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July 7, 2015 • Featured Articles, Top Story

Welcome to the Independence School District’s online registration process. The ISD is one of the first districts in the metro to move to an online system.  We are excited about this opportunity to better meet the needs of our families and our schools.  This will allow for more accurate data and better communication with families throughout […]

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Elementary Schools»

Kindergarten Screening Make-Up Day August 3

Kindergarten screening make-up day is Monday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ISD Central Office, 201 N. Forest. No appointment needed.

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 […]

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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»

Marine Biology Students Learn About Life Along the Missouri

ISD marine biology students traded the classroom for the riverfront, exploring aquatic life and cleaning up debris along the Missouri River. Nearly a dozen students joined teacher Leslie Mallinson for a boat trip from LaBenite Park for the unique educational experience. “Many may think what happens along the Missouri has very little to do with […]

ISD Class of 2015 Commencement on TV in July

Relive the excitement of graduation when BSSD-TV (Comcast Channel 15/AT&T U-verse Channel 99 in Independence) and City 7, the Independence government-access channel, broadcast ISD high school commencement exercises, in their entirety, throughout July. BSSD-TV airs ISD graduation ceremonies July 21-23 from 6 to 10 p.m. Truman’s commencement airs Tuesday, July 21, Van Horn’s Wednesday, July […]

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District Wide»

Free Wellness & Health Expo July 30 Features Free Sports Physicals for ISD Students

A wide variety of health services are available free of charge during the Wellness & Health Expo Thursday, July 30 from 5-8 p.m. inside William Chrisman High School. Presented by the Independence School District (ISD), the Independence Health Department and the ISD Wellness Department, the expo features free dental, posture and foot screenings, BMI assessments, […]

District, ATS HeartCheck Providing Voluntary Heart Screening for Students August 1

ISD students (age 10 and older) can receive a voluntary heart screening for $99 Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Truman High School library. This optional opportunity is provided by ATS HeartCheck, a local screening organization supported by area cardiologists. “Undiagnosed heart conditions are estimated to claim the lives of […]

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Alerts & FYI

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, Aug.11- 6 p.m.
201 N. Forest Ave.



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