• NP Welcomes SRO
  • NPUSC Flex Days
  • Culture of Excellence
  • NPUSC Earns Recognition
  • Messenger Sign-Up
  • NP Welcomes SRO

    On September 28th La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd appointed Deputy Corey Chavez to fill the position of School Resource Officer for the New Prairie United School Corporation.

    Learn More

  • NPUSC Flex Days

    Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, New Prairie United School Corporation will implement a virtual “eLearning” initiative for all students throughout the district.

    Learn More
    Aprende más
  • 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.

    Learn More

  • NPUSC Earns Recognition

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

    Learn More

  • Messenger Sign-Up

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

    Learn More

Early Release Days


Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),

            During the 2016-2017 school year, the New Prairie United School Corporation will be participating in early release days.  Our goal with the afternoon early release days is to be able to provide our teaching staff with professional development opportunities to better support our students within the educational setting.  Many schools in our area and throughout the state participate in a similar concept and NPUSC is excited to pilot this professional development model during this school year.   The Indiana Department of Education allows each school a specific amount of instructional minutes that may be allocated for early release times and this varies between secondary and elementary schools.   Below is additional information regarding these early release days.

What days will the students be dismissed early in the afternoon?

Tuesday, November 1st
Tuesday, December 6th
Tuesday, January 17th
Tuesday, February 7th
Tuesday, March 21st

What time will each school release students during these specific days?

Olive Elementary              12:15 pm
NP Middle School            12:40 pm
NP High School                12:45 pm
Prairie View Elem.           1:40 pm
Rolling Prairie Elem.        1:40 pm

Will transportation be impacted on early release days?

Yes, the buses will be taking students home at the early release times and afternoon drop off times will be adjusted.  If your student normally rides the bus after school, this letter has an attached form with the transportation details regarding the specific afternoon drop off time on the early release days. You may also contact Bruce Lasley at the transportation department at (574) 654-7373 if you have any additional questions.

Will the after school 21st Century Club still be operating on early release days? 

Yes, the 21st Century after school program (Bobcat Club, Bulldog Club, Tiger Time, and the MS after school club) will be operating for K-8th grade students but will be begin at the earlier release time at each school.  The end time and drop off location time for each one of these clubs will remain the same. There will still be a snack given to each student and we will provide a couple of additional breaks to accommodate the longer amount of time the students are there.  If you would prefer for your child not to attend club that day, please let your building site coordinator know.

Will there still be the YMCA Latchkey Program on early release days?

Yes, the Latchkey Program will still operate as usual on the early release days. However, the afternoon times will be adjusted to drop students off at Rolling Prairie at the early release times listed above.  The end time of the program will remain the same.  If you have any questions regarding the Latchkey Program on those days, please contact Ben Fout at (219) 608-3266 and he will be able to answer any additional questions.

Will other after school activities still take place on the early release days?

Yes, all after school activities such as band, academic clubs, sports, etc. will still take place at the normal after school times. If a coach or a sponsor is not a certified teacher, they may adjust their times for that day for students to participate at the early release times.  You may contact your student’s coach or sponsor for any additional questions.

If you have any questions regarding these early release days, you may contact your building principal or Carrie Cannon, Director of Curriculum at (574) 654-7273.


Important Transportation Notice

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.


More Articles ...

MS Website Logo
    • Administrative Office

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

      Dr. Paul White
      Tel1: 574-654-7273
      Tel2: 219-778-2814
      Fax: 574-654-7274

      Follow us

    • VISION

      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.


      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.
  • Location