When I think of the phrase “The tide rises all boats” it makes me think of the Independent Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). You might wonder why it’s so important to our school. So, maybe this can offer some perspective.
Since 1980, countless students have been given the opportunity to attend Independent because of the generous supporters of TAP. The program offered support to students who have gone on to start businesses, attend graduate school, and give back to their community.
Currently, 138 students, in pre-K thru 12th grade, from 100 families (approximately 30%) receive assistance through TAP. The assistance we offer varies in level covering 10 to 75 percent of tuition expenses. Every family at Independent invests something to their students’ education.
We want to maintain this incredible opportunity for our students and respectfully ask you to consider a gift to the Independent School Tuition Assistance Program.
It is so important for our students and would mean so much for a family willing to make their own financial sacrifice, so their student is able to attend The Independent School. We thank you for your consideration of this important program.
Please give to the Annual Fund and be the tide that helps rise the boats of tuition assistance. It makes the school affordable to a wider range of students, bringing your child the many benefits of a diverse student population in a supportive community.
The Middle School Math Counts Team took 3rd at last weekend’s competition and are headed to state! Congrats to Ben Coke, Satvik Kolla, Sophie Agha, Nura Farahnakian, and Coach Malar Muthukumar. Satvik placed 2nd and qualified for state in the individual competition.
Our Upper School Varsity Scholars' Bowl team are the regional champs! They took 1st place with an undefeated score of 12-0. They're headed to state next weekend. Congratulations Charlie Kaufman, Alex Cline, Pax Weber, Abby Ottaway, Malar Muthukumar, Jack Begeson, and Coach Skinner.
The 7th & 8th Grade Scholars' Bowl teams did well at the meet in Cheney on Thursday. Both teams took 1st with an 8 - 2 record battling past some of the better teams in the league. The final regular season tournament will be next Thursday at Andale. Congratulations Panthers!
The Independent School English Department is excited to announce that both of our literary magazines—BLUE (MS) and Echoes (US) —were awarded as EXCELLENT by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for our 2018 issues. Our magazines were two of only four recognized from the State of Kansas.
The 2018 edition of Blue was advised by Mrs. Deb Cole and edited by Anna Bailly. While, the 2018 edition of Echoes was advised by Mrs. Amanda Evansand edited by Alece Stancin.
Congratulations to all of our talented student artists and writers who participated!
The boys competed this past Saturday in the Wichita Invite hosted at the Wichita Swim Club. They had quite the day with some really awesome swims. They set 4 new team records, all 3 relays and the 100 backstroke. The team finished 3rd overall behind Wichita East and Olathe Northwest. What a solid day for TIS swimming!
200 Medley Relay
A: 2nd- (NEW SCHOOL RECORD) Daniel Jekov, Matthew Janssen, Juan Lillig, Edward Sturm
B: 12th- Jordan Cline, Matthew Kroeker, Jonah Bolin, Graham Burmeister
George Jekov- 3rd
Daniel Jekov- 4th
Matthew Janssen- 3rd
Aidan Scott- 2nd
Graham Burmeister- 15th
Edward Sturm- 2nd
George Jekov- 4th
Juan Lillig- 6th
Aidan Scott- 2nd
200 Free Relay
A: 2nd- (NEW SCHOOL RECORD) Jekov, Jekov, Sturm, Scott
B: 10th Graham Burmeister, Jordan Cline, Josh Jacobson, Matthew Kroeker
Daniel Jekov- 4th (NEW SCHOOL RECORD)
Juan Lillig- 2nd
400 Freestyle Relay
A: 2nd (NEW SCHOOL RECORD) G. Jekov, Janssen, Sturm, Scott
Congratulations to Kim Storer winner of a 2019 CFO Award from the Wichita Business Journal. In addition to managing our school's finances, Kim oversees our kitchen operations, payroll, and human resources.
Last night, Independent hosted the first Middle School Scholars' Bowl tournament of the season. The 7th grade team went undefeated with 675 total points. Congrats to Grayson Jensen, Eli Aziere, Myles Loewen, Sierra Tinsley, Stella Veazey and Adam Stultz on a first place finish!
The 8th grade team tied for first with win/loss totals but lost to Kingman on total points. It was an outstanding performance by Jett Schmidt, Edie Gill, Joey Bergeson, Satvik Kolla, Charlie Daood, TJ Lewis, Jayda Kelly and Nicole Moussa.
Hosting an event like this takes a lot of time preparing so a special thank you goes out to sponsor, Dave McIntire, for his organization and amazing skills needed to pull off such a successful event. We also want to thank the many volunteers who helped (former students, high school students, middle school students, parents, and staff members from all three divisions). It was truly a team effort.
Brandon Cope, Peter Daood, Charlie Kaufman, Malar Muthukumar, and Pax Weber traveled to Belle Plaine where they claimed 1st place with a 10-0 record!
Last week, Caleb Ballow, Jack Burgeson, Brandon Cope, Charlie Kaufman, and Abby Ottaway traveled to Conway Springs and played a great tournament claiming second place with an 8-1 record.