Friday, April 26, 2019

Help Support Families in Need

District 204 currently has 18 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. This translates to more than 5,000 students. Purchasing school supplies so children are prepared for the school year can be challenging for low-income families. To address this problem, the Indian Prairie Parents' Council (IPPC) is hosting a drive to support families who may need assistance when their children return to school in August. 

If you would like to help make a difference for our families, you can make a donation in any amount by visiting DONATE.


If you would prefer to write a check, please make it payable to Indian Prairie Parents' Council. Checks can be mailed to Community Relations Coordinator, Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL 60504. 


IPPC will use 100 percent of funds collected to purchase school supply kits and gift cards for distribution through the schools to families in need. 


Donations can be made through May 16.



Please Submit Any Senior Scholarships for Recognition 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 Friday, 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.  

Please contact the senior class house with questions.


Wildcat Summer STEM Registration is Open For All Incoming 6th - 9th Grade Students

Wildcat Summer STEM is back! Join us for a fun-filled week of science and engineering skills related to Science Olympiad events. Bottle Rockets, Escape Rooms, and more. Fun and friendly competitions throughout the week. Open to all incoming 6th-9th graders.

Session 1 June 10-13, 2019 1:00pm-5:00pm
Session 2 June 17-20, 2019 1:00pm-5:00pm

Neuqua Valley High School Main BuildingEnrollment is limited! Sign up early and tell your friends!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Integrated Pest Management Notification for on April 25th

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, April 25, weather permitting a fertilizer application will be applied to the 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.

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, April 12, 2019

UNICEF World Fair

Neuqua UNICEF is offering its very first World Fair. This fair is an opportunity for guests to explore important topics surrounding issues like water, health, and education through a variety of student-led presentations and activities! Come join us April 26th from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Forum Room at the Birkett Freshman Center, to learn more about pressing issues affecting our global community. As an organization, UNICEF hopes to raise awareness about these issues and to also allow for direct opportunities for people to help those in need. A suggested donation of $5.00 to UNICEF will allow attendees to make a difference and show their support. Games, raffle prizes, and food will all be available during the event, so we hope to see you there!


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Final Exam Schedule - Spring 2019


NEUQUA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
2019 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 with the 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 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, arrangements for makeup will be made.

Birkett Freshman Center 

Tuesday, June 4th
1st Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
2nd Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
5th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25

Wednesday, June 5th 
3rd Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
8th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
6th Period Exam 10:50 - 12:25

Thursday, June 6th 
4th Period Exam 7:20 - 8:55
7th Period Exam 9:05 - 10:40
Busses Depart 10:50


Main Building
Tuesday, June 4th
1st Period Exam 7:25- 9:00 
2nd Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45 
5th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30 

Wednesday, June 5th
3rd Period Exam 7:25- 9:00 
8th Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45 
6th Period Exam 10:55 - 12:30

Thursday, June 6th
4th Period Exam 7:25- 9:00 
7th Period Exam 9:10 - 10:45 
Buses Depart 10:55 





Revised 2018-19 School Calendar - Last Day June 6

At the April 8, 2019 Board of Education meeting, the board approved the amended 2018-19 school calendar to adjust the last day of school due to the emergency days used for the extreme weather this winter.

The new last day of school is now Thursday, June 6, 2019.
The link below has the approved revised school calendar.



Sunday, April 7, 2019

Electronic Transcript Update

During the 2018-2019 school year, NVHS transitioned to the Parchment Exchange service for our transcript processing tool. There is no cost to sending an electronic transcript while a student at Neuqua Valley. There is a small charge for a paper/mailed copy. At the beginning of the school year, senior students were instructed on how to create their accounts and use the system for processing college application transcript requests. This month of April, our remaining grades 11, 10 and 9 will be instructed on how to create their accounts and use the system. This will take place during their assigned Guidance Essentials date. This will be the way students can order their transcript for various uses – insurance, DMV, summer programs, colleges, etc. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s class house. For more information see the link below:


April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

You should notice there will be many efforts to raise awareness about distracted driving in the community during this time.  Whether we always have the best behaviors or not, it is very likely that we can all agree distracted driving is a safety issue of epidemic proportions on today’s streets.  We would like to motivate reflection on your practices in the hope of creating a safer driving environment for all.  Beyond this simple issue, there is another issue that has been receiving high levels of publicity.  We think it is tied closely to the distracted driving issue.  It is related to Scott’s Law.  Please read on to help us save lives.

So far in 2019, 14 Illinois State Police Troopers have been struck, one fatally, by drivers who failed to follow Scott’s Law, Illinois’ Move Over Law. That means more Troopers have been struck in the just first three months of 2019 than in ALL of 2018. The dramatic rise in Scott’s Law-related accidents has gained attention across the state, and Governor Pritzker recently joined Illinois State Police officials in calling on drivers to pay attention, slow down, and move over for vehicles on the side of the road with flashing lights. ISP has announced their increased enforcement efforts, including special Scott’s Law details with an additional 2,000 hours of manpower to aid in the efforts.

Now more than ever, it is essential to raise awareness of Scott’s Law, teach safe driving practices, and lead by example behind the wheel. This includes spreading the word about the Give Them Distance Pledge to promote safe best practices for drivers across Illinois. It’s not just Illinois State Police Troopers who are affected; failing to follow Scott’s Law puts everyone—emergency responders, roadside workers and everyday drivers—in danger. Remember that Scott’s Law applies to ANY vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights.

See below just a few of the dozens of articles on the increase in Scott’s Law violations and accidents.


 Help us make sure everyone makes it home alive every time we drive.

Sincerely,
Driver Education Teachers

Waubonsie – Neuqua – Metea


Friday, April 5, 2019

The World Languages Honor Ceremony is April 10th

Please join us for the annual World Languages/English Learner Department Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00pm in the auditorium at Neuqua Valley High School with a brief reception to follow in the auditorium lobby at 8 PM.

We would like to recognize our students’ commitment to multilingualism and cultural studies. We celebrate their love of language and their commitment to global citizenship.

The following achievements will be recognized at this ceremony:

  • Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy (SENIORS)
  • Commendation toward the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy (SENIORS)
  • World Languages National Honor Society Inductions and Awards
  • Outstanding Seniors in World Language Awards



Thursday, April 4, 2019

Help our Physical Education Department with Health. Moves. Minds. Online Donations

NVHS students and our NVHS PE Department are raising funds toward promoting advocacy in students to help address emotional health issues. Monies donated help to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Click here to learn more and to donate today!

During the week of April 22nd, Neuqua will also have a "Serenity Week". 
Each day will focus on all of us working toward greater emotional health. The week will culminate with a day of special activities for all the P.E. classes.
Monday - Kindness
Tuesday - Mindfulness
Wednesday - Empowerment
Thursday - Advocacy
Friday - Gratitude