MAP Testing Begins
Posted on 04/13/2017
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing for students in the Francis Howell School District will take place during the month of April. MAP tests are mandated by the state, and are intended to help determine what a child knows and is able to do according to the expectations for his or her grade level. Scores on the MAP tests are also used to determine how schools are performing according to state and federal guidelines.  READ MORE...
Students working on computers with their parents
Posted on 02/28/2017
What do you get when you combine rock climbing, percussion instruments, and kids who are in charge of their parents for an evening? Well, you get one very fun-filled evening at Independence Elementary. On Monday, Feb. 13, students and families came together for the “Lead with Your Heart” Family Night. This event jump-started the Valentine’s week with exciting activities that included rock climbing, PE, art and music creation, as well as coding. The activities were divided into stations, and students led their parents through and showed them the proper way of doing them!  READ MORE...
Students standing in front of a closet full of clothes they collected.
Posted on 02/21/2017
The students and staff at Independence Elementary are always working to uphold their values, and offering different programs that assist families who need additional support. For the past year, the school has been working to launch the Eagle’s Closet program, which officially opened in January. The Eagle’s Closet was created to help provide families with clothing, shoes, and accessories.  READ MORE...
Independence Students Celebrate 100 Days of School
Posted on 02/01/2017
Elementary students around Francis Howell School District are 100 days smarter as they celebrated reaching the 100th day of the 2016-17 school year this week. They marked the special day with a variety of activities that emphasized the number 100.  READ MORE...
Students in the Independence choir on stage performing.
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...
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