Bulldog BARK

Weekly update

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Weeks Of September 27th- October 1st

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

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Message from the Principal's Desk

Bulldog Families,

Please remember that students do not have school this coming Monday (9/27). As we get closer to Homecoming please understand that attending Homecoming is a privilege and students who are unable to act appropriately during school and who receive referrals will not be able to come to the dance or any after school events. Please remind your child(ren) that the expectation is for them to follow all of the rules and guidelines in place, the majority of which are in place for their safety and the safety of others.
My hope is for all of our students to enjoy their time in High School but we need our students to do their part as well. Students should come to school to get their education, and respect the staff who are working hard to ensure that they are ready to pursue the goals they have for themselves. I want us all to to work together to raise these students, as we know it truly take a village, and what a great village for our students to learn from!

Upcoming dates:

September 27th No School

September 28th MCAP 10 testing

September 29th MISA (Science) testing

October 1st MISA 8 testing

October 8th Homecoming Game

October 9th Homecoming Dance

Matt Spiker

Principal NCHS

Quarantined students

If your student is quarantined please explain that they can:

-Log on to Google classroom to complete assignments

-Email their teacher to reach out for help

-Call a teacher at 410-479-2332 and the teacher will call you back during their planning


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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.

Mrs. Bradner

Olivia Blades

Nayeli Vasquez

Angel Bartolon Perez

Ms. Butler

Brooks Belle

Maddie Meiklejohn

Delaney Hall

Gracie Coulby

Jackson Myers

Ximena Castro-Bautista

Matt Draper

Tuff Healey

Ms. Mielke

Hayden Jackson

Kamryn Boyd


Tyona Copper

Ryan Laurence

both outstanding students who are a pleasure to have in class


Zach O'Brien for making a review video for me

Ryan Morley for doing a great job on assignments.


Magdy Velasquez Orozco and Madelinne de Leon Bamaca -- very responsible.


Alexis Manno

Sarah Brown

Austin Frank


Jason Hagey


Kevin Morales-Escalante


Emma Dansker, physics, for helping her table group understand 1D Motion problems


Michael Gaspar-Rodas for showing responsibility by helping a new classmate get caught up when the teacher was absent.


Kyren Hawkins

Emmy Brown-Varon


Tyler Sheets

Amanda Snyder

Jack Bacorn

Gavin O'Brien

Rylee Hagan

Amylia Reid

Ms. Matthews

Erick Perez Reyes


BARKS to all of my students! Everyone who is attending class and staying in touch while at home is doing well. I am so happy to see students reading, participating in discussions, and helping one another.


Students completing assignments while at home.

Calista Valtos

Claire Dixon

Lilibeth Baltazar

Nathan Heilig

Deacon Taylor

Caroline Otoko


Special BARK to Jaylen Miles for buying me a new clock for my classroom!

English 10 BARKS

Delaney Citro

Julianne Hoffman

Ashlynn Mitchell

Speech and Pres. BARKS

Sam Fox

Sarah Bowdle

Selaya Garrison


To Mia Amador and Cassidy Joseph for rocking the Parade Committee Chair position!


A HUGE thank you to my AMAZING 3rd-period class! They are such a JOY to teach each and every day.


Rylee Hagan, Ethan Hedge

Mrs. Weippert

Skylar Blizzard and Avalon Robuck


Jayden Barksdale - shared his knowledge for the benefit of others in the class.

Nicholas Andersib - was an invaluable help to me in class

Edward Maldonado - was an invaluable help to me in class

Ms. Meunier

Antony Escalante-Mendez

Eamon Peach

Leland Courie


Will Johnson

Taryn Brandt

Mrs. Livingstone

Lukas Maloney

Tailynn Miron


Alex Wilkerson and Shawn Parker


J'Kwon Fitchett

Mrs. Mahoney

Landon Evans

Emily matthews

Connor Constantino


Ke'asya Jenkins

Olivia Blades


Lauren Travis

Alexis Charbonneau


Esa Miles and Avalon Robuck - Assisting in the Media Center


Ari Wallace

Isaiah Turner

Staff BARK's

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NCHS World Language Teacher and her advocacy with College Board

Mirta Valdés Bradner, World Language teacher in North Caroline High School, has been

recognized as one of only 23 state leads in the national Advanced Placement® (AP) Advocates


Through the Advanced Placement® Advocates Program, AP teachers seek to expand AP

accessibility and increase equity in AP programs. From the more than 1,600 advocates, 23 state leaders are selected to represent 14 states and Washington, D.C. Advanced Placement courses are designed to offer students the opportunity to take college-level courses and to earn possible college credits through high scores on AP exams.

The AP Advocacy team believes in the value of AP courses and how the access to these courses enables the students to be better prepare for college and career. Students who succeed in AP courses are more likely to succeed in college, saving money and time by earning college credit with qualifying scores.

Some of the group’s recent efforts include speaking Senator Chris Van Hollen’s team, meeting

Delegate Jared Solomon and speaking at the Maryland Assembly to advocate for AP exams to be paid for low-income families as well as on House Bill 1208 to advocate for a standardized acceptance of AP scores at Maryland state colleges.” Due to our efforts, Governor Larry Hogan has allocated more than $2 million of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief state budget to help pay for AP exams. Mrs. Valdés-Bradner was one of three AP Advocate teachers in the state of Maryland to be invited to present in person to Governor Larry Hogan and Delegate Jared Solomon with the Policy Maker Award for their efforts and support to this mission.

Covering the full cost or a portion of the exam fee impacts students’ decisions. A recent College Board survey found that 58% of students would be more likely to take AP if the exam were paid for. This percentage increases to 65% for Black students and to 66% for Hispanic students. Although it’s yet to be seen, I can only imagine how this funding will affect participation among students.

Mrs. Valdés-Bradner brought the AP Spanish course to NCHS shortly after she came to the

county in 2006. She has been an AP Reader (scorer) for the exam for the last 9 years. She has a Bachelor Degree in Spanish Studies from The American Univeristy, a Masters Degree in

Education for La Salle University and since 2009 a National Board Certified teacher.

"We are so proud of Mrs. Bradner for all her hard work. Mrs. Bradner is very involved in all aspects of NCHS as a mentor teacher, working to ensure equity for all students and going above and beyond for the students she teaches." said Matt Spiker, Principal of North Caroline High School.

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Hispanic Heritage Month - The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage

Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald

Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on

October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law


Food Service

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Students who are not in school due to being quarantined as still eligible for free meals. Families interested in receiving meals may complete a form:

Student Meal Form, English

Student Meal Form, Spanish

Questions or concerns may be directed to Caroline County Public Schools Food Services, 410-479-3261.

The form also has information about Caroline Helping Hands which is a volunteer-based organization in partnership with Caroline County Public Schools, serving the children of Caroline County with holiday & weekend food bags.

If requested on the form, this program will provide children in need with a nutritious care pack of food to have as a supplement for weekend meals. This program is provided by generous donations and will continue to serve the community as long as funding is available. This program is absolutely FREE, there is no cost to the family.


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SOPHOMORE Class shirts are available for purchase now. Students may get an order form from their Fourth period teacher, the Front Office, or from Mrs. Schreyer in room 408. T-shirts are $12, long sleeve shirts are $16, and hoodies are $24. Orders and payments are due by this Tuesday, September 28.

All Students

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Sharing information on an author visit and book club opportunity for high school students. The Caroline County Public Library is supplying all of the materials for the book club and lunch will be provided on the day of the Author visit.

Sending out the flyer so that we can support the CCPL opportunity. Students can even earn SL hours by participating.

Wellness update

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Monday Sept. 27:

-Golf @ Hog Neck (Dismissal 1:40pm/Depart 2:00pm)

-Field Hockey @ Queen Annes (Depart 3:20pm)

-Boys Soccer @ Easton (Dismissal 2:10pm/Depart 2:30pm)

Tuesday Sept. 28:

-Girls Varsity Soccer @ Kent (Dismissal 1:40pm/Depart 2:00pm)

-Volleyball @ Colonel Richardson (Dismissal 2:10pm/Depart 2:30pm)

Wednesday Sept. 29:

-Golf @ Hog Neck (Dismissal 12:55pm/Depart 1:15pm)

-Field Hockey vs. Pocomoke (Game time 4:00pm)

-Boys Soccer vs. Cambridge (Game time 5:45pm)

Thursday Sept. 30:

-Golf @ Chester River (Dismissal 12:40pm/Depart 1:00pm)

-Cross Country @ Adkins Arboretum (Start time 4:00pm)

-Volleyball @ Easton (Dismissal 2:10pm/Depart 2:30pm)

-JV Football @ Easton (Departure 4:00pm)

Friday Oct. 1:

-Varsity Football vs. Easton (Game time 6:30)

-Girls Soccer @ James M Bennett (Dismissal 1:10pm/Depart 1:30pm)

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. Virgina Belay (A-D)

Ms. Lori Crisafulli (E-K)

Ms. Jackie Holtzman (L-Q)

Ms. Tricia Bolduc (R-Z)

Technology issues please contact: