Independence High School Ranked one of Top High Schools in America
Independence High School . . . One of America's Top High Schools in 2016! I.H.S. ranked 157 out of 500 in Newsweek's latest rankings. Congratulations to all of our students, teachers, staff, parents, community . . . when we work as a TEAM we accomplish GREATNESS! #IPRIDE #GOBLUEDEVILS…/americas-top-high-schools-2016
Independence High School . . . An "All A Award" Recipient by State of Ohio Board of Education
The Ohio State Board of Education has granted Independence High School one of its first annual "All A Awards," recognizing the school for receiving A's on every aspect of school performance measured on Ohio's State Report Cards. "Independence High School is part of an elite group of schools that are demonstrating high quality teaching and leadership that result in high performance for every type of student," said Thomas Gunlock, president, State Board of Education. "Members of the State Board greatly appreciate your leadership and conscientious work of your teaching and support staff to bring about this great success. We thank your staff and parents for believing that every child can succeed and committing to make sure that every child does. Your school is a wonderful example for all Ohio schools." 
Independence Local Schools and community build children's garden shed for after school and summer camp programs
In the spring of 2015, the City of Independence After School staff applied and received a $1,000 grant from the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County to build a shed to be used by the children of their after school and summer camp programs.  
European Trips Announced
Mr. Eric Wells is pleased to announce the European trips which will be offered during the summer of 2017 and 2018.

The trip for the summer of 2017 is called the European Mosaic - will be visiting London, Paris, Heidelberg, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, and Berlin. We will visiting Windsor Castle, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral, Dachau - (a Holocaust concentration camp in Germany), and we will see the remains of the Berlin Wall and visit Checkpoint Charlie - among many other landmarks.

The trip for the summer of 2018 is called Britain and Ireland in Depth - we will be visiting Kilarney, Dublin, Wales, Edinburgh, York, Stratford, Bath, London, and Paris. We will be going to Blarney Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Stratford-Upon-Avon and visiting Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral.

Both trips are offered to current students at I.H.S. in good academic standing, as well as former graduates, and parents. We will be going over all the details of the trips and discuss how to enroll on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7 pm in Mr. Wells room (Room 109). Anyone who is interested should attend this meeting with a parent. Both trips promise to be a truly once in a lifetime experience. If you are unable to make the meeting, please see Mr. Wells for more information
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