Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NVHS Will Be Hosting An Hour of Code on Tuesday, December 4th

The Neuqua Valley Business Department is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 2-8).

This year's Hour of Code Event will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 2:30-3:30 pm in D208. It is open to ANYONE regardless of skill level. No coding experience required! Numerous resources will be offered for students to try coding, and cookies will be provided. We will even be having raffle prizes for those students that stay to code, including gift cards, T-shirts, Google Cardboard VR devices, and a Raspberry Pi Computer.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success. Please join us.

Contact: Beth Knuth, Business Education Teacher, phone: (630) 428-6000 x4655 When: Tuesday 12/4, 2:30 p.m. Where: NVHS Main Campus D208

More info: neuquacodes.weebly.com

Monday, November 19, 2018

Mother-Son Brunch Fundraiser at Chipotle

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Neuqua Valley High School PTSA and the Mother-Son Brunch. Come into the Chipotle at 2856 S. Route 59 Suite 108 in Naperville on Tuesday, November 27th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Show this message on your smartphone, a copy of the flyer, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Neuqua Valley High School PTSA and the Mother-Son Brunch.

Save The Date: Academic Planning Night

Dear Wildcat Families,

Families with students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade mark your calendar for Monday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm for our annual Neuqua Valley Guidance and Academic Planning Night.

Join us to learn more about the services provided by our Guidance team as well as in-depth information for course selection and planning for all four years of high school. The evening will be comprised of an introductory session, a counselor-led session, and sessions led by our Department Chairs sharing course recommendation and course sequence information. Also, we will have an elective fair to provide information on all that Neuqua has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on this important evening.

Friday, November 16, 2018

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 Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21, 2018, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, and bleacher pads at Neuqua Valley High School. This application will be a “Pre-Emergent”. 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 Neuqua Valley High School

Indian Prairie School District #204

Monday, November 12, 2018

Greetings From Scholarship Valley

After a brief hiatus, we’re back!!!! With the application season dying down, now’s a great time to search for scholarships. There are a number of scholarships on NAVIANCE. Check out the COLLEGES link, then click on the SCHOLARSHIP & MONEY link. There are a number of available scholarships that can help you drop your COA - Cost Of Attendance!!! See your counselor with questions and for more information.

November 30 - 
 Transtutors Scholarship 
Here, you can find a list of free scholarship that has been collated after carefully searching several scholarship search engines active right now. Besides the college scholarship, you can find several other scholarships here. These include undergraduate scholarship opportunities as well as graduate scholarship opportunities. Our extensive list includes all scholarship opportunities available to students right now.

December - 1 Rebecca’s Dream Scholarships
Awards 3 $1500 scholarships - Essay Topic - In order to ‘Change the Face of Depression’ we must change one mind at a time. Explain what you have done to help reduce the stigma of mental illness.

December - 1 Greenhouse Scholars Scholarships 
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who reside and attend school in Colorado, Georgia or Illinois. They must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they must demonstrate leadership, perseverance and financial need. Their household income must be $70,000 a year or less. Winners participate in an internship and summer symposium.

Check out these websites for scholarship opportunities:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NVHS Boosters - Ring In The New Year Raffle

The NVHS Booster Club is a not-for-profit organization supporting your Neuqua athletes, donating tens of thousands of dollars directly to the sports programs at Neuqua Valley. We can only be successful in our mission with the help of our members and community. 

For 2018, we are introducing a new fundraiser -- the "Ring in the New Year" raffle. This is an all-cash raffle where ticket purchasers can win cash during that time of the year when we can all use a little extra money. 

Each weekday in December, purchasers can win $25 daily. Prizes are doubled to $50 on the weekends and the winner on New Year's Eve will win $500! For every 500 tickets sold, another raffle will be opened, increasing the payout. 

Tickets cost $10 each. We are asking our booster members to take a block of 10 tickets ($100) to sell to your friends, family, and neighbors. Anyone selling tickets will be entered into one of the Friday drawings for a chance to win $25. In addition, we will award the Neuqua team with the most sales $500, the second most $250, and the third-most $100, which is more money for your athletes! 

Ticket sales start November 1 and run through November 30. Please consider selling tickets or at very least buying a few yourself. For more information, please email Tracy at nvhsvolunteers@aol.com.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Perfect ACT Scores - Class of 2020

Very few students get a perfect ACT score, even those who get into the country's top colleges. In fact, anyone scoring a 34, 35 or 36 is among the top 1% of test-takers in the country.  We would like to congratulate the following students from the Class of 2020 on achieving a perfect ACT score of 36.

Perfect ACT Scores - Class of 2020