School News


Dental Screening for Freshman Students


Freshman Polar Bears- On either December 19th or 20th the freshman will be having a quick dental screening during Skinny Block.

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Ugly Sweater Day for Students


Wear or Create an Ugly Christmas Sweater to wear on Tuesday, December 13th!


2017 Graduating Senior Photo


Senior Pictures: Your senior picture for the yearbook is due by Friday, December 16th. This needs to be an electronic file and sent to

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National Honor Society collecting Toys for Tots


The National Honor Society is hosting a competition at North High to help Toys for Tots. Grade level Directed Study classes will be collecting the toys. Bring or send toys in with your students from November 28th until December 16th. There is a box in the main office for collections too. Lets see what grade … Read more »

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Graduation Cap and Gown


Seniors get your order for Cap and gown in as soon as possible. Herff Jones will take the orders online at until December 16th. You can bring in the fee of $73.60 and pay in the main office through December 9th, after that date you must order your cap and gown online and late … Read more »


Band and Choral Concert


We invite you to the combined band and choir concert on Thursday December 1st at 7pm! It’s a 2 for 1 holiday special featuring Concert Band, 4 choirs, and THE BEST jazz band in the DMPS! This concert involves 150 students and we hope you will be able to join us! Vanessa Brady-Choral Director David … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 10
A.C.T. Testing
Dec 23
No School: Winter recess
Dec 24
No School: Winter Recess
Dec 25
No School: Winter Recess
Dec 26
No School: Winter Recess

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Becoming the Model for Urban Education

Bulletin Board


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

December Afterschool 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

Calendar of Events


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!