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Two ISD Middle School Students Win District Peace Poster Contest

February 25, 2015

Two ISD middle school students- Mackenzie Matzeder from Bingham and Kara Amos from Pioneer Ridge- are district winners of The Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. Representing the Independence Host Lions Club, the two now advance to compete for statewide honors. Students ages 11 through 13 were asked to visually depict their interpretation of this […]

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Nowlin Students ‘Skyping’ With TV Meteorologist to Learn More About Weather

Nowlin Middle School students in Chariti Farmer’s Functional Skills class get to learn about weather face-to-face with one of Kansas City’s most well-known television forecasters. Farmer and her students will be ‘Skyping’ with KMBC9 Meteorologist Erin Little Tuesday, February 10. “It’s going to be interesting and exciting,” Farmer said. Her sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students […]

Pioneer Ridge “Sticks” to the Message Behind The Great Kindness Challenge

For a handful of Pioneer Ridge Middle School students, the true message of The Great Kindness Challenge really “stuck” with them- literally! Students Keeley Roberts and Alexa Ortiz came up with the idea to make sticky notes to put on lockers with phrases like “you’re responsible” and “you’re amazing.” Joined by classmates Vivian Xayaphet, Jaelyn […]

Girls With a Purpose visit Harvesters

Pioneer Ridge Middle School girls joined with Truman High School juniors on a trip to Harvesters.  The girls participate in Girl Talk, a peer-to-peer mentoring program led by high school girls for middle school girls.  The name of their chapter is Girls with a Purpose.  They meet weekly to build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and […]


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