Monday, November 25, 2019

Wildcat Weekly Alumni - Help Us Celebrate Episode Number 500

Wildcat Weekly Alumni, we are looking for you! If you were a part of the show over the last 19 years, please go to THIS LINK to see how you can help us celebrate 500 episodes this coming March!

Whether you are still in the TV industry or not, we want to hear from you! Don't miss out on being a part of this milestone!

For more information, please contact Ms. Lisa Traut at

Neuqua Hour of Code

The Neuqua Valley Business Department is joining in on the largest learning event in history of learning: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15).

This year's Hour of Code Event will take place on Tuesday, December 10 from 2:30-3:30 pm in D208 at the main campus. It is open to ANYONE regardless of skill level. No coding experience required! Numerous resources will be offered for students to try coding. 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 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 12/10, 2:30 p.m. Where: NVHS Main Campus D208

More info: or

PTSA is Selling Bedsheets! Help Us Keep Our Senior Yard Signs!

Neuqua Valley HS PTSA needs to raise extra dollars to cover the financial costs associated with some of the experiences that our students have come to love. Therefore, we are hosting a unique fundraiser which we are very excited to share with you.

We have been given the opportunity to fundraise with CoZzzy Comfy, The Bed Sheet Fundraising Company. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy a deluxe 1800 thread count bed sheet sets for $40 (retails for $125+).
Our goal is to have all families sell 5 sets – although the more the better!! Please help us reach our goal!

Attached is an order form that you can use to collect orders. Once you obtain those orders, there are two options for submitting your order.

Option 1 - Online Ordering: Ask customers to make checks payable to you. Go online at and place your full order.

  • If you have sold 12 or more sets of sheets, CoZzzy Comfy will ship sheets directly to your home within 3-5 business days. (No shipping charge will be incurred.)
  • If you have sold less than 12 sets, you can choose to have:
    • sheets shipped directly to you within 3-5 business days. (You will incur a shipping charge.)
    • sheets shipped to the school for later pickup. (No shipping charge will be incurred.)

Our online code is: Neuqua Valley PTSA Q4.

Due date for online ordering and for turning in order forms is Dec 6.
Late orders will be accepted but delivery by the winter break is not guaranteed.

There is a bonus for you - for every 15 sets of sheets that you sell, you will receive your own free set!!!

Please know that the sheets are 100% money-back guaranteed. CoZzzy Comfy will refund your money if you do not like the sheets, although we are confident that you will love them.

Stop by the PTSA Table at parent-teacher conferences and see samples and you might even be able to take your set home with you! Please contact our account manager, Penny Dawson, if you have any questions! Penny can be reached at

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Place Yearbook Orders Onsite -- Nov. 21 P/T Conference Night

Signing books, laughing at pictures, remembering the year before summer begins…that is what creates lasting memories, so Neshnabec is heeding the call. The distribution of the 2020 Neuqua Valley yearbook has changed so students can collect their preordered books in May of 2020!

With this new distribution date comes a new deadline, so we will have members of our yearbook staff on-hand during Parent/Teacher conferences Thursday, November 21 near the main entrance rotunda. You can PREORDER your student’s yearbook at that time with a credit card or PayPal account. Remember, with a new distribution date comes a new purchase deadline of JANUARY 15, 2020. You do not want to miss out on getting your yearbook before the price goes up on January 1.

If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook adviser, Michelle La Scola at

Yearbooks can also be purchased online: Neuqua Valley Yearbook Order Page.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Neuqua Valley Theatre Presents "Almost, Maine"

Almost, Maine
December 13th at 7pm and December 14th at 3pm & 7pm
Black Box Theatre Directed by Elizabeth Morgan 

Show Details:
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States. It's almost in Canada. And it's not quite a town, because it's residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn't exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend -almost- in this delightful midwinter nights dream.

Show Dates: 

Friday, December 13th at 7pm and Saturday, December 14th at 3pm & 7pm
Neuqua Valley High School
Black Box Theatre
Please Enter at Door 10
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564

Ticketing: General Admission Tickets are $7 - available at
Limited cash/check tickets will be sold at the door; therefore, it is advised to purchase tickets ahead of time.

Global Leadership Summit Trip Summer 2020 Informational Meeting

Interested in learning about the Impact of Sports and Wellness from a global leadership perspective while working with students from around the world? Come to a family informational meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm in room D233  to learn more! Please come to hear all the details including destination, itinerary, cost of this trip as well as upcoming enrollment deadlines! 
See Ms. Dunham or Mrs. Franczyk in the business department with questions.
RSVP here:

NV Ultimate Frisbee Club Winter Season

Too cold and too snowy to play outside... Come inside for NV Ultimate's Winter League! The league will run from 1/13/20- 2/26/20, Monday & Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm at Just For Kicks. This league is open to all ultimate players in the area. 
It's a great way for first time ultimate players to learn the game as well as an excellent opportunity for experienced players to keep improving their skills and stay active during the "off-season". 

Visit for more details and to sign up today!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Fall Parent/Teacher/Student Conference Scheduling

Parent/Teacher Conferences are an opportunity to meet with your student’s teachers to work together to promote your student’s success in the classroom.

Fall Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences this year will take place on:
Thursday, November 21st from 4:30-8:00 PM and Monday, November 25th from 8 AM - 8 PM.

Parents will use the PowerPTC online system to set up a conference.

Parents are also able to sign in to PowerPTC using the Home Access Center (HAC) account and password. Once signed into HAC, click on the School Links tab and then click on PowerPTC. Your PowerPTC username and password will be the same as your HAC login. Click here for directions on scheduling through HAC account If you DO NOT have an HAC account, you must first register and create a Home Access Account. Directions for Registering a HAC account can be found here.

Scheduling for conferences will open on Friday, November 1st at 8:00 am and will close at 1:00 pm on November 20th at noon.

If you have any questions about conferences, please contact your Guidance House.

Conferences at NVHS are scheduled as 15-minute blocks to include 5 minute passing periods for transitioning to the next scheduled conference.
If you are experiencing difficulties, please submit a PowerPTC help ticket at

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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 a Fertilizer application.  Please be aware that on Friday, November 08, 2019, 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. 

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

PTSA Chipotle Fundraiser - Wednesday, November 13th

Please help support the Neuqua PTSA by attending our Restaurant Night at Chipotle on Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00 - 8:00. Please don't forget to mention that you are there to support Neuqua when you check out and they will donate a portion of the proceeds to our PTSA.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Colors 4 Change - Donation Drive!

Next week, November 4th-8th, JKB Athletic Leadership club is hosting a donation drive to support Colors 4 Change. Colors 4 Change is a teen-led non-profit organization started by one of our JKB athletes, Jack Considine. Colors 4 Change’s mission is to collect and recycle used art supplies and repurpose them to children in need.  

Neuqua is asking students and parents to donate used art supplies to donation boxes that will be available in all the Class Houses and in the rotunda. 

Thank you for your support!!!

Vote for the Neuqua Athletic Play of the Month

Neuqua has a few of our athletes up for October's Play of the Month on NCTV17! This month NVHS is represented by one of our volleyball players, Taylor O'Malley, as well as the entire Volleyball team for some great defense! Jane Riehs, from NVHS diving, is also up for October's Play of the Month!

Use this link to vote for either Taylor, NVHS Volleyball and Jane Riehs, NVHS Swimming.

One vote is allowed per device or computer every hour. Poll closes midnight on Friday, November 8!