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Star Faculty and Staff Members Recognized by District with Guiding Star Award
Independence Local Schools revealed the recipients of their second semester “Guiding Star” awards on May 25. Ken DeAngelis, Independence Middle School sixth grade math teacher and wrestling coach, received the “Guiding Star” Teacher Award for his hard work and dedication to his students. Honey Philpot-McGhee, nurse at Independence High School, received the “Guiding Star” Support Staff Award for the dedication and support she shows to the students and staff. 
In Touch Spring Issue Available Online
The spring issue of the In Touch, the district's digital magazine for employees and the community, is now online.  Click here to read the latest issue. 
Mayor of Independence Works with Third Graders on Persuasive Writing
Thank you Mayor of the City of Independence Anthony Togliatti for visiting with students from Mrs. Jane William's third grade class at Independence Primary School last week. Students wrote the mayor a persuasive letter and he gave each student a personalize letter acknowledging their point of view. He answered questions and explained that their letters were passed on to the appropriate department at City Hall. Our students are shaping the future of this great City at an early age!  
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. 
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