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  • New Prairie Welcomes New Athletic Director

    New Prairie United Schools is proud to announce the hiring of Ben Bachmann as Director of Athletics for New Prairie High School, beginning July 2018.

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  • 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.

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    To receive New Prairie messages through the web, texting, or your phone ... sign up for School Messenger Contacts here.

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  • NPUSC Earns Recognition

    The College Board has named New Prairie United School Corporation to the Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll.

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  • NPUSC Welcomes Jordan Staus

    New Prairie United Schools is proud to announce the hiring of Jordan Staus to be a middle school social studies teacher and the next varsity volleyball coach at New Prairie High School.

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NPHS 2018 Graduation - Streamed Live !

NPHS Graduation will be streamed live online!

  • Location: NPHS Main Gym / Online
  • Day: Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 pm Central Time

        Click on the link below at 1:30 pm central time to view graduation online or follow the instructions below.

        Watch Graduation Live Online - Click Here

  1. Using a smartphone, tablet, or computer,  go to YouTube.com using your favorite browser (chrome-firefox-safari, etc).
  2. Type ‘CBM Broadcasting’ into the search bar.
  3. CBM Broadcasting should be the first result – the logo is a Cougar face, shown here:

  1. On the day of graduation, starting at 1:30pm CST,  a video will appear with a red “NOW LIVE” notification will appear.  Click on that video and watch graduation.
  2. Enjoy Graduation!

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Per Indiana Code 20-26-12-3 (below), NPUSC is offering surplus textbooks and materials to members of the school community.  The NPUSC Board approved such disposal at its May 29th meeting.  Parents of NP students are eligible to receive one copy of each listed textbook/material up until July 1st; after that, any resident of the NP Corporation may receive the same.  Any textbooks/materials remaining after September 5th, 2018, will be disposed of as the Corporation sees fit. Click Here to see the list of textbooks/material.

Questions?  Please contact your building principals.  

IC 20-26-12-3

Obsolete curricular material; conveyance; distribution to parents or residents; storage

Sec. 3. (a) Upon a written determination by the governing body of a school corporation that curricular materials are no longer scheduled for use in the school corporation, the governing body may sell, exchange, transfer, or otherwise convey the curricular materials.  However, before a governing body may mutilate or otherwise destroy curricular materials, the governing body must first comply with the following provisions:

(1) Subsection (b).

(2) Subsection (c).

(3) Section 4 of this chapter.

(4) Section 5 of this chapter.

(b) Before a governing body may mutilate or otherwise destroy curricular materials, the governing body shall provide at no cost and subject to availability one (1) copy of any curricular material that is no longer scheduled for use in the school corporation to:

(1) the parent of each student who is enrolled in the school corporation and who wishes to receive a copy of the curricular material; and

(2) if any curricular materials remain after distribution under subdivision (1), to any resident of the school corporation who wishes to receive a copy of the curricular material.

(c) If a governing body does not sell, exchange, transfer, or otherwise convey unused curricular materials under subsection (a) or (b), each public elementary and secondary school in the governing body's school corporation shall provide storage for at least three (3) months for the curricular materials in the school corporation. A school corporation may sell or otherwise convey the curricular materials to another school corporation at any time during the period of storage.

As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.10. Amended by P.L.286-2013, SEC.62.

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Press Release LaPorte County Safety Commission

The LaPorte County Safety Commission, a collaborative meeting of all LaPorte County School Superintendents & School Safety Specialists, the LaPorte County Sheriff & Department School Resource Officers, LaPorte City Police, Michigan City Police, the LaPorte County Prosecutor & LaPorte Superior Court #1 Judge, local school attorney William Kaminski, and LaPorte County Fire Officials met February 28th at the LaPorte Educational Services Center.  This commission has been in existence since 2013.

The purpose of the meeting was to share best practices regarding school safety, particularly considering the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, as well as the latest trends effecting teens in the areas of substance abuse/mental health.  The commission shared information and approaches related to the latest thinking in preparation and response to a worst-case scenario Active Shooter situation.  The commission discussed the importance of situational awareness for staff and students both before and during crisis events and adoption of additional prevention and response measures.  Focus was placed on additional school response plans so responders can know what to expect if they are called to respond to a crisis at one of our LaPorte county schools.

Also, the commission reviewed plans for a pro-active program that has been planned for months for LaPorte County parents, educators, and law enforcement.  The commission will be presenting a program with national law enforcement expert Jermaine Galloway, known as “Tall Cop”. 

Officer Galloway will present “High in Plain Sight,” a presentation on warning signs and indicators of teen substance abuse.  This event will be held March 20 at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium from 6:30-8 pm CST and is FREE to the public.  Parents of LaPorte County school students are encouraged to attend. 

Mark Francesconi, Superintendent of LaPorte Community Schools stated the following about the commission’s work, “Our meeting with the commission members was productive.   It will be important that we commit to additional meeting dates throughout the year to assure that the members are all in agreement as to how schools work with the authorities to prevent crisis, respond to crisis, and recover from crisis.”

Dr. Paul White, New Prairie United Superintendent and current commission chair added, “We are excited about the Tall Cop Speaking Event.  Officer Galloway is a renowned national speaker on warning signs of substance abuse.  School safety is not just about preparing for a worst-case scenario, but also emphasizing prevention.  As a commission, we want to do more to promote prevention, and the Tall Cop event is a step in that direction.  It is a free event to the public and we hope families will join us for a great night of information.”

The commission will be meeting again later this spring.

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NPUSC School Safety Update

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February 20, 2018

Dear NPUSC Families:

In light of the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, NPUSC is engaging in a variety of steps
and activities to review where we are with school safety and look to do even more to provide the safest
environment possible for our students.

Many have noted that in the recent past NPUSC has taken steps to improve school safety such as adding a School Resource Officer and ensuring all our Elementary schools have secure main entries.  While there may be no full proof plan, NPUSC is committed to taking even more steps to improve our safety plan for students.  In early March, NPUSC will be participating in a LaPorte County Safety Commission meeting to collaborate with local law enforcement and area school districts on what else can be done to be pro-active for student safety.

Also, the NPUSC District Safety Team has recently met and will continue to meet throughout this semester.  Additional safety features are being implemented or researched related to: visitor check-in, additional communications in the event of a crisis situation, additional training for teachers & students on the latest thinking in preventative measures or reacting to a crisis situation, additional ways to restrict access to< classrooms/student areas for unwanted visitors, and identification or pre-assessment of potential safety risks.

While it is not best practice to publicly share all details of a school safety plan, NPUSC will be holding a school board work session March 12th at 7 pm CST at the Middle School LGI Room to publicly discuss many of the additional steps being considered to enhance our district and building safety plans. 

Finally, we embrace the responsibility we have to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for students and staff.  We look forward to working with our school community to implement additional improvements to maintain a safe learning environment for our students.


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Paul White, PhD
Superintendent, New Prairie United Schools

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