Northern Garrett

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Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Important Dates
Tuesday, November 1 End of 1st Marking Period
Monday, November 7 Schools Closed - Parent Conferences
Tuesday, November 8 Schools Closed - Election Day
Friday, November 18  Theatre Performance - Murder's in the Heir
Saturday, November 19  Theatre Performance - Murder's in the Heir
Wednesday, November 23 Three-hour early dismissal
Thursday, November 24 Schools Closed - Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25 Schools Closed - Thanksgiving Break
The members of the North Garrett FFA are having a great time at convention! Thanks to all the businesses that bought calendar ads to assist in sending these kids to this wonderful event. Also thanks to Northern FFA alumni for supporting and assisting with meals.      


Kids Helping Kids Food Drive - October 3-27

The food collected will be donated directly to the Maryland Food Bank and will feed hungry kids all across the state! Suggested items are: canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter, and beans), pasta and rice (brown and white rice, macoroni and cheese, pasta), canned vegetables (preferably low sodium although we will take all kinds), canned fruit and juices (in light syrup or their own juices juice boxes are also acceptable), breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, granola/cereal bars), soups and stews (preferably low sodium although all kinds are acceptable), dairy (shelf stable milk, evaporated milk, infant formula). No expired items will be collected. 

Class of 2016 Makes Donations 

Northern Garrett Class of 2016 donates funds to the FFA barn project.
These funds were made possible by outstanding fundraising efforts for the 4 years the students were here at NHS. The funds given to the barn project will be used to rebuild or remodel the current barn.
From left to right: Mrs. Becky Yost, North Garrett FFA Advisor, Colin Fratz, North Garrett FFA President, Mrs. Debra Ahern, Mrs. Maryann Umbel and Mr. Jeff Beitzel, Class of 2016 Advisors.
The Northern Garrett Class of 2016 donated two benches for the main lobby entrance.
These donations were made possible through outstanding fundraisers by the class for the 4 years they were here at NHS.
From left to right: Mrs. Debra Ahern, Mr. Jeff Beitzel, and Mrs. Maryann Umbel, Class of 2016 Advisors.

Northern High School Places 5th in State Envirothon!

The "Northern Lights 1" team placed 5th in this year's Maryland State Envirothon. The competition was held at Mount Saint Mary's on June 22 and 23, 2016. With a total of 417.50 points, Northern was narrowly defeated by the top contenders. Northern Garrett's team received a score of 96 in the Wildlife category which was the highest total points in any category! The team is coached by Mrs. Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler. In addition to Mrs. Kenyon-Sisler's advisement, the team received assistance from a variety of county and regional agencies as they prepared all year for the county and state competitions. The team and Mrs. Kenyon-Sisler would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance in preparing this year's team.

CONGRATULATIONS to the North Garrett FFA!

The North Garrett FFA had an excellent week at the State Convention. The students took home team and individual awards, as well as State degrees, Proficiency awards and North Garrett was selected as a National Chapter!

Relay for Life Update

Our Relay event has grown so much over the past 4 years and everyone's help and support of the American Cancer Society is sincerely appreciated. We had an amazing year! Just to recap our first year raised $7,500, second year $25,000, third year $33,000 and fourth year $49,000. This year's relay will be held May 12, 2017 at the Ag Heritage Hall at the Fairgrounds. The 1950's era theme is Cruising for a Cure.
Northern Garrett High School in US News and World Report School Rankings
U.S. News & World Report recently published its “2016 Best High Schools” rankings. More than 6,000 schools were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in this year’s national ranking. The Best High Schools rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm.  In addition to the national rankings, the 2016 edition of Best High Schools includes new rankings of the top schools in each state, as well as the Best STEM Schools, Best Charter Schools, and Best Magnet Schools. The report also shows detailed information on more than 21,500 public high schools. That information includes school-specific data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type, and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
Northern Garrett High School received the 2016 “Silver” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by US News and World Report.  Northern High was ranked #64 in the state of Maryland (out of 244) and #2483 (over 21,500 schools reviewed nationwide) in the country.  Click here to see further details concerning Northern High.

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

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.

Oct 13, 2016 at 8:15am, Northern Garrett High School