Olive Elementary School

News from Mrs. Bush

Indiana 4 Star School

I'm proud to announce that Olive was named a 4 Star school for the 2016-17 school year by the Indiana Department of Education. There are many things that allow for Olive to achieve such a recognition. All staff, community members, families and students working together play a role in making sure our students are able to achieve at high levels. As we like to say around here, "it takes a village." Thank you to our village, for your help, support and continued efforts in making Olive such a wonderful place to learn and grow. Below is the list of criteria the state uses to determine the 4 Star schools each year.

  • A school must have received an “A” for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • A school must have tested at least 95% of students on ISTEP English/Language Arts and Math.
  • Grade 3-8 & Grade 10 combined ISTEP Pass Percentage (Pass Percentage of English/Language Arts ISTEP + Pass Percentage of Math ISTEP) must be in Top 25th Percentile for each grade tested. (minimum of 10 students).
  • Grade 3-8 & Grade 10 Percent Passing Both ISTEP (Percent of students who passed both the English/Language Arts ISTEP + Math ISTEP) must be in the Top 25th Percentile. (minimum of 10 students).
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Congratulations Olive Math Bowl Team

Our Math Bowl team, made up of select 4th and 5th grade students, placed 9th in the state at the recent annual Math Bowl competition. Over 570 schools compete state-wide, and we are very proud of their performance. The students work hard practicing for weeks prior to the competition. Thank you to all students, parents and our coach, Ms. Behm, for committing to the team and working hard to represent Olive so well.

NPUSC 2018-19 School Calendar

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Hacienda Give Back and Bean Art Display

Thursday, March 8th, 11am

Portage Avenue

South Bend, IN

Many of our students participated in creating Bean Art to be on display that the Hacienda on Portage Ave for their Bean Week this week. They have also agreed to host a Give Back Night to benefit our school. So, go check out your student's bean art and help give back to Olive. Token needed is posted below.
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"High in Plain Sight" Event

NPUSC Parents & Families

New Prairie United Schools is proud to announce a FREE event for families being hosted in conjunction with all LaPorte county schools and the LaPorte County Safety Commission. Join us March 20th at 6:30 pm at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium to hear national expert Jermaine Galloway share the latest trends in pro-active identification of teen and student substance abuse in a program called “High in Plain Sight.” Participants will hear a national expert share trends in teen substance abuse prevention and practical tips to identify early warnings signs.

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Good Luck at the Regional Spelling Bee on March 14, Emily!

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Kindergarten Round Up

The New Prairie United School Corporation will be conducting their annual Kindergarten Round-Up. Your child must be five (5) years old on or before August 1, 2018 in order to enroll. If your child is going to turn 5 between August 2 and the 31st, they are eligible for the early entrance testing which must be completed by May 1. Contact the Superintendent’s office to make those arrangements. The contact person is Barb Hart at 219-778-1482 or 574-654-0211 or you may contact your school’s administration office. In order to be considered for this all-day program, you MUST register your child before/during Kindergarten Round-Up at your local school. Part of the registration process is to register online through the NPUSC website. The online portion of registration will be available prior to Round Up. Please have it done prior to Round Up if possible.

Registration is held ALL DAY from 7 am- 5:30 pm. You must also attend the informational meeting in the evening beginning at 5:30 pm.

Parents are asked to bring a certified birth certificate with them, obtainable at the Courthouse of the county in which your child was born, your child's immunization records and proof of residency. Children living outside of our district are welcome to apply to our Kindergarten program. Enrollment decisions will be based on class size. Please contact the school principal for further information.


Olive Twp. Elementary School General Registration

Mrs. Tara Bush, Principal 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Phone: 654-7531 or 778-4740 Parent Informational Meeting - 5:30 p.m. CST

If you have any questions regarding residency or which school your child will attend, please feel free to contact the school office at the phone number listed above or the New Prairie Transportation Department at 654-7373 or 778-9585.

Upcoming Events

3/8/18 Hacienda Give Back and Bean Art Display

3/9/18 PTO 5 pm Movie Night

3/13/18 and 3/14/18 IREAD-3 Testing (All 3rd graders)

3/13/18 Grading Period 3 Ends

3/16/18 2-5:30 pm Young Astro Lock In

3/22/18 7 am- 5:30 pm Kindergarten Registration

3/22/18 5:30 pm Kindergarten Round Up Parent Mtg

3/30/18 NO SCHOOL- Good Friday

4/2-4/6/18 NO SCHOOL- Spring Break

4/16/18-5/4/18 ISTEP+ Part 2 Testing Window