Recent News


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.


A Book for Every ISD Kindergarten Student

In celebration of the Independence School District's 150th anniversary, every ISD kindergarten student will get a free book before the holiday break.


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...


ISD Students Show Compassion and Help Community During 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.


ISD Students, Staff and Community Raise Nearly $35,000 For United Way

Dunk tanks, pie the principal and duct tape the principal were just a few of the fun and creative incentives used in the ISD to raise $34,620 for the United Way of Greater Kansas City!

Career Fair picture

ISD Career Exploration Fair

More than 1,000 ISD freshmen visited MCC's Business and Technology Center in October, meeting with leaders from more than 50 area businesses during the district’s Career Fair.

Van Horn Teacher Honored with STEM Award

Congratulations to Van Horn teacher Debbie Cox, recipient of the 2016 WiSTEMM Educator Award for her incredible work helping young women in STEM. Her amazing work with students has even been highlighted by from the Black Eyed Peas and at the White House Science Fair which included a meeting with President Obama.

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, December 13, 2016 6 p.m.