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ISD Robotics Takes on The World

April 30, 2015

Calling it a “breakthrough” performance, the FIRST Bots of Independence (FBI) Robotics Team excelled during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, finishing in the top 100 out of nearly 3,000 robotics teams worldwide! FBI, featuring students from all three district high schools, was ranked as […]

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ISD Students Go “Career Shopping”

More than 1,000 ISD freshman took their first steps down the path to their future, visiting leaders from more than 60 area businesses during the district’s first-ever Career Skills Fair at MCC’s Business and Technology Center. The fair was the culmination of the ISD’s year-long Freshman Academy class where students begin to choose what career […]

For the Missouri Mavericks, the ‘Goal’ is Character Development

For the ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks, scoring goals are no problem. But off the ice, goals are important too. That’s why Mavs players regularly visit ISD schools and speak to students about character and character development. Each month during the school year, every ISD school inspires lives of integrity by choosing a staff and student of […]

Special Thanks from Dr. Herl to ISD Voters

By a nearly two to one margin, Independence voters approved a 24 cent tax levy increase for the Independence School District. The levy increase, passed by nearly 65 percent of the voters, will generate an additional $2 million annually for teacher hiring and retention, professional development for the newly-announced Career Academies program and HVAC and […]


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