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Creating Something Where There is Nothing

With all the hussle, stress, and cold weather of the winter season, there is some excitement in the air, and that is Show Choir. The Show Choir season is starting to kick off and the students involved are ecstatic. Show Choir is a popular extracurricular activity at Urbandale High School with groups that have been practicing since August. And the groups of Studio and Vitality … Continue reading Creating Something Where There is Nothing

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Traffic Crisis at UHS

Everyday hundreds of students arrive to Urbandale High School by car.  Some kids drive and others ride with friends, but they all wind up in the same place, the parking lot. The UHS parking lot holds roughly 406 cars with the additional pool lot holding about 120.  This combined total of 526 spaces isn’t nearly enough space for all of the teachers and students that … Continue reading Traffic Crisis at UHS

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Longs Lines and Little Time

This year at Urbandale High School there have been some changes.  One of these biggest changes is the lunchtime schedule. In previous years there have been three different divided lunches, as of the 2018- 2019 school year it has been reduced to two.  This change has come due to the creation of the Intervention, Extension, and Study hall (IES) program that was created this year … Continue reading Longs Lines and Little Time

2018-2019 Staff

2018-2019 Staff Sometimes, Change Is What Is Needed Change is the act or instance of making or becoming different, no one likes it, especially when it’s about a big aspect of life, such as changing schools. Mikayla Delaney started preschool at a private school full of restrictions and constraints then transitioned to a public high school full of strangers and new possibilities. “I feel like … Continue reading 2018-2019 Staff

UHS Football Team Plays Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

 On Friday the 18th the UHS football team wins against Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson moving them up 3-1 in district play. The score was 55-6 proving that the J-Hawks are a force to be reckoned with! Frerichs Field hosted Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson with the theme of “hick out.” Students were encouraged to wear redneck apparel to show their spirit.  Kick-off was at 7:00 p.m. … Continue reading UHS Football Team Plays Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

Boy’s Golf: Coach Henkenius

UHS’s head boy’s golf coach Patrick Henkenius has high hopes for this season. This is Coach Henkenius’ 8th season at Urbandale but he has been coaching boy’s golf for 20 years. The varsity team is set to play their district meet at Copper Creek Golf Course on October 8th. On October 1st Coach Henkenius agreed to sit down with the Urbandale Times, to discuss this … Continue reading Boy’s Golf: Coach Henkenius

UHS’s 2019 Homecoming Festivities

Urbandale’s 2019 Homecoming is promising many ways to celebrate and show school spirit! This year’s Homecoming week starts on September 16th. The theme is “Welcome to the Jungle.” In previous years, UHS has had fun during Homecoming week by setting dress-up days where students and staff dress in outfits according to that day. This year the tradition is kept alive with five unique outfit themes. … Continue reading UHS’s 2019 Homecoming Festivities

UHS Theater Arts Program is Kicking Off!

The UHS Theater Arts Department is gearing up for its upcoming fall play, Twelfth Night.  So far the school has hosted a Booster Club Drive on August 20th. The drive is a fundraiser that raises money for UHS’s athletic and fine arts programs. In past years, the Booster Club drives have had great success and it has covered the costs of items that otherwise the … Continue reading UHS Theater Arts Program is Kicking Off!

Goodbye Iowa Assessments, Hello ISASP

Students across the state of Iowa are going to notice something a bit different this year. They won’t be taking Iowa Assessments, or as they were previously known as ITBS. This year students will take the ISASP test. ISASP stands for Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress. Students in third through eleventh grade will partake in this new form of testing. ISASP is an online, … Continue reading Goodbye Iowa Assessments, Hello ISASP

Ding Dong The Witch (Hunt) Is Dead

On March 21st, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller turned in his report to Attorney General William Barr. Mueller’s report was a compilation of his research into the investigation on Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential election as well as other crimes both President Trump and members of his campaign may have committed. Mueller has been working on this report for nearly two years now and … Continue reading Ding Dong The Witch (Hunt) Is Dead

Spotlight On: Ms. Hansen

Karin Hasen is one of Urbandale High School’s newest educators this school year. She’s young, she’s spunky, and a lot of students really seem to like her. So let us take a deeper look into one of UHS’ newest editions, Ms. Hansen! Ms. Hansen was born and raised in Rancine, Wisconsin. For geographical reference, that’s really close to Milwaukee.   When Ms. Hansen first started … Continue reading Spotlight On: Ms. Hansen

New Bills Help Fund Iowa’s Future

On February 20th, 2019, Governor Kim Reynolds signed two bills into law that will help K-12 education going forward. This has increased the amount of money that the state will put towards education. Governor Reynolds approved for ninety million dollars to be put towards K-12 education in the state of Iowa. Reynolds said in an interview with The Des Moines Register, “This new education funding … Continue reading New Bills Help Fund Iowa’s Future

Cats With Jobs

For nearly twenty years, Stubbs the cat held the position as mayor to the Alaskan town of Talkeetna. He was elected after the town’s residents rejected the human candidates. Talkeetna residents have stated that Stubbs was the best mayor in the town’s history. Browser was hired at a Texas public library when they began having rodent problems six years ago. Along with pest control, the … Continue reading Cats With Jobs