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

March 6, 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]


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