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A Culture of Excellence Welcome to the New Prairie United School Corporation Website. Your interest in the NPUSC is welcomed and appreciated. All functions of our school corporation are driven by a “Culture of Excellence” expectation as we strive daily to effectively serve the students, families, and various stakeholders of our school community. We are also proud of our standing as a high – performing district. 
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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.
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The New Prairie United School Corporation has announced its updated make-up day schedule due to recent inclement weather cancellations on January 7, 8, and 9, 2015.  All NPUSC students will now attend school on January 19, February 16, and March 13, 2015 per the 2014-15 school calendar.

High Ability Screenings

NPUSC conducts corporation-wide screening for high ability identification for students in grades K, 2, & 5.

High ability testing is available for students in all grades through nominations from teachers, parents, and/or students.

Nomination forms are available on the NPUSC and school websites under the Programs/Services tab-High Ability Home Page-High Ability Documents-Nomination Form.

Return completed nomination forms to Barbara Papai on or before January 31st.

Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FAX:    574-654-7964

Mail, Hand, or Inter-School Delivery:   

Olive Elementary School, 300 W. Ben St., New Carlisle, IN 46552

For additional information, call Barbara Papai, High Ability Coordinator: 574-654-0448.

Community Health Needs Assessment

NPUSC is assisting Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City and IU Health LaPorte Hospital in completing a Community Health Needs Assessment survey.  Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City and IU Health LaPorte Hospital are reaching out to LaPorte County residents to get their views on the most important health needs in their communities.  Please take five to seven minutes to share what you think are the most pressing health needs in our community by going to link

Resident responses to the online survey will be used to help each hospital determine its community benefit strategies for the years 2016-2018.  In 2013, Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City and IU Health LaPorte Hospital invested more than $98 million to improve the health of the community and provide free or reduced cost healthcare to qualifying residents.

Please take a few moments to help guide the hospitals' strategies to make the most impact in the health of our community.

Congratulations David Walbring


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Senior football player, David Walbring, named as the Phillip Eskew Mental Attitude Award Winner for the Class 4-A for 2014 Season.

New Prairie Middle School Lead & Seed Youth Coalition

The New Prairie United School Corporation is pleased to announce the following awards presented to New Prairie Middle School.

On Wednesday, October 1, the New Prairie Middle School Lead & Seed Youth Coalition was selected by the La Porte County Drug Free Partnership as the 2014 Drug Free Communities Youth Coalition of the Year for all of La Porte County. This recognition is a result of their comprehensive ongoing Lead & Seed efforts to prevent or reduce youth substance abuse.

In addition, New Prairie Middle School student, Tyler Bowen was selected as Youth Coalition Leader of the Year for his leadership efforts with the New Prairie Middle School’s Lead & Seed Youth Coalition. Tyler is an 8th grader who has been actively engaged in this program for the past three years. Tyler’s contributions to his school and the La Porte County community are impressive and it is apparent why he was selected from youth throughout the county for his contributions in preventing or reducing substance abuse.

Finally, Mrs. Ruth Trujillo, New Prairie Middle School Counselor was selected as the 2014 La Porte County Prevention Leader of the Year from throughout all of La Porte County. Ruth leads the school’s Lead and Seed Program.

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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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