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8th Graders Return from Washington D.C.

June 19, 2017 (Independence, IA) – A group of 8th graders from the Independence Community School District (ICSD) recently returned from the 4th annual bus trip to Washington D.C. During the week long adventure students visited historic sites such as; Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Devils Den, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue, Smithsonian Air &… Continue Reading

Independence FFA Competes at State Career Development Events

The Independence FFA Chapter competed in several State level Career Development Events (CDE) during May and June. The goal of CDE competitions is to expose students to knowledge, skills, and abilities they would need in each of these agricultural industry sectors. The chapter competed in 4 different events and earned two top 10 team finishes.… Continue Reading

Mustang Athletics Live Audio Stream

June 15, 2017, (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District (ICSD) is eager to remind Mustang fans about the Independence Mustang Sports Network. With the baseball and softball seasons underway, the stands have been full of fans cheering on the Mustangs. For those who are unable to attend the events, the ICSD is proud… Continue Reading

ICSD Teacher Joel Dinger Recognized by Secretary of State Paul D. Pate

Independence, IA. – Joel Dinger was recognized today by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate for organizing Independence Junior/Senior High School’s participation in the statewide Iowa Youth Straw Poll for the 2016 general election. 9th -12th grade students voted on their choice of the 2016 general election candidates. The results were then totaled with results… Continue Reading

2017 Graduation Ceremony Scheduled for Live Stream

May 19, 2017 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District (ICSD) will be live streaming the 2016 Graduation Ceremony scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the Jr./Sr. High School. The graduation ceremony is sure to fill the gym with friends and family of this year’s graduates. For those family members and friends who… Continue Reading

Foreign Exchange Program Set for 2017-2018 School Year

May 5, 2017, (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District (ICSD) along with the local community is  invited to take part in the PAX (Program of Academic Exchange) Foreign Exchange Program for the 2017-2018 school year. PAX is a non-profit organization that works with the Department of State. Out of the 30,000 high school students that… Continue Reading

Students and Community Members Recognized at 2017 FFA Banquet

May 4, 2017, (Independence, IA) – The Independence FFA Chapter Banquet was on Sunday, April 23rd and many awards and scholarships were handed out. Two of the top scholarships given were to Tanner Erickson-Dale and Matt Bolton. Tanner received the Walthart Memorial Scholarship, which is given to a senior in FFA that has been actively… Continue Reading

Celebrating our Volunteers

April 28, 2017, (Independence, IA) – This week was designated by Points of Light as National Volunteers Week. The Independence Mustang Volunteer Program celebrated all of the wonderful volunteers in the Independence Community School District (ICSD) this last week. The mission of the ICSD Volunteer Program is to involve committed and talented volunteers in a… Continue Reading

Staff Recognized for “Living the Mustang Way”

April 28, 2017, (Independence, IA) – On Monday, April 17th Independence Community School District (ICSD) staff members were recognized for “Living the Mustang Way.” Each month, staff members are able to nominate co-workers who they feel deserve to be recognized for their hard work and commitment to our students and our district. The employees are… Continue Reading

Staff Participate in Active Shooter Training

April 17, 2017, (Independence, IA) – On Monday, March 20th during the scheduled professional development day, the Independence Community School District (ICSD) staff members participated in an active shooter program. Training was held at each building and staff members from the Administration building also participated. Staff members that were not on site for the professional… Continue Reading