The Underwood School District would like to introduce all the different people who make the district go.
The Underwood Community School Board has announced the three finalists in its search for the school district’s next superintendent. Please direct any questions to Lori Lehan at the central office. #UWoodEaglePride
Deluxe Driving Academy will again be providing our Driver's Education at Underwood. They will begin our next session on February 28, 2022. This winter session will run through the middle of March, plus whenever the driving time is completed. We must have a minimum of fifteen people to hold a session. There is an information sheet and a registration form linked below. Students must have a copy of their driver's permit attached to the registration form in order to get signed up for the session. Forms without a copy of the permit will not be accepted. Return enrollment forms with fees to the high school office.
If February/March does not work for your child, a summer session will be held in July.
Please contact the high school office if you have any questions at (712) 566-2703.
We are extremely proud of Underwood High School, ranked third for all Iowa high schools in the latest Iowa School Performance Profile. These scores reflect the great things happening here-awesome students, fantastic staff, and teachers!
The Iowa School Performance Profiles is an online tool showing how public schools have performed on multiple measures.
The website meets federal and state requirements for publishing online school report cards: The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act, and House File 215, adopted by Iowa lawmakers in 2013.
The website includes scores on a set of accountability measures required under ESSA, as well as ratings based on the scores and identification of schools for support and improvement (Comprehensive and Targeted) based on the scores. The website also includes additional data that are required for public reporting purposes under state or federal law but do not figure into a school’s accountability score.
Congratulations to the UHS Dance Team and their coaches for their placing at the state meet. Results are posted below.
Class 1 – Lyrical
Division 1 Rating
Abbie Martin, Hailey Martin, Aubrie Massie, Sierra Fox, Jade Whannell, Lydia Bracker, Kaylee Verhage, Zoey Miles, Kate Spitznagle, and Maggie Hough
Class 4 – Hip Hop
Division 1 Rating
Abbie Martin, Hailey Martin, Aubrie Massie, Sierra Fox, Jade Whannell, Lydia Bracker, Kaylee Verhage, Zoey Miles, Kate Spitznagle, Maggie Hough, Sydney Nelson, Ava Brainard, and Finley Roberts
Solo – Class 4
Aubrie Massie – 10th Place
To Fitness Center Patron:
We want to make you aware of a few issues pertaining to the use of the fitness center:
Per the fitness center agreement, students must be supervised by an adult when using the fitness center. No current middle or high school student is allowed to have a key fob or use the fitness center without adult supervision. Students in the fitness center without supervision will lose privileges to the center, as will the key fob holder.
Propping doors continue to be an issue. No doors are to be propped open at any time. If it continues to be a problem, key fobs may be shut off.
The fitness center membership grants you access to the fitness center only. Gyms are not included. Any gym use must be approved by Mr. Hamilton.
Just a reminder-please make sure all equipment used is put back where it belongs.
With winter weather approaching, we ask that you have a second pair of shoes to change into for your workout in an effort to keep the room and equipment clean.
We appreciate your attention to these matters. Together we can ensure that our fitness center is used appropriately by all patrons. Thank you for your assistance.
Tyler Hamilton, Athletic Director
Matt McDonough, HS Principal
Mr. Killpack’s Environmental Science class was awarded the Tree’s for Kids Grant through the Iowa DNR this fall. The initial planting and maintenance of the trees were tied into the course curriculum in the habitat unit focusing on habitat loss, conservation, and restoration. Once the trees are established they will also be used in other units such as flora (plant) identification. The establishment of this outdoor classroom space will also serve as a benefit to our native habitats increasing the opportunities for hands-on, outdoor learning experiences. Our goal is to establish a school forest that could be used as a cross-curricular tool throughout the entire district at all grade levels.
This project’s goals and benefits will positively impact our district's role within the community and its goals for the community. These goals include school beautification initiatives and maintaining our status as a destination district. This project will also serve as a focal point for student-led inquiry-based learning, hands-on projects, and opportunities to actively engage students with the outdoors and their community. This project will also aid us in building students’ appreciation for the efforts put forth by the community and previous classes to better their learning. This will help build an appreciation for the efforts our community and previous classes have put forth and help build a stewardship ethic among the students for our school and their community.
October 5th was the night Underwood and Riverside volleyball stood up to cancer. The event included a Pink Out, donations from the fans and student body, as well as playing for and honoring those people affected by cancer. Thank you to Riverside volleyball for helping out and thank you to all who supported our Pink Out last night. #UWoodEaglePride