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DeLuga, Erin
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Corry, Kelly
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Hughes, Suzanne
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Czarnecki, Dana
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On Wednesday, January 31, the Elmhurst Public Library will offer Google Classroom for Parents from 7 to 8:30 PM. Google Classroom is a tool often used by District 205 teachers for grades 3-12 to distribute and grade assignments. Come to this class to learn more about how your student uses Google Classroom in school. Details and registration are available at http://elmlib.org/googleclassroom.


District 205 Foundation's 2018 Thiems Grant Application deadline is fast approaching. The application has been streamlined to make it less labor intensive to apply. District 205 teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members are eligible to apply. Requested programs, projects, or instructional resources should enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and help to deliver relevant curriculum, and, ideally, demonstrate creativity/innovation.

Applications are due on Monday, February 12. Applicants requesting technology (including hardware, software, digital subscriptions, and audio/visual equipment) should review the Multimedia Recommendations and Computer Tech Options forms prior to drafting their proposals and must include the submission of a completed Thiems Grant Technology Review Form. Please review the Thiems Grant Application Guidelines and contact Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at ext. 2770 or lfanelli@elmhurst205.org with questions.


If interested in dancing in the York High School Dance Youth Camp, students K-8th can sign up now on the York Athletic website. Youth dance camp will learn a dance per age level to perform at the high school basketball halftime performance. Dance at York’s halftime performance on January 31 & February 2.


Counselors met with all freshman, sophomore, and junior students to talk through the course selection process for the 2018-19 school year. During these meetings, counselors talked through new courses that may be available to them, things to consider as they think about their futures, and policies that directly affect them as they are choosing their courses. We wanted to take a moment to make sure to highlight some of the policies outlined in our new Digital Course Offerings Book for parents as well, so we can continue to help to guide students through this process.  A PDF version of the Course Offering Book can be found here.


Course Selection Deadlines

Each year York High School creates a master schedule for the following school year that reflects students’ course requests made during course selection. Faculty members are employed, textbooks are purchased, and rooms are assigned on the basis of these requests. Careful consideration of course selection by the student, parent, and counselor prior to course selection is critical to this process. Near the end of February, parents will be sent an email to verify requested courses through PowerSchool, and any schedule changes can be made until March 1st. After that date, schedule changes will only be made based on course availability after April 15th.


Level Changes

Level changes can only be made before the school year has started or at the change in semesters; however,if classes are full, or other scheduled conflicts occur, a level change may not be possible.Additionally, before any level change is considered, students must demonstrate that they have made an effort to succeed in the class by completing all homework and seeking additional help from the teacher or resource area staff member.


Adding a Course

Students may only add classes during the first week of each semester.


Dropping a Course

Students may withdraw from a course without penalty during the first six weeks of the semester and would be placed into a study hall for the remainder of the semester. Students who drop a class after the first six weeks of the semester will receive a grade of WF and will have the failing grade included in their grade point average.


Study Halls

Starting 2018-19 school year, seniors will not be allowed to leave campus during their study halls if they have off campus privileges. Please keep that in mind when you are making your course selections. Senior students who have off campus privileges will still be able to leave campus during their assigned lunch period.


Athletic Study Halls

Senior and Junior athletes will not be provided an athletic PE waiver if they have a study hall already in their schedule. If an athletic PE waiver is granted, students are required to attend the athletic study hall and will not be able to leave campus.

Thank you in advance for all of the family conversations about rigor, balance, and future plans that will occur as students choose courses that will both enrich their experience at York while providing them with the background they need for a successful future.

--The York Administrative Team




Estimados Padres de Familia y Tutores:

Finalmente hemos alcanzado otro peldaño en el presente ciclo escolar 2017-2018. Todos los consejeros se reunieron ayer con los estudiantes del nivel Freshman (Grado 9), Sophomore (Grado 10) y Junior (Grado 11) para hablar de la selección de materias para el ciclo escolar siguiente de 2018-2019. Durante estas reuniones los consejeros hablaron de las opciones para las nuevas materias que estarán disponibles, también hablaron de los factores que los estudiantes deben de considerar para su futuro en el marco de la selección de materias. Otro tema tratado fueron las reglas escolares que directamente afectan la selección de los cursos. Queremos tomar un momento para subrayar la importancia de algunas de las políticas escritas en nuestro directorio digital de cursos disponibles: Digital Course Offerings Book por su título en inglés, para que los padres de familia tengan también la oportunidad de ayudar y guiar a sus estudiantes en este proceso.


Fecha Límite para Seleccionar las Materias

Cada año la Preparatoria York crea un Horario Maestro para que el siguiente año escolar refleje las materias que los estudiantes escogieron durante este proceso de selección. Es muy importante porque nos da información en varios rubros: el personal docente que necesitamos contratar, los libros que necesitamos comprar junto con el material didáctico, el número de salones de clase, etc. Todo se planea en base al Horario Maestro que se crea en estas fechas. Los estudiantes junto con sus padres y consejeros tienen que darle una cuidadosa consideración a la importancia de la selección de sus materias, este proceso es crítico. Al final de febrero, los padres de familia recibirán un correo electrónico para verificar las materias que sus estudiantes escogieron a través de la base de datos PowerSchool, cualquier cambio en el horario puede ser hecho hasta el 1ro. de marzo. Después del primero de marzo los cambios de horarios sólo serán aceptados después del 15 de abril y dependerán del espacio disponible.


Cambios en el Nivel Escolar

Cualquier cambio de materias a un nivel más elevado, sólo puede ser llevado a cabo antes de que el año o semestre escolar haya empezado; sin embargo, si las clases ya están llenas o hay otro tipo de conflictos, un cambio de nivel puede ser que no sea posible de todas maneras. En suma, antes de que cualquier cambio en el nivel en alguna materia sea considerado, los estudiantes tienen que demostrar que han hecho el esfuerzo para tener éxito en la clase deseada al demostrar haber completado todos los requisitos, como la tarea, búsqueda de ayuda extra de algún profesor o algún recurso de ayuda, o a algún miembro del personal.


Añadiendo Alguna Materia

Los estudiantes sólo tienen la oportunidad de añadir alguna clase en la primera semana de cada semestre.


Renunciando a una Clase

Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de renunciar a una clase sin tener ninguna penalidad en su situación académica, siempre y cuando lo hagan durante las primeras seis semanas de cada semestre. Teniendo la opción de colocarlos en una clase de Área de estudio o Study Hall por el resto del semestre. Los estudiantes que renuncien a una clase después de las primeras seis semanas del semestre recibirán una calificación No Aprobatoria o WF que también se incluirá en el promedio final.


Áreas de Estudio o Study Halls

Empezando el ciclo escolar del 2018-2019, a todos los estudiantes que sean seniors (Grado 12) no se les permitirá dejar el edificio escolar durante los horarios que tengan destinados para Área de Estudio o Study Halls, aunque tengan privilegios para salir del edificio escolar. Los estudiantes Senior que tengan dichos privilegios, sólo tendrán la oportunidad de salir del edificio a la hora del almuerzo.


Áreas de Estudio para Estudiantes Atletas

A aquellos estudiantes Senior (Grado 12) y Junior (Grado 11) que también sean Atletas de York, no se les otorgará ninguna exención de Atletismo y Educación Física o PE en inglés para dejar el edificio si ya tienen establecido un espacio de Área de Estudio en su horario de clases. Si se les otorga la exención anterior, deberán entonces de asistir al Área de Estudio de Atletismo que está destinada para ellos y no se les permitirá dejar el edificio escolar.

Muchas gracias de antemano por aquellas conversaciones que tengan con sus estudiantes para elegir sus materias para el ciclo escolar siguiente, es importante que también consideren el rigor de las materias, balancear todas sus actividades y planes futuros a la hora de seleccionarlas. El resultado de ello enriquecerá su experiencia en York, al mismo tiempo que les proveerá herramientas para tener un futuro con éxito.


El Equipo Administrativo

Preparatoria York


The D205 Foundation is proud to announce Jill Riecker as this year's “Friend of the Foundation.” Jill's 20-year dedication to volunteerism and tireless commitment to providing Elmhurst students across all levels with opportunities and experiences both in and outside of the classroom are unparalleled. Jill's award will be presented as part of the festivities at the Foundation Gala -Empowering Futures to be held on February 10 at The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook.

This promises to be an amazing evening with the goal of raising funds that will enhance education and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools.
Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you cannot attend the event, consider supporting the Foundations efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about Mrs. Riecker's contributions, Gala and Raffle details and tickets are available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.


Congratulations to Jacquelyn Discipio, Principal of Bryan Middle School, for being selected as the 2017-2018 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region. Ms. Discipio was selected from a pool of nominees from throughout the DuPage County region. She was honored by the District 205 Board of Education at its January 9 meeting.

She was nominated by Elmhurst District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer, who stated in his nomination that “Ms. Discipio has been asked to lead monumental and transformative change in a short period of time, examples of
which include: a successful one-to-one personalized learning implementation utilizing Chromebooks in year one; implementation of a new English Language Arts curriculum and the addition of instructional coaches in year two; ongoing development of common assessments in all grade levels and content areas; and a major overhaul of the schedule to include dedicated time for interventions and enrichment and increased co-teaching for the 2017-18 school year.”

Ms. Discipio will be honored at the DuPage IPA’s annual Spring Student Recognition Breakfast on April 23. She will now be considered for a State award from among 20 nominees representing the other regions of the Illinois Principals Association. The state winners will be announced in the spring.


The mentoring program seeks and needs a diverse group of applicants who represent all that York has to offer it's Dukes well!  Consider making the commitment to applying.


Mentoring is an excellent opportunity to share your leadership, sharpen your skills as a leader and teacher and really connect with students you wouldn't otherwise have met!  


All who are interested are encouraged to apply! 


Still not sure if you should apply?  Consider these 25 Benefits of Mentoring as food for thought!


***Any current Freshman, Sophomore or Junior may apply for Mentoring in Fall 2018.



1. Online form HERE, DEADLINE: Monday, February 12th (*also posted on the York Counseling webpage)

2.Group interview, sign-ups available after the 2/12/17 application deadline 

We want YOU to apply!  Calling all extroverts, introverts, artists, athletes, and everything else...


At Brechtfest, the students will stage and perform 8 different one act plays by one of the most provocative and famous playwrights of the 20th century, Bertolt Brecht. Tickets for the York Brechtfest will go on sale to the public Thursday, January 18th.


Performances will be the first weekend of February.


Thursday, Feb. 1 - 7:30pm

Friday, Feb. 2 - 7:30pm

Saturday, Feb. 3 - 7:30pm

Sunday, Feb. 4 - 2:00pm


Tickets tend to sell quickly. Please consider ordering your tickets when they become available Thursday, January 18th.


Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama

Tickets are $10 each (Adults/ Seniors/ Children) plus a small processing fee. York student tickets are free and can be picked up at Will Call on the night of each performance with a valid student ID.


If you have any questions please email us here at yorkdramatickets@gmail.com


Thank you for supporting York Drama! We look forward to seeing you at the show.


Legendary York Community High School Boys Cross Country coach, Joe Newton, died in the early morning of December 9 in Arizona. Mr. Newton was 87 when he retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season after 60 years of coaching. A celebration of his coaching career was held at York High School on November 6, 2016. To see an overview of his career, click on the link below. A memorial celebration is planned to honor Mr. Newton on Saturday, January 27, at 2 PM in the Commons of York Community High School.


Rise up to the challenge of making a difference in the education of our children. The 2018 D205 Foundation Fundraising Gala, Empowering Futures, will take place on Saturday, February 10th beginning at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Lodge in Oakbrook. The evening will feature a plated dinner, beverages, fundraising raffles and games, as well as a terrific mini and live auction. This year, the event has an added bonus with a post party that includes a deejay and dancing. Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities available. More information and tickets available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala


Our goal is to provide enhanced opportunities for students to learn and practice skills that will better prepare them for their future. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million in educational enhancements that bring added resources and creative educational opportunities to the classrooms of Elmhurst District 205.


Support the Foundation with the purchase of a 2018 Golden Raffle Ticket

The Foundation is selling 100 Golden Raffle Tickets that offer a choice of three fabulous trips to a single winner. The winning ticket will be drawn at the 2018 Gala on February 10th, but the winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $100 each. Consider splitting the cost with friends then have your own contest to determine the winner should you have the winning ticket! This is a great way to support the Foundation with decent odds for a chance to ski in Lake Tahoe, sun in the Dominican Republic or golf at Pebble Beach.


Visit www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala for details.



York High School’s ECO Club is collecting broken or old Italian mini lights, traditional rope lights, and LED lights from any holiday, along with extension and appliance cords, as well as computer cables. All may be dropped off in bins located in the lobbies of the “A” and “C” buildings at York. The program runs now through the end of January. All proceeds will benefit SCARCE, www.scarce.org. Contact ECO Club sponsor Bob Blaus for more information atbblaus@elmhurst205.org.


Congratulations to the 2017-18 Illinois Music Educators Association (I.L.M.E.A.) All-State Selectees from York:

Nick Agliata, Bassoon

Madeline Buckley, Composition

Grace Clarke, Alto Sax

Matt Dardick, Alto Sax (Jazz)

Emily Dow, Cello

Danielle Fite, Alto

Rylan Johnsen, Viola

Erin Lee, Soprano

Bailey Maguire, Alto

Lauren Makinney, Double Bass

Jacquelyn Meyer, Soprano

Chuck Miller, Tenor Sax

Sebastian Rohn, Tenor

Cece Stumpf, Trumpet

Tessa Vermeulen, Flute


These exceptional student musicians will join some of the finest high school musicians from the state of Illinois to perform in the All-State Band, Chorus and Orchestra at the 2018 Illinois Music Educators All State Convention Festival on January 24 – 27, 2018, in Peoria, Illinois. 


Congratulations to the entire District 205 Music Faculty for their support of these outstanding young musicians!


With a little snow in the air recently, it’s time to think about school closing guidelines. In the case of inclement weather, Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed. IF there is no announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website -www.elmhurst205.org (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the District 205 Twitter account -www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205.

Additionally, when a decision to close school has been made, you may call the District 205 Center to hear a recorded message: (630) 617-2505 for English and (630) 617-2506 for Spanish and/ or you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com (District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, the decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.


As we begin to move into our course selection process, we wanted to publish our course recommendation rubrics, so families can have as much information as they can before choosing courses at York High School in January 2018.


First, you’ll note that there is a middle school evaluation as a component in the course selection process on each rubric. We believe that the educators in our middle schools play a crucial role in helping us to understand our students beyond the quantifiables because we all know that how students learn, communicate, and react to challenges can be just as important as scores on a test.


Next, you’ll find that each course uses the PSAT 8/9 to help determine which course would be a good fit for each student. Not only does this help us with course recommendations for incoming students, it is the first step to help us make sure that our students continue to show academic progress from the PSAT 8/9 through the SAT during their junior year.


Finally, some of our courses have a placement test. We use classroom tests that are embedded in their D205 English, Math, and World Language courses to reduce student stress over the course selection process and to reduce classroom interruptions in their 8th grade classes. Students who currently attend private schools will be asked to take the English and Math placement tests in early December and World Language placement tests will take place in Spring 2018.


Below are the updated course selection rubrics, and they are organized by department--English, Math, Science, and World Languages:


English Courses         Science Courses                                            

English Rubric              Science Rubric                       


Math Courses            World Language Courses                       

Pre-Algebra Rubric       French Rubric

Algebra Rubric             Spanish Rubric

Geometry CP Rubric


We hope that this information helps to clarify the course recommendation process, and we look forward to meeting the Class of 2022 at our 8th Grade Academic & Activity Night on Tuesday, January 30th.


Go Dukes!


Below are the dates in which 8th grade parochial students, who are residents of District 205, may shadow a current York student for the entire school day. We will allow up to 30 students per date on a first come, first served basis. Students will be assigned to shadow a York Ambassador. Ambassadors are trained to host students and acquaint them with many aspects of York High School. To request that your child can attend one of the dates, please click the link to sign up.












Important Dates

Jan. 22 No School - Institute Day
Jan. 24 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Jan. 27 Joe Newton Memorial 2:00 pm
Jan. 30 8th Grade Academic/Activity Night 6:30 pm
Jan. 31 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Feb. 1 Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 2 Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 3 Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 4 Winter Play 2:00 pm
Feb. 7 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Trivia Night 7:00 pm
Feb. 8 Winter Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 13 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30 am
Feb. 14 Student Late arrival 9:25 am
Feb. 15 Winter Choral Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 19 No School - President's Day
Feb. 21 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Senior Vs. Faculty Volleyball Game 7:00 pm
Feb. 22 Winter Band Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 26 - March 1 Fine Arts Week
Feb. 28 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
March 1 Student Talent Show 7:30 pm
March 2 No School - Teacher Institute Day
March 6 York Dance Co. Recital 7:30 pm
March 7 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
March 13 All District Choral Concert 7:30 pm
March 14 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
March 20 World Lang. Honorary Society Induction 7:00 pm
March 21 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
March 26 - 30 No School - Spring Break
April 2 Classes Resume
April 19 - 22  Spring Musical
April 26 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30 pm
April 28 Junior/Senior Prom

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