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Blue Devils Girls' Golf Team Finish Second at State Blue Devils Girls' Golf Team Finish Second at State
In only it's third year of existence the girl’s golf team has made history finishing as the OHSAA 2016 State Runner-Up for Division II.  On the first day of play the girls set a school record for 18 holes shooting a 328 which was also the third lowest Division II score in state history.   They followed up with a team score of 665 for the 2 day tournament, the fourth best DII score at the state tournament.  Sophia Trombetta earned 1st team All-Ohio Honors finishing in third place with a two day score of 142.  Lyndsay Blum played solid both days with a score of 168 and placed her in the top 20 for individual finishers.  Maddie Harper had a career low round on day two shooting an 85.  Madeline Mindzora had her career best round on day 1 shooting an 87.  Christine Tommer also shined at the state tournament by breaking 100 for the first time in her career.

This is highest achievement that a girl's program has earned for Independence High School.  IHS has had 3 boys programs earn State Championships (Track and Field, 1948 and Cross Country 2009 & 2010) and 2 earn State Runner-up honors (Baseball 1933 and Cross Country 2011).

Congratulations to the Lady Blue Devil Golfers!!!!
District Publishes 2015-16 Quality Profile District Publishes 2015-16 Quality Profile
On September 15, school districts throughout Ohio are releasing a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the State’s School District Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile”, the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the State’s report. Click here to read Independence Local Schools' Quality Profile.
Superintendent Spotlight - Fall Segment is Now Online Superintendent Spotlight - Fall Segment is Now Online
In this issue of Superintendent Ben Hegedish's "Superintendent Spotlight" video, Mr. Ben Hegedish visits locations around our district to talk about permanent improvement enhancements. Click here to watch. Thank you to IHS Senior Nick Bonvissuto for serving as our videographer
Online Forms Online Forms
This summer Independence Schools transitioned to online registration forms.  We have had great success with parents creating accounts and completing necessary forms, but we are still missing many of you.
Independence PTO Fall Kids Resale Independence PTO Fall Kids Resale
Mark your calendars for the PTO Fall Kids Resale on Saturday, October 15 at Independence Middle School, 6111 Archwood Road from 8am-noon.  Admission is $5 Early Bird (8-9am) or $1 General (9am-noon).  Any questions, email indyresale@yahoo.com.  BUY or SELL at this table-style sale featuring gently worn clothing, sizes newborn to tween/teens, baby gear, car seats, strollers, small furniture, toys, books, games, sports equipment and much more! Sellers are invited to reserve a 10 x 10 space to showcase their items, and can also reserve a table for display purposes. Reservations will be taken in the order they are received. The PTO will advertise for you.  Follow us on Facebook at Independence Primary School PTO Kids Resale Events. For more information, click here.
Rachel’s Challenge Kindness and Compassion Program Returns To City of Independence on October 19 Rachel’s Challenge Kindness and Compassion Program Returns To City of Independence on October 19
Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel was shot by two students from her school as she sat outside the cafeteria eating lunch with a friend. After her death, her father, Darrell Scott, created the Rachel’s Challenge program to share the inspiring story of his young daughter and her message of kindness and compassion. Darrell Scott, Rachel's father, will be speaking to the community of Independence on Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm in the Independence High School auditorium. He also will be spending the day with students and staff in a number of presentations and break-out sessions that will motivate and equip students and staff to embrace new values of kindness and compassion so that no one is left behind because of fear and violence in their school. The Rachel’s Challenge program provides a sustainable and evidence-based framework for positive climate and culture in our schools. It is designed to help create a safer and more productive place in which to learn and achieve.
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