Introducing Nordhoff's Top Seniors
Future Freshmen Night

If you are the parent of a current 7th or 8th grade student and you want to learn more about information shared at Nordhoff's Future Freshmen Night held on November the 6th, 2013 click here for information

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April 18, 2014


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)

Click Here!

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Character Trait for April: Self-Control. We value self-control because we recognize that what we feel we want to do at any given moment may not necessarily be what is good and beneficial for us or others in the long term. We control and discipline ourselves because we know feelings are fleeting and our goals, responsibilities and commitments transcend our whims. 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.


The state’s new local control funding formula is bringing sweeping changes to the ways schools are funded and how K-12 districts are held accountable.  The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a required component of the new funding formula.  The District’s LCAP will be written and developed with input from parents, staff, students and community members.


Please help us to make important decisions regarding the future needs of our students by participating in our California School Parent Survey.  Click on your child’s school link.  You must have the school code to complete the survey.   Please complete the survey by Friday, April 18, 2014.


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Nordhoff High School

Scholarship, Community, Opportunity and Tradition

Discover Nordhoff - Click Here to See Video

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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Parking Lot Procedures For Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off

The area closest to the admin building will be closed off for student safety for a short time before school and after school. We have many students walking to/from classes/cars and we are doing this to protect our students. If that means a little longer line and wait in your cars, a little more inconvenience, we know you will understand that this new procedure is about protecting the safety of your children and the children of others. Thank you for your gracious cooperation and patience.

Please read these quick tips on how to make the new procedures work... (click here)

Read this to get more information about the new parking lot procedures... (click here)


Fri., April 18, 2014
Periods 1-6 Monday – Wednesday; double 1-3-5 Thursday; double 2-4-6 Friday.

TODAY: Advanced Placement students –
Please see Mrs. Musick today to pay your AP fees ($89.00 per test).

Amy in the office will sell prom tickets today at snack & lunch only - $65.00. Price will be $75.00 starting Mon., 4/21.

Remember, only the 4th Quarter off-campus lunch sticker is valid.
If you still need your lunch sticker, Leila in the principal’s office will issue it today at snack or lunch only. Don’t delay!

Go to F-5 at the beginning of lunch today if you desire to compete for the Grade 11 or Grade 12 Academic Letter in English. You will be responding to an essay prompt that asks you to do some analysis.

Attention Football players or anybody interested in playing football next year: Important meeting today at lunch in the gym. Come meet Coach Monson.

Sports: Varsity Baseball vs. Fillmore – 3:15 Friday. Excuse Varsity only at 2:00 Friday.
(JV Baseball game cancelled.)

Mon., 4/21: Boys’ Golf vs. Buena at Soule Park – 1:30 Monday. Excuse time TBD.

Attn. Seniors: Jostens will be on campus to deliver all graduation items on Monday, 4/21, during Senior Week meeting. If you have not yet ordered your cap & gown, you can place your order online at or pick up a RUSH order form from the school office.

Please see Leila in the principal’s office if you would like to borrow a cap & gown.

ALL SENIORS: Please report to the gym at 7:40AM on Monday for Senior Week activities!

Next week’s schedule:
Monday = Testing, Senior Activities, regular classes: DOUBLE 1-3-5 (no seminar period)
Tuesday = Testing, regular classes: DOUBLE 2-4-6 (no seminar period)
Wed = Testing, regular classes: MINIMUM DAY (noon dismissal)
Thursday = Regular classes: Double 1-3-5 with seminar but NO TUTORING
Friday = Senior Activities, regular classes: Double 2-4-6 with seminar but NO TUTORING

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Juniors will complete the computer-based Smarter Balanced Assessment in your US History classes and a paper version of the Early Assessment Program in your English classes. Sophomores will complete the California Standards Test for Life Science in Science classes. Please bring a book or homework to do when you finish testing. No cell phones are permitted to be out during testing. Thank you.

Did you know that when people move to Ojai, the first thing that is often asked is “what is the quality of schools in the area?”? Test scores factor into what our community thinks of our school and our students. Help our community know how capable we are as Rangers by doing your best work. Did you know that your honorable efforts will earn you raffle tickets for Starbucks gift cards, Jim & Rob's gift cards, and Front of the Line Passes for the cafeteria? Raffles will happen at the end of each testing period for sophomores & juniors next week. Go Rangers!

The English department is looking for peer tutors to help in intervention classes next year. If you are organized, can motivate others, or just plain good at English, see Ms. Arnold in A-3. 


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Seminar Re-teaching Survey
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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State Testing - Double periods  -  Monday 1,3,5    Tuesday 2,4,6 April 21-22 
Minimum Day -  Noon Dismissal April 23 
State Testing - Double Periods  -  Thursday 1,3,5   Friday 2,4,6  April 24-25
AP Testing Pre-Registration @ Seminar- I wing April 24
VC Orientation - Lunch    (April 22 & 24)    Afterschool (April 23) April 22-24 
Ventura College Placement Tests   8:00 - Noon - I wing  April 28

SAT I  & Subject Tests - 7:00 a.m.-3:00p.m. - I wing, library & D-8        Saturday

May 3 
AP Testing  --  I wing May 5 - 14
Collaboration Day    -    Dismissal 1:45 May 7 
Prom - Rancho De Las Palmas, Moorpark  - 7:00-11:00 p.m.                    Saturday May 10

CAHSEE - 10th grade make-ups and 11th & 12th grade retakes Periods 1-4  Wednesday & Thursday

May 13 & 14
Spring Dance Concerts @ Matilija Auditorium   7:00 p.m.      Friday & Saturday May 16 & 17 
Ojai Games (Special Olympics)    Stadium /Track   7:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.   Saturday May 17 
Campus Beautification    8:00 a.m. - Noon  May 17 
Wonky Week -Thurdsay May 21 Double 1,3,5 / Friday / May 22 Double 2,4,6 May 21 - 22 
Furlough Day - No School May 23 

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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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