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Independence Elementary School

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our Mission Statement

We, at Indep​​​endence Elementary School, as compassionate professionals, will inspire and empower our students to become independent thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners by building relationships, having high expectations, providing a safe and nurturing environment and embracing the community.​​​​

Field Day 2018

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K-4 Field Day, Friday, April 20th:

This year's theme is Maverick Olympics. All grades will be participating from 8:45-2:45. Maverick Olympics will include Wacky Games, Summer Games, Winter Games, The Olympic Village, and Tug of War. It will be a great adventure for all classes to visit each place and participate in a variety of events working together earning points. When all the points are totaled together, one class in each grade level will be awarded the coveted IES Field Day Trophy.  In order to help make this a great day for the IES students, I am needing many parent volunteer to run events. Please click on this link: or email me at to sign up to volunteer. You will be volunteering to run an event while your child's class is in the Wacky Game area. This is not to volunteer to walk around with your child's class.

Kindergarten / 1st Grade Round Up


​Kindergarten / 1st Grade Round Up
2018 – 2019 School Year
April 2nd through 6th – 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
April 3rd – 5 PM – 7 PM
Please call our office beginning March 26th
to schedule an appointment.

Fall Family Survey Results

Thank you to the 174 parents who took part in our fall survey. 

We look forward to looking at these results with our Family Engagement Committee and PTA and designing a plan to improve.

We will ask all previous participants, and invite all other parents to take the spring survey in April so we can measure our progress.

Student Safety Updates


Please take a few minutes to watch the attached video regarding student safety and how you can help keep safety our number one priority.

Also, Kinder and First grade parents, please review the attached letter from Mrs. Edgar regarding changes to dismissal procedures starting Monday, August 21.

Have a great weekend!

-Mark T. Basham, Principal​

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