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
 
Superintendent Spotlight Video Winter 2016
In this issue of Superintendent Ben Hegedish's "Superintendent Spotlight" video, Mr. Ben Hegedish visits Independence Middle School to talk about their amazing technology initiatives. Click here to watch. Thank you to IHS Junior Nick Bonvissuto for serving as our videographer and John Cadorini for handling sound. 
Second Semester Guiding Star Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Nominations are being accepted for the Guiding Star Second Semester Teacher and Staff Member awards.  Please  These individuals play a pivotal role in our children's lives.  The Independence Local Schools Guiding Star Award honors those employees who go above and beyond the call of duty each semester.  If you know an individual that deserves special recognition, nominate him/her for the Guiding Star Award, a celebration of employee excellence.  Nominations are due April 29. 
STAND Club Teachers Fourth Graders How to "Stick Together"
Independence High School's STAND (Students Taking a New Direction) Club coordinated a kindness/anti-bullying assembly for the fourth graders at Independence Primary School on March 23, 2016. Stick Together™ is a character education program offered to schools by Project Love and Duck Tape® in an effort to provide a fun and different way for students to explore the important social-emotional learning concepts of kindness and sticking together to combat bullying and negative behaviors in schools. 
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