Northern Garrett

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Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

 
Important Dates
Thursday, January 19 12:15 Dismissal; First day of Semester 2
Wednesday, January 25 Report Cards Distributed
Friday, January 27 12:15 Dismissal 
Saturday, January 28 Snowball Dance: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15 12:15 Dismissal
Monday, February 20 Schools Closed - President's Day
Thursday, March 9 12:15 Dismissal
Friday, April 7 12:15 Dismissal
Friday, April 14 Schools Closed - Good Friday

 

NHS School Newspaper

Greeting Card Collection

NHS will once again be collecting greeting cards for the St. Jude's Ranch Children's Hospital after the holiday season.  New or used Christmas cards as well as any other greeting cards can be dropped of at NHS (Room 224) during the month of January.  Children at the Ranch participate in making the new “green” cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by children and volunteers.  The cards are then sold to raise funds for the organization.

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. 
 
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
 
    Seniors Ellie White, Colton Houser, and Jenna Ruggiero 
     
Board of Education Recognizes Ana Rhoten   Board of Education Recognizes
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.
     
Cadet Sergeant Shaila Vansickle and Cadet Corporal Matthew Casteel selected Cadet of the Month   The Northern JROTC Battalion hosts Color Guard and Drill Competition 
 
    Pictured (front L-R) Aaron Cuppett, Chris Brown, Savannah Lewis, (standing 2nd row) Hunter Hockman, Trey Walling, Skylar Hornby, Leah Conklyn, Katielee Olinzock, and Christina Sheckels, (back row) Jake Toothman and Anthony Hankins.  
     
Haley Ross Benefit raises $9,600    First People's Donates to NHS
 
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. 
 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Northern Garrett Marching Band! The band took 1st place in the Tournament of Bands Chapter 13 Group 1-A Chapter Championship. The band also earned honors for Best Percussion, Best Color Guard Auxiliary, Best Visual Presentation and Best Music.  

 
    
 
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.      

 

Northern High School Places 5th in State Envirothon!

The "Northern Lights 1" team placed 5th in this year's Maryland State Envirothon. The competition was held at Mount Saint Mary's on June 22 and 23, 2016. With a total of 417.50 points, Northern was narrowly defeated by the top contenders. Northern Garrett's team received a score of 96 in the Wildlife category which was the highest total points in any category! The team is coached by Mrs. Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler. In addition to Mrs. Kenyon-Sisler's advisement, the team received assistance from a variety of county and regional agencies as they prepared all year for the county and state competitions. The team and Mrs. Kenyon-Sisler would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance in preparing this year's team.
 

Relay for Life Update

Our Relay event has grown so much over the past 4 years and everyone's help and support of the American Cancer Society is sincerely appreciated. We had an amazing year! Just to recap our first year raised $7,500, second year $25,000, third year $33,000 and fourth year $49,000. This year's relay will be held May 12, 2017 at the Ag Heritage Hall at the Fairgrounds. The 1950's era theme is Cruising for a Cure.
 
Northern Garrett High School in US News and World Report School Rankings
U.S. News & World Report recently published its “2016 Best High Schools” rankings. More than 6,000 schools were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in this year’s national ranking. The Best High Schools rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm.  In addition to the national rankings, the 2016 edition of Best High Schools includes new rankings of the top schools in each state, as well as the Best STEM Schools, Best Charter Schools, and Best Magnet Schools. The report also shows detailed information on more than 21,500 public high schools. That information includes school-specific data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type, and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
 
Northern Garrett High School received the 2016 “Silver” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by US News and World Report.  Northern High was ranked #64 in the state of Maryland (out of 244) and #2483 (over 21,500 schools reviewed nationwide) in the country.  Click here to see further details concerning Northern High.

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