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Welcome Message from Mr. Kern
Welcome to New Palestine Elementary School's web-site.
I recently returned from an "Educator Exchange" trip to Argentina where I spent three weeks with the family of Silvia Corzo, my exchange partner. I had a chance to work with the staff and students at Escuela Atahualpa Yupanqui as well as several other schools in the Cordoba province. I met lots of great kids and many dedicated teachers and school leaders. I look forward to sharing my adventures with our students and staff. I am also excited to learn about the summer adventures of our school family!
I am excited to be a part of such an outstanding school and learning community! In my years at NPE, I have developed an outstanding respect for the high expectations for excellence on the part of both staff and community. The strong partnership between home-school-community has been the key to the success of our students and school. I encourage you to become an active partner in your child's learning!
* Consider being a media center volunteer!
* Keep in touch with the local school news with our weekly NPE Dragon Express.
* Join the PTO in its many endeavors to support your school.
The Indiana Department of Education has rated New Palestine Elementary School as "An Indiana 'A' School"! I believe in the wise words I learned a number of years ago in the Indiana Principal Leadership Academy: "As good as you are, what will it take to get even better?" That is standard I set for our school. Our recent school improvement goals have focused on two areas. The first is strengthening our reading program as we align our practices with the Indiana Reading Framework. The second goal area is enhancing our learning environment and creating a safe place for ALL students to learn, our efforts will focus on developing a stronger focus on making NPE a "Bully-Free" school.
I look forward to working with you and your student(s). NPE is a great place for learning, and we are working harder to become even better!
Mark A. Kern
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4801 South 500 West
New Palestine, Indiana 46163
Phone (317) 861-5287
Fax (317) 861-2146
Principal - Mr. Mark A. Kern
Open 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM