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Pioneer Ridge Musicians Earn Numerous High Marks at Middle School Festival

May 11, 2015

Pioneer Ridge musicians were among ‘the best of the best’ at the Kansas City Metro Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival, earning 18 ‘I’ ratings- the highest mark given. “Middle school students from across the metro attend,” said Todd Reinhardt, band teacher. “Pioneer Ridge students did a great job and represented the school at a […]

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ISD Teacher Nominated for National Teacher of the Year Award

Charlene Burns, Bingham Middle School teacher, is one of just two Missouri winners of the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award by the National History Day organization. She is now eligible for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award June 18- an award given to two educators along with a check for […]

ISD Middle School Students Discovering the Old West

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 […]

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, […]


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