Environmental Science classes did a lab last week that had to do with “mining” for chocolate chips. They compared rocks and minerals to chocolate chip cookies. The cookie would be the rock (made of many ingredients or many kinds of minerals) and the chocolate chips would represent the mineral (one pure substance). The students had to mine […]
Utah Valley Exchange presented “Accepting the Challenge of Excellence” (ACE) scholarships to two students from our school. The ACE scholarships are presented to students who have made drastic changes in their life and, as a result, have changed their future for the better. Our teachers gave high praise to the two recognized students, Layla Salazar and Noah […]
We are so lucky to have BYU Anatomy students after school in our Biology classes. These BYU students have a program called Touch a Heart. The idea of the program is to have students work with organs to spark their interest in Anatomy. We are hoping to expand this program so that students can receive […]
Provo City School District has a unique tradition of presenting awards each month to individuals who have made an impact in our district. This award is called “The Provo Way” award. “The Provo Way” award was designed as a way to celebrate district employees and recognize the positive things that students, teachers, parents, staff, and […]
This year our school was once again accepted into the CHILL snowboarding program. Our students travel up to Salt Lake where they meet up with other organizations involved in the program. They then head up the canyon to Brighton Mountain Resort. All gear is included along with snowboarding instructors for beginning snowboarders. Last week was […]
With the start of the new term we are so excited to have a new students leadership class here at Independence. Students leadership is in charge of social media, the blood drive, birthday bags, the yearbook, the kindness committee and assemblies. They are the voice of the students. The positions for students leadership are as […]
Schools and buses will be running on their regular schedules today. We ask that parents please be patient with buses, as individual neighborhoods may have slower road conditions than others. The buses will be there to pick up students, even if they are running a couple of minutes behind schedule.