Friday, November 16, 2018

Integrated Pest Management Notification

Indian Prairie School District 204
3003 West 103rd Street
Naperville, IL 60564

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:

Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools.  IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides.  In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.

IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application.  Please be aware that on Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21, 2018, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School. This application will be a “Pre-Emergent”. We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  All are approved for school use and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff.  However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions:  in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian. 

If you have further questions, please call my office at (630)428-6005.
Andrew Weed
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School

Indian Prairie School District #204

Monday, November 12, 2018

Greetings From Scholarship Valley

After a brief hiatus, we’re back!!!! With the application season dying down, now’s a great time to search for scholarships. There are a number of scholarships on NAVIANCE. Check out the COLLEGES link, then click on the SCHOLARSHIP & MONEY link. There are a number of available scholarships that can help you drop your COA - Cost Of Attendance!!! See your counselor with questions and for more information.

November 30 - 
 Transtutors Scholarship 
Here, you can find a list of free scholarship that has been collated after carefully searching several scholarship search engines active right now. Besides the college scholarship, you can find several other scholarships here. These include undergraduate scholarship opportunities as well as graduate scholarship opportunities. Our extensive list includes all scholarship opportunities available to students right now.

December - 1 Rebecca’s Dream Scholarships
Awards 3 $1500 scholarships - Essay Topic - In order to ‘Change the Face of Depression’ we must change one mind at a time. Explain what you have done to help reduce the stigma of mental illness.

December - 1 Greenhouse Scholars Scholarships 
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who reside and attend school in Colorado, Georgia or Illinois. They must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they must demonstrate leadership, perseverance and financial need. Their household income must be $70,000 a year or less. Winners participate in an internship and summer symposium.

Check out these websites for scholarship opportunities:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NVHS Boosters - Ring In The New Year Raffle

The NVHS Booster Club is a not-for-profit organization supporting your Neuqua athletes, donating tens of thousands of dollars directly to the sports programs at Neuqua Valley. We can only be successful in our mission with the help of our members and community. 

For 2018, we are introducing a new fundraiser -- the "Ring in the New Year" raffle. This is an all-cash raffle where ticket purchasers can win cash during that time of the year when we can all use a little extra money. 

Each weekday in December, purchasers can win $25 daily. Prizes are doubled to $50 on the weekends and the winner on New Year's Eve will win $500! For every 500 tickets sold, another raffle will be opened, increasing the payout. 

Tickets cost $10 each. We are asking our booster members to take a block of 10 tickets ($100) to sell to your friends, family, and neighbors. Anyone selling tickets will be entered into one of the Friday drawings for a chance to win $25. In addition, we will award the Neuqua team with the most sales $500, the second most $250, and the third-most $100, which is more money for your athletes! 

Ticket sales start November 1 and run through November 30. Please consider selling tickets or at very least buying a few yourself. For more information, please email Tracy at

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Perfect ACT Scores - Class of 2020

Very few students get a perfect ACT score, even those who get into the country's top colleges. In fact, anyone scoring a 34, 35 or 36 is among the top 1% of test-takers in the country.  We would like to congratulate the following students from the Class of 2020 on achieving a perfect ACT score of 36.

Perfect ACT Scores - Class of 2020

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

School Safety Community Night

District 204 is partnering with local law enforcement agencies for a School Safety Community Night presentation from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Waubonsie Valley High School. Safety topics include what parents should teach their younger children to help keep them safe, the district’s partnership with police and how school resource officers work with staff and students, ALICE training in schools, a new program that involves a school safety dog, and how students and parents can report safety concerns. All District 204 parents are invited to attend this event. Children are encouraged to attend at their parents’ discretion. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required at RSVP.

Candy Donation For The Troops

We wanted to let our Neuqua Community know about the candy drive that is being organized by one of our freshman, Maya Stone.  Last year Maya took it upon herself to collect candy for the troops as a way to honor her family members that served our country.  In her first year, Maya was able to collect 550 pounds of candy which she donated to Operation Support Our Troops America.  This year, she is back at it, and I'm reaching out to all of you to contribute to this great cause.

The candy drive runs from November 2nd to November 14th and students can bring candy to collection points at the rotunda and cafeteria in both buildings.  Thanks in advance for supporting Maya and our troops.

Fun Facts About Candy Donation for the Troops

  • Donating candy  will increase the focus of your kids at home
  • Donating candy will help you stick to your New Years resolutions
  • Donating candy will make dentist appointments more manageable

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Neuqua Environmental Club Chipotle Fundraiser - October 30th

The Environmental Club asks that you skip making dinner tonight and pick up Chipotle (95th st.) from 4-8 on October 30th. Just mention that you are there to support Neuqua's Environmental Club when you check out. The club will get a portion of the proceeds to help our green initiatives here at school or bring this flyer. 

Chipotle Environmental Club Flyer

Mark your calendar, the Environmental Club will also have a fundraiser all day at MOD Pizza on Thursday, November 8th.