Friday, September 24, 2021

2022 Neuqua Valley Congratulates our National Merit Commended Students

About 34,00 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Click HERE to see a full list of the 2022 National Merit Commended Students. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Support Team IPEF and Neuqua Valley in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon in 2021


In less than four weeks, our Team IPEF 2021 members will proudly be representing our schools as charity heroes in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K. Help those from our school reach their fundraising goals and donate below by October 1. 

Half of all funds raised go directly back to our school. Thank you for making a difference for our students. 

Neuqua Staff fundraising for our students this year include:



Winter Coat & Boot Drive

The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council is asking you to Share the Warmth with your friends and neighbors by donating new or gently used, clean coats of all sizes (infant through adult plus size), in addition to other winter accessories (boots, hats, coats, scarves, snow pants, etc.). The winter items will be collected in schools through October 1 and distributed to families in need within our district in early October. Please make sure zippers are in good working condition. 

Drop off your items in the collection boxes labeled “Coat Drive” inside the front entrance of the school. If you have any questions, please contact your PTA/PTSA or ippcpta@gmail.com



2021 Homecoming Dance Ticket Pick Up

Students should pick up Homecoming Dance Tickets ordered online during all lunch periods.

Main - Commons

BFC - Rotunda 

**Must pick up by Friday


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Virtual Options Fair for Students with Disabilities - October 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The West Suburban Options Fair Consortium invites students with disabilities to a virtual post-high school planning night.

Students with disabilities and their parents are invited to attend a VIRTUAL Options Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021. The OPTIONS FAIR was established to offer students with special needs an opportunity to meet with colleges and universities, trades/certification programs, as well as agencies that can provide services after high school. This program is free to the public.  You can register here

More than 60 exhibitors will be in attendance virtually. The fair is divided into four clusters:

College degree programs, with information regarding admissions and accommodations.

College experience programs, for those interested in continuing their education formally after high school with a focus on developing vocational, social, independent living and academic skills for employment and beyond.

Trades/certification programs, with information regarding admissions and training opportunities in trades such as automotive, skilled manufacturing, HVAC, welding and computer technology.

Adult agencies/services that will provide insight about accessing state funding and services, obtaining government benefits, guardianship, long-term financial planning, day programs and more.

For more information, check out the Options Fair website at https://optionsfair.org, and follow us on social media on Twitter @wsoptionsfair and like our Facebook page at West Suburban Options Fair. For questions, contact wsoptionsfair@gmail.com.

The Neuqua Valley Student Newspaper is Live and Online

The Echo is a student-run publication, fueled by the dedication of the students that make up the staff to bring credible, cogent news to the rest of Neuqua Valley High School.

Any student is welcome to join our staff of writers, reporters, and photographers. A student editorial board is responsible for story assignments, story selection, and story publication along with the designing of the paper itself.

Letters to the Editor are accepted only if accompanied by a name and signature. Submit them, along with any stories or news tips to our email: nvhsecho@gmail.com

​Any material submitted to The Echo is subject to editing for content and space.

For inquiries regarding advertising or general questions about the publication, email: nvhsecho@gmail.com



Thursday, September 16, 2021

GEG Student Voice Film Festival

District 204 and GEG Chicagoland is excited to announce that the GEG Film Festival is returning of the 2021 – 2022 school year. In the past, we had some AWESOME participation and success from 204 students. We are excited that we can bring the film festival back this year and see what your students are able to create!

The theme for this year's festival is "IMAGINE...".

Check out the 204 ONLY Flipgrid for students to share ideas around the theme IMAGINE. Some examples of prompts include “Imagine a World Without, Imagine a World With… Reimagine a Story or Product and MORE…”. The purpose is to use this as a brainstorming opportunity before students create their videos. All are welcome! – Students and Teachers can share even if they are not participating in the film festival.

Important Dates and Information:

September 15th - Launch of Film Festival
December 10th - Due Date for All Films
Early January - Announcement of Winners
Film Festival - IDEAcon Conference in February (date TBD) at Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg


If you have any questions or we can help or support you in any way, please reach out to Andy Fekete: andrew_fekete@ipsd.org


Operation Snowball: WHO I AM Retreat on October 23-24

Do you have a high school student who is interested in youth leadership opportunities or might just want to make some friends? Register your teen now for this life-changing event. 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 a two-separate day, in-person event this Fall. Presented in a safe and respectful environment, the program addresses challenges facing teens with the goal of increasing self-awareness, strengthening positive coping skills, enhancing self-confidence, expanding decision-making skills (especially regarding alcohol and drugs), enhancing respect for self and others, 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 “Who I Am” retreat on October 23-24 from 10 am - 4 pm is available at 360Snowball. Want to learn more? Follow us on Instagram @OperationSnowball360!



Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Congratulations to the NVHS Class of 2022 National Merit Semifinalists!

Over 1.5 million high school juniors in more than 21,000 schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores include critical reading + mathematics + writing skills. In Illinois, students who earned a score of 218 or greater qualified as Semifinalists.

Click here for a list of students.



NV Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Induction Ceremony

4 Neuqua Valley alumni will be inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 24th at 6:30pm (between the Sophomore and Varsity home football games). The inductees are:

  • Jake Bender - 2012 Graduate, Track & Field
  • Matt Collum - 2004 Graduate, Wrestling
  • Paige Stevens - 2008 Graduate, Volleyball
  • Joey Rhattigan - 2013 Graduate, Football

For more information, please contact NV Athletic Director, Branden Adkins at branden_adkins@ipsd.org



2022 AP Testing Registration Information

Planning on taking an Advanced Placement exam in May? For information regarding registration, please visit www.nvhsguidance.com or click HERE.




Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Neuqua Valley High School Proudly Presents THE IMPROV SHOW featuring The Third Wheels

A hilarious evening of improv with Neuqua Valley's improv team The Third Wheels

September 16-17 @ 6pm & 8pm
$7 General Admission
Advance tickets available at nvhstheatre.com. Limited tickets will also be sold at the door.

Black Box Theatre
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564
*Please Enter at Door 10.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

NVHS Financial Aid Night 2021 - September 20th at 7:00 PM

NVHS will be hosting our annual Financial Aid Night on Monday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the main campus. Our guest speaker has over 20 years of experience in college financial aid and will provide an overview on the financial aid process, the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) and updates.

Additional Financial Aid & Scholarship Information can be accessed on the Neuqua Valley Guidance Department Website.



Tuesday, September 7, 2021

National Business Honor Society

National Business Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization that strives to recognize students' excellence in business. Neuqua's National Business Honor Society will be holding their first meeting of the year on September 15th at 6:45 AM in C202 (Large Forum Room).

Find out more information students can join the National Business Honor Society Google Classroom (code: bx2eop7).

Please email Mrs. Franczyk, robin_franczyk@ipsd.org with any questions.

Friday, September 3, 2021

2021 - 2022 Neuqua Theatre Season

Mark your calendars! Updates and information for these incredible performances can always be found on the Neuqua Theatre Page

NVHS Homecoming Week 2021

Neuqua Valley High School Presents Hollywood Nights Homecoming 2021

Homecoming festivities begin on Monday, September 20th, concluding with the dance on Saturday, September 25th.

Homecoming Highlights

Neuqua Knows It Can Dance will be on Tuesday, September 21st, at 7pm at Barb Barrows Stadium. The registration form can be found here and info can be found here. The deadline to register your team is September 8th.

NeuquOlympics will be on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 6pm at the soccer stadium. The registration form can be found here.

The Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, September 25th. The Dance will be outside in the Front Circle at MAIN. Gates will open at 6:45pm. The Dance goes from 7:00-10:00pm. This is a semi-formal event. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, however, appropriate for both concrete and grass. More information on ticket purchases will be shared soon.
School Spirit Days
Monday: PJ Day
Tuesday: Class Color Day
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Wednesday: TEAM Day
Thursday: Flannel Day
Friday: Blue & Gold

Student Activities Week Kicks Off On September 8th

Neuqua Valley High School is proud to support more than 50 different clubs and activities outside of athletics. 

Club information is always available on the Neuqua Student Activities Website.

Some clubs and activities have already gotten rolling, but new members are still welcome. Learn more about the 2021 -22 clubs meeting dates here



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Neuqua Theatre Presents An Afternoon with Broadway Star Ronald Young

Mr. Young appeared in the original productions of MAME, HELLO DOLLY, A CHORUS LINE, MY ONE AND ONLY. Join us for an afternoon of songs, duets with NVHS students, stories from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre and more!

When: Friday, September 10th, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: NVHS Auditorium (2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564)

For more details, please view the nvhstheatre.com website.