Good News from New Prairie High School

• After three league meets, Mr. Hobart’s three New Prairie FIRST Lego League teams traveled to the South Bend Success Academy on Saturday, February 1, 2020, with the hopes of competing well enough to qualify for the IndianaFIRST semi-state event. Twenty-four area teams were in attendance including teams from Penn High School, Mishawaka High School, and other non-school based groups.

FTC teams 4368 Ruh Roh Raggy, 5300 The Dirty Dozen, and 15584 The Nut Wizards each played five matches of a game called Skystone in which the main objective is to stack oversized plastic bricks as tall as possible. At the end of the day, team 4368 was ranked high enough to end up as the #3 alliance captain. After dominating their semi-final matches 2-0 (best out of three), the alliance ultimately fell to the champion alliance. However, seven teams from the tournament advanced to the semi-state, and 4368 managed to be included in that group.

The semi-state event is at Tecumseh Elementary school in Lafayette, Indiana, on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Members of Ruh Roh Raggy are Zach True, Kyle Blanchard, Myles Trinidad, David Burr, Lilee Koblinski, Ashton Youngbood, Brandon Combs, and Jason Marriot.

• Mrs. French's French I and French III classes have been asked to participate in a Concours (Contest) sponsored by the French Department at IUSB. The Concours is called "Translations For Toddlers".

Classes will compete against other high school classes in the area for a chance to win prizes like t-shirts and French CDs. Students are beginning work on translating two children's books, one from French to English and the other from English to French! The best translation wins the prize! Students will benefit by learning vocabulary and developing writing skills in French and having fun doing it!

• Our New Prairie Art department is amazing with talent. There were over 3000 high school artworks submitted to the show this year and only 720 works were picked. The gallery is open to the public for free February 1st - March 7th. The winners from this year’s Scholastics Art Competition: Phoebe Alvarado- Honorable Mention; Kylie Gonzalez- Silver Key; Julia Jones- Silver Key; Julia Jones -Gold Key; Allison Pavlick -Honorable Mention; Sarah Price -Silver Key

• AP Environmental Science has been mining cookies and designing sustainable cities while learning about land use.

• AP Statistics students have been holding voluntary study sessions weekly at the New Carlisle Public Library since November.

Typically 6 to 10 students participate, coming and going over a 2 hour period. Mr. Meyer attends these sessions to provide guidance as needed. This also provides practice for having group study sessions in college or tech training after graduation. Students who can't come in the evening stay after school one day a week. That's another 4 - 6 students. From a class of 26, that is fantastic involvement.

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