Physicals for Athletic Participation for the 2015/2016 School Year

Girls' 9th and 10th grade           Boys 9th and 10th grade

     Wednesday, May 13,2015             Friday, May 15, 2015

           7:00 AM                                      7:00AM

Girls' 11th and 12th grade        Boys' 11th and 12th grade

     Wednesday, May 20, 2015          Friday, May 22, 2015

                  7:00AM                                       7:00AM 

Ojai Valley Family Medicine Group

117 Price Rd. Suite D. Ojai

COST is $20.00 - Please make checks payable to Nordhoff Athletics. All money is donated by the doctors back to Nordhoff to support athletics.

The Road to the Penn Relays

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April 18, 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

 Monthly Character Trait Minimize

Character Trait for April: Self-Control.We must do good things for ourselves and others even when we don't feel like it. Elevating choice above feelings is the key to self-control. 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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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



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 2015 and beyond.
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"At least once a week in every class."
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Friday, April 17, 2015

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

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

Reminder: While next week is not a WONKY WEEK, it is definitely a WACKY WEEK!! 

 Regular Bell Schedule Mon & Tues, COLLABORATION SCHEDULE on Wed, 1:45 dismissal

 Thurs. double 1-3-5(NO SEMINAR), Fri. double 2-4-6 (NO SEMINAR). 

Classes will be slightly longer on Thurs. & Fri. to accommodate the lack of seminar.                                                                                                                             

Today: SENIORS:  Please turn in your elementary school permission slips to Mrs. Cull-Michels by this Friday, April 17th.  If you need a new slip, see Mrs. Cull-Michels.  Also, all pictures of you and your friends during your elementary school days are due this Friday.  Hard copies can be given to Mrs. Cull-Michels, placed in her box or in the envelope on her door, or emailed to MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON ANYTHING TURNED IN!

JUNIORS:  If you’d like to be a part of the senior sibling program next year, please attend a MANDATORY meeting this Friday, April 17th at lunch.  The senior sibling program pairs a senior with a small group of incoming freshmen to help them adapt to life at the high school.  All juniors are welcome to participate. Questions?  See Mrs. Cull-Michels.

The Nordhoff Dance program is looking for students to participate on our tech crew for our dance performances in May. See Mrs. Hoj in the office or the dance studio to apply.  Deadline to apply is Friday, April 17.

TODAY is the last day to purchase prom tickets at $70.00.  The price increases to $75.00 on Monday.  Please return your completed Permission forms as soon as possible!  ASB office hours are: Mon., Wed., Fri. snack through lunch.

The Cancer Awareness Club meets today in room K-3. Come by and show your support for those that have been affected by cancer.

Sports: Track and Field at Mt. SAC Relays @ Mt. SAC College at 9:30a.m.; excuse TBA

 Var. Baseball @ home vs Carpinteria at 3:30p.m.; excuse 2:30p.m.

             JV Baseball @ Carpinteria at 3:30p.m.; excuse 1:45p.m.


Tomorrow: (Monday) NO SPORTS

NHS Barnes & Noble Bookfair this Friday and Saturday!  Please support Nordhoff!  The online opportunity is April 17th through April 23rd.  Don’t forget to mention Nordhoff High School at check out or use the code for our bookfair on the vouchers!  Its 11589298.


Ojai Pixie Growers will be giving away free bags of pixie tangerines in the quad today at lunch as a healthy, local treat.

Attention Prom Goers:  Remember, you must have a passing grade in citizenship in order to attend Prom. Make up citizenship points asap! Today is the last day to purchase Prom tickets for $70!!!! The price goes up to $75 on Monday Buy your tickets and pick up permission forms at the ASB office. Hours are snack through lunch .

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, Wednesdays 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!

Students attending Prom…. If you are planning on wearing a tuxedo, Rains of Ojai is offering you a $20 discount on your rental! Easy pick up and drop off, support you community by doing business locally and $ave money! Make your reservation by April 20th.

   Attention any juniors who love math: Nordhoff is actively looking for competent and confident students to serve as peer tutors next year in mathematics classes for Integrated  Mathematics I and II courses. If you are interested in this special opportunity to work with our students, see Mrs. Hoj in the office.  Students who work within the classroom as peer tutors also are eligible to serve as after-school peer tutors for our mathematics programs.

  The Nordhoff Music Department and MAESTRO present: 

That 70's Show: A fundraising concert; Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m@ Matilija Auditorium 

Featuring The Household Gods, James Antunez, Jimmy Calire, Patricia Cardinali, Thomas Frederickson, Jeff Joad, Cindy Kalmenson, Bill Wagner, Julija Zonic and the Nordhoff Chamber Choir. 

Tickets are $20 at the door or

(805) 640-4343, extension 1861

FOUND: Watch, Man’s large, blue face, black metal band.   See Barbara to claim.

ASB Hours:

Monday and Friday snack through lunch, Wednesday lunch only.

CCC NEWS: Here are the CCC hours for this week:

Mon 4/13             Lunch only

Tues 4/14            9:30-12:30

Wed 4/15            9:30-12:30

Thur 4/15             9:30-12:30

Fri 4/16                 Closed


Seniors - If you plan on attending Ventura College in the fall and did NOT take the assessment test at Nordhoff, you will need to go to the Ventura College campus to take the assessment test. A list of dates and times that the assessment test is being offered at Ventura College is available in the CCC.

Dates for the April Scholarship Application Workshops have been changed. The workshops will now take place on Saturday, April 18th from 10am-11am and Thursday, April 30th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. These workshops are for seniors who need additional help filling out scholarship applications outside of normal school hours. Sign up to attend in the College and Career Center.

The Ventura Fairgrounds is hosting a National College Fair Monday April 20th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Over 100 colleges and organizations will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to check out a wide range of colleges and get immediate answers to your questions from the representatives. Register online at . Flyers are available inside the CCC.

Moorpark College is holding an Open House for Journalism and Mass Communication Majors on Thursday April 23rd from 3:30pm-4:30 pm. Students will be able to interact with counselors and faculty and learn more about the major. For more information visit the CCC.

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Physicals for Athletic Participation for the 2015/2016 School Year

Girls' 9th and 10th grade           Boys 9th and 10th grade

     Wednesday, May 13,2015             Friday, May 15, 2015

           7:00 AM                                      7:00AM

Girls' 11th and 12th grade        Boys' 11th and 12th grade

     Wednesday, May 20, 2015          Friday, May 22, 2015

                  7:00AM                                       7:00AM 

Ojai Valley Family Medicine Group

117 Price Rd. Suite D. Ojai

COST is $20.00 - Please make checks payable to Nordhoff Athletics. All money is donated by the doctors back to Nordhoff to support athletics.

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DNHS Student Survey
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
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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 VC Applications at Lunch in F-8  April 13-17
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 followed 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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