Friday, April 29, 2016

U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist Announced

Please join us in congratulating Wildcat Senior Anne Botos. 
She has been selected as one of 689 semi-finalists in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from nearly 4,700 candidates from U.S. high schools. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. Finalists will be announced in May and invited to Washington, DC for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities. 


Neuqua Percussion Concert - May 3rd

Join us for an evening of exciting rhythms at the Percussion Concerts on May 3. Cool beats will begin dropping in the Main Building Auditorium at 6 & 7:30pm. The 6pm concert will feature percussion ensembles from all 8 band classes, and the 7:30pm concert will feature our 2 steel bands. For more information: www.neuquamusic.org



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Potbelly Sandwich Shop (Showplace) Fundraiser Sunday, May 1st

Take a break from cooking and enjoy a delicious toasty sandwich, hearty soup or a fresh salad, and help raise funds for a good cause.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop will be donating 25% of all their sales to:
Neuqua Valley PTSA
Sunday, May 1, 2016
3:00PM-6:00PM

See you at Potbelly Sandwich Shop
2860 Showplace Dr
Naperville, IL 60564

Or order online for pickup at www.potbelly.com

Spread the word to all of your friends and family too!


Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 - 2017 Parking Permits


Neuqua Valley High School Parking Application Timeline
  • April 21, 2016 – Class of 2017 Parking Application and payment accepted.
    Print and complete the application on the next page.
    Review the Student Parking Rules and Regulations on the third page of this document.
    Turn in completed application to the Sophomore Class House (B201)
  • August 8-11, 2016 – Parking Stickers picked up at School Readiness Days.
  • August 23, 2016 – August 31, 2016 – Class of 2018 Parking Applications accepted for the lottery. 
  • September 6, 2016 – Results posted for the Class of 2018.
2016 - 2017 Parking Lot Application


Friday, April 15, 2016

Integrated Pest Managment Updates

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Ismael Carrizales, K-12 Grounds Manager
c/o Indian Prairie School District 204
3003 West 103rd Street
Naperville, IL 60564

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:                                                                        
    
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. Please be aware that on (Tuesday April 19, 2016), weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines (athletic fields) and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School). This application will be a “Post-Emergent and Spot Treatment”. 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.
                                                                                                  
Sincerely,
Andrew Weed
Facility Manager

Indian Prairie School District #204


PACT and ACT Testing - April 19th

PACT Testing - Freshmen & Sophomores
On April 19, Freshman and Sophomore students will take the PACT test. Both grade levels will be testing at the Main Building.

ACT+ Testing - Juniors
On April 19, Juniors will be taking the ACT+ Test. Testing will take place at the Birkett Freshman Center.


Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule

NEUQUA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
2016 Final Exam Schedule

1. DURING EXAMS: ALL classes, including Physical Education, will have a Final Exam and meet on the scheduled exam day. All exam periods are 95 minutes in length. Students are required to be on time for the exam. If a student arrives late, they may be sent to the Class House to study and will have to return at 1:15 p.m. for the Makeup Exam Period with his or her teacher. Make up Exams will be 1:15-2:45 on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10:55-12:30 on Thursday.

2. Students are expected to take ALL exams during their scheduled time. If a student is ill on the day of the exam, parents should call the appropriate House to report the absence AND make contact with the teacher of the course to schedule a makeup exam.

3. Students are not required to be in attendance during their Lunch/Option period— however Quiet Study will be accommodated in several locations at Main and Birkett Freshman Center. Also, students will be expected to stay in their exam rooms for the entire exam period, even if they finish early. Students should bring other material to study to use their time wisely.

4. TRANSPORTATION: Morning buses will pick up and drop off students at school at the regular time. Buses will leave after the last test period of the day and depart at approximately 12:35pm.

5. ATTENDANCE: NVHS strongly discourages pre-planned absences during exams. Parents requesting an extended absence which includes final exam week must submit their request IN WRITING to the school Principal. Students may pick up the Pre-Planned Absence Form in the Class House and attach the letter from the parents before bringing it to the Main Office. If the requested absence during finals weeks is approved, the student must arrange with each of his/her teachers to make up exams.

Main Building
Tuesday, May 24th
1st Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
2nd Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45
5th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Wednesday, May 25th
8th Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
7th Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45
6th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Thursday, May 26th
3rd Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
4th Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45
Buses Depart 10:55
Make Up Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Birkett Freshman Center
Tuesday, May 24th
1st Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
2nd Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
5th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25

Wednesday, May 25th
8th Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
7th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
6th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25

Thursday, May 26th
3rd Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
4th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
Buses Depart 10:50
Make Up Exam 10:50 - 12:25




Monday, April 11, 2016

Neuqua PTSA Gift Card Fundraiser

Order your gift card today! PTSA is hosting a gift card fundraiser, shop from a large list of retailers. Find gift cards from a variety of retailers including: Amazon, Target, Panera, Starbucks. This is a great way to purchase end of year teacher gifts, graduation or simply day to day use while supporting our school. Simply go the link, pick out your gift cards, complete the order form, and drop your order form off at the reception desk before May 10th. 


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Jazz Concert Showcase is April 12th

Springtime is the right time for an evening of Jazz. Please join us at the Birkett Center Gym for our Jazz Showcase on April 12th at 6:15pm and 7:45pm. For more information: www.neuquamusic.org


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Integrated Pest Management - April 8th Application

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Ismael Carrizales, K-12 Grounds Manager
c/o Indian Prairie School District 204
3003 West 103rd Street
Naperville, IL 60564

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:  
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.  Please be aware that on (Friday April 08, 2016), weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines (athletic fields) and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School). This application will be a “Post-Emergent and Spot Treatment”. 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.
                                                                                                  
Sincerely,
Andrew Weed
Facility Manager

Indian Prairie School District #204


Monday, April 4, 2016

April 2016 Parents Use Your Power Newsletter

Alcohol and Other Drugs: Party Guidelines and Social Hosting

Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among young people in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs. Tragic health, social, and economic problems result from the use of alcohol by youth. Underage drinking is a causal factor in a host of serious problems, including homicide, suicide, traumatic injury, drowning, burns, violent and property crimes, high-risk sex, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol poisoning, and the need for treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence. In fact, young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence and are two and a half times more likely to become abusers of alcohol than those who begin drinking at age 21. Research shows that most youth initiate drinking during June and July.