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Gala Raises $125,000 for ISD Foundation

March 24, 2015

More than 400 ISD supporters opened their hearts and their wallets and pocketbooks in support of district students and staff during the Connecting Hearts Gala- a fundraiser for the ISD Foundation. More than $125,000 was raised and will go toward a variety of ISD Foundation programs. “I can’t thank our patrons enough for being so […]

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Youth Specialist Named ISD Classified Employee of the Year

Megan Kuhnert, youth specialist at Sugar Creek Elementary, was named the district’s 2015-2016 Classified Employee of the Year. Known as “Miss Megan,” Kuhnert was chosen for the honor by a panel of judges from the Independence community. Her coworkers said she makes a significant difference in the lives of students, staff and families. “Miss Megan provides […]

ISD Named Kindness Certified District

Kids for Peace, a California-based nonprofit, honored the Independence School District for the district’s participation in the Great Kindness Challenge and named the ISD a Kindness Certified School District. “We are honored to partner with the ISD to promote the culture of kindness on school campuses nationwide,” said Jill McManigal, Kids for Peace co-founder and […]

ISD Excited About Tournament Partnership with NAIA, City of Independence

It is not just the 32 schools participating in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship excited about the tournament, so too, are the 29 schools in the Independence School District (ISD). The ISD has been working with the NAIA, the City of Independence and the city’s tourism department to provide an entertaining and […]


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