Northern Garrett

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Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Important Dates
Thursday, December 8 Mid Term for Term 2
Monday, December 12 Student Council Relay for Life "Funds for Friends" @ The Green Turtle: 11:00 a.m. - close
Friday, December 16 Band and Chorus Concert 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 19 PARCC - Algebra 2: 8:30-10:00; 1:00-2:30
Tuesday, December 20 PARCC - Algebra 2: 8:30-10:00
Wednesday, December 21 PARCC - English 10 & 11: 8:30-10:30; 1:00-3:00
Thursday, December 22 PARCC - English 10 & 11: 8:30-10:00
Thursday, December 22 Kaitlynn Fratz Youth Camp Night 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 23 Three-hour early dismissal
Monday, January 9 HSA Government: 8:30-11:45 (Schedule: 1, 2, Enrichment, 3/Lunch, 4)
Tuesday, January 10 HSA Biology: 8:30-11:45 (Schedule: 1, 2, Enrichment, 3/Lunch, 4)
Monday, January 16 Schools Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 17 End of Term 2/Semester 1

FFA poinsettias & wreaths for sale 
  • All Poinsettias come in a 6” pot and are guaranteed to have 1 or 2 blooms. All pots will be covered with decorative foil. Available in red, white, or marble. Cost per plant is $4.00. 
  • Wreaths are hand-made, live pine available in 12" or 24". Options are basic, decorated, or your choice of a theme color (red, gold, or silver). See order form for pricing. 
  • Garland is also available at $1 per foot
  • Questions can be directed to Mrs. Becky Yost.
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.      


Class of 2016 Makes Donations 

Northern Garrett Class of 2016 donates funds to the FFA barn project.
These funds were made possible by outstanding fundraising efforts for the 4 years the students were here at NHS. The funds given to the barn project will be used to rebuild or remodel the current barn.
From left to right: Mrs. Becky Yost, North Garrett FFA Advisor, Colin Fratz, North Garrett FFA President, Mrs. Debra Ahern, Mrs. Maryann Umbel and Mr. Jeff Beitzel, Class of 2016 Advisors.
The Northern Garrett Class of 2016 donated two benches for the main lobby entrance.
These donations were made possible through outstanding fundraisers by the class for the 4 years they were here at NHS.
From left to right: Mrs. Debra Ahern, Mr. Jeff Beitzel, and Mrs. Maryann Umbel, Class of 2016 Advisors.

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