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Peter Pan Auditions - Aug 2015

Peter Pan Fall Musical Auditions


Auditions for Peter Pan will be held on August 12th and 13th before registration in the choir room from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. All students are encouraged to attend! Bring comfortable clothes and a song of your choice to audition with. Gospel Choir students should audition with a song in the style of Peter … Read more »

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Online Registration Des Moines Public Schools is rolling out a new online registration process! It will be available starting July 1 through August 13. DMPS has created a video to walk families through this new, convenient process on the District website! You can watch the video by clicking here To start online registration, you must … Read more »

Summer School

Summer School


North High Summer School is in Session.  The first session is from June 8th – June 25th.  The second session is from July 6th – July 23rd.  Sign up at North High School. Summer school cannot be used for original credit of a core class. All students are required to attend a minimum of 3 … Read more »


Iowa High School Musical Theater Association honors North Students


On Monday, June 2nd, the Iowa High School Musical Theater Association honored North High School’s fall production of the Addams Family. From left to right, dressed in black, Mayte Gomez-Cruz, Duncan Vivanh, Michael Xayavong, Rebekah Ostermann and Mercedes Castillo all were asked to perform in the annual awards night on the Civic Center stage. The … Read more »


IHS Musical Theater Awards


Monday night was the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards at the Civic Center. North High musical theater students Michael Xayavong, Mercedes Castillo, Mayte Gomez Cruz, Duncan Vivanh and Rebekeah Ostermann performed. North High should be very proud of all of them!


North Polar Bears: The Class of 2015


Between May 20-24, Des Moines Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2015 at eight commencement ceremonies, proud to present diplomas to students from all of our high schools. DMPS is pleased to share photographs – 513 photos, to be exact – from all eight of our graduation events, including North High School. Click the photo to see more from some of the most special events of the school year.

Upcoming Events

Jun 30
Training 8:30am-10:30am
Jun 30
Training 8:30am-10:30am
Jun 30
Training 8:30am-10:30am
Jun 30
Training 8:30am-10:30am
Jun 30
Training 8:30am-10:30am
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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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!