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DeLuga, Erin
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Commencement for the Class of 2017 is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Joe Newton Field House at York High School.  The graduation ceremony is our last opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments at York and we want to make this a memorable event for you and your family.  Please take a few moments to review the following important information.


On May 21st, graduates must report to York by 12:00 noon.  At the same time, doors will open for the public. Parking will be very limited, so we encourage you to carpool, if possible. Beginning at 11:50 a.m., we will provide continuous shuttle service from the commercial parking lot located on Rt. 83 near Whole Foods.

Graduation Tickets
Each graduate will receive six tickets. Please note that no one will be admitted to the ceremony without a ticket.  Tickets will be distributed after graduation practice on May 19th.  Handicapped seating will be available.  Please note if you request 2 handicapped seats, that will be counted as part of your six tickets.  Please fill out this form to request handicapped seating.  For special parking requests, please contact the main office at 617-2400. 

We recognize that graduation is a special time for families and that sometimes families need more than 6 tickets for the ceremony. For those families who will need additional tickets, please fill out the extra ticket request form.  We will process extra ticket requests after Monday, May 8th.  We will do our best to accommodate as many of the request within reason.  Graduation will also be available to be viewed on line for those families who are unable to attend in person.

Senior Checkout and Cap and Gown Pickup
Senior checkout and cap and gown distribution will be held in the South Gym on Friday, May 19th, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30am.  All senior obligations must be paid by this day in order to receive their cap and gown.  If you have an outstanding obligation, you have recently received a letter from Assistant Principal McGuire.

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal
There will be a mandatory graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 19th at 12:45 p.m. Students must be in attendance at the rehearsal in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

It is important to note that participation in the graduation ceremony is voluntary. If you choose not to participate in the ceremony, your parent must notify the school in writing.  Please submit this correspondence to Kelly Corry in the Principal’s Office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th.


Scholarship Information for Graduation Program
As part of the graduation program, we want to recognize all seniors who have been awarded scholarships by the college they plan to attend and by other agencies. To ensure that we recognize all awards, please provide us with your scholarship information by completing the Awards/Scholarship form by Monday, May 8th.  We have the information on scholarships presented at York High School during our awards nights.  Therefore, you do not need to provide this information again.


If you have any questions about Commencement, please reply to this email or contact the main office at 630-617-2400.


Erin DeLuga


Drew McGuire
Assistant Principal




Graduación para la clase de 2017 está programada para el domingo, 21 de mayo a la 1:00 pm en el Joe Newton Field House en la Secundaria York. La ceremonia de graduación es nuestra última oportunidad de celebrar sus logros en York. Compartimos su deseo de hacer este un evento memorable para usted y su familia. Por favor tome unos minutos para revisar la siguiente información importante.


El 21 de mayo, los graduados se reportarán a York a las 12:00 del mediodía y las puertas también se abrirán al público a las 12:00 mediodía. El estacionamiento será muy limitado, por favor de compartir un caro si es posible. Comenzando a las 11:50 am, tendremos servicio de transporte continuo desde el estacionamiento de Whole Foods localizado en la Ruta 83.


Boletos de Graduación

Cada estudiante que se va a graduar recibirá seis boletos. Tenga en cuenta: no se permitirá la entrada a la ceremonia sin boleto. Los boletos serán distribuidos después de la práctica de graduación el 19 de mayo. Si usted pide dos asientos para personas con deseabilidades esos boletos son parte de sus seis boletos. Por favor de llenar esta forma para solicitar boletos para personas con deseabilidades.  Para hacer arreglos especiales de estacionamiento favor de llamar al 630-617-2400.


Reconocemos que la graduación es un momento especial para las familias y que a veces las familias necesitan más de 6 boletos.  Para aquellas familias que necesitan boletos adicionales, por favor llene el formulario de solicitud de boletos adicionales (extra ticket request form). Procesaremos solicitudes de boletos adicionales después del lunes, 8 de mayo. Haremos todo lo posible para tratar de llenar todas las solicitudes pidiendo extra boletos, siempre y cuando sean dentro de razón. Graduación también estará disponible vía internet para aquellas familias que no pueden asistir en persona.


Gorra y Bata (Caps and Gowns)

Distribución de gorra y bata se llevarán a cabo en el Gimnasio del Sur el viernes, 19 de mayo de las 8:00am a las 11:30am. Todas las cuentas de los Seniors deben de estar pagadas para este día para poder recibir su gorra y bata. Si usted tiene una cuenta que tiene que ser pagada, usted recibió una carta del Asistente Director McGuire.

Ensayo de Graduación Obligatorio


Habrá un ensayo de graduación obligatorio el viernes 19 de mayo a las 12:45pm. Los estudiantes deben estar presentes en el ensayo si van a participar en la ceremonia de graduación.

Es importante saber que la participación en la ceremonia de graduación es voluntaria. Si decide no participar en la ceremonia, los padres deben notificar a la escuela por escrito. Por favor, envíe una nota a Kelly Corry en la oficina de la Directora antes de las 3:00pm del jueves 18 de mayo.

Información de Becas para el Programa de GraduaciónComo parte del programa de graduación, queremos reconocer a todos los estudiantes que se van a graduar y que han recibido becas de la universidad que planean asistir y por otras agencias. Para asegurarse de que reconocemos a todos los estudiantes con becas, por favor mande su información de becas para el lunes, 8 de mayo.  Tenemos la información sobre becas presentadas en la Secundaria York durante nuestras noches de premios. Por lo tanto, no es necesario darnos esta información.
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la ceremonia, por favor responda a este correo electrónico o llame a la oficina al 630-617-2400.
Erin DeLuga
Drew McGuire
Asistente Director

Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance into the National Technical Honor Society. The mission of NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership. Students were honored at a Breakfast on April 21st.


2017 NTHS Inductees

Mikayla Castora

Collin Czech

Robert Dirmish

Ruthvik Done

Samantha Flesch

Patrick Garlow

Daniel Greetis

Abigail Gundrum

Jolene Gundrum

Christopher Halka

Kevin Homan

Nathan Lyons

Anthony Martin

Joseph Orrico

Kevin Rachwalski

Ryan Ross

Iqra Shaikh

Kevin Waller




Duke Decision Day is Monday, May 1st during all lunch periods in the Commons.  It is an annual York event, sponsored by the College & Career Resource Center and the PTSA Academic Boosters. This event celebrates the symbolic commitment to the college, military or post-secondary plans.
Wear your college and/or military spirit wear to school and place a marker on the giant map to share your post high school decision.  Class pens are given to participating seniors by the PTSA Academic Boosters. Freshman year scholarship information will also be collected by the College & Career Resource Center.  All students are invited to stop by and see what the future holds for the Class of 2017.


When prom is the talk of the town, you know the end of the year is near. Below you will find the senior final exam schedule. We anticipate that the last day of school will be approved at the Board meeting on Tuesday, and following that approval, we will be able to publish the end of the year final exam schedule. Thank you for your patience, and we wish all of our Dukes well as we enter the final stretch toward graduation.

Senior Final Exam Schedule (90 minute periods)


Tuesday, May 16th

Wednesday, May 17th

7:40 - 9:10

Period 2

Period 4

9:20 - 10:50

Period 3

Period 5

10:55 – 11:50



11:55 – 1:25

Period 6

Period 7

1:35 – 3:06

Period 1

Period 8


  • All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors also follow this schedule, but will not be taking final exams unless enrolled in a course that contains primarily seniors. The instructor will provide the underclassmen ample notice in this instance.
  • All buses run on their normal schedule. This includes late/activity buses.
  • During senior finals, only those with off campus privileges are allowed off campus. There are a number of options for studying and receiving academic help during all periods, including the lunch periods. Academic resource areas such as the Learning Commons and Math Lab will be open and staffed throughout the day. The Commons/Cafeteria will be open and staffed during all lunch periods.



Please fill out this form to be entered into the Student Parking Lottery by April 28th at 3:00pm. The cost of parking next year will be $156.00 which will need to be paid in full before the end of this school year.  Students in curriculum programs such as invite to teach, med careers and career internship are given priority.  All other senior students will be entered into a random drawing.  Students that are not awarded a spot will be placed on a waiting list.  You will be notified before the end of this school year about your parking status for next year.  Students who enter the lottery must hold a valid driver's license at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  

Students who live within an established boundary close to the high school will not be allowed parking privileges at York.  That area includes the streets south of the Northwestern/Metra railroad tracks, west of Cottage Hill, east of Route 83 and north of Vallette. 

The District 205 Foundation offers a variety of gifts and keepsakes that celebrate York and make perfect graduation gifts. A 10-pack of York High School notecards with envelopes are perfect for graduation announcements or thank you notes. Surprise your student with a hand crafted pewter ornament of York's facade. And for a lasting gift that commemorates the York experience, a paver brick with a personal engraved message can be  purchased and installed in the paver patio outside of the Academic Building.  Give a gift that lasts with all proceeds benefiting Foundation programs that impact every school and enhance the education of all  students.  Visit http://www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_gifts for more information and to make a purchase.

The York Student Council is again sponsoring a Senior Citizen Prom on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM in the York High School Cafeteria/Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Take a stroll down memory lane with live music from the Ballroom Big Band. All senior citizens, as well as their friends and family members are invited. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Student Council sponsor Matt Moran at MMoran@elmhurst205.org or 630-617-2400 x7285. Please leave a message that includes your name and the number of people who will be attending.


Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competitions in Springfield, IL on April 6th and 7th.  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 nutrition, fashion, food production and design, children's literature, interior design, and professional careers. Students received individual awards based on their overall score.


The following students received a gold medal in their competition category: Nina Fabrizius, Ayanna Johnson, Lauren Noonan, Olivia Becker, Jamie Killian, Jenna Gallichio, Caitlyn Rambo, Meghan Sly, and Elena Vezmar.


The following students received a silver medal in their competition category: Ally Geary, Isabella Lopiano, Allison Evans, Mei Giuffre, Jolene Gundrum, Madison Miller  (national qualifier), Gabriella Purpora, Katie Strawbridge, Ellaby Rohde, Iqra Shaikh (national qualifier), Christine Millins, Clarissa Gecey, Julianna Gecey, Samantha Flesch, and Kevin Homan


The following students received a bronze medal in their competition category: Allison Stramel




The tradition continues with this year’s sixth annual Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst on April 27, from 5:30-7:30 PM in the York High School Commons, sponsored by the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence. Elmhurst restaurants and pizzerias will be showcasing their traditional, specialty varieties and gluten-free pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites. The event will also feature raffles and musical entertainment.

This is a great family fundraising event that allows adults and kids to enjoy dinner together with friends and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new to them. For those families trying to juggle sports practices and games on a weeknight, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Make it dinner-and-a-play by combining the evening with this year’s York High School spring musical, West Side Story, which is currently sold out.

Proceeds from Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst benefit District 205 Foundation programs that enhance education for K-12 schools. For more information and to purchase the entrance fee in advance, visit 


The RevTrak Web Store is getting a makeover. This new mobile-friendly design will simplify end-user experience when making payments from any device. Visit the Web Store through any web browser on the device of your choosing – it’s that easy. In addition to the responsive design, the following features have been added:

  • Quick, two-step checkout process
  • Convenient login window

Access the Customer Account Guide and Webstore Guide for further details.


Last fall, the York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) recognized and honored seven Dukes of Distinction for 2016, alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant and extraordinary accomplishments or through service and an outstanding contribution to society. The nomination deadline for 2017 is April 30. Nominations may be completed online at www.elmhurst205.org/17Nomination. For further information, please visit the YDAP page or contact District 205 Director of Communications Melea Smith (msmith@elmhurst205.org) or Administrative Assistant Debbie Hollstein (dhollstein@elmhurst205.org) in the Office of Communications/Alumni Relations at 630-941-4719.


The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.

  • The Summer Instrumental Music Program will run from June 12 through July 14. (No class on July 3 or 4.)
  • The registration fee is $92.00. The registration fee includes a Summer Instrumental Program T shirt.
  • Rehearsals for current elementary band and orchestra students (incoming 5th and 6th graders) will be held Monday through Thursday mornings at Bryan Middle School. Each rehearsal is one hour. There will be a rehearsal on FRIDAY, July 7th (in place of the July 3rd holiday). The final performances will be on FRIDAY, morning, July 14.
  • Rehearsals for current middle school band and orchestra students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at York High School. There will be a rehearsal on FRIDAY, July 7th (in place of the July 4th holiday). Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra students may also participate in Jazz Band. The final performance will be on THURSDAY, July 13th.
  • NEW this year, current middle school choir students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) may participate in the summer choir at York High School on Monday and Wednesday evenings (No Class on Monday, July 3rd). Middle school students who register for summer band or orchestra may also enroll in choir at no additional cost. The final performance will be on THURSDAY, July 13th.

The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Music Program began on March 20, 2017. You may register for the summer music program by using the Webstore (District) link, also found on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 12, 2017. More details can be found on the Summer School website.


Congratulations to the following students who have qualified and will be competing at the State SkillsUSA Competition and Leadership Conference, April 27-29, 2017 in Springfield.  38 students have qualified for this state level competition! The largest ever!



Adobe Photoshop:

Dylan Salek

Simon DeGrace

Austin Nidea


Architectural Drafting (CAD):

Anna Canete

Austin Gelsomino

Kevin Waller

Ruthvik Done

Ryan Schaner

David Morales

Ally Hickey


Automotive Service Technology:

Jeremy Olson


Collision Repair Technology:

Mike Falco



Tim Delaney

Gary Derwin

Nathan Tufte


Power Equipment Technology:

Mike Mancini

Noah Krauter


Principles of Engineering:

Dylan Kalchik

Clayton Davey


Screen Printing Technology:

Matthew Shepherd

Matthew Colagrossi

Jonathan Tanner


Technical Drafting (CAD):

Jonathan Milani

Abby Gundrum

John Devine

Mark Molayal

Alex Vujovic

Justin Zellinger

Isabel Torres

Collin Czech

Bob Dirmish

Luke Rozmus

Noah Neidigh

Jake Czernik

Joey Gemini


The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.

In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in 5th grade, 8th
grade and high school biology. The Illinois Science Assessment will be administered in each school between Monday, March 13 and Friday, March 24. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.

We anticipate being able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the Illinois School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results, along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of these assessments, please contact your child’s principal.


It is with great excitement that York Community High School presents the most beloved Broadway Musical, West Side Story, on the evenings of April 27- 29, with a matinee performance on Sunday, April 30. 


Tickets for West Side Story have sold out.



Although tickets are completely sold out we do anticipate some tickets to become available on the days of the shows. We can not anticipate who's plans might change between now and the performances. We will have a Waitlist for each show. Here are the details:


Performances: April 27 28, 29th (7:30 pm Start Time)

Where: York High School - Waitlist Table outside Baker Auditorium. You must come in person to sign in for the waitlist. NO EMAIL REQUESTS

When: Waitlist sign in will start at 6:00pm


Performance: April 30th (2:00 pm Start Time)

Where: York High School - Waitlist Table outside Baker Auditorium. You must come in person to sign in for the waitlist. NO EMAIL REQUESTS

When: Waitlist sign in will start at 12:30pm


All waitlist tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis. Our goal is to seat as many patrons as possible for each show.


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


Thank you again for supporting York Drama!


"Starring a cast of 72 and an orchestra of 28, with an incredible technical crew, this is a musical not to be missed. Staying true to the original choreography of Jerome Robbins and honoring the struggles of New York City, West Side Story is a true inspiration," said Director Rebecca Marianetti.


Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade.  The first dose shall have been received on or after the 10th birthday and the 2nd dose shall have been received on or after their 16th birthday, at least eight weeks after the first dose.  If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.  This requirement also applies to children who transfer into Illiniois schools from other states or countries. 

During your child’s junior year, please discuss with your doctor if your student has received the two meningococcal conjugate vaccinations. Your student may have already received the two doses of the meningococcal conjugate vaccination, but it has not been specified on their immunization form.  If they have NOT received both doses, you are required to get this vaccination for your child.  The Dr. must provide the dates they were given, along with a doctor’s signature. You must provide the required proof of immunization to the York High School Health Office by May 15th, 2017 .  Without proof of this vaccination, your child will be excluded from school in the fall of 2017, as described in the school code of Illinois and per Elmhurst District 205 procedure.  Exclusion from school means that your child will not be able to attend any classes or participate in any athletic or extra-curricular activities until the required proof of vaccination is provided. 


Please download the letter below to have your physician's office complete the immunization documentation record and return it to York HS Health Office by May 15, 2017.


As we welcome your child to York High School in the fall, we want to take this opportunity to explain the health requirements for incoming freshman students.  Illinois State law requires that all incoming freshmen have an updated physical examination and proof of receiving all required immunizations on file. The physical examination must be on either the state-approved certificate of health form; the approved form provided by some physicians’ offices; or on the form found on the district website, www.elmhurst205.org. Please note that the IHSA Sports Physical form is not acceptable for entry into 9th grade.

In order for your child to be in compliance with the physical examination and immunization requirements, the following MUST be completed as directed:
● All required immunizations must be documented on the front or first page of the form. The immunization chart must be filled in with correct dates and signed and dated by a physician, RN, or Medical Assistant.
● The child’s Health History questions (yes/no questions at the top of the second page) must be completed, signed, and dated by the parent/guardian.
● The Physical Examination is to be completed, signed, and dated by the physician. Please make sure that the physician has checked the boxes at the bottom of this page indicating whether or not your child can participate in physical education and interscholastic sports.

Please note: Incomplete examination forms and incomplete immunization records will be returned to you for completion. Your child will not be compliant with Illinois State Law until the necessary documentation is on file. The completed physical form must be on file in the York Health Services Office by the 1st day of school. Students who do not have a completed 9th grade physical and immunization record on file by the first day of school, will be placed on a list for possible exclusion. District 205 will exclude students from school according to state law, at the minimum date set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education. Once the student is excluded, the student will not be allowed to attend school, or participate in or attend any school functions, including athletic or extracurricular activities, until the required physical examination and immunization documentation is received in the Health Services Office.


Please submit completed physicals to the York High School Health Services Office. They may be mailed, brought into the Health Services Office, or faxed only to (630)-782-6594. During summer break, health records can be turned in at the York Main Office. Do not turn the form in to summer school staff, counselors, hall monitors or coaches. Please keep a copy for your records.


Students who do not have access to a health care provider may contact the DuPage County All Kids Program at (630)-782-7400.


If you have any questions please call the Health Services Office at (630)-617-2438.

Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN

Athanasia Nassopoulos, RN, BSN, PEL-SN
MaryAnn Patti, Secretary


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Important Dates

April 20 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30
April 22 Junior/Senior Prom 5:00
April 26 Student Late Arrival 9:25
April 27 - 29 Spring Musical - West Side Story 7:30
April 30 Spring Musical - West Side Story 2:00
May 1 Duke Decision Day
May 2 Cadet/Concert Band Concert 7:30
May 4 Student of the Month
May 11 Spring Art Show 6:00
May 16 Senior Final Exams - periods 2, 3, lunch, 6, 1
  Cadet/Concert Orchestra Concert 7:30
May 17 Senior Final Exams - periods 4, 5, lunch, 7, 8
  Awards Night 7:00
May 18 Symphony Orchestra Concert 7:30
May 19 Senior Checkout 8:00
  Graduation Practice 12:30
  Senior BBQ 2:00
May 21 Commencement Ceremony 1:00

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