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Free Summer Meals

The Independence School District is making free breakfast and lunch available to children age 1 – 18 this summer at select locations. Meals are available starting May 29 and ending August 7. Locations and times are listed below. All meals are to be consumed on-site. Enrollment in ISD schools or programs is not required. Some […]

Independence School District Welcomes Two New Administrators to the District

The ISD is excited to announce two of the newest members of our administrative team: Tierney Solis and Stacy Smith. Tierney Solis is joining the district as the Principal of Glendale Elementary. She is coming to us from the Kansas City International Academy where she has served as Assistant Principal, ELD Coordinator, and Instructional Coach. […]

14 ISD Schools Earn Positive Behavior Support Award of Excellence

Fourteen ISD schools have earned the 2023-24 Missouri School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Award of Excellence for their exemplary implementation of multi-tiered systems of behavioral support. Spring Branch Elementary was honored as the Dr. Mary Richter School of Distinction Award Recipient for their building-wide strategies to continuously renew and improve their implementation of school-wide positive […]

Carrie Dixon reelected, named Board President; Wendy Baird and Brandi Pruente join as new Directors

Following April’s school board election, voters reelected Carrie Dixon who was chosen to serve as board president. Alongside Dixon’s reelection, the board welcomes two new directors: Wendy Baird and Brandi Pruente. Each was elected to serve a six-year term. They were sworn in at the April 9, 2024 board meeting. Carrie Dixon is an active […]

Congratulations Class of 2024!

Congratulations to the ISD graduating class of 2024! See galleries from the graduation ceremonies below. All graduation ceremonies can be viewed at this playlist: Youtube Graduation Playlist

Watch 2024 High School Graduation Ceremonies

William Chrisman High School 2024 Graduation May 17, 6:30PMWatch on Facebook Truman High School 2024 Graduation May 18, 5PMWatch on Facebook Van Horn High School 2024 Graduation May 18, 6:30PMWatch on Facebook

Senior Legacy Walks

The senior class of 2024 revisited schools in their high school feeder pattern to pay tribute and say goodbye. Truman High School Chrisman High School Van Horn High School Independence Academy

Independent Survey Reveals Overwhelming Support for Four-Day School Week

Results from a recent survey conducted by researchers at Missouri State University have shed light on stakeholder sentiments regarding the implementation of a four-day instructional week in the ISD. The survey, which sought to gauge the opinions of various groups, including families, teachers/staff, and students, has highlighted key insights into the perceived benefits and challenges […]

Art Academy Student’s Work Hangs in Missouri Capitol

Art Capstone student Bri Thurmon was selected as a 2024 Missouri Senate Student Fine Arts Exhibit honoree. Her work was specially selected by Independence’s Senator John Rizzo to represent his district. Bri travelled to Jefferson City for the exhibition and met with Senator Rizzo. Her artwork now hangs in the Missouri Capitol building.

AVID Student Mock Interviews

Through the AVID program, all seventh grade ISD students practiced career-readiness skills in preparation for mock interviews this spring. Students completed interest surveys, practiced resume writing and learned interview skills. Over seventy community members then conducted mock interviews with each student.

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, May 14, 2024 at 6 p.m.

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