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June 2022

Class of 2022 Graduation Photos

Candid photos taken prior to each graduation ceremony are available for download on the ISD website. Additional information on ordering photos taken by Strawbridge during each graduation ceremony can be found here. Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Join Us for Project Shine on Saturday, June 18th!

Project Shine will be held on Saturday, June 18th beginning at 7 a.m. This year, volunteers will spruce up Mill Creek Elementary, Randall Elementary, Spring Branch Elementary, Three Trails Elementary and Van Horn High School thanks to the generosity of the Independence community. We are very proud of this special day that highlights our strong schools and supportive community as we join together to make our schools shine! Sign up to volunteer at Project Shine here.

Kindergarten Students Master Letters During Summer Success

Kindergarten students in Ms. Dickson's class at Santa Fe Trail Elementary are mastering letters in Summer Success! Students couldn't contain their smiles as they worked on both capital and lowercase letters as well as spelling their names.

Kindergartners Master Letters During Summer Success

ISD Youth Athletic Camps

Youth Athletic Camps for ISD students entering grades 3-8 are available this summer at Chrisman, Truman and Van Horn High School! View all available camps and sign up here.

ISD Job Fair Saturday, July 9th

Explore employment opportunities in the Independence School District on Saturday, July 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet with wonderful members of our team from several departments. The ISD Job Fair will take place at Central Office located at 201 N. Forest Avenue, Independence, MO 64050. You can find more information here.

Free Summer Meals Available in the ISD

Free meals will be available this summer for anyone 18 and younger thanks to a federally funded program and ISD Nutrition Services. View locations and meal times here.

Free breakfast and lunch will also be available from July 5th – August 10th at Korte Elementary, Blackburn Elementary and Sycamore Hills Elementary. More information on these services will be available this summer. All meals must be served within the time periods listed and must be consumed on site.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Children living within ISD boundaries are eligible to receive free books mailed directly to their homes each month from the month they are born until age five. As the only affiliate in our area, we look forward to instilling a love for reading in children in our community before they even register for school in the ISD. Find more information on registering here.

ISD Partners with Hazel Health

The Independence School District partners with Hazel Health to expand our student health services. Hazel offers virtual doctor visits accessible from the school nurse’s office for PreK – 12th grade. By gaining access to this tele-health service, many minor visits can be initiated by an ISD nurse in order to obtain a diagnosis without missing a day of learning. Parents will be notified prior to any virtual visit. ISD families can opt-in to Hazel here.

2022-2023 Student Calendar

You can find the student calendar for the 2022-2023 school year here.

Looking Ahead in the ISD

June 30 - Last Day of Summer Success

August 22 - First Day of 2022-2023 School Year