School News

Choir sings national anthem in office

North High Choir Celebrates Anthem


Friday morning, the North High School Choir stood around the intercom microphone and sang The Star Spangled Banner for the entire school. It’s a gorgeous sound you won’t want to miss. Happy 200th birthday to our national anthem. To hear the choir sing, click on the image.


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing a trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS high school students enrolled in US History/AP US History or US Government/AP US Government. High School students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-20). If you would like to learn more … Read more »


North High Yearbook


Students you can purchase a 3D High School yearbook for the cost of $40.00. The deadline for purchasing a 2014-2015 North High yearbook is January 2015.

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Lifetouch School Picture Day


School pictures will be taken on September 22nd in the Auditorium.

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Open House


Open house will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd from 5:30-7:30 in the evening.


North Football Leaders On Field and Off


North football players are hoping to be leaders on the gridiron, but they are already leaders in the classroom. During the first week of classes, each player presented their teachers with a card intro-ducing themselves and promising to “help you make this the best class possible.” Polar Bears captain Tim Turner is seen at left presenting his card to teacher Jennifer Dryden.

Upcoming Events

Sep 15
Boys Golf Ames Invite att Ames Golf and Country Club
Sep 15
All -City Marching Band Festival at Grubb Stadium
Sep 15
Washington DC Informational Meeting in NHS Library
Sep 15
Practice 3:30 - 6
Sep 16
Boys Golf vs Lincoln and Roosevelt at Blank Golf Course
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Open House will be held September 2nd at 5:30pm

Click on “2014-2015 Registration Packet” to open the documents
2014-2015 Registration Packet

North High School Newsletters
February 2014 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter
April 2014 Newsletter
June/July 2014 Newsletter

2014-2015 North High School Course Request Forms
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Freshman (9th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Sophomore (10th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Junior (11th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Senior (12th Grade)

2014-2015 High School Course Catalog
Click Here to View

Central Campus Bus Schedule

click here to view Central Campus early out bus schedule

click here to view central campus bus times

New Eligibility Policy:
North High is implementing a new eligibility policy for all students. We expect that all of our students show up everyday, work hard and succeed in the classroom. Please see the attached student handbook linked below for details.

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

Bell Schedule
Click Here to View 2014-2015 Bell Schedule

Student Handbook 2014-2015 Click here to view

Calendar of Events


About North High School


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North High School is raising the academic bar for all students with new, innovative teaching methods, and is the largest one-to-one laptop school in Iowa. Read More…

Welcome to North High School. We are committed to making all students develop a strong character within a culture of excellence. Go Polar Bears!