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Welcome to Olive Township Elementary!


Welcome to our website! There are so many great things about Olive Elementary, and I hope this website gives you the opportunity to explore them first hand. Enjoy as you browse our teacher pages, photos and information.

At Olive Elementary, we focus on creating a learning environment that is caring and secure. Our team of professionals is dedicated to student-centered classrooms that integrate cutting edge technology and differentiated strategies. We work hard to create a culture of excellence, in which we foster a passion for learning and positive character traits. Olive Elementary has high standards in the areas of academics, as well as strong programs that include a multitude of opportunities in which students can excel.

You are welcome to come explore Olive for yourself. You’ll see firsthand what makes Olive a place where kids and adults alike love to learn and grow.


Mrs. Tara Bush


High Ability Screenings

NPUSC conducts corporation-wide screening for high ability identification for students in grades K, 2, & 5.

High ability testing is available for students in all grades through nominations from teachers, parents, and/or students. 

Nomination forms are available on the NPUSC and school websites under the Programs/Services tab-High Ability Home Page-High Ability Documents-Nomination Form.

Return completed nomination forms to Barbara Papai on or before January 31st.

Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FAX:    574-654-7964

Mail, Hand, or Inter-School Delivery:   

Olive Elementary School, 300 W. Ben St., New Carlisle, IN 46552

For additional information, call Barbara Papai, High Ability Coordinator: 574-654-0448.

Girls on the Run

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We are so proud of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls who took part in the Girls on the Run program. They not only worked hard to accomplish the culminating 5K race, but were dedicated to the 8 week program that encouraged self-esteem and self-worth. 

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OL School Messenger Updates

Below is the most recent School Messenger message. If none appear, there has not been a new message in the last 30 days.

IREAD Meeting 1-27-15

26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm

Please remember that there will be an IREAD informational meeting for all 3rd grade parents on Jan 27 at the High School Cougar Den at 6:00 pm Central time.

Contact Olive Township

Olive Township Elementary School
300 W Ben Street
New Carlisle, IN 46552

Tara Bush, Principal

V1: 574-654-7531
V2: 219-778-4740
F: 574-654-7964

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Vision Statement

Olive Elementary School, in partnership with our community, provides a caring and secure environment. A professional and dedicated instructional team organizes student-centered classrooms using current technology and differentiated strategies.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Olive Elementary School is to create a learning community that provides each child academic success, as evidenced by achievement of state and national standards and learning goals.

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Document Library

Have you visited our Document Library? Some of the forms and information you need are available for download right from our website.

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