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New Prague Area Schools
410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071
952-758-1700



 




New Prague High School has approximately 1200 students in grades 9-12. A wide variety of required and elective course offerings in 12 departments are available to students. Curriculum is delivered in a trimester system made up of 5 period days. Please take a moment and view our Tour/Slideshow (click the image above) to see some of the things taking place at New Prague High School.

Curriculum .......More than one hundred courses in fourteen different curriculum areas are offered to high school students. A variety of course options to meet student interest and ability levels, plus accelerated and advanced classes. Independent studies, mentorship, youth service, and extended day programs, are provided for students as well.

Special Services .......Counselors, school nurse, social worker, and special education instructors provide services for students and their parents. Small group and individual support counseling is available as well.

Co-Curricular Activities .......National Honor Society; Student Council; Yearbook; Speech Team; Drama; Music; and other clubs and activities are offered at the high school. A strong sports program features football, softball, adaptive softball, baseball, volleyball, cross country, track, golf, gymnastics, wrestling, tennis, swimming, hockey,and adaptive floor hockey. New Prague competes in the Missota Conference.




 

Calendar Change for 2013-2014

April 17th is not an early release date!

The School Board has approved the following change to this year's calendar.  The change is due to conferences originally being scheduled on April 17, 2014, which is Holy Thursday.  Thursday, April 17th becomes a full day of school.  Tuesday, April 22nd will now be an early release day at 11:10 with conferences.

 


 

It's Prom Time!

 

Registration will start on Monday, April 7 th at 6:30 am. You may register outside of the Activities office before and after school.  The last day to register is

Friday, April 11th .   The cost is $85.00 per couple and $42.50 per single individual

 


 

 

Adaptive Floor Hockey Team Wins State Championship

 

Congratulations to the Adaptive Floor Hockey Team from New Prague/Belle Plaine/Jordan/TCU/LeSueur Henderson on the State Championship of the CI Division this past Saturday.

 

 

 

 


Science Fair Participants are headed to State!

Congratulations to Brian Prchal, Stacy Erickson, Vicky Erickson and Griffin Macris on purple ribbons on their projects and research paper presentations! Brian, Stacy and Griffin will also go on to represent NPHS at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California

 

 


 

Speech Team Wins 1st Place

 

Last Saturday, February 8 th , the speech team competed at John Marshall High School in Rochester. After a great first tournament in Prior Lake, the speech team yet again had another successful tournament receiving many awards and taking home the first place trophy in the small teams division. Students that received honorable mention awards were: Amber Joy Geyer (11), Lauren Brooks (10), Emmalee Eide (12), TJ Heid (10),and  Ariah Orr (9). Students placing in their specific category were: 6 th place-Richard Scrivener (10), Kayli McIntyre (9); 5 th place-Sydney Tupy (12), Lexi Barta (12); 4 th place-Alex Wagner (10), 3 rd place-Brianna Meyer (10), Charlie Murphy (10); 2 nd place-Aaron Dodge (12), and 1 st place-Sydney Tupy (12).

 

Next week the speech team has a tournament at Farmington High School. Congratulations to the New Prague High School speech team again for getting first place as a team at John Marshall High School. The speech team is coached by Mr. Matthew Stensrud and Katherine Kreger.

 

The photo was taken by Tammy Murphy.


 

 

Spare Change Drive

Diverse Perspectives classes at NPHS recently learned about the Lost Boys of Sudan, refugees who had to flee their homes due to a Civil War in the early 1990s.  Students held a Spare Change Drive during the week of Sept. 30 Oct. 4th.  Collecting only spare change from their cars, homes, purses, etc. The classes raised a total of $321.68.  This money will be donated to the International Refugee Committee to be used in their Sudanese Assistance Fund, which provides money for tuition assistance, GED classes and other educational expenses for the Lost Boys who have been resettled throughout America. 

 

 

 


 

PAC Meeting Dates

The PAC Meeting Dates for the 2013-2014 school year are:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, April 7,2014

All meeting start at 7:00pm and will be held in the Lecture Hall.  Any freshman parents who are interested in joining the PAC Committee are welcome to attend these meetings.


 

Volleyball Setter Emma Hughes sets career assists record

Senior Volleyball setter Emma Hughes recently broke the school record for career assists in a 25-22,26-24, 25-22 non-conference victory over Mayer Lutheran.  The previous record of 1,351 was held by Megan Erickson Giesen in 1999.

Coach Angie Andersen said "She (Emma) is charsmatic, leads by example and is a player who consistently asks her hitters what she can do to make her setting better, she does a great job of keeping everyone on the same page."


 

 

 

 


New Prague Area Education Foundation Scholarship Drive

The New Prague Area Educational Foundation Scholarship Drive took place on November 7, 10,and 12.    The NPAEF is interested in providing local students with financial assistance to pursue higher education.  Your donation is tax deductible. 

The future goal is to present scholarships to all who apply for one.  Your donation can help the foundation reach that goal. 

If you were not contacted during the drive and would like to make a contribution, you can contact Jane Dittberner at 952-758-6664 or visit the website at www.therootstogrow.org .

 

 


4th Annual Brain Power Walk-Run

The 4th annual New Prague Area Education Foundation Brain Power Walk-Run took place on Saturday September 28, 2013 at the NPHS Track/Football Field.
The NPAEF has funded over $23,000. to teachers in New Prague Area Schools since its inception in 2008.  Grants have included everything from technology to math enrichment, reading enhancements, science labs, physical education, busines, and art!

           

 

 
   
 


 

Labels for Learning

The high school will start collecting the "Labels for Learning" points that are part of your Coborn's receipt tape.  We have a collection jar set up on the counter in the main office.  Thank you for your contribution.

 


Daily Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning Bell

 

 

7:45

 

7:45

 

7:45

 

7:45

 

7:45

 

Intervention

 

 

 

 

7:50-8:35

 

 

 

Period 1

 

 

7:50-9:03

Broadcast: 8:58

 

7:50-8:58

Broadcast: 8:53

 

8:40-9:45

Broadcast: 9:40

 

7:50-8:58

Broadcast: 8:53

 

7:50-9:03

Broadcast: 8:58

 

Period 2

 

 

9:09-10:17

 

9:04-10:27

SSR: First 20 Min

 

9:51-10:50

 

9:04-10:27

SSR: First 20 Min

 

9:09-10:17

 

Period 3

 

 

10:23-11:31

 

10:33-11:36

 

10:56-11:55

 

10:33-11:36

 

10:23-11:31

 

Period 4

 

 

11:37-1:16

 

11:42-1:21

 

12:01-1:25

 

11:42-1:21

 

11:37-1:16

1 st Lunch

11:35-12:02

11:40-12:07

11:59-12:22

11:40-12:07

11:35-12:02

2 nd Lunch

12:00-12:27

12:05-12:32

12:20-12:43

12:05-12:32

12:00-12:27

3 rd Lunch

12:25-12:52

12:30-12:57

12:41-1:04

12:30-12:57

12:25-12:52

4 th Lunch

12:50-1:16

12:55-1:21

1:02-1:25

12:55-1:21

12:50-1:16

 

Period 5

 

 

1:22-2:30

 

1:27-2:30

 

1:31-2:30

 

1:27-2:30

 

1:22-2:30

 


 


School Supplies Information

New Prague High School does not provide a school supply list to parents. Each teacher will provide students with a supply list on the first day of school. A good starter supply list would include a flashdrive, folders, notebooks, pens, and pencils.


NPHS 9th Grade RTI Math/Language Arts Intervention Program

New Prague High School's mission is to engage and support everyone in high levels of learning.  With that focus, New Prague High School will be implementing a ninth grade RTI intervention program beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.  The program is created to provide a better experience for incoming ninth graders and help with transition from middle to high school.  Students will be provided remediation in math and language arts to increase skills and support their efforts in other subject areas.  Student selection will be made using data-driven decision making to place students in the remedial program.  There will be three possible interventions used for remediation.  One intervention provides students with a low teacher to student ratio.  Another intervention allow students to receive additional support outside of the classroom during boost-up time for twenty minutes, twice a week.  The third intervention will be made in the classroom.  Students selected for this intervention program will be required to complete the remediation during the course of the year and won't have the opportunity to opt in or out.  Our overall goal is to decrease the number of incoming ninth grade students who fail a ninth grade class and to bring their skills up to grade level.



 

New Prague High School Adopts New Dance Expectations

NPHS student leaders in Student Council and NHS, along with guidance from NPHS Administration and Advisors, worked together to make positive changes at our school dances. The creation of this set of guidelines comes from student body input and will better promote a positive, fun and appropriate atmosphere at NPHS Sponsored Dances (Homecoming, Student Council, Snowball and Prom). We look forward to working with our students to create memorable and positive NPHS dances.

Created by NPHS Student Leadership and NPHS Administration

•  Clothing/Attire: Students need to follow the student handbook guidelines and regulations for appropriate clothing. Have fun with the theme, but you must be appropriate

 

Consequences for inappropriate clothing:

•  You will be asked to change OR

•  You will be given lost and found Phy Ed clothing to wear OR

•  You will be asked to leave

**If you think it's not appropriate, it probably isn't!!

•  Appropriate Dancing: Students need to follow appropriate behavior during the dance and may not partake in inappropriate dancing including, but not limited to: grinding, moshing, riding on shoulders, actions determined inappropriate by chaperones or activity that may injure you or others.

Consequences for inappropriate dancing:

•  The Person/Group involved will be warned.

•  If it continues, an announcement will be made and more lights will be turned on.

•  If it continues again, participants will be asked to leave and all lights will be turned on.

•  If it still continues, the dance will be stopped with no refund of money.

**If you think it's not appropriate, it probably isn't!!

•  Alcohol/Chemical Use: Students found using chemicals/alcohol will be subject to all consequences stated in the NPHS Student Handbook, by the MSHSL and by local law enforcement.

NEW Consequences for Alcohol/Chemical violation at NPHS Sponsored Dances:

**Consequences will be carried over to the next school year if necessary

•  First Violation: You will miss the next scheduled dance and parent meeting will be held

•  Second Violation: You will miss the next 2 scheduled dances and parent meeting will be held

**Make good decisions that are safe for you and your friends!!


2013-2014 Report Cards and Mid-Terms
During the course of each school year, New Prague High School holds mid-term conferences where parents pick up their student's report card in the high school office. Parents that do not attend conferences receive a mailing from the high school with the mid-term report card. At the end of the trimester, New Prague High School mails the report card home to each family with student(s) in our school.

During the 2011-12 school year, we will continue this practice. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, New Prague High School will not print out mid-terms or mail out report cards. Parents will be able to access and print out mid-terms and country have moved to digital mid-term and report cards successfully.

Parents can access and make a copy of their child(s) mid-term or report card using the following directions:

  • Go to the district website: www.np.k12.mn.us
  • On the left-side of the page, click the Family Access button
  • Click the Family Access Website Logon button
  • Enter your family's Login ID and Password information
  • At the top of the page, select the Student you want to view
  • On the left-side of the page, click the Report Cards link
  • Under the Description column, click one of the trimester report cards

Parents who do not know their family access code can contact Cheryl Turek by phone at 952-758-1211 or at cturek@np.k12.mn.us in the guidance office, and she can provide the password for your family. Parents can also contact the high school office at 952-758-1200 with any questions.

We believe this new format will benefit our school and the families we serve. By giving our parents a one year notification regarding this change, we believe it will provide for a smooth transition into online report cards.


Email and SMS Notification System
Would you like to:

  • Be notified about school closings and late starts
  • Receive district notifications and announcements
  • Receive notices and announcements for any or all schools
  • Have your choice of email, SMS text messages, or both

How do I sign up?

1.  Click the email/SMS Notification button under NPHS links(upper left this page)2.  Fill in the information under the "set up new account link"

3.  Continue on and select whether you would like to receive email and/or text   messages

4.  Select from the list which school or schools you would like to receive messages from.


Family Access
Family Access to grades is available.  Parents/Guardians now have access to their student's progress in their classes. If parents of High School students do not have their username/password information, they can call Cheryl Turek at (952) 758-1211.


Please Note Change in Yearbook Senior Picture Policy
The high school administration reserves the right to approve or not approve senior pictures placed in the yearbook.  09/04/2009

  • Photographers and families:  you may email senior pictures for the yearbook to the following address:  nphsyb@gmail.com
  • If submitting a senior picture digitally, it must be sent from the photographer directly, in JPG format, and 300 ppi If submitting a wallet size photo, head and shoulders only, full color, with no visible studio inprints or signatures

If you have specific questions about submitting senior photos, email nphsyb@gmail.com  You may also reach Mrs Hengel, yearbook advisor at (952) 758-1221


Senior Retreat Information
Seniors planning to receive a New Prague High diploma are required to attend the Senior Retreat.  PSEO students are also required to attend the Senior Retreat-only those PSEO students whose colleges are in session on that day are excused from attending.  09/04/2009


Notice to Parents from the Transportation Department
There is a growing problem involving parents requesting their students to ride on any bus other than their assigned bus. The only way the transportation department will approve any requests is if it is in fact, an emergency. Parents on vacation, or out of town does not constitute an emergency whereas a death in the family or serious illness may. Requests will not be approved unless in fact it is a true emergency situation. We simply do not have the room on our buses to accommodate students in non-emergency situations. Thanks for your cooperation.


School Within a School Program Description
New Prague High School's School Within a School is a program that provides remediation for struggling learners in a small classroom setting with a low student to teacher ratio.  Support from core teachers is provided to meet credit requirements, state graduation requirements, and individual student needs.  MCA Test prep and remediation is also provided within the program. Students are offered the opportunity to be fully engaged in a comprehensive high school setting.


Seniors Will Pay A Graduation Fee
During the 2006-2007 school year, the New Prague School Board approved charging all seniors taking part in the commencement exercises a fee of $30.00 to cover the costs of flowers, custodian setup and takedown, stoles, and tassels.

Schools are required to pay for the diploma, cap, and gown under Minnesota state law.  Students will not receive their stole or be able to participate in the graduation practice or ceremony if the fee is not paid.

The fee may be paid to the high school office at any time before April 1, 2011.   If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Tom Doig, New Prague High School Principal, at 952-758-1200.


New Prague High School Dance Expectations and Consequences

NPHS student leaders in Student Council and NHS, along with guidance from NPHS Administration and Advisors, worked together to make positive changes at our school dances. The creation of this set of guidelines comes from student body input and will better promote a positive, fun and appropriate atmosphere at NPHS Sponsored Dances (Homecoming, Student Council, Snowball and Prom).We look forward to working with our students to create memorable and positive NPHS dances.

Created by NPHS Student Leadership and NPHS Administration

•  Clothing/Attire: Students need to follow the student handbook guidelines and regulations for appropriate clothing. Have fun with the theme, but you must be appropriate

 

Consequences for inappropriate clothing:

•  You will be asked to change OR

•  You will be given lost and found Phy Ed clothing to wear OR

•  You will be asked to leave

**If you think it's not appropriate, it probably isn't!!

•  Appropriate Dancing: Students need to follow appropriate behavior during the dance and may not partake in inappropriate dancing including, but not limited to: grinding, moshing, riding on shoulders, actions determined inappropriate by chaperones or activity that may injure you or others.

Consequences for inappropriate dancing:

•  The Person/Group involved will be warned.

•  If it continues, an announcement will be made and more lights will be turned on.

•  If it continues again, participants will be asked to leave and all lights will be turned on.

•  If it still continues, the dance will be stopped with no refund of money.

**If you think it's not appropriate, it probably isn't!!

•  Alcohol/Chemical Use: Students found using chemicals/alcohol will be subject to all consequences stated in the NPHS Student Handbook, by the MSHSL and by local law enforcement.

NEW Consequences for Alcohol/Chemical violation at NPHS Sponsored Dances:

**Consequences will be carried over to the next school year if necessary

•  First Violation: You will miss the next scheduled dance and parent meeting will be held

•  Second Violation: You will miss the next 2 scheduled dances and parent meeting will be held

**Make good decisions that are safe for you and your friends!!

 

Change in Policy Regarding GPA Requirements

At the September 27, 2010 School Board meeting the School Board approved changes to the requirements regarding Grade Point Averages required for the National Honor Society, recognition of high honors for graduation, and academic letters.  Starting with the graduating class of 2014 (current 9th grade students) the following are the new requirements:

  • National Honor Society: GPA requirement to apply is 3.4 and above
  • High Honor Graduates: 3.6 is required, Highest Honors remains at 3.9 and above
  • Academic Lettering: GPA of 3.6 is now required.

 

Change in Policy for "Welcome Home" Gatherings

There will be only one Welcome Home gathering for individuals and teams that participate in State Tournaments. This will be held at the conclusion of the winter sports season.  As soon as there are more details, they will be posted here for your information.  Thank-you!

Attendance

This is a reminder that parents/guardians are requested to notify the OFFICE by 8:00 a.m. on the day their child will be absent for any reason.  The attendance voicemail. line is available 24 hours per day.  That number is 952-758-1205.  Failure to notify us may result in an unexcused absence.  Thank you.

School Closings

With winter weather conditions facing us for the next few months, a primary concern will be safe driving conditions for transporting students.  with respect and appreciation for the dilemma parents have when weather impacts school attendance times, we must on some occasions make difficult decisions based on the imperfect science of predicting and judging weather.

Our process for morning snow/ice decisions starts at 4:00 AM with transportation personnel driving the roads from all the borders of our school district.  Our experienced drivers report their findings to the transportation office, which then connects with the superintendent.  The decision is then called to the media outlets which families can access by phone, by listening, or by computer.  We ask that, except in an emergency, families please not call the school district office because e will need our phone lines open for administrative use.

The contact information families can access include:

District website:  www.np.k12.mn.us

Television:       KARE 11-Channel 11, which also has a link on the district website

                        WCCO- Channel 4 and Radio

                        KSTP-Channel 5

                        KMSP- Channel 9

                        KEYC-Channel 12 Mankato

Radio:              KCHK AM and FM-New Prague and Northfield

School Hotline: 952/758-1780

Lost and Found

Lost and found items are in the main office on a low table.  Students and parents are asked to check in this locations for lost items.  Lost jewelry, keys, and glasses are kept on the secretary's desk.  Items are donated twice a year.

Communication Device Policy

In the 2006-2007 school year New Prague High School adopted a new communication policy.  All electronic devices including, but not limited to, cell phones, headphones, earphones, and headsets must be placed ton your backpack, book bag, or pocket before entering the building.  These devices MUST remain in the student locker until the end of the day.  The use of these devices has caused much disruption to the learning environment and your son/daughter's cooperation will be expected.  Please refer to the student handbook for consequences.

High School Messages-Change in Policy

Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, New Prague High School changed the procedure dealing with student messages and student deliveries.  In an effort to be efficient, please refrain from calling to leave messages during the school day unless it is urgent or an emergency.  Students will be delivered a message during class for emergency messages only.  No messages from employers or students will be delivered.

Student Dress

New Prague High School staff expects students to dress in a school appropriate manner.  Clothing that displays inappropriate graphics or words is not allowed.  There is special concern about excessively revealing clothing-no backless shirts, low cut tops, clothing that exposes shoulders or midriffs or short shorts/skirts are allowed.  Please help by monitoring your student's choice of clothing.


 

April 8 Missota Arts Festival Rehearsal Farmington
  10 Missota Arts Festival-Chanhassen
  12 ACT New Prague
  14 Evening of Jazz Concert 7pm
  15 MCA Assessments-Segments 1-2 (10th-11th)
  16 MCA Assessments-Segments 3-4 (10th-11th)
  18 No School/Teacher Workshop
  22 Early Release/Conferences (1:30-4, 5-8)
May 1 Pop Concert (6:30, 8:00)
  3 Prom
  5 NHS Banquet
  6-7 NWEA Testing (9th)( make up May 8th)
  7

AP Calc Exam

  9 AP Stats Exam
  13-15 MCA Assessments Science
  16 Senior Retreat
  19 Academic Breakfast 12th  7:15 am
  19 District Elementary 5th Gr Band Concert
  20 Academic Breakfast 11th 7:15 am
  20 Band Concert 7 pm
  21 Academic Breakfast 10th 7:15 am
  21 NPHS Honors Night 6:30 pm
  22 Academic Breakfast 9th 7:15 am
  26 No School/Memorial Day
  29 Spring Vocal
June 3 Last Day Seniors
  4 Graduation Practice/Senior Barbecue
  5 Last Day Students
  6 Graduation
  14 ACT (New Prague)



Mr. Lonnie Seifert, Principal

Mr. Erik Garnass, Assistant Principal
Mr. Brad Skogerboe, Activities Director

New Prague High School 221 12th St. N.E., New Prague, MN. 56071
Phone (952) 758-1200 Fax (952) 758-1299
Attendance Line (952) 758-1205



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