Friday, October 28, 2016

Helen Spielman Presentation on Resilience and Persistence - November 3rd

On November 3rd, the Neuqua Valley Music Department will be hosting a special guest, and the general public is invited to attend her evening session at 7pm in the NVHS Auditorium. Helen Spielman will give a presentation designed to provide students and parents with some ideas on Resilience and Persistence. Although Helen is a musician, her message applies to anyone that has a goal.

Helen Spielman is an acclaimed performance anxiety coach who has an international clientele and presents workshops for a diverse population of stage performers. She is on the faculty of Wildacres Flute Retreat and the University of North Carolina Wellness Center where she teaches musicians, speakers, dancers, actors, business professionals, and athletes to perform with confidence, concentration, and consistency. Ms. Spielman has 30 years of experience in the fields of education, public speaking, and flute teaching, and is a nationally certified grief counselor. In July 2010 she was appointed as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. 

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Neuqua Valley's 2016 Advanced Placement Scholars

The College Board has released the names of students awarded Scholar distinction as a result of their success in Advanced Placement testing. Students may use these test scores for college credit at many of our nation's universities. Some post-secondary institutions have also begun using them in their admission criteria. Please join us in congratulating these students for this acknowledgment of their hard work.
We are especially proud to recognize one of 2016 graduates who has been named an Advanced Placement State Scholar. This honor is granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken. Congratulations to Sarvasva Raghuvanshi who took 19 Advanced Placement exams during his high school years and earned a score of 5 (the highest possible score) on each exam.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Online Registration for the Neuqua Valley Winter Athletic Teams

Online Registration for the Neuqua Valley Winter Athletic Teams will open on Monday, October 24th 2016. Please see the link below to register.
  • Click here to access the Neuqua Online Athletic Registration

New Registration of Health Information for NVHS Athletic Training Department

New Registration of Health Information for NVHS Athletic Training Department
The NVHS Athletic Training Department would like all Neuqua Valley Athletes to register at the link listed below. Athletes will only need to register one time during their high school career. If you are a multiple sport athlete or have new health information to add, please be sure to update your file.
Click on the link below for instructions on how to register/ add health information for NVHS Athletic Training Department.

Click on the link below to register or update your Athlete Information.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.
Please go to Naviance for more details.

Scholarship News

Here are some scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines:

  • SP Scholarship - Deadline 10/31/16 - 10 awards - $10,000 each
  • VIP Scholarship - Deadline 10/31/16 - 1 award - $5000
  • Zumper Apartment Scholarship - Deadline 11/15/16 - 2 awards - $1000
Check out for more chances for scholarship dollars!!
Also, in an effort to support student-athletes who demonstrate excellence in school, athletics, and good citizenship, Penn Station is launching their new Athlete of the Year program. For each sports season – fall, winter, and spring – they will choose two athletes as season qualifiers. These students will receive a gift certificate for a “Party of 10” at any Penn Station restaurant in their market, 100 sub certificates, a t-shirt and a chance to win the $1,000 scholarship awarded at the end of the year.
Visit Penn State Athlete of the Year Program

Anyone can nominate any student-athlete from Neuqua Valley!

Spooktacular Concert is October 27th

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 Thursday, October 27, 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. There is no admission charge. No tickets are required. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume! NVHS Music Department. 
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NVHS Girls Lacrosse Information Meeting

Get ready to find out information on the 2017 NC Women's Lacrosse spring season. Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 3 at the Neuqua Valley Main Campus room 202 at 7.00pm. we will be reviewing registration, cost, fundraising, coaching staff, and will be answering any questions you may have regarding the 2017 season.  
Neuqua Lacrosse Club Website

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Parent Teacher Conference Online Registration and Scheduling

Online registration for the Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will open on Monday, October 17th for parents to plan and schedule conferences with their student's teachers and guidance counselors. All conferences should be scheduled using the online scheduler.
Conferences are 10 minutes in duration with a 5-minute passing period built into the schedule. Parents will schedule in 15-minute blocks to allow for this 5 minute transition time between 10-minute face to face conferences.

Fall Conference dates:
Fall Day 1 - November 7th – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Fall Day 2 - November 10th – 4:30 to 8:00 PM

PTC Wizard parent accounts for the 2015 - 16 school year have been cleared from the system. All parents wishing to schedule conferences 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. Parent logins / passwords from last year will are no longer active.

Parents can refer to the PTC Wizard Parent Guide for help setting up conferences.

For additional help please contact your student's guidance class house or

COD Explore Engineering Night 11/11/16

Interested in Engineering?

Attend College of DuPage's 9th annual Explore Engineering Night on Friday, November 11th from 6-9 p.m. It is a free event designed to introduce students to the different engineering majors and learn what an engineer does on the job.The evening begins with a presentation on the engineering field to inform students about different majors and how they relate to the courses they are taking in high school (chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics). The second presentation will be interactive and help students see how an engineer thinks and views how the world around them was designed. We will end with a breakout session where students can see the universities give a presentation on their different programs, student organizations, societies, and life on campus.
Students will be able to speak with each of these schools, ask questions, and gather information about each school’s engineering programs. These schools include: Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of Illinois Chicago, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Learn more: COD Explore Engineering Flyer

PTSA Reflections Program

What is Your Story?
PTSA Reflections is now in full swing!

In its 40 year history, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to create works of art for fun and recognition. This extracurricular activity urges students to express themselves through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts as they explore the arts. Entries are judged on interpretation of the theme and artistic, creative, and technical merits.

This year’s theme is: What is Your Story?

Students are recognized for their artistic efforts and achievements at the local, regional, state, and national levels of the competition. A number of NVHS students have advanced to the state and national levels of the competition, where selected works can receive medals and cash prizes, be recognized at the State and National PTA Annual Conventions and Exhibitions, and win a spot in the exhibit at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C.!

Official rules and the official entry form can easily be found on the NVHS PTSA website. The deadline is 3:30PM on October 27, 2016. Entries can be submitted to the main offices of each campus.

If you have any questions, please refer to the general rules of the program as well as the rules for each category on the NVHS PTSA official website, or contact Crystal Nelson at or 614-648-5454.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Dr. Pepper Scholarship Opportunity

If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can enter for the chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Tell Dr. Pepper how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less, then rally your friends to vote. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans. Dr. Pepper will select finalists to compete during throw-offs at college football conference championship games for a chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition. 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet, Email & Facebook account required. Must be a U.S. legal resident. Go to sponsor’s site to enter/upload goal/rules/details. Subject to full Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Must be 18-24 by 12/2/16. Goals must be uploaded by and promotion ends 10/17/16.

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Power of Choice October Parents Newsletter

How to Help Your Teen to Cope Strong Teenagers learn from adults how to manage having a bad day. Parents who unwind while modeling healthy outlets for stress, give independent teens ideas.
Check out this month’s Parents Use your Power Newsletter for ideas on coping strong.

Parenting Strong is a podcast produced by the Prevention Department of 360 Youth Services to answer the question “What is the Power of Choice?”
It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the 2016-17 Power of Choice campaign for middle and high school students, previewing what parents can expect this school year.

Along with an overview of how students are involved, parents can also find answers to the question, “How do I talk to my teenager?”

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Team IPEF Online Auction

You have until 10 pm on Friday, October 7, to place your bid in the 2016 Team IPEF Online Auction. Visit Team IPEF Auction to bid on more than 60 items, including exclusive 2017 graduation ceremony skyboxes, golf packages, autographed Chicago Blackhawks pucks and passes to Chicago museums. Be sure to check if your school has specially sponsored items. Proceeds benefit District 204 schools and district-wide programs supported by the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. The auction is part of efforts by 255 charity runners who will be representing Team IPEF in the Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, October 23. In addition to the auction, tax deductible donations can be made to support runners at Team IPEF.

Seal of Biliteracy Informational Meeting at NVHS

Do you want to be recognized for being proficient in one or more languages in addition to English?

The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. It is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and college admissions. The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and in reading, writing, listening and speaking in another language. The Seal is affixed to the diploma and designated on the transcript.Please join us for an informational meeting on October 24, 2016 at 7 PM in the Large Forum Room . If you cannot make it, please see contact Tonya Koppin, World Languages and EL Department Chair for more information.Seal of Biliteracy Informational Meeting