Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wildcat Wear - Pink Out

The Wildcat Wear Store will be selling Pink Out T's and Bandana's starting this Friday. New Pink Out T-Shirts will be $10, Bandana's $3.50 and last years Pink Out T will be on sale for $5.

We also just received a new shipment of the popular V-neck Women's Hoodie, Women's Baseball T-Shirt and Track Shorts. Available while supplies last...

Homecoming Parent Volunteers - Thank you.

Student Council would like to thank the following parents/guardians for chaperoning this year’s Homecoming—Born to Be Wild!  We could not have done it without you!! 

Gino & Susie Barrto
Craig Borucki & Erica Sanchez
Mary Kay Bowie
Paula Cappelletti
Marcia Gibson
Viki Haneberg
Melissa & Juan Hernandez
Pat Larkin & Kelly Larkin
Tracy Modaff & Jack Modaff
Angela Ochoa
Nellie Phifer
Heidi Provost
Araceli Sandoval-Orozco
Benny White & Kim White
Julie Wu

Sophomore Guidance Essentials

Sophomores will take part in Guidance Essentials Tuesday, Oct. 1st through Thursday, Oct. 3rd during all lunch periods in the Forum Room. Students are encouraged to attend on their assigned day when possible; Tues. Oct. 1st A-G, Wed. Oct. 2nd H-Pa and Thurs. Oct. 3rd Pe-Z.  Counselors will cover the following topics; ways for students to continue to "Explore, Experience and Excel" Sophomore year, new online resources, Naviance (NVHS college/career planning program), upcoming PLAN test, how to read and understand a transcript, Explore TCD opportunity, etc.

For more information, please contact your class house.
Attendance is required and will be taken. 

Annual KidsMatter Volunteer Fair – Hundreds of Opportunities to Serve!

KidsMatter will host its annual Youth & Family Volunteer Fair on Thursday, October 3, 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 South Eagle Street. Over 25 area non-profit organizations will be on hand to discuss service opportunities in our community.  For more information:  

Click here to view the event flyer. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Freshman Parent Night - September 30th

Freshman Parent Night
Monday, September 30
7-9pm @ Main Building

This is a night about sharing resources and insight to the Freshman Year that can be very helpful for parents. 

Please click here to review the flyer for more details.

Market Day - October

Our next Market Day pick up will be on Monday,October 7, 2013 at 4:00 - 5:00 at the Gold Campus Commons Area. You still have time to place your order at by Thursday, October 3, 2013.

The special for this month is FREE Broccoli Florets with a $40 purchase, no code needed. Also FREE 4-pack of Chicken Steaks with a $90 online purchase, use promo code: OCTBONUS.
New Products this month: Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Wrap, Supreme Thin Crust Pizza, and Cinnamon Coffee Cake Slices.

Our first sale raised $575.34. Market Day sales help raise money for activities and programs sponsored by the PTSA.  

PTSA Volunteers Needed

Did you miss the PTSA Volunteers sign up? 

To volunteer for all the PTSA sponsored events like Daddy/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Brunch, Staff Appreciation, Senior Yard signs and many more, simply follow this link: 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Family Ring Night

Order your Class Ring during Family Ring Night on Monday, September 23rd from 5 to 8 pm in the commons or during lunch periods on Tuesday, 9/24 and Wednesday, 9/25.  
Class Ring Brochures are available in the Sophomore House. 
 For questions, contact Herff Jones at 815-756-4743, or visit them online at:

Senior Cap, Gown and Graduation Products

Seniors, Order your cap and gown and Graduation Announcement Products on Tuesday, 9/24 or Wednesday, 9/25 during lunch periods in the Commons. 
 Extra information packets are available in the Senior House. 
 For questions, contact Herff Jones at 815-756-4743 or visit them online at:

Tom Schlegel 5K

The annual Tom Schlegel 5K Run is at Neuqua Valley on Sunday, October 6th

Please join us for the 8th annual Tom Schlegel 5K Run and Post Race Raffle. The pre-registered participants will pay $30 for the race through This price includes a race goody bag with items from our sponsors, a water bottle, a t shirt, and post-race snacks (bananas, bagels, and TCBY Frozen yogurt)  and drinks.  All current Neuqua Valley students pay only $20.  Post raffle prizes include: Ipad, Lululemon Yoga Mat, and much more! Sponsors for this event include: Nike, Sharko's, TCBY, Orange Theory, Franklin Sports, 12.23 Lacrosse, Neuqua Football, Benedictine University, Athletico, NVHS PE, and Star Total Print Solutions. 

The TS5k is held in honor of a great man. One of Neuqua Valley’s most inspiring staff members, Tom Schlegel passed away on October 13th, 2006, after fighting a year long battle of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As a former physical education teacher and assistant football coach, he has impacted the lives of many over the years. Defined by his faith, love, and character, Schlegel was a humble man always putting others before himself and never taking recognition for anything. A loving husband, dedicated father, approachable teacher, motivating coach, and loyal friend, Schlegel simply lived life “the way everyone should.”
The race came about from Tom’s love of runs and fitness.

Please visit the Tem Schlegel 5K website for registration information: 

National College Fair

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is hosting its annual National College Fair on Saturday, September 28th at Navy Pier from 11am-3pm. Join thousands of other prospective college students to meet with representatives of over 450 colleges and universities from around the world. 

Visit the NACAC website for more details:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September College Visits

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Please see the attached list of colleges coming to visit in the month of September. If the college you'd like to visit is coming to Neuqua, please sign up using Naviance and print out a College Visit Pass for your teacher to sign. If you have option during a college visit, a pass is not necessary. If you do not see your college on the list, stayed tuned for upcoming visits in October and November.

Click here or visit Naviance for a complete list of college visits. 

Wildcat Wear Extended Hours for Homecoming Weekend

To help get you ready for the Homecoming Game, the Wildcat Wear Store will be open at both Main and Gold Building on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20 during all lunch periods.

The Wildcat Wear Store has just received a new Under Armour Hoodie. The hoodie will be available for the first time this Thursday during normal store hours at both Main and Gold

For more information, please click here to visit the Booster Website

Junior Guidance Essentials

Juniors will take part in Guidance Essentials Tuesday, Sept. 24th through Thursday, Sept. 26th during all lunch periods in the Forum Room. Junior year is an important year for students to begin the college search process and asking some very important questions themselves  Counselors will be discussing this and more! Attendance is required and will be taken. 

For more information, please contact your class house. 

College Night For Musicians and Artists

College Night For Musicians and Artists is Tuesday, September 24 at 7pm in the Neuqua Valley Band Room A116. Enter Door 14 to attend the event.

Click here to access this year's flyer. 

NVHS Music Fundraiser

Support the NVHS Music Department. From September 23 through October 7, you can purchase rich, flavorful World Finest Chocolate from your favorite, choir, band or orchestra student. World's Finest Chocolate bars make great gifts too, and for a $1 a bar, you can stock up. So support your favorite music student and buy some World's Finest Chocolate Bars.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

College Fair

College of DuPage will host their 31st annual college fair on October 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Over 300 colleges from around the nation will be present to speak about their colleges to families that attend the fair.  

Please click here for details.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Homecoming 2013

2013 - 2014 Neuqua Theatre Season

October 10, 12-13

Freshman One Acts
December 12-13

Barefoot in the Park
January 23-25

Improv Show
February 28/March 1

Monologue Show
April 10-12

Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
April 24-26

Share your Soles

Girls tennis is collecting shoes of any type or size (Children, athletic, flip flops, snow boots high heels or soccer cleats just to name a few examples). Please donate gently worn shoes-no holes, still have soles and clean!

Just ask yourself, "Can they still withstand heavy wear?" "Would I be comfortable handing this gift to a needy person?"

Bring these shoes to NVHS on either campus and put in one of the shoe boxes located on campus. We will take donations September 17th - October 1st! Please help!!

Junior College Information Night on Thursday, September 26th

Please join us for Fall Junior College Information Night on Thursday, September 26th at 7 PM in the Neuqua Valley Auditorium. Counselors will provide an overview of college and career planning steps, standardized testing information, and Naviance.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

The theme for this year is “Why I Am Optimistic About Our Nation's Future.”
Again this year, the first place winner will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to compete at the next higher level for additional money. The second place winner will receive $500 and third place will receive $250.
The competition is open to all high school students and specific guidelines regarding the competition and entry forms can be obtained at:

All entries for this year’s competition need to be submitted no later than November 1, 2013. Entries may be dropped off in the canteen at the VFW Post in Naperville. The address for the VFW Post is 908 W. Jackson Avenue and the canteen can be accessed through the rear of the building. Students should place their entries in an envelope and put “Voice of Democracy” and Tom Parker's name (Coordinator) on the front of the envelope.
For questions regarding this competition, please contact Tom Parker at 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Last Call for 2012 - 2103 Yearbooks

Students who paid for a yearbook for the 2012-2013 school year should pick up their copy by Tuesday, October 1.  Any yearbooks not picked up by that time will be repurposed.  See Mrs. Mullany at the Front Desk, off the Rotunda at the Main Building.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Power of Choice September Parent Newsletter

PARENTS USE YOUR POWER is a community-wide substance abuse prevention campaign from The Power of Choice. We understand how busy parents can get.
  • This campaign can support and empower parents in the privacy of their own homes, at any time day or night, and only takes five minutes a month!
  • The more a parent gets involved, reading and applying the Parenting Power Tips of the month, the more benefits for their family!
  • The more parents in our community get on board, doing the same, the stronger our families and community becomes!
  • Parenting Power Tips can be found at our newly renovated website

September College Visits

Dear Juniors and Seniors,

Click the link below to see upcoming college visits for September! If you would like to attend, log-in to Naviance, sign up for the visit(s) of your choice and print the college visit pass for your teacher to sign. If you are in option during a scheduled visit, no pass is needed.

New Wildcat Wear Just Arrived

Be sure to stop by the Wildcat Wear Store this Friday to pick up the latest Neuqua Wear. We just received: basketball shorts, navy sweats, socks in either blue or gold and Under Armour Bags...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Neuqua PTSA Meeting

The first meeting of the Neuqua Valley PTSA will be Tuesday, September 10th at 9:30am in the faculty cafe. We will be kicking off the new year by approving the budget for the year.  All are welcome to attend.

SAVE THE DATE - The October PTSA meeting will be the annual "State of Neuqua" address by Dr. McBride on Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm in the main campus LMC.

Neuqua Valley PTSA Volunteer form

The Neuqua PTSA is going green!  Instead of a paper form to complete to sign up to help with all your favorite PTSA sponsored events like the Daddy/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Brunch, Mother/Daughter Tea, staff appreciation and many others, we are going digital. Simply following the link below and check off your favorite events!  

Go to

Senior College Applications

Dear Senior families,

As you begin the college application process, please remember to check on Naviance for upcoming college visits, scholarship information, and scattergrams showing admission statistics for Neuqua Valley. Watch for important updates through our Naviance e-blasts.

If you are using the Common Application, the recommender link is now functioning. For your calendars, Financial Aid Night is November 20 at 7pm in the Auditorium.

Please make sure to stop in to the College and Career Center or the Senior House for any questions you may have about your college application process.  

Parent Guides To Common Core

"Throughout the school year, you are likely to hear a lot about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). To date, 46 states and the District of Columbia have adopted these ambitious new academic standards, which will profoundly alter the way students are taught English Language Arts and Mathematics. The standards are designed to ensure college and career readiness in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced world."

NV Common Core Standards in Mathematics

Additional Resources can be found at:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Digital Footprint Project

In an effort to increase awareness of responsible citizenship, KidsMatter has partnered together with School Districts 203 & 204, the Naperville Police Department, and NaperBridge to offer students the opportunity to participate in a video project.
Digital Footprint Video Contest Students will complete a video submitted to either Mr. John David Son, Director of Instructional Technology for District 203, or Dr. Stacey Gonzales, Director of Instructional Technology for District 204, of 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length. The content of the video should address one of the seven domains of the Illinois Internet Safety Act and include the student’s name, school, and grade level.

7 Domains of Illinois Internet Safety Act

  • Safe and responsible use of the Internet
  • Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations
  • Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet
  • Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication
  • Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber-bullying
  • Reporting illegal online activities and communications
  • Understanding copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video

Click here for submission instructions and more information.