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PV and RP Gain 4-Star Award! On December 21, 2011, Prairie View Elementary and Rolling Prairie Elementary Schools of the New Prairie United School Corporation were recognized as 2010-2011 Four Star Schools by the Indiana Department of Education.

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NPUSC Press Release

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office and New Prairie United School Corporation has
announced that a police K9 search has been concluded at New Prairie High School
and no illegal substances were found. The New Prairie United School Corporation
recently contacted the Sheriff’s Office and elicited assistance with a search of the
school utilizing certified K9 assets.
On Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:45 CST, the administrative staff of New
Prairie High School ordered a lock-down of students and staff and canines and
their handlers from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office conducted a free air
search of all academic lockers; which totaled 998. The search was done with
no interaction between K9’s, students or teaching staff. The canine handlers and
school administrative staff were assisted by investigators from the La Porte County
Metro Operations Unit.
New Prairie United School Corporation Superintendent James Dermody stated:
“The New Prairie United School Corporation is appreciative of the efforts of the
La Porte County Sheriff’s Office and the La Porte County Metro Operations Unit.”
Superintendent Dermody added: “We are pleased with the relationship that our
Corporation enjoys with the Sheriff’s Office and we have partnered with them to keep
our students safe and to keep our buildings a safe learning environment.”
Sheriff Michael Mollenhauer stated: “The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office continues
to be proactive in our efforts to maintain safe learning atmospheres in our County’s
schools. We are pleased that our K9 program is being utilized to help insure a safe
school environment.” Sheriff Mollenhauer also stated: “We commend the New
Prairie United School Corporation for being proactive about keeping drugs from their
buildings. We share common goals and are committed to work together to maintain
safe schools.”

New Prairie Receives Learning Grant


New Prairie United School Corporation

Receives the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Worth $1.1 million!

21st century learning center

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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Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our Cougar Spellers for their strong performance at the recent county spelling bee!

Good luck at Reginals at Wheeler High School on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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Ben Burns (NPMS), County Champ, Nicholas Boyd (PV), 3rd place, Grace Jones (OL), 2nd place, Julianne Okrzesik (RPES), 4th place.

Brayden Flagg (OL), 3rd place

NPUSC Earns College Board Recognition

November 13, 2013

The College Board is pleased to congratulate New Prairie United School Corporation for being
named to the 4th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll. A total of 477 school
districts in the United States and Canada earned a place on this year’s list. The AP District
Honor Roll recognizes efforts to open AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of
students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or

This is an inspirational benchmark for the district. The College Board looks forward to working
with the New Prairie United School Corporation and its teachers to support continued growth
and achievement in its students.

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Upcoming Events


Sep 24, 2014
PTO Meeting


Sep 26, 2014
All Pro Dads7:30-8:30am


Oct 02, 2014
Picture Day


Oct 03, 2014
Market Day


Oct 13, 2014
Book Fair

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Contact NPUSC

New Prairie United School Corp.
5327 N. Cougar Rd.
New Carlisle, IN  46552

Jim Dermody, Supt.
Tel1:  574-654-7273
Tel2:  219-778-2814
Fax:   574-654-7274

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Vision Statement

The New Prairie United School Corporation, in collaboration with its community, provides students with a quality education that develops responsible citizens as life long learners.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to utilize current best practices and the resources of our community to achieve the Vision of the New Prairie United School Corporation.


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