Bulldog BARK

January 30th- February 12th

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"At NCHS every student graduates college and career ready with 21st century skills."

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From the Principal's Desk

Bulldog Families,

We have finished the first semester and nearing the end of winter sports so summer will be here before we know it. Please please please encourage your students to start this semester strong and work hard in each of their classes. It is important that each student pass their classes the first time or they will have to re-take the class during summer school or evening school.

Please feel free to reach out to teachers, guidance counselors and administration anytime we can assist you or answer a question.

Matt Spiker

NCHS Principal

Important Dates:

· February 1st Start of Black History Month

· February 1st Dr. Simmons visit to NCHS

· February 1st Prom planning meeting 6:00pm

· February 2nd Polar Bear Plunge

· February 3rd and 4th Drama Winter One Acts in auditorium

· February 6th-10th National School Counseling Week

· February 10th and 11th Drama Winter One Acts in auditorium

· February 15th School resource officer day

· February 15th Spring sports orientation

· February 17th Half Day

· February 22nd Black History Month Program

Black History Month

Black History Month Celebration

Lockerman Middle School and North Caroline High School are partnering together for our annual Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the NCHS Auditorium. We will feature musical performances, an artwork showcase, and other student-led segments. In addition, the program will include recognitions of important community members.

Inclement Weather Day Plan for Students

The Maryland Department of Education is allowing districts to use three (3) asynchronous inclement weather days as virtual learning days. This limits the number of days that would normally have to be added on to the end of the school year.

Elementary: Folders with brief Math and/or English Language Arts assignments will be sent home in preparation for an inclement weather day. Internet/Wi-Fi will not be required to complete assignments. Assignments will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.

Secondary: Students will be able to access their assignments offline without the need for Internet/Wi-Fi access using their school-issued device. Assignments will be brief and a review of material already covered in the classroom. Work will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.

New CCPS App

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Classroom-Home Feature Launching Soon in the Caroline App

Say hello to parent-teacher chat and classroom announcements in Caroline app with a new app feature called Rooms! Rooms is a parent-teacher chat feature on the Caroline mobile app. Unlike the general information on the app, Rooms is a password-protected way for you to safely and securely communicate with your child’s teachers.

On Jan. 31, parents and guardians will receive instructions via email to create their Rooms login within the district app. The email will come from Apptegy, so please check your spam, just in case.

If you do not already have the district app on your phone, please download it today so you’ll be ready to login to Rooms next week. Search Caroline Schools, MD, in the App Store (iPhone) or on Google Play (Android).

Rooms Video: https://youtu.be/eULjjBn_F2o
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Student BARKS

Mr. Buffenmyer

Shari Macario-De Leon, Kelly Beauchemin, Amber Baiers

Mrs. Horan:

Davine Bailey, Ethan Poore, Kole Hagey- all pushed hard at the end to pass

Janna Jackson

Harley Davidson

Mrs. Matthews

Kevin Ramos Kendy Lopaz, Suani Dionicio, Jose Vicente

Mr. Silsley

Kelly Beauchemin, Londyn Cadden, Keira Durr, Marcella Cordrey, Wyatt Eaton, Owen Walstrum, Amber Baiers, Alexandra Hennessy, Maria Ramirez-Perez, Leah Mitchell, Hailey Seal, Emma Russell, Yellana Torrez Guzman, Jeffrey Mohn, Linda Ridgell, Keara Smith, Brooklyn Spencer, Silvana Gomez-Chavez, Jessi Tu, Kendall Schwartz, Mariela Gonzalez-Travis

Mrs. Marshall

Braxton Blake, William Miller, Andreya Moore

Mr. Nuttall

Arissa Beebe-Cunningham, Nickyra Hicks, Sabrina Hutson, Shilynn Kinsey, Kwamane Little, Jack Mack, Jason Wilson, Conner Wood, Brady Tribbett for a great Fall 2022 Semester!


Ava Barrett, Emma Hammond

Special BARK's

Huge barks to Haley Wondrash on making it into all-Shore today! Also Hailey Porter and Kaitlyn Schlesner for making All Shore Band!!!

9TH Grade Academy

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Please remember to check PowerSchool for grades and to start new semester off being on top of your assignments. We also had several MVP students this quarter! Way to go 9th grade!!


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The SGA raised over $200 to go toward Caroline County F.O.P Lodge in memory of CRHS SRO Lucas Nagel. It was a great cause and fun was had by all with the Staff taking the win!

Teacher of the year

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School Based Health Centers

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Clubs Fundraisers

National Honor Society

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Reminder Seniors

Filing a FAFSA is the single most important thing you can do to get money for college. It’s the gateway to more than $150 billion in college grants, work-study funds, and federal student funds, as well as certain state-based aid.

Get assistance with the process, attend the next 1st Monday Financial Assistance session - Monday, February 6th. For more information, please see your school counselor.


Scholarships are now available on the NCHS website. Once on the website click Menu and then under Academics you'll see Scholarship Information. If you have any questions please let me know. Please reach out to Ms. Schmitt at schmitt.julie@ccpsstaff.org. If a scholarship isn't online and a student needs paper copies, those are always available in guidance.

Maryland State Financial Aid Application

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is happy to announce that the 2023-2024 Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) is now available! Students can access the MSFAA through their MDCAPS accounts. Initial applicants must create a student login.

OSFA will begin to identify potentially eligible GA applicants based on the income information reported on the FAFSA/MSFAA from the 2021 tax year.

The 2023-2024 Guaranteed Access Grant (GA) has the following priority deadline dates:

· March 1, 2023 – Final deadline date to complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants can complete the FAFSA using the following link; https://studentaid.gov/.

· OSFA urges all applicants to complete the FAFSA as early as possible. The 2023-2024 FAFSA became available on October 1, 2022.

· March 15, 2023 – Priority filing date – all required documentation is due.

· Applicants who submit all required documents prior to March 15, 2022 will receive an award notification by April 15, 2023

· As a reminder, students will not be able to upload their high school transcript until after 01/01/2023.

· May 15, 2023 – Final date to submit all required documents.

· Applicants who do not submit all required documents by this date, become ineligible for the grant.

As a reminder, students will not be able to upload their high school transcript until after 01/01/2023.


On January 13th, 27 NCHS Next Generation Scholars (NGS) students attended Maryland Business Roundtable for Education's (MBRT) Career Tours event.

As the first trip that we take together as new NGS members, it sets the tone for future programming with this group. The objective is to introduce students to job and career opportunities in their own backyard!


- Maryland Park Service: a tour of Martinak State Park and information session on careers within the Park Service and AmeriCorps.

- Caroline County Public Schools: a tour of the Support Services building and a presentation about all of the different kinds of jobs available at CCPS.

- Caroline County Health Department: a tour of the Medical Adult Daycare facility, as well as their Mobile Response Units, and a presentation on the different kinds of jobs each agency has.

From our survey:

100% of students...

- Felt that the day was a positive experience.

- Learned the importance of one's education and how it applies to one's career.

- Learned something new.

These numbers really highlight the value of exposing students to all of the professional opportunities that Caroline County has to offer!

Key takeaway from a student:

"Today, I learned different careers can give a different perspective on life and there are so many interesting jobs."

We're so grateful to our community members and volunteers for making these connections and helping to create this awesome day!


Girls and Boys Basketball game on February 7th vs. Cambridge South Dorchester

NCHS Parents & Community,

Out of an abundance of caution due to a recent incident at an athletic event between Cambridge South Dorchester and North Caroline High School, I have made the decision to limit the attendance for Tuesday February 7th basketball games. The decision was made with the safety of the athletes as the priority.

Our game times are:

• Boy’s JV 3:30

• Girl’s Varsity 5:00

• Boy’s Varsity: 6:30

Each athlete will receive four tickets for their parents/guardians to attend. Every person must have a ticket to enter and no one under the age of 21 will be admitted (with the exception of young children (toddlers/elementary age) can be one of the tickets). Student safety will remain my top priority at North Caroline High School and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Matt Spiker, Principal

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Bullying and Harassment reporting form

Administration and Guidance Counselors


Mr. Matt Spiker - Principal (12th grade)

Ms. Erin Adams - Assistant Principal (9th grade)

Mr. Thomas Jefferson- Assistant Principal (11th grade)

Ms. Jeannine Necessary - Assistant Principal (10th grade)

Guidance Counselors:

Ms. Tricia Bolduc (9th grade)

Ms. Virginia Belay (A-D)

Ms. Lori Crisafulli (E-K)

Ms. Jackie Holtzman (L-Q)

Ms. Ann Ferkler (R-Z)

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.