Northern Garrett

High School
Slider image. NHS Signs
Slider image. 2017 Varsity Baseball Team
Slider image. snowball court
Slider image. Girls Varsity Pasta Fundraiser
Slider image. snowball court
Slider image. senior night
Slider image. band inauguration
Slider image. senior night winter 2017
Slider image. Bocce Ball
Slider image. Youth in Action
Slider image. Youth in Action
Slider image. chain of thanks
Slider image. Boys Varsity basketball
Slider image. National Honors Society
Slider image. Boys Junior Varsity basketball team
Slider image. Wrestling Team
Slider image. Youth in Action
Slider image. The Vault sign
Slider image. wrestling warm ups
Slider image. girls basketball team
Slider image. basketball seniors
Slider image. JROTC Veterans Day
Slider image. Maryland 1A cross country Champs
Slider image. journalism field trip
Slider image. Maryland 1A cross country Champ Ana Rhoten
Slider image. Region 13 Band champions
Slider image. Band and color guard
Slider image. FFA
Slider image. JROTC
Slider image. Northern Huskies Mascot
Slider image. Student Art work (lighthouse)
Slider image. Marching Band
Slider image. student fan section
Slider image. JROTC and cheerleaders
Slider image. underwater robot competition at Hickory
Slider image. Relay for Life
Slider image. robotics
Slider image. students working in field
Slider image. Art Club
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Slider image. NHS
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Welcome to Northern Garrett High School

Northern Garrett High School - 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

Important Dates Event 
 Thursday, March 30 No School for Students: Parent/Teacher Conferences 11:00 -  6:30
Friday, March 31  End of Term 3
Friday, April 7 12:15 Dismissal; Report cards sent home
Saturday, April 8 Mountain Maryland JROTC Country Music Jamboree Fundraiser @ Fairgrounds
Friday, April 14 Schools Closed - Good Friday
Monday, April 17 Schools Closed - Easter Monday
Saturday, April 22 Arts Fair @ CARC 
Saturday, May 6 Prom and After Prom
Friday, May 12 NHS Relay for Life - Cruisin for a Cure (Ag Heritage Hall)  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16 12:15 Dismissal
Monday, May 29 Schools Closed - Memorial Day
Saturday, June 3 NHS Graduation 2:00 p.m. at the CARC
Wednesday, June 7 Last day for Students

NHS School Newspaper 

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.  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. 
Exxon Mobil Grant Received   Congratulations to our NHS Bocce Team!
Exxon Mobil Grant   Bocce
NHS recently received a $500.00 grant from Slopeside Market and Exxon of McHenry through the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program. NHS would like to thank Slopeside Exxon along with Exxon Mobil for making this grant available to our school. Pictured above right is Ryan King of Jacobs Petroleum and Oakland Oil and Propane, acting on behalf of Slopeside Exxon, presenting the check to Mr. Reichenbecher, Principal.   District Gold Medal Champions
State Qualifier
Drive-One 4 Ur School    Lettermen's Club Donates to House of Hope
Drive-One 4 Ur School   Lettermen's Club donates to House of Hope
Diehl's Ford recently sponsored the Drive-One 4 Ur School Event. Fourteen 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 Vivian Diehl presenting a check for $3,020.00 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.    The Northern Lettermen's Club recently donated $150 to the House of Hope. Money was raised during the annual Lettermen's Club versus the Faculty basketball. Accepting the check is Linda Edwards (middle) House of Hope representative and presenting the check is Cayleb Broadwater (right) Lettermen's Club Vice-President and Phil Carr (left) Lettermen's Club Advisor.
National Honor Society Induction   The Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference
National Honors Society Induction   Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference attendees
    Seniors Ellie White, Colton Houser, and Jenna Ruggiero 
Board of Education Recognizes Ana Rhoten   Board of Education Recognizes
Girls Cross Country Team
Ana Rhoten   Girls Cross Country Team
Ana Rhoten, a 10th grader at Northern Garrett High School, became the Maryland Girls 1A Cross Country State Champion on November 12 at Hereford High School in Parkton, Maryland. She finished the difficult course in 20 minutes, 9 seconds. Ms. Rhoten was recognized by Mr. Thomas Carr, Board Member.   The girls cross country team had 5 runners in the top 25 to take second place in the Girls 1A Maryland State Cross Country Championship. Team members in the top 25 were: #1 Ana Rhoten, #3 Faith Parandhamaia, #10 Kylee Peck, #19 Ella Rose Warnick, and #22 Bailee Upole. The team was recognized by Mrs. Cynthia Downton, Board Member.
Cadet Sergeant Shaila Vansickle and Cadet Corporal Matthew Casteel selected Cadet of the Month   The Northern JROTC Battalion hosts Color Guard and Drill Competition 
JROTC   JROTC Competition
    Pictured (front L-R) Aaron Cuppett, Chris Brown, Savannah Lewis, (standing 2nd row) Hunter Hockman, Trey Walling, Skylar Hornby, Leah Conklyn, Katielee Olinzock, and Christina Sheckels, (back row) Jake Toothman and Anthony Hankins.  
Haley Ross Benefit raises $9,600    First People's Donates to NHS
Haley Ross Benefit   First People's Donation
The Girl's Varsity Club and the Lettermen's Club (along with their parents) worked very hard to put on an awesome benefit dinner for Haley. Thanks to their leaders, Mrs. Maryann Umbel and Coach Phil Carr. A big thank you to those who made donations and to all the musicians! Northern Garrett has a great community and we sincerely appreciate all the support! We couldn't do it without you.            Stephanie Beitzel, of First People's Community Federal Credit Union, recently presented NHS Principal Gary Reichenbecher with a check for $1,000.00. This donation is a direct result of First People's members using their Huskies SwipeBoost debit card over the past year. 
FFA Convention Group The members of the North Garrett FFA had 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.      FFA Officers

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.
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