"You got this—never give up! Spread your awesomeness around!"
Jade, 5th Grade, Webster Elementary

"I was challenged when my group was building roller coasters and I couldn't get it to work, so my partner said, 'Good try, you'll get it soon!"
Allisyn, 5th Grade, Webster Elementary

"I haven't failed. I just found a way that didn't work."
Brandon, 5th Grade, Webster Elementary

“One quote that really stands out to me is: ‘Be yourself, everyone else it taken’-Author Unknown” “This quote really stands out because it just helps me realize that I’m unique and I don’t need to be like everyone else. It also makes me realize, I’m perfect just the way I am. I like to think of this quote too, ‘Be a Fruit Loop in the world of Cheerios.’”
Alexa Richmond, 5th Grade, Webster Elementary

“When I need encouragement to meet a goal, I think of this quote: ‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.’-Thomas Edison” “I think of this because it encourages me to keep trying because I know that it will be worth it!”
Ben Schmidt, 5th Grade, Webster Elementary

The health, safety, and well-being of students are top priorities throughout our entire district. One area that touches every single student, staff member, and family is the cleanliness of our facilities. This is why our Custodial Team has moved to a more cost-effective, eco-friendly, and healthier cleaning solution. But here’s the most amazing part…this chemical-free system turns ordinary tap water into a powerful, multi-purpose, all-surface cleaner, sanitizer and deodorizer. It’s 3,000 times faster and 50% stronger than bleach, more powerful than hydrogen peroxide, safe to be around, 100% chemical free…and would you believe it’s all done using water?!? 
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Two great resources to make you aware of if you have elementary students in the district:

Elementary Parents and Guardians, take a look at a variety of great resources for your student by visiting our Urbandale Elementary Symbaloo page. On this page, you’ll find wonderful resources that your student can use at home or school. It features easy to use pictures and titles for each internet website or database featured within Symbaloo. All of the Heartland AEA resources are featured within this collection, so your student can read about science, history, social studies, and more. Continue Reading

Elementary Parents and Guardians, Tales2Go is an online database of thousands of audiobooks from nonfiction to chapter books. Once your student uses his/her account, he/she can search for a book by grade, author, genre, age, and more. Continue Reading

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.