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State Science and Technology Fair Winner


North High School Senior Abby Espinosa-Gonzalez Bellolio recently participated at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa at Iowa State University. She presented her project “Testing the Viscosity of Liquid in Proportion to Weight in Hydraulics”. In the project Abby built a hydraulic jack and found an eco-friendly alternative to hydraulic oil. She won … Read more »


‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Visits North High School


North High School journalism teacher Jenn Dryden knows how to jump at an opportunity. When she ran into Brandon Jones, star of ABC’s Pretty Little Liars, who was filming at the Iowa statehouse, she invited him to visit her classroom. He accepted! Click the image to see more of the star’s visit to North High School this week.


Des Moines North’s Enactus Team


Congratulations! Des Moines North High School recently became the first and only high school to send a team to Drake University’s Enactus (entrepreneural-action-us) Expo and received glowing reviews from a panel of Drake professors and Enactus members. Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students who improve the world through proactive and creative campaigns. The … Read more »


NHS Orchestra students at RVM


Our students were fantastic, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.  Not only did they put on a great performance, but they had a blast helping students at Ruby try out each of their instruments.  They were great ambassadors for North, and did a great job reaching out to every student who was interested … Read more »


Advanced Placement Exam Information


AP Exams are administered by schools worldwide on set dates each May. Exams usually last around three hours. Each AP Exam usually consists of multiple choice questions and free-response questions. Reasons to consider taking the exam. College Credit, Increased College Success and saving money on college credits. Further information can be found on the Link … Read more »


Iowa Assessment Testing


Wednesday, April 1st, North High School will be administering Iowa Assessment tests for 9th, 10th & 11th grades. Please note that seniors do NOT have to attend this day. Here are some important things to remember to help your student do their best. Get a good night sleep and have a nutritious breakfast…students at North … Read more »

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