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North School Supply List
Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:10 PM

School starts Tuesday, Sept 3 . Here is your list of school supplies.  

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Open House and Cookout
Friday, August 9, 2019 9:50 AM

Come for the open house and cook out.  Thursday August 29th,  5 - 7.

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New Polar Principal
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:30 AM

North High School is pleased to announce Mauri Friestleben is our new Polar Principal!

 

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Groundbreaking Ceremony
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:10 PM

There will be a field groundbreaking ceremony for the new athletic field on Wednesday, June 19th at  10:00 a.m.  Hope to see you there.

 

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Student Investor Places #1 in the State
Monday, June 3, 2019 8:35 AM

North High economic students competed in the year long stock market game and senior, Ijahlee Waller, placed number one in the state.

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North High Senior Award Ceremony
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:55 AM

Celebrate our seniors as they are recognized for department awards and scholarships!

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Northside MSP Robotics
Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:35 AM

Sign-Up today for summer & fall robotics free training!

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Polars in the Fringe!
Friday, May 17, 2019 2:30 PM

Help me give my students the experience of a lifetime to perform and the world renown Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of 2020!

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Rayana Wallace receives Arthur Colberg Memorial Scholarship
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:10 AM

The 2019 recipient of the Arthur Colberg Memorial Scholarship is North High School Senior, Rayana Wallace.

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Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:10 PM

Graduation is scheduled for Thursday June 6 at 1:00 pm.

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North Students Beat the Odds
Friday, April 19, 2019 2:30 PM

Be sure to congratulate this year's Beat the Odds Scholarship recipients Israel Glenn, Ke'nija Wallace, and Jasmine Salter. 

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Arts Program Accepted to Prestigious Festival
Friday, April 19, 2019 10:35 AM

The North High Arts Program has been accepted into the American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scottland.

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Library Ribbon Cutting
Monday, April 15, 2019 4:30 PM

Thanks to the hard work and contributions of many, North students have a beautiful new library space with access to information that can support and inspire them. Students, families, and community members are invited to celebrate with us on Wed, April 24.

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Student Artwork Displayed at Cargill Hall
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:30 AM

Congratulations to the four North High students whose art work was selected to be displayed in the Viva City High School Visual Arts Exhibition.  

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Students Take an Intensive Dive into the World of Food Science
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:15 PM

NSTEM students participated in "Intensives Projects" for two days in lieu of regular classes.

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History Day Polar Style
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:40 PM

Many high schools participates in the National History Day Competition every year, but at North we add our own flair!

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North Boys Basketball Team in Semifinals
Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:15 PM

Good luck to the North High School Polar Men's Basketball Team as they take on Perham Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at the Target Center!

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North Athletic Field Community Meeting
Monday, March 4, 2019 10:40 AM

Join us for a community meeting to discuss the exciting changes to North High School's Athletic Field. Architects will be on hand to present design proposals and answer questions. Come see what’s being planned and share your feedback!

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North High Hosts Committee Meeting on Transportation
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:50 PM

On Tuesday (2/26) the State of Minnesota, Transportation Finance & Policy Division of the MN House of Representatives, held a public committee meeting in the North High School auditorium.

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North Students Get ACT Prepared
Monday, February 25, 2019 1:30 PM

This school year North teachers and staff work hard to get students prepared for the ACT in a variety of ways.

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Get Ready for Spring Sports!
Monday, February 25, 2019 1:20 PM

It may still be cold outside but we can warm up our thoughts with readying for spring sports! Baseball, badminton and track and field are gearing up for their seasons!

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North High's 2nd Annual SEL Conference
Monday, February 25, 2019 1:20 PM

On Thursday, February 28th, the North High family will participate in the 2nd Annual Social Emotional Learning for the Future Conference!

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North High Celebrates National African-American Family Involvement Day
Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:45 PM

Polar Families are invited to come celebrate NAAFID on Monday, February 11th.

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Open Mic with guest Longshot tonight
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:25 AM

Tonight North High hosts hip hop artist Longshot and features North High students.

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Game Cancelled
Monday, February 4, 2019 1:15 PM

All after school activites are cancelled - including the game - due to weather.  

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Dear North High School Community
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3:50 PM

A letter from North High Principal, Dr. Shawn Harris Berry.

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Open House for Future Polars
Monday, January 7, 2019 1:10 PM

North High will host an 8th grade open house on Thursday, January 10 from 6 - 8pm.  

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Students Visit Egypt's Sunken Cities
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:00 AM

On Friday, students went to see the Egypt's Sunken Cities exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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CTE Fair at North
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:25 AM

North Community High School hosted a Career and Tech Ed (CTE) career fair on December 12, 2018.

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Open Mic Series with Community Poets
Friday, November 30, 2018 10:50 AM

North High Media Center is hosting a seris of open mics with an amazing lineup of elite community poets.

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New Hydration Station and Water Bottles for Everyone!
Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:40 AM

Thanks to a grant, North High has a new hydration station and a FREE water bottle for every student who completes an educational lesson about water.  

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Quarter 1 Honor Roll Ceremony
Monday, November 19, 2018 11:15 AM

North High will recognize honor roll students in the auditorium on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:10.

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Cheer on the North High School Polars Football Team
Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:35 PM

The North Polars Football Team will play in the Minnesota State High School League Class AA Semifinals this Friday, Nov 16, at 11:30 am.

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Coach McKenzie inducted into High School's Hall of Fame
Monday, November 12, 2018 8:40 AM

Join us in congratulating basketball coach, Larry McKenzie, for being inducted in the Miami Beach Senior High School Hall of Fame! 

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North Recognizes Native American Family Involvement Day
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:45 AM

Thursday, November 15th is Native American Family Involvement Day or NAFID. North values our Native students and families as well as the rich history they carry. We will be hosting a luncheon for them on this day.

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High School Information Night
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:25 AM

Have an 8th grader preparing for high school? Come learn about all North High has to offer at our High School Information Night -Thursday, November 1st, 6 - 8 p.m.

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Graco Manufacturing Day
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:10 PM

Local company, Graco Manufacturing shows students, parents, educators and community what modern manufacturing is all about.  

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All-New Drumline
Friday, October 12, 2018 1:40 PM

Homecoming week marked the debut of the all-new North High Drumline!

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North Students Headed to Hamilton!
Monday, September 10, 2018 1:50 PM

About 170 North High students and sixteen staff members will be attending Broadway's Hit Musical, Hamilton, thanks to Minneapolis Project SUCCESS!

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Polar Parent Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2018 10:50 AM

North High Parents and Families are invited to attend this meeting.  

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Athletic Director Position Official
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 1:40 PM

Congratulations to Kale Severson, North High's official athletic director!

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Students Can Look up Schedules Now!
Friday, August 24, 2018 2:20 PM

Student schedules are loaded up and ready to go.  Use your phone or a computer to check your schedule now!

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Welcome Back Students
Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:50 PM

Its time to go back to school.  Click here for information on Go To cards, the open house, and the first day of school.  

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North High Art Student Sells Pieces at Art-a-Whirl
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:40 PM

North High student, D'Angelo Raymond sold three pieces of original art at Art-A-Whirl, an annual Northeast Mpls Art event.    

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Ms. Nafeesah Muhammad honored with MELA Award
Monday, May 21, 2018 10:45 AM

North High teacher, Ms. Nafeesah Muhammad was awarded the prestigious Minneapolis Educator Leadership Award (MELA) 

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Sociology Scholars Symposium Huge Success
Monday, May 21, 2018 8:50 AM

Ms. Courtney Bell's Sociology Symposium at the University of Minnesota gained recognization from the Minnesota Star Tribune.  

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Takyezia Lee awarded Kiwanis Scholarship
Monday, May 21, 2018 8:40 AM

Takyezia Lee was awarded a $2500 scholarship for college Tuesday May 15th at the Minneapolis Kiwanis Club.

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Dr. Shawn Harris-Berry named Hennepin Division High School Principal of the Year
Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:10 PM

The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals has named North High School Principal, Dr. Shawn Harris-Berry its Hennepin Division High School Principal of the year!

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Courtney Bell Recognized as Finalist
Monday, May 7, 2018 10:10 AM

Help me to congratulate North High Teacher, Courtney Bell for her nomination for MN Teacher of the Year. 

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History Day Achievements
Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:50 AM

Five North High students competed at the state level competition for history day this year!

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Azhae'la Hanson, 2018 Rose Rees Award Winner
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:35 PM

North senior, Azhae'la Hanson, became the 2018 Rose Rees award winner for North High School on Wednesday, April 25.

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Sociology Scholars present Symposium at University of Minnesota
Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:50 AM

Ms. Bell's sociology students will conduct a research symposium at the University of Minnesota on Friday, May 4, from 10 - 12 at Coffman Memorial Union.  You are invited to attend this event and support these scholars!

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Ancestry Books Curates Poetry Collection at North High Media Center
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:55 PM

Chaun Webster, co-owner of North Minneapolis bookstore, Ancestry Books, recently served a loft literary fellowship at North High.  

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Senior Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:25 PM

Familes and Community members are invited to celebrate the seniors on Tuesday, May 22 from 1 - 2 in the North High auditorium.  

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Honor Roll - Quarter 3 Ceremony
Monday, April 23, 2018 3:15 PM

Quarter 3 Honor Roll ceremony will be held on Monday, April 30, at 2:30 in the North High Auditorium.  

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North High Robotics Photo Used for International Campaign
Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:30 PM

North High Robotics Club was sponsered by Boston Scientific this year.  Recently they used a photo of North high students for their international campaign.  

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Spring Break Trip to DC
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:25 AM

This past Spring Break, Ms. Courtney Bell took eight scholars on a trip to the East Coast to explore African American History in Washington, D.C. and three burroughs of New York in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Harlem. 

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8th Grade Registration Night
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:30 AM

Have you chosen North High for your 8th grader entering 9th grade in the fall? You are invited to attend Registration Night, Wednesday, April 25th.

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North Students Travelling Abroad
Monday, April 9, 2018 1:30 PM

North High juniors, Brandon Wall and Ke-Nija Wallace will be travelling abroad this summer through the "Experiment in International Living" program.

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Odell Wilson Named Player of the Year
Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:35 PM

Odell "Biggs" Wilson IV was selected as 2018, Minnesota City Sports Club, Basketball Player of the Year!

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Lady Polars Receive All-Conference Awards
Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:50 PM

Three North High Lady Polars received Minneapolis City All Conference Awards. 

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Wrestling Student Representing North High at State Tournament
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:55 AM

Please join us in congratulating North High student, Kehyan Porter who is headed to the State Wrestling Championship. 

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North High Teacher Finalist for Teacher of the Year
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:00 PM

The field of candidates for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor has been narrowed to 12 finalists, one of whom is North High social studies teacher, Ms. Courtney Bell. 

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AP Family Night March 1
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:50 AM

On Thursday March 1, from 4:30-6:00 pm, we are planning on having a informational night for families of AP students. 

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NAAPID To Include Honor Roll Assembly
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 10:10 AM

Monday, February 12th, North High Celebrates National African-American Parent Involvement Day. That same day we will also recognize students on A/B Honor Roll for Quarter 2.

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Join the Badminton Team
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 3:15 PM

The friendliest and funnest sport at the school is starting soon.  Click here for Badminton information.

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Senior Basketball Player Scores her 1000th Point
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 1:25 PM

Senior basketball player, Monique Wooten scored her 1000th point.  She will be honored publicly at Thursday's game. 

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ACT Day is Approaching!
Friday, February 2, 2018 12:25 PM

February 27, 2017 is ACT Day at North High. The ACT is a college entrance exam that is highly recommended for all students.

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Legendary Songwriters and Producers Visit North High
Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:20 AM

On Wednesday, January 31st, legendary music songwriters and producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, were at North High School to talk with the North High Scholars.

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8th Grade Open House
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:15 AM

Families with 8th grade students are invited to North High for an open house this evening, Tuesday, January 30th.

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Super Bowl Information
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:15 AM

We'd like to share important updates with you about how Mpls Public Schools is planning for the Super Bowl, and what you can do to help keep all kids safe during this national event. 

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Broadcasting Opportunity for North High Students
Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:25 AM

Six students from Minneapolis North High School, North Academy of Arts and Communications, will have an opportunity to shadow NBC broadcasters and crew at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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North Celebrates NAAPID 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:30 AM

Monday, February 12th come join us for a day of activities in honor of National African American Parent Involvement Day! 

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North Teacher Nominated for Teacher of the Year
Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:35 PM

North teacher, Ms. Courtney Bell, recieved the honor of being nominated for the teacher of the year 2018. 

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Quarter 2 Ending Soon
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:00 AM

Quarter 2 grading period ends on Wed, January 24.  North High offers many academic supports available to students. 

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Open House for 8th Grade Students
Monday, January 8, 2018 11:35 AM

Families of 8th graders who are considering what high school they will attend, are welcome to come see all that North High has to offer on Tuesday, January 30th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Winter Break Resources for Families
Monday, December 18, 2017 10:25 AM

Visit this list of resources for families available over winter break.

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Polars play Super Bowl practice game at U.S. Bank Stadium!
Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:10 AM

The North High Polars will play a practice game at US Bank Stadium on Friday, February 2.

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NSTEM Students Visit with STEM Mentors
Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:55 PM

On Friday December 1, NSTEM 10th graders visited the U of MN foe our follow up STEM Mentors event.

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Fine Arts Performance
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:55 AM

The Annual Works in Progress Fine Arts Sharing will be held at 6pm on Wed, Dec 13th at the North High Auditorium. 

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Honor Roll pepfest
Monday, December 4, 2017 9:35 AM

Celebrate our scholars at the Honor Roll pepfest, Monday Dec 4 at 2:00.  Parents are welcome. 

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Trash-Treasure Drive for NSTEM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:10 AM

The North STEM Academy presents the first annual Trash-Treasure Drive.  What old items around your house could be added to our makerspace for student building projects?

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North High Football Banquet
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:15 AM

Come celebrate our Polar football team's amazing season!

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Social Emotional Learning Conference at North High
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:00 AM

On Friday, North High students attended a variety of Social Emotional Learning workshops led by community experts.

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Recognition for Outstanding Play
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:35 PM

Congratulations to all the football players recognized for outstanding play and selected to the Twin City Red All-District Team

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Polar Football Team Advances to State Tournament
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:00 PM

The undefeated Polars play Caledonia High School in the State 4AA Quarterfinal on Friday, November 10. 

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NSTEM 10th Graders Conduct Lab with their Mentors
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 2:10 PM

Stem Students and U of MN STEM Mentors had the opportunity to work side by side in a laboratory environment. 

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North High Calendar
Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:50 AM

The North High Calendar is new and improved this year!  Visit the calendar to see field trips, days off, special events, athletics and much more!

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Superintendent's Budget Message
Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:35 AM

Please read Superintendent Graff's explanation of financial challenges faced by Minneapolis Public Schools. 

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State of the School Address
Monday, October 23, 2017 12:35 PM

North High Principal, Dr. Shawn Harris-Berry will present the state of the school address on November 8 from 6:30 - 7:15.

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Social Emotional Learning Institute - workshop leaders needed
Monday, October 23, 2017 10:30 AM

Community Members - We need your help.  We are looking for volunteers to lead workshops on social emotional health for North High students and staff. 

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Graco Manufacturing/Engineering Day
Friday, October 13, 2017 1:10 PM

Three NSTEM students attended Graco Manufacturing / Engineering day. 

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Richard Walker wins second place in Iron Chef Junior Competition!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:45 AM

North High student, Richard Walker, was one of sixteen middle and high school students who teamed up with local chefs and NFL players for the Super Bowl edition, top-chef style cooking competition!

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Theatre Class Up and Running!
Monday, October 9, 2017 2:10 PM

North High is excited to have our new theatre teacher Ms. Joetta Wright. 

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Joseph Rios Poetry Reading
Monday, October 9, 2017 8:30 AM

Emerging Poet Joseph Rios will read his work at North High on October 25th during 6th hour.

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Mock Trial Team
Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:10 PM

Students, are you interested in joining the very first North High School Mock Trial team?

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Homecoming Royalty
Friday, October 6, 2017 9:10 AM

Students were looking their best for North High Homecoming Coronation.  See which students were selected to represent North!

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Homecoming and Spirit Week!
Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:00 PM

Next week is Spirit Week at North High!  Keep up to date with all the events here.

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How do I get Career & College Ready?
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:35 AM

North High has a thriving Career and College Center for North high students.  Learn more about resources provided here. 

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