She Loves Me - Musical Fundraiser

She Loves Me

The She Loves Me  performance Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 pm, has been discounted to $15.00 for OUSD students, parents, staff.  Remember all funds go to the individual school identified by the purchaser.

…is the best musical you never heard of.  Why then, should you see it?  Critics loved it in 1963 and 1993 on Broadway:

“Sheer, unadulterated bliss.  Every effervescent detail is perfection” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“I loved it” (Clive Barnes, New York Times)

She Loves Me is that rare theatrical jewel, an intimate musical that affectionately enfolds an audience instead of shouting it down” (New York World Telegram)
And its romantic story of mistaken identity inspired 3 movies, including You’ve Got Mail.   It’s funny and charming, too.
She Loves Me is coming to Matilija Auditorium for six performances opening on Friday, November 21 at 8:00pm.

Three of the performances will benefit the Ojai Valley Museum and the Ojai Unified School District.  Tickets are available at or 649-1937

Nordhoff Parent Association Poinsettia Holiday Fundraiser!

Order your Poinsettias for the Holidays from the Nordhoff Parent Association - All funds go directly to Nordhoff High School!

Click here for the order form!

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November 28, 2014


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Character Trait for November: Honesty - Be honest quickly, the first chance you get. There is no softer pillow than a clean conscience. 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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Friday, November 21, 2014

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

Happy thanksgiving!! Have a restful break, enjoy your
Friends & family. Be thankful for all we have, everyday!! See you dec.1.

Sprit wear order is arriving today!  If you ordered something from the Boys Soccer Team, you can come by D4 today to pick it up.  We will be placing another order soon, so if you would like to order a Nordhoff t-shirt or sweatshirt, see a boys soccer player or Mrs. Inman.  You can see examples of what you can order on the wall in the office.  

Seniors It's time to bring in those cute baby pics for the yearbook! Please choose ONE baby picture and put it in a SEALED ENVELOPE. Make sure your name is on both the envelope and the picture.  Turn your baby picture in to Mrs. Thomas in H-2 or turn it into her mailbox. Yearbook will be collecting baby pictures until Friday November 21st, so bring in yours and don't be left out!

Please come by the library and check the senior fine list that was updated.  REMEMBER that Nordhoff cannot issue test scores, transcripts, or your diploma until these obligations have been met.

Boys Soccer: Varsity schedule for the week is as follows;
 5:30-7:30 Monday and Wednesday and 3:15-4:45 Tuesday and Thursday.  Practice Friday TBA

Monday Nov. 24: Boys Basketball vs Foothill; FS 5, JV 6, V7p.m.

Tuesday Nov.25: Girls Basketball @ Villanova; JV 4, V 5p.m.
      Girls Soccer @ Oxnard; JV & V 2p.m.

Nov. 26-28 NO SPORTS

Monday Dec.1: Boys Soccer @ Ventura; JV 4, V5p.m.

Mandatory meeting for all girl volleyball players regarding the banquet Friday at snack in C-4.

Mandatory meeting with all softball players this Friday at lunch in D7. 

All Girls: If you have an athletic locker, please see Michelle either before school or at snack or lunch.  You must clean out or renew your locker by Friday, Nov. 21.  Do this NOW to avoid losing your things and gaining a fine!

Attention Rangers:  Your citizenship grades have been updated.  Please check your Student Connect account for your current grade and points.  Winter sport student-athletes may not have an F if you want to play in games, including during the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. There is still a lot of work available to you on campus so please take advantage of this opportunity.

Jazz Band auditions will be held Wed., December 10th and Thursday, Dec. 11th after school. Music to be played for your audition is on the bulletin board in the Performing Arts building. Sign up for an audition time online at
Are you interested in participating in the Spring Musical?  “Once Upon a Mattress” workshops began on Wed. Nov. 12th at lunch in the Performing Arts building.   Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this fun and exciting production!

ASB hours for Nov. 17-21: Monday & Friday, snack through lunch.

Scholarship applications for the Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student are now available online at application has many components including a report from your counselor so get started now and turn in any requests before the Thanksgiving Break.  Turn in your completed applications (in a folder as described in the application) to Mrs. Escobar in the CCC BEFORE DECEMBER 5th. There were 3!!!! winners from Nordhoff last year. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

If you missed Scholarship Information Night last week you can come to the CCC and pick up copies of the presentation and all the handouts. 

If you were unable to attend Community College Night, copies of the presentations from both Ventura College and Santa Barbara City College are available in the CCC. 

Rangers!  Please support local families in need this holiday season by bringing in non-perishable food items to your second period classes.  All food donated will go to our local Community Assistance Program to help local families have a happy Thanksgiving.  

Lights, Camera, Action!! Local high school student is seeking Actors, Directors and Camerapeople for production of a short, silent film, based in Ojai. If interested contact Morgana Van Peebles at, or see me (Barbara) in the office for more information.

LOST: IPad mini-light blue-lost in the stadium during homecoming game.  $50.00 reward/no questions.  See Barbara in the office for more information.
FOUND: Silver rings in girls’ B wing bathroom.  See Barbara in the office to claim.
FOUND:  Black Ray-Ban prescription glasses.  See Amy in the office to claim.

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College Essay Reader Feedback 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
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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
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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University Application Help for Seniors -  per. 1-6 (as needed) - F-8 Lab Nov. 13-21 
FOOD DRIVE  Nov. 17-21 
 8th Grade Parent Tour & Coffee - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. conference Room Dec. 4 
Freshman Discover F-8 Lab Dec. 3-5 & 10-12 
Fall Dance Performance 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Dec. 7 
Choral Concert - 7 p.m. - Ojai Presbyterian Church Dec. 9
 Instrumental Concert 7:00 p.m. in the Gym  Dec. 10
 Freshman Discover F-8 Lab Dec. 10 - 12
 Fall Dance Performance 7:00 p.m.  Cafeteria Dec. 11
 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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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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