Spanish Language Competition
Students memorized and recited 2 poems each by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca at the WSU and KATSP 3rd annual Spanish Language Competition.
Top 3 ganadoras (winners):
1st place- Janae
2nd place- Alexandra
2019 KATSP Poster Contest Winners
Kansas students of Spanish and Portuguese were challenged to create a Poster that visually describes the theme ¡ Juntos más fuertes: el español y el portugués! Stronger Together: Spanish and Portuguese! The Independent School had 15 students enter in the K-3rd-grade category and 6 in the 4th-5th-grade category.
Teachers across Kansas voted over Spring Break for the top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and three Independent K-3 entries won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and two Independent 4th-5th-grade entries won 3rd and 1st place. See a picture of all the participants the winning posters below!
4th-5th Grade Winners
Ford's Theatre Oratory Program
Independent’s participation in the Ford's Theatre Oratory program expanded last year to include the Lower School. Each year two 5th grade delegates are selected to join our 8th grade delegates in Washington DC.
Congrats to 5th graders, Kara R. and Hadley M. on being named Independent's Ford's Theatre delegates. The students were selected based on grades, citizenship, progress with speech analysis, and a final presentation of a historic American speech. Runners-up included Annabella S., Sam M., Janae K., and Ella Jane S.
A special thanks to our guest judges: Alan Held (Artistic Director of Wichita Grand Opera, and Director of Opera at Wichita State University), Margaret McIntire (Chief of the charging unit for Mark Bennet, District Attorney), and Katherine Neelly Burton (senior pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church).
Spring 2019 Panther Enrichment Programs (P.E.P.)
Registration is now open. From science and technology to cooking and art, students will find many enrichment opportunities through our after-school Panther Enrichment Program. Click HERE to learn more.
On the Calendar:
April 22nd - 26th
3rd & 5th Aspire Summative Testing
Flower Sale pick up
Field Day (Rain out Day—May 20th)
May 22nd - 1/2 Day
5th Grade Moving up (3rd, 4th, 5th in US auditorium 9:00)