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Independence Website

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Welcome to Independence's Protopage! I hope this protopage becomes a useful tool for Parents, Students, and Teachers.  

Home Tab = general information
Library Tab = library news 
Parents' Tab = helpful tips & links 
Students' Tab = online learning links
Schoolhouse Rock Tab = those classic videos 
Teachers' Tab =  educational websites, links, blogs, and troubleshooting sections

Please click on the tabs above to explore what's here, and check back often as new items will be added throughout the year.  

Thank you!
Mrs. Struhar
S.T.E.M./Instructional Technology 

Usernames and Passwords

Please contact Mrs. Struhar to get your child's personal Student ID to log into myCherryCreek.

Thank you!
Mrs. Struhar 


Home of the Patriots!

Discovery Center


Important Links

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From Ms. Rachel

Hello wonderful Independence students!

Thank you for stopping by the Independence library homepage.  I love seeing you all in our space every week and am so glad you are learning about what the library has to offer.

Our library is a home for all children and their families looking to learn, create, and of course, read!  As part of the Discovery Center, you will have the opportunity to work on STEM projects, film videos, create contraptions, and so much more.

A favorite quote of mine states: "Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything" (Plato).  My hope is that the books you find and the reading you do in the library will fuel your creative mind in the other areas of the Discovery Center.  Here you are readers, writers, engineers, artists, scientists, mathematicians, and much, much more.

I am excited for what's ahead and cannot wait to grow with you all.

Let's get to it!
Ms. Rachel

Library Check Out

Students will come with their classrooms once a week to check out books.  
- Kindergarten students are allowed to check out one book.
- 1st-5th graders are allowed to check out two books.
Children are allowed to keep their books for two weeks.  We do charge a small fee for lost or damaged books.  If your child has a lost or damaged book, please have them see me and I will send home a bill.


For Parents


Parent Links

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Reading Tips

To help your child at home with Reading Strategies, please click here.


Please contact Mrs. Struhar if you need your child's personal Student ID to log into myCherryCreek.

Search for the following tiles in myCherryCreek for students to access.
  • Bridges
  • Britannica
  • Google Classroom
  • iReady
  • Outlook - Creekm@il
  • OverDrive ebooks
  • Schoology
  • Scratch (programming and coding)
  • Tumblebooks

Thank you!
Mrs. Struhar


For Students


Reading and Math K-1

Reading and Math 2-5

Reading and Math K-5

Science K-5

Social Studies K-5

Keyboarding K-1

Keyboarding 2-5


Other Links

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Additional Websites

The following websites are now located in the myCherryCreek portal.  Please search for the tile of the website you are looking for once you have logged into the portal.
Seesaw, Moby Max, Tumblebooks, Google Classroom, OverDrive, Britannica, Outlook (student email)

Schoolhouse Rock


Grammar Rock

Multiplication Rock

Money Rock

Science Rock

America Rock


For Teachers


Literacy Resources

Thinking Maps *Make a copy FIRST!!

Science/SS Resources

Math Resources

ALL Subjects Resources


Blogs and Tips