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As a part of Student Services, Lunch & Learns are now offered twice a month for all students on a variety of topics! This semester, Lunch and Learns run every other Friday during all lunch periods. Students do not need to sign-up to attend. Everyone is welcome! Students just grab their lunch and go to the CCRC about 10 minutes into the lunch period. 

 

So far this school year, we have covered study skills, stress management, and tech tools! The next Lunch & Learn will be Friday, October 26th during all lunch periods. We will be talking about Executive Functioning Skills 101 and giving students tools to enhance their organizational skills, time management, and more! 

 

Other Semester 1 Topics: 

November 9th: Growth Mindset

December 14th: Keep Calm and Final On (Test Anxiety and Study Skills)

 

If you have any further questions about the Lunch and Learn program, please contact School Psychologist, Amy Burton at aburton@elmhurst205.org

 

Follow us on Twitter: @YDLunchAndLearn for updates and resources! 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/19/18




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Q&A session is hosted by the Elmhurst PTA Council. There will be several people present who can speak to different parts of the plan and answer your questions. The community is welcome to attend. Some of the presenters will be: 

  • Superintendent- Dr. David Moyer
  • Assistant Superintendent of Finances & Operations – Chris Whelton
  • Director of Buildings and Grounds – Todd Schmidt
  • School Board President – Kara Caforio  
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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/17/18




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Exact dates and showtimes are as follows:  

Thursday, October 25th at 7:30pm 

Friday, October 26th at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27th at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28th at 2:00pm

 

Tickets tend to sell quickly, so mark your calendar. You don’t want to miss this incredible show!

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdramaTickets are $10 each (Adults/Seniors/Children) plus a $1 processing fee. York student tickets are free with a valid student ID.

 

After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email confirmation that will also include a link for you to print your tickets at home so you can avoid any lines at the ticket desk. *Out of respect for our performers, attendance by children under the age of 5 is discouraged.

 

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

 

Don’t forget to buy tickets for our first annual fundraising event! The evening will include a preview of the upcoming York performance of Peter and the Starcatcher, and awesome auction items including a York student parking spot for the 2019-2020 school year and Dear Evan Hansen tickets!!! Please click the link below for more information and to order tickets! All are welcome, please spread the word! Thank you for your continued support of York Drama!

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/4/18




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Come cheer on your favorite teachers and principals as they play the Harlem Wizards on Saturday, November 3rd 5:00 pm. at York High School. This is a laugh out loud family friendly event that is sure to entertain. General, Reserved and Courtside tickets available. Visitwww.elmhurst205.org/wizards for details and tickets.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/3/18




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Come cheer on York Soccer Friday night October 5th in the York stadium! Let's pack the stadium for some Friday Night Futbol!! Concessions will be available; proceeds will go to the York Soccer's Charityball Campaign. Go Dukes!

 

YORK vs. Riverside-Brookfield

Friday October 5

Sophomores at 4:30PM

Varsity at 6:30PM

 

York Dukes Soccer Charityball Campaign

The York High School soccer program is raising funds for Charityball.org. Charityball is non-profit organization that provides soccer balls to children in impoverished communities. For every $25 raised, a new FIFA endorsed soccer ball will be hand-delivered to a child in need. We’ve set a goal of raising enough money to deliver 100 soccer balls. Charityball is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible. 

https://charityball.org/campaigns/york-dukes-soccer-charityball-campaign/donate/

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/3/18




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We wanted to send a reminder that on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, York Community High School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT to all Juniors from the PSAT suite of assessments published by the CollegeBoard.  The tests have been paid for through the District, and nothing additional needs to be completed in order to register your child.

 

October 10th is a half day for students, but it is NOT a late arrival day: we will begin testing at 7:40 am, and students will be dismissed at the conclusion of their exam at approximately 11:30.  More information about what to bring and our bus schedule will be sent out closer to the exam date.  

 

We are also pleased to invite you to attend our annual "Junior Parent Night" program on Monday, October 15th at 7pm in the Auditorium.

 

In order to assist students and families as they embark on the post-high school planning process, we wish to provide information on the following topics:

 

  • Overview of College/Career Readiness
  • Understanding of what colleges seek
  • Information about Standardized Testing (ACT/SAT) and Test Prep
  • Timeline of tasks to assist students in staying on track
  • Quick overview of financial aid

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr. Catherine Bendicsen, Mr. Ryan Doherty, and Mrs. Amy Thompson

 

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Estimados Padres / Guardias,

 

Queremos recordarles que el miércoles, 10 de octubre la Secundaria York administrara un examen estandarizado a todos los estudiantes de primer año (Freshmen), segundo año (Sophomore), y tercer año (Juniors) de la suite de PSAT de los exámenes publicados por el CollegeBoard. Los exámenes han sido pagados por el Distrito y nada adicional debe ser completado con el fin de inscribir a su hijo/a.

 

El 10 de octubre es un medio día para los estudiantes, pero NO es un día de entrar tarde: vamos a comenzar los exámenes a las 7:40am, y se despedirán los estudiantes en los tres niveles de grado, así como los estudiantes en el Centro de Transición del Distrito 205 a la conclusión de su examen que será aproximadamente a las 11:30am. Los estudiantes del último año (Seniors) no tendrán clases, pero les pedimos que tomen el día para visitar un colegio, universidad u otro programa de post-secundaria.

 

La escuela secundaria York se complace en invitarlo a asistir a nuestro programa anual "Junior Parent Night" el lunes 15 de octubre a las 7 p.m. en el auditorio.

Con el fin de ayudar a los estudiantes y a sus familias a medida que empiecen el proceso de planificación posterior a la escuela secundaria, deseamos proporcionar información sobre los siguientes temas:

• Descripción general de la preparación universitaria / preparación para la carera

• Comprensión de lo que las universidades buscan

• Información sobre pruebas estandarizadas (ACT / SAT) y preparación para los exámenes

• Cronograma de tareas para ayudar a los estudiantes a mantenerse en un buen camino

• Descripción general de ayuda financiera

Esperamos verlos allí!

Dr. Catherine Bendicsen, Mr. Ryan Doherty, and Mrs. Amy Thompson

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/3/18




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The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) has recognized York Community High School as an Illinois Democracy School. York will receive a stipend from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which convenes the ICMC to continue civic learning initiatives, as well as a new banner for public display.

“Our high school people have worked very hard to ensure that the curriculum is relevant, and our social studies department is a prime example of that. Our vision is all students graduate college, career and life ready, and nothing defines life ready more in this country than the ability to effectively participate and function in a democratic society,” D205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer said.

York Community High School Principal Erin DeLuga added, “Mr. Mike DiNovo and the Democracy Schools team have worked tirelessly to attain recognition for York as a Democracy school. In that pursuit, we hope to provide enriching civic experiences for our students across content areas. It very much aligns to meeting each student where s/he thrives. It also strengthens our interdisciplinary efforts. Kudos to all of those who worked from the roots up.”

Since 2006, 75 Illinois high schools have successfully completed a school-wide civic assessment to be recognized as Democracy Schools. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has convened the ICMC since 2010. Learn more at www.McCormickFoundation.org/DemocracySchools.

Democracy Schools provide students with authentic experiences in the rights, responsibilities, and tensions inherent to living in a democracy. Participating schools create opportunities and experiences that empower students to nurture and sustain democracy, including: engaging in current and controversial issue discussions, participating in democratic simulations, and providing service learning opportunities.

“We commend York H.S. for their tenacity and enthusiasm in expanding and improving civic learning across the curriculum and throughout Illinois,” said Sonia Mathew, Civic Learning Manager at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. “Through these practices and experiences student see first-hand the critical role they play in shaping government and society.”

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 9/27/18




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Meet & Greet Kick Off Party
September 27, 2018
5:30 PM to 11 PM
$20 per person paid at door
Appetizers, Buffet Dinner & Music
Fitz's Spare Keys Back Room
Check-in at Front or Back Entrance


YHS Centennial Classic Golf Outing
September 28, 2018
Tee times assigned with a reservation
$65 Per person: 18 Holes of Golf With Cart
Preserve at Oak Meadows
Click HERE to Reserve Your Spot


York Dukes Homecoming Football Game
September 28, 2018
Sophomore Game at 5 PM
Varsity Game 7:30 PM
$5.00 admission
Alumni Bleacher Section


York Open House & Family Fun Day
September 29, 2018
BBQ, Music, Family Games & Raffles
10 AM to 2 PM
York High School

Centennial Outdoor Picnic
Noon to 3 PM
Click HERE to RSVP

Live Music
 The Rented Mules
Featuring York Teachers Chris Gemkow and Adam Gearing & Tim Albert

Historical Presentations with Val Stewart hourly beginning at 10 AM
Self Guided Tours Available


Centennial Homecoming Party
September 29, 2018
This event has been canceled. 


Brunch With a Duke
September 30, 2018
10 AM to 2 PM
$30 per person includes Deluxe Brunch
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
Click HERE to Reserve Your Spot

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/24/18




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The Dukes will be playing the Warriors of Willowbrook High School for Homecoming 2018.

 

Sophomores at 5:00 pm and Varsity at 7:30 pm

 

Tickets are sold at the gates for $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for Senior Citizens, children and Students with ID's.  York Students are free with their ID.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/24/18




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Parents and students can access lice information on the school website under Health and Safety. 

 

There have been a few cases of lice at York High School.  Please take the time to check your child for any signs and symptoms.  See information below from DuPage County Health Department.  

 

 

Lice (Head) Pediculosis Fact Sheet

 

Cause:  Pediculus humanus capitis, a louse. The life cycle of the louse is divided into three phases:

 

1. nits: eggs laid by adult females and are cemented at the base of the hair shaft nearest to the scalp, usually within 6 mm. Takes 1 week to hatch. Difficult to see but are oval and usually yellow to white.

 

2. nymph: hatched egg; resembles an adult but much smaller; matures in 9 - 12 days. Must feed on blood to survive.

 

3. adult: louse grows to about the size of a sesame seed, has 6 clawed legs, and is tan to grayish-white. It can live up to 30 days on the infested head and needs to feed on blood several times per day; it will die within 1-2 days off the host.

 

Lice infestation is most common in children 3 to 12 years of age. Girls get head lice more often than boys, women more often than men. They are found most commonly on the scalp behind the ears, at the nape of the neck. They are rarely found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows.

 

Symptoms: Itching of the scalp and neck. Look for:

*Crawling lice in the hair, usually few in number

*Eggs (nits) glued to the hair, often found at the back of the neck *Scratch marks on the scalp or back of neck at hairline

 

Spread: By direct contact with the head of another infested person. Indirect spread through contact with personal belongings of an infested person (as, combs, brushes, hats, scarves, bedding) is less likely but can occur. Transmission most often occurs among household members because of the close proximity of living conditions.

 

Lice do not jump or fly; they crawl and can fall off the head. Lice do not live longer than 48 hours off the head. They lay their eggs only while on the head. Nits which are more than ¼” from the scalp are dead or empty and will not hatch. Also, eggs do not hatch if they have fallen off. Lice do not spread to or from pets as they do not become infested. However, pets may carry the lice from one person to another. Avoid close contact with pets and refrain from permitting animals to sleep with household members during an infestation. Do not treat animals with medicines for humans.

 

Incubation Period: Eggs (nits) hatch in 7 – 10 days.

 

Period of Communicability:  Until treated with lice–killing medication, crawling forms of the louse are communicable; the nits are not.

 

Diagnosis: Head lice infestation is confirmed by inspecting the scalp and hair for the presence of nits, nymphs or live adult lice. Finding a nymph or an adult louse may be difficult because there are few of them and they move very quickly. If nits are visible farther than 6 mm from the scalp and no nymphs or adult lice are seen, the infestation is a past infestation and does not require treatment. If nits are discovered in the hair, but live lice are not seen, they can be re-inspected periodically for live lice. Adequate lighting should be used for the inspection as well as disposable sticks used to adequately separate the hair. A thorough examination may take several minutes.

 

Treatment: Pediculicides, either lice-killing shampoo or lotion, either purchased over-thecounter or by prescription (from a physician). Instructions must be followed carefully. Shampooing should be rinsed off over a sink rather than in a shower or tub, and with cool rather than warm water, to reduce skin absorption of the pediculicides. Do not use crème rinse before doing the treatment.

 

If live lice are seen after treatment, try a different brand.

 

For some medications, a second treatment is needed 7 – 10 days later to kill nits that have survived the first treatment.

 

Remove nits from the hair with a fine-toothed comb.

 

Wait 1-2 days before shampooing the hair but then shampoo at least twice a week for 2 weeks. Vigorously combing out the wet hair seems to slow down the lice.

 

Avoid over-use of pediculicides to avoid toxic exposure.

 

Prevention/Control:

 

1. Avoid sharing hair care items, towels, bedding, clothing, hats, and headgear.

 

2. Hang clothing in individual lockers or on assigned coat hooks. Hooks should be spaced at least 12 inches apart so that clothing does not touch.

 

3. Clean items such as clothing, furniture or carpeting that have come in contact with the head of the infested person in the 24 to 48 hours before treatment. Wash, soak or dry items at temperatures 130º F to kill stray lice or nits. Furniture, carpeting, car seats, etc., may be vacuumed. Items that cannot be washed can be dry cleaned or bagged in plastic for 2 weeks, by which time any nits that may have survived would have hatched and nymphs would be without food source. Pediculicide spray should not be used because the chemical exposure cannot be controlled. Nits are unlikely to incubate and hatch at room temperatures. Major cleaning measures are unnecessary.

 

Exclusion:  NOT NECESSARY

 

Lice infestation poses little risk to others and does not have a resulting health problem for the infested person. The person should be discouraged from having close direct head contact with others until the problem has resolved. Mass screenings, blanket notification to others of the situation, restricting use of safety helmets are not justified responses.

 

A parent/guardian/person should be notified of the situation at the end of the day and that prompt, proper treatment of the condition is in the best interest of the child and of his/her classmates/housemates and/or family. The person may return to the activities after the treatment is complete. The person’s head should be re-inspected 7-10 days later; if there is evidence of live lice or additional nits, the process of exclusion and treatment should be repeated. If the problem persists after the second treatment, a different product should be used. If the problem continues after the new product treatment, then a physician should be consulted for further advice.

 

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Posted by: Athanasia Nassopoulos
Published: 9/21/18




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This year's Homecoming theme is Blast from the Past, and you don't want to miss the annual dance on Saturday, September 29th. Tickets are $20 at the bookstore and $25 at the door. The dance will go from 7-10 pm, but you can enter no later than 8. Come with or without a date, and the attire is semi-formal.  Chicago’s famous Dance Party DJ’s will be in the house, so don’t miss this amazing night! 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/18/18




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If you have received notification regarding the required vaccinations/physicals for compliance, please submit the necessary documentation to the health office as soon as possible.  This should be done in order to avoid exclusion on October 15th.  If you believe you are receiving notification in error, please contact the health office at 630.617.2438

 

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Estimado Padre de Familia o tutor, en el caso de que Usted reciba una notificación en relación a las pruebas de vacunación o exámenes físicos del Estado de IL que aún no han sido entregados, por favor envié estos documentos a la oficina de salud escolar lo más pronto posible. Ésto debe de ser hecho de una manera diligente para evitar que excluyan a su estudiante de las clases el próximo 15 de octubre. Si Usted cree que está recibiendo esta notificación por error, por favor contacte a la oficina de salud escolar al 630-617-2451

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/18/18




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High School Conference Dates/Times

 

Wednesday, October 3–4:00 to 8:30 PM

Thursday, October 4–8:00 to 3:00 PM*

*No school for high school students only

 

Signup will be held via PowerPTC (see below) and begins Friday, 9/21 at 6 AM and closes on Thursday, 9/27 at 11:59 PM.

 

For a PowerPTC-Parent Quick Start Guide,

click here for instructions in English, and click here for instructions in Spanish.

Click here to schedule your PT conferences using your PowerSchool login

Click here if you have not created your PowerSchool account then click on “create account” tab

Please email ptc@elmhurst205.org

if you are having issues with Sign up

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/18/18




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Parents and guardians of York High School students can sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences starting Friday, September 21. Sign up will be through PowerPTC and will be open until Thursday, September 27. High school conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4. 

Please visit this page for more information on how to sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences.

Middle School conferences will be held on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. Elementary conferences will be held Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20. Sign-up dates for Middle School and Elementary School conferences will be announced soon. Please check the website for more updates.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 9/18/18




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The Performing Arts Department will be presenting the 34th Annual Collage Concert on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 pm in the field house.  This concert features all of our musical performing groups as well as the Advanced Dance Ensemble.  The concert is free of charge and will last about an hour and 15 minutes.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/12/18




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TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE FREE ECG SCREENING:

To sign your child up for this FREE screening, please go to www.YH4L.org  and click on the drop down button that says Registration & Events and choose Registration & Results.  Click on Chicago Region and then click on the Permission button to access the registration page.

 

TO REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER:

In order to make this event successful, we need to have parent/community volunteers. Thank you for your interest in helping us provide ECG screenings to the students at York Community High School on October 18, 2018.  The screening is offered during the school day.   All volunteers must attend one of the training sessions. We're using SignUp.com  for volunteer sign up for our event with Young Hearts for Life.

 

Please sign up for York Community High School!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/SAuVgQe

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots.  Be sure to sign up for your training session as well as the shift you will work at the screening.  Please consider joining us for the entire day. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders

 

Thank you

 

If you have any questions, please contact:   

Kellie Johnson at tojo94@aol.com

Jill Riecker at jillriecker@sbcglobal.net

Kate Foley at katherinefoley@me.com

 

Here is the short video on what the day will look like for the students: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJl8xxttRPYecBO1SOPYe_qQUdJQ5VEY 

 

Thank you!

 

Rob Wagner 

Assistant Principal for Athletics

York Community High School

630-617-2437

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/30/18




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The much-anticipated Late Arrival Bus Schedule is here. Our first Student Late Arrival is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29. Please check the website or the 2018-2019 school calendar for the remaining late arrival days for this school year.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/28/18




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Best Buddies is back for a second year at York High School! We had a great year last year and even took home the 'Rookie Chapter of the Year' for Illinois. Way to go Buddies! Please join us on Monday, September 17th at 5:00 pm in room A290 for a Family Information Night to learn more about how your child can get involved.

 

The Best Buddies Friendship Program builds one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. 

 

Best Buddies provides the opportunity for people with IDD to form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities with other students from their school. If you have any questions before the meeting, please contact one of the club sponsors; Amy Burton, aburton@elmhurst205.org or Samantha French, sfrench@emhurst205.org at York High School.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/24/18




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Ken Ross, York Industrial Technology Department Leader, announced that Joseph Gemini represented York High School as a SkillsUSA National Finalist, placing second in Technical Drafting/CAD at the Skills conference held June 25-29th in Louisville, Kentucky. This followed his first-place medal at the state competition earlier this spring.

 

Under the leadership of Wendy Albert, Division Chair for Technology & Applied Arts,faculty of the Industrial Technology Department also include Dan Calenberg, Ron Robak and Joe Stolz

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/20/18




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York Community High School was represented by graduate Kevin Homan and Joseph Cornell, now a senior, at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) national leadership conference, held June 28-July 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin and Joseph were among the 4,500 STAR Event competitors who competed in 30 different Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events.

 

Joseph earned a silver medal in the Culinary Arts competition, and Kevin earned a gold medal in the Say Yes to FCS Education competition.

 

York Family and Consumer Sciences Department teachers include Wendy Albert (Division Chair for Career and Technical Education), Laurie Foss, Lindsey Goldsmith, Sarah Marik, Rachael Marten and Ashley McDonough.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/20/18




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Come on out and support your York Dukes Football program on this Friday, August 17th for the Annual Green and White Scrimmage. Freshman will scrimmage at 4:15 pm, Sophomores at 5:00 pm, Eagles Youth programs at 5:45 pm and the Varsity at 6:30 pm. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18th is our Green and White scrimmage for soccer starting at 9:30 am for lower levels and 12 pm for Varsity. Admission is free to all Green and White Scrimmage games. 

York will host New Trier on Friday, August 24th for the First Home Football game. Come out and support football, cheerleading, poms, flags and our talented marching band!

York students must show school ID for free admittance to athletic events. All students are expected to represent York High School while attending all events and adhere to the code of conduct signed by all students. There is a no re-entry policy at home football games. Students will not be allowed to reenter after they leave the game. Admission for adults is $4.00

Children under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult. NO backpacks, bags of any type, water bottles, skateboards, bikes, footballs, etc. will be allowed through the gate.

District 205 policy prohibits alcohol, tobacco, and vaping on school property.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 8/17/18




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Seniors - Herff Jones will be here to take orders for Graduation Announcements and senior products including Class Rings and Letter Jackets on Thursday, August 23rd during lunch periods in the Commons. If you did not order your cap and gown during the Senior Meeting on August 16th you can order on the 23rd. Complete senior packets are available in the Main Office if you did not receive one. For more information visit: www.herffjonesil.com or call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/14/18




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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.
 

Available Dates:

9/18/18

10/19/18

11/2/18

1/18/19

2/21/19

3/21/19

4/18/19

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/8/18




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All 9th, 10th and 11th graders will have a yearbook picture taken during booksales. Please fill out this form and supply payment if you would like to purchase yearbook photos.

 

Students should dress appropriately. Make-up dates are September 18th and 19th in the Commons.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 7/19/18




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Financial assistance is available in the form of student fee waivers for qualified families. Apply for assistance by filling out a Request for Financial Assistance form and returning it to the main office of your child’s school, beginning the first week of August. Please click on the links below to access the appropriate form:

Elementary & Middle School

High School

2018-19 Free/Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions (Español)

Completed free/reduced lunch applications must be turned in to your child's school for initial authorization, beginning the first week of August. All applications must be on the 2018-19 form. The District cannot accept old applications. Request for Financial Assistance/Waiver of Student Fees is due by November 15, 2018.

In mid-July, over 1,000 notification letters were mailed out to students who were automatically certified for free lunches last year (2017-18). Families who have received this letter DO NOT need to apply. However, if a letter is received for one child and there are other students in the family who did not receive a letter, please call the District 205 Food Service Office at 630-617-2436 to provide further information. Be sure to keep this letter, as you may need it for other programs and benefits (Comcast Internet Essentials, Park District programs, etc.).

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 7/17/18




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Congratulations to York Industrial Technology student Joey Gemini for placing 2nd in Technical Drafting CAD at the National SkillsUSA Conference and Competition held June 25-29 in Louisville Kentucky. 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 7/12/18




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On Tuesday, June 19, at the Board of Education meeting, Todd Schmidt was named the new Director of Facilities for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Mr. Schmidt has 18 years of experience in facilities in the Rockford Public School District, serving as the Chief Operations Officer/Executive Director of Operations since 2009.

Mr. Schmidt has directed a department of approximately 900 in-house and privately contracted employees in Facility Maintenance, Custodial Services, Transportation, Nutrition Services, Student Assignment, Materials Management, Construction Engineering and Life Safety. He was responsible for $68 million in annual operating expenditures and $250 million capital improvement plan. Additionally, he has supervised the implementation of a $250M capital improvement plan that was the result of a successful ballot initiative.

“Todd has a wealth of knowledge and experience in facility management. He will be a huge addition to our facility team, and we are looking forward to working with him,” said Chris Whelton, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations.

Mr. Schmidt received the Governor’s Environment Hero Award in 2011 and is a veteran of the United States Navy.

 


 

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Published: 6/27/18




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This contains important information about completing student registration at York High School. Each student must complete the following steps to successfully register for the start of school:

  1. Complete Residency Verification
  2. Complete InfoSnap (District 205 online registration)
  3. Buy textbooks, Chromebooks, & pay fees
  4. Attend Booksales and pick up student information
  1. Residency Verification

    Parents/guardians of all incoming 9th graders (and families that have leases that expire prior to the start of the school year) must provide documents to the district to verify residency. Click here for the list of valid documents. You will not have access to your student’s schedule or powerschool if you do not prove residency.

You may provide these documents on the following dates at York High School in room A118 (please enter the building at door #1) between 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.:

  1. Tuesday, June 26th
  2. Wednesday, July 11th
  3. Thursday, July 19th
     
  1. InfoSnap (District 205 online registration)

    Parents must begin the registration process by going online and updating their student’s information using the District 205 registration website: www.elmhurst205.org/InfoSnap. At the beginning of May, InfoSnap emails (or letters if there is no email address on file) were sent to all families. Please note that families must complete InfoSnap prior to proceeding to the high school booksale process.

    For families without Internet access, computers will be available to complete InfoSnap during book sales in August. Families with questions regarding the online registration process may call 630-617-2458.

     
  2. Textbooks, Chromebooks & Fees

    The textbook list for the upcoming school year will be available on our Bookstore website now. The list can be found under the textbook tab. Please be aware that we are currently working to convert several texts to digital formats, which will be accessed by students on their Chromebooks. Book prices will be available in July.

    All incoming freshman as well as new students to District 205 will be required to purchase a Chromebook for $310.00 during booksales through the bookstore. Families cannot transfer a used Chromebook to a younger sibling.

     
  3. Booksales and Student Information Pick-Up

The final step of the registration process requires York students to purchase textbooks and Chromebooks, pay fees, take a yearbook photo, and pick up handbooks, IDs, and student schedules. This process is completed in person during the hours listed below. Please note: families on vacation during booksales can purchase books and complete the York registration process in the Bookstore beginning August 14th.

 

Monday,

August 6th

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-Z (Last Name)

Juniors & Seniors*
Pre Pack Only

Tuesday,

August 7th

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-Z (Last Name)

Freshmen & Sophomores
Pre Pack Only

Wednesday,

August 8th

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Seniors & Juniors*

Thursday, August 9th

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Freshmen & Sophomores

Thursday, August 9th

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All Levels

Friday, August 10th

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

All Levels

 

*Underclassmen may buy books on the same day and time as an older sibling.

 

Bookstore Hours for week of August 13th
 

Monday, August 13th

Closed for District meetings

Tuesday, August 14th

7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Beck’s Bookstore Express Checkout/Pre-Pack Option

 

Beck’s Bookstore will again offer the Pre-Pack option to speed up the booksale process. Express Checkout allows families to pre-order textbooks and pick them up during booksales. Beck’s “Search by ID” function will allow families to access a student-specific list of textbook titles and required course fees. Families interested in the Pre-Pack option can visit www.YorkHighSchoolBookstore.com. The site will be ready for orders in early July, and all orders must be placed by July 23, 2018. Express orders will be bundled and ready for pick up on the dates designated above. Books and course fees will be paid on the day the books are picked up.

 

Paying for Textbooks, Chromebooks and Fees

 

Textbooks, Chromebooks, fees and yearbooks can all be purchased in one transaction per student with cash, check, or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa). Families with multiple students will have to bring multiple checks. All checks must be made payable to Beck’s Bookstore.

 

Financial Assistance Information

 

There are several options available for families in need of financial assistance:

  • District Financial Assistance for Student Fees and Books – Families that meet guidelines established by the District can receive assistance with fees, Chromebook and book costs. To receive assistance, the Request for Financial Assistance form must be completed and returned to the District Office with the required supporting documentation. After July 1st, these forms can be found on the District 205 registration website or in the York Principal’s Office.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch – Families that meet the federal guidelines are entitled to free or reduced lunch. To receive assistance, the Free and Reduced Lunch form must be completed and returned to the District Office. After July 1st, these forms can be found on the District 205 registration website or in the York Principal’s Office.

 

Additional Information about the York Registration Process:

 

Yearbook Photos

All 9th, 10th and 11th graders will have a yearbook picture taken during booksales. Please fill out this form and supply payment if you would like to purchase yearbook photos.

 

Students should dress appropriately. Make-up dates are September 18th and 19th in the Commons.

 

Student IDs

Each student will receive an ID and lanyard during registration which must be worn by the student at all times. The ID also serves as an activity pass. This pass may be used for entry into regular season home athletic events, concerts, plays, and to participate in intramural activities and clubs. Student IDs are also required to ride the bus and enter the cafeteria.

 

Student Schedules

All students will receive their schedules during booksales in August.

 

Physicals

Incoming freshmen, transfer students and athletes must have current physicals. Forms are available on the York website and at www.elmhurst205.org. An athletic physical does not meet the requirements for a Freshman Physical.

 

Due to a change in the State’s immunizations requirements, all seniors must provide proof of two doses of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine to the high school by the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Food Service Plan

A staff member from York Food Services will be available during booksales to assist families and provide information regarding our food service options.
 

Supporting Parent Organizations

Parents that are interested in supporting school organizations or volunteering for various opportunities may click here to support these organizations: PTSA, Booster organizations, and the District 205 Foundation.

 

Enjoy your summer!

 

Drew McGuire

Assistant Principal

Student Activities and Finance

dmcguire@elmhurst205.org

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 6/25/18




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On August 25, Churchville Middle School will be celebrating the sixth year of its Churchville Charge “fun”draising event. This exciting event features teams of four adults “racing” around Elmhurst City Centre solving clues and performing fun tasks at local businesses. Registration is open now through Friday, July 13 and spots are filling up quickly, so interested teams should visit this link to secure their spot.

The Churchville Charge is the primary fundraising event for Churchville Middle School and all money collected helps the Churchville PTA fund many educational and social events throughout the school year. Many local Elmhurst businesses, including Judith B Salon, Rosati’s Pizza and Tannins Wine Bar are taking part in the event, either as a race stop location or through generous raffle donations and sponsorships. The event culminates in a huge post-race party at Fitz’s Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst, and features a raffle, music, and more.


For more information about the Churchville Charge contact Event Chairs Megan Winton (wintonms5@gmail.com) or Vicki Trajcevski (vickitrajcevski@gmail.com).

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/23/18




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Elmhurst School District 205 ​is conducting ​an ​annual verification of residency for all incoming freshman students at​tending​ York High School AND families who have leases that expire prior to the start of school. This is to help ensure that only students who legally reside within the District’s boundaries receive educational services funded by District tax dollars.

Residency Verification:
Residency documentation must be presented in person for every student. 


Proofs of Residency (A total of three proofs of residency are required as outlined below)

One of the following for the residence at which the student(s) reside(s):​

  • A current real estate bill showing parent/guardian as the owner (May 2018)
  • A current original signed lease showing the parent/guardian as the tenant 
  • A current mortgage statement showing the parent/guardian as the owner

AND

Two of the following showing the address for the residence at which the student(s) reside:


Preferred Documents:

  • A current gas bill
  • A current electric bill
  • A current water/sewer bill
  • A current cable bill 

Acceptable Documents: 

  • A current driver’s license (or State ID card)
  • A current home or apartment insurance certificate
  • A current Department of Immigration Letter

Please note the following: 

  • Original documents must be presented in person. Copies or mailed documents will not be accepted. We will copy your documents on the spot and return the originals to you. 
  • Partial documentation will not be accepted. All documents must be presented in order to be processed.

Parents MUST bring verification to York High School (355 St. Charles Road) between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on one of the following dates: 

  • Tuesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 19

Failure to provide proof of residency will result in the student’s schedule being pulled and course selections removed. The registration process cannot be completed and you will not receive an Info Snap code until you prove residency. If you have any questions about residency verification, please contact ​your school directly. 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/13/18




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There is now a page on the York Community High School website dedicated to the Class of 2018. On it, you can view the programs from Awards Night, the York Scholarship Program and graduation, as well as photos from graduation day and a link to watch the full commencement ceremony. 

Click here to visit the Class of 2018 page.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/5/18




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For your summer planning, please note the dates and times below for August book sales.  We will be sending information in a few weeks about Pre Pack and book lists.

Mon., Aug. 6

9:30 a.m.-12:00  A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00  M-Z (Last Name)

Juniors & Seniors*
Pre Pack Only

Tues., Aug. 7

9:30 a.m.-12:00  A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00  M-Z (Last Name)

Freshmen & Sophomores
Pre Pack Only

Wed., Aug. 8

10:00 a.m. - 2:00

Seniors & Juniors*

Thurs., Aug. 9

12:00 p.m. - 4:00

Freshmen & Sophomores

Thurs., Aug. 9

5:00 p.m. - 7:00

All Levels

Fri., Aug. 10

10:00 a.m. - 1:00

All Levels

 

*Freshman/Sophomores are able to come with their Junior/Senior siblings on designated dates. 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/29/18




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York arranged for a photographer to take pictures of each graduate as diplomas are presented. Go to 

www.gradimages.com to access graduation photos.

**Per Grad Images, the pictures will be available 10-14 business days after the event**

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/24/18




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Please access the following link to view the commencement ceremony of York High School's Class of 2018: http://www.elmhurst205.org/livevideo. You may also view the ceremony at https://www.elmhursttv.com.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/24/18




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On May 23rd, at approximately 3:36 p.m., the Elmhurst Police Department responded to Churchville Middle School, located at 155 Victory Parkway for a reported suspicious person. Upon the arrival of police, officers learned a 12-year-old female reported that while outside of the school shortly after dismissal, a male/Hispanic, approximately 35-40 years old, with short dark hair and a mustache, driving a Black Toyota Sienna minivan asked her if she needed a ride. The Toyota Sienna was parked in the pick-up lane of the school. The subject started to exit the vehicle and the female immediately ran away from the area. The area was checked by police, but was not able to locate the vehicle.

A school surveillance video captured a picture the vehicle in front of one of the doors. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Elmhurst Police at 630-530-3050.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/23/18




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Congratulations to all of the York SkillsUSA members that competed this past April 19-21 at the 2018 State SkillsUSA Conference and Competition in Springfield , ILL. 

 

Two of our students repeated their outstanding performances from last year.  Joey Gemini placed 1st in the Technical Drafting CAD Competition and Matt Shepherd placed 2nd in the  Screen Printing Technology Competition. 

 

By placing 1st in the Technical Drafting CAD Competition, Joey has qualified to compete at the National SkillsUSA Competition and Conference to be held the last week of June in Louisville, Kentucky.  

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/21/18




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May 2018

To the Parent/Guardian:

This is a reminder that you or your student must pick up his or her medication(s) before summer break.  Controlled substance prescription medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian.  Medication that is not picked up prior to May 25th will be disposed of.

A physician’s order and the parent permission form to administer medication are valid for one academic year only, and must be resubmitted every school year. Forms may be downloaded at elmhurst205.org

Please e-mail questions to: anassopoulos@elmhurst205.org or phatz@elmhurst205.org.  You may also call our office at 630-617-2438.

Have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, NCSN, School Nurse

Athanasia Nassopoulos, RN, School Nurse                         

Mary Ann Patti, Secretary

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/21/18




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Now that prom is upon us, finals week and the end of the year are just on the horizon. At Tuesday night's board meeting, the Board officially amended the calendar for the last day of school. Below is the schedule for the end of the year final exams - Tuesday, May 22nd - Thursday, May 24th. We hope that all of our students continue to have a great semester as the end of the year quickly approaches.

 

Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Final Exams

 

 

Tuesday,

May 22nd

Wednesday,

May 23rd

Thursday,

May 24th

7:40-9:10 (90 Mins)

Period 8

Period 2

Period 1

9:20-10:50 (90 Mins)

Period 7

Period 3

Period 5

11:00-11:50 (50 Mins)

LUNCH

LUNCH

Make Up

12:00-1:30 (90 Mins)

Period 6

Period 4

Make Up

 

  • Students will have a Final Culminating Activity in every class assessed for up to 20% of their semester grade. 
  • The Final Culminating Activity may look different in each course: traditional Final Exam, Final Project, Final Performance, or other Final Culminating Activity as defined by the course team (ex. AP exam).
  • All traditional Final Exams will be given during the Final Exam schedule above.
  • Performance-based or project-based Final Culminating Activities may be due the day prior to the final exam schedule. In this case, students in the class do NOT need to report to that class on Final Exam days.
  • During the Final Exam days, students should NOT report to PE, Study Hall, Guided Study (SpEd), Algebra Support, Study Tables, or Resource classes. 
  • The Testing Center will be open during each final exam period for exams that have been rescheduled by a counselor and all extended time tests, and all make-up exams will be given after 1:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday and after 11:00 on Thursday.
  • Students must take exams during the exam period in which they are scheduled. No exams will be administered­ early; however, students who have three exams scheduled for one day may arrange to change one by contacting their counselor. Students should NOT ask their teacher to change an exam period.
  • All students are free to leave campus during times they do not have an exam. Study areas (Learning Commons and Math Lab) will be open if students have an open period and do not want to leave the building. Students must only be in attendance when they have an exam.
  • There will be a 10-minute passing period between consecutive exams.
  • Breakfast will be available from 7:00-9:00 on all three exam days. Lunch service will be available from 11:00 - 11:50 on Tuesday and Wednesday; there will be no lunch service on Thursday, May 24th .
  • During finals, students in the TLS program and students who attend the Transition Center will meet for an instruction day from 7:40 to 1:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 7:40 to 11:00 on Thursday.
  • Buses will run on regular schedules all three mornings. On Tuesday and Wednesday, buses will depart at 1:40 with late buses departing at 3:30 and 5:00. On Thursday, buses will depart at 11:00 with a late bus departing at 3:00.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/21/18




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It’s time to crack open the books at Elmhurs Public Library. Meeting rooms are available for you and your classmates to review the semester’s work so you can ace those finals. The schedule is here: elmlib.org/teen

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/18/18




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We are pleased to announce that York High School will be offering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test on June 9th from 8:00-11:00 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. 

 

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 exam, please complete this form.  You will received a confirmation email with test day instructions before the exam.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/18/18




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YORK ALUMNI TO PRODUCE

THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

 

York Drama is proud to present the return of the smash hit “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as their 2018 Alumni Production. This ONE-NIGHT-ONLY performance will take place on June 8th at 7:30PM in the  Baker Auditorium at York High School. Tickets will be available beginning May 11 at www.Ticketpeak.Com/YorkDrama.

 

Originally performed at York in 2010, the alumni cast will feature original cast members Brian Kulaga (Class of 2010) and Brian Smith (Class of 2011), returning to their roles as William Barfee and Vice Principal Douglas Panch. Alumni Keith Potts (2008), Helen Knudsen (2013), Laura Thoreson (2014), Grace Sopko (2015), Kaitlin Cadagin (2016), Chris Knudsen (2016), Darcy Kummerow (2016), Tatum Langley (2017), Erik Martenson (2017), and Emily Landreth (2017) will also join the cast to present this hilarious, unforgettable, Tony Award Winning production! 

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/18/18




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We will NOT be running an alternate final exam schedule for senior finals on Tuesday, May 15th, and Wednesday, May 16th: we will run a typical bell schedule, and teachers will provide a final exam for seniors that can be completed within a regular 50-minute class period.

 

Teachers will take attendance in classes for both days since we are on a regular bell schedule; however, in order to be sure that seniors aren't overwhelmed on either the first or second day, seniors will take finals during their 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th period courses on Tuesday, May 15th. They will then take their 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th period final exams on Wednesday, May 16th.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/14/18




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U.S. News & World Report recently ranked York Community High School 17th within Illinois, awarding it a silver medal. Last year, York was ranked 18th in the state in this listing. Nationally, YCHS is ranked 703. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® (AP) course work and exams. The AP participation rate at York High School is 56 percent, with a 90% participant pass rate. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 25 percent. York Community High School is the only high school in Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205.

On May 9, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings and civic journalism, released the 2018 edition of Best High Schools. The rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.

"I am very proud of the work of our people at York High School and also across the entire District,” said Superintendent Dr. David Moyer. “This designation is a culmination of hard work by teachers at all grade levels and demonstrates a commitment to strong public education by the community of Elmhurst. The support of our parents and the residents of District 205 is unparalleled.”

Dr. Moyer noted “There have been many instructional improvements in this District in recent years, such as the 1:1 personalized mobile learning implementation and the addition of instructional coaches at all of our schools. The Board of Education has demonstrated incredible support for these forward-looking enhancements. All rankings are somewhat arbitrary and don't ever tell the entire story, but I am proud that we moved up a spot relative to last year, especially considering that nine of the schools ranked ahead of us are highly-selective magnet or private schools."

Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students. The Best High Schools rankings feature data on a number of factors, including enrollment, graduation rates, diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs and the results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test data.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/13/18




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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is evolving in many ways as it seeks to prepare our students for a future we can only imagine. Future Ready is more than a catch phrase. It is a commitment to empowering and equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be college, career and life ready.

Our District is working to deliver future focused curriculum and provide supportive learning environments for all students. In order to do that, we have embarked on a journey to address aging facilities and infuse our schools with the necessary tools to achieve that goal. The Focus 205 community engagement process, which began in 2015, was the first step. Master Facility Plan (MFP) work continues today; click here for more information and a meeting schedule.

Our community has long valued small class sizes and neighborhood schools. Elementary school class size targets are 25 in grades K-2 and 27 in grades 3-5. The current average class size in District 205 is 21.8. Occasional enrollment anomalies mean that class sizes are not consistent; some are below target and others are close to high end of the range. School capacity (percent of space that is being utilized) is another issue in District 205. Some of our buildings are overcrowded; others are operating at nearly full capacity, and some are underutilized. This poses instructional and staffing challenges that may increase as the community of Elmhurst continues to grow.

One potential component of the draft Master Facility Plan is boundary adjustments. The District realizes that any adjustments, even those that impact less than 5% of students, families, and/or houses, will be difficult. The options that have been presented to the Board of Education, and are being shared with the community, are preliminary. This is a work in progress and community feedback will be an important part of the process as we move forward.

Boundary adjustments can provide a long-term solution to overcrowding and student population “bubbles.” When schools are evenly sized and utilization is consistent, it is easier for the District to adhere to class size targets and maintain appropriate staff-to-student ratios. Consistencies like these help all students learn and grow.

D205 hired Cropper GIS in early 2018 to conduct a boundaries study. The primary goals were to increase space to accommodate All Day Kindergarten and balance class sizes across the District. The District asked the Cropper team to identify solutions that would affect the least number of families possible.

Two options (A and B) were presented to the Board on April 10. Both addressed ADK and balancing class sizes.  They also provided potential options for housing students during construction at Lincoln and Field Schools, two of our oldest buildings at 103 and 87 years old, respectively.

In response to feedback from the Board of Education and parents, the administration asked Cropper to see if there were alternative solutions that could meet the criteria and better preserve natural barriers such as train tracks and major roads. Two additional options (C and D) were developed and presented to the Board on May 8. Option D impacts the fewest students (3.6%), does not require busing students who currently walk, preserves natural barriers and does not send any students away from new construction, but also does not preserve contiguous boundaries.

Developing these additional options emphasizes the importance of community feedback. The plans remain a work in progress. No decisions have been made, nor will any changes be made in the immediate future. The Board will consider how it wants to move forward with the boundary discussion at its May 22 meeting. Options A, C and D are linked below.

Boundary adjustments would only be considered in a Master Facilities Plan that includes All Day Kindergarten. The District is committed to ensuring that current students will not be impacted by boundary adjustments and will be developing “grandfathering” provisions to minimize the impact on siblings and families. As with the entire process, we will be seeking community input on this portion of the plan as well. Our goal is to minimize the impact on individual families and achieve the goals outlined above.

Four community meetings have been scheduled. Draft plans, budgets, and potential boundary adjustments will be presented. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback via an electronic exit survey. Meeting dates:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 pm @ Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 pm @ Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 pm @, Sandburg Middle School

For additional information related to the development of the proposed MFP, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/MasterFacilityPlan.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/12/18




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At its May 8 meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the All Day Kindergarten Committee. In the state of Illinois, 79% of 859 districts are offering all-day programs, as of 2015.

 

“All Day Kindergarten educates the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner,” said Lincoln Principal Jen Barnabee. “It enhances the legacy of Elmhurst by supporting students to reach their full potential. Children in full day classes excel in reading, number knowledge, writing and self-regulation versus their half-day peers. A full day program provides us the time to make the learning experience for our youngest students even better. They deserve the same robust, inter-disciplinary as the rest of our students receive.”

 

View the Kindergarten video created by D205 Communications Office here:

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/10/18




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District 205 is working to develop the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and is creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. There are two community-wide Future Focused meetings remaining on the following dates and at these locations:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 PM, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 PM, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you, and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

The remaining Future Focused school-specific informational sessions are:

  • Wednesday, May 23 at Bryan - 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24 at Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 at Sandburg - 6:15 PM

More information is available at www.elmhurst205/masterfacilityplan.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/8/18




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On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 7:30 PM, the York Community High School Music Department will present a special performance by the York Symphony Orchestra. The concert will honor the graduating class of 2018, and will feature two senior concerto competition winners. Nathan Brown will perform the second movement of Emmanuel Séjourné’s 2015 Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra. Matthew Dardick will perform Henri Tomasi’s Ballade for Saxophone and Orchestra. The Symphony Orchestra will perform the first movement of Beethoven’s powerful Symphony No. 5, Modest Mussorgsky’s tone poem  A Night on Bald Mountain, Frederic Chopin’s Polonaise Op. 40, No. 1 and John Williams’ music from Jurassic ParkThe York Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ray Ostwald. A reception honoring the students will follow the concert in the cafeteria. The performance is in Baker Auditorium at York High School. Admission is free.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/7/18




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On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:30 PM, the York Community High School Music Department will present performances by the York Cadet and Concert Orchestras. The concert will honor members of the graduating class of 2018, and will feature a variety of music including works by the Italian Baroque master Arcangelo Corelli, a tango by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola and selections from Disney movies Beauty and the Beast and Brave. Featured soloists include violinists Elizabeth Yu and Adrian Zhuang, violist April Fatheree, cellists Caitlin Forbes and Zoe Daniel as well as Julian Wrobel on harpsichord. The orchestras are directed by Ray Ostwald. The performance is in Baker Auditorium at York High School. Admission is free. A reception honoring the student musicians will follow the concert in the cafeteria.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/7/18




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Dear Graduating Seniors and Parents:

Commencement for the Class of 2018 is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 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 20th, 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 18th. 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 (click here) to request handicapped seating.

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 (click here).  We will process extra ticket requests after Monday, May 7th. 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 18th, 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 18th 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 17th.

 

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 7th. 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.

Sincerely,

Erin DeLuga
Principal                                      

Drew McGuire
Assistant Principal

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Queridos Padres de Familia y Estudiantes del 12º Grado o Seniors:

La Ceremonia de Graduación para los estudiantes de la Clase 2018 (Año de Graduación) está programada para el próximo domingo 20 de mayo a la 1:00 PM en el Gimnasio Joe Newton en York. La Ceremonia de Graduación es nuestra última oportunidad de celebrar sus logros en la Preparatoria York y queremos hacer de este evento algo memorable, para ustedes y su familia. Por favor, tomen unos momentos para leer la siguiente información.

En el día de la Ceremonia, el día 20 de mayo, todos los estudiantes que van a graduarse deben de reportarse a la preparatoria York a las 12:00 del día. En ese momento se abrirán todas las puertas al público. En punto de las 11:50 p.m. empezaremos a ofrecer un servicio de transporte gratuito de ida y de regreso a un estacionamiento cerca de la ruta 83 por la tienda Whole Foods para su conveniencia.

Boletos para la Ceremonia de Graduación

Cada estudiante que se va a graduar recibirá 6 boletos. Por favor tome nota que nadie será admitido en la ceremonia sin boleto. Los boletos serán distribuidos después del ensayo de graduación, mismo que se llevará a cabo el 18 de mayo. Habrá también asientos disponibles para personas con discapacidades. Tome nota que puede pedir hasta dos asientos para discapacitados, y los mismos contarán como parte de los 6 boletos para cada estudiante que se graduará. Por favor llene la forma anexa para pedir algún asiento para discapacitados: form.

Toga y Birrete (Capa y Sombrero)

La distribución de la Toga y el Birrete será en el Gimnasio sur el viernes 18 de mayo entre las 8:00 y las 11:30 de la mañana. Todos los adeudos de los Seniors deberán de haber sido saldados en orden de recibir su Toga y su Birrete. Si aún tiene algún balance u obligación financiera, usted ya fue notificado recientemente en una carta por el Asistente a la Dirección en Cuestiones financieras, el Sr. McGuire.

Ensayo General Mandatorio

El ensayo general es mandatorio y será el viernes 18 de mayo a las 12:45 p.m. Los estudiantes deben de haber participado en este ensayo en orden de poder participar en la Ceremonia de Graduación misma.

Es importante notar que la participación en la Ceremonia de Graduación es voluntaria. Si el estudiante no desea participar en dicha ceremonia, entonces el padre de familia deberá de notificar a la Escuela York por escrito. Si este es el caso, por favor mande una carta a la Sra. Kelly Corry a la Oficina de la Dirección Escolar a más tardar el 17 de mayo a las 3:00 PM.

Información de Becados para el Programa de Graduación

Como parte del programa de graduación, queremos reconocer en la Ceremonia a todos aquellos estudiantes que obtuvieron alguna beca por parte de algún Colegio o Universidad o alguna otra agencia. Para asegurarnos que reconocemos a todos los galardonados, por favor provéanos de la información de dichas becas que les fue otorgadas en el formato de Galardones y Becas: form a más tardar el martes 7 de mayo. Ya tenemos la información sobre las becas presentadas en la Preparatoria York durante la noche de Galardones y Premios. Por lo tanto, si ya la proporcionó antes, no tendrá que proporcionarla de nuevo.

Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la Ceremonia de Graduación, por favor mándenos un correo electrónico o llame por teléfono al número 630-617-2400.

Sinceramente

Sra. Erin DeLuga
Directora Escolar

Drew McGuire
Asistente a la Dirección Escolar

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/1/18




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Congratulations to the following six York High School students who participated in the Tenth Midwest Chinese Speech Contest at Northside College Preparatory High School on April 21st. The Chinese Speech Contest was hosted by the MidwestChinese Teachers Alliance (MCTA). This year there were about 200 students who participated in this contest, in which the high school division had 137 contestants, outnumbering all other divisions. Each high school (9-12) teacher could enter no more than one student to participate in the contest.

High School Level One (32 contestants): Mia Beres (Silver Award), Anna Collins (Gold Award)
High School Level Two (35 contestants): Jenna Gallichio (Gold
Award)
High School Level Three (34 contestants): Langston Gall (Gold Award)
High School Level Four (17 contestants): Marie Grasse (Silver Award)
High School Heritage Student Group (19 contestants): Hui Tey (Gold Award)


Yihua Marie Chou is the Chinese Teacher in York's World Language Department. She is also advisor to the York Chinese Club.


Photo caption: (from left) Hui Tey, Anna Collins, Mia Beres, Langston Gall and Marie Grasse. Not pictured is Jenna Gallichio.

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Posted by: Kate Allt
Published: 4/26/18




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Duke Decision Day is Tuesday, 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, to celebrate seniors' symbolic commitment to the college, military, or post-secondary plan of their choice.
 
Seniors are invited to wear their college, trade school, or military spirit wear to school. Place a marker on the giant map in the Commons to share your post secondary plans.  Class pens are given to seniors by the PTSA Academic Boosters. The College & Career Resource Center will be collecting student's freshman year scholarship information. All York students are invited to stop by and see what the future holds for the Class of 2018.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 4/26/18




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Elmhurst School District 205 ​is conducting ​an ​annual verification of residency for all incoming freshman students attending​ York High School AND families who have leases that expire prior to the start of school. This is to help ensure that only students who legally reside within the District’s boundaries receive educational services funded by District tax dollars. 

Residency Verification:

Residency documentation must be presented in person for every student. 

Proofs of Residency (A total of three proofs of residency are required as outlined below)

One of the following for the residence at which the student(s) reside(s):​

  • A current real estate bill showing parent/guardian as the owner (May 2018)
  • A current original signed lease showing the parent/guardian as the tenant 
  • A current mortgage statement showing the parent/guardian as the owner

AND

Two of the following showing the address for the residence at which the student(s) reside:


Preferred Documents: 

  • A current gas bill 
  • A current electric bill 
  • A current water/sewer bill 
  • A current cable bill 

Acceptable Documents: 

  • A current driver’s license (or State ID card)
  • A current home or apartment insurance certificate
  • A current Department of Immigration Letter

Please note the following: 

  • Original documents must be presented in person. Copies or mailed documents will not be accepted. We will copy your documents on the spot and return the originals to you. 
  • Partial documentation will not be accepted. All documents must be presented in order to be processed.

District 205 parents must bring verification to your child's current school between May 3 and May 31. ​

Failure to provide proof of residency will result in the student’s schedule being pulled and course selections removed. If you have any questions about residency verification, please contact ​your middle school directly.

If your student will not be attending York High School in the fall, please send an email to communications@elmhurst205. org and let us know.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/26/18




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The final calendar of the 2017-18 school year was approved at the April 24 Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times. Both the calendar and last days are posted on the District website's calendar page. They are:

          May 24th:  Last day of school for Early Childhood students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for AM/PM kindergarten students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for high school students
          May 25th:  Last day of school for elementary school students (11:15 AM dismissal)
          May 25th:  Last day of school for middle school students (11:35 AM dismissal)

 

 

Calendario aprobado de fin de año
 

El calendario final del año escolar 2017-18 (final calendar of the 2017-18 school year) fue aprobado en la Reunión de la Junta del Consejo de Educación del 24 de Abril. A continuación se muestra una lista de los últimos días y los tiempos de salida. Tanto el calendario como los últimos días se publican en la página del calendario (calendar page) del sitio web del Distrito. Los días son:

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de preescolar.

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de Kinder AM/PM

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Preparatoria

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Primaria (Salida 11:15 AM)

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Secundaria (Salida 11:35 AM)

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/25/18




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Please fill out this form and let us know how many people will be attending Academic/Awards Night on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 4/20/18




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Prom Sign-up Form:  bit.ly/yorkprom18

Prom Application Form

 

Juniors and Seniors -

York Prom will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier in Chicago. Below is important information for students and parents.

 

This all-inclusive evening includes transportation to and from the Prom, a strolling dinner and dessert reception, soft drinks, and dancing at the Crystal Gardens. The cost of the Prom is $110. The Post Prom cruise aboard the Odyssey has been arranged by the PTSA. The optional cruise continues to be a very popular option and, once again, promises to complete a memorable night. Tickets for Post Prom are $35 per person for a total of $145.

 

Check-in will begin at 6 p.m. at the school. York High School does not permit the use of limousines to drop students off at school and students will be unable to attend if they use one. Bus service on a luxury coach will be provided and required to and from Navy Pier. The luxury coaches will leave York High School at 6:30 p.m. Prom will begin at 7:45 p.m. and end at 11:45 p.m. The Post Prom cruise boards at 12 a.m. and ends at 2:30 a.m. The Post Prom buses will return to York around 3:15 a.m. Buses for students not attending Post Prom will return around 12:30 a.m.

 

To purchase a Prom ticket, students must follow this procedure:

1. Fill out the Prom Ticket Request form (using their Elmhurst205 account) at bit.ly/yorkprom18 and obtain a confirmation number. Every student who plans to attend Prom must complete his/her own information form. (If you are bringing a non-York guest, you must complete the guest information).

2. Have the attached letter filled out and signed, and then present it at the time the ticket is purchased.

 

Seniors may purchase Tickets for the Prom & Post Prom from April 3rd through April 19th. At this time, seniors have the option to buy a ticket for one guest (who does not need to be a senior), but both tickets must be purchased at the same time. Juniors may purchase tickets from April 6th through April 19th. Payment is by cash,checks (payable to Beck’s Bookstore) or credit card.  No tickets will be sold after Thursday, April 19th. Due to the capacity aboard the Odyssey Cruise ship, only the first 712 students will be able to attend. We have a capacity of 920 students at Prom.

Bus assignments are made at the time of ticket purchase. If you are wanting to be on a bus with your group, you must plan to purchase tickets at the same time. There will be no bus assignment switches made and students are not allowed to change bus assignments on their own.

 

If a junior or senior student is purchasing a ticket for a guest from another school, the guest and parent/guardian must complete and sign a separate Guest Request Form available in the Dean’s Office. York students must accompany their non-York guests at all times throughout the evening, including Post Prom.

 

The PTSA has generously agreed to help pay for the luxury buses to help keep the combined cost of Prom and Post Prom at $145 per person. If you need assistance with the cost of Prom, please have your senior student contact his/her counselor or social worker.

 

All school rules and conduct regarding alcohol, tobacco, vape pens, etc. will be enforced at this function and apply to the student and their guest (see Student Handbook for rules). Noncompliance with these rules will result in removal from the dance, and parents will be contacted to pick up their student. Any other disciplinary action will be applied and will be subject to additional consequences as deemed appropriate by the administration.  The dress code is formal. Any student whose attire is deemed inappropriate by the administration will not be given a refund. Students are not permitted to bring large purses or bags on the bus, and all carry-on items will be subject to inspection.

 

Due to our binding contracts with Crystal Gardens, Coach USA, and the Odyssey cruise company, we will be unable to provide refunds for students who choose not to attend Prom or Post-Prom after April 19, 2018. Students may not sell their tickets to another student. Tickets must be purchased from the bookstore ONLY.

 

Sincerely,

           

Drew McGuire
Assistant Principal for Finance and Student Activities                

 

Matt Moran
​​​​​​​Prom Sponsor

 

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los Grados 11º y 12º, Junior y Seniors.

La fiesta de graduación llamada Prom se llevará a cabo el día 28 de abril en el Salón de Fiestas Crystal Gardens de Navy Pier en Chicago. Esta carta contiene información importante para todos los Padres de Familia y estudiantes.

 

Este será un evento que incluye desde la transportación de ida y regreso, la cena, la recepción y el baile en el Salón Crystal Gardens. El costo del boleto para este evento es de $110.00 dólares. También habrá un crucero después de la recepción llamado Post Prom en el barco Odyssey. El mismo ha sido organizado por la Organización de Padres, Estudiantes y Maestros, PTSA. El crucero es opcional, pero continúa siendo una opción muy popular entre los jóvenes, y una vez más, hace de esta noche algo memorable. Los boletos para el crucero Post Prom son de $35.00 dólares adicionales por boleto, haciendo la cantidad total de $145.00 dólares por persona si incluye el crucero.

 

La llegada a la escuela y el registro al evento será a las 6:00 de la tarde del día 28 de abril. La Preparatoria York no permite el uso de limosinas para dejar a los estudiantes en la escuela, si hubiera algún estudiante que la use, no tendrá la oportunidad de ir al evento. El autobús que los llevará a Chicago es un autobús de lujo y partirá de York en punto de las 6:30 de la tarde el día del evento. La cena y recepción empezará a las 7:45 PM en Chicago y terminará a las 11:45 PM. El crucero para después de la fiesta de graduación Post Prom se abordará a las 12:00 AM y terminará a las 2:30 AM. El autobús de regreso Post Prom regresará a la preparatoria a las 3:15 AM. Los estudiantes que optaron por no tomar el crucero, regresarán a las 12:30 AM.

 

Para que los estudiantes ordenen sus boletos para la fiesta de graduación Prom, deberán de seguir el siguiente procedimiento.

1.- Llenar la forma para ordenar los boletos (Prom Ticket Request Form) usando su cuenta de correo de Elmhurst 205 en bit/ly/yorkprom18, y obtener una confirmación de la misma. Cada estudiante que planee asistir a la fiesta de graduación Prom tiene que completar la forma con toda su información personal. Si algún estudiante desea traer a un invitado que no sea estudiante de York, también deberá llenar el formato de invitado.

2.- Llene la forma anexa, fírmela y preséntela al momento que comprar y recoger sus boletos.

 

Los estudiantes del Grado 12º o Seniors pueden comprar sus boletos para la fiesta de graduación Prom y el Crucero Post Prom del 3 al 19 de abril. En ese momento, los estudiantes Seniors también tienen la opción de comprar un boleto más para un invitado (el invitado no tiene que ser Senior), pero ambos boletos deben de ser comprados al mismo tiempo. Los estudiantes del 11º Grado o Juniors, pueden comprar sus boletos del 6 al 19 de abril. Los pagos puedes llevarse a cabo en efectivo o por cheque (si es en cheque, por favor diríjalo a Beck’s Bookstore). No se venderán boletos después del jueves 19 de abril Debido a que la capacidad del Crucero Odyssey Cruise es sólo de 712 personas, sólo esta cantidad de boletos será vendida específicamente para el crucero Post Prom. La capacidad para Fiesta de Graduación Prom es de 920 estudiantes.

 

La asignación de los autobuses será hecha al momento de comprar los boletos. Si su estudiante quiere ir con un grupo específico de amigos, deben de comprar sus boletos al mismo tiempo. No podrán cambiar de autobús una vez hecha la asignación del mismo.

 

Si algún estudiante Junior o Senior está comprando un boleto para algún otro estudiante de otra escuela, el padre de familia o guardián de dicho invitado, deberá de completar la forma para invitado o Guest Request Form que está disponible en la oficina del Decano Escolar o Dean’s Office. Los estudiantes de York deberán de estar en todo momento con sus invitados, tanto en la fiesta como en el crucero.

 

La Organización PTSA ha decidido generosamente donar el dinero para el costo de la transportación en los autobuses de lujo, haciendo así que el boleto por cada persona para este evento se mantenga en $145.00 dólares por persona. Si necesita ayuda con el costo de los boletos para la fiesta de graduación Prom, por favor indique a su estudiante Senior que contacte a la brevedad posible a su Consejero(a) o Trabajadora Social.

 

Todas las reglas escolares y el código de conducta en relación al uso de tabaco, alcohol, plumas de vapor con nicotina etc., serán reforzadas en este evento y aplicadas a todos los estudiantes junto con sus invitadoras (Usted puede ver el libro de Reglas Escolares o Handbook para su referencia). Él que no siga las reglas de conducta, se removerá del baile y se contactará directamente a sus padres para que recojan a su estudiante. Cualquier otra acción disciplinaria decidida por esta Administración será aplicada y resultará en consecuencias apropiadas y adicionales. El código de vestimenta es formal. Cualquier estudiante cuya vestimenta sea inapropiada por la Administración no podrá ir, ni tampoco recibirá un reembolso por la compra de sus boletos. No se permite traer bolsas, o bolsas de mano grandes en el autobús. Todos los artículos que lleven serán sujetos a una inspección.

 

Debido a nuestros acuerdos y contratos con el Salón de Baile, Crystal Garden, con la compañía de autobuses, Coach USA y con la compañía de cruceros, Odyssey Cruise Co. No tenemos la oportunidad de ofrecer ningún rembolso para aquellos estudiantes que no puedan ir, ni a la Fiesta de Graduación Prom ni al crucero Post Prom, si no nos lo hacen saben antes del 19 de abril. Los estudiantes no pueden re-vender sus boletos a otros estudiantes. Los boletos UNICAMENTE podrán ser comprados y recogidos en la Librería Escolar de Bookstore.

 

Atentamente

 

Sr. Drew McGuire
Asistente de la Dirección Escolar
Finanzas y Actividades Estudiantiles
Preparatoria York

 

Sr. Matt Moran
Patrocinador del Evento Prom
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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 4/20/18




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Juniors, the 2018-19 parking application is available here.  Any senior who is wanting a parking spot for next year will need to fill out the form. This includes seniors who are in invite to teach, med careers and career internship.  The parking application form will close on May 4th at 3pm.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 4/19/18




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The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth honored young volunteers at its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards program held Wednesday, April 18, at Sandburg Middle School in front of a packed house. Ken Bartels served as Master of Ceremonies. District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer and Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley welcomed the honorees and their families.

The Exemplary Youth Service Awards program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated at least one of the following criteria through volunteer service: the level of involvement should demonstrate an exemplary commitment; the service must contribute to the health and well–being of a worthy individual or group or the community at large; the service should help promote the spirit of volunteerism.

The 83 honorees ranged in age from elementary through high school. Nine groups and 18 individuals were nominated for this year’s awards. Serving as distinguished judges were Elmhurst Police Deputy Chief Michael McLean, Deputy Fire Chief Bill Anaszewiczand Alderman Marti Deuter.Speakers for the evening included Exemplary Youth Service Award recipients from Kartwheels for Kids, a group of five York High School students who have been volunteering and fundraising together since they were fifth graders.

Other Exemplary Youth Service Award recipients included an elementary group known as the Sweet Treats and the following individuals: from Churchville Middle School – Jackie Cimino and Cayliann Gillie and from York High School – Sean Hayes, Dani Kolosiekeand Samantha Uditsky.

The program will air on Uverse Channel 99 and Comcast Channel 6 next month and will also be available for viewing at www.ElmhurstTV.com. The program is linked below.

Youth Commissioners include: Jackie Tamer (Chair), Kim Brigman, Jan DeCoursey, Sharon Karpiel, Marisa Mancini, Patricia McKernan, Bob Rasho, Derek Schlager, Mark Soehn, Ann Zimmer, Dan Corrigan, Nick Waldenmeyer, Melea Smith and Alderman Dannee Polomsky.

Exemplary Youth Service Award winners Kartwheels for Kids


Exemplary Youth Service Award winners Sweet Treats

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/19/18




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On Tuesday, April 24, at the D205 Board of Education meeting, there will be a presentation by architects Wight & Company, which will highlight various facility options, overlaid with findings from Focus 205. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM at the District 205 Administrative Center, 162 S. York. All community members are welcomed to attend. As a reminder, the new boundary report was presented by Cropper GIS at the April 10 meeting. To view other related presentations delivered to the Board over the last few months, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/masterfacilityplan.

There will be multiple opportunities to participate in Future Focused community meetings during the Master Facility Plan process. Please make an effort to attend one of these meetings so you are informed about proposed changes that may affect you.

  • Saturday, May 12, 9:30 – 11:30 am, York High School
  • Monday, May 14, 7 – 9 pm, Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 pm, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 pm, Sandburg Middle School 

Your feedback and participation throughout this entire process is important. Come join the conversation!
 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/18/18




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The Illinois Athletic Directors Association has named York High School's Assistant Principal for Athletics, Rob Wagner, as the Class 3A & 4A Division 3 Athletic Director of the Year. He will be honored at an awards banquet that will be a part of the IADA State Conference in East Peoria on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in East Peoria. Rob has been at York for 15 years. Eight years as the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal for Athletics. This is his second term in the athletic office.

  • He was a dean from 2002-2005
  • Athletic Director from 2005-2009
  • Assistant Principal for Student Services from 2009-2011
  • Assistant Principal for Finance and Student Activities from 2011-2014
  • Assistant Principal for Athletics from 2014- present

Rob Wagner

 

 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/15/18




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Tickets for the York spring musical Tuck Everlasting are sold out. HOWEVER, we encourage you to come to sign up for our wait list. The wait list will open 90 minutes prior to each show (6 PM Thursday - Saturday, April 19-21 and 12:30 PM on Sunday, April 22). You must be present to sign up for the wait list (no email entries will be allowed).

Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and you must be present to receive and pay for your ticket.  We have had success the last two years getting everyone into the show from the wait list and anticipate we will be able to do that again this year.  Thank you very much for your continued support of York Drama.  Please email us at yorkdramatickets@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/13/18




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At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board heard from three teachers and an instructional coach about how the infusion of technology via the District’s Mobile Learning Implementation has dramatically changed student engagement in their classrooms. They also provided teacher feedback samples on the topics of creativity, student-to-device ratios and device types.

A video created by the Communications Office demonstrated these new and exciting modes of learning and teaching. Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Growth Dr. Mark Cohen noted that “these skills fit our concept of being future ready and future focused, allowing for collaboration in the digital space beyond the walls of the classroom.”

 

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/12/18




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Nine York Community High School seniors named among the 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists identified by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) this fall were recently confirmed as NMSC Finalists. They are: Hannah Cronin, Matthew Dardick, Linnea Dierksheide, Courtney Jope, Carina Kanzler, Luke Rozmus, Anshul Shah, Katherine Tomaska and Christopher Ziebert. These students were honored by proclamation of the Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education at its April 10 meeting.

“We are so incredibly proud of these students for their tenacious dedication to academia. They are being recognized for going above and beyond in an extraordinarily challenging selection process. I am thrilled for the students and the opportunities this will provide them moving forward,” said York High School Principal Erin DeLuga.

All NMSC Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships offered in 2018. The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists is now in progress. Scholarship winners will be announced by NMSC in four groups from April through July.

Thus far, three York Finalists (Linnea, Carina and Katherine) have been named as recipients of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. And two York Finalists have been selected as corporate sponsored scholarship winners: Anshul by Alliance Data Systems and Ashley by CDK Global, LLC.


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/10/18




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The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8:00 PM in the York High Campbell (Green & White) Gym. Local area restaurants and pizzerias will showcase their traditional and specialty variety pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Past winners participating this year include Bacci, DiLeo, Fratello, Gulliver, Lou Malnati, Mama Maria and Roberto's. Newcomers include Aurelio's and Rosati's.

This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new. For those families trying to juggle the Celebration of Learning night, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Please note that the time has been extended to 8 PM so that you can continue the celebration.

Proceeds benefit District 205 Foundation programs that enhance education for our  EC-12 schools. For more information and to purchase entrance fee ahead so you do not need to wait in line, click HERE.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/6/18




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York Community High School's Advanced Placement Economics students recently competed in the Illinois Economics Competition against 205 teams. Two teams have qualified for the State Competition: Team 1 - Matt Anderson, Linnea Dierksheide, Sean Hayes and Ashley Kunesh and Team 2 - Hannah Cronin, Courtney Jopes, Jason Kentra and Anshul Shah. The teams are coached by AP Micro and AP Macroeconomics teacher Tamra Carl. They will represent Elmhurst at the April 13 state competition held at the Chicago Federal Reserve.

 

Pictured are Anshul, Courtney, Hannah, Ashley, Linnea, Matt and Sean. Jason is not pictured.

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Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 4/5/18




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York Community High School recently installed a concrete sidewalk compliant with American Disabilities Act guidelines in the courtyard outside the academic building. The York Administration and Building Manager Jerry Christopherson worked together to complete the work while students and faculty were on spring break.

Members of York Garden Club, its sponsors and Elmhurst Garden Club (EGC) mentors are thrilled with this development. They have collected enough money to pay back the school for its installation. This addition completes the design plan created four years ago by Lisa Peterson, a member of EGC who also serves as a mentor to the York Garden Club. She is the owner of Botanic Designs.

Additionally, the walkway received considerable funding from the District 205 Foundation, which has been vital in planting York Garden Club's growing spaces. It was the District 205 Foundation that provided "seed capital" to build the first raised beds and instructional gardens built at York in 2014 and 2015.


York faculty members Andrew Bendelow, Lauren Yun and Ronny Rayan are the Club’s sponsors. Norma Farrell and Jan Foster, along with Lisa, were original mentors. In the recent past they have been joined by Laurie Loresch, Juluia Lamb and Jill Johnston.

The mission of York Garden Club is to create engaging educational experiences for students of all abilities; to integrate students, staff, and community groups in growing projects; to grow produce for school food service, consumer sciences, and local food pantries; to learn square-foot and other efficient garden methods; to grow native, ornamental, and sensory plants; as well as to design gardens that are sustainable, maintainable and, in the long-term, profitable.

The three established gardens of York Community High School were on Elmhurst Garden Club's Garden Walk in 2017. These gardens were constructed though an award by Whole Kids Foundation and a company-sponsored work day by PT Holdings, Inc. of Addison, IL.

“We look forward to the gardens being accessible to all students and staff members. We hope that the space will be able to be used for rest and solitude, as well as an outdoor classroom,” noted Jan Foster.

Anyone interested in seeing the gardens, may contact Andrew Bendelow at abendelow@elmhurst205.org.

About Elmhurst Garden Club

Started in 1926, the Club is more than 100 members strong and is open to anyone interested in gardening. Annual dues are $35. Most meetings are held at Wilder Mansion on the first Monday of the month. Each month, a program on content of gardening, floral design, ecology and conservation is presented. To learn more about Elmhurst Garden Club, visit: www.elmhurstgardenclub.org or the EGC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/theelmhurstgardenclub.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/4/18




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Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the SkillsUSA State Competition.

 

Power Equipment Technology:

Noah Krauter

 

Cabinetmaking:

August Hohman

Michael Kampwirth

Collin Ruesch

Ian Sebastian

Nathan Tufte

 

Screen Printing Technology:

Matt Shepherd

 

Adobe Photoshop:

Eric Gotsch

Dylan Salek

Jacob Paulaskas

 

Tech Drafting:

Jack Birch

Bob Dirmish

Joey Gemini

Danny Greetis

Rachel Kayman

Colin Lynch

Bella Nowacki

Michael Povh
Sam Pozen

Brian Pratt

Ryan Schaner

Evan Sedlacek

Mitchell Stephens

Stephanie Yang

Matt Young

Frank Ziccardi

These 27 students will be competing in Springfield on April 20th, good luck to you all. 

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Published: 4/3/18




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Seniors and Juniors -
On the morning of April 3, Prom tickets will go on sale for seniors only. Juniors will be able to purchase tickets starting Friday morning, April 6. The bookstore will be open by 7:15am and will be open until 3:30pm each day.

Please note, no students will receive tardy passes to class because you are waiting in line to purchase tickets. If you have a 1st period class, you are required to be in that class at 7:40am.

A few reminders:

1.) You need to fill out the google form before you purchase tickets to receive your confirmation number.

2.) You will need to have your prom ticket application form printed and signed by your parents.  If you are bringing a NON-York Guest, you will need the bottom half completed as well. You must also have a guest form filled out from your Dean.

3.) If you are buying your ticket and your date's ticket, you must have your ticket application form and your date's application form when you purchase your tickets.

4.) Bus assignments are made at the time of purchase. If you are wanting to sit with friends, you must buy your tickets at the same time. NO BUS CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER PURCHASING TICKETS. Students are not allowed to swap or trade tickets either.

If you are missing any paperwork, you will not be able to purchase tickets until you have all completed it.

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/2/18




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For the second time in the last three years, York’s Euro Challenge Team took first place in the Midwest Region competition, beating out eight other teams representing Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota. Participating students must be in either 9th or 10th grade.

 

The first-place York team is comprised of seven sophomores: Samantha Cruz, Emily Dow, Brian Kelley, Matt Kentra, Emmet McGovern, Ally Splitstone and Matt Splitstone. The team was presented with the challenge of choosing a country in the European Union, a problem the country has, and a solution to the problem. They chose to tackle Italy's high unemployment rate using monetary policy. The students were required to give a 15-minute presentation and participate in a 10-minute Q & A follow-up.

 

The final round takes place on April 26 at the New York Federal Reserve in New York City. There are 12 regions across the country; a total of 24 teams from across the country will be competing. The York team is coached by Tamra Carl.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/29/18




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Congratulations to our Mock Trial Team who finished 2nd at State in their competition this past weekend in Champaign, IL. The team capped a very successful season with a 2nd place trophy. We had several individual honors as well. Senior Grace Tully received honors for Best Witness and Best Attorney. Senior Zorian Schiffman received honors for Best Attorney. Junior Katy Clugg received honors for Best Witness. The rest of the team was comprised of seniors Hollie Albin, Chris Foster and Hui Tey; sophomores Maya Iyer and Lexi Lukose; and Coaches Amy Mueller and Elizabeth Birchler. Congratulations to everyone! Go Dukes!


 
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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/26/18




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Good Afternoon -

As most of you know, there was an increased police presence at York High School today, March 22, to ensure the safety of our students and staff in light of what the police have called "a suspicious threat" which they received. Classes at York proceeded smoothly today, and there were no incidents of any kind. There have been no reports that suggest a reason to be concerned at any of our other schools. I have been in contact with the Chief of Police throughout the day as we have been monitoring the situation.

School will be in session tomorrow, March 23, and it will be treated as a normal school day. There will continue to be a heightened police presence at York and additional security measures will be in place. Please be advised that all York students should be prepared to show their IDs when they enter the building tomorrow.

I would like to thank all of you who have expressed concern and support in this difficult time. Rest assured that if we believed students and staff were in imminent danger, we would not be holding school tomorrow. Whether or not you decide to keep your child(ren) home from school on Friday - or any other day - is a family decision.

Sincerely,

Dr. David Moyer
Superintendent of Schools

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/22/18




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What you have been waiting for is almost here! The York ECO Club book sale starts Tuesday, April 3rd at 6PM in the York High School Commons. The sale will be open the rest of the week before school and during every lunch period. There are hundreds of boxes of books for you to choose from. Hardcover books are $1 each and paperback books are 50 cents each. Be sure to shop early, because there are many treasures to be found!

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/20/18




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The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th - 8th grade band and orchestra students and all current 6th - 8th grade choir students to continue practicing in an ensemble during the summer. Consistent, regular practice during the summer helps students to retain and reinforce concepts and skills that they have learned during the school year and helps them continue to learn and grow as young musicians.

  • Summer Band and Orchestra for current elementary students will run June 4 through June 29 at Sandburg Middle School. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday mornings. Each rehearsal is one hour. The final performances will be on Friday morning, June 29 at Sandburg Middle School.
  • Summer Band, Orchestra, and Choir for current middle school students will run June 4 – July 6 at York High School from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Band and Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Choir rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. There will be no rehearsals on July 3rd and 4th. The final performance will be on Friday, July 6 at York High School.
  • The registration fee for all levels is $92.00. The fee includes a Summer Music Program T shirt.
  • Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra students may also participate in Jazz Band at no additional cost.
  • Middle school students who register for summer band or orchestra may also enroll in choir at no additional cost.

The Dist. 205 Summer Music Program welcomes students who will be on vacation for some rehearsals 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 as often as they can! Students who practice during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band, orchestra, and choir. We strongly encourage your child to participate as much as they are able!

Please see the attached summer music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact Brian Berg (bberg@elmhurst205.org) or your child's band or orchestra director.

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Music Program will open on Monday, March 19, 2018. You may register for the summer music program by using the Webstore at this link. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 4, 2018.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/19/18




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Based on the bestselling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting boasts a breath taking score, incredible story, and stunning dance. Over 100 York students are involved in this beautiful, uplifting, production, straight from Broadway. Come and celebrate what it means to truly live. 


Tickets are available Wednesday, March 21 at 7am. Please secure your tickets quickly, as the York musicals sell fast.  Recommended for ages 8 and up. Ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama

 

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Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 3/19/18




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Members of the District 205 Community Advisory Team (CAT) have been chosen and notified. With more than 125 applicants for a 30-member committee, the selection process was extremely difficult. We are grateful that so many residents are willing to help D205 in this important work!

A rubric was used to make sure that every school was represented, along with as many stakeholder groups as possible. The number of members was expanded from 25 to 33. We will be seeking to engage the remaining 93 applicants in other meaningful ways as the journey continues.

CAT members will be asked to:

  • Ensure that messages and materials related to the MFP are clear and easy-to-understand
  • Help anticipate and provide representative community questions and concerns
  • Offer suggestions to make sure the District is using every opportunity to reach stakeholders

While the CAT will assist the D205 administration with crafting clear communications for the community, it will not make decisions regarding the draft plan, as all community feedback will carry equal value and weight. The District plans to offer many opportunities for parents, staff and the community to weigh in on the Master Facility Plan.

The first CAT planning meeting will be on Monday, March 19. Please note that this is not a public meeting.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/16/18




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Join us on Monday, March 19th from 7-9 PM in the York High School Commons to for the 5th annual PTSA Academic Boosters (AB) program, in conjunction with the York HS Counseling Department.

Geared for parents of York sophomores and juniors, Life After York Q&A is led by fellow York parents and former students who have experience with the college application process as well as other post high school plans. The evening is held in a "speed-date style" format, where parents move between topic tables every 20 minutes for up to five topics. 

Topics that will run for all sessions are:

  • Creating and Finalizing the List
  • Applications
  • Essays
  • Scholarships
  • College Visits
  • Service Academies/ROTC/Intelligence Communities

Specialty Topics that will only run for a few sessions:

  • Single, In Transition and Divorced Parents
  • Highly Selective Colleges Universities
  • IEP's and 504's After York
  • Alternatives to Four-Year Colleges

Parents have the opportunity to gain practical tips from more experienced parents & former students on topics like applications, essays and scholarships. Please click this link to the PTSA Academic Boosters website for more information.

http://york.elmhurst205.org/welcometoacademicboosters.

Amy Thompson
College & Career Counselor
York Community High School
630-617-2472

 

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Por favor, visítenos el próximo lunes 19 de marzo de 7:00-9:00 PM a la Preparatoria York al área de eventos multiusos o de Commons en inglésLa Organización de Padres, Estudiantes y Maestros PTSA junto con el Departamento de Consejería Académica están patrocinado el Programa Anual #5 de Estímulo Académico llamado Academic Boosters (AB).

Este programa está dirigido a los Padres de Familia de estudiantes en el 10º y 11º Grados, Sophomores y Juniors respectivamente. Con el título, La Vida Después de York, Preguntas y Respuestas, el programa está liderado por los propios padres de estudiantes de York que ya se graduaron y tienen la experiencia de haber mandado a sus hijos al colegio u universidad, y están familiarizados con el proceso de la aplicación y el planeamiento de la educación superior con sus propios hijos. La noche estará organizada con los padres mismos en diferentes mesas de discusión. Los Padres de Familia que asistan a esta noche tendrán la oportunidad de platicar con otros padres en cada mesa hasta por 20 minutos y en 5 diferentes temas.

Los temas que tendremos para todas las sesiones se enlistan a continuación:

  • Creando y finalizando la lista de las Universidades
  • El Proceso de Aplicación
  • Los Ensayos
  • Las Becas
  • Las Visitas a las Universidades o Colegios
  • Servicios Académicos/ROTC/Comunidades Inteligentes

Temas especiales que sólo se discutirán en sesiones limitadas:

  • Solteros, En Transición o Padres Divorciados
  • Universidades o Colegios altamente selectivos
  • Estudiantes con programas IEP o Planes 504 después de York
  • Alternativas a Colegios de cuatro años escolares.

Los Padres de Familia tienen la oportunidad de obtener consejos prácticos de la experiencia de otros padres y también de antiguos estudiantes en los temas de: Aplicaciones, ensayos y becas. Por favor visite la siguiente conexión para obtener mayor información de la página de Estimulo Académico patrocinada por la OrganizaciónPTSA. http://york.elmhurst205.org/welcometoacademicboosters.

Sra. Amy Thompson
Consejera de Carreras y Colegios
Preparatoria York
630-617-2472

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/15/18




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Nearly 50 organizations offered both employment and volunteer opportunities in the York Commons yesterday at the Teen Job & Volunteer Fair, sponsored by the Elmhurst Commission on Youth in partnership with District 205, the Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst Public Library, YMCA, Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club and the Kiwanis of Elmhurst. Some 300 teens and pre-teens attended the 4th annual Fair.

Those who could not attend the Fair can access the booklet using the link below. The booklet lists vendors, contact information and minimum age requirements, along with other helpful information.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/15/18




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This semester, York High School's sophomore students will be participating in the Illinois Youth Survey, a statewide student survey on substance abuse and related issues. The survey was administered at York several years ago and continues to be offered free of charge to Illinois schools who choose to participate.
 

The benefits of participation include:
 

(1) obtaining data specific to York High School students that will allow administration, staff, and the community to effectively plan for programming that meets the needs of students at York; and 

 

(2) contributing data to statewide health and social indicators, which will provide evidence of the needs of high school students throughout the state.

 

The survey is completely anonymous, and an individual student's participation is voluntary. Administration of the survey will not interrupt instructional time.
 

A notification letter was emailed to parents of 10th grade students on March 9, 2018. Additional information about the survey can be found on the attached flyer and at http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu

 

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Este semestre, los estudiantes todos los estudiantes Sophomore, o del Grado 10º estarán participando en una encuesta juvenil a nivel estatal relacionada con el abuso de substancias químicas o estupefacientes y situaciones relacionadas con ello. La encuesta ya fue administrada en York hace algunos años y continúa siendo ofrecida en todas las escuelas del Estado de Illinois sin ningún cargo por participar en ella.

 

Los beneficios de participación en dicha encuesta incluyen:

 

(1) Obtener datos específicos de los estudiantes a nivel general en la Preparatoria York, mismos que ayudarán a la Administración Escolar, el personal y la comunidad a planear efectivamente algún programa que solvente las necesidades de los estudiantes en York.

 

(2) Contribuir con información a la base de datos a nivel estatal que brinda indicadores sociales y de salud, los mismos proveen evidencia de las necesidades de todos los estudiantes de nivel bachillerato en todo el Estado de Illinois.

 

La participación de los estudiantes en dicha encuesta es completamente anónima y voluntaria. La Administración de esta encuesta tampoco interrumpirá el tiempo de instrucción o de docencia.
 

El pasado 9 de marzo fue enviada una notificación por correo electrónico a todos los Padres de Familia de estudiantes en el Grado 10º. Usted puede encontrar información adicional acerca de la encuesta en el volante anexo y en la siguiente conexión de internet: http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/12/18




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What is a PLC? In District 205, PLCs play an important role in promoting student growth and building the capacity of our teachers. But what is a PLC and what is its function?

PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. PLCs are designed to ensure high levels of teacher collaboration focused on student learning. They can take many forms. Examples include ensuring that teachers of the same grade level or subject area, as well as instructional coaches, special education teachers and support staff, have time to analyze assessment data, share best practices for success, and plan for future learning.

PLC groups meeting during student late arrival days, institute days and also during the school day at various times throughout the week.

Watch the video below, and let our teachers show you how PLCs are utilized in D205 schools. 

 

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/12/18




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On Tuesday, April 10th, York Community High School will be administering the SAT with writing to all juniors published by the CollegeBoard. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requires that this test is administered to all currently enrolled juniors and is required to graduate in the State of Illinois. Please note: if a junior student does not take this state administered SAT in April, that student will not be able to be designated as a senior per Illinois state regulations and will not be eligible for any privileges that go along with being designated a senior, including off campus or early graduation.  

This test has been paid for by the state,​ and nothing additional needs to be completed in order to register your junior students. It is important that students are in their testing rooms, ready to test at 7:40 AM. Once testing begins, students will not be able to enter the testing area, and they will be required to take the exam on the make-up testing day, April 24th.

Before the April 10th test, York’s Counseling Department will be holding a pre-administration session with all junior students on Tuesday, April 3rd during 2nd period. During this session, students will bubble in portions of their answer booklets with their student information, and they will be given the opportunity to indicate 4 colleges to which they can send their SAT scores at no charge. We strongly encourage families to discuss this prior to April 3rd, so students are able to take advantage of this free service. SAT charges $12 per score to send to each college. We also encourage families to keep a list of these colleges so that the student can reference them in the fall of the senior year. Click here for considerations when deciding to report a score.

April 10th is a half day for freshman, sophomore, and junior students, but it is NOT a late arrival day​: we will begin testing at 7:40 AM, and students at all three grade levels, as well as students at the District 205 Transition Center will be dismissed at the conclusion of their exam at approximately 12:25 PM.​ While the junior students are testing on April 10th, our freshman and sophomore students will be participating in a career/college/life readiness day. Since Seniors have a non attendance day, w​e encourage seniors to spend this day visiting a college, university, or other post secondary program.

All bus routes will run at normal times in the morning, and will depart from York at 12:35 PM following the exams. A late bus will leave York at 6:15 after athletic practices; however, please note that there will NOT be a 4:30 bus on the 10th. Breakfast will be available for purchase before school, but there will be no lunch service on this testing day. Students testing with extended time will complete their exams on the following day.

Junior students will receive an email after spring break with their individual testing room assignment for the day and instructions regarding what to bring to the test (i.e. number 2 pencils, ID, calculator, snack etc.). Please help your student keep an eye out for this email and ask your student if they know their testing room assignment.

Thank you in advance for helping our students navigate spring testing, and we are looking forward to a strong finish as we enter the final stretch of the school year.

 

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El próximo martes, 10 de abril, la Preparatoria York estará administrando el examen Estatal de Conocimientos Generales SAT por sus siglas en inglés o Scholastic Aptitute Test a todos aquellos estudiantes actualmente en el grado 11º. El examen es publicado por CollegeBoard (Consejo de Universidades y Colegios). El Consejo de Educación del Estado de Illinois ISBE por sus siglas en inglés requiere que este examen sea administrado a todos los estudiantes de 11º Grado o Juniors que se vayan a graduar en el Estado de Illinois. Por favor tome nota: Si algún estudiante del nivel Junior no toma este examen SAT en abril, el mismo estudiante no podrá ser designado como Senior o de Grado 12º en el año escolar siguiente, ésto es de acuerdo a las regulaciones estatales y tampoco será elegible para los privilegios que son designados para los estudiantes de nivel 12º, incluyendo libertad de salir y entrar durante el día escolar o graduación temprana.

Este examen es pagado por el Estado y no hay ninguna necesidad adicional para completarlo en orden de que los estudiantes de nivel Junior puedan registrarse. Es importante que los estudiantes vayan a los salones de los exámenes y estén listos para el mismo en punto de las 7:40 AM. Una vez que el examen haya empezado, los estudiantes no podrán interrumpir la sesión si llegaron tarde. Aquellos que no lleguen a tiempo tendrán una segunda oportunidad el 24 de abril.

Antes del día del examen del 10 de abril, el Departamento de Consejería de la Preparatoria York estará haciendo una sesión de pre administración del examen con todos los estudiantes programada para el 3 de abril durante el 2ndo. período. Durante esta sesión, los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de practicar como llenar el formato de respuestas que se califica de manera computarizada. También tendrán la oportunidad de escoger hasta 4 Colegios o Universidades a las que quieran que se mande los resultados de sus exámenes SAT sin costo alguno. Definitivamente, les aconsejamos que discutan con sus familias antes del día 3 de abril para que tomen ventaja de este servicio gratuito. Normalmente, los cargos de los exámenes SAT son alrededor de $12.00 por resultado para mandar a cada colegio y universidad. También le recomendamos a las familias de tener una lista de los colegios o universidades a las que se les mando los resultados, sólo para tener una referencia en el otoño próximo cuando ya estén en el ultimo año de la Preparatoria o Senior. Oprima la siguiente conexión para tomar en cuenta ciertas consideraciones cuando decida a donde quiere mandar el resultado de esto exámenes “Click here” .

El 10 de abril es medio día para los estudiantes de Freshman 9º, Sophomore 10º and Junior 11º, y NO será un día de entrada retrasada. Vamos a empezar a hacer los exámenes estatales a las 7:40 am. Todos los estudiantes en los 3 grados mencionados junto con los estudiantes del Centro de Transición podrán salir al final de su examen, aproximádamente a las 12:25 PM. Mientras que los estudiantes Junior 11º estarán siendo evaluados el 10 de abril, los estudiantes Freshman y Sophomore estarán participando en el Evento Día de Carreras/Colegios y Preparación para la Vida o Career/College/Life Readiness Day en inglés. Puesto que los estudiantes del nivel Senior 12º no tienen que venir ese día, les aconsejamos que lo usen para visitar algún colegio, universidad u otro programa de estudios de educación superior.

Todos los autobuses correrán sus rutas normales en el horario matutino y partirán a las 12:35 en el horario vespertino. Tendremos aún el autobús de las 6:15 PM para aquellos estudiantes que están involucrados en un deporte de la escuela. Sin embargo, por favor tome nota que no habrá un autobús a las 4:30 PM el día 10. Los estudiantes que requieran una extensión de tiempo en sus exámenes completaran su examen el siguiente día.

Todos aquello estudiantes que sean Junior, 11º recibirán un correo electrónico en las vacaciones de la primavera con los detalles del salón a donde deberán presentarse para su examen y con instrucciones de lo que deberán traer a su examen (i.e. Lápiz del #2, identificación personal, calculadora, refrigerio etc.) Por favor ayude a su estudiante a estar pendiente de este correo electrónico y verifique después si saben a qué salón deben de presentarse para su examen.

Muchas gracias de antemano por ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a navegar el tiempo de evaluaciones en esta primavera y esperamos que todos tengan buenos resultados mientras que entramos en la recta final del año escolar.​​​​​​​

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/7/18




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York Community High School's Math team competed this week at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) regional competition held at Glenbard East High School. The team competed in the 4AA Division and took 1st place in the Region 9 competition, qualifying them to compete at State in May.

 

The team competed in ten events: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculator Team, Freshman/Sophomore 2-Person, Junior/Senior 2-Person, Freshman/Sophomore 8-Person​, Junior/Senior 8-Person, and the Orals Competition.

 

Members of the team placed 1st in 7 out of 10 competitions and also placed 3rd in the Freshman/Sophomore 2-person round and 2nd in the Algebra 1 competition.

 

The final standings are as follows:

Algebra 1​ -​ 2nd place overall, freshmen Aaron Taub placed 3rd and Ethan Thieme placed 1st;

Geometry -​ 1st place overall, Dylan Mahoney placed 3rd individually;

Algebra​​ 2​ -​ 1st place overall, Joseph Black and Jacob Wit tied for 3rd individually and William Phillips took 1st;

Pre-calculus - 1st place overall, Siva Sreedhar placed 5th, Courtney Jopes placed 3rd and Anshul Shah placed 1st individually;

Calculator Team​ -​ 1st place overall, members ​​included Timothy Baer, Daniel Sussman, Jacob Wit, Dylan Mahoney and Aaron Taub;

Freshman Sophomore 2-Person​ -​ 1st place overall, members included Dylan Mahoney and Joseph Gemini;

Junior/Senior 2-Person​ -​ 1st place overall, members ​​included​ Siva​ ​Sreedhar and Anshul Shah;

Freshman/Sophomore 8-Person - placed 3rd with sophomores Joey Gemini, Emily Dow, John Devine, Margaret Clink and freshmen Jackson Lukas, Joanna Sieracki, Ethan Thieme and Maddy van Heukelum;

Orals Competition Markov Chains - 1st place overall, with Siva Sreedhar, assisted by William Phillips, scoring near perfect presentation marks.

 

Linda Lahti and Nancy Mordini serve as team coaches. The State competition will be held May 5th at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/5/18




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Attention Seniors:  Herff Jones will deliver graduation announcements and senior products on Tuesday, March 6th, during lunch periods in the Commons.  Bring your balance due to pick up your order.  Personal checks will not be accepted for final payment. You may bring cash on delivery day or pay online at www.highschool.herffjones.com

 

For more information please call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743. Extra announcements will be available for purchase.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/5/18




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On Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 8:30 PM, the Robert Crown Center for Health Education will sponsor Raising Healthy Teens in a Digital Age: Drug Abuse Prevention at the District 205 Administrative Center, 162 S. York (second floor). This presentation will outline the brain’s development related to decision making, share information on societal trends in drug use, explain skills to reduce use by our kids and explore ways to conversation action plan on a specific drug topic.

Additionally, this program will:
  • Identify what youth are seeing in regards to drug use, including current research, societal trends, and barriers to healthy choices
  • Describe why youth are vulnerable decision makers due to brain development
  • Develop skills on how to reduce the risk of youth drug use through healthy relationships and conversations
  • Identify drug abuse prevention resources
This program is being presented in conjunction with the District 205 Learning and Teaching Department.
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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/3/18




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The next all-district Student Late Arrival Day will be this Wednesday, February 28. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community. In addition, Friday, March 2 will be a Teacher Institute Day with no school for students.

 

The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2017-18 will be as follows:

AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Early Childhood – 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

AM Kindergarten – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten – 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1-5 – 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM

High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM

 

As always, supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to the above-listed start times. The 2017-18 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/27/18




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Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

In accordance with the Child and Student Health Examination and Immunization Code, Part 665.240 (l) (2) 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 11th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received on or after the 16th birthday, and at least 8 weeks after the first dose.

 

Please discuss with your child’s medical provider to determine if he/she has received the two meningococcal conjugate vaccinations.  You are required to have your child receive this vaccination if it has not already been given.  The medical provider must provide the dates the vaccine was given, along with the medical provider’s signature.  You must provide the required proof of immunization to the York High School Health Office by May 15th, 2018 .  Without proof of this vaccination, your child will be excluded from school in the fall of 2018, as described in the School Code of Illinois and per Elmhurst District 205 procedure.  Students who have been excluded from school will not be able to attend any classes or participate in any athletic or extracurricular activities until the required proof of vaccination is provided.  

 

If you believe that your child is up-to-date with this immunization or if you have any questions, please contact the health office at 630-617-2438.

 

Sincerely,

 

York High School Health Services               

Elmhurst School District #205                        

 

 

 

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Posted by: MaryAnn Patti
Published: 2/20/18




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When: February 24, 3-5:30 PM
Where: York Community High School
Who: Any student, parent, staff member, community member or surrounding area 13 year old and up males and females. This event is great for family members, college students, current middle school or high school students! This workshop is geared towards anyone who is looking to learn to effectively protect themselves, students who have taken self defense at York, those who have not yet had the opportunity to take it, and those wanting to learn how to physically protect themselves.

You do NOT have to be an Elmhurst community member - everyone is welcome! Athletic attire is required (workout clothes/athletic shoes). This course will be taught by a 17 year police veteran, defensive tactics instructor, SWAT team members, KRAV Maga Defcon Instructor.


Bring a $25 check made payable to Jason Krueger and your signed waiver form on the day of the event. Click here for more information.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/20/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/13/18




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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
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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/12/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/12/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/10/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/8/18




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This is the sheet your incoming freshman should bring to their meeting with their counselors.

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/7/18




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York Speech Team are the 2018 Regional Champions and advanced 13 out of 14 events to Sectionals.
 
Award winners include-
Tournament Champions 
Erin Lee & Mike Bindeman in Dramatic Duet Acting
Joe Brown in Impromptu Speaking 
Erin Stone in Informative Speaking 
Kate Caforio in Oratorical Declamation 
2nd Place
Joe Brown in Extemp 
Erin Lee & Mike Bindeman in Humorous Duet Acting 
David Hansen in Original Comedy 
Kate Caforio in Oratory 
Kathryn King in Poetry 
Emily Dow in Radio Speaking 
3rd Place
Emily Walker in Dramatic Interp 
Kathryn King in Prose 
4th Place
Emily Walker in Special Occasion Speaking 
5th Place
Jake Rehling in Humorous Interp 
 
Performance in the Round cast
Jillian Caforio 
Kevin Homan 
Wilke Macariola
Tanya Guerrero 
Sebastian Rohn
Matt Hauser 
Holly Goodwin 
Madds Buckley 
Lucy Valeski 
Emma Rogers 
CeCe Lampa 
Helena Koczur 
Ellie Ryan
Abbie Lockie
Anna Talamo
Emma Taylor
Amy Vincent 
 
This weekend Sectionals will take place at Elk Grove High School.
Please come out and support our Speech Team this weekend!
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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/7/18




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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!

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/7/18




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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

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/6/18




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On Thursday, February 8, 2018, 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. Junior flutist and concerto competition winner Lauren Hund will perform the first movement of the Flute Concerto No. 2 in D by Mozart. The Symphony Orchestra will also perform Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony, Carl Maria von Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz and music from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.

 

High school junior, Lauren Hund has been playing the flute for eight years. Studying with Dr. Jennie O. Brown, Lauren is involved in numerous ensembles including the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Philharmonic, Winds of Madness Woodwind Quintet, and the York Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra. Lauren is a five-time Illinois Music Educator Association (ILMEA) District Band Selectee, and a 2017 Illinois Allstate Band selectee. Lauren has attended Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan where she performed in Masterclasses for Paula Robison, Mark Sparks (Principal Flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), and Judy Mendenhall (Principal Flutist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra). This summer she plans to attend the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute where she will further her studies on the baroque flute.

 

The concert is free and open to the public, in the Baker Auditorium at York High School.



 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/30/18




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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.
 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/30/18




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On Saturday, January 27 in Bloomington, the York High School Dance Team won the IHSA Class 3A State Title in Competitive Dance with a final score of 96.26. Kristen Baron has served as head coach of the team for three years; Alyssa Ortiz has served as assistant coach for two years. The team finished in 11th place two years ago and in 6th place last year. Members of the 2017-18 team include: Emma Bergl, Annemarie Carfagnini, Katherine Ciannella, Bella Del Medico, Amanda Gorski, Norah Haarstad, Emily Hiser, Iorii Rio, Katherine Larson, Mya Lawless, Alexandra Leonard, Nina Nicosia, Eloise Odorisio, Haley Pleva, Sofia SanFilippo, Lauren Simpson, Emily Ziccardi and Micaela Zomaya. Watch a video clip of their performance at http://bit.ly/YorkDance.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/29/18




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Brecht-Fest will be York Drama’s winter production. At Brechtfest, 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 York’s Brechtfest went on sale to the public on January 18th. Seats are still available.

Performances will be the first weekend of February as follows:

Thursday, February 1st       7:30 PM

Friday, February 2nd          7:30 PM

Saturday, February 3rd       7:30 PM

Sunday, February 4th         2:00 PM

 

Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama. They are $10 each (adults/ seniors/ children) plus a small processing fee. York student tickets are free and can be picked up at Will Call table on the night of each performance with a valid student ID. Questions may be directed to: yorkdramatickets@gmail.com.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/29/18




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Tickets to the District 205 Foundation Gala are now sold out. Please consider supporting the Foundation's efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about the Golden Raffle is available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/29/18




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Following two years of thorough study and planning, on January 23, 2018, the D205 Board of Education voted 7-0 to ratify the program changes indicated for year two of the middle school reorganization. These changes are consistent with the Middle School Task Force (MSTF) recommendations presented to the Board on March 21, 2017, and take into account recent adjustments, based on additional community feedback.

Year two programming includes the following modifications:

  • Incorporate Band, Orchestra and Choir into the school day (phase-in).
  • Add Project Lead the Way (PLtW) to the middle school curriculum.
  • Make World Language a choice and ensure that students who take three years in middle school obtain Level III standing as a freshman and that students who take two years in middle school obtain Level II standing as a freshman.
  • Authorize the creation of semester elective course in the Unified Arts for eighth grade students.

The phase-in of Band/Orchestra/Choir is being implemented in response to feedback from parents at the Learning and Teaching Committee held on December 13 and at the PTA Council’s Forum on January 16, in order to ease the transition for our middle school students. Working with the department chairs, it was discussed that this should be a two-year roll out.

Dr. Henderson noted that music sectionals will continue at all grade levels during the day, as they currently take place. Any change would be to improve the efficiency and scheduling to minimize educational impact. They will, however, ALL take place during the day as they do now.

“One of the things we need to be mindful of are special education or Tier 3 reading students. Decisions need to be individualized based on each student’s needs. That is a team decision, which parents are a part of,” she said.

The PTA Council produced a handout entitled Review of Phase I and Phase II Middle School Recommendations, which provides a general overview and a breakdown of requirements by grade level. It is posted below.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/24/18




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Mark your calendars! You are invited to attend the 17th Annual Summer Recreation Open House sponsored by the Elmhurst District 205 PTA. This is a FREE event open to all Elmhurst families and neighboring communities. Browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. This open house will be held on Tuesday, February 6, from 6-8 PM at York High School.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/23/18




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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                                   

8th Grade PreAlgebra Rubric      

8th Grade Algebra Rubric            

8th GradeGeometry CP Rubric

 

                    World Language Courses

                       French Rubric

                       Spanish 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!

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/19/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/17/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/17/18




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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.
 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/17/18




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The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be closing on January 31. Please help our schools achieve the 20% parent participation necessary to receive a report. The survey only takes about 10 minutes. To participate, visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois and select the appropriate survey to begin. Schools requiring more parent participation in order to meet the 20% minimum include: Churchville, Field, Fischer, Sandburg and York.

All survey results will be presented as a school-wide aggregate, and your school and school district will never receive individual-level data. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/15/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/14/18




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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.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/12/18




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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.

 

Application: 

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...

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/12/18




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There is no late arrival tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10. School will begin at the normal time of 7:40am.  The next late arrive date for York High School is Wednesday, January 17 with school starting at 9:25am.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/9/18




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 1/5/18




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During finals, only students who have been issued a parking pass are allowed to park on campus.  Please make other arrangements for transportation during finals.  Buses will be available for bus riders each day after the last final period.  Thank you.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/19/17




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It’s hard to believe that we are already thinking about Thanksgiving, and you know what that means...final exams for semester one is on the horizon.  Please see the final exam schedule below to help with your planning during the busy holiday season, and we hope everyone has a strong, productive end to the semester.

 

 

Wed.

Dec. 20th

Thurs.

Dec. 21st

Fri.

Dec. 22nd

7:40-9:10

(90 Mins)

Period 8 Period 3 Period 1

9:20-10:50

(90 Mins)

Period 7 Period 2

Period 4

11:00-11:50

(50 Mins)

LUNCH LUNCH Make Up

12:00-1:30

(90 Mins)

Period 6 Period 5 Make Up

 

  • Students should expect to have a Final Exam or Final Project in every class unless otherwise noted on the course syllabus.  Finals count for up to 20% of the semester one grade.
  • Students must take exams during the regular exam period.  No exams will be administered­ early; however, students who have three exams scheduled for one day may arrange to change one by contacting their counselor. Students should not ask their teacher to change an exam period.
  • Students are free to leave campus during times they do not have an exam.  Study areas (Learning Commons and Math Lab) will be open if students have an open period and do not want to leave the building.    The TMC will be open until 4:10 on all days for Make Up exams.
  • There will be a 10-minute passing period between consecutive exams.
  • Breakfast will be available from 7:00-9:00 on all three exam days.  Lunch service will be available from 11:00 - 12:00 on Wednesday and Thursday.  There will not be lunch service on Friday, December 22nd.
  • During finals, students in the TLS program and students who attend the Transition Center will meet for an instruction day from 7:40 to 1:30 on Wednesday and Thursday and from 7:40 to 11:00 on Friday.
  • Buses will run on regular schedules all three mornings.  On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, buses will depart at 1:40 with late buses departing at 3:30 and 4:30.  On Friday, buses will depart at 11:00 with late buses departing at 1:45 and 4:30. 
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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/19/17




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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.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/17/17




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It’s time to crack open the books at Elmhurst Public Library! Meeting rooms are available for you and your classmates to review the semester’s work so you can ace those finals. Available Saturday, December 16 through Thursday, December 21.

Check the schedule here: elmlib.org/teenprograms. Or reserve a study room with your EPL card and PIN number here: elmlib.org/studyrooms.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/12/17




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Elmhurst District 205 is pleased to announce that 189 York Community High School students from the Class of 2018 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. This prestigious recognition, given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), honors the academic achievements of over 19,000 high school students from across the state this year. They join the ranks of thousands of top Illinois students honored as State Scholars since the designation began in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 738 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

York seniors named as Illinois State Scholars for 2018-19 are listed in the document linked below.


While this prestigious recognition does not include a monetary prize, recipients are encouraged to cite the honor on applications for college admission and scholarships, in addition to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA determines students’ eligibility for federal and state aid, including Illinois’ need-based Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant, as well as for many forms of aid offered through colleges.

Created in 1957, ISAC provides postsecondary students of all ages and backgrounds with resources and support to pursue higher education. ISAC offers free financial aid and college access events to assist students and families with the college-going process.

Students can also visit the ISAC Student Portal for college planning, financial aid and financial literacy information and free tools, as well as information on how to contact the ISACorps, a group of recent college graduates who act as near-peer mentors, for one-on-one assistance and mentoring.

Students can also
get answers to their college-going and financial aid questions sent directly to their phones by signing up for ISAC College Q&A, ISAC’s free text messaging service. Visit the ISAC Student Portal for more information at www.isac.org/studentportal.

 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 12/12/17




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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!

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/7/17




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The next all-district Student Late Arrival Day will be this Wednesday, December 6. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.

The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2017-18 is as follows:

AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Early Childhood – 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
AM Kindergarten – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Kindergarten – 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1-5 – 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM
High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM


As always, supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to the above listed start times. The 2017-18 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 12/5/17




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Wednesday, Dec 13th 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm -

Looking for York Duke Apparel for holiday gifts?  Here is your chance for easy shopping!  The York Athletic Boosters are bringing the entire inventory of York Apparel to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) at York High School for easy shopping for you.  No ID needed to shop the sale on this day only.  It doesn’t get any easier than this to browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, sweats, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, hats, gloves, socks, house flags and even Holiday ornaments. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Wednesday December 13th from 11:00-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm. Please park in the bus lanes and enter Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Checks and Credit accepted. Questions - Christine @ CLjuneman@hotmail.com.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/5/17




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The District 205 Foundation's 2018 Thiems Grant Application is now available. In consideration of the demands on your time, the application has been streamlined to make it less labor intensive to apply. We encourage you to get creative, innovate and collaborate, and apply for programs or enhancements that will help you deliver curriculum and engage students. Applications that contain technology or media components must include a Technology Review form.

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 will be accepted beginning Friday, December 1, and are due on Monday, February 12, 2018. Please review the Thiems Grant Application Guidelines and contact Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at ext. 2770 or lfanelli@elmhurst205.org with questions.

Since 1990, educational grants totaling nearly $1.5 million have been awarded through the Thiems Grant Program.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/30/17




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On Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 PM, the York Community High School Orchestras will present a Holiday Concert, including performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras conducted by Ray Ostwald. The orchestras will offer a mixture of classical and seasonal favorites. The concert will be in York’s Merle E. Baker Auditorium. Admission is free.

Senior bassoonist and concerto competition winner Nick Jack Agliata III will perform the third movement of Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon. Other featured works include Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 8, Johann Strauss Jr.’s Thunder and Lightning Polka, J. S. Bach’s “Contrapunctus No. 1” from The Art of Fugue as well as Baroque Christmas concertos by Arcangelo Corelli and Francesco Manfredini. Additional featured students include violinists Alex Boscov, Anita Wary, Adrian Zhuang, Elizabeth Yu, Maya Wlodarczyk, Dylan Mahoney and LiWen Hirt, along with cellists Gabby Mastro and Caitlin Forbes. Julian Wrobel and Alexandra Barishman will be featured on the harpsichord.

York Orchestra students will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items at the concert in the lobby to be donated to a local food pantry.

Attached is a photo of Nick Jack Agliata III, featured soloist and one of four Concerto Competition winners this year. Questions should be sent to Orchestra Director Ray Oswald at rostwald@elmhurst205.org

Bio for Nick Jack Agliata III:

York High School senior Nick Jack Agliata III is the principal bassoon in the York Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. He studies with the assistant principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bill Buchman, and previously studied under Dianne Ryan. Nick has also played with the Protege Philharmonic, Chicago Youth Concert Orchestra, Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphonic Winds and his chamber ensemble, The Winds of Madness. As a sophomore and senior Nick was selected for the ILMEA District 1 Band, earning the principal chair this year. Next year, Nick will pursue a double major in bassoon performance and musicology at the University of Memphis focusing on early music performance and the study of both the German and French system bassoons. Nick is currently working to become an orchestral librarian and hopes to one day return to Chicago to work with an orchestra.

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Posted by: Kate Allt
Published: 11/28/17




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Elmhurst Police have three suspects in custody for investigation of burglary and auto theft that occurred in north Elmhurst. On Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM, Elmhurst police officers responded to the area of 600 Fay for a report of a prowler in the garage. Responding officers observed two vehicles leaving the area and attempted to stop the cars. Both vehicles fled and struck a marked squad car in front of 429 West Ave., and the suspects fled the scene on foot. It has been learned that the vehicles were stolen from Villa Park & Elmhurst.

Elmhurst Police officers established a perimeter and with the assistance of surrounding police agencies began a systematic search of the area. The suspects were subsequently located at: 463 W. North Ave, North Ave & Ridgeland, and 400 block of West Ave. Police have recovered a loaded handgun from one of the suspects and are still looking for a fourth suspect who is believed to have left the area.

As a result, both Emerson Elementary and Churchville Middle School were operating under an emergency Late Start schedule this morning.

This investigation remains ongoing and at this point, it is believed that the suspects may have been entering unlocked cars and garages in order to steal items of value and cars with keys in the ignition.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police at 630-530-3050.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/27/17




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Students, teachers and parents across Illinois have the opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey allows you and your child (in grades 4 through 12) to share thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness at your child’s school. It asks students about their experiences in school and parents about their experiences with their child’s school, giving school leaders critical input to help develop school improvement plans.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

In March of 2018, reports will be sent to schools and districts that achieve the 20% participation threshold for parents and 50% threshold for students and staff. Data will also be included in the Illinois State School Report Card next fall.


Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Student participants will be required to log in using their student ID and birth date in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material.

The parent survey takes about 10 minutes; the student survey takes about 25 minutes. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey was scheduled to be conducted in November. The survey will be open through January 31, 2018. We hope you will participate.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/27/17




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The Rotary Club of Elmhurst convened at York Community High School on November 16 to officially launch a program aimed at early intervention for students at risk for or engaging in substance abuse. The event occurred following year-long discussions between members of the Elmhurst Rotary and York High School administrators about a partnership to combat substance use and increase adolescents’ social and emotional skills.

The program included a luncheon at La Brigade, York’s student-run restaurant; a presentation by Melissa Moore, York Assistant Principal for Student Services; and the official dedication of a student group space at York. Both the early intervention program and the group space furnishings were funded by a donation from Elmhurst Rotary. “After meetings with city officials and its own research on the opioid crisis, the Rotary Club of Elmhurst wanted to make a difference in our own community by donating $10,000 to the plan developed by District 205 and York High School,” said Rob Kopecky, President of Rotary Club of Elmhurst.

The intervention program will allow students to be referred for an assessment conducted by a provider from Rosecrance Health Network. The results would be used to determine a student’s need for treatment and recommendations for level of care. While there is no cost associated with the assessment, the Rotary Club of Elmhurst has provided funding for York High School to offer an on-site counseling group as one of the potential intervention recommendations. The group will be co-facilitated by Matt Quinn, of Rosecrance Health Network, and Bonnie Salvo, York High School Social Worker, both of whom were in attendance at the November 16 event.

The day concluded with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and opportunity for members of the Rotary Club of Elmhurst to view the new group space at York, which will be used for students to meet with members of the York Student Services department. The groups will serve a variety of purposes aimed at supporting students’ social-emotional well-being, ranging from managing stress and anxiety to dealing with anger or navigating common high school experiences. The group space will also be used for the substance abuse counseling program.

Greg St. Laurent (second from left) presents a Rotary International plaque to Dr. David Moyer (far left), Melissa Moore, and Erin DeLuga (far right) during the dedication of the group space at York High School on November 16, 2017.


 

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Published: 11/21/17




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On Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 7:30 PM, the York Community High School Orchestras will present a Holiday Concert, including performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras conducted by Ray Ostwald. The orchestras will offer a mixture of classical and seasonal favorites. Senior bassoonist and concerto competition winner Nick Jack Agliata III will perform the third movement of Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon. Other featured works include Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 8, Johann Strauss Jr’s Thunder and Lightning Polka, J. S. Bach’s “Contrapunctus No. 1” from The Art of Fugue as well as Baroque Christmas concertos by Arcangelo Corelli and Francesco Manfredini. Additional featured students include violinists Alex Boscov, Anita Wary, Adrian Zhuang, Elizabeth Yu, Maya Wlodarczyk, Dylan Mahoney and LiWen Hirt, along with cellists Gabby Mastro and Caitlin Forbes. Julian Wrobel and Alexandra Barishman will be featured on the harpsichord.

 

The concert will be in York’s Merle E. Baker Auditorium. Admission is free however York Orchestra students will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items at the concert in the lobby to be donated to a local food pantry.

 

Senior Nick Jack Agliata III is the principal bassoon in the York Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. He studies with the assistant principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bill Buchman, and previously studied under Dianne Ryan. Nick has also played with the Protege Philharmonic, Chicago Youth Concert Orchestra, Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphonic Winds and his chamber ensemble, The Winds of Madness. As a sophomore and senior Nick was selected for the ILMEA District 1 Band, earning the principal chair this year. Next year, Nick will pursue a double major in bassoon performance and musicology at the University of Memphis focusing on early music performance and the study of both the German and French system bassoons. Nick is currently working to become an orchestral librarian and hopes to one day return to Chicago to work with an orchestra.


 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/21/17




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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.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/17/17




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All District 205 students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing their donations to their local school from October 23-November 17. There will also be collection bins at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA and Park District locations. The donations will then be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage, where they will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

The United Community Concerns Association gives assistance to Elmhurst school children and their families, providing food baskets and food certificates at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Last year UCCA assisted over 300 families throughout the holidays. Please see the related flyer posted on the D205 Virtual Backpack page.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/14/17




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Sip, shop and support the York PTSA during a special evening of shopping at Kie & Kate Couture, a women and children's boutique featuring clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, gifts, and home decor located at 559 Spring Road in Elmhurst. On Thursday, November 16 from 7 to 10 PM, Kie & Kate are generously offering shoppers 10% off their purchases and donating another 10% to the PTSA. Beverages and snacks will be served. Please help us spread the word! All are welcome.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/14/17




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Duke and Future Duke Parents - Get some holiday shopping off your to-do list with the York Athletic Boosters Holiday Sale! The Athletic Boosters are taking special orders for several York Spirit items, just in times for the holidays and ONLY available through this holiday sale. Visit the online order site https://agpeservices.com/estore/PSWEAR/York/Spiritwear at or visit the York High School Athletic Boosters page at york.elmhurst205.org/yboosters and check out these items that will not be stocked at the bookstore. New fleece joggers, full zip tech sweatshirt and a festive York Duke tree ornament as well as a personalized fleece blanket and letterman’s sweatshirt jacket are available. ORDERS MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 19th-NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.  Pick up will be conveniently at York High School in the lobby at Door #1 of the Academic Building on December 13th from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm.  On the pick-up date, we will also have our entire regular inventory of items available for sale, such as our classic York Green or Black Hoodie, PomPom hats, Duke socks, Flannel Pants and T-shirts. York Apparel makes great gifts for students in every grade!

 

Questions, please contact Christine Juneman CLJuneman@gmail.com, 630.258.3880

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/8/17




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The fifth all-district Student Late Arrival Day will be this Wednesday, November 8. Certified staff and administrators will be using this time to collaboratively review student data, discuss professional growth topics, problem solve, share best practices and continue the work of building a Professional Learning Community.

The Student Late Arrival instructional schedule for 2017-18 will be as follows:

AM Early Childhood – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Early Childhood – 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
AM Kindergarten – 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM
PM Kindergarten – 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1-5 – 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Middle School – 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM
High School – 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM


As always, supervised student arrival will begin 20 minutes prior to the above listed start times. The 2017-18 School Calendar (which provides a one-page overview of this information), may be found on the District 205 calendar page.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/7/17




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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 8am and will include speeches from selected veterans, as well as York students and administrators. Veterans are encouraged to arrive at 7:15am 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 11am 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.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/7/17




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Herff Jones will deliver class rings and letter jackets on Tuesday, November 7th during lunch periods in the Commons. Bring your balance due to pick up your product. Personal checks will not be accepted for final payment. You may bring cash, money order or credit card. You may also pay online at: www.herffjonesil.com

 

If you still need to order your class ring or letter jacket, please see Herff Jones during lunch periods on Tuesday, November 7th. Class ring packets are available in Student Services. For more information please call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743 or visit us online.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/6/17




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Tickets to York Drama's Fall Festival are still on sale!  We are very excited to bring two innovative performances to the stage this weekend!  Tickets are available online at www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama.  Show times and information are included below.  
 
The Children's Hour is a groundbreaking drama exploring the power of the spoken word.  When a young girl starts a rumor about her teachers, lies compound, lives unravel, and truths are revealed. In today's world of social media and political volatility, Lillian Hellman's work is more relevant than the day it was written.
 
Next to Normal is true contemporary musical theatre; exploring how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los AngelesTimesThe Washington PostRolling Stone and The New York Times.
 
Here are the exact dates and times:
 
Thursday, October 26th   The Children's Hour   7:30pm
Friday, October 27th       Next to Normal           7:30pm
Saturday, October 28th   The Children's Hour    7:30pm
Sunday, October 29th     Next to Normal           2:00pm
 
Tickets are $10 each (Adults/ Seniors/ Children) plus a small processing fee.  These performances are not recommended for children under 13.
 
Special note regarding York Student Tickets for the Fall Festival - York student tickets are free to The Children's Hour and will be available at the door with a student ID.  Student tickets to Next to Normal will be $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.  
 
If you have any questions please email us here at yorkdramatickets@gmail.com.
 
 
Thank you for supporting York Drama! 
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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/23/17




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 10/21/17




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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
 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 10/20/17




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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. 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 10/20/17




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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.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 10/17/17




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Did you know that donating blood just one time can save up to three lives? York’s first blood drive of the year will be held this upcoming Thursday, October 19th, in the South Gym. Students ages 16 and older are encouraged to donate! Sign up using the attached google form, and be sure to have the permission slip signed in pen on the day of the drive.


SIGN UP HERE!

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/16/17




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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.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/4/17




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It’s hard to believe that just over 4 weeks into the 2017-18 school year, we are looking forward to the course selection process for our current 8th grade class--the Class of 2022.  As you may be aware, our district is no longer using the EXPLORE--a standardized test that both helped monitor students’ growth from the EXPLORE in 8th grade through the ACT during their junior year and assisted in the course selection process; instead, we have moved to the PSAT 8/9, which will allow us to monitor students’ growth from PSAT 8/9 in 8th grade through the SAT their junior year and to help in this year’s course selection process.

  • Current 8th grade students in District 205 will take the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, October 4th, at their respective middle schools.
  • Current Elmhurst residents who attend 8th grade in local private schools have the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9 on Saturday, October 14th, at York High School.  For private school students who cannot attend on the 14th, a makeup date has been scheduled for the following Saturday, October 21st.
    • If your private school student attends Immaculate Conception, Immanuel Lutheran, or Visitation, you will be receiving a mailing from us, asking for you to confirm the information we have for your student and to indicate which test date your student will attend.

Since we needed to make a change with the standardized test, it was a great opportunity to make other adjustments to our course selection process, and we hope they will reduce student stress over the course selection process and will reduce classroom interruptions in their 8th grade classes.  These course selection rubrics--English, Math, Science, and World Languages--will be published in the next few weeks.

 

We cannot wait to meet the Class of 2022 at our 8th Grade Academic & Activity Night on Tuesday, January 30th.  This is a great night that allows you to hear more information about the course selection process at York, and it allows our future Dukes to see all of the amazing clubs, sports, and activities that await them in the halls and on the fields at York High School.

 

Go Dukes!

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/11/17




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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.

 

SIGN UP HERE

 

10/5/17

10/6/17

10/20/17

11/10/17

1/26/18

2/16/18

3/22/18

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/27/17