Nordhoff Shirts and Sweatshirts!

Contact Ann Inman at to purchase Nordhoff Mens or Womens Polos, T-Shirts and Sweatshirts in Gray, Royal or Navy Blue.

Show your school spirit!

Nov. 5th Collaboration Day - Student Dismissal at 1:45 PM

Nov. 5th Collaboration Day - Student Dismissal at 1:45 PM

The previously scheduled collaboration day on the 19th of November is cancelled. 

Measure J Information
Nordhoff Twitter

You're Missing Important Updates!

Follow Nordhoff on Twitter For Important Announcements!

General High School Info               @NordhoffHigh

Nordhoff Athletics                           @NordhoffSports

Nordhoff Counseling/College         @NordhoffCCC

How to get text updates from twitter, click here

Support NHS with Target

Support Nordhoff High School When You Shop At Target!

Register your Target card at
Nordhoff’s Code: 33973


November 1, 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)

Click Here

 Monthly Character Trait Minimize

Character Trait for October: Responsibility. Take responsibility for your learning, actions and your life. Go Rangers.

 Support NHS Minimize

Donate your old vehicle to Nordhoff High School for a tax-deductible contribution. Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Click here for more information.



(to view our LCAP please click the Accountability tab on the District homepage)



Nordhoff High School

Scholarship, Community, Opportunity and Tradition

Discover Nordhoff - Click Here to See Video

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.
Click Here

Learn About Ranger Responses - Reasoning Through Writing at NHS..
"At least once a week in every class."
Click Here and Click Here

 Nordhoff High School Information Minimize

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bell Schedule:  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Assembly (RALLY) Schedule TODAY:
   RALLY SCHEDULE (Fri 2-4-6)
Per 2  7:40 -  9:26
Assembly  9:32 -10:12
Snack 10:12-10:27
Per 4 10:33-12:16
Lunch 12:16-12:56
Per 6    1:02- 2:45 

Tickets for the Homecoming Masquerade Ball Dance are on sale at snack and lunch on the quad.  Pre-sale tickets are $7 with ASB stickers and $8 without ASB stickers.  Tickets will cost $10 at the door on the night of the dance.  You can pick up a guest pass at this table, as well.  All dance attendees must bring their IDs with them to the dance.  Snacks and photos will be available at the dance for a small fee.

Happy Halloween!  We look forward to seeing you at the rally this morning, at the barbecue at lunch, at the game tonight and at the dance tomorrow!

ASB hours for Homecoming week are: Wednesday and Thursday Lunch, and Friday Snack through Lunch 

Please come by room K-3 today at lunch. The "Cancer Awareness Club" will be making signs for tonights Carnival. Treats will be provided or bring your own for extra fun!

Sports:  Football at home vs Fillmore
JV 4, V 7p.m. (Homecoming and Senior night) 
Cross Country @ Ventura
County Championships at Lake Casitas-excuse at 10:30a.m.

Tomorrow: (Monday) No Sports

The Boys Soccer Team is selling Ranger spirit wear.  Ask a soccer player or come to room D-4 today to order a T-shirt of sweatshirt! 
Boys Soccer players should turn in their spirit wear order forms to Mrs. Inman in room D4 this week.  The deadline is Monday 11/3.

Collaboration Day #2 has been changed from Nov. 19 to Nov. 5th- 1:45 dismissal-TELL YOUR PARENTS
The CCC will be open the following hours the week of 10/27-10/31: 
Friday – Closed
Volunteer Opportunity - Ojai Valley Music Festival is looking for student volunteers to help out at their 18th Annual Holiday Home Look-In November 15th and 16th. For more information please see Mrs. Escobar in the CCC.

Oregon State University and University of Rochester will also be here the first week of November and keep listening for the date to be announced for a visit from CalArts

 Ronald McDonald House Charities is now accepting scholarship applications online. To be eligible you must be a senior planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college next year with a minimum 2.7 gpa. Pick up a flyer in the CCC for more information. 

Scholarship applications for the Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student are now available online at Paper copies are also available in the CCC. This application has many components so get started now! Turn in your completed applications to Mrs. Escobar in the CCC BEFORE DECEMBER 5th. There were 3!!!! winners from Nordhoff last year. Don't miss out on this opportunity! You must be a senior to apply. 

Seniors!!!! Take advantage of the college essay reader program. Email your college essays, rough drafts included, to Mrs. Escobar and you will get feedback from professional adults in our community. Please read through the requirements listed on the flyer carefully. If you have lost or misplaced the flyer you can pick up another one in the CCC.

St. Bonaventure is hosting a college fair Thursday Nov 6th from 7 pm to 9 pm in  their gym. There will be more than 50 colleges in attendance including  8 of the 9 UCs, Stanford, Cal Poly, Pepperdine, University of Colorado, University of Notre Dame and many more. Pick up a flyer in the CCC with all the details. 

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is sponsoring its first symposium on November 7, 2014, at California State University, Channel Islands.  They have arranged for displays, experts, and business partners to be part of the program.  Students are admitted free! There is a flyer posted outside of the CCC with more information. 

Explore an exciting career at the 2014 AVIATION CAREER DAY for Ventura County High School students!
Friday,November 14, 2014 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Talk to professionals in aviation-related careers, get up close to aircraft and equipment and learn what it takes to get started. 
Look for the flyers posted around campus for more information.

Do you have shoes that you don't wear or that are worn out and sitting in your closet?  Please consider donating your old or unused shoes to a wonderful fundraiser.  World Family Foundation is an Ojai based organization and they are collecting shoes to send to needy families in India.  Please bring your shoes to Mrs. Nelson in room D-11.  She has a large box in her room for the shoes.  Your old and worn out shoes will be prized possessions to a teenager in India.  Please consider participating in this wonderful fundraiser. Shoes will be collected throughout the month of October. Thank you for your generosity.

LOST: Black & Gold IPhone 5S. $40.00 reward if found.

 General Announcements Minimize

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
Great Math Tutoring Site. Click Here read more ...

SunWest Studio 50% off Senior Special

Information on Senior Pictures

 read more ...

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
 read more ...

 Important Dates Minimize

Homecoming Week      Oct. 27 - 31 
Pre-Game Carnival and Costume Parade 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31
RALLY SCHEDULE - Fall Rally 9:32 a.m. in the Gym Oct. 31
University Symposium workshop 9 a.m. - F-8 Lab   Nov. 1
Homecoming Dance - Saturday Nov. 1
Vision Screening    7:30-9:40 a.m.   C-3 Oct. 30 
CAHSEE for remaining 11th & 12th - periods 1-4   I-Wing &  Library Nov. 5
College Applications - "It's Not Too Late" - 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - F-8 Nov. 5 
COLLABORATION SCHEDULE      Dismissal 1:45 Nov. 5
Senior Gold Key Meeting lunch - Library Nov. 5
Science Guest Lecturer - 8#0 - 10:30 a.m. - I-Wing  Nov. 6 
SAT I & II - 7:00 a.m.- 4 p.m. - Library  Nov. 8 
Dance Site Specific Workshop - 4 p.m. performance - Quad Nov. 8 
VETERANS' DAY Holiday - No School  Nov. 11
Scholarship Info Night 5:30-8:30 p.m. - Cafetorium  Nov. 12 
University Application Help for Seniors -  per. 1-6 (as needed) - F-8 Lab Nov. 13-21 
FOOD DRIVE  Nov. 17-21 
Future Freshmen Parent Night  6:30 p.m. - Cafeteria  Nov. 19 
Community College Night - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Library  Nov. 19 
 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 Nov. 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

Help the Nordhoff Parent Association raise $$!  Sign up with eScrip!
It’s Easy! It’s Free! It’s Powerful!  Go to and enter
our NPA Group Number: 162629
We thank you for your support!


 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 

Home |  Administration |  Schools |  Board |  Student Services |  Calendars |  About Ojai USD
  Copyright (c) 2014 Nordhoff High School