Emergency Drill Sept. 25th

Upcoming Emergency Drill Update

On Thursday, Sept. 25 during our seminar period (9:30-10:05), we will conduct a series of school-wide emergency drills.  We begin with a "Lockdown", which represents a campus threat.  After 10 minutes, teachers review the procedures.  We then practice an earthquake drill, which asks students and teachers to "duck and cover" inside the classroom.  Once the review for those procedures are complete, we conclude our drills with a fire evacuation.  When all students, teachers, and staff are accounted for, we dismiss for snack break.

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September 20, 2014


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Character Trait for September: Punctuality. If you're on time, you're late - so be early. Go Rangers.

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Donate your old vehicle to Nordhoff High School for a tax-deductible contribution. Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Click here for more information.



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Scholarship, Community, Opportunity and Tradition

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Dear Ranger Families, 

Nordhoff is very proud to serve you and your children, our students, on their last and final educational step here in the Ojai Unified School District. We believe that the phrase "Citizen-Student-Athletes/Artists" best describes our Rangers. We uphold the ideal of students as citizens first, and so we emphasize the importance of character, personal integrity and ethics. Second, we value a rigorous academic program, focusing on challenging students in all academic pursuits, particularly those that the student ultimately chooses as most relevant for his/her post-secondary goals and life. Third, what students do outside of the classroom with respect to athletics, music, drama, dance, community service etc. is central to our vision for our Rangers because so many aspects of personal growth and many life skills are developed beyond classroom walls.

Additionally, we believe Nordhoff High School can best be described in four words: Scholarship, Community, Opportunity and Tradition. We want our Rangers to exhibit the hallmark traits of scholarship, and so we challenge them to be the most thoughtful, skilled, articulate, knowledgeable, creative problem-solvers as possible. And, we always challenge our students to not merely attend Nordhoff High School, but rather to become a member of the community at Nordhoff  by being involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom, and we believe the core of the life of this school is in community. With Nordhoff's broad array of course offerings, clubs, athletic and artistic experiences available, Nordhoff represents many opportunities for our students to grow into the kind of people we would be thankful to have as neighbors, friends, coworkers and leaders. And, with over 100 years of history, Nordhoff has a rich, wonderful tradition and culture for students to find their place in, to benefit from, and ultimately pass on to the next generation of Rangers.

We welcome you to Nordhoff High School. Go Rangers!

Greg Bayless, Principal



The Common Core State Standards are here!
Take a practice test to see what will be asked of our students on the new tests
starting in the Spring of 2014.
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Learn About Ranger Responses - Reasoning Through Writing at NHS..
"At least once a week in every class."
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Fri., Sept 19, 2014

Bell Schedule: Periods 1-6 Monday – Wednesday; double 1-3-5 Thursday; double 2-4-6 Friday.

Sports:  Football at home vs North Torrance JV 4pm, Var 7pm

Tomorrow: (Monday) No sports

Boys Soccer Team study hall will be held in rm D4 Thursday at 2:50.  See you there!
There will be a baseball meeting Wednesday 9/24 3:00pm at the baseball field.  For anyone interested in playing. 

Attention all health science Academy students: the all Academy meeting planned for Wednesday, September 24 will be postponed to a later date. More news coming soon! Thanks for your patience.

Attention Seniors! If you are a part of the Senior Sibling Program and you were at Ranger Roundup, make sure to come to the first senior sibling activity this Friday, TODAY!
REMEMBER: this counts toward your required community service.  You will receive a call slip on Friday with more information.

We will be having a make-up University Bound meeting tomorrow at 9:15-10:05 in the library. Call slips will be sent out first thing in the morning. It is a very important meeting for students. We want to make sure they are off to a good start in the college application process

Nordhoff dancers are selling Krispy Kreme donuts by the dozen for pre-order this week.  $10 per dozen.  See your favorite dancer to pre-order.  Delivery date is Thursday, September 25.  Yum!

Attention students:  If you ordered a Lifetouch picture package at Ranger Round Up, you can pick it up in Mrs. Cull-Michels' room, B-3, at snack Tuesday through Friday this week.

Attention Rangers:  If you are using a locker that is not assigned to you, please remove your belongings from this locker and sign up for one in the main office.  Starting Friday, TODAY, locks will be cut off from lockers that are not properly assigned so that those students who did sign up properly can use their locker.

Attention Rangers with On-Campus Study Periods: You are required to remain on campus during your free period.  The ONLY exception to this policy is on the double day, with written parent permission on file..  If you would like the privilege of going off-campus during your free period on the double day, we need signed permission from your parents. 

CCC hours are subject to change and will be posted outside the door along with Mrs. Escobar’s email address should you need to contact her.

Internship with City of Ojai available.  Volunteer to help out the Ojai Trolley Service 1 to 2 hours per week.  Assemble packets, stock trolleys, distribute schedules and complete ride-a-longs.  Come to the CCC for more information.

To attend any presentation in the CCC you need to sign up & get teacher permission.
Take advantage of a great opportunity to talk with a college rep one-on-one and have your questions answered on the spot!

California Lutheran University will be giving a presentation in the College and Career Center on Tuesday September 23rd at 10:00 am. Don't forget to sign up in the CCC! You must sign up by the 22nd in order to attend. 

Pick up an application for CSF (California Scholarship Federation)  in the College and Career Center today. Applications are due October 3rd. See Mrs. Escobar with any questions. 

FOUND:  Texas Instruments calculator found in gym last week.  See Amy.
LOST:  Black hooded sweatshirt at stadium last Fri. Night.  Has “Mack” printed on back.  See Barbara if found.

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NHS Citizenship Program
NHS Citizenship Program Information for 2013-14 read more ...

Bullying and Harassment
Foreign Exchange Students at NHS
Welcome To Nordhoff High School Foreign Exchange Students! read more ...

Nordhoff's New Associate Teachers In Action
Watch this video introduction to Nordhoff's Associate Teachers. These high performing sophomore, junior and senior students provide one hour per week of direct reteaching to students during Thursday and Friday seminar in Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Trig, Math Analysis/Calculus Intro P, Math Analysis/Calculus Intro Honors, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and History/English Writing Lab read more ...

Khan Academy Link
Great Math Tutoring Site. Click Here read more ...

SunWest Studio 50% off Senior Special

Information on Senior Pictures

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NHS 1913 Yearbook Online!
What was Nordhoff like 100 years ago? read more ...

Parent Connect to Zangle
Access Grades and Attendance read more ...

NHS Scrip Program!
Easy Way to Support Nordhoff High School read more ...

Nordhoff High School Report Card
Statistics about Nordhoff High School
2011-2012 School Accountability Report Card
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Girls' Empowerment AND Boys' Integrity for Young
Men workshops Seminar through Snack in I wing & B4
Starting- Sept.5
 (for 6 weeks)
Emergency Drills - Seminar  Sept. 25

COLLABORATION DAY #1 - Dismissal @ 1:45

Sept. 24
CELDT written exam - 7:45 - 11:45 a.m. I Wing  Sept. 24 
CELDT oral exams - periods 1 & 2 - admin offices & conference room  Sept. 30 
Senior College Workshop - 9:a.m. - noon - F8 Lab  Oct. 4 
Science Series Presenttion 9:00-10:00 a.m. - I Wing  Oct. 9
SAT Exams @ NHS - 7:30-2:00 - I Wing  Oct. 11 
Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL  Oct. 13
Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m. - District Board Room  Oct.14 
PSAT Test - Jrs. & Sophs. periods 1-3 - I Wing & Library  Oct. 15 
SEMINAR TUTORING BEGINS - Peer Tutoring (9th graders)  Oct. 16
SEMINAR TUTORING BEGINS - Library Reteaching  Oct. 17
Hearing Screening - periods 1-4 C3  Oct. 21 

Retake/Make-Up Day for Photos - snack & lunch - I Wing 

Oct. 21
Double 1-3-5 Schedule to accomodate  Minimum Day on Friday Oct.22 
Double 2-4-6 Schedule to accomodate Munimum Day on Friday  Oct. 23 
End of 1st Quarter - Minimum Day for grade prep -  12:00 dismissal   Oct. 24 
ACT Exam @ NHS  Oct. 25 
2nd Quarter Begins  Oct. 27
WINTER BREAK Dec. 22, 2014 - Jan. 2, 2015 
PRESIDENTS' WEEK   Feb.16-20, 2015
SPRING BREAK April 6-10, 2015
Last Day of Instruction  - Wednesday June 10, 2015
Graduation  - Thursday  June 11, 2015

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 NameRoleEmailTelephoneTelephone 2
Bayless, GregPrincipal (805) 640-4343 ext. 1750 
Hoj, KimDean of Academic Services (805) 640-4343 ext. 1751 
Monson, DaveAssistant Principal (805) 640-4343 ext 1752 

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