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

UHS Is Off To The Polls!

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!

The Dress Code – Is It Targeting One Gender?

The Urbandale High School dress code states; “Students are expected to dress and groom themselves in a way that is not offensive or distracting to students and/or staff.” This is a simple and normal way to start a school’s dress code. However, some of the specifications on what students can and cannot wear seem to target only one group of students, females. The school dress … Continue reading The Dress Code – Is It Targeting One Gender?

Healthy Kids Act Takes UCSD By Storm!

In 2010, the United States Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act in an attempt to get kids to eat healthier and exercise more. The act is sometimes referred to as a reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and … Continue reading Healthy Kids Act Takes UCSD By Storm!