Dear Class of 2023 Students and Families,

We are off to a great school year! As we make plans for your Senior Experiences--Commencement, Prom, and Senior Trip--we would like you to have as much information as possible. Please carefully review the following information about your senior events this year.


The Senior Package Order Form is OPEN. We ask that all seniors complete the form by January 4, to help us plan accurately for your senior experiences (including ordering the correct size for your cap/gown and senior shirts). 


Please download, print and sign the Senior Experience Contract - Class of 2023 (see page 3) are due back by December 21. Please turn in your signed contract page outside Room 333


Our June Graduation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 (to be confirmed). Each family will receive 3-5 tickets, depending on the venue. More information will be sent out later in the year.


Prom will be held on Wednesday, June 7th from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a beautiful outdoor location overlooking the Williamsburg Bridge. Permission slips and behavioral contract will be sent out in the spring semester.


Visit to see your school photos, and to make your selection for the Yearbook before January 31, 2023. Senior Photo Makeups and Retakes will take place at school on January 5, by appointment. Make your appointment using this signup link by December 30


Our Senior Trip to Frost Valley will take place from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4. We’ve had a ton of fun there in past years, and this year should be no exception! Hiking, canoeing, archery, zip lining, arts and crafts, and capture the flag are just a few of the many activities offered (not to mention bonding with your classmates and teachers). Permission slips will be sent home in the spring semester.


Since there is a cost involved in all these activities, we hope to ease some of the burden on families by notifying you in advance and spreading out the cost throughout the year. The cost of venues, bussing, catering, etc. has skyrocketed in recent years and we are doing our best through fundraising to offset the costs to families as much as possible. Please know that we don’t want cost to be an inhibiting factor for any senior in enjoying their senior experiences. If your family is experiencing financial hardship, please contact Ms. Glickman in the Guidance Department to discuss waivers for special circumstances.

Your senior dues cover many costs, including:

  • Cap and Gown Package
  • Senior Shirt
  • A portion of the Commencement Venue
  • Yearbook (DO NOT buy a yearbook separately from the PTA unless you want two books!)
  • Senior Breakfast
  • Tickets for graduation

Please note that while the senior trip and prom are optional activities, paying senior dues is not. You will not be allowed to pay for either the Trip or Prom if you haven’t already paid for dues.


Students can bring payments to School Business Manager Julie Longmuir’s office during 7th period on any days during the payment window listed below. Payments can be cash, check, or money order made out to NEST+m; unfortunately we are unable to accept electronic payments. If you have any questions about the payment process, please contact Julie Longmuir at


We can’t wait to celebrate the hard-earned milestones of your final year at NEST+m!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.