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May 29, 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

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Character Trait for May: Courtesy. Say please, say thank you, say you're welcome and say it's a pleasure to help. You'll be amazed at how easy life can get. 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 2015 and beyond.
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bell Schedule: Regular Bell Schedule Mon. & Tues


Thursday double 1-3-5 (WITH SEMINAR), Friday double 2-4-6 (WITH SEMINAR)

Today: Girls' Water Polo: please meet in Ms Neely's room at 12:30 on Thursday for a brief meeting.

Mandatory Swim Meeting at snack in room C-4 to discuss banquet!

Seniors. Today is the last day to turn in your graduation performer application. The form can be found in the hallway in the music building. Completed forms must be turned in to Robyn Halverson no later than 3pm.

Our next Science Guest Lecture is “People, and Pythons, and Bears, Oh Yes!: A Taste of Research in the Biomedical Sciences.”

Professor Vander will be presenting some examples of exciting recent discoveries in the biomedical sciences.  His focus will not be on the facts themselves but rather on the specific research that led to the facts.

Ask your science teacher for a pass to attend next Thursday’s event from 9:00 - 10:00 in the I building.

Attention juniors! If you plan to participate in the Senior Sibling Program next year you must attend the mandatory meeting at lunch on Thursday, the 28th. At this meeting we will be choosing groups and confirming participation. There will be pizza. If you missed the first meeting and you want to join the program you can attend this meeting to sign up. This is mandatory if you would like to participate in the program.

ATTENTION STUDENTS:  If you need community service hours, Relay for Life could use your help!  The event takes place here at NHS in our stadium.  Opportunities are available to help with set up at 3:30PM on Friday, May 29th, and then on Saturday, May 30th at 7AM for continued set up and registration, at 7PM for luminaria set up and at 10PM for event clean up.  Questions?  Contact Angi Daus at:

Sports:  Boys Tennis CIF Playoffs @ Cate at 8:30a.m.

Tomorrow:  Track & Field CIF Masters @ Cerritos College at 4:00p.m.; excuse at noon

Attention all boy's: All athletic lockers must be cleaned out by Friday afternoon. Yes that means football players. $20 clean out fee after that! Questions, see Mr. Hall

Attention Athletes:  ALL sports lockers must be cleaned out by 5/29/15 to avoid a $20. Fine.  Make sure you have Coach Monson or Ms. Michelle check your locker once it is cleaned.  Thanks!

Attention prospective cheerleaders.  Cheerleading and Mascot tryout clinic will be June 3 and 4 from 5 - 7pm in the cafeteria.  Tryout date will be June 5th from 5:30 - 7pm.  Reminder there will be a mandatory parent meeting June 1st at 6pm in the cafeteria.  If you have questions contact Nicole @

SENIORS: Get your yearbooks this Friday at the Senior Signature Bash from 2:20 til 2:45!  Come to F-6 to buy or pick up your yearbooks!  Underclassmen can get their yearbooks EARLY for a $2.00 fee in F-6 AFTER SCHOOL ONLY!!  Yearbooks are still $85.00.  Get them while they last!!

Prom pictures are in.  Please come to D-11 to pick up during snack, lunch or after school.  If you did not pay for your photo please bring payment when you come to pick up photos. Mrs. Nelson

ATTENTION SENIORS – Come by the Counseling office this week to report where you would like your final transcript sent.  Bring with you the $5.00 fee and the address of the college you will be attending.  Thank you.  Mrs. Hale

Attention all students who have received an F in World Geography, Health, or English in a previous semester or at the end of this semester.  Summer School will be held Wednesday, June 17th- Wednesday, July 8th from 8am-12pm. You will automatically be signed up for summer school.  Please check with you counselor if you have any questions regarding making up credits.

SENIORS!!!  You have until noon on JUNE 11th to turn in all your textbooks, English Dept. novels, and library books and pay any fines/fees that you may owe in order to receive your diploma and/or receive your transcripts.  This includes all sports fees, Spanish fees, cafeteria fees, music fees, and library fines/fees.

ATTENTION ALL NEW AP US HISTORY STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR. Please meet with Mr. Hoj in E-2 at snack on Monday June 1 to receive information for next year's class. Thank you, Mr. Hoj

The Nordhoff High School Music Department proudly presents their spring concert, Friday Night in the Park, on Friday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Libbey Bowl.

The all-department concert will feature the award-winning Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Gold ‘n Blue Chorale and Jazz Band, under the direction of Bill Wagner.

The upcoming Spring concert is free with no reserved seating in the bowl.  For additional information, please visit or call (805) 640-4343, ext. 1861.

This week due to Spring Showcase, yearbooks may be purchased Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from the ASB Office.

Grad night tickets will go on sale starting Friday at lunch! Stay tuned for more info……

ASB Hours this week:  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, snack through lunch


Hours will be posted outside the CCC. I can be reached by email when the CCC is closed.

New scholarship opportunity - The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation is offering scholarships to seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA planning to attend a college or university in the fall. Applications are available online at and the deadline to apply is June 1st.


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Sophomore Discover Week Survey
Junior Discover Week Survey
DNHS Student Survey
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
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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
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NHS Scrip Program!
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Nordhoff High School Report Card
Statistics about Nordhoff High School
2011-2012 School Accountability Report Card
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 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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