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Independence Wins STEM Award

For the 2nd year in a row, Independence Elementary STEM was named a STEM School of Excellence by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)!

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New & Improved Websites

Welcome to the new Big Lake Schools websites! Take a look around to learn about the opportunities our district has to offer for each and every student.

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Register for Summer Childcare

Big Lake families can register for summer 2024 childcare beginning Feb. 1.

Discover Childcare Options

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STEM Night is happening March 14!

Come explore STEM at Big Lake Schools! Our 4th annual STEM Night will take place on March 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Independence Elementary STEM.

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Skills for a Lifetime

Independence Elementary STEM

Students at Indy STEM truly experience a different education preparing them for careers that don't even exist yet!  Regardless of where life takes them after graduating from high school, our goal is that in addition to providing rigorous instruction and learning opportunities in all content areas, students know how to effectively collaborate and communicate with one another and to be creative and critical thinkers. In this they will find success in whatever path they choose for their future.

News & Events

Independence Leads Innovation

Independence Elementary is always bustling with activity!  Check out why our students in grades three to five are so excited to learn!