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

The Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games are a significant global multi-sport event held once every four years for sports practiced on snow and ice. There are many competitions, including alpine skiing, speed skating, skeleton, curling, and even more. These events are held in major world hubs, with this year’s being hosted in Beijing, China. The Winter Olympics have a long and varied history full of scandals and … Continue reading The Winter Olympics

Getting to know Mrs. Gyure

Melissa Gyrue is an Urbandale Highschool teacher who teaches Spanish and Cultural Issues. In her free time she enjoys decorating cakes, traveling, and learning new things. She cares deeply about her students and makes her classroom an educational and fun place to learn. Mrs. Gyure would define herself as many things, but one thing that she hears a lot is that she is organized, fun, … Continue reading Getting to know Mrs. Gyure