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On Friday, May 26, the freshmen class at Independence High School participated in the 2nd Annual Health Fair. In the morning, students participated in listening to four different guest speaker sessions. Topics included stroke, lung and skin cancer, healthy eating, and drug awareness. Students also visited an adult-led health fair where they learned about driving distracted, drunk driving, blood pressure, organ donation, and the local strong style fitness gym. In the afternoon, students advocated for their health topic by teaching other Independence High School students what they learned through a presentation board and an educational activity. In all, more than 100 students and adults participated in this event.

Click here to watch highlights of the event.
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Posted Thursday, June 1, 2017
Help us better understand youth risk and protective behaviors in our community. Take part in the City of Independence's 25 & Alive Community Perception Survey and enter to win a Visa gift card.

To take the survey, you must be 18 years or older and live or work in Independence, Brecksville, Broadview Heights or North Royalton. Your participation is confidential and can help make a difference.

Independent researchers from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education will be conducting this survey in Brecksville, Broadview Heights, North Royalton and Independence to evaluate and guide substance abuse prevention efforts. Each community’s results are confidential and will only be shared with that community.

Partnering organizations include the Community Awareness and Prevention Association, the Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton and the City of Independence's 25 & Alive.

Click here to take the survey Community Perception Survey. After you are finished, you will be directed to a separate link to register to win one of three $250 Visa Gift Card.
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Posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2017 Academic Top 10: Ben Artrip, Jesse Belitz, Anna Buczek, Kevin Clymer, Alec Coutris, Matt Halamek, Nathan Porochonski, Sabré Randall, Christian Seif, and Lauren Taras.
 
The annual Top 10 Dinner was held at the Civic Center on May 22. This dinner is presented each year by the Independence Board of Education. These students have reached the greatest heights of academic excellence, involvement in athletics and activities, and are have great character. We are proud of these students, as they have all played a part in making I.H.S. such a wonderful school.
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Posted Friday, May 26, 2017
Over the past six years, Independence Middle School's iMovement (Pay it Forward) Day has raised more than $10,000, handed out more than 500 gift cards, cleaned up 50 homes, passed out thousands of bottles of water, helped serve lunch to more than 500 seniors, passed out dozens of trays of bakery to our city services, and so much more. Most importantly, our students and staff have created a wonderful place for people to live and work and a place that people are proud to call home...a place where people know their neighbors will take care of them. #IPRIDE at its finest. [...click for more]

Posted Friday, May 26, 2017
The Educational Service Center (ESC) of Cuyahoga County recognized Independence High School senior Maria Sagi with a 2017 Excellence in Education Peer Achievement Award. Mary Bertoncin, staff member at Independence High School, received the Outstanding Educator Achievement Award. The recognition brunch, held on May 15 at Woodside Event Center at St. Michael’s in Broadview Heights, was an opportunity for educators, teachers, students, and community members to celebrate the great things that are happening in special education today. Students, peers, and educators received awards. The Outstanding Peer Achievement Award recognizes students who have established positive relationships, assisted other students with disabilities, and have been exemplary role models. The Outstanding Educator Achievement Award honors educators and educational teams who are the exemplars in designing instructional strategies and programs. [...click for more]

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017
Click here for the registration form tor the "Indy Color Me Fun Run" on Saturday, June 17 in the Independence Kiwanis Pavilion.  It's a 5K run or 1 mile walk over a combination of paved and cross country course that is clearly marked.  Free t-shirt with pre-registration by June 7.  Registration and packet pickup is at 7:30am.  The race starts at 9am.  Awards for the top 3 men/women overall and for the top 3 men/women in each age group. [...click for more]

Posted Friday, May 12, 2017
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