School News

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Winter formal


Winter Formal is on Saturday, February 11th from 7-10pm in the evening, at the Bright Grandview Golf Course’s Club house on E. 29th. Tickets are $10.00 each, remember if you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend North High, you will need to pick up a guest form in the main office, have it filled … Read more »


Deadline for Yearbook orders quickly approaching


The deadline to order the 2017 yearbook is fast approaching.The deadline for orders is JANUARY 20th We cannot order books after that date. Yearbooks will be handed out in May. Yearbooks cost $40 (cash or check made out to North High School) Students can pay the bookkeeper in the main office or Ms. Gertsen in … Read more »

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The North High School Counseling Department will host a FAFSA help night on Friday, January 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in the library, before the home basketball game. Students and families can sign up for individual appointment times for assistance to fill out your FAFSA forms. Financial aid representatives will also be available to … Read more »

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Cap and Gown Ordering


Seniors if you have not ordered your cap and gown for graduation you must now do the ordering online>

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Save the Date-Polar Bear Gala


Polar Bear Gala “Encore” date is set for Saturday, March 25, 2017. It will be held at the Downtown Marriott from 6:00pm-10:00pm. You can check out the details on the website-WWW.POLARBEARGALA.COM, #PBGALA17 Phone: 515-242-7218


Polar Bear Closet and food Pantry


The IJAG program run by Mr. Jenkins has opened the Polar Bear closet and food pantry for the 2016/2017 school year, Pantry hours are Tuesday and Friday 3:00-4:00pm. Donations are welcomed. @PBClosetNPantry

Upcoming Events

Jan 19
Simpson Honor Band
Jan 21
Large Group District Speech Contest
Feb 3
Iowa State University Band
Feb 4
Polar Bear Debate Tournament
Feb 4
Iowa State University Band

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Bulletin Board


July 2016 Newsletter
July 2016 Newsletter- SPANISH

DMU Back-2-School Physicals: Info & Forms

High School Course Catalog

Student Handbook 2016-17

Schedule changes go through the Counseling Office.
Ms. Julie Charikov- Students with the last name beginning with A-E
Mr. Trent Griggs- Students with the last name beginning with F-K
Ms. Laura Negrete-Reinders- Students with the last name beginning with L-Q
Ms. Loretta Martzahl- Students with the last name beginning with R-Z

Remember to check the Infinite Campus Parent Portal for grades and assignment updates. Unable to access the parent portal? Call 242-7200. How to log into the Parent Portal

January Afterschool help Calendar

ID Badge Policy:
This is a reminder that students must wear their ID badges on their lanyards around their neck. This is for safety reasons and we need everyone to please follow this here to view ID policy

Here is the link for submitting your volunteer hours towards silver cord. Silver Cord Link

Click here for Schedule Change form

Calendar of Events


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