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Independence FFA Chapter Members Attend National FFA Convention

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… Continue Reading

Superintendent Survey

The Independence School Board has hired Grundmeyer Leader Search to support the search for a new district superintendent.  Current superintendent, Jean Peterson, is retiring at the end of the school year.  The hiring timeline is scheduled for: Stakeholder survey Nov. 7-22 Board work session (review data) Nov. 27 Board work session (finalize process) Dec. 4… Continue Reading

ICSD to Host Interactive Exhibit for Parents

November 6, 2017, (Independence) The Independence Jr./Sr. High School will be hosting an interactive exhibit called “Hidden in Plain Sight” on November 20th from 3:45 pm – 7:45 pm at the Jr./Sr. High School. The “Hidden in Plain Sight” exhibit is a unique experience that will bring parents into a “mock teenage bedroom”. The adults… Continue Reading

Jr./Sr. High Adds Performance PE Class to Curriculum

October 17, 2017, (Independence) The Independence Jr./Sr. High school is offering a new physical education class for their 2017-2018 school year. The Performance P.E. class consists of students tracking how many power cleans, benches, and squats they do day to day, and calculating their progress to see how much they improve. Assistant Principal Dewey Hupke… Continue Reading

Daniel Putz Inducted into Hall of Fame

October 11, 2017, (Independence, IA) – On October 3rd, the Independence Community School District (ICSD) was notified that Mr. Dan Putz will be the 63rd member of the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) Hall of Fame. Principal Howard said, “”Mr. Putz has been an outstanding speech coach for many years. His positive impact on… Continue Reading

FFA Soils Team Places at State

October 9, 2017 (Independence, IA) The Independence FFA Soils team placed 22nd at the State Soils Evaluation CDE on Saturday October 7th in Ames, Iowa. The team competed against the tope 30 FFA Chapters that qualified for the competition from around the state. Team members Megan Corkery, Keegan Zimmerly, Kenzie Fischels, and Avery Hanaway judged… Continue Reading

ICSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week

October 9, 2017, (Independence, IA) – In honor of the National School Lunch Program, the Independence Community School District (ICSD) will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9th -13th. This year’s theme is “Recipes for Success.” National School Lunch Week is an opportunity to increase student participation in the school lunch program and recognize… Continue Reading

Independence FFA Soils Evaluation Team Competes at Districts

The Independence FFA Soils Evaluation team competed at the FFA District Soils Evaluation CDE (Career Development Event) on September 27th at Hawkeye Community College. The chapter took two teams and placed 1st and 8th. Team members and their overall individual placing out of 150 individuals: Keegan Zimmerly (3rd), Megan Corkery (5th), Avery Hanaway (9th), Kenzie… Continue Reading

Indee Bass Club to Host Tournament

September 27, 2017, (Independence, IA) – This Saturday, September 30, the Indee Bass Club will host its fall club tournament on the Wapsipinicon River. There are currently 31 students registered for the tournament and volunteers are lined up to captain the boats. However, the club is in need of a few more boats and drivers.… Continue Reading

Independence Marching Band Season Continues This Week

The 2017 Independence High School Marching Band endured excessive heat and still provided flawless performances of their show to marching band enthusiasts at the Linn-Mar Marching Invitational Marching Competition and the Marion Marching Invitational on Saturday, September 23 in Marion.  This year’s show, “Step Right Up” depicts a creepy circus with  the color guard playing… Continue Reading