Northern Garrett

High School
Slider image 1 of 42. NHS Class of 2017 Graduation
Slider image 2 of 42. Jenna Ruggiero and Gabriella White
Slider image 3 of 42. Relay for Life 2017
Slider image 4 of 42. Ag Class
Slider image 5 of 42. After Prom Painting
Slider image 6 of 42. Shoes for Molly
Slider image 7 of 42. Girls Tennis 2017
Slider image 8 of 42. Cheer Team Awards
Slider image 9 of 42. Senior trip
Slider image 10 of 42. Student Arts Fair
Slider image 11 of 42. Howard
Slider image 12 of 42. Tennis Awards
Slider image 13 of 42. Senior Awards
Slider image 14 of 42. Powder Puff Football
Slider image 15 of 42. FFA Plant Sale
Slider image 16 of 42. Dapper Dan Awards 2017
Jenna Yommer, Austin Evans and Carly Rodeheaver
Slider image 17 of 42. JROTC
Slider image 18 of 42. FFA Pancake Dinner
Slider image 19 of 42. GaCo
Slider image 20 of 42. Bocce Banquet Group picture
Slider image 21 of 42. Robotics Team
Slider image 22 of 42. World Down's Syndrome Day
Slider image 23 of 42. 2017 Varsity Baseball Team
Slider image 24 of 42. Girls Softball Team 2017
Slider image 25 of 42. Girls Varsity Pasta Fundraiser
Slider image 26 of 42. band inauguration
Slider image 27 of 42. chain of thanks
Slider image 28 of 42. Softball 2017
Slider image 29 of 42. National Honors Society
Slider image 30 of 42. Hailey Yommer
Student Holiday Card Artwork
Slider image 31 of 42. The Vault sign
Slider image 32 of 42. JROTC Veterans Day
Slider image 33 of 42. Maryland 1A cross country Champ Ana Rhoten
Slider image 34 of 42. FFA
Slider image 35 of 42. Northern Huskies Mascot
Slider image 36 of 42. Marching Band
Slider image 37 of 42. student fan section
Slider image 38 of 42. JROTC and cheerleaders
Slider image 39 of 42. students working in field
Slider image 40 of 42. NHS
Slider image 41 of 42. NHS
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Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

CONGRATULATIONS to Senior, Austin Evans for capturing TWO state championships!!!
The boys and girls track teams concluded their season at the State Championship meet at Morgan State University. The boys team finished 5th place in the team standings. This marks the third year in a row that the boys have finished in the top 5. The girls finished 11th in the team standings.
For the girls, Faith Parandhamaia placed 8th in the 1600 meter run, Jenna Yommer placed 8th in the triple jump. The 4x800 meter relay team of Bailee Upole, Kylee Peck, Abby Burdock and Faith Parandhamaia finished in 5th place. There were a trio of 4th place finishes by Taylor Wertz in the discus, Jenna Yommer in the 400 meter dash, and Kylee Peck in the high jump. 
The boys were led by Austin Evans who captured two state championships by winning the 110 meter hurdles and winning the triple jump. Austin was also the state champion in the triple jump last year. He also finished 3rd in the long jump and the 300 meter hurdles. Jacob Terry again earned all-state honors by finishing 4th in the 110 meter hurdles and 6th in the long jump. Dylan McCann placed 8th in the 3200 meter run and the 4x400 meter relay team of Jacob Terry, Jarrett Kelly, Ty Ultis, and Reed Stolzenfels grabbed an 8th place finish as well.

Student Safety Concern: Parental Attention to  "13 Reasons Why"

Dear GCPS Parents/Guardians:
The school system wants to bring your attention to a Netflix series called "13 Reasons Why".  The series is based on a novel written for young adults in which a fictional 17-year-old girl makes audio tapes explaining what each person in her life has done to hurt her and cause her to take her own life. The series graphically depicts the themes of bullying, rape, and suicide, as well as consequences for those who do not intervene.
The school system is not recommending nor encouraging students to watch the series, however, it has come to our attention locally and nationally that many students are watching.  Please be aware that Netflix can be accessed on any electronic device, including many cell phones. The series is not intended for anyone under the age of 17. 
To help keep students safe, on the Pupil Services webpage, there are suggestions that have been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voice of Education), and JED Foundation.
Please contact your school’s counselor should you have any further questions or concerns about your child as related to this series. If you do have concerns about your child and suicide, contact your school counselor, a mental health therapist or psychologist, or for an emergency call 911.


Important Dates
 Monday, August 28 Students Return to School - 12:15 Dismissal 
Tuesday, October 10 Garrett County College Expo 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. @ CARC

NHS School Newspaper


 Relay for Life Update

     NHS Relay for Life, Cruisin for a Cure, was held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds Ag Heritage Hall on May 12, 2017. Thank you to the teams and participants who raised funds for this great cause. Mr. Reichenbecher was our Honorary Chair, Mrs. Reichenbecher was our Honorary Member, Kaley Hare (NHS Student) was our Relay Ambassador and Kelsey Harding was our Relay Princess. Some of our HOPE Club Memb ers and sponsors were: Working H Meats and Market, GC Bear Cre k Trucking, Asher Glade Church of the Brethren, Schwab Family Cancer Center, Northern Rescue Squad, Sacred Meadow Montessori Children’s House, Stanczyk Properties, Keystone Lime Company, Goehringer’s Catering, Cove View Repairs, Katie’s Ice Cream, Hill Top Fruit Market, Wells Fargo Advisors, DQ Grill and Chill and Mile One Automotive.  For more information about our event, please contact Courtn ey Case at or 301-724-6179.  Follow our event on Facebook at Northern Garrett Relay for Life. 


Northern Garrett High School in US News and World Report School Rankings

U.S. News & World Report recently published its “2017 Best High Schools” rankings. More than 6,000 schools were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in this year’s national ranking. Northern Garrett High School received the 2017 “Bronze” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Northern High was ranked #61 in the state of Maryland (out of 206) and nationally recognized.  Click here to see further details concerning Northern High.

Notice Regarding Lunch Accounts

Secondary students will be allowed to charge 3 meals.  After 3 meals students will receive an alternate meal including a sandwich, fruit and milk.  Students will be advised of their account balance by the cashier.  Negative balance statements will be given to the student weekly.  A la carte items will not be sold to students with a negative balance.  Students will not be allowed to charge A la carte items.  All monies received by the school will first be applied to amount owed before A la carte items are available for sale.  Parents are responsible for all charges incurred by their child.  Students currently approved for free meals will receive a meal regardless of amount of money owed.  All debts follow students from one school to another when they change schools and from one school year to the next. 
NHS Environthon Team Excels at County Competition   NHS Celebrates Earth Day
Environ-Thon   Earth Day Observed 
 GaCo Team 1629 wins Chairman's Award   Ian Brenneman's Painting Purchased by BOE
Chairman's Award   Ian Brenneman's Painting Purchased by BOE
Regional ISEF Covestro Science Fair Participants
Regional Science Fair Participants 
Exxon Mobil Grant Received   Congratulations to our NHS Bocce Team!
Exxon Mobil Grant   Bocce
NHS recently received a $500.00 grant from Slopeside Market and Exxon of McHenry through the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program. NHS would like to thank Slopeside Exxon along with Exxon Mobil for making this grant available to our school. Pictured above right is Ryan King of Jacobs Petroleum and Oakland Oil and Propane, acting on behalf of Slopeside Exxon, presenting the check to Mr. Reichenbecher, Principal.   District Gold Medal Champions
State Qualifier
Drive-One 4 Ur School    Lettermen's Club Donates to House of Hope
Drive-One 4 Ur School   Lettermen's Club donates to House of Hope
Diehl's Ford recently sponsored the Drive-One 4 Ur School Event. Fourteen clubs/organizations from within Northern High School participated in the day's events, which resulted in $20.00 being donated to NHS for each test drive that was taken on that day. Pictured in the photo is Vivian Diehl presenting a check for $3,020.00 to Gary Reichenbecher, NHS Principal. NHS and Diehl's Ford would like to thank everyone that helped to make this event a success.  A special thank you to Diehl's Ford for being our local sponsor of the Drive One Event.    The Northern Lettermen's Club recently donated $150 to the House of Hope. Money was raised during the annual Lettermen's Club versus the Faculty basketball. Accepting the check is Linda Edwards (middle) House of Hope representative and presenting the check is Cayleb Broadwater (right) Lettermen's Club Vice-President and Phil Carr (left) Lettermen's Club Advisor.
National Honor Society Induction   The Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference
National Honors Society Induction   Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference attendees
    Seniors Ellie White, Colton Houser, and Jenna Ruggiero 
Board of Education Recognizes Ana Rhoten   Board of Education Recognizes
Girls Cross Country Team
Ana Rhoten   Girls Cross Country Team
Ana Rhoten, a 10th grader at Northern Garrett High School, became the Maryland Girls 1A Cross Country State Champion on November 12 at Hereford High School in Parkton, Maryland. She finished the difficult course in 20 minutes, 9 seconds. Ms. Rhoten was recognized by Mr. Thomas Carr, Board Member.   The girls cross country team had 5 runners in the top 25 to take second place in the Girls 1A Maryland State Cross Country Championship. Team members in the top 25 were: #1 Ana Rhoten, #3 Faith Parandhamaia, #10 Kylee Peck, #19 Ella Rose Warnick, and #22 Bailee Upole. The team was recognized by Mrs. Cynthia Downton, Board Member.
 Haley Ross Benefit raises $9,600    First People's Donates to NHS
Haley Ross Benefit   First People's Donation
The Girl's Varsity Club and the Lettermen's Club (along with their parents) worked very hard to put on an awesome benefit dinner for Haley. Thanks to their leaders, Mrs. Maryann Umbel and Coach Phil Carr. A big thank you to those who made donations and to all the musicians! Northern Garrett has a great community and we sincerely appreciate all the support! We couldn't do it without you.            Stephanie Beitzel, of First People's Community Federal Credit Union, recently presented NHS Principal Gary Reichenbecher with a check for $1,000.00. This donation is a direct result of First People's members using their Huskies SwipeBoost debit card over the past year. 
FFA Convention Group The members of the North Garrett FFA had a great time at convention! Thanks to all the businesses that bought calendar ads to assist in sending these kids to this wonderful event. Also thanks to Northern FFA alumni for supporting and assisting with meals.      FFA Officers

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.
Cell Phone Policy
The administration would like to remind students and parents of the rules regarding the use of cell phones during the school day. From the time period of 8:10 until 3:15, all cell phones are to be turned off and kept in student lockers.  Cell phones are not to be used by students during the school day.  Students needing to make an emergency call can use the phone in the main office.  Students that use their cell phone during school time will have their phone confiscated and it will be returned only to the parent.
School Grounds Information:
The administration would like to remind everyone that all Garrett County school grounds are tobacco/drug/alcohol free. This includes the use of e-cigarettes. No one should be using any of these products on school property and all sporting events will be closely monitored. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and visitors.  

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities on Northern High's Counseling Center web page.

Oct 13, 2016 at 8:15am, Northern Garrett High School