One Loss and One Awesome Comeback

After an amazing win for the girls at Lincoln High School, on January 28th, the whole of Urbandale was ready for another show of skill last Friday when the Urbandale girls varsity basketball team played Johnston. The Johnston girls took a swift lead of 13 points in the first quarter. The Urbandale girls were unable to make up the difference and at half time Urbandale … Continue reading One Loss and One Awesome Comeback

Discipline in the School Yard

“Violent brawl between teacher and student in California,” Texas substitute teacher fired after video shows alleged fight. For years, these types of problems have been happening. People have been increasingly aware due to social media. It all starts when the student has a problem with what the teacher is saying. They go back and forth until the student starts yelling and then the teacher yells … Continue reading Discipline in the School Yard

ADEC Earns First Place at Regionals

The UHS Academic Decathlon team earned first place at the Central Regional competition and is looking forward to State. Academic Decathlon is an extracurricular activity and elective that is led by coach Carrie Baird-Forristall. Students widen their horizons by familiarising themselves with subjects such as art, literature, economics, science, math, and more. Each year hosts a new theme this year’s being “In Sickness and in … Continue reading ADEC Earns First Place at Regionals

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

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

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

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

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?

Intervention for IES?

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?