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Bus Routes for 2018-19 School Year Bus Routes for 2018-19 School Year
Click here for Bus Routes for Independence Local Schools. If adjustments are needed (due to child care arrangements, etc.) please contact Francine Kane in the Service Department at 216-642-5853.  Please remember, bus routes will be updated regularly so please check back to verify your information before school starts.  St. Michael School parents . . . Independence Local Schools does not start the school year until August 22 so when our district is not in session, your children will be dropped off in the afternoon much earlier than usual.  Please plan accordingly. 
Independence Board of Education Hires James Vanek  as Principal of Independence Middle School Independence Board of Education Hires James Vanek as Principal of Independence Middle School
Independence Board of Education hired James (Jamie) Vanek as the next principal of Independence Middle School.  Vanek replaces Kevin Jakub who accepted the position of principal of Buckeye High School in Medina.

Vanek comes to Independence from Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake where he served as assistant principal since 2015.  While at Learwood, he performed various duties such as serving as one of the representatives for Avon Lake City School District curriculum council, district supplemental committee, and attendance council.  He created, implemented and presented a safety management plan for all grade levels, and was part of a team that created current research-based schedules for seventh and eighth-grade students.  In addition, he managed various in-service opportunities for teachers, organized a district-wide grant writing program that earned more than $25,000 in grants, and spearheaded several parent programs related to anti-bullying and social media.  Vanek also created a “Streets to Cleats” program promoting positive relationships between local police and students.

“Vanek’s management, organization, interpersonal, and research and planning skills are outstanding and one of the many reasons we are delighted to welcome him to the Independence Local Schools’ team,” said Superintendent Ben Hegedish, Independence Local Schools. “Jamie is a leader.  He leads with compassion, energy, and integrity.  I believe he will be a great fit for our middle school and our community.”
Read About our Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Students Read About our Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Students
CLICK HERE o read the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center "News Flash" that highlights all the wonderful accomplishments of our students who attend Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.
Independence High School Wind Ensemble Performs Original Work Independence High School Wind Ensemble Performs Original Work
During the 2017-18 school year, Independence High School Wind Ensemble commissioned composer Lisa Galvin to create a new musical work for the concert band. They selected Galvin, a Columbus, Ohio native, as she fulfilled the mission of helping support endeavors to bring new and original works by prominent composers to the ensemble.
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