Friday, December 13, 2019

Need a gift idea? Order the 2020 yearbook before January 15!

With the holiday season upon us, we sometimes need great gift ideas. The Yearbook staff is here to help! Order your 2020 yearbook before January 1 for the best price! 

Because we have a new (spring) distribution date, all yearbook orders must be completed by JANUARY 15, 2020. Don’t let your student miss out on the yearbook experience; order today. Remember, yearbooks are purchased on a pre-ordering basis only. Visit www.yearbookforever.com and put in Neuqua Valley to get to our ordering page. 


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Neuqua Valley Theatre Presents: "The Freshman One Acts: A Whisper to a Scream"

Neuqua Valley High School is proud to have its first production of 2020 be the student-lead showcase "The Freshman One Acts: A Whisper to a Scream". These hilarious and heartfelt performances are exclusively performed by the Neuqua Valley class of 2023. Each one-act is directed by upperclassmen of Neuqua Valley.

Dates: January 24-25, 2020 at 7pm
NVHS Main Campus Black Box Theatre
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564
Please Enter at Door 10

$7 General Admission 
Tickets available at www.nvhstheatre.com/. Only limited cash/check sale of tickets will be available at the door as it is advised to buy tickets prior to the evening's performance online.

Faculty Director of Freshman One Acts: Mrs. Paula Rossi


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Neuqua Valley PTSA Panera Fundraising - December 11th

Panera and The Neuqua Valley High School PTSA have partnered to fundraise for the PTSA on Wednesday, December 11th. 

Just bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to the Neuqua PTSA. 


Freshman Boys Track and Field Meeting

There will be a meeting for all Freshmen interested in Boys Track and Field on Friday (12/13) at 7:01 am in the Birkett Freshman Center's Forum Room. Please contact Coach Kennedy with questions. 



NV Ultimate Frisbee Winter Session

Don’t miss out on NV Ultimate Frisbee Clubs Winter Season.  Play begins on January 13th at Players Indoor Sports Center.  Registration is open and space is limited so don’t delay!  Follow this link for more info.


Media Camp 2020

The Neuqua Valley Media Department is hosting a free media camp for 8th graders and Freshmen on Saturday, January 25th. This camp is for students who are interested in making films or in broadcast news. The camp will run from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. beginning in the Neuqua Valley Large Forum Room (Room C202). Registration is available through Tuesday, January 21st at www.nvmedia.org. To ensure a spot please register as soon as possible as we can only accommodate the first 75 students who sign up. The camp is for current Neuqua Valley Freshman and 8th graders at Crone, Gregory, and Scullen. The camp will be led by current Neuqua Valley Media students and instructors. For more information go to www.nvmedia.org.



Alliance for the Children Giving Tree Tag Drive

It's that time of year of 'kids helping kids'! NVHS is in its 21st partnering with the Alliance for the Children helping to make happy childhood memories for children in need. This year, the Alliance will continue providing new clothing, coats, boots, and toys to families in the Appalachian mountain areas of Buchanan County, VA, and Pike County, KY as well as in the Chicagoland area and our own District 204 community. Students will be able to take a tag from their Advisor or 2nd-period teacher, buy the gifts on the tag, and will bring the UNWRAPPED gift to school between December 3 and December 18. Thank you to the entire Neuqua Valley community for making a huge difference in the lives of these children during this Holiday season!
Tag Drive Overview

Monday, November 25, 2019

Wildcat Weekly Alumni - Help Us Celebrate Episode Number 500

Wildcat Weekly Alumni, we are looking for you! If you were a part of the show over the last 19 years, please go to THIS LINK to see how you can help us celebrate 500 episodes this coming March!

Whether you are still in the TV industry or not, we want to hear from you! Don't miss out on being a part of this milestone!


For more information, please contact Ms. Lisa Traut at lisa_traut@ipsd.org



Neuqua Hour of Code

The Neuqua Valley Business Department is joining in on the largest learning event in history of learning: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15).

This year's Hour of Code Event will take place on Tuesday, December 10 from 2:30-3:30 pm in D208 at the main campus. It is open to ANYONE regardless of skill level. No coding experience required! Numerous resources will be offered for students to try coding. We will even be having raffle prizes for those students that stay to code, including gift cards, t-shirts, Google Cardboard VR devices, and a Raspberry Pi Computer.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success. Please join us.

Contact: Beth Knuth, Business Education Teacher, phone: (630) 428-6000 x4655 When: Tuesday 12/10, 2:30 p.m. Where: NVHS Main Campus D208

More info: neuquacodes.weebly.com or hourofcode.com



PTSA is Selling Bedsheets! Help Us Keep Our Senior Yard Signs!

Neuqua Valley HS PTSA needs to raise extra dollars to cover the financial costs associated with some of the experiences that our students have come to love. Therefore, we are hosting a unique fundraiser which we are very excited to share with you.

We have been given the opportunity to fundraise with CoZzzy Comfy, The Bed Sheet Fundraising Company. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy a deluxe 1800 thread count bed sheet sets for $40 (retails for $125+).
Our goal is to have all families sell 5 sets – although the more the better!! Please help us reach our goal!

Attached is an order form that you can use to collect orders. Once you obtain those orders, there are two options for submitting your order.

Option 1 - Online Ordering: Ask customers to make checks payable to you. Go online at www.cozzzycomfy.com and place your full order.

  • If you have sold 12 or more sets of sheets, CoZzzy Comfy will ship sheets directly to your home within 3-5 business days. (No shipping charge will be incurred.)
  • If you have sold less than 12 sets, you can choose to have:
    • sheets shipped directly to you within 3-5 business days. (You will incur a shipping charge.)
    • sheets shipped to the school for later pickup. (No shipping charge will be incurred.)

Our online code is: Neuqua Valley PTSA Q4.

Due date for online ordering and for turning in order forms is Dec 6.
Late orders will be accepted but delivery by the winter break is not guaranteed.

There is a bonus for you - for every 15 sets of sheets that you sell, you will receive your own free set!!!

Please know that the sheets are 100% money-back guaranteed. CoZzzy Comfy will refund your money if you do not like the sheets, although we are confident that you will love them.

Stop by the PTSA Table at parent-teacher conferences and see samples and you might even be able to take your set home with you! Please contact our account manager, Penny Dawson, if you have any questions! Penny can be reached at penny@cozzzycomfy.com.




Thursday, November 14, 2019

Place Yearbook Orders Onsite -- Nov. 21 P/T Conference Night

Signing books, laughing at pictures, remembering the year before summer begins…that is what creates lasting memories, so Neshnabec is heeding the call. The distribution of the 2020 Neuqua Valley yearbook has changed so students can collect their preordered books in May of 2020!

With this new distribution date comes a new deadline, so we will have members of our yearbook staff on-hand during Parent/Teacher conferences Thursday, November 21 near the main entrance rotunda. You can PREORDER your student’s yearbook at that time with a credit card or PayPal account. Remember, with a new distribution date comes a new purchase deadline of JANUARY 15, 2020. You do not want to miss out on getting your yearbook before the price goes up on January 1.

If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook adviser, Michelle La Scola at michelle_lascola@ipsd.org

Yearbooks can also be purchased online: Neuqua Valley Yearbook Order Page.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Neuqua Valley Theatre Presents "Almost, Maine"

Almost, Maine
December 13th at 7pm and December 14th at 3pm & 7pm
Black Box Theatre Directed by Elizabeth Morgan 

Show Details:
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States. It's almost in Canada. And it's not quite a town, because it's residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn't exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend -almost- in this delightful midwinter nights dream.


Show Dates: 

Friday, December 13th at 7pm and Saturday, December 14th at 3pm & 7pm
Neuqua Valley High School
Black Box Theatre
Please Enter at Door 10
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564


Ticketing: General Admission Tickets are $7 - available at nvhstheatre.com
Limited cash/check tickets will be sold at the door; therefore, it is advised to purchase tickets ahead of time.





Global Leadership Summit Trip Summer 2020 Informational Meeting

Interested in learning about the Impact of Sports and Wellness from a global leadership perspective while working with students from around the world? Come to a family informational meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm in room D233  to learn more! Please come to hear all the details including destination, itinerary, cost of this trip as well as upcoming enrollment deadlines! 
See Ms. Dunham or Mrs. Franczyk in the business department with questions.
RSVP here: https://rsvp.eftours.com/b2trx67




NV Ultimate Frisbee Club Winter Season

Too cold and too snowy to play outside... Come inside for NV Ultimate's Winter League! The league will run from 1/13/20- 2/26/20, Monday & Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm at Just For Kicks. This league is open to all ultimate players in the area. 
It's a great way for first time ultimate players to learn the game as well as an excellent opportunity for experienced players to keep improving their skills and stay active during the "off-season". 

Visit https://nvultimate.com/ for more details and to sign up today!


Friday, November 8, 2019

Fall Parent/Teacher/Student Conference Scheduling

Parent/Teacher Conferences are an opportunity to meet with your student’s teachers to work together to promote your student’s success in the classroom.

Fall Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences this year will take place on:
Thursday, November 21st from 4:30-8:00 PM and Monday, November 25th from 8 AM - 8 PM.

Parents will use the PowerPTC online system to set up a conference.

Parents are also able to sign in to PowerPTC using the Home Access Center (HAC) account and password. Once signed into HAC, click on the School Links tab and then click on PowerPTC. Your PowerPTC username and password will be the same as your HAC login. Click here for directions on scheduling through HAC account If you DO NOT have an HAC account, you must first register and create a Home Access Account. Directions for Registering a HAC account can be found here.

Scheduling for conferences will open on Friday, November 1st at 8:00 am and will close at 1:00 pm on November 20th at noon.

If you have any questions about conferences, please contact your Guidance House.


Conferences at NVHS are scheduled as 15-minute blocks to include 5 minute passing periods for transitioning to the next scheduled conference.
If you are experiencing difficulties, please submit a PowerPTC help ticket at https://support.ipsd.org


Thursday, November 7, 2019

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 a Fertilizer application.  Please be aware that on Friday, November 08, 2019, weather permitting a fertilizer application will be applied to athletic fields at Neuqua Valley High School. This application will be a fertilizer application. We match 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


PTSA Chipotle Fundraiser - Wednesday, November 13th

Please help support the Neuqua PTSA by attending our Restaurant Night at Chipotle on Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00 - 8:00. Please don't forget to mention that you are there to support Neuqua when you check out and they will donate a portion of the proceeds to our PTSA.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Colors 4 Change - Donation Drive!


Next week, November 4th-8th, JKB Athletic Leadership club is hosting a donation drive to support Colors 4 Change. Colors 4 Change is a teen-led non-profit organization started by one of our JKB athletes, Jack Considine. Colors 4 Change’s mission is to collect and recycle used art supplies and repurpose them to children in need.  

Neuqua is asking students and parents to donate used art supplies to donation boxes that will be available in all the Class Houses and in the rotunda. 

Thank you for your support!!!


Vote for the Neuqua Athletic Play of the Month

Neuqua has a few of our athletes up for October's Play of the Month on NCTV17! This month NVHS is represented by one of our volleyball players, Taylor O'Malley, as well as the entire Volleyball team for some great defense! Jane Riehs, from NVHS diving, is also up for October's Play of the Month!

Use this link to vote for either Taylor, NVHS Volleyball and Jane Riehs, NVHS Swimming.


One vote is allowed per device or computer every hour. Poll closes midnight on Friday, November 8!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Saturday's Home Playoff Football Game

We need YOUR help at Saturday's Football game! Both Wildcat Wear and Concessions have volunteer spots open. Don't sit back and think someone else will do it! It's your turn! Plus, it's fun! Don't miss out! You do not have to be a football fan to join us. Just come support your Neuqua Valley Athletic Boosters!

VOLUNTEER NOW!


Scholarship Valley Updates

"Seniors, NOW IS THE TIME!!! There are a number of scholarships on NAVIANCE. Check out the COLLEGES link, then click on the SCHOLARSHIP & MONEY link. See your counselor with questions.

October
31 - Coca-Cola Scholars | Carid Scholarship

November
1 - Arts Scholarship - University of Dayton
5 - Prudential Spirit of Community Award

NVHS/DISTRICT 204 SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Check back in January!

Check out these websites for scholarship opportunities:

Pre-Season Meeting for Prospective Baseball Players and Parents

A preseason meeting for prospective baseball players and their parents will be held on Thursday, November 14th, beginning at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the NV Forum Room, C202. Information regarding the 2020 season will be shared for all players interested in being a part of the Neuqua Valley Baseball Program. Please contact Coach Thornton at james_thornton@ipsd.org with questions.



NVHS Theatre Presents "Things to Not Do"

Things To Not Do" is a full-length play written and directed by Will Schaub that follows the lives of 12 high school students over the course of a school year at fictional Lincoln High. It explores aspects of being a modern-day teen with all of the confusion, humor, drama, trepidation, and self-discovery that it entails. TTND is a contemporary update on the cultural and social minefield that is high school.

Carmelo is paralyzed by the allure of the girl’s thong who sits in front of him in Mr. Nesbit’s class. If he could only muster the courage to say hello. Kendal is dating the best catch at Lincoln High but beginning to chafe at the limitations of the relationship. Rashaad is determined to get a girlfriend- and has a bulletproof plan for success. Alex dreams of simply being in the same room with a girl without his sweat glands going into overdrive. Angela has a dark past that she would give anything undo. Mitch has his own secret that he’s just trying to keep buried until graduation- and freedom. Lars, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, is doing his best to avoid social gaffes and fit himself into the neuro-typical world of high school. Sammi is hopelessly crushing on the girl of her dreams, and Marvin can’t do anything to convince her that she’s barking up the wrong tree. And The Mellow Man, the school radio station DJ, provides a narrative and philosophical throughline as well as the essential high school soundtrack.

By the end of the last act, TTND examines issues of relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, loyalty, conformity, depression, kindness, and self-acceptance. It’s comedic, dramatic, relatable for today’s youth, yet sprinkled with a touch of magical realism. If there’s an identifiable moral, it might be: No matter how much crap life throws your way, never stop being you.

Show Dates: November 14-16, 2019 at 7pm
Location: NVHS Main Campus Auditorium (Please enter at Door 7)
Tickets: $7 students; $11 adults. Tickets can be purchased online at nvhstheatre.com 

Target Age: High School
*Material may not be suitable for younger audiences. Content includes adult themes & topics."


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Power of Choice - Fall Parent Newsletter

Public health advisory recommendations have been issued for adults, parents, and youth from The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery due to the outbreak of severe pulmonary disease linked with vaping. Included are FDA recommendations, signs of vaping, and how to keep talking with your teen about vaping risks. Get these important e-cigarette/vaping updates in The Parent Post, high school edition. Power of Choice will provide important updates throughout the year on youth substance use prevention.


Monday, October 21, 2019

AP Testing Registration Deadline Approaching

AP Testing registration deadline is November 1st. Please visit Total Registration for Neuqua AP Exams to register. For more registration information, please visit nvhsguidance.com



Friday, October 18, 2019

PTSA Meeting - Painting The Picture Of Self Advocacy

This Tuesday your Parent Teacher and Student association will be “Painting the Picture of Self Advocacy” with a dynamic panel discussion. Both parents and students are welcome! October 22nd at 7 PM.

Kidness Challenge - Serenity Week


Next week we are kicking off our “Serenity Week” as part of the “Health.Moves.Minds.” initiative that was started last year to promote positive mental health awareness in our Neuqua Valley community.  During “Serenity Week”, each day has a theme that promotes an important life skill related to improving our mental health. 
Monday is “Kindness” day.  We are asking students, staff, parents, and community members to get on board with our “Kindness Challenge”.  Think of the ALS “Ice bucket challenge” from a few years ago, but with acts of kindness.  These can be simple, they can be creative, they can be random and spur of the moment, or they can be planned out in advance.  Don't feel pressured to do something over the top, many times simple is better.  Let’s be selfless and do something kind for others!
Once you have performed an act of kindness, share it on your social media of choice with the hashtags #healthmovesminds and #kindnesschallenge as well as pass the challenge on to someone (or two or three). 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The 2019 SPOOKTACULAR Concert is Wednesday, October 30th

The Neuqua Valley Music Department presents this year's Spooktacular at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30 in the NVHS auditorium. This one-hour, family-friendly event is tailored especially to a younger audience, but it's sure to entertain all ages. The concert features the Wildcat Fiddlers and the Neuqua Valley Symphony Orchestra. Music selections include In the Hall of the Mountain King, Curse of the Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space, and Crazy Train. Children who attend in costume can march around the auditorium in the indoor Halloween parade. The musicians will wear costumes too! It's zany fun!

This is a FREE performance, no tickets are required. Doors open at 4 pm.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Technology Center of DuPage Field Trip for Sophomores and Juniors

Attention Sophomore and Junior Students and Parents:
Technology Center of DuPage is hosting a field trip for interested students on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Students will depart Neuqua Valley at 8:00 am and return at 11:30 am. Interested students should pick up field trip consent and health forms in either the Sophomore or Junior Class House. Completed field trip forms must be returned by Monday, November 4, 2019, in order to be eligible to go on the field trip. Students will select two programs below to explore. If you have questions about TCD or the field trip, please contact your individual counselor. 
  • Auto Body Repair & Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Information Systems & Game Design
  • Construction Trades
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Electronics Technology and PLTW Digital Electronics (DE)
  • Fire Science / Emergency Medical Technician
  • Healthcare Foundations
  • HVAC/Residential Wiring
  • Medical Terminology & Healthcare Careers
  • Multimedia & Television Technology
  • Nursing Assistant Training Program
  • Professional Cooking, Baking & Service
  • Pathway to Engineering (PLTW) Includes information about these courses: 
    • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
    • Principles of Engineering (POE)
    • Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA)
    • Computer Science Principles (CSP) 
    • Engineering Design & Development (EDD)
  • Welding Technology
For full program descriptions, please visit www.tcdupage.org.