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August 29, 2014

  The state’s scoring guide (MSIP-Missouri School Improvement Plan) for school districts released today (August 29)  shows great growth for the ISD. We would like to thank every parent who made sure students showed up for school on a regular basis. Because of your efforts, we went from six out of 10 attendance points to […]

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Van Horn Receives ‘Sizeable’ Donation from Jackson County Historical Society

Van Horn’s Speech and Debate team is making a ‘big’ deal, literally, about a donation received from the Jackson County Historical Society (JCHS). Inside the school’s speech and debate classroom sits a large, handcrafted judge’s bench and witness stand- so large it had to be disassembled then reassembled at the school. The historical society used […]

Fox 4′s Pay It Forward Visits Randall Elementary

When Dianne Sanderson, nutrition services employee at Randall Elementary, came to work August 26, she got an unexpected lunch time surprise. Pizza was on the menu, but she got bread! Sanderson was nominated by Randall co-worker Shannon Sickles for WDAF-TV, Fox 4’s Pay It Forward program for the work she does at school each day […]

Luff Teacher Awarded Grant from Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation

                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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