Introducing Nordhoff's Top Seniors
Future Freshmen Night

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April 24, 2014


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The Ranger,

Nordhoff's student-written/produced school newspaper

from Journalism/Media Arts English 11 P Class

(Mr. Ted Cotti)

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Character Trait for April: Self-Control. We value self-control because we recognize that what we feel we want to do at any given moment may not necessarily be what is good and beneficial for us or others in the long term. We control and discipline ourselves because we know feelings are fleeting and our goals, responsibilities and commitments transcend our whims. Go Rangers.

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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 will be written and developed with input from parents, staff, students and community members.


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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 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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Parking Lot Procedures For Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off

The area closest to the admin building will be closed off for student safety for a short time before school and after school. We have many students walking to/from classes/cars and we are doing this to protect our students. If that means a little longer line and wait in your cars, a little more inconvenience, we know you will understand that this new procedure is about protecting the safety of your children and the children of others. Thank you for your gracious cooperation and patience.

Please read these quick tips on how to make the new procedures work... (click here)

Thur., April 24, 2014
Double 1-3-5 Thursday; double 2-4-6 Friday.

TODAY: Please get a seminar pass from your destination teacher today if you want to seminar with that teacher Friday. Remember, we’ll have seminar period but NO TUTORING/RETEACHING tomorrow.

All Advanced Placement students please report to the I building during seminar period today to complete your pre-registration for your AP exams. You will receive a summons slip during 1st period today.

Off-campus lunch stickers: Leila in the principal’s office will issue lunch stickers today and tomorrow only at snack and lunch only. See you soon!

SENIORS: Last chance to turn in elementary school permission slips and panoramic pictures forms is today at lunch. Put them in Mrs. Cull-Michels' box in the office, or get them to her in her classroom, B-3.

Join us today and every Thursday at lunch in D-6 for Debate Team! 

Hey Citizens! Are you in need of citizenship points? Come out to the track right after school today to earn back a bunch of citizenship points while you watch our Rangers run, throw, and jump over the Carpinteria Warriors. See Coach Settem in C-2 if interested or have any questions.

Sports: Track & Field vs. Carpinteria – 3:00 Thursday. Excuse at 2:00 Thursday.

Boys’ Varsity Volleyball @ Malibu – 5:00 Thursday.

Varsity Softball @ Fillmore – 3:30 Thursday. Excuse Varsity only at 1:15 Thursday.

Tomorrow: Swimming @ Oaks Christian – 3:00 Friday. Excuse at lunch Friday.

Varsity Baseball vs. Malibu – 3:15 Friday. Excuse Varsity only at 2:00 Friday.

JV Baseball @ Malibu – 3:15 Friday. Excuse JV only at 12:45 Friday.

Mrs. Zuniga in the office will sell prom tickets Friday at snack & lunch only - $75.00. Don’t forget to pick up your prom paperwork from her when you purchase your ticket.

Anyone interested in participating in the blood drive must pick up a permission slip from the Leadership table on the quad and turn in a signed form by Wed., April 30. Questions? See Mrs. Cull-Michels in B-3.

There will be NO charging in the cafeteria starting May 1st. We have an outstanding debt of over $5000.00. Please pay off your account and bring money to eat or put in your account. Thank you to all of those who have paid.

The College and Career Center will be open this Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Santa Barbara City College is hosting the 4th Annual Art Career Day Conference this Sat., April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to interact and make connections with professionals in the art industry. Register online at .

The following scholarships have DEADLINES this week: American Public Works Association Scholarship, Ojai Valley Garden Club Scholarship, Boys & Girls Club Emma Nylen Scholarship, Olivas Links Men's Golf Club Scholarship. If you have any questions about the applications or how to submit them, see Mrs. Escobar in the CCC.

Moorpark College will be holding an informational session for new students on Wed., May 14, at 3:30 p.m. There are a limited number of seats available. For more information on how to RSVP, pick up a flyer in the CCC.

CSU Channel Islands is offering campus tours to high school students. Contact the university directly to arrange a tour.

ALL SENIORS: Please report to the gym at 7:40AM on Friday! 


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Smarter Balanced Assessment Survey for Juniors
Seminar Re-teaching 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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State Testing - Double Periods  -  Thursday 1,3,5   Friday 2,4,6  April 24-25
AP Testing Pre-Registration @ Seminar- I wing April 24
VC Orientation - Lunch    (April 22 & 24)    Afterschool (April 23) April 22-24 
Ventura College Placement Tests   8:00 - Noon - I wing  April 28

SAT I  & Subject Tests - 7:00 a.m.-3:00p.m. - I wing, library & D-8        Saturday

May 3 
AP Testing  --  I wing May 5 - 14
Collaboration Day    -    Dismissal 1:45 May 7 
Prom - Rancho De Las Palmas, Moorpark  - 7:00-11:00 p.m.                    Saturday May 10

CAHSEE - 10th grade make-ups and 11th & 12th grade retakes Periods 1-4  Wednesday & Thursday

May 13 & 14
Spring Dance Concerts @ Matilija Auditorium   7:00 p.m.      Friday & Saturday May 16 & 17 
Ojai Games (Special Olympics)    Stadium /Track   7:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.   Saturday May 17 
Campus Beautification    8:00 a.m. - Noon  May 17 
Wonky Week -Thurdsay May 21 Double 1,3,5 / Friday / May 22 Double 2,4,6 May 21 - 22 
Furlough Day - No School May 23 
Memorial Day Holiday     No School May 26
SPRING SHOWCASE - MINIMUM DAY (noon dismissal)  May 28
 Early Yearbook Distribution - Seniors during 6th period -- others after school in F-6 May 30 
Regular Yearbook Distribution after school the following week, all week June 2 - 6 
"Relay for Life" fundraiser (overnight) - stadium set up begins May 30th   May30  & June 1
Music's End-of the-Year Concert   Libbey Bowl   3:00 p.m.  June 1 
Awards Night   6:30 p.m. - Gym  June 4 
RALLY SCHEDULE  - Senior Rally -- Gym June 6 
Matilija 8th grade visit  -  approximately 8:00 - 10:15 p.m.  June 6 
SAT I & Subject Tests --  7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- I wing, library, D-8  June 7 
NHS FINALS (M=1&6; T=2&4; W=3&5)  - MINIMUM DAYS - dismissal @ 12:00 each day June 9 - 11  
Chaparral Graduation  -  4:00 p.m.  June 10 
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 21 &22, 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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 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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