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FBI Robotics Team Takes Second Place in Colorado

March 31, 2015

In their final tuneup before the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship in St. Louis April 22-25, the FIRST Bots of Independence (FBI) took second place in the Colorado Regional and also brought home an award for engineering excellence. FBI features students from all three ISD high schools. “It was an outstanding showing,” said Russell Clothier, […]

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Van Horn Sending 13 Students to State Music Competition

Musical excellence during the Solo and Small Ensemble Contest earned 13 Van Horn High School band, choir and orchestra students a trip to state competition later this school year. “It was a fantastic day and the school’s strongest showing in years,” said Ryan Main, Van Horn music teacher. “Last year, five students advanced to state, […]

Several ISD Students Qualify for State Speech and Debate Including History-Making Van Horn Duo

For the first time in more than 30 years, a policy debate team from Van Horn High School qualified for the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Speech and Debate Tournament.  Junior Tristian Stickle and Chloe Trimble, freshman, defeated teams from Pembroke Hill, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, Raytown South and Grandview in preliminary […]

Truman High School Student Council Wins Honor Council Award

Truman High School’s Student Council was awarded the Missouri Association of Student Councils Gold Honor Council Award by the Honor Council Committee of the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC). Truman received the award at the annual MASC Convention at Park Hill South High School. Truman’s council submitted an application for consideration and met the criteria […]


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