Thursday, January 30, 2014

Collection of Second Semester Fees


  • Starting February 4th parents can access school fees in Home Access Center.
  • Second Semester courses that have fees include -  Courses in the Art, FACS, TEE, Business, PE and Drivers Ed Departments.
  • Outstanding fees are also listed in HAC. 
  • In addition to the fees listed in E-school, students may also be liable for missing or damaged textbooks. A notice of those fees will be sent out in the coming months.
  • For seniors all financial obligations must be cleared and paid in full prior to Cap and Gown Pick Up.  
Students with outstanding obligations will not be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremonies.

Directions:
  1. Parents should log on to Home Access Center on the left hand side, click on fees.
  2. View the fees -Second Semester and any outstanding fees.
  3. Print fee page.
  4. Check or cash will be accepted, checks should be made out to NVHS with student ID and phone number on it.
  5. Students should bring the printed fee page and cash or check to school.
  6. Student should hand in fee page and check or cash to the class house at Main Building and Main Office at Gold Building.
  7. Fees should be turned in no later than February 14th.


Questions please call the Main Office at 630-428-6017


Wildcat Wear Spring Sports Items

Get your Gear On…

The Spring Sports Season is fast approaching and WCW has some great items for your season.
Girls Track Shorts ($15), Water Bottle ($3) and Under Armour Bag ($25). 



 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Neuqua Theatre - Barefoot in the Park

The Neuqua Valley Theatre Department is proud to present it's Winter Play, "Barefoot In The Park". 

"Barefoot In The Park" takes the stage Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 23, 24, & 25 at 7pm, with an additional 3pm show on Saturday. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased prior to each performance. The performances will take place in the Black Box at Neuqua Valley's Main Campus. 

"Barefoot In The Park" is a very funny show. Neil Simon is an iconic comedic playwright, and the humor in this show really holds up. The themes of relationships, love, compromise, and change are timeless and remain as relevant today as when the show premiered on Broadway in 1964... 

The play opens literally with the end of the honeymoon. Paul and Corrie are just moving into their first apartment and getting their life set up, now that the fairytale phase is over. Suddenly they have to negotiate the realities of life together, a less-than-spectacular apartment, weird neighbors, and meddling mother-in-law. It turns out that happily ever after is more complicated than in the storybooks. Can their relationship survive the shock of day-to-day life together? You'll have to come to the show to find out. 

For more information, please contact Director Will Schaub at william_schaub@ipsd.org 



College of DuPage Scholar Visit Day

Due to last weekend's inclement weather, the College of DuPage Scholar Visit Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. 

You are also welcome to attend the upcoming President’s Day Visit on Monday, Feb. 17 or any of our Campus Visit Days. Pre-registration required at www.cod.edu/visit.


Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
10 a.m., Presentations
College of DuPage
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

We encourage you to experience what College of DuPage has to offer at our Scholar Visit Day. This event is for 2014 high school graduates who meet the following selection criteria:

• Current high school senior with a 3.75/4
• OR a composite ACT score of 27 or higher
• Resident of Community College District 502


Scholarships range from $1,500 per year to full-tuition awards up to 64 hours. Visit cod.edu/scholarships to apply for this prestigious scholarship as well as many others. Scholar visit day presentations will begin at 10 a.m. with tours immediately following. Bring your transcripts and ACT scores for uploading assistance.

For more information or to RSVP: cod.edu/visit
Directions: cod.edu/maps
Questions: scholarvisit@cod.edu
Presented by the College of DuPage Office of Admissions & Outreach


Click here to view the Scholar Visit Day Flyer



Student Council Toiletry Drive for District 204 Families

Student Council is hosting a Toiletry Drive for District 204 families in need until February 20th. Bring in toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, deodorant, hand sanitizer, washcloths, baby wipes, disinfectant spray, bar soap, laundry detergent. Drop them off in the rotunda at main or gold.


Black History Celebration

Please join us on Saturday, February 1 at the Gold Building from 6 pm to 8 pm for a District 204 Black History Celebration.  
Students from Neuqua Valley, Metea Valley, and Waubonsie Valley will perform and present in this kick-off to Black History Month.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.  
Proceeds will benefit scholarships and Black Student Alliance programs as well as Juvenile Diabetes and Sickle Cell charities.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Daddy Daughter Dance


NVHS proudly presents it's 17th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on February 22, 2014. Our theme is the Roaring Twenties. So come dressed to the nines and dance the night away. The dance will be held at the Gold Campus from 7-10pm. Tickets will be sold during school on February 18-21.

Click here to access and print the ticket order form.


Senior Baby Pictures

Attention seniors! If you want your baby picture in the yearbook email a high resolution picture to the yearbook staff at neuquavalleyyearbook@gmail.com

Quick! Pictures must be submitted by Friday, February 7th. Spaces are limited and pictures will be selected based on layout compatibility.


Orchesis Dance Company Showcase 2014

Come celebrate many styles of dance at the Orchesis Dance Company Showcase 2014! This year's Showcase runs February 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7 pm in the Main Campus Auditorium and features tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, Afro jazz, and hip hop genres, as well as the infamous Partner Piece and Parent Performance. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods in the Commons on Tuesday, February 4th through Friday, February 7th. Admission is $5 for students and $12 for adults. NVHS faculty may each receive one free ticket. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. 

Check out the Orchesis website for more information http://www.neuquavalleyorchesis.com/showcase.html 

The NVHS Orchesis Dance Company hopes to see you soon! 


Senior Scholarship Seminars


Now is the time for seniors to apply for local scholarships! Seniors are invited to come to the College/Career Center on Thursday, Jan. 23rd and Friday, Jan. 24th during their lunch period to learn about the local scholarships, new scholarships and get their questions answered. Students can stop by any time during their lunch period!



Course Selection for 2014-15

The course selection process for the 2014-2015 school year has officially begun. Students received information about course selection on January 10th in a Core Course Recommendation homeroom. 
Teachers distributed grade-level specific Course Selection Tip Sheets to all students grades 9-11; the sheets outline the course selection process and provide key dates and deadlines. Students also viewed a Course Recommendation Student Video accessible here: http://nvhs.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx?id=1220

  • Please contact your student’s counselor with any questions about course selection for next year.
  • Please contact your student’s counselor with any questions about course selection for next year.
  • Over the next two weeks, teachers will share their recommendations for next year’s courses: core courses required for graduation and other suggested courses. Students should record recommendations and electives of interest on their tip sheets for reference. Please encourage your student to use this time to gather information about courses of interest by talking with teachers and counselors, accessing online resources including the 2014-15 High School Course Guide (available soon on the NVHS homepage), and seeking other departmental information in their current courses. 
  • All course selection-related information is available on the NVHS homepage http://nvhs.ipsd.org/ by clicking on “Course Enrollment Timeline- 2014-15”
  • January 16th-January 28th—January 16th Home Access Center (HAC) opens for students to begin online course selection. Please note that teacher recommendations for required courses are pre-loaded into HAC. https://homeaccess.ipsd.org/HomeAccess/ All course requests must be entered by the end of the day January 28th using either the student’s or parent’s HAC username and password to log in.
  • January 29th through February 7th—Counselors meet with students through designated classes for brief individual conferences to finalize course choices. Students will be notified of their appointed time.
  • January 31st--Level Changes: To request a change in placement up a level, please contact the high school department chair by January 31st. Department Chairs will communicate approved or declined level changes directly to NV Guidance. To request moving down a level, please select the lower level online and the guidance counselor will remove the higher course.



Mother Son Brunch

Don't miss the Neuqua Mother Son Brunch!
Tickets to this special event will be on sale at both the Main & Gold campuses on Friday, 1/31, Tuesday, 2/4 & Wednesday 2/5 during all lunch periods. Please bring cash or checks made payable to NVHS PTSA, along with completed registration form.

Reservations now being accepted, so mark your calendar, download the reservation form and send in ASAP! Make some very special memories that will last a lifetime! Hypnotist Robinn Lange will perform, and Professional Mental Game & Life Coach will provide words of wisdom & inspiration for all! Download the reservation form on Thursday e-news bulletin.

Click here to access and print the Mother Son Brunch Reservation Form



TCD Community Open House

Neuqua Valley sophomore and junior students and their parents are invited to visit the Technology Center of DuPage on Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm for a Community Open House. 

Come see the educational opportunites offered at TCD. 

Students who will be juniors and seniors for the 2014-15 school year are invited to consider TCD; enrollment takes place in January 2014. 

More information about TCD programs is available through your school counselor and/or online at www.tcdupage.org. TCD is located at 301 S. Swift Road in Addison.


Market Day - February

Our next Market Day pick up will be on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 4:00 to 5:00 at the Gold Campus Campus Commons Area. You still have time to place your order at www.marketday.com by Thursday, February 6, 2014

The special for this month is FREE Five Cheese Garlic Toast with a $40 purchase, no code needed. Also FREE Cheese Ravioli with a $90 online purchase, use prom or code: FEBBONUS.

New Products this month are: Cheez-It Snack Packs, Dijon Encrusted Pork Chops, and Fudge Dipped Brownie Pops.

Money raised through Market Day helps support activities that are sponsored by NVHS PTSA.




Graduation : Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 7pm

The countdown to Graduation has begun! The ceremony will be begin at 7pm on May 25, 2014 at Northern Illinois University. 

The Senior Newsletter is a source of valuable information to inform students in the Class of 2014, and parents, of important dates, times, and deadlines for end-of-the-year Senior events in April and May. Please take another look! Remind yourself, and others, of upcoming opportunities, responsibilities and deadlines to ensure a successful graduation!

The Newsletter is available by clicking here.

Please contact Dr. Mark Kolkman, Assistant Principal with questions:mark_kolkman@ipsd.org or 630-428-6000.



Spring 2014 Neuqua Valley Girls' Lacrosse Club Registration

Spring 2014 Neuqua Valley Girls' Lacrosse Club Registration
It's Not Too Late

Registration for the 2014 Spring season is open.

For information about Neuqua Valley Girls' Lacrosse Club, visit nvlax.com.
- Registration forms and other information is available online under the TEAMS Tab - FORMS

For any questions or inquiries, please contact nvgirlslaxteam@gmail.com and a representative from the club will contact you.



Monday, January 13, 2014

Vex Robotics Competition



Teams of Robot-Building Students put STEM Skills to the test at the WiredCats Vex Robotics Competition at Neuqua Valley High School



Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Power of Choice Parent Newsletter



Keep Talking to Your Child about Drugs and Alcohol…They Really Are Listening -- 

Parents often believe that their teens are not listening and don’t care what they have to say.  The truth is, young people ARE listening to their parents even if it does not appear that way. Read the Parents Use Your Power January Newsletter for tips about how to have those very important conversations with your child about drugs and alcohol at:


Neuqua Mother-Son Brunch

Neuqua Mother-Son Brunch! Save The Date for February 9th at The Bolingbrook Golf Course!  More details to come shortly. 

2nd Semester Schedules

Second semester begins on Tuesday, January 14th. Paper schedules will not be distributed on the first day of the semester. Class schedules are available through Home Access Center, using the same login and password used to check grades. Click “Schedule” on the left in Home Access. Students should print their class schedules at home and bring them to school on Tuesday, January 14th.

Students should contact their guidance counselor as soon as possible if an error is detected on their schedule. Please note that lunch, P.E., and many electives are scheduled on a semester basis and may not take place during the same period as they did during first semester. Full year courses typically do not change at the start of the new semester. Thank you in advance for your understanding that requests for specific teachers or periods (including lunch and P.E.) cannot be accommodated. 



Senior Spectacular T-Shirt Design Contest

The Senior Spectacular Committee is hosting a design contest for the this years Senior Spectacular Contest. Entries must be received no later than Wednesday, January 15th. The winning entry receives a free ticket to Senior Spectacular on April 12, 2014.

Contest Rules:

  • Must use Mardi Gras them and colors
  • May use three colors (t-shirts will be black)
  • Original Artwork only
  • Deadline for entries is Wednesday 1/22/14

Questions? Contact Diane Smith: dpsmith318@gmail.com



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PTSA Mother Daughter Tea & Fashion Show

The annual PTSA Mother Daughter Tea & Fashion Show will be on Sunday, March 16th from 1-4 pm at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.  Join us for lunch, fashion and to  find your inner Audrey Hepburn during our "Breakfast at Tiffany's" themed annual event!!  Watch for more details coming soon!   

Click here to access and print the reservation form.