Friday, August 27, 2021

Youth and Government Informational Meetings

Wildcats, are you interested in debate? Current events? Improving your leadership or communication skills? Then consider joining Youth and Government.
Youth and Government is a state-wide program focused on developing tomorrow's leaders and promoting active citizenship. In this competitive club, students take on the roles of legislators, attorneys, executive officials, lobbyists, press members and more. Youth and Government culminates in a three-day event where students literally take over the state capitol -- debating bills, arguing and judging cases, and reporting the news of the day.

If this sounds like you, our informational meetings are on Thursday, September 2 OR Thursday, September 9 at 2:30 in room J212 at the freshman building and C204 at the main building.

Please reach out to Kelli Tufo if you have any questions before the meetings: kelli_tufo@ipsd.org

Follow Neuqua Youth & Government on Twitter: @neuquayag



In-Person College Visits - They're Here!

College Admissions Reps return to Neuqua in person this fall to meet with juniors and seniors. Schools from across the U.S. and beyond seek applicants from our student body, and representatives are eager to share with them information about their schools. More information and the visit calendar is available on the Neuqua Valley Guidance College Page



Thursday, August 26, 2021

YAC Seeking High School Members

The 360 Youth Services Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) meets on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm (Location TBD). Come learn what YAC is all about and join in brainstorming activities to make a positive impact in the community for the school year! Open to all District 203 and 204 high school students. For more information, contact Sarah Indlecoffer.

YAC is a great opportunity for High School students volunteer. Learn More About The Youth Advisory Committee here.



Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and Wells Fargo Advisors are partnering for the eighth year to recognize our outstanding staff members who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students. One staff member from each of the elementary, middle and high school levels will be recognized each month. Each winner selected will receive funds from Wells Fargo Advisors to use in his or her school. Parents, alumni, and community members are encouraged to submit a nomination. All nominations will be kept for consideration until the end of the current school year. Nominees must currently work in the district. To nominate someone who is making a difference, visit A+ Award.



    

Win $1,000 for Your School - Nominate a Volunteer

BMO Harris Bank and District 204 are proud to bring back the Volunteer of the Month program for the 2021-22 school year. Each month, a deserving volunteer will be honored and his or her school will receive $1,000. Any District 204 staff member or community member can nominate a volunteer. The first volunteer for the 2021-22 school year will be honored in September. Each nomination submitted will be kept on file for consideration through May 2022. To nominate a volunteer, visit Volunteer of the Month.




National PTA Reflections Program

PTA’S REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM BRINGS ART TO LIFE ACROSS THE NATION
Five decades. Ten million students. And you!

REFLECTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ARTS

“I Will Change the World By…”
That’s the theme for the 2021-22 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969.
Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

• Unleash creative talents and be inspired

• Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

• Experience the fun and joy of making art

• Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

• Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

PARTICIPATION IS ONLINE, EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING
All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

Dance Choreography

Literature

Photography

Film Production

Music Composition

Visual Arts

Student participation in arts programs like Reflections is now more important than ever to help them process their thoughts and feelings. You can submit your Reflections submission form and artwork online.  

IPPC Reflections Program 2021-2022

Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs.

You will also find all the competition rules and guidelines on the google site mentioned above.

Last date to submit your artwork: Friday, October 29th, 2021

Questions? Contact NVHS Chair, Vidya Ram, at vram480@gmail.com






Power of Choice Survey

Your vote is needed on the Power of Choice poster images and messages! 

The Power of Choice is a project of 360 Youth Services and works collaboratively with Districts 203 & 204 to provide campaigns for youth, parents and the schools, one focused on supporting parents in talking with their middle schooler about not using alcohol, and another focused on supporting high school students in making healthy choices regarding alcohol and other substance use. 

The Power of Choice team is asking high school teens to participate in a quick survey, and vote on materials/messaging for the 2021-2022 school year.

High School Student Survey

This survey will close on August 31st. 


Monday, August 23, 2021

NV Ultimate Frisbee Registration Now Open!

The fall season begins August 30th and registration is now open! Whether you are looking to try something new, build endurance (Ultimate combines the athletic endurance of soccer with the passing skills of football), improve your Ultimate skills or play competitively...we have a team for you! Visit nvultimate.com for more info and to sign up today. See you on the fields!


Class of 2022 College Information and Application Night

On August 24th, the Senior Class House Counselors will be hosting a Senior College Information and Application Night at 6:30pm (Last name A-L) and 8:00pm (Last name M-Z). These are identical presentations. Enter Door #7 by the Auditorium.

The presentation will include important information about college applications, transcript requests, The Common Application, FAFSA, Schoolinks tools, and more.

Based on needed distancing indoors, we are asking no more than 1 parent and 1 student to attend. We will also be recording the presentation and will share it later that week.

We strongly encourage students and parents to join us for this presentation!

Please visit the Neuqua Valley Department of School Counseling and Social Work Website for updates and additional resources. 



Integrated Pest Management Notification - August 25 & 26

 INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204

Indian Prairie School District 204
1250 Shore Rd
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 Wednesday - Thursday, Aug 25th – Aug 26th , 2021, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, athletic fields, cracks and crevices 2 Baseball infields and bleacher pads on the Neuqua Valley High School property. This application will be a “Post-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.
                                                                                                  
Sincerely,
Sean Jones
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District #204


Friday, August 13, 2021

Integrated Pest Management Notification

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Indian Prairie School District 204
1250 Shore Rd
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 Wednesday - Friday, Aug 18th – Aug 20th , 2021, weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas, courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines, athletic fields, cracks and crevices 2 Baseball infields and bleacher pads on the Neuqua Valley High School property. This application will be a “Post-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.
                                                                                                  
Sincerely,
Sean Jones
Facility Manager Neuqua Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District #204



Student Technology and Password Support

All students should charge and login to their Chromebooks before the first day of the school year.

Resources to support passwords and Chromebooks can be found on the Neuqua Student Technology Resources Website.