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City of Independence Bringing Flu Vaccination Clinics to All ISD Schools

September 2, 2015 • Featured Articles, Top Story

The City of Independence Health Department is working with VaxCare and the ISD to give seasonal influenza vaccines to children at school. This vaccine will protect against all four influenza strains expected to circulate this year. The city will hold vaccination clinics beginning in late September. Please read this letter from the City of Independence Health […]

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Elementary Schools»

Korte PE Teacher Named KC District Teacher of Year, Eligible for Statewide Honor

Leslie Stikeleather, Korte Elementary School physical education teacher, has been named the 2015 Kansas City District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAHPERD). Stikeleather was one of just six elementary physical education teachers honored statewide and is now a candidate for the Missouri Elementary Physical Education […]

Mill Creek Crossing Guard Celebrates 80th Birthday

Since the late 1960s, Sandra Bellew has been a school crossing guard in Independence and if she has her way, she will be a school crossing guard for a long time to come! Bellew turned 80 and the teachers and staff at Mill Creek Elementary threw her a breakfast/birthday party at the school. She received […]

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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»

Chrisman Senior Performing at SantaCaliGon

Music and performing in front of large audiences is a big part of William Chrisman senior Anna O’Renick’s life. “It is what I am,” she said. “I love it.” O’Renick, a member of Chrisman’s Blue and Gold Singers, is performing with her father Mark at the SantaCaliGon Days Festival Sunday, Sept. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. […]

JROTC Cadets Return to Chrisman

For those attending the William Chrisman/Platte County football game August 21, it was a sight unseen at the high school for several decades. Pre-game ceremonies featured cadets from Chrisman’s new JROTC program. “I believe that was the first time in 40 years William Chrisman JROTC students have presented the colors,” said Principal Mike Becker. It […]

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District Wide»

Thank you for helping with Project Shine!

As students returned to school this week, they were greeted with fresh paint, landscaping and much more thanks to incredible community support of Project Shine. More than 1,000 ISD staff members, students and volunteers helped to clean, paint and beautify five ISD schools this summer. This year, Ott Elementary, Randall Elementary, Bingham Middle School, Truman High […]

Back to School

Welcome back!  What an exciting time seeing all the smiling faces as we start the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking forward to our best year yet! Remember to follow us on Twitter @isdschools and Facebook to see our first day photos and find the latest happenings in the district.  

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Alerts & FYI

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 8- 6 p.m.
201 N. Forest Ave.



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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