Senior Page

Senior Class Panoramic Photo

  • On Wednesday, November 16, seniors will be called to the gym at 11am to take a Class of 2023 group photo. Please help remind seniors of this opportunity – this is a one-time photo*Seniors who have Central can prioritize this photo and have their attendance excused. 

Cap and Gown Information 

  • Cap and gown measurement website: click HERE
  • Ordering website: click HERE
  • Follow these directions to find the cap and gown option only:
    • -scroll down to continue shopping
    • click 1 – $60.00 – this will give you the cap, gown, and tassel for graduation! 


Senior Photo Requirements:

  • Vertical Headshot – up and down photo only, head and shoulder pose 
  • High Resolution (at least 300 DPI) 
  • No Props, hats, sunglasses, pets, etc.   

Two ways to submit your photos: 

  • Send photo as a high-resolution (300 DPI) attachment to
  • The subject line should be: SENIOR PHOTO: STUDENT FIRST and LAST NAME  
  • (Example: SENIOR PHOTO: Polar Bear)
    • Include your SENIOR QUOTE in the same email – What is a quote you live by or want to leave as your last words at North? Include the quote and the author, if there is one. 
  • Bring a hard copy in an envelope clearly labeled with the student’s first and last name to Epping’s room 2425 Red. 

Reserve your Yearbook:   

  • $50 each  
  •, use code 2969
  • Order in-person with cash or check – give payment to Cassie the bookkeeper in main office or Mrs. Epping in 2425 Red. 
    • Make checks payable to “North High School” with a memo line of “2023 Yearbook for student name 
  • Orders due by Friday, March 31, 2023  
  • REMEMBER: Yearbooks get distributed in September 2023! We will alert you when they’re ready for pickup!

Prom and Post-Prom 

  • Senior/Junior Prom: will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery hotel, located at 401 Locust Street, downtown.  
  • Tickets will be $25.   
  • Theme: TBD 
  • Guests must be 14-20 years old and have permission to attend.  Guest forms will be in the main office. 
  • Post-Prom: will be held on April 29/April 30 beginning at 12:00 midnight and ending at 3:00 AM. Location: TBD 

Senior Planning Meeting 


  • Check the North Seniors Teams Channel for more info on scholarships and be sure to turn on notifications for the channel.  New scholarship info will be posted there and sent to your school email. 
  • Utilize the district scholarship spreadsheet 
  • There are many, many scholarships available for students pursuing post-secondary education! You can best position yourself for these by taking challenging courses, maintaining strong grades, keeping up your attendance/participation in class, and being active in co- and extra-curricular activities such as theatre, clubs, athletics, volunteering, and so on. 
  • Look for scholarship opportunities at the schools you are applying to.  Many of them have December 1 deadlines. 
  • If you are planning to go to college or into the trades, you will want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. This is a very important step in your financial aid process! The FAFSA application opens October 1st! There are many ways to get help with FAFSA, so please watch Teams and email for more information.  
  • The Polar Bear Scholarship Fund is an arm of the North High Alumni Foundation. Every year they provide over $100,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing college. Last year, 49 seniors shared $126,000! You will need a minimum 2.5 GPA, a resume, and an essay. Applications will open in early 2022. Watch Teams and your school email for details. Contact Ms. Isaacson with any questions.  
  • North High has many community supporters who fund scholarships, many of them named for alumni, for seniors pursuing college and trade/apprenticeship programs. Applications for these scholarships open in late winter/early spring of 2022. Watch Teams and your school email for more information. Contact Ms. Isaacson or Mr. Griggs with any questions.  
  • Go to for Transcript requests.  This link can be found on the North High School Website front page as well 


  • SENIORS’ LAST DAY:  Wednesday, May 24, 2023 
  • MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal is Thursday, May 25 from 9 -12 in North’s auditorium. 
  • CLASS DAY: Friday, May 26, 2023, at 10-11:30am. 
    • This ceremony is mandatory to walk in the graduation ceremony.   
    • *Seniors report by 9 AM. 
  • COMMENCEMENT: The Graduation Commencement ceremony will be at the Knapp Center on Sunday, May 28 – 1pm. 

 Polar Bear Plans! 

  • Rehearsal Date: TBD 
  • Event Date: TBD 

 Senior Class Meetings 

  •  September: 
    • Wednesday, September 7 @ 11 – 11:30 * Auditorium 
    • Wednesday, September 14: 7:30AM – 1:30PM – Herff Jones will be here to take senior orders! 
  • October: 
    • Wednesday, October 19 @ 11 – 11:30 * Auditorium 
    • Cap and gown orders (JM) 
    • Academic Motivation (counselor) 
    • Applications and FAFSA (HI) 
    • Game/giveaway (JM) 
  • November: 
    • Wednesday, November 30 @ 11 – 11:30 * Auditorium 
    • Guest speakers (3) – Jessie Masteller will reach out 
  • January: 
    • Wednesday, January 11 @ 11 – 11:30 * Auditorium 
  • March: 
    • Wednesday, March 1 @ 11 – 11:30 * Auditorium 
  • April: 
    • Wednesday, April 26 @ 11 – 11:30 * Auditorium 
  • May: 
    • Wednesday, May 24 @ 11 – 11:30 * Auditorium 

Check your Class of 2023 Teams and Snap! Connect for messages that apply to all seniors!
Anything that is hyperlinked, it will be most easily accessed electronically!
Any questions about anything for the Class of 2023?  Please email