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Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
This week's IPride Star of the Week is Mrs. Judy George, a parent in the Independence Local School District.  She was nominated by Gretchen Obrovac.  Her nomination reads, "One word to describe Judy comes to mind - dependable! I met Judy about 9 years ago when her oldest daughter was in 5th grade. I've had the privilege of teaching all the George girls at the middle and high school during the past 9 years and in that time, Judy has always gone above and beyond with the planning of a concession stand, donating props to the drama clubs, organizing meals or snacks for the students or staff during special events, jumping in with clean up after an event, selling raffle tickets; the list goes on! She continues to offer help and support wherever she can, even if it doesn't directly support one of her daughters! Her practical ideas, dependability and leadership are invaluable to me, personally. Judy is an asset to our school and community, and is deserving of this recognition."
Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
This week's IPride Star of the Week is Mr. Karl Schuld, teacher at Independence Middle School.  He was nominated by Sherry Westerburg. She states, "Do you have a favorite teacher? One that you'll never forget? A teacher who goes above and beyond with their students? I believe there are many Independence students and alumni who would list Karl Schuld as that teacher. He is kind, caring, honest, and respectful. He is engaged with his students. He asks them how they're doing. He takes the time to really listen to them. He follows up. He has fun with them. He makes them feel special. He has earned their respect. He works hard with them in the classroom, on the golf course and on the basketball court. Karl Schuld is an extraordinary teacher and coach. He deserves to be recognized. Thank you, Mr. Schuld for being such a wonderful example to all of us!"
Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
This week's IPride Star of the Week is Anna Waski, a student at Independence Primary School.  Anna has gone above and beyond helping fellow students particularly kindergarteners and first graders, as well as new to the district students feel comfortable in a new environment.  She assists her bus driver whenever she is called upon. Her compassion and genuine regard for fellow students is amazing.  She was nominated by Scott Swierkosz.  
Fall In Touch is Available Online Fall In Touch is Available Online
The fall 2016 edition of the In Touch, the district's digital magazine, is not available online.  Click here to read.
Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
This week's IPride Star of the Week is Mrs. Patti Carsel, secretary at Independence High School.  Patti goes above and beyond each day. She is always pleasant and gives service with a smile! She is patient with students, staff and parents. We should all recognize those who work hard every day, arrive at work long before they are expected and stays until all tasks are completed. "PC" is a winner! She makes so many smile and laugh each and every day. IHS is blessed to have PC on our team!
Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools' IPride Star of the Week
Independence Local Schools has launched a new program to recognize those individuals who go over and beyond and make a difference in other people's lives. They are extraordinary...unique... talented...and deserve to be recognized.

Meet our #IPrideStars of the Week! Through the Independence Local Schools Facebook page, we will introduce you to our IPride Stars. They can be students, teachers, staff, alumni, residents, businesses or other community members. We hope these individuals and their stories inspire you and bring a smile to your face. We will chronicle all of our IPride Stars using the hashtag #IPrideStar on Twitter and Facebook so be sure to follow!
Would you like to nominate someone? Click here to fill out a simple form.

We are excited to announce that Independence Local School's Sixth Grade Student Mia Bonfili is the district's first #IPrideStar Star of the Week!
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