Northern Garrett

High School

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Slider image 1 of 3. Northern Garrett High School Class of 2018
Slider image 2 of 3. Ms. Virts Garrett County Teacher of the Year
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Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

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Important Upcoming Dates

Date Event
Monday, August 27 12:15 Early Dismissal; Students Return to School
Monday, September 3 Labor Day; Schools Closed
Tuesday, September 18 12:15 Early Dismissal; Staff Development
Thursday, October 11 12:15 Early Dismissal; Staff Development
Friday, October 12 Autumn Glory; Schools Closed
Monday, November 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences; Schools Closed
Tuesday, November 6 Election Day; Schools Closed
Wednesday, November 21 12:15 Early Dismissal
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving; Schools Closed
Friday, November 23 Thanksgiving Break; Schools Closed
Wednesday, December 5 12:15 Early Dismissal; Staff Development
Friday, December 21 12:15 Early Dismissal; Begin Winter Break

Northern High Raises Money for the American Heart Association

Earlier this school year, students at Northern Garrett High School raised over $450 for the American Heart Association. Students donated money to attend a volleyball tournament which included staff and student teams. Each student who made a donation also received a vote to help decide what would happen to Vice Principal Hummel. The winning team members made Mr. Hummel into a human sundae and he also had to kiss a pig. The winning team also helped to present the check to American Heart Association.
Pictured left to right: Mr. Gary Reichenbecher, Principal, Carly Rodeheaver, Mr. John Hummel, Vice Principal, McKenna Houser, Mrs. Mary Ann Umbel, Teacher Assistant, Faith Parandhamia, Jenna Yommer and Ms. Samantha Ganoe, American Heart Association.
NHS donates to American Heart Association

Patriotic Youth Award Presented to FFA

Mary Layton, from the Salisbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, recently presented a Patriotic Youth Award to the Northern FFA for an exemplary display of patriotism during their Arlington Cemetary wreath project.
Patriotic Youth Award presented to FFA by Salisbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary

Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Northern High School

Mary Layton, from the Salisbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, recently presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Northern High School for paying proper respect to the United States Flag during all sporting events held at the school.
Phil Carr, Mary Layton and Gary Reichenbecher pictured

Exxon Mobil Grant Received

The Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program recently presented Mr. Reichenbecher with a $500.00 grant from the local sponsor, Slopeside Market and Exxon of McHenry. NHS would like to thank Slopeside Exxon along with Exxon Mobil for making this grant available to our school. Pictured below is Matt Sisler, acting on behalf of Slopeside Exxon, presenting the check to Gary Reichenbecher, Principal.
Pictured is Matt Sisler and Gary Reichenbecher, Principal.

Students present at Water Monitoring Council Conference

Northern Garrett High School juniors McKenna Houser and Hailey Moore presented a poster entitled “Fingerprinting Sources of Nitrogen Pollution on Schoolyards in Western Maryland” at the Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC) 23rd Annual Conference held at the Maritime Conference Center in North Linthicum on December 8, 2017. The poster described a project in which the girls are involved through their Advanced Placement (AP) environmental science class called the Student, Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Nitrate Investigation, funded by NOAA-BWET. Environmental science classes in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington County participate in this local scientific investigation in collaboration with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory (UMCES-AL) scientists. With guidance from scientists and teachers, students worked in small groups to collect precipitation and runoff samples and answer research questions. They then discuss their findings with scientists to understand the role of western Maryland schools in nitrate pollution. The STAR program has been in operation for three years. The girls presented data collected during year two. The MWMC student poster contest is open to high school and college undergraduate students. Houser and Moore where the only high school participants.
Hailey Moore and McKenna Houser
Northern High School students Hailey Moore and McKenna Houser, NHS teacher Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler, and Education Coordinator for Appalachian Laboratory Environmental Science Education (ALESE) Cassie Doty stand with a poster presenting information gathered during the 2016/17 school year through the STAR nitrate investigation. The poster was entered in the student poster contest at the Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference and presented by Moore and Houser.

Drive One 4 Ur School

Greg Diehl and Gary Reichenbecher
Diehl's Ford recently sponsored the Drive One 4 Ur School Event at their Ford dealership in Grantsville. Nine clubs/organizations from within Northern High School participated in the day's events, which resulted in $20.00 being donated to NHS for each test drive that was taken on that day. Pictured in the photo is Greg Diehl, owner of Diehls' Ford, presenting a check for $2,560.00 to Gary Reichenbecher, NHS Principal. NHS and Diehl's Ford would like to thank everyone that helped to make this event a success. A special thank you to Diehl's Ford for being our local sponsor of the Drive One Event. Since Diehl's Ford began sponsoring the Drive One 4 Ur School Program, they have raised nearly $69,000.00 for the school.

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Northern Garrett High School in US News and World Report School Rankings for 2018

U.S. News & World Report recently published its “2018 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 2018 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 20,500 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 2018 “Bronze” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by "U.S. News and World Report". Northern High was ranked #50 in the state of Maryland (out of 200) and nationally recognized. Read the full article for further details concerning Northern High.

Notice Regarding Lunch Accounts

Secondary students will be allowed to charge 3 meals. After 3 meals students will receive an alternate meal including a sandwich, fruit and milk. After 8 days of alternative meals students will no longer receive a meal until the bill is paid or he/she brings money for the meal that day. Students will be advised of their account balance by the cashier. Negative balance statements will be given to the student weekly. A la carte items will not be sold to students with a negative balance. Students will not be allowed to charge A la carte items. All monies received by the school will first be applied to amount owed before A la carte items are available for sale. Parents are responsible for all charges incurred by their child. Students currently approved for free meals will receive a meal regardless of amount of money owed. All debts follow students from one school to another when they change schools and from one school year to the next. Access to add funds to school account or check your balance.

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.

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 may 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.