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.




Tuesday, October 15, 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 herbicide application.  Please be aware that on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18, 2019, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, playground, tree rings, fenced areas, fence lines, and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School and Freshmen campus 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


Friday, October 11, 2019

Winter Accessory Drive

Donate to the Student Council Winter Accessory Drive by October 18th. Bring hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens to your Advisory or 2nd-period class at Main for a chance to win prizes for your whole class!


National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 20-26, 2019

Neuqua, Waubonsie, and Metea Valley Driver Educators would like to alert you to this important week.  Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for teens.  Please take some time to learn what you can do to help protect your family while contributing to safer roads for all.  

Hold your teen accountable to the passenger limitations and other regulations as listed in the Illinois Graduated Licensing Program
Here are the reasons why this is so crucial.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Parent Teacher Student Association Needs You!

With only 8% of all the parents and families at Neuqua Valley High School are members of the Parent Teacher Student Association,  we can’t sustain what we provide for our students. Simply joining the PTSA and becoming a member can help solve this budget crisis. Please sign up TODAY!!! 


By signing up today you can help us reinstate and fund these programs and more. 
  • Senior Yard Signs 
  • Senior Breakfast
  • IPPC Scholarships 
  • Neuqua PTSA Scholarships
  • Student Leadership & Education Funding 
  • Teacher Appreciation 
  • Teacher Grants  
  • Parent and Student Guest Speakers

Please email questions to keridunn@wowway.com




Senior Spectacular 2020


Join us for our first PTSA Senior Spectacular planning meeting on Oct. 9, 7-8:00 pm…

Senior Spectacular is a PTSA sponsored Mardi Gras themed celebration for the Neuqua Valley Senior Class. It allows students to celebrate all their hard work at Neuqua in a safe and supervised atmosphere. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 7:00 pm-midnight. The event includes a DJ, food, carnival games, raffle prizes and much more and we need your help!

Planning meetings will be held from 7-8:00pm in the Small Forum Room on:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

We encourage senior parents as well as parents of underclassmen to volunteer to help celebrate our seniors and to ensure a smooth transition from year to year. Also, you do not need to be able to attend all the meetings to volunteer.

Questions or want to volunteer? Contact neuquaptsa@gmail.com


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