Press Releases

ICSD Students Score Well on the PSAT

January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020 (Independence, IA) – The scores are in from the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) test taken recently by 19 Independence Community School District (ICSD) students. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.…

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Independence baseball coaches attend ABCA Convention

January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020 (Independence, IA) – Three of Independence’s baseball coaches recently attended the 2020 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Convention from January 2 to January 5 in Nashville. Coaches Chico Lizarraga, Blake Willenborg, and Austin Czerwiec appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the latest in baseball technology and to grow as coaches. “The…

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Independence to host Varsity Triangular tonight

January 9, 2020

January 8, 2020 (Independence, IA) – Independence wrestlers are gearing up for a big matchup this week. Independence will take on Vinton-Shellsburg and Williamsburg in a Varsity Triangular this Thursday in the Independence High School gym. According to the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association’s latest Dual Team Rankings, Independence and Williamsburg are currently tied…

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Independence Mustang Robotics gears up for League Tournament

December 20, 2019

The Independence Mustang Robotics Team is heading into their last regular season competition looking better than ever. One of its two teams is ranked second in their league, and both have a lot to be proud of. “Our team has grown quite a bit over the years,” said Coach Charles Bare. “We got a lot…

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ICSD seeks school board candidates

September 3, 2019

Invest in the future—get on board. September 3, 2019 (Buchanan County, IA) – The Iowa Association of School Boards and Independence Community School District urge community members passionate about education to consider running in the November 5 school board election. Public schools need strong leadership and governance to ensure a bright future for all children…

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Silver Cord program allows students to give back

August 6, 2019

Teaching students to give back to and serve their communities is one of Independence Community School District’s main priorities. The district’s Silver Cord Program encourages students to do just that. The Silver Cord Program is a distinguished award given to students who show outstanding volunteer efforts outside school walls. Since 2012, students have donated more…

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Health Requirements

April 26, 2019

REQUIRED HEALTH DOCUMENTS FOR ALL KINDERGARTEN, 3RD, 7th, AND 9th GRADERS FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR Kindergarten students: parents must provide proof student has: Received all 4 year old booster immunizations: Dtap, Polio, MMR and Varicella. Vision Screening completed at a Health Physical, Lion’s Club OR a  Family Optometrist Dental Screening at a Health physical OR…

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ICSD Seniors Achieve High NCRC Scores

March 27, 2019

Recently, Independence Community School District (ICSD) seniors took the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test. The NCRC is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents. The ACT website states that, “The ACT NCRC is a portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the essential skills…

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Britcher Wins West Delaware Welding Competition

March 27, 2019

Tyler Britcher, a senior at Independence High School, recently won a welding competition at West Delaware High School. The competition was the first ever, held by the West Delaware Welding Program. A dozen northeast schools contributed and made this day a success. The participants forged their way through two portions of the competition. The welding…

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ICSD Student Named National Merit Finalist

March 1, 2019

February 28, 2019, (Independence, IA) – Independence Community School District (ICSD) recently received news that ICSD student, Zander Smith has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Zander received this honor after being named a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist last fall. Being named a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist means that he scored in the top…

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