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

April 22, 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

Southern Students Go “Bow”ing!

William Southern fourth- and fifth-grade students are beginning to look a lot like William Tell- minus the apple! Southern Physical Education Teacher Annie Dudek has been teaching the students archery and they love it. Dudek received National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) training through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Educators believe learning archer skills […]

Bryant Elementary Teacher Named ISD 2015-16 Teacher of the Year

 Katie Marquart, fourth-grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School, was named the Independence School District’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year during the district’s annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast March 12. Marquart was selected by a panel of judges from the Independence community and introduced by 2014-15 ISD Teacher of the Year John Vickers. Marquart has […]


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