Sarah Holtschneider (NHS Softball Player) named AMAC Defensive Player of the Year
THANK YOU - Class of 2015
North Garrett FFA Judging Team
SAT and ACT Test Dates 2015-2016
REMINDER - FUN Pictures needed for the Yearbook
AP Environmental Science Summer Assignments
Graduation 2015 DVD's have ARRIVED
The 2015 Graduate DVD's just arrived. You may stop by the Counseling Center and see Mrs. Ahern, Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 4:30 pm. Please make sure that all friends and relatives that ordered receive this message.
Relay for Life - UPDATE
The NHS Relay for Life Committee would just like to take a moment and share this great/exciting news with you. Our total raised to date is: $34,097.54
Mark your calendars for next year's Relay for Life event to be held on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Class of 1975 - 40th Anniversary
3rd Annual Relay for Life - Re-Lei for a Cure Luau
Mr. Gary Reichenbecher – NHS Relay Honorary Chair 2015
Kaley Hare – NHS Relay Ambassador 2015
Kelsey Harding – NHS Relay Princess 2015
Teams: 1629 Robotics Team, Cowgirl Crusaders, NHS Girl’s Varsity, Farmers for a Cure, Northern Garrett Rescue Squad, Just Imagine Miracles, Zion Lutheran Youth Group, CARC Duck Cancer, G&W Lumber, Workman’s Warriors, Chele’s Stars and NHS Student Government.
Sponsors: Keyston Lime Company, G&W Lumber, Steyer Tent Rentals, Stan Corp., Ringer Electric, Mile One Automotive, WHAG, Winnfield Golf, LJ Vending, LLC., Rob Michael State Farm Insurance, Phenix Technologies, Shear Bliss, Garrett Container Systems, LLC, Harman Construction, Rigidply Rafters, Northern Garrett Rescue Squad, Diehl’s Ford Sales, Mel’s Truck Service, Ben Sisler, Gary’s Golf Cars, Inc. T.L. Margroff, Accident Liberty Gas Station, Katie’s Ice Cream, Randy Butler Auto Sales, Art Butler Auto Sales, Schoolhouse Earth, Thousand Acres Golf Course, Snazzi Stitches, Newman Funeral Homes, Brant’s Mobile Home Sales.
Donations: Working H Meats, Fratz True Value, Tom Stemple, Green Valley Foods, Flowerloft, NHS Carpentry Class, Loch Lynn Restaurant, Becky Fike, Jackie Hawkins, Mary Frazee, Mary Bach and Deane and Nancy Savage.
Cove Run Restoration Article
Northern Garrett High School receives the "SILVER" National Ranking
Class of 1965 - 50 year class reunion Please help us spread the word if you know of anyone that was in the graduating class of 1965. Here is the link to the reunion information: http://www.alumniclass.com/northerngarrett/reunion-class-of-1965?r=79694
Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler Named 2015-16 Garrett County Teacher of the Year
Rebecca graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies (Biology and General Science emphasis) and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education. Rebecca indicated, “As a high school teacher, I believe that the most important strategy I can teach my students is how to make choices that are beneficial for themselves and those around them. No matter what aspirations children have, they cannot be happy, contributing members of society if they do not have the ability to collect information, think about potential consequences, and make informed decisions.”
Rebecca’s other key attributes are: a member of the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education; member of the Maryland Association of Science Teachers; a new teacher mentor; participant in the Maryland DNR Explore and Restore Your SchoolShed Program; coordinator of Northern High School’s Green School; participant in Biology Governor’s Academy; member of the Garrett County Environmental Literacy Plan Development Committee; participant in the Chesapeake Teacher Research Fellowship; National Board for Professional Standards Certification; and co-author of “Cove Run Stream Restoration”, an article which will appear in the spring edition ofMaryland Natural Resources magazine.
Rebecca stated, “My personal teaching style is student-centered and inquiry-based. It is extremely important to me that my students know where to find unbiased information about a topic, how to collect reliable data, and use the best methods for effectively communicating what they have discovered. I want my students to be ‘doing’ science each day rather than simply ‘learning’ it.”
As Rebecca considers the state of education, she stated, “My message to fellow educators would be to remember and take pride in the fact that not everyone has the ability to do what you do – teach effectively and compassionately. You have spent countless hours honing your skills and will undoubtedly spend countless more reflecting upon and refining what you do in the classroom. My message to the community would be to remember how important effective teachers are and to realize that teaching takes skill, hard work, passion, and patience. As teachers, we have celebrated many successes, but we also realize that there are still many challenges to overcome.”
Pictured in the photo are: Matt Eggleston, Northern High School Vice-Principal; Barbara Baker, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Coordinator of the Teacher of the Year Program; Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler, Teacher of the Year; and Paul Edwards, Director of Secondary Education.
Northern High School Named 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
Northern Garrett High School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School today by the U.S. Department of Education.
The award honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. Schools are being recognized based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups as measured by their performance on state assessments or assessments referenced against national norms. The award recognizes that students can achieve to high levels.
Dr. Janet Wilson, Superintendent of Schools, expressed, "I am delighted that Northern Garrett High School students, staff and supportive community are being recognized nationally as one of the top high schools. I am proud of their commitment and dedication which is demonstrated every day in every way to encourage excellence.”
The entire faculty and students gathered in the gymnasium to watch the announcement made by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Mr. Duncan designated 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014. The announcement was broadcast live at 1:30 PM on ED’s USTREAM channel http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department and subsequently will be made available on ED’s YouTube channel. “These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education—that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” Secretary Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.”
During the assembly, Mr. Gary Reichenbecher, Principal, along with Dr. Janet Wilson, Superintendent, Mrs. Cynthia Downton, on behalf of the Board, Mr. Paul Edwards, Director of Secondary Education, Ms. Michelle Harman, Supervisor of College and Career Readiness, and Senator George Edwards congratulated the school for its outstanding efforts.
Mr. Reichenbecher indicated, “It is difficult to describe the level of pride that I have for the students and staff of Northern High School. Receiving an award such as this one demonstrates what can be attained through hard work and perseverance. In receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award, acknowledgment must be given to the elementary and middle schools as well as the parents, local community, and the Garrett County Board of Education for preparing our students to be successful at the high school level. To obtain this degree of recognition, it takes a total team effort, and we share this award with everyone involved. Garrett County citizens should be extremely proud of our educational system.” Northern High School is the first National Blue Ribbon School in the history of Garrett County Public Schools.
The Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates. Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels. Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates for each subgroup are at high levels.
Northern High School, one of six Maryland winning public schools, will join other national winners at an awards ceremony on November 10-11 in Washington, D.C. For more information on the Blue Ribbon Schools program, go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html .
A school celebration for the staff and students will be held at a later date.