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. 

Physics Programs for Students

Pre-registration is now available for Physics After School Program for Middle School Students.  The ten-week Mechanics 1 course will start in November at both Neuqua and Naperville Central.  To pre-register or to access the schedule, go to:


Students will now have the opportunity to participate in a dynamic and advancing field of nanotechnology, an enabling technology with economic impact in the trillions of dollars.  The ten-week "Nanoscale Drug Delivery" course will be held in November after school, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Pre-registration is now open:

Spare Change For Pies

During the month of October, the LMC is partnering with the PTSA, Loaves and Fishes, and Market Day to sponsor "Spare Change for Pies”. Both the Gold and the Main LMC’s will be collecting spare change to purchase pies for families in need for the holiday season. In return, Market Day will give back a percentage from each donation to help purchase e-books for the LMC’s new Overdrive collection. 

 If you have some spare change that is weighing your pockets down, stop by either LMC and drop your change into the bucket to help a family in need and the LMC this holiday season. If you would like to donate an entire pie to a family in need, the cost is $12. Please make checks payable to Neuqua Valley PTSA and add the memo: Spare Change for Pies. Donations can also be dropped off at the main desk for the PTSA mailbox.
 Thanks for your support!  
Click here for additional information:

October Volunteer of the Month

Roberta Menendez is the president of Neuqua Valley High School’s Booster Club, where she coordinates the volunteers, raises funds and organizes many activities that benefit the school. During football season, she can be found at the concession stands many hours before the game starts, setting up for the huge number of people that are expected. 

For her dedication in supporting students and teachers, she is being recognized as the District 204 BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month. 

“Since 2011, my efforts, in combination with an extremely dedicated Booster Board, hundreds of parent and student volunteers and a highly supportive administrative staff, have resulted in the funding of coaches ‘wish lists,’ senior student scholarships and donations totaling over $200,000,” Menendez said. “It’s amazing that it’s all accomplished one Neuqua tee shirt or one nacho sale at a time.”

Menendez began volunteering in 1990 when her children were in elementary school. She said her most influential role model that led to her many years of volunteering was her oldest son’s kindergarten teacher.

“She gave me the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom on a regular basis, which truly opened my eyes to the benefit it had on the progress of each and every student,” Menendez said. “She made me a believer in the statement, ‘One person can and does make a difference.’” 

She has volunteered at each school her children attended including Graham Elementary School, where she was a PTA member, and at Crone Middle School, where she was a PTSA member and chair of several committees. At Neuqua Valley, she was the Booster Club concession chair for five years for four fall sports, four winter sports and two spring sports, plus middle school track meets. She was the Booster Club vice president for two years and was instrumental in obtaining a much-needed trailer to house Wildcat Wear.

Menendez hopes that someday the Booster Club will be able to support every sports team at Neuqua Valley. 

“My dream would be to one day purchase a portable concession golf cart that we could stock with nonperishable snacks, cold drinks, etc., and travel easily between locations to as many freshman, sophomore, junior varsity and varsity events as possible,” she said.

This summer, Roberta also actively participated in an Eagle Scout project to create a Military Honor Garden to recognize Neuqua Valley graduates who serve in the military. This project is close to her heart because her son, Daniel, is currently a cadet with the Air Force Academy.
BMO Harris Bank is helping District 204 recognize one volunteer each month who has generously given his or her time to support District 204’s students and schools. 

To celebrate these outstanding volunteers, BMO Harris Bank is donating $1,000 to the volunteer's school. To nominate an outstanding volunteer, visit

Roberta Menendez with the many items for sale through the Neuqua Valley High School Booster Club.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Neuqua Valley Girls Lacrosse Club

Neuqua Valley Girls Lacrosse Club
Spring Season 2014
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7-9pm
Neuqua Main, Large Forum Room, C202
Find out how much fun you can have playing the fast growing sport of lacrosse! Parents and Players are invited to attend. Meet current players, board members and other parents!
ALL skill levels are welcome! Girls Lacrosse is a NO CUT SPORT - there is a spot for everyone!
We have 3 teams - Varsity, JV1, JV2
Email or call

Kelly Kowalski 630-778-0346
Vincent Lamparelli 630-364-2520
Paul Letourneou 630-922-6424
Michelle Metry 630-922-1167
Sue Schroeder 630-730-6587
Mish Turner 630-660-1053

Parent Board

Guidance Update for Junior Families

Juniors, as you prepare for the April 2014 Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), we are pleased to inform you that the spring 2014 PSAE will once again contain the writing portion of the ACT. The spring 2014 PSAE test breakdown is as follows: 

  • DAY ONE: The ACT Plus Writing, which includes the ACT battery of four multiple-choice tests (English, mathematics, reading, and science) and a writing prompt. 
  • DAY TWO: Includes Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. Taking all three subtests will allow students who earn qualifying scores the opportunity to be eligible for ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate. 
  • For more information, here is the link:
  • Students can earn a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum rating based on their scores on Day 2 testing. 
  • We also encourage students to make careful note of the following: Based on minimum guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), District 204 has determined that students must have 11 credits to be considered a Junior and to be eligible to take the PSAE test in April.
    The PSAE is a graduation requirement in Illinois. Juniors who have not earned 11 credits by the end of their fifth semester—first semester of 13-14—will be reclassified as Sophomores, and will not be eligible to take the PSAE. Additional privileges associated with Junior status may also be denied at this time. 
  • Please contact your counselor for assistance with any questions or in dealing with any deficiencies identified at this time.

Neuqua 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.  
Confirmation and more specific details will follow. Please share this information with others who may be interested in judging.
This event is co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October 16, 2013 Testing

  • Freshmen – Half-day schedule (see dismissal time below)
  • Sophomores – PLAN Test – Sent to ACT for scoring
  • Juniors  – Practice ACT or  PSAT
  • Seniors – No School
1. There is an 11:00am dismissal at both buildings on this day.
2. Juniors taking the PSAT are preregistered for this test.
3. Juniors taking the P-ACT will receive their scores back on Oct. 18 in the Auditorium. They report directly there during their assigned period.

  • Oct. 18 7:25-8:44 (1st Hour)Students in English, Social Studies, Health, Media, FACS, TEE, Driver Ed, PE
  • Oct. 18 8:17-8:33 (2nd Hour)Students in Science, Math, Foreign Language, Art, Music, Business, Special Education
4. Sophomores will receive their scores back in November. The specific date is dependent on when PLAN scores come back from ACT.

Parent Teacher Conferences – Fall 2013

Online registration for the Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will open on October 15th for parents to plan and schedule conferences with teachers. All conferences should be scheduled using the online scheduler.
Conferences are 10 minutes in duration with a 5 minute passing period built into the scheduler. Parents will schedule in 15 minute blocks to allow for this time frame.
The three fall conference dates:
Fall Day 1 - November 7th– 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Fall Day 2 - November 8th – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fall Day 3 - November 13th – 4:30 - 8:00 PM

You can register for conferences using the PT Conference Link on the left navigation menu column of the website or directly at the NVHS PTC Website.

For additional help please contact your guidance class house or kerry_cahill@

All logins and passwords are cleared each summer, so if you have not created an account, the first step is to create an account for this school year.


Spooktacular! It's musical! It's magical! It's spectacular!  
Enjoy a thoroughly delightful, pleasantly frightful  concert for the whole family by our very own NVSO, Neuqua Valley Symphony Orchestra, and our Wildcat Fiddlers, on Wednesday, October 30, at 4:30 pm in the Neuqua Valley High School Auditorium.  There will be plenty of antics and surprises sure to tickle your funny bone.  So come join us. It will be a boooootiful event!!!  There is no admission charge.  No tickets are required.  NVHS Music Department.

Neuqua Friday Night Flight

Be part of Neuqua Valley history: Make sure you stay after the last home game on October 18th to be part of something spectacular! 

On this day, a helicopter will be coming to fly over the football field and take an aerial photo of our student body. 

Gold Rush, Football, and Marching Band will lead students onto the field after the game into an outline that forms the letters “NV.” Wear blue! Follow @NVYearbook2014 on Twitter for updates.  Tag your photos with #FridayNightFlight. 

Wildcat Wear Store

We will have the Blue Out T's ($10) for sale this week and next, please be sure to stop by while supplies last. New to the WCW store: Gold Rush Sweatshirts ($25 adults, $20 youth), Basketball Shorts ($20) and Best Buddies Car Decal ($1).

Blue Out Tee

“Your Digital Footprint – It’s All About You!”

Student “Finalist” Videos to be Premiered at
Your Digital Footprint Matters – It’s All About You!
Tuesday, October 22, starting at 7 PM in the Council Chambers
of the Naperville Municipal Center

The evening will kick off with the Neuqua Valley anti-harassment video
created for Good Morning America! And –
a NVHS video has been chosen as one of the Finalists!

Join us for KidsMatter’s Anti-bullying Cyber Safety Initiative Program that will feature student-directed videos that combat harassment and promote cyber-safety!  Our audience will text in votes for their favorite films and the 3 videos receiving the most votes will win cash prizes for their student directors & actors. The top videos receiving the most votes from each district will also win for their school a $500 grant to further technology programs.

An expert panel including Detective Rich Wistocki, Officer Jeff Bean, and Deans from Neuqua Valley, Naperville North and Naperville Central will share information about the importance of positive digital citizenship and how to effectively combat bullying both on and offline. 

  For more information, visit

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Market Day

Our next Market Day pick up will be on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 4:00 - 5:00 at the Gold Campus Commons Area. You still have time to place your order at by Thursday, October 31, 2013.

It is Pie Bonus Days for November. This is a great time to stock up on pies for all your holiday needs. Neuqua will earn extra money for each pie sold. The three new pies this year are Cinnamon Apple Silk Pie, Salted Carmel Chocolate Pie, and Chocolate Java Cake.
The special for this month is a FREE Dessert Plate and Server with a $90 online purchase, use promo code: NOVBONUS.
New Products this month: Three Cheese Stuffed Dipper, Mini Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, and Wild Mushroom Ravioli
New to Market Day, save $5.00 off your $25.00 or more order by entering Promo Code: NEWFIVE at checkout.

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


ASVAB Career Exploration Program

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors:
Do you know what your aptitudes and abilities are as you search for a 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 Battery (ASVAB)
Friday, November 8, 2013 9:00am to 12:30pm Room C202, Large Forum Room
Register in your Class House by November 1st.

KidsMatter Launches ParentsMatterToo on October 11, 2013

KidsMatter Launches ParentsMatterToo on October 11, 2013
Recognizing the key role parents play in raising resilient kids, KidsMatter is launching its new community-wide ParentsMatterToo initiative. Led by Project Coordinator Diane Overgard, with the support of KidsMatter Trustees and Naperville North High School  & Neuqua Valley High School Principals Kevin Pobst and Bob McBride, ParentsMatterToo will:

·         Offer answers to questions parents have about children’s at-risk behaviors
  • Offer connection and interaction through a website to connect parents with expert resources via launch of on October 11, 2013
  • Offer ongoing resources to elementary, middle and high schools and parents through Parent Conversation Circles
ParentsMatterToo will equip parents to help their kids successfully navigate the challenges of everyday life so they can say "no" to destructive choices and "yes" to realizing endless possibilities. For more information, please contact Diane Overgard at

Thursday, October 3, 2013

PTSA Reflections

Reflections is an extra-curricular activity that urges students to explore the
arts and express themselves through creativity.
Students are encouraged to submit works of art in the following categories:
dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography,
and visual arts, based on this year's theme: Believe, Dream, Inspire...
Entries may be turned into the main office of either campus no later than 3:30 PM
Friday, October 25. Please see the NVHS PTSA website for rules and the official
entry form. 

For more information visit the PTSA Reflection Website: 

Power of Choice Newsletter - October

Here is the October Parent Newsletter from the Power of Choice.  This month focuses on available resources for parents to help support their teen. We appreciate you sending this link out with your next electronic newsletter.  Please let us know if there is anything else you need from our end.  Thank you for your help in encouraging Parents to use their Power in supporting and raising their children. 


Use local resources to help your son or daughter make healthy choices. For helpful information ranging from substance abuse prevention though recovery … there is something to support all parents on The Power of Choice website.

Naperville Sports Weekly Play of the Month

Neuqua Valley's own Mikey Dudek has been nominated for play of the month. 
All six of your high schools are represented this month.  We encourage you to vote and to pass along the link to your athletes, coaches and parents.  This competition is sponsored by our good friends at Continental Motors and we wish all your athletes best of luck in the competition.


Pinocchio is a story about an animated marionette who magically comes to life thanks to the efforts of the Blue Fairy. Once alive, Pinocchio interacts with many characters, such as Gepetto, Sydney the Cat, Sandor the Fox, and Monstro the Whale. As a result of his adventures, Pinocchio learns the importance of telling the truth. Come out and see this exciting performance! Pinocchio performs October 10 (7:00 PM), 12 (3:00 PM and 7:00 PM), and 13 (3:00 PM) in the auditorium at the Main building. Tickets will be sold during option periods in the rotunda area on Wednesday, 10/9, Thursday, 10/10, or Friday, 10/11. Tickets are $11 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office prior to each performance.

Neuqua vs. Waubonsie T-shirts

The NV Cheerleading Program will be selling your official NIKE  Neuqua vs. Waubonsie t-shirts from now until October 11th. Make sure to get your shirts early before the smaller sizes run out!   NIKE T-shirts will be sold all lunch periods at both Main and Gold during spirit week, or you can pre-order your shirt.  See attached order form. We hope to outfit our parents, players, family members, friends, and NV staff as we cheer our boys on to a VICTORY!  We would very much appreciate your participation & support.  

Kids, Teens and Technology - Thurs., Oct. 17, 7-9 pm

District 204 parents are invited to "Kids, Teens and Technology" at 7 pm on October 17 at Neuqua Valley High School. Naperville Police Detective and nationally recognized child crime and cybercrime expert Rich Wistocki will lead an interactive presentation about what parents need to know to keep children safe in cyberspace and what you can do to proactively protect them in an ever-changing digital age. This event is geared for adults only; no students please.


Neuqua Spirit Week

Spirit Week uses the week of the NV-WV football game as a chance to really showcase the spirit that we exude at NVHS. As you know, our school spirit has continued to grow over the years and has become a major cornerstone of the positive school climate that we have here.

  • The Tom Schlegel 5K is Sunday (10/6). Come on out and join us! Don't run? Sign up and walk with a friend. It's a great way to honor a man who embodied all that NVHS stands for!
  • Neuqua Knows It Can Dance is Monday (10/7) evening in the main gym and is always a great time. 
  • The Twilight Invite Cross Country Meet is Wednesday Night (10/9). This has become a premier event that is supported by Nike. It showcases some great talent from the entire Fox Valley area and is a sight to see! 
  • On Friday, model great spirit by getting behind the Pep Assembly and celebrating the many wonderful accomplishments of the Fall thus far. More important than the recognition of a few is the chance to demonstrate school spirit and pride from ALL!
  • Last, but not least, is the NV-WV football game at North Central College. It's an incredible event to that has thousands of fans on both sides of the field cheering for their Valley.
  • Show school spirit all week with each dress up day. Click here for this year's Spirit Dress Up Days.  

Student Council Winter Accessory Drive

Student Council is hosting a Winter Accessory Drive for District 204 families in need. The drive will begin Friday October 4 and will end Friday October 25. New or gently used scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, and snow pants are greatly appreciated. Other winter clothing items will also be accepted. 

Click here for more information. 

October College Visits

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Please see the list of college visits for October or log in to Naviance to access colleges and print a College Visit Pass. Please have your teacher sign your pass and bring it to the College and Career Center during the college visit. This is a great way to learn more about colleges you are interested in!

Click here to access the list for October. 

State of Neuqua Address

Dr. McBride will present his "State of Neuqua" address on Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm in the Main Campus LMC. Please join us to hear about the plans and changes effecting your child! A short PTSA meeting will precede Dr. McBride's comments.

Mother/Daughter Tea Volunteers Needed!!

Volunteers are needed to assist with the PTSA's annual Mother/Daughter Tea. To volunteer please go to and sign up today!

Superintendent Public Forums

Dear District 204 Community,
With Dr. Birkett’s announcement to retire at the end of this school year, the Board of Education is faced with the task of hiring a new superintendent and is moving forward with that process.
The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of its most important functions. Therefore, the board is interested in gaining input from district stakeholders to identify the characteristics we will look for in our new superintendent. We invite you to participate in the identification of these qualities by attending one of two Public Forums.
The Public Forums, facilitated by representatives from the search firm Ray and Associates, will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, October 10 and at 8:30 am on Friday, October 11. Both forums will be at the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora.
If you are unable to attend, we invite you to complete the Superintendent Qualities Survey before October 14. 
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this most important task.
Lori Price
President, Board of Education
Indian Prairie School District 204

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pinocchio - Neuqua Valley Theatre

Pinocchio is a story about an animated marionette who magically comes to life thanks to the efforts of the Blue Fairy. Once alive, Pinocchio interacts with many characters, such as Gepetto, Sydney the Cat, Sandor the Fox, and Monstro the Whale. As a result of his adventures, Pinocchio learns the importance of telling the truth. Come out and see this exciting performance! Pinocchio performs October 10 (7:00 PM), 12 (3:00 PM and 7:00 PM), and 13 (3:00 PM) in the auditorium at the Main building. Tickets will be sold during option periods in the rotunda area on Wednesday, 10/9, Thursday, 10/10, or Friday, 10/11. Tickets are $11 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office prior to each performance.