IPS kindergarteners are actively involved in a hands-on coding and programming session today enriching their understanding of concepts taught in their online coding course!
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
kindergarteners actively involved in a hands-on coding and programming session, enriching their understanding of concepts taught in their online coding course.
kindergarteners actively involved in a hands-on coding and programming session, enriching their understanding of concepts taught in their online coding course.
kindergarteners actively involved in a hands-on coding and programming session, enriching their understanding of concepts taught in their online coding course.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ This Presidents Day, we celebrate all the leaders ๐Ÿ‘”who have served our country ๐Ÿซก We're grateful ๐Ÿ™ for the chance to educate students about the presidents' legacy ๐Ÿ“œ and the leadership qualities ๐Ÿ’ช that make America strong ๐Ÿ’ฅ #PresidentsDay
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
presidents day
Choosing a curriculum to support teaching students how to read and write is challenging. Mr. Ebert and the Curriculum Committee at IPS is up for that challenge and visited Revere Schools to understand how one of those curriculum's has been implemented. Revere Schools adopted a new curriculum almost five years ago and graciously opened their doors to talk with our teachers. After watching lesson implementation, our teachers sat down with their teachers to have very real conversations about the materials. Revere's teachers were very honest and their insight is a valuable tool to our work. What is the universal, most important part of any curriculum resource? It is the classroom teachers, reading specialist, intervention teachers, aids, parent volunteers...People make education work. #DidYouKnowFridays
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Teachers took a field trip
IMS teachers continue to meet and use student assessment data to drive instructional change. Data teams from IPS and IMS unpacked our fall benchmarking results and talk about supporting student master. Teachers continue to refresh their understanding of the tools we have to support struggling learners and push our advanced students. iReady benchmark assessments help identify specific Learning Standards where students are "below grade level", "early grade level, "on grade level", and above grade level. This information helps teachers organize small group learning, whole group instruction, and when they might need to return to a lesson that students did not master. #DidYouKnowFridays
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Data
Mark your calendars for the weekend of March 22! Homework-free weekend and Sunday, March 24 there will be no ILS activities so families can spend the evening together!
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Family First Night
Many thanks to all our counselors for guiding and empowering our students academically, socially and emotionally! #iPride
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
school counseling week
IMS 8th-Grade Chopped Challenge today! Basket ingredients: ground beef, rice, bell peppers, & cheese! Sgt. Haworth, SRO Keegan & two school staff were judges! The officers did their best Gordan Ramsey impressions as they got to sample several meals.
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
8th grade Chopped Challenge! Basket ingredients: ground beef, rice, bell peppers, & cheese!
8th grade Chopped Challenge! Basket ingredients: ground beef, rice, bell peppers, & cheese!
8th grade Chopped Challenge! Basket ingredients: ground beef, rice, bell peppers, & cheese!
8th grade Chopped Challenge! Basket ingredients: ground beef, rice, bell peppers, & cheese!
Pictures from the IHS Iron Chef's Sandwich Smackdown!
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Iron Chefโ€™s Sandwich Smackdown!!!
Iron Chefโ€™s Sandwich Smackdown!!!
Iron Chefโ€™s Sandwich Smackdown!!!
IPS fourth-grade students created their first object for 3D print, a keychain. They followed an instructable which required them to use precise measurements. Part of the requirement was to integrate text and place a hole in their design. Great job, students!
4 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Fourth grade students created their first object for 3D print, a keychain. They followed an instructable which required them to use precise measurements. Part of the requirement was to integrate text and place a  hole in their design.
Fourth grade students created their first object for 3D print, a keychain. They followed an instructable which required them to use precise measurements. Part of the requirement was to integrate text and place a  hole in their design.
Leaders from the district have been engaged in conversation about AI and its effect on education! #DidYouKnowFridays If you are curious about AI, here are some great resources: AIedu.org ibm.com, What is Machine Learning? www.commonsensemedia.org/ai
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Artificial Intelligence
As part of the IPS Career Immersion Series, fourth graders create and produce a news cast called IPS Live. Here is their third one of the year! Enjoy! https://drive.google.com/file/d/16VjSsK4Sz8EHHJGhItqghBoFQhz3hZpu/view?usp=drive_link
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
A Project Based Learning activity at IPS! 4th-grade students research a national park. They need to get enough information to convince their parents to take them to their park. Items included are travel accommodations & food costs. Along with important sights to visit!
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
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IPS students in our Media Arts immersion program shooting our next edition of IPS live!
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
students in our Media Arts immersion program shooting our next edition of ips live
students in our Media Arts immersion program shooting our next edition of ips live
students in our Media Arts immersion program shooting our next edition of ips live
We hope you watch this video on student online safety, web filtering and digital age advice for parents. More short videos coming soon! https://www.independence.k12.oh.us/article/1415055 #DidYouKnowFridays
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Technology safety
Students today were very excited in PE class! Mr. Skoczen created a Mario Cart course for our IPS students! They had a blast navigating through the course.
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
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The district secured a grant to update security cameras across all buildings. After months of planning, the new safety-focused camera system is in use providing additional safety at all our locations. #DidYouKnowFridays
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
security top priority
No school today - Friday, January 19. While forecasted accumulations of snow were known last night, the forecasts actually became more severe with more snow expected. Stay safe, have a great weekend, and go Blue Devils.
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
no school
Eighth-grade Spanish students in Mrs. Corrigan's class were able to incorporate History with Spanish! In honor of MLK Day on Monday, students were given a few different versions of famous MLK quotes to translate and analyze. After learning online the who, what, when, why of each quote's significance and recognizing vocabulary previously learned, students will apply how MLK's legacy can be applied to the world today. Can't wait to read their responses on how they can be difference makers in 2024! #IPride
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
Sworn in as president of the BOE...Mr. Tony Avila and vice president...Mrs. Carrie Sears. Thank you for your dedication! #iPride
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
board officers
Today is National Law Enforcement Day. Much gratitude and appreciation for all our safety forces in the City of Independence who protect our community and schools each day. #iPride
5 months ago, Independence Local Schools
thank you