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Open Airways Makes Asthma Education Fun

May 12, 2015

The ISD and the City of Independence Health Department welcomed more than 100 to Open Airways, an evening for elementary-aged children with asthma, inside the Glendale Elementary School gymnasium. “It was a fun and educational night,” said Lori Halsey, the ISD’s director of health services. Open Airways featured games, food and prizes for the youngsters […]

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Procter Recognized by State for Positive Behavior Support Program

Procter Elementary School was recognized as a bronze award winner for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) implementation. Presented by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the school will receive the award during ceremonies at the 10th Annual Missouri SW-PBS Summer Training Institute June 10 at Lake of the Ozarks. “This is very exciting […]

Van Horn Cadets Team With Elementary School Runners to Prepare for 5K Race

With encouragement and coaching from Van Horn JROTC cadets, nearly 30 fourth- and fifth-grade runners from Fairmount Elementary completed a practice 5K in preparation for a sanctioned 5K run in May. Cadets have been working with Fairmount students for the past several weeks, preparing the boys for the Independence Park Run Saturday, May 2 and […]

Southern Teachers Serving Burgers, Fries and a Scholarship

There were lots of familiar faces staffing the counter and the ‘drive thru window’ on the 40 Highway McDonalds. Teachers from William Southern Elementary left the classroom and enrolled for a night at Hamburger U- all for a good cause. Teachers worked at the restaurant to raise money for the school’s ‘Southern Stars’ scholarship. Established […]


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