ALICE Review
On Friday, Sept. 30th Officer Borowy will be at IMS reviewing ALICE Procedures with the students during their recess time.  We will then hold a drill on Monday, Oct. 3rd.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact Lisa McClain.
IMS PTO Spirit Wear
Friday, September 30th will be the last day to order Spirit Wear from PTO.  Please click on the PTO tab for further information.
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.

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
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. 
Superintendent Spotlight - Fall Segment is Now Online
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. 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 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. 
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
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.  
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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