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The Independence High School Academic Challenge team competed on the television show It's Academic this past November.  The team competed against Keystone and Norwalk Catholic.  The show aired on Saturday, March 4 at 7pm on WEWS Channel 5 and our IHS team won!  During the next competition, there was a three way tie for third place between IHS, Revere and St. Vincent St. Mary's.  They are having a 20 question tie-breaker on Thursday, March 23 to determine a winner.  The winning teanm will advance to the championship taping on April 12 at 6:45 pm.  Schools finishing in the top 10 will share $20,000 in grant money with the top three schools sharing $9,500 of that total.   [...click for more]

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017
Mr. Wayne Benos has exemplary commitment to coaching the IHS/IMS Mock Trial teams with Dr. Rick Fierer. Mr. Benos has been attending one to two meetings per week for the entire school year as the mock trial legal advisor for six years. In his role as legal advisor for the Mock Trial, he coaches students in courtroom etiquette, oration, questioning, and delivery of statements. Going beyond this, he also reads and analyzes the Mock Trial case materials outside of practice. Mr. Benos coordinates scrimmages against other schools, and attends the official competitions for middle and high school each year. He provides constructive criticism and encouragement throughout the Mock Trial process, aiding students of all levels in achieving their potential. This year, Mr. Benos and Dr. Fierer have coached the high school team all the way to regionals! We appreciate the work Mr. Benos has done for the Mock Trial team and hope we continue to be fortunate enough to work with him in the future. [...click for more]

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017
Our #IPrideStars of the Week are James Kundmueller and Alec Coutris. On a morning when the weather conditions were cold and icy, these two gentlemen came to the aid of a teacher in the parking lot. The teacher was parked on a huge sheet of ice and when she tried to get out of her car she realized she wouldn't be able to walk on the ice safely. Without hesitation, these two boys quickly came over to her car and helped her not only out of the car, but also walked with her across the ice so that she didn't fall and get hurt. It showed what considerate and conscientious boys they are! Great job to both of them for being the good samaritans we hope all our students turn out to be!  [...click for more]

Posted Sunday, March 12, 2017
Parents and educators of students in grades 7-12 are invited to an Education Informational Session with State Representative Marlene Anielski on Monday, April 3 from 6-8pm at the Cuyahoga County Library Parma-Snow Branch, 2121 Snow Road in Parma.  There will be presentations on the many educational programs and opportunities offered from the Department of Higher Education, Department of Education, the Cuyahoga County Library and Representative Anielski.


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Posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Mrs. Kelsey Whitacre, Independence Middle and High School Teacher, is the #IPrideStar of the Week.  Mrs. Whitacre is a valuable asset to IMS and IHS. She always arrives with a smile on her face and a positive outlook on the day. Mrs. Whitacre makes her classroom a warm and inviting space for all students. She embraces new ideas, projects, and classroom activities. Over the years, Mrs. Whitacre has been instrumental in facilitating community activities and reaching out to those in need. She has helped her students with making blankets and pies for area shelters while teaching her students about compassion and empathy. Mrs. Whitacre not only teaches her students academics but life lessons they can not learn in the classroom. [...click for more]

Posted Monday, March 6, 2017
The Independence Middle School PTO is this week's #IPrideStar of the Week.  The IMS PTO continues to offer a great level of support to our students and staff. They work diligently to fundraise in order to provide for special school events such as providing donuts on Halloween or snacks for our out of state field trips. They also provide monthly grant opportunities for staff members to promote creative learning projects such as Beat Box, a digital music making and mixing tool for our music students and our wildly popular Gaga Ball pit. They continue to look for creative ways to improve our school. [...click for more]

Posted Monday, February 27, 2017
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