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January 25, 2015


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Character Trait for January: Sportsmanship - Pursue victory with honor, accept defeat with dignity. Fair play and respect for opponents, always -  this applies to fans of the game, as well as the participants. Go Rangers.

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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



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Friday, January 23, 2015


Bell Schedule:  Regular Bell Schedule this week: Mon-Wed periods 1-6; Thurs double 1-3-5; 

Fri double 2-4-6



Friday - No seminar activities as all students will complete an activity with their period 2 teachers during seminar for digital citizenship.  


The Cancer Awareness Club meets today at lunch in room K-3. Come show your support and learn what you can do to help individuals that are affected by cancer.

Spirit week is here! We will have dress up days all next week. Make sure to break out those awesome suspenders and plaid shirts for Nerd Day on Monday.

Sports: Var. Girls’ Soccer home vs Bishop Diego at 3:15p.m.; excuse Var. only 2:15p.m.

                     Boys’ Basketball @ Carpinteria; FR 4:00p.m., JV 5:30p.m., V 7:00p.m.; excuse FR only 3:00p.m.

                     Boys’ Soccer @ Santa Paula; JV 4:30p.m., Var 6:00p.m.

                     Girls’ Water Polo @ Oxnard Tourn. vs Thousand Oaks @ 2pm – excuse Var. only at lunch

Tomorrow: (Monday) No Sports

 Boys’ Golf Team: There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27th @ lunch in room F-4 for anyone who is interested.  See Roxanne in the office if you have any questions.

Football players-If you are planning to play in the 2015 season, and have your own helmet that you used last season; that helmet must be turned in to Coach Monson by Tuesday January 27th by 3pm. This is mandatory and you will not be charged a fee if you get it in by that date.

Morp is back!  The dance will take place on Friday, January 30th in the cafeteria, after the boys’ basketball game and will last until 11:30.  Tickets are on sale for $5 in advance.  Tickets will cost $10 at the door.        


If you buy a pre-sale ticket to Morp, you can get into the boys basketball game vs. Bishop Diego on Friday, January 30th at 7PM for half price!  Come support the team before you head over to the dance.


            Warrior One  documentary will be shown at Matilija Auditorium on Saturday,  January 24 at 3:00.  Don't miss this exciting film about a group of girls that hike Machu Pichu in Peru.  It's a story of friendship, trust and perserverance .  The film makers will be at the event to share their stories and answer questions.

Maestro and the Nordhoff High School Music Department announce auditions for the 2nd annual Ojai's Got Talent.  Students in grades K-12 who live or go to school in the Ojai Valley are encouraged to audition.  All acts including music, drama, comedy, dance or other are welcome.  There will be three age categories with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.

Only students may perform or provide accompaniment for acts.  Auditions will be held at Nordhoff High School on Friday, January 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All acts should be fully prepared including accompaniment and costumes.

The talent show will take place on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Matilija Junior High School auditorium.  Tickets will be $10.00.

Parents or students should visit to sign up for an audition time or by calling the Nordhoff Music Department office at (805) 640-4343, extension 1861.

UC General Info:  Seniors, if you applied to a UC, send your ACT/SAT scores to one campus soon.  That campus will share w/ all other UCs you applied to.  If you need to update your self-reported ACT/SAT scores you can do this by logging onto your application.  If you earn below a C in a course you must notify the UC application by email.  You will generally be told if you have been accepted by March 31st.  Once you are admitted you will submit your official transcript. 


If you are interested in taking AP Psychology next year, stop by  room D4 this week to get on the list and compete for a spot in next year's class.


ASB Hours: Tuesday and Friday snack through lunch, Wednesday Lunch only.


 If you have already applied to any of the CSU campuses and have a GPA of 3.75 or above see Mrs. Escobar about possible scholarship opportunities.

The Ventura County Agriculture Museum is hosting an Agriculture Career Fair Thursday January 29th from 4 pm - 7 pm. Meet community members in the agriculture industry and explore careers and internships. For information on location and how to register pick up a flyer in the CCC.

Scholarship Applications for the Optimist Club Scholarship And the Ojai Valley Board of Realtors Scholarship, both due March 3rd, are now available in the College and Career Center. If you wrote your name down for either of these scholarships at the Scholarship Fair, but DID NOT pick up an application, please come to the CCC to pick one up.

New Scholarship Opportunity - CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete of the Year available to seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.5, have played at least two years of varsity athletics including during their senior year, and have portrayed the six pillars of character. Complete application must be mailed and postmarked no later than February 10th. Applications are available in the CCC and online. 

Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program applications are now available. This is a great scholarship opportunity open to Ventura County high school students with a minimum 3.0 GPA planning to pursue a bachelor's degree. Pick up a flyer in the CCC, or visit the website to apply online.

Highly motivated students in grades 9-12 who are interested in developing their leadership skills can apply now for the FREE Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program. This FREE program takes place over the course of five days at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.  Early admission deadline is February 15th. If you would like more details on the program and how to apply please see Mrs. Escobar in the College and Career Center.

FOUND: copper-colored ring in Mr. Solecki’s classroom.  See Barbara to claim.

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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 ...

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NHS 1913 Yearbook Online!
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Parent Connect to Zangle
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NHS Scrip Program!
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2011-2012 School Accountability Report Card
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Rally Schedule   Winter Rally Jan. 23
Music Dept.'s Broadway Concert Fundraiser - 4:00 p.m. - Gym  Jan. 25
Sophomore/Junior Parent Night - 6:30 p.m. - Library Jan. 27 
Collaboration Day Schelule       Dismissal 1:45 Jan. 28
Better - Science 9:00 a.m. - I-Wing Jan. 29 
 Ojai's Got Talent Auditions @ Nordhoff 4:00pm - 8:00pm
 Jan. 30
 Ojai's Got Talent Auditions @ Nordhoff 10:00am - 4:00pm
 Jan. 31
German Students arrive in Ojai  Feb. 2-10
 10th grade Discover  Feb. 4-6
 8th grade Parent Coffee 10:30- 11:30 am - Conference Room  Feb. 5
Ojai's Got Talent - 7:00 p.m. Matilija Auditorium Tickets are $10 Feb. 6 
 ACT Exam @ 8:00am,  7:30-2:00pm - Library  Feb. 7
 4-Year Planning Workshop For Parents 10:30 am-Noon &
6:30-8:30pm - Library
 Feb. 11
PRESIDENTS' WEEK  No School Feb.16-20, 2015
 Collaboration Schedule - Dismissal 1:45 pm  Feb. 25
 SAT Bootcamp - Tried and True Tutoring 9:00am-2:00pm in E2  Feb. 28 & March 1
WASC Visit     Sunday - Wednesday  March 1-4 
 Science Guest Lecture Series "Polar Bears" 9:00-10:00 am I-wing  March 2
Wonky Week Alert    Dbl.Per. 1-3-5 (M)     Dbl. Per. 2-4-6 (T)      
Single Per. 1-6 (Wed-F)
March 2-6 
 NHS Registration Activities, Periods 1- 6 in the Library  March 4-13
Spring Musical, "Once Upon A Mattress" @ Matilija     7 p.m.  March 5,6 & 7
March 12,13 & 14
Spring Musical, "Once Upon A Mattress" @  Matilija     2 p.m. March 8 &15
 SAT @ NHS 7:00am - 3:00pm I wing & Library   March 14
 MJHS Registration Make-Ups for absent students  March 16
Spring Rally   9:32 a.m. in the Gym  March 20
 Spring Dance Workshop 8:00am-Noon in the Gym  March 21
Wonky Week Alert   Single Per. 1-6 (M-T)  Dbl.Per. 1-3-5 (W)   DBL. 2-4-6 (Th)   Minimum Day (F)  March 23 - 27 
 End of 3rd Quarter - Minimum Day - Dismissal @ 12:00pm  March 27
 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 
Music Dept. Tour ---  to  San Diego April 23 - 26 
Testing Week & Senior Week  April 20 - 24 
Collaboration Day Schedule    Dismissal 1:45 April 29
AP Testing   May 4 - 14 
CAHSEE    10th Gr. make-ups    11th & 12th Gr. retakes -  Periods 1-4       Tues. & Wed. May 12 & 13 
Spring Dance Concerts    @ Matilija Auditorium     7 p.m. May 15 & 16
 Minimum Day May 27 
Finals - Dismissal @ Noon each finals day  Per.1&6 (M)  Per. 2&4 (T) Per. 3&5 (W) June 8 - 10 
Last Day of Instruction  - Wednesday June 10, 2015
Graduation  - Thursday      6:30 p.m.      In the Stadium 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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