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Indian Trails Elementary School
24300 East Bundschu Road
Independence, MO 64056
Phone: (816) 650-7645 Fax: (816) 650-7694


 Where Every Learner is a Leader

Office Hours 7:55 am - 3:45 pm
School Hours 8:35 am - 3:20 pm

Breakfast 8:20 am - 8:30 am

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Welcome Message from Mrs. Cross

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  We are excited to welcome our newest class to Indian Trails, Class of 2027.  We are eager to introduce our new Scouts to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People because we are all LEADERS at Indian Trails, even our Kindergarteners.  We not only lead self, but we work to lead and influence others in a positive manner. 

We value student voice and leadership in our school.  The 7 Habits are embedded into our everyday instruction and interactions.  These leadership principles are going to not only serve our students and teachers while they are here at Indian Trails, but will also empower them far beyond next year.  As Stephen Covey says, “These principles are universal and timeless.”

 It is never too early to learn leadership skills.  It is our hope that we will give our students the tools to not only build self-confidence but interact with the world around them in a proactive and purposeful way.  We will not be spending a few minutes each day teaching these principles; we will be living them, holding one another accountable.  We want to move students from dependence to interdependence, which takes a lot of practice and encouragement both at home and school.   

We know that it is our job to ensure that our students are proficient in all academic areas; however, it is also our belief that we are preparing them for the next step in their lives.  Wherever they go, whatever they do, the 7 Habits will keep them focused on the right things and interacting in the most successful way. 

Our learning community is full of learners and leaders.  Adults and children are learning and leading together.  It’s OUR school.  We share ownership of the decisions that are made here and the results that we achieve. 

Please contact our school office if you have any questions throughout the year.  We are here to partner with you to provide your child(ren) with the skills they need to be effective in life.

We hope that you will stop in and visit, what we believe to be is, one of the finest learning communities around.


Emily Cross