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Polar Express Day

First grade and Kindergarten students enjoyed the famous story Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  Debbie Poole, Assistant Principal, read the book as students imagined the magical train ride to the North Pole. Explore The Polar Express movie interactive website! Learn more about the story and author of this intriguing story from these …

Hour of Code

Hour of Code Week is coming December 8 – 12! We kicked off this special week of celebrating Computer Programming today!  Students from the Lexington Technology Center visited our Learning Commons to show off some cool coding, Computer Programming projects, and equipment about which they have learned. Next week, NPES classes will have the opportunity to participate …

Marshmallow Launch!

Students in Mrs. Frye’s third grade class were participating in one STEM Safari activity. They created Marshmallow Launchers using the Engineering Design Process — ask questions, imagine, plan, create & test, then improve. Students went through the process several times making a better launcher for each trial. Marshmallow Launchers Video

NPES Salutes Our Veterans!

Today, November 11 is Veterans Day!  This is the holiday that honors and celebrates the service of all those who have served in the US Armed Forces. NPES students, staff, and our special Veteran guests enjoyed a parade, patriotic music, and an outdoor flag raising ceremony.  We remember and appreciate all …

Global Cardboard Challenge

Several classes are participating in the Global Cardboard Challenge!  They are building in the Learning Commons. The Global Cardboard Challenge invites kids to create things out of cardboard – great engineering lesson! The Global Cardboard Challenge was inspired by Caine’s Arcade:http://cainesarcade.com/ Learn more about the Global Cardboard Challenge here:http://www.imagination.is/cardboard_challenge Find out how to participate in …

O.R.E.O. 2014

Kindergarten students are stacking oreo cookies!  They are participating in the online O.R.E.O. Project 2014 (Our Really Exciting Online Project).  Students stack the original oreo® cookie and count how many cookies they can stack before the cookies tumble! Individual results are averaged for a class average which is then posted online. Classrooms around the …

International Dot Day!

Every year on September 15ish, students around the world celebrate The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The NPES Learning Commons will be celebrating this fantastic book ALL WEEK! Click to view additional Dot photos! Here is how we are making our mark! *Dot art displays Students have been working with Mrs. Yanssens to create beautiful dot-inspired art. …

Congratulations NPES Graduates!

We congratulate all our fifth grade graduates today!  Students, staff, family, and friends enjoyed the ceremony this morning and all are extremely proud of these boys and girls.  The students recorded a video “What I will remember about New Providence is …” which highlighted their favorite memories.  Many awards were …

Field Days at NPES!

Students at NPES enjoyed being outside for Field Day Monday and Tuesday!  They participated in events such as Tug of War, Parachute, Limbo, Sidewalk Chalk Mural, Dodgeball, Chickens to the Rescue, Raid (the bug game), and more!   Many thanks to our Physical Education teachers Greg Blashka and Max McKeown for …

Makerspace Moments!

A  Makerspace is an awesome space for kids to create!   Makerspaces are showing up in more and more schools, and we are getting in on the action with Makerspace Moments in the Learning Commons. Rainbow Loom, Makey Makey Invention Kit, and Book Spine Poetry are all stations students can choose when they visit …