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Attention Parents/Guardians: Reminder of Garrett County BOE Attendance Policy
Attendance notes must be submitted no more than three (3) school days after the student’s return to school. The note shall state the reason for the student’s absence, the date(s) of the absences, and be signed and dated by the student’s parent/guardian. It will be the student’s responsibility to obtain and complete work missed due to absence regardless of code. However, work/ assignments missed as a result of unlawful absences will not be given credit.
|Wednesday, November 25||12:15 Dismissal for Students|
|Thursday, November 26||Schools Closed - Thanksgiving Day|
|Friday, November 27||Schools Closed|
|Monday, November 30||ASVAB 1st - 2nd Period|
|Friday, December 4||Silent Night, Silent Auction 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Cafe; $5 per person|
|December 7 - December 8||PARCC Algebra II and PARCC English II|
|December 7 - 11||Scholastic Book Fair|
|Wednesday, December 9||12:15 Dismissal for Students|
|Saturday, December 19||Holiday Concert|
|Wednesday, December 23||12:15 Dismissal for Students|
|Saturday, January 9||Music Boosters Jewelry/Cash Bash @ CARC 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. $25/person|
Letterman's Club Fundraiser
Mock Trial Team and Thespian Society Fundraiser
Silent Night, Silent Auction
Northern Band Musicians Honored
Breana Burke, Golf Team Member, Wins at Regional and Advances to States
Autumn Glory 2015
Chuck Trautwein, Technology Teacher for Garrett County Public Schools, was named Garrett County's Most Beautiful Person for 2015.
North Garrett FFA Livestock Judging team placed 4th at the Eastern States Expo in Massachusetts.
NHS Relay for Life - May 13, 2016
Sarah Holtschneider (NHS Softball Player) named AMAC Defensive Player of the Year
THANK YOU - Class of 2015
North Garrett FFA Judging Team
NEW REPORT RANKS MARYLAND HIGH SCHOOLS AT THE TOP OF THE CLASS
Northern Garrett High School receives the "SILVER" National Ranking
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 above: 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