Poem by Abigail Jacobson, 4th Grade, Valerius Elementary

Adventure through the never ending,
Slice right through,
To get to what you want to

How far you’ll go,
Only you will know,
Stomping through the undergrowth

We'd like to bring your attention to an upcoming event in our community focusing on mental health and sponsored by the Urbandale Lions Club. On Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Urbandale High School Media Center, community leaders, health care providers, and front-line service providers will share information and conversation about what you can do to help yourself, a loved one, and your community. When we are aware of the challenges facing our neighbors and aware of the resources that can help, we are stronger together.  

Speakers include: Janice Landy, MD, Psychiatry, Section Chief, Broadlawns Medical Center; Andrea Bloch, DO, Psychiatry, Broadlawns Medical Center; Michele Hamilton, Coordinator of Student, Family and Community Services, Urbandale Community School District; Ross McCarty, Police Chief, Urbandale Police Department; Jerry Holt, Fire Chief, Urbandale Fire Department; David Sickelka, Senior Pastor, Urbandale United Church of Christ; and Matt Connolly, Broker Associate, Iowa Realty.

For more information, please see the Support Urbandale: Front Line Services and Mental Health flyer.

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Educational Equity Statement

No student enrolled in the Urbandale Community School District shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the District’s programs on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status (for program), ethnic background, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (for employment) or socio-economic background (for program). The policy of the District shall be to provide educational programs and opportunities for students as needed on the basis of individual interests, values, abilities and potential. If you have questions please contact the District office at 11152 Aurora Ave, Urbandale, IA or call 515.457.5000. The District’s Equity Coordinators are Dr. Keri Schlueter, Coordinator of Student Services; Mark Lane, Director of Human Resources; and Crista Carlile, Director of Teaching and Learning.