Announcements week of 11/14- 11/18

MONDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


Bookstore (Holt; 11/14)

Information:  The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore:

Crucible, $9.00, The color of Water $10.00, The Handmaid’s Tale $8.00, The Great Gatsby $10.00, The Great Expectations $5.50, Othello $2.50, and the Invisible Man $9.50…LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/01- 12/01)

Read One Fact Each Day:

Did you know 1 in 4 children in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?    

Did you know 1 in 5 seniors in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 in 7 Arizonians go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 dollar can provide seven meals?

Every Day:

Independence Food Drive has begun! Help out those in need and help Independence get 1st place this year. Bring in your canned food items to classrooms with food drive boxes. If you bring in 6 cans to the attendance office, you can avoid a lunch detention.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/4- 11/18)

Do you have to much stuff in your closet? Key Club has a way to help. Bring your unwanted clothing to the clothing drive on November 19th. We will be at the front of the school in the bus drop off zone from 10am to Noon. If you cannot make it to the school Saturday feel free to bring your clothing donations to room R-14 before Saturday, November 19th.

STUCO (Marshall; 11/14)

Everybody love Barbeque and Shane’s Rib Shack will be here every Monday to bring you’re their tasty barbeque. You will have the option to purchase a shredded barbeque sandwich or buffalo chicken strips with chips for $5.00.

Patriot Glory (L. Cass; 11/14- 12/07)

The annual campus Believe Campaign is back!

Every year Macy’s hosts a Believe Campaign, meaning, for every Santa letter collected, they donate $1.00 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Independence is collecting letters to turn in on National Believe, when each Santa letter is worth $2.00!

Students can turn in letters to any teacher until December 7th; teachers have boxes in their classes wrapped in holiday paper. There are also collection boxes in the offices, Media Center and the PACE Lab.

The teacher who collects the most letters wins a prize!

Letters can be as simple as, “Dear Santa, You are amazing! May I, please, have a new bike for Christmas?”

Independence collected 30,650 letters as a campus last year!

Let’s come together, again, Patriot Family, and make a difference for a charity that grants “the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”

Media Center (Ehrick; 11/14)

Attention Independence,

Do you have overdue library fines? If so, donate cans to the media center. For every can you donate, you get ten cents off your fine. You can get up to $5.00 off your late fees.

Softball (Wiley; 11/14)

There will be open field Monday-Thursday for Softball. Please meet by the athletic locker room by 3pm. Make sure you have turned in or brought in your release of liability. Softball open field starts today.

 

TUESDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


Bookstore (Holt; 11/15)

Information:  The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore:

Crucible, $9.00, The color of Water $10.00, The Handmaid’s Tale $8.00, The Great Gatsby $10.00, The Great Expectations $5.50, Othello $2.50, and the Invisible Man $9.50…LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/01- 12/01)

Read One Fact Each Day:

Did you know 1 in 4 children in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?    

Did you know 1 in 5 seniors in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 in 7 Arizonians go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 dollar can provide seven meals?

Every Day:

Independence Food Drive has begun! Help out those in need and help Independence get 1st place this year. Bring in your canned food items to classrooms with food drive boxes. If you bring in 6 cans to the attendance office, you can avoid a lunch detention.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/4- 11/18)

Do you have to much stuff in your closet? Key Club has a way to help. Bring your unwanted clothing to the clothing drive on November 19th. We will be at the front of the school in the bus drop off zone from 10am to Noon. If you cannot make it to the school Saturday feel free to bring your clothing donations to room R-14 before Saturday, November 19th.

Patriot Glory (L. Cass; 11/14- 12/07)

The annual campus Believe Campaign is back!

Every year Macy’s hosts a Believe Campaign, meaning, for every Santa letter collected, they donate $1.00 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Independence is collecting letters to turn in on National Believe, when each Santa letter is worth $2.00!

Students can turn in letters to any teacher until December 7th; teachers have boxes in their classes wrapped in holiday paper. There are also collection boxes in the offices, Media Center and the PACE Lab.

The teacher who collects the most letters wins a prize!

Letters can be as simple as, “Dear Santa, You are amazing! May I, please, have a new bike for Christmas?”

Independence collected 30,650 letters as a campus last year!

Let’s come together, again, Patriot Family, and make a difference for a charity that grants “the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”

Media Center (Ehrick; 11/14- 11/18)

Attention Independence,

Do you have overdue library fines? If so, donate cans to the media center. For every can you donate, you get ten cents off your fine. You can get up to $5.00 off your late fees.

ASU After-school visit (T. Starr; 11/15)

Seniors:  Have you applied to ASU or planning to apply to ASU and need some help?  Tomorrow after school ASU will be here for application help, FAFSA and financial help and to answer any other questions you might have.  Come to the Career Center after school tomorrow for ASU help.

Media Center (Ehrick; 11/15)

Attention Library Patrons,

The library will be closed after school tomorrow. Please plan accordingly.

Sending Mr. Ambrose over the edge (Perry; 11/15)

Please join the Independence Special Olympics team and peer tutors in raising $1000 to send Mr. Ambrose Over the Edge.  

Mr. Ambrose will start by standing atop the CityScape Building, one of Phoenix's tallest buildings, and then rappel the 27 stories and 415 feet to the ground.

You may be wondering what rappelling down a skyscraper has to do with Special Olympics, the answer is simple. If you are a person with disabilities, you encounter adversities daily. You must have courage to try something that doesn’t come easily to you. Our athletes bravely face challenges on the field, in the pool and on the court, just as they do in all of the other areas of their lives. They are the inspiration for this event. 

Video

https://www.powtoon.com/m/ghNx8fF8Ey1/1/m

Step Team (Frazen; 11/15 -11/16)

Just a reminder there is Step Practice for the Winter Assembly Routine!

When: Every Wed (only 3 practices until the Dec 2nd Assembly! So please be there)

Where: Student Cafe

What Time: right after school 2:40-4pm please be on time!

West-MEC (Koole; 11/15)

Attention sophomores and juniors! Are you interested in applying for a West-MEC program? Every program at West-MEC’s Northeast Campus has an open house TONIGHT from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. These include: Auto Collision, Auto Technology, Climate Control, Construction, Medical Assisting, Diesel, Pharmacy Technician and Veterinary Sciences. The Northeast Campus is located at 1617 W Williams Dr. in Phoenix.  Bring your parents for a hands-on look at these exciting programs and remember…you get more points on your application for attending! Stop by the Counseling Office for more information!

Thespian Festival (Farson; 11/15)

Attention all students attending the Arizona Thespian Festival: we will have one last meeting before the festival, this Thursday 11/17 at 2:45 in Ms. Farsons room. Everyone is required to attend, as paperwork for the trip is due. Please make sure to attend, or see Ms. Farson before Thursday.

 

WEDNESDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


Bookstore (Holt; 11/16)

Information:  The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore:

Crucible, $9.00, The color of Water $10.00, The Handmaid’s Tale $8.00, The Great Gatsby $10.00, The Great Expectations $5.50, Othello $2.50, and the Invisible Man $9.50…LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/01- 12/01)

Read One Fact Each Day:

Did you know 1 in 4 children in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?    

Did you know 1 in 5 seniors in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 in 7 Arizonians go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 dollar can provide seven meals?

Every Day:

Independence Food Drive has begun! Help out those in need and help Independence get 1st place this year. Bring in your canned food items to classrooms with food drive boxes. If you bring in 6 cans to the attendance office, you can avoid a lunch detention.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/4- 11/18)

Do you have to much stuff in your closet? Key Club has a way to help. Bring your unwanted clothing to the clothing drive on November 19th. We will be at the front of the school in the bus drop off zone from 10am to Noon. If you cannot make it to the school Saturday feel free to bring your clothing donations to room R-14 before Saturday, November 19th.

Patriot Glory (L. Cass; 11/14- 12/07)

The annual campus Believe Campaign is back!

Every year Macy’s hosts a Believe Campaign, meaning, for every Santa letter collected, they donate $1.00 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Independence is collecting letters to turn in on National Believe, when each Santa letter is worth $2.00!

Students can turn in letters to any teacher until December 7th; teachers have boxes in their classes wrapped in holiday paper. There are also collection boxes in the offices, Media Center and the PACE Lab.

The teacher who collects the most letters wins a prize!

Letters can be as simple as, “Dear Santa, You are amazing! May I, please, have a new bike for Christmas?”

Independence collected 30,650 letters as a campus last year!

Let’s come together, again, Patriot Family, and make a difference for a charity that grants “the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”

Media Center (Ehrick; 11/14- 11/18)

Attention Independence,

Do you have overdue library fines? If so, donate cans to the media center. For every can you donate, you get ten cents off your fine. You can get up to $5.00 off your late fees.

ASU After-school visit (T. Starr; 11/16)

Seniors:  Have you applied to ASU or planning to apply to ASU and need some help?  Today after school ASU will be here for application help, FAFSA and financial help and to answer any other questions you might have.  Come to the Career Center after school tomorrow for ASU help.

Media Center (Ehrick; 11/16)

Attention Library Patrons,

The library will be closed after school today. Please plan accordingly.

Sending Mr. Ambrose over the edge (Perry; 11/16)

Please join the Independence Special Olympics team and peer tutors in raising $1000 to send Mr. Ambrose Over the Edge.  

Mr. Ambrose will start by standing atop the CityScape Building, one of Phoenix's tallest buildings, and then rappel the 27 stories and 415 feet to the ground.

You may be wondering what rappelling down a skyscraper has to do with Special Olympics, the answer is simple. If you are a person with disabilities, you encounter adversities daily. You must have courage to try something that doesn’t come easily to you. Our athletes bravely face challenges on the field, in the pool and on the court, just as they do in all of the other areas of their lives. They are the inspiration for this event. 

Video

https://www.powtoon.com/m/ghNx8fF8Ey1/1/m

Step Team (Frazen; 11/15 -11/16)

Just a reminder there is Step Practice for the Winter Assembly Routine!

When: Every Wed (only 3 practices until the Dec 2nd Assembly! So please be there)

Where: Student Cafe

What Time: right after school 2:40-4pm please be on time!

West-MEC (Koole; 11/16- 11/22)

Are you planning to apply for a West-MEC program this year? If you are a sophomore or junior, this is your chance! Bring your parents to our informational meeting next Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the PAC building. Again, this meeting is for sophomore and junior students and their parents to get more information about West-MEC. Don’t forget that you get more points on your application for attending West-MEC events! See your counselor for more information! Are you interested in working on cars as an Auto Mechanic?  How about in Construction or in Climate Control? What about in the medical field as a Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or Vet Tech? If so, then West-MEC has a program for YOU! There are open houses for these programs and others THIS week. West-MEC’s Northeast Campus will have an open house this Thursday, October 16th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The campus is located at 16thAvenue and Williams in Phoenix.  Bring your parents for a hands-on look at these exciting programs. Stop by the Counseling Office for more information.

Thespian Festival (Farson; 11/16)

Attention all students attending the Arizona Thespian Festival: we will have one last meeting before the festival, this Thursday 11/17 at 2:45 in Ms. Farsons room. Everyone is required to attend, as paperwork for the trip is due. Please make sure to attend, or see Ms. Farson before Thursday.

Softball (Wiley; 11/16)

There will be open field Monday-Thursday for Softball. Please meet by the athletic locker room by 3pm. Make sure you have turned in or brought in your release of liability. Softball open field starts today.

La Familia Club (Figueroa; 11/16- 11/17)

Attention all La Familia Club members.  We are having a meeting tomorrow, Thursday, after school in Ms. Figueroa’s room, R28.  

 

THURSDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


Bookstore (Holt; 11/17)

Information:  The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore:

Crucible, $9.00, The color of Water $10.00, The Handmaid’s Tale $8.00, The Great Gatsby $10.00, The Great Expectations $5.50, Othello $2.50, and the Invisible Man $9.50…LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/01- 12/01)

Read One Fact Each Day:

Did you know 1 in 4 children in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?    

Did you know 1 in 5 seniors in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 in 7 Arizonians go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 dollar can provide seven meals?

Every Day:

Independence Food Drive has begun! Help out those in need and help Independence get 1st place this year. Bring in your canned food items to classrooms with food drive boxes. If you bring in 6 cans to the attendance office, you can avoid a lunch detention.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/4- 11/18)

Do you have to much stuff in your closet? Key Club has a way to help. Bring your unwanted clothing to the clothing drive on November 19th. We will be at the front of the school in the bus drop off zone from 10am to Noon. If you cannot make it to the school Saturday feel free to bring your clothing donations to room R-14 before Saturday, November 19th.

Patriot Glory (L. Cass; 11/14- 12/07)

The annual campus Believe Campaign is back!

Every year Macy’s hosts a Believe Campaign, meaning, for every Santa letter collected, they donate $1.00 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Independence is collecting letters to turn in on National Believe, when each Santa letter is worth $2.00!

Students can turn in letters to any teacher until December 7th; teachers have boxes in their classes wrapped in holiday paper. There are also collection boxes in the offices, Media Center and the PACE Lab.

The teacher who collects the most letters wins a prize!

Letters can be as simple as, “Dear Santa, You are amazing! May I, please, have a new bike for Christmas?”

Independence collected 30,650 letters as a campus last year!

Let’s come together, again, Patriot Family, and make a difference for a charity that grants “the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”

Media Center (Ehrick; 11/14- 11/18)

Attention Independence,

Do you have overdue library fines? If so, donate cans to the media center. For every can you donate, you get ten cents off your fine. You can get up to $5.00 off your late fees.

Sending Mr. Ambrose over the edge (Perry; 11/17)

Please join the Independence Special Olympics team and peer tutors in raising $1000 to send Mr. Ambrose Over the Edge.  

Over the Edge is a unique opportunity for individuals to take their support of local athletes of Special Olympics Arizona to new heights by collecting pledges. In exchange for raising money, the participants will earn the rare experience of rappelling down the CityScape Building, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

Mr. Ambrose has accepted this challenge if we can raise the funds.

Special Olympics Arizona sponsors over 18,000 athletes each year!  They provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports.  Our Independence teams participate in bocce, bowling, floor hockey, track & field, and equestrian events.

Play new Video – 5 Easy Steps

West-MEC (Koole; 11/16- 11/22)

Are you planning to apply for a West-MEC program this year? If you are a sophomore or junior, this is your chance! Bring your parents to our informational meeting next TuesdayNovember 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the PAC building. Again, this meeting is for sophomore and junior students and their parents to get more information about West-MEC. Don’t forget that you get more points on your application for attending West-MEC events! See your counselor for more information! Are you interested in working on cars as an Auto Mechanic?  How about in Construction or in Climate Control? What about in the medical field as a Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or Vet Tech? If so, then West-MEC has a program for YOU! There are open houses for these programs and others THIS week. West-MEC’s Northeast Campus will have an open house this Thursday, October 16th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The campus is located at 16thAvenue and Williams in Phoenix.  Bring your parents for a hands-on look at these exciting programs. Stop by the Counseling Office for more information.

Thespian Festival (Farson; 11/17)

Attention all students attending the Arizona Thespian Festival: we will have one last meeting before the festival, today 11/17 at 2:45 in Ms. Farsons room. Everyone is required to attend, as paperwork for the trip is due. Please make sure to attend, or see Ms. Farson before Thursday.

La Familia Club (Figueroa; 11/16- 11/17)

Attention all La Familia Club members.  We are having a meeting tomorrow, Thursday, after school in Ms. Figueroa’s room, R28. 

Badminton (L. Cass; 11/17- 11/18)

Badminton Players! Banquet information was sent to your school email. Come by Ms. Cass’s classroom, G6, to pick up your RSVP form.

Book Club (Ehrick ;11/17)

Attention all Book Club students, we have an important meeting today, Thursday 11/17, after school in the library.  See you there.



FRIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


Bookstore (Holt; 11/18)

Information:  The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore:

Crucible, $9.00, The color of Water $10.00, The Handmaid’s Tale $8.00, The Great Gatsby $10.00, The Great Expectations $5.50, Othello $2.50, and the Invisible Man $9.50…LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/01- 12/01)

Read One Fact Each Day:

Did you know 1 in 4 children in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?    

Did you know 1 in 5 seniors in Arizona go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 in 7 Arizonians go to bed hungry at night?

Did you know 1 dollar can provide seven meals?

Every Day:

Independence Food Drive has begun! Help out those in need and help Independence get 1st place this year. Bring in your canned food items to classrooms with food drive boxes. If you bring in 6 cans to the attendance office, you can avoid a lunch detention.

Key Club (Pampel; 11/4- 11/18)

Do you have to much stuff in your closet? Key Club has a way to help. Bring your unwanted clothing to the clothing drive on November 19th. We will be at the front of the school in the bus drop off zone from 10am to Noon. If you cannot make it to the school Saturday feel free to bring your clothing donations to room R-14 before Saturday, November 19th.

Patriot Glory (L. Cass; 11/14- 12/07)

The annual campus Believe Campaign is back!

Every year Macy’s hosts a Believe Campaign, meaning, for every Santa letter collected, they donate $1.00 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Independence is collecting letters to turn in on National Believe, when each Santa letter is worth $2.00!

Students can turn in letters to any teacher until December 7th; teachers have boxes in their classes wrapped in holiday paper. There are also collection boxes in the offices, Media Center and the PACE Lab.

The teacher who collects the most letters wins a prize!

Letters can be as simple as, “Dear Santa, You are amazing! May I, please, have a new bike for Christmas?”

Independence collected 30,650 letters as a campus last year!

Let’s come together, again, Patriot Family, and make a difference for a charity that grants “the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”

Media Center (Ehrick; 11/14- 11/18)

Attention Independence,

Do you have overdue library fines? If so, donate cans to the media center. For every can you donate, you get ten cents off your fine. You can get up to $5.00 off your late fees.

Sending Mr. Ambrose over the edge (Perry; 11/18)

Please join the Independence Special Olympics team and peer tutors in raising $1000 to send Mr. Ambrose Over the Edge.  

Over the Edge is a unique opportunity for individuals to take their support of local athletes of Special Olympics Arizona to new heights by collecting pledges. In exchange for raising money, the participants will earn the rare experience of rappelling down the CityScape Building, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

Mr. Ambrose has accepted this challenge if we can raise the funds.

Special Olympics Arizona sponsors over 18,000 athletes each year!  They provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports.  Our Independence teams participate in bocce, bowling, floor hockey, track & field, and equestrian events.

Play new Video – 5 Easy Steps

West-MEC (Koole; 11/16- 11/22)

Are you planning to apply for a West-MEC program this year? If you are a sophomore or junior, this is your chance! Bring your parents to our informational meeting next TuesdayNovember 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the PAC building. Again, this meeting is for sophomore and junior students and their parents to get more information about West-MEC. Don’t forget that you get more points on your application for attending West-MEC events! See your counselor for more information!

Badminton (L. Cass; 11/17- 11/18)

Badminton Players! Banquet information was sent to your school email. Come by Ms. Cass’s classroom, G6, to pick up your RSVP form.

STUCO (Marshall; 11/18)

Everybody love Barbeque and Shane’s Rib Shack will be here every Monday to bring you’re their tasty barbeque. You will have the option to purchase a shredded barbeque sandwich or buffalo chicken strips with chips for $5.00.

Photo Club Meeting (Kerr; 11/18- 11/21)

Attention Photo Club members! Our next meeting will be on Monday instead of Tuesday. If you want to order a photo club t-shirt, make sure you attend this meeting or get in touch with Mr. Kerr. Once again, the next Photo Club meeting is Monday, November 21st at 2:45 in room #207.