Friday, March 24, 2017

Integrated Pest Management Notification


Indian Prairie School District 204

3003 West 103rd Street

Naperville, IL 60564
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 Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, 2017, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines (athletic fields) and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School. This application will be a “Pre-Emergent and Spot Treatment” (T/I 2.5G and Stonewall). 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)428-6005.
Andrew Weed
Facility Manager
Indian Prairie School Dis
trict #204

SAT Testing: Wednesday, April 5

The Illinois State Board of Education requires that all juniors take the SAT on Wednesday, April 5. On this day, freshman and sophomore students will have a half-day of classes at the Main Building. Seniors do not have school. Note: Please look for detailed instructions about SAT Testing Day when we return from Spring Break on Monday, April 5.

Senior Choice Day: Wednesday, April 5- District 204 and community partners have put together a full day of optional activities for senior students on Wednesday, April 5. Some of these activities require registration. Please click here to review the Senior Choice Day options

AP Exam Registration Ending Soon

Registration for Advanced Placement Testing is ending soon. AP test registration and payment must be completed online through the Registration Portal.

The deadline for AP Test Registration is April 6th.

Please refer to the AP Testing information for details and instructions on the Neuqua Guidance Website

Greetings From Scholarship Valley! - Spring Break Scholarship Applications

Hey Wildcat Seniors!!! Before you head off for a week rest and relaxation, remember there are a couple of deadlines approaching! Scholarships can be turned into the Senior House or the College and Career Center….check Naviance for a complete list!!

  • NVHS Sullivan-Hochhalter Spirit 76 Cancer Scholarship (3/31/17)
  • NVHS Kyle Zuleg Foundation Scholarship (4/3/17)
  • Wheatland Athletic Association Scholarship (4/5/17)
  • Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) Award (4/5/17)
  • PATHS Scholarship  (4/7/17)

Friday, March 17, 2017

ELL Family Game Night

We are hosting ELL Family Game Night this Thursday, March 23 at 6 PM in the Auditorium Lobby. Join us for food, family, and fun! All NV students and their family members are welcome. It's a great way to connect and get to know someone from a different culture who speaks a different language.

NV PTSA Officer Nominations

The Neuqua PTSA nominating committee places into nomination the following names for officer positions for the 2017-18 school year:

  • President: Kellie Herzberg
  • Vice President: Karen Duncan
  • Treasurer: Becky Swartz
  • Secretary: Janet Juarez
Elections will take place at our April PTSA meeting on Tuesday, April 11th. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in the elections and other PTSA business. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted at that time.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Scholarship Deadlines

Greetings from Scholarship Valley!
Hey Wildcat Seniors!!! Due to a miscommunication, the Kyle Zuleg Foundation scholarship deadline has been extended. Also, there are a couple of local scholarships that are due during or right after Spring Break, so don’t put off tomorrow what can be done today! Scholarships can be turned into the Senior House or the College and Career Center….check Naviance for a complete list!!

  • 3/15/17 – NVHS Leslie Baumann Memorial Scholarship
  • 3/18/17 – NVHS IPEA Student Scholarship 
  • 3/20/17 - Indian Prairie Parent Council Scullen Scholarship / Indian Prairie Parent Council University Scholarship
  • 3/22/17 – NVHS Parent Teacher Student Association Scholarship
  • 3/31/17 - NVHS Sullivan-Hochhalter Spirit 76 Cancer Scholarship
  • 4/3/17 – NVHS Kyle Zuleg Foundation Scholarship
  • 4/5/17 – Wheatland Athletic Association Scholarship 

Science Olympiad Makes It to STATE!

The Neuqua Valley 2016-2017 Science Olympiad team qualified for the State Tournament at University of Illinois on Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th after winning a State bid at the Regional competition on Saturday 3/4/2017. At the Regional competition, our team placed 1st in Wind Power and Anatomy/Physiology and 2nd place in Chem Lab, Forensics, Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Hydrogeology, Robot Arm, Towers, Microbe Mission, and Remote Sensing and took home the 3rd place overall Team trophy. This is the 10th year that our team has advanced to the State level.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Scholarship Deadlines for March 10th, 2017

As if you haven't received enough reminders, here is one more.
NVHS Booster Club/Kyle Zuleg AND IPEF Sgt. Caruso Scholarships are due Today!!!!!! Bring your Booster/Zuleg applications to the Senior Class House or the College and Career Center. The Sgt. Caruso information needs to be mailed to the address on Naviance. Don't miss these opportunities!!!!

Please contact the Senior Class House with questions. 

Neuqua March Band Concerts

March is Music in Our Schools Month. Celebrate with the NVHS Bands at their performances on Tuesday, March 14th 6:30 pm and 8 pm and Thursday, March 16th at 6:30 pm. Join us for fabulous evenings of music! For more information visit

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

2017 AP Exam Registration Closing Soon

Registration for Advanced Placement Testing is closing soon. AP test registration and payment must be completed online through the Registration Portal.

The deadline for AP Test Registration is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7th, and the cost for each test is $97. Late registration takes places from March 8th through April 6th for an additional fee of $10 per test.

Please refer to the AP Testing information for details and instructions on the Neuqua Guidance Website.
Neuqua Guidance Website

Monday, March 6, 2017

Neuqua Valley Class of 2017 Indian Prairie Scholars Announced

Please join us in congratulating Neuqua Valley’s Class of 2017 Indian Prairie Scholars. These students have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher after 7 semesters. Indian Prairie Scholars will be inducted during a ceremony in their honor on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Families will be receiving a letter with additional information and details. Student inductees should report at 6:15 pm and enter through Door #1 in order to line up for the ceremony procession.

March 2017 High School Parents Use Your Power Newsletter

Parents of High School Students: Parents often take becoming independent to mean that their teen must “separate” from them and give in to peer influence. A more realistic, healthy and developmentally appropriate way to view autonomy is to see it as the parent and the teen figuring out together a new relationship which is based on the teen becoming more mature. March’s Power of Choice newsletter looks at ways a parent can help their teens to become more independent.