Bulldog BARK

Weekly update

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Week of November 15th- November 19th

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

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Message from the Principal's Desk

Bulldog students and families,

The second quarter is underway and we are 7 days away from Thanksgiving break. I met with all the 9th grade students last week to go over expectations and discuss what they need to do to move from 9th to 10th grade. I am encouraging all students to buckle down this quarter and try harder. Teachers are here to help all students have to do is ask for the help and show up after school to get the help. Please stay in contact and let us know what we can do to help.

Upcoming dates:

November 16th Quarter 1 report cards issued

November 17th Makeup picture day for all students

November 24th-26th No school Thanksgiving break

Matt Spiker

Principal NCHS


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Each week teachers recognize students for showing how they BARK like a bulldog. The following students are being recognized this week for being ready, acting responsibly, respecting others, and demonstrating that knowledge is power.


Jacob Smith


Sean Bunce

Jada Proctor

Abigail Bilbrough

Excellent students - a pleasure to have in class.


Erick Lopez

Henry Perez

Diana Ortiz


Brooke Garey

Selaya Garrison

Matt Malinowski

All three responsible, conscientious, and role models in class.


10th Grade Barks

Alyssa Haggerty

Alayna Robertson

Noah Mathis

Speech and Pres. Barks

Sarah Bowdle

Xavien Parker

SGA Barks

Sarah Luerson, Ainsley McNinch, Carlos Olvera, Bailey Werner, Zach O'Brien, Mia Amador, and Alayna Stafford for running a successful General Assembly and for rocking their officer roles!


Dallas Helsel

Ella Dorr

Emma Shoaf

Kally Ramirez-Baltazar

Kyla Byris

Sa'Mauria Ennals


Arnoldo Ramirez Ramirez

Rossicely Ayala Mejia


Mariah Price

Leondrea Nichols


Brooke Gauck


Sam Mengel

Michael Luna

Ms. Mielke

Tanner Young

Alexis Bullen


Magdalia Soto Morales

Ms. Meunier

Nick Bouchat, Irving Cruz, Drea Nichols, Tommy Morris, Haley Davis, Alexys O'Connell, Diego Bustamante, Dana Velasquez-Cifuentes, Chris Gabaya, Lindsey Groves, Nataleigh Hardesty, Eamon Peach, Lillian Williams, Christa Siljeholm, Nincy Bautista, Rebeccah Chambers, Connor Christopher, Jackson Conn, Leland Courie, Kelsie Sartwell, Mia Schreyer, Michael Torres-Perez, Ryan Vandergrift, Kayla Wetzel for being ready, acting responsibly, and demonstrating how knowledge is power.

Mrs. Throckmorton

Zamaiya Purnell is a hard working, deep thinking young lady. Truly a joy to have in my class!

Madison Philpot for working hard and supporting her classmates!

Mrs. Livingstone

Jehovah Adams

Dominick Bates

Natalie Anderson

Maria Elizondo

Gerry Fuentes-Garnica

Jessi Lewis

Shany Lopez-Berdugo


Gabariel Owens. Thanks for always doing everything you are supposed to do.

Barianna Jenner. Thanks for being a Tech Wizard

Jenna Guitierrez. Thanks for cleaning up other peoples' stuff

Zachary Schmidt Thanks for being the doorkeeper

Sta-Nasia Ricketts and Ethan Hedge Thanks to both for always being willing to help.


Aiden Amalfitano, Physics

Mallory Frase, Physics

Tony Sluder, Physics

Mrs. Weippert

Demonstrating Knowledge is power:

Jaxson Grable

Skylar Blizzard

Emma Dansker

Mark Merkel

Kyle Hofmann

Chris Ireland

Nathan King

Shelby MacFarland

Dalton Pickens

Avalon Robuck

Mr. Motily

Tonalli Gomez

Caleb Scott
Ayiana Brown
Sarah Bowdle
Hailey Chester
Olivia Keating

Mrs. Bowdle

Kaitorin Settlemyer

Claire Blue

Mrs. Belay

Congratulations to Jessica Christopher for being accepted to Florida Southern

Special student BARKS

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National Honor Society New Inductees 2021


Kamryn Boyd, Jaxson Grable, Taylour Holloway, Jacob Hulburt, Haley Neuwiller, McCabe Piavis, Giddeon Shamp, Dylan Vasquez Bamaca


Karissa Barr, Grace Belay, Carson Bishop, Olivia Blades, Macy Brandt, Ayiana Brown, Gus Clark, Schuyler Clark, Veronica Crenshaw, Cami DePasquale, Kaitlyn Eaton, Elizabeth Eigenbrode, Kyle Hofmann, Lisseth Ixlaj-Fuentes, Abigail Lorenc, Brianna Maybury, Taylor Mitchell, Ashlynn Pinder, Imani Ringgold, Lily Rupp, Kaitlyn Schlesner, Alayna Stafford, Lilly Thornton, Lily Welch, Rebecca White, Beckett Wordworth

College Signings

Congratulations to Sydney Baker on signing to play college lacrosse at UMBC!
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Congratulations to Hailey Chester on signing to play college lacrosse at Mount St. Mary's University!
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Attendance Modifications for Quarantined Students

Attendance procedures for quarantined students have been modified as of the 2nd quarter of this school year (Nov. 8). This modification was made based on guidelines set by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

For quarantine students who are unable to participate in academic activities:

An isolated student who is ill and unable to participate in academic activities will be reported as absent, which follows the CCPS attendance policy.

For quarantined students who are able to participate in academic activities:

Quarantined students who are healthy will be reported as present and are expected to participate in meaningful academic activities that advance student learning. CCPS will continue to use Google Classroom for access to class assignments and offer Zoom tutoring to support students who are quarantined.

If a quarantined student does not return to in-person, in-school instruction after the assigned quarantined period, the normal attendance or make-up work policies for absent students will be followed.

News Post on the CCPS Website

Band Of Blue

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Backpack program

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Vaccine Information from the Caroline County Health Department

The Caroline County Health Department, in partnership with Choptank Community Health and Caroline County Public Schools, is now offering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11.

Children in this age range may receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart. The children’s vaccine is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms).

Vaccine clinics will be held at schools and at the Health Department’s vaccine center. A parent or legal guardian must be present and must sign a consent authorization at the time of vaccination. Click the school names below or visit our vaccine page to register your child for a vaccine. Future clinics will be added to the vaccine page on an ongoing basis.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Many pediatricians also have received vaccines, and your child may be able to be vaccinated at their doctor’s office.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children? Check out this helpful Frequently Asked Questions post from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

All Students

Dual Enrollment Registration Day

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This year's first yearbook sale is on! Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 school year will be $80 unless you take advantage of one of the few sales offered through Josten's. This first sale makes your yearbook cost $65 and is the best sale of the whole school year - The sale ends on November 19th so, get it now and don't miss out on this fantastic value! To purchase your yearbook and take advantage of our current sale, please bring $65 cash or checks payable to NCHS to Mr. Anderson in room 406, Ms. Matthews, or to the front office before November 19th.
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November 17th is make-up picture day

This link will allow parents to sign up to receive updates via email regarding their child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school.



Winter Sports Tryouts

All tryouts begin Monday, Nov. 15th

Boys Basketball 4:30-6:30 pm Main Gym

Girls Basketball 3-5pm Main Gym

Cheerleading 3-4:30pm Dance Studio

Wrestling 3-5pm Auxiliary Gym

Indoor Track - 3-5pm Cafeteria

A reminder that all athletes must be registered on Form Releaf, have an updated physical, and provide either a negative Covid test OR be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. Links to registration and the physical form are below:

Form Releaf Registration - https://app.formreleaf.com/organizations/north-caroline-high-school

Physical Form - https://www.mpssaa.org/assets/1/6/Physical_Evaluation_Form.pdf

Update on Winter sports From the Bayside Conference

Administration and Guidance Counselors


Mr. Matt Spiker - Principal

Ms. Erin Adams - Assistant Principal

Ms. Jeannine Necessary - Assistant Principal

Dr. Steve Garner - Administrator

Guidance Counselors:

Ms. Virginia Belay (A-D)

Ms. Lori Crisafulli (E-K)

Ms. Jackie Holtzman (L-Q)

Ms. Tricia Bolduc (R-Z)

Technology issues please contact: