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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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Preventing the Summer Slide
Ms. Vita Biddle

Almost nothing beats that euphoric feeling that children, parents, (and dare I say, some teachers) feel when those first glorious days of summer begin! It is a time of universal happiness and playfulness. As one day gradually unfolds into the next, tensions and stress seem to melt away like the ice cream seeping down the side of a waffle cone!

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