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Friday, October 28th-No School


Manzano training for the teachers,no school for student.

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Financial Aid Night -November 7th


North High School will host our fall Financial Aid Night with Iowa College Access Network on Monday, November 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the library. Come learn more about filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and receive information on financial aid for college. All students and families are … Read more »


School Picture Retake Day


School Picture Retake day is Tuesday, October 25th. The 2016-17 School pictures were taken for the yearbook on Friday, September 30th. Picture packets are still available in the main office. If you wish to see what picture plans are available you can look on their website at, order your pictures from their website and … Read more »


N.H.S Student Congress win


Bridget Gervais brought home a Second Place win for the team in Student Congress. Way to go Bridget! We had 11 team members-Sheldon Oliver,Trevor Collins,Keith Wright,Qkpobari Godpower, Andrew Maddison,A.J. McGuire, Skyler Kilgore,Doris Garcia,Camille Gervais, Bridget Gervais participating in the Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids, IA Cougar Classic Tournament! We are locally attending Roosevelt’s Tournament this weekend! … Read more »


Geezers- Fall Drama


Geezers will show on Friday, November 11th and Saturday November 12th at 7PM. Saturday the 12th at 2:00PM. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students K-12. Mild language, recommended 5th grade and up. More information to come soon. Geezers” introduces us to some beautiful and wonderful old people who are enjoying their golden … Read more »


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

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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

October After School Tutoring 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

Calendar of Events


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