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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

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

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

America’s Longest Running Shutdown

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

Sports: Helping Students?

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?