Friday, January 19, 2018

2017-2018 Semester 1 Report Card Information

Dear NV Wildcats,

Semester One report cards will be accessible in Home Access Center beginning at noon, this Saturday 1/20/18.
Click on the Grades icon and then the Report Card tab. Please print a copy for your records by clicking on the Print button on the Report Card screen. Also, students are encouraged to review their transcripts at this time.
If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate grade level Counselor.



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Your Digital Footprint Matters Contest Entries due January 17, 2018

In an effort to increase awareness of responsible digital citizenship, KidsMatter has partnered together with School Districts 203 & 204, and the Naperville Police Department, to offer students the opportunity to participate in a video contest 
and win cash prizes!
Ms. Jill Hlavacek, Director of Innovation and Learning, District 203
Mr. Allan Davenport, Director of Instructional Technology, District 204

Description of Project:
This contest gives students in Naperville District 203 & Indian Prairie 204 the opportunity to help solve a real-world problem by submitting videos of their own creation as a single or group submission about digital citizenship. Videos that are selected as prize winners will be:
  • showcased during KidsMatter’s Community-wide Internet Safety Event – a “Hollywood Premiere” - at the Community Christian Church on Tuesday, February 12, 2018.
  • utilized for curricular purposes in both District 203 and 204
  • recognized by the Mayor & City Council in a public forum
Prize Incentives: Video Contest Winners 
Student winners all receive a trophy, picture with the mayor and:
  • $200 - 1st Place High School Winning Video
  • $200 – 1st Place Junior High/Middle School Winning Video
  • $200 – 1st Place Elementary School Winning Video
$500 GRAND PRIZE awarded to Overall 1st Place students’ school district along with a traveling trophy

Eligibility:
Full-time students in grades K-12 in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 & Indian Prairie School District 204

Video Requirements:
Resolution Requirements: Minimum of 640x480 resolution.
Video Formats Accepted: .avi, .wmv, .mov, .mp4

Time Requirements:
Minimum of 30 seconds and maximum of 2 minutes.

Content Requirements:
Content within the video should emphasize characteristics of one of the seven domains of the Illinois Internet Safety Act.

When:
The Contest begins on May 15, 2017 and ends on January 17, 2018.

Where to Submit Your Entry:
What: Digital Footprint Video Contest
The content of the video should address one of the seven domains of the Illinois Internet Safety Act:

7 Domains of Illinois Internet Safety Act
  • Safe and responsible use of the Internet
  • Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations
  • Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet
  • Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication
  • Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying
  • Reporting illegal online activities and communications
  • Understanding copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video
Common Core Standards that this Project Fulfills:
W 9-10.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
SL 9-10.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

Check out last year’s winning videos: KidsMatter’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/KidsMatter2us/videos


Monday, January 8, 2018

Did You Know That IPSD Offers Online Courses?

Did you know we offer 14 online courses during the Fall or Spring semester? Former students have enrolled for a variety of reasons including to find the flexibility to balance personal responsibilities, to experience an online course before attending college, or to try something new and innovative.
The online courses are included in our high school program planning guide. To register, please select the online course at the same time you choose your on-campus and blended classes. Please note that an online course counts as one of your seven scheduled classes, and students taking an online course are required to have an options period, late arrival or early dismissal in their schedule.
You may also enroll in one of our seven online courses during the summer. Registration opens on January 18 and ends on April 30. For summer school information, please visit www.eloconsortium.org.



2018-2019 Course Selction Information

Dear Wildcats and parents,
It’s the time of year to begin the process of course selection for the the2018-19 school year. On Wednesday, January 10th we have course recommendation activities planned for each grade level. This is a normal school day and the activities will take place during each class period. Please read the course enrollment materials for details regarding level placement, graduation requirements, and process timelines.

Parents, please go to the Neuqua Valley Guidance Website to view all materials!
As we do each year, students will be asked to enter selections through their HAC accounts. Courses that are pre-entered and locked are graduation requirements. We encourage parents and students to review the course selections together. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate Class House.

On Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 pm, the course selection tab in Home Access Center will go live, and students may view recommendations and select elective courses. Home Access course selection link remains open until the end of the school day Wednesday, January 31st.



Friday, January 5, 2018

Track and Field Registration is Now Open!

Track and Field registration is now open to Neuqua Valley students! Our teams help all athletes get faster and stronger and are consistently some of the top-ranked teams in the State! Please see the link below to register. (You will need to scroll down to find the Track and Field links.)
Neuqua Valley Online Athletic Registration
Please feel free to contact Coach Kennedy (Boys - mike_kennedy@ipsd.org) or Coach Parejko (Girls - gretchen_parejko@ipsd.org) with any questions. 


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Attention Class of 2022 Parents!

Dear Parents of Eighth Graders (Class of 2022):

As you prepare for your eighth-grade student’s transition to high school, please look for your student to bring home information during the early weeks of January about course enrollment for 2018-19. This information will contain a letter from District 204, and a course selection tip sheet that includes instructions for online course selection through Home Access Center.

For more information, please visit the NVHS Guidance website here: https://nvhsguidance.weebly.com/

We’d also like to remind you of our informational evening entitled Neuqua Valley’s High School 101. This presentation will focus on what you need to know about the upcoming transition to high school and course enrollment. We offer two opportunities to attend:


Tuesday, January 9 or Thursday, January 11 NV Main Auditorium 7:00pm

Eighth-grade parents and students should also plan to attend the Eighth Grade Open House Program at Neuqua Valley High School. This evening provides opportunities to talk with faculty from each department as you finalize course selections for your student’s freshman year. Counselors will be available at the Open House to assist with online course selection questions and concerns.




Happy Holidays from Scholarship Valley

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!
Happy Holidays from Scholarship Valley!!! Here is a scholarship update. All information can be located on Naviance. Select the Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see Scholarship List. There are a number of opportunities and scholarship search engines to help close the financial gap. Every little bit helps, so apply to as many as possible!!

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