Media Request Guidelines

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


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

Primary Contact:
Josh Frey
Director of Athletics and Activities
Office: 515-457-6947 

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 Coordinator of District Communications. Media organizations must receive approval from the Coordinator of District Communications prior to filming on school grounds. We appreciate your cooperation.

Dena Claire
Coordinator of District Communications
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