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    Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    • University of Iowa Climate Survey will take place TODAY during Advisory time.
    • The 9/10th iJAG students are hosting a food drive to help support City High students and families that are in need of the items we provide in the pantry. Help us fill up our City High Food Pantry, Emma’s Pantry which is located outside the band rooms off the Teacher’s parking lot. It starts on Wednesday December 8-13. We are accepting canned and boxed food items and hygiene products.Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the main office as well as the iJAG classroom #2104 and the iJAG office #2313. Add to the pantry, help a family!
    • Dance Marathon is having a Dine Out day on Friday, December 10 ALL DAY at BLUEBIRD. Dine Out if you can to support City High Dance Marathon!
    • City High is offering a class this trimester called On Your Own. This class prepares students to live independently in the near-future.  Each trimester, this course will be tailored to meet the needs of each class of young adults and will include the skills they need to feel confident and well-prepared to live on their own. Contact your counselor for more information or to sign up for this class!
    • Any student looking for volunteer hours can contact teacher Leah White.  She is looking for volunteers from 8:15am to 10:40am over at the Hoover Annex building. She can be reached at for more information..
    • Calling all Junior Girls. Are you interested in the government? Would you like to be a part of a "learning by doing" program that explores the City, County and State Government processes. Please visit the Guidance Office for more information about Girls State held at Drake University in June 2022. Deadline to get signed up is December 10th.
    • Students, please remember that the library is open for your academic work time. Space is limited and our environment is key, so to access the library during Advisory, you must sign up before noon.  You will get a pass signed by a library staff member.  Show this to your fifth hour teacher and bring it with you to the library.  Sign in with us, and you’re ready to work in a nice studious environment. 
    • If you need a locker, please stop in the Main Office and fill out a locker request form.
    • If you are interested in earning hours for Silver Cord, and have an open period or Study Hall for 2nd trimester, please consider being an Office Assistant/Runner for the Attendance Office. Positions available for all class periods. Stop by today to pick up an application!
    • Anyone interested in a paper planner for school, stop by the main office and grab one! 





High Five Fridays

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!