Lockdown drill

To Parents, Guardians, and the Nordhoff community,

On Thursday, Dec. 18, NHS will conduct a brief, 10 minute lockdown drill at the conclusion of our snack break.  We are practicing how to respond when students are out on campus as opposed to being in the classroom.  Students will be briefed and prepared prior to the drill.  Law enforcement will be present to evaluate and offer recommendations.

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December 17, 2014


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The Ranger,

Nordhoff's student-written/produced school newspaper

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Character Trait for December: Kindness - Showing kindness, especially when it may not be deserved, is one of the best expressions of a strong character an individual can make. 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



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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bell Schedule:  Regular Bell Schedule this week: Mon-Wed periods 1-6; Thurs. Double 1-3-5; Fri. Double 2-4-6

Tech Club  meets today and every Wed. @ 3:00p.m. in K-5 at lunch.
Debate Club meets today in D-6 at lunch.  Come join the fun!

Hey Dawg, are you a fan of urbaness and of culture??  If so, you are the perfect candidate for Nordhoff’s latest and greatest club, The Urban Culture Club, a club to explore the vastness of modern urban growth all around the world.  Meetings are Wednesdays at lunch in F-2.  Be there!!!  

Sports: Boys’ Soccer @ Camarillo; JV & Var 3:15p.m., excuse JV only at 1:30p.m. 

Tomorrow: Girls’ Soccer @ Rio Mesa JV 3:00p.m., Var 5:00p.m.; excuse JV only 2:00p.m.
FR Boys’ Basketball @ Santa Paula Tournament vs Thousand Oaks @ 3:30p.m.; excuse 1:30p.m.

There will be Varsity and JV baseball tryouts starting Monday December 8th - December 18th. For those players that are playing a winter sport they need to come out and talk to Coach Pinkard to let him know they are interested in playing.

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here!!  Time to sign up for the largest team on campus.  Track and Field is having their first meeting and sign ups at lunch this Wednesday in the gym.  Every one is welcome to join our family.  Don’t miss out!!  See Coach Settem in C-2 for any ?????.

Bonan Matenon Nordhoff!  The school newspaper, The Ranger, is looking for people who speak a foreign language for the upcoming February edition, which will celebrate International Mother Language Day.  If you can speak a language other than English or Spanish (We already have a Spanish translation) see Mr Cotti in F-4 to sign up.  Make sure the language yu want to sign up for isn’t already taken; however, The Ranger is very interested in Russian, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese translations!  Translations should be submitted by January 6th.  Dankegon!

Attention Rangers:  With the end of the first semester rapidly approaching, please make sure your citizenship grade is as good as you want it to be.  This grade will be reflected on your permanent transcript, and for seniors interested in scholarships, please be aware that some committees disqualify students for a poor citizenship grade.  You have several weeks to improve the grade so please don’t delay…

ASB Hours: Monday & Friday, snack and lunch.  Wednesday snack only.

CCC NEWS: Financial Aid Night is coming up on Tuesday January 6th in the Nordhoff cafeteria. Bring your parents and get invaluable information on how to apply for financial aid for all schools-trade, community college,and university after graduation. There will also be a Scholarship Fair after the financial aid presentation that will allow you to meet face-to-face with local service organization offering scholarships to graduating seniors. For more information please see Mrs. Escobar in the CCC. 

New Scholarship Opportunity: The United Way's Young Leadership Society is awarding a scholarship to Ventura County high school seniors planning to attend a community college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and at least 10 hours of community service. You can access the application through the link on the CCC Website Scholarship Link or pick up a copy in the CCC. The deadline is December 31st. 

Seniors planning to pursue a career in business administration or education can apply for a $1000. Scholarship funded by the California Association of Educational Office Professionals.  Applications are available in the CCC and are due January 9th.

VCCF scholarship applications are now available on their website .  This is a great local scholarship. Get started now to complete all requirements before the deadline. See Mrs. Escobar in the CCC if you have any questions. 

The Scholarship List on the CCC website is updated as new information becomes available. Check the list often for new scholarship opportunities and updated information on deadlines. 

If you are a senior and a current member of CSF you are eligible to apply for the Glenn Michelson Memorial Award worth $1000. Visit for more information and to apply. 

Also, 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. 

A representative from Lake Casitas will be in the CCC this Thursday and Friday, Dec 18 & Dec 19. Find out interview and resume tips and how to apply for a job with Lake Casitas. If you would like to attend the presentation, stop by the CCC to sign up. 

Need Community Service hours?  The Ojai Valley Green Coalition is looking for volunteers to help clear/replant waterways.   January 10th has been added as another option (now listed on our website, below).
Please look for flyers around campus of check in the CCC.
The OVGC is grateful that over twenty students attended the September restoration.  They had a good time while accomplishing something important for our Ojai Valley watershed.  We hope they and others will return in December.
Here is the link to our event site and printable waivers:
Each student must fill out and have their parent or guardian sign two waivers (if under the age of eighteen).  They can submit them at the worksite where there will be more printed copies if needed.

For more information or questions, please call the number below, or write     

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Freshmen Discover Survey 2014-2015

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College Essay Reader Feedback Survey
NHS Citizenship Program
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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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PSAT results parent meeting 6:30 p.m.  -  Library Dec. 17 
WINTER BREAK Dec. 22, 2014 - Jan. 2, 2015 
Financial Aid Night   6:30 p.m.  -  Library Jan.6 
8th Grade Parent Tour/Coffee - 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. - Conference Room Jan. 8 
Final Exams - Wednesday thru Friday -- Noon Dismissal each Day 
Minimum Days        Wed.-P. 1&6  Thur.-P. 2&4   Fri.-P. 3&5
Jan. 14-16
Last Day of 1st Semester  Jan. 16 
Martin Luther King, Jr.  Holiday  Jan. 19
3rd Quarter Begins Jan. 20 
Rally Schedule   Winter Rally Jan. 23
Music Dept.'s Broadway Concert Fundraiser - 4:00 p.m. - Gym  Jan. 25
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 - 7:00 p.m. Matilija Auditorium  Feb. 6 
PRESIDENTS' WEEK  No School Feb.16-20, 2015
WASC Visit     Sunday - Wednesday  March 1-4 
Wonky Week Alert    Dbl.Per. 1-3-5 (M)     Dbl. Per. 2-4-6 (T)       Single Per. 1-6 (Wed-F) March 2-6 
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
Spring Rally   9:32 a.m. in the Gym  March 20
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 
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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