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

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

New Bills Help Fund Iowa’s Future

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

Cats With Jobs

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