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Putting a Face to a Song – Independence Elementary Opens New Facebook Page
Posted on 01/23/2017
When musicians began making videos, it really helped put a face on the songs we listened to, stimulating more than just our ears. Independence Elementary is seeking to do the same with their newly launched Independence Choir Facebook Page. The hope is to showcase the accomplishments of the Independence Choir, and to better-facilitate communication between parents and the music program.  READ MORE...
Posted on 10/24/2016
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will be dipped in red the week of Oct. 24-28, as schools across the District and the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week, an event dedicated to raising awareness for alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence prevention. Many FHSD schools will educate students on drug prevention with special events, activities and fun-themed spirit days.  READ MORE...
Posted on 10/10/2016
Independence Elementary invited its school community to join them for their 3rd annual Eagle Trot/1-mile Fun Run in September, the event is a great opportunity to support the school as well as a chance to promote health and happiness.   READ MORE...
Posted on 10/05/2016
Student safety is always a top priority of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD). The District annually conducts a variety of safety drills including fire, tornado, earthquake and intruder drills. Participation in these safety drills is where most students get directly involved in their own safety. New this year, FHSD will conduct one unannounced intruder drill at each of our schools  READ MORE...
Posted on 09/14/2016
This past summer from July 18 – 22, Independence Elementary hosted 22 music teachers from around the Midwest for training in the World Music Drumming curriculum. World Music Drumming is a curriculum written and developed by Dr. Will Schmidt, Prof. of Music Education at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. World Music Drumming is now in use in over 20,000 schools worldwide.  READ MORE...
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