Thursday, May 28, 2015

KidsMatter Benefit - June 8

Lou Malnati's is celebrating area youth by generously donating 20 percent of its sales on June 8 to support KidsMatter. This benefit takes place at the downtown Naperville Lou Malnati's, 131 W. Jefferson Ave., and is good for both dine-in and take-out orders. Area high school students will provide the evening's entertainment.
For more information and the performance schedule, KidsMatter.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wildcat Wear Open for Their Final or the School Year

Be sure to stop by Wildcat Wear this Friday, May 29, final day for this school year.
Wildcat Wear has some great gift ideas for that special 8th Grader making their transition to Neuqua Valley this upcoming school year and for your Neuqua Dad for this Father’s Day
Water Bottle:  $10
Sunglasses:  $10
Lanyards:  $5 each
T-Shirt:  $10 (available in Navy, Gold and Grey)
Letterman Jackets:  Varies on Gender and Size ($190 and up)
Under Armour Polo:  $40
Under Armour Fitted Baseball Cap:  $25 (S/M or L/XL)

Friday, May 22, 2015

2015-16 Course Verification

It is that time of year for students in the Class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 to review their course requests for the 2015-16 school year. This is done through the Home Access Center (HAC) by clicking on the schedule link. You will be able to view the courses your student will take next year; it is not your student’s daily schedule. The finalized schedule will be viewable in mid-August through HAC.

Important Information regarding Course review:If there is an error: (e.g. should have Geometry, but have Algebra) contact your counselor immediately.
If you want to request a change of elective, obtain a Request for Elective Schedule Change Form from your Class House or by clicking here
Elective Course Change FormFill the form out completely and return it to your class house with a parent/guardian signature. The elective change request window is Tuesday 5/26 – Friday 5/29.
Please be aware that several elements affect course availability. New enrollments, schedule changes because of summer school courses, and course balancing for reasonable class sizes are some of the factors we must take into account. Submitted elective change requests will be processed on a SPACE-AVAILABLE basis. Our goal is to have each of our students in the classes he or she requested for next year.

Level placements in core classes were completed on February 2nd and will not be part of the change request process at Neuqua Valley. We will, however, speak with families that have a level concern if an extenuating circumstance has interrupted their student’s academic journey. Contact the appropriate department chair for review by May 29th.
Thank you for your partnership and your patience with this process. Your student final schedule will be available for viewing in HAC in mid-August.

NVHS Class of 2015 Latin Scholars Announced

The Neuqua Valley Class of 2015 honors for academic success using the Latin Honor System have been announced. Please join us in congratulating the designees of Cum Laude (GPA of 4.0-4.19), Magna Cum Laude (GPA of 4.20-4.49), and Summa Cum Laude (GPA of 4.5 and higher). These students were recognized during the Senior Awards ceremony May 20th. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Class of 2015 Important Senior Checkout Information

Dear Senior Wildcats:

As you near the end of your high school race, here are some important tips to help you cross the finish line!

1. All Seniors are expected to be in attendance in all of their classes through the end of the day Tuesday, May 19th.
2. Log into Naviance to finalize Senior Checkout. Copy the weebly link or click here:
a. Click on the Destination DeKalb tab, click on the Destination DeKalb link
b. Click through the prompts to clear up any outstanding balances and print your Senior Checkout Form.
c. Bookmark this website for all your important Class of 2015 graduation information.
3. Complete the Senior Survey.
a. Log into Naviance,
b. Click the About Me tab
c. Click the senior survey 2015 link on the left-hand side.

Please check with the Senior House if you have any questions. In order to prevent any delay in receiving your graduation materials, please fulfill your final obligations.

PTSA Meeting - May 19th

Please join us for the final PTSA meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 19th at 9:30 am in the faculty cafe'. We will be wrapping up the year and making plans for the next school year! All are welcome to attend.

Final 2014-15 PTSA Market Day

Our last Market Day pickup for the school year will be on the last day of school, Monday, June 8, 2015. Pickup will be between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Birkett Freshman Center Commons Area. (Door 4) You still have time to place your order at by Friday, May 29th, 2015.

It's a great time to stock up for the summer! Please look for the $5.00 coupon on the printed flyers. (The coupon is good for $5.00 off of a $50.00 purchase at a Gordon Food Service Store). These flyers are located at the reception desks at both buildings.

The special for this month is a FREE one lb bag of broccoli florets with a $40 purchase. There is NO promocode needed.

Thank you for supporting Market Day. Money raised through Market Day helps with activities and programs sponsored by the PTSA.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Neuqua Valley Booster Club Membership Event at the Fine Arts Festival

Mark your calendars for the Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Neuqua Valley High School.
The Neuqua Valley Booster Club will be holding a Membership Drive during the Fine Arts Festival and will be offering 10% off coupon for WildCat Wear to anyone who signs up for a 2015-16 Booster Club Membership.

Visit the Booster Club site to learn more about this incredible group:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wildcat Wear Clearance Event - Fine Arts Festival May 16th

Neuqua Valley's Wildcat Wear Store will be opened from 8:45 am - 4:15 pm during the Fine Arts Festival. Take advantage of the great sale/clearance prices being offered. With 8th Grade Transition right around the corner it's a great time to get your student a great gift.

Something new is being offered at Wildcat Wear this year. The Athletic Boosters will have a one day only incentive for those who sign up early for their 2015-2016 Athletic Booster Membership. If you complete your form and payment during the Fine Arts Festival, for the 2015-2016 school year, you will receive 10% off one regular priced item that day. This discount cannot be used any other day and does not apply to Sale/Clearance Priced Items. 

The Band Awards Night is May 20th

Please join us for the Band Awards to celebrate and reflect on an incredible year! It is a great, fun program that includes the distribution of awards and scholarships, and recognition of all the students who participate! The Band Awards Night is May 20 at 7:00pm  in the  Main Building Auditorium.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 16th

Mark your calendars for the Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Neuqua Valley High School.  Sponsored each spring by the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation, the district wide Fine Arts Festival showcases the art and music talents of all grade levels of our District 204 students.   We are looking for volunteers from all three music departments to make this a great day for all to enjoy.  Both students and adults are welcome to help.
The names of all middle and high school students participating in the Fine Arts Festival will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates donated by Quinlan & Fabish Music Company, PM Music Center, Kenneth Stein Violins, Blick Art Materials and Wayne Harvey Graphics.  Please stop by the cafeteria to see if you're a winner and enjoy lunch or a snack!  Dunkin' Donuts, Red Mango wraps and frozen yogurts, Old Town Pizza slices, hot dogs, and an assortment of drinks and sweet treats will be available for purchase.  CASH ONLY please. 
Performance schedules, as well as the link to volunteer, are located on the Music Department's main web page at

Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky Triumphs!

Bring the whole family and join Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor/narrator Rei Hotoda at Neuqua Valley High School as they honor the man behind such famous ballets as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. The program will explore Tchaikovsky’s life and works and celebrate his perseverance and talent. Tickets are $15 and $20. For families who wish to learn more about the composer, special preview materials will be emailed to all ticket holders prior to the concert. Please note there are two performances of this concert, 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. Purchase tickets here!

Integrated Pest Management Application on May 19th

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:                                                               

Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools.  IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides.  In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.

IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application.  Please be aware that on (Tuesday, May 19, 2015), weather permitting, a weed control application (Cutrine Plus & Diquat SPC 2L) will be applied to the Lake and Shoreline at Neuqua Valley High School.  We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  All are approved for school use, and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff.  However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions:  in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian.

If you have further questions, please call my office at (630)428-6580.
Ismael Carrizales
Grounds Manager

Indian Prairie School District #204

Thursday, May 7, 2015

DECA and ICDC Competition

Congratulations to Senior Tim Grobe, who placed 2nd in the Principles of Finance Event at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. Over 15,000 students from across the world competed at ICDC from April 24 - 29, 2015.

More information on DECA and ICDC can be found here:

Neuqua WildcWear Will Be Closed on 5/8

Neuqua Wildcat Wear will be closed on Friday May 8th for parents and students. Wildcat wear will reopen next week. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Graduation & Baccalaureate DVD Orders

Media Communication students from Neuqua Valley High School will be videotaping this year's Graduation & Baccalaureate ceremonies as a fundraiser for NVTV. The DVDs make a great gift for those family members who are unable to attend the ceremonies, or for those who would like to remember the day for years to come. 
There will be 2 opportunities to purchase a copy of the Graduation or Baccalaureate ceremonies. You may pre-order or you may order a copy at the Baccalaureate ceremony on May 21st, or at the Graduation ceremony on May 24th. If you wish to avoid long lines at either ceremony, pre-order your DVD copy today by filling out the form below and mailing it with your check (made payable to NVHS) postmarked no later than Friday, May 15th, to:
Lisa Traut, Media Communication, Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564
From May 18th to May 22nd, you may drop off your DVD order at the receptionist’s desk in the rotunda at Neuqua Valley. Please do NOT mail your order after May 15th.
To place your order at the graduation ceremony, please stop by one of the four NVTV tables in the lobby of the NIU Convocation Center beginning one hour prior to graduation or immediately following the ceremony. To place your order at the Baccalaureate ceremony, please visit the table in the Auditorium Lobby on May 21st thirty minutes before or immediately after the ceremony. All orders must be paid for at the time the order is placed. Absolutely NO orders for either ceremony will be accepted after May 24th. This is a firm deadline and no exceptions will be made. While checks are the preferred method of payment, cash will be accepted (exact change only please). Please include phone # and Student ID number on the check.

All DVD orders will be mailed to the address listed below during the week of June 1st, so it is imperative that the address is legible. Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Traut via email at or via phone at (630) 428-6660. Thank you for your order!

Monday, May 4, 2015

May Power of Choice Newsletter

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Spring Band Concerts

As the school year draws to a close, don’t miss this opportunity to hear the Grammy Award Winning  NVHS Bands perform.  Join us at the Auditorium  on  Thursday May 14th 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm and Tuesday March 19th at 8:00 pm. Magical evenings of music await you!!