Senior Page

Important dates

Senior meetings coming up during Polar Bear Time:

  • Tues, 9/5 — 10:35am — Meeting with Herff Jones during Polar Bear Time (PBT)
  • Thurs, 9/7 — 6:30pm — During our Open House, Herff Jones will present senior gear to parents and make payments + orders
  • Tues, 9/12– All Day — Herff Jones will be by the Polar Bear to take payments and orders for cap & gown

All payments are due in early December

Senior class group picture : October 13th,at 9:00 a.m. in the gym.


Senior Photo Requirements:

  • Vertical head/shoulder shot
  • High Resolution (300 DPI)
  • No props (This includes but is not limited to: animals, hats, instruments, other people or anything in the hands, etc.)

Two ways to submit your photos:

  1. Send photo as a high-resolution (300 DPI) attachment to .
    1. Subject line should be: SENIOR PHOTO: STUDENT FIRST AND LAST NAME
  2. Bring in a hard copy in an envelope clearly labeled with the student’s first and last name to classroom 1515, silver hall, before or after school.

NOTE: A final list of all photos received by the yearbook crew will be published on the main office windows from November 20th to the 30th.  It is every student’s responsibility to check the final list during that posting.

If you have questions, please email the Yearbook Advisor, Jennifer Dryden, at the same email address listed below.  Thank you for being prompt and precise about your submission.

Prom will be held on Saturday, April 21nd from 8-11pm at Forte (615 3rd St.Downtown) tickets are 30.00 for one 50.00 for two.
Post Prom is held at North High Sunday, April 22nd beginning at 12:00 and ending at 5:00am.

Planning is in full swing for activities that will give our North students a safe and fun-filled evening following their Prom on April 21, 2018 – Prom is held downtown and Post Prom will be held in the gyms, hallways, cafeteria and auditorium here at North High School.

In April 2016, we spent $7,500 to provide entertainment (inflatables, laser tag, movies, caricature artist, photo booth, painting stations) and food + drinks for the students. Here at North, we are always striving to improve our events and to provide the best atmosphere we can for our incredible students. Since our Post Prom relies on the generosity of individuals we greatly appreciate donations whether it is a gift of food or drinks to sustain the students all night long, money to put toward entertainment or prizes, or gift certificates and items to award so that every student attending Post Prom receives something as a reminder of the night. You can call Praveen Bannikatti at 515-242-7222 or email to discuss donations that need to be picked up, or to suggest fundraiser ideas. You can also mail a contribution to:

North High Post Prom
501 Holcomb Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313
Thank you in advance for your support of the students at North High School!

Reminder: apply for Scholarships, keep checking the Counseling website and the scholarship file in the Counseling office.

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Important Dates:

Grad Rehearsal-Mandatory to walk in graduation rehearsal in gym
Thursday May 24th

Class Day Ceremony-Mandatory to walk in graduation ceremony
9:00-10:30am families are invited to attend this event in North Gym
Friday, May 25, 2018

May 2017 Graduation ceremony can be watched HERE

Graduation Information
May 27, 2018, Sunday
7:30 p.m.
Knapp Center
General Information
**Order caps and gowns**
Total minimum cost for cap and gown is $60.00 plus 6% tax and $10.00 fee for handling. After December 08, 2017 – cost increases due to late ordering fees. *** If paying with cash please bring exact change ***
You can put a deposit down and pay at school through December 2017.
After Winter Break you will need to call Herff Jones 515-993-3809 or visit their website to order.