Northern Garrett

High School

Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

CONGRATULATIONS to the all spring sports teams on a great season!

Congratulations to the new State Champion Triple Jumper Tiffany Warnick!!!
Congratulations to Abby Burdock, Kylee Peck, Bailee Upole and Faith Parandhamaia for finishing 4th in the 4x800 Relay at the State Meet. 
The boys track team finished 3rd at the 1A State Track and Field Championships at Morgan State University. This is the second year in a row the boys team finished in the top 5 after a 4th place finish last year, and is the best finish the team has ever had at the state meet. The team scored a total of 56 points, besting the previous high for the team of 48 set last year.

Congratulations to Austin Evans!!
Austin Evans earned a state championship in the triple jump by smashing the school record with a leap of 43 feet, 3.25 inches on his final jump to move from 3rd to first place, a clutch performance for sure. Austin also finished as state runner-up in 2 events in the 110 and 300 hurdles. He was joined by Jacob Terry in both hurdle events. Jacob earned an All-State medal by finishing 3rd in the 110 hurdles. He also placed 4th in the 300 hurdles.

Kyle Klotz jumped 6 feet to place 3rd in the high jump. Kyle and Austin both garnered important points in the long jump with Austin 4th and Kyle 6th.

Riley Brick finished out the scoring with an outstanding performance in the discus, tossing 125 feet, 5 inches for 4th place.

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Important Dates

Monday, August 29 Students first day; Three-hour early dismissal
Monday, September 5 Schools closed - Labor Day
Wednesday, September 21 Staff Development; Three-hour early dismissal
Thursday, October 13 Staff Development; Three-hour early dismissal
Friday, October 14 Schools Closed - Autumn Glory
Monday, November 7 Schools Closed - Parent Conferences
Tuesday, November 8 Schools Closed - Election Day
Wednesday, November 23 Three-hour early dismissal
Thursday, November 24 Schools Closed - Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25 Schools Closed - Thanksgiving Break

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.
Greg Diehl, owner of Diehl's Ford, presents a $6,000 check to NHS Principal Gary Reichenbecher for Drive-One 4 Ur School Event. 


Stephanie Beitzel, First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Accident Branch Manager, presents a $1,000 check to NHS Principal Gary Reichenbecher for the SwipeBoost debit card program.
A benefit for Ms. Haley Ross was sponsored by the Girl's Varsity Club, Girl's Soccer, The Class of 2018 and Boy's Letterman's Club.

  Mrs. Stough Elks Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Stough - Elks Teacher of the Year
National Honor Society Members Inducted
Students Visit Annapolis for Advocacy Day

NHS Congratulates Mr. Chuck Trautwein

Chuck Trautwein, Technology Teacher for GC Public Schools, was named Garrett County's 2015 Most Beautiful Person. 
GC Commissioner Paul Edwards, GC Commissioner James Hinebaugh, GC Commissioner Larry Tichnell, and GC's Most Beautiful Person 2015 Chuck Trautwein   
Team Northern Lights 1 Captures County Envirothon Title

Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler Named 2015-16 Garrett County Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler, teacher at Northern Garrett High School, has been named the 2015-16 Garrett County Teacher of the Year.  Rebecca teaches biology and environmental science at Northern High School.  She has been employed by Garrett County Public Schools since 2003, teaching 8th grade science at Northern Middle School for two years before accepting her current position at Northern.
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 of Maryland 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.
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.

Mar 27, 2015 at 9:58am, Northern Garrett High School

Northern High and Diehl's Ford Sales: Drive 4UR School

Diehl's Ford Sales teamed up again with the Ford Motor Company and raised $5,580 for Northern Garrett High School with a Drive 4UR School event this May.

Aug 4, 2014 at 3:08pm, Northern Garrett High School

Northern High School's Student Council Makes Donation to Dove Center

Northern High School's student council recently presented a donation to the Dove Center. .

Dec 23, 2013 at 9:29am, Northern Garrett High School