We thank our Metro West Learning Academy students from this past school year for sharing their Encouraging Words this month. #webelieveinU

  • "You are not on this planet to please any soul but your own"- Olivia F.
  • "Treat others the way you want to be treated" Tristan G.
  • "It will be alright" Seth N.
  • "If you don't try hard in the things you're not good at, you won't accomplish a lot in life" Money D.
  • "Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Kaden D. 
  • "Forgiveness doesn't depend on the person offending you. It depends on the person that was offended. If you were the person offended, allow forgiveness, not just for that person, but for you too. So you can move on in your heart and soul."- Jamie E. 
Attend The Free Showing Of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” Film For Middle And High School Students August 8 At 1:30 PM

Please Pass the Love is pleased to present a special screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” followed by a Q & A with Kevin Hines ( view film trailer). Kevin Hines is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In 2000, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience.

Middle School and High School (and College) aged youth are invited to attend a youth-only screening of Kevin Hines’ documentary on August 8th at the Iowa Events Center. This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery we are creating significant awareness of this health crisis, while helping people find the support they need to stay alive, heal and #BeHereTomorrow!

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Iowa. Together, we can change that. We encourage you to invite any youth you know in 6th grade – age 22 to this event. Let’s join together in saying “You are not alone.” After the screening, Kevin will be at the Iowa Events Center to do a Q&A session with those in attendance. This is an event young people will NOT want to miss!

Suicide: The Ripple Effect
Youth only screening
Thursday, August 8 
1:30-4:00 pm
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines
Welcome to the August 2019 "U In 2" with Superintendent Steve Bass sharing 2 topics in 2 minutes about important updates taking place in our district. #theUin2



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It is the policy of the Urbandale Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, marital status (for program), ethnic background, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (for employment), or socio-economic background (for program) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the District office at 11152 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, IA or call 515-457-5000. The District’s Equity Coordinators are Dr. Keri Schlueter, Coordinator of Student Services (schlueterk@urbandaleschools.com), Loren DeKruyf, Director of Human Resources and Operations (dekruyfl@urbandaleschools.com), and Dr. Crista Carlile, Director of Teaching and Learning (carlilec@urbandaleschools.com).
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