Northern Garrett

High School
Slider image. NHS Signs
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FFA Plant Sale May 6th and 13th
8:00 am - 12 noon
Slider image. FFA Plant Sale
Slider image. Dapper Dan Awards 2017
Jenna Yommer, Austin Evans and Carly Rodeheaver
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Slider image. Border Brawl Wrestling
Slider image. FFA Pancake Dinner
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Slider image. 2017 Varsity Baseball Team
Slider image. Girls Softball Team 2017
Slider image. Robotics Competition March 2017
Slider image. Girls Varsity Pasta Fundraiser
Slider image. Bocce State Finalists
Slider image. band inauguration
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Slider image. Robotics 2017
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Slider image. National Honors Society
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Student Holiday Card Artwork
Slider image. The Vault sign
Slider image. JROTC Veterans Day
Slider image. Maryland 1A cross country Champ Ana Rhoten
Slider image. Region 13 Band champions
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Slider image. Northern Huskies Mascot
Slider image. Student Art work (lighthouse)
Slider image. Marching Band
Slider image. student fan section
Slider image. JROTC and cheerleaders
Slider image. underwater robot competition at Hickory
Slider image. students working in field
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Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Important Dates Event 
 April 27-29 Bye Bye Birdie Theater Performance - NHS cafeteria 7:00 p.m. $5.00
Monday, May 1 8:00 a.m. AP Environmental Science; 12:00 p.m. AP Psychology
Tuesday, May 2 8:00 a.m. AP Computer Science A; 12:00 p.m. AP Physics
Wednesday, May 3 8:00 a.m. AP English Literature
Thursday, May 4 8:00 a.m. AP Government
Friday, May 5 8:00 a.m. AP US History; 12:00 p.m. AP Computer Science Principles
Saturday, May 6 FFA Plant Sale 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 Prom and After Prom
Monday, May 8 8:00 a.m. AP Biology
Tuesday, May 9 8:00 a.m. AP Calculus 
Tuesday, May 9 1:30 p.m. Senior Awards Assembly  
Wednesday, May 10 8:00 a.m. AP English Language
Friday, May 12 NHS Relay for Life - Cruisin for a Cure (Ag Heritage Hall)  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 FFA Plant Sale 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16 12:15 Dismissal
Monday, May 29 Schools Closed - Memorial Day
Saturday, June 3 NHS Graduation 2:00 p.m. at the CARC
Wednesday, June 7 Last day for Students

NHS School Newspaper


 Relay for Life Update

     NHS Relay for Life is gearing up for their 5th annual event. Cruisin for a Cure will be held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds Ag Heritage Hall on May 12, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. HELP US PACK THE HALL!  We currently have 12 teams and 262 participants and to date have raised $31,191.08. We need YOU to make this the best year yet. Registration is free. Sign up now by going to Relay for Life and search for Northern Garrett High School. 
     Wear your 50’s and 60’s attire and cruise to the Ag Hall for a fun-filled evening of events that include: A cruise in by several local car clubs, fun laps, games, cake walks, team campsites, an inflatable arena for the kids with boxing, jousting, bumping, basketball and much more. Luminaria Bags can be purchased for $5 in Memory or Honor of a loved one, pet or caretaker. Kona Ice and kettle corn will also be available. Our concession stand will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, french fries, nachos, cinnamon rolls, candy bars, brownies, soft drinks and vanilla, chocolate and strawberry milkshakes.  Mr. Reichenbecher will be our Honorary Chair, Mrs. Reichenbecher is our Honorary Member, Kaley Hare (NHS Student) is our Relay Ambassador and Kelsey Harding is our Relay Princess. Some of our HOPE Club Members and sponsors are: 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 Courtney Case at or 301-724-6179.  Follow our event on Facebook at Northern Garrett Relay for Life.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


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. 
 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.
Cadet Sergeant Shaila Vansickle and Cadet Corporal Matthew Casteel selected Cadet of the Month   The Northern JROTC Battalion hosts Color Guard and Drill Competition 
JROTC   JROTC 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
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