Recent News

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Free Summer Meals

Free summer meals are available for anyone 18 and younger thanks to a federally funded program and ISD Nutrition Services.


Leaving a Legacy

Seniors enjoyed rock star treatment as they returned to their elementary and middle schools for a “Legacy Walk”.

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Van Horn Cadets Team With Fairmount to ‘Let Me Run’

For seven weeks, Van Horn JROTC cadets ran with fourth- and fifth-grade members of Fairmount’s Let Me Run and Girls on the Run programs, forming a bond that's about more than just exercise.

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Chrisman’s Stacy Named Missouri Journalism Teacher of the Year

William Chrisman's Jason Stacy was named the Missouri Journalism Education Association's Teacher of the Year award winner for 2015-2016.

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ISD Students Receive High Marks at MoTEAM

Every ISD student participating in the annual MoTEAM (Technology Education Association of Missouri) State Awards Program at the Lake of the Ozarks took home a first place award.


ISD Nurse and Teachers Save a Life

A Pioneer Ridge student suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at school. The staff used their training and worked together to save this young man’s life.


Truman DECA Student Receiving Honor at State Capitol May 18

Truman High School DECA member Lorinda Ruz will be recognized in Jefferson City May 18 for her award-winning project presented during DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Nashville.

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William Chrisman Student Named Democratic Presidential Delegate – Youngest in State History

William Chrisman junior Rachel Gonzalez will be a delegate at the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia- the youngest delegate in Missouri history!

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Van Horn Cadet Advances to National Essay Contest Finals

Van Horn senior Nicholas Hickman wins Army JROTC Brigade essay contest and his work advances for national consideration against 12 other cadet essays from across the United States.


Summer Jobs Available in the ISD

Summer jobs are available in the ISD in the maintenance and transportation department- perfect for students!

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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Upcoming Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6 p.m.