Press Releases

Independence FFA Year In Review

February 15, 2018

Contact: Megan Corkery Independence FFA Reporter mcorkery1_19@independence.k12.ia.us Independence FFA Year In Review The 2017/18 school year has been a successful and exciting year for the Independence FFA Chapter. The year started with an officer retreat for the new officers where they bonded as a team, and worked on leadership skills. The first chapter event was…

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Indee FFA Participates in the FFA Legislative Symposium & Pork Congress

February 5, 2018

Contact: Megan Corkery Independence FFA Reporter mcorkery1_19@independence.k12.ia.us Independence FFA Members Participate In Legislative Symposium On January 31st, six Independence FFA members traveled to Des Moines to participate in the FFA Legislative Symposium. These six members first attended a welcome session at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. During this session, Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture…

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School Board Members, Superintendents and Parents Lobby Their Legislators During IASB Day on the Hill

February 1, 2018

Des Moines — Eric Smith from Independence Community School District attended the Iowa Association of School Board’s (IASB) annual Day on the Hill on Jan. 30, 2018. This is the first year that IASB has collaborated with Parents for Great Iowa Schools, a parental advocacy group, to invite parents to attend training and lobbying at…

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Independence School District Unveils New Website

February 1, 2018

Independence, IA (January 31, 2018) – Independence Community School District, in partnership with Fusion Forward, LLC, has launched a new mobile-friendly website to help students and parents keep up with news and changes in the district. From the home page, visitors will have access to the latest announcements and can find out which activities are…

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ICSD Announces New Superintendent

January 31, 2018

January 31, 2017, (Independence)  The Independence Community School District is pleased to announce that Russell Reiter has been hired as the new superintendent beginning his duties on July 1, 2018.  Mr. Reiter emerged as the best fit after a thorough hiring process led by the school board with support from Grundmeyer Leader Search out of Ankeny,…

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David Lang Receives Karl King Distinguished Service Award

January 15, 2018

December 6, 2017, (Independence) The Northeast Iowa Bandmaster Association (NEIBA) announced Mr. David Lang as the recipient of the 2017 Karl King Distinguished Service Award. The Karl King Distinguished Service Awards (Active and Retired) are given to members of Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association who have made significant contributions to the NEIBA/IBA (Iowa Bandmaster Association) organization and…

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Kim Hansen Receives Better Boardmanship Award

January 15, 2018

November 30, 2017, (Independence) The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) presented the 2016-2017 annual Better Boardsmanship Awards on November 16thduring the IASB Convention at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Independence Community School District Board Member Kim Hansen was one of this year’s recipients. Board Member Kim Hansen Receives Better Boardmanship Award   The…

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Independence FFA Chapter Members Attend National FFA Convention

January 15, 2018

On October 23rd, 14 members of the Independence FFA Chapter departed for Indianapolis to attend the National FFA Convention. They attended three days of the convention. Throughout these days, members attended workshops on world hunger, leadership, mass media, and agriculture careers. They also attended opening session with keynote speaker Laila Ali. Time was also spent…

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8th Graders Return from Washington D.C.

June 23, 2017

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 &…

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Independence FFA Competes at State Career Development Events

June 15, 2017

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.…

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