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Independence Primary School K-Kids Raises Money for University Settlement
Beginning in March, the Independence Primary School K-Kids started a community project of raising money for the University Settlement. The students raised $723 in coins. They were able to purchase $500 in brand new Scholastic books and gave $223 to the University Settlement’s SmartY’s youth program for Kids Around Daycare. On Wednesday, April 13, the K-Kids presented a Kiwanis representative with an oversized check and books from their project. 
Superintendent Spotlight Video Winter 2016
In this issue of Superintendent Ben Hegedish's "Superintendent Spotlight" video, Mr. Ben Hegedish visits Independence Middle School to talk about their amazing technology initiatives. Click here to watch. Thank you to IHS Junior Nick Bonvissuto for serving as our videographer and John Cadorini for handling sound. 
Second Semester Guiding Star Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Nominations are being accepted for the Guiding Star Second Semester Teacher and Staff Member awards.  Please  These individuals play a pivotal role in our children's lives.  The Independence Local Schools Guiding Star Award honors those employees who go above and beyond the call of duty each semester.  If you know an individual that deserves special recognition, nominate him/her for the Guiding Star Award, a celebration of employee excellence.  Nominations are due April 29. 
STAND Club Teachers Fourth Graders How to "Stick Together"
Independence High School's STAND (Students Taking a New Direction) Club coordinated a kindness/anti-bullying assembly for the fourth graders at Independence Primary School on March 23, 2016. Stick Together™ is a character education program offered to schools by Project Love and Duck Tape® in an effort to provide a fun and different way for students to explore the important social-emotional learning concepts of kindness and sticking together to combat bullying and negative behaviors in schools. 
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