Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, there will be changes made to the NPUSC transportation procedures. These changes have been made in the interest of keeping our students safe. Each student may have one morning pick up location and one afternoon drop off location. These locations need to be on file with the school office. Please remember that all stops must be a residence within the boundaries of the New Prairie United School Corporation. Transportation to and from the YMCA Latchkey program held at Rolling Prairie Elementary will still be allowed as will transportation between NPUSC School buildings. Bus transportation changes (pass/notes) will no longer be accepted. It is in the interest of keeping our students safe that we can no longer accommodate complex schedules involving multiple stops.
New Prairie Receives Learning Grant
New Prairie United School Corporation
Receives the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
Worth $1.1 million!
This K-12 program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. New Prairie United School Corporation will be implementing a variety of after school programs for K-12 grades. The following programs will be added or enhanced for after school and summer opportunities:
Camp Invention, Jr. First Lego Club, First Lego Club, Young Astronauts, IXL Math, IXL Reading, Jr. Achievement, Achieve 3000, Girls on the Run, Jr. Achievement, PTLW Biomedical, PTLW Engineering, Achieve 3000, Beyond the Cougar Den, John Baylor ACT Prep, and Princeton Review SAT Prep.
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Project Lead The Way Certification
New Prairie High School
Receives Project Lead The Way Certification for STEM Education Program
New Carlisle, Indiana--New Prairie High School announced today that it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that it has been offering since 2007- PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation's leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life biomedical science projects. PLTW also prides itself on high-quality professional development of its teachers and an engaged network of business, community and university partners to give students the fullest experience.
The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes schools for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW's national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW courses in high school. PLTW has more than 40 affiliate college and university partners.
"New Prairie High School should be congratulated for demonstrating once again its commitment to PLTW's quality standards," said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. 'The real winners here, however, are the 196 students taking the classes. Students benefit from PL1W's innovative, project-based curriculum that encourages creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. We look forward to many more years of working together to prepare New Prairie students to become the most innovative and productive in the world."