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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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Elementary School #2 Groundbreaking Ceremony

Please join us for a Groundbreaking Ceremony in celebration of the start of construction for our second new elementary school.  Event: Elementary School #2 Groundbreaking Ceremony Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: ... Read More about Elementary School #2 Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 2021 Design and Construction Update

District Administration is working closely with our design team (DLR Group) and contractors (Stahl for Elementary School #2). Below you’ll find an updated summary of actions that have been taking place for multiple construction projects. PROJECT UPDATES Olmsted ... Read More about September 2021 Design and Construction Update
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Summer 2021 Elementary #2 Construction Begins
Fall 2021 Olmsted Elementary Opens
Date TBD UHS Fitness Center Community Open House
Date TBD Olmsted Community Open House
Fall 2023 Elementary #2 Opens
Fall 2023 Elementary #2 Community Open House
You might be asking... When will the second new elementary school located on the Valerius site open?

Demolition of the Valerius building was completed fall 2021. The construction process is underway! Anticipated completion date fall 2023 in order to welcome students, staff, and families for the 2023-24 school year.

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