Press Releases

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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Independence FCCLA Participates in Many Events

February 19, 2019

February 26, 2019 (Independence, Iowa) The Independence Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) have been participated in many events this year. One of the purposes of FCCLA is to create a bond within our community by doing service learning and leadership activities. Earlier this year, members volunteered at the Lexington Estates Trick-or-Treat event,…

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Successful FFA Review Night

February 11, 2019

The Independence FFA Chapter had a successful NE District FFA Review Night at Edgewood-Colesburg on Wednesday February 6th. Sophomore Avery Hanaway was slated to the FFA District Officer Ballot and will present a 2 minute speech on March 9th at District FFA Convention as she runs for SW Sub-District Vice President! If elected, Avery will…

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Independence FFA Year In Review

February 4, 2019

The 2018/19 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 a back to school barbecue, where new and current FFA members met…

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Moffatt Swims at Winter National Championship

December 12, 2018

Independence, IA (December 11, 2018) – Dylan Moffatt, a junior at Independence Junior/Senior High School, recently swam at the Winter National Championship swim meet in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Winter National Championship was held November 28 – December 1st. Moffatt, who swims for Cedar Falls and is a member of the Black Hawk Area Swim…

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