Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mother Son Brunch


Save the Date!! The very popular, PTSA sponsored Mother Son Brunch will be held once again at Bolingbrook Golf Club on March 8th, 2015 from 11 am - 2 pm. We have an exciting agenda that you will not want to miss!
Ticket Sales will begin soon!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Debbie Lendino at (630)596.3672 or DebbieLendino@johngreeneRealtor.com.

Neuqua Valley Orchesis Showcase 2015

Come celebrate many styles of dance at the Orchesis Dance Company Showcase 2015! This year's Showcase runs February 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7 pm in the Main Campus Auditorium and features tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, 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 3rd through Friday, February 6th. Admission is $5 for students and $12 for adults. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office one hour prior to each show.

Check out the Orchesis website for more information http://www.neuquavalleyorchesis.com/showcase.html
The NVHS Orchesis Dance Company hopes to see you soon! 


Daddy Daughter Dance 2015

The Fabulous 50's Daddy Daughter Dance, Sat., Feb. 21, 7-10pm, Birkett Freshman Center.
$15 tickets during in-school sales Feb. 17, 18, 19 & 20 or $20 at door.
You won't want to miss this special event with your Dad!



Spring Fling Parent Chaperones


Each year we ask for parent volunteers to help with serving refreshments and door supervision at the Spring Fling Dance. This would involve arriving at the dance by 6 p.m. The dance ends at 10 p.m. This year's Spring Fling Dance is Saturday, March 7th. Dinner will be provided for chaperones at 5:30 p.m.
Please email Jaci Smolinski at jaci_smolinski@ipsd.org by Thursday, February 26th if you are interested in helping. She will respond back to you with more information through e-mail.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Sincerely,
Jaci Smolinski and Chris Cebrzynski
Student Council Class of 2017 Sponsors


Friday, January 23, 2015

Senior Newsletter - Class of 2015

Your Senior Year is well underway and you are busy making plans for future employment, college, or the military and getting ready to leave high school. You should be proud of your accomplishments. 
The intent of this newsletter is to inform students and parents of important dates, times, deadlines, Senior events in April and May and to remind you of your responsibilities to ensure a successful graduation.

The first installment of the Neuqua Valley High School Senior Newsletter for the Class of 2015 is available online.
Additional Resources for seniors will be added to our Graduation Page at nvhs.ipsd.org in the near future.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015-16 Course Selection Process

The NV course selection process for the 2015-16 school year has officially begun. Teachers and students participated in course recommendation discussions on January 13th. Students received course selection worksheets to help guide the process. These worksheets outline the course selection process and provide important instructions and deadlines. Students also viewed a Course Recommendation Student video. Please take a few moments and view this video and all other course selection information by clicking here.

Keep in mind the following items as your student selects courses for their 2015-16 school year.

  • HAC is now open for students to begin online course selection. We ask that students make course selections prior to the end of day on February 2nd. A total of 7 credits should be selected. Parents may view the process using either the student or parent's HAC username and password to log in. Course selection in HAC will close at end of day on February 2nd.
  • Many courses have been pre-loaded and locked into place for students. These include courses that are required for graduation and/or have level placement requirements. If there is a need to request a change in placement up a level, (example: College Prep to Honors/Advanced Placement) please contact the high school department chair before February 2nd. Department Chairs will communicate approved or declined level changes directly to your students Counselor. To request moving down a level, please select the lower level in HAC and the guidance counselor will remove the higher course during the student meeting.
  • February 3rd- Febuary 12th: Counselors meet with students through designated classes for brief individual conferences to finalize course choices. Students will be notified of their appointed time.
If you have any questions, please contact your student’s counselor for assistance. Thank you for your partnership in this important process.
Sincerely,
Sandy Schuller
Director of Guidance
Neuqua Valley High School I 2360 95th Street I Naperville, IL 60564


Friday, January 16, 2015

PATHS Parents Screening of the film "American Promise"

Our PATHS parents, a network of parents of African and African American descent, are celebrating Martin Luther King Day by showing an amazing film on Monday, January 19 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium.

The film is "American Promise" (http://www.rocoeducational.com/american_promise). It chronicles the journey of two African American young men from elementary to high school. Showing the film is designed to generate reflection and serve as a fundraiser for the annual PATHS Student Scholarship. Admission to this film is $5 for students and $6 for adults.

Neuqua PTSA Meeting

The next Neuqua PTSA meeting is Tuesday, January 20th at 9:30am in the faculty cafe'. Please join us to learn about the upcoming events including the Mother/Son Brunch, Mother/ Daughter Tea and Daddy Daughter dance! All are welcome!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

KidsMatter Conversation Circles


KidsMatter is hosting several upcoming ParentsMatterToo Conversation Circles. These groups typically consist of 8 to 12 parents who meet in various locations in the Naperville area to engage with a trained facilitator and other parents with similar concerns, learning effective tools in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. This four week, free series offers positive, practical strategies for parents with children and teens of all ages.

For more information, ParentsMatterToo Conversation Circles.




NVHS Theatre Presents "A Talent for Murder"

The Neuqua Valley Theatre Department is proud to present this winter's production of A Talent for Murder. With family members dropping like flies and millions of dollars in inheritance at stake, everyone's a suspect. Come see who done it on January 22 & 23 @ 7pm and January 24 @ 3pm & 7pm. Black Box Theater at NVHS Main Building, Entrance #10. All seats $5 at the door.


Senior Scholarship Seminars

Attention Seniors: Now is the time to apply for all local scholarships!!! Find out about all of the local scholarships, including new ones, and what you need to apply! Come to the College and Career Center on Wed. Jan. 28th and Thurs. Jan. 29th to learn about the scholarship process and get help finding scholarships that meet your needs. Stop in at any time during your lunch period to get your questions answered and gain valuable resources. 

Illinois 5Essentials Survey for Parents

Teachers, parents, and middle and high school students across Illinois have the opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school from the perspective of teachers, parents, and students.


As a parent, your voice is essential to help us understand the conditions at your child's school and guide improvement. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school. All survey responses will be kept confidential.
To take this short survey:
2. Type and then select DuPage as District 204's County location. This is the county associated with the district, not the location of an individual school.

3. Type your school's name into the School field and then select your school.

Student Council Toiletry Drive

Student Council is hosting a Toiletry Drive for District 204 families in need until January 30th. Bring in items and drop them off in the rotunda at Main or Birkett.

Items in need are: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Toilet Paper, Deodorant, Hand Sanitizer, Washcloths, Baby Wipes, Disinfectant Spray, Bar Soap, Laundry Detergent.


PTSA Market Day

Our next Market Day pickup will be on Monday, February 9, 2015 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Birkett Freshman Center Commons Area. ( Door 4 ). You still have time to place your order at www.marketday.com by Monday February 2, 2015. Please note the earlier order placement cutoff date.

The special for this month is a Free Cheese Ravioli with a $90.00 online purchase, use promo code : FEBBONUS. You will also receive a FREE $20 to spend with Shutterfly with any online purchase.

New products for this month: Tuscan Cod, Cookies and Cream Pie Cups, and Special K Strawberry Pastry Crisps.

Money Raised through Market Day helps with activities and programs sponsored by the PTSA.




Friday, January 9, 2015

Senior Spectacular T-Shirt Logo Design Contest

The Senior Spectacular Committee is again sponsoring a T-Shirt Logo Design Contest. The winning submission will be featured on the Senior Spectacular T-Shirt this year.
The Contest winner receives a free ticket to the Senior Spectacular on April 11th.
Entries must be received by Friday, January 23rd.
Submit to: dpsmith318@gmail.com

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015-16 Course Selection Information


It’s that time of year to begin the process of course selection for the 2015-16 school year. On Tuesday, January 13th we have course recommendation activities planned for grades 9, 10, 11 and graduation activities for seniors. Ninth grade students at the Birkett Center begin the day with Advisory, and Main Building students with a special homeroom for grades 10 and 11. Senior students will meet as a class in the Gymnasium. Room rosters will be posted for student convenience.
Parents, we value your partnership as students continue through their high school journey. Please use this link to view all materials ready for course selection. 


Neuqua Course Enrollment Documents

The Home Access Center course selection tab will be open Wednesday, January 21st through Monday, February 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate Class House.



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014-15 - Second Semester Schedules



Dear Wildcat families:
Second semester begins January 20th, 2015. Please take a moment to log into Home Access Center. https://homeaccess.ipsd.org/ Students, you can view your second semester schedule by clicking on the Classes Icon and then the Schedule Tab. We ask that you look the schedule over carefully. If your schedule contains any errors, see your counselor during your option period, before or after school.
We cannot accommodate any requests for changes to full-year courses. Thank you for looking over your schedule carefully.

Seniors: Please make sure you are not missing any graduation requirements.

Neuqua Valley Guidance Department


January Power of Choice Newsletter


Talk to your teens about your family values and choices, and risks associated with substance abuse. You have a significant impact on the choices your teens make. Check out the January Parents Use Your Power Newsletter to learn more.
  





Monday, January 5, 2015

Neuqua Valley Men’s Lacrosse Club

NV Men’s Lacrosse Club is accepting players for the 2015 spring season!!! No Experience Necessary!!
Winter Training sessions begin this Sunday Jan. 11 at Players Indoor 7-9pm.
Signup or come out and see what it’s all about. Training registration is also on our website.
Remember-boys lacrosse is a NO-CUT sport and there are 3 levels: F/S, JV and V.

Questions?  Email any board member at http://www.nvlax.org/page/show/26175-board

Learn more about the Lacrosse Club: http://www.nvlax.org/



Neuqua Valley Athletic Clubs are not connected to the NVHS Athletic Department. These clubs are supported and organized by parents of current and former NVHS students. The connected websites are not managed by Neuqua Valley or Indian Prairie School District. 

Please Consider Volunteering to Help with Senior Spectacular

There is a Senior Spectacular meeting on Monday, January 12th at 7pm in the large forum room.
Volunteers are needed for Senior Spectacular kickoff on 2/9, 2/10 and 2/11 as well as all ticket sale dates. 
Please consider volunteering at http://vols.pt/oSDyWu"

Click here to learn more about the 2015 Senior Spectacular

Technology Center of DuPage Open House

 To all students Class of 2016 and 2017,


Technology Center of DuPage is a school partner with District 204 high schools. If you are interested in finding out more information about programs they provide please consider attending the open house at Technology Center of DuPage on Wednesday, January 21st. See attached flyer for more information.



TCD Open House Flyer


Masterworks Concert on Jan 15th

Join our Grammy Award Winning Music Department for the Masterworks Concert on Jan 15th.  This concert showcases our  Freshmen  Chorus, Orchestra and Band students as well as The Wind Ensemble, Chamber Strings, and Varsity Chamber groups.  Due to the popularity of this concert, you must sign up for free tickets for one of two shows: Jan 15  6pm &  8:15 pm. Doors open at 5:30 and 7:45 pm.

Tickets are available at: www.neuquamusic.org from January 5th through January 14th.  Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes before each show.