Recent News


Superhero Celebration for Blackburn Student

Blackburn Elementary student MJ had a very special day thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and his school family at Blackburn Elementary in the Independence School District.


ISD 150th Parade Photos

Thank you to the thousands of students, staff and community members who made this possible. It was a truly amazing day thanks to all of you!


Influenza Vaccine Clinics at ISD Schools

The City of Independence Health Department is working with VaxCare and your child’s school to give the seasonal influenza vaccine to children at school. Click on the story for forms and school dates/times.


All Things Independence Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who came out for the grand opening for our groundbreaking student operated store All Things Independence on the historic Independence Square.

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William Chrisman Wins Wagon Wheel at New Truman Stadium

When Truman and William Chrisman played their rivalry game September 2, 2016, it was the first true home game between the two at Truman Stadium. Congratulations to Chrisman for taking home the Wagon Wheel trophy!

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ISD Students Welcome Students from Japan

The students are visiting from the Independence sister city of Higashimurayama City, Japan.


Van Horn Students Attend MU Health Professions Summit

Students from Van Horn High School’s PLTW Biomedical Science program attended the MU Health Professions Summit this summer.

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Bell times for the 2016-2017 school year

Please note updated bell times for the 2016-2017 school year.

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ISD Student Gets His Dream

Little Blue Elementary student Nick Tharp recently returned from his dream vacation on a Disney Cruise thanks to the Dream Factory.


ISD STEM Students Win $15,000 from Ford NGL

Congratulations to Van Horn and William Chrisman students, winners of $15,000 from Ford NGL to put toward innovative community projects. ISD Academies in action!

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.

School Calendars

Upcoming Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6 p.m.