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?

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!

Denial For Finals

This year at Urbandale High School, it was announced by the school that the student’s 1st semester finals would take place after winter break and students have not taken the news lightly. In past years, finals were the week before winter break but changed due to school starting later than usual. Lots of people have complained and disliked the decision. Many students have wondered if … Continue reading Denial For Finals

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?