Press Releases

FOR SALE: Building Trades Project Shed

May 5, 2021

The Independence Building Trades class has finished their Project Shed, and is ready to sell it! It is a quality built 8 x 12 shed with full 8′ walls studded 16″ on center with a gable roof and low maintenance vinyl siding.  It includes one window, and a 5′ wide x 6′ tall roll-up door.…

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ICSD Students Score Well on the ASVAB

April 28, 2021

(Independence, IA) – On February 18, 61 Independence High School juniors were tested using the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery – Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP).  The ASVAB has been used since 1968 and was originally designed to predict future and occupational success only in the military.  The ASVAB CEP has expanded to include the…

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Independence Mock Trial advances to state competition

March 23, 2021

In the sixth year of its’ mock trial program, Independence High School has advanced to the State Competition for the first time! There will be two State rounds: one Tuesday afternoon and the second on Wednesday afternoon. Results will be announced Thursday afternoon. Due to the ongoing health pandemic, all competitions this year have been…

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District receives FY2020 Audit Report

March 4, 2021

Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C. today released an audit report on Independence Community School District in Independence, Iowa. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS: The District’s revenues totaled $22,548,291 for the year ended June 30, 2020, a 0.99% increase from the prior year. Expenses for the District operations for the year ended June 30, 2020 totaled $20,792,339, a 0.03%…

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East & West Elementary Remodel Project FAQ

January 25, 2021

The Independence Community School District is in the process of a large renovation and update project at both East and West Elementary buildings. Below is a quick FAQ about the project. What’s the plan? The ICSD plans to renovate and update both East and West elementary buildings. East Elementary – A new nurse’s office, renovated…

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Independence staff spreads positivity with Mobile Affirmation Board

December 28, 2020

December 28, 2020 (Independence, IA) – In a year where seeing the bright side of things sometimes seems impossible, staff members at the Jr/Sr High School managed to find a way to spread positive vibes throughout the building. Throughout the months of November and December, staff at the Jr/Sr High School wrote positive affirmations to…

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ICSD Students Score Well on the PSAT

December 9, 2020

(Independence, IA) – The scores are in from the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) test taken recently by 36 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. Principal Howard is…

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Hybrid Plan to continue through Thanksgiving Break

October 28, 2020

The Independence administration team has decided to continue utilizing its current hybrid plan through Thanksgiving Break. Throughout the course of the last month, our staff and students have done a great job in adjusting both teaching and learning. In addition, the number of positive COVID-19 cases has dropped significantly among students and staff, and fewer…

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BankIowa installs ATM at Independence Jr/Sr High

August 27, 2020

INDEPENDENCE – BankIowa has provided the Independence Jr/Sr High School with an ATM for student, faculty, and visitor use. Installation of the new ATM was completed just in time for the first day of school, complete with a Mustang-themed wrap. The ATM is available for use in the JSH Mainstreet.  BankIowa has a continuous history…

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Positive Case of COVID-19 in District

August 5, 2020

Dear Independence parents, staff and community members: We have learned that a member of our Independence staff has tested positive for COVID-19. I am writing to update you with some important information, and to reassure you that we will continue to take every step possible to ensure the health and safety of our students and…

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