Cougar Nation, As we close out the 2020-2021 school year, we are excited to celebrate the Class of 2021 in an in-person commencement program. The program will be held this Saturday, May 29th at 11:00 AM in the high school gymnasium. Unfortunately, due to safety restrictions, we are unable to have this event open to the entire Cougar Nation for in person attendance. Each graduate was given an allotment of 12 tickets to share with their family and friends. We know that the entire Cougar Nation joins the faculty and staff of North Putnam Community Schools in celebrating these students and their graduation from high school. If you would like to watch the program virtually, it will be streamed on our YouTube channel, “North Putnam TV”. We thank you for your continued support of our school and our students. We look forward to celebrating the class of 2021 and look forward to a great school year starting in August. Go Cougars! Jason A. Chew
On Saturday April 10 and/or Sunday April 11, weather permitting, there will be weed control spraying on the North Putnam High School and North Putnam Middle School campus.
We would like to wish all of our families and community a safe and happy Easter. Please enjoy the warmer weather this weekend and spend time with your family making memories.
North Putnam Food Service department is providing meal service over spring break. On Tuesday March 23 there will be 3 bus sights @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Van Bibber Lake Clubhouse, Heritage Lake Clubhouse and Russellville Community Center. There also will be a pick up sight at North Putnam High School @ 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. If you are interested please complete the survey @ https://forms.gle/odT8ZcyM1BtFWUmT8. For more information see the flier @ https://5il.co/qkb4
Due to the natural gas shortage North Putnam Schools have been asked by our towns to close school this Thursday and Friday. e-Learning will occur on Thurs., Feb. 18 and school will be CLOSED for all students on Friday, Feb. 19. This day of school will be made up on April 2. Thank you for your understanding. We anticipate school returning to normal on Monday, Feb. 22. We will let you know if the situation changes.
It is with pleasure that we will be able to welcome ALL of our students back to in-person attendance each and every day of the week beginning Feb. 1! The State of Indiana updated the county color coded map at noon today and Putnam County has returned to 'orange' and is rated a 2.5 and can operate at the 'orange' advisory level. We appreciate the patience of all our families as we safely return to school on Monday next week. We had a high number of cases before break and this longer pause from full, in-person attendance has been successful with the graduated return to school through the hybrid model at the middle and high schools the last two weeks. This return to in-person attendance and less restrictions at extra-curricular events (25% capacity) does not mean that we do not need to continue to be cautious. Students will still need to wear masks and social distance while at school and on the school bus. And, please remember to keep your child at home if they or family member feel ill or is awaiting test results. We would rather be over cautious so that we can maintain in-person attendance throughout the remainder of the semester. Please remain healthy, Dr. Nicole L. Singer-Allee Superintendent
Area 30 students from North Putnam will be e-learning today, Monday January 25.
As we return to having more students in school, please know if your child is quarantined they will receive a letter with the date to return. If you have questions about when your child can return, you may call your principal or our school nurse.
Parents/Students: High School and Middle School students may pick up free meals on Wednesday, January 13th at the following designated times/locations. Meals are available for any high school and/or middle school student or any virtual or home school student. In order to ensure enough meals are prepared we are asking all those interested to complete the form linked below. Pickup Locations and Times are as follows: Wednesday, January 13th Heritage Lake Clubhouse* 11:30-12:30 H. L. Lincoln Park* 11:30 - 12:30 Van Bibber Lake* 11:30-12:30 Russellville Community Center* 11:30-12:30 North Putnam HS Door 1 4:30-5:30 *NOTE If there is not enough participation at each bus site it will be removed and you will have to pick up the meals from the high school from 4:30pm-5:30pm Wednesday. You will be contacted via phone call Jan 12th after 12:00pm if your bus site has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact North Putnam High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOmttY7L4Jp5L4yMRvW2pENpdZkG-98-q0QzrXoz_wPpQBnw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
Parents/Students: High School and Middle School students may pick up free meals on Wednesday, January 6th at the following designated times/locations. Meals are available for any high school and/or middle school student or any virtual or home school student. In order to ensure enough meals are prepared we are asking all those interested to complete the form linked below. Pickup Locations and Times are as follows: Wednesday, January 6 Heritage Lake Clubhouse 11:30-12:30 Lincoln Park 11:30 - 12:30 Van Bibber Lake 11:30-12:30 Russellville Community Center 11:30-12:30 North Putnam HS Door 1 4:30-5:30 If you have any questions, please contact North Putnam High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOmttY7L4Jp5L4yMRvW2pENpdZkG-98-q0QzrXoz_wPpQBnw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
Please see the attached document for a description of the four learning environments at North Putnam this school year. They should help you plan for school in the New Year. https://5il.co/npji
If you are a college student home on break and have recently recovered from COVID-19 or have tested negative, you may wish to consider serving our school, community, and state. Please visit this site to sign up. https://www.ihca.org/resource/students-step-up-2-serve-initiative/
Check out Facebook Live this afternoon at 12:45 when Mr. Chew discusses the state of Athletics with Mr. Busch and Mr. Kramer. Important information about the changing conditions in extra curricular activities and spectators. Watch on the NPHS Facebook Page, today (11/18).
Cougar MS Basketball Fans - Attached is the link to our new ticket buying system for MS/HS Sporting Events. Please purchase your ticket for our events and bring with you a printed copy of your ticket, or your smart phone for us to scan your QR Code. This link is for our 11/5 game versus Crawfordsville. https://secure.payk12.com/school/North-Putnam-High-School/598/item/183019
This week we celebrate #SchoolBusSafetyWeek October 19 thru October 23. The theme for this year is #RedLightMeansSTOP, highlighting the importance of stopping when a school bus arm is up and flashing. https://5il.co/mby4
Congratulations to our own Grace Elmore for advancing to the Cross Country Semi State! https://twitter.com/npxc1/status/1317462812357283845?s=19
Have a productive e-learning event Oct. 12 to 15 and relaxing Fall break Friday Oct. 16. See you next Monday.
For parents who are participating in the meal pick up service, the new hours will be 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. still at Door 1 at North Putnam High School.
Good afternoon Cougar Nation, We look forward to an exciting Homecoming football game this Friday. Please find the link for tickets available here: https://secure.payk12.com/school/North-Putnam-High-School/598/events For now, we still have a 250 capacity in the home stands and 100 seats in the North End Zone. However, we are awaiting approval from the Putnam County health department to remove the seating restrictions. Once we receive approval we will open up the seating to general admission. We look forward to seeing you at the game!
Now hiring full time and part time custodians. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Dr. Terry Tippin at 765-522-6218 x603 for more information.
USDA extended the free lunch program through the end of the year which will allow students at North Putnam Schools to receive free lunch and breakfast if they choose to eat. Parents of North Putnam students are encouraged to check your emails for more info.
We are excited to partner with our Food Service provider, Chartwells, to bring a USDA sponsored program to our families where ALL students will receive FREE lunch and breakfast if they choose to eat at school. This program will run through Dec. 31, 2020 and begins today! More information will be coming about how we are safely preparing lunches and options for our virtual students.
We just received word that tonight’s game at South Putnam is sold out. You can listen to tonight’s game on 94.3 the rebel.
Online ticket information for Friday football game at Southmont High School. https://www.ticketracker.com/store?schoolId=1500
We would like to thank the members of IBEW Local 481 for their generous donation of the new Softball Scoreboard. The quality work by their members are on display throughout the high school and at outside facilities. Thank you for your support of NPHS. Pictured are: Roger Busch, NPHS Athletic Director, Dr. Nicole Singer, Superintendent, Jeff Wheeler, LU 481 Business Manager, Tom Painter, S&S Onsite Electrical Foreman and 481 member, 481 members Steve Dickey and Phil McKinnon.
What a great first week of school! So glad we are back together. And, if you have not downloaded our app from the app store, do so. And bookmark our new website-npcougarnation.org
Congratulations to our seniors! We will see everyone beginning at 7pm on May 23 for our drive-in graduation.