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The Annual Fund Helps Here…

The Annual Fund Helps Here…

February 05, 2019
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. DONATE
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Middle School Math Team Headed to State

Middle School Math Team Headed to State

February 05, 2019
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. 
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Scholars’ Bowl Regional Champs

Scholars’ Bowl Regional Champs

February 01, 2019
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. 
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Middle School Scholars’ Bowl at Cheney

Middle School Scholars’ Bowl at Cheney

February 01, 2019
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!
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Excellence in Art & Literary Magazines

Excellence in Art & Literary Magazines

February 01, 2019
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! Blue Echoes
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Middle School Geography Bee

Middle School Geography Bee

January 29, 2019
Congratulations to our Middle School Geography Bee winners!  • 1st Place: Grayson Jensen  • 2nd Place: Julian Bartel • 3rd Place: Max Christie
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Swim Invitational at Wichita

Swim Invitational at Wichita

January 28, 2019
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 200 Free George Jekov- 3rd      Daniel Jekov- 4th 200 IM Matthew Janssen- 3rd 50 Free: Aidan Scott- 2nd Graham Burmeister- 15th 100 Fly Edward Sturm- 2nd George Jekov- 4th Juan Lillig- 6th 100 Free 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  100 Backstroke Daniel Jekov- 4th (NEW SCHOOL RECORD) 100 Breaststroke Juan Lillig- 2nd  400 Freestyle Relay A: 2nd (NEW SCHOOL RECORD) G. Jekov, Janssen, Sturm, Scott
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WBJ 2019 CFO Award

WBJ 2019 CFO Award

January 25, 2019
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. 
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7th Grade Scholars’ Bowl Win

7th Grade Scholars’ Bowl Win

January 18, 2019
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.
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Scholars’ Bowl Success

Scholars’ Bowl Success

January 17, 2019
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.
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