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IMS Spirit Week
Spirit Week will be the week of October 24th.  The following will be the themes for the week.
Monday:  Crazy Hat Day
Tuesday:  Grandma/Grandpa Day (dress like an elder)
Wednesday:  Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Day/Animal Print
Thursday:  Throwback Thursday: 5th grade 50's; 6th grade 60's; 7th grade 70's; 8th grade 80's
Friday:  Blue/Gold Day 
IMS October Parent Newsletter
The following link will take you to our first IMS Parent Newsletter.  It will give you the schedule of events for the month of October and also useful information for other activities taking place here at IMS.  ParentNewsletter.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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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.
Issue 114 Permanent Improvement Renewal Issue 114 Permanent Improvement Renewal
In this issue of Superintendent Ben Hegedish's "Superintendent Spotlight" video, Mr. Ben Hegedish visits locations around our district to talk about permanent improvement enhancements. We appreciate your continued support of our district.  Please educate yourself and make an informed decision on Issue 114 on November 8.  Click here to watch. Thank you to IHS Senior Nick Bonvissuto for serving as our videographer
Rachel’s Challenge Kindness and Compassion Program Returns To City of Independence on October 19 Rachel’s Challenge Kindness and Compassion Program Returns To City of Independence on October 19
Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Rachel was shot by two students from her school as she sat outside the cafeteria eating lunch with a friend. After her death, her father, Darrell Scott, created the Rachel’s Challenge program to share the inspiring story of his young daughter and her message of kindness and compassion. Darrell Scott, Rachel's father, will be speaking to the community of Independence on Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm in the Independence High School auditorium. He also will be spending the day with students and staff in a number of presentations and break-out sessions that will motivate and equip students and staff to embrace new values of kindness and compassion so that no one is left behind because of fear and violence in their school. The Rachel’s Challenge program provides a sustainable and evidence-based framework for positive climate and culture in our schools. It is designed to help create a safer and more productive place in which to learn and achieve.
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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