The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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2024 Entrepreneurship Class
Zoe Marquez, Editor • September 20, 2023

Starting Spring 2024 during fourth period, an Entrepreneurship class will be offered at North Polk High School. The class will be taught by Dennis Johnson and the only prerequisite...

Screenshot taken from the KCCI News website regarding the temperature for Aug. 23, 2023.
2023, the Hottest Year Recorded and its Effects on Iowa Schools
Zoe Marquez, Editor • September 7, 2023

Due to the excessive heat waves that struck Iowa from the months of July and August, schools across the state were affected in similar ways.  The most prominent signs of the...

Picture taken during play practice taken by Isabelle Lowe.
“Leaving Iowa”
Zoe Marquez, Editor • May 5, 2023
We’re not Speechless
Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor • March 7, 2023
Art Interest at NP
Cora Gustason , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022
Book Review: “Party School”
Book Review: “Party School”
Zoe Marquez, Editor • May 22, 2023
Maybe Don’t Join That Club
Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor • May 12, 2023
Image sourced from LinkedIn.
Choosing Empathy
Zoe Marquez, Editor • September 20, 2023

High school is said to be “the best years of your life.” It is said to give you the experience that will help you navigate your way throughout both the hardships and prosperities....

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Girls basketball team celebrating their win at the semi-finals. Image from the North Polk Flickr.
State Bound Comets
Zoe Marquez, Editor • March 8, 2023
Emma Dagget (right) and Elyse Engebretson (left) in the Ankeny Girls Wrestling gear.
Making History
Zoe Marquez, Editor • January 31, 2023
Screenshot taken from the North Polk High School website. This page provides the Registration Guide for students, as well as registration information for DMACC classes.
New Year, New Opportunities
Zoe Marquez, Editor • February 13, 2023

As conversations about the selection of yearly classes are brought up in early February, new opportunities are brought into North Polk High School (NPHS) for not only incoming...

Infinite Campus page [used by North Polk District] showing the calculation of the weight in Summatives and Formatives.
The Impact of the Grading System
Zoe Marquez, Editor • January 17, 2023

Ever since the current grading system at North Polk has been placed, it has become a topic that can be seen as both a positive and a negative. This being not only by the student’s...

Going Digital
Jack VandeKrol , Intro to Journalism Student • December 21, 2022

Within the past few years, there have been some severe educational challenges when it comes to schools bouncing back from global quarantine due to Covid-19 in 2020. One of the...


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Student Council President Mason Stokes preparing for the delivery of the “Crush Cans,” provided by the North Polk Student Council Instagram account.
Love is in the Air,
Zoe Marquez, Editor • February 22, 2023
Boy Scouts at North Polk
Aidan Trier , Intro to Journalism Student • December 20, 2022

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