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ISD Middle School Students Discovering the Old West

April 9, 2015

Reading from actual ‘trail diaries’ locked away in boxes for decades, eighth-grade students at Bingham Middle School are learning about the westward expansion of the United States. Using the original words of pioneers traveling through Independence more than 150 years ago, students read from the diaries and share their interpretations during social studies class. The […]

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Students Explore Future Options During Bingham Health Career Fair

Thanks to their partnership with Centerpoint Medical Center, Bingham Middle School eighth-grade students learned what it takes to work in the medical profession during the school’s Health Career Fair. More than a dozen Centerpoint professionals spoke to the students about their particular job. “Presenters came from throughout the hospital including ambulance drivers, nurses, nurse practitioners, […]

ISD Middle School Students Bring History to Life During National History Day

Projects created by ISD middle school students were recognized for excellence during the Greater Kansas City History Day event at the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Greater Kansas City History Day was part of the National History Day celebration. Sixth- through 12th- grade students from across the metro put their works on display. Highlighting […]

Two ISD Middle School Students Win District Peace Poster Contest

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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