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North High School Prom


North High School Prom theme is “In the Glamorous 20’s!”  Prom is on Saturday, May 3rd from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Bright Grandview Golf Course Club House located at 2401 E. 29th Street, Des Moines.  Tickets are $30 each or you can get two tickets for $50.  Tickets will be sold at lunch … Read more »


Teen Poets from North going to Philadelphia


Six Teen Poets to Represent Des Moines Congratulations to Susan Stacy (Hoover), Elhondra Brazzle (East), Leah Waughtal (North), Russhaun Johnson (North), Julio Delgadillo (North), and Bao Luong (North) for qualifying to represent Des Moines at the Brave New Voices Inter-national Youth Poetry Festival in Philadelphia this summer. (Photo courtesy of the North High Oracle)

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Polar Bears join Celebration at Findley


Polar Bears Join Celebration at Findley 4/4/2014 The high school basketball season is over, but the North Polar Bears still make a positive impression on fans. In this case, Findley Elementary students. Findley PE teacher/North assistant coach Taylor Phipps invited the team to help celebrate the school’s positive behavior efforts with a discussion about being … Read more »


Students ‘Crash’ into Texting, Driving Lesson


North students used a driving simulator to watch the effects of texting and driving on their ability to keep themselves, and others, safe. Some were surprised by the results. To read more about it and see photos of the experiment, click the picture.

The Outsiders

Spring Drama Production-Outsiders


Congratulations to the North High School Theater Arts program on a successful run of ”The Outsiders” in the North High Auditorium. The play focuses on two rival gangs, the Greasers and the Socials, and all of the misunderstandings and conflicts that arise. More than 20 students were involved with this production, both on stage and behind … Read more »


North Commemorates a Storied Season


It may not have had a storybook ending, but it was still a storied season for the North basketball team, one of many good things the school has to celebrate. Last night, Chad Ryan was named Class 4A Coach of the Year and senior Teyontae Jenkins was named Player of the Year by the Iowa Sports Spotlight. Click the photo to read and see more.

Upcoming Events

Apr 17
Girls Tennis vs North Polk at McPherson Park
Apr 17
Girls Track at Chuck Silvey Relays at Urbandale High School
Apr 17
Boys Track at Chuck Silvey Relays at Urbandale High School
Apr 17
Weight Room @ 3-4:30p.m.
Apr 18
Boys Soccer vs Johnston at Johnston
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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North High School Newsletters
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April 2014 Newsletter

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2014-2015 High School Course Catalog
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Central Campus Bus Schedule
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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 document that explains this new policy. new eligibility policy

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 procedure. Lost ID’s will cost our students 5 dollars and temporary ID’s will only be allowed 3 times before being charged 5 dollars for a replacement ID.

Student/Parent Handbook

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