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. 

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October 21, 2014


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Nordhoff's student-written/produced school newspaper

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



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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bell Schedule:  WONKY WEEK ALERT!!!
This week is a WONKY WEEK SCHEDULE: Regular periods 1-6 Monday & Tuesday, double 1-3-5
Wednesday; double 2-4-6 Thursday; Minimum Day schedule on Friday:
Per 1  7:40 -   8:15 Per 4 10:03 - 10:38
Per 2  8:21 -   9:01 Per 5 10:44 - 11:19
Per 3  9:07 -   9:42 Per 6 11:25 - 12:00
Snack  9:42 -  9:57

Collaboration Day #2 has been changed from Nov. 19 to Nov. 5th- 1:45 dismissal - TELL YOUR PARENTS

Sports: Volleyball home vs Camarillo- F 4, JV 5, V 6p.m.

Tomorrow: Golf League Finals @ River Ridge at 12:00p.m.
Water Polo home vs Foothill- JV 4:15, Var 3:15-excuse Var only @ 2:15p.m.

Attention Boy's Basketball players: There is a mandatory meeting for all boy's interested in playing basketball this year on Tuesday Oct 21 at noon in room D-9. Questions please see Coach Hall

Interact meeting today at lunch in K-5.

Young Life Club meeting today at lunch in Mrs. Hay’s classroom, K-2.

Mandatory Boys Soccer study hall every Monday right after school in room D-4 followed by conditioning at the track at 3:30er

The Boys Soccer Team is selling Ranger spirit wear.  Ask a soccer player or come to room D4 today to order a t-shirt or sweatshirt!

Mandatory baseball meeting Wednesday 3pm baseball field for anyone not playing another sport and anyone interested in playing.

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.  

Attention Rangers:
Your updated citizenship grade is now posted on QSIS.  Please remember that if you have an “F” in citizenship, you will not be able to attend the Homecoming rally, game, or dance.  Please approach a teacher, administrator, or staff member to work back points to improve your citizenship grade.  You will need at least 60 points (a D-) to be eligible to attend these events.  There will also be another grading period (first quarter) report card before Homecoming so please pay close attention to this grade…

Attention seniors: Please tell your parents that there will be a Senior Parent Night on October 28th at 6:30 in the library. We encourage all senior parents to attend! 

"Seniors!!! If you did not get your picture taken by Lifetouch before school started you have one more chance! Senior Photo Make-Up Day will be held on SATURDAY OCTOBER 25th here at NHS!!! To make your appointment please call Lifetouch at 805-644-3600. This is your final chance to get your yearbook photo taken! If you have questions see Mrs. Thomas in H-2"

CCC NEWS: 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. 

Westmont College, located in nearby Montecito, will be here Wednesday October 22nd for a presentation in the CCC. Sign up and get permission from your teacher to attend.
Today is the last day to sign up in the CCC for the Westmont College presentation tomorrow. Don't forget to sign up today in the CCC! 

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. Send them in before October 24th and you will get a FREE pizza lunch in the CCC. 

ASB hours for the week of October 20th are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the lunch period.

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.

LAST CHANCE FOR MAKE UP PICTURES with Lifetouch.  Lifetouch will be here on Tues., Oct. 21 @ snack and lunch in the I building to take your make up pictures or retake your photo.  If you are retaking, bring in your complete, uncut photos.  Order forms are in the office, library and computer lab.

Found in girls locker room: Basketball bag. See Michelle in Girls PE office to claim. 

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Algebra 2 P / Algebra 2 Trig P survey
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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

Hearing Screening - periods 1-4 C3  Oct. 21 

Retake/Make-Up Day for Photos - snack & lunch - I Wing 

Oct. 21
Double 1-3-5 Schedule to accomodate  Minimum Day on Friday Oct.22 
Double 2-4-6 Schedule to accommodate Minimum Day on Friday  Oct. 23 
End of 1st Quarter - Minimum Day for grade prep -  12:00 dismissal   Oct. 24 
ACT Exam @ NHS  Oct. 25 
2nd Quarter Begins  Oct. 27
Homecoming Week - Game on 10/31     Oct. 27 - 31 
Homecoming Dance - Saturday Nov. 1
Vision Screening    7:30-9:40 a.m.   C-3 Oct. 30 
CAHSEE for remaining 11th & 12 Nov. 4 & 5
VETERANS' DAY Holiday - No School  Nov. 11
COLLABORATION DAY - 1:45 Dismissal Nov. 19 
Future Freshmen Parent Night  in the Cafeteria  Nov. 19 
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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 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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