Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NV Ultimate Free Ultimate Clinic

NV Ultimate will be hosting a FREE clinic on Aug. 22 from 4-6pm for girls and boys in 6th-12th grade in District 204. Registration is currently open for the Fall season for 4th-12th grade students. Details can be found on the NV Ultimate Page.



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

18-19 News from the Guidance Team

Dear Wildcat Families,

The 2018-19 school year begins Tuesday, August 21st and we are excited to get started! Here are a few tips to help you begin your school year smoothly.

1. Schedules are viewable in Home Access Center. Print your finalized schedule on August 20th, and bring it with you to school on Day 1 August 21st. NV will not be printing schedules. We thank you for your cooperation to save on school resources! As a reminder, 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. 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. If your schedule is not viewable in HAC, please contact the appropriate grade level Class House Office.

2. Transcripts are updated and viewable in Home Access. 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 available through the online service Parchment. Please direct them to the NVHS webpage, left side menu, click Transcripts, 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.

Wishing each family a wonderful close to summer and a successful year ahead. The Guidance Department looks forward to a great school year partnering with all of our Wildcat families.


Save the date! Class of 2019 Senior College Application Information Night

Class of 2019: Senior College Application Information Night will be held on Tuesday, August 28th 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 applications and our new transcript request process. Additional topics will include The Common Application, Standardized Testing, and Scholarship Search. For questions or more information, please contact your assigned counselor.



2018 Neuqua Valley Guidance Summer Newsletter

Dear Wildcat Families:

The NVHS Guidance Department would like to thank you for your partnership and share some important information with you as we complete the 2017-18 school year and prepare for 2018-19:

Summer Guidance Department Hours
Summer hours go into effect Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Neuqua Valley is open Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Meetings with counselors are by appointment only. If you have a question or need to schedule an appointment, please call the NVHS main switchboard at 630.428.6000, and you will be transferred to a Guidance Team member who can assist you.

Report Cards - Transcripts
Semester 2 report cards and transcripts will be viewable and printable in Home Access Center (HAC) from June 9th at 12:00 p.m. through June 24th. During this timeframe, please remember to print a copy for your records to use for insurance discounts or personal record keeping. These records are available until June 24th when our student information system is then closed to prepare for the 18-19 school year.

Class of 2018: Final Transcripts
Congratulations to our graduates! Senior transcripts are viewable in HAC as well. Final transcripts were sent to the school designated on your Senior Checkout form. Transcripts for Class of 2018 are viewable through June 24th in Home Access Center. After that date, you can request a transcript from the Alumni Transcripts tab on the NVHS webpage

Naviance
Access Naviance over the summer for college & career planning. Log in using your student login. Student logins will be good until the end of the summer. Class of 2019 students are encouraged to access Naviance to research colleges and scholarships for senior college applications. All students are encouraged to log in to Naviance and access the Career tab to explore potential careers and career clusters. The Career Interest Profiler is a great tool for future planning.

Class of 2019: College Application Processing and Transcripts
During June, please review your transcript in HAC. If there are any errors or questions, email your counselor. The Class House of 2019 will accept college applications and transcript requests beginning Monday, September 3, 2018, for college acceptance in Fall 2019. According to the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), colleges and universities are discouraged from beginning the application process prior to September 1st each year. Neuqua Valley High School follows the recommendations of this national organization. Please understand we are not staffed to process applications during the summer months. Detailed information about the college application process will be available for students and parents at Senior College Information Night Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. (A-L) or 8:00 p.m. (M-Z) in the NV Main Auditorium.

Class Schedules for 2018-19
The window to request course changes for next year closed May 25th. The Guidance Department will work during the summer to prepare final schedules for the 2018-19 school year. Look for an announcement in mid-August about obtaining your finalized schedule.

Registration for 2018-19
In order to complete registration for the next school year, you must complete both the online verification and paper portion of registration which was mailed to your home. Failure to complete both steps by the deadline may result in the loss of your son or daughter’s class schedule from our system. Thank you for attending to the following steps:
Students who are currently enrolled have received registration packets for the 2018-19 school year. Please return these completed packs as soon as possible. If you did not receive a packet in the mail or if you lost your packet, contact the school and request to speak to a Guidance Team member.
Log in to Home Access Center using the parent (NOT student) login. Please review the detailed instructions for completing online registration. Online verification will not be available during rollover (June 25th through June 29th).

New to District 204?
If you are new to District 204 and plan to enroll at NVHS, call 630.428.6000 for an appointment. Important information about registration is available on the IPSD website. Please note the proof of residency requirements. Appointments to register freshmen will be available in July and August; appointments for sophomores through seniors will be available in August.

Best wishes to the Class of 2018 as they begin their post-high school journey. It has been our pleasure to serve you. We are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year and to continuing our partnership with students and families. Please watch our website for a calendar of upcoming events. Best wishes to you for a wonderful summer!

Ms. Sandy Schuller, Director of Guidance

Director of Guidance
Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564
630.428.6023


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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 (Friday July 13, Tuesday July 17, Wednesday July 18, Thursday July 19 and Friday July 20, 2018), weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, cracks and crevices and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School) property. This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. 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 Neuqua Valley High School

Indian Prairie School District #204


Monday, June 18, 2018

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, June 20, Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2017), weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, cracks and crevices and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School). This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. 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 Neuqua Valley High School

Indian Prairie School District #204


Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 Neuqua Valley Guidance Summer Newsletter

Dear NVHS Families,
Now that the school year has ended, please take a few moments to read the newsletter below. The information contains how to access your report cards and information regarding next school year. Wishing you all a happy summer!

Sandy Schuller
Guidance Director
Neuqua Valley High School | 2360 95th Street | Naperville, IL 60564
630.428.6023
sandy_schuller@ipsd.org


Friday, June 8, 2018

Integrated Pest Management Notifications

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 (Tuesday, June 12, 2018), weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to Lake and Shoreline at Neuqua Valley High School.  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.

Please also be aware that on (Monday June 11, Thursday June 14 and Friday June 15, 2017), weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, cracks and crevices and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School) property. This application will be a “Post-Emergent”. 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




Friday, May 25, 2018

Graduating Seniors and Transferring Students Need to Save Your Google Files



A Guide to Transfer or Download Your Google School Content

Your School Account Your Stuff  Take It With You

Student Google Drive Files cannot be recovered after Graduation or after a student leaves the district.

School G Suite accounts are closed when students are no longer enrolled. This means that when you who transfer or graduate you will no longer have access to your files and resources in G Suite unless you take them with you. This process must be completed before graduation or leaving Indian Prairie School District 204.

You must either “Transfer content” or “Download data” before leaving.

Option 1 - Transfer your content from Drive and Gmail


Copy and transfer your emails and Google Drive folders to a personal Google Account.

a. Visit this site: https://takeout.google.com/transfer
If you need help, click on the Help Icon  near the top right of the screen.

b. Follow the onscreen instructions to copy and transfer your school stuff to a personal Google account.
Get More Help: Copy content from your school account to another account

Option 2 - Download your data from all G Suite products


Create an archive with a copy of your data from your school Google resources.

a. Visit this site: https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout
If you need help, click on the Help Icon near the top right of the screen.

b. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an archive of your data.
Get Help: Download your data

Starting the 2018 Year Off Right by Knowing Your Password Now

Before leaving for the year, the Indian Prairies Tech Services Department is recommending that all students make sure they can access their passwords next school year. All returning students should follow these steps before leaving for the school year.

1. Verify that you can log into HAC in case they forget their SSO/Google password over the summer.

Check when their password will expire.
  • Login to the SSO, click “Account”, and review your password last set & expire dates.
  • If your password will expire over the summer, it is recommended you reset it before leaving for the summer.


2. Review/reset your SSO Challenge questions before leaving for the summer.
  • Login to the SSO, click “Account”, click “Update Challenge Responses”, and reset at least 6 questions.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Team IPEF Kids Marathon

Want a great way to encourage healthy choices with your children this summer? Register them to participate as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon. Students ages 5-13 commit to running 25 miles (one mile at a time) between May 1 and October 19 and track their miles. On Saturday, October 20, they run the final 1.2 miles at Naperville North High School on a portion of the course used by Team IPEF runners in the Naperville Half Marathon the following day. All participants receive a Team IPEF shirt, race shirt and finisher medal. Register online IPEF and select the school your child will represent. Cost is $44 and includes race registration and a $26 tax deductible donation.



A KidsMatter Benefit - Lou Malnati's on June 11th

On June 11, Lou Malnati’s will be celebrating the youth in our community by generously donating 20 percent of its downtown Naperville sales (both restaurant and carryout) to support KidsMatter’s goal of reducing at-risk behaviors by building resilient kids. Diners can also enjoy listening to a variety of musical performances from Metea Valley, Naperville Central, Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley High Schools, as well as The School of Performing Arts and special guest performers. Reservations are not required.
For more information, visit KidsMatter.

Battle of the Bands Applications are Open for the IPEF Fall Back to School Bash

Calling all students who play in bands! District 204 student musicians are encouraged to participate for a chance to win $1,000 in prizes when the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation hosts a Battle of the Bands on August 25 as part of its 30th Anniversary Celebration. Eight student bands will be selected to compete. Details and the application are available at Battle of the Bands.


Graduation Streamed Live

Commencement ceremonies for all three high schools will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb. Metea Valley is at 10 am, Waubonsie Valley is at 2 pm, and Neuqua Valley is at 6 pm. If you are attending, please note that you will need to allow extra travel time or may want to select an alternate route as Reagan Memorial Tollway is under construction. For those who are unable to attend the ceremonies, the Media Departments from Waubonsie, Metea, and Neuqua will be broadcasting the graduation ceremonies live on the web. We will carry all three graduation ceremonies in their entirety at http://www.visionfriendly.com/sd204/.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Valley Runway - Donate Your Old Prom Gown and Accessories

Lady Wildcats…..
Do you have a prom dress that you aren’t going to wear anymore?  Please donate your clean, gently used 1-2 year old prom gown and accessories to girls in need for Spring 2019 distribution!
Donations will be accepted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the Gymnasium.  Bring your dresses and accessories anytime from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


Don’t have a prom dress to donate but would still like to help out?  Sponsor a dress!  Monetary donations will also be accepted!


2018-2019 Course Verification is Open

Dear Wildcat Families,

It is that time of year for students in the Class of 2019, 2020 and 2021 to review their course requests for 2018-2019 school year.

Class of 2019, 2020 and 2021: The Request Tab in HAC will be turned on at 8 am this Saturday (5/19) for your review. Use 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 2022: The middle schools will distribute a paper copy for your review later this week. The high school request link is not available in your HAC. The paper copy will provide 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 and distributed at Freshman Wildcat Welcome, August 7th.

Important Information regarding Course review:

  • ERROR – If there is an error in your course requests: (e.g. should have Physics but have Biology) contact your counselor immediately.
  • ELECTIVE COURSE CHANGE REQUEST – Requests may be submitted the week of May 21 – May 25. This is a firm deadline. Submitted change requests will be processed on a seat available basis. Instructions are located at this link: https://nvhsguidance.weebly.com/
  • Level placements in core classes were completed on January 31st and will not be part of the change request process at NV. Please contact the appropriate department chair if there is a need to discuss a level placement in a core course if there has been a change in your student's life that might impact her or his academy journey.
Please be aware that several elements affect course availability. New enrollments, schedule changes due to summer school coursework and course balancing for reasonable class sizes are some of the factors that must be taken into account. Our goal is to have each of our students in the classes they requested for next year! Any questions, contact your assigned Class House.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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 Sunday, May 20, 2018, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to Athletic Fields at Neuqua Valley High School. The application will be a “Post-Emergent Weed control”. 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


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Wildcat Wear Annual Spring Sale

Wildcat Wear Clearance Sale begins this weekend. Many items will be drastically reduced for final sale INCLUDING in stock letterman jackets. Ladies jackets are reduced to $150, Men's reduced to $175. Get one before they're gone! Plus save 20% on all regular priced merchandise!
Sale begins this Friday, May 18 9:00am-1:00pm and continues Saturday, May 19, during Fine Arts Festival, 9:00am-3:30pm.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Greetings From Scholarship Valley

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!!! This is a very important season in your senior year!
All information can be located on Naviance. Sign in and then select the Colleges tab, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see Scholarship List.
If there are any questions or concerns, please see your counselor or Mr. Thornton in the Junior Class House.

May

  • 22 - B. Davis Scholarship
  • 31 - American Italian Cultural Society Annual Scholarship 

June
  • 1 - Carol Hamilton Hospitality Scholarship | Aspiring Pharmacy Technician Scholarship Program
  • Animation Scholarship
  • 14 - Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
  • 15 - Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
  • 19 - Big Sun Scholarship


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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 (Friday, May 11, 2018), weather permitting, the date will be used as a rain date for Wednesday, May 09, 2018 if necessary.  A weed control application will be applied to the football stadium and lacrosse field at (Neuqua Valley High School). The application will be a “Post-Emergent Weed control”. 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



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Math Honor Society Places 2nd Place in National Contest

We are excited to share the news that our Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta) Chapter members have just taken 2nd place in the National 2018 Mathematical Minutes Video Contest. Unit Circle – Despacito Parody is Neuqua’s own winning production. The team did an excellent job on the Minecraft creation, lyrics, singing, and rapping. Please congratulate the following 6 team members on their outstanding work when you get a chance:
  • Devan Grover
  • Alex Li
  • Johnathan Li
  • Jonah Liu
  • Jessica Mann
  • Kevin Zhao



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Neuqua Students Earn Seal of Biliteracy

The World Languages and English Learner Department is proud to announce that the following 39 seniors at Neuqua Valley High School have earned the distinguished Seal of Biliteracy.  The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the district and state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.


Additionally, 50 seniors have earned the Commendation Toward the Seal of Biliteracy this year. The State Commendation toward Biliteracy is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have demonstrated significant progress toward achieving a high level of proficiency in English in reading, writing, listening and speaking in another language.

Congratulations!  These outstanding seniors are truly global-ready. We honor their commitment to language and global citizenship.  Go Wildcats!



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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 (Tuesday, May 08, 2018), weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the football stadium and lacrosse field at (Neuqua Valley High School). The application will be a “Pre-Emergent Weed control”. 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


Neuqua Valley German Student Wins Scholarship

Andy Wang, a Senior at Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL, has been selected as a participant on the 2018-2019 Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program. Andy is one of only twenty-five young people chosen from across the country as a full scholarship recipient on this international student exchange program. This prestigious scholarship is jointly provided by the United States Congress and the Bundestag of Germany. This program is primarily a 13th-Year Abroad experience for graduating high school seniors, giving them an extra year of secondary education study in an international setting. The highlight of the program is getting valuable education and work experience through interning with German companies.




Wildcat Summer Athletic Camps


There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek Jeter

The Neuqua Valley High School athletic coaches offer a range of incredible summer camps for athletes and inspiring athletes of all ages. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn and with some of our award-winning athletic programs and coaches. 


(Schedules and Fees)


Please click on the links below to learn more about each Camp's registration.