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September 30, 2014


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The Ranger,

Nordhoff's student-written/produced school newspaper

from Journalism/Media Arts English 11 P Class

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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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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 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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Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014

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

Sports:  Volleyball home vs St. Bonaventure- F 4p.m., JV 5p.m., Var. 6p.m.
Golf vs Fillmore @ Soule Park at 3:30p.m., excuse @ 2:30 p.m.
Tennis @ Malibu at 3:15p.m., excuse at 1:00p.m.

Tomorrow: no sports
 Mandatory soccer study hall will now be on Mondays right after school in D-4

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE???  Join us for Interact today and every Tuesday in K-5 at lunch. 

Attention Class of 2015!!!
Senior Class students interested in helping to plan for upcoming activities are welcome to join us in Mrs. Cull-Michels room on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1st during lunch.  Lunch will be provided.  Come and join the fun!  Be a part of your senior year and let's make this a year you will never forget! 

Attention student drivers:  This Thursday morning, Oct. 2, NHS will be hosting the annual Ojai Education Foundation breakfast in the gym.  We will need to reserve a large block of parking spots by the outdoor basketball courts.  Please plan on parking near the stadium or from the middle of the lot towards Maricopa Highway.  This will only be from 7am-9am so thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.  

The Health Science Academy Parent and Student Information Meeting has been postponed to
Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. in room K6.  All health science academy students are expected to attend to learn about how to earn the golden sash at graduation and the plans for 2014-15.  See you then!

Our first science guest lecturer this year is genetic counselor Caroline Lieber.   Her upcoming lecture will be on the following topic:

The Genetic Revolution:  What's in it for me?  What is genomic medicine, and what does it mean to you? Come learn about recent advances in genomic science and the ethical impact on individuals, healthcare and society as a whole.  

Get a pass from your science teacher to attend this special event on Thursday, October 9 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the I building.  

There will be no ASB hours for the week of September 29 through  October 3rd.

The library will  be closed for lunch from 11-11:30am Mon, Tues, Wed and from 11:30-12pm on Thurs/Fri double periods.
If you are presently taking Geometry or a higher level math class, you should take the PSAT exam on Wednesday, October 15th.  It is an excellent way to prepare for the SAT exam.  Cost for the PSAT exam is $25.00.  To sign up, see Amber Hale in the counseling office.  The last day to register is Friday, October 10.

Attention Rangers:  Please do not climb over the cinder block wall between the faculty parking lot and the State Farm Insurance business building on Valle Rio.  Our neighbors are complaining about the damage to their trees and shrubs, and we want to be good neighbors.  Please walk around the wall and use Maricopa Highway to get to and from school if you are coming or going towards Valle Rio / Marty's / Von's.  Thanks for your cooperation.

If you are interested in which colleges will be visiting the CCC there is now a list posted outside the door. Sign-up sheets for all presentations are inside the CCC. 
Wednesday, October 1st  at 9:30am, Linfield College will be in the CCC for an admissions presentation. 
William Jessup University will be in the CCC on Thursday October 2nd at 9:30 am. Sign up in the CCC and get permission from your teacher 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. 

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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)
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 accommodate Minimum 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
Homecoming Week - Game on 10/31     Oct. 27 - 31 
Homecoming Dance - Saturday Nov. 1
Vision Screening    7:30-9:40 a.m.   C-3 Oct. 30 
CAHSEE for remaining 11th & 12 Nov. 4 & 5
VETERANS' DAY Holiday - No School  Nov. 11
COLLABORATION DAY - 1:45 Dismissal Nov. 19 
Future Freshmen Parent Night  in the Cafeteria  Nov. 19 
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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 Please call if you have any questions Minimize

 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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