Independence Elementary

FUN RUN = $20,319

Apex Fun Run results are in! We collected 94% of the pledges and Independence PTA/ School’s profit is $20,319.19! The top 4 classes were Stone, Parmley, Howard, and Smith. PTA will use $9500 to help fund the programs and events they coordinate and sponsor for the year and $5000 is going to the school to support 21st Century Learning. Teachers will be spending the remaining $5800 to provide 21st Century Learning furniture and materials in their classrooms. As furniture and materials come in, we will be sharing photos of how teachers and students are using the furniture in their classrooms.

Thank you for your continuous support and helping us to have a successful Fun Run!

Independence PTA & Principal Basham

Spelling Bee Champ

Congratulations to IES Spelling Bee Champ Maddie and runner-up Victoria!
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Proposed school boundary changes and how it impacts Independence.

Keller ISD will host a series of public forums January 12, 14, and 27 to provide additional information, answer questions, and gather feedback regarding proposed attendance zone changes for the 2016-17 school year.

KISD’s Board of Trustees, at a Special Meeting on November 30, previewed potential upcoming feeder pattern changes as recommended prior to the 2014 Bond, as well as additional attendance zone adjustments to accommodate student population growth.

Public forums will be held at the campuses that would be impacted by the proposed changes:

  • Lone Star Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12
  • Friendship Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12
  • Caprock Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14
  • Independence Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14

Additionally, a fifth forum will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 27 at the Keller ISD Education Center (350 Keller Parkway). At each of the forums, District administrators will be in attendance to explain the proposed changes (also outlined below), provide any clarification, and receive feedback from parents and community members with thoughts or ideas about the proposed changes.

  • Move areas south of Keller-Hicks Road, north of Golden Triangle Boulevard, and east of North Beach Street zoned for Caprock Elementary to Independence Elementary
    • Helps balance enrollment at both campuses
    • click here for a visual of the proposed boundary change
    • Questions related to transfer options, grandfathering in current students, and siblings of students currently attending the campus will be addressed at the Presentations.

Recorder Order Form

IES 3rd and 4th graders will be learning to play the recorder this year. I have one class set of recorders that I keep in the music room that your child may share with other students (they will be sanitized after each use). You may also choose to buy a recorder for $6.00 for your child to use at school and home.

If you would like to purchase a recorder, please fill out the form below and return it with $6.00 (checks are welcome – made out to IES) by Friday, January 22nd. J

Thank you,

Ms. Taylor



Student Name:________________________________

Homeroom Teacher:___________________________

Amount Enclosed ($6.00 each):__________________

NEW 2016 R.O.C.K. shirts


In the month of January, teachers, students, parents, and our community have an opportunity to purchase NEW 2016 R.O.C.K. shirts. This window is only open till Friday, Jan. 29. A second purchasing window will occur in March. The money raised from shirt purchases will help bring in district guest speakers and provide training to our faculty and community on anti-bullying and anti-harassment efforts.

We are encouraging all IES students and staff to show how they ROCK and wear their shirts every Wednesday for the remainder of the year.
To learn more about KISD’s ROCK program, visit:

ALSO coming soon…R.O.C.K. merchandise (tumblers, lanyards, pencils, pencils, and much more) will be available for bulk orders.

To purchase a ROCK shirt, visit:

Campus Events

1/12: PTA Meeting, 6:00

1/14: Boundary Forum. 6:30

1/15: PRIDE Rally 8:15

1/15: Early Release, 12:00

1/15: Last day of 3rd 6 weeks and 1st semester

1/18: MLK Jr Holiday, NO school

1/22: Schoola Clothes Drive

1/29: Rodeo Day!

2/4: McDonald's Spirit Night (Rufe Snow and 1709)

2/11: Literacy and Family Book Fair Night

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Independence Elementary School

We, at Independence Elementary School, as compassionate professionals, will inspire and empower our students to become independent thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners by building relationships, having high expectations, providing a safe and nurturing environment and embracing the community.