Health and Safety Issue
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Spring Showcase

Save the Date - May 27th, 5:00 to 7:00 PM For Nordhoff's Annual Spring Showcase!

Over 80 Silent Auction Items and a Two Taco Plate Dinner to Support a Safe and Sober Gradnight

Root Beer Floats and Spring Fling Desserts!

World Famous Nordhoff Jazz Band and Awards Ceremony under the Trees...

Many Student Projects/Performances - Come Vote on the Best!

Student vs. Admin/Teacher Debate - Topic: High Stakes Standardized Testing!


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May 23, 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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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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Learn About Ranger Responses - Reasoning Through Writing at NHS..
"At least once a week in every class."
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Bell Schedule: Regular Bell Schedule Mon. & Tues


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


 11th & 12th grade boys on Friday, May 22

All physicals are at 7:00 AM at the Ojai Valley Family Medicine Group (117 Pirie Rd., Ste. D, Ojai).  Cost is $20.00; please make checks payable to Nordhoff Athletics.  Doctors donate all money back to support NHS athletics.  Thank you, doctors!

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

"Come join the new Magic: the Gathering Club after school on Fridays in room D5.  All players are welcome: veterans, new players, and people interested in learning the game. For more information, come to D5 at lunch."

Sports:  TBD

    If you are interested in an Interact Club leadership position, come to our Tuesday, May 26th lunch meeting for information.  Club elections are Tuesday, June 2nd-Pizza Provided!  See you in K-2!!

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.  

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

"The yearbooks will be here soon! Have you bought yours yet? Don't wait buy it now before they're all gone! Yearbooks can be purchased in the ASB office Monday, Wednesday and Friday for $85!"

Seniors. It's time to start thinking about who will perform for your "Class of 2015" graduation ceremony. Applications are available in the music department hallway bulletin board. Applications are due by Thursday, May 28th and auditions will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd after school.

Pick out that favorite song and start preparing. Live music is preferred, but you can use background tracks as well.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Mr. Monson is now taking names of students who would like to give a Commencement Speech at Graduation.  Please see Amy in the office to provide your name.  The deadline is Wednesday May 27th.  

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.

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO CHECK OUT LIBRARY BOOKS.  Please return all of the books that you are not currently using and check your fines list in the grade specific binders on the circulation desk.

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 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.

  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.

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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Junior Discover Week Survey
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
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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 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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