District News
Ashley Rega Becomes First Independence Swimmer to Qualify for States
Independence High School junior Ashley Rega has become the first Independence swimmer to qualify for a state meet. 
National Merit Scholarship
Congratulations to our two seniors who have qualified for the National Merit Scholarship finalist round. They are Julia Halamek and Tanner Hadick. We are very proud of both our students. They will now be in the competition to see if they earn a National Merit Scholarship. 
Eighth Grade Power of the Pen Team Takes Second Place
Congratulations to the Independence Middle School Eighth Grade Power of the Pen team for taking second place at the Kent State University regional tournament on Saturday, February 21. 
Guiding Star 1st Semester Recipients Honored
Independence Local Schools revealed the winners of their “Guiding Star” Awards presented by Tusk Financial Solutions’ Jeff Malarik and Tulip Tree Quilts Owner Jo Ann Keller on February 4 during two surprise presentations. Mary Dolejs and Darlene Grams were the recipients.  
Independence Board of Education Names Next Superintendent
At a special meeting on Wednesday, January 28, Independence Local Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of Ben Hegedish as the next superintendent. Steve Marlow, the current superintendent, notified the board last week that he was resigning at the end of the school year. 
COSI on Wheels Comes to IPS
On January 22, COSI presented “The Incredible Human Machine.” Students, K-4th grades took part in a school assembly, followed by grade level hands on sessions. Students explored the skeletal system, nutrition, body tissues, the heart, body organs and their functions, the brain, and extreme measurements of humans.  Appreciation is extended to PTO for funding this enrichment opportunity for our students.

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