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

2019-2020 Staff

Meet the authors behind The Urbandale Times Chloe McFarlane  Chloe McFarlane is a UHS junior with a passion for writing. She enjoys fashion, makeup, and spending time with friends. Some of her proudest moments are apparent in her time spent with the Academic Decathlon team, as well as beginning her own Embroidery Club sophomore year.   Chloe grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa and began attending … Continue reading 2019-2020 Staff

2018-2019 Staff

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

UHS Football Team Plays Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

 On Friday the 18th the UHS football team wins against Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson moving them up 3-1 in district play. The score was 55-6 proving that the J-Hawks are a force to be reckoned with! Frerichs Field hosted Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson with the theme of “hick out.” Students were encouraged to wear redneck apparel to show their spirit.  Kick-off was at 7:00 p.m. … Continue reading UHS Football Team Plays Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

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

UHS’s 2019 Homecoming Festivities

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

UHS Theater Arts Program is Kicking Off!

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!

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