Schools of the Week: Clovercroft Elementary, Independence High
Published March 29, 2022
The Schools of the Week spotlight is shining on Clovercroft Elementary and Independence High. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.
- Clovercroft Elementary has worked to develop social-emotional supports for students, including its first Be Mindful Night and this year's Be Mindful Week.
- CCES was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2015 and again in 2021. It is currently the only WCS elementary school to have received the designation twice.
- Students and coaches run one mile on a Saturday morning in May and invite families to participate in the fun event.
Clovercroft Elementary students put their speed and endurance to the test during the Clovercroft Derby March 25.
During the derby, students were challenged to run as many laps as possible in 30 minutes. Families were invited to cheer on and support their students throughout the run.
"I was excited to run the track today," said CES first-grader Paige Day. "I think I got 14 laps done. It was a lot of fun, but it was also tiring."
- Independence High opened in 2004; prior to its opening, high school students in the area attended Centennial, Franklin or Page high schools.
- The Independence High mascot are the Eagles.
- Independence High borders the Thompson's Station community, which is a rapidly growing area.
Independence High's spring musical invited attendees to become part of the Addams family.
With a huge cast, The Addams Family entertained audiences with a mixture of creepy and comedic scenes. To IHS theater director Becky Williams, it was the students who made the show a hit.
"The Addams Family could not have been a more perfect choice for this group of students," said Williams. "They executed the show phenomenally, and we are so incredibly proud of them. We are all so grateful to have gotten to work together."