Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Student Blood Drive at Neuqua!

When you give... People live! The Class of 2016 will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, October 6th. Sign up for the drive during your lunch period in the commons Tuesday, September 29th through Thursday, October 1st. Our goal is 99 donations! Your donation could save up to three lives! You must be 16 or older to participate, and 16-year-olds must pick up a parent permission slip at the sign-up table. All donors will receive free t-shirt!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Neuqua Valley Homecoming 2015 – Under the Sea

Homecoming Tickets: Homecoming tickets go on sale Monday, September 28th during lunch periods only - cash only, no checks accepted – you must have your current ID - avoid the long lines, buy your tickets early!!! $20 now (during lunch periods), $25 at the door of the dance. You must have your guest pass complete before buying your ticket. They are available online.
Homecoming Court Nominations: Nominations for Homecoming Court will take place online Monday, September 28th.
Homecoming King and Queen Voting: Voting for Homecoming King and Queen will take place online Thursday, October 1st.
Homecoming King and Queen Coronation: Friday, October 2nd at the pep assembly.
Homecoming Spirit Days:
  • Pajama Day (Monday)
  • Class Color Day (Tuesday)
    Seniors – Black
    Juniors – White
    Sophomores – Red
    Freshmen – Gold
    Faculty – Navy
  • Homecoming T-shirt Day (Wednesday)
  • Flannel Day (Thursday)
  • Blue and Gold Day (Friday)

Homecoming T-shirts: Are on sale now in the main office at both buildings for $5.
Homecoming Hawaiian theme Bonfire: Wednesday, September 30th at 8:00 p.m. Every student must have their current ID to enter the Bonfire.
Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 3rd from 7-10. Don't forget - you must bring your current ID and guest passes to the dance and you must be at the dance by 8:00, doors close at this time.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wildcat Wear - New Items and an Extra Night to Shop

Wildcat Wear will be opened during the Girls Volleyball Game and for your late night shopping needs on Tuesday, September 29 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Great New Looks Just In At Wildcat WearRacer Back - $23Long Sleeve Navy - $15

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Marching Band Showcase on Thursday, October 8

The Neuqua Valley Music Program will be presenting a special showcase of their Marching Band. The Marching Wildcats will be taking over the NVHS Stadium on Thursday, October 8 at 7pm for a special showcase of their Big 10 style pregame show and corps style halftime show in front of friends, family, community and renowned clinicians. This year's halftime show features the music of Frank Sinatra containing many crowd favorites. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the NVHS Marching Band!

College Visits to Neuqua This Week!

This week brings over 20 colleges and universities to NVHS. The Guidance Department will be hosting Stanford, Rice, Butler, Kentucky, Michigan, UW Madison, Pepperdine, Butler, Arizona and several others.

Check Naviance for the complete list and to register for a visit.

Sophomore Guidance Essentials

The first round of Sophomore Guidance Essentials is this week. Students are expected to report to the Large Forum Room with their school ID at the beginning of their lunch period.

This week's schedule is:Tuesday, September 22: Mr. Ruffolo's students with last names P-ZWednesday, September 23: Mrs. Kurth's students with last names H-OThursday, September 24: Miss Frontera's students with last names A-G
If students are unable to attend on their assigned day, they are encouraged and welcome to attend on an alternate day.
Guidance Essentials is a Neuqua Valley Guidance Department program through which counselors meet quarterly with their students to present information pertinent to their personal and academic success.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sophomore Class Ring Night is September 29th

Order your Class Ring during Family Ring Night on Tuesday, September 29th in the Commons, from 5 to 7,  or during lunch periods on Thursday, October 1st.  Extra Class Ring Brochures are available in the Sophomore House. For questions, contact Herff Jones at 815-756-4743, or visit them online at www.Highschool.HerffJones.com.

Integrated Pest Management Application

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.
On (Friday September 25, 2015), weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas (inside cooling tower, chiller and cell tower fences), fence lines (athletic fields) and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School). This application will be a "Post-Emergent and Spot Treatment". 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
District Grounds Manager
Indian Prairie School District #204

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Juniors: Deadline to Register for PSAT test is 9/23/15

Attention Class of 2017: PSAT Registration for Juniors is Now Open

Juniors interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT at Neuqua Valley High School on Wednesday, October 14th can now register. The PSAT/NMSQT is the only qualifying exam for the following competitions: the National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Achievement Scholarship Program for African American students, and the National Hispanic Recognition Program. These programs award several prestigious honors to students who score in the 98th or 99th percentile of this standardized exam. As a general guideline, it is recommended that four-year college-bound students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a strong standardized testing history (90th percentile plus) take the PSAT/NMSQT.
Students must complete the registration and payment process online by September 23rd at www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/143108. Students must answer all of the required questions on the registration site in order to complete the exam registration process.

If you have questions, please contact your guidance counselor.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Neuqua No Cook Nights PTSA Fundraiser

Our first restaurant day for the 2015-2016 school year is Jets Pizza Day on Wednesday, September 16th. Our restaurant days and nights offer an opportunity for Neuqua students and families to dine at a local business which in turn donate a portion of their proceeds from the event to Neuqua's PSTA. Jets pizza does not require a flyer, simply mention you are with Neuqua for our school to get credit. Order for delivery or pick up. Jets Pizza is conveniently located at 3344 S. Route 59. The phone number is 630-904-7777 or order online at jetspizza.com. Place an order any time of day to support our Wildcats!!!

Neuqua Valley Congratulates National Merit Semifinalists

Neuqua Valley is proud to announce the following students have been named Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program: 

  • Anne Botos
  • Eva Chen
  • Xingyu Chen
  • Ajay Dugar
  • Tushar Dwivedi
  • Angela Fu
  • Deepankar Gupta
  • Natasha Gupta
  • Darius Haery
  • Jinhyuk Jang
  • Aditya Kashyap
  • Jacob Miller
  • Evan Novak
  • Ryan Parnell
  • Nikhila Pokala
  • Akash Pulluru
  • Sarvasva Raghuvanshi
  • Kevin Sager
  • Apoorva Tummala
  • Chong Zhao
  • Joyce Zhao

These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships being offered this spring. Congratulations to all of these students!

PTSA Reflections

In its 40 year history, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students across the nation and in American schools around the world to create works of art for fun and recognition. This extracurricular activity urges students to express themselves as they explore the arts.

Students are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six different categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts, based on the 2015-2016 theme:

Let Your Imagination Fly

Entry forms, general rules, and rules for each category can easily be found on the PTSA website. Entries may be submitted in the main office of each campus by Thursday, October 29. Please contact Judy Ashe at JudyAshe@aol.com or 630-416-1828 with any questions.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

College Visit Season at Neuqua

With the fall college visit season underway, students have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from schools located across the country. From highly competitive universities like Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Yale to local colleges like Benedictine and North Central, over 150 schools will visit Neuqua during the next two months.

The NVHS Guidance Department hosts a wide variety of schools tailored to the many interests of our Wildcats.Log in to Naviance to view the complete list. Students should use Naviance to register for visits.

Athletic Booster Volunteers Needed

Your assistance is needed in volunteering to assist the Boosters in concessions, Wildcat wear sales and ticket pre-sales for athletic contests.We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
  1. Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/MR1Ewx
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can direct you.

Barb Barrows, Athletic Director
Neuqua Valley High School
Home of the Wildcats
2360 95th St.
Naperville, Illinois 60564
Athletic Office: 630-428-6849
Athletic Fax: 630-428-6846

Digital Study Resources for Students

Need a little extra help staying organized or maybe you just need some resources to be more efficient? Check out these resources to help you study and review.

Tools and Resources to Independent Student Learning and Review

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wild About Reading Contest

Attention Wildcats! It's reading season at Neuqua and you and your team could win the top prize for most pages read, best team name or other categories. 
Get a team of 5-8 students (and/or staff) together, pick a captain and sign up. 
Go to http://www.nvlmc.org/ to get all the details and sign up. 
We know you have been training your brains for the past few weeks, now we challenge you to get Wild about Reading.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Neuqua Homecoming Parent Volunteers Needed

Neuqua Valley Homecoming 2015—UNDER THE SEA

Each year we ask for parent volunteers to help with serving refreshments and door supervision at the Homecoming Dance. This would involve arriving at the dance by 6 p.m. The dance ends at 10 p.m. This year's Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 3. Dinner and a Homecoming T-shirt are included with this fabulous opportunity.
Please respond before THURSDAY, September 17, if you are interested in helping please email Karyl Grecu at karyl_grecu@ipsd.org. She will respond back to you with more information through e-mail.
Karyl Grecu and Jen YavorskiStudent Council Sponsors

Thank you in advance for your help!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Power of Choice Campaign/ Reality Challenges Popular Beliefs

The Power of Choice was created to reduce the number of youth in our community who use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). This has been accomplished by using a social norms marketing campaign. It helps replace false norms (perception that most students are using alcohol and drugs) with the true norm (reality that most D203 & 204 students are not using).