Northern Garrett

High School

Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Important Dates

Saturday, May 7 FFA Plant Sale 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mon-Fri, May 9 - 13 Scholastic Book Fair in Media Center
Wednesday, May 11 Awards Assembly 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13 Senior Attendance Appeals Due
Friday, May 13 Relay for Life - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 27 Senior Trip
Saturday, June 4 Graduation at CARC - 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 2 Schools in Session (Make-up Day)
Friday, June 3 Schools in Session (Make-up Day) 1:15 Dismissal
Monday, June 6 Schools in Session (Make-up Day) 1:15 Dismissal
Tuesday, June 7 Schools in Session (Make-up Day) 1:15 Dismissal
Testing Schedule
Tuesday, May 3 8:00 - AP Computer Science
Wednesday, May 4 8:00 - AP English Literature
Thursday, May 5 8:00 - AP Calculus AB
Friday, May 6 8:00 - AP US History
Monday, May 9 8:30 - PARCC Algebra 1 - Unit 1
  1:00 - PARCC Algebra 1 - Unit 2
Tuesday, May 10 8:30 - PARCC Algebra 1 - Unit 3
Wednesday, May 11
8:00 - AP English Language
Monday, May 16 8:30 - PARCC English 10 - Unit 1
  1:00 - PARCC English 10 - Unit 2
Tuesday, May 17 8:30 - PARCC English 10 - Unit 3
  1:00 - PARCC English 11 - Unit 1
Wednesday, May 18 8:30 - PARCC English 11 - Unit 2
  1:00 - PARCC English 11 - Unit 3
Thursday, May 19 8:30 - PARCC Algebra 2 - Unit 1
  1:00 - PARCC Algebra 2 - Unit 2
Friday, May 20 8:30 - PARCC Algebra 2 - Unit 3
Monday, May 23 8:30 - HSA Government
Tuesday, May 24 8:30 - HSA Biology
Wednesday, May 25 8:30 - Senior Period 1 Final Exam
  9:55 - Senior Period 2 Final Exam
Thursday, May 26 11:20 - Senior Period 3 Final Exam
  1:55 - Senior Period 4 Final Exam
Monday, June 6 8:30 - Underclassmen Period 1 Final Exam
  10:05 - Underclassmen Period 2 Final Exam
Tuesday, June 7 8:30 - Underclassmen Period 3 Final Exam
  10:05 - Underclassmen Period 4 Final Exam

NHS Relay for Life - Friday, May 13th, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Help us PACK THE TRACK!  Let's Round Up a Cure and Give Cancer the Boot. We need your help to make this the best year yet for our NHS Relay for Life Event. Sign up here. We need sponsors to make this event successful. Last year Northern Garrett High School received the Northeast Outstanding Student Leadership 2015 Relay for Life of Garrett County award. We would love to do the same this year. This year's theme is a Western/Rodeo Theme.  We currently have 13 teams and 174 participants and have raised $31,136.85 
Luminaria Bags - purchase them for $5  in Memory or in Honor of a loved one. You can also purchase a Luminaria in Memory of or in Honor of a pet. We have a lot of great things happening at this year's event!  

Attention Parents/Guardians: Reminder of Garrett County BOE Attendance Policy

Attendance notes must be submitted no more than three (3) school days after the student’s return to school. The note shall state the reason for the student’s absence, the date(s) of the absences, and be signed and dated by the student’s parent/guardian. It will be the student’s responsibility to obtain and complete work missed due to absence regardless of code. However, work/ assignments missed as a result of unlawful absences will not be given credit.
Greg Diehl, owner of Diehl's Ford, presents a $6,000 check to NHS Principal Gary Reichenbecher for Drive-One 4 Ur School Event. 


Stephanie Beitzel, First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Accident Branch Manager, presents a $1,000 check to NHS Principal Gary Reichenbecher for the SwipeBoost debit card program.
A benefit for Ms. Haley Ross was sponsored by the Girl's Varsity Club, Girl's Soccer, The Class of 2018 and Boy's Letterman's Club.

  Mrs. Stough Elks Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Stough - Elks Teacher of the Year
National Honor Society Members Inducted
Students Visit Annapolis for Advocacy Day

Northern Band Musicians Honored

Robert and Sally Bittinger were selected to the Tournament of Bands (T.O.B.) "All-Star Band".  They represented Northern, Garrett County and T.O.B. in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. In addition, Robert was selected to the Alderson-Broaddus University Honors Wind Symphony.
Yearbook 2016 Discount Cards available for $10
Offers include:
10 percent off total at Keysers Ridge, Annie's Kitchen, Smiley's, Penn Alps, and Ledo's Pizza  
The Cornucopia Cafe  free coffee with breakfast item
The Alley  free shoe rental before 6 pm
Mountain State Brewing Company  One dollar off food order of ten dollars or more
Bear Creek Traders  15 percent off total
Archie's  one free side with 25 dollars or more purchase
The Casselman Inn  buy one cinnamon roll, get one half off
Perkins  free dessert with meal purchase
See any yearbook staff member, or pick one up in the main office during regular school hours. Questions can be directed to  

NHS Relay for Life - May 13, 2016

Whether you’re a survivor, caregiver, friend or family member - we have all been touched by cancer. Make a difference today by signing up for the 2016 Northern High School Relay For Life and getting started on your fundraising. Sign up here today to get started! The website is live and accepting registrations!  What can the American Cancer Society do with $50? Call the National Cancer Information Center (NCIC), which provides information, support and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-227-2345.  
NHS Congratulates Mr. Chuck Trautwein
Chuck Trautwein, Technology Teacher for GC Public Schools, was named Garrett County's 2015 Most Beautiful Person. 
GC Commissioner Paul Edwards, GC Commissioner James Hinebaugh, GC Commissioner Larry Tichnell, and GC's Most Beautiful Person 2015 Chuck Trautwein   
Team Northern Lights 1 Captures County Envirothon Title

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 above: 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.
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.
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