Five ISD Schools Getting Makeovers During Project Shine on June 24

Posted April 20, 2017

We are celebrating our 10th Annual Project Shine!

Volunteers from Independence businesses, churches and civic organizations are ready to clean, paint and beautify five ISD schools during Project Shine on Saturday, June 24 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, volunteers will spruce up Benton Elementary, Santa Fe Trail Elementary, Spring Branch Elementary, Sycamore Hills Elementary and Nowlin Middle School thanks to the generosity of the Independence community.

Project Shine began with the annexation of six schools from Kansas City to the Independence School District. An emergency clean-up of those schools was necessary to get them ready for students. The impressive community support and that volunteer spirit helped Project Shine become an annual event.

More than 10,000 people have volunteered more than 50,000 hours since the first Project Shine event.  That work and those hours of service have saved the Independence School District more than $500,000 dollars. We are very proud of this special day that highlights our strong schools and supportive community as we join together to make our schools shine!