
fourth marking period of their senior year. Seniors who are required to attend summer school,
complete FLVS, or attain additional credits after the date of graduation to make-up or meet
requirements will not be able to participate in graduation exercises. Parents and students should
check to be certain that the requirements have been or are scheduled to be met and that course work
is being completed satisfactorily.

Final Examinations
All seniors must take any required final exams or complete required Senior Projects prior to
participating in graduation activities occurring after June 1st. Senior Final Exams are on June 2,
2011 and on June 3, 2011. Because attendance at graduation rehearsals is critical, any make-up
examinations must be arranged prior to the graduation rehearsal. NO EXEMPTIONS will be
given. All exams must be completed by Monday, June 6, 2011 @Noon

Student Obligations
Before a senior is permitted to participate in graduation and before school records are approved for
release to colleges or potential employers, all assigned detentions and outstanding financial
obligations must be cleared. Seniors who have any questions regarding obligations should check
with the teacher, coach, media center personnel, or the main office. Seniors with unresolved
detentions or financial obligations must resolve all obligations prior to the first graduation rehearsal.
Seniors with outstanding obligations will not receive graduation tickets until all obligations have
been met. Seniors who have not met all obligations and who have not completed academic
responsibilities for graduation will not be permitted to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and/or
the graduation ceremony. Diplomas for these seniors will be issued from the main office only when
obligations have been met.

Participation in Graduation Exercises
Seniors and their parents are reminded that only seniors who have met all graduation requirements
and have fulfilled all obligations as of June 7 are entitled to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Students and parents with concerns about meeting requirements are encouraged to contact the
administration immediately. If a senior becomes ineligible to participate, Administration will
inform the student and parent. However, in no case, will a student be allowed to participate in
any graduation program or practice unless all graduation requirements have been met.

Rehearsal Requirements/Awards Ceremony
To insure a smooth graduation, all seniors participating in graduation are required to attend
rehearsal unless otherwise noted. It is also expected that seniors with invitations be sure to attend
the Student Awards Ceremony on evening Monday June 6, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.
Seniors who are on work release or OJT are required to be at the rehearsal as scheduled. Please
inform your employers of this obligation to avoid unnecessary conflicts. Your attendance is
mandatory to ensure a smooth performance. Some topics to be covered at the rehearsal are: Rules
and Conduct, Processional and Recessional Order and Seating, Dress, and Answers to Questions
presented by seniors. Failure to attend will lead to non-participation in the graduation ceremony.

On rehearsal day, seniors are required to report at the specified time. Please remember that after the
final day for seniors, school may be in session for the remainder of the student body. Only those
seniors who have administratively approved business are to be on campus or in the classroom areas.
We request that no seniors return as visitors while school is in session. On June 9, graduating
seniors will report directly to the Radisson Worldgate Resort Conference Center at 9:00 AM for
rehearsal. This graduation rehearsal is from approximately 9AM-11AM. Rules of conduct,
processional and recessional order, seating, and school policies regarding seniors and graduation
will be explained at rehearsals. Senior questions will also be answered during the rehearsal sessions.

Students must secure their own transportation, as no school district or NDHS transportation will be
provided. We advise students to consult the Lynx bus schedule if no other transportation is
available. Commencement attire including cap and gown and proper footwear must be worn for
both rehearsals. Seniors are required to remain in school in the area of the cafeteria, auditorium or
gymnasium until all rehearsal needs have been met.

Graduation Tickets will be distributed to those graduating seniors who have satisfied ALL
financial and/or administrative obligations as of May 23, 2011 unless otherwise noted and extended
by administration. See Student Obligations on page eight.

must report to NDHS Auditorium by 5:45 PM for the NDHS Annual Student Awards Ceremony.
Seniors who are receiving teacher awards and/or scholarships will be recognized at this time. The
ceremony begins at 6 PM.

On Thursday, June 9, students must arrive at approximately 8:45 AM for rehearsal in full
graduation attire and full cap and gown for this one graduation rehearsal (this is mandatory for all
seniors crossing the stage). The practice will begin at 9AM and last until approximately 11:30AM.
Rules of conduct, processional and recessional order, seating, and school policies regarding seniors
and graduation will be explained at this rehearsal session. Senior questions will also be answered
during this rehearsal session.

On the evening of Thursday, June 9, students must arrive by 4:45 PM for graduation in full
graduation attire (as per dress code) and full cap and gown. The ceremony begins at 6PM

Graduation Tickets
Admission to graduation is by ticket only. A graduation announcement mailed out by a student is
not considered a ticket for admission. Each participating graduating senior has been assigned an
allotment of ten (10) commencement ceremony tickets and is encouraged to pass on unneeded extra
tickets to those students in need.

Lost Tickets or Forgotten Tickets
Unfortunately, we will not be able to honor replacement ticket requests or allow entry for
 forgotten/lost tickets. It is important that you keep your tickets in a secure location and remember
to bring them to the graduation ceremony. Your family member(s) must have a ticket to gain

Seating at Radisson Worldgate Resort Conference Center and Lobby Restrictions
Seating for graduation at Radisson Worldgate Resort is on a first-come, first-served basis. No seats
may be reserved. Doors to the Conference Center will open at 5PM for guests holding a ticket for
admission. Graduates are to report by 4:45 PM. Please ask that your friends and family members
attending the graduation ceremony be seated by 5:40 PM to avoid interference with the processional
into the ceremony. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6PM. The main lobby will be closed and
locked for BOTH the Processional and Recessional. We anticipate locking the lobby doors at
approximately 5:50PM and then again ten (10) minutes prior to the conclusion of the ceremony.
During these lock down periods no family members or guests may be present in the lobby. The
lobby will be reopened following the processional and recessional. Family members and guests who
will need to exit the complex will do so by the alternate exit doors and not do so by the main lobby
during the lock-down periods.

Handicapped and Special Seating
There will be a reserved area for physically handicapped and hearing-impaired guests. Seats in this
section will be counted in your allotment of ten (10) tickets. There is a limit of one guest seat in
handicapped seating area for each ticket in the handicapped reserved area. If you require
handicapped seating please complete appropriate forms included near the end of this booklet and
submit the written request form to Mr. Timmerman or Ms. Rijos in the Office by Monday, May 23.

Announcement of Names
Every parent, guardian, family member, and guest wants to hear his or her graduating senior s name
announced during the ceremony. Unlike a recreational or sporting event, where yelling and
shouting are encouraged and permitted, the Commencement Ceremony should have an aspect of
regality and formality. In order to permit each family to hear their senior s name called, we are
asking that during the reading of names ALL APPLAUSE and OTHER CELEBRATORY
SOUNDS are held until the end. Artificial noise makers are prohibited and will be confiscated.

Rules on Conduct
Rules of conduct, professional and recessional order, seating, and school policies will be enforced
at all times. Any student who violates any of these conditions may forfeit their privilege of
obtaining their diploma during the ceremony.

Procedure for Walking Across Stage and Receiving Diploma
Each graduate s name will be called in a specific order. Each graduate will wait at the bottom step
until the top step is clear. Once cleared, move from the bottom to the top step and wait until your
name is called. When your name is announced, step forward to receive your diploma. Extend your
left hand to receive the diploma cover containing your diploma, and then shake hands with the
Diploma Presenter (and any other dignitaries present) with your right hand. Be mindful that this is
when the photographer will be taking your picture for prosperity.

Professional Graduation Pictures and Personal Photography and Video
In order to ensure the appropriate dignity for the graduation ceremony and an unobstructed view for
guests, photographers from the audience are being asked to take pictures from their seats. Members
of the audience will not be permitted to be present in or near the senior section or stage area. Video
cameras are allowed only from the designated side areas and not on the main floor seating areas. In
addition, a professional photographer from Naylor Photography will be taking pictures by
arrangement of the senior class as each senior is awarded their diploma. If these pictures are
desired, they may be ordered online (see below).

Professional Photography
Every guest is asked to remain seated during the event. The senior class has secured a photographer
to take a picture of that moment each child is receiving their diploma. These photographs will be
available online after the event at the following website:
Photograph prices are specials:
4 - wallets     $ 7.00
2 - 4x6         $ 8.00
1 - 5x7         $ 7.00
1 - 8x10        $ 12.00
1 - 11x14       $ 18.00

Price does not include applicable sales tax. Also, $2.00 postage will be added to each total order.

Distribution of Diplomas
The distribution of diplomas will conform to the procedure established at New Dimensions High
School. Since our administration carefully reviews all candidates to be sure they are eligible to
participate in the graduation ceremonies, the actual diploma will be awarded on graduation night,
not merely the graduation cover as is the practice in many commencement ceremonies. A diploma
may be withheld for inappropriate behavior during rehearsal or during the ceremony.

Announcements and Name Cards
Obtaining name cards and announcements is the responsibility of the individual senior. Receipt of a
graduation announcement does not automatically insure a ticket to the graduation ceremony at New
Dimensions commencement ceremonies. Admission to the graduation ceremony is by ticket only.
Each person you intend to invite to graduation must be given an admission ticket.

The etiquette observed when sending announcements is as follows:
1. Announcements are provided with an inner, un-gummed envelope and an outer envelope, or with
one envelope only. Either is socially acceptable. You should address the envelope yourself, using a
pen with blue or black ink.
2. The outer envelope should carry the full mailing address. Do not abbreviate Street or Road
or the state.
3. The inner envelope should carry names only in the form you would use in conversation: Mr. and
Mrs. Smith, or Helen and Tom, or Aunt Margaret.
4. If children are included list them by name on the inner envelope, but not on the outer envelope,
unless only one envelope is used.
5. If the announcement does not have a personal cardholder, insert your card in the announcement
with its back to the announcement.
6. Insert the announcement in the inner envelope with the folded edge at the bottom and the front
facing the flap. Do not tuck in the flap.
7. Insert the inner envelope in the outer with the flap of the inner envelope facing the address side
of the outer envelope.
8. Seal the outer envelope neatly and send it by first class mail.
9. Announcements should be mailed to arrive at their destination approximately two weeks
prior to the date of commencement.

                                         Thank You Notes
Good manners and accepted social practice dictate that you thank someone for a graduation gift, for
a favor, or for some courtesy extended to you. Never fail to acknowledge a gift. A prompt
acknowledgment lets the sender know that the gift has arrived. Whenever possible, be specific in
one way or another. If you merely say, Thanks for the gift, the sender may think that you ve
forgotten what it was that was sent you or that you have no use for the gift. Tell how you are using
the gift or how you plan to use it. Try to make a favorable comment about the gift, or quote
something complimentary, which someone has said about it. If the present is a sum of money, tell
what you plan to do with it. A thank you note should be enthusiastic and sincere, but never gushy.
If you are especially pleased, say so, but don t pretend. Your thank you note should be handwritten.

Additional Information
Those students who must complete additional school work in order to meet graduation requirements
will not be allowed to participate in any graduation ceremonies or activities and will be given their
diploma upon successfully completing FLVS, summer school or additional requirements. All
students participating in Graduation activities MUST be at all practices. Only those students
excused by Administration or by an emergency will be an exception. If you do not attend a practice,
your name will be dropped from the list participating in Graduation activities. Your cooperation is
expected at all the practices. Cooperation will allow us to finish earlier and also do a better job in
Senior Graduation activities. After dismissal at the final graduation practice, all seniors are expected
to leave the Radisson Worldgate Resort grounds. You are not to visit NDHS or other schools in the
area. This also applies to the final week of school where school is still in session for underclassmen.
Unless there is an official reason for you to visit the school office, or with permission of
administration, graduating seniors should not be on campus.

Unanswered Questions
If you have any questions or concerns regarding senior activities, please call Mr. Timmerman
or Mrs. Alford, the Senior Class Advisors.

Yearbooks ordered by members of the graduating class will be distributed near the middle of May
at a date and time to be announced. The inclusion of a senior portrait in the senior section of the
yearbook is the responsibility of the individual. If the senior s picture does not appear in the senior
section, either the student did not have his/her picture taken by Lifetouch/Prestige on the scheduled
date or on the make-up day, or the senior did not arrange for the photo to be submitted by his/her
"other" photographer. The current cost of the yearbook is $55 and has limited availability on a first
come, first served basis until the supply is gone.

Senior Pictures
It is not too late to obtain Senior Pictures in your cap and gown and other poses from Lifetouch.
Their studios are not too far from the intersection of John Young Parkway and Sand Lake Rd. and
are located at 7703 Kingspointe Parkway Orlando, FL 32819. Contact the office at 407-982-1278
to set up an appointment. You may also e-mail Karen Faulkner at for
more information. Since these portraits are usually done the summer BEFORE your senior year, be
sure to explain that you are a 2011 graduate and NOT a 2012 graduate. The seniors can go to the
studio and get yearbook formals for no sitting fee. When adding casuals the sitting fees start at $25
and go to $55 depending on number of outfit changes and different backgrounds.

Senior Class Field Trip Permission Form
This senior class has the rare privilege of participating in a senior class trip. The Senior Class trip is
to Busch Gardens on Monday. May 30, 2011. A field trip form must be completed and signed by a
parent or legal guardian regardless of the age of the student, unless the student has been
emancipated and is no longer living at home as a dependent of the parent(s). The field trip form can
be found at the end of this booklet.

                              Special Needs Seating

Plans are being formulated to reserve an area for family members who may be
wheelchair bound or are having mobility problems. Should you have a family
member who needs this special seating, please complete this information form and
return it to the Office, by Monday, May 23.

Please note: Only one additional family member is permitted to sit with the family
member with special needs. Each person seated in this section must present a ticket
for admission to the graduation ceremony. Tickets for seating in this area are
included in your allotment of ten (10)

Student s Name: ___________________________________________

Number of special needs seats requested: ___________


                          Hearing Impaired Guests
Should you have a family member who needs interpretive services, we are attempting
to fill that need if possible. Please complete this form and return it to the Main Office,
by Monday, May 23.

Please note: Only one additional family member is permitted to sit with the family
member who may need interpretive services. Each person seated in this section must
present a ticket for admission to the graduation ceremony. Tickets for seating in this
area are included in your allotment of ten (10)

Student s Name: ___________________________________________

Number of special needs seats requested: ___________
 Note: If you have troubling printing at home, you may pick up this page from Mr. Timmerman or in the front office.

Please note: Only those students who have participated in graduation
rehearsal, have obtained and worn the appropriate attire as outlined in this
handbook, and have met all graduation requirements may take part in the
graduation events.

Please return this form below to the Office by Monday, May 23, 2011.

I will arrange for transportation for my son/daughter to attend the
graduation rehearsal from 9:00 11:30 A.M. at Radisson Worldgate
Resort Conference Center on June 9, 2011, which is the morning of
graduation day. It is anticipated that we should be through by 11:30 AM.

I understand that my son/daughter will receive all assigned graduation
tickets by May 20, 2011. I understand that my graduating child is to bring
full dress clothes, as well as cap and gown for the graduation rehearsal on
Thursday morning, June 9, 2011. Dress code checks will be done at
rehearsals to assure compliance with the evening event.

I also understand that if my son/daughter is enjoying the privilege of
participating in our school s graduation activities, he/she agrees to wear
the required appropriate attire as instructed and as outlined in this

__________________________________ ___________________
Student s Signature                Date

__________________________________ ___________________
Parent/Guardian Signature          Date
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Non-Participation in Graduation Ceremony

By signing this form, you are notifying the administration of New
Dimensions High School that you WILL NOT be participating in the
graduation commencement ceremony at the Radisson Worldgate Resort on
June 9, 2011.

Please return to the Office by Monday, May 23, 2011.

Please provide a reason why you will not be attending:

__________________________________ ___________________
Student s Signature                Date

__________________________________ ___________________
Parent/Guardian Signature          Date
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                                          NEW DIMENSIONS HIGH SCHOOL
                                            PARENT/GUARDIAN FIELD TRIP CONSENT

I, the parent/guardian of______________________________________________Grade_____ hereby give my consent
for my child to participate in a field trip to: The 2011 Senior Class Trip to Busch Gardens Tampa
Trip date(s): MAY 30, 2011 Time of departure 7AM May 30, 2011 Time of return 11PM May 30, 2011

Teacher in charge: Mr/Mrs. Timmerman, Gassert, Reinhardt, Plaza,                    Cost: $25.00/ticket plus spending money

Mode of transportation: Check           one:         School Bus             Common Carrier                Private Vehicle            Walking
Doors to Busch Gardens are open from 9AM 8PM. Bus leaves NDHS at 7AM and will return approximately at 11PM as
students will be stopping for dinner at a Fast Food Restaurant upon leaving Bush Gardens at 8PM, adding an extra hour. ALL
Students REGARDLESS OF AGE (EVEN IF OVER 18) must complete this form with parent signature to attend the event
utilizing the NDHS school bus.
       ******************************************18                or Over *********************************************
    My child is 18 and will drive home after returning at 11PM                    Parent signature ________________________
   My child is 18 and will be picked up by me at 11PM. Parent signature _____________________

    My child is 18 and riding home w/another student upon return at 11PM.                          Parent Signature ______________
   My child is under 18 and will be picked up by me at 11PM. Parent signature____________________
   My child is under 18 and will ride home w/another student after returning at 11PM Parent Signature_________________
        Name of student my child has permission to ride home with:
                                                                                  X ______________________________________________________
NO students may drive to or from the Senior Trip to Busch Gardens event! Students may drive their car and park at New
Dimensions where they must board the bus to go to Busch Gardens. All students must arrive at Busch Gardens on the bus and
will be given a ticket at that time. Again, students attending Busch Gardens as part of the Senior Class Trip may not drive their
own car to Busch Gardens or back from Busch Gardens. Cost for student who already have their own ticket or pass is $10.00 to
cover the cost of transportation.

     By this consent, I hereby release and discharge the New Dimensions High School, from all liabilities, claims, and demands of
whatever kind or nature that may arise or be connected with the child's participation in, traveling to or returning from such activity, that is
caused by the act or omission of persons other than agents or employees of the New Dimensions High School. This consent does not
release the New Dimensions High School from any liabilities, duties or responsibilities for the acts or omissions of its own agents or
employees imposed by any laws, regulations or policies.

     I also understand that if my child becomes a discipline problem while on any trip, he/she will be sent home by the quickest means
and at my expense.

    I authorize a representative of New Dimensions High School to see that my child receives any emergency medical treatment that
may become reasonably necessary, while child is on said field trip in/out of Osceola County. Payment of all charges incurred for
medical treatment is guaranteed by me or the insurance company providing coverage for my child.
My child has the following medical conditions. If none, state "None" __________________________________________
Treatment for above_______________________________________________________________________________
My child is allergic to the following medications. If none, state "None"_________________________________________
Date of child's last Tetanus injection, (if known),_______ __________________________________________________
Check       one:         I do not have medical insurance to cover treatment
                         I have medical insurance with company/provider name___________________________________
                     Policy/Group number________________________________________________________________
Parent/guardian home phone # _________________________________ cell phone #__________________________
Emergency contact if parent/guardian cannot be reached:

Name_________________________________________________ Relationship_______________________________
Home phone #___________________________________________ work phone_______________________________
Parent/guardian signature___________________________________ Date__________________
        Student Cell Number:        ___________________________________________                                     (NDHS Rev. 01/05/2011)

                                 SENIOR CLASS TRIP
                             BUSCH GARDENS DRESS CODE
                                 Please read carefully
Students must adhere to the following Dress Code for this event! See below.

PLEASE NOTE: PAY ATTENTION and ADHERE to the dress code below so there will not be any

The Senior Class T-shirt must be worn in its original form and shape. No alteration or tearing is
Pants, skirts, capris, or shorts no shorter than mid-thigh (fingertip length or longer)
Casual pants (including jeans)
Comfortable shoes (including athletic shoes, tennis shoes, and sandals with heel straps, but
not flip-flops)
Shoes must have heel support or heel straps.

The Senior Class T-shirt must be worn in its original form/shape. No alteration/tearing is
Pants or shorts no shorter than mid-thigh (fingertip length or longer)
Casual pants or shorts MUST BE secured at waist with belt. No pants hanging down will be
Comfortable shoes (including athletic shoes, tennis shoes, and sandals with heel straps, but
not flip-flops)
Shoes must have heel support or heel straps.

*Shirts other than the Senior Class T-Shirt
will be at their sole discretion as to what "looks" appropriate.
*No SPANDEX or Tights.
*Visible undergarments. Belts MUST BE worn with belt loops.
*Clothing that is too tight or worn in a way that exposes the midriff or excessive portions of
the skin.
*Clothing that may be viewed as inappropriate at a school function (i.e., tops worn is a way
  that bare the midriff or sides even when arms are extended above the head, see-through
  clothing, etc.)
*Clothing with holes, tearing or shredding
*NO SLICED, CUT, or FRAYED JEANS, PANTS, or shorts with holes of any kind.
*Clothing with language or graphics that are obscene, offensive or suggestive of sexual,
  vulgar, drug, alcohol, or tobacco-related messaging
*Gang paraphernalia, jewelry, exposed tattoos, clothing or other insignias which display,
  suggest or provoke violence
*No Hats, do-rags, or any other form of head garment.
*No flip-flops, athletic sandals, bedroom slippers, or other type shoes without heel straps or
  heel protection.
*Any clothing or accessories deemed inappropriate or unsafe by chaperones considering the
location and events of the trip


                           Senior Trip Information

Senior Trip will be on Monday, May 30th, 2011
at Busch Gardens from 9AM - 8PM

The NDHS us will leave NDHS at 7AM.
The NDHS bus should return by approximately 11PM for Parent pickup
Students will spend approximately an hour eating at a fast food restaurant
after leaving Busch Gardens which is the reason for the 3 hour return time.
Students must indicate on the Field Trip form how they will be leaving school
to go home upon returning to NDHS. This requires another parent signature.

MONDAY May 23rd or ASAP prior to Friday, May 27th. This will be our basis to
request the appropriate number of tickets required and to secure the
necessary amount of chaperones.

There are 50 seats available for the trip. The seats will be available on a first
come, first paid basis. The fee of $25 SHOULD BE PAID NO LATER THAN
FRIDAY, MAY 20th if possible or as long as tickets/seats are still available. A
field trip permission form will be required.

The $25 cost of the Senior Trip covers the $10 cost of transportation and to
partially cover the $39 cost of the ticket. The Senior class is paying for the cost
of the ticket not covered by the student fee, which is approximately $24.00
that the senior class is contributing. The ticket has a value of $78. Students
who already have a ticket or season tickets to Busch Gardens will be allowed to
pay only the $10 cost of transportation.

EXTRA money must be brought for FOOD & BEVERAGES during and after the
event. None will be provided as part of the ticket price

NO students receiving a group purchased ticket may drive to or from the
Senior Class Trip event at Busch Gardens! Students may drive their car and
park at New Dimensions where they must board the bus to go to Busch
Gardens. All students must arrive at Busch Gardens on the bus and will be
given their ticket at that time. Again, students attending as part of the senior
class trip may not drive their own car to Busch Gardens or back from Busch


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