Friday, April 13, 2018

Greetings From Scholarship Valley

This is a very important season in your senior year! Many of the local scholarship deadlines occur during the months of March and April, so please pay close attention to deadlines and dates. Also, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHERE EACH LOCAL APPLICATION SHOULD BE TURNED IN!!! There are bins in the College And Career Center or in the Junior Class House, but there are some applications that have to be sent DIRECTLY to the scholarship coordinators.
All information can be located on Naviance. Select the Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see Scholarship List. Please pay close attention to those highlighted in RED!!! Those are the district/local scholarships.
If there are any questions or concerns, please see your counselor or Mr. Thornton in the Junior Class House.

April

13 - Exelon Dresden Station Diversity Award
14 - Contractors Association of Will & Grundy CountiesPointe Pest Control Annual Scholarship
15 - Naperville Area Italian American Club 2018 Scholarship Competition and Naperville Newcomers & Neighbors Scholarship
19 - NVHS-- IPEA Student Scholarship
22 - Student Insights Scholarship
30 - Kids' Chance Inc. / C. D. Memorial Scholarship




Neuqua Valley Class of 2018 Latin Scholars Announced

Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2018 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 4.20-4.49 are designated Magna Cum Laude, and those with a 4.5 or higher GPA are designated Summa Cum Laude.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ticket Sales Ending for Senior Spectacular 2018

Last chance to purchase tickets for Senior Spectacular 2018 - an amazing Mardi Gras themed event strictly for seniors to be held on April 21 from 7 pm-midnight. Ticket purchase includes food, music, dancing, games, raffle prizes and much more. The first 600 registrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Come celebrate with your 2018 classmates one last time! Ticket sales end 4/18 - https://seniorspectacular2018.eventbrite.com



Monday, April 9, 2018

Team IPEF - Last Day to Register for Half Marathon is Monday, April 16!

We invite you to join the 300 staff, parents and community members that have already registered to run as charity partners for Team IPEF in the Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Saturday, October 21, 2018.  Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity to help raise awareness and funds for schools in District 204. In the past four years, runners have helped raise more than $10,000 that has come directly back to Neuqua Valley and another $9000 that has helped initiatives supported by the Foundation including Young Hearts for Life, teacher grants, robotics and the Annual Fine Arts Festival. Runner perks include a Topgolf Kick-off event, training and race day shirts, heated tent on race day, free chiropractic care and more.  Get more details, see who’s already registered and sign-up to join here.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Seniors--Be Recognized in the Senior Awards Online Booklet

Seniors who are awarded any type of scholarship must bring a copy of any award letter they have accepted to the Senior Class House by Thursday, April 26 in order to be recognized in the Senior Awards online booklet.
This includes ANY accepted scholarships (talent, athletic, academic, college-specific, ROTC, a military academy appointment or any general/local scholarship). Please know that only student names and the scholarship title will be in the booklet, amounts will not be included.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Wildcat Summer STEM Camp

Wildcat Summer STEM-June 11-14, 2018- registration is now open to all incoming 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Science Olympiad and STEM-related activities will be done throughout the week. Space is limited. 
Explore this flyer to learn more about the activities as well as learn how to register online. Hope to see you there!



Friday, March 23, 2018

Neuqua PTSA Officer Nominations

The Neuqua PTSA nominating committee places into nomination the following names for officer positions for the 2018-19 school year:

President: Kellie Herzberg
Vice President: Becky Swartz
Treasurer: Anita Kothari
Secretary: Janet Juarez

Elections will take place at our April PTSA meeting on Tuesday, April 17th. 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 20, 2018

NVHS Honor Roll – Semester 1 2017-2018

NVHS announces our Semester-1 Honor Roll (previously titled Academic Award). Congratulations to the following students!






Monday, March 19, 2018

Graduation Skybox Auction

This is it, your last chance to bid on 2018 Graduation Skyboxes.  Two skyboxes are available for each high school graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  Winners receive 10 graduation tickets and access to a private suite one hour before the ceremony begins.  Place your bid here.

The auction ends at 8pm, Friday, March 23.  Proceeds benefit the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Senior Spectacular Tickets On Sale March 19

Seniors - Kick off your end-of-the-year fun with your classmates at Senior Spectacular, April 21 from 7:00 - Midnight. Tickets go on sale March 19 at www.seniorspectacular2018.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $60 before April 1, and $65 after that. Tickets include 5 raffle tickets and food, games, music, and more. Most of all, it's a memorable night with your friends!

Parent volunteer opportunities are here. Parents of all NVHS students are encouraged to sign up, especially those of underclassmen, so you can have a sneak peek as your kids head to senior year.



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

College and Military Opportunities Seminar

College and Military Opportunities Seminar – Lewis University
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Noon - 3:00 p.m. 

Topics include
  • Educational benefits including G.I. Bill, tuition assistance, and ROTC scholarships.
  • Meet military recruiters from each branch as well as representatives from both Army and Air Force ROTC.
  • Learn about growing military and civilian careers in cybersecurity, information systems, healthcare, aviation, engineering and many more.
  • Information regarding Enlisted and Officer opportunities will be discussed.
All parents and students are invited to attend!



Online Summer School Courses

Registration for Online Summer School Courses is now underway. Our school is offering seven fully online courses this summer. American Government, Consumer Economics, Geometry, Health, Music Theory, Psychology, and U.S. History. For more information, please visit www.eloconsortium.org/summer.html. Registration closes April 30, 2018. 





AP Exam Registration Ends 3/13

The regular registration period for 2018 Advanced Placement Exams ends on Tuesday, March 13th at 11:59pm. Registrations completed after this date will incur a $10 per exam late fee. Late registration closes on Tuesday, March 23rd. 
Students are encouraged to register now to avoid late fees. More information on the registration process for 2018 AP Exams can be found here


Monday, March 12, 2018

Graduation Skybox Auction

Guaranteed great seats at this year’s graduation ceremony are now up for bid in an auction benefiting the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation.  Two skyboxes are available for each high school graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  Winners receive 10 graduation tickets and access to a private suite one hour before the ceremony begins.  Learn more and place bids here.

The auction ends at 8pm on Friday, March 23.


Friday, March 9, 2018

BPA National Qualifiers!

Neuqua Valley BPA is proud to announce that 29 students qualified last weekend for the National Leadership Conference! Students will be participating down in Dallas, Texas from May 9-13th. Congrats students, we are very proud of you!

Click here to view the complete list of qualifiers. 


Neuqua Valley Science Olympiad 1st Place Regional Champs!

On Saturday, March 3, Neuqua Valley once again hosted one of the 10 Science Olympiad Regionals in Illinois, the qualifying event for the State tournament to be held at University of Illinois on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Only 48 teams out of over 300 win a bid at the high school level.

WE are going to STATE!!!!!!!!

1st place Neuqua Valley (Coaches Paula Mueller, Mike Fuys, Tony Tegtmeyer)2nd place Waubonsie Valley (Head Coach Mike Hoehn)3rd place University of Chicago Lab School4th place Metea Valley (Head Coach Margaret Stokes)5th place Oswego East
Varsity teams consist of 15 members who compete with partners throughout the day in the 23 events that make up the tournament.
1st place medals for Neuqua Valley were earned in the following events:
Anatomy/Physiology- Tyler Chen, Jessica MannChem Lab - Viraja Alluri, Kevin Li (senior)Disease Detectives - Tyler Chen, Jessica MannEcology - Sean Fu, Jonathan LiHerpetology - Celina Huang, Sean FuMaterial Science - Bhargav Chandaka, Sean FuMousetrap Vehicle - Cecilia Chen, Kaitlyn ZhouOptics -Kevin Li (senior), Daniel Kim

Monday, March 5, 2018

Herff Jones will be at Neuqua on March 8th for Graduation Announcements, Senior Products, and Class Rings

Attention Seniors:  Herff Jones will deliver graduation announcements and senior products on Thursday, March 8th, during lunch periods in the Main Building Commons.  Bring your balance due to pick up your order.  Personal checks will not be accepted for final payment. You may bring cash on delivery day or pay online at www.highschool.herffjones.com.  For more information please call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743. Extra announcements will be available for purchase. 

Attention Students: A Herff Jones rep will be here on Thursday, March 8th to take orders for Letter Jackets and Class Rings. Ordering packets are available in the Sophomore House or you can go online at: herffjonesil.com 



Commemorative Pewter Ornaments

Keepsake ornaments make a great gift for graduating seniors or students moving on from their middle, elementary or preschool building.  Select from 33 District 204 school keepsakes to commemorate your child’s K-12 experience.  Ornaments are handcrafted from pewter and can be viewed in the lobby of the Crouse Education Center.  Place your order online through April 6, 2018. Cost is $15 per ornament.  

Orders will be delivered by mail in mid-May. Proceeds benefit the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation.  


Graduation Skybox Auction

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation is hosting an online auction featuring two Graduation Skyboxes for each high school graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018.  Winners will receive 10 graduation tickets, access to a private suite one hour before the ceremony begins and the option to purchase food and drinks.  The auction runs from March 12-23.  

Click here to place your bid.



Scholarship Season!!

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!!! This is a very important season in your senior year! Many of the local scholarship deadlines occur during the months of March and April, so please pay close attention to deadlines and dates. Also, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHERE EACH LOCAL APPLICATION SHOULD BE TURNED IN!!! There are bins in the College And Career Center or in the Junior Class House, but there are some applications that have to be sent DIRECTLY to the scholarship coordinators.
All information can be located on Naviance. Select the Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see Scholarship List. Please pay close attention to those that start !!! Those are the district/local scholarships.

If there are any questions or concerns, please see your counselor or Mr. Thornton in the Junior Class House. March
  • 9 - NVHS Booster Club - Kyle Zuleg Scholarship | IMUA Scholarship Program - $5000 - 4 awarded
  • 10 - NVHS - Sgt. Caruso Scholarship
  • 11 - Nature-Saving Scholarships - March 11, 2018 (2 Awards - $1,000)
  • 15 - Naperville Junior Woman's Club Scholarship |Naperville Pom & Cheer / Susan Triplett Memorial Scholarship | NVHS - Leslie Baumann Memorial Scholarship | Why Diplomacy and Peacebuilding Matter - Essay Contest
  • 17 - Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Scholarship
  • 23 - NVHS PATHS Scholarship | NVHS PTSA Scholarship
  • 31 - 2017 DEBBIE BIELAWSKI SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS EXCELLING WITH CHARACTER




Thursday, March 1, 2018

College Admissions Panel at NVHS

Attention all Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Students, and Parents!!
On Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 PM in our Auditorium, we will have a College Admissions Panel with 5 representatives from various colleges to share valuable information on the college admissions processes, scholarships, and financial aid at their "type" of university/college. Representatives from the following colleges will be there, including: University of Illinois, University of Chicago, University of Iowa, North Central College, and College of DuPage. Parents and students are both welcome and encouraged to attend!!!




Friday, February 23, 2018

PTSA Call for Officers

The Neuqua PTSA is currently looking for strong leaders to join the team and serve as officers for the 2018-2019 school year. The officer positions include President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

If you are interested in serving, know of someone who you think would do a great job, or would just like to find out more about one of these positions, please contact a member of the nominating committee by Sunday, March 4th.


Thank you
Neuqua Valley Nominating Committee
Julie Pace-Williamson juliepw4@sbcglobal.netKaren Duncan duncmank@aol.comBecky Swartz rebecca.swartz@comcast.net



Neuqua Valley Class of 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Named

The following NVHS Class of 2018 students have been named one of the approximately 4,000 candidates in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2018. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 800 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May. Scholars will be 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

Please join us in congratulating the following nominees: Kyri Chen, Yujia Chen, Connor Parnell, and Justin Zhao.