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  • Construction begins summer 2021; completed fall 2023
  • 4-section, 2-story elementary school on Valerius site
  • Align with design elements & features from the new Olmsted Elementary
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I’m absolutely thrilled about our second new elementary school that will be built on the Valerius site! Urbandale students have always been given the highest quality of education, and will now be given even more opportunities to be inspired, to learn, and to grow in this fantastic new space—truly infinite possibilities for our students to be successful! Kelly Squires, Valerius student, Urbandale graduate & Valerius teacher for 30 years
  • Construction begins summer 2019; completed fall 2021
  • 4-section, 2-story elementary school on Olmsted site
  • A welcoming, bright & secure building with severe-weather safe room
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Our new elementary school will be a place where students feel a sense of belonging, significance, and fun on a daily basis! The Urbandale Community School District emphasizes bringing learning to life for everyone and our new school will provide endless opportunities for this. We are so thrilled and excited to create a strong and positive school community of learners, teachers, and families in 2021! Elyse Brimeyer, Principal
  • Construction began spring 2019; completed spring 2020
  • 18,000 sq ft state-of-the-art fitness facility
  • Supporting the health of all UHS students
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We are more than excited about the state-of-the-art fitness center and what it means for our students and community. The fitness center provides the most current equipment needed to properly and safely maximize physical health and training in a safe and controlled environment. It’s a very exciting time in the world of Strength and Conditioning in Urbandale! Pete Traynor, Director of Strength and Conditioning

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July 2021 Design and Construction Update

District Administration is working closely with our design team (DLR Group) and contractors (Stahl for Olmsted Elementary School; Stahl for Elementary School #2; Two Rivers Group for UHS HVAC). Below you’ll find an updated summary of actions that ... Read More about July 2021 Design and Construction Update

Valerius Demolition and Construction Presentation July 2021

Thank you for submitting questions regarding the upcoming demolition and construction process beginning this summer (2021) on the Valerius Elementary site. DLR Group (design), Stahl (construction), and UCSD have incorporated answers to your questions into the following pre-recorded ... Read More about Valerius Demolition and Construction Presentation July 2021
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Summer 2021 Elementary #2 Construction Begins
Fall 2021 UHS Fitness Center Community Open House (TBD) (TBD)
Fall 2021 New Olmsted Elementary Opens
Fall 2021 New Olmsted Community Open House (TBD)
Fall 2023 Elementary #2 Opens
Fall 2023 Elementary #2 Community Open House
You might be asking... When will construction begin for the second new elementary school located on the Valerius site?

During the October 12, 2020 School Board Meeting, the School Board voted in favor of an earlier construction start date for our second new elementary school (on the Valerius site) which means construction will begin summer (2021) with completion fall 2023.

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