Archive for December, 2017
December 18th, 2017

Jenna Willson is a reading instructor at North High School who says the BLUE program has had a dramatic impact on her career as an educator.  She is part of the initial batch of graduates since the BLUE (Building Leaders in Urban Education) contract was first offered as a recruiting and retention tool almost six … Read more »


December 14th, 2017

North High School student: Robert Nishimwe,was selected to participate in the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program to be held March 3-10 in Washington, D.C.  He was selected by a committee at the Iowa Department of Education. Robert attends North High School in Des Moines and is president of the National Honor Society.  He … Read more »


December 12th, 2017

Winter Break begins with NO SCHOOL on Friday, December 22nd!  Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018!  The school and offices will be closed from December 22nd through January 1st.  Offices will open on January 2nd but students do not return until January 3rd which is an early-release Wednesday.  Enjoy this time with friends … Read more »


December 12th, 2017

Lewis Major from the DNR visited the aquatics classroom on Dec 11th.  He brought 8 kayaks that the students will be practicing with for the next week.  Lewis taught them all about safety, using a lifejacket and how to put it on correctly, how to enter and exit the kayak safely and how to safely … Read more »


December 10th, 2017

We are proud to announce that North High’s Athletes of the Brain (a.k.a. Academic Decathletes) represented their school with pride and class at the regional competition this past weekend! A few notes worthy of bragging: The team placed third in the Central Iowa Region (the highest placement at this competition in our memory!) The team (once again) … Read more »


December 8th, 2017

North High School junior and senior students enjoyed learning more about skilled trades at the ABC Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fair. Students were able to experience hands-on activities, network with local professionals about apprenticeship program opportunities, and watch the ABC of Iowa Craft Championship competition.  (Click on title: ABC Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fair to … Read more »


December 8th, 2017

This week we were gifted a brand new commercial refrigerator for the food pantry.  Hunger Free Polk County graciously gave us what we needed to be able to serve our community.  An additional $500 was also given to help us fill the refrigerator in time for the holidays.  Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has also given … Read more »


December 8th, 2017

Students from the North High School Psychology of Health and Fitness Class, taught by PE teacher, Lisa Klein, participated in the “Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis” this past weekend.  It was a great day to run and the students all performed very well.  A few highlights to mention – Jesus Juarez placed 3rd overall and … Read more »


December 7th, 2017

The North High Band is doing a lunch fundraiser at Little John’s (on 2nd Ave.) this Saturday, December 9th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  A portion of every sale will go directly to the North High band to pay for new instruments and many other great opportunities for our students.  Come out, have lunch … Read more »


December 7th, 2017

Interested?  Please contact North High School Counselor, Loretta Martzahl for more information!