Independence High School
Monday, November 14, 2022
Good morning, Falcons! Hope everyone had a fabulous 3-day weekend! Huge congratulations to our football team for advancing to the semifinals in playoffs! They’ll face off against Fresno this Friday! Plus, we’d love to give a special shoutout to Anthony Rico for being selected as the FFX Player of the Week! Anthony Rico did his part in the Falcons’ quarterfinal upset of Mission Oak by rushing for 206 yards and scoring 3 touchdowns to earn the FFX Player of the Week award. We’re so proud of you!
We’re also incredibly proud of our cross country team, which will be competing in the CIF Central Section championships on Thursday!
Want to show a friend how much you appreciate them? Stop by the quad during lunch today, Tuesday, and Wednesday to purchase your “Gratitude Gram!” They’re only $1, and they’ll receive a card and candy when we deliver them this Thursday and Friday! Make sure to come prepared with the recipient’s 5th period class!
If you ordered a Maroon Goons shirt or sweatshirt, please stop by Portable 2 to pick up your order.
This week from 11/14-18, the Library Makerspace will have a collaborative art project, a puzzle, and Gratitude Posts. Wednesday is game day this week.
Don’t be alarmed if you see nuns wandering around campus today - they’re just preparing for the fall musical, Nunsense, which will open this Thursday night! Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7, with a matinee on Saturday at 2. Come watch the hilarious hijinks of these talented nuns!
Latina Leaders of Kern County invites high school Sophomore and Junior Latina students to apply for the 2022-2023 Youth Leadership Program. Applications are available at the Counseling Secretary's Desk and are due tomorrow.
Are you 16 or older? Would you like to do something for your country, serve your community, and learn more about the voting process? Start your application to be a poll worker for this June's election! It would be a great experience and look great on your college applications. See Ms. Whitehouse in the library to get more information.
Students interested in playing baseball need to see coach Shelton any time throughout the day in the PE office for information regarding the season.
If you are interested in trying out for Colorguard for the spring semester – there will be tryout clinics on today and Wednesday, Nov 16th from 7:00-8:30 am. Tryouts will take place on Monday, November 28th from 5:00-8:00 pm. You must attend the tryout clinics in order to try out for the spring semester. Please see Ms. Liz in the activities office if you have any questions.
Are you interested in joining the IHS Overwatch 2 Team? Come visit Mr. Boos in room 1010 for more information. We're taking players of all skill levels.
We’ll be distributing boxes to classrooms to collect canned and boxed food for our Thanksgiving drive! Students, please bring in canned or boxed food that would be served for Thanksgiving - like mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, or stuffing. All donations will be due by Wednesday, November 15. The 2nd-period class with the most donations will win a donut party!
Seniors! If you missed the earlier deadline for ordering customized senior shirts and hoodies, you have another chance! All orders must be placed by November 17th, no exceptions. Pick up an order form from the Activities Office!
Want to show off your talent? Start preparing your song, dance, comedy routine, or whatever talent you have, as auditions for Falcons Got Talent will take place after school today! Please meet at Room 604 at 3:15 today!
Have a fabulous day, Falcons!