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Northern Garrett JROTC Drill Season Results 

Northern Garrett JROTC participated in Southern Garrett's JROTC Drill Team on November 1, 2014. Northern placed 2nd in Unarmed Squad led by Cadet First Lieutenant Paige Redmond and 3rd place in Unarmed Platoon led by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Tosha Griffin
The following weekend the Huskies traveled to Preston County and placed 3rd in Unarmed Squad led by Cadet First Lieutenant Paige Redmond.
Saturday, 22 November, 2014, the Northern Huskies hosted their annual Drill Competition. JROTC Drill Teams from near and far attended. Competing were Southern High, Preston High (WV), Albert Gallatin, Connellsville High (Uniontown) and Seneca Valley (Pittsburgh) and Century High (Carroll County, MD).  
Northern placed 3rd in both Armed and Unarmed Squad led by Cadet First Lieutenant Jacob Toothman and Cadet First Lieutenant Paige Redmond; 3rd in Armed Platoon led by Cadet Command Sergeant Major Cordel Yoder; won the 2nd place trophy in Unarmed platoon led by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Tosha Griffin; and tied for the 1st place trophy in Color Guard led Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Tosha Griffin.?

?Pictured above front row (from left to right)
Drill Commanders: Cadet First Lieutenant Jacob Toothman (Sophomore) Armed Squad, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Tosha Griffin (Senior) Color Guard and Unarmed Platoon, Cadet First Lieutenant Paige Redmond (Sophomore) Unarmed Squad, and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Cordel Yoder (Senior) Armed Platoon
Drill Team members:
Savannah Lewis (Freshman), Sarah Hockman (Senior), Katie Hyland (Freshman), Bethany Philips (Sophomore).
Jarrett Carrigan (Senior), Emily Hyland (Freshman), Nathan Sutton (Sophomore), Ty Kinzey (Freshman), Justin Schroyer (Sophomore), and Dawson Beitzel (Freshman - not pictured).

Yearbook fundraiser

Yearbook staff members are once again selling local discount cards for area restaurants.  These cards are good for the entire year and offer some great savings.   The cost is only ten dollars!  Great gifts; buy one for a friend and one for yourself.  Sales begin November 25th.  

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. 

Service Learning Opportunity

Students are needed to work the concession stand for several girl's basketball games.  If interested, please see Mrs. Ahern in the Counseling Center.  

Class of 2017 fundraiser

Just a reminder, if you need xmas gifts, the Class of 2017 has the following items for sale:
NHS Blue and Gold Chevron Print Afghan Blanket, NHS Royal Blue Fleece Blanket, Tervis Mug and Royal Blue and Gold Striped Scarf and Smart Glove Set.   These items can be purchased throughout the school day by asking to see Mrs. Umbel.   All proceeds go towards the 2016 Prom and 2017 Graduation.  

School Store

Our school store has been very busy with Parents purchasing Christmas gifts.  You can stop by the school any day and come to the Counseling Center to view the items.  We will also have items on display at all the home events during the month of December.    Items can also be view on the Northern High website.  

Class of 2016 fundraiser

Special Deal -  We have 60 years of Dawg Gone Good Cookin cookbooks on sale for just $15.  ($20 if we have to mail the book)   Spirit Towels on Sale for $1.00.     These items can be purchased in the Counseling Center.  All proceeds go towards the 2015 Prom and 2016 Graduation.  
National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony


Ice Bucket Challenge Pics

Mr. Reichenbecher and Mr. Eggleston getting the ice buckets!!


Cross Country

Northern High School would like to CONGRATULATE the Southern Rams Boys Cross Country Team for winning their 6th State Cross Country Title.
Here is a recap from Coach Jaron Hawkins regarding the Northern Team:
Boys team - 3rd place (best team finish since 2006)  All-State Performers: Levi Cameron - 2nd place, Blake Meyers - 8th place, Justin Opel - 20th place. Other Finishers: Saylor Wampler - 28th place, Kyle Klotz - 45th plac, Robert Walker - 51st place,Caleb Barclay - 89th place.
Girls team - 9th place All State Performers:  Kylee Peck - 9th place 
Kylee is only the third girl at Northern to finish in the top 10 at the State Meet and is the first freshman to do so. She is the first girls All-State performer since 1997.  Other Finishers: Michaela Vitez -31st place, Abby Burdock - 45th place, Hailey Yommer - 46th place, Rebecca Meyers - 48th place, Larissa Savage - 62nd place. CONGRATULATIONS NHS Cross Country Teams for an outstanding season!

Unified Tennis - Wins Silver Medals

The Unified Tennis team brought home Silver medals from the state tournament yesterday at Towson.   CONGRATULATIONS to all team members and for representing NHS at the states. 

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.

Unified Tennis - Wins Gold

The team won gold medals Monday at the District tournament.  They will be travelling to Towson on Monday, October 27th for the State tournament.    Congratuations team members!

Garrett County History Information needed

In preparation for writing our final play of the year, "More Than a Lake: A Garrett County History", I am asking for your assistance. Not being from Garrett County, I am at a disadvantage on where to begin.
1. My students will be doing a lot of research about Garrett County and actually visiting some historical sites around the county. I was hoping for some suggestions of places that they should not miss because they are essential to the history of the area.
2. If you, anyone in your family, or any of your friends have interesting tales on local events, history, etc. we are looking to interview individuals for our project. If your family has been in the area for more than 4 generations and you would be willing to share with us some of your family history, please let me know. 
We will be reaching out not only to the school, but to the entire community to gain meaningful information so that this play is a well rounded representation of Garrett County's past, present and future. I am also hoping that the students will gain a new respect for this beautiful area that we call home. This project will be ongoing in both Theatre I and II class until it is performed at both NHS and Our Town Theatre in Oakland in April.
I appreciate your help and can't wait to hear from you!  You may call Jennifer Virts at 301-746-8668 from 11:20 am to 1:10 pm to after 3:15 pm. OR email her at  

Northern Garrett High School Receives National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School Award - Program recognizes high schools that help to keep young athletes safe 

Northern Garrett High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for all of the Husky athletic programs. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
“We are very honored to receive this 1st team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletic program to the highest safety standards for our players,” said Mrs. Terry Stough, Certified Athletic Trainer/Licensed Athletic Trainer. “I would like to especially thank Mrs. Aiken, our school nurse, the Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad for game coverage, Dr. Dan Miller, who provides free physicals for our athletes, Mike and Carol Voelkel from GOPT, and Dr. David Tuel and his staff for assisting me throughout my years at Northern Garrett since 1986.”
Physical activity is very important for our youth, according to NATA president Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES. “There has been an increase in competitive sports, which are, unfortunately, not without risk. Brain injury/concussion, cardiac arrest, heat illness, exertional sickling, cervical spine fractures and other injuries and illnesses are potentially life-threatening.”  He notes that proper planning with proper equipment and personnel is vital to the safety of student athletes today.
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, athletic programs, such as Northern High, must do the following:
     Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
     Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
     Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
     Plan for selection, fit, function, and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
     Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
     Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
     Provide or facilitate injury intervention
     Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
     Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
     Educate athletes and parents about the potential benefits and risks in sports, as well as their responsibilities.
Pictured above:  Cody Wilt, Northern Rescue Squad; Terry Stough, teacher and athletic trainer; Phil Carr, teacher and athletic director; Husky Mascot (Eli Eggleston); Gary Reichenbecher, Principal; Paul Edwards, Director of Secondary Education; and Matt Eggleston, Vice Principal.

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.

Letter Explaining State Testing Requirements

Parents and students, please click on the link above to see a letter explaining state testing requirements for each graduating class. If you have any questions, please contact the counseling center.

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.

Dec 5, 2014 at 5:32pm, 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