“’Change your thoughts and you can change your world’ is a quote by Norman Vincent Peale. Every day in life you see people with different moods and attitudes, some not the best, and when someone has a negative attitude it can have a negative effect on your and others’ moods. If you change your thoughts and live happily instead of negatively maybe our world will become a happier place.”

Dylan, Metro West Learning Academy Student
It’s time again for the mad dash between Thanksgiving and the end of the year festivities. Over the next few weeks we may find ourselves searching high and low for the perfect gift to give to family and friends. In all of the hustle and bustle it’s easy to overlook some of the greatest gifts we can give each other which are time, knowledge, and freedom

The gift of time means time to be ourselves, revel in our families and friends, create memories together, and lend a hand to those in need. There are a host of activities that are in and around the metro area that focus on spending time with one another and many ways to help.
Did you know that Urbandale Community Education offers online courses to help refresh or grow your skillset? You can learn at your own pace with a wide range of online courses. All courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Learn More

  • District Calendars (1-page quick-view calendars; remember 'Late Start Wednesday' dates noted with blue boxes for grades K - 5; noted with * for grades 6 - 8)

  • Flyer Hub (flyers for community activities and events)
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. 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 Ave, Urbandale, IA or call 515-457-5000. The district’s Equity Coordinators are Dr. Keri Schlueter, Coordinator of Student Services, schlueterk@urbandaleschools.com , Mark Lane, Director of Human Resources, lanem@urbandaleschools.com and Crista Carlile, Director of Teaching and Learning, carlilec@urbandaleschools.com .