Friday, April 21, 2017

2017 Final Neuqua Exam Schedule

NEUQUA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
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

Registration for Athletic Summer Camps - Grades 1 through 12

Wildcat Summer Camps are organized and managed by each team's coaches. These camps are not directly connected to the Neuqua Valley Athletic Department. 

Many of the camps will fill up quickly, so early registration is suggested.

Please click on the links below to learn more about each Camp's registration. 
Links contain registration information, camp dates, and camp locations.


  • Badminton (Grades 1-12 Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Baseball (Grades 3-9)
     Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Bowling (Co-ed Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Boys Basketball (Grades 1-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Girls Basketball (Grades 2-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Cheerleading (Grades K-5)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Football (Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Poms / Dance (Grades K-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Boys Soccer (Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Girls Soccer (Grades 1-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Softball (Grades 6-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Swim Lessons (Grades 1-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Tennis (Grades 5-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Co-Ed Throws Camp (Grades 6-12) 
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Boys Volleyball (Grades 7-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Girls Volleyball (Grades 3-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Wrestling (Grades K-12)
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations
  • Co-Ed Cross Country (Grades 3-6) 
    Link Contains Registration Information, Camp Dates, and Camp Locations

Greetings From Scholarship Valley!!!

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!
Hey Wildcat Seniors!!! Just a brief reminder…the Tom Schlegel scholarship deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 26th. Scholarships can be turned into the Senior House or the College and Career Center….check Naviance for a complete list!! Congratulations to those who have received offers thus far.

  • 4/26/17 – Tom Schlegel Memorial Scholarship
  • 5/3/17 – AJF Scholarship for Swimmers / AJF Scholarship for Athletes


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Neuqua Valley at 20 Film

This film celebrated our 20 years as a school through the testimony of educators who were present the day our school opened. Past and present Neuqua Staff share stories connected to our school mission to be the best that we can be. Enjoy learning about the founding ideas of Neuqua Valley that will carry Neuqua into the future. 

Seniors Submit Scholarships for Awards Booklet

NVHS Seniors and Parents of NVHS Seniors,

If you have received and accepted a scholarship and you would like to be recognized in the online senior awards booklet, be sure to turn in a copy of your scholarship acceptance letter to the senior house by Friday, April 28, 2017. Please note that monetary amounts will NOT be listed, just your name and the title of your scholarship. Please include any academic, athletic, talent-based, ROTC scholarships or military appointments.

Thank You!
NVHS Guidance



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NVHS Wildcat Wear - 20th Anniversary Shirt!

Celebrate Neuqua Valley's 20th Anniversary with a commemorative shirt! Available at the Wildcat Wear store on Fridays during lunch hours. Limited quantities/sizes available.



Wildcat Summer STEM

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 7, 2017

NV Dance Team Tryouts for 2017-18

Any athletes interested in trying out for the Neuqua Valley Dance Team for the 2017-18 school year must attend an informational meeting with a guardian on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6pm in the LMC. All tryout information will be discussed.

  • The Pre- tryout clinic will be held on May 4th.
  • Dance Workshops will be held on May 8th and 9th. 
  • Tryouts are on May 11th. 

Please contact Coach Farnetti at taylor_farnetti@ipsd.org if you have any questions.





Monday, April 3, 2017

April Scholarship Updates

Hey Wildcat Seniors!!! Just a brief reminder…the PATHS scholarship deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 11th. Scholarships can be turned into the Senior House or the College and Career Center….check Naviance for a complete list!!

  • 4/11/17 - PATHS Scholarship
  • 4/13/17 – Tom Schlegel Memorial Scholarship
  • 4/14/17 – Pointe Pest Control Annual Scholarship / Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties
  • 4/15/17 – Naperville Newcomers & Neighbors / Naperville Area Italian American Club Competition



April 2017 High School Parents Use Your Power Newsletter

Parents of High School Students: Teenagers experiment with drugs for different reasons. Parents can learn the risk factors, signs, and tips for when they think or know a teen might be using drugs. Ideas are given to help distinguish between normal, often volatile, ups and downs of the teen years and casual use or problematic drug abuse. Check out this month’s Parents Use Your Power newsletter, also looks at preventive strategies to prevent recurrent use.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Integrated Pest Management Notification




INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204

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 Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, 2017, 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 “Pre-Emergent and Spot Treatment” (T/I 2.5G and Stonewall). 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 Dis
trict #204







SAT Testing: Wednesday, April 5

The Illinois State Board of Education requires that all juniors take the SAT on Wednesday, April 5. On this day, freshman and sophomore students will have a half-day of classes at the Main Building. Seniors do not have school. Note: Please look for detailed instructions about SAT Testing Day when we return from Spring Break on Monday, April 5.


Senior Choice Day: Wednesday, April 5- District 204 and community partners have put together a full day of optional activities for senior students on Wednesday, April 5. Some of these activities require registration. Please click here to review the Senior Choice Day options


AP Exam Registration Ending Soon

Registration for Advanced Placement Testing is ending soon. AP test registration and payment must be completed online through the Registration Portal.

The deadline for AP Test Registration is April 6th.

Please refer to the AP Testing information for details and instructions on the Neuqua Guidance Website



Greetings From Scholarship Valley! - Spring Break Scholarship Applications

Hey Wildcat Seniors!!! Before you head off for a week rest and relaxation, remember there are a couple of deadlines approaching! Scholarships can be turned into the Senior House or the College and Career Center….check Naviance for a complete list!!

  • NVHS Sullivan-Hochhalter Spirit 76 Cancer Scholarship (3/31/17)
  • NVHS Kyle Zuleg Foundation Scholarship (4/3/17)
  • Wheatland Athletic Association Scholarship (4/5/17)
  • Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) Award (4/5/17)
  • PATHS Scholarship  (4/7/17)



Friday, March 17, 2017

ELL Family Game Night

We are hosting ELL Family Game Night this Thursday, March 23 at 6 PM in the Auditorium Lobby. Join us for food, family, and fun! All NV students and their family members are welcome. It's a great way to connect and get to know someone from a different culture who speaks a different language.


NV PTSA Officer Nominations

The Neuqua PTSA nominating committee places into nomination the following names for officer positions for the 2017-18 school year:

  • President: Kellie Herzberg
  • Vice President: Karen Duncan
  • Treasurer: Becky Swartz
  • Secretary: Janet Juarez
Elections will take place at our April PTSA meeting on Tuesday, April 11th. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in the elections and other PTSA business. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted at that time.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Scholarship Deadlines

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!
Hey Wildcat Seniors!!! Due to a miscommunication, the Kyle Zuleg Foundation scholarship deadline has been extended. Also, there are a couple of local scholarships that are due during or right after Spring Break, so don’t put off tomorrow what can be done today! Scholarships can be turned into the Senior House or the College and Career Center….check Naviance for a complete list!!

  • 3/15/17 – NVHS Leslie Baumann Memorial Scholarship
  • 3/18/17 – NVHS IPEA Student Scholarship 
  • 3/20/17 - Indian Prairie Parent Council Scullen Scholarship / Indian Prairie Parent Council University Scholarship
  • 3/22/17 – NVHS Parent Teacher Student Association Scholarship
  • 3/31/17 - NVHS Sullivan-Hochhalter Spirit 76 Cancer Scholarship
  • 4/3/17 – NVHS Kyle Zuleg Foundation Scholarship
  • 4/5/17 – Wheatland Athletic Association Scholarship 


Science Olympiad Makes It to STATE!

The Neuqua Valley 2016-2017 Science Olympiad team qualified for the State Tournament at University of Illinois on Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th after winning a State bid at the Regional competition on Saturday 3/4/2017. At the Regional competition, our team placed 1st in Wind Power and Anatomy/Physiology and 2nd place in Chem Lab, Forensics, Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Hydrogeology, Robot Arm, Towers, Microbe Mission, and Remote Sensing and took home the 3rd place overall Team trophy. This is the 10th year that our team has advanced to the State level.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Scholarship Deadlines for March 10th, 2017

As if you haven't received enough reminders, here is one more.
NVHS Booster Club/Kyle Zuleg AND IPEF Sgt. Caruso Scholarships are due Today!!!!!! Bring your Booster/Zuleg applications to the Senior Class House or the College and Career Center. The Sgt. Caruso information needs to be mailed to the address on Naviance. Don't miss these opportunities!!!!


Please contact the Senior Class House with questions. 


Neuqua March Band Concerts

March is Music in Our Schools Month. Celebrate with the NVHS Bands at their performances on Tuesday, March 14th 6:30 pm and 8 pm and Thursday, March 16th at 6:30 pm. Join us for fabulous evenings of music! For more information visit www.neuquamusic.org



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

2017 AP Exam Registration Closing Soon

Registration for Advanced Placement Testing is closing soon. AP test registration and payment must be completed online through the Registration Portal.

The deadline for AP Test Registration is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7th, and the cost for each test is $97. Late registration takes places from March 8th through April 6th for an additional fee of $10 per test.

Please refer to the AP Testing information for details and instructions on the Neuqua Guidance Website.
Neuqua Guidance Website



Monday, March 6, 2017

Neuqua Valley Class of 2017 Indian Prairie Scholars Announced

Please join us in congratulating Neuqua Valley’s Class of 2017 Indian Prairie Scholars. These students have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher after 7 semesters. Indian Prairie Scholars will be inducted during a ceremony in their honor on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.


Families will be receiving a letter with additional information and details. Student inductees should report at 6:15 pm and enter through Door #1 in order to line up for the ceremony procession.




March 2017 High School Parents Use Your Power Newsletter

Parents of High School Students: Parents often take becoming independent to mean that their teen must “separate” from them and give in to peer influence. A more realistic, healthy and developmentally appropriate way to view autonomy is to see it as the parent and the teen figuring out together a new relationship which is based on the teen becoming more mature. March’s Power of Choice newsletter looks at ways a parent can help their teens to become more independent.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Chromebook 101 Website - Getting to Know Chromebooks

We've organized a new site that is designed to help teachers, parents, & students explore the essential characteristics of Chromebooks and the Chrome OS. The goal of the site is to help Chromebook users explore the essential features of the device. We've divided the site into 4 different pages focussed on the essential skills connected to Chromebooks.

Chromebooks - Learn about the device. This page includes resources connected to the Chrome Desktop, the Keyboard, the Touchpad, Quick Keys, and Chromebook Settings.
Chrome OS - Learn about the Chrome Operating System. This page includes resources connected to the Omnibox, Chrome Tabs, Chrome Bookmarks, Chrome Extensions, and Chrome Apps.
Help - Quick tips and tricks to explore and troubleshoot Chromebooks.
Explore - Learn more about Chromebooks and G Suite for Education Resources.


Our next step will be to focus on this mindset.
How can we use technology to enhance learning and support the development of the essential skills connected to communication, critical thinking, creativity, & collaboration in student-centered classrooms?
Let us know if you have what your think or if you have any additional suggestions.