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CONGRATULATIONS 2015 Graduates!  Wishing you the very best in all your future endeavors!


Congratulations to Brooks Carr

Congratulations on being selected to participate in the 2015 Brooks Robinson High School All Star Game.  This is a tremendous honor and I am sure you will have many memories of this event.    
Ken King
MSABC Secretary
Brooks Robinson HS All Star Game Chairman

Girl's Track update from States on Saturday

4 x 400 Meter Relay Team - 4th place
Kaneena Felicia 5th place and Alexie Arnold 6th place - Shot Put
Rachel Brobst 300 hurdles - 5th place
Tiffany Warnick - 4th place - 400 Dash 
Tiffany Warnick - 5th place - High Jump

Boy's Track update from States on Saturday

Boys Team finished 4th overall - highest finish in the history of the program (previous best was 6th in 1992)


State Champion in 400 meters (new school record of 50.23)

 6th in 200 meters (new school record of 22.96)


State Champion in 300 hurdles

2nd in 400 meters

Austin Evans
3rd place in Long Jump
7th place in Triple Jump

4x200 Relay (members: Kyle Beard, Brady Bittinger, Austin Evans, Trevon Jones)
4th place (new school record of 1:33.38)

4x400 Relay (members: Trevon Jones, Levi Cameron, Austin Evans, Brady Bittinger)
5th place (new school record of 3:34.77)

Cove Run Restoration Article

On the following website is a copy of an article Alan Klotz,  DNR’s Inland Fisheries Service Western Region Manager and Mrs. Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler, School Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Biology teacher, a co-authored about the Cove Run project.  (It is Mrs. Kenyon-Sisler even though they spelled her last name incorrectly.)

Lady Cats sign Northern Husky

Potomac State Women’s Soccer added another local standout, signing Shannon Warnick from Northern Garrett High School. Warnick, a defensive star, inked her letter of intent to play for the Catamounts in last week’s signing ceremony.  She sports a long list of honors including: First Team All-Area, All-AMAC, Team MVP, Northern Garrett Player of the Month, and Garrett Girls Soccer, Defensive Player of the Year.
Warnick has been a four year starter for the Huskies for several years and is also a standout student, something in which her parents, James and Joann Warnick of Grantsville, are very proud. When asked why Potomac State, she replied, “It’s a local college that offers a great academic and athletic environment.” Potomac State Head Coach, Mark Sprouse added, “ The coaching staff and I are very excited to have Shannon join the team, she’s one of the players we really wanted.  Not only does Shannon bring speed, power, skill and experience to the table. She is an intense competitor and that’s what really equates to success at this level.”
Warnick follows in the footsteps former Northern soccer star Kristen Rayner, who was a two-year starter, all-region, and was recently named Potomac State Female Athlete of the Year for the Lady Cats.


Northern Garrett High School receives the "SILVER" National Ranking  

Northern Garrett High School received the 2015 “Silver” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Northern High was ranked #67 in the state of Maryland (out of 248) and #2,423 (over 21,000 schools nationwide) in the country.  Click the link below to see further details concerning Northern High:
Gabriella White - Recipient of 2015 NCWIT Award
Northern Garrett High School is happy to announce that Gabriella White was selected as a recipient of the 2015 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for the Maryland and Delaware Affiliate.  
She was recognized for her computing-related aspirations and for her demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.
Gabriella was recognized at an awards ceremony at the University of Maryland, College Park on April 18th. 
Congratulations Gabriella!
Team Northern Lights 1 Captures County Envirothon Title

Class of 1965 - 50 year class reunion                                                                                                         Please help us spread the word if you know of anyone that was in the graduating class of 1965.  Here is the link to the reunion information:

NHS Pride and Joy of Girl's Basketball
CONGRATULATIONS to Kaitlynn Fratz and the entire Cal U Vulcans team on winning the NCAA Division II Championship.  NHS and all of Garrett County are so proud of our hometown girl.  
Kaitlynn was also named the Elite Eight Most Outstanding Player.    We couldn't be prouder!   Our #11 Kaitlynn Fratz!

Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler Named 2015-16 Garrett County Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler, teacher at Northern Garrett High School, has been named the 2015-16 Garrett County Teacher of the Year.  Rebecca teaches biology and environmental science at Northern High School.  She has been employed by Garrett County Public Schools since 2003, teaching 8th grade science at Northern Middle School for two years before accepting her current position at Northern.
Rebecca graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies (Biology and General Science emphasis) and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education.  Rebecca indicated, “As a high school teacher, I believe that the most important strategy I can teach my students is how to make choices that are beneficial for themselves and those around them.  No matter what aspirations children have, they cannot be happy, contributing members of society if they do not have the ability to collect information, think about potential consequences, and make informed decisions.”
Rebecca’s other key attributes are: a member of the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education; member of the Maryland Association of Science Teachers; a new teacher mentor; participant in the Maryland DNR Explore and Restore Your SchoolShed Program; coordinator of Northern High School’s Green School; participant in Biology Governor’s Academy; member of the Garrett County Environmental Literacy Plan Development Committee; participant in the Chesapeake Teacher Research Fellowship; National Board for Professional Standards Certification; and co-author of “Cove Run Stream Restoration”, an article which will appear in the spring edition ofMaryland Natural Resources magazine.
Rebecca stated, “My personal teaching style is student-centered and inquiry-based.  It is extremely important to me that my students know where to find unbiased information about a topic, how to collect reliable data, and use the best methods for effectively communicating what they have discovered.  I want my students to be ‘doing’ science each day rather than simply ‘learning’ it.”
As Rebecca considers the state of education, she stated, “My message to fellow educators would be to remember and take pride in the fact that not everyone has the ability to do what you do – teach effectively and compassionately. You have spent countless hours honing your skills and will undoubtedly spend countless more reflecting upon and refining what you do in the classroom.  My message to the community would be  to remember how important effective teachers are and to realize that teaching takes skill, hard work, passion, and patience.  As teachers, we have celebrated many successes, but we also realize that there are still many challenges to overcome.”
Pictured in the photo are:  Matt Eggleston, Northern High School Vice-Principal; Barbara Baker, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Coordinator of the Teacher of the Year Program; Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler, Teacher of the Year; and Paul Edwards, Director of Secondary Education.

FFA News

North Garrett FFA members recently competed in regional competitions March 18, 2015 at Clear Spring High School. All students did very well and many are advancing to the state competitions. The competitions that the students competed in were FFA creed speaking, prepared public speaking, extemporaneous public speaking and agriculture mechanics. Front row left to right: Sara Carr, 2nd place creed speaking, Matia McCrobie, agriculture mechanics team member, Kaley Hare 1st place extemporaneous speaking, Carly Sisler bronze medal in senior division prepared public speaking, and Andrea House 4th place junior division public speaking. 2nd row: Alana Harman Silver medal creed speaking, Bethany Meyers 4th place senior division prepared public speaking, Dakota Moreland, Eric Bittinger, and Collin Fratz members of the agriculture mechanics team.  Sara, Kaley, Andrea and Bethany will be advancing to the Maryland State FFA convention in June to compete against other speakers from across the state. The agriculture mechanics team will advance to the state agriculture mechanics competition in April.


Natural Resources Camp at Hickory 

The Garrett County Forest Conservancy District Board in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Forest Service, Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards and Allegany College are hosting a week long program at Hickory Environmental Education Center July 19th - July 25th.  This is designed to acquaint college bound high school students with careers in forestry and natural resources management.  For more information, students may stop by the Counseling Center or visit the following website:  

Cell Phone Policy
The administration would like to remind students and parents of the rules regarding the use of cell phones during the school day. From the time period of 8:10 until 3:15, all cell phones are to be turned off and kept in student lockers.  Cell phones are not to be used by students during the school day.  Students needing to make an emergency call can use the phone in the main office.  Students that use their cell phone during school time will have their phone confiscated and it will be returned only to the parent.
Mark your calendars for upcoming events! 
Monday - May 18th - Academic Pep Rally - 1:30 pm Gym
Tuesday - May 19th - Senior Awards Assembly - 1:30 pm Gym
Parents of Seniors are invited to attend.
Thursday - May 28th - Last Day for Seniors
Saturday - May 30th - Graduation at the CARC - 3:00 pm 
 Sunday - June 14th - Garrett County Public Safety Date - 1 pm to 6 
High School Graduation at the CARC - May 30, 2015
Garrett County Public Schools announces that both high schools will conduct graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the CARC (Community Aquatic and Recreational Center) on the campus of Garrett College.  Southern High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM, while Northern High School’s graduation will be held at 3:00 PM. 

National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony


Relay for Life -Friday,  May 8th 6 pm to 10 pm

The theme for this year's event will be a luau.  We will have various vendors including Kona ice, kettle corn, cotton candy, sno cones and our concession stand will feature luau foods and drinks.  Also looking into having a pig roast, mechanical bull rides and a bouncey house.  The survivor dinner will be held on the football field under a big tent.  Follow us on facebook at Relay For Life of Northern Garrett High School.   
Sign up your team and all team members.
From November 2nd to May 7th the registration fee will be $10.
On May 8th (day of the event) the registration fee will be $15.

Northern High School Named 2014 National Blue Ribbon School       


Northern Garrett High School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School today by the U.S. Department of Education.
The award honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.  Schools are being recognized based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups as measured by their performance on state assessments or assessments referenced against national norms.  The award recognizes that students can achieve to high levels. 
Dr. Janet Wilson, Superintendent of Schools, expressed, "I am delighted that Northern Garrett High School students, staff and supportive community are being recognized nationally as one of the top high schools.  I am proud of their commitment and dedication which is demonstrated every day in every way to encourage excellence.”
The entire faculty and students gathered in the gymnasium to watch the announcement made by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  Mr. Duncan designated 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014.  The announcement was broadcast live at 1:30 PM on ED’s USTREAM channel and subsequently will be made available on ED’s YouTube channel.  “These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education—that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” Secretary Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.”
During the assembly, Mr. Gary Reichenbecher, Principal, along with Dr. Janet Wilson, Superintendent, Mrs. Cynthia Downton, on behalf of the Board, Mr. Paul Edwards, Director of Secondary Education, Ms. Michelle Harman, Supervisor of College and Career Readiness, and Senator George Edwards congratulated the school for its outstanding efforts.
Mr. Reichenbecher indicated, “It is difficult to describe the level of pride that I have for the students and staff of Northern High School.  Receiving an award such as this one demonstrates what can be attained through hard work and perseverance.  In receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award, acknowledgment must be given to the elementary and middle schools as well as the parents, local community, and the Garrett County Board of Education for preparing our students to be successful at the high school level.  To obtain this degree of recognition, it takes a total team effort, and we share this award with everyone involved.  Garrett County citizens should be extremely proud of our educational system.”  Northern High School is the first National Blue Ribbon School in the history of Garrett County Public Schools.
The Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates. Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.  Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates for each subgroup are at high levels.
Northern High School, one of six Maryland winning public schools, will join other national winners at an awards ceremony on November 10-11 in Washington, D.C.  For more information on the Blue Ribbon Schools program, go to .
A school celebration for the staff and students will be held at a later date.

School Grounds Information:

The administration would like to remind everyone that all Garrett County school grounds are tobacco/drug/alcohol free.  This includes the use of e-cigarettes. No one should be using any of these products on school property and all sporting events will be closely monitored.   Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students and visitors.  


Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities on Northern High's Counseling Center web page.

Mar 27, 2015 at 9:58am, Northern Garrett High School

Northern High and Diehl's Ford Sales: Drive 4UR School

Diehl's Ford Sales teamed up again with the Ford Motor Company and raised $5,580 for Northern Garrett High School with a Drive 4UR School event this May.

Aug 4, 2014 at 3:08pm, Northern Garrett High School

Northern High School's Student Council Makes Donation to Dove Center

Northern High School's student council recently presented a donation to the Dove Center. .

Dec 23, 2013 at 9:29am, Northern Garrett High School