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If you are interested in registering your child for Kindergarten during the 2017-18 school year, please CLICK HERE to learn about the registration process.   Kindergarten registration appointments are mandatory and will be scheduled in the spring.  Prior to registration meetings, you can complete the online student information forms for your child.
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Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
This week's #IPrideStar of the Week is IMS Teacher Mrs. Michelle Koussa.  Mrs. Koussa is one of those great teachers you'll remember. She's energetic, fun, and helpful. She's always there in the morning and after school to help with homework or to answer any questions you might have. Mrs. Koussa came up with a really fun Escape Classroom Challenge that went with our Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root lesson. I had never been to an Escape Room before, so it was really cool to experience what it was like. She's also really nice to talk to, and will ask students how they're doing throughout the day and will send them positive messages and feedback. We do a pledge each day in reading class that helps reinforce positivity, doing your best, and knowing that you matter and belong. It really helps me when I'm not having a great day. I'm reminded that I matter, and I'm motivated to keep doing my best. Mrs. Koussa is a great teacher that I'll definitely remember. Mrs. Koussa was nominated by her student Gracie Taliaferro.
Academic Challenge Team Competed at WEWS - Air Date March 4, 2017 Academic Challenge Team Competed at WEWS - Air Date March 4, 2017
The Independence High School Academic Challenge team competed on the television show It's Academic this past November.  The team competed against Keystone and Norwalk Catholic.  The show aired on Saturday, March 4 at 7pm on WEWS Channel 5 and our IHS team won!  During the next competition, there was a three way tie for third place between IHS, Revere and St. Vincent St. Mary's.  They are having a 20 question tie-breaker on Thursday, March 23 to determine a winner.  The winning teanm will advance to the championship taping on April 12 at 6:45 pm.  Schools finishing in the top 10 will share $20,000 in grant money with the top three schools sharing $9,500 of that total.  
Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
Mr. Wayne Benos has exemplary commitment to coaching the IHS/IMS Mock Trial teams with Dr. Rick Fierer. Mr. Benos has been attending one to two meetings per week for the entire school year as the mock trial legal advisor for six years. In his role as legal advisor for the Mock Trial, he coaches students in courtroom etiquette, oration, questioning, and delivery of statements. Going beyond this, he also reads and analyzes the Mock Trial case materials outside of practice. Mr. Benos coordinates scrimmages against other schools, and attends the official competitions for middle and high school each year. He provides constructive criticism and encouragement throughout the Mock Trial process, aiding students of all levels in achieving their potential. This year, Mr. Benos and Dr. Fierer have coached the high school team all the way to regionals! We appreciate the work Mr. Benos has done for the Mock Trial team and hope we continue to be fortunate enough to work with him in the future.
Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
Our #IPrideStars of the Week are James Kundmueller and Alec Coutris. On a morning when the weather conditions were cold and icy, these two gentlemen came to the aid of a teacher in the parking lot. The teacher was parked on a huge sheet of ice and when she tried to get out of her car she realized she wouldn't be able to walk on the ice safely. Without hesitation, these two boys quickly came over to her car and helped her not only out of the car, but also walked with her across the ice so that she didn't fall and get hurt. It showed what considerate and conscientious boys they are! Great job to both of them for being the good samaritans we hope all our students turn out to be!
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