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Roberson and Fears Elected to Serve on the Independence School District Board of Education

April 9, 2014 • Top Story

The Independence School district voting community elected Blake Roberson and Denise Fears to serve on the Independence School District Board of Education for the next six years. They will each be sworn in at the board meeting on Tuesday, April 15th.

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Elementary Schools»

Fairmount Career Day

Fairmount celebrated their second annual Career Day with 26 presenters. Volunteers from the community also helped make the event a success. Presenters included illustrator Cheryl Harness, Bayer scientists, a Google Fiber representative, a banker, Wayside Waifs worker, the Army, an electrician and many more.

Fairmount Fifth Grade is Out of This World!

The fifth graders in Ms. Burke and Ms. Fondren’s class have been learning about the solar system.

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Middle Schools»

Bridger Raises Money for the Heart Association!

Bridger had the opportunity to raise money for the American Heart Association and have some fun at the same time.

Bridger Students volunteer at Harvesters !

A group of Bridger students volunteered at Harvester’s this past Saturday to sort through massive boxes of potatoes.

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High Schools»

Van Horn High School Falcons and William Chrisman Bears get a major league experience

Van Horn High School and William Chrisman High School faced off against one another at 4 p.m on April 12, 2014.
It was certainly a special occasion and not your typical game. Both Independence teams had the chance to play on the Royals’ home field.
The teams had to sell at least 1,000 tickets to a Royals game to get the chance to play in the High School Baseball Classic.

Chrisman Students Shine at Festival of Color

Several William Chrisman students showed their work at the Festival of Color Art Show at the Sermon Center on April 5.

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District Wide»

Jana Waits Retires After Serving 12 Years on the Board of Education

Jana Waits attended her last official Independence School Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 15th. Jana and husband, Jim, graduated from Van Horn High School. They have two children, Jonathan and Jamie who both graduated from Truman High School.

Kansas City Star Names Truman Senior as Basketball Player of the Year

The Kansas City Star names Truman Senior Becca Jonas as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.

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Alerts & FYI

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, May 13th at 6:00 PM
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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