The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

From left to right are Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Kunzman and Mrs. Yoakum.
The Next Chapter
Zoe Marquez, Editor • May 30, 2023

This year, North Polk will say farewell and wish a pleasant retirement to three long-time educators: Kelly Kunzman, Jeannie Williams and Brenda Yoakum. Kunzman has taught for...

Cambios en el Departamento de Español
Cambios en el Departamento de Español
Zoe Marquez, Editor • May 22, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year comes to an ultimate end, news of the 2023-2024 roams the hallways of North Polk High School. One of the more known “rumors” going around is that...

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
Newspaper has been one of the biggest highlights of sophomore year. Here is me posing with the OG editor and graduating senior Olivia Moody.
The Frightening Future
Zoe Marquez, Editor • May 22, 2023

As the last full week of the 2022-2023 school year descends upon the school building, a sense of surrealism follows it. The seniors are gone, the school work is slowly coming...

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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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Broadcast Editor
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Yearbook Editor
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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