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North Central Junior High: November Updates

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Important Dates:

November 3rd: Orchestra Concert (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Liberty High Auditorium)

-students arrive to Liberty at 6:45pm to tune and warm up.

November 8th: No School/Teacher PD

November 9th: Choir Concert (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Liberty High Auditorium)

November 13th: Stadium Cleanup (7:00am Kinnick Stadium South Endzone)

November 16th: Band Concert (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Liberty High Auditorium)

November 17th: End of first Trimester

November 18th: No School Records Day

November 23-25: No School (Thanksgiving Break)

November 26th: Stadium Cleanup (7:00am Kinnick Stadium South Endzone)

Meet some of our Amazing Staff!

8th Grade Silver Volleyball Team

Congratulations to the 8th grade Silver A volleyball team for going undefeated, with a record of 9-0, this volleyball season. They finished their season on Monday, Oct. 10th, defeating Taft Middle School in the CRandIC conference championship game. Way to go Bolts!

Student Artwork

Seminar Class

On Friday 10/28/22 seminar classes walked over to Van Allen Elementary to share the carnival game projects they have created with the Van Allen PE classes. The kids have put in a lot of hard work this trimester brainstorming ideas, designing, and creating their games, and it will be exciting to see them put to use. Students will also be recording data to see if their games fall in the desired win/loss ratio to ensure our games are profitable.

The projects are great and I am very proud of their effort and collaboration with group members. We did a practice run earlier this week with the PE class here at NCJH that went very well. I will attach some pictures. I will also take pictures at the elementary to share with you. For those who may have helped with anything for this project - Thank You!

Your kids are all fantastic,

Mr. Lutjen

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A huge thank you to the PSTO (Parent Student Teacher Organization) and all of our families for providing meals to our staff during parent teacher conferences. Thank you for always thinking of our staff and taking care of us. We are grateful for all of the support.

PSTO Information:


North Central Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phone/Personal Technology Policy & Confiscation Procedures

Cell phones: Students may use cell phones during passing time and at lunch while school is in session. All phones must be put away, and ringers silenced before entering the classroom. Phones in use or view during class time may be confiscated by staff (this includes using phones to listen to music). Students who refuse to comply will be subject to additional school consequences. Additionally, students are not allowed to have headphones/earbuds on or in their ears during class. At North Central Junior High School the following steps will be used to enforce the policy:

1. At the beginning of class all teachers/staff will say “secure your phones”

2. Students should have their phones put away and out of sight.

3. If the phone is out or being used, the teacher will confiscate the phone and deliver it to the main office where it will be secured until the end of the day.

4. If a student is refusing to give up his/her cell phone a counselor or administrator will be called and escort the student to the office where the phone will be secured.

5. If a student’s cell phone/device is confiscated three (3) different times, it will be held at school until a guardian comes to school to pick it up. A conference will be requested with student/guardian/admin to discuss possible solutions and/or additional consequences such as:

a. Multiple-day cell/device detention;

b. Trimester long cell/device detention;

c. Yearlong cell/device detention


If your student will be absent for any reason, please make sure you notify the NCJH Main Office (319-688-1210 or via email at by 9:00am on the day of the absence. Emailing teachers does not excuse the absence. If your student needs to leave early, please notify the main office and a pass will be given to your student to leave class early. Students must check out in the main office before exiting the building.


Students are not allowed access to the building before 8:30am. Students wanting to meet with teachers, must get permission from the teacher prior to the meeting, to be let in to the building before 8:30am. The office will not allow students in to the building before that time unless notification from the teacher has been given to the main office. Students will not be allowed up to meet with teachers before 8:15am unless that has also been clearly communicated with office staff.


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 Eric Howard, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,