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During the 2017-18 school year, Independence High School Wind Ensemble commissioned composer Lisa Galvin to create a new musical work for the concert band. They selected Galvin, a Columbus, Ohio native, as she fulfilled the mission of helping support endeavors to bring new and original works by prominent composers to the ensemble. [...click for more]

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Introducing the Independence High School Class of 2018 TOP TEN! From left to right, Madeline Harper, Marissa Fogg, Karah Chappel, Brian Synek, Grace Heldwein, Nina Savastano, Ryan Zygmunt, Maura Collins, Caroline Barto and not pictured Maren Benos.
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Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Junior Biology Society at Independence Middle School began an initiative to encourage the community to plant Ohio Native Species. Native plants are adapted to local conditions and require little maintenance.  They also provide the best quality resources because wildlife species are adapted to use native plants. This is important for maintaining clean air and water, soil stability, and provides critical food and shelter for wildlife.  Examples of native trees include Red Maple, Ohio Buckeye, Flowering Dogwood, American Beech, Red or Green Ash, White Oak, and Sweetbay Magnolia.  An example of a native shrub is the Burning Bush.  Black-eyed Susan, Tall Ironweed, Lemon Mint, New Englad Aster, Grey/Yellow-Headed Coneflower, and Wild Bergamot are examples of native wildflowers. [...click for more]

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018
By, Independence High School Senior Aliya McDonald

On March 14, Independence High School participated in the March for Our Lives Cleveland Rally. At 10 am seniors Maggie George and Sophia Trombetta led over 120 students and faculty, signs, and posters in hand, outside where they held a moment of silence for the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Ending the march inside, Superintendent Ben Hegedish, Mayor Anthony Togliatti, Officer Green, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Annie McGhee, history teacher Joshua Piscura and Technology and Curriculum Director Mike Pennington all shared thoughts and words of inspiration with the students and faculty about keeping the Independence Local Schools safe and how the students have the power to make change happen. Independence was one of the thousands of schools who participated in this event nationwide.
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Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018
On March 12, the Independence High School Alumni Association recognized Biology and Environmental Science Teacher Scott Maretka with the “Educator of Excellence” Award. Previous recipients include Joe O’Brien, Kendall Gunlicks, Fred Schuld, Jeffrey Enckler, and Geraldine Kaftan.  Alumni Association members and colleagues nominate these individuals. [...click for more]

Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018
As I sit at my kitchen table and write to you, I hear my three kids playing in their rooms.  Dinner is in the oven.  My family is happy and healthy. I realize so many dads in Parkland, Florida cannot say that same thing after last week’s tragedy.  Neither can many dads in Sandy Hook, or Chardon, or any of the other places where senseless and evil school violence has taken the lives of children.

I’m not going to write to you about politics or gun control or mental health.  I have my thoughts on those, but as your Superintendent, it is my job to make sure our schools are as safe as can be, our students are receiving the supports they need, and we provide the best education possible.  I write to you now as your Superintendent.
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Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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