Archive for February, 2016
February 26th, 2016

Imagine a teenager anxious to get up early in the morning and get to school so he can work out in gym class – in the middle of winter! That’s Jonathan Gonzalez, a sophomore at North High School. Last fall he and fellow 10th grader Joseph Snyder were two of only four students who enrolled … Read more »


February 22nd, 2016

North’s Varsity and Jr. Varsity Rifles teams competed in the Eastern United States Regional Championships this past weekend in Camp Perry, Ohio. The Varsity squad pulled a 3-peat and won the Championships for the 3rd straight year, team members were James Ellefson, Lexis Smith, Jessica Ebersole and Zane Simonton. The Jr. Varsity squad also turned … Read more »


February 19th, 2016

NHS Quartet performance Last night our NHS String Quartet was asked to provide background music for the DMPS Annual Art Exhibit. Members of the quartet last night were Jenna Jensen, Limmud Hill, Stephanie Ramos, and Shelby Sonderleiter. They did a great job leading themselves and creating great atmosphere for the show at the Capitol Square … Read more »


February 17th, 2016

  North High’s Draven Wear has qualified for State individually, with an average score of 245.5. The State tournament is next Tuesday at Plaza Lanes here in Des Moines.The girls bowling teams from both Lincoln and Roosevelt high schools will be seeking a team title at the 2016 State Co-Ed Bowling Tournament.


February 9th, 2016

Jean Schwendau’s AP Biology class at North High School files in at 9:00 AM on a Friday morning. She is a veteran teacher in her 30th year, the last 13 of them at North. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. A different place at a different time. The faces of her students reflect the wide-ranging demographics … Read more »


February 4th, 2016

State Large Group contest is upon us for the theater arts program here at NHS.  The students did an amazing job at Districts and we are sending 10 groups to State!  That number of groups has only been bested twice in my 12 years here at NHS! Attached below is a  schedule of events for … Read more »


February 4th, 2016

NHS Academic Decathlon – As a team, we placed 3rd at the Central Iowa Regional Competition!  Our overall score has placed us in the top 12 large schools in the state.  We are qualified to go to the state competition in Spirit Lake on March 4-5. -We placed significantly higher than any other DMPS high … Read more »


February 3rd, 2016

On Saturday the North High Robotics Team, the Polar Technics participated in the John Deere League Championship tournament in Johnston, Iowa.  They competed against 28 other teams from central Iowa, and went into the contest seeded sixth after a very successful league tournament season. After 37 matches during the competition (the team participated in 5 … Read more »