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French Foreign Exchange Students Coming to Truman, Chrisman

October 23, 2014 • High Schools, Top Story

Two weeks of sharing cultures begins October 27 when 27 students from France come to the ISD. During their stay, the French students will attend school with their host student, discover American culture and the English language all while visiting sites throughout Kansas City and Independence. “We are excited to have them here,” said Brandi […]

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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»

French Foreign Exchange Students Coming to Truman, Chrisman

Two weeks of sharing cultures begins October 27 when 27 students from France come to the ISD. During their stay, the French students will attend school with their host student, discover American culture and the English language all while visiting sites throughout Kansas City and Independence. “We are excited to have them here,” said Brandi […]

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 […]

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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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