Friday, August 23, 2019

It's Almost Time for Operation Snowball!

Operation Snowball is a fun, engaging and popular youth leadership development program. 360 Youth Services partners with Districts 203 & 204 to coordinate this teen-led and adult supported program for area high school students. 

Presented in a weekend retreat format in a safe and respectful environment, the program addresses challenges facing teens which help: 
  • Increase self-awareness 
  • Strengthen positive coping skills 
  • Enhance self-confidence 
  • Expand decision-making skills, especially regarding drugs and alcohol 
  • Increase self-esteem 
  • Enhance respect for self and others 
  • Refine personal goals and values 
  • Strengthen communication strategies 
  • Expand leadership abilities 
Presentations, workshops, activities and small group discussions all combine to empower teens to make healthy lifestyle decisions and have a positive impact on their peers. The name comes from the idea that “If I have a positive impact on you, you can have a positive impact on someone else, and the effect Snowballs”. The program began as a teen and adult led alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse prevention program, and has expanded into a program that addresses many additional issues relevant to teens today. 

Sign-ups for the Fall 2019 Retreat will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019. The retreat will take place October 25, 2019 through October 27, 2019. For more information, Contact DeAngelo Gerald or Carolyn Marple in the Senior Class House.


International Exchange-- Hosting Opportunity for Neuqua Families

Consider hosting a student from our Sister City in Nitra, Slovakia. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 7pm in the LMC, and the same information will be given on Thursday before Curriculum night-- 6:15pm in the LMC at Main. 

More information can be found here


Parent Chaperones Needed for Neuqua Valley Homecoming Dance

Neuqua Valley’s Out of this World homecoming dance is on Saturday, October 5th. If you would like to chaperone the dance please complete this form by Tuesday, September 10th. 



Please email amanda_dunham@ipsd.org with any questions. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Naperville Community Television - Football Fridays and More

Football Friday. Want to see a video recap of the varsity football games from all six local area high schools, including game highlights, conference standings, and upcoming match-ups? Sign up for Football Friday at https://www.nctv17.com/subscribe/ and a 5-minute video will appear in your inbox by 7 AM on Saturday morning - for free!


Get today's local news delivered right to your inbox for free. If you like to stay informed about what's happening in your community, sign-up for NCTV17 News Update. This free two-minute video (with accompanying articles) is sent out Monday through Friday. From City Hall to the halls of our schools, Naperville Community Television, Channel 17 will help keep you in-the-know! Sign up today at https://www.nctv17.com/subscribe/


Naperville Sports Weekly. Naperville Community Television wants to remind you that all of the highlights, interviews, and stories produced for their weekly show, Naperville Sports Weekly, are available on both their website (NCTV17.com) and YouTube channel (/NCTV17Sports) to watch and share with friends and family for free. Those same videos are also available on keepsake DVDs for purchase at: https://www.nctv17.com/shop/


Monday, August 19, 2019

Senior College Application Information Night

Class of 2020: Senior College Application Information Night is on Tuesday, August 27 in the Auditorium at NVHS.

Senior Counselors will present at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Detailed information will be provided on the college application process.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Meet and Greet With Our New Principal

The Neuqua PTSA is proud to host a night with Neuqua's very own New Principal Lance Fuhrer. 

Tuesday, August 20th at 7:00 PM in the Main Building Library Media Center


Thursday, August 1, 2019

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 a herbicide application. 

Please be aware that on Monday, August 05, 2019, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, playground cracks, and crevices and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School and Freshmen campus property.

Also, please be aware that on Monday, August 05, 2019, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the Varsity Football and Varsity Soccer Fields at (Neuqua Valley High School) property.

These applications 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

Friday, June 14, 2019

2019 Neuqua Valley Guidance Summer Newsletter

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 the next school year. Wishing you all a happy summer!



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 herbicide application.  Please be aware that on, TuesdayJune 25, 2019, 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. 
  
If you have further questions, please call my office at (630)428-6005.                                                                                        
Sincerely, 
Andrew Weed 
Facility Manager  
Indian Prairie School District #204

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wildcat Summer STEM-revised dates for Middle School Camp

Wildcat Summer STEM sessions will be June 17-20 from 1-5pm at Neuqua Valley Main building. Spots are still available.



Campers may bring payment, Cash / or Checks made out to Wildcat Summer STEM on the first day of camp.

Contact Paula Mueller paula_mueller@ipsd.org or Mike Fuys michael_fuys@ipsd.org with any questions.


Thursday, May 23, 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 Fertilizer application. Please be aware that on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, weather permitting a fertilizer application will be applied to athletic stadium field 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.

Please also be aware that on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 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.

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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

2019-2020 Course Verification

It is that time of year for students in the Classes of 2020-2023 to review their course requests for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Review them carefully; no action is required if all requests are correct. Elective course change request information is below. As a reminder level placements in core classes were completed on January 31st and will not be part of the change request process for NV. If there has been an extenuating circumstance that impacted your students programming this spring, contact the HS Department Chair for discussion. Any questions, contact your assigned Class House.

Class of 2020 – Class of 2022: 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. For additional information on elective change requests or to report an error, click here.

Class of 2023: 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 For additional information on elective change requests or to report an error, click here.




Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Illinois State School Board Seeks Student Applicants


The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) invites Illinois public high school students who will be in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the 2019-20 school year to apply to join ISBE’s Student Advisory Council. Members of the council will engage in discussions about how the public education system can better meet students’ needs. The State Board is seeking diverse applicants to provide perspectives on equity and opportunity in Illinois’ public schools. The State Board also seeks applicants considering different opportunities after high school, including apprenticeships, military service, employment, and college. 
The format and duties of the Student Advisory Council evolves each year based on members’ ideas. Past members have met with lawmakers, researched and presented on issues to the State Board, consulted ISBE staff on agency initiatives, launched an Instagram account, and developed the Student Voices website
Members attend several Board meetings in Springfield and meet as a council virtually throughout the year. ISBE reimburses students’ travel expenses. 
The application is due May 31 and available at www.isbe.net/studentadvisory.



Power of Choice Summer 2019 Newsletter


Parents of High School Students The healthy summer issue includes the new Guidelines for Parties and the Law 2019, which has updated state laws and local ordinances parents need to know. These updates help prevent underage use of prohibited substances and share legal responsibilities when teens are gathered at a residence, as well as curfew and rules for young drivers. The high school newsletter, The Parent Post also includes tips for a vape-free summer with local stats and facts on e-cigarettes, vaping prevention, and resources for helping teens and adults quit.
The Power of Choice is a collaborative project led by 360 Youth Services in District 204 and District 203 middle and high schools growing the number of students making healthy choices regarding substance use.

2020 Costa Rica Trip Informational Meetings

Dear District 204 Families,

We are happy to announce a first-ever District 204 World Language 2020 summer trip! MVHS, NVHS, and WVHS are planning a combined trip to Costa Rica! All students enrolled in level 2 Spanish and beyond, have the opportunity to participate! Interested in joining us?

Please come to an informational meeting at each of the 204 high school buildings:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Save Your Google Drive Files Today Before They are Gone Forever!

Graduating seniors and transferring students Google Files are permanently deleted at the end of every school year. Student Google files cannot be recovered after Graduation or after a student leaves the district. If you want to keep any files you must capture those files before the end of the school year if you will not be enrolled at Neuqua during 2019 -2020 school year. 


Here is Our Guide to Transfer or Download Your Google School Content
Your School AccountYour Stuff →  Take It With You

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 before leaving Indian Prairie School District 204.

All students should 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

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

Export a downloadable archive with a copy of your data from your school Google resources.

a. Visit this site: https://takeout.google.com/

b. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a downloadable archive of your data that you can later upload to a personal Google Account. 

Get Help: Download your data


Monday, May 13, 2019

Graduation & Baccalaureate DVD Sales

Dear Parents of the Class of 2019 -

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 23rd, or at the Graduation ceremony on May 26th. 
If you wish to avoid long lines at either ceremony, pre-order your DVD copy today by filling out this form and mailing it with your check (made payable to NVHS) postmarked no later than Friday, May 17th, to:

Lisa Traut
Media Communication - Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564

From May 20th to May 24th, 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 17th.
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 23rd 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 26th. 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.
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 for a DVD type, as well as which ceremony, 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 order form during the week of June 3rd, so it is imperative that the address is legible. 
Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Traut via email at lisa_traut@ipsd.org or via phone at (630) 428-6660. Thank you for your order!