The History of Prom

Proms today are a quintessential and well-known part of the high school narrative. They arrive finished with large event spaces, fancy limos, loud music, and attire reminiscent of Hollywood stars. Nevertheless, proms were not always the decorated, iconic, and inclusive display they are today. Numerous academics acknowledge that high school dances arose from the popularity of elite debutante balls of the upper class. At these … Continue reading The History of Prom

Schedule Changes for the 2022-2023 School Year

Urbandale High School has faced many changes over the years. As a result of this, Urbandale is consistently evolving to fit the current needs of students and staff. This year, on January 21, the district held a meeting where it was proposed that the high school schedule should be shifted to add late starts on Mondays and to eliminate early dismissal on Wednesdays and Thursdays. … Continue reading Schedule Changes for the 2022-2023 School Year

Teacher Feature on Mrs. Ibrahim

Karin Ibrahim has worked in the Urbandale district for four years, teaching Language and Literature, Creative Writing, and Experiences in Writing 1 & 2 in the English department. She went into college to become a veterinarian but changed her major after her second year.  “I was taking all the science classes, but when I got to my organic chemistry class, I was like, yeah it’s … Continue reading Teacher Feature on Mrs. Ibrahim