Future Freshmen Night

If you are the parent of a current 7th or 8th grade student and you want to learn more about information shared at Nordhoff's Future Freshmen Night held on November the 6th, 2013 click here for information

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July 22, 2014


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)

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 Monthly Character Trait Minimize

Character Trait for June: Gratitude. Gratitude means not only giving thanks, but being grateful in that you are always aware, whether you say it or not, that the vast majority of goodness in your life did not result because of you, but because of gifts given by others. Be grateful and express gratitude whenever possible. 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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6th Grade Study Committee Meeting

Agenda from June 9, 2014 meeting

(Dr. Bangser's decision not to recommend moving the 6th grade to Matilija at any specific time is explained at the beginning of this document.)

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Click here for the Final Plan

The state’s new local control funding formula is bringing sweeping changes to the ways schools are funded and how K-12 districts are held accountable.  The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a required component of the new funding formula.  The District’s LCAP was written and developed with input from parents, staff, students and community members.


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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 Nordhoff High School Information Minimize

Wed., June 11, 2014


Wednesday, June 11
Period 3 7:40-9:40
Snack 9:40-9:55
Period 5 10:00-Noon

TODAY: All students:
Please clean out your lockers by tomorrow, Thursday, 6/12. Locks will be cut off and contents thrown away first thing Friday morning.

ALL students: Please return all books and pay your fees today. Seniors who do not take care of their outstanding obligation(s) by noon tomorrow, June 12, will not receive their diploma and final transcript will not be released to student or college.

Seniors - Please see Mrs. Musick today with your request for your final transcript and $5.00 official transcript fee.

Seniors: After your 5th period final today, please join your classmates for a complimentary Senior Lunch at noon in the cafeteria. Immediately following lunch, we will have graduation practice. You MUST be present at practice to participate in the graduation ceremony; if you cannot make practice, please see Dr. Bayless this morning.

Students who were not at Spring Showcase or Awards night to receive their certificate, medal, cord, etc.: You MUST pick it up in the COUNSELING OFFICE today. This is the LAST day to pick up your award.

All JV& Varsity Baseball players: Please get your uniforms to the coach after school today next to the locker room. If not turned in by the end of today, you will receive an F from your coach.

If you would like to host a German Exhange student next February and travel to Germany in June 2015, please complete an application to host a student and return it to Dr. Bayless TODAY. Space is limited and students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. See Leila in the principal’s office today for info and paperwork. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Yearbooks will be given out afterschool only in H-2 today, or in the ASB Office today at snack!

SENIORS: Gradnight is at Mountasia and includes unlimited games, food and drinks! Tickets are on sale for $30 today in the ASB office at snack & right after school. You must have your Gradnight paperwork already turned in, or completed & turn in when buying your ticket. You will board buses at 8:00 p.m. tonight. Gradnight is here!

Rangers, enjoy a safe & healthy summer. Good Luck, Seniors! We will miss you!!! The rest of you, we’ll see you back here on Tuesday, 26, 2014.

Seniors: For graduation, please meet inside the gym by 5:45 tomorrow dressed in your cap & gown, with proper attire underneath.

There will be a 5-day summer tech camp this August 11-15 at Oak Grove School. The program is being led by world class computer programmer Matthew Sewell and is designed to be fun as well as fully immersive for young minds. The Tech Camp prepares young people to learn the basic mechanics for computer programming as well as the critical thought processes that go into the new technologies we use everyday. Please see the flyers around campus for info.

Nordhoff is looking for eight talented math students (current juniors or sophomores) who wish to work with our math teachers as classroom tutors in our freshman Integrated Math I classes next year. This is a great way to give back to NHS and to help new students succeed at mathematics, and distinguish yourself for college applications. Contact Mrs. Musick in the main office before school is out to be considered for this great opportunity. 






 General Announcements Minimize

Senior College Survey
Senior Exit Survey
End of year counseling survey
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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 Important Dates Minimize

NHS FINALS (M=1&6; T=2&4; W=3&5)  - MINIMUM DAYS - dismissal @ 12:00 each day June 9 - 11  
Chaparral Graduation  -  5:00 p.m.  June 11 
Last Day of Instruction  June 11 
Safe & Sober Grad Night @ Mountasia, Santa Clarita - 8:00 p.m. departure  June 11 
GRADUATION 6:30 p.m.  -  stadium  June 12 
 Summer School - NO SCHOOL JULY 4th June 17 - July 8 
RANGER ROUND-UP:Thursday and Friday August 21 & 22 
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2014-15,Tuesday   August 26, 2014
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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