Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Neuqua Valley Guidance Summer Updates 2017

Dear Wildcat families,

The NVHS Guidance Department would like to thank you for your partnership and share some important information with you as we complete the 2016-17 school year and prepare for 2017-18
Summer Guidance Department Hours
Summer hours are now in effect. Our offices are open Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Meetings with counselors are by appointment only. If you have a question or need to schedule an appointment, please call the NVHS main switchboard at 630.428.6000, and you will be transferred to a Guidance team member who can assist you.

Report Cards
Semester 2 report cards will be viewable and printable in Home Access Center (HAC) from June 12th at 12:00 p.m. through June 26th. If you need a printed report card for insurance discounts or personal record keeping, please remember to do so during this timeframe. Reports cards are available until June 26th when our student information system is rolled over to the 17-18 school year.

Class of 2017: Final Transcripts
Congratulations to our graduates! Senior transcripts will be viewable in HAC next week. Final transcripts will be sent to the school designated on your Senior Checkout form. Transcripts for Class of 2017 are available through June 26th in Home Access Center. After that date, you can request a transcript from the Alumni Transcripts tab on the NVHS webpage.

Access Naviance over the summer for college & career planning. Log in using your student login. Student logins will be good until the end of the summer. Class of 2018 students are encouraged to access Naviance to research colleges and scholarships for senior college applications. All students are encouraged to log in to Naviance and access the Career tab to explore potential careers and career clusters. The Career Interest Profiler is a great tool for future planning.

Class of 2018: College Application Processing and Transcripts
Over the summer, please review your transcript in HAC. If there are any errors or questions, email your counselor. The Class House of 2018 will accept college applications and transcript requests beginning Friday, September 1, 2017 for college acceptance in Fall 2018. According to the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), colleges and universities are discouraged from beginning the application process prior to September 1st each year. Neuqua Valley High School follows the recommendations of this national organization. Please understand we are not staffed to process applications during the summer months. Detailed information about the college application process will be available for students and parents at Senior College Information Night Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. (A-L) or 8:00 p.m. (M-Z) in the NV Main Auditorium.

Class Schedules for 2017-18
The window to request course changes for next year closed May 26th. The Guidance Department will work during the summer to prepare final schedules for the 2017-18 school year. Look for an announcement in mid-August about obtaining your finalized schedule.

Registration for 2017-18
In order to complete registration for next school year, you must complete both the online verification and paper portion of registration. Failure to complete both steps by the deadline may result in the loss of your son or daughter’s class schedule from our system. Thank you for attending to the following steps:

  • Students who are currently enrolled have received registration packets for the 2017-18 school year. The return date requested was Monday, June 5th. If you did not receive a packet in the mail or if you lost your packet, contact the school and request to speak to a Guidance team member.
  • Log in to Home Access Center using the parent (NOT student) login. Please review the detailed instructions for completing online registration. Online verification will not be available during rollover (June 26th through July 3rd).
New to District 204?
If you are new to District 204 and plan to enroll at NVHS, call 630.428.6000 for an appointment. Important information about registration is available on the IPSD website. Please note the proof of residency requirements. Appointments to register freshmen will be available in July and August; appointments for sophomores through seniors will be available in August.

Best wishes to the Class of 2017 as they begin their post-high school journey. It has been our pleasure to serve you. We are looking forward to the 2017-18 school year and to continuing our partnership with students and families. Please watch our website for a calendar of upcoming events. Best wishes to you for a wonderful summer!

Ms. Sandy Schuller, Director of Guidance

Summer Integrated Pest Management Applications

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.  
  • On (Tuesday, June 27, 2017), weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to Lake and Shoreline at Neuqua Valley High School.  We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  
  • On (Wednesday, June 21, Thursday , June 22, and Friday 23, 2017) and (Wednesday June 28 and Thursday 29,  2017)  weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines (athletic fields) cracks and crevices and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School). This application will be a “Post-Emergent and Spot Treatment” (Round-up). 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

Indian Prairie School District #204

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wildcat Theatre Summer Academy

Wildcat Theatre Academy is proud to open registration for its summer theatre camp. This year, high school campers will have the unique opportunity to hone their craft in developing a public performance at the Naperville Riverwalk Amphitheater on Thursday, August 3rd. Regardless of the attended high school, students will be able to partake in this unique performance. Please follow the link for further information: http://wildcattheatreacademy.weebly.com/

Friday, May 19, 2017

Order Your Graduation and/or Baccalaureate DVDs

Media Communication students from Neuqua Valley High School will be videotaping this year's Graduation & Baccalaureate ceremonies as a fundraiser for NVTV. The DVDs make a great gift for those family members who are unable to attend the ceremonies, or for those who would like to remember the day for years to come. There will be 2 opportunities to purchase a copy of the Graduation or Baccalaureate ceremonies. You may pre-order or you may order a copy at the Baccalaureate ceremony on May 25th, or at the Graduation ceremony on May 28th.
If you wish to avoid long lines at either ceremony, pre-order your DVD copy today by filling out the form below and mailing it with your check (made payable to NVHS) postmarked no later than Friday, May 19th, to: 
Lisa Traut, Media Communication, Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564

From May 22nd to May 26th, you may drop off your DVD order at the receptionist’s desk in the rotunda at Neuqua Valley (7a-3p). Please do NOT mail your order after May 19th.
To place your order at the graduation ceremony, please stop by one of the four NVTV tables in the lobby of the NIU Convocation Center beginning one hour prior to graduation or immediately following the ceremony. To place your order at the Baccalaureate ceremony, please visit the table in the Auditorium Lobby on May 25th thirty minutes before or immediately after the ceremony. All orders must be paid for at the time the order is placed. Absolutely NO orders for either ceremony will be accepted after May 28th. This is a firm deadline and no exceptions will be made. While checks are the preferred method of payment, cash will be accepted (exact change only please). Please include phone # and Student ID number on the check. Credit card payments are NOT accepted.
You may order a regular DVD or a Blu-ray DVD or both. Please note that Blu-Ray DVDs will NOT play in regular DVD players. Please indicate your preference of a DVD type when ordering on the form below. Refunds will not be issued for ordering the wrong type of DVD. 
All DVD orders will be mailed to the address listed on the form below during the week of June 5th, so it is imperative that the address is legible. Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Traut via email at lisa_traut@ipsd.org or via phone at (630) 428-6660. Thank you for your order!

Farewell From Scholarship Valley!!!

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!

Hey, Wildcat Alums (let that set it for a minute)!!! First and foremost, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! It seems it has been a long time coming, but 4 blinks of the eye and you are moments away from closing one chapter and opening another. As you conclude your time at Neuqua Valley, there are still some opportunities to accrue $$$ for college. Check these out! Good luck on your future endeavors!
  • 5/22/19 – B. Davis Scholarship
  • 6/12/17 – Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
  • 6/19/17 – Big Sun Scholarship
  • 6/30/17 – American Italian Cultural Society Annual Scholarship
  • 7/31/17 – Groth & Associates Scholarship

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017-18 Course Verification and Elective Course Change Request

Dear Wildcat Families,
It is that time of year for students in the Class of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 to review their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Class of 2018 – Class of 2020: This is done through Home Access Center (HAC) by clicking on the schedule link and scroll to the bottom of the page. You will be able to view the courses your student will take next year; it is not your student’s daily schedule. The finalized schedule will be viewable in mid-August through HAC.
  • Class of 2021: The middle schools will distribute a paper copy for your review later this week. The high school schedule link is not available in your HAC at this time. This is not your student’s daily schedule. The finalized schedule will be viewable in mid-August through HAC.
Important Information regarding Course review

  • ERROR - If there is an error in your course request-verification: (e.g. should have Physics, but have Biology) contact your counselor immediately.
  • ELECTIVE COURSE CHANGE REQUEST - The elective change request window is Monday 5/22 – Friday 5/26. Forms and instructions are located on this link and then select the course enrollment tab. Forms are also located in the class houses at NV.
  • Please be aware that several elements affect course availability. New enrollments, schedule changes because of summer school courses, and course balancing for reasonable class sizes are some of the factors we must take into account. Submitted elective change requests will be processed on a SEAT-AVAILABLE basis. Our goal is to have each of our students in the classes they requested for next year.
  • Level placements in core classes were completed on January 26th and will not be part of the change request process at Neuqua Valley. We will, however, speak with families that have a level concern if an extenuating circumstance has interrupted their student’s academic journey. Contact the appropriate department chair for review by May 26th.
Thank you for your partnership and your patience with this process. Your student final schedule will be available for viewing in HAC in mid-August.

Monday, May 15, 2017

NVHS Wildcat Wear Spring Clearance Sale

Wildcat Wear Spring Clearance Sale is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Don't miss this opportunity to save big and stock up on all of your Neuqua Wildcat Wear!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Physics-STEM Academic Camp

Online Registration to enroll in the Physics-STEM Academic Camp for students in grades 6-8 is now open.
For more information, click here. Registration information can be found here.

For questions, contact Esther: ewong@lsst-usa.org /630-544-0680.