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Mill Creek Crossing Guard Celebrates 80th Birthday

August 28, 2015

Since the late 1960s, Sandra Bellew has been a school crossing guard in Independence and if she has her way, she will be a school crossing guard for a long time to come! Bellew turned 80 and the teachers and staff at Mill Creek Elementary threw her a breakfast/birthday party at the school. She received […]

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Famed Blue Angels Visit ISD High Schools

Members of the famed Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron ‘touched down’ in the Independence School District August 21. Their ‘mission’- encourage ISD high school students to follow their dreams by pursuing their education. Speaking to juniors and seniors at William Chrisman, U.S. Navy Lt. Andy Talbott, #3 Left Wing, said achieving individual dreams is a […]

Highly-Skilled Navy Explosives Technicians Meet ISD JROTC, PLTW Students

Using a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) presentation featuring bomb diffusing robots, Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians met with JROTC and PLTW (Project Lead The Way) students at all three ISD high schools. Known as the world’s ultimate bomb squad, Navy EOD techs talked about the training and skills necessary to disarm traditional […]

Thank you for helping with Project Shine!

As students returned to school this week, they were greeted with fresh paint, landscaping and much more thanks to incredible community support of Project Shine. More than 1,000 ISD staff members, students and volunteers helped to clean, paint and beautify five ISD schools this summer. This year, Ott Elementary, Randall Elementary, Bingham Middle School, Truman High […]


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