Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Homecoming 2017 - Enchanted Wonderland

Homecoming is just around the corner! Please visit the Homecoming Page on neuqastudent.org for more information about the week's events!



Homecoming Parent Chaperones

Parents: Your help and support is so important for the success of this event. We really appreciate your help--so do the students! Please complete this form by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th if you would like to chaperone this year's homecoming dance. 
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: Arrive at the dance by 6:00 p.m. Parents will be done by 10:00 p.m
Please complete the chaperone form if you would like to be a parent chaperone at this year's Homecoming Dance.




Monday, September 18, 2017

This Cat Cares! - Wildcat Wear

Stop by Wildcat Wear this Friday during lunch! Get ready for the game and pick-up your cancer awareness tee! Let's show our support in the fight against all cancers!




2017 Kyle Shines On Fundraiser

Join us on Friday, November 3, 2017, 7PM @ Bolingbrook Golf Club to support the Kyle Zuleg Foundation and Gift of Hope. Help raise money for scholarships for high school seniors and to provide comforting blankets for families who are waiting as a loved one goes through the organ donation process. Your night will include raffle prizes, silent auctions, music, food and fun! 

For ticket information please visit kyleshineson.org.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Neuqua Valley Class of 2018 National Merit Semifinalists Announced

In 2016, 1.6 million high school juniors in more than 22,000 schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores include critical reading + mathematics + writing skills. In Illinois, students who earned a score of 221 or greater qualified as Semifinalists.

Click here to meet the 2018 Neuqua National Merit Semifinalists





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Integrated Pest Management Notification

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Peter L. Vlamis, Facilities 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.  As you have requested, please be aware that on Sunday, September 24, 2017, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the turf areas at Neuqua Valley High School by TruGreen.  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)428-6580.
                                                                                                 
Sincerely,
Peter L. Vlamis
ARAMARK Facilities Manager
Indian Prairie School District #204


Monday, September 11, 2017

Updates from Scholarship Valley

Here is a scholarship update. All information can be located on Naviance. Select the Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see Scholarship List. There are a number of opportunities and scholarship search engines to help close the financial gap. Every little bit helps, so apply to as many as possible!! 

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Integrated Pest Management Notification

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 Monday, September 11 and Friday, September 15, 2017, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas, cracks and crevices, 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


Know a Staff Member Making a Difference?

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation is partnering with District 204 to recognize staff members who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students. During the school year, one staff member a month is selected to receive the A+ Award. Recipients do not have to be classroom teachers. Any staff member in the school who has made a difference is eligible.

Nominations must include an essay describing how the staff member has positively impacted students. We strongly encourage student nominations. Parents, alumni, and community members are also encouraged to submit a nomination.
All nominations submitted will be kept for consideration until the end of the current school year. Individuals are limited to submitting one nomination per year. Nominees must be currently employed by District 204.
To nominate a District 204 staff member, visit the A+ Award site.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fall College Rep Visits Begin September 12th

Dear Junior and Senior Wildcats,

Fall visits from college admissions reps begin next Tuesday, September 12th in the College and Career Center during option periods. Twenty colleges are scheduled to visit next week alone!
  • Tuesday, 9/12:  Wash U, University of Rochester, Loras College, Knox College, Indiana University
  • Wednesday, 9/13:  Lake Forest College, MacMurray College, Ohio Wesleyan, Texas Christian, Alma College
  • Thursday, 9/14:   Eastern Illinois, Grand Valley State, Saint Mary’s College, New York University, St. Olaf College
  • Friday, 9/15:  Calvin College, Kendall College, University of Richmond, Sarah Lawrence, Hofstra University

 Automated emails sent from Naviance last week had incorrect dates and times for college visits. Please sign in to Naviance to view correct dates and times, then sign up to reserve your spot. Print a college visit pass from Naviance and have your teacher sign it if you are missing class. 



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Updates From Scholarship Valley

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!
Here is a scholarship update. All information can be located on Naviance. Select the Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see Scholarship List. There are a number of opportunities and scholarship search engines to help close the financial gap. Every little bit helps, so apply to as many as possible!!
  • 10/6/17 – AES Scholarship
  • 10/9/17 – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Wildcat Wear Store Items

Get your Valley Strong, War of 204 item for 2017! Join us as we compete with WV to see who can sell the most! Only $10 for this awesome patriotic hat or the Valley Strong T-shirt! Or get them both for only $18. All the proceeds benefit Semper Fi. On sale at the Wildcat Wear Store Thursday and Friday. 


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TS5k Chipotle Night is September 5th

Join us at Chipotle for the TS5k fundraiser on Tuesday, September 5th.

Tom Schlegel Race Chipotle Night
09/05/2017
4:00pm-8:00pm
2856 S. Route 59 Suite 108, Naperville, IL 6056450% of profits go towards the TS5k race and scholarship.


Bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Tom Schlegel Race.


ALOHA! Leis Available at Wildcat Wear Tomorrow!

Get your Hawaiian gear for Friday's game. Wildcat Wear is opening THURSDAY and is selling blue and gold LEIS ($2), light up FLOWER HEADBANDS($5) and light up SUN GLASSES($3)! Mahalo!

GO WILDCATS!

NV vs WV Football Game on 9/8


Friday night, Sept. 8th, the NEUQUA VALLEY football team will take on Waubonsie Valley 
AT NEUQUA! We are pre-selling tickets at Neuqua on Wednesday through Friday during all lunch hours at BOTH Buildings.

Ticket prices: $5 for Adults and $3 for Students

Since this is a HOME GAME for NEUQUA, all Neuqua students who have purchased an Athletic Pass or adults who have purchased a season pass will be admitted to the game FREE upon showing your ID/season pass.


Gates open at 4 PMSophomore game at 5 PMVarsity game at 7:30 PM
GO WILDCATS!!!!


Friday, August 25, 2017

The Tom Schlegel Memorial 5k Run

The family and friends of Tom Schlegel would like to ask you to join us for the 11th annual Tom Schlegel Memorial 5K road race on September 17th, 2017. One of Neuqua Valley’s most inspiring staff members, Tom Schlegel passed away on October 13th, 2006, after fighting a year long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As a former physical education teacher and assistant football coach, he has impacted the lives of many over the years. Defined by his faith, love, and character, Tom was a humble man always putting others before himself and never taking recognition for anything. A loving husband, dedicated father, approachable teacher, a motivating coach, and loyal friend, Tom simply lived life “the way everyone should.”

Registration for the running/walking in the eventWe'd love to see a lot of you out there walking or running in the event (www.ts5k.com). All runners will get a dri-fit shirt, water bottle, free TCBY at the finish.District 204 Student rate is $25
All others is $33
*You will need to sign up by September 6th to get the race shirt

Willie on the Run raceThere is also a 1-mile fun run called Willie on the Run for youngsters. This race is only $12 and all participants who sign up before Sept 6th will also get the dri-fit race shirt!
All proceeds benefit the Tom Schlegel Children’s Trust, the Tom Schlegel Scholarship fund, and the Neuqua Valley Physical Education Department. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at shelby_thormeyer@ipsd.org or call me at 630-428-6000 ext 4715.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Seniors ---- It's Scholarship Season!!!

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!
Welcome back Wildcats! It’s Senior Year, and along with everything else you’re preparing for, here are some early scholarship opportunities to check out. All information can be located on Naviance. Select the Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see Scholarship List. There are a number of opportunities and scholarship search engines to help close the financial gap.
  • 9/1/19 – Rhea of Hope Academic Scholarship; Rhea of Hope Continuing Education Scholarship; Rhea of Hope Enrichment Opportunity Scholarship
  • 10/9/17 – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Neon Items Available Friday at WCW

Stop into the Wildcat Wear store Friday during lunch periods and pick up some light up items for the neon themed game at Metea! Go Wildcats!




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Class of 2018: Senior College Application Information Night!

Class of 2018: Senior College Application Information Night will be held on Tuesday, August 29th in our school Auditorium. Students and parents are both encouraged to attend!

To accommodate the large crowd, we will have two presentations:

  • 6:30 p.m. for families with last names A-L
  • 8:00 p.m. for families with last names M-Z
Important information, procedures, and tips will be discussed about the college application/transcript request process. Additional topics will include The Common Application and Naviance e-docs. For questions or more information, please contact your assigned counselor.


Wildcat Wear Store Open

The Wildcat Wear Store will be open at both the Main and Freshman buildings Friday 8/25/17 during lunch periods. Be sure to stop in and see all of the new merchandise! 
Go Wildcats!!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Importance Updates from Guidance for 2017-18

Dear Wildcat Families,
The 2017-18 school year begins Thursday, August 24th, and we are excited to get started! Here are a few tips to help you begin your school year smoothly.
  1. Schedules are now viewable in Home Access Center. We are unable to accommodate any schedule change requests. If there is an error or an extenuating circumstance that has arisen, please contact your assigned counselor for review. Please log in to Home Access to view your schedule. Counselors are finishing last minute enrollments and balancing of classes. Print your finalized schedule on August 23rd, and bring it with you to school on Thursday. NV will not be printing schedules. We thank you for your cooperation to save on resources! To view your locker combination and network/Google/log in information, log in to HAC. From the home page, click School Links. Click Additional Information. Re-enter your login information to view.
  2. Transcripts will be updated and viewable in Home Access on Thursday, August 17th. Students in grades 10-12, please log in and review your transcript. If you see an error (e.g., summer course missing), please email your assigned counselor for assistance.
  3. Families who have NVHS graduates, please let your alumni know that all alumni transcripts are now available through the online service Parchment. Please direct them to the NVHS webpage, click on the Alumni Transcripts link, create an account with Parchment, and request transcripts. Alumni can request and pay for transcripts directly. This has greatly simplified and sped up the transcript request process. We are no longer able to accept paper requests/checks.
  4. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, District 204 high schools will no longer include +/- on report cards and transcripts. D204 high school grading scales do not differentiate GPA with +/-; this update aligns the GPA and grading scale. As in past years, please be advised that percentages are not rounded up.
The Guidance Department looks forward to a great school year partnering with all of our Wildcat families.