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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
Assistant Principal, rdoherty@elmhurst205.org
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Melissa
Assistant Principal, mmoore@elmhurst205.org
Wagner, Rob
Assistant Principal for Athletics rwagner@elmhurst205.org
Corry, Kelly
Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Hughes, Suzanne
Secretary to the Assistant Principals shughes@elmhurst205.org
Johnson, Rochanna
Financial Secretary/Substitute Coordinator


YHS News


York Community High School has named a total of 2,033 students to the first semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year, based on their exemplary academic performance. Students achieving a 3.5 or higher are recognized with High Honors and students achieving 3.0 – 3.4999 grade point average are recognized with Honors. Please click on the link below to view the listing.

Congratulations to the following students who advanced to the IHSA State Speech Finals being held February 16 and 17:
Joe Brown - Impromptu Speaking 
Erin Lee & Mike Bindeman- Humorous Duet Acting 
David Hansen- Original Comedy

York Community High School will be celebrating its annual Fine Arts Week February 26-March 1. For over 30 years, Fine Arts Week has recognized the talents of York’s student musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists, singers, orators, poets and unique performance artists. In addition, several nationally and locally recognized artists and groups representing a wide variety of artistic endeavors host workshops that provide information and inspiration to the students.

This year’s Fine Arts Week community fundraising event will be held on Wednesday evening, February 28, at the new Brew Point Workshop located at 617 N York Rd @ Crestview. Modern Vices will be headlining the event, performing a live set with the Disciples of Rage and Sleeveless Jacket (both rock bands consisting of all York students). This event will be from 6pm-9pm and there will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door; all donations go toward funding for Fine Arts Week 2019.

One of the more popular attractions during Fine Arts Week is the Student Talent Show. York possesses such an eclectic mix of talent that there are four separate 50-minute segments. The Talent Show culminates with an evening Fine Arts Week Showcase open to the public on Thursday, March 1st at 7pm in York’s Merle E. Baker Auditorium. Tickets are $10, but admission is free for all District 205 students with a current student ID from York or any of the three D205 middle schools.


Middle and high school students are invited to attend the fourth annual Teen Job & Volunteer Fair, sponsored by the Elmhurst Commission on Youth and its partnering agencies – District 205, the Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst Public Library, YMCA, Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club and the Kiwanis of Elmhurst. The Fair will be held in the York High School Commons, 355 E. St. Charles Road, on Wednesday, March 14 from 3 to 6 PM. There will be 40 different organizations participating. Students need not register to attend the Fair.

If your company or organization is interested in participating, Job Fair questions may be directed to Patty McKernan at Patricia@capitaltele.com; Volunteer Fair questions may be directed to Kim Brigman at brigmankb@yahoo.com.


Please know that Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed or there is a late start called. In general (excluding other emergency situations), 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 (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the D205 Twitter account - www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205. If your phone number has recently changed, please contact your child(ren)’s school so that they can update that information in PowerSchool.

Additionally, 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, that 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.

When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant an Emergency Late Start Schedule, families will be notified in the same manner they would be notified in the event of a school closing. Each family will receive a phone, email or text notice (if you've opted in) from our rapid notification system. More information about the Emergency Late Start Schedule is available online.

On Emergency Late Start days, parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the District’s website for updates on the status of after-school activities. Information about York athletics would be posted on the York School webpage in the afternoon.

If an Emergency Late Start schedule is activated:

  • Classes will begin using the standard Student Late Arrival schedule
  • Buses will operate using the standard Student Late Arrival pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Parent should use the standard Student Late Arrival schedule for drop-off - 20 minutes prior to the start times below.

Emergency Late Start schedules are as follows (same as standard Student Late Arrival schedule):

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood Classes - 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
All Day Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Elementary Schools

Grades 1 to 5 - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Middle Schools

Grades 6 to 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM

High School

Grades 9 to 12 - 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM After school activities and athletics could remain as scheduled, weather permitting. 

Out-of-District Programs

If out-of-district programs are in session, transportation will proceed as normal.\

Before/After School RecStation

The AM RecStation program will not be offered on late start days. The PM (after-school) RecStation hours will remain as scheduled on late start days.

Before School Programs

All before-school programs, including but not limited to, orchestra, band, choir, clubs, athletic practices or student activities will be cancelled on late start days.

Field Trips

Any field trip scheduled on the day of a late start will be cancelled as would be the procedure on days when school is cancelled for emergency reasons.

Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)

Due to the modified schedule, only PM TCD students will attend TCD.

Este es un recordatorio que la información de Inicio Tardío relacionada con emergencias (que sigue el horario habitual de llegadas tardías de los estudiantes) está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito 205 en Recursos -> Enlaces Rápidos -> Cierres de emergencia. También se publicará información más detallada en el sitio web del distrito y el sitio web de las escuelas afectadas. Aquí puede encontrar documentos en español acerca de los cierres de emergencia.

Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America regional competitions at College of Dupage on January 26th and February 2nd. FCCLA is a Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Students developed presentations, demonstrated skills, and showcased knowledge in areas such as fashion, food production, children's literature, interior design, and professional careers. Students received individual awards based on their overall score. Additionally the “Most Outstanding” (MO) distinction was awarded to the student who had the most exemplary project/performance out of all the competitors in their competition category.

The following students received first place in their competition category:

Jenna Gallichio (MO), Yusrah Haswarey (MO), Emma Johnson (MO), Katherine Larson (MO), Delaney Tase (MO), Elena Vezmar (MO), Elizabeth Benvenuto, Nina Fabrizius, Jolene Gundrum, Kathleen Levins, Gabriella Purpora, Grace Wiesenmayer, Kara Zec


The following students received second place in their competition category:

Maya Anikiej, Jacqueline Fisher, Alexandra Geary, Peyton Herman, Isabella Herrera, Tabitha Lee, Samuel Phillips, Kathryn Piechaczek, Ellaby Rohde, Kate Schermer, Lindsay Sepanski, Katherine Strawbridge, Jenin Teleron


The following students received third place in their competition category:

Joseph Cornell, Kevin Homan, Isabel LoPiano,  Aidan Mann,  Margaret Quick, Patrick Resing


All students have qualified to move on to the state competitions in April. Congratulations students!


The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com


The York High School Athletic Boosters' Annual Green Scene is Saturday, February 24, from 7 PM to midnight at Fitz’s Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst. The Green Scene is a casual night of fun, friends, a silent auction, raffles, bowling with your favorite coach and pool. Auction items include York parking passes, graduation tickets with preferred parking for graduation, and two very special York Duke pop machines.

Ticket price includes entrance, light buffet and fun. Tickets are available for purchase at http://york.elmhurst205.org/yboosters. If you would like to contribute a silent auction item, please contact Dana Sidoryk at danasid@comcast.net. In 2016-2017, the Boosters gave over $80,000 to York HS Athletics. This volunteer organization has supported York students in every sport for over 35 years.


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

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 19 Life After York Q&A 7:00 pm
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 10 Testing Day for Juniors
  Career Day for Freshmen & Sophomores
April 19 - 22  Spring Musical
April 26 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30 pm
April 28 Junior/Senior Prom
May 1 Duke Decision Day
  Academic/Athletic Awards Night 7:00 pm
May 2 Symphonic Band Concert 7:30 pm
May 3 Cadet/Concert Band Concert
May 7 - 14 AP Testing
May 7 Percussion Concert 7:30 pm
May 10 Spring Art Show
  Choral Concert 7:30 pm
May 15 Cadet/Concert Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
May 15 and 16 Senior Final Exams
May 17 Symphony Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
May 18 Senior Checkout/Graduation Practice/BBQ
May 20 Graduation 1:00 pm
  Second Semester Finals TBD

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