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Urbandale District and Curriculum

The Urbandale Community School District has one comprehensive high school, one middle school and six elementary schools serving over 4,000 students. The diverse population, speaking more than 50 different languages, is one of the district’s many strengths, providing opportunities to learn from their peers from around the world. The supportive parents, community members, and efficient teachers make up this successful district.

We currently cover the following Urbandale-area school district: Urbandale Community School District.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Urbandale District Curriculum

In English Language Arts, students graduating elementary school should be able to read a variety of literature and comprehend it. They should be able to write for different audiences using the writing process (i.e., prewrite, draft, revise, proofread, publish). Students should use correct grammar, punctuation, and descriptive language to clarify and enhance their ideas. When doing research, students should gather and use information accurately. Students will also use speaking and listening skills to learn and communicate.

In Math, students graduating elementary school should be able to solve problems using a variety of strategies. They will add, subtract, multiply, divide and use estimation strategies when working with numbers and interpreting data. Students will also understand and use decimals, fractions, and percentages. Students will also be able to find the area and perimeter of different polygons and triangles. In regards to measurement, students will be able to select the appropriate unit of measurement and be able to read a thermometer.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Urbandale Educational News

  • Quality/Continual Improvement Showcase Launched - To pursue continual improvement, stories about learning experiences from students, parents, teachers, principals, and business leaders are now displayed on the district website.
  • Special Education Program Takes Hands-On Learning Approach - To better prepare students for the world after high school, the special education program is taking a holistic approach by creating a non-profit business, run by the students, to help those in need.
  • Partners in Technology - Middle and high school students have partnered with mentors from Hy-Vee, Inc. and Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) to work on different projects. The most recent project is a text messaging system that updates students and parents on school news, severe weather, and school lunch menus.

Urbandale Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: How to Encourage a Struggling Reader

If you have a child struggling to read, either one just starting kindergarten or one working their way through high school, there are several ways to encourage a love for reading and make an incredible difference in your child’s life. Observe your child and find out what excites them. What do they love doing? What could they spend hours doing and never get bored? Is it collecting bugs? Is it racing dirt bikes? Is it shopping? Find out what they get excited about and get as many books on that topic as you can! Start off with shorter books so that they are not intimidated by the number of pages. You can combine different topics as well. Does your child loves animals and enjoy taking pictures? Get them some National Geographic magazines and read them together. Reading with your child, regardless of their age, is one of the best things you can do to turn a struggling reader into an excelling reader!