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College Credit Plus
Students in Grades 7 - 12 will be able to earn credit from an accredited university while still enrolled in high school or middle school.  In order to qualify, students must demonstrate "college readiness" on a recognized college entrance exam.  If you are interested in your son/daughter pariticpating in the CCP program for the 2017-2018 school year then you must return the "Intent to Participate" form by April 1, 2017.  Please click on the following link for more information regarding the College Credit Plus Program.  College Credit Plus.pdf
Online Forms

This summer Independence Schools transitioned to online registration forms. We have had great success with parents creating accounts and completing necessary forms, but we are still missing many of you. 

You may have noticed that your child did not bring home many forms you are used to seeing every fall at the start of a new school year. This summer Indy rolled out our new online forms system for parents. This system includes Emergency Medical Forms, Acceptable Use Policy, Constant Contact information, and more. A letter was mailed to each household in August with a blue sheet of paper that had directions and a unique registration number. If you never received this letter, or misplaced it, please CLICK HERE to email Mr. Pennington for the necessary directions.

Our new online system will automatically complete information for you if you have multiple children in the district and remembers your information from year-to-year. This means less questions to answer for parents and the elimination of weeks of work by our staff who used to hand enter information from the paper forms, into our state database.

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Independence Local Schools IPride Star of the Week Independence Local Schools IPride Star of the Week
The Independence Middle School PTO is this week's #IPrideStar of the Week.  The IMS PTO continues to offer a great level of support to our students and staff. They work diligently to fundraise in order to provide for special school events such as providing donuts on Halloween or snacks for our out of state field trips. They also provide monthly grant opportunities for staff members to promote creative learning projects such as Beat Box, a digital music making and mixing tool for our music students and our wildly popular Gaga Ball pit. They continue to look for creative ways to improve our school.
Middle School Installs New Bleachers in Gymnasium Middle School Installs New Bleachers in Gymnasium
If you plan on visiting Independence’s Middle School gymnasium soon to cheer on your Blue Devil’s, you may notice a difference… brand new bleachers. The middle school decided it was time for an update from the wooden bleachers that had been in the gym since the school opened about 50 years ago and was home to the Blue Devil’s high school teams. Francine Kane, Service Manager for Independence Local Schools, has been working hard since this past summer to request a government grant to supply the bleachers.
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. Mike Gruber, art teacher at Independence Primary School and middle school athletic director.  In any successful school district, you need a person like Mr. Gruber.  He is not only an outstanding and creative art teacher at IPS, but he is an invaluable member of the IMS staff where he serves as athletic director.  Mr. Gruber was nominated by Mr. Kevin Jakub, principal of Independence Middle School.
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 Tari Mackanos, media specialist at Independence Middle School.  She goes above and beyond to make her library a special, homey place for all of the kids.  She makes herself available all day long to kids who want to decompress in a comfortable setting.  The kids who don't love sports, but love to read, always have a place to go during recess to enjoy a cozy class period.  She was nominated by Independence Middle School Teacher Danielle Renton.
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.
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