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JROTC Cadets Return to Chrisman

August 24, 2015

For those attending the William Chrisman/Platte County football game August 21, it was a sight unseen at the high school for several decades. Pre-game ceremonies featured cadets from Chrisman’s new JROTC program. “I believe that was the first time in 40 years William Chrisman JROTC students have presented the colors,” said Principal Mike Becker. It […]

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Famed Blue Angels Visit ISD High Schools

Members of the famed Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron ‘touched down’ in the Independence School District August 21. Their ‘mission’- encourage ISD high school students to follow their dreams by pursuing their education. Speaking to juniors and seniors at William Chrisman, U.S. Navy Lt. Andy Talbott, #3 Left Wing, said achieving individual dreams is a […]

Van Horn JROTC Participates in Historic Nicodemus Homecoming Celebration

Continuing a Van Horn High School JROTC tradition, members of the cadet Color Guard presented the colors during the 137th Nicodemus (Kan.) Homecoming Emancipation Celebration.  Founded by African-Americans from Kentucky shortly after the end of the Civil War and envisioned as a ‘black oasis’ for those in search of personal freedoms and opportunities, Nicodemus is […]

Shining a Light on Exciting ISD Auditorium Upgrades

The auditoriums at Truman, William Chrisman and Van Horn have been bustling with activity this summer.  Those taking the stage are not actors but rather they are professionals installing state-of-the-art lighting and sound.  Students at all three high schools will now have the opportunity to perform in a more professional setting.  Harvest Productions installation team […]


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