Friday, March 22, 2019

College of Dupage Spring Application Day

On Friday, April 5, College of Dupage Admissions Representative Rio Almaria will be at Neuqua during all lunch periods to host an application day.

If you are planning to attend COD, or even considering it as a possibility, go to the College and Career Center during your option period, and in less than 30 minutes, you will be able to complete an application as well as obtain information about scholarships, financial aid, and other resources. Bring both a credit card to cover the $20 application fee and your social security number.

Integrated Pest Management Public 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 Fertilizer application. Please be aware that on Wednesday, March 27, Thursday, March 28, and Friday, March 28, weather permitting a fertilizer application will be applied to athletic fields at Neuqua Valley High School. This application will be a fertilizer application. We match 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.

Also please be aware that on Monday, March 25, Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28, 2019, weather permitting, a weed control application will be applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, athletic fields, concrete cracks/crevices, Baseball infields and bleacher pads on the Neuqua Valley High School property. 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


Neuqua PTSA Officer Nominations

The Neuqua PTSA nominating committee places into nomination the following names for officer positions for the 2019-2020 school year:
  • President: Keri Dunn
  • Vice President: Becky Swartz
  • Treasurer: Anita Kothari
  • Secretary: Shelley Morgan
Elections will take place at our April PTSA meeting on Tuesday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Science Olympiad! We're Going to STATE!

On March 2, Neuqua Valley hosted one of 10 Science Olympiad Regionals across Illinois. This is the qualifying competition for the State tournament. Science Olympiad is 100% aligned with NGSS on all levels and is a great team competition that promotes teamwork/collaboration as well as scientific reasoning and lab/engineering practices. This Regional had special meaning to us this year. In addition to all three D204 high schools competing, 6 of our 7 middle schools (Gregory, Hill, Still, Scullen, Granger, and Fischer) entered teams at both the Varsity and JV levels-over 230 D204 middle schoolers and over 120 D204 high school students competed in 23 events at the Regional! Teams that won a bid to the State Tournament: 1st Place - Neuqua Valley 2nd Place - Lyons Township High School 3rd Place - Metea Valley 4th Place - Waubonsie Valley 5th Place - Naper Valley Home School First-year competitors from Scullen Middle School won 8th place in the Middle School Division B division (and a bid to the STATE tournament!) and Gregory Middle School trailed them taking 9th place! Granger competed for the 2nd year in a row and making their inaugural debut were Hill, Still, and Fischer. Over 90 Neuqua Valley science students volunteered to help with registration, concessions, event supervisors/helpers and handing out awards. Thank you to our talented district Coaches for supporting our students throughout the season and to Paula Mueller, Dr. Mike Fuys, Tony Tagtmeyer, and Linda Wilkins at NVHS for their leadership in hosting this event for area students!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Neuqua Valley Monologue Show 2019

The Monologue Show is Neuqua Valley High School final student-lead production where student participants write an original piece and perform it in the NVHS Black Box venue. This show empowers our performers and often shines a light on relatable issues. Viewer discretion may be advised based on the content of the material performed.

Age Group: High School Students

Show Dates: April 4 & 5 at 7pm & April 6 at 3pm and 7pm
Location: NVHS Main Campus Black Box, 2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564
*Please enter at Door 10 located by the Fine Arts Wing

Tickets: $7 general admission
Tickets can be purchased online at Limited cash/check tickets will be sold nightly at the door.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Experience Your Potential! Spring 2019 Operational Snowball Retreat for All Students

Experience Your Potential!

Spring ’19 Retreat Dates

April 12, 13 & 14

         Download Event Registration Form-  Click Here

360 Youth Services is dedicated to helping youth make healthy choices and preventing youth substance use. Through highly recognized programs and initiatives – The Power of Choice, Youth Prevention Education, Naperville Operation Snowball, and Community Alliance for Prevention – 360 uses a variety of proven prevention strategies to best serve our mission and community in order to reduce youth substance use. 360 is funded by local, state and federal grantors to provide best practice substance abuse prevention for students and their parents in the geographic boundaries of the 203 & 204 school districts. These programs are supported through valuable partnerships with Naperville Community School District 203, Indian Prairie School District 204 and community partners.

Operation Snowball (Naperville Chapter) is fondly referred to as “Snowball”. It is a fun, engaging and popular youth leadership development program. 360 Youth Services partners with Districts 203 & 204 to coordinate this teen-led and adult supported program for area high school students.

Presented in a weekend retreat format in a safe and respectful environment, the program addresses challenges facing teens which help:
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Strengthen positive coping skills
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Expand decision-making skills, especially regarding drugs and alcohol
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Enhance respect for self and others
  • Refine personal goals and values
  • Strengthen communication strategies
  • Expand leadership abilities
Presentations, workshops, activities and small group discussions all combine to empower teens to make healthy lifestyle decisions and have a positive impact on their peers. The name comes from the idea that “If I have a positive impact on you, you can have a positive impact on someone else, and the effect Snowballs”. The program began as a teen and adult led alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse prevention program, and has expanded into a program that addresses many additional issues relevant to teens today.

Neuqua Valley’s Class of 2019 Indian Prairie Scholars

Please join us in congratulating Neuqua Valley’s Class of 2019 Indian Prairie Scholars. These students have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher at the end of their 7th semester. Indian Prairie Scholars will be inducted during a ceremony in their honor on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Neuqua Valley Auditorium Auditorium.

Global Student Leadership Summit - July 2020

Current Sophomores and Freshmen - Interested in learning about Sports and Wellness from a global leadership perspective while working with students from around the world? Neuqua Business is traveling to Spain and Switzerland in July 2020. Come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 12th at 6:00pm in the Large Forum room to learn more! RSVP for the meeting here.
Contact Ms. Dunham with questions.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Senior Spectacular Mardi Gras Celebration 2019 is April 6, 2019 from 7 PM to Midnight

Registration is Open! 

Late tickets are $75 per student 
and include a t-shirt, food, and activities during the event
All tickets will be sold online No ticket sales at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.

2/25 – 3/8: Early Bird Special - Save $5
3/9 – 4/2: General Admission tickets are $65
4/3 – 4/5: Late Registration tickets are $75

Please turn in your photos for Senior Spectacular and you Memory Lane forms 
to the Senior Class House office.

Ticket questions?Email Julie Blazek:

Parent Volunteers are needed!! Go to the Senior Spectacular Volunteer Page to learn more. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Special Survivor Games 2019

District 204 Elementary & Middle School Students with Special Needs are invited to participate in Special Survivor Games on Friday, March 8, 2018, at Peterson Elementary School in Naperville. Peterson’s PTA is hosting this great event for all to enjoy. Peer buddies will be available to every participant, and cheerleaders will be encouraging friendly competition. The events will be held in relay style fashion and each will be adapted so every child can join in and build self-esteem while enjoying the company of their friends.

When: Friday, March 8th
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Peterson Elementary School
4008 Chinaberry Lane
Naperville, IL 60564

Contact: Kristen Kucharski, 630-440-4792 for more information. 

Interested in volunteering at this event? Learn more about volunteering here