Media Request Guidelines

Please note the following guidelines regarding media requests of students/staff participating in activities and/or general school-interest stories.


All Activities-related requests for student information and interviews should be made by contacting the Activities Office at Urbandale High School.

Primary Contact:
Dr. Bill Watson
Director of Activities and Community Education
Office: 515-457-6947
Cell: 515-681-5207

Secondary Contact:
Andy Hoverson
Associate Athletic Director
Office: 515-457-6943

Student Interview Times:
In general, we will make students available by appointment during the school year on Mondays from (3:15pm – 3:45pm) and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from (2:30pm – 3:45pm). Please contact the Activities Office to set up an appointment. Students will be available after games after the team has met. For further information or assistance, see a member of the Activities Staff near the conclusion or immediately following the event.

Coach Interview Times:
Coaches may be contacted at any time. However, most are employed either as teachers or outside the Urbandale Community School District and are unavailable from 7:30am – 3:30pm on a daily basis. If you need assistance contacting a coach, please contact the Director of Activities.

General School-Interest Stories:

All general school-interest requests for student/staff information and interviews should be made by contacting the Communications Manager.

Dena Claire
Communications Manager
Office: (515) 457-5026

Please include the following information in your media request as applicable:

  • the name of the student or staff member you’d like to reach
  • the topic for the story/reason for contact
  • your request for quotations/photographs/filming
  • specific questions you would like answered
  • due date for response(s)
  • the anticipated time of release of information in print, online, or broadcast
  • your complete contact information