CONGRATULATIONS 2015 Graduates! Wishing you the very best in all your future endeavors!
Congratulations to Brooks Carr
Brooks Robinson HS All Star Game Chairman
Girl's Track update from States on Saturday
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)
Trevon Jones - CONGRATULATIONS!
State Champion in 400 meters (new school record of 50.23)
Brady Bittinger - CONGRATULATIONS
State Champion in 300 hurdles
7th place in Triple Jump
4x200 Relay (members: Kyle Beard, Brady Bittinger, Austin Evans, Trevon Jones)
4x400 Relay (members: Trevon Jones, Levi Cameron, Austin Evans, Brady Bittinger)
Cove Run Restoration Article
Lady Cats sign Northern Husky
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
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.
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: http://www.alumniclass.com/northerngarrett/reunion-class-of-1965?r=79694
Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler Named 2015-16 Garrett County Teacher of the Year
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.
Natural Resources Camp at Hickory
Cell Phone Policy
Tuesday - May 19th - Senior Awards Assembly - 1:30 pm Gym
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
National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony
Relay for Life -Friday, May 8th 6 pm to 10 pm
Sign up your team and all team members. http://www.relayforlife.org/
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 http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department 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 http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html .
A school celebration for the staff and students will be held at a later date.