New Prairie High-Lights

New Prairie senior signs with Bethel University Senior Shelby Lehman signed on with Bethel University in Tennessee for a bowling scholarship! Shelby has been a two-time individual sectional champion and was awarded the MVP for our conference this year.

War Simulations in US History Class Mr. Schellinger’s US History class learned about the alliances of countries that contributed to the start of World War I by forming their own fictitious “country.”

Each country was assigned points based on army, navy, and national morale. After making a flag and picking leaders and diplomats, the countries would then hold conferences with diplomats from the other countries to form alliances.

After the meetings, each country would announce their alliance. The side with the most “points” would win the war. After the “war,” the countries on the winning side held a post-war conference to set up a treaty and the new post-war world.

Through this activity, students learned causes of the war and also the process of the treaty that ended the war and set up some of the problems that occurred after World War I and led to World War II.

NPHS Wrestling Mentors New Prairie students help coaching the future wrestlers. After school each day several students volunteer their time. They are showing young kids the importances of hard work, being part of a team, and commitment. These boys and girls have positive role models to work with at practice. This is the foundation of our successful wrestling program.

English Classes Recreate Gatsby Elements Mrs. Spoor’s English 11 classes used their artistic talents and creativity to interpret various elements from “The Great Gatsby” and create beautiful works of art. Items included maps of important settings, portraits of the characters, models of the Gatsby mansion, and movie posters with casting notes. Great job everyone!

George Long in Honor Band Congrats to George Long for auditioning into the prestigious IBA All-State Honor Band! George had the opportunity to perform with other outstanding high school musicians from around the state in the IBA All-State concert at Purdue University on Sunday, March 11th.

NPHS Show Choir Performs Congratulations to NPHS competitive show choirs Sing Sensation and Innovation on outstanding competition seasons this year! Both groups received grand champion and runner-up finishes at multiple competitions in our competitive classes, including Unisex Grand Champion for Sing Sensation at Huntington North & Brownsburg invites! Congratulations to Sing Sensation as they recently competed at the ISSMA small school state show choir finals!

NPHS Competes in Northwestern Indiana Regional Science Fair Tyler Bowen, Joe Henning, and Wyatt Hooper competed in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Science Fair at Valparaiso University on Saturday, February 24. They brought home several awards, including first place team, which allows them to move on to the state competition. Congratulations gentlemen!

NPHS Robotics Competes in St. Joseph District Competition New Prairie High School Robotics, FIRST team 2197, Las Pumas, competed in the St. Joseph District competition at Penn HS from March 9, 2018, to March 11, 2018. While the results on the field weren’t as good as hoped, the team did win the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award. The team is furiously redesigning the robot and will spring back into action at the Plainfield District competition from March 23, 2018, to March 25, 2018, at Plainfield HS near Indianapolis. The live stream is available at

NPHS AP Gov Creates Campaign Maps Mrs. Murray’s AP Government class created Presidency Treasure Maps that show the route from campaigning to taking the booty - winning the election!

Renovated Classrooms at NPHS Students are enjoying the newly renovated classrooms! The Apple TVs are being used to engage students as they learn a new math skill. Students and teachers alike have been impressed with the improvements made in the classrooms. Everyone is excited to be in the updated rooms!

NPHS Cafe Conversations Mrs. Sinka’s English 10 Honors classes participated in Cafe Conversations as a pre-writing activity for their Of Mice and Men literary analysis essays.

LEGO Protein Synthesis This week, Mr. Hackett’s Biology students used LEGOs to represent the full process of how the cell makes proteins from DNA.

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