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IMS SKI CLUB CHANGE
Due to the inclement weather prediction (100% chance of rain), IMS & IHS Ski Club are canceled for tomorrow, Thursday - 1-12-17. We will add another ski date on Feb. 9th to make up for this cancellation.
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
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.
Introducing . . . Independence Local Schools' #IPrideStar of the Week Introducing . . . Independence Local Schools' #IPrideStar of the Week
The community of Independence is a great place to live, work, play and learn. Independence Local Schools recognizes those individuals who go over and beyond to make a difference in other people's lives. They are extraordinary...unique...talented...and deserve to be recognized. Those we acknowledge can be anyone from our community - a teacher, staff member, student, administrator, resident, parent, volunteer, business person, alumni, or a representative of a community organization.

Through our Facebook page and website, we will introduce you to our #IPrideStar of the Week. These individuals also will be recognized at our monthly Board of Education meetings.  We hope these individuals and their stories inspire you and bring a smile to your face.

Nominate someone today by using this form: http://bit.ly/IPRIDE_STAR

All IPride Stars of the Week will be selected randomly.

If you would like, you can also email a picture to cpaparizos@independence.k12.oh.us.  This is optional and is not a requirement to nominate someone.
IHS Volleyball Orange Out IHS Volleyball Orange Out
October 4, 2016 #MIASTRONG Orange Out!  
Come to the Independence High School Volleyball team's game on October 4 and show your support for one of Indy's own, #MIASTRONG. Please click here to order your Orange-Out shirts!!
Click "read more" to view the flyer.
District Publishes 2015-16 Quality Profile District Publishes 2015-16 Quality Profile
On September 15, school districts throughout Ohio are releasing a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the State’s School District Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile”, the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the State’s report. Click here to read Independence Local Schools' Quality Profile.
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PROGAM
There is an educational option for students to earn college and high school credit at the same time by taking courses from community colleges or universities at minimal or no cost to parents.  Please click the following link for more information regarding this opportunity.  
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Independence Middle School  |  6111 Archwood Road  |  Independence, OH 44131
P: (216) 642-5865  |  F: (216) 520-7002 | Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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