24 Hour attendance line
Congratulations to the following DECA winners at the Sectional Competition: Tommy Blake, 1st place in Personal Finance, Gina Santucci, 2nd place in Personal Finance, Claire Meyer and Lance Lukose, 3rd place in Financial Analysis Team, and Chris Irby, Adora Nnam, Tom Manning, Alexa Renfro, Kevin Lipkin and Burke Corcoran for their top ten finishes and qualification for the State DECA meet. Great job to all DECA competitors and congratulations to their sponsor Mr. Borel and the York Business Department!
This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. These short plays (under fifteen minutes each) run the gamut from low to high brow: Chimps trying to recreate Hamlet, a communist philosopher with a mountain climber's axe in his head, and a love story told in gibberish are a few examples of the side splitting, thought provoking performances awaiting you. The ensemble of 31 York Drama students brings you a mix of Monty Python, Second City and Sartre all smashed into an evening of powerfully funny theatrical gems that will have you asking "Is hell really just eternity in Philadelphia?"
All In the Timing runs Thursday - Saturday, February 4 - 6 at 7:30, and Sunday February 7 at 2:00.
Reserved seats are available staring January 19th at www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama $7 students - $9 adults.
Free general admission for York students with ID at the box office.
On Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 7:30 PM, the York Community High School Orchestras will present performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras conducted by Ray Ostwald. Senior clarinetist and concerto competition winner Daphne David will perform Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat Major, and senior trombonist and concerto competition winner Michael Griffin will perform the first movement of Gordon Jacob’s Trombone Concerto. The centerpiece of the concert will be Mexican composer Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2, featuring Joelle Chiu in violin, Robert Kildow on clarinet, Andrew French on piano, Tessa Vermulen on piccolo, Mikey Stumpf on trumpet and Jack Davis on bass. Edward Grieg’sSuite for Strings will feature Joelle Chiu on violin, Leah Widmaier on viola, Andrew French on bass and cellists Kevin Shehan, Adela Skowronski, Rachel Catalano and Gabby Mastro. Kirt Mosier’s American Reel will feature violinists Maya Toffler and Kate Caforio. Music of Giovanni Gabrieli, Cyril Kistler and Georg Frideric Handel will round out the program. The concert will be in York’s Merle E. Baker Auditorium. Admission is free.
The Elmhurst PTA Council is selling Fannie May Candy to raise funds for PTA scholarships given to graduating York seniors. ALL proceeds from the sale will go to these scholarships. Click here to view the brochure, which offers a variety of items for you to purchase.
As you heard on the announcement Thursday, we want to make you aware of a serious concern about student use of technology. Our Technology Department has identified several violations of the Technology and Internet Responsible Use Agreement (which is located in the 2015-16 student handbook). As we continue to investigate network breaches, we would like to remind you of your responsibilities regarding District Technology.
If your Chromebook or Google account is modified in any way that might allow you or others to circumvent District network security or if you attach personal devices to the network without authorization you are in violation of District 205 policy and are subject to suspension or other appropriate discipline. Examples of unacceptable actions include:
These are just a few examples; this is not meant to be a complete list. For more detail, please reread the entire Acceptable Technology Policy on pages 53-56 in the Student Handbook.
It is imperative that we maintain a secure network for a multitude of reasons. When security features are breached or District passwords are compromised, our schools are subject to bandwidth issues, viruses, academic and personal integrity violations, the inability to use learning tools, and hours of extra labor for our already hard-working Technology Department. Please do not talk yourself into the idea that "everyone else is doing it," or that your purposes for bypassing these features are "harmless."
Now that you have been made aware of these issues, you need to make sure that your devices are clear of anything mentioned above. All personal phones must be disconnected from the WiFi immediately today. You have until Monday to clear your Chromebook of anything that violates the policy and return your Chromebook to being managed by elmhurst205.org. We are changing the WiFi parameters today (Thursday) and your Chromebook should receive the new WiFi settings automatically through the District network by the end of the day Monday. If your Chromebook is altered, you need to come to TSI and have your device reset or you will not be able to access the network.
To be clear, you will not receive consequences for anything that you clean up before the end of the day on Monday. However, after Monday if we find that you have violated any part of our technology agreement, you will receive consequences including out of school suspensions and a possible recommendation for expulsion.
We are all fortunate to be part of a York High School learning community that has taken great strides alongside an always evolving world of technology. Let us continue to use technology to create, access, share, research, communicate, and collaborate in an ethical and legal manner.
Ms. Diana Smith, Principal
Mr. David Smith, Director of Technology
Students in the class of 2016 or 2017 who need to fulfill their computer literacy graduation requirement and wish to proficiency out of the Computer Concepts and Skills class can sign up to take the proficiency exam on FEBRUARY 10, 2016 from 3:30 to 4:30 in room A233.
If you have questions please talk to your counselor.
York Community High School has named a total of 1,896 students to the first semester honor roll for the 2015-16 school year, based on their exemplary academic performance.
To access the list, please click on the news release linked below.
Over 500 parents, students, and community members attended the recent Addiction Forum at York. Our thanks to Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen, Representative Deb Conroy, Community Leader Jay Webb, and the Elmhurst Police Department who worked together with the York Student Services Department to facilitate this forum on a most complex and critical problem facing our community.
And most of all, we are in deep gratitude to the family members and recovering individuals who spoke that night. Through their powerful stories and the information from Dr. Jorgensen, we learned together about the physiological, emotional, and life-threatening effects of addiction. We filmed the presentation and also viewed the 60 Minutes video entitled Heroin in the Heartland. I encourage you to look at it when you have time for some very valuable background information.
On Thursday, January 14, York held a parent night for all current sophomores. The presentations included:
On Tuesday, January 19, York held a parent night for all current freshmen. The presentations included:
Due to the generosity of our friends and supporters, the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence has made a difference by providing over $2.5 million in educational grants and enhancements, innovative programs and support to assist teachers and benefit students. This year, the York Community is benefiting from a $30,000 Cap Foundation grant to assist students with the purchase of Chromebooks through the YSET application process as well as $6,855 in educational grants.
The Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held Friday, March 11 at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel from 6:30-10:30 PM. This gala event will include beverages, appetizers, plated dinner, music, mini and live auctions, and entertaining fundraising activities.
New this year is a Winner’s Choice Raffle for the choice of a unique vacation experience. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 100 tickets will be sold, with sales beginning prior to the event. The winner will be announced at the event, but need not be present to win.
To purchase event or raffle tickets, and for information on sponsorship opportunities, including discounted tables for 10, visit www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_2016gala
Please donate your gently used formal or cocktail dress to be reused for prom this year. You may drop off your special occasion dress at 300 S. Fair Ave., Elmhurst, IL. Also accepting dress shoes, evening bags, hair accessories, jewelry, and/or never-been-opened nail polish or make-up.
Donations are being accepted until March 19th, 2016, the day before the "Pick-a-Pretty-Prom Dress Event" which will take place at York High School, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, on Sunday, March 20 from 1:00-3:00pm. This event is open to the public. Sponsored by York PTSA.
Call Marie Gall at 773-595-9158 for more details.
Five years ago, District 205 implemented a Late Start plan as an alternative to cancelling school for an entire day due to an emergency, such as inclement weather. A Late Start schedule (not to be confused with Student Late Arrival days) would be used if weather conditions are expected to improve and/or clear up following an overnight storm, allowing students and staff to travel to school safely.
The Late Start option allows District 205 to avoid losing a full day of instruction, maintain the school calendar, meet the State requirements for number of school days, and capture a significant portion of the instructional day. In the event that a Late Start is implemented, there would not be a need to use an end of-the-year emergency make-up day. As we approach winter, it is important to remember that if a Late Start schedule is activated:
When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant implementation of the Late Start schedule, families and employees will be notified in the same manner they are notified of a school closing. A phone call and email notice will be sent via Talk205.
Please note that the first place this information will be posted is on the District 205 homepage (by ). An important distinction between the two emergency options should be noted: if there will be two hour delay to the school day the notice will read “Late Start – Two Hour Delay” and if there is a school cancellation, the notice will state “School Closed Today.” For complete details, please visit the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.
This year, with unprecedented community support, students in District 205 are benefiting from $108,000 in funding from the District 205 Foundation. (Click here for more information). A portion of those dollars represent Thiems Grants that were awarded to teachers and students from our longest running program named in memory of Dr. Russell Thiems, Superintendent of District 205 from 1983 to 1992.
This year's Thiems Grant application deadline is February 10, 2016. Teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members in District 205 are eligible to apply. The programs, projects, activities or materials applied for must be designed to enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and/or help deliver relevant curriculum and ideally represent a creative or innovative approach to education.
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 send an e-mail to Mrs. Lisa Julian at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
Please write: “8th grade shadowing” in the subject line of your e-mail.
If you do not have access to e-mail, you may call Kathy Moore, Student Services Secretary, at 630-617-2434. Kathy will take your information and forward to my office.
For Athletic Events, Click Here
Winter Drama Festival
York High School Vision Statement
York High School strives to be an exemplary educational community where students, staff and parents:
Philosophy Statement - Activities/Athletics
Extracurricular programs are an integral part of the educational experience and play an important role in the growth and development of young men and women. York High School offers a variety of ...more
District 205 News
Board Meeting Dates
District Events Calendar
Follow Us on Twitter