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Halloween- It’s Not Just For Kids Anymore!

October 31, 2014 • Elementary Schools, Top Story

If drivers and walkers near Glendale Elementary were doing a ‘double take’ on their Halloween-eve trip home, you can understand why! Crossing Guard Antonio Zaragoza channeled his inner ‘force’ and dressed right out of the ‘Star Wars’ movies. Zaragoza patrols the area around Lee’s Summit Road and Cogan- and when it’s Halloween, he’s a kid […]

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Elementary Schools»

Halloween- It’s Not Just For Kids Anymore!

If drivers and walkers near Glendale Elementary were doing a ‘double take’ on their Halloween-eve trip home, you can understand why! Crossing Guard Antonio Zaragoza channeled his inner ‘force’ and dressed right out of the ‘Star Wars’ movies. Zaragoza patrols the area around Lee’s Summit Road and Cogan- and when it’s Halloween, he’s a kid […]

Ott Celebrates Grandparents Day

Breakfast in the gymnasium was only the beginning of the fun during Grandparents Day inside Ott Elementary October 30. Once breakfast was served, grandparents visited ‘Sir Readalot’s Castle’ and took pictures with their grandchildren. Classroom visits and a ‘show and tell session’ throughout the hallways concluded an enchanting day for all!

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Middle Schools»

Pioneer Ridge Receives Equipment From NFL-Sponsored Initiative

Thanks to the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign and the initiative of health and physical education teacher Courtney Weis, students at Pioneer Ridge Middle School have new athletic equipment. Weis applied for a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant and received more than $250 in footballs and flag football equipment and the necessary […]

Bingham Goes Pink, Raises Money To Fight Breast Cancer

Pink was the color of choice at Bingham Middle School, the school raising breast cancer awareness by having a ‘pink out.’ And there might have been the sound of ‘Pink’ playing in the hallways too. Students who donated $1 could bring a music listening device to school.  More than $260 was collected with the money […]

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High Schools»

French Foreign Exchange Students Coming to Truman, Chrisman

Two weeks of sharing cultures begins October 27 when 27 students from France come to the ISD. During their stay, the French students will attend school with their host student, discover American culture and the English language all while visiting sites throughout Kansas City and Independence. “We are excited to have them here,” said Brandi […]

Truman/Van Horn Debate Teams Show Well in Competition

Competing in the Park Hill Tournament, Truman High School’s Speech and Debate team showed their skills against some of the metro’s best, capturing third place in Overall Team Sweepstakes. Meanwhile, several individuals had excellent showings. Mitchell Pritchard finished first in Storytelling. In Policy Debate, the team of Andrew Nickle and Derek Allgood went undefeated during […]

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District Wide»

William Chrisman Inducts Six Into 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame

(Walker and Mort Cooper)   Six William Chrisman athletes, including two World Series winners, were inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s class features two women and four men, including brothers Mort and Walker Cooper who played for the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1942 and 1944. The other inductees […]

IA Assistant Principal Named Avila Alumni Award Winner

(Photos courtesy: Avila University Alumni Association) Wendy Kline, assistant principal at Independence Academy, was presented the 2014 School of Education Alumni Award by the Avila University Alumni Association. Kline received the award for her “outstanding contributions to her profession, her students and the greater community.” Kline has been with the ISD since 2008 and received […]

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