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THS Advances to Missouri High School Mock Trial State Championship

February 27, 2015 • High Schools, Top Story

With a fourth place finish in the Kansas City Region, the Truman High School Mock Trial Team earned a spot in the Missouri High School Mock Trial State Championship March 26-29 at the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia. Sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association, mock trial is a competition where students are given […]

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Elementary Schools»

Southern Gets $1,000 Check from Local Business

(Green Lantern employee and William Southern graduate Jessica Rogers (white shirt) helped present a $1,000 check to the school) Inside William Southern Elementary and all ISD schools, excellence in education is on display every day. Thanks to a program established by Green Lantern Car Wash, William Southern was rewarded for their excellence with a $1,000 […]

Fairmount Performs 100 Acts of Service

After learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., fifth-graders at Fairmount Elementary were inspired to follow in his footsteps. They were particularly inspired by King’s words when he said, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” and “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” So, they challenged themselves […]

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Middle Schools»

Two ISD Middle School Students Win District Peace Poster Contest

Two ISD middle school students- Mackenzie Matzeder from Bingham and Kara Amos from Pioneer Ridge- are district winners of The Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. Representing the Independence Host Lions Club, the two now advance to compete for statewide honors. Students ages 11 through 13 were asked to visually depict their interpretation of this […]

Nowlin Students ‘Skyping’ With TV Meteorologist to Learn More About Weather

Nowlin Middle School students in Chariti Farmer’s Functional Skills class get to learn about weather face-to-face with one of Kansas City’s most well-known television forecasters. Farmer and her students will be ‘Skyping’ with KMBC9 Meteorologist Erin Little Tuesday, February 10. “It’s going to be interesting and exciting,” Farmer said. Her sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students […]

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High Schools»

THS Advances to Missouri High School Mock Trial State Championship

With a fourth place finish in the Kansas City Region, the Truman High School Mock Trial Team earned a spot in the Missouri High School Mock Trial State Championship March 26-29 at the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia. Sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association, mock trial is a competition where students are given […]

Van Horn Scientists Displaying Projects at Union Station March 11-14

Several budding young scientists from Van Horn High School are putting their expertise on display during the 64th Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair at Union Station March 11-14. They earned the honor by winning a grand prize trophy or division medal during the third annual Van Horn Science and Engineering Fair inside the […]

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District Wide»

Two THS Students Invited to The Coterie’s Young Playwrights Roundtable

Two Truman students, Shealyn Hedrick and Matthew Bourgeois, join a select group of other Kansas City-area high school students as members of The Coterie’s Young Playwrights’ Roundtable. Those two were accepted to the highly-acclaimed program following their completion of The Coterie’s Reaching the Write Minds workshop, a unique dramatic writing program for emerging teen playwrights. […]

Four District Administrators Promoted

Four administrators in the Independence School District will have new responsibilities this fall. Dr. Janet Richards will serve as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education starting in the 2015-2016 year. She has served in the Independence School District for 25 years. A former student and teacher in the district, Richards has served as principal at Spring Branch […]

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Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, March 10 - 6 p.m.
201 N. Forest Ave.

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By providing quality education, the Independence School District will ensure that each learner will achieve the skills and self-confidence to be successful in an ever-changing world.

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