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Two THS Students Invited to The Coterie’s Young Playwrights Roundtable

January 29, 2015

Two Truman students, Shealyn Hedrick and Matthew Bourgeois, join a select group of other Kansas City-area high school students as members of The Coterie’s Young Playwrights’ Roundtable. Those two were accepted to the highly-acclaimed program following their completion of The Coterie’s Reaching the Write Minds workshop, a unique dramatic writing program for emerging teen playwrights. […]

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Four District Administrators Promoted

Four administrators in the Independence School District will have new jobs this fall. Dr. Janet Richards will serve as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education starting in the 2015-2016 year. She has served in the Independence School District for 25 years. Richards is a former student, having attended Randall Elementary, Bridger Junior High and William Chrisman High […]

William Southern Teacher Wants Title of American Ninja Warrior

Annie Dudek, William Southern physical education teacher, is a hopeful for the seventh season of the heart-racing competition series American Ninja Warrior on NBC. The action-packed show follows competitors as they tackle the world’s most difficult obstacle courses in an effort to qualify for the national finals in Las Vegas on a four-stage course modeled after Japan’s […]

Mavericks Bring Message of Perseverence to Luff, Three Trails

Missouri Mavericks Goaltender Mike Clemente and Defensemen Brendan Rempel and Dallas Ehrhardt took an afternoon from the ice and instead scored points (or should we say, goals) with ISD students at Three Trails and Luff Elementary. Each month during the hockey season, Mavericks players visit with ISD elementary school’s monthly student of character- part of […]


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