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ISD Academy Jamboree January 25

On Wednesday, January 25th, all current 8th-11th grade ISD students will have the opportunity to participate in our Academy Jamboree at each high school from 6-8 p.m.

February MCV and Tdap Clinics

The City of Independence Health Department will provide two important services for ISD middle and high school students during the month of February. IHD clinicians will come to the schools and administer Tdap and MCV immunizations. Tdap is a booster offering continued protection from diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis). MCV offers protection from Meningococcal […]


ISD Students Help Others During District’s 150th Anniversary

Each of our 29 schools is doing their own event or service project this school year as part of our 150th anniversary in the Independence School District.


Van Horn STEM Students Give Away Computer

Van Horn High School’s STEM Academy students gave away their first refurbished computer thanks to their hard work and grant money from Ford Next Generation Learning.


A Book for Every ISD Kindergarten Student

In celebration of the Independence School District's 150th anniversary, every ISD kindergarten student received a new book!


Missouri School Board Visits ISD Model Elementary School

The Missouri School Board visited Three Trails Elementary to look at the exciting changes the school has made to become a model elementary school.


800 ISD 4th Graders Raise Their Voices in Holiday Tradition

800 Independence School District fourth grade students rang in the holiday season at the 31st Annual Mayor’s Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 4 at the Community of Christ Auditorium.


District Honors 2016 McCoy Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 McCoy Award Recipients! The award is given to students from Truman, Van Horn and William Chrisman for academic excellence during their first four semesters of high school.


ISD Students in Mentoring Program Visit Great Plains SPCA

Students from Truman HS and Pioneer Ridge MS, who are part of a special peer-to-peer mentoring program, had the opportunity to learn more about SPCA and its impact on animals and our community.

Soldier Father Surprises Daughter at Veteran’s Day Assembly

A Bingham Middle School student got the surprise of her life as her soldier father arrived at the school's Veteran's Day assembly. Take a look at the touching reunion captured by Fox 4 news...

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, February 14, 2017 6 p.m.