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  •  Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    • Attention Junior and Seniors: The signup list for the Powerpuff Football Championships is available now in the main office.  The deadline for signing up is TOMORROW.  This is a six-team tournament.  In order to sign up, teams need to designate a team captain or coach, provide an approved team name, and attend an informational meeting on Friday, September 17 and 8:30 am in room 2101.  Any questions, please email Mr. Carlson, or stop by room 2101.

    • The DM blackout shirts are in!! They will be at a table in the new commons for all lunches and 7th period on Friday. If you are unable to get it there they will be at the DM table for the football game. The coin drive canning jars will also be in the commons during 4th period and in the office for the rest of the day. Bring your coins to support our pediatric cancer kiddos and their families. 

    • Sophomores and Juniors: Registration for the PSAT will be open from September 10th - September 24th. The PSAT is a practice SAT that will be given Wednesday, October 13th at City High. Please check your school email or the Guidance website to register and pay.


      Monday, Sept 20, 10:30 - Central College

      Monday, Sept 20, 1:30pm - Colby College

    • There is a City High DM Fundraiser this week! Look for the jugs/containers in the main office and put your spare change in the container that says your grade number! Whichever grade has the most COINS wins! If you want to make sure your grade is doing well, you can also try to take away money from the other grades. 

    • The Iowa City Public Library is looking for Teen Volunteers!  There is information in the Silver Cord folder in the Main Office (which is currently in the Commons).  This is a great Silver Cord opportunity for anyone looking for volunteer hours.

    • Here are the Homecoming Week Theme Days:
    • Monday:Comfy/PJ's Day
    • Tuesday: Twin Day
    • Wednesday: Movie Character Day
    • Thursday: Messy Mismatch Day
    • Friday: Extreme Red & White Day


Principal's Message

  • John Bacon Welcome to City High School!

    City High is a special place with a rich and distinguished history. Our students are incredible, talented young people. Our families are highly supportive, active, and involved. Our faculty and staff represent true excellence in education. Our alumni share a common bond and continually rally around our beautiful school. Together, we are “The School That Leads!”

    As a proud graduate of City High (1992), I have a deep passion for our school. More than anything else, the experience I had as a student at City High shaped the future direction of my life. It is an honor and a joy to serve as principal.

    At City High, we share a common vision. Our school will be: 

    •  An academic powerhouse that delivers a world-class education
    •  A comprehensive high school with co-curricular activities that operate at an elite level in the great state of Iowa
    •  A place where all students are connected to our school so that they feel important, valued, and that they belong
    •  An institution with the highest code of ethics for students and staff; a place of deep respect and kindness

    Thanks for taking time to visit our website. It’s great to be a City High Little Hawk!