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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 2023; completed fall 2025
  • Anticipating a 4-section, 2-story elementary school on current Valerius site
  • Align with design elements & features from ES #1 (Olmsted site)
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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

Latest News

December 2018 Design and Construction Update

The District Facilities Leadership Team is working closely with our design (DLR Group) and construction (Stahl) partners. Below you’ll find an updated summary of actions that have been taking place for the UHS Fitness Center and Elementary School ... Read More about December 2018 Design and Construction Update

November 2018 Design And Construction Update

The District Facilities Leadership Team is working closely with our design (DLR Group) and construction (Stahl) partners. Below you’ll find an updated summary of actions that have been taking place for the UHS Fitness Center and Elementary School ... Read More about November 2018 Design And Construction Update
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May 2019 Olmsted Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
May 2019 UHS Fitness Center Construction Begins
June 2019 Elementary #1 Construction Begins
Spring 2020 UHS Fitness Center Opens
Spring/Fall 2020 UHS Fitness Center Community Open House
May 2021 Jensen Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
August 2021 Elementary #1 Opens
September 2021 Elementary #1 Community Open House
May 2023 Valerius Celebration & Farewell Ceremony
June 2023 Elementary #2 Construction Begins
August 2025 Elementary #2 Opens
September 2025 Elementary #2 Community Open House
You might be asking... What are some of the new features of the UHS Fitness Center?

The new space will feature an approximate 3,800 sq ft multi-purpose fitness area with flooring to support a host of activities such as yoga, cheer practice, and dance practice. Also featured will be an approximate 9,300 sq ft weight/fitness area that will accommodate free weight training, and speed and agility enhancement with a single lane of track and of turf. Approximately 4,900 sq ft will include circulation areas, lobby, new concessions, and new restrooms that support activities in the two existing gymnasiums. The Fitness Center will support general wellness of all UHS students as the spaces will be incorporated into the daily academic Physical Education (P.E.) program. Spaces may also support Urbandale Community Education Classes.

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