Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Upcoming College Visits

Virtual College Visits continue through the month of October. U of I, Vassar, DePaul, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Mizzou, Arizona, UCSD, UIC, and NIU are just a sample of the already 60 schools visiting in the next four weeks. 
Check back regularly for additional schools on the NVHS Guidance College Visits Page

Integrated Pest Management Notification - October 9th

Sean Jones, Facility Manager
c/o Indian Prairie School District 204
2360 95th Street,
Naperville, IL 60563

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 October 9th, 2020, weather permitting, a fertilization only application will applied to the turf areas at Neuqua Valley and Birkett Freshman Center. 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.
Sean Jones
Facility Manager
Indian Prairie School District #204

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Welcome To Scholarship Valley!!

Seniors, NOW IS THE TIME!!! There are a number of scholarships on SchooLinks. Check out the FINANCES tab on the left side of the page, then select SCHOLARSHIP MATCHING. Create your personal profile to begin the process, and you’re off and running! See your counselor with questions.

  • 29 QuestBridge
  • 30 Golden Door Scholarship - Scholarships for DACA Students
  • 15 AES Engineers Scholarship - 2020
    • Rhea of Hope Foundation Scholarships
    • Rhea of Hope Continuing Education
    • Rhea of Hope Enrichment Opportunity Scholarship
    • Rhea of Hope John A. Rhea Male Scholarship
    • 20 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
  • 25 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
Search Engines and Scholarship Programs
  • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
  • JLV College Counseling - very comprehensive scholarship search engine with scholarships separated into several categories
  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  • – A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
  • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
  • Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
  • American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
  • National Society of High School Scholars - NSHSS and its partners offer more than $2,000,000 in scholarships annually. All students are eligible to apply for high school and college scholarships in the areas of academic excellence, entrepreneurship, leadership, literature, medicine, music, STEM, sustainability, visual arts, and more.

Wildcat Wear Pop-Up Shop on Oct. 3

What: The Neuqua Booster Club will be selling Neuqua wear at a Pop-Up Shop
When: Saturday, October 3rd (weather permitting)Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Where: River Run Clubhouse parking lot (4204 Clearwater Dr., Naperville)

Please come out and support the Neuqua Valley Booster Club. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Seal of Biliteracy 2020-2021 at NVHS

Indian Prairie School District 204 recognizes the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program to honor high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.

The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to those who demonstrate proficiency in English and whose second language proficiency level is equivalent to Intermediate-High, as determined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Register and pay online:

Please contact Tonya Koppin if you have any questions:

Virtual Operation Snowball 2020

 Operation Snowball October 23-25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Register now for this life-changing event for your teen. Operation Snowball is a fun, engaging and popular leadership development program from 360 Youth Services in partnership with District 204 and District 203. This teen-led and adult-guided program for area high school students will be presented in a virtual format this Fall. Presented in a safe and respectful environment, the program addresses challenges facing teens with the goals of increasing self-awareness, strengthening positive coping skills, enhancing self-confidence, expanding decision-making skills, refining personal values and goals, strengthening communication strategies, and expanding leadership abilities. Presentations, workshops, activities, and small group discussions all combine to empower teens to make healthy decisions and have a positive impact on their peers. Information about Operation Snowball’s “Home” virtual retreat on October 23-25 is available at

School contacts: 
Carolyn Marple (
DeAngelo Gerald (                       

Event Schedule - Fall 2020 

    7:30 – 7:35 Welcome! 
    7:35 – 7:45 Opening 
    7:45 – 8:20 LARGE GROUP 1 
    8:20 – 8:50 SMALL GROUP 1 
    8:50 – 8:55 Closing Announcements/Song 
    8:55 – 9:00 Closing Moi 

    7:30 - 7:35 Welcome! 
    7:35 - 8:00 SMALL GROUP 2 
    8:00 - 8:30 MINI-WORKSHOPS 
    8:30 - 8:50 SMALL GROUP 3 
    8:50 – 8:55 Closing Announcements/Song 
    8:55 – 9:00 Closing Moi 

Please Wear your shirt!! 
    7:30 - 7:35 Welcome! 
    7:35 - 8:00 SMALL GROUP 4 
    8:00 - 8:30 LARGE GROUP 2 
    8:30 - 8:50 SMALL GROUP 5 
    8:50 – 8:55 Closing Announcements/Song/Pictures 
    8:55 – 9:00 Closing Moi

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Military Service Academy Presentation

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is sponsoring a virtual Military Academy information session on September 30, 2020 6:00 -7:00 PM. Students and parents are welcome. Register for this Zoom meeting here.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Virtual Financial Aid Night-- Sept. 21

Save the Date!!! NVHS will be hosting our annual Financial Aid Night on Monday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. remotely. Our guest speaker will be presenting an overview of the financial aid process, the FAFSA and updates. 

The links for the Financial Aid Night will be on the NVHS Guidance Web Site home page and also on the guidance site under the “Seniors Tab” and the “Juniors Tab.” A video presentation and a frequently asked questions document will be provided on the financial aid process, updates and important information by our guest speaker. These links will all be available September 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Fall College Visits at NVHS

College visits will continue remotely this fall at Neuqua.

Beginning Tuesday, September 15, college reps will meet with students by virtual visit. Get more information at on the Neuqua Valley Guidance Page.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Virtual College Fair

Over 81 Chicago Area Regional Representatives (CARR) member colleges and universities from across the nation and around the world will be offering daily virtual Lunch visits.

The Virtual Lunch Visit program is set up in two sessions:

  • Session A: Wednesday, September 9 - Thursday, October 15
  • Session B: Monday, October 19 - Monday, November 19

Students must pre-register at the following link

Visit their website for more info