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THE INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL BLOG

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What’s got you sick?
Mrs. Linza Godfrey, R.N.

’Tis the season… for colds and the flu! Don’t you just love when you go to the doctor, he or she prescribes an antibiotic for you or your child - and BAM, you’re feeling better in 24 hours? What about when that antibiotic doesn’t work? This can happen because of two reasons.

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Effort? Interest? Perseverance? What’s all this talk about Grit?
Dr. Dahra Williams and Ms. Vita Biddle

Have you ever wondered why some children seem to just give up on certain aspects of their schoolwork, believing they simply can’t do it? Or, conversely, there are those who stubbornly refuse to quit despite poor grades and struggles. What triggers some students to take one path or the other?

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Summer service trip to Costa Rica provides students with new adventures, treasured memories
Anna Casarino and Gabrielle Zaher

Independence recently organized a service trip to Costa Rica. In mid-June, we traveled all across the country, going to the Pacific Coast, zip-lining, visiting hot springs and waterfalls, and, of course, participating in service activities.

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The Unexpected and Invaluable Benefits of Service Travel
Mrs. Jessie Copeland

Going to Costa Rica was one of those experiences that I always had on my bucket list, but never expected to check off. Even while we waited in the airport in the early morning hours to board the plane, part of my mind was still wondering, “Is this really happening?” But there I was, taking off from Philadelphia with 22 middle school girls and three other phenomenal Independence teachers, about to embark on an amazing journey.

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Ready…Set…Go!
Ms. Vita Biddle

The start of each new school year brings with it a variety of emotions for parents and students alike. With excitement and anticipation often come questions and concerns. These guidelines should prove helpful to get both you and your children off to a great start this September.

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