School News

Students walk in the rain.

Violence, Violence, Go Away. Come Again … Never


A downpour strong enough to postpone the Hoover-North football game wasn’t enough to stop an event organized to speak out against crime and violence, and in support of safe neighborhoods and communities. Harding Middle School was joined by North and Hoover high schools along with Goodrell and Meredith middle schools in organizing the walk. Click on the headline to read more.

Freshmen check out new shoes.

Shoes That Fit Delivers for North 9th Graders


Shoes That Fit, a frequent partner of the district meeting the most basic needs of kids came through again, this time by providing new shoes to 9th graders at North High School. The group took shoe orders during freshman orientation and made a bulk delivery to the auditorium this month. Click on the headline to read more.



It’s Conference Time!!! Please come and join us. Tuesday, October 24th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm or Thursday, October 26th from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

SPEAK Up Against Violence!


Singer and song writer, Will Keeps, will perform at 5:15 PM at North High School on Friday, October 6th.  Weather permitting, this will be outside.  However, if it is raining, the event will take place in the North High auditorium.  At 5:45 PM, a community walk will take place up and down 6th Avenue, rain … Read more »

Class of 2018


On Friday, October 13th, Lifetouch will be at North High School to take the group Senior “Class of 2018” picture.  This will be in the gym at approximately 9:10 AM.  Students will need to go their class to be counted for attendance and will be called to the gym by the PA system.  Get ready … Read more »

Booster Club Homecoming Parade was a SUCCESS!


North High Booster Club HOMECOMING PARADE was on Wednesday, October 4th.  The event was planned by the Booster Club and it was very well attended!  Lots of families lined the streets to catch candy and to cheer the Polar Bear Nation!  (Click on the title of this post to see additional pictures.)

Upcoming Events

Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 28
Swimming: Girls Varsity vs. Southeast Polk, Des Moines Lincoln (Away)
Nov 3
Fall Play
Nov 4
Fall Play

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Polar Bear Nation


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

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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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School Hours: 7:40 AM to 2:40 PM


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!