Is IES an effective way to raise grades throughout Urbandale High School. Last year grades were so low that UHS came up with IES (Intervention Extension Study Table) in an effort to raise grades through the school. So far people have mixed feeling about it. “IES is garbage and a waste of time,”said Luke Lanigan, Junior. For me, I think IES doesn’t help because it’s … Continue reading IES; is a mess
Can what you eat affect the way you feel? I think it can, our body’s are made up and fueled by the foods we eat. So in my opinion, eating healthier can help prevent mood swings and help you feel better throughout the day and possibly make you more calm and relaxed. Many things cause high stress levels such as, hormone imbalances, lack of sleep, … Continue reading Can Diet affect stress
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
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
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
The UHS Academic Decathlon team has received great success and will be offering a new way to get involved with the team. Academic decathlon will be offered as a class for the 2019-2020 school year. The class will be held in the 1st semester for all grades. You may take it as an elective or opposite PE. It is not required to take the class … Continue reading ADec: Striving for Greatness
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
On December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump shutdown the federal government in an attempt to get over five billion dollars for his proposed border wall. At the beginning of the shutdown, President Trump said he was more than willing to accept the responsibility for the shutdown of the government. However on January 3rd of 2019, President Trump shifted the responsibility to Speaker of the House, … Continue reading America’s Longest Running Shutdown
How can a sport help the average student to the star athlete? Students who choose to participate in football, volleyball, swimming, and or track and field, etc, will find many benefits by participating. The student no longer represents themselves on the field, court, or track but they bring with them; the pride and expectations of their school. When the team or individual displays a winning … Continue reading Sports: Helping Students?
Why IES? Some see this time and think, oh no, while others see this time and say, “Oh yeah.” There are many mixed emotions about IES, and every student should have a say in their time spent at school. There are, certainly, different perspectives found in every room, house, and building, but the facts never change. The fact is this, IES was a student committee … Continue reading Intervention for IES?
The midterm elections were only a few weeks ago and people are still celebrating their wins and recovering from their losses. In fact, some elections continued days after many results were sent in, such as the gubernatorial races in Florida and Georgia. While the midterms were in its beginning, middle, and end stages, government classes at Urbandale High School were in full swing discussing the … Continue reading UHS Is Off To The Polls!