|Welcome to Independence Junior High School 2013-2014 School Year
Please refer to the Principal's Blog page for updates concerning the 2013-2014 school year!
Independence Jr. High School Receives Academic Excellence Award
For the second straight year, Independence Jr. High has been recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education for sustained high academic performance as measured by ISAT.
Less than ten percent of all Illinois public schools achieved this honor. Sixty-Eight out of 744 middle schools earned this award. Out of 2,605 elementary schools, only 382 achieved this success.
Palos Heights School District 128 is among the top elite districts in our state based on academic successes. Congratulations to our students, staff and parents for helping our district earn this merit award.
Please visit the following website to learn more about this award: Illinois Interactive Report Card
3rd Quarter Reports Cards to be Sent Home Electronically (created March 7, 2014)
Over the past several grading periods, we have sent Independence Junior High School Progress Reports home electronically. In an effort to increase efficiency and reduce waste, we will for the first time, send the quarter Report Cards home electronically as well. The third quarter Reports Cards sent electronically will be identical to what has been printed and sent home with students, but we will instead email the Report Cards directly to parents. If you would like a printed copy from school, please feel free to contact the office at (708) 448-0737 and we will send one home with your child. If this proves to be successful, all future Progress Reports and Report Cards will be sent electronically.
New ISAT Testing Dates (created February 24, 2014)
ISAT Test will be conducted on March 10-14, with make-up exams scheduled for the week of March 17-21. The changing of the date is due to the number of instructional days that were lost due to inclement weather, when the Illinois State Board of Education sent out notice that we could push back the testing window by a week, we jumped at the chance to spend another week with our students in the classroom prior to testing. As a reminder to parents, please make sure that your children are well rested, and have a healthy breakfast on testing days. These reminders may seem like little things, but they definitely help our students show their best on testing days. Thank you!
IJHS MATH LAB (created February 18, 2014)
Independence is excited to announce a brand new after school program called the IJHS MATH LAB. This is an after school program offered to students for help in all levels of math. The MATH LAB can help with homework, reinforce a confusing topic, or help study for the big test.
There is no charge to students and Mrs. Rosynek, a certified Math teacher, will direct the MATH LAB. No reservations are needed, just stop by every Tuesday and Thursday in the IJHS library. There is no district transportation available, so students must be picked up promptly at 3:30 p.m. or will need to walk home. Parents, please encourage your children to attend!
The program will start on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Daily Bell Schedule
8:15-9:03, First Period
9:05-9:48, Second Period
9:50-10:33, Third Period
10:35-11:18, Fourth Period
11:20-12:03, Fifth Period Academic
11:52-12:35, Sixth Period Academic
12:37-1:20, Seventh Period
1:22-2:05, Eighth Period
2:05-2:50, Ninth Period