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Sycamore Hills Students, Staff Memorialize Beloved Teacher

September 23, 2015

During her 27 year teaching career at Sycamore Hills Elementary School, Cynthia McHenry Jones was known for how much heart she gave to her students. In return, students, parents and Sycamore Hills staff remembered her with a symbolic heart of their own. On what would have been her 51st birthday, a heart-shaped bench was dedicated […]

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Korte PE Teacher Named KC District Teacher of Year, Eligible for Statewide Honor

Leslie Stikeleather, Korte Elementary School physical education teacher, has been named the 2015 Kansas City District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAHPERD). Stikeleather was one of just six elementary physical education teachers honored statewide and is now a candidate for the Missouri Elementary Physical Education […]

Mill Creek Crossing Guard Celebrates 80th Birthday

Since the late 1960s, Sandra Bellew has been a school crossing guard in Independence and if she has her way, she will be a school crossing guard for a long time to come! Bellew turned 80 and the teachers and staff at Mill Creek Elementary threw her a breakfast/birthday party at the school. She received […]

Open Airways Makes Asthma Education Fun

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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