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ISD Students Benefit from TeamSmile

TeamSmile provided ISD students free dental care and hygiene education in partnership with UMKC’s School of Dentistry. The ISD sent around 250 students to the event this year, held at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy. We’re so grateful for community partners who strive to support and uplift our students and schools. #ISDstrong

Freddy’s Co-founder Visits Academies Students

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers co-founder Scott Redler visited ISD Academies Culinary classes to share his experience. Students asked questions and received feedback on their career goals. The Academies provide our students with invaluable experiences that prepare them for success!

Calendar updated to show “Red Snow Day” Make Up Day

This year’s school calendar on our website now reflects the days that school is in session, per the Inclement Weather dates and “Red Snow Day” marked on the 2023-2024 school year calendar as previously approved by the Board of Education. Click here to access the 2023-2024 calendar:

Your ISD: Kids’ Safari Childcare

Full video: Kids’ Safari: Independence School District’s Kids’ Safari program provides before and after school care to students Pre-K through 8th grade. Kids’ Safari is an essential part of the ISD’s commitment to enriching the lives of our students beyond the school day.   “It is education extended,” says ISD Board of Education Director […]

2024 Summer Success Dates Announced

Attend summer school in the ISD at Summer Success! Open to all ISD K-12 students, free breakfast and lunch, transportation for qualifying students. Registration required for Summer Success and Transportation. May 29 – June 28, Tuesdays – Fridays.(Attendance on Mon. June 17, no Summer Success on Wed. June 19) REGISTRATION DATES: March 7 – online […]

Your ISD: Elementary Leader in Me

YOUR ISD – Elementary: Leader in Me Full video: Elementary Curriculum: Elementary Buildings: The ISD’s 20 neighborhood elementary schools are proud to provide our students with a strong foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, creativity, and academic success. The Leader in Me Program is essential in this mission, teaching elementary students the […]

Chef Turner Awarded ProStart Educator of Excellence

🎉 Congratulations to Chef Turner for earning the ProStart Educator of Excellence Award for the state of Missouri! ⭐ This award is given to an educator who demonstrates excellence in the ProStart Program and commitment to their students. 🥳 Chef Turner is so deserving of this honor. We’re so proud of you! #ISDstrong

Academies Events Inspire Students

🎉 ISD Academies students threw High School Jamborees and Middle School Activities Fairs this month to present Academy Pathways to younger students and prepare them for the next step in their education! 📣 Older students in the Academies created booths and gave presentations on the exciting opportunities in their Pathways. ⭐️ Middle school students learned […]

Celebrating PTA: Independence Council PTA Founder’s Day Breakfast

There was a fantastic turnout at this morning’s Founder’s Day Breakfast celebrating the partnership between the ISD and the ICPTA and all of the hard work that PTA does for the students and staff of the Independence School District. District and School Administrators, PTA sponsors, and students from each ISD school gathered with PTA presidents, […]

Your ISD: Early Education

 YOUR ISD – Early Education The ISD Early Education program nurtures our youngest learners in one of the largest programs in the state of Missouri. With more than 800 Early Education students, we focus on curriculum-based instruction that lays the foundation for vertical curriculum alignment in the ISD, all the way through graduation! Full video: […]

Mission: By providing quality education, the Independence School District will ensure that each learner will achieve the skills and self-confidence to be successful in an ever-changing world.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 6 p.m.

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