Monday, April 24, 2017

Superintendents Message - Pass Illinois Budget

Dear District 204 Families,
More than 390 Illinois school district superintendents, representing more than 1.3 million students, have signed on to support a grassroots statewide initiative called, simply enough, “Pass Illinois’ Budget!” We hope you will support this effort, which launches today, April 24.
While Illinois public schools have benefited from a partially-funded state budget, our schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. We also will suffer if Mandated Categorical state payments, which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. To date, the State of Illinois owes our District $15.7 million in those Mandated Categoricals, and there is no state budget on the table for approval. We are calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor to do the following: 
  • Immediately, and with bipartisan support, end the state budget impasse.
  • Improve the state’s education funding formula and invest in students and schools, including higher education institutions.
  • Pay school districts what they are owed this year.
Please join the effort and:
  • Contact your legislator! Click here to find your state legislator.
  • Ask your legislator to take action to address the three items mentioned above.
  • Use social media to share your budget concerns with the hashtag #PassILBudget.
  • Share this email and ask your friends and community members to join our efforts.
Let’s all work together to #PassILBudget and create adequate and equitable funding for our schools.
Sincerely,
Dr. Karen Sullivan
Superintendent

(Click HERE to see the list of 394 participating superintendents supporting this initiative who represent 65 percent of Illinois' public school students from Carbondale to Chicago to Rockford.)


Class of 2018 Parking Permit Applications

Attention Class of 2018
Parking applications for the 2017-18 school year will be accepted starting on Thursday, April 27th. Print out and complete the application which can be found on the NVHS website under Hot Topics. Turn in completed applications with a check for $150 to Mrs. O'Bryan in the Junior Class HouseApplications for the Class of 2019 will be accepted for the lottery August 3rd - August 31. Please do not turn them in before that time. Results will be posted on September 5th.


Friday, April 21, 2017

2017 Final Neuqua Exam Schedule

NEUQUA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
2017 Final Exam Schedule


1.    DURING EXAMS:  ALL classes, including Physical Education, will have a Final Exam and meet on the scheduled exam day.  All exam periods are 95 minutes in length.  Students are required to be on time for the exam.  If a student arrives late, they may be sent to the Class House to study and will have to return at 1:15 p.m. for the Makeup Exam Period with his or her teacher.  
2.    Students are expected to take ALL exams during their scheduled time.  If a student is ill on the day of the exam, parents should call the appropriate House to report the absence AND make contact with the teacher of the course to schedule a makeup exam.
3.    Students are not required to be in attendance during their Lunch/Option period; however Quiet Study will be accommodated in several locations at Main and Birkett Freshman Center. Also, students will be expected to stay in their exam rooms for the entire exam period, even if they finish early.  Students should bring other material to study to use their time wisely.
4.    TRANSPORTATION: Morning buses will pick up and drop off students at the school at the regular time. Buses will leave after the last test period of the day.
5.   ATTENDANCE: NVHS strongly discourages pre-planned absences during exams. Parents requesting an extended absence which includes final exam week must submit their request IN WRITING to the school Principal.  Students may pick up the Pre-Planned Absence Form in the Class House and attach the letter from the parents before bringing it to the Main Office.  If the requested absence during finals weeks is approved, the student must arrange with each of his/her teachers to make up exams.  

Wednesday,  May 31st
Main Building
1st Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
2nd Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45
5th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Birkett Freshman Center
1st Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
2nd Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
5th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25


Thursday, June 1st
Main Building
3rd Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
8th Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45

6th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Birkett Freshman Center
3rd Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
8th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
6th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25

Friday June 2nd  
Main Building
4th  Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
7th  Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45
Buses Depart 10:55
Make Up  Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Birkett Freshman Center
4th Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
7th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
Busses Depart 10:50
Make Up Exam 10:50 - 12:25

Registration for Athletic Summer Camps - Grades 1 through 12

Wildcat Summer Camps are organized and managed by each team's coaches. These camps are not directly connected to the Neuqua Valley Athletic Department. 

Many of the camps will fill up quickly, so early registration is suggested.

Please click on the links below to learn more about each Camp's registration. 
Links contain registration information, camp dates, and camp locations.


  • Badminton (Grades 1-12 Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Baseball (Grades 3-9)
     Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Bowling (Co-ed Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Boys Basketball (Grades 1-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Girls Basketball (Grades 2-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Cheerleading (Grades K-5)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Football (Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Poms / Dance (Grades K-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Boys Soccer (Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Girls Soccer (Grades 1-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Softball (Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Swim Lessons (Grades 1-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Tennis (Grades 5-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Co-Ed Throws Camp (Grades 6-12) 
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Boys Volleyball (Grades 7-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Girls Volleyball (Grades 3-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Wrestling (Grades K-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Co-Ed Cross Country (Grades 3-6) 
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations

Greetings From Scholarship Valley!!!

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!
Hey Wildcat Seniors!!! Just a brief reminder…the Tom Schlegel scholarship deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 26th. Scholarships can be turned into the Senior House or the College and Career Center….check Naviance for a complete list!! Congratulations to those who have received offers thus far.

  • 4/26/17 – Tom Schlegel Memorial Scholarship
  • 5/3/17 – AJF Scholarship for Swimmers / AJF Scholarship for Athletes


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Neuqua Valley at 20 Film

This film celebrated our 20 years as a school through the testimony of educators who were present the day our school opened. Past and present Neuqua Staff share stories connected to our school mission to be the best that we can be. Enjoy learning about the founding ideas of Neuqua Valley that will carry Neuqua into the future. 

Seniors Submit Scholarships for Awards Booklet

NVHS Seniors and Parents of NVHS Seniors,

If you have received and accepted a scholarship and you would like to be recognized in the online senior awards booklet, be sure to turn in a copy of your scholarship acceptance letter to the senior house by Friday, April 28, 2017. Please note that monetary amounts will NOT be listed, just your name and the title of your scholarship. Please include any academic, athletic, talent-based, ROTC scholarships or military appointments.

Thank You!
NVHS Guidance



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NVHS Wildcat Wear - 20th Anniversary Shirt!

Celebrate Neuqua Valley's 20th Anniversary with a commemorative shirt! Available at the Wildcat Wear store on Fridays during lunch hours. Limited quantities/sizes available.



Wildcat Summer STEM

Open to all D204 incoming 6,7,8, and 9th graders, Wildcat Summer STEM is an introduction to our high school Science Olympiad team experience. Please see details and sign up using links in this flyer!