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More than 400 go to District’s Multi-Cultural Festival

October 21, 2014 • Featured Articles, Top Story

For one day, the area surrounding St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in northeast Kansas City looked like a true melting pot of ethnicities as the ISD’s Don Bosco School of English welcomed hundreds to their Multi-Cultural Festival. Exhibits highlighted items from 75 different countries and ISD Don Bosco staff and students displayed their classwork as well […]

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Elementary Schools»

Little Blue Students Run Kansas City Kids’ Marathon, ‘Sheldon’ Wins Third Straight Marathon Mascot Race

Most sharks swim, but the Little Blue Elementary School Sharks run- and run far! Since the beginning of the school year, more than 200 Little Blue Elementary students and staff ran more than 5,000 miles in preparation for the seventh annual Kansas City Kids’ Marathon- a special event in conjunction with the Kansas City Marathon. […]

Kindergarten Students Learn, Have Fun During Drumm Days

    For most ISD kindergarten students, a field trip to Drumm Farm is filled with new and fascinating learning experiences, nothing like what they do INSIDE the classroom. And that’s the whole point of Drumm Days! Hundreds of ISD kindergarteners fed farm animals, took a nature hike and walked through a pumpkin patch- taking […]

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Middle Schools»

Independence Council of PTAs Holiday Book Drive Nov. 1- Dec. 31 Benefitting Nowlin Middle School

  Realizing there is a shortage of books for sixth- through eighth-grade students inside Nowlin Middle School’s library, the Independence Council of PTAs wants to do something about it. This year, the organization is collecting new and gently used books for Nowlin and its feeder elementary schools during the Holiday Book Drive November 1 through […]

Truman High School Prob and Stat Students Take Flight

Wednesday, April 30th Truman Probability and Statistics students competed in an Airplane Project. An all class competition was held to see who could make the best airplane.

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High Schools»

Truman/Van Horn Debate Teams Show Well in Competition

Competing in the Park Hill Tournament, Truman High School’s Speech and Debate team showed their skills against some of the metro’s best, capturing third place in Overall Team Sweepstakes. Meanwhile, several individuals had excellent showings. Mitchell Pritchard finished first in Storytelling. In Policy Debate, the team of Andrew Nickle and Derek Allgood went undefeated during […]

Truman Band Takes First Place at Shawnee Mission North

Fresh off a first place finish in the Shawnee Mission North (Kan.) Marching Festival October 18, the Truman High School Marching Band concludes their season with two events this week- performances during the district playoff football game Friday, Oct. 24 and in the Independence Halloween Parade Saturday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. During the football […]

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District Wide»

William Chrisman Inducts Six Into 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame

(Walker and Mort Cooper)   Six William Chrisman athletes, including two World Series winners, were inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s class features two women and four men, including brothers Mort and Walker Cooper who played for the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1942 and 1944. The other inductees […]

IA Assistant Principal Named Avila Alumni Award Winner

(Photos courtesy: Avila University Alumni Association) Wendy Kline, assistant principal at Independence Academy, was presented the 2014 School of Education Alumni Award by the Avila University Alumni Association. Kline received the award for her “outstanding contributions to her profession, her students and the greater community.” Kline has been with the ISD since 2008 and received […]

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


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