Friday, May 19, 2017

Order Your Graduation and/or Baccalaureate DVDs

Media Communication students from Neuqua Valley High School will be videotaping this year's Graduation & Baccalaureate ceremonies as a fundraiser for NVTV. The DVDs make a great gift for those family members who are unable to attend the ceremonies, or for those who would like to remember the day for years to come. There will be 2 opportunities to purchase a copy of the Graduation or Baccalaureate ceremonies. You may pre-order or you may order a copy at the Baccalaureate ceremony on May 25th, or at the Graduation ceremony on May 28th.
If you wish to avoid long lines at either ceremony, pre-order your DVD copy today by filling out the form below and mailing it with your check (made payable to NVHS) postmarked no later than Friday, May 19th, to: 
Lisa Traut, Media Communication, Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564

From May 22nd to May 26th, you may drop off your DVD order at the receptionist’s desk in the rotunda at Neuqua Valley (7a-3p). Please do NOT mail your order after May 19th.
To place your order at the graduation ceremony, please stop by one of the four NVTV tables in the lobby of the NIU Convocation Center beginning one hour prior to graduation or immediately following the ceremony. To place your order at the Baccalaureate ceremony, please visit the table in the Auditorium Lobby on May 25th thirty minutes before or immediately after the ceremony. All orders must be paid for at the time the order is placed. Absolutely NO orders for either ceremony will be accepted after May 28th. This is a firm deadline and no exceptions will be made. While checks are the preferred method of payment, cash will be accepted (exact change only please). Please include phone # and Student ID number on the check. Credit card payments are NOT accepted.
You may order a regular DVD or a Blu-ray DVD or both. Please note that Blu-Ray DVDs will NOT play in regular DVD players. Please indicate your preference of a DVD type when ordering on the form below. Refunds will not be issued for ordering the wrong type of DVD. 
All DVD orders will be mailed to the address listed on the form below during the week of June 5th, so it is imperative that the address is legible. Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Traut via email at or via phone at (630) 428-6660. Thank you for your order!

Farewell From Scholarship Valley!!!

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!

Hey, Wildcat Alums (let that set it for a minute)!!! First and foremost, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! It seems it has been a long time coming, but 4 blinks of the eye and you are moments away from closing one chapter and opening another. As you conclude your time at Neuqua Valley, there are still some opportunities to accrue $$$ for college. Check these out! Good luck on your future endeavors!
  • 5/22/19 – B. Davis Scholarship
  • 6/12/17 – Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
  • 6/19/17 – Big Sun Scholarship
  • 6/30/17 – American Italian Cultural Society Annual Scholarship
  • 7/31/17 – Groth & Associates Scholarship

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017-18 Course Verification and Elective Course Change Request

Dear Wildcat Families,
It is that time of year for students in the Class of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 to review their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Class of 2018 – Class of 2020: This is done through Home Access Center (HAC) by clicking on the schedule link and scroll to the bottom of the page. You will be able to view the courses your student will take next year; it is not your student’s daily schedule. The finalized schedule will be viewable in mid-August through HAC.
  • Class of 2021: The middle schools will distribute a paper copy for your review later this week. The high school schedule link is not available in your HAC at this time. This is not your student’s daily schedule. The finalized schedule will be viewable in mid-August through HAC.
Important Information regarding Course review

  • ERROR - If there is an error in your course request-verification: (e.g. should have Physics, but have Biology) contact your counselor immediately.
  • ELECTIVE COURSE CHANGE REQUEST - The elective change request window is Monday 5/22 – Friday 5/26. Forms and instructions are located on this link and then select the course enrollment tab. Forms are also located in the class houses at NV.
  • Please be aware that several elements affect course availability. New enrollments, schedule changes because of summer school courses, and course balancing for reasonable class sizes are some of the factors we must take into account. Submitted elective change requests will be processed on a SEAT-AVAILABLE basis. Our goal is to have each of our students in the classes they requested for next year.
  • Level placements in core classes were completed on January 26th and will not be part of the change request process at Neuqua Valley. We will, however, speak with families that have a level concern if an extenuating circumstance has interrupted their student’s academic journey. Contact the appropriate department chair for review by May 26th.
Thank you for your partnership and your patience with this process. Your student final schedule will be available for viewing in HAC in mid-August.

Monday, May 15, 2017

NVHS Wildcat Wear Spring Clearance Sale

Wildcat Wear Spring Clearance Sale is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Don't miss this opportunity to save big and stock up on all of your Neuqua Wildcat Wear!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Neuqua Wildcat Carnival Fundraiser is July 21st - July 22nd

NVHS Athletic Boosters & Alpine Amusement

3rd Annual


Located in the Neuqua Valley High School parking lot.

Carnival hours will be
  • Friday, July 21st 5-10 pm
  • Saturday, July 22nd 12-10 pm
  • Sunday, July 23rd 12- 9 pm
Special Needs - Saturday, July 22nd 11am-1 pm
  • This session will be dedicated to our special needs children and families, without loud music or blinking lights. Special needs attendees and their families may enjoy rides at no cost for up to two hours. The first hour exclusively for special needs families. The second hour will be open to the public but still without loud music or blinking lights.
Wristband specials for unlimited rides
  • Enjoy unlimited rides all weekend with a Mega Pass for $45.00
  • Saturday & Sunday, July 22nd & 23rd: 12-5 pm $20.00 each
  • Sunday, July 23rd: 6-9 PM $15.00 Last Blast
Special thanks to Alpine Amusement Co. for graciously donating a portion of the proceeds back to the NVHS Athletic Booster Club.

“Distribution of information and materials through the school district does not imply District 204 endorsement.”

Monday, May 8, 2017

Physics-STEM Academic Camp

Online Registration to enroll in the Physics-STEM Academic Camp for students in grades 6-8 is now open.
For more information, click here. Registration information can be found here.

For questions, contact Esther: /630-544-0680.

Opposing Big Cannabis: A Town-Hall Discussion About New Recreational Cannabis

Presented by Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. - Thursday, May 25

Kevin has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for almost 20 years. He is an internationally recognized authority and consultant to numerous organizations, including the United Nations. Kevin frequently serves as a drug policy author, public speaker, speech writer, diplomat, and external affairs consultant.

8:00 - 10:00 am
Linden Oaks Naperville
Outpatient Center
1335 N Mill Street, Naperville

Breakfast will be provided. To reserve a seat contact:
There is no fee to register but seats are limited.

Questions? Contact:

Dress Donations Needed

The Valley Runway is set to once again take place at all three District 204 high schools. This program gathers new and gently-used prom, homecoming, and formal dresses and accessories that will be offered at no cost to low-income high school juniors and seniors next year. Students and parents are encouraged to bring their donated items to their high school between 8 am and 1 pm during the collection date on Thursday, May 25. Collection tables will be in the following locations: MVHS door 1, NVHS main gym, WVHS door 1. Hangers are also needed. Information on dress distribution will be available next school year. You can see the success of this year's Valley Runway with this Video.

The Valley Runway Flyer

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Neuqua Valley Class of 2017 Latin Scholars Announced

Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2017 students honored for their academic success using the Latin Honor System. Students earning a seventh-semester cumulative GPA of 4.0-4.19 are designated Cum Laude, those with a 4.20-4.29 are designated Magna Cum Laude, and those with a 4.5 or higher GPA are designated Summa Cum Laude.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Science Olympiad Takes 4th Place in the State Tournament

Neuqua Valley Science Olympiad took 4th Place at the State tournament this weekend at University of Illinois!

Here are the standings:

  • 1st. New Trier
  • 2nd. Stevenson
  • 3rd. Hinsdale Central
  • 4th. Neuqua Valley
  • 5th. Waubonsie Valley

Out of 23 main events and 5 trial events, Neuqua won medals in the following events:
  • Anatomy/Physiology--1st
  • Disease Detectives -- 5th
  • Experimental Design--4th
  • Hydrogeology--3rd
  • Microbe Mission--2nd
  • Remote Sensing--4th
  • Robot Arm--5th
  • Mystery Design--5th (trial event)
  • Thermodynamics--1st (trial event)

Congratulations to our State Varsity Team: Aakash Basu, Alexis Waldschmidt, Michael He, Dustin Chen, Joyce Zhou, Anna Li, Tim Jun, Kevin Li, Viraja Alluri, Havisha Pedamallu, Celina Huang, Aaron Aftab, Jairaj Narandan, Bhargav Chandaka, Sean Fu
And to our Coaches: Paula Mueller, Mike Fuys, and Tony Tegtmeyer

Wildcat Summer Stem Camp - New Session Added

Due to overwhelming response, we are opening another session of Wildcat Summer STEM! This session will meet the week of June 26-29, 2017 at Neuqua Valley High School from 1:00pm-5:00pm. To register, go here. The new session is limited to 48 campers.

Open to all D204 incoming 6,7,8, and 9th graders, Wildcat Summer STEM is an introduction to our high school Science Olympiad team experience.

Please see details and sign up using links in this flyer!

Friday, April 28, 2017

IPM Notifications


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 Fertilizer application.  Please be aware that the following applications are planned. 
  • Tuesday, May 09 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017, weather permitting a fertilizer application will be applied to athletic fields and common areas at Neuqua Valley High School. This application will be a fertilizer application. We match application procedures to our school environment. 
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017, weather permitting, a weed control application (Pond Dye Aquashade, Cutrine Plus & Diquat SPC 2L) will be applied to Lake and Shoreline at Neuqua Valley High School.  We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.
  • Tuesday, May 08 and Wednesday, May 09, 2017,  weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines (athletic fields) cracks and crevices and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School. This application will be a “Post-Emergent and Spot Treatment”(Round-up). We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017, weather permitting, a weed control application (Diquat SPC 2L) will be applied to Lake and Shoreline at Neuqua Valley High School.  We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the turf areas at Neuqua Valley High School and Birkett Freshman Center by TruGreen. We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.
  • Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, 2017), 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.
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to cracks and crevices in the front circle of Neuqua Valley High School by Twin Oaks Landscaping.  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, these applications 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.
Andrew Weed
Facility Manager
Indian Prairie School District #204

Summer Music Opportunities

NVHS Music Summer Camps: Music Technology, Fiddle Camp, Jazz Camp, Band, Choir and Orchestra. Visit for more information visit. www.

NVHS Percussion Concert

Join us for an evening of exciting rhythms at the Percussion Concert on May 4. Cool beats will begin dropping in the Main Building Auditorium at 6 & 7:30 pm. For more information visit: 

Academic Awards Semester One 2016-17

Congratulations to the students who earned an Academic Award for having a GPA of 3.8 or higher for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year. Recipients may pick up their certificate in their Class House. Please click on the links for the lists of students who have earned this award.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Superintendents Message - Pass Illinois Budget

Dear District 204 Families,
More than 390 Illinois school district superintendents, representing more than 1.3 million students, have signed on to support a grassroots statewide initiative called, simply enough, “Pass Illinois’ Budget!” We hope you will support this effort, which launches today, April 24.
While Illinois public schools have benefited from a partially-funded state budget, our schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. We also will suffer if Mandated Categorical state payments, which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. To date, the State of Illinois owes our District $15.7 million in those Mandated Categoricals, and there is no state budget on the table for approval. We are calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor to do the following: 
  • Immediately, and with bipartisan support, end the state budget impasse.
  • Improve the state’s education funding formula and invest in students and schools, including higher education institutions.
  • Pay school districts what they are owed this year.
Please join the effort and:
  • Contact your legislator! Click here to find your state legislator.
  • Ask your legislator to take action to address the three items mentioned above.
  • Use social media to share your budget concerns with the hashtag #PassILBudget.
  • Share this email and ask your friends and community members to join our efforts.
Let’s all work together to #PassILBudget and create adequate and equitable funding for our schools.
Dr. Karen Sullivan

(Click HERE to see the list of 394 participating superintendents supporting this initiative who represent 65 percent of Illinois' public school students from Carbondale to Chicago to Rockford.)

Class of 2018 Parking Permit Applications

Attention Class of 2018
Parking applications for the 2017-18 school year will be accepted starting on Thursday, April 27th. Print out and complete the application which can be found on the NVHS website under Hot Topics. Turn in completed applications with a check for $150 to Mrs. O'Bryan in the Junior Class HouseApplications for the Class of 2019 will be accepted for the lottery August 3rd - August 31. Please do not turn them in before that time. Results will be posted on September 5th.

Friday, April 21, 2017

2017 Final Neuqua Exam Schedule

2017 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.  
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 the school at the regular time. Buses will leave after the last test period of the day.
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.  

Wednesday,  May 31st
Main Building
1st Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
2nd Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45
5th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Birkett Freshman Center
1st Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
2nd Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
5th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25
Thursday, June 1st
Main Building
3rd Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
8th Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45

6th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Birkett Freshman Center
3rd Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
8th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
6th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25
Friday, June 2nd  
Main Building
4th  Period Exam 7:25- 9:00
7th  Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45
Buses Depart 10:55
Make-up Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Birkett Freshman Center
4th Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
7th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
Busses Depart 10:50
Make-up Exam 10:50 - 12:25