Volunteers to spruce up Independence schools for Project Shine on June 24

The Independence School District will celebrate its 10th annual Project Shine volunteer event on Saturday, June 24, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, volunteers from Independence businesses, churches and civic organizations will clean, paint and beautify five ISD schools: Benton Elementary, Santa Fe Trail Elementary, Spring Branch Elementary, Sycamore Hills Elementary and Nowlin Middle School.

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Jenny Mendez announced the 2017 Gladstone Hero

Gladstone Elementary students recognize Jenny Mendez as their "hero" in a special school project.The students each year pick an individual or community leader whose life the students will study. The students interview the individual, make posters and then produce an original video about the selected individual.

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Live, Work, Play: Social Determinants of Health

Conditions in places where people live, work and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City invites Dr. Camara Jones and other distinguished guests to discuss policies and programs and the impact on communities.

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