Press Releases

ICSD Takes Part in Healthiest State Initiative

October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013 (Independence, IA) – Together, let’s make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016! This is the goal the Healthiest State Initiative has set for the state of Iowa.  Their website states:  “According to the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, Iowa is #9 in the nation when it comes to being physically,…

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Indee School Board to be honored with IASB “Boards Making a Difference” Award

October 7, 2013

Independence, IA (October 7, 2013) – Each year the Iowa Association of School Boards recognizes up to three Iowa school districts for exemplary leadership that creates positive results and change in their school districts and communities. A plaque and certificate are given in honor of T.E. Davidson, long-time school board member and past IASB executive…

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National FFA Officer Visit Independence Jr./Sr. High School

October 7, 2013

Independence, IA– On Thursday, September 26th, National FFA Central Region Vice-President Brennan Costello visited the Independence Jr./Sr. High School. Accompanied by a team of district officers from various communities including Wapsie Valley, Jesup and New Hampton, Costello was given a tour of the new school and campus. The Independence FFA officers guided this tour, emphasizing…

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ICSD 2012-2013 Annual Progress Report

October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013 (Independence, IA) – At a recent School Broad meeting, Director of Curriculum, Deb Donlea, presented the 2012-2013 Annual Progress Report to Board Members.  This report contains data from Iowa Assessments and NWEA. Iowa Assessments Districts are judged on their performance on Iowa Assessments, formerly known as ITBS and ITED, in the areas…

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Indee Ag Ed Program History

September 27, 2013

September 27, 2013 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District (ICSD) would like to thank an ICSD alumni for letting us know that the history surrounding the end of Vocational Agriculture (now known as Agricultural Education) contained in the new Jr./Sr. High School Commemorative Edition was not accurate. It is accurate that Vocational Agriculture…

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Save the Date – Student Mentor Program Celebrating 20th Year of Service

September 25, 2013

September 25, 2013 (Independence, IA) –You are invited!  Join us in celebrating the 20th year of the Independence Community School District’s Student Mentor Program.  The celebration will be held on November 1, 2013 from 5-7 pm at the Junior/Senior High School.  This event is open to the public and we encourage anyone who has ever…

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Mustangs Welcome New Basketball Coach/Activities Coordinator

September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013 (Independence, IA) – The Independence School District (ICSD) has a lot to celebrate this fall. With the opening of the new Jr./Sr. High School and the addition of an Agricultural Education Program, students are experiencing new learning environments and instructors. Along with these exciting developments, ICSD has made steps to improve the…

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Independence High School Celebrates National Teach Ag Day

September 9, 2013

September 19, 2013 (Independence, IA) – Students in the Ag Ed program at Independence High School will celebrate National Teach Ag Day this coming Thursday, September 26th, by hosting National FFA Central Region Vice-President Brennan Costello. “Celebrating Teach Ag Day is a nation wide event that showcases the opportunity that lies within Agricultural Education. Every…

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Independence FFA Chapter Officers Elected

September 9, 2013

September 09, 2013 (Independence, IA) – Just three weeks into the start of the 2013-2014 school year and the new Agriculture Education Program at Independence Jr./Sr. High School is off to a fantastic start. After a nearly 50-year absence, the program is back in full swing and has begun the process of meeting the requirements…

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ICSD to Hold Grand Opening for New Jr./Sr. High School

August 8, 2013

August 8, 2013 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District will host a grand opening of their new state of the art Jr./Sr. High School on Sunday, August 18th at 2:00pm. The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and tours through the new facility. The 170,000-square-foot building…

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