Welcome to Independence Junior High School

Principal Kevin Kirk | Secretary Trudy Walta | Office Hours 7:30 AM 3:30 PM

USS Independence Museum

Independence Junior High School is proud to unveil our new USS Independence Museum! Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Ryan Mahoney and Mr. Andrew Janotta, we have collected numerous artifacts and memorabilia from the USS Independence. This fall, we found a new home for these pieces of history in our front lobby, located directly next to our Independence bell!

During your next visit to Independence Junior High, please take time to visit this showcase and learn about this historical Navy vessel, from it's inauguration to its decomission.


Independence is excited to announce that the IJHS MATH LAB will continue for this school year! This is a before 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/or Wednesday morning between 7:30 and 8:00am in Room 137. There is no district transportation available, so students must be dropped off or walk to school. Parents, please encourage your children to attend!

The program will start on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30am.

Proud to be Patriots!
Our first spirit day of the year was a complete success!
2014-2015 School Year (August 15, 2014)

On behalf of the entire Independence staff, I would like to welcome our students and their families to the 2014-2015 school year. As building principal, I am honored to serve the IJHS community. By fostering a collaborative community among all stakeholders, it is my goal to help our students achieve their full potential.
As a learning community, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive educational program. Our staff continues to work diligently reviewing curriculum to ensure all students are challenged and prepared for high school, college, and future careers. The goal of all classrooms is to engage our students in higher levels of thinking, while weaving in 21st Century technology skills through our 1:1 initiative.
Along with a rigorous academic program, our school offers students a wide range of athletic teams and academic clubs. Please navigate through our website for a full listing of our teams and clubs. Boys' and Girls' Volleyball is the first of these activities; tryouts are scheduled on Thursday, August 21 after school from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Details for other school activities will be announced throughout the year. I encourage each of our students to get involved in a club or activity.
I welcome our parents and families to be a part of our collaborative community. I urge all of the IJHS community to check our website as we update events regularly. We look forward to a successful school year. If you have questions, please feel free to call the office at (708)448-0737.
Kevin Kirk

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
11:20-11:50, Lunch
11:20-12:03, Fifth Period Academic
12:08-12:35, Lunch
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

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