Learn more about the Academies of ISD

.:Inspiring Greatness:.

District Observes Great Kindness Challenge January 26-30

January 26, 2015 • Top Story

How many times have you heard someone say ‘Just imagine if the world were a kinder place?’ Schools in the ISD are doing more than just saying that- they are turning those words into actions! Students, faculty and staff in schools across the district are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge January 26-30. “We are […]

Full Story»

Elementary Schools»

William Southern Teacher Wants Title of American Ninja Warrior

Annie Dudek, William Southern physical education teacher, is a hopeful for the seventh season of the heart-racing competition series American Ninja Warrior on NBC. The action-packed show follows competitors as they tackle the world’s most difficult obstacle courses in an effort to qualify for the national finals in Las Vegas on a four-stage course modeled after Japan’s […]

Sycamore Hills, Great Plains SPCA Develop Character Between Two- and Four-Legged Friends

With the help of the Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Sycamore Hills Elementary students learned first-hand about the character trait of compassion. During the school’s recent character assembly to kick off their service project for Great Plains, students met ‘Captain,’ one of the many beneficiaries of their generosity, and […]

More stories...

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 […]

More stories...

High Schools»

Truman Football Coach Finalist for NFL High School Coach of the Year

Truman High School football coach Gregg Webb was named one of three finalists from across the country for the Don Shula NFL High School Football Coach of the Year Award. Webb was one of 32 coaches nominated by NFL teams or players for their character and integrity, inspirational leadership, commitment to the community and on-field […]

Chrisman Senior Wins KC FIRST LEGO League Volunteer of the Year Award

Thanks to his dedication and commitment, William Chrisman senior David Bogue received a rare honor. He was named the KC FIRST LEGO League Volunteer of the Year. The award is typically given to adult volunteers, but Bogue earned the nod for spending several consecutive Saturdays as a referee for the FIRST LEGO League competitions at […]

More stories...

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 […]

Chrisman’s Daily Living Class Learns on Field Trip

Students in William Chrisman’s Functional Skills Daily Living Class continue to learn ‘real world’ skills on a daily basis and put them into action. Members of the class went to Englewood Cafe, thanks to a donation by Robert Buckley, a Chrisman graduate. “We have been working on good table manners, ordering from menus and acceptable […]

More stories...


Alerts & FYI

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 10 - 6 p.m.
201 N. Forest Ave.


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.

ISD At A Glance

Events for {{today|date:'EEEE, MMMM d'}}

Cancelled: {{e.event.start.dateTime|date:'h:mm a'}} {{e.event.summary}}
Calendar: {{e.calendarSummary}}

No events have been added to the calendar for today.

No calendars have been loaded yet. Please check back soon.