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    Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    • Congratulations to all students who made the Honor Roll for Tri 2. If you would like an Honor Roll Certificate in recognition of your accomplishment please stop by the Main Office and Karla will print it out for you.

    • Completed PSEO paperwork is due in the Counseling Office this Thursday. 

    • The Iowa City College Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 29th, from 1-3 pm in the West High gym.  To see the list of colleges that will be represented and to get pre-registered for the event, stop by the Counseling Office.  

    • ATTENTION SENIORS: The Senior Class picture will take place this Wednesday, March 22 at the beginning of third hour in the Little Hawk Arena.

    • ALSO SENIORS: Josten’s will be here this Friday, March 24 to deliver graduation items.  They will be set up in the Main Foyer from 10:00AM-1:00PM.

    • Iowa City Kickers will have a 9-12th grade boys league this Spring. Season starts April 22 - June 10th. They will have 7 v 7 games played at noon on Saturdays. Register at the Iowa City Kicker website by March 31.

    • The Latino Hawks will be meeting this Friday at the Opstad Auditorium.  Please scan the QR code or email Mrs. Velina McTaggart

    • Sophomores, get ready for fun in the sun as you develop LIFE CHANGING leadership skills at the Free Rotary Youth Leadership camp this summer at Grinnell College. Sign up with Mr.Fraga in the Guidance Office for the RYLA Information Meeting on Wednesday, March 29, in the old Commons during Advisory.

    • If you have a teacher or staff member that you would like to be recognized for their awesome work at City High, please send an email to Mr. Bacon. Indicate why you think they deserve to be recognized in the email.  

    • Attention Juniors and Seniors: Prom is fast approaching! Students that have 15 total unexcused absences 3rd trimester or are dropped from any class due to unexcused absences will not be allowed to buy tickets or attend Prom without making arrangements with Mr. Coleman! Prom is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Make sure you are able to attend by being present in all of your classes. #stopunexcusedabsences


    • Wednesday, March 22-Iowa State University - 2pm in Russ Johnson's office (library)

    • Thursday, March 23-William Penn University - lunch 


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Principal's Message

  • John BaconWelcome 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!

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