Recent News

Returning from the Freeze

Van Horn JROTC Cadets ‘Freezin’ for a Reason

Van Horn’s JROTC cadets, the ‘Freezing Falcon’ team, along with several hundred others, took a dip in icy Longview Lake as part of the annual Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri.


ISD Celebrates Kindness

The ISD celebrated kindness week with students showing many ways to be kind. William Southern Elementary students decorated 500 paper bags and gave them to Hy-Vee (40 Highway and Noland) to give to customers to raise awareness about kindness week.


ISD Academy Jamboree

Thank you parents and students who joined us for Academy Jamboree! This was a wonderful opportunity for staff and business partners to share the exciting additions to our Career Academies for the 2016-2017 school year.


New Vaccination Requirements for 8th and 12th Grade Students

Independence Health Department (IHD) clinicians will come to the middle and high schools to administer Tdap and MCV immunizations in February.

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Truman Football Standout Selected to Play in International Bowl Jan 31

Kody Broyles, Truman High School senior offensive lineman, was one of just 52 players nationwide selected to play against Canada in the 2016 International Bowl January 31.


Memorable Night for Van Horn, Truman Mock Trial Teams

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the Van Horn Falcon Mock Trial Team competed in a Kansas City district mock trial event.


Two ISD Students Recognized During City’s King Celebration

William Chrisman High School senior Jaleea West won the John Olivarez Scholarship essay contest and Bingham Middle School eighth-grader Grace Bell won the middle school essay contest at the City of Independence Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration January 18.


Summer School Dates

Our 2016 Summer Success dates will be May 31 - June 30 for K-12. We will have additional details and enrollment information coming soon.


ISD Introduces Eighth-Grade Girls to Engineering During Special Program

Nearly 60 ISD eighth-grade girls got a glimpse into their potential future during the district’s annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Night inside Truman High School.

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Retired Teachers Bring Holiday Cheer to Fairmount Elementary

Holiday cheer came in the form of ‘goodie bags’ for staff and students of Fairmount Elementary, courtesy of the Liberty Ladies League.

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, Feb. 9, 2016 6 p.m.