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DeLuga, Erin
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Wagner, Rob
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The purchase of an outdoor or beautiful indoor tree will benefit Elmhurst 205 schools and students long after the holiday is over. This pre-order fundraising sale supports the long-standing Elmhurst tradition of beautifully lit streets that line our neighborhoods during the holiday season. Trees can be purchased as part of a neighborhood group scheduled for delivery on November 25th, or ordered individually and picked up (or delivered for a $20 fee) on December 2nd.

The District 205 Foundation website contains all the tools you will need to be a tree captain for your block or to purchase a tree. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/HolidayTrees for more information or to place an order. Orders are due by Friday, October 27th. 


York Community High School will be holding its 7th annual all-school Veterans’ Day assembly on Friday, November 10. Any interested U.S. veterans, as well as current servicemen and women, are invited to come and be honored in York’s Campbell Gym. The assembly begins at 8 AM and will include speeches from selected veterans, as well as York students and administrators. Veterans are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 AM for coffee, pastries and bagels in the Yorker Room, (please enter through main door #3).

On Saturday, November 11, members of the York Student Council will serve a free breakfast to American veterans and their families/friends from 9 to 11 AM in the school cafeteria. Please contact York Student Council Advisor Matt Moran if you are interested in attending the assembly, the breakfast or both. Let him know how many people will be attending each event by sending an email to mmoran@elmhurst205.org or calling 630-617-2400, ext. 7285 and leaving a message.


More than 3,000 students from over 75 schools throughout Northeastern Illinois auditioned for the honor of being chosen for the All-District band, chorus, orchestra and jazz band. The selected York Community High School student musicians will perform at the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-District Music Festivals this November. ILMEA’s District I Jazz Festival will be Saturday, November 11, at Thornton Fractional South High School, located at 18500 Burnham Ave in Lansing, IL. The ILMEA District I Band, Chorus and Orchestra Music Festival will be Saturday, November 18, at Elmhurst College, located at 190 S Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL.

The Illinois Music Educator Association All-District I selectees from York Community High School are:

Nick Agliata, Bassoon

Katharine Bartosz, Soprano

Michael Bindeman, Bass

Olivia Braun, Trombone

Madds Buckley, Alto

Grace Clarke, Alto Sax

Matt Dardick, Alto Sax, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble

Emily Dow, Cello

Kristen Drost, Soprano

Audrey Fatheree, French Horn

Danielle Fite, Alto

Lauren Hund, Flute

Rylan Johnsen, Viola

Carina Kanzler, Soprano

Helen Koczur, Soprano

Erin Lee, Soprano

Wilke Macariola, Tenor

Bailey Maguire, Alto

Lauren Makinney, Double Bass

Abigail Marianetti, Cello

David Menichini, Trumpet

Jackie Meyer, Alto

Chuck Miller, Tenor Sax, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble

Siena Olson, French Horn

Nicole Polizzi, Soprano

Sebastian Rohn, Tenor

Erin Stone, Alto

Cece Stumpf, Trumpet

Tessa Vermeulen, Flute

Nick Villarreal, Clarinet


Members of the York Performing Arts Department include: Chris Gemkow, Rebecca Marianetti, Ray Ostwald, Michael Pavlik, Anna Sapozhnikov, Michelle Scurlock and Bill Riddle, Chair.


The City of Elmhurst's Commission on Youth welcomes Brent Sopel, former Chicago Blackhawk Stanley Cup champion, on Wednesday, October 25th, beginning at 7:00 PM in York High School's Campbell Gym. His presentation is most appropriate for students 6th grade and up.

A champion of causes, Brent fearlessly defends underdogs of all walks of life. He is no longer hiding “behind the stick” as he reveals his own hidden challenges. Winners and champions aren’t those without struggles; they are the people that overcome them.

The battles Brent fought on the ice left visible scars, but the invisible wounds he suffered cut deeper. Brent's personal story has directed him toward a path of advocating for others who are struggling with similar obstacles. As a result, Brent’s mission is to be:

  • A champion for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Awareness
  • A champion for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery
  • A champion for Youth Training and Mentoring

Email youthcommission630@gmail.com for more information or with any questions. Special thanks go to Rosecrance in their help sponsoring this event. They will lead a Q&A following Mr. Sopel's presentation that evening.Brent Sopel


In his latest Superintendent's column, Dr. David Moyer chronicles the many positive things happening in District 205 this school year. From Acceleration Time to Instructional Rounds to Eureka Math and a Growth Mindset - there are many new initiatives designed to increase rigor and relevance that lead to more highly-engaged students and future-ready learning.

You may also follow Dr. Moyer's blog at http://superchat205.blogspot.com. Follow Elmhurst District 205 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElmhurstD205.


Registration for the Little Dukes Preschool program at York Community High School is currently open for children ages 3 to 5 years old who are potty trained. This lab-based preschool is taught by a supervising teacher with the collaboration of the high school students. A new session starts on February 6, 2018 and runs through May 11 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:45-11:15 AM. The cost is $250 per child. Contact Laurie Foss at lfoss@elmhurst205.org for registration information or questions.


Churchville Middle School will be holding its 9th annual Veterans Day Assembly and welcome veterans and their families to join them on Friday, November 10, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. The location is 155 Victory Parkway, Elmhurst. Please enter through the main entrance (canopied) door. R.S.V.P. to Peter Richey at prichey@elmhurst205.org or call (630) 832-8682 ext. 3949 and let them know who will be attending the event. You will be contacted with further information about the event and have the opportunity to ask questions.

York Community High School will be holding its 7th annual all-school Veterans’ Day assembly on Friday, November 10. Any interested U.S. veterans, as well as current servicemen and women, are invited to come and be honored in York’s Campbell Gym. The assembly begins at 8 AM and will include speeches from selected veterans, as well as York students and administrators. Veterans are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 AM for coffee, pastries and bagels in the high school’s Yorker Room, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst (please enter through main door, #3).

On Saturday, November 11, members of the York Student Council will serve a free breakfast to American veterans and their families/friends from 9 to 11 AM in the high school cafeteria. If you are interested in attending the assembly, the breakfast or both, please contact York Student Council Advisor Matt Moran via email at MMoran@elmhurst205.org or by calling 630-617-2400, ext. 7285 and leaving a message. Let him know how many people will be attending each event.


This Fall, York High School will be hosting a Fall Festival where the students will stage both a play and a musical. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, October 26th with Lillian Hellman’s Oscar and Golden Globe nominated work, The Children’s Hour. This show will also be performed on Saturday, October 28th. On Friday, October 27th and Sunday, October 29th the students will perform the Pulitzer and Tony award winning musical, Next to Normal. Tickets will go on sale to the General Public on October 15th. There are a total of four shows at the following times:

These shows are not recommended for children under the age of 13.


Fall Festival

The Children's Hour - Thursday, October 26 (7:30p) and Saturday, October 28 (7:30p)


Next to Normal - Friday, October 27 (7:30P) and Sunday, October 29 (2:00p)


Tickets will again be available through our on-line site: www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama


This Winter, please join us for York's Brechtfest. 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. Show dates are February 1st through 4th. Tickets for these shows will be available in early January.

Tickets will again be available through our on-line site: www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama


The Spring Musical this year, straight from Broadway, will be Tuck Everlasting. This show is based on the best-selling and award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt. The students will have the privilege of working on this show with the production’s very own Broadway composers, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, who will spend time with them in rehearsal. Show dates are April 19-22. Tickets for this show will be available in March.

Be sure to mark your calendars now!


Tickets will again be available through our on-line site: www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at yorkdramatickets@gmail.com



We are pleased to announce that York High School will be offering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test on Saturday, October 28th from 7:45-11:30 AM and again in June 2018. The ASVAB is the most widely-used multiple choice aptitude test battery in the world: it measures development abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. Test registration is available to any York student in grades 10-12.


The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive program that is offered at no cost, with NO COMMITMENT to the armed forces, and is designed to help young people align their strengths and interests with career planning. The program explores the following areas: General Science, Word Knowledge, Mathematics, Mechanical comprehension, Arithmetic reasoning, Paragraph comprehension, Electronic information, Assembling objects, and Shop information.


The exam results will be mailed directly to students and to York High School, and a follow up career workshop will be offered on a future date following the test administration. To register for the October 28, 2017 exam, please complete this form; you will receive a confirmation email with test day instructions before the exam.



District 205’s Social Work Department presents "Well-parented Kids: 10 Anchors for Building Strong Families." This free program for parents will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. This presentation will identify the key elements of effective parent-child relationships including setting communication norms, modeling values, sponsoring constructive conflict resolution, maintaining respect and trust, facilitating growth, teaching coping skills and navigating change. Presenters are Katie McDougall, LCSW and Steve Ritter, LCSW. No reservations are needed. Please enter through door 2, in the auditorium. Parking is available in the back of the school, just be alert for students.


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

Oct. 18 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
  Trivia Night 7:00pm
Oct. 23 Orchestra Chamber Ensemble 7:30pm
Oct. 25 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Oct. 26 Fall Play The Children's Hour 7:30pm
Oct. 27 Fall Play Next to Normal 7:30pm
Oct. 28 Fall Play The Children's Hour 7:30pm
Oct. 29 Fall Play Next to Normal 2:00pm
Oct. 30 Junior Parent Night 7:00pm
Nov. 1 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Nov. 2 York Distinguished Alumni 6:00pm
Nov. 3 Movie On The Field - dusk
Nov. 7 NHS Induction 7:00 pm
Nov. 8 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Advance Dance Performance 7:30 pm
Nov. 9 Student Of The Month 7:00 am
Nov. 10 Veteran's Day Assembly 7:40 am
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Breakfast 9:00 am
Nov. 15 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Nov. 22 - 24 No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Nov. 30 Holiday Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 6 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 7 Winter Art Show 6:00 pm
  Holiday Band Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 13 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 14 Student Of The Month 7:00am
  Holiday Choral concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 20 - 22 First Semester Final Exams
Dec. 25 - Jan. 5 Winter Break

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