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Three ISD Students Nominated by Congressman Cleaver For Admittance to U.S. Military Academies

December 19, 2014 • High Schools, Top Story

Three Independence School District students were honored by Representative Emanuel Cleaver, each receiving a congressional nomination to attend one of the U.S. military academies. Two William Chrisman seniors, Franklin Cotter and John Hennessy, and Van Horn Senior Joshua Ramirez were recognized by Cleaver during ceremonies December 18. Applying for acceptance to a U.S. military academies […]

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Elementary Schools»

William Southern Students Volunteer at Harvesters

Fourth- and fifth-grade students from William Southern Elementary donated their time to Harvesters, the community food network. Students went to the Harvesters warehouse for a tour and to help pack an assortment of breads. Members of the student council and students who participate in the BackSnack program were eager to learn about the community food […]

Mavericks Bring Message of Perseverence to Luff, Three Trails

Missouri Mavericks Goaltender Mike Clemente and Defensemen Brendan Rempel and Dallas Ehrhardt took an afternoon from the ice and instead scored points (or should we say, goals) with ISD students at Three Trails and Luff Elementary. Each month during the hockey season, Mavericks players visit with ISD elementary school’s monthly student of character- part of […]

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Middle Schools»

Girls With a Purpose visit Harvesters

Pioneer Ridge Middle School girls joined with Truman High School juniors on a trip to Harvesters.  The girls participate in Girl Talk, a peer-to-peer mentoring program led by high school girls for middle school girls.  The name of their chapter is Girls with a Purpose.  They meet weekly to build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and […]

Nowlin Students Plot Future Plans During Summit Tech Visit

Members of Nowlin Middle School’s robotics team, joined by several Nowlin science scholars, went on a field trip to Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit- getting a ‘hands-on’ look at amazing technological advances. Working with the academy and the KC Stem Alliance, robotics team members gained a visual understanding of complex circuitry and learned how […]

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High Schools»

Three ISD Students Nominated by Congressman Cleaver For Admittance to U.S. Military Academies

Three Independence School District students were honored by Representative Emanuel Cleaver, each receiving a congressional nomination to attend one of the U.S. military academies. Two William Chrisman seniors, Franklin Cotter and John Hennessy, and Van Horn Senior Joshua Ramirez were recognized by Cleaver during ceremonies December 18. Applying for acceptance to a U.S. military academies […]

Truman Students Give Compassion Baskets to Centerpoint Patients

For a group of Truman High School students, a trip to the Centerpoint Cancer Center was a real-life lesson about the true meaning of the holidays. Members of the student council and leadership development class created Compassion Baskets for patients undergoing chemotherapy and cancer treatments. “We put inspirational compassion hearts on each one,” said Angie […]

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District Wide»

Bus Drivers Needed!

The Independence School District is hiring bus drivers. Great wages and benefits including employer paid health insurance, available dental and vision insurance and access to district facilities including pool, gym and health clinic. Applicants must be 21 years of age- no experience necessary.  Drivers receive paid training and only work on school days (however, extra […]

IA Brings Holiday Cheer to Pleasant Heights Residents

The spirit of the holidays filled the hallways of the Pleasant Heights Apartments, as dozens of Independence Academy students played Santa and dropped off ‘goodie bags’ to the building’s 250 residents. This holiday tradition began 16 years ago and has become a one of the highlights of the school year for IA students. Going floor […]

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Tuesday, Jan. 13 - 6 p.m.
201 N. Forest Ave.

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