City High Update

The School That Leads

February 1, 2019

Dear Little Hawks,

Greetings from The School That Leads! What an unprecedented stretch of weather. We were so happy to have our Little Hawks back in school today. Check out our news in this week's Update.

Registration Season!

Guidance counselors have started the process of meeting with students about course selection for the 2019-20 school year. City High offers one of the most robust course catalogs in the state of Iowa. We are proud of our wide-ranging course opportunities. I encourage all parents to talk with students about course selection, explore the great choices, and contact our guidance counselors with questions.

MLK Day Celebration was Amazing!

On January 18 we had a special day of school where students built their schedule selecting from a menu of wonderful choices. We had guest speakers, field trips, service projects, cultural cooking classes, leadership training, movies, and so much more. Proud of our students and staff for embracing this special day.

Major Honor for City High Band and Jazz Showcase Saturday!

Big congrats to Dr. McReynolds, Mr. Ottmar, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. Both groups were selected to perform at the Iowa Bandmaster's Association conference on May 9, in Des Moines. This is a very rare occurrence to have both the jazz and concert bands from one school as the featured performers in the same year. The performance dates are Thursday, May 9 at 8:30pm for jazz ensemble and Friday, May 10 at 5:00pm for wind ensemble. Just further confirmation of the outstanding band program at City High. This is the highest achievement for any jazz or concert band ensemble in the state of Iowa.

Catch the Jazz Band at our annual Jazz Showcase! Tomorrow (Saturday, February 2) at 5:00 and 8:00 in the cafeteria.

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Choir Students Participate in Luther College Festival

City High vocal music students participated in a special program hosted by Luther College. A great opportunity for our singers!
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The Little Hawk Pacemaker Finalist

Our journalists are up for the the highest honor in American high school journalism. Congrats to Mr. Rogers and our students.
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All State Debaters

Congrats to Simon and Ellis for earning All State Debate honors. Well done!
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Les Mis Underway

City High Theater has competed auditions for our Spring musical, Les Mis. We believe it may be the largest production (51 roles!) ever performed at City High. Shows April 12-14. Cannot wait.
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The most beautiful school in Iowa all lit up on parent/teacher conference night. So pretty!
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It's great to be a City High Little Hawk!

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