Junior Senior High Building

Junior Senior High

Principal: John Howard

Address: 700 20th Ave SW
Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-7405
Fax: 319-332-1296

Office: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
Students: 8:15 am - 3:25 pm

JSH Student Handbook

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Language Arts

The English department works together to provide effective instruction in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. One central component of a great school system is a clear set of expectations, or standards. The Iowa Core represents our academic standards. The English Language Arts Program addresses various areas of the Iowa Core Standards. At the junior high level, reading and language arts are taken as two separate classes to further enhance and improve skill levels. The junior high reading and language arts teams work collaboratively to align instruction. English 9 and 10 are required classes. All students choose four additional credits from several electives including Integrated Skills, Introduction to Composition, Oral Communications, American Literature, World Literature, Advanced Composition, College Research and Writing, Individualized Study of Books, Creating Fictional Forms, and Writing for Today. For more information about ELA classes please see our individual websites.

Iowa Core Standards for ELA

Meet Your Language Arts Teachers

Butler, Cathy
Butler, Cathy
Language Arts
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Carey, Brook
Carey, Brook
Language Arts
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Henkes, Susan
Henkes, Susan
Language Arts
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Hurley, Rachel
Hurley, Rachel
Language Arts
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Putz, Daniel
Putz, Daniel
Language Arts
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Schauf, Jennifer
Schauf, Jennifer
Language Arts
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Steger, Tracy
Steger, Tracy
Language Arts
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Administration Office
1207 1st Street West
Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-7400
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Staff Directory

Communication is a key element in helping to ensure the success of your student in the ICSD. We encourage sharing of information between home and school.