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.

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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: