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District Initiates New Cold Weather Policy

November 3, 2014

A letter from Dr. Herl. Parents and Guardians,   I want to make you aware of a change this year in how we handle extremely cold weather days. This yearwe will make a two hour late start available to our students and families. This will only be used when cold weather (not driving condition) is […]

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Halloween- It’s Not Just For Kids Anymore!

If drivers and walkers near Glendale Elementary were doing a ‘double take’ on their Halloween-eve trip home, you can understand why! Crossing Guard Antonio Zaragoza channeled his inner ‘force’ and dressed right out of the ‘Star Wars’ movies. Zaragoza patrols the area around Lee’s Summit Road and Cogan- and when it’s Halloween, he’s a kid […]

District Unveils New Logo

Thanks to the input and suggestions of parents, patrons and district partners, the ISD has a new look! District officials unveiled their new logo and it was approved by the board of education. Many in the Independence community said it was time for an updated look and the district agreed. “We created a logo that […]

French Foreign Exchange Students Coming to Truman, Chrisman

Two weeks of sharing cultures begins October 27 when 27 students from France come to the ISD. During their stay, the French students will attend school with their host student, discover American culture and the English language all while visiting sites throughout Kansas City and Independence. “We are excited to have them here,” said Brandi […]


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