Good news from New Prairie High School

May 17, 2018

Symphonic Band
Congratulations to the NPHS Symphonic Band on receiving GOLD ratings on stage and in sight-reading at ISSMA Contest at Concord High School.  Outstanding performance!

 

Wind Ensemble
Congrats to our NPHS Wind Ensemble on receiving a GOLD rating at the Group 1 State Quals contest at Chesterton on Friday night! Lots of hard work put in by these students to prepare for this performance.  Awesome performance - way to go!

 

Yearbook 
The 2017-2018 Yearbook is completed and submitted for the year!  This year’s theme was “New Possibilities,” highlighting the transitions the school is going through this year.  The Yearbook was delivered May 10.

Robotics


From FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) team 2197, New Prairie High School’s Max Cotter was named a State of Indiana Dean’s List award winner and Dean’s List finalist.


The FIRST Dean’s List Award recognizes FIRST Participants’ exemplary passion and effectiveness in achieving the mission of FIRST. High school sophomores and juniors – in FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge – are nominated by their peers, and then a panel of judges from industry, government, and education select Dean’s List Finalists and FIRST Dean’s List winners. 


The goal is that these students will continue their great work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and help build a strong FIRST Alumni community.  Winning this award is akin to being a National Merit Scholarship winner.


Along with advancing to compete in the FIRST World Championship event in Detroit, Michigan, Max is also part of the student advisory board for IndianaFIRST, the organizational body that runs FIRST robotics programs at all levels in the state of Indiana.


Max is the first ever Dean’s List winner from New Prairie High School.

 

World War II “Experts”
Mr. Schellinger’s students were given a topic relating to World War II.  After becoming “experts” on the topic, the students interviewed each other and were able to learn about aspects of World War II from other students.

Preparing for AP Exams


AP Statistics has been reviewing the entire course in preparation for the AP Exam on May 17. Tests of significance, confidence Intervals, designing studies and experiments, and probability. They do it all in search of the truth; what do we expect to happen?


AP Calculus is in the final push of making sure that they are ready for the AP exam. They are reviewing old questions, practicing AP justifications, and also using sidewalks to review. With a gorgeous day outside, they were able to use sidewalk chalk to draw their Area/Volume problems.

 

Photography Fun
If you look weird while taking a photograph, you are probably doing something right. The students in Ms. Weston’s class were taking this advice to heart this week when they were capturing abstract photographs for a project. 

 

WCGR at NPHS
The Interactive Media students are hard at work setting up and working on the live news each morning from the WCGR studio in the high school.  We have news anchors, camera and computer operators along with producers.

Technology in the Classroom


Mrs. Sinka’s 10th grade English classes participated in a QR Code gallery walk.  Students visited various stations around the room where they used the QR Code scanner on their iPads to learn about ethos, pathos, and logos.

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