P3 Patriot Pride Program

P3 2015

P3 Spring Assembly, March 13, 2015

Independence Patriot Pride Program P3 honored 578 super students at an outdoor assembly before Spring Break.  P3 awarded 52 Blue cards, 264 Red cards, 264 White cards and recognized 136  students for perfect attendance.  
Ms. Terry Starr has been organizing and facilitating P3 since it began at Independence 20 years ago. Principal Ambrose and Assistant Principal Galbreath congratulated the students and gave out door prizes.  Drawings were held for gift cards from Harkins, Target, I-Tunes, McDonalds, Subway, Jack in the Box, Burger King and Starbucks.  Sky Zone of Peoria donated 3 one hour jumping certificates.  Grand Canyon University added to the celebration with a DJ, prizes and activities.  The super 2015 P3 shirts were designed by IHS art teacher Sara Hopeman.

For more information, contact
Ms. Starr
, 623-435-6119 in the Career Center.


In 1994, Independence started a Renaissance program that is called Patriot Pride Program Club, thus P3.  Since then we have honored more the 13,000 students, recognizing academic excellence.   P3 seeks to honor students, faculty and staff for jobs well done.

Twice a year P3 brings together students with good conduct who have earned all "A's," "A's" and "B's", "C's" or better, and perfect attendance students for a celebration.  They feast on doughnuts and juice while receiving T shirts, pins, coupons and door prizes.  This is a happy and rowdy celebration assembly!

Various groups of faculty and staff are recognized by the SANE award.  This is P3's way of saying "Thank you" for their service to IHS.

At year's end, P3 honors an outstanding teacher whom students select for their Golden Rule Award.  Students are honored by the Stretch Award.  Teacher-selected winners get a stretch limo ride to lunch at Front Row Friday's at Bank One Ballpark. 

The P3 team is make up of students, faculty, administrators, and staff.  More members and new ideas are always welcome. 

How can you help with our fundraisers?  Click

  • Grocery gift cards or rebates to the school are available through Fry's (any Krogers), Bashas' (also good at Food City and A.J.'s), Sprouts, Safeway, and Albertsons.
  • Target credit card designation
  • Subway gift cards
  • Honey Baked Ham sales at holiday times
  • State of Arizona tax credits: designate P3 and receive your donation back as a tax refund

Contact Mrs. Starr in the Career Center, Ms. Perry in Room B-26, or Mr. Novak  in Room G-2 for more information.