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

4700 South Memphis Street
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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: TBD

These dates are required: TBD

Times:  2:45-3:15pm


Why: Because reading is fun!

​Sponsor’s Contact Information:

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

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:  Choir starts -Morning's​-​​TBD. 

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

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 -Sept 23rd-3rd graders will meet in the gym on Mondays, every other week, @ 2:45-3:30. 4th and 5th graders will meet in the gym on Fridays, every other week, @ 2:45-3:30  starting on ​​Sept 27th.

Sponsor's Contact Information: Alex Caran – 720-886-8221 or

Intramurals permission form

Student Council
Focus: School Leadership
Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: TBD

Times: TBD
Sponsor’s Contact Information:

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 -TBD.
Sponsor's Contact Information: Alex Caran – 720-886-8221
Applications are due by August 27th. Letters of recommendation are due by August 29th.

Peer Teacher Application Cover Letter 2019-2020

Peer Teacher Application 2019-2020

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:  TBD

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: ​ John Breeding – 720-886-8259

Star Ambassadors



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