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Southern Teachers Serving Burgers, Fries and a Scholarship

March 24, 2015

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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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 […]

William Chrisman Students Participate in Read Across America

Nearly 100 William Chrisman High School students celebrated their love of reading by grabbing a book and going back to elementary school! Students visited six different ISD elementary schools, reading to several classes as part of the annual Read Across America celebration. It was hard to tell who benefited more or who had more fun- […]


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