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  • Construction begins 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 upcoming state-of-the-art fitness center and what it’s going to mean for our students and community. The fitness center will provide 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
  • Construction begins summer 2019; completed fall 2021
  • 4-section, 2-story elementary school on current 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 begins summer 2021; completed fall 2023
  • Anticipating a 4-section, 2-story elementary school on current 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 27 years

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November 2020 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 November 2020 Design and Construction Update

October 2020 Design and Construction Update

District Administration is working closely with our design team (DLR Group) and contractors (Stahl for Olmsted Elementary School; Rochon Corporation for UHS Fitness Center, UHS/Webster main entry, and Webster computer lab; Two Rivers Group for UHS HVAC). Below ... Read More about October 2020 Design and Construction Update
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April 2019 UHS Fitness Center Construction Begins
May 15 6pm - 8pm Olmsted Neighborhood Meeting #2
May 23 4:15pm - 7pm Olmsted Legacy Celebration
June 4 5pm - 7pm Olmsted Neighborhood Block Party
July 4 11am - 1pm Community welcome to walk through Olmsted
July 6 9am - 12pm Olmsted Garage Sale (gymnasium)
Mid-July 2019 Elementary #1 Construction Begins
September 30 8am Groundbreaking Ceremony Elementary #1
Summer 2020 UHS Fitness Center Opens
Spring 2021 UHS Fitness Center Community Open House (TBD)
Spring 2021 Jensen Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
Spring 2021 Valerius Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
Summer 2021 Elementary #2 Construction Begins
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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