Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mother Daughter Tea - Yogurt Beach Fundraiser

Save the Date!
Yogurt Beach in Naperville will be hosting a Fundraiser for the 2017 Mother Daughter Tea on Wednesday, January 18th (12 PM - Close)
40% of all sales from customers who mention the fundraiser will be donated to the Mother Daughter Tea Event.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Scholarship Search Engines

Hey Seniors…..Did you see that? It came and went like a thief in the night! It was the first half of your senior year!!!
Although finality is sometimes hard to comprehend, a new and exciting chapter in your life is ready for exposure: Post-secondary education!!For those moving on to the various college campuses across the U.S., the opportunity to close the gap on the cost of attendance versus the financial obligation of the family seems to be a major hurdle for many. Fortunately, there are hundreds of opportunities to close that gap, and the only cost would be your time. On Naviance, under the College Tab, check out the Scholarship List link. There are several search engines creating a profile can be the start of scholarship opportunities being delivered to your email address.
The newest addition to the list is the JLV College Counseling link. This site provides families with a plethora of scholarship opportunities that extend beyond just senior students. The creator of the site, Ms. Jessica Velasco, served as an admissions officer and director, so she developed a site to provide resources for families preparing for post-secondary education. Another site,, provides monthly emails announcing scholarship opportunities.Check out the numerous local and national scholarships, as well as the many search engines that could lead to some serious cash! Speak to your counselor if you have questions or concerns. Also, please mark January 19th on your calendar, as there will be a scholarship seminar held in the College and Career Center during each lunch period!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2017-18 Course Enrollment for Class of 2021 (current 8th graders)

Dear Future Wildcats (Class of 2021) and Parents: In January, Neuqua Valley begins the process of enrolling students into classes for the 2017-18 school year. In order to help you transition well, we are hosting two important informational evenings for the Class of 2021. Please mark your calendars for the following: High School 101
Tuesday, January 10 OR Thursday, January 12
7 p.m. - NVHS Auditorium
This presentation will focus on what you need to know about the upcoming transition to high school and course enrollment. Eighth Grade Orientation
Wednesday, January 18
6:30 p.m. (Last Names A-L) - NVHS Main Gym 8:00 p.m. (Last Names M-Z) - NVHS Main Gym This evening provides opportunities to talk with faculty from each department as you finalize course selections for your student’s freshman year. Counselors will be available at the Open House to assist with online course selection questions and concerns. We look forward to seeing you there and working together to enroll the Class of 2021.

Freshmen Boys Track and Field Meeting

We will have a meeting for all Freshmen interested in Boy's Track and Field this Friday, December 16th at 7:01 am in the Birkett Freshman Center's Forum Room. Please help to spread the word.

Alliance for the Children

Dear Neuqua Valley Community
It's that time of year again for Giving and 'kids helping kids!"
18TH ANNUAL Alliance for the Children Giving Tree Tag Drive-all school service project starts on November 29 and wraps up on December 21.

Neuqua is assisting the Alliance in providing over 3000 children in the Appalachian mountain areas of Virginia (Buchanan County) and Kentucky as well as almost 300 children in D204 and 6 D204 families with 'special circumstances'. Each of the children we assist will receive brand new coats, boots, outfits, underwear, socks, and 5-7 age appropriate toys.
1. Students watched a kick-off video during Advisory/Take 9 and then teachers distributed 'tags' with a code for needy child (we do not give out info on these children other than maybe a first name or a regional location-the tags are numbered for Alliance office use so we do now which kids are matched with each tag.)
2. This is a voluntarily all school service project so Students are not forced to take a tag but many have and many took additional tags.
3. Students will purchase the gifts on the tag(s) and should bring the NEW UNWRAPPED gifts to school from November 29-December 21. (Students should keep the top page of the tag for tax purposes and put the yellow copy of the tag in with their donation.)
Main-during 2nd period in the Auditorium Lobby Concession standBFC-during Advisory
Some tags have gift cards listed from Old Navy, Target, Walmart, Kohls, and Burlington Coat Factory. The Alliance receives tax exempt status from these stores along with several discounts. Gift cards assist the Alliance in filling voids that may exist, such as a child requested a coat but no one took that particular tag. This is a convenient way to help!
If you have an organization that would be interested in supporting a Tag Drive this Holiday season for the Alliance, please contact Paula Mueller -The Alliance runs 100% on monetary / material donations. For more information on the Alliance you can go to:​Thank you to all for your help and heart in this incredible legacy project!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Semester-2 Schedules: 2016-2017

Second semester begins Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, the first day back after Winter Break. Please take a moment to log into Home Access Center. Students, you can view your second-semester schedule by clicking on the Classes Icon and then the Schedule Tab.
We ask that you look the schedule over carefully. If your schedule contains any errors, see your counselor in the next week during your option period, or before or after school.
We cannot accommodate any requests for changes to full-year courses. Thank you for looking over your schedule carefully. SENIORS: Please check your schedule to make sure you are not missing any graduation requirements.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December 2016 High School Parents Use Your Power Newsletter

Positive Ways to Cope

Many teens report feeling overwhelmed. Students stress during the school year has been reported at levels higher than those experienced by adults. Check out this month’s Power of Choice newsletter for tips on how to help your teen cope.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Class of 2017 Illinois State Scholars Announced

Neuqua Valley is pleased to announce the Class of 2017 students who have earned the Illinois State Scholar award for outstanding academic achievement. Winners rank in the top ten percent of high school seniors. Selection is based on a formula including SAT, ACT, and/or GPA at the end of the junior year. Scholars may pick up their certificate in the Senior Class House.
Neuqua Valley Class of 2017 Illinois State Scholars

You may also view the list on the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website: State Scholars DuPage County

2016 Academic Planning Night Survey

Wildcat Families who attended the December 5th Academic Planning Night:

Thank you for joining the NVHS Guidance Department and special speakers for our annual Academic Planning Night. Can you please take a moment to complete our survey? 

Academic Planning Night Survey
Your feedback helps us improve our offerings and keeps us updated on what is most important to Wildcat families.