Phone: 720-886-8200
Fax: 720-886-8288
Attendance: 720-886-8295

4700 South Memphis Street
Aurora, CO, CO 80015
Activities & Clubs
Please Inquire at School for a Current List of Club offerings.  Clubs listed below may or may not currently be in session.


Battle of the Books

Who: 4th and 5th graders

What: A reading club that exposes you to a variety of new books and different genres. With a list of 15 books, you will read at least 7 titles. We will form teams and answer practice questions during our last 3 meetings. The winning team will go to the district competition in February.

When: These dates are optional reading/practice time: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 12/5, 12/21, These dates are required: 12/14, 1/25, 2/8

Times:  2:45-3:15pm

Where: Mrs. Berman's room

Why: Because reading is fun!
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Jayne Berman – 720-886-8226

Battle of the Books Permission Slip

Elementary Engineering
Focus: Students will have access to developmentally appropriate building
materials and be allowed to explore and create structures using those materials.  There is NO fee for this club.
Grades: K-5th
Dates/Times: TBD
Sponsor’s Co​ntact Information: Sherri Tobin – 720-886-8206, Dan Halvorsen – 720-886-8246 or Mimi Struhar 720-886-8222

Focus: To provide students with a musically and socially enhancing
experience. Musically, students will learn proper singing techniques and age appropriate repertoire, while also developing an advanced musical
ear. Socially, students will have opportunities to build stronger friendships with peers and also experience community outreach.
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates/Times: Tuesday's from 2:45-3:30 pm in the music room.  Choir starts on Tuesday, August 29th. 

​Sponsor’s Contact Information: Angela Howard – 720-886-8229​

Independence Choir Permission Slip

Handbooks are in the music room

Homework Club
Focus: To provide students with additional academic support. Students must
bring homework each session and a book to read.
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Dates/Times: TBD
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Jeff Newcomb - 720-886-8262 and Sherri Tobin - 720-886-8206

Focus: Intramurals for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be held after school and are offered to supplement the Physical Education program. Participation is optional and FREE. Intramurals rules and expectations are the same as in P.E. class. Students must wear appropriate athletic style shoes to participate. Students must turn in a permission slip (bottom portion only) signed by their parent/guardian.
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates/Times: Intramurals will begin the week of Sept. 25th and end the week of April 23rd. 3rd graders will meet in the gym on Mondays 2:45-3:30. 4th and 5th graders will meet in the gym on Fridays from 2:45-3:30.
Sponsor's Contact Information: Alex Caran – 720-886-8221 or

Intramurals permission form

Student Council
Focus: School Leadership
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: 9/21, 10/12, 11/2, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12

Times: Thursday's Monthly/ 2:45-3:30pm in Ms. Brown's Classroom
Sponsor’s Contact Information: April Hrovat – 720-886-8260 and
Kim Brown - 720-886-8271

Student Council

Peer Teacher Leadership Program
Focus: A leadership training program that was established at Independence in 1992. Peer Teachers are trained to be better leaders in the school and community by learning about and representing the 40 Developmental Assets. This program provides students with the opportunity to be responsible citizens and positive role models.
Grades: 5th
Dates/Times: Weekly meetings will be held in the gym on Thursdays after school from 2:45-3:45 beginning in September.  5/22 (Final Meeting)
Sponsor's Contact Information: Alex Caran – 720-886-8221
Applications are due by August 29th. Letters of recommendation are due by August 31st.

Peer Teacher App. Letter

Peer Teacher Application 2017-18 

STAR Ambassadors
Focus: Students focus on making our school and outside community stronger by caring for others, providing help to peers and teachers, and acting as role models with their STAR words, actions and attitudes.
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates:  9/14, 10/05, 11/02, 12/07, 1/11, 2/08, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17

Times: Thursday's Monthly 2:45-3:45pm held in Mr. Breeding's Classroom (Art Room).  Pick up in back parking lot

Sponsor’s Contact Information: Debbie Bassett 720-886-8252, John Breeding – 720-886-8259

Star Ambassadors

Focus: Help children connect their minds and bodies through mindful moving and breathing.
Grades: K-2nd
Dates/Times: TBD
Sponsor’s Contact Information: Mary Hood – 720-886-8257



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