Recent News


ISD Students Explore Science with Augmented Reality

The Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program brings science to life by using augmented reality to generate objects before students' very eyes.

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ISD School Board

The Independence School District is fortunate to have dedicated school board members serving our students, district and community.


Enrollment Open for ISD Summer Success

Enrollment for summer school in the ISD is currently open at

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Van Horn HOSA Chapter Recognized at Missouri Conference

The Van Horn High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter was recognized in the multimedia chapter communication event HOSA Happenings.

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Preschool Screenings Underway in the ISD

Screenings are underway for children age 4 entering preschool in the ISD. Students participate in a 30 minute screening comprised of hearing, vision, language, speech and preschool readiness testing.

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Gearing Up for Kindergarten

Mark your calendar for ISD Kindergarten Registration Night on Thursday, April 12 from 5-7 p.m. at every district elementary school.

ISD Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championships

The First Bots of Independence (FBI) robotics team claimed victory at the Greater Kansas City Regional Competition, qualifying for the FIRST Robotics World Championships.

ISD Hosts Free Job Fair for High School Students

The Independence School District has partnered with area businesses to host a free job fair this Tuesday, March 20th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at William Chrisman High School.

Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations ISD Classified Employees of the Year

Congratulations Classified Employees of the Year in the Independence School District!


ISD Academies Honored as Education Innovator of the Year

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has named the Academies of the Independence School District the Education Innovator of the Year.

Mission 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, May 8, 2018 at 6 p.m.