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Chrisman, Van Horn Baseball Selling Royals Ticket Vouchers For Chance to Play at Kauffman Stadium

December 9, 2014 • High Schools, Top Story

Playing on a real-life “field of dreams” is a real possibility for the William Chrisman and Van Horn baseball teams- Royally possible! Chrisman’s and Van Horn’s nine have the chance to polish their skills on the Kauffman Stadium diamond- home of the American League Champion Kansas City Royals- by each selling 1,000 of the hottest tickets […]

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Elementary Schools»

Korte’s First-Ever Father/Daughter Dance a Huge Success

It was a perfect night for many young ladies from Korte Elementary School- dinner and dancing with daddy! More than 150 young ladies came to Korte’s first-ever Father/Daughter Dance and organizers said the evening was such a hit, they plan to make it a yearly event. But the dance wasn’t limited to fathers only. “We […]

William Southern Second-Grade Students Go Back In Time

Ever wonder what life along the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails was like? Second-grade students at William Southern Elementary found out first-hand! Students took a fun (and educational) trip to the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence, the only museum in the nation devoted to the three great routes to the west. Thanks to […]

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Middle Schools»

Nowlin Students Plot Future Plans During Summit Tech Visit

Members of Nowlin Middle School’s robotics team, joined by several Nowlin science scholars, went on a field trip to Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit- getting a ‘hands-on’ look at amazing technological advances. Working with the academy and the KC Stem Alliance, robotics team members gained a visual understanding of complex circuitry and learned how […]

Independence PTA, Barnes & Noble Holding Book Fair Nov 22 Benefitting ISD

   Picking up a good book is always a good way to spend the weekend and Saturday, Nov. 22, buying that good book benefits a good cause. The Independence Barnes & Noble (Independence Commons, 19120 E. 39th St.) has teamed with the Independence Council of PTAs to hold a book fair with a portion of […]

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High Schools»

Truman Students Give Compassion Baskets to Centerpoint Patients

For a group of Truman High School students, a trip to the Centerpoint Cancer Center was a real-life lesson about the true meaning of the holidays. Members of the student council and leadership development class created Compassion Baskets for patients undergoing chemotherapy and cancer treatments. “We put inspirational compassion hearts on each one,” said Angie […]

Chrisman’s Daily Living Class Learns on Field Trip

Ssudents in William Chrisman’s Functional Skills Daily Living Class continue to learn ‘real world’ skills on a daily basis and put them into action. Members of the class went to Englewood Cafe, thanks to a donation by Robert Buckley, a Chrisman graduate. “We have been working on good table manners, ordering from menus and acceptable […]

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Truman Inducts Hall of Fame Class of 2014 December 6

Six new members of Truman High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored during induction ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 6 during halftime of the Truman/William Chrisman boys basketball game. Tip-off is 8 p.m. The six new members of the hall are: Jimmy Brewer- Class of 1988, Al Isbell- Community Member, Shelley Lauber- Class of 1987,  […]

Former Secretary of State ‘Having a Conversation’ with ISD Students During Visit to Truman Library

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is meeting with ISD government students Thursday, Dec. 4 inside the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum auditorium. Albright will be in Independence for the opening of her exhibit “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection” at the library. “She opens every exhibit with a public presentation and a […]

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