Northern Garrett

High School

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 Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

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Important Dates
 Tuesday, January 23 Professional Day - 12:15 Dismissal; Begin 2nd Semester
Tuesday, January 30 Staff Development - 12:15 Dismissal 
Saturday, February 3  Music Department Jewelry Bash 1:00 p.m. 
Thursday, February 15 Staff Development - 12:15 Dismissal
Friday, March 9 Staff Development - 12:15 Dismissal
Friday, March 23 - Saturday,  March 24  Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Friday, March 30 Good Friday - Schools Closed
Monday, April 23 Staff Development - 12:15 Dismissal
Saturday, May 12 Prom 
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day - Schools Closed 
Saturday, June 2 NGHS Graduation - 10:00 a.m. @ CARC 

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 a s 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.

Students present at Water Monitoring Council Conference

     Northern Garrett High School juniors McKenna Houser and Hailey Moore presented a poster entitled “Fingerprinting Sources of Nitrogen Pollution on Schoolyards in Western Maryland” at the Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC) 23rd Annual Conference held at the Maritime Conference Center in North Linthicum on December 8, 2017.
     The poster described a project in which the girls are involved through their Advanced Placement (AP) environmental science class called the Student, Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Nitrate Investigation, funded by NOAA-BWET. Environmental science classes in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington County participate in this local scientific investigation in collaboration with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory (UMCES-AL) scientists. With guidance from scientists and teachers, students worked in small groups to collect precipitation and runoff samples and answer research questions. They then discuss their findings with scientists to understand the role of western Maryland schools in nitrate pollution.
     The STAR program has been in operation for three years. The girls presented data collected during year two. The MWMC student poster contest is open to high school and college undergraduate students. Houser and Moore where the only high school participants.
Hailey Moore and McKenna Houser    Northern High School students Hailey Moore and McKenna Houser, NHS teacher Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler, and Education Coordinator for Appalachian Laboratory Environmental Science  Education (ALESE) Cassie Doty stand with a poster presenting information gathered during the 2016/17 school year through the STAR nitrate investigation. The poster was entered in the student poster contest  at the Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference  and presented by Moore and Houser.
Greg Diehl and Gary Reichenbecher Diehl's Ford recently sponsored the Drive One 4 Ur School Event at their Ford dealership in Grantsville. Nine 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 Greg Diehl, owner of Diehls' Ford, presenting a check for $2,560.00 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.  Since Diehl's Ford began sponsoring the Drive One 4 Ur School Program, they have raised nearly $69,000.00 for the school.

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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. After 8 days of alternative meals students will no longer receive a meal until the bill is paid or he/she brings money for the meal that day. 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. Access to add funds to school account or check your balance.

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.