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North Central Junior High: January Updates

Important Dates:

January 7th: Class Resumes

January 7th: PSTO Meeting 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Main Office)

January 16th: Midterm

January 16th: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Gym/Cafeteria)

January 21st: No School (MLK Day)

January 28th: Incoming 9th Grade Parent Registration Meeting- 6:00 pm at West High.

January 30th: Liberty High and West High counselors meet with 8th graders in language arts to begin registration.

January 30th: Incoming 9th Grade Parent Registration Meeting- 6:00 pm at Liberty High.

Registration Information

Iowa City Community School District

North Central JH/ Liberty High School/West High

REGISTRATION FOR 2019-20 School Year

7th Grade Registration

Mrs. McDonough & Mr. Clark will visit each elementary school and meet with 6th grade students planning to attend NCJH next fall as scheduled below:

Wednesday, Feb. 13th HSAP (Tonya to represent all 3 JH’s) 2:20 pm

Friday, Feb. 15th Kirkwood Elementary 8:30 am

Friday, Feb. 15th Van Allen Elementary 8:00 am

Tuesday, Feb. 19th Garner Elementary 9:00 am

Thursday, Feb. 21st Penn Elementary 9:30 am

Wednesday, February 27th Parent informational meeting at North Central for parents who are unable to attend the elementary meeting - 6:30 P.M. NC Band Room

Friday, March 1st NCJH 7th grade Registration forms are due back to your 6th grade teacher.

8th Grade Registration

March 4th & 5th Mrs. McDonough & Mr. Clark will meet with all current 7th graders in Mrs. Soukup’s, Mrs. Piper’s, and Mr. James’ LA 7 classes to distribute registration materials.

Friday, March 15th Forms DUE back to the North Central guidance office.

9th Grade Registration

Monday, Jan. 28th Parent information meeting for West High students/West Auditorium 6:00PM

Wednesday, Jan. 30th 9th grade Liberty registration presentation (via LA 8 classes at NC)

9th grade West High registration presentation (via LA8) West Counselors

Wednesday, Jan. 30th Parent information meeting for Liberty High students/Liberty HS 6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 6th 9th grade on-line registration DUE/ Collect forms, finalize on-line registration

Liberty and West High counselors return to NC to pick up registration forms and assist students with on-line registration.

Building Expansion Update/Photos

Boundary Changes 2019-2020

The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved new elementary attendance areas for the 2019-20 school year. The new boundaries were approved during their November 27 board meeting.

The updated maps can be found on the District website at the following link:

In addition, the District’s Attendance Area Look-Up links have been updated to reflect the approved boundary changes. The Attendance Area Look-Up links provide school information specific for your home address. The links can be found on the District website at the following link:

Junior high and high school students may also be impacted by these changes. Please be sure to check the Attendance Area Look-Up link above to determine if changes to the elementary boundaries have affected your student.


The NCJH staff would like to say thank you for your generosity. So far, parents, families and our school community have donated $6,000 dollars to North Central. If you have not donated and wish to, there is still time to do so. Attached are the links to the donation form and/or you can go online to donate at any time. Once again, thank you for all of your support.

Donation Form:

Online Payments:

NCJH Staff

New North Central Football Jerseys!!!

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North Central Girls and Boys Choir Practicing


North Central Band Practicing


Coding Challenge Projects

Attached you will find a listing of the coding projects submitted this year for our coding challenge. The top two teams were give a $10 App Store gift card and plans are in the works to try and include them again at the 2019 All Stars event on May 16 (once finalized more information will be sent). Thank you to Gary Vogt and Steven Davis, our community partners and Mr. Pauley and Mr. Harnack for organizing this great event.

1. Jackson Lumsdon, Anthony Garcia

2. Daniel Donald, Julian Stier, Gavin Fulmer

3. Marcus Brintle, Alex Wellborn, Tiegan Keel

4. Jennifer Alden and Lauren Ajax

5. Matthew Staber, Tanner Knight, Krishna Bharadwaj

6. Ethan Dueker, Lukas Swanson

7. Colton White, Garret Gregoire, Deuce McClanahan

8. Mariyah Haugsted, Victoria Martinson

9. Ryan Childers, Default Dan

10. Brody Schoon and Stone Forbes

11. Suhan

12. Lukas Swanson Ethan Duker

13. Kareem Musa, Terrence Fice

Blood Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated at the second trimester blood drive. We had 40 donors and collected 35 pints which can help over 70 patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Sue Sax - Personal Development


It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Chace Ramey, Chief Human Resource Officer, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,