Jan. 15, 2019        e-Newsletter

Achieving State Success


Four Independence students – eighth graders Mia Lu and Zubin Park and seventh graders Katherine Niu and Aadi Varshney – will all represent the school at All-State music events in March.


Mia earned Delaware All-State Junior Band accolades for clarinet for the second-straight year. She will be joined by Aadi, a fellow clarinetist, and Katherine (alto saxophone) to perform at the annual All-State concert on March 30 at Caesar Rodney High School.


Zubin, a cellist, will take the stage at the All-State Orchestra event on March 16 at The Tatnall School. This marks Zubin's second-consecutive All-State Strings selection.


Congratulations, everyone!



 Re-enrollment coming February 1

Re-enrollment contracts for 2019-20 will be published online to your "My BackPack" account on Friday, Feb. 1. You will receive an email reminder. We ask that you please plan to complete your re-enrollment process by Friday, March 1.  New, convenient online payment options will be available. More details coming soon!


Friday, February 8 from 6-8 p.m.


Proudly Presented By


Deep Kahlon, M.D.,Jeremie Axe, M.D.,
& Evan Crain, M.D.

This wonderful evening will feature the following:

  • Inflatables, including the Toxic Obstacle Course, a massive, 100-foot test of speed, agility and stamina, and Soccer Darts, a towering 16-foot dart board
  • Brand-new games, including Ping Pong Challenge and Yo-yo
  • Food trucks, pizza and snacks
  • "Adopt-A-Book"
  • Much more!

To purchase your child's "Play All Night" Band in advance, please click here. For volunteer opportunities, please click here.


Winter Wonderland Concert & Sing-along




This Thursday, Jan. 17

9:30-10:15 a.m. | Gore Auditorium

All of our Early Childhood I-II and Kindergarten students will attend this concert with their teachers. Parents are welcome to join us but are not required to do so. Independence students do not need to register for this event.


If you have friends or family members who you think may be interested in this fun and free event, please let them know. We'd love to have them join us!


Registration available by clicking anywhere on the above graphic



1/17 - "Winter Wonderland" Concert & Sing-along" with We Kids Rock! from 9:30-10:15 a.m. (Gore Auditorium)

1/21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (school closed, Extended Day open)


Click here for the 2018-19 calendar at a glance.

Click here for the full 2018-19 school calendar.

Roller Skating Night

presented by the Athletic Department


Where: Christiana Skating Center

When: Thursday, Jan. 31

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Entry Fee - $5; Skate Rental - $3


All ECI through fourth-grade students are required to have a parent stay at the event.


Have you checked out our official Alumni page? You can keep up with all the latest news on our talented graduates. If you have your own alumni submission, please fill out the new form on the page or email Tanya Godsey, Alumni Relations Coordinator.

The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road | Newark, DE 19711

302-239-0330 | welcome@tisde.org

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