Thursday, December 19, 2013

Spring 2014 Neuqua Valley Men's Lacrosse Registration

Spring 2014 Neuqua Valley Men's Lacrosse Registration
It's Not Too Late
The Neuqua Valley Men's Lacrosse registration for the 2014 Spring season is open.

Step 1) Complete the following online registration link.

Note that no online payments will be processed, only player and waiver information will be collected.

Step 2)  A Neuqua Valley Men's Lacrosse representative will reach out to finalize your registration and answer any questions.

If you know of someone who is interested playing lacrosse this Spring, please forward this email to them.

Questions can be directed to:

Science Fair Judges Needed

District 204 needs judges for the 2014 District Science Fairs. Judges do not have to work in a scientific field, but it is helpful if judges understand how a Science Fair works. Having a degree in science isn't as necessary as having an understanding of kids.

Judges are needed for the following dates and locations:
Metea Valley High School:
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8 to 11:30 AM
For MVHS, WVHS, Granger, Hill, Still, and Fischer

Neuqua Valley High School:
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8 to 11:30 AM
For NVHS, Scullen, Crone, and Gregory

If you are interested in judging, please fill out the form on the district's website at Science Fair Judges.  

MIT STEM Institute for 11th Grade Students

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) co-sponsor the Research Science Institute (RSI) and are looking for talented 11th Grade STEM Students to do really exciting cutting-edge summer research!
Apply to the (RSI) program to be held on the MIT campus June 22 to August 2, 2014. They will meet some of the world's most talented students and top scientists and have an opportunity to conduct research in amazing labs! The program is free to students except for travel to and from MIT. If you know any current high school juniors, have them take a look at the CEE website or RSI application materials, and more information about the program.

Applications are due into the office (NOT POSTMARKED) on January 20, 2014. There is still time for consideration. On Facebook - look for Center for Excellence in Education!

University of Illinois G.A.M.E.S. Camp

The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois wants to invite girls who have an interest in STEM fields to apply to GAMES Camp next year from July 13-19th, 2014.

Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science is an annual week long camp, designed for academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders). The camp gives these young ladies an opportunity to explore engineering through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in engineering. Engineering tracks for camp this year include: aerospace, bioengineering, chemical, materials, electrical, mechanical, environmental, and app development. Admissions are done on a first-completed, first-served basis and then a wait-list will be formed. 

For more information & application details:

2014-15 Course Enrollment

Looking forward, students return from winter break Monday, January 6th, 2014 and will begin planning for the next school year. 
Friday, January 10th is Core Course Recommendation Day. Students begin the day with a special homeroom at Main and Advisory at Gold. Students will receive more information upon their return in January. Best wishes for a wonderful winter vacation!

Information on course enrollment for parents and students is available by clicking here.

Cameron Diaz's visit to Neuqua

Neuqua Valley High School is delighted to welcome award-winning actress and debut author Cameron Diaz on Thursday, January 9th. Ms. Diaz will talk with students about her career and her debut novel The Body Book. 

Students who wish to purchase an autographed copy of her book may do so by returning this form to the LMC along with cash or a check (payable to NVHS).

Click here for more information on the visit and to purchase a copy of the book. 

PARENTS USE YOUR POWER December Newsletter

Tools for Confronting Difficult Situations with Your Child--Confrontations happen in every home. Most people are uncomfortable when it comes to confrontation…especially when it involves our daughters and sons.

A practical tool for having those difficult conversations using the  D-E-S-K strategy at:

Wildcat Wear Last Minute Gifts

Wildcat Wear is closed this week for Final Exams. For those who need last minute gifts from the store, please contact either Stephanie 630-675-7637or Nyurka 939-397-2965 to arrange a time to meet. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday break!

Senior Spectacular 2014

Parents of the Senior Class of 2014: Volunteers are needed for Senior Spectacular – a lock-in party for the entire senior class. 

The 2014 event will be April 12 from 7 pm – 1 am. Planning meetings are scheduled for 1/ 14 at 7 pm in the LRC/ main campus and 2/10,3/3, 3/24 7 pm in C202 main campus.
Do you love to plan parties, secretly dream of having the top score on a fast pitch machine, love late night computer work, have Vanna White envy, dream of decorating or shopping? I have a job for you? 
Committee chairs are still needed for Spa/Salon, Carnival, Volunteer Coordinator, Game Show, Donations, Chez Emeril Restaurant, Decorations, First Aid (first aid training needed), Raffle Prizes, Webmaster, and Senior Hall Decorating. Every committee has a binder full of committee descriptions, instructions, and contacts. The theme is always “Mardi Gras” so nobody has to create a new product. As every class experiences this event one time- it is always new to them! Additional volunteers will be needed for selling tickets at school, decorating the senior hall one day after school, setting up and taking down for the event, and working the event.
Senior Spectacular is parent organized with support from the school staff. There are so many committees so all jobs are manageable. Past events have been listed as a highlight for the year! Please contact Becky Glimco at to volunteer. Specify a committee position or a general volunteer position. Becky can email committee descriptions if needed. This event cannot happen without your help!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Alliance for the Children Gifts

Tomorrow 12/13, is the last day for Alliance gifts! We want to remind students how incredibly thankful the Alliance is for their participation and generosity!

The Alliance truly appreciates all of our students help in continuing to make this all-school service project the success that it is! We are helping over 400 D204 kids, up from 235 last year!  Next year, the Alliance plans on increasing those numbers even more. 

We were also able to provide toys for several thousand kids in the Appalachian mountains as well as clothing for a portion of those kids. 

For more information on the Alliance for the Children visit their website:

2014 - 2015 School Calendar

Next year's school calendar is now posted on the district's website. The first day of school will be August 26 and classes are tentatively scheduled to end on June 3. Please note there are 5 emergency days at the end of the school year. If any emergency days are used, the last day of school will change.

HomeZone Technology Academy Hour of Code

HoneZone Technology Academy (a not-for-profit organization) invites students ages 8 – 18 to participate in An Hour of Code event. This year, for Computer Science Education Week, a massive campaign called the "Hour of Code" is introducing 10 million students to try one hour of introductory computer science from Dec 9th - Dec 16th 2013. It's a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. This workshop is designed to prepare and promote students to become thinkers and innovators of 21st century.

Click here for registration information and additional details.

PSAT Results are Ready

Attention students who sat for the PSAT in October:

Juniors who took the PSAT may pick up their exam results in the Junior Class House during their option/lunch period beginning Friday, December 13th. Please see Mrs. Inzerra for your results.

Sophomore students who took the PSAT may pick up their exam results in the College and Career Center during their lunch/option period beginning Friday, December 13th. Please see Ms. Carbonara for your results.

Wildcat Wear is Open on Saturday, December 14th.

Wildcat Wear will be opened this Saturday, December 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A Wildcat Wear Gift Certificate makes a great gift and can be purchased at the Main Building.

The latest baseball cap is now available for $15 at both Main and Gold.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Auditions for Variety Show 2014

Auditions for Variety Show 2014 are the evenings of January 8th and 9th. We are looking for some unique acts as well some of the best dance groups, bands, and vocal performers. If you are in a band, you must tryout with a cover. Other details are listed by the sign up sheets which are in the media department outside the C106 door. You must sign up ahead of time to secure an audition. This year’s shows are February 14th and 15th. All Performers must be current NVHS students. If you have any questions see Mr. Gelsomino or Mr. Schaub in C104.   

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Freshman One Acts - Stocking Stuffers

This year the Freshman One Acts, Stocking Stuffers, dramatize the holiday season, with laughter and fun. The play explores what happens when representatives from the other holidays decide to take out Santa, Donner and Blitzen steal Rudolf's nose, and Barbie decides to school Ken in Santa's Toy shop. The show is appropriate for all ages. 

Performances are at the GOLD Campus in the Forum Room and are at the following dates and times: 

Friday, December 13th - 7pmSaturday, December 14th - 3pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door prior to each performance. 
For more information, please contact Director Christina Anker at

CTE Exploration Night is December 12th

CTE Exploration Night
Thursday, December 12th

Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes have come a long way over the last decade! Parents and students from Middle School and High School are welcome to attend our 2nd annual CTE Exploration Night on Thursday, December 12th from 6:30-8pm to learn about classes in the Career & Technical Education Departments: Business Education, Family & Consumer Science, Media Communication, and Technology & Engineering.

Come and discover what CTE classes are available to help build college and career skills, and to explore course options in 21st century skill-based programs. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and labs (including the media area) and meet teachers and current students and hear more about the classes offered.

The evening will begin at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. From there, parents and students will be able to explore all four CTE areas. Please feel free to bring other Neuqua Valley community members with you - parents, high school students, or middle school students. Should you have any questions about the evening, please don't hesitate to contact one of the CTE Department Chairs via email: or

Class of 2018 - High School 101

Dear Parents of Eighth Graders (Class of 2018):

As you prepare for your eighth grade student’s transition to high school, we’d like to remind you of an important informational evening entitled Neuqua Valley’s High School 101.  This presentation will focus on what you need to know to choose and enroll in classes, important upcoming dates, and the critical factors that create a successful entrance to freshman year. We offer two dates for your convenience:

    • Wednesday, December 11 - NV Main Auditorium   7:00pm
    • Tuesday, January 7 - NV Main Auditorium   7:00pm

Illinois State Scholar Finalists

Please join us in congratulating the Finalists for the 2014-15 Illinois State Scholar competition. Class of 2014 students who have earned the Illinois State Scholar award for outstanding academic achievement rank in the top ten percent of high school seniors. Selection is based on a formula including SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores and/or GPA at the end of the junior year. 

Neuqua Illinois State Scholars, please pick up your certificates in the senior house. 

You may also view the Illinois State Scholar listing by clicking here. (Neuqua is in Will County)

College and Career Center Scholarship Days

Attention all Neuqua Seniors!

Wondering where to look for scholarships and how to apply for them? Come to the College and Career Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4th or Thursday, Dec. 5th to learn about the scholarship process and get help finding scholarships that meet your needs. Stop in at any time during your lunch period to get your questions answered and gain valuable resources.

Email either Mrs. Engel ( or Ms. Janes ( with any questions. See you there!

Second Semester Schedules in eSchool

Dear Wildcat families:

Second semester begins January 14, 2014. Please take a moment to log into Home Access Center.  

Students, you can view your second semester schedule by clicking on Schedule in the left-hand column. We ask that you look the schedule over carefully. If your schedule contains any errors, see your counselor during your option period, before or after school.

We cannot accommodate any requests for changes to full-year courses. Thank you for looking over your schedule carefully. 

Looking ahead to January, there are several activities planned to prepare you for course enrollment for 2014-15. These will include Core Course Recommendation Day and Elective Fairs. Course enrollment information will be posted on our website in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

SENIORS: Please check your schedule carefully to make sure you are not missing any graduation requirements.

Sandy Schuller
Director - Guidance 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Neuqua Valley's Academic Planning Night

Families of 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are invited to attend Neuqua Valley’s Academic Planning Night on Monday, December 9th from 6:45 - 9:00PM. We will begin our evening in the auditorium and then move on to three, 30-minute break-out sessions. Session topics will include:
- Course Selection
- Collegiate Athletics
- Highly Selective College Admissions
- Mind the Gap
- Naviance
- Military Options
- Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Courses
- Finding the Right Fit: Factors in Post-Secondary Planning
- Parents! Forget What You Learned About Study Habits…
The Neuqua Valley FACS, TEE, MEDIA, ART and BUSINESS departments will be on hand to answer any questions, as well as representatives from the Technology Center of DuPage, the College of DuPage, and DeVry. We look forward to seeing students and parents on this exciting and educational evening! Stay tuned – on December 5th you will be able to view and print a handout of sessions and session descriptions!

Click here for more information on the sessions being offered. 

Where are District 204 Alumni?

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation is seeking District 204 alumni to recognize at the Foundation's upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration at Wentz Hall on Friday, March 21, 2014. The evening will spotlight the best of District 204, including stories of alumni who have excelled after graduation.

Do you know an outstanding District 204 graduate with an inspirational story that should be shared? We are looking for a few stories that showcase where our graduates are today.

Click the link below and tell us before January 10 so we can consider including the graduate in our celebration. 

Where are they now?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Academic Planning Night

SAVE THE DATE...Families of current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, please mark your calendars for Neuqua Valley’s Academic Planning Night on Monday, December 9th from 7:00-9:00PM! This evening is hosted by our Guidance Department and will have break-out sessions to increase awareness of high school and college planning. Stay tuned - next week's eNews will have a link to all offered sessions. We look forward to seeing you on Dec. 9th!

Wildcat Wear

Holidays are fast approaching.
For those who are hard to buy for WCW has Gift Certificates available.
A Lettermen's Jacket makes a great gift for the Holidays!
Girls ($165) and Guys ($190) ($195 for Long)
Chenilles Available for $20 each
Gold Booster Members be sure to take advantage of your one time coupon of 10% off.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1st Semester Final Exam Schedule

2013-14 Final Exam Bell Schedule and Details

1.    DURING EXAMS:  ALL classes, including Physical Education, will have a Final Exam and meet on the scheduled exam day.  All exam periods are 90 minutes in length and are preceded by a 45 minute class period.  Students are required to be on time for the class period and the exam.  If a student arrives late, he or she may be sent to the Class House to study and will have to return at 1:15 p.m. for the Makeup Exam Period with his or her teacher.  Test Makeup Period will be 1:15-2:45 each exam day.
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. Test Make-up Period will be 1:15-2:45 each exam day.
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 Gold. 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 and depart at approximately 12:35pm.
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, the student must arrange with each of his/her teachers to make up exams.  

Click here to view the dates and times for final exams.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Support DECA at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday the 18th

Support Neuqua's DECA Club's fundraiser by eating at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday November 18th.

Right Click and Print this Ticket:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Orchesis Holiday Dance Camp

Orchesis Holiday Dance Camp is December 7th at Neuqua Gold! Children in grades preschool through 8th grade are invited to a fun day of dance and treats with Orchesis members. 

Registration forms and more details can be found at:

Register by November 29th to guarantee a souvenir t-shirt.   

Mother/Son Brunch Chair Needed

Volunteers are needed to Chair the Mother/Son Brunch this year. The date is set for January 19th, 2014 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. Without a volunteer to chair this event, it will be canceled. 

 Please contact Diana Taylor at with questions or to volunteer.  

Wildcat Wear New Items for the Holidays!

Wildcat Wear has just received 5 GREAT new items, just in time for the Holidays! Be sure to stop by on Friday during regular lunch hours at both Main and Gold.

Senior Spectacular 2014 Planning Meeting

The first planning meeting for Senior Spectacular is November 25 at 7 pm in the Forum Room (main campus) at 7 pm. Senior Spectacular 2014 is a lock in party for the 2014 Senior Class.This party is designed to be a final celebration for the entire class in a supervised environment. It will be held at Neuqua Valley on April 12 from 7 pm to 1 am. It is completely parent planned with support on the night of the event from the school staff. To make this awesome event possible there are 30 committees that work from November through clean up of the event on April 13. Committees consist of food service, decorating, volunteer coordination, carnival games, salon, photo booth, and booking experts in hand writing analysing and caricature drawing. Committee chairs are filled on a first come basis! All parents of Neuqua Valley students are invited to help. If you do not want to head a committee we also need help planning and on the weekend of the event. This event requires 250+ parents to help set up, volunteer during the event, and clean up. 

Please share this information with any Neuqua Valley parent and join our Facebook group Senior Spectacular 2014 for the most up to date information.

Email Becky Glimco at with questions and to volunteer. Please indicate if you are interested in a committee chair position or as a volunteer on the weekend of the event. 

One Book One School Program

Ladies and gentlemen, readers of all ages, welcome to Neuqua's One Book One School program!
Time Magazine called John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars an “instant classic.”  The New York Times called it “sweet, philosophical, and funny.” The Neuqua Valley Echo says it’s “stellar”! 

Find out why so many Americans are talking about the story of Hazel and Augustus, two star-crossed teens who met in a cancer support group.  Readers are welcome to join us in January for a discussion with students, parents, social workers, and teachers (stay tuned for details).  Please, contact the NVHS LMC with any questions.  

Senior Diploma Name Forms

Attention Seniors:
We are preparing for our diploma printing and need each senior to fill out the Diploma Name form.  Please log in to Naviance click the link on the left and submit your Diploma Name before Winter Break (12-20-13).  This document can only be accessed using your IPSD Google Email account. Be sure to type your Official name, as this is an Official document.   Review your information before submitting, there is a fee charged to have a diploma reprinted.

All NVHS graduation requirements must be met in order to earn your diploma.  Continue to work hard and finish strong.

Thank you!

Please email Tammy Kurth with questions: 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Financial Aid Night at Neuqua

Financial Aid Night at NVHS
Wed. Nov. 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

A financial aid expert will go over the process of applying for financial aid for college. All parents and students are welcome to attend that would like to know more financial aid and paying for college/post secondary schools.

Veterans Honor Garden at Neuqua Valley

A new veterans honor garden at Neuqua Valley High School paying tribute to the school's military alumni will be officially dedicated at a public ceremony over Veteran's Day Weekend, Sunday, November 10 at 3:00pm. Officials attending /participating at the dedication ceremony include Naperville's Mayor George Pradel, US Congressman Bill Foster, State Senator Michael Connelly and State Representative Darlene Senger.

Ethan Koska, a sophomore at Neuqua Valley High School, chose to create an honor garden as his Eagle Scout Project. Ethan, who aspires to become a Navy Seal after graduation, did much research and planning before the work of digging and planting began in June.
"My intention is for people to visit this place and be able to reflect on their freedoms and thank those who have heard the call to serve our Nation. Every plant, tree, shrub and object in this Garden were especially chosen for their symbolism."
Ethan Koska
The construction of the Honor Garden Project is the result of a group effort that included teammates from wrestling, girls from the basketball team, Boy Scouts from Troop 597, as well as, family and friends. They all gladly pitched in and labored over this past summer to create an everlasting tribute to Neuqua Valley's military alumni. Through the generosity of family, community and business donations such as, Operation Welcome You Home, The Naperville Exchange Club, BMO/ Harris Bank and Likes Landscaping, as well as Ethan's own fundraising efforts the Honor Garden was completed in August with the installment of the limestone markers representing the five military branches.
A flag that flew over the US Capitol, donated by US Congressman Randy Hultgren, will be flown briefly during the dedication before finding its permanent display at the high school.
"The support of our Military Heroes from a young [soon to be] Eagle Scout- Ethan Koska, is truly a demonstration of what true American Patriotism is!"
Donna Morosovillo
Founder of Operation Welcome You Home

Senior Photos

Parents of senior students and seniors, if you have not scheduled an appointment at Root Studio prior to November 15, please do so now. Only photos taken before the 15th will be included in the yearbook. Please call Root Studio at 630.416.0552. There is not a fee for individuals who only wish to have their yearbook photo taken. 

PTSA Market Day

Our next Market Day pick up will be on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 4:00 - 5:00 at the Gold Campus Commons Area. You still have time to place your order at by Thursday, December 2, 2013.

The special for this month is a FREE 7oz. sample of Kraft Mac & Cheese with purchase, no code needed. Also, FREE 1 ib. pork tenderloin with a $90 online purchase, use promo code: DECBONUS.

New Products this month: Sweet Potato Biscuits, Fiesta Pizza, and Calamari.

Money raised through Market Day helps with activities and programs sponsored by the PTSA.  

PARENTS USE YOUR POWER November Newsletter

PARENTS USE YOUR POWER November Newsletter

Parents Use your Power!  Connect with other parents to Share…Support…and Network.  For helpful information ranging from substance abouts prevention through recovery, there’s something to support all parents at:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Neuqua Tutoring Club

We are student tutors who want to help our fellow students understand otherwise incomprehensible information. Lost yet? Basically, we're going to be tutoring students in subjects where they need help in, but the tutors themselves are students. This way we can be more relatable and whatnot. Don't need any help? Well, swing by anyways to help your friends: you can be a tutor too! Come to Tutoring Club for review sessions before tests, or just to get ahead in class. All subjects welcome!  Just swing by on Monday after school (anywhere from 2:45-3:45) at D221 (that's at Main), and we'll get you sorted out 

Go to for more information and take advantage of this great opportunity!

Hours for WCW during Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Wildcat Wear Store will be open during parent/teacher conferences this year. Nice time to get a jump start on some holiday shopping.

Thursday, Nov 7 - 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hot this week at Wildcat Wear

They did it! Show your school spirit while attending the NVHS Football Playoff Games. Hoodies will be available at Main and Gold this Friday for $25, while supplies last. All new to WCW: Windbreaker $25 and Winter Hat $15.

November College Visits

Take advantage of college visits here at Neuqua Valley! Please see list of colleges coming to visit in the month of November. If you'd like to attend, have your teacher sign a College Visit Pass, and sign up through Naviance. College visits are in the CCC during lunch periods.

Bullying Prevention Presentations

We are pleased to announce, that The Indian Prairie Parents' Council (IPPC) and District 204 are co-sponsoring two Bullying Prevention presentations for parents.   
These presentations will take place on November 6th , 2013 at Crone Middle School  (6:00p.m) and on November 14th, 2013 at Granger Middle School (6:00p.m)   Presentations will focus on:   what is considered bullying, strategies to prevent bullying, how to know if your child is affected, etc.  Please see attached flyer for additional information. 

If you have any questions you  may contact IPPC at .

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Edline Classroom Connection

Teachers at Neuqua are using Edline, a website that provides an online classroom connection for parents and students. Edline allows teachers to post homework and other classroom resources to support a student’s learning at home and in the classroom.

To setup your Edline account for the first time:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your eSchoolPlus Home Access Center login and password to receive your activation code. Contact your school if you don’t remember your login and password.
  3. Once you have your activation code, visit to sign-up.
    Make sure you enter an email address when you activate your account.

Please contact your classroom teacher if you have questions about specific Edline Classes. 
Edline activation postcards will also be available during Parent Teacher Conferences. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Who's in Charge Here?

Parents are invited to attend "Who's in Charge Here?" at 7 pm on October 30 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. Dr. Michael Feld is an adolescent psychiatrist and a dynamic speaker who will explore how to empower parents to set limits and help teenagers make responsible choices. This community event is sponsored by the Consortium for Prevention, a collaborative effort of the Naperville Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Rosecrance, 360 Youth Services, District 204, District 203, and District 200.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Winter Online Athletic Registration

Winter Online Athletic Registration opens on Monday, Oct. 28 and closes at midnight on Nov. 7.

All athletes must be registered and have a current physical on file with the nurse before attending tryouts.

Registration link:

College of DuPage Application Day

Did you know that the College of DuPage is ranked as one of the best community colleges in the nation? More than 26,000 students attend COD each semester!

COD offers more than 90 certificate programs and degrees for today’s occupational and technical careers and nine associate’s degrees in 59 occupational and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs. COD also offers several special programs such as study abroad, 3+1 bachelor’s degree programs, Engineering Pathways with guaranteed transfer admission to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an Honors program.

If you are a high school senior with a 3.75/4 GPA or have a composite ACT score of 27 or higher, apply for COD’s Presidential Scholarship, which can offer full or partial tuition.
If COD is on your list of colleges, take advantage of the COD application day here at Neuqua on Thursday, November 7th! A COD admissions rep will be in the College and Career Center during all lunch periods. Please be prepared with a $20 application fee (a credit card is needed).

Take advantage of a Saturday Campus Visit Day on October 26th or November 9th at 10:00AM. Need more information? Visit the College of DuPage website ( or email Neuqua’s COD representative, Rio Almaria at 

Red Ribbon Week Tulip Bulbs

Red Ribbon Week is coming! Join your fellow Wildcats and pledge to be drug free! Look for the Star Raiders table in the lunchroom today thru Friday Oct.25th. Sign your pledge card and make your commitment to be drug and alcohol free by purchasing a red tulip bulb for only 50 cents. The bulbs will be planted in front of the school by Neuqua's horticulture students. When hundreds of red tulips bloom next spring, they will be a bright reminder of your commitment to be drug and alcohol free. Attention staff! Please stop by cafe and purchase a tulip bulb to help support star raiders in their quest for students to live a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. 

Tom and Eddies High School Sandwich Challenge

Tom and Eddies restaurant is holding their 2nd annual High School Sandwich Challenge. The NV marketing classes along with other district 204 schools are coming up with a new menu item for Tom and Eddies. They will hold the event on Tuesday, November 5th from 5PM-9PM. The burger that sells the most on that night will be put on their menu for a month! Bring family and friends and support Neuqua Valley.

Tower Crossing
(NE Corner of Ogden Ave. & Naper Blvd.,
look for our Orange awnings!))
1516 N. Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (630) 324-0831
Hours: Sun-Thur 11a-9p
              Fri-Sat 10:30a-10

UNICEF Club - Trick or Treat

The UNICEF Club will begin their fundraiser campaign, Trick or Treat for UNICEF, at the beginning of next week, October 28th.  Students will have the opportunity to donate during the lunch periods in the cafeteria.  In addition, we will be sending groups of “Trick or Treaters” into your neighborhoods on Halloween.  UNICEF is a national organization that supports underprivileged and impoverished children in third world countries and seeks opportunities to improve their lives.  We believe that Zero children should die from preventable causes.  Please support our efforts – Kids Helping Kids!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Neuqua Valley Men’s Lacrosse Info Night

Neuqua Valley Men’s Lacrosse Info Night
Wednesday November 6th , 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Neuqua Valley Gold Campus – Forum Room


The Neuqua Valley Men's Lacrosse club will hosting our yearly informational meeting on November 6th at the Gold Campus in the Forum Room.

There are many exciting changes this year with the state of the NV program and lacrosse in IL.  Our agenda this year include the following topics.
  • State of the Club
  • Fund Raising
  • Coaching Staff
  • Winter Training
  • IHSA Update
  • Spring Season
Please save this date and come to the informational meeting to meet the coaching staff and learn about the 2014 season.

BRING A FRIEND - we are always looking for and encouraging new athletes to come join the fast growing team sport in the US.  Please pass this email on to anyone you may know who is interested or may be interested in playing lacrosse at NV.

New Items at Wildcat Wear

WCW received a new shipment of our ladies apparel.  Available while supplies last.

Fall Blood Drive at NVHS

The Senior Class is sponsoring the Fall Blood Drive on Monday, November 4th in the Auditorium Lobby. Sign up in the commons on October 23rd-October 31st to make your appointment to save lives. Students 16 and older may donate blood, and all 16-year olds must submit a signed permission slip to the sign-up table before the day of the blood drive. Photo ID is required. All donors will receive a free pair of pajama pants.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Timeless Mementos to Celebrate your Child’s Education

Timeless Mementos to Celebrate your Child’s Education
The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation is offering commemorative pewter keepsake ornaments of 34 school buildings in District 204. Cost is $15 each. Orders can be placed using the form found on the IPEF website at
Orders must be placed by November 21st to ensure holiday delivery.

Indian Prairie Parents' Council-Calendar Committee

Indian Prairie Parents' Council-Calendar Committee requests your assistance.

During the coming weeks, Indian Prairie School District 204 will be working to set the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. To assist in this effort, the Indian Prairie Parent's Council (IPPC)-Calendar Committee is seeking your input. We appreciate the insight and information provided by those within our school communities and ask that you consider taking a minute to complete the following survey. This survey is advisory in nature and results will be compiled by the committee and shared with District administration. Thank you for your assistance! Your input will be advisory in nature. Please submit all responses by Monday, October 28th.

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Celebrate My Drive

Our school is committed to keeping teens safe on the road, and that’s why we’re participating in Celebrate My Drive®, a program that’s all about celebrating the fun of getting your driver’s license while helping you drive safely so you arrive safely.  What’s really sweet about participating in this program is you can also help our school win a $100,000 grant….and possibly a concert by Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson right here in our own town!  It’s simple:
  • Log onto
  • Indicate you want to support Neuqua Valley High School
  • Commit to drive safely!

Make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between October 18 and 26.  The more safe driving commitments we make, the better chance we have to win $100,000 and host the Kelly Clarkson concert. Tell your friends and family who are age 14 and older to get involved too! Thanks for your support of Neuqua Valley High School and our teen drivers. Remember, 2N2: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.