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April 1, 2015


For the latest issue of

The Ranger,

Nordhoff's student-written/produced school newspaper

from Journalism/Media Arts English 11 P Class

(Mr. Ted Cotti)

March 2015 Ranger.pdf

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Character Trait for March: Cooperation - Many hands make light work. Go Rangers.

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Nordhoff High School

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



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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bell Schedule: Regular Bell Schedule this week; M-W per 1-6

Thurs.,double 1-3-5, Fri., double 2-4-6

Today: Hey there Rangers!!  Are you in need of a way to make up citizenship points?  Help out at our home meet this Wednesday, April 1st as we take on Saint Bonaventure and La Reina.  You can help and cheer on your favorite Ranger track & field athletes at the same time, all the while bringing up that citizenship grade. Sign up in the main office or see Coach Settem in C-2.  See you at the races!!

ATTENTION SENIORS:  The application for the Reeves Family Scholarship is now available in the College and Career Center.  See Mrs. Escobar for an application.  Applications are due to Mrs. Cull-Michels by Wednesday, April 1st at 12:41.

Sports: Track & Field @ home vs St Bonaventure & La Reina at 3:00p.m.; excuse 1:30p.m.

             V Baseball home vs Santa Clara at 3:30p.m.; excuse 2:30p.m.

             JV Baseball @ Santa Paula at 3:30p.m.; excuse 2:30p.m.

Tomorrow: Tennis @ Bishop Diego at 3:00p.m.; excuse 1:00p.m.

                     JV Softball home vs Newbury Park at 3:30p.m.; excuse 2:30p.m.

Attention Current Ranger Senior Football Players. Jersey Reminder- You have until April 3rd to purchase your home game jersey for 80$. Cash or checks made out to the Ranger Gridiron Club are acceptable. There are still a few seniors who have not turned in their game jerseys, so please make sure to do this ASAP. If it is not turned in by the deadline, there will be a larger fine. See Coach Monson in the boys locker room. 

Girls' Water Polo Banquet is this Friday April 3 at 6:30 PM.  Please see Ms. Neely for more details.

Looking for motivated students to fill a few more spots in AP Psychology next year.  See Mrs Inman in D-4 if you are interested.

Field trip opportunity for Gold Key members:  If you’d like to visit UCLA and USC on Monday, April 13th please pick up a permission form from the CCC.  The form and $20 are due to Mrs. Cull-Michels in B-3 ASAP on a first come, first served basis.  Seating is limited!  Questions – see Mrs. Escobar in the CCC or Mrs. Cull-Michels in B-3.

Prom will take place on Saturday, May 2nd from 7:30-11 at Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula.  Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 3 for $70.00.  Tickets will be sold ONLY at snack and lunch on Mondays and Fridays in the office by Joyce, our ASB book keeper. Prices will go up to $75.00 on April 20th and will go up again to $80.00 on April 27. Buy your ticket early and save $10!

ASB Hours:

Monday and Friday snack through lunch

CCC NEWS: Here are the CCC Hours for next week:

Monday 3/30 - Open only at snack and lunch

Tuesday 3/31 - 9:30-12:30

Wednesday 4/1 Open only at snack and lunch

Thursday 4/2 - 9:30-12:30

Friday - Closed

Seniors - Signups are now being taken for the Ventura College English and Math placements tests that will be held at Nordhoff on Monday, April 13th. Come to the CCC during lunch or snack this week to sign up if you haven't done so already.

 Scholarships applications for the Oak View Women's Club and Ojai Valley Garden Club are available to pick up in the CCC. There are also multiple scholarships for students currently active on the Nordhoff golf team, and for students pursuing a major in engineering or construction.

New scholarships are available in the CCC. The Ojai Studio Artists Scholarship is now available to seniors planning to pursue a career in art or art education. Applicants will need to submit a portfolio with their application. Submissions are due May 2nd.  The Young Leaders Society of Ventura County is offering scholarships to seniors planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall, and currently have a minimum 2.5 GPA and completed at least 10 hours of community service. Application deadline is April 3rd. Pick up applications for these scholarships as well as many others in the CCC. 

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Sophomore Discover Week Survey
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Community College / Trade School / Workforce / Military Senior Survey
SafeTALK Information
Freshmen Discover Survey 2014-2015

Freshmen Discover Week Survey 2014-2015

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College Essay Reader Feedback Survey
NHS Citizenship Program
NHS Citizenship Program Information for 2014-15 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
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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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 GPA Eligibility Check for Athletics & Performing Arts  April 2
 GPA Eligibility Check for Athletics & performing Arts  April 6
Spring Break    No School All Week  April 6-10 
 VC Applications at Lunch in F-8  April 13-17
 Last day for student to request schedule change for 1015- 2016 school year  April 15
Music Dept. Tour ---  to  San Diego April 23 - 26 
Testing Week & Senior Week - Wonky Week April 20 - 24 
 VC assessments for Seniors 8:00am-Noon in the I-wing  April 28
Collaboration Day Schedule    Dismissal 1:45 April 29
 Science Guest Lecture Series 9:00-10:00am I-wing  April 30
 Spring Rally   9:32 a.m. in the Gym 
 May 1
 SATs @ NHS  May 2
 Prom @ the Limoneria ranch, in Santa Paula from 8-11:30p.m
 May 2
AP Testing   May 4 - 14 
 Blood Drive  May 5
CAHSEE    10th Gr. make-ups    11th & 12th Gr. retakes -  Periods 1-4       Tues. & Wed. May 12 & 13 
 Wind Ensemble/String Orchestra auditions 6-9:00pm - Sign up at   May 13
 VC pirate day field trip SENIORS ONLY  May 15
Spring Dance Concerts    @ Matilija Auditorium     7 p.m. May 15 & 16
 Metamorphosis Art Show 1-7:00pm Matilija Auditorium 
 May 16
 Campus Beautification! 8:00 am - Noon  May 16
 Wind Ensemble/String Orchestra auditions 6-9:00pm - Sign up at 
 May 20&21
 Memorial Day Holiday - No School  May 25
 Spring Showcase! Minimum Day May 27 
 Early yearbook distribution for seniors  May 29
 Musics End-of-the-Year Concert 6:30   Libbey Bowl  May 29
 Cancers Society's Relay for Life (setup begins may 29)  May 30-31
 Rally schedule - Senior Rally  June 5
 Gold Key Breakfast 7-8:00 am   Cafeteria  June 5
 MJHS Students on Campus  June 5
 SAT @ NHS  June 6
Finals - Dismissal @ Noon each finals day  Per.1&6 (M)  Per. 2&4 (T) Per. 3&5 (W) June 8 - 10 
 Senior Lunch (complimentary) noon in the Cafeteria fallowed by GRADUATION REHERSAL  June 10
 Matilija Promotion @ 2pm  June 10
Last Day of Instruction  - Wednesday  June 10 
 Safe and Sober Grad Night!!!  June 10
Graduation  - Thursday      6:30 p.m.      In the Stadium June 11
 Summer School   June 17 - July 7

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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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