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Sass Second-NPHS November News

    We are moving quickly through our 2nd quarter of the first semester. Huge shout out to the Senior class for winning the Attendance Challenge the first quarter!  They enjoyed a slushie for their hard work!  We will continue to focus on attendance and academics by holding our students to high expectations.  

Thanks to all the parents/guardians who came to our Parent/Teacher Conferences.  We appreciate your time and effort to meet with us.  We are listening to your suggestions and will have a little more room between us at our spring conferences!  It is necessary we work together to help our students succeed.  Our goal is to provide the foundation and experiences to help them prepare for a fulfilling, purpose-filled career beyond high school.  Our field trips on October 19th for our seniors were just a sampling of what we hope to bring to all our students.  We believe our students need to see the different opportunities that are around the area for them beyond high school.  We are beginning a weekly “Career Corner” at lunch for students to talk to community members in various careers.  

Our seniors have meet with Jostens to discuss graduation needs.  It’s never too early to begin thinking about commencement. Please remember that seniors must be passing all core classes on May 26, 2017 to participate in commencement on June 4,2017.  Our Guidance department is working with our seniors to make sure they have their “plans” in action for life beyond high school.  Our Financial Aid night is November 7th at  6:00 (schooltime). 

  Please remind your students that we offer extra help in English, Math and Science Monday through Thursday from 2:30-3:30.  This is a great opportunity to find a quiet place to complete homework and receive extra help, if necessary.  We appreciate the teachers who are willing to extra time with our students to be successful.  If you need help logging into the ParentPortal to check grades or assignments, please do not hesitate to call the office.  Our iStudents and iCoaches would be happy to help you with the process.  

We are really starting to move on our discussions with the renovations at NPHS that will begin this summer.  This is an exciting time for all of us as our district tweaks the plans to upgrade our high school.  A huge shout out goes to our community for supporting the referendum that made this project possible.  We will keep our eye on the prize as we get a little messy to create an amazing learning environment for our students!  You will be hearing a lot more on this project this spring.

Please continue to check out our NPHS website and Facebook to see the many talents of our students!  Our calendar is listed on our website page.  Take time to check out the talents of our students in one of the many activities that go on at NPHS weekly!


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Sass Second-October NPHS COUGAR NEWS

    The Sass Second is a quick overview of what is happening at NPHS.  This is another tool to keep our students, families and community updated on what is happening at NPHS.  Please welcome Deputy Chavez who has officially joined the NPHS staff as our Student Resource Officer.  His office is located in our Guidance Office. 

    Our students have been very busy through a flurry of activities and this year is moving quickly!  Many of our sports’ teams are wrapping up their seasons.  Thank you to all who have been supporters of our student athletes.  We are proud of what they do in and off the sporting stage.  They represent NPHS well.  Our band has been very busy during the competition season, as well as, firing up the fans at our football games.  The Academic teams are busy preparing for competition and our theater department has started their rehearsals for our fall play.  

    On September 29th, we had "shake up" meetings by grade level to continue to voice our expectations and  reinforce the resources in our school for them to utilize if they need help. Our end goal is for our students to meet the requirements necessary for graduation and to prepare them for life beyond our walls. We will continue to have these meetings as the year progresses in the hopes of motivating as many students as we can to earn the credits they need for their diplomas.  The Class of 2017 must be passing all graduation requirement classes on May 26, 2017 to participate in Commencement on June 4, 2017.  

    On October 6th, we will have an Anti-Bullying BMX All School assembly.  This show promises to show some awesome stunts while highlighting October’s anti bullying theme.  On October 19th, our sophomores and juniors will be participating in the PSAT.  This is a great opportunity for our students to take the PSAT and use the results to focus on areas of strengths, concerns and possible career paths.  Our freshman class will be going on the Dunes-Biology field trip.  We have something special planned for our seniors!  Seniors will have the opportunity to sign up to visit a local post-secondary education site and/or a local business to see what careers we have locally.  This is a great opportunity for our seniors to explore some options beyond high school.  Please make sure you fill out the field trip form for our freshman and senior students.  

   Our Guidance department has been busy discussing schedules, career goals beyond high school and motivating our students to do their best.  We are wrapping up our first quarter of the year on October 12th.  Please take a few minutes to look at your student’s progress.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 24th from 4:00-7:00, please stop by and chat with our staff.  Teachers will be on hand to review progress, answer questions or just share a kind word about your child.  Our SRO, Guidance department and administration will be on hand to answer any questions.  Also, our iStudents will be here to help with YOUR Schoology and Parent Portal questions, we will be able to give you login info and a quick overview to keep up with your student’s progress.  Together we can help prepare our students will the skills to be successful in life. 

Finally, Mr. Holmquest and I would like to say THANK YOU for the warm welcome to New Prairie.  The staff and students ROCK! Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

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A touching video about some amazing students

New Prairie High School and NPUSC are members of the South LaPorte County Special Education Cooperative where we have some incredibly dedicated and talented educators and professionals who work with our students with special needs in order for them to become successful in school as well as prepared to transition into the world as productive citizens.

We are proud to be a part of this cooperative and that they work with us hand-in-hand with these amazing students.

This video was produced in giving special recognition and bringing to light our students who face challenges and trials on an everyday basis, and we felt appropriate to share this out now since the month of March is Disability Awareness month.

Please take the time to watch this powerfully touching video; however, I warn you up front, you may want to have a box of tissues close at hand.

May we all become more aware of these students who can and will touch our lives and will make a difference in the world we live in.

Thank you for taking the time to watch. Feel free to share it out on your own timelines in order that many more will become enlightened about the supportive programs we have here in our local area to help kids become more successful in every aspect of their lives. It truly is an honor to serve them and to work alongside of these professionals who dedicate their lives to our kids.

This is Our House!

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