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Pre-Arranged Absences: Medical, Court, College Visits, etc. Bring a note from your parent/guardian. Include: student name, ID number, year in school, date/time of absence, reason for absence and signature of parent/guardian.

Bring the note to the attendance office at door 3. You will be issued a pass to leave the building.

Please see your student agenda for York's official attendance policy.

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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
DeLaRosa, Melissa
Assistant Principal mdelarosa@elmhurst205.org
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Corry, Kelly
Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Hughes, Suzanne
Secretary to the Assistant Principals shughes@elmhurst205.org
Czarnecki, Dana
Financial Secretary and Substitute Coordinator


YHS News


ACT has just released this year’s scores for the Class of 2016. At the state level, average composite scores on the ACT college entrance exam increased slightly from last year's 20.7 to 20.8. Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 saw students’ scores increase from 24.2 to 24.7, a new all-time high in the history of the District. York Community High School ACT scores have been trending upward over the past five years.

A total of 156,403 students were tested in Illinois, including 655 from York. Following is the breakdown of the four areas tested, along with the State and District average composite scores:


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Composite Score




“We are extremely pleased that our district has set a high-water mark with the ACT, and equally pleased at the growth we have seen in last year's senior class throughout their high school career,” said Superintendent Dr. David Moyer. “This is reflective of both the hard work of these students and the support they have received from of all of our staff over the years they have spent with us.”

The Class of 2016 was the last graduating class in Illinois that was required to take the ACT as a part of the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). The Illinois State Board of Education has decided to transition from the ACT to the SAT as the required measure of college readiness for Illinois juniors beginning in the spring of 2017. District 205 will continue to report the performance of its students on the ACT, but will also transition to the SAT with the rest of the state.


Your York Dukes will take on New Trier this Friday in our season opener in football.  Come to the game in your green and white to show your support and cheer on the Dukes to victory!  There will be a pregame tailgate open to all students from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the student lot next to the marquee.  Sophomore game starts at 5:00 pm and varsity at 7:30 pm.  Please remember to bring your student ID for entrance to the game at the Student Pass Gate next to the home ticket booth.


Go Dukes!


Today we will begin using the automated attendance information system. This system ensures that you are made aware of your child’s unexcused absence(s) in a timely manner. If your child is unexcused for one or more periods, you will receive an automated phone call and email by 5 PM on the day of the absence. The information you receive will not specify which periods your child was unexcused; it will only inform you that there was at least one unexcused absence. For a detailed record of your child’s attendance, you will need to log on to PowerSchool.


Upon receiving the information, if you believe the absence was recorded in error, your child should speak with his/her teacher, and the teacher will notify the attendance office of any changes. If the absence(s) should be excused, a parent or guardian must contact the attendance office (630-617-2444) within 48 hours. Replying to the email will NOT excuse the absence. Failure to excuse a student’s absence within 48 hours will result in the absence remaining unexcused.


Thank you for your partnership in supporting student attendance and maintaining accurate student records.



Please join Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare for a discussion on "The Heroin Crisis - Out of the Shadows" at Courts Plus Fitness on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 PM. Carol Harman, BA, CADC from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will be presenting. Please register by calling Courts Plus (630)833-5064, emailing courtsplus@epd.org or registering in person at the Courts Plus Service Desk.


Carol Harman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree from Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences. In her 27 year career, she has done all levels of substance treatment, including inpatient detox, men’s and women’s inpatient rehab treatment, and all levels of outpatient substance treatment with both adults and adolescents. Currently she is a clinical therapist who runs the Adult Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Hinsdale. She has been with Edward-Elmhurst Health for 14 years.


Parents - please remember to bring a copy of your child's daily schedule.  We suggest taking a photo of their schedule with you cell phone so it will be right at your fingertips. A detailed itinerary will follow in the next few days with specific room numbers where you can meet Counselors, Social Workers, Technology Coaches and P.E. Teachers.


From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of theatre's finest accomplishments. Young kids find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching musical dramas of our time, and unfortunately, highly relevant today.


Tickets to West Side Story will be available mid March for performances on April 27, 28, 29 and 30. Tickets for all York Drama events are available at  www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama.


Do not miss one of the most important, dynamic and beautiful musicals ever written. West Side Story has been on Broadway for a record breaking four full runs, and now it is on the York Stage.


Young Hearts for Life returns to York High School on Thursday, October 6 to provide free ECG heart screenings to all students who are registered. The screening is offered during the school day. To sign up your child,please go to www.yh4l.org and click on the drop down button that says Registration & Events. Click on Chicago Metropolitan Region and then choose your child's school.


In order to make this event successful, we need to have parent/community volunteers. All volunteers must attend one of the training sessions. We're using SignUp.com to register volunteers. Please sign up for York Community High School!


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1. Click this link to access our invitation page: http://vols.pt/k5ATGg:

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on http://vols.pt/k5ATGg)

3. Choose your spots. Be sure to sign up for your training session as well as the shift you will work at the screening. Please consider joining us for the entire day. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.


On August 11, Newsweek released its annual America’s Top High Schools list for 2016. York Community High School ranked 186 in the nation out of 6,477 public high schools that met the criteria to be considered, with 4,452 making the cut for another list of schools “beating the odds.” York was ranked 188 on that list.

Ranking is based on six measurements that Newsweek weighted to achieve a “college readiness index.” The rankings show how well high schools prepare students for college. Those measurements and their weight are:

  • Holding power: 10 percent
  • Ratio of counselor/full-time equivalent to student enrollment: 10 percent
  • Weighted SAT/ACT: 17.5 percent
  • Weighted AP/IB/dual enrollment composite: 17.5 percent
  • Graduation rate: 20 percent
  • College enrollment rate: 25 percent

To access the complete methodology used for this ranking, click here.


The Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education recently confirmed the promotion of Ryan Doherty to Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at York Community High School. Prior to serving as English Department chair for two years at York, Mr. Doherty taught in the English Department and chaired the Theatre Department at Metea Valley High School, helping to open the new Indian Prairie District 204 school in August of 2009. He also served as an English teacher and department liaison at Waubonsie Valley High School in District 204 from 2001 to 2009.

A former professional musical theatre actor, Doherty holds a BA in Vocal Performance/Musical Theatre from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1993); a BA in English Education from Northern Illinois University (2001); and a Masters in Educational Administration from Aurora University (2006). He is pursuing a Master of Science from the University of St. Francis to become a Reading Specialist. He is also a National Board Certified Teacher in English/Language Arts.Ryan Doherty.JPG

“It is with tremendous respect and great pride that I welcome Ryan Doherty to our York administrative team,” said York Principal Erin DeLuga. “Ryan has experienced an incredible educational journey leading him to York High School and District 205 two years ago. In that short time, he led an already visionary English department through continued growth and excellence. I have absolutely no doubt that he is ready to expand his talents across the entire school. Ryan's self-reflective ability, keen perception, thoughtful approach to instructional change, humble leadership, and sense of humor have already become more than apparent. Please join me in congratulating Ryan.”

Earlier this summer, the Board of Education confirmed Tim Riordan as the Assistant Principal for Hawthorne and Lincoln Elementary Schools, a newly created position. Hawthorne and Lincoln are the two largest elementary schools in District 205.

A second career educator, Mr. Riordan comes to Elmhurst District 205 from East Maine School District 63, where he has taught at Melzer Elementary School since August of 2012. He also served as an administrative intern and the facilitator of Melzer’s Building Leadership Team last school year, leading teacher teams in the use of qualitative and quantitative data to monitor and support the academic, social and emotional growth of students.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University (2011) and a Masters in Education Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (2016). He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

“Tim brings a wealth of knowledge regarding best instructional practice,” noted Hawthorne Principal Nikki Tammaru. “He is not only well read, but also has experience putting those best practices in place in the classroom. As we begin our Eureka math pilot, he will be integral in assisting teachers, because he has taught the program for three years. Hawthorne is excited to welcome him to our team.”


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Lincoln Principal Kathleen Tomei said, “Lincoln is also excited to welcome Tim to our team. His experience integrating high-leverage instructional strategies into teaching will prove invaluable as we work to provide our students with high-quality learning experiences. His experience in multiple grade levels, instructional coaching, and the Eureka math program couldn't be more timely. Tim has already proven to be a valuable addition to our learning community.”

For three weeks this summer, Mr. Riordan served as the co-coordinator of summer school at Conrad Fischer Elementary School, along with Principal Jane Bailey.



Important Dates

August 29 Open House 7:00
August 31 Student Late Arrival  9:25
September 5 No School - Labor Day
September 7 Student Late Arrival  9:25
September 13 Yearbook Photos - student make up
September 14 Student Late Arrival 9:25
  Yearbook Photos - student make up
  Collage Concert 7:30
September 21 Student Late Arrival 9:25
  Powder Puff football game 6:30
September 23 Homecoming vs Willowbrook 5:00 and 7:30
September 24 Homecoming Dance 7:00
September 28 Student Late Arrival 9:25
September 29 D205 Foundation Fundraiser
  Wizards Basketball Game 7:00

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