Covid Surges Impacting Schools

Almedina Omerovic The Covid-19 Pandemic has made a drastic impact on the schools and the new surges aren’t helping.  Covid-19 is an infectious disease that is spreading like wildfire all over the world.  The pandemic has made a great impact all over the world, from loss of jobs, the increasing numbers of deaths, and especially schooling. As 2022 begins, the new surges of Covid-19 is … Continue reading Covid Surges Impacting Schools

Taliban in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a beautiful country known for its famous historical sights located in the midst of Central and South Asia. It has rough terrain with landlocked mountains. It is also home to more than two-thousand-year-old statues. The beautiful water bodies and a very old and important history make it one of the many major countries around the globe. Although, the current situations in Afghanistan are … Continue reading Taliban in Afghanistan

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

Show Choir Department

By: Almedina Omerovic Urbandale High School is known for the many activities students participate in.  One popular activity is Show Choir.  Show Choir at Urbandale is available to people anywhere from 7th grade to 12th grade.  There are 3 different Show Choir groups at Urbandale.  Pizzazz is the middle school group for the 7th and 8th graders.  They have 2 high school groups, Vitality and … Continue reading Show Choir Department

 The Newly Renovated Olmsted Elementary

In December of 2019, the Urbandale Community School District approved the demolition and renovation of Olmsted Elementary. Originally built in 1952, the school building was old and outdated. In June of 2019, the school was demolished in order to start the reconstruction of the school. The UCSD predicts that the new school will be able to accommodate up to 650 students. Construction started in June … Continue reading  The Newly Renovated Olmsted Elementary

UCSD’s New Superintendent

On December 20, 2020, UCSD board president Katherine Howsare had the privilege of announcing UCSD’s new superintendent, Rosalie Daca. Ms. Daca is currently the Chief Academic Officer in the Racine Unified School District in Racine, Wisconsin, but will start her duties as UCSD’s new superintendent on July 1, 2021. After the announcement of Superintendent Steve Bass’ retirement in September, the UCSD board started seeking input … Continue reading UCSD’s New Superintendent

How COVID Influenced Change At School

It is a known fact that despite everything that has been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were hit the hardest. Students, teachers, and parents were not ready for the transition to online learning when the pandemic hit, almost out of nowhere. During spring break of March 2020, most Americans had become aware of the newfound virus, but were still unsure of its severity. School … Continue reading How COVID Influenced Change At School

Reynolds COVID Restrictions

With COVID-19 being something that has been plaguing not only health, but also day to day lives. The United States and individual states have created regulations to prevent the rapid spread of the virus. On Sunday, February 7th, Iowa’s Governor, Kim Reynolds lifted the COVID-19 mask regulations, limitations on restaurant capacity, sporting events, and restrictions on gyms.  This has caused misinformation on where people can … Continue reading Reynolds COVID Restrictions