School News

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Important Info for Incoming Seniors


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. Currently, 55% of North juniors do not have this vaccination. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

Prom dresses

Prom Dress give-away


There will be a Prom Dress give-away on Thursday, April 6th from 2:30 – 4:00 PM in the cafeteria. This event gives away free prom dresses to help our high school girls have the opportunity to attend their prom. We are grateful to individuals and community organizations that have generously donated for this event. Contact … Read more »


Shrek the Musical


The Theatre Department is putting on Shrek the Musical on March 31st and April 1st at 7pm. April 2nd at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students. Can be purchased online

Iowa Assessement

Iowa Assessment Testing


Iowa Assessment Testing is on Wednesday, April 5th this year. Testing is for the 9th,10th and 11th grade students. Seniors do not attend North on the 5th, they do not test. Students with accommodations will test on Tuesday and Thursday.


Tyreke Locure -Prep Hoops Iowa 2017 Player of the Year


Congratulations to North High School sophomore point guard Tyreke Locure on being voted the Prep Hoops Iowa 2017 Player of the Year! As Prep Hoops noted about Tyreke: “He’s a special player with big things ahead.” The Polar Bears returned to the State Tournament this year for the first time since 1991.


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

Upcoming Events

Mar 31
JROTC Drill Meet
Mar 31
Shrek the Musical - Spring Play
Apr 1
JROTC Drill Meet
Apr 1
Shrek the Musical - Spring Play
Apr 2
Shrek the Musical - Spring Play

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Becoming the Model for Urban Education

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IMPROVING SCHOOL HOURS AT DMPS. For more information click HERE!


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

March homework help 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

Click here for Schedule Change form

Calendar of Events


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