The Black & White

Early outs to replace late starts for next year

Jeremy Caracci, Staff Writer

February 25, 2013


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The school board has voted and approved the decision to have a one hour early out on Wednesdays for all buildings in the district at the coming of the new school year beginning in the fall of 2013. The decision was made at the Feb. 25 school board meeting. The early dismissal time will be used for teacher...

Acceleration Iowa moves down the road

Acceleration Iowa moves down the road

Courtney Mithelman, Staff Writer

February 25, 2013


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Acceleration Iowa is a speed and strength training program. The Urbandale Acceleration Iowa has now moved locations. Acceleration director for Urbandale, Nick Wilson believes that space was a huge issue for the initial location in. “The main reason we moved was because we were literally at max capaci...

Prom theme announced

Prom theme announced

Ethan Marshall, Staff Writer

February 24, 2013


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The prom committee declared the prom theme Arabian Nights. Seniors in advisory were given a ballot to vote on their favorite theme Feb. 13. Those choices were Arabian Nights, Masquerade, Imperial Dreams, and Touch of Class. Principal Brent Riessen approved the choices beforehand. The following ...

Snow day rumors abound

Taylor Joens, Staff Writer

February 21, 2013


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There has been quite a bit of talk about the possibility of a snow day coming up. "If we have nine inches of snow, the probability of of the road crews being able to clear side streets is low, therefore our chances of having a snow day are high," science teacher Chris Beguhn said. When it comes...

Office flip flop

Office flip flop

Myles Glandorf, Staff Writer

February 20, 2013


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The front and attendance offices swapped locations Feb. 19. "We are basically flip flopping secretaries," principal Brent Riessen said. The reason for the switch was to have two secretaries from the attendance office in the front of the school instead of just the one from the administrative office....

JGwentworth wins style competition at dodgeball competition

JGwentworth wins style competition at dodgeball competition

Daisha McAvaddy, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013


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Student council raised approximately $600 for the Big Give by sponsoring an intramural dodgeball tournament Feb. 10 in both gyms. Twelve teams consisting of  10 members played. JGwentworth won the style competition wearing white t-shirts and ties. Members of the team were seniors Marcus Devens,...