2018-2019 Staff Sometimes, Change Is What Is Needed Change is the act or instance of making or becoming different, no one likes it, especially when it’s about a big aspect of life, such as changing schools. Mikayla Delaney started preschool at a private school full of restrictions and constraints then transitioned to a public high school full of strangers and new possibilities. “I feel like … Continue reading 2018-2019 Staff
Urbandale’s 2019 Homecoming is promising many ways to celebrate and show school spirit! This year’s Homecoming week starts on September 16th. The theme is “Welcome to the Jungle.” In previous years, UHS has had fun during Homecoming week by setting dress-up days where students and staff dress in outfits according to that day. This year the tradition is kept alive with five unique outfit themes. … Continue reading UHS’s 2019 Homecoming Festivities
The UHS Theater Arts Department is gearing up for its upcoming fall play, Twelfth Night. So far the school has hosted a Booster Club Drive on August 20th. The drive is a fundraiser that raises money for UHS’s athletic and fine arts programs. In past years, the Booster Club drives have had great success and it has covered the costs of items that otherwise the … Continue reading UHS Theater Arts Program is Kicking Off!
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
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
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
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
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
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!