Saturday, February 28, 2015

The 2015 NVHS Mother Daughter Tea & Fashion Show is March 15th

Join us Saturday, March 15th from 1pm to 4pm at Bolingbrook Golf Course.
Tickets are ON SALE for the 2015 NVHS PTSA Mother Daughter Tea & Fashion Show so please order now for the best availability!
Stay up to date with facebook & twitter!  www.facebook.com/nvhstea   |  @nvhstea

Tickets for the event can be purchased one of three ways:

NEW!  Order tickets ONLINE!
$28 each plus processing fee if ordered by March 6, 2015.
Includes photo booth
3/7 – 3/10 late registration tickets are available for $40 each online only.

ORDER BY MAIL
$28 each
Includes photo booth
All mail orders must be postmarked by March 4, 2015

CAFETERIA TICKET SALES
Will be on February 23th, 24th, 25th and March 4th, 5th, 6th


Thursday, February 26, 2015

PTSA Call for Officers

The Neuqua PTSA is currently looking for strong leaders to join the team and serve as officers for the 2015-2016 school year. The officer positions include President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.If you are interested in serving, know of someone who you think would do a great job, or would just like to find out more about one of these positions, please contact a member of the nominating committee by Monday, March 9th.
Julie Pace-Williamson  juliepw4@sbcglobal.netLeah Keane  L_keane@juno.com
Karen Duncan  duncmank@aol.com

Neuqua Valley Men’s Lacrosse Club

Neuqua Valley Men’s Lacrosse Club
IT’S NOT LATE!! NV Men’s Lacrosse Club is accepting players for the 2015 spring season!!
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

Spring Fling 2015 Parent Volunteers Needed

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 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!


2014-15 U.S. Presidential Scholars Announced

Three Neuqua Valley seniors have been named candidates for the 2015 Presidential Scholars Program through the U.S. Department of Education. Students are invited to apply for the honor that recognizes our nation’s most distinguished high school seniors.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects honored scholars annually based on academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. To be nominated a Scholar is a great honor. Please join us in congratulating the following students:

Katherine Chung
Rachel McMullan
Avni Singh


Class of 2015 Indian Prairie Scholars Announced

Congratulations to the Seniors who were honored as Indian Prairie Scholars on February 24th. The Indian Prairie Scholar Award recognizes those who earn a cumulative GPA of 3.60 and higher after their seventh semester as full-time District 204 students. Please click the link to view recipients: Indian Prairie Scholar Awards


Report Card Information

To parents: With the upgrade to HAC, parents now have the ability to print Report Cards directly from the Report Card page in Home Access. In the upper right hand corner of the page is a Print button. This button will create an exact copy of the Report Card that is created in the office. 

National Merit and Achievement Finalists Announced

The National Merit Corporation has announced the 2015 National Merit and Achievement Finalists. Please join us in congratulating these top students.

National Achievement FinalistsEvelyn Darden, Darby Hickson, and Geraldine Serwald
National Merit FinalistsAnand Abraham, Armghan Ahmad, Venkat Atluri, Robert Barr, Nicholas Buckley, Katherine Chung, Jessica Ding, Michelle Ding, Tiffany Jeung, Jacqueline Keshner, Shannon Kollasch, Stephen Leung, Cheryl Liu, Rachel McMullan, Henry Michalski, Elizabeth Moye, Yaseen Saleh, Sameet Sapra, and Avni Singh



Advanced Placement Exam Information

Registration for Advanced Placement Testing is now open. New for this year: AP test registration and payment must be completed online through our Online AP Registration Site. The deadline for AP Test Registration is March 11th and the cost for each test is $95. The late registration period takes places from March 12th through April 7th for an additional fee of $10 per test. Students who have not registered for their AP exams by 11:59 PM on April 7th will be unable to test this year. For more details and instructions please refer to the AP Registration Handout.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wildcat Wear

Wildcat Wear just received a new shipment of Letterman Jackets...
You asked and we brought it back.. Noodie - $35


Thursday, February 19, 2015

College of DuPage Application Day

College of Dupage Admissions will come to Neuqua on Tuesday, February 24 for a Spring Application Day. During your lunch/option period, stop by the College and Career Center to complete an actual COD application, get information on admissions, programs, and financial aid and scholarships.
Bring your social security number and a credit card for the $20 application fee.


Scholarship Opportunities Available


NVHS is pleased to provide information about scholarship opportunities to our senior students through Naviance. We encourage seniors and senior parents to check Naviance frequently, as this list is sometimes updated on a daily basis as the information comes into us. After logging into Naviance, select the College tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and then click on Scholarship List for an up to date list of available scholarships. We would like to draw special attention to the following scholarship opportunities that are specifically for D204 and/or NVHS students:

  • NVHS Booster Club Scholarships
  • NVHS PTA Scholarships
  • Kyle Zuleg Memorial Scholarship
  • NVHS PATHS Scholarship
  • IPEF J. Alan Fry Community Service Scholarships
  • IPEF Sgt. David Caruso Scholarship
  • Indian Prairie Parents' Council (IPPC) Scholarships
  • NVHS McDonnell Memorial Scholarship
  • Tom Schlegel Memorial Scholarship
  • Thomas Martin Memorial Scholarship
  • Wheatland Athletic Association Scholarships
  • Naperville Rotary Scholarships
  • Naperville Newcomers & Neighbors Scholarship
  • Naperville Garden Club Scholarship
  • Naperville Woman's Club Scholarships
  • Bolingbrook Rotary Scholarships
  • Cress Creek Garden Club Scholarship
Please don't hesitate to contact your counselor if you have any questions!


Mother Son Brunch

All Neuqua Young Men and Your Mothers, join us Sunday, March 8th for the Annual Mother Son Brunch at Bolingbrook Golf Club! 
For more information, check out our NEW Neuqua Valley HS Mother Son Brunch facebook page!
Watch next week for Neuqua Moms handing out information during the options periods!

Tickets now available for the Annual Mother Son Brunch!
Sunday, March 8th at Bolingbrook Golf Course 11am-2pm.
Good Food, Good Laughs, Great Memories!
Reservation forms due by 3/2.
Any questions, please contact Debbie Lendino at d.lendino@comcast.net or Tami Stankoven at tamistankoven@gmail.com



Kids, Teens, & Technology Presentation

Detective Rich Wistocki will be presenting Thursday February 26th from 4-5pm on the topic of "Kids, Teens, & Technology". Please join us in the Large Forum room to learn more about how to keep kids safe.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Daddy Daughter Dance Volunteers Needed

The Daddy Daughter Dance needs volunteers for the Saturday, February 21st event.
Volunteers need to contact Karen Sanders at 630.709.9901.

Friday, February 13, 2015

PTSA Meeting - Tuesday, February 17th

Please join the Neuqua PTSA for an evening meeting on Tuesday, February 17th at 7pm. We wish to invite all parents and teachers to attend this informative meeting!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mother Daughter Tea Tickets are on Sale Now!

Join us Saturday, March 15th from 1pm to 4pm at Bolingbrook Golf Course.
Tickets are ON SALE for the 2015 NVHS PTSA Mother Daughter Tea & Fashion Show so please order now for the best availability!
Stay up to date with facebook & twitter!  www.facebook.com/nvhstea   |  @nvhstea

Tickets for the event can be purchased one of three ways:

NEW!  Order tickets ONLINE!
$28 each plus processing fee if ordered by March 6, 2015.
Includes photo booth
3/7 – 3/10 late registration tickets are available for $40 each online only.

ORDER BY MAIL
$28 each
Includes photo booth
All mail orders must be postmarked by March 4, 2015

CAFETERIA TICKET SALES
Will be on February 23th, 24th, 25th and March 4th, 5th, 6th

College Admissions Panel

Attention all Sophomore and Junior Students and Parents!!
On Monday, March 2nd, at 7:00 PM in our Auditorium, we will have a College Admissions Panel with 5 representative from various colleges to share valuable information on the college admissions process, scholarships and financial aid at their "type" of university/college. Representatives from the following colleges will be there: University of Illinois, Monmouth College, College of DuPage, University of Chicago, and Northern Illinois University. Parents and students are both welcome to attend!!!



PTSA Market Day


Our next Market Day pickup will be on Monday, March 9, 2015 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Birkett Freshman Center , in the Commons Area. ( Door 4 ). You still have time to place your order at www.marketday.com by Monday, March 2, 2015.
The special for this month is a FREE 4-Pack of ChicNSteakes with any $90 online purchase, use promo code: MARBONUS. It is also Dessert Bonus Days ! Our school will earn extra profits on each dessert sold. Great time to stock up!
New Products this month: Fresh Produce! There are three options to choose from, Family Produce Assortment, Gourmet Produce Assortment and the Organic Produce Assortment.
All Market Day orders must be paid in full online this month. Thanks so much for supporting Market Day. Money raised through Market Day helps with activities sponsored by the PTSA.



2015 AP Exam Registration Begins February 18th


For the May 2015 Advanced Placement Exams, students at Neuqua Valley High School will be registering online. This registration will take only a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. Online exam registration will open on February 18th and close on March 11th. Students registering in this window will be charged $95.00 per exam. Late registration will take place March 12th through April 7th. During the late registration window there will be an additional late fee of $10.00 per exam. Please click the following link for the complete information:  

For questions about AP exam registration, please contact Ms. Carbonara: lorinda_carbonara@ipsd.org .


Friday, February 6, 2015

Winter Parent Teacher Conference Registration

Online registration for the Winter Parent Teacher Conferences will open on February 9th for parents to plan and schedule conferences with teachers. All conferences should be scheduled using the online scheduler.
Conferences are 10 minutes in duration with a 5 minute passing period built into the scheduler. Parents will schedule in 15 minute blocks to allow for this time frame.

Winter Conference: February 26th, 1:00 - 8:00 PM

You can register for conferences using the PT Conference Link on the left navigation menu column of the nvhs.ipsd.org website or directly at the NVHS PTC Website.

For additional help please contact your guidance class house or kerry_cahill@ipsd.org



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Parents Use Your Power Newsletter




Building Family Strategies to Keep Teens Safe


What others believe about us can shape how we see ourselves and how we behave. Teens who are hearing negative messages about who they are and what is expected of them may believe those messages instead of realizing their true potential.
Check out the February Parents Use Your Power Newsletter to learn more.