Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Chromebook 101 Website - Getting to Know Chromebooks

We've organized a new site that is designed to help teachers, parents, & students explore the essential characteristics of Chromebooks and the Chrome OS. The goal of the site is to help Chromebook users explore the essential features of the device. We've divided the site into 4 different pages focussed on the essential skills connected to Chromebooks.

Chromebooks - Learn about the device. This page includes resources connected to the Chrome Desktop, the Keyboard, the Touchpad, Quick Keys, and Chromebook Settings.
Chrome OS - Learn about the Chrome Operating System. This page includes resources connected to the Omnibox, Chrome Tabs, Chrome Bookmarks, Chrome Extensions, and Chrome Apps.
Help - Quick tips and tricks to explore and troubleshoot Chromebooks.
Explore - Learn more about Chromebooks and G Suite for Education Resources.

Our next step will be to focus on this mindset.
How can we use technology to enhance learning and support the development of the essential skills connected to communication, critical thinking, creativity, & collaboration in student-centered classrooms?
Let us know if you have what your think or if you have any additional suggestions. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jellouli Family Recovery Fund

Please consider donating to support a Neuqua family as they try to recover from a devastating fire.
Jellouli Family Recovery Fund
On Monday, February 20th around 11 am, a fire started at the Jellouli house, forcing them to evacuate immediately. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. Mr. and Mrs. Jellouli and their three children were able to get out of the house unharmed but lost all of their belongings, including all of Jed’s specialized medical equipment that he needs to function. His custom wheelchair, feeding machines, and all related medical supplies were all consumed by the fire. They also lost one of their two vehicles that allowed Mr. Jellouli to get to and from work. All they have is each other and the clothes on their backs. They are currently staying with friends as they process this tragedy and sort through insurance.  Although their insurance will assist in covering their losses, this will take time and we are looking to provide immediate relief so that the Jellouli family can get the necessities for Jed’s medical needs as well as what they need to begin rebuilding their lives. The Jellouli family is the most positive, generous, selfless family and have never asked for anything despite the challenges they face on a daily basis. They deserve all the support we can provide them during this devastating time.

Donations of Amazon, Visa, or Mastercard e-gift cards, any fundraising inquiries, coordinations of physical donations, or other questions can be emailed

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

School Board Candidate Forum February 22

Community members have the opportunity to learn about the candidates running in the April 4, 2017 school board election by attending a forum at 7 pm on February 22 at Metea Valley High School, 1801 N. Eola Rd., Aurora. This event is hosted by the Indian Prairie Education Association and Indian Prairie Classified Association. If you are unable to attend, the forum will be streamed online and available the next day at An additional forum will be held on March 7. Details at Candidate Forums

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!

Hey Seniors!!! March is the month to seek the money! There will be a number of local scholarships available with deadlines before the break. Here are some of those….check Naviance for a complete list!!
  • 2/23/17 - Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars
  • 2/25/17 - NVHS – Laura McDonnell Memorial Scholarship
  • 3/3/17 - Indian Prairie Education Association Member’s Child Scholarship
  • 3/13/17 – NVHS Kyle Zuleg Foundation Scholarship
  • 3/15/17 – NVHS Leslie Baumann Memorial Scholarship
  • 3/20/17 - Indian Prairie Parent Council Scullen Scholarship / Indian Prairie Parent Council University Scholarship
  • 3/22/17 – NVHS Parent Teacher Student Association Scholarship

2017 Advanced Placement Exam Registration Now Open

Registration for Advanced Placement Testing is now open. AP Exams will be administered May 1st-May 12th. AP test registration and payment must be completed online through the Registration Portal. The deadline for AP Test Registration is March 7th, and the cost for each test is $97. Late registration takes places from March 8th through April 6th for an additional fee of $10 per test.

Please refer to the AP Testing information for details and instructions on the Neuqua Guidance Website.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Neuqua Valley Class of 2017 National Merit Finalists Announced

The National Merit Scholarship Program has now determined which of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2016 have met all the requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2017.

We are very pleased to announce the following Neuqua Valley students as National Merit Scholar Finalists:

Utkarsh Awasthi, Aakash Basu, Vanessa J. Cai, Dustin M. Chen, Jessica J. Chen, Lydia S. Chung, Tejas V. Gajula, Grace L. Hong, Thomas Huang, Michael V. Ji, Janani R. Kalyan,
Aishwarya Katiki, Amber S. Keahey, Anna W. Li, Avni Limdi, Rishab T. Nagori, Vishal S. Narasimhan, Lokesh Nasaka, Lilly Nie, Sejal K. Parmar, Neema Prakash, Suhirtha S. Raj,Kevin M. Rosa, Alexander J. Shura, Shreya Sridhara, Jonathan Sun, Kruti K. Sutaria, and Bernie T. Wang

Parent Teacher Conference Online Registration and Scheduling

Online registration for the Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences is open for parents to plan and schedule conferences with their student's teachers and guidance counselors. All conferences should be scheduled using the online scheduler.
Conferences are 10 minutes in duration with a 5-minute passing period built into the schedule. Parents will schedule in 15-minute blocks to allow for this 5 minute transition time between the 10-minute face to face conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, March 2nd (1PM to 8 PM)

All parents wishing to schedule conferences can register for conferences using the PT Conference Link on the left navigation menu column of the website or directly at the NVHS PTC Website.
Parents can refer to the PTC Wizard Parent Guide for help setting up conferences.
For additional help please contact your student's guidance class house or Assistant Principal Kerry Cahill

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Operation Snowball Youth Leadership Program

Operation Snowball is a fun, engaging and popular youth leadership development program from 360 Youth Services in partnership with Districts 204 and 203. This weekend retreat is a teen-led and adult supported program for area high school students. Presented in a safe and respectful environment, the program addresses challenges facing teens which help increase self-awareness, strengthen positive coping skills, enhance self-confidence, expand decision-making skills (especially regarding drugs and alcohol), enhance respect for self and others, refine personal goals and values, strengthen communication strategies and expand leadership abilities. Presentations, workshops, activities and small group discussions all combine to empower teens to make healthy life-style decisions and have a positive impact on their peers. Registration packets are now available in high school guidance offices for the spring retreats taking place April 7-9 and April 21-23. Registration is due March 6.

For more information, visit 360 Youth Services.

2017 NVHS Daddy Daughter Dance: A Night in Paris

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Birkett Freshman Center 7pm-10pm.
Join us for the 20th Annual Neuqua Valley Daddy Daughter Dance. This year we will dance in style under the stars and the glam of all that is Paris.
Please join us for a memorable evening with the dads of Neuqua and the daughters that will light up the streets of Paris!

20th Annual PTSA Daddy Daughter Dance Information and Tickets

Tickets will be also available at the door for $20 per person.