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Dena Soenke, Communications

Thank you to Dr. Keri Schlueter and UCAN for their countless hours planning and organizing a Summer Meal Program that will support students right here in Urbandale. They have gone above & beyond to make this important service happen. Thank you!!

Cara Kennedy, UMS Student

Thank you to Mr. Luther for being the best Social Studies teacher EVER! If you are lucky enough to have him for Social Studies then you are blessed!

Jill Neas – USCD Parent

Thank you to our amazing principals for helping on a less than ideal snowy day! Mr. DeKruyf was pushing cars that were stuck attempting to get children from the Middle School (including me). Then, I got to Olmsted to get my preschool student and saw Principal Brimeyer clearing the sidewalks so all could safely enter and exit the building. Finally, I arrived at Rolling Green to get my 4th grader, and Mrs. Taylor was cheerfully scooping out the teachers who had been plowed in when the parking lot was cleared. Thank you again, Urbandale Principals for going above and beyond in less than idea conditions!

Mark Monroe, District Custodial Supervisor

I would like to thank Chris Bergman for helping the custodial team on conference days. She helps make sure everything gets set up the right way, and she usually can recruit students to help move all the tables from the media center to the commons area. She is a team player and helps make the transition a smooth one. Your help is appreciated by all the custodians.

Andrew Olson, Activities Staff

Thank you to Jeff Hendrickson and Robert Hadley from Maintenance for coming back to school last night to fix a broken shower in a locker room that occurred at the conclusion of an athletic event.

Dr. Doug Stilwell

Congratulations to Urbandale for its outstanding early literacy results! Being ranked in the top 7% of the entire state is an outstanding accomplishment. It is a reflection of the quality of people, the systems in place, and the commitment to continual improvement and excellence. Most importantly is the impact on the students being served, for literacy is the backbone for success in school. Well done!

Caleb Armstrong, UMS Student

Mrs Hart is such a great science teacher! She understands our problems and tries to fix them the best she can!

Colby Burright, UHS Student

I want to thank my coaches, teammates, and especially my teachers. I love everything about Urbandale. Thank you for supporting me through a tough year on the varsity and for your guidance. I would like to especially thank Coach Klaus and Mrs. Schoeller. I never dreamed I would make academic all conference.

Dena Soenke, Communications Manager

I am grateful for the outstanding support provided by our translators as we continue to “Teach All and Reach All” in our communications with students and families. This is a group of highly dedicated, professional, and compassionate individuals and I appreciate having the opportunity to partner on so many important projects. A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to: Azra Beganovic, Jam Duany, Janessa Guardiola, Selina Hamilton, Alma Kavazovic, Lois McCarty and Dijana Tiric-Cohodarevic.

Mark Lane, Associate Superintendent

On behalf of the staff, students, and taxpayers of Urbandale Community School District, thank you to Chief Financial Officer, Shelly Clifford. Shelly’s wise and steady stewardship of district finances has empowered staff to meet the needs of each student, enabled students to learn at high levels, and allowed taxpayers to enjoy stable tax rates. As we say goodbye to Shelly, we know we are in an excellent position to continue to do great work, while being efficient and effective stewards of public funds. As Shelly begins retirement, we wish her the best, and express appreciation for a job well done!

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