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This Summer- Breakfast and Lunch is Served in the ISD!

June 27, 2015 • Top Story

Nutritious, free meals will be available for kids and teenagers in the ISD (and eligible disabled adults) through the district’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the United States Department of Agriculture (USGA). Breakfast and lunch will be offered at 12 ISD school sites until […]

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Elementary Schools»

Open Airways Makes Asthma Education Fun

The ISD and the City of Independence Health Department welcomed more than 100 to Open Airways, an evening for elementary-aged children with asthma, inside the Glendale Elementary School gymnasium. “It was a fun and educational night,” said Lori Halsey, the ISD’s director of health services. Open Airways featured games, food and prizes for the youngsters […]

Procter Recognized by State for Positive Behavior Support Program

Procter Elementary School was recognized as a bronze award winner for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) implementation. Presented by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the school will receive the award during ceremonies at the 10th Annual Missouri SW-PBS Summer Training Institute June 10 at Lake of the Ozarks. “This is very exciting […]

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Middle Schools»

Pioneer Ridge Musicians Earn Numerous High Marks at Middle School Festival

Pioneer Ridge musicians were among ‘the best of the best’ at the Kansas City Metro Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival, earning 18 ‘I’ ratings- the highest mark given. “Middle school students from across the metro attend,” said Todd Reinhardt, band teacher. “Pioneer Ridge students did a great job and represented the school at a […]

ISD Teacher Nominated for National Teacher of the Year Award

Charlene Burns, Bingham Middle School teacher, is one of just two Missouri winners of the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award by the National History Day organization. She is now eligible for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award June 18- an award given to two educators along with a check for […]

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High Schools»

Truman’s Hart Named to USA Volleyball National Roster

  Truman High School junior Alexis ‘Lexi’ Hart was one of just 20 players named to the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team (GYNTT) roster by USA Volleyball. Hart will vie for one of 12 positions on the U.S. National Team participating in this year’s International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Girls’ Youth World Championship […]

Truman Student Among Nation’s Best in Prose

Participating in the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) in Lincoln, Neb., Truman High School’s Karly Kinsey was a national finalist in Prose and finished sixth in the nation. Prose is an interpretation of a short story, part of a novel or other published work and corresponds to usual patterns of speech. Kinsey was […]

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ISD Named Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

Citing the district’s progressive health and wellness initiatives and commitment to employee health, the American Heart Association named the Independence School District (ISD) a Platinum Fit-Friendly worksite. “You are among an elite group of awardees for this important initiative,” said Nancy Brown, the American Heart Association’s CEO. “We commend your efforts and look forward to […]

ISD Honors Retirees During Annual Banquet

It was time to say “thanks” and “goodbye” to 27 ISD employees during the district’s eighth annual Retirement Banquet inside the Independence Hilton Garden Inn. Those 27 retirees- with a combined 419 years in the ISD- were introduced individually and presented with several gifts. Dr. Dale Herl, ISD superintendent, and Ann Franklin, ISD board of […]

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