UNI-Dome is a multi-purpose stadium, on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, United States. It opened as the home of the UNI Panthers basketball and football teams; the facility's capacity for football is 16,324. For basketball, its official capacity is 16,324, it has been the home of the Iowa State High School football championships, since 1976 and has hosted junior college football bowl games, wrestling and field, softball and conventions. In 1994, the air-supported roof collapsed in a snowstorm. Since this had occurred on numerous occasions before, it was replaced by a more permanent metal roof. Prior to November 18, 2006, the basketball and wrestling team utilized the UNI-Dome, before the construction of the McLeod Center; the McLeod Center connected by a covered walkway. The UNI-Dome attendance record for football is 17,190, set on October 17, 2009, during a Panthers homecoming game against the Missouri Valley rival Southern Illinois; the UNI-Dome's roof was most renovated in late summer 2010 due to damages during a high wind storm.
The cost of the renovation was close to $4 million. The storm knocked down power lines and roofs all over Cedar Falls; the University of Northern Iowa campus lost 20 % of its 100 + - year-old trees. The UNI-Dome received a new HD video board for the start of the 2008 football season; the board replaced an aging, many times malfunctioning video board. Much of the cost of the new video board was donated by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, which hosts their state football semifinals and finals in the UNI-Dome each year for all classes. Northern Iowan article In 2014, the UNI-Dome had a 100' × 27' video board installed at the south end; the existing video board has replaced the north end scoreboard. All this was made possible with a grant from the Black Hawk Gaming Assoc. Plus a generous gift; this video board is the second largest in FCS football. A major renovation was announced in 2014. On April 26, 2017, Northern Iowa University Athletics announced that it would be adding AstroTurf to the field of the UNI-Dome.
The total cost of the new turf will be $900,000 and will be paid for from allocated internal revenue from the university. The AstroTurf is scheduled to be completed prior to the 2017 season. At football games, where cold temperatures are an issue for fans, the UNI-Dome announcers have a tradition during pre-game rituals; the announcers will announce the weather in the town where the visiting team is from, will say "The temperature in Cedar Falls, no wind, 72°, Welcome to the UNI-DOME!" to emphasize the fact that a domed stadium is not affected as much by the weather. In 2016, the university celebrated 40 years of history inside the Dome; as of December 1, 2018, the Panthers have a home record of 213-56-1. During the academic year, during hours when the athletic teams are not using the Dome, it is open to the public. Many students and others with UNI connections will come to the Dome to run or walk the stairs and the concourse; the UNI-Dome has hosted graduation ceremonies as well. The most notable ceremony was in the spring of 2011, when first lady Michelle Obama delivered the headlining address.
The Dome has hosted professional wrestling events, as well as concerts by bands such as Rolling Stones, The Who, Grateful Dead, Mötley Crüe, REO Speedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, 3 Doors Down, The Police and UB40 in 1983, Pink Floyd, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Nelly. List of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Official website
Valley High School (West Des Moines, Iowa)
Valley High School is a three-year public high school in West Des Moines, United States. The school hosts grades 10–12, it is run by the West Des Moines Community Schools. Freshmen attend Valley Southwoods; as of the 2014–15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,996 students and 109.70 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 18.2:1. There were 378 students eligible for 84 eligible for reduced-cost lunch. In October 1895, the doors opened to the first established high school in Valley Junction at 415 Seventh Street. Valley Junction's first graduation was held on May 1901 with just nine graduates. By 1916, the population had grown and a bond issue was passed for a new high school. Construction on the three-story $50,000 structure at Eighth and Hillside was completed in 1917. In 1938, when Valley Junction changed its name, the school district changed, becoming the West Des Moines Independent School District. At this time, one high school, a junior high school and three elementary schools served the needs of the community.
In the same year and thanks to a grant from the Public Works Administrations, a new concrete stadium was built just north of the high school on Eighth Street. In 1962, 38 acres of farmland near 35th and Ashworth Road were purchased by the School Board for $116,000 as a site for a new high school. Construction of Valley High School was completed in four phases from 1963 to 1970. Valley became a four-year high school during the 1971–72 school year. Costing nearly $5.5 million, Valley High School stretched one-quarter of a mile from end to end. In 1971, Valley opened the Metropolitan Conference's newest and largest gymnasium. Additional classrooms, science labs, other student spaces have been added over the years; the first year that the new school was open, it was used for classrooms for some sixth grade students and for the 9th grade year of the class of 1970. The next year, it became a three-year high school; the graduating class of 1975 was the first class to attend 4 years in the new building.
Valley offers 190 academic courses, including 17 Advanced Placement Program courses. Valley has started an Honors Program, meant to be comparable to the IB Program; this program allows for motivated and advanced students to take college-level courses sooner than normal. Valley has a "designated scholars" program, which allows students to specialize in one specific area of academics, such as math. Valley's former Athletic Director, Steve Duncan, was named the National High School Athletic Director of the year in 2006. Football The Valley High School football team won the Iowa State 4A Championships in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011. Wrestling The Valley High School wrestling team won the 3A dual tournament state title in 2016. Baseball The Valley High School baseball team won the state title in 1955, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Softball The Valley High School girls' softball team won state titles in 1990, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010. Girls' swimming The Valley High School girls' swimming and diving team won the state title in 1974, 1975, in addition to winning it four years in a row.
Girls' track and field The Valley High School girls' track and field won the 4A State Track and Field Meet in 1998, 2003 and 2006. Girls' soccer The Valley High School girls' soccer team won the 4A State title in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Boys' soccer The Valley High School boys' soccer club won the state title 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2016. Boys' Track and Field The Valley High School Boys' Track and Field won the State title in Outdoor Track and Field in 1942, 1955, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2017, 2018; the Valley High School Boys' Track and Field won the State title in Indoor Track and Field in 1951 and 1952. The Valley High School Boys' Track and Field won the State title in the Pentathlon in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2016. Boys' Cross Country The Valley High School Boys' Cross Country team won the 1A State title in 1955; the Valley High School Boys' Cross Country team won the 2A State title in 1962. Boys' swimming The Valley High School Boys' Swim Team won the 4A State title in 1984 and 2010.
Boys' tennis The Valley High School Boys' Tennis Team won the State title in 1985, 1986, 1993 and 2010. Girls' golf The Valley High School Girls' Golf Team won the state title in 1968, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 3A in 1982, 1983, 4A in 2006. Boys' golf The Valley High School boys' golf team won the state title in 1976, 1989, 2008, 2012 and 2017. Synchronized Swimming The Valley High School Girls' Synchronized Swim Team won the State title in 1979, 1980 and 1981, it is now held as a club sport during the spring. Girls' tennis The Valley High School girls' tennis team won the state title in 1993, 2A in 1994 and 2001. Boys' basketball The Valley High School boys' basketball team won the 4A state title in 1993 and 2016. Girls' basketball The Valley High School girls' basketball Team won the 5A state title in 2017 and 2019; the Valley Music Department was honored with the first GRAMMY Signature School award in 1999. The 240-member Valley Marchmasters were selected to perform in the 2004 Tournament of Roses Parade.
In March 2007, the band traveled to Ireland to march in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. In addition to the strong band program, Valley's orchestra has completed concert tours in Austria and Italy. In June 2007, the orchestra traveled to New York City, New York to play at Carnegie Hall as part of NYBOF'07; the choral show and core ensembles have performed in several national a
Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states. In colonial times, Iowa was a part of Spanish Louisiana. After the Louisiana Purchase, people laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, financial services, information technology and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 U. S states, its capital and largest city by population is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in, its nickname is the Hawkeye State. Iowa derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many Native American tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east.
The southern border is the Des Moines River and a not-quite-straight line along 40 degrees 35 minutes north, as decided by the U. S. Supreme Court in Missouri v. Iowa after a standoff between Missouri and Iowa known as the Honey War. Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed by rivers. Iowa has 99 counties; the state capital, Des Moines, is in Polk County. Iowa's bedrock geology increases in age from west to east. In northwest Iowa, Cretaceous bedrock can be 74 million years old. Iowa is not flat. Iowa can be divided into eight landforms based on glaciation, soils and river drainage. Loess hills lie along the western border of the state. Northeast Iowa along the Upper Mississippi River is part of the Driftless Area, consisting of steep hills and valleys which appear mountainous. Several natural lakes exist, most notably Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, East Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa. To the east lies Clear Lake. Man-made lakes include Lake Odessa, Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride, Rathbun Lake.
The state's northwest area has many remnants such as Barringer Slough. Iowa's natural vegetation is tallgrass prairie and savanna in upland areas, with dense forest and wetlands in flood plains and protected river valleys, pothole wetlands in northern prairie areas. Most of Iowa is used for agriculture; the Southern part of Iowa is categorised as the Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregion. The Northern, drier part of Iowa is categorised as the Central tall grasslands and is thus considered to be part of the Great Plains. There is a dearth of natural areas in Iowa; as of 2005 Iowa ranked 49th of U. S. states in public land holdings. Threatened or endangered animals in Iowa include the interior least tern, piping plover, Indiana bat, pallid sturgeon, the Iowa Pleistocene land snail, Higgins' eye pearly mussel, the Topeka shiner. Endangered or threatened plants include western prairie fringed orchid, eastern prairie fringed orchid, Mead's milkweed, prairie bush clover, northern wild monkshood.
There is little proof to suggest that the explosion in the number of high-density livestock facilities in Iowa has led to increased rural water contamination and a decline in air quality. In fact, covered manure storage in modern barns prevent that manure from washing away into surface water, as it does in open lots as snow melts and thunderstorms occur. Other factors negatively affecting Iowa's environment include the extensive use of older coal-fired power plants and pesticide runoff from crop production, diminishment of the Jordan Aquifer. Iowa has a humid continental climate throughout the state with extremes of both cold; the average annual temperature at Des Moines is 50 °F. Winters are harsh and snowfall is common. Spring ushers in the beginning of the severe weather season. Iowa averages about 50 days of thunderstorm activity per year; the 30 year annual average Tornadoes in Iowa is 47. In 2008, twelve people were killed by tornadoes in Iowa, making it the deadliest year since 1968 and the second most tornadoes in a year with 105, matching the total from 2001.
Iowa summers are known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures sometimes near 90 °F and exceeding 100 °F. Average winters in the state have been known to drop well below freezing dropping below −18 °F. Iowa's all-time hottest temperature of 118 °F was recorded at Keokuk on July 20, 1934. Iowa has a smooth gradient of var
Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U. S. state of Iowa. It is the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County, it was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is on and named after the Des Moines River, adapted from the early French name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks"; the city's population was 217,521 as of the 2017 population estimate. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 89th in terms of population in the United States with 634,725 residents according to the 2016 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, is the second largest metropolitan area in the state after that of Omaha, which includes three counties in southwest Iowa. Des Moines is a major center of the U. S. insurance industry, has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one spot for U. S. insurance companies" in a Business Wire article and named the third-largest "insurance capital" of the world.
The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, Voya Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, ACE Limited, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer have large operations in or near the metropolitan area. In recent years, Hewlett Packard, Facebook have built data-processing and logistical facilities in the Des Moines area. Forbes ranked Des Moines as the "Best Place for Business" in both 2010 and 2013. In 2014, NBC ranked Des Moines as the "Wealthiest City in America" according to its criteria. Des Moines is an important city in U. S. presidential politics. Many presidential candidates set up campaign headquarters in Des Moines. A 2007 article in The New York Times said, "If you have any desire to witness presidential candidates in the most close-up and intimate of settings, there is arguably no better place to go than Des Moines." Des Moines takes its name from Fort Des Moines, named for the Des Moines River.
This was adopted from the name given by French colonists. "Des Moines" translates to either "from the monks" or "of the monks". The historian Virgil Vogel claimed that the name was derived from Moingona, an Algonquian clan name, which means "Loon"; some historians and researchers lacking linguistic or Algonquianist training concluded that Moingona meant "people by the portage" or something similar, a reference to the Des Moines Rapids. This was where the earliest known encounters between the European explorers took place. One popular interpretation of "Des Moines" ignores Vogel's research, concludes that it refers to a group of French Trappist monks, who in the 17th century lived in huts built on top of what is now known as the ancient Monks Mound at Cahokia, the major center of Mississippian culture, which developed in what is present-day Illinois, east of the Mississippi River and the city of St. Louis; this was some 200 miles from the Des Moines River. Based on archeological evidence, the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers has attracted humans for at least 7,000 years.
Several prehistoric occupation areas have been identified by archeologists in downtown Des Moines. Discovered in December 2010, the "Palace" is an expansive, 7,000-year-old site found during excavations prior to construction of the new wastewater treatment plant in southeastern Des Moines, it contains numerous graves. More than 6,000 artifacts were found at this site. State of Iowa archaeologist John Doershuk was assisted by University of Iowa archaeologists at this dig. At least three Late Prehistoric villages, dating from about AD 1300 to 1700, stood in or near what developed as downtown Des Moines. In addition, 15 to 18 prehistoric American Indian mounds were observed in this area by early settlers. All have been destroyed during development of the city. Des Moines traces its origins to May 1843, when Captain James Allen supervised the construction of a fort on the site where the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers merge. Allen wanted to use the name Fort Raccoon. S. War Department preferred Fort Des Moines.
The fort was built to control the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians, whom the government had moved to the area from their traditional lands in eastern Iowa. The fort was abandoned in 1846 after the Sauk and Meskwaki were removed from the state and shifted to the Indian Territory; the Sauk and Meskwaki did not fare well in Des Moines. The illegal whiskey trade, combined with the destruction of traditional lifeways, led to severe problems for their society. One newspaper reported: "It is a fact that the location of Fort Des Moines among the Sac and Fox Indians for the last two years, had corrupted them more and lowered them deeper in the scale of vice and degradation, than all their intercourse with the whites for the ten years previous". After official removal, the Meskwaki continued to return to Des Moines until around 1857. Archaeological excavations have shown that many fort-related features survived under what is now Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway and First Street. Soldiers stationed at Fort Des Moines opened the first coal mines in the area, mining coal from the riverbank for the fort's blacksmith.
Settlers occupied nearby areas. On May 25, 1846, the state legislature designated Fort Des Moines as the seat of Polk County. Arozina Perkins, a school teacher who spent the winter of 1850–1851 in the
Kyle Raymond Orton is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for Purdue, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. After an injury to Bears starter Rex Grossman, Orton was pressed into service as the starting quarterback during his rookie year, starting the first 14 games of the 2005 season, but was replaced by Grossman for the playoffs that year. Orton did not play at all in 2006, sparingly in 2007, he regained his starting job from Grossman in 2008, but the team finished a disappointing 9–7 and out of the playoffs. In the offseason of that year, he was traded to the Denver Broncos. Orton started his Broncos career by winning his first six games in the 2009 season, but injuries hobbled him in the second half of the season. Though Orton threw 21 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions, the team finished 8–8 and out of the playoffs. Orton started 2010 season as the starting quarterback, though the team was not competitive most of the season, finishing 4–12.
After throwing 3 interceptions versus the Arizona Cardinals on December 12 and with the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs, Orton was replaced by Tim Tebow for the final three games of the 2010 season. In 2011, he again began the season as a starter, but he was replaced by Tebow again after a disappointing start to the season. Following several weeks on the bench, in which he did not take a snap for the Broncos, he was released by the Broncos on November 22, claimed off of waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs the next day, his contract expired and the Dallas Cowboys signed him on March 14, 2012 off of free agency. Prior to the 2014 season, the Cowboys released Orton, he signed with the Buffalo Bills just prior to the 2014 season. On September 29, 2014, Bills head coach Doug Marrone named Orton starting quarterback of the 2–2 Bills. Orton led the Buffalo Bills to a 9–7 record in 2014 and announced his retirement shortly after the conclusion of the season. Orton attended Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, where he was a four-sport star in football, basketball and track & field.
At the end of his high school career, Orton was the No. 2 ranked quarterback in the nation by SuperPrep and No. 7 by Rivals.com. His career passing statistics were 208 for 450, 3,176 yards with 24 touchdowns, 18 interceptions, he earned honorable mention all-state and first team all-conference his senior year, after completing 95 of 192 attempts, 1,366 yards with 12 touchdowns, 5 interceptions. Orton wore uniform No. 18 in honor of former Nebraska Cornhuskers' quarterback Brook Berringer who died in a plane crash in 1996. Orton chose to attend a program with a stronger passing attack, he committed to Purdue, but considered attending Colorado before deciding on the former. Orton tied former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees' record for number of passing yards in a game; that record was broken in 2018 when David Blough threw for 572 yards in a game against University of Missouri. He is the only Purdue quarterback to start four consecutive bowl games. Orton started in the 2001, 2002 and 2004 Sun Bowl, the 2003 Capital One Bowl.
During his undergraduate years at Purdue, Orton was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 2004, Orton was the preseason third-team All-American quarterback, behind USC's Matt Leinart and Oklahoma's Jason White. Orton had a nice start to the season, having led Purdue to a 5–0 start with 18 touchdowns and no interceptions, he was a Heisman Trophy hopeful until a late 4th quarter Orton fumble was returned for a touchdown by cornerback Scott Starks against the undefeated 12th ranked Wisconsin Badgers, giving the 5th ranked Purdue its first of several losses that season. That season, he received multiple injuries, in consecutive games against Michigan and Northwestern forcing him to lose his starting position for a month. Brandon Kirsch replaced him during that time. Orton makes a cameo in NCAA Football 2006, where he says, "EA Sports, it's in the game", along with Derek Anderson in the game's introduction. Orton was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. In the 2005 NFL season, he was rushed into the Bears starting lineup as a rookie after a preseason injury to starter Rex Grossman, the poor play of back-up Chad Hutchinson.
Orton started 15 games of the season, but was replaced by Grossman after halftime during the Bears' Week 15 victory against the Atlanta Falcons. After sitting for Week 16, Orton started the regular season finale, Week 17, against the Minnesota Vikings; the outcome of this game, for the Chicago Bears, did not have any effect on their post-season hopes. The Bears had clinched the NFC North championship and a first-round bye in the 2005–06 playoffs with their Week 16 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Grossman started for the Bears in their only post-season game, they lost to the Carolina Panthers. Overall, the Bears had a record of 10–5 in games that Orton started, including an eight-game winning streak after a 1–3 start. Despite the team's success, Orton finished with the lowest quarterback rating in the NFL among all "qualified" quarterbacks. Despite the low rating, the Bears coaches insisted that they were pleased with Orton's performance; the coaching staff asked Orton to minimize mistakes and to let the rushing attack and the defense win ballgames rather than employing an aggressive passing attack.
Measuring Orton's victories, his rookie season was successful. His 15 starts and 10 victories are both rookie records for Bears quarterbacks. 10 rookie wins is s
Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence or complete absorption of visible light. It is an achromatic color a color without hue, like white and gray, it is used symbolically or figuratively to represent darkness, while white represents light. Black and white have been used to describe opposites. Since the Middle Ages, black has been the symbolic color of solemnity and authority, for this reason is still worn by judges and magistrates. Black was one of the first colors used by artists in neolithic cave paintings. In the 14th century, it was worn by royalty, clergy and government officials in much of Europe, it became the color worn by English romantic poets and statesmen in the 19th century, a high fashion color in the 20th century. In the Roman Empire, it became the color of mourning, over the centuries it was associated with death, evil and magic. According to surveys in Europe and North America, it is the color most associated with mourning, the end, magic, violence and elegance.
Black ink is the most common color used for printing books and documents, as it provides the highest contrast with white paper and thus the easiest color to read. Black text on a white screen is the most common format used on computer screens; the word black comes from Old English blæc, from Proto-Germanic *blakkaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg-, from base *bhel-, related to Old Saxon blak, Old High German blach, Old Norse blakkr, Dutch blaken, Swedish bläck. More distant cognates include Latin flagrare, Ancient Greek phlegein; the Ancient Greeks sometimes used the same word to name different colors, if they had the same intensity. Kuanos' could mean both dark black; the Ancient Romans had two words for black: ater was a flat, dull black, while niger was a brilliant, saturated black. Ater has vanished from the vocabulary, but niger was the source of the country name Nigeria the English word Negro and the word for "black" in most modern Romance languages. Old High German had two words for black: swartz for dull black and blach for a luminous black.
These are parallelled in Middle English by the terms swart for dull black and blaek for luminous black. Swart still survives as the word swarthy. In heraldry, the word used for the black color is sable, named for the black fur of the sable, an animal. Black was one of the first colors used in art; the Lascaux Cave in France contains drawings of bulls and other animals drawn by paleolithic artists between 18,000 and 17,000 years ago. They began by using charcoal, made more vivid black pigments by burning bones or grinding a powder of manganese oxide. For the ancient Egyptians, black had positive associations, it was the color of Anubis, the god of the underworld, who took the form of a black jackal, offered protection against evil to the dead. For the ancient Greeks, black was the color of the underworld, separated from the world of the living by the river Acheron, whose water was black; those who had committed the worst sins were sent to the deepest and darkest level. In the center was the palace of Hades, the king of the underworld, where he was seated upon a black ebony throne.
Black was one of the most important colors used by ancient Greek artists. In the 6th century BC, they began making black-figure pottery and red figure pottery, using a original technique. In black-figure pottery, the artist would paint figures with a glossy clay slip on a red clay pot; when the pot was fired, the figures painted with the slip would turn black, against a red background. They reversed the process, painting the spaces between the figures with slip; this created magnificent red figures against a glossy black background. In the social hierarchy of ancient Rome, purple was the color reserved for the Emperor; the black they wore was not rich. In Latin, the word for black, ater and to darken, were associated with cruelty and evil, they were the root of the English words "atrocious" and "atrocity". Black was the Roman color of death and mourning. In the 2nd century BC Roman magistrates began to wear a dark toga, called a toga pulla, to funeral ceremonies. Under the Empire, the family of the deceased wore dark colors for a long period.
In Roman poetry, death was called the black hour. The German and Scandinavian peoples worshipped their own goddess of the night, Nótt, who crossed the sky in a chariot drawn by a black horse, they feared Hel, the goddess of the kingdom of the dead, whose skin was black on one side and red on the other. They held sacred the raven, they believed that Odin, the king of the Nordic pantheon, had two black ravens and Muninn, who served as his agents, traveling the world for him and listening. In the early Middle Ages, black was associated with darkness and evil. In Medieval paintings, the devil was depicted as havin
Waukee High School
Waukee High School is a three-year public high school in Waukee, United States. The school hosts grades 10-12, it is run by the Waukee Community School District. Freshmen attend one of Prairieview or Timberline; as of the 2017-18 school year, the school has an enrollment of 1,950 students and 112 faculty with a 13:1 student-teacher ratio. The high school first opened its doors in 1997. Since it has renovated and expanded in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2012; the latest renovation included "an additional 24 classrooms, renovated classrooms, Waukee Fieldhouse, additional locker rooms." The new fieldhouse has created some controversy because of its considerable cost. The gym's large video screen features such amenities as instant replay and player introduction clips. During the 2012-2013 school year, there were 1,350 students enrolled at the high school; this number has grown exponentially over the years, as Waukee is the fastest growing school district in Iowa. During the 2010-2011 school year, 90% of enrolled students were white.
Waukee High School uses a block-scheduling system which has students spending their day in just four classes per day for 90 minutes each. In the average high school class system, students spend a whole year enrolled in their core classes with semester-long electives. Waukee's block-scheduling keeps students in their core classes for a semester with quarter-long electives. Research has shown that this system creates better attendance rates and more Honor Roll students than traditional class scheduling; the school has traditionally boasted good test scores. In 2012, the school tested at a 92% proficiency rate for math and a 94% proficiency rate for reading; the school received the highest possible rating on greatschool.org. The class of 2011 held an ACT composite score average of 23.5. Since the 2006-2007 school year, Waukee High School ) has been competing in the CIML. In 1997, Waukee was one of the smallest schools in the state, competing at 2A levels; the school spent several years at the 3A level and has since subsequently risen to 4A and now 5A.
Waukee joined the CIML in the Iowa conference. The school's Athletic Director is Jim Duea. Since the school has risen to the highest level of competition so it has led to varying levels of success among all the sports; this inconsistent trend has since solidified into a tradition of talented and hard-working athletes throughout all the sports. The 33 Athletic Achievement Award This award is to honor athletes who have lettered in a varsity sport for at least three years in at least three sports. Waukee High School aims to not only recognize athletes with significant talent and skill, but those athletes who have committed themselves to multiple sports. Amy Nestingen Basketball, Volleyball and Field Jake Knott Football, Baseball and Field Waukee's Athletic Programs and Achievements: Fall Sports Football: 2005 3A State QF 2015 4A State Semifinalist Volleyball: Boys' Cross-Country: 4A State Team Qualifier Girls' Cross-Country: 4A State Team Qualifier Boys' Golf: Boys Golf most won the 2014 state championship led by trend setters Aaron Denuci, Parker Howe, Connor Littlefield, Tripp Kinney, Tom McLaughlin, Andrew O'Brien.
In 2015 they are looking to go back to back under the direction of Head Coach John Kotz and Assistant Coach Justin Ohl. The Waukee boys won the 2015 State Championship at Elmcrest CC with Iowa State commit Tripp Kinney and Andrew O'Brien tying for 2nd individually; the Warriors placed 2nd in 2016 at the prestigious Tournament Club of Iowa losing to Valley, WDM. The team included, Andrew O'Brien, Jordan Elliott, Griffin Parker, Bennett Pederson, Cole Koester, Ross Vasquez. Waukee placed 4th in the 2017 State Tournament held in Marshalltown at Elmwood CC; the team included, Griffin Parker, Michael Vicente, Bennet Pedersen, Nathan Petsche, Ben Meyer, Jackson Robert "Bobby" Starr. Girls' Swimming and Diving: 2011 was the teamt's inaugural season. Prior to 2011, the team members were competing on the combined Johnston-Urbandale-Waukee team. Maddie Gehrke and Jenny Brown have led the emerging team with several podium finishes each. 2012 50-Yard Free State Champion The Diving Team has succeeded in qualifying two girls for the State Meet: Limay Vong and Jillian Loos.
Winter Sports Boys' Basketball: 4A State Tournament Appearance Girls' Basketball: 4A State Tournament Appearances. 2015 State Champions class 5A. Bowling: The boys bowling team most made the state tournament in 2016 finishing 7th; the team made state in 2014 when Jonah Starmer was the state individual champion. Waukee and the states first sophomore to the Individual title; the Boys Coach is Steve Bossenberger and the girls Coach is Dave Roberts Wrestling: Waukee has produced several D1 wrestlers including Jon Anderson, a D1 NCAA qualifier for Drake University, two time Iowa state fi