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Luff Teacher Awarded Grant from Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation

August 20, 2014

                Thanks to the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation (MRTF), kindergarten students in Liz Ferron’s class at Luff Elementary School get to spend a day on the farm! Ferron received a $500 grant from the MRTF, one of just 42 given statewide. Her kindergarteners will leave Independence for a day and travel to the Red Barn […]

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Van Horn Football Game August 22 Televised by KCWE (This TV)

Van Horn’s season-opener against Lathrop Friday, Aug. 22 is one of 12 high school football games televised this season on KCWE-TV (Comcast Channel 235, Time Warner Cable Channel 975). Kickoff is 7 p.m. and can be seen live online at nfhsnetwork.com and again Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. […]

Japanese Exchange Students from Independence’s Sister City Visit William Chrisman, Glendale

It has been a busy two weeks for 10 exchange students from Higashimurayama, Japan- Independence’s Sister City. Led by student council escorts, the exchange students attended three classes at William Chrisman High School August 15 and quickly fit in with their American counterparts, exchanging stories and laughs. “I think they enjoyed staying with their host […]

District begins ALICE training for all staff, students

  As part of the continuing effort to keep every child in the Independence School District safe, the district will conduct ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training for all staff and students. “Training will be building-specific,” said David Lamkin, ISD director of public safety. “ALICE training will empower students and teachers. It’s training we […]


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