Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wildcat Weekly Open One More Day Before the Break

The Main Building WCW store will be opened from 9:15 am - 1:30 pm for all the last minute shoppers this Friday, December 18.  We closed the store at KBC until the next school year already.


2015-16 - Second Semester Schedules


Dear Wildcat families:
ALL STUDENTS: Second semester begins Tuesday, January 12th, 2016. 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 check your schedule to make sure you are not missing any graduation requirements.



Friday, December 11, 2015

Shop and Help Support Neuqua

If you are using Amazon to make any of your holiday purchases you can also help NVHS at the same time!  We have partnered with Fundinco.org to help raise funds for our school.  It is super simple to do.
Just click on this link, then click on the Amazon button and use your own Amazon account as normal.  By using our link, Amazon will donate 1% of your purchases back to NVHS through Fundinco.
Please consider this also when using Amazon throughout the year!  Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!  


Holiday Shopping and Wildcat Wear New Items

Wildcat Wear will be opened for the sporting events listed below in addition to Friday hours. 
(Great time to get some holiday shopping done) 
  • Boys Basketball vs Waubonsie:  Friday, December 11 (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
If you have questions, visit the Neuqua Boosters Website.

New Item of the Week - Neuqua Lanyard!


PTSA Fundraiser - Yogurt Beach Day - December 17th

Mark your calendar for this Thursday! Take a sweet break from finals and enter a chance to win a future vacation for you and a friend--a trip for 2 to Yogurt Beach!" Stop by anytime Thursday the 17th, from Noon till closing and 40% of your sales will support our wildcats. Make sure you stop at the counter and enter the drawing! 
Yogurt beach is located at:
3027 English Rows, Suite 115
Naperville, IL 60564
(just south of 103rd on Rt. 59)

Upcoming PTSA Fundraisers
  • Mark you calendar for our January No Cook day at Sharko's on Monday, January 11th.



Class of 2016 Illinois State Scholars Announced

Neuqua Valley is pleased to announce the Class of 2016 students who have earned the Illinois State Scholar award for outstanding academic achievement. Winners rank in the top ten percent of high school seniors. Selection is based on a formula including SAT/ACT and/or GPA at the end of the junior year.

Names are listed here.




Alliance for the Children

The Holiday spirit is in the air! The Alliance for the Children Wishes to Santa/Giving Tree program has started at Neuqua Valley. Students were given the opportunity to select a tag for a needy child and were asked to bring the UNWRAPPED Gifts to Advisory at BFC and to their 2nd-period class at the Main building. The Alliance for the Children Wishes to Santa/Giving Tree program runs from Dec. 1 to December 15 and will assist children in need both locally as well as in the Appalachian mountain areas of Kentucky and Virginia. 
Help us in our 17th year of "kids helping kids"!!!
Contact paula_mueller@ipsd.org for more information. 


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

After School Science Enrichment Class Starting in January

Biochemical Design through Drug Delivery System (Grades 9-12)
This course is for students who are interested in the scientific disciplines such as Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Bioinformatics, etc.
Meeting day: Tuesdays or Thursdays (TBA)
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: NVHS

For more course information, registration deadline, and tuition click here



Online Learning Courses for High School Students

Students, did you know we offer online learning courses during the academic year and summer? Did you know these courses allow you to learn anytime and anyplace you choose? Our district has partnered with Naperville Community Unit School District 203, and Wheaton Community Unit School District 200 to create the Expanding Learning Opportunities Consortium, eLo. eLo provide students with quality instruction delivered virtually by innovative and passionate teachers from within the consortium. We have had over 1,500 successful course completions since we launched in 2014. 
To learn more about the program, please visit eLo at www.eloconsortium.org.


Monday, December 7, 2015

PTSA Fundraiser - Cheryl's Candy 'N Popcorn - December 9th

Cheryl's Candy and Popcorn will be having a Neuqua Day Wednesday, Dec 9th. They are conveniently located at 3027 English Rows Drive, near the corner of 59 and 103rd. Stop by and pick up a sweet treat now or to put away for the holidays while supporting Neuqua.

A little note from the owners of Cheryl's:
"At Cheryl’s Candy 'N Popcorn you can go back in time to your childhood and enjoy memories with all our sweet treats! We offer all the nostalgic candies of old, gummy bears galore, dozens of jelly belly flavors, fruit slices, sours, chocolate covered nuts, raisins, pretzels, and much more. Also, we have hand spun cotton candy, premium chocolates, as well as over 20 flavors of fresh gourmet popcorn made in our kitchen daily!"
"As owners, Cheryl and I always look forward to and enjoy supporting our local schools and giving back because where would we be without our schools? All you need to do the day of the fundraiser is identify your school that you're there for the fundraising event. Looking forward to seeing you!"

Upcoming PTSA Fundraisers

  • Mark your calendar for Neuqua' Yogurt Beach Day on Thursday, December 15th. 
  • Mark you calendar for our January No Cook day at Sharko's on Monday, January 11th.



Girls Gymnastics Team Fundraiser at Yogurt Beach on December 9th

This Wednesday, December 9th, the Girls Gymnastics team is hosting a fundraiser at Yogurt Beach from 12pm-9pm. They are donating 40% of the proceeds back to the team if you mention NV Gymnastics at checkout. Please consider a pre-finals dessert this Wednesday at Yogurt Beach! 


Friday, December 4, 2015

Writer, Cartoonist, NASA Roboticist @ Neuqua

On Wednesday, December 9th at 2:15 pm, the Neuqua LMC and Anderson's will be hosting Randall Munroe in the Neuqua auditorium. All staff and students are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Bodwell or Carrie Ory.Munroe is the creator of the popular webcomic XKCD, author of the NY Times bestselling bookWhat If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions and the soon to be released title Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words and a former NASA roboticist. Personalized autographed copies are available for purchase in the LMC, click here for an order form. He is in town as part of this year's Naperville Reads event.


Study Smarter, Not Harder

Tips for Studying Smarter, Not Harder
Digital Tools to Support Individual and Collaborative Studying
  • Concept and Vocabulary Review - Quizlet
    Start with flash cards. Students can make their own, or choose from millions of flashcards sets created by others. Students can use several study modes including multiple choice tests and study games.
  • Collaboration - Google+ Communities Students create online study groups in Google+ Communities. Students can create private communities to share resources and have discussions.
  • Organization - Google Keep Create and share notes. Create checklists and reminders.
  • Video Concepts - Khan Academy and Learning Bird Video lessons to support math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

Video Resources





NVHS Hour of Code

The Business Department's 2nd Annual "Hour of Code" Event will take place on Thursday 12/10 after school in Lab D208 (Main Campus) from 2:30 - 3:30pm. All students are invited to attend regardless of experience with computer science. Coding games, programs, and languages will be explored.

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Coding games and tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed!
More info can be found at code.org or by contacting Mrs. Knuth. beth_knuth@ipsd.org


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wildcat Wear Holiday Hours and New Class of 2020 T-Shirt

Wildcat Wear will be opened for the sporting events listed below.
(Great time to get some holiday shopping done) 
  • Wrestling vs Metea:  Friday, December 4 (5:15 pm - 9:00 pm)
  • Girls Basketball vs Waubonsie:  Tuesday, December 8 (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
  • Boys Basketball vs Waubonsie:  Friday, December 11 (6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
Early release of the Class of 2020 T-Shirt
$10 each