Friday, January 31, 2020

Pick Your Favorite Neuqua Athlete for Play of the Month on Naperville Sports Weekly

The January Play of the Month Poll for Naperville Sports Weekly is live on our website on the NCTV Play of the Month Poll Page.
This month representing Neuqua Valley is Reese Martin from NVHS Wrestling!

Let's all show Reese some love and vote for him early and often. You can vote on any device - multiple times - now through midnight February 3.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Global Leadership Summit Summer 2021

Interested in learning about Creating a Sustainable Future from a global leadership perspective while working with students from around the world? Come to a family informational meeting on Wednesday, February 12th 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.





Mother-Son Brunch Buffalo Wildwings Fundraiser on February 10th.



Eat at the Plainfield Buffalo Wildwings on February 10th, present the certificate, and 15% of your purchase will go to support the Mother-Son Brunch. (Carryout or In-Store)


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Annual Neuqua Parent Round Table Meeting is Monday, February 3rd

Calling all Boosters & PTSA Members and Volunteers as well as Class of 2024 Parents.

Join us for the annual Round Table Meeting on Monday, February 3rd at 7 PM. 

In addition to an update on parent organizations, we will be discussing a brand-new, school-wide ALL IN event to be held in August.  Join us Tuesday to learn more!  


NVHS Will Offer ASVAB Test on 2/27/20

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:

Do you know what your aptitudes and abilities connected to your search for a future career? Connect your skills and interests with appropriate career choices. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is designed to:
  • Help you learn more about yourself and the world of work
  • Identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations
  • Develop an effective strategy to realize your goals
Neuqua Valley High School is offering the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude and Battery (ASVAB).

Thursday, February 27, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room C202, Large Forum Room

Taking the test is free and participation does not commit you to the military in any way.

Please note that this is a non-student attendance day. You will have to provide your own transportation to and from Neuqua Valley. Students will need to bring their fully charged Chromebooks to participate in the online, self-paced version of the ASVAB.

There will be a follow-up interpretation session in March.

Please print or pick up a permission form in the Class House and return to Class House by Thursday, February 20, 2020.

If you have questions, please see your individual counselor. More information can be found at https://www.asvabprogram.com/.


Monday, January 27, 2020

Get Your Tickets for the 2020 Neuqua PTSA Mother Son Brunch

The premiere of the latest Neuqua Valley film “Mother Son Brunch”, which is co-produced by mothers and sons, will take over Bolingbrook Golf Club on February 16th, 10:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M. with Hypnotist, Jim Wand. Wand has been featured in previous NV productions and is always a hit. Food and fun will be served at the premier. As always, there are opportunities for fabulous swag.

Mother Son Brunch will be selling tickets at both Main and Gold campuses on February 12 during lunch periods. Get your tickets before they sell out!!!

Tickets to the event will also be available through Eventbrite from January 7th through February 12th. Access the website on a smartphone, computer or tablet to choose your seats OR table.

If you've attended the brunch in the past, you've enjoyed the slideshow of moms and sons. If you would like to be included in this year's show, please email 2 pictures to Nicole Hasan at nicolehasan070701@gmail.com no later than February 3rd. Please try to send one photo of you and your son when he was younger, and the other should be a current photo of you both... Make sure to label the email with both of your names.

In addition to these photos, Senior mom’s please have your son write a short letter and record a 10-second video to you, THIS IS NOT TO BE SEEN BY YOU! Please have your Senior son email both to Jacque LeBreck jacquelebreck@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Hasan at nicolehasan070701@gmail.com


Seal of Biliteracy - AAPPL Testing

Indian Prairie School District 204 has established the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy Program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.

The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to those who demonstrate proficiency in English and whose second language proficiency level is equivalent to Intermediate-High, as determined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Language proficiency testing will take place in the spring, and the cost will be $20.

A student can also qualify for a State Commendation Toward Biliteracy. This designation would be given in his/her transcripts.


A student can also qualify for a State Commendation Toward Biliteracy. This designation would be given in his/her transcripts.

Registration and Payment are both online.

AAPPL Testing Dates 2019-2020

  • Thursday, 10/10/19 2:45 - 6:00 PM - SENIORS ONLY (Deadline 10/3/19)
  • Saturday, 1/25/20 8AM - 1PM (Deadline to apply 1/10/19)
  • Saturday, 2/22/20 8AM - 1PM (Deadline to apply 2/7/19)
***See your WL teacher or Mrs. Koppin in D100



Neuqua Valley Orchesis Dance Company Showcase 2020

Come celebrate many styles of dance at the Neuqua Valley Orchesis Dance Company Showcase 2020! This year's Showcase runs January 30th through February 1st at 7:00 pm in the Main Campus Auditorium and features student choreography in the ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, and hip hop genres.

Tickets will go on sale during lunch periods at the Main Campus & Birkett Freshman Center beginning Monday, January 27th.



Friday, January 24, 2020

Mother Son Brunch and Event Fundraiser

The premiere of the latest Neuqua Valley film “Mother Son Brunch”, which is co-produced by mothers and sons, will take over Bollingbrook Country Club on February 16th, 10:00AM-1:30PM. 
Hypnotist, Jim Wand, together with Motivational Speaker, Colin Egglesfield, are the leading actors of the show. Wand has been featured in previous NV productions and is always a hit.  As well as his motivational speaking, Egglesfield is known for his appearances on "All My Children" and designer runways.  Food and fun will be served at the premier.  As always, there are opportunities for fabulous swag.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, hurry before they are sold out!

Mother Son Brunch Fundraiser
Don’t feel like cooking?
Craving ice cream even though it’s winter?
(There’s always room for ice cream!)
Or maybe you feel like a savory Chicago style hot
dog with fries?
Please join us at Oberweis or That Burger Joint
(or both!).
When: January 30th, 4:00-8:00PM!
Where: 2879 95th Street (almost across from
the high school—could it be any more
convenient?)
Why: To help raise funds for fun at the
Neuqua Valley Mother Son Brunch!

Simply let them know that you’re there for
Neuqua and Oberweis will donate 20% back.
Thank you!


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Student Council Toiletry Drive


Donate to the Student Council Toiletry Drive! District families are in need of toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, deodorant, washcloths, baby wipes, disinfectant spray, bar soap, hand sanitizer & laundry detergent. Bring these FULL-SIZE items to Advisory or 2nd-period class at Main by Feb 7th for a chance to win prizes for your whole class!



NV Spoken Word Team MOD Pizza Fundraiser


Our Neuqua Valley Spoken Word Poetry Team is going to Chicago to compete in the Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Festival, the largest youth poetry festival in the world and we need your support! 

The NV Spoken Word poets, along with over 100 other Chicago area teams, will perform their original spoken word poetry in hopes of moving on to the finals. 

And it is really easy to support us. Just eat at MOD Pizza at Naperville Crossings on 1/23. 
Just make sure to mention our fundraiser at the register so that we will get the restaurant’s donation!

Thursday, January 23, 2020
10:30am-9:00pm
2835 Showplace Drive, Suite 115
Naperville, IL

Please RSVP at our fundraiser webpage so we know you plan to participate.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Exciting PTSA News!

We would like to thank all of you for your help this fall. We are proud to announce that we have met our budget goals.  You, as a PTSA did it!!!! With the help of all of you encouraging membership in our community. Supporting an end of year fundraiser to cover the final stretch of our budget gap. The Cozzzy Comfy sheet sales have currently a profit of $1350 and counting. You can order online until the end of January. (Our online code is: Neuqua Valley PTSA Q4.) We thankfully had some generous family and business donations. All of this made it possible to fund our original budget. We are actively looking at how to prevent this membership issue in the future and will continue to need your support and that of the NV Community. For today, please share in the excitement! We have yard signs, and senior breakfasts, scholarships, speakers and staff appreciation and so much more! Thank you. 

Next Weeks Meeting
Our next meeting is on January 21st, at 7 P.M. in the Forum Room at Main. At this meeting, Dr. Fuhrer will be presenting and having a Q & A session regarding Communication and Safety at NV.  All are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions!! 

  • 7:30 P.M. - Dr. Lance Fuhrer Presentation and Q & A
  • 8:00 - Break (You are welcome to attend both sessions or just one)
  • 8:05 - PTSA Business meeting
    • Voting on Amended Budget 
  • 8:30 - Adjourn

Greetings From Scholarship Valley

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. Please visit your counselor if you have any questions. 

January Scholarship Deadlines
  • January 15th Deadlines
    •  America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
    • Grissom Scholars Program
  • January 16th Deadlines
    • Coolidge Scholarship
    • Univ. of Michigan Geisinger Scholarship
  • January 17th Deadline:
    • Profile In Courage Essay Contest
  • January 21st Deadline
    • Brown Fellows Program
  • January 31st Deadlines
    • Burroughs Education Scholarship
    • IACAC (Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling) Scholarship

February Scholarship Deadlines
  • February 1st Deadline
    • Naperville Garden Scholarship
  • February 3rd Deadlines
    • BBA (Bar Association) Scholarship
    • Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship
    • Will-South Cook Conservation Education Scholarship
  • February 8th Deadline
    • Celtic Service Scholarship
  • February 10th Deadline
    • Paramount Tall Club of Chicago Scholarship
  • February 15th Deadlines
    • Christian Leadership Award - Purdue University / University of Illinois / Univ. of Indiana
    • Martin Luther Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Arthur Grant Smith Drama Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Lorado Taft Art Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Vocational Scholarship

NVHS/DISTRICT 204/NAPERVILLE SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
  • February 1st Deadline
    • Naperville Garden Club Scholarship
  • February 15th Deadlines
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Arthur Grant Smith Drama Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Lorado Taft Art Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship
    • Naperville Woman’s Club - Vocational Scholarship

Check out these websites for additional scholarship opportunities:

Masterworks Concert - Thursday, January 16th

The 2020 Masterworks Concert will take place in the NVHS Auditorium on Thursday, Jan 16 at 6pm and 8:15pm. The format of the Masterworks Concert is similar to the Crystal Concert, a concert that features all areas of the music department playing in various spaces throughout the auditorium. This Freshmen concert is centered around a Masterwork performed by 9th-grade students, selections from Handel’s Messiah, as well as a Masterwork performed by older students, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from his opera Prince Igor. Many aspects of the concert, including the hiring of professional musicians and the creation of a composition specifically for this concert have been generously funded by the IPEF. 
Tickets for the concert are free and available by visiting neuquamusic.org


Thursday, January 9, 2020

2020 Mother Daughter Luncheon & Fashion Show

Join us for the 2020 Neuqua Valley PTSA Mother-Daughter Luncheon and Fashion Show. This year we will continue with a fashion-forward event as we celebrate the latest trends for formal and casual attire as well as hot fashion tips in the industry. We also have enhanced our menu so it is truly a luncheon with a buffet that offers a great variety of food choices for all!

Ticket Sales and Timeline:
  • November 20th, 2019- February 9th, 2020
  • Get your tickets online at Eventbrite.com for $35 per person, plus a processing fee.

2020 Multicultural Show

Come out to see this year's Multicultural Show, Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm in the NVHS Auditorium. Acts include song and dance for different parts of the world, a sign language act, spoken word pieces and dance that reflect gender roles, and more!

Tickets are available at the ticket booth on the evening of the show. $5 for students and $7 for adults.

For more information, please contact show director Mrs. Mary Van Milligen at mary_vanmilligen@ipsd.org


8th Grade Open House is January 15th. 2020

Class of 2024 and your parents, please join us on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, for our 8th Grade Open House. This event includes our Athletic Information Night at 5:30pm in the Main Building Commons and an Academic Tour that begins in the Main Gym at 7:00pm. Enter Door #53. This night will provide you the opportunity to talk with teachers, counselors, and coaches about opportunities in and out of the classroom.





Track and Field Registration

High School Track and Field registration at Neuqua Valley is now open! Please use this link to register. 

Practice starts the week of January 20th, so please register soon. 

Please contact Coach Kennedy (Boys) mike_kennedy@ipsd.org or Coach Parejko (Girls) gretchen_parejko@ipsd.org with any questions.


International Career Fair Volunteers Needed

Parent Volunteer Opportunity
INTERNATIONAL CAREER FAIR
WHEN: Friday, January 24, 2020 (half-day or full-day)

WHO: Multilingual Parents and Professionals from Various Careers.
WHY: Share with students the value of knowing more than one language.

We are looking for family, friends and multilingual professionals who might be available to share how languages impact their professions on a daily basis.  
Please contact tonya_koppin@ipsd.org or your World Languages/ELL teacher to learn more. 


World Language Week is January 21st through January 24th


"World Language Week -- Join us as we celebrate diversity at NVHS. 

Tuesday, January 21st: World Music Concert at 7 PM in auditorium + Travel T-shirt Day

Wednesday, January 22nd: Taste of the World at 7 PM in BFC Commons + International Dress and Soccer Jersey Day

Thursday, January 23rd: Multicultural Show at 7 PM in auditorium  + Wear an “I Speak or I Sign” sticker, if you speak or sign a language other than English.  We hope this will spark some interesting conversations with our staff and students.

Friday. January 24th: International Career Fair All Day in the auditorium lobby + Club or Travel T-shirt

We will have cultural presentations and fun activities in our WL classes all week."

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

This is Your Last Chance to Order the 2020 Yearbook


With the new spring distribution date happening in May, 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 so visit www.yearbookforever.com and put in Neuqua Valley to get to our ordering page. Thank you for your continued support of the yearbook.