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January 28, 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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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bell Schedule:  Bell Schedule this week: Mon-Tues periods 1-6; 

Wed COLLABORATION  SCHEDULE; Thurs double 1-3-5; 


All of those bright colors were amazing! Remember, Wednesday is Pajama Day. 

So, get cozy and come to school in your pajamas!


Join us for Interact Club’s meeting today & every Tuesday in room K-5 at lunch.

Come check out the Young Life lunch club on Tuesdays in Ms. Hay’s classroom, K-2!

Sports: Girls’ Basketball home vs St. Bonaventure;  Var. 5:00p.m.

Tomorrow: Boys’ Soccer home vs Cate; JV 3:15p.m., V 5:00p.m., excuse JV only 2:15p.m

                     Girls’ Soccer @ La Reina; JV at 4:00p.m.,Var. at 2:30p.m., excuse Var only at lunch 


 Boys’ Golf Team: There will be a meeting TODAY, 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 TODAY, 

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 at half the general admission price!

Come support the team before you head over to the dance.  Guest passes are now available

 at the dance ticket table.  They are due to Mr. Monson by Thursday at noon.


Our next Science Guest Lecture is this Thursday with presenter Jackie DeSantis from the

 Ojai Raptor Center with the topic Back to the Wild.  ORC is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation 

facility that specializes in birds of prey, or raptors.  Their presentation will include raptor

 ambassadors, or non- releasable birds of prey, to teach about wildlife, our shared environment 

and how to reduce human-induced hazards.  ORC will bring an even number of diurnal 

birds(hawks and falcons), and nocturnal birds (owls).  Ask your science teacher for a pass to attend

 this Thursday's event from 9:00 - 10:00 in the I building.  

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. If you’d like to sign up for Leadership, the 

class that plans and implements all of our student activities, like dances, rallies and dress up 

days, or AVID, a class that helps prepare you for college, please sign up on the list on 

Mrs. Cull-Michels’ door, B-3.  If you have questions, see her ASAP. "Congratulations to 

Jevon Morrison for his Winning T-shirt Design for the Ojai Classic Heart and Sole 5k/10k Walk Run!"

Any student planning on pursuing a carreer in the arts, or with an artistic passion,  AP Art is 

the class or you! Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Animation, Fashion Design, Street Art, 

Printmaking, Photography, Video Game/ Character Design, Jewelry Design, and Sculpture 

are all part of the AP art curriculum. This class is offered as a one year, or a two year course 

and you do not have to have taken Art to sign-up. To find out more, or to sign up for the class, 

come see Mrs. Thomas in H-2, send her an eamil at, or leave a

 message in her mailbox.


ASB Hours: Monday 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. 

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College Essay Reader Feedback Survey
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Bullying and Harassment
Foreign Exchange Students at NHS
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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 ...

Khan Academy Link
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SunWest Studio 50% off Senior Special

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NHS 1913 Yearbook Online!
What was Nordhoff like 100 years ago? read more ...

Parent Connect to Zangle
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NHS Scrip Program!
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Statistics about Nordhoff High School
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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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