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Audience: Announcements
  • Hey International club members! We'll be meeting every Wednesday during March (March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th) after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our International Fest displays so make sure to bring your supplies! If you have any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • Great news! Tomorrow is our LAST Alumni Visit Day being held in the Commons during the lunch periods. Use this opportunity to talk with former York students about their school, their field of study, and anything you want to know.  
  • Here is a sample of who will be visiting:
  • An Engineering Physics and Music student from Elmhurst College and Illinois Institute of Technology, several U of I students, a Psychology major from UIC, a grad playing hockey and studying at Dartmouth, and several other engineering students attending several different colleges. Stop by!
  • Breakfast for Lunch! Starting Wednesday, March 13th
  • Your favorite breakfast items will be available every Wednesday inside our pasta/Asian station. Omelets, Waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs
  • YORK HOCKEY CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER:
  • Happy to have Chipotle host a 2nd Fundraiser for York Hockey!!
  • 353 S Route 83, Elmhurst
  • Tues, March 19th: 3p-9p
  • Do make it count! Three ways to guarantee your purchases count:
  • Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying
  • Show the cashier a paper flyer prior to paying
  • Flying flyer-free? Just mention the fundraiser to the cashier prior to paying
  • Do pay in store - Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total
  • Did you know that Uranus was the first planet to be discovered by a telescope? Come to Trivia Night on Wednesday, March 20th at 7 pm in the Cafeteria. Join with your pals or family to make teams of up to 8! This is the first themed Trivia Night, and the theme is VACATION. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, along with the team with the best costume.   
  • Attention all Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors:  if you are interested in applying for a spot on York's 019-2020 Student Council, please check the StuCo website to download an application.  All applications are due to room A323 by Thursday, March 22nd.  For questions, see Ms. Fleming or Mr. Moran.
  • What do Channing Tatum, President Bill Clinton, and York high school have in common?  They have all been to the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, which is the site of York’s Prom!  Please join us for an amazing evening on Saturday, April 27th at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, as well as Post-Prom on the Odyssey.  This year’s Prom will feature brand new menus at both places.  Only the first 712 students will be allowed on the Post Prom cruise.  Prom is open to all juniors and seniors.  Tickets will be on sale for seniors only from April 2nd-4th.  Juniors may purchase tickets starting on April 5th.  Please make your Prom plans over spring break, fill out the online ticket form on thisisyork.org, and be ready to purchase your tickets when we return from school! 
  • Hey York! Do you like learning about different cultures? Are you into trying new foods and watching some cultural performances? Then come to International Fest, the best event of the year! International Fest will be on Friday, March 22nd during all the lunch periods in the Commons. Check out the fashion show and a performance by Latina Dreamers as well as displays from all different clubs across York. It's the best day of the year! See you at International Fest! 
  • Did you know that York has a book club that meets in the Learning Commons once a month during late start time? Read Stephanie Perkin's Anna and the French Kiss and join them for great snacks and conversation April 10. Contact Ms. Drumm with questions.
  • The LP Project will be celebrating the release of seven student albums of all original work with a concert on Saturday, April 6th, at The Jam Lab in Brookfield.  Music will start at 7pm and will include performances by Ben Pavlik, Maggie Quick, Bridey Costello, Sleeveless Jacket, Tanya Guerrero, Kate Gehrke, and Nico Lepore.  There will be a cover of $10 at the door. Come out and support their original music! Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Attention all AP students, this Thursday is the last day to signup for AP exams. Please register on the total registration website. You can find the AP link on the front page of the York Website.
  • If you have questions please contact Mr Walz or Mrs Julian in student services.
  • Do you like Bollywood movies?  Are you interested in Indian or Pakistani culture? Wanna try learning Hindi? Or maybe you just like Indian food? Then Indo-Pak club is for you! Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 21st! Stop by room A223 after school and see what it's all about!
  • What's up, York!? Get ready to show your support of struggling communities overseas with Future Diplomats of America's Heifer International Fundraiser. FDA members will be selling Bracelets during lunch periods and in their classes for $1. All funds will go to Heifer International, which works to end hunger and poverty in communities by giving them the tools they need to become self-reliant.
  • The Elmhurst Commission on Youth is hosting our annual Teen Job & Volunteer Fair in the York Commons this Wednesday, March 20 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. There will be over forty companies and organizations attending offering many volunteer and paid opportunities for the students at York and teens in the community. The event is free and no registration is required. 
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/19/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Do you want to help the York community next year?  The application for Ambassadors is available from Friday, March 1st until Friday, March 22nd.  Find the application on the Ambassadors webpage, under the Clubs & Activities on the York homepage.  Applications are only online and will remain available until Friday, March 22nd at 10pm. If you want to be an Ambassador for the next school year you must apply by the March 22nd deadline.  The open application period only happens once a year.  Questions?  See Ms. Dollaske or Mrs. Julian in YSS. 
  • Hey International club members! We'll be meeting every Wednesday during March (March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th) after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our International Fest displays so make sure to bring your supplies! If you have any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • YORK HOCKEY CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER:
  • Happy to have Chipotle host a 2nd Fundraiser for York Hockey!!
  • 353 S Route 83, Elmhurst
  • Tues, March 19th: 3p-9p
  • Do make it count! Three ways to guarantee your purchases count:
  • Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying
  • Show the cashier a paper flyer prior to paying
  • Flying flyer-free? Just mention the fundraiser to the cashier prior to paying
  • Do pay in store - Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting Monday, March 18th in room A374, to meet all of our animals! And if you haven't already, turn your $9 in to the bookstore for a t-shirt by Monday, March 18th. Come join the pack!
  • Did you know that Uranus was the first planet to be discovered by a telescope? Come to Trivia Night on Wednesday, March 20th at 7 pm in the Cafeteria. Join with your pals or family to make teams of up to 8! This is the first themed Trivia Night, and the theme is VACATION. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, along with the team with the best costume.   
  • Attention all Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors:  if you are interested in applying for a spot on York's 019-2020 Student Council, please check the StuCo website to download an application.  All applications are due to room A323 by Thursday, March 22nd.  For questions, see Ms. Fleming or Mr. Moran.
  • Did you know that for the first time in 100 years, there will be a taco bar at the York Prom?!  Please join us for an amazing evening on Saturday, April 27th at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, as well as Post-Prom on the Odyssey.  Only the first 712 students will be allowed on the Post Prom cruise.  Prom is open to all juniors and seniors.  Tickets will be on sale for seniors only from April 2nd-4th.  Juniors may purchase tickets starting on April 5th.  Please make your Prom plans over spring break, fill out the online ticket form on thisisyork.org, and be ready to purchase your tickets when we return from school! 
  • Hey York! Do you like learning about different cultures? Are you into trying new foods and watching some cultural performances? Then come to International Fest, the best event of the year! International Fest will be on Friday, March 22nd during all the lunch periods in the Commons. Check out the fashion show and a performance by Latina Dreamers as well as displays from all different clubs across York. It's the best day of the year! See you at International Fest! 
  • The LP Project will be celebrating the release of seven student albums of all original work with a concert on Saturday, April 6th, at The Jam Lab in Brookfield.  Music will start at 7pm and will include performances by Ben Pavlik, Maggie Quick, Bridey Costello, Sleeveless Jacket, Tanya Guerrero, Kate Gehrke, and Nico Lepore.  There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Come out and support their original music! Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Attention all AP students, this Thursday is the last day to signup for AP exams. Please register on the total registration website. You can find the AP link on the front page of the York Website.
  • If you have questions please contact Mr Walz or Mrs Julian in student services.
  • Do you like Bollywood movies?  Are you interested in Indian or Pakistani culture? Wanna try learning Hindi? Or maybe you just like Indian food? Then Indo-Pak club is for you! Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 21st! Stop by room A223 after school and see what it's all about!
  • Breakfast for Lunch! Starting Wednesday, March 13th, Your favorite breakfast items will be available every Wednesday inside our pasta/Asian station. Omelets, Waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/18/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Starting Monday March 18th students will need their school IDs to enter the cafeteria for their lunch. We will be using our automated SWIPE attendance system to allow students to enter the Commons and Cafeteria. 
  • If you need a new student ID please stop by the Student Station at Door #1 or Student Services to get a new ID made. 
  • Do you want to help the York community next year?  The application for Ambassadors is available from Friday, March 1st until Friday, March 22nd.  Find the application on the Ambassadors webpage, under the Clubs & Activities on the York homepage.  Applications are only online and will remain available until Friday, March 22nd at 10pm. If you want to be an Ambassador for the next school year you must apply by the March 22nd deadline.  The open application period only happens once a year.  Questions?  See Ms. Dollaske or Mrs. Julian in YSS. 
  • Hey International club members! We'll be meeting every Wednesday during March (March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th) after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our International Fest displays so make sure to bring your supplies! If you have any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • Hey fellow Dukes! Did you know that some of your male peers have the answer for solving the problems of the world? Did you also know that they have incredible talents and can be charming, confident, and elegant? Please come see these amazing junior and senior men compete for the coveted Mr. Duke title on Friday, March 15th at 7 pm in the auditorium. The audience vote will help determine the winner, so come enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!
  • All junior and senior audience members will receive a free raffle ticket for a post prom ticket that will be drawn during the event, so there's another reason not to miss this amazing night!
  • Breakfast for Lunch! Starting Wednesday, March 13th, Your favorite breakfast items will be available every Wednesday inside our pasta/Asian station. Omelets, Waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs
  • Trivia Club will have a special Pre-Spring Break Trivia Contest on Monday, March 18th. Please join us at 7:10 AM in Room A334. New members always welcome.
  • York’s Mock Trial team wins State this weekend in Springfield. York won the title after a tough completion Sunday evening against Glenbard East High School.  
  • In addition to the team award, York also received 6 individual awards. 
  • Lexi Lukose was the only student in the state to score a perfect score on the exam.
  • Katy Clugg, Lexi Lukose, Andrea Gurau received recognition for Best Attorney. While Katy Clugg and Anthony Aguilar received Best Witness. 
  • Maya Iyer, Sarah Martich, Ava Gehrke, Vanessa Bardoshi, and Elinor Kness all played key roles in the team’s success. 
  • Congratulations to all these amazing students and their coaches, Amy Mueller and Elizabeth Birchler. 
  • What an end to the 2018-2019 Fall/ Winter Season for the DUKES!
  • JV took the title from the North Shore in an amazing game at the last Friday Night Ice of this season! 
  • 2019 SHL JV Champions!!!
  • Congratulations to this team of highly skilled and disciplined student athletes!!
  • Thank you to all of YORK HOCKEY NATION for coming out to cheer on both JV & Varsity this season! 
  • YORK HOCKEY CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER:
  • Happy to have Chipotle host a 2nd Fundraiser for York Hockey!!
  • 353 S Route 83, Elmhurst
  • Tues, March 19th: 3p-9p
  • Do make it count! Three ways to guarantee your purchases count:
  • Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying
  • Show the cashier a paper flyer prior to paying
  • Flying flyer-free? Just mention the fundraiser to the cashier prior to paying
  • Do pay in store - Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total
  • 2019 ETHS Career Options Night, Thursday, March 14th 
  • 6:00pm*-8:30pm  
  • ETHS Main Lobby and North Cafeteria 
  • Raffle * Info Sessions * Career Fair *
  • Students/Community Members:  Sign up to attend  on March 14th 
  • https://tinyurl.com/ETHSCON 
  • View the list of over 50 Career Fair Exhibitors HERE
  • Event Flyer Attached HERE
  • This event is designed for students and young adults interested in professional careers that don’t require a four-year college degree. From apprenticeships and internships to local, non-degree work opportunities, students and their families will learn about a wide range of valuable, high-paying career pathways. Parents and guardians of current and former ETHS students and Alumni are encouraged to attend to receive information about the many post-high school pathways available. 
  • Career Options Night is open to the entire community, especially for 9th-12th grade students and their parents/guardians. Alumni and former students are welcome!
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language and culture? Or just French food? Come to our next meeting TODAY right after school. As always, French snacks will be provided. See you there!
  • Hey Dukes! Want to test your luck? Find as many green shamrocks as you can around the school today and Friday. Label them with your name and ID number and place them in the box outside of Ms. Flemings room, A323, by 3:15pm Friday. Three winners will be drawn Monday and will receive shamrock shakes. The more you find the greater chance you have to win. Good luck!
  • Attention all Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors:  if you are interested in applying for a spot on York's 019-2020 Student Council, please check the StuCo website to download an application.  All applications are due to room A323 by Thursday, March 22nd.  For questions, see Ms. Fleming or Mr. Moran.

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/14/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Starting Monday March 18th students will need their school IDs to enter the cafeteria for their lunch. We will be using our automated SWIPE attendance system to allow students to enter the Commons and Cafeteria. 
  • If you need a new student ID please stop by the Student Station at Door #1 or Student Services to get a new ID made. 
  • Do you want to help the York community next year?  The application for Ambassadors is available from Friday, March 1st until Friday, March 22nd.  Find the application on the Ambassadors webpage, under the Clubs & Activities on the York homepage.  Applications are only online and will remain available until Friday, March 22nd at 10pm. If you want to be an Ambassador for the next school year you must apply by the March 22nd deadline.  The open application period only happens once a year.  Questions?  See Ms. Dollaske or Mrs. Julian in YSS. 
  • Hey International club members! We'll be meeting every Wednesday during March (March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th) after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our International Fest displays so make sure to bring your supplies! If you have any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • Ciao Dukes! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, March 12th in room A227. We will be planning for International Fest and of course enjoying delicious Italian food!
  • There will be a meeting for all students participating in the York Global Leadership Summit or York GLS trip to Spain and Switzerland on Tuesday, March 12th during the second half of all lunch periods. The meeting will be in the Ellis room, located in the Learning Commons. We will be discussing fundraising and other requirements for the trip. Once again, the meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th in the Ellis room. Please plan on attending this mandatory meeting during the second half of your lunch period.  For any questions, contact Mrs. Rodriguez or Mr. Johnson or check Google Classroom. See you Tuesday!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/11/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Hey International club members! We'll be meeting every Wednesday during March (March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th) after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our International Fest displays so make sure to bring your supplies! If you have any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • The next Java Live open mic night is Friday, March 8th in the Commons.  Sign up to perform at the door, or sit back, relax, and enjoy student performances in a coffee house setting.  Doors open at 6:30 and music runs from 7 to 9.  The cost is a $4 donation at the door and snacks will be sold for $1 to help fund the spring Literary Magazine.
  • Let’s Go Dukes!!! JV has an action packed week as they start the SHL Championship Series v Stevenson!!
  • Game 1: Monday @6:30pm at Twin Rinks in Buffalo Grove
  • Game 2: FRIDAY NIGHT ICE AT ADDISON!! 7:10pm!!
  • JV also will play Stevenson I the Elite 8 round for State Saturday, 10:25am @ The Edge Ice Arena!
  • Varsity will battle New Trier Green once again in the Elite 8 round for State, Tuesday, March 5th, 8:35pm @ The Edge Ice Arena!
  • Let’s PACK THE HOUSE!! Bring your crew, your rally towels and your energy!!! 
  • Go DUKES!!! 
  • PS: York Hockey Spring season Tryouts start Monday, March 11th! See website for registration link!
  • Ciao Dukes! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, March 12th in room A227. We will be planning for International Fest and of course enjoying delicious Italian food!
  • York’s Varsity Scholastic Bowl team ended its winning season last night at the Regional IHSA championship, but not before demonstrating the manifold strengths that have made this such a successful season.
  • Under the leadership of Captains Dylan Mahoney and Alex Boskov, the team staged a second round comeback against Catholic League Powerhouse Fenwick. The Dukes trailed by over 100 points early, but their cool heads prevailed, and the SchoBowlers finished off the Friars by 90 points.
  • The second round turned into a “cross-town classic,” with York paired against former state champions Timothy Christian. The match went back and forth, but in the very last questions, Timothy pulled ahead. The final score was 460-430.
  • Supporting the Varsity Dukes were Juniors Joey Alvestad, Aaron Ludkowski, and Andrew Trenta. Sophomore standouts Rhian Fazzini, Aaron Taub, and Adrian Zhuang, along with Freshman sensation Brennan Zehner provided key backup.
  • Good luck to the York DECA club members as they compete in the Illinois state DECA competition.
  • Trivia Club is meeting  at 7:10AM in Room A334 this MONDAY, MARCH 11th! Please join us for some trivia!
  • There will be a meeting for all students participating in the York Global Leadership Summit or York GLS trip to Spain and Switzerland on Tuesday, March 12th during the second half of all lunch periods. The meeting will be in the Ellis room, located in the Learning Commons. We will be discussing fundraising and other requirements for the trip. Once again, the meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th in the Ellis room. Please plan on attending this mandatory meeting during the second half of your lunch period.  For any questions, contact Mrs. Rodriguez or Mr. Johnson or check Google Classroom. See you Tuesday!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/8/19




Audience: Announcements
  • York Dance Company Showing 2019 will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Dance Studio. Come see original choreography by Seona Ablue, Tessa Olson, Sidney Valdez, Arianna Kapotas, Ashley Holmolka, and Joanna Menendie. Additional guest performances by the Advanced Dance Classes.  Admission is Free. Hope to see you in the audience!
  • Hey International club members! We'll be meeting every Wednesday during March (March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th) after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our International Fest displays so make sure to bring your supplies! If you have any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • Attention Seniors:  Herff Jones will deliver graduation announcements and senior products on Thursday, March 7th, during lunch periods in the Commons.  Your final payment is due prior to delivery.  Personal checks will not be accepted for final payment. You can bring cash on delivery day or pay online at www. herffjonesil.com or by phone at 815-756-4743. Extra announcements will be available for purchase. Thank you. 
  • The next Java Live open mic night is Friday, March 8th in the Commons.  Sign up to perform at the door, or sit back, relax, and enjoy student performances in a coffee house setting.  Doors open at 6:30 and music runs from 7 to 9.  The cost is a $4 donation at the door and snacks will be sold for $1 to help fund the spring Literary Magazine.
  • Come to the YCCA meeting this Thursday 3/7 in Mrs. Morser’s room A330. We will be talking about an upcoming food drive and ways to promote. We need all the help we can get! If you have any questions, contact Riley Haug at 35322@elmhurst205.org
  • Let’s Go Dukes!!!
  • JV has an action packed week as they start the SHL Championship Series v Stevenson!!
  • Game 1: Monday @6:30pm at Twin Rinks in Buffalo Grove
  • Game 2: FRIDAY NIGHT ICE AT ADDISON!! 7:10pm!!
  • Game 3: TBD (if needed)
  • JV also will play Stevenson I the Elite 8 round for State Saturday, 10:25am @ The Edge Ice Arena!
  • Varsity will battle New Trier Green once again in the Elite 8 round for State, Tuesday, March 5th, 8:35pm @ The Edge Ice Arena!
  • Let’s PACK THE HOUSE!! Bring your crew, your rally towels and your energy!!! 
  • Go DUKES!!! 
  • PS: York Hockey Spring season Tryouts start Monday, March 11th! See website for registration link!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/5/19




Audience: Announcements
  • York Dance Company Showing 2019 will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Dance Studio. Come see original choreography by Seona Ablue, Tessa Olson, Sidney Valdez, Arianna Kapotas, Ashley Holmolka, and Joanna Menendie. Additional guest performances by the Advanced Dance Classes.  Admission is Free. Hope to see you in the audience!
  • Do you want to help the York community next year?  The application for Ambassadors is available from Friday, March 1st until Friday, March 22nd.  Find the application on the Ambassadors webpage, under the Clubs & Activities on the York homepage.  Applications are only online and will remain available until Friday, March 22nd at 10pm. If you want to be an Ambassador for the next school year you must apply by the March 22nd deadline.  The open application period only happens once a year.  Questions?  See Ms. Dollaske or Mrs. Julian in YSS. 
  • Hey International club members! We'll be meeting every Wednesday during March (March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th) after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our International Fest displays so make sure to bring your supplies! If you have any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • Attention Seniors:  Herff Jones will deliver graduation announcements and senior products on Thursday, March 7th, during lunch periods in the Commons.  Your final payment is due prior to delivery.  Personal checks will not be accepted for final payment. You can bring cash on delivery day or pay online at www. herffjonesil.com or by phone at 815-756-4743. Extra announcements will be available for purchase. Thank you. 
  • York Model United Nations continued it's 2018-19 season with another successful conference at Lyons Township last Saturday.  Nick Pomatto received Outstanding Delegate honors, while Mollie Grasse, Alex Norgle, and Ethan Thomas earned Honorable Mention recognition.  The York delegation of 20 students also collectively received the honor of Best Small Delegation.  Keep it rolling York Model UN! 
  • Hey York! Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country.  The stories of women's historic achievements present an expanded view of the complexity and contradiction of living a full and purposeful life.
  • The knowledge of women's history provides a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. This perspective can encourage girls and women to think larger and bolder and can give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Help us celebrate this month as we write women back into history! Stand with EMPOWER this Friday, March 8th by wearing white, the color of suffrage, to celebrate International Women's Day.  Or stop by a meeting every Tuesday after school in A396 so you can be the change, too!
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting today in room A374, to meet all of our animals! Come join the pack!
  • The next Java Live open mic night is Friday, March 8th in the Commons.  Sign up to perform at the door, or sit back, relax, and enjoy student performances in a coffee house setting.  Doors open at 6:30 and music runs from 7 to 9.  The cost is a $4 donation at the door and snacks will be sold for $1 to help fund the spring Literary Magazine.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/4/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Get excited!  The black-light winter dance is tomorrow night! If you have not purchased a ticket yet, you can buy one at the door tomorrow for $10. Be sure to bring your York ID, they’ll be checked at the door. Thank you to everyone who participated in the spirit days so far, tomorrow is green and white day.
  • Girls, Badminton tryouts are only 2 weeks away! There will be only one more open gym before tryouts. Last open gym date is Thursday February 21st, in the South gym from 6:30-8:30pm.  . Tryouts are Monday February 25th after school.
  • Which Australian marsupial is known for its fiery temper? Did you answer, Tasmanian Devil? If you enjoy trivia, please join us for Trivia Club. We will be meeting in A334 on Monday the 25th at 7:05. All are welcome. See Ms. Olson, Roshan Hoffman or Jake Hansmann for more details.
  • Do you like Bollywood movies?  Are you interested in Indian or Pakistani culture? Wanna try learning Hindi? Or maybe you just like Indian food? Then Indo-Pak club is for you! Our first meeting will be on Thursday, February 21st! Stop by room A223 after school and see what it's all about and learn something new!
  • Attention York boys, are you looking to get stronger? learn a flip? Or maybe just need a spring sport? Then come join York’s Boys Gymnastics team! Practices run today until May, Mondays-Saturdays until 6:00pm. Freshman are strongly encouraged.
  • York Live is the new name for the Talent Show during Fine Arts Week.  Fine Arts Week will be hosting this year's York Live on Friday, March 1st at 7pm in the York Auditorium.  The show is free for students with an ID, otherwise, tickets are $10 at the door or at the Bookstore.  All money raised from this show goes towards funding for Fine Arts Week.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: Any patient today who receives steroids for medical treatment should be grateful for the work of Dr. Percy Julian.  Julian rose from poverty in Alabama to become a research chemist who pioneered the synthesis of hormones such as testosterone, steroids, and progesterone.  Julian was only the second African American to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and was one of the first to receive a doctorate in chemistry. 
  • Hey Dukes, come on down to the commons to celebrate all that is art with this years Fine Arts Week Art Fair!  During the lunch hours on Tuesday February 26th advanced and AP level art students will be guiding you through various activities such as: face painting, custom key chain making, clay building, photography, drawing, and pottery wheel demos. It is ONE DAY ONLY -  Periods 4, 5, and 6 so be sure to mark it on your calendars. Come see everything your Art Department has to offer!
  • Hey Dukes! Does engineering sound interesting to you? Do you like to work with computers, but also with your hands? Computer Engineering may be for you! We will be working with Arduinos to create projects, and all are welcome, regardless of experience. Our club has a meeting every two weeks after school in A231, with our next meeting on February 25th. Any Questions? Contact Mr. Barnum for additional information.
  • Congratulations to York's Varsity Scholastic Bowl team, which emerged triumphant from its conference preliminary rounds this week and now advances to the league championship. Led by Senior Captain Alex Boskov, the team shut out Morton before taming the Lions of LaGrange and earning the right to face West Suburban conference leaders Oak Park. 
  • With four strong Juniors--Dylan Mahoney, Andrew Trenta, Joey Alvestad, and Aaron Ludkowski, the Dukes are prepared to harness the Huskies. Ably backing up the varsity are solid Sophomores Aaron Taub, Adrian Zhuang, and Rhian Fazinni. Freshman Brennan Zehner had key winning answers as well. 
  • Attention current and past students in Business, Family and Consumer Science and Industrial Technology courses. You may be eligible to apply for the National Technical Honors Society. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements including minimum GPA and required number of Career and Technical Education Courses.  Please talk to your CTE teacher, or visit the CTE website (bit.ly/YorkCTE) for more information. NTHS Applications are due by March 1st.
  • Congratulations to FCCLA students who competed in the regional competitions at College of DuPage on January 25th and February 1st. Students developed presentations, demonstrated skills, and showcased knowledge in areas such as nutrition, fashion, food production and design, children's literature, interior design, and professional careers. Congrats to students who received first second and third place awards based on their overall competition score. Students with the most exemplary project/performance in their competition category were awarded the “most outstanding” distinction by the judges.
    • First place and “Most Outstanding” distinction: Kayla Tutunji, Gabriella Purpora, Emma Johnson, Yusrah Haswarey, Jacqueline Fisher
    • 1st place: Alyssa Irby, Elizabeth Greiwe, Megan Swartz, Brooke Johnson, Kendall Bolt, Maya Anikiej, Lauren Hedman, Kathryn Piechaczek, Gabriela Medina, Grace Wiesenmayer, Maggie Templeman, Katelyn Guerra, Julianna Moran, Anna Clink
    • 2nd place: Patrick Resing, Emily Sanchez, Sam Phillips, Jacob Wilson, Mia Provenzano, Emma Chael, Markus Slowinski, Victoria Biery, Sophia Trajcevski, Margaret Quick, Claire Blum, Juliana Turner, Lily Rende, Kenzie Morris, Isabella Slowinski, Delaney Tase, Kate Larson, Kate Schermer, Isabella Herrera, Louise Baird
    • 3rd place: Claire Worobec, Emma Baran, Gianna Leonardo, Tabitha Lee, Massimo Cupola, Joey Cornell, Savannah Nichols, Evelyn Hickman
  • Attention Junior and Senior guys! Has being in a pageant always been your dream?  Do you have ideas about how to make the world a better place?  Then you are the perfect candidate for the Mr. Duke contest!  Mr. Duke is a competition where you get to show off your special talents to the school and a panel of student and staff judges. It will take place on the evening of Friday, March 15th in the York auditorium.  1st place will receive two free prom tickets, 2nd place will get two free post-prom tickets, and 3rd place will receive a gift card!  If you are interested, please sign up right now on thisisyork.org.   Sign-ups are due by February 27th. The first 8 applicants will be chosen and must then attend an informational meeting at 3:15 on Monday, March 4th in room A323. Questions? Please see Ms. Fleming or Mr. Moran for more information.
  • Any students who applied to be a Freshman Mentor were sent an email to sign up for an interview.  Please understand that in order to be considered, you must not only apply, but also sign up for and attend an interview.  We want to meet you!  Read your email carefully for details.  We'll see you in the interviews!
  • I am so pleased to announce the senior scholarship winners for York High School at the 2019 IHSAE show.  We have an amazing showing of student work and an astronomical amount of college scholarships offers for these 9 students.  Congratulations to:
  • Autumn English
  • Ben Rogers
  • David Imundo
  • Hannah Graber
  • Katherine Gobber
  • Kyle Johnson
  • Libby Wagner
  • Samantha Uditsky
  • Scarlett Hoffer
  • These students have combined offers of $1,071,296 from 24 colleges across the country.  This is an astounding amount of money for our art students to continue their education.  This is a testament to the strength and importance of the arts in District 205.  
  • Freshmen girls, are you interested in trying out for the badminton team?   Badminton tryouts start Monday, February 25th for all freshmen in the South Gym 3:30-5:00pm.
  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are trying out for badminton will start Tuesday, February 26th from 4:00-5:30pm.  See you on the court!
  • York Hockey - Both JV and Varsity are in the SEMIFINALS of SHL Playoffs!
  • JV battled GBN in game 1 of the semi’s bringing a “W” in a 3-1 win Sunday Night!
  • They’re bringing it home on Wednesday the 20th to play game 2 @ home @ Addison Ice- 9pm! 
  • Varsity will head north on Thursday the 21st to face New Trier Green in the beginning of the semi’s best of 3! Centennial Ice- puck drop @ 8:05pm!
  • Game 2 of this Varsity series will bring the Dukes back home for Friday Night Ice on 2/22! Puck drops @ 7:10pm! 
  • Let’s Pack The Stands & Bring Down The House @ Addison Ice this week!! Grab your rally towels and get your green on!
  • Congratulations to the Swimming Dukes for their 3rd place finish at the State Sectional meet last Saturday.  Leading the way were All-Sectional performers Isaac Marlott, Connor Groya, Simon David, and Jay Jensen.  Qualifying for State this weekend are diver Simon David, 50 Freestyler Matt Billenstien, and Sectional Champion Jay Jensen who broke school records in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle.
  • Best of Luck this weekend!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/21/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 19th in room A374. Make sure to bring $9 if you want a T-Shirt! Come join the pack!
  • Have you purchased your wristband ticket to the winter dance yet? They are $8 at the bookstore and $10 at the door, so get yours today! Tomorrow is the last day to buy them at the bookstore. The next 3 days are a spirit week.  Tomorrow’s spirit day is tropical day, and Thursday is meme/vine day. “It’s a winter dance. Thaaaaaaanks.”
  • For all boys interested in playing tennis this spring: There will be a MANDATORY Boy's Tennis informational meeting in the Commons on Tuesday, February 19th from 3:10-3:25. See you there. Coach Bison, Coach Urbanski, Coach Adler
  • Any girls interested in playing water polo this spring should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 20th at 3:30 in the Health room C246. If you can not make the meeting please speak with Coach Giuliani.
  • Does the senior class have what it takes to school their teachers?  Come find out!  The annual senior/staff volleyball game is taking place tomorrow at 6:30 pm in the Campbell Gym.  Don't miss this fun opportunity to see if your senior classmates can pull off a win, or if they will once again fall to the more experienced and athletically superior teachers.  Admission is free, see you then! There will also be a raffle for 2 Post Prom tickets at the volleyball game, so juniors and seniors- don't miss this chance!
  • Bass Fishing Club will begin meeting after school Wednesday Feb 20th in the Drivers Ed Room at 3:15
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, February 20th after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our displays for International Fest so bring in your supplies! We'll also be discussing our concession stand date. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you then!
  • There will be a preseason meeting for all boys interested in playing water polo this year at 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 19, in room A328. Contact Coach Drumm if you have any questions.
  • Girls, Badminton tryouts are only 2 weeks away! There will be only one more open gym before tryouts. Last open gym date is Thursday February 21st, in the South gym from 6:30-8:30pm.  . Tryouts are Monday February 25th after school.
  • Which Australian marsupial is known for its fiery temper? Did you answer, Tasmanian Devil? If you enjoy trivia, please join us for Trivia Club. We will be meeting in A334 on Monday the 25th at 7:05. All are welcome. See Ms. Olson, Roshan Hoffman or Jake Hansmann for more details.
  • Do you like Bollywood movies?  Are you interested in Indian or Pakistani culture? Wanna try learning Hindi? Or maybe you just like Indian food? Then Indo-Pak club is for you! Our first meeting will be on Thursday, February 21st! Stop by room A223 after school and see what it's all about and learn something new!
  • Attention York boys, are you looking to get stronger? learn a flip? Or maybe just need a spring sport? Then come join York’s Boys Gymnastics team! Practices run today until May, Mondays-Saturdays until 6:00pm. Freshman are strongly encouraged.
  • York Live is the new name for the Talent Show during Fine Arts Week.  Fine Arts Week will be hosting this year's York Live on Friday, March 1st at 7pm in the York Auditorium.  The show is free for students with an ID, otherwise, tickets are $10 at the door or at the Bookstore.  All money raised from this show goes towards funding for Fine Arts Week.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: Most people remember learning about Elizabeth Blackwell in their history classes, but have you heard of Rebecca Lee Crumpler?  She was the first African-American woman to become a physician, and she worked during the Civil War era to help dramatically improve medical treatment for women, children, and the poorer classes of society.  Dr. Crumpler wrote a piece entitled A Book of Medical Discourses, which was a well-respected medical journal that was the first book on medicine ever published by an African-American.
  • Hey Dukes, come on down to the commons to celebrate all that is art with this years Fine Arts Week Art Fair!  During the lunch hours on Tuesday February 26th advanced and AP level art students will be guiding you through various activities such as: face painting, custom key chain making, clay building, photography, drawing, and pottery wheel demos. It is ONE DAY ONLY -  Periods 4, 5, and 6 so be sure to mark it on your calendars. Come see everything your Art Department has to offer!
  • Congratulations to Kelly Ahern, Ellen Freund, and Amariss Villatoro-Nevarez who won gift certificates to Nothing Bundt Cakes from the LC's Blind Date with a Book challenge. 
  • Hey Dukes! Does engineering sound interesting to you? Do you like to work with computers, but also with your hands? Computer Engineering may be for you! We will be working with Arduinos to create projects, and all are welcome, regardless of experience. Our club has a meeting every two weeks after school in A231, with our next meeting on February 25th. Any Questions? Contact Mr. Barnum for additional information.
  • Congratulations to York's Varsity Scholastic Bowl team, which emerged triumphant from its conference preliminary rounds this week and now advances to the league championship. Led by Senior Captain Alex Boskov, the team shut out Morton before taming the Lions of LaGrange and earning the right to face West Suburban conference leaders Oak Park. 
  • With four strong Juniors--Dylan Mahoney, Andrew Trenta, Joey Alvestad, and Aaron Ludkowski, the Dukes are prepared to harness the Huskies. Ably backing up the varsity are solid Sophomores Aaron Taub, Adrian Zhuang, and Rhian Fazinni. Freshman Brennan Zehner had key winning answers as well. 
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 19th in room A374. Make sure to bring $9 if you want a T-Shirt! Come join the pack!
  • Attention current and past students in Business, Family and Consumer Science and Industrial Technology courses. You may be eligible to apply for the National Technical Honors Society. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements including minimum GPA and required number of Career and Technical Education Courses.  Please talk to your CTE teacher, or visit the CTE website (bit.ly/YorkCTE) for more information. NTHS Applications are due by March 1st.
  • FCCLA students, there will be a general FCCLA meeting in A123 at 7:15 on Thursday February 21st. Please attend for important information on our state competition.
  • Congratulations to FCCLA students who competed in the regional competitions at College of DuPage on January 25th and February 1st. Students developed presentations, demonstrated skills, and showcased knowledge in areas such as nutrition, fashion, food production and design, children's literature, interior design, and professional careers. Congrats to students who received first second and third place awards based on their overall competition score. Students with the most exemplary project/performance in their competition category were awarded the “most outstanding” distinction by the judges.
  • First place and “Most Outstanding” distinction: Kayla Tutunji, Gabriella Purpora, Emma Johnson, Yusrah Haswarey, Jacqueline Fisher
  • 1st place: Alyssa Irby, Elizabeth Greiwe, Megan Swartz, Brooke Johnson, Kendall Bolt, Maya Anikiej, Lauren Hedman, Kathryn Piechaczek, Gabriela Medina, Grace Wiesenmayer, Maggie Templeman, Katelyn Guerra, Julianna Moran, Anna Clink
  • 2nd place: Patrick Resing, Emily Sanchez, Sam Phillips, Jacob Wilson, Mia Provenzano, Emma Chael, Markus Slowinski, Victoria Biery, Sophia Trajcevski, Margaret Quick, Claire Blum, Juliana Turner, Lily Rende, Kenzie Morris, Isabella Slowinski, Delaney Tase, Kate Larson, Kate Schermer, Isabella Herrera, Louise Baird
  • 3rd place: Claire Worobec, Emma Baran, Gianna Leonardo, Tabitha Lee, Massimo Cupola, Joey Cornell, Savannah Nichols, Evelyn Hickman
  • Attention Junior and Senior guys! Has being in a pageant always been your dream?  Do you have ideas about how to make the world a better place?  Then you are the perfect candidate for the Mr. Duke contest!  Mr. Duke is a competition where you get to show off your special talents to the school and a panel of student and staff judges. It will take place on the evening of Friday, March 15th in the York auditorium.  1st place will receive two free prom tickets, 2nd place will get two free post-prom tickets, and 3rd place will receive a gift card!  If you are interested, please sign up right now on thisisyork.org.   Sign-ups are due by February 27th. The first 8 applicants will be chosen and must then attend an informational meeting at 3:15 on Monday, March 4th in room A323. Questions? Please see Ms. Fleming or Mr. Moran for more information.
  • Any students who applied to be a Freshman Mentor were sent an email to sign up for an interview.  Please understand that in order to be considered, you must not only apply, but also sign up for and attend an interview.  We want to meet you!  Read your email carefully for details.  We'll see you in the interviews!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/19/19




Audience: Announcements
  • The winter dance is coming up, so be sure to participate in the spirit days! Next Wednesday is tropical/Hawaiian, Thursday is meme/vine, and Friday is school spirit day! Any questions? Ask a student council member or look for posters around the school.
  • For all boys interested in playing tennis this spring: There will be a MANDATORY Boy's Tennis informational meeting in the Commons on Tuesday, February 19th from 3:10-3:25. See you there. Coach Bison, Coach Urbanski, Coach Adler
  • Any girls interested in playing water polo this spring should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 20th at 3:30 in the Health room C246. If you can not make the meeting please speak with Coach Giuliani.
  • Does the senior class have what it takes to school their teachers?  Come find out!  The annual senior/staff volleyball game is taking place on Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 pm in the Campbell Gym.  Don't miss this fun opportunity to see if your teachers and their aging bodies can withstand the punishment from their younger and faster senior students.  Admission is free, see you then!
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine published their list of the top 100 greatest guitarists of all time.  At the #1 spot was Jimi Hendrix.  This primarily self-taught guitarist is widely considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the entire 20thcentury, and musicians today from nearly all genres often cite him as an influence.  Be sure to listen in the hallways this week for Jimi’s music!
  • Bass Fishing Club will begin meeting after school Wednesday Feb 20th in the Drivers Ed Room at 3:15
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, February 20th after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our displays for International Fest so bring in your supplies! We'll also be discussing our concession stand date. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you then!
  • There will be a preseason meeting for all boys interested in playing water polo this year at 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 19, in room A328. Contact Coach Drumm if you have any questions.
  • Girls, Badminton tryouts are only 2 weeks away! There will be only one more open gym before tryouts. Last open gym date is Thursday February 21st, in the South gym from 6:30-8:30pm.  . Tryouts are Monday February 25th after school.
  • Which Australian marsupial is known for its fiery temper? Did you answer, Tasmanian Devil? If you enjoy trivia, please join us for Trivia Club. We will be meeting in A334 on Monday the 25th at 7:05. All are welcome. See Ms. Olson, Roshan Hoffman or Jake Hansmann for more details.
  • York Live is the new name for the Talent Show during Fine Arts Week.  York Live will be on Friday, March 1st at 7pm and is free for students with an ID.  If you have been selected to be a performer in this year's York Live, there is a mandatory meeting this Friday, February 15th from 3:15-3:45pm in room A155.  All details of the rehearsals, daytime shows, and Friday night show will be discussed at the meeting this Friday.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • It’s that time of year — Student Council is requesting submissions for the 2019 Mr. Duke contest, the annual competition for junior and senior boys to show off their special talents to the school and a panel of judges.
    First place will receive two free prom tickets, and second place will receive two free post-prom tickets.
     Sign up on this is york.org today 
  • Do you like Bollywood movies?  Are you interested in Indian or Pakistani culture? Wanna try learning Hindi? Or maybe you just like Indian food? Then Indo-Pak club is for you! Our first meeting will be on Thursday, February 21st! Stop by room A223 after school and see what it's all about and learn something new!
  • This week in hockey! Both JV and Varsity are in the midst of SHL Playoffs...
  • JV won the series! They are on to round 2!
  • Varsity is bringing it back home for the final game of round 1 vs Barrington at Friday Night Ice, Feb 15 @ 7:10pm! The teams are tied with this Friday’s game determining who will move to round 2 for Varsity!
  • Let’s Pack the stands and show Barrington who’s house they’re in! Grab you rally towels and get your green on!
  • Attention York boys, are you looking to get stronger? learn a flip? Or maybe just need a spring sport? Then come join York’s Boys Gymnastics team! Practices run today until May, Mondays-Saturdays until 6:00pm. Freshman are strongly encouraged.
  • York Live is the new name for the Talent Show during Fine Arts Week.  Fine Arts Week will be hosting this year's York Live on Friday, March 1st at 7pm in the York Auditorium.  The show is free for students with an ID, otherwise, tickets are $10 at the door or at the Bookstore.  All money raised from this show goes towards funding for Fine Arts Week.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/15/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Hey, York! Are you coming to the winter dance on Friday, February 22nd from 7:00-10:00? Whether you bring your friends or a date, be sure to bring your dance moves! See you there!
  • For all boys interested in playing tennis this spring: There will be a MANDATORY Boy's Tennis informational meeting in the Commons on Tuesday, February 19th from 3:10-3:25. See you there. Coach Bison, Coach Urbanski, Coach Adler
  • Any girls interested in playing water polo this spring should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 20th at 3:30 in the Health room C246. If you can not make the meeting please speak with Coach Giuliani.
  • V Day is coming . . . and we’re not talking about roses, boxes of chocolate, or valentines. According to the United Nations, 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Started in 1998, it’s a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day works to generate broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and trafficking. Join EMPOWER this Thursday on Valentine’s Day and wear all black while sporting a red letter V so we can work together to end violence against women across the globe. Love, EMPOWER
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: Mae Jemison is a physician and scientist who became the first African-American woman to travel in space.  She was a crew member on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992, and she has since traveled the world speaking about science and technology education, in addition to promoting more awareness about poverty in third world countries. 
  • Bass Fishing Club will begin meeting after school Wednesday Feb 20th in the Drivers Ed Room at 3:15
  • Interact Club will be selling Valentines candy in the Commons during lunch hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Feb 12-13-14.  All proceeds will go to Honor Flight and Feed My Starving Children.  
  • Hey, York Student:  Want to show loved ones that you care in a beautiful way this Valentines day? The York Garden Club saves you a trip with its flower sale starting Tuesday until Thursday during lunch periods in the commons while supplies last. Let your love or friendship blossom for $1 a flower or $10 for a dozen!
  • Congratulations to the boys track team for many outstanding performances last Friday.  
  • Brendan Hill won the pole vault clearing 14' 8".  Brendan is currently tied for this season's best vault in Illinois and is the 7th best in school history.
  • Daniel Klysh won the 600 meter dash and is currently #1 in Illinois.
  • Kam Stearns won the Triple Jump and is #9 in Illinois and the #6 junior in school history.
  • Michael Moriarty won the 800 meter run and is currently #6 in Illinois.
  • Come and cheer on the boys team when they compete in the Joe Newton Field House on February 20th
  • Congratulations to the following members of the York Speech Team who advanced to the IHSA State Speech Finals in Peoria
  • Mike Bindeman & Erin Lee in Dramatic Duet Acting 
  • James Golen in Extemp
  • David Hansen in Humorous Interp
  • Emily Walker in Special Occasion Speaking
  • Congratulations to the York Girls’ Bowling team for qualifying for the State tournament this past weekend. The State finals begin Friday in Rockford, good luck ladies!
  • Anyone interested in trying out for Boys Volleyball this Spring should attend a mandatory informational meeting on Thursday, February 14th at 7:15 AM OR 3:10 PM in A318.  If you have any questions, or cannot attend, please contact Coach Dowdy
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, February 20th after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our displays for International Fest so bring in your supplies! We'll also be discussing our concession stand date. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you then!
  • There will be a preseason meeting for all boys interested in playing water polo this year at 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 19, in room A328. Contact Coach Drumm if you have any questions.
  • Come join Art Club Thursday, February 14th, where we will be following a Bob Ross painting tutorial and recreating one of his paintings! Canvases will be available to purchase for $3 during the meeting to use, or you could bring your own materials. We are meeting in the Lincoln Lab of the Learning Commons and everyone is welcome to join the fun! Contact Ms. Drumm with any questions.   
  • Congrats to the girls' bowling team for finishing in 3rd place at the IHSA Sectional and qualifying for State this weekend!  Good luck girls!
  • Congratulations to York wrestler, Antonio Gutierrez.  Antonio finished in fourth place at the IHSA Sectional this past weekend and is also heading to State this weekend!  Good luck to Antonio.
  • Girls, Badminton tryouts are only 2 weeks away! Last open gym date is Thursday February 21st, in the South gym from 6:30-8:30pm. Tryouts are Monday, February 25th after school.
  • Hey York! Are you interested in learning sign language? Well, now you can! There will be a FUN meeting for sign language club this Thursday, February 14th, after school in room A215. Everyone is welcome and no former knowledge in sign language is needed. Contact Ms. Aupperle or Mikaela Jopes with any questions.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/14/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Hi, Dukes! Get your ticket to the winter dance today at the bookstore for $8. The dance is next Friday night in the cafeteria and commons.
  • For all boys interested in playing tennis this spring: There will be a MANDATORY Boy's Tennis informational meeting in the Commons on Tuesday, February 19th from 3:10-3:25. See you there. Coach Bison, Coach Urbanski, Coach Adler
  • Come out to a movie night with film club on Tuesday, February 12th in room A320 at 6:00 pm to watch the classic comedy 'Dr. Strangelove'. If you have any questions contact Mr. Kern.
  • Any girls interested in playing water polo this spring should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 20th at 3:30 in the Health room C246. If you can not make the meeting please speak with Coach Giuliani.
  • V Day is coming . . . and we’re not talking about roses, boxes of chocolate, or valentines. According to the United Nations, 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Started in 1998, it’s a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day works to generate broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and trafficking. Join EMPOWER this Thursday on Valentine’s Day and wear all black while sporting a red letter V so we can work together to end violence against women across the globe. Love, EMPOWER
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: Patricia Bath is the first African-American female doctor to have ever received a patent for a medical purpose.  Her achievements as an ophthalmologist, inventor, and academic have helped countless people with cataracts achieve full use of their vision again.  Ms. Bath’s patented laser device has also helped to restore vision to people with degenerative conditions who have been unable to see for decades.  
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: Patricia Bath is the first African-American female doctor to have ever received a patent for a medical purpose.  Her achievements as an ophthalmologist, inventor, and academic have helped countless people with cataracts achieve full use of their vision again.  Ms. Bath’s patented laser device has also helped to restore vision to people with degenerative conditions who have been unable to see for decades.  
  • Bass Fishing Club will begin meeting after school Wednesday Feb 20th in the Drivers Ed Room at 3:15
  • We're making valentines at Makerspace on Wednesday. We'll supply the blank cards, envelopes, and art supplies - you supply the creativity. Join us in the Lincoln Lab 4th, 5th, or 6th on the day before Valentine's Day. 
  • Do you want to help families in Elmhurst get the food they need? Come to York Community Concerns Association meeting this Thursday 2/14 in Ms. Morser’s room A330 at 7:15 am. Any questions? Contact Riley Haug at 35322@elmhurst205.org
  • Interact Club will be selling Valentines candy in the Commons during lunch hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Feb 12-13-14.  All proceeds will go to Honor Flight and Feed My Starving Children.  
  • Hey, York Student:  Want to show loved ones that you care in a beautiful way this Valentines day? The York Garden Club saves you a trip with its flower sale starting Tuesday until Thursday during lunch periods in the commons while supplies last. Let your love or friendship blossom for $1 a flower or $10 for a dozen!
  • Congratulations to the boys track team for many outstanding performances last Friday.  
  • Brendan Hill won the pole vault clearing 14' 8".  Brendan is currently tied for this season's best vault in Illinois and is the 7th best in school history.
  • Daniel Klysh won the 600 meter dash and is currently #1 in Illinois.
  • Kam Stearns won the Triple Jump and is #9 in Illinois and the #6 junior in school history.
  • Michael Moriarty won the 800 meter run and is currently #6 in Illinois.
  • Come and cheer on the boys team when they compete in the Joe Newton Field House on February 20th
  • Anyone interested in trying out for Boys Volleyball this Spring should attend a mandatory informational meeting on Thursday, February 14th at 7:15 AM OR 3:10 PM in A318.  If you have any questions, or cannot attend, please contact Coach Dowdy
  • Ciao Dukes! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club (today) Tuesday, February 12th in room A227. We will have a scavenger hunt and enjoy Italian Treats! A presto!
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, February 20th after-school in room A390. We'll be working on our displays for International Fest so bring in your supplies! We'll also be discussing our concession stand date. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you then!
  • Come join Art Club Thursday, February 14th, where we will be following a Bob Ross painting tutorial and recreating one of his paintings! Canvases will be available to purchase for $3 during the meeting to use, or you could bring your own materials. We are meeting in the Lincoln Lab of the Learning Commons and everyone is welcome to join the fun! Contact Ms. Drumm with any questions.   
  • The Black Student Union Club is hosting it's annual dinner this Wednesday, February 13th at 7 PM. The dinner helps celebrate African American history and culture here in Elmhurst and at York High School. Join us for food, music, and dancing! Please RSVP by contacting Ms. O'Connor, Ms. Phillips, or Mr. Green. You can also RSVP by contacting any Black Student Union member. 

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/12/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Hey, York Student: Are you ready for winter to be over? Did you enjoy the gardens in the courtyard? IF you said yes..
  • Come "spring" into gardening season by joining Garden Club as we start to plan our gardens.  We meet Wednesday's after school in room A373. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Rayan, Mr. Bendalow, or Mrs. Yun.
  • Fine Arts Week will be taking place during the week of February 25th this year.  All students and staff are invited to buy a Fine Arts Week t-shirt.  If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, place your order at the bookstore by Friday, February 8th.  The cost of the shirt is $12.  The shirt will be black with with this year's design on the front.  Please contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: have you ever had an injury and been allowed to ride the York elevator to class?  If so, you owe your safety to Alexander Miles, who was one of several innovators who developed a safer elevator door that automatically opened and closed.  Before this improvement, many elevator passengers suffered debilitating injuries from doors that were much heavier and more unpredictable.  
  • Interact Club has been raising money this year to support Honor Flight, an organization that sends Veterans to Washington DC to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
  • On Monday February 11 at 3:45 pm a veteran of the Korean War will speak to us about his service and his Honor Flight.  Afterwards, we will write letters of appreciation to the vets who will be on the next Honor Flight this year.
  • Everyone is welcome--please join us.  We will be in A294.  See Mrs. Stipe if you have any questions
  • Do you ever ask big questions?  Like what the purpose of life is, or if God is really real? Join us for an open, informal discussion of your questions!  We will meet Monday after school in the Lincoln Lab.  Sponsored by the Student Bible Study club, and open to all students. 
  • For all boys interested in playing tennis this spring: There will be a MANDATORY Boy's Tennis informational meeting in the Commons on Tuesday, February 19th from 3:10-3:25. See you there. Coach Bison, Coach Urbanski, Coach Adler
  • NEWSFLASH!!  Deadline extended:  The Freshman Mentoring program is still accepting applicants for next fall!  Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The last day to apply will be Friday, February 8th, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Seniors: do you have what it takes to school a teacher?  Do you enjoy playing volleyball?  Student Council is looking for a team of 25 male and female seniors who can face off against the York staff on Wednesday, February 20th in the annual Staff/Senior Volleyball Game in the Campbell Gym.  Any seniors not in a sport are eligible to play, please visit thisisyork.org to sign up.    
  • Come out to a movie night with film club on Tuesday, February 12th in room A320 at 6:00 pm to watch the classic comedy 'Dr. Strangelove'. If you have any questions contact Mr. Kern.
  • V Day is coming . . . and we’re not talking about roses, boxes of chocolate, or valentines. According to the United Nations, 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Started in 1998, it’s a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day works to generate broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and trafficking. Join EMPOWER this Thursday on Valentine’s Day and wear all black while sporting a red letter V so we can work together to end violence against women across the globe. Love, EMPOWER
  • Congratulations to the York DECA club for advancing 7 members to the state competition, including Matt and Ally Splitstone who placed 1st in the Marketing Management Team Event and Dylan Pozeck who placed 3rd in the Business Finance Individual Event.

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/8/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Hey, York Student: Are you ready for winter to be over? Did you enjoy the gardens in the courtyard? IF you said yes.. Come "spring" into gardening season by joining Garden Club as we start to plan our gardens.  We meet Wednesday's after school in room A373. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Rayan, Mr. Bendalow, or Mrs. Yun.
  • Fine Arts Week will be taking place during the week of February 25th this year.  All students and staff are invited to buy a Fine Arts Week t-shirt.  If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, place your order at the bookstore by Friday, February 8th.  The cost of the shirt is $12.  The shirt will be black with with this year's design on the front.  Please contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Hey York! Get ready for a winter dance on Friday, February 22nd! You can go with friends or a date, and tickets can be purchased starting on Friday, February 8th. They’ll be glow-in-the-dark wristband tickets, and York IDs will be checked at the door.
  • Today’s Black History Month fact: Many farmers today practice the agricultural innovations of George Washington Carver.  Carver taught farmers about the importance of crop rotation as a means of improving soil and nutrition.  He developed over 100 useful products from peanuts, and helped Southern farmers utilize peanuts as a healthy alternative to the soil-damaging cotton plant.
  • On Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 PM, the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras and the Symphony Cello Ensemble will present a Winter Concert, including a variety of wonderful orchestral repertoire. Featured soloists include violinist Maya Toffler, violist Rylan Johnsen, cellists Emily Dow, Abigail Marianetti and Ruby Schwan. The concert will be in York’s Auditorium, admission is free. Join us and be inspired by some of York's finest musicians!
  • Do you ever ask big questions?  Like what the purpose of life is, or if God is really real? Join us for an open, informal discussion of your questions!  We will meet Monday after school in the Lincoln Lab.  Sponsored by the Student Bible Study club, and open to all students. 
  • Congratulations to the Girls' Bowling Team for taking second at the Glenbard East Regional this weekend. They advance to the sectional tournament this Saturday at Hinsdale South. Good Luck ladies!
  • Do you want to help families in Elmhurst get the food they need? Come to York Community Concerns Association meeting this Thursday 2/7 in Ms. Morser’s room A330 at 7:15 am. Any questions? Contact Riley Haug at 35322@elmhurst205.org
  • For all boys interested in playing tennis this spring: There will be a MANDATORY Boy's Tennis informational meeting in the Commons on Tuesday, February 19th from 3:10-3:25. See you there. Coach Bison, Coach Urbanski, Coach Adler
  • NEWSFLASH!!  Deadline extended:  The Freshman Mentoring program is still accepting applicants for next fall!  Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The last day to apply will be Friday, February 8th, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Seniors: do you have what it takes to school a teacher?  Do you enjoy playing volleyball?  Student Council is looking for a team of 25 male and female seniors who can face off against the York staff on Wednesday, February 20th in the annual Staff/Senior Volleyball Game in the Campbell Gym.  Any seniors not in a sport are eligible to play, please visit thisisyork.org to sign up.    
  • V Day is coming . . . and we’re not talking about roses, boxes of chocolate, or valentines. According to the United Nations, 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Started in 1998, it’s a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day works to generate broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and trafficking. Join EMPOWER this Thursday on Valentine’s Day and wear all black while sporting a red letter V so we can work together to end violence against women across the globe. Love, EMPOWER

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/7/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Hey, York Student: Are you ready for winter to be over? Did you enjoy the gardens in the courtyard? IF you said yes..
  • Come "spring" into gardening season by joining Garden Club as we start to plan our gardens.  We meet Wednesday's after school in room A373. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Rayan, Mr. Bendalow, or Mrs. Yun.
  • Is the Winter Freeze getting you down?  Dreaming of warmer days?  Then come on out to the 17th Annual Summer Recreation Open House to learn about summer programs and camps both near and far away!  Maybe you want to sign up for a camp, maybe you want to work at one!  Come on out to the Learning Commons on Wednesday, Feb 6th from 6-8pm to see over 100 programs in one location, meet their staff, and dream of those warm summer days!  
  • Fine Arts Week will be taking place during the week of February 25th this year.  All students and staff are invited to buy a Fine Arts Week t-shirt.  If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, place your order at the bookstore by Friday, February 8th.  The cost of the shirt is $12.  The shirt will be black with with this year's design on the front.  Please contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Hey York! Are you wondering what to wear to the Winter Dance? Wear white, neon, or colors, and you can wear pants shorts, or a skirt! Keep it casual and fun! For more information, look for the informationional poster in the hallway!
  • Throughout February, YTV will be reading a series of historical facts to honor Black History Month.  Black History Month originated in 1926, and the month of February was chosen because it included the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, known to many as the greatest leaders of the Emancipation movement.  The music in the halls during the next 2 weeks will feature songs written, performed or inspired by African-American artists through history.
  • If you signed up for a time slot to audition for York Live, all audition time slots will be rescheduled for the same time next Monday, February 4th and Wednesday February 6th in the Orchestra Room.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Interact Club has been raising money this year to support Honor Flight, an organization that sends Veterans to Washington DC to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
  • On Monday February 11 at 3:45 pm a veteran of the Korean War will speak to us about his service and his Honor Flight.  Afterwards, we will write letters of appreciation to the vets who will be on the next Honor Flight this year.
  • Everyone is welcome--please join us.  We will be in A294.  See Mrs. Stipe if you have any questions

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/4/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through February 1st.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 30th after-school in room A390. Come to the meeting with your ideas for International Fest! We'll also be finalizing our t-shirt design. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you there!
  • There will be a brief preseason girls badminton meeting Tuesday, January 29 after school in room #S125.  Learn about open gym dates, athletics requirements, and what you might need to do before tryouts begin on Monday, February 25th.  The meeting will begin at 3:30.  Please be prompt.  
  • Do you want to help families in Elmhurst get the food they need? Come to York Community Concerns Association meeting this Thursday 1/31 in Ms. Morser’s room A330 at 7:10am. Any questions? Contact Riley Haug at 35322@elmhurst205.org
  • Hey, York Student: Are you ready for winter to be over? Did you enjoy the gardens in the courtyard? IF you said yes..
  • Come "spring" into gardening season by joining Garden Club as we start to plan our gardens.  We meet Wednesday's after school in room A373. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Rayan, Mr. Bendalow, or Mrs. Yun.
  • Come to the spin intramurals in the fitness center on Tuesdays after school at 3:20pm.  Spin is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a great opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  See Coach Dollaske with questions.   
  • Do you ever ask big questions?  Like what is the purpose of life? Is God really real? Or why is there pain & suffering in the world?  If you're interested in an open discussion of questions like these, join us in the Lincoln Lab, room C240, on Monday January 28th for an informal, student-led discussion over chips and salsa.  Sponsored by the Student Bible Study club, and open to all students.
  • Attention all York Students!! The Annual Intramural Ski Trip to Wilmot Mt. is scheduled for Friday evening, February 1st.  If you are interested in attending stop down to the principal’s office and pick up the paperwork needed to attend!  If you have questions, see Mr. McGuire, Mr. Ross or Ms. Olson. Thanks!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is fast approaching!!  The last day to apply will be Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Is the Winter Freeze getting you down?  Dreaming of warmer days?  Then come on out to the 17th Annual Summer Recreation Open House to learn about summer programs and camps both near and far away!  Maybe you want to sign up for a camp, maybe you want to work at one!  Come on out to the Learning Commons on Wednesday, Feb 6th from 6-8pm to see over 100 programs in one location, meet their staff, and dream of those warm summer days!  
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on Monday, January 28th in room A374. Make sure to bring $9 if you want a T-Shirt! Come join the pack!
  • Fine Arts Week will be taking place during the week of February 25th this year.  All students and staff are invited to buy a Fine Arts Week t-shirt.  If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, place your order at the bookstore by Friday, February 8th.  The cost of the shirt is $12.  The shirt will be black with with this year's design on the front.  Please contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • FCCLA students there will be a general meeting on Thursday, January 31st at 7:15 in A123. This meeting is required! We have important information about competition at COD the next day!

 

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/28/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through February 1st.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
  • Hey York Students! You may have seen “Colleen Strong” signs around Elmhurst supporting 11-year-old Colleen Buhrfiend in her fight against a recent recurrence of cancer. York Student Council is hosting a basketball game to support Colleen and her Family at 6:30 pm on January 26th. The game is themed Purple-out for Coleen and T-shirts will be sold at the game. Come to the game to show your support and that Dukes are Colleen Strong!
  • One of the main events during Fine Arts Week every spring is the student Talent Show. This year, the name of the show is changing to York Live. Auditions for York Live will be on Monday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 30th. If you want to perform in York Live, you have to sign up for an audition time-slot in the Learning Commons at the main desk.  Sign-ups will start Tuesday, January 15th and close Thursday, January, 24th. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Seniors who have earned the Off Campus Privilege for the second semester must pick their new ID as soon as possible. Green IDs for leaving the building will be ineffective as of Friday 1/25/19.
  • What's up Dukes, do you like playing trivia crack, trivial pursuit, or just like learning new things while having fun? If so come to the very first meeting of Trivia Club in Ms. Olson's Room, A334. Monday January 28th at 7:05am. Any questions contact Jake Hansmann or Roshan Hoffmann.  
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 30th after-school in room A390. Come to the meeting with your ideas for International Fest! We'll also be finalizing our t-shirt design. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you there!
  • Hey two sport athletes!  Come to the Athletic Office and claim your free shirt, if you successfully completed a Fall and Winter sport this year!
  • There will be a brief preseason girls badminton meeting Tuesday, January 29 after school in room #S125.  Learn about open gym dates, athletics requirements, and what you might need to do before tryouts begin on Monday, February 25th.  The meeting will begin at 3:30.  Please be prompt.  
  • Hey, York Student: Are you ready for winter to be over? Did you enjoy the gardens in the courtyard? IF you said yes..
  • Come "spring" into gardening season by joining Garden Club as we start to plan our gardens.  We meet Wednesday's after school in room A373. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Rayan, Mr. Bendalow, or Mrs. Yun.
  • York Hockey: Conference season is wrapping up for the Dukes as they are in a very strong position heading into the SHL Playoffs and their quest for the State Title in the Blackhawk Cup!
  • This week final conference match ups include Glenbrook South, New Trier Green & Glenbrook North
  • Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the upcoming playoff match ups.
  • York Poms took 1st place this past weekend at Sectionals and is advancing onto State this upcoming weekend!
  • Come to the spin intramurals in the fitness center on Tuesdays after school at 3:20pm.  Spin is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a great opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  See Coach Dollaske with questions.   
  • Do you ever ask big questions?  Like what is the purpose of life? Is God really real? Or why is there pain & suffering in the world?  If you're interested in an open discussion of questions like these, join us in the Lincoln Lab, room C240, on Monday January 28th for an informal, student-led discussion over chips and salsa.  Sponsored by the Student Bible Study club, and open to all students.
  • Lou Gehrig made his "Luckiest Man Alive Speech" on July 4, 1939, and today there's still no treatment or cure for ALS. It is typically fatal in 2-5 years. York Parent Mr Toole has been on his ALS journey for 10 years and has beaten the beaten the odds. Do your part to help fight against this disease by coming to the 2nd annual ALS-awareness basketball game tonight in the Campbell Gym at 7:30pm tonight. Be sure to wear red and showing your support for your Dukes, Mr. Toole, and all of Matt's Minions! We will be selling long sleeves shirts and raffle tickets for Bulls tickets. There will also be a knockout game at halftime for free post prom tickets. Go Dukes!
  • Attention all York Students!! The Annual Intramural Ski Trip to Wilmot Mt. is scheduled for Friday evening, February 1st.  If you are interested in attending stop down to the principal’s office and pick up the paperwork needed to attend!  If you have questions, see Mr. McGuire, Mr. Ross or Ms. Olson. Thanks!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is fast approaching!!  The last day to apply will be Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Is the Winter Freeze getting you down?  Dreaming of warmer days?  Then come on out to the 17th Annual Summer Recreation Open House to learn about summer programs and camps both near and far away!  Maybe you want to sign up for a camp, maybe you want to work at one!  Come on out to the Learning Commons on Wednesday, Feb 6th from 6-8pm to see over 100 programs in one location, meet their staff, and dream of those warm summer days!  
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on Monday, January 28th in room A374. Make sure to bring $9 if you want a T-Shirt! Come join the pack!
  • FCCLA students there will be a general meeting on Thursday, January 31st at 7:15 in A123. This meeting is required! We have important information about competition at COD the next day!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/25/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through February 1st.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
  • Hey York Students! You may have seen “Colleen Strong” signs around Elmhurst supporting 11-year-old Colleen Buhrfiend in her fight against a recent recurrence of cancer. York Student Council is hosting a basketball game to support Colleen and her Family at 6:30 pm on January 26th. The game is themed Purple-out for Coleen and T-shirts will be sold at the game. Come to the game to show your support and that Dukes are Colleen Strong!
  • One of the main events during Fine Arts Week every spring is the student Talent Show. This year, the name of the show is changing to York Live. Auditions for York Live will be on Monday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 30th. If you want to perform in York Live, you have to sign up for an audition time-slot in the Learning Commons at the main desk.  Sign-ups will start Tuesday, January 15th and close Thursday, January, 24th. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • The first meeting for Sustainable Design Challenge is on Tuesday, January 29th at 3:15 in A370.
  • Seniors who have earned the Off Campus Privilege for the second semester must pick their new ID as soon as possible. Green IDs for leaving the building will be ineffective as of Friday 1/25/19.
  • What's up Dukes, do you like playing trivia crack, trivial pursuit, or just like learning new things while having fun? If so come to the very first meeting of Trivia Club in Ms. Olson's Room, A334. Monday January 28th at 7:05am. Any questions contact Jake Hansmann or Roshan Hoffmann.  
  • Hey everyone-  Ping Pong is back!  Come out to intramural ping pong which will now be on Tuesday and Thursdays after school in the cafeteria/commons.  Come out and join the fun.  Also remember that the fitness center is open every day after school.  Bring your workout clothes and get your 2nd semester off to a great start!.
  • Attention all York Students!! The Annual Intramural Ski Trip to Wilmot Mt. is scheduled for Friday evening, February 1st.  If you are interested in attending stop down to the principal’s office and pick up the paperwork needed to attend!  If you have questions, see Mr. McGuire, Mr. Ross or Ms. Olson. Thanks!
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 30th after-school in room A390. Come to the meeting with your ideas for International Fest! We'll also be finalizing our t-shirt design. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you there!
  • Did you know that there is no known cause of ALS but researchers think that it is a combination of genetics and environmental triggers? ALS affects 30,000 people every year, so do your part to help fight against this disease by coming to the 2nd annual ALS-awareness basketball game. Come to the Campbell Gym at 7:30pm on Friday, January 25th, wearing red and showing your support for your Dukes, Mr. Toole, and all of Matt's Minions! We will be selling long sleeve shirts and raffle tickets to win Bulls tickets. Go Dukes!
  • Hey two sport athletes!  Come to the Athletic Office and claim your free shirt, if you successfully completed a Fall and Winter sport this year!
  • There will be a brief preseason girls badminton meeting Tuesday, January 29 after school in room #S125.  Learn about open gym dates, athletics requirements, and what you might need to do before tryouts begin on Monday, February 25th.  The meeting will begin at 3:30.  Please be prompt.  
  • Hey, York Student: Are you ready for winter to be over? Did you enjoy the gardens in the courtyard? IF you said yes..
  • Come "spring" into gardening season by joining Garden Club as we start to plan our gardens.  We meet Wednesday's after school in room A373. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Rayan, Mr. Bendalow, or Mrs. Yun.
  • York Hockey: Conference season is wrapping up for the Dukes as they are in a very strong position heading into the SHL Playoffs and their quest for the State Title in the Blackhawk Cup!
  • This week final conference match ups include Glenbrook South, New Trier Green & Glenbrook North
  • Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the upcoming playoff match ups.
  • York Poms took 1st place this past weekend at Sectionals and is advancing onto State this upcoming weekend!
  • Do you ever ask big questions?  Like what is the purpose of life? Is God really real? Or why is there pain & suffering in the world?  If you're interested in an open discussion of questions like these, join us in the Lincoln Lab, room C240, on Monday January 28th for an informal, student-led discussion over chips and salsa.  Sponsored by the Student Bible Study club, and open to all students.
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is fast approaching!!  The last day to apply will be Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/24/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through February 1st.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
  • There will be an informational meeting for the bass fishing club on 1/23 after school in the Driver's Ed room (S125). 
  • Hey York Students! You may have seen “Colleen Strong” signs around Elmhurst supporting 11-year-old Colleen Buhrfiend in her fight against a recent recurrence of cancer. York Student Council is hosting a basketball game to support Colleen and her Family at 6:30 pm on January 26th. The game is themed Purple-out for Coleen and T-shirts will be sold at the game. Come to the game to show your support and that Dukes are Colleen Strong!
  • One of the main events during Fine Arts Week every spring is the student Talent Show. This year, the name of the show is changing to York Live. Auditions for York Live will be on Monday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 30th. If you want to perform in York Live, you have to sign up for an audition time-slot in the Learning Commons at the main desk.  Sign-ups will start Tuesday, January 15th and close Thursday, January, 24th. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions
  • Attention York Basketball Fans!
  • Buy a Cross Town Classic Basketball T-shirt in the Commons during your lunch period on Wednesday, January 23rd.  T-shirts are $10.00 and there is a limited supply.  Wear the shirt to the game on January 30th and support the boys' basketball team as they battle IC Prep in our house!   Freshman at 4:30 pm, Sophomores at 5:30 pm and varsity game at 7:00 pm.  Be there to cheer on the Dukes!
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • The first meeting for Sustainable Design Challenge is on Tuesday, January 29th at 3:15 in A370.
  • It’s time for the Green Scene!
  • The York Athletic Boosters will hold its Annual Green Scene Fundraiser on Saturday, February 23rd at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst from 7:00pm to Midnight. Join us for bowling with the York coaches, open pool, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, light buffet and cash bar. We have auction baskets with parking passes, graduation packages, sports tickets and more! Come out and support York and the entire Athletic Program. Get your tickets now -$50 in advance, $60 at the door.   https://yorkab.ejoinme.org/greenscene2019
  • Seniors who have earned the Off Campus Privilege for the second semester must pick their new ID as soon as possible. Green IDs for leaving the building will be ineffective as of Friday 1/25/19.
  • Congratulations to York's Scholastic Bowl teams, who are finishing up a winning season. The Freshman-powered JV has rolled to a 10-0 record against teams like Oak Park and Hinsdale Central, while the Varsity demolished Leyden and Addison Trail in their most recent contests--besting AT with over 500 points. 
  • Want to be part of this winning program? It's not too late! Bring your knowledge and quick wits to a practice. See Ms. Wall or Mr. Bendelow if you have questions. 
  • Congratulations to York bowler Krystana Panek for setting a new school record bowling a 299 game!  Kystana helped the Dukes win 3364 to 2915 over Morton on Tuesday.  Way to go Dukes!
  • What's up Dukes, do you like playing trivia crack, trivial pursuit, or just like learning new things while having fun? If so come to the very first meeting of Trivia Club in Ms. Olson's Room, A334. Monday January 28th at 7:05am. Any questions contact Jake Hansmann or Roshan Hoffmann.  
  • Hey everyone-  Ping Pong is back!  Come out to intramural ping pong which will now be on Tuesday and Thursdays after school in the cafeteria/commons.  Come out and join the fun.  Also remember that the fitness center is open every day after school.  Bring your workout clothes and get your 2nd semester off to a great start!.
  • Attention all York Students!! The Annual Intramural Ski Trip to Wilmot Mt. is scheduled for Friday evening, January 25th.  If you are interested in attending stop down to the Bookstore and pick up the paperwork needed to attend!  If you have questions, see Mr. McGuire, Mr. Ross or Ms. Olson. Thanks!
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 30th after-school in room A390. Come to the meeting with your ideas for International Fest! We'll also be finalizing our t-shirt design. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you there!
  • Hey Dukes!  ALS is a disease that causes the degeneration of neurons, eventually leading to a loss of movement. This Friday night, January 25th, the ALS basketball game tips off at 7:30. . Come out and support your men’s basketball team and the Matt’s Minions Foundation by purchasing a shirt. Make sure to wear red!
  • Hey two sport athletes!  Come to the Athletic Office and claim your free shirt, if you successfully completed a Fall and Winter sport this year!

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/22/19




Audience: Announcements
  • The next Java Live open mic night is Friday, January 18th in the Commons.  Sign up to perform at the door, or sit back, relax, and enjoy student performances in a coffee house setting.  Doors open at 6:30 and music runs from 7 to 9.  The cost is a $4 donation at the door and snacks will be sold for $1 to help fund the spring Literary Magazine.
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through February 1st.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
  • There will be an informational meeting for the bass fishing club on 1/23 after school in the Driver's Ed room (S125). 
  • Hey York Students! You may have seen “Colleen Strong” signs around Elmhurst supporting 11-year-old Colleen Buhrfiend in her fight against a recent recurrence of cancer. York Student Council is hosting a basketball game to support Colleen and her Family at 6:30 pm on January 26th. The game is themed Purple-out for Coleen and T-shirts will be sold at the game. Come to the game to show your support and that Dukes are Colleen Strong!
  • Hey, Dukes!  If you signed up to donate blood, today is the day!  Thank for signing up, and we'll see you in the south gym at your scheduled appointment time.
  • One of the main events during Fine Arts Week every spring is the student Talent Show. This year, the name of the show is changing to York Live. Auditions for York Live will be on Monday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 30th. If you want to perform in York Live, you have to sign up for an audition time-slot in the Learning Commons at the main desk.  Sign-ups will start Tuesday, January 15th and close Thursday, January, 24th. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions
  • Attention York Basketball Fans!
  • Buy a Cross Town Classic Basketball T-shirt in the Commons during your lunch period on Wednesday, January 23rd.  T-shirts are $10.00 and there is a limited supply.  Wear the shirt to the game on January 30th and support the boys' basketball team as they battle IC Prep in our house!   Freshman at 4:30 pm, Sophomores at 5:30 pm and varsity game at 7:00 pm.  Be there to cheer on the Dukes!
  • PACK THE STANDS for Friday Night Ice & SENIOR NIGHT!! GO GREEN & SCREAM!!!
  • Wear Green to Senior Night on Jan. 18th and cheer on the Dukes as they battle Stevenson! 
  • RallyTowels and other giveaways during the game!
  • Festivities celebrating our Seniors will begin before puck drop! 
  • All boys interested in joining track.  We will continue optional practices in the field house after school at 3:30.  This Saturday and Monday we will meet  at 8:00 am.  Official practice begins on Tuesday January 22nd at 3:30 pm in the field house.  Any questions please contact coach Kern.
  • Students, when you receive a Tardy Consequence through the Swipe system, you must report to the L.A.C. in Room C237 in the Learning Commons and provide your Swipe Ticket to the Supervisor in order to serve your consequence.
  • Attention Dukes! Thanks to all who voted for the winter dance name on thisisyork.  The name for our upcoming black light dance on February 22nd will be DUKES IN THE DARK!  Come join us for this incredible event on Friday, February 22nd at 7 pm. Tickets will be on sale for $8 at the bookstore during the week ahead, or they will be available for $10 at the door.  Stay tuned for more information on this amazing night.
  • The first meeting for Sustainable Design Challenge is on Tuesday, January 29th at 3:15 in A370.
  • It’s time for the Green Scene! The York Athletic Boosters will hold its Annual Green Scene Fundraiser on Saturday, February 23rd at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst from 7:00pm to Midnight. Join us for bowling with the York coaches, open pool, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, light buffet and cash bar. We have auction baskets with parking passes, graduation packages, sports tickets and more! Come out and support York and the entire Athletic Program. Get your tickets now -$50 in advance, $60 at the door.   https://yorkab.ejoinme.org/greenscene2019
  • Seniors who have earned the Off Campus Privilege for the second semester must pick their new ID as soon as possible. Green IDs for leaving the building will be ineffective as of Friday 1/25/19.
  • Congratulations to York's Scholastic Bowl teams, who are finishing up a winning season. The Freshman-powered JV has rolled to a 10-0 record against teams like Oak Park and Hinsdale Central, while the Varsity demolished Leyden and Addison Trail in their most recent contests--besting AT with over 500 points. 
  • Want to be part of this winning program? It's not too late! Bring your knowledge and quick wits to a practice. See Ms. Wall or Mr. Bendelow if you have questions. 
  • Congratulations to York bowler Krystana Panek for setting a new school record bowling a 299 game!  Kystana helped the Dukes win 3364 to 2915 over Morton on Tuesday.  Way to go Dukes!
  • Hey everyone-  Ping Pong is back!  Come out to intramural ping pong which will now be on Tuesday and Thursdays after school in the cafeteria/commons.  Come out and join the fun.  Also remember that the fitness center is open every day after school.  Bring your workout clothes and get your 2nd semester off to a great start!.
  • Attention all York Students!! The Annual Intramural Ski Trip to Wilmot Mt. is scheduled for Friday evening, January 25th.  If you are interested in attending stop down to the Bookstore and pick up the paperwork needed to attend!  If you have questions, see Mr. McGuire, Mr. Ross or Ms. Olson. Thanks!
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 30th after-school in room A390. Come to the meeting with your ideas for International Fest! We'll also be finalizing our t-shirt design. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you there!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/18/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Do you enjoy being creative, making crafts, and doing a variety of art projects? Come to the Lincoln Lab Tuesday, January 15th right after school for an Art Club informational meeting. We will be talking about possible ideas for this new club, and what we want to do in the future. Contact Ms. Drumm with any questions.
  • Hey International club members! Our first meeting of second semester will be on Wednesday, January 16th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing t-shirt ideas and planning for International Fest. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday! 
  • Ciao Dukes! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, January 15th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we plan for the rest of the school year! A presto!
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? or just the French culture? Come to our first French club meeting of 2019 Thursday, January 17th, where we will be discussing our plans for the new year and making crepes! As always, additional french snacks will be provided. All are welcome! See you there
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, January 15th in room A374. Make sure to bring $9 if you want a T-Shirt! Come join the pack!
  • The next Java Live open mic night is Friday, January 18th in the Commons.  Sign up to perform at the door, or sit back, relax, and enjoy student performances in a coffee house setting.  Doors open at 6:30 and music runs from 7 to 9.  The cost is a $4 donation at the door and snacks will be sold for $1 to help fund the spring Literary Magazine.
  • There will be an informational meeting for the bass fishing club on 1/23 after school in the Driver's Ed room (S125). 
  • Hey York Students! You may have seen “Colleen Strong” signs around Elmhurst supporting 11-year-old Colleen Buhrfiend in her fight against a recent recurrence of cancer. York Student Council is hosting a basketball game to support Colleen and her Family at 6:30 pm on January 26th. The game is themed Purple-out for Coleen and T-shirts will be sold at the game. Come to the game to show your support and that Dukes are Colleen Strong!
  • Hey, Dukes! Our next upcoming blood drive is this Friday, January 18th! If you are 16 or older, go to ThisIsYork.org to find the link to sign up and the required consent form. Reminder that ALL students, even if you're 18, need to show up with a consent form signed in pen in order to donate. Seniors, if you donate four times in your years at York, you will receive a red cord to wear at graduation. We encourage everyone to try and donate!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/15/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Welcome back York Hockey Nation!!
  • The Dukes are climbing the ranks and are at 8th in the Top 20 of Ross Forman’s Illinois High School Hockey Rankings as of Christmas Day! 
  • Some big games ahead with 4 games this week... Tues v New Trier Blue, Thursday v Loyola, Friday v Stevenson (@ home!) and Sunday v Glenbrook North. 
  • Each of these games leads the Dukes into Senior Night at Friday Night Ice v Stevenson on the 18th!
  • Lots of hockey still going on in January before the Dukes head into the beginning of the SHL playoffs in February and their quest for State in the Blackhawk Cup which run simultaneously! Hockey’s On!!!
  • All girls interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team should report to practice on Monday, January 14 at  2:00pm in the Fieldhouse. Please be sure to have an up-to-date physical on file and be registered through the Athletic Office. Those athletes still in a winter sport should contact Coach Maletich ASAP and plan to report to practice immediately following the conclusion of the season. Any questions, please contact Coach Maletich (kmaletich@elmhurst205.org).
  • Do you enjoy being creative, making crafts, and doing a variety of art projects? Come to the Lincoln Lab Tuesday, January 15th right after school for an Art Club informational meeting. We will be talking about possible ideas for this new club, and what we want to do in the future. Contact Ms. Drumm with any questions.
  • Hey International club members! Our first meeting of second semester will be on Wednesday, January 16th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing t-shirt ideas and planning for International Fest. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday! 
  • Ciao Dukes! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, January 15th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we plan for the rest of the school year! A presto!
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? or just the French culture? Come to our first French club meeting of 2019 Thursday, January 17th, where we will be discussing our plans for the new year. As always, French snacks will be provided. All are welcome! See you there!
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, January 15th in room A374. Make sure to bring $9 if you want a T-Shirt! Come join the pack!
  • The next Java Live open mic night is Friday, January 18th in the Commons.  Sign up to perform at the door, or sit back, relax, and enjoy student performances in a coffee house setting.  Doors open at 6:30 and music runs from 7 to 9.  The cost is a $4 donation at the door and snacks will be sold for $1 to help fund the spring Literary Magazine.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/11/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Welcome back York Hockey Nation!!
  • The Dukes are climbing the ranks and are at 8th in the Top 20 of Ross Forman’s Illinois High School Hockey Rankings as of Christmas Day! 
  • Some big games ahead with 4 games this week... Tues v New Trier Blue, Thursday v Loyola, Friday v Stevenson (@ home!) and Sunday v Glenbrook North. 
  • Each of these games leads the Dukes into Senior Night at Friday Night Ice v Stevenson on the 18th!
  • Lots of hockey still going on in January before the Dukes head into the beginning of the SHL playoffs in February and their quest for State in the Blackhawk Cup which run simultaneously!
  • Hockey’s On!!!
  • All girls interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team should report to practice on Monday, January 14 at  2:00pm in the Fieldhouse. Please be sure to have an up-to-date physical on file and be registered through the Athletic Office. Those athletes still in a winter sport should contact Coach Maletich ASAP and plan to report to practice immediately following the conclusion of the season. Any questions, please contact Coach Maletich (kmaletich@elmhurst205.org).
  • Do you enjoy being creative, making crafts, and doing a variety of art projects? Come to the Lincoln Lab Tuesday, January 15th right after school for an Art Club informational meeting. We will be talking about possible ideas for this new club, and what we want to do in the future. Contact Ms. Drumm with any questions.
  • Hey International club members! Our first meeting of second semester will be on Wednesday, January 16th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing t-shirt ideas and planning for International Fest. New members are always welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday! 
  • Are you interested in interviewing for stage managing this year's spring musical? If so, please contact Mrs. Marianetti by Thursday. Thanks all!
  • Ciao Dukes! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, January 15th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we plan for the rest of the school year! A presto!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/10/19




Audience: Announcements
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  
  • There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through January 11th.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
  • 16 books have been chosen, only one will win York's Book Madness! The Learning Commons is running a reading program through Spring Break. Participate by being a reader of two books and casting your vote or by filling out a bracket in which you predict which book will be the favorite. You can find brackets on the Learning Commons website. Winners will win gift certificates to local restaurants. Contact Mrs. Drumm if you have any questions  
  • For those who donated gift cards, you helped support many people within the district during this holiday season. Thank you for all of your support! 
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 12/18/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  
  • There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • Today is Thursday, December 13th, which means that after today you will only have 1 day left to take any tests that remain in the TMC.  Please take these assessments immediately.  The testing center gets packed after school so please ensure yourself a spot please sign up on the LC web page.  The final day to test is Friday, December 14th.  Also, don't forget -- no student ID, no test!
  • Interact Club is collecting mittens and gloves for the children at Onward Neighborhood House.  Please consider donating new mittens and gloves (preschool size) to the mitten tree on the counter in the Student Services Center.
  • We will accept donations until Friday December 14.  Thank you!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Hey Dukes this Thursday December 13th in the Commons is our 48th Annual Winter Art Show. Stop by all periods of the school day to check out the amazing work our Art students have been producing. Students get to vote on their favorite artist by getting a ballot from any art teacher. Our reception is that Thursday evening 6:30 to 8pm where the Art Department will announce the top 10 winners. See you there!
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through January 11th.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
  • Hey York Students! Have you ever wanted to learn a visually spoken language in a welcoming environment? Come join us at Sign Language Club this Thursday after school in room A215.
  • Juniors, you should have access to your PSAT scores by today, do you know what your next step is? Anyone interested in learning more about SAT prep options that there will be a lunch & learn TODAY during the second half of your lunch period in the CCRC!
  • Stressed about Final Exams? Feeling unsure where to even start? Come down to our final lunch and learn of the semester! We will be running "Keep Calm and Final On" during all lunch periods on Friday, December 14th. Come learn ways to manage your stress and successful study tips to conquer your exams. As always, the sessions will be in the CCRC during the second half of your lunch period!
  • Key Club will not be having a meeting next Tuesday the 18th, but there are still boxes available in A290 for our Hygiene Drive. We will meet on the first Tuesday after the break. Thanks.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 12/13/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores! Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
  • Today is Tuesday, December 11th, which means that after today you will only have 3 days left to take any tests that remain in the TMC.  Please take these assessments immediately.  The testing center gets packed after school so please ensure yourself a spot please sign up on the LC web page.  The final day to test is Friday, December 14th.  Also, don't forget -- no student ID, no test!
  • York Apparel OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, Dec 13th 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, York HS 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 and school swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) of York High School for easy shopping for you.  Browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, joggers, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, and joggers, hats, baseball caps, gloves, socks, blankets, string backpacks and even Holiday ornaments. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday, December 13 th  from 11:00-2:30pm and 7 8:30pm. Please park in the bus lanes and follow our signs to Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Check and Credit accepted. Questions, contact Christine at CLjuneman@gmail.com.
  • Interact Club is collecting mittens and gloves for the children at Onward Neighborhood House.  Please consider donating new mittens and gloves (preschool size) to the mitten tree on the counter in the Student Services Center.We will accept donations until Friday December 14.  Thank you!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Girl's Soccer will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 12th in forum room A250. Please be there by 3:15 to get information about the upcoming spring soccer season. If you cannot attend please see Coach Dobric in room A118. 
  • Hey Dukes this Thursday December 13th in the Commons is our 48th Annual Winter Art Show. Stop by all periods of the school day to check out the amazing work our Art students have been producing. Students get to vote on their favorite artist by getting a ballot from any art teacher. Our reception is that Thursday evening 6:30 to 8pm where the Art Department will announce the top 10 winners. See you there!
  • Hey International club members! Our Holiday party is on Wednesday, December 12th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be playing some holiday-themed games and eating some delicious food! Don't forget to bring your donations! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, December 11th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we watch an Italian movie and write Christmas letters to overseas troops. Ci vediamo presto!
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on Monday in room A374, to meet all of our animals! Come join the pack!
  • Interact Club will be selling suckers at the Boys Basketball game this Tuesday Dec 11 to raise money for Honor Flight.  
  • Interact Club Yearbook photos will be taken in the Commons at 4:05 pm.
  • Interact Club members--This Thursday at 7:10 am  we will have a holiday celebration in room 278A.  Please join us!  If you signed up to buy a present for our adopted family, bring it to wrap.  Also, please bring your mittens and gloves to add to the mitten tree for the children at Onward House.  See Mrs. Stipe if you have any questions.
  • Are you interested in exploring Chinese history and culture? Please join the Chinese club meeting at 3:15pm on Wednesday, December 12 in Rm A228. Please bring some kind of holiday cookies to share at the meeting. We will celebrate Christmas by making Chinese knot ornament while enjoying cookies. Contact Ms. Li if you have any questions. 
  • Attention creative writers, artists, and photographers: Mirrors Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from now through January 11th.  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors for details.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 12/11/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Calling all freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys! Do you want to show your badminton skills in an all boys tournament? Take part in this sport that approximately 1.2 million Americans play by signing up for the BadMANton tournament on This Is York. We’ll see you in the gym on Wednesday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.!
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  
  • There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores! Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
  • Today is Monday, December 10th, which means that after today you will only have 4 days left to take any tests that remain in the TMC.  Please take these assessments immediately.  The testing center gets packed after schools so please ensure yourself a spot please sign up on the LC web page.  The final day to test is Friday, December 14th.  Also, don't forget -- no student ID, no test!
  • York Apparel OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, Dec 13th 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, York HS 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 and school swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) of York High School for easy shopping for you.  Browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, joggers, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, and joggers, hats, baseball caps, gloves, socks, blankets, string backpacks and even Holiday ornaments. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday, December 13 th  from 11:00-2:30pm and 7 8:30pm. Please park in the bus lanes and follow our signs to Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Check and Credit accepted. Questions, contact Christine at CLjuneman@gmail.com.
  • Interact Club is collecting mittens and gloves for the children at Onward Neighborhood House.  Please consider donating new mittens and gloves (preschool size) to the mitten tree on the counter in the Student Services Center.
  • We will accept donations until Friday December 14.  Thank you!
  • Hey York! Do you love to write? Are you an aspiring writer that wants to get their works seen by other students? Do you just like to chill and write poems and short stories with your friends? If you said yes to any of these questions then be sure to come to York Mirrors’ writing workshop on Monday, December 10th in A337. Bring some drafts for feedback or start something new! See you there!
  • All boys interested in joining track and are not in a winter sport should come to a preseason meeting on Tuesday December 11th.  We will meet in room A322.  If you are unable to attend, please email Coach Kern.
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Girl's Soccer will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 12th in forum room A250. Please be there by 3:15 to get information about the upcoming spring soccer season. If you cannot attend please see Coach Dobric in room A118. 
  • Hey Dukes this Thursday December 13th in the Commons is our 48th Annual Winter Art Show. Stop by all periods of the school day to check out the amazing work our Art students have been producing. Students get to vote on their favorite artist by getting a ballot from any art teacher. Our reception is that Thursday evening 6:30 to 8pm where the Art Department will announce the top 10 winners. See you there!
  • Happy Human Rights Day York!  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  A milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being.  Amnesty International Club is celebrating this 70th anniversary by standing up for their own rights and those of others.  We will be selling lollipops during lunch for the Watts of Love organization that fights for human rights around the world. Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the Human Rights Commission, said, "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.  Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." Join us York! #STANDUP4HUMANRIGHTS
  • Hey International club members! Our Holiday party is on Wednesday, December 12th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be playing some holiday-themed games and eating some delicious food! Don't forget to bring your donations! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, December 11th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we watch an Italian movie and write Christmas letters to overseas troops. Ci vediamo presto!

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 12/10/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores! Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
  • Today is Friday, December 7th, which means that after today you will only have 5 days left to take any tests that remain in the TMC.  Please take these assessments immediately.  The testing center gets packed after schools so please ensure yourself a spot please sign up on the LC web page.  The final day to test is Friday, December 14th.  Also, don't forget -- no student ID, no test!
  • York Apparel OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, Dec 13th 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, York HS 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 and school swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) of York High School for easy shopping for you.  Browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, joggers, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, and joggers, hats, baseball caps, gloves, socks, blankets, string backpacks and even Holiday ornaments. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday, December 13 th  from 11:00-2:30pm and 7 8:30pm. Please park in the bus lanes and follow our signs to Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Check and Credit accepted. Questions, contact Christine at CLjuneman@gmail.com.
  • Interact Club is collecting mittens and gloves for the children at Onward Neighborhood House.  Please consider donating new mittens and gloves (preschool size) to the mitten tree on the counter in the Student Services Center.
  • We will accept donations until Friday December 14.  Thank you!
  • Hey York! Do you love to write? Are you an aspiring writer that wants to get their works seen by other students? Do you just like to chill and write poems and short stories with your friends? If you said yes to any of these questions then be sure to come to York Mirrors’ writing workshop on Monday, December 10th in A337. Bring some drafts for feedback or start something new! See you there!
  • All boys interested in joining track and are not in a winter sport should come to a preseason meeting on Tuesday December 11th.  We will meet in room A322.  If you are unable to attend, please email Coach Kern.
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Girl's Soccer will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 12th in forum room A250. Please be there by 3:15 to get information about the upcoming spring soccer season. If you cannot attend please see Coach Dobric in room A118. 
  • York Relay for Life "Paint the Gym Purple and Pack the Gym"  night on Saturday, December 8th.  Students should wear purple to school on Friday.
  • There will be a pasta party for the York student cheer section at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Come out and support the fight against cancer and cheer for our boys and girls basketball teams.
  • Hey Dukes this Thursday December 13th in the Commons is our 48th Annual Winter Art Show. Stop by all periods of the school day to check out the amazing work our Art students have been producing. Students get to vote on their favorite artist by getting a ballot from any art teacher. Our reception is that Thursday evening 6:30 to 8pm where the Art Department will announce the top 10 winners. See you there!
  • Attention York Dukes!  This upcoming Monday, Amnesty International Club will be celebrating Humans Rights Day. We will be selling lollipops in the Academic Entrance Monday morning and during lunch.  Lollipops are one dollar a piece, and all money raised will be donated to Watts of Love, an organization that brings solar lighting to the world.  Stand up for your rights York and see you on Monday!
  • Hey International club members! Our Holiday party is on Wednesday, December 12th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be playing some holiday-themed games and eating some delicious food! Don't forget to bring your donations! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!

 

 

 

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




Audience: Announcements
  • Calling all freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys! Do you want to show your badminton skills in an all boys tournament? Take part in this sport that approximately 1.2 million Americans play by signing up for the BadMANton tournament on This Is York. We’ll see you in the gym on Wednesday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.!
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  
  • There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores! Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
  • Today is Thursday, December 6th, which means that after today you will only have 6 days left to take any tests that remain in the TMC.  Please take these assessments immediately.  The testing center gets packed after schools so please ensure yourself a spot please sign up on the LC web page.  The final day to test is Friday, December 14th.  Also, don't forget -- no student ID, no test!
  • York Apparel OPEN HOUSE:  Thursday, Dec 13th 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, York HS  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 and school swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) of York High School for easy shopping for you.  Browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, joggers, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, and joggers, hats, baseball caps, gloves, socks, blankets, string backpacks and even Holiday ornaments. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday December 13th from 11:00-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm. Please park in the bus lanes and follow our signs to Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Check and Credit accepted. Questions, contact Christine at CLjuneman@gmail.com.
  • The next Best Buddies next will be on Thursday, December 6th to watch our fellow Best Buddies members in the Special Olympics basketball game!  The game will start at 4:15 in the Campbell gym!  Meet us there! 
  • York Model United Nations continued it's 2018-19 campaign with another highly successful conference.  York sent 19 delegates to the highly competitive Canadian-American Security Councils in Lansing Michigan last Friday and Saturday.  The York delegates' diplomatic skills were on full display with Danny Reidinger, NIck Pomatto, Alex Norgle, and Noah Fine receiving Highest Honors, and Maddy Small receiving Second Honors.  The 2018-19 season has been one for the ages thus far.  Keep it rolling York Model UN! 
  • Interact Club is collecting mittens and gloves for the children at Onward Neighborhood House.  Please consider donating new mittens and gloves (preschool size) to the mitten tree on the counter in the Student Services Center.
  • We will accept donations until Friday December 14.  Thank you!
  • Hey York! Do you love to write? Are you an aspiring writer that wants to get their works seen by other students? Do you just like to chill and write poems and short stories with your friends? If you said yes to any of these questions then be sure to come to York Mirrors’ writing workshop on Monday, December 10th in A337. Bring some drafts for feedback or start something new! See you there!
  • All boys interested in joining track and are not in a winter sport should come to a preseason meeting on Tuesday December 11th.  We will meet in room A322.  If you are unable to attend, please email Coach Kern.
  • York Relay for Life "Paint the Gym Purple and Pack the Gym"  night on Saturday, December 8th.  Students should wear purple to school on Friday.
  • There will be a pasta party for the York student cheer section at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria.  Come out and support the fight against cancer and cheer for our boys and girls basketball teams.

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 12/6/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Calling all freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys! Do you want to show your badminton skills in an all boys tournament? Take part in this sport that approximately 1.2 million Americans play by signing up for the BadMANton tournament on This Is York. We’ll see you in the gym on Wednesday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.!
  • Anyone interested in enrolling in Advanced Dance for the 2019-2020 school year must attend auditions on Tuesday, December 4 in the Black Box Dance Studio. Auditions will take place during periods 4 and 5, as well as, after school starting at 3:20 pm. If you cannot attend any of the three options, please see Mrs S or Mrs Jensen ASAP.
  • Attention Dance Choreographers! York Dance Company Choreographer auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 4 starting at 4 pm. Please come prepared with at least 1 minute of material to show Mrs Jensen. Any questions, see Mrs Jensen in the Black Box Dance Studio.
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores!
  • Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
  • Today is Tuesday, December 4, which means that after today you will only have 8 days left to take any tests that remain in the TMC.  Please take these assessments immediately.  The testing center gets packed after schools so please ensure yourself a spot please sign up on the LC web page.  The final day to test is Friday, December 14th.  Also, don't forget -- no student ID, no test!
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 5th in room A390 right-after school. We'll be planning our holiday party and talking about our charitable donations for the holiday season. New members are always welcome! For any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you Wednesday!
  • York Apparel OPEN HOUSE:  Wednesday,  Dec 13th 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm, York HS  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 and school swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) of York High School for easy shopping for you.  Browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, joggers, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, and joggers, hats, baseball caps, gloves, socks, blankets, string backpacks 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 follow our signs to Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Check and Credit accepted. Questions, contact Christine at CLjuneman@gmail.com.
  • The next Best Buddies next will be on Thursday, December 6th to watch our fellow Best Buddies members in the Special Olympics basketball game!  The game will start at 4:15 in the Campbell gym!  Meet us there! 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, December 4th
  • 2nd Period – U.S. Marine Corp Recruiter

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 12/4/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st. There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • All returning members of the girls volleyball program will please attend a meeting with Mrs. Iverson on Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM in C275 regarding the Winter Clinic.
  • Musical audition packets are now available in room A154. If you need any help with the music, please see Mrs. Marianetti! There are amazing workshops, field trips as well as Much Ado About Nothing and Bright Star to come.  Come and be a part of the magic!
  • Anyone interested in enrolling in Advanced Dance for the 2019-2020 school year must attend auditions on Tuesday, December 4 in the Black Box Dance Studio. Auditions will take place during periods 4 and 5, as well as, after school starting at 3:20 pm. If you cannot attend any of the three options, please see Mrs S or Mrs Jensen ASAP.
  • Attention Dance Choreographers! York Dance Company Choreographer auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 4 starting at 4 pm. Please come prepared with at least 1 minute of material to show Mrs Jensen. Any questions, see Mrs Jensen in the Black Box Dance Studio.
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores! Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
  • Today is Monday, December 3rd which means that after today you will only have 9 days left to take any tests that remain in the TMC.  Please take these assessments immediately.  The testing center gets packed after schools so please ensure yourself a spot please sign up on the LC web page.  The final day to test is Friday, December 14th.  Also, don't forget -- no student ID, no test!
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 5th in room A390 right-after school. We'll be planning our holiday party and talking about our charitable donations for the holiday season. New members are always welcome! For any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you Wednesday!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, December 4th
  • 2nd Period – U.S. Marine Corp Recruiter
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 12/3/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • The Amateur Musicians Club will be hosting a concert on Saturday, December 1st, at the Jam Lab recording studio in Brookfield.  Music will start at 7pm with doors opening at 6:30. This evening of live music will include performances by Ben Pavlik, Bridey Costello, Sleeveless Jacket, Tanya Guerrero, M. Quick and several other York musicians.  There will be a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. All proceeds will go towards the recording, production, and release of the York Album Project. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Calling all freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys! Do you want to show your badminton skills in an all boys tournament? Take part in this sport that approximately 1.2 million Americans play by signing up for the BadMANton tournament on This Is York. We’ll see you in the gym on Wednesday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.!
  • For most of us, pajamas seem like a normal nightly item to hop into before bed, but for thousands of children, this isn’t the case. York High School is joining forces with Hawthorne Elementary to collect PJs for the nationwide Pajama Program.  As we collect NEW pajamas for kids who go to bed without them, Hawthorne will be collecting books for bedtime reading. Information about sizing is on thisisyork.org and collection boxes are in the Learning Commons and the Academic Entrance. Please bring in PJs by Monday, December 3rd!
  • Mirrors is still accepting orders for tshirts.  Short sleeve tshirts are $8 and long sleeve shirts are $10.  Please bring your place your order and bring your payment to the bookstore no later than Friday, Nov. 30.
  • Are you interested in upbeat modern music and dance? If so, come to Yorkettes in the Yoga room at 3:20 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We will be electing our club leaders and getting in shape for the season! See you there!
  • The Dukes return to Friday Night Ice this week battling #2 State Ranked Loyola! Varsity puck drops @7:10p & JV @9p
  • Fri, Dec. 7th the Dukes will hold their annual Toys for Tots Event at Friday Night Ice! Bring a new, unwrapped toy with you to keep the tradition strong between York Hockey and Toys for Tots!
  • Go DUKES!!
  • Attention all freshman:  Today during the second half of your lunch period you should report to the Auditorium.  The counselors will be presenting important information about finals.  
  • All returning members of the girls vollleyball program will please attend a meeting with Mrs. Iverson on Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM in C275 regarding the Winter Clinic.
  • Musical audition packets are now available in room A154. If you need any help with the music, please see Mrs. Marianetti! There are amazing workshops, field trips as well as Much Ado About Nothing and Bright Star to come.  Come and be a part of the magic!
  • Anyone interested in enrolling in Advanced Dance for the 2019-2020 school year must attend auditions on Tuesday, December 4 in the Black Box Dance Studio. Auditions will take place during periods 4 and 5, as well as, after school starting at 3:20 pm. If you cannot attend any of the three options, please see Mrs S or Mrs Jensen ASAP.
  • Attention Dance Choreographers! York Dance Company Choreographer auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 4 starting at 4 pm. Please come prepared with at least 1 minute of material to show Mrs Jensen. Any questions, see Mrs Jensen in the Black Box Dance Studio.
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores!
  • Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, December 4th
  • 2nd Period – U.S. Marine Corp Recruiter

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/30/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • The Amateur Musicians Club will be hosting a concert on Saturday, December 1st, at the Jam Lab recording studio in Brookfield.  Music will start at 7pm with doors opening at 6:30. This evening of live music will include performances by Ben Pavlik, Bridey Costello, Sleeveless Jacket, Tanya Guerrero, M. Quick and several other York musicians.  There will be a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. All proceeds will go towards the recording, production, and release of the York Album Project. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Please join Ms. Munn and Finetix Fitness to collect hats for the homeless. If you have a gently used hat or new winter hat that is not being used for children or adults please place in the box outside the yoga room S132 labeled hats for homeless. We will be collecting these the entire month.
  • Did you know that York has a book club? Join them for their next meeting in the Ellis Room at 8:30 on late-start Wednesday 12/12. The next book is Dorothy Must Die,  an update of Frank L. Baum's Wizard of Oz in which Kansas teen Amy Gumm gets sucked into a complex assassination plot to dethrone the megalomaniac and magic addict Dorothy.  Join us to discuss this intriguing re-telling of a classic. 
  • Key Club is collecting any unused and unopened hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, soap, laundry supplies, hand sanitizer, combs/brushes. There will be a box in A290 for the donations. Thank you!
  • Calling all freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys! Do you want to show your badminton skills in an all boys tournament? Take part in this sport that approximately 1.2 million Americans play by signing up for the BadMANton tournament on This Is York. We’ll see you in the gym on Wednesday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.!
  • For most of us, pajamas seem like a normal nightly item to hop into before bed, but for thousands of children, this isn’t the case. York High School is joining forces with Hawthorne Elementary to collect PJs for the nationwide Pajama Program.  As we collect NEW pajamas for kids who go to bed without them, Hawthorne will be collecting books for bedtime reading. Information about sizing is on thisisyork.org and collection boxes are in the Learning Commons and the Academic Entrance. Please bring in PJs by Monday, December 3rd!
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • On Thursday at 7:30 PM, the York Orchestras will present a free Holiday Concert, including performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras. The program will offer a mixture of classical and seasonal favorites and feature senior concerto competition winner Rylan Johnsen performing the first movement of Carl Stamitz’ Viola Concerto. Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as music of Bach and Mozart will also be performed. Join us and be inspired by talented and dedicated York music students!
  • Mirrors is still accepting orders for tshirts.  Short sleeve tshirts are $8 and long sleeve shirts are $10.  Please bring your place your order and bring your payment to the bookstore no later than Friday, Nov. 30.
  • Are you interested in upbeat modern music and dance? If so, come to Yorkettes in the Yoga room at 3:20 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We will be electing our club leaders and getting in shape for the season! See you there!
  • Attention Softball Players (Freshman-Seniors) there will be a mandatory meeting 11/29 immediately after-school in the yoga room. We be discussing kids camp and upcoming open gyms. Contact Coach Munn if you have any questions.
  • Yes, the rumors are true...competitive robotics is coming to York.  If you are interested please meet us in room A330 this Thursday after school for an informational meeting.  Any questions email Mrs. Morser at tmorser@elmhurst205.org or stop by room A330.
  • Congratulations to the York Girl’s Varsity Bowling team for taking 4th at the Plainfield Central tournament this weekend. Senior Krystyna Panek took 7th overall. The York bowling team kicks off their conference play at home today against Downers Grove North at Stardust Bowl in Addison, come out and support your team, and good luck ladies
  • The Dukes return to Friday Night Ice this week battling #2 State Ranked Loyola! Varsity puck drops @7:10p & JV @9p
  • Fri, Dec. 7th the Dukes will hold their annual Toys for Tots Event at Friday Night Ice! Bring a new, unwrapped toy with you to keep the tradition strong between York Hockey and Toys for Tots! Go DUKES!!
  • Musical audition packets are now available in room A154. If you need any help with the music, please see Mrs. Marianetti! There are amazing workshops, field trips as well as Much Ado About Nothing and Bright Star to come.  Come and be a part of the magic!
  • Anyone interested in enrolling in Advanced Dance for the 2019-2020 school year must attend auditions on Tuesday, December 4 in the Black Box Dance Studio. Auditions will take place during periods 4 and 5, as well as, after school starting at 3:20 pm. If you cannot attend any of the three options, please see Mrs S or Mrs Jensen ASAP.
  • Attention Dance Choreographers! York Dance Company Choreographer auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 4 starting at 4 pm. Please come prepared with at least 1 minute of material to show Mrs Jensen. Any questions, see Mrs Jensen in the Black Box Dance Studio.
  • Attention Freshmen and Sophomores!
  • Have you been to Spain? How about Switzerland? Do you have an interest in travel? What about sports, wellness, and leadership? If so, then please join us on an international adventure in July of 2020 where you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Global Leadership Summit in Switzerland after spending a week in Spain. If you’ve got room in your passport for two new stamps, then please plan to attend the MANDATORY parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday December 11th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. At that time, you’ll receive all the necessary information about the international trip and you’ll even be able to sign up then, too. Please RSVP to the event at: http://bit.ly/YorkSwitzerland2020. Don’t delay - there are only 40 spots available on this trip! Questions? See Mrs. Rodriguez (Westerberg) in the World Language Office or Mr. McGuire.   
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/29/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • The Amateur Musicians Club will be hosting a concert on Saturday, December 1st, at the Jam Lab recording studio in Brookfield.  Music will start at 7pm with doors opening at 6:30. This evening of live music will include performances by Ben Pavlik, Bridey Costello, Sleeveless Jacket, Tanya Guerrero, M. Quick and several other York musicians.  There will be a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. All proceeds will go towards the recording, production, and release of the York Album Project. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • The following clubs will be taking group yearbook photos on Wednesday, November 28th beginning at 8:00 am in the Auditorium:
  • Key Club
  • Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • All NHS members
  • Please be prompt!
  • Key Club is collecting any unused and unopened hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, soap, laundry supplies, hand sanitizer, combs/brushes. There will be a box in A290 for the donations. Thank you!
  • For most of us, pajamas seem like a normal nightly item to hop into before bed, but for thousands of children, this isn’t the case. York High School is joining forces with Hawthorne Elementary to collect PJs for the nationwide Pajama Program.  As we collect NEW pajamas for kids who go to bed without them, Hawthorne will be collecting books for bedtime reading. Information about sizing is on thisisyork.org and collection boxes are in the Learning Commons and the Academic Entrance. Please bring in PJs by Monday, December 3rd!
  • On Thursday at 7:30 PM, the York Orchestras will present a free Holiday Concert, including performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras. The program will offer a mixture of classical and seasonal favorites and feature senior concerto competition winner Rylan Johnsen performing the first movement of Carl Stamitz’ Viola Concerto. Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as music of Bach and Mozart will also be performed. Join us and be inspired by talented and dedicated York music students!
  • Mirrors is still accepting orders for tshirts.  Short sleeve tshirts are $8 and long sleeve shirts are $10.  Please bring your place your order and bring your payment to the bookstore no later than Friday, Nov. 30.
  • Are you interested in upbeat modern music and dance? If so, come to Yorkettes in the Yoga room at 3:20 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We will be electing our club leaders and getting in shape for the season! See you there!
  • Attention Softball Players (Freshman-Seniors) there will be a mandatory meeting 11/29 immediately after-school in the yoga room. We be discussing kids camp and upcoming open gyms. Contact Coach Munn if you have any questions.
  • Yes, the rumors are true...competitive robotics is coming to York.  If you are interested please meet us in room A330 this Thursday after school for an informational meeting.  Any questions email Mrs. Morser at tmorser@elmhurst205.org or stop by room A330.
  • Congratulations to the York Girl’s Varsity Bowling team for taking 4th at the Plainfield Central tournament this weekend. Senior Krystyna Panek took 7th overall. The York bowling team kicks off their conference play at home today against Downers Grove North at Stardust Bowl in Addison, come out and support your team, and good luck ladies
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/26/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • The Amateur Musicians Club will be hosting a concert on Saturday, December 1st, at the Jam Lab recording studio in Brookfield.  Music will start at 7pm with doors opening at 6:30. This evening of live music will include performances by Ben Pavlik, Bridey Costello, Sleeveless Jacket, Tanya Guerrero, M. Quick and several other York musicians.  There will be a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. All proceeds will go towards the recording, production, and release of the York Album Project. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Please join Ms. Munn and Finetix Fitness to collect hats for the homeless. If you have a gently used hat or new winter hat that is not being used for children or adults please place in the box outside the yoga room S132 labeled hats for homeless. We will be collecting these the entire month.
  • Did you know that York has a book club? Join them for their next meeting in the Ellis Room at 8:30 on late-start Wednesday 12/12. The next book is Dorothy Must Die,  an update of Frank L. Baum's Wizard of Oz in which Kansas teen Amy Gumm gets sucked into a complex assassination plot to dethrone the megalomaniac and magic addict Dorothy.  Join us to discuss this intriguing re-telling of a classic. 
  • The following clubs will be taking group yearbook photos on Wednesday, November 28th beginning at 8:00 am in the Auditorium:
  • Key Club
  • Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • All NHS members
  • Please be prompt!
  • Key Club is collecting any unused and unopened hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, soap, laundry supplies, hand sanitizer, combs/brushes. There will be a box in A290 for the donations. Thank you!
  • Calling all freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior boys! Do you want to show your badminton skills in an all boys tournament? Take part in this sport that approximately 1.2 million Americans play by signing up for the BadMANton tournament on This Is York. We’ll see you in the gym on Wednesday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.!
  • For most of us, pajamas seem like a normal nightly item to hop into before bed, but for thousands of children, this isn’t the case. York High School is joining forces with Hawthorne Elementary to collect PJs for the nationwide Pajama Program.  As we collect NEW pajamas for kids who go to bed without them, Hawthorne will be collecting books for bedtime reading. Information about sizing is on thisisyork.org and collection boxes are in the Learning Commons and the Academic Entrance. Please bring in PJs by Monday, December 3rd!
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  
  • There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • Have you ever had a pet? Do you love animals? Do you want to participate in fundraisers? If you said yes to at least one of these questions, then animal club is perfect for you! Come to our next meeting on November 26th in room A374, to meet all of our animals! Come join the pack!
  • On Thursday at 7:30 PM, the York Orchestras will present a free Holiday Concert, including performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras. The program will offer a mixture of classical and seasonal favorites and feature senior concerto competition winner Rylan Johnsen performing the first movement of Carl Stamitz’ Viola Concerto. Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as music of Bach and Mozart will also be performed. Join us and be inspired by talented and dedicated York music students!
  • The York Speech Team began its season at the HF Novice tournament on Oct. 27.
  • We are pleased to announce they are the tournament Champions for the second year in a row.
  • They had 27 individual award winners.
  • Nov. 3 The team placed 2nd at the Downers Grove North tournament and had 11 individual award winners 
  • The JV/Novice placed 1st at the Wheeling tournament for the second year in a row and 29 individual award winners 
  • Nov. 10. The Varsity team placed 1st at Fremd and had 14 individual award winners 
  • The Novice had 13 individual award winners at the Downers Grove South Novice invitational 
  • Nov. 17 the team won both the District 211 Varsity and JV\Novice tournaments.
  • Varsity had 16 individual award winners 
  • JV/Novices had 30 individual award winners 
  • Congratulations to the York Speech Team on an impressive start to the season.
  • Mirrors is still accepting orders for tshirts.  Short sleeve tshirts are $8 and long sleeve shirts are $10.  Please bring your place your order and bring your payment to the bookstore no later than Friday, Nov. 30.
  • Are you interested in upbeat modern music and dance? If so, come to Yorkettes in the Yoga room at 3:20 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We will be electing our club leaders and getting in shape for the season! See you there!
  • Attention Softball Players (Freshman-Seniors) there will be a mandatory meeting 11/29 immediately after-school in the yoga room. We be discussing kids camp and upcoming open gyms. Contact Coach Munn if you have any questions.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/26/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • The Amateur Musicians Club will be hosting a concert on Saturday, December 1st, at the Jam Lab recording studio in Brookfield.  Music will start at 7pm with doors opening at 6:30. This evening of live music will include performances by Ben Pavlik, Bridey Costello, Sleeveless Jacket, Tanya Guerrero, M. Quick and several other York musicians.  There will be a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. All proceeds will go towards the recording, production, and release of the York Album Project. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Please join Ms. Munn and Finetix Fitness to collect hats for the homeless. If you have a gently used hat or new winter hat that is not being used for children or adults please place in the box outside the yoga room S132 labeled hats for homeless. We will be collecting these the entire month.
  • Students who are tardy and use the SWIPE attendance system , but do not report to their class ARE marked unexcused absent. Students have to report to their assigned class after getting the SWIPE pass.
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Do you love competing in video games like Rocket League or Fortnite? eSports are becoming a viable way to earn money for college through competitions and scholarships. The first eSports club meeting is Monday, November 19th after school in room C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any eSports club member. 
  • The dance clinic for the spring musical, Bright Star, will be Monday, November 19th. Come and learn the dance for auditions in December, as well as enjoy pizza and fun! The men's dance will be taught at 6:30 in the black box, followed by pizza and women can come early for pizza and dance at 7:45. Advanced dancers should stay for the 8:45 call. Come and have some fun, learn the dance, and eat lots of pizza!!! Email Mrs M with any questions.
  • Did you know that York has a book club? Join them for their next meeting in the Ellis Room at 8:30 on late-start Wednesday 12/12. The next book is Dorothy Must Die,  an update of Frank L. Baum's Wizard of Oz in which Kansas teen Amy Gumm gets sucked into a complex assassination plot to dethrone the megalomaniac and magic addict Dorothy.  Join us to discuss this intriguing re-telling of a classic. 
  • The following clubs will be taking group yearbook photos on Wednesday, November 28th beginning at 8:00 am in the Auditorium:
  • Key Club
  • Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • All NHS members
  • Please be prompt!
  • Key Club is collecting any unused and unopened hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, soap, laundry supplies, hand sanitizer, combs/brushes. There will be a box in A290 for the donations. Thank you!
  • For most of us, pajamas seem like a normal nightly item to hop into before bed, but for thousands of children, this isn’t the case. York High School is joining forces with Hawthorne Elementary to collect PJs for the nationwide Pajama Program.  As we collect NEW pajamas for kids who go to bed without them, Hawthorne will be collecting books for bedtime reading. Information about sizing is on thisisyork.org and collection boxes are in the Learning Commons and the Academic Entrance. Please bring in PJs by Monday, December 3rd!
  • Are you looking for service hours?  Look no further....the Athletic Office is looking for student volunteers to work the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball Tournament.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours over winter break.  The dates of the tournament are December 26th through the 31st.  
  • There is a sign up sheet in the York Athletic Office.  Stop by and sign up today!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, November 20th
  • 2nd Period – U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman visit

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/19/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Students who are tardy and use the SWIPE attendance system , but do not report to their class ARE marked unexcused absent. Students have to report to their assigned class after getting the SWIPE pass.
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • If you're a fan of Fine Arts Week, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 on Saturday, November 17th from 4pm-8pm.  One third of the proceeds will be donated to Fine Arts Week. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Saturday between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Fine Arts Week. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • What’s up Duke fam?! Have you and your friends been looking for a cool place to hang out Friday night with live music, coffee, games, and snacks? Then look no further for these oddly specific requirements and come to Java Live on Friday November 16th. Doors open at 6:30 and performances start at 7. The cost is a $4 donation at the door. All snacks and drinks are 1 dollar each. Any type of appropriate performance is welcomed. See you there!
  • It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit our online store today and place your order for these items which are available to purchase ONLY during this sale through November 16th.  Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th  from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm. For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York webpage or visit online store. https://pswear.com/YorkHoliday
  • The York Hockey Club would like to thank everyone that came out & supported Spirit Night & Stick It to Cancer last Friday! Record numbers of fans in attendance, standing room only (if that!!) and we raised the highest dollar amount in Club history for this event!! We couldn’t have done it without you!
  • Next up is Toys for Tots Dec. 7th! 
  • This week, Friday Night Ice match up has Varsity v New Trier Blue & JV v Glenbrook South! Come out and catch some great hockey!! Puck drops @ 7:10 & 9pm!
  • Why do turkeys lay eggs? Bercause if they dropped them, the eggs would break! Dukes, get ready to vote on the legs of our senior varsity basketball players! That’s right, it’s turkey time. Go to thisisyork.org to vote which player has the leg that looks most like a turkey. Voting closes today so don’t forget! Gobble, Gobble dukes!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • York JV Poms team took 5th place out 14 this past weekend at Wheaton North. Please come out to support them this weekend on Saturday, November 17 at Fremd High School!
  • Key Club is collecting any unused and unopened hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, soap, laundry supplies, hand sanitizer, combs/brushes. There will be a box in A290 for the donations. Thank you!
  • Do you love competing in video games like Rocket League or Fortnite? eSports are becoming a viable way to earn money for college through competitions and scholarships. The first eSports club meeting is Monday, November 19th after school in room C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any eSports club member. 
  • The dance clinic for the spring musical, Bright Star, will be Monday, November 19th. Come and learn the dance for auditions in December, as well as enjoy pizza and fun! The men's dance will be taught at 6:30 in the black box, followed by pizza and women can come early for pizza and dance at 7:45. Advanced dancers should stay for the 8:45 call. Come and have some fun, learn the dance, and eat lots of pizza!!! Email Mrs M with any questions.
  • For most of us, pajamas seem like a normal nightly item to hop into before bed, but for thousands of children, this isn’t the case. York High School is joining forces with Hawthorne Elementary to collect PJs for the nationwide Pajama Program.  As we collect NEW pajamas for kids who go to bed without them, Hawthorne will be collecting books for bedtime reading. Information about sizing is on thisisyork.org and collection boxes are in the Learning Commons and the Academic Entrance. Please bring in PJs by Monday, December 3rd!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/16/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Students who are tardy and use the SWIPE attendance system , but do not report to their class ARE marked unexcused absent. Students have to report to their assigned class after getting the SWIPE pass.
  • Interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team? All athletes not in a winter sport should come to a brief informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in the cafeteria. You will get some general team information, calendar of events, and pre-season training information. If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in joining, please email Coach Kilrea (Kill-ray) at kkilrea@elmhurst205.org. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Attention all students and staff:  Did you know that  all of the food collected during York's food drive goes directly to United Community Concerns, an agency that serves hungry District 205 students and their families?  Do your part to help help our own York community by donating canned and other perishable food items during the Food Drive that starts this week and runs until Monday, November 19th.  Most of your teachers will be collecting food in their classrooms, so bring it to any class.  
  • If you're a fan of Fine Arts Week, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 on Saturday, November 17th from 4pm-8pm.  One third of the proceeds will be donated to Fine Arts Week. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Saturday between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Fine Arts Week. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • What’s up Duke fam?! Have you and your friends been looking for a cool place to hang out Friday night with live music, coffee, games, and snacks? Then look no further for these oddly specific requirements and come to Java Live on Friday November 16th. Doors open at 6:30 and performances start at 7. The cost is a $4 donation at the door. All snacks and drinks are 1 dollar each. Any type of appropriate performance is welcomed. See you there!
  • Please join Ms. Munn and Finetix Fitness to collect hats for the homeless. If you have a gently used hat or new winter hat that is not being used for children or adults please place in the box outside the yoga room S132 labeled hats for homeless. We will be collecting these the entire month.
  • It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit our online store today and place your order for these items which are available to purchase ONLY during this sale through November 16th.  Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th  from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm. For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York webpage or visit online store. https://pswear.com/YorkHoliday
  • The York Hockey Club would like to thank everyone that came out & supported Spirit Night & Stick It to Cancer last Friday! Record numbers of fans in attendance, standing room only (if that!!) and we raised the highest dollar amount in Club history for this event!! We couldn’t have done it without you!
  • Next up is Toys for Tots Dec. 7th! 
  • This week, Friday Night Ice match up has Varsity v New Trier Blue & JV v Glenbrook South! Come out and catch some great hockey!! Puck drops @ 7:10 & 9pm!
  • Attention All JUNIOR and SENIOR NHS members.  There is a mandatory NHS meeting for all current members...yes, that includes our newest inductees from last week's awesome Induction Ceremony!  Our meeting is Friday, November 16th at 7:00am in the York Auditorium.  Questions?  Contact Mr. Sharko or Mrs. Weber.
  • Why did the turkey cross the road twice? To prove he wasn’t chicken!  Dukes, get ready to vote on the legs of our senior varsity basketball players! That’s right, it’s turkey time. Go to thissyork.org to vote on which basketball player has the leg that looks most like a turkey. Voting closes tomorrow so don’t forget! Gobble, Gobble dukes!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • York JV Poms team took 5th place out 14 this past weekend at Wheaton North. Please come out to support them this weekend on Saturday, November 17 at Fremd High School!
  • Key Club is collecting any unused and unopened hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, soap, laundry supplies, hand sanitizer, combs/brushes. There will be a box in A290 for the donations. Thank you!
  • The dance clinic for the spring musical, Bright Star, will be Monday, November 19th. Come and learn the dance for auditions in December, as well as enjoy pizza and fun! The men's dance will be taught at 6:30 in the black box, followed by pizza and women can come early for pizza and dance at 7:45. Advanced dancers should stay for the 8:45 call. Come and have some fun, learn the dance, and eat lots of pizza!!! Email Mrs M with any questions.

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/15/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Students who are tardy and use the SWIPE attendance system , but do not report to their class ARE marked unexcused absent. Students have to report to their assigned class after getting the SWIPE pass.
  • November Dance Concert 2018 will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Dance Studio. Come see performances by the Advanced Dance Class, York Dance Company, York Alums and live music by Ben Pavlik and Henrik Rivadeneira. Admission is Free. Hope to see you in the audience!
  • Interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team? All athletes not in a winter sport should come to a brief informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in the cafeteria. You will get some general team information, calendar of events, and pre-season training information. If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in joining, please email Coach Kilrea (Kill-ray) at kkilrea@elmhurst205.org. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Come experience a new winter intramural!  York Spin Class will be offered on Tuesdays at 3:20pm in the fitness center and is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a good opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  Classes begin on Tuesday, November 6th.  As the temperature goes down, we'll be turning up the beats! See Coach Dollaske with questions. 
  • Attention all students and staff:  Did you know that  all of the food collected during York's food drive goes directly to United Community Concerns, an agency that serves hungry District 205 students and their families?  Do your part to help help our own York community by donating canned and other perishable food items during the Food Drive that starts this week and runs until Monday, November 19th.  Most of your teachers will be collecting food in their classrooms, so bring it to any class.  
  • If you're a fan of Fine Arts Week, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 on Saturday, November 17th from 4pm-8pm.  One third of the proceeds will be donated to Fine Arts Week. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Saturday between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Fine Arts Week. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • What’s up Duke fam?! Have you and your friends been looking for a cool place to hang out Friday night with live music, coffee, games, and snacks? Then look no further for these oddly specific requirements and come to Java Live on Friday November 16th. Doors open at 6:30 and performances start at 7. The cost is a $4 donation at the door. All snacks and drinks are 1 dollar each. Any type of appropriate performance is welcomed. See you there!
  • YORK SOFTBALL will be doing a fundraiser at Chipolte. Please come show your support between 4-8.Mention you are there for YORK SOFTBALL. 33% of the proceeds will come back to  York Softball program. York Softball Program Thanks You for your support.
  • It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit our online store today and place your order for these items which are available to purchase ONLY during this sale through November 16th.  Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th  from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm. For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York webpage or visit online store. https://pswear.com/YorkHoliday
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be at the International Potluck on Wednesday, November 14th after-school at 3:15pm in the cafeteria. Please make sure to bring any treats if you want and get ready to feast! Don't forget, we're meeting in the cafeteria! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 14th!
  • Chinese club members, we will participate in the International Potluck this Wednesday after school. Please go to the Commons directly and bring some food to share.  Thank you!
  • The York Hockey Club would like to thank everyone that came out & supported Spirit Night & Stick It to Cancer last Friday! Record numbers of fans in attendance, standing room only (if that!!) and we raised the highest dollar amount in Club history for this event!! We couldn’t have done it without you! Next up is Toys for Tots Dec. 7th! 
  • This week, Friday Night Ice match up has Varsity v New Trier Blue & JV v Glenbrook South! Come out and catch some great hockey!! Puck drops @ 7:10 & 9pm!
  • Attention All JUNIOR and SENIOR NHS members.  There is a mandatory NHS meeting for all current members...yes, that includes our newest inductees from last week's awesome Induction Ceremony!  Our meeting is Friday, November 16th at 7:00am in the York Auditorium.  Questions?  Contact Mr. Sharko or Mrs. Weber.
  • Who isn’t hungry at Thanksgiving? The turkey... because he’s already stuffed! Dukes, get ready to vote on the legs of our senior varsity basketball players! That’s right, it’s turkey time. Go to thisisyork.org from today to Friday the 16th to vote on the player leg that looks most like a turkey. Gobble, Gobble dukes!
  • Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 
  • Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Wednesday, November 14th
  • 1st Period – Rutgers University
  • 3rd Period – Northern Michigan University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/13/18




Audience: Announcements
  • November Dance Concert 2018 will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Dance Studio. Come see performances by the Advanced Dance Class, York Dance Company, York Alums and live music by Ben Pavlik and Henrik Rivadeneira. Admission is Free. Hope to see you in the audience!
  • Interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team? All athletes not in a winter sport should come to a brief informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in the cafeteria. You will get some general team information, calendar of events, and pre-season training information. If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in joining, please email Coach Kilrea (Kill-ray) at kkilrea@elmhurst205.org. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Come experience a new winter intramural!  York Spin Class will be offered on Tuesdays at 3:20pm in the fitness center and is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a good opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  Classes begin on Tuesday, November 6th.  As the temperature goes down, we'll be turning up the beats! See Coach Dollaske with questions. 
  • Attention all students and staff:  Did you know that  all of the food collected during York's food drive goes directly to United Community Concerns, an agency that serves hungry District 205 students and their families?  Do your part to help help our own York community by donating canned and other perishable food items during the Food Drive that starts this week and runs until Monday, November 19th.  Most of your teachers will be collecting food in their classrooms, so bring it to any class.  
  • If you're a fan of Fine Arts Week, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 on Saturday, November 17th from 4pm-8pm.  One third of the proceeds will be donated to Fine Arts Week. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Saturday between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Fine Arts Week. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • What’s up Duke fam?! Have you and your friends been looking for a cool place to hang out Friday night with live music, coffee, games, and snacks? Then look no further for these oddly specific requirements and come to Java Live on Friday November 16th. Doors open at 6:30 and performances start at 7. The cost is a $4 donation at the door. All snacks and drinks are 1 dollar each. Any type of appropriate performance is welcomed. See you there!
  • Please join Ms. Munn and Finetix Fitness to collect hats for the homeless. If you have a gently used hat or new winter hat that is not being used for children or adults please place in the box outside the yoga room S132 labeled hats for homeless. We will be collecting these the entire month.
  • YORK SOFTBALL will be doing a fundraiser at Chipolte. Please come show your support between 4-8.Mention you are there for YORK SOFTBALL. 33% of the proceeds will come back to  York Softball program. York Softball Program Thanks You for your support.
  • Hello Autism Awareness Club members!  We are meeting on Monday, November 12th at 3:15 pm in room A283.  We will be discussing which volunteer events we would like to participate in.  Please email Ms. Ausnehmer if you have any questions!  Bring a friend and enjoy some treats! 
  • It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit our online store today and place your order for these items which are available to purchase ONLY during this sale through November 16th.  Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th  from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm. For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York webpage or visit online store. https://pswear.com/YorkHoliday
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be at the International Potluck on Wednesday, November 14th after-school at 3:15pm in the cafeteria. Please make sure to bring any treats if you want and get ready to feast! Don't forget, we're meeting in the cafeteria! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 14th!
  • Join us at Animal Club on Monday, November 12th after school in a374! Hope to see you there!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, November 13th
  • 7th Period – U.S. Marines
  • Wednesday, November 14th
  • 1st Period – Rutgers University
  • 3rd Period – Northern Michigan University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/12/18




Audience: Announcements
  • November Dance Concert 2018 will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Dance Studio. Come see performances by the Advanced Dance Class, York Dance Company, York Alums and live music by Ben Pavlik and Henrik Rivadeneira. Admission is Free. Hope to see you in the audience!
  • Interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team? All athletes not in a winter sport should come to a brief informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in the cafeteria. You will get some general team information, calendar of events, and pre-season training information. If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in joining, please email Coach Kilrea (Kill-ray) at kkilrea@elmhurst205.org. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS YORK HOCKEY NATION!
  • Friday Night Ice, on Nov. 9th!
  • Spirit Night & Our Stick It To Cancer Event.
  • There will be a bake sale, raffle/ silent auction, split the pot and of course- the traditional FREE T-SHIRT giveaway for the first 200 York Students with their student ID at the door!
  • Come join us as we STICK IT TO CANCER, Friday, Nov. 9th and battle Fenwick & Barrington for some food, music, fun and GREAT HOCKEY!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • If you're a fan of Fine Arts Week, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 on Saturday, November 17th from 4pm-8pm.  One third of the proceeds will be donated to Fine Arts Week. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Saturday between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Fine Arts Week. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • York Hockey Nation!!!
  • Are you ready to Stick It To Cancer??!!
  • Friday Night Presents York Hockey Spirit Night & the Club's biggest fundraiser!
  • Free T's to the first 200 York Students with their Student ID's, Lots of yummy baked goods, Chuck a puck, raffle baskets/ silent auction... some of which includes:
  • Signed Kane and Toews hockey sticks, signed Trubinsky football helmet, 4 Blackhawks tickets on the glass, 40 inch flat screen smart tv and much, much more!!!  
  • Come on out for some GREAT HOCKEY for a GREAT CAUSE!
  • Go DUKES!
  • Varsity Puck Drops @ 7:10pm, JV @ 9p!
  • What’s up Duke fam?!
  • Have you and your friends been looking for a cool place to hang out Friday night with live music, coffee, games, and snacks? Then look no further for these oddly specific requirements and come to Java Live on Friday November 16th. Doors open at 6:30 and performances start at 7. The cost is a $4 donation at the door. All snacks and drinks are 1 dollar each. Any type of appropriate performance is welcomed. See you there!
  • Please join Ms. Munn and Finetix Fitness to collect hats for the homeless. If you have a gently used hat or new winter hat that is not being used for children or adults please place in the box outside the yoga room S132 labeled hats for homeless. We will be collecting these the entire month.
  • Hello Autism Awareness Club members!  We are meeting on Monday, November 12th at 3:15 pm in room A283.  We will be discussing which volunteer events we would like to participate in.  Please email Ms. Ausnehmer if you have any questions!  Bring a friend and enjoy some treats! 
  • It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit our online store today and place your order for these items which are available to purchase ONLY during this sale through November 16th.  Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th  from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm. For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York webpage or visit online store. https://pswear.com/YorkHoliday
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be at the International Potluck on Wednesday, November 14th after-school at 3:15pm in the cafeteria. Please make sure to bring any treats if you want and get ready to feast! Don't forget, we're meeting in the cafeteria! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 14th!
  • Join us at Animal Club on Monday, November 12th after school in a374! Hope to see you there!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Friday, November 9th
  • 8th Period – Concordia University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/9/18




Audience: Announcements
  • November Dance Concert 2018 will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Dance Studio. Come see performances by the Advanced Dance Class, York Dance Company, York Alums and live music by Ben Pavlik and Henrik Rivadeneira. Admission is Free. Hope to see you in the audience!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Attention all students and staff:  Did you know that  74,090 of DuPage County residents live with food insecurity, and almost 33,000 of them are kids under 18  ?  Do your part to help alleviate this problem in your own community by donating canned and other perishable food items during the Food Drive that starts this week and runs until Monday, November 19th.  Most of your teachers will be collecting food in their classrooms, so bring it to any class.  
  • If you're a fan of Fine Arts Week, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 on Saturday, November 17th from 4pm-8pm.  One third of the proceeds will be donated to Fine Arts Week. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Saturday between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Fine Arts Week. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • York Hockey Nation!!! Are you ready to Stick It To Cancer??!!
  • Friday Night Presents York Hockey Spirit Night & the Club's biggest fundraiser!
  • Free T's to the first 200 York Students with their Student ID's, Lots of yummy baked goods, Chuck a puck, raffle baskets/ silent auction... some of which includes:
  • Signed Kane and Toews hockey sticks, signed Trubinsky football helmet, 4 Blackhawks tickets on the glass, 40 inch flat screen smart tv and much, much more!!!  
  • Come on out for some GREAT HOCKEY for a GREAT CAUSE! Go DUKES!
  • Varsity Puck Drops @ 7:10pm, JV @ 9p!
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love French language and culture? Do you love French food? Be sure to stop by our next meeting this Thursday in room A213 where we will discuss our plans for the International Potluck. All are welcome! Hope to see you there! 
  • York Model UN had another great showing at the St. Ignatius Model UN Conference on Saturday.  The York delegation of 27 students earned 8 individual awards and also received the outstanding small delegation distinction.  Best delegate honors were awarded to Alex Norgle, and Mollie Grasse; outstanding delegate honors were earned by Nick Pomatto, Maddy Small, Danny Reidinger, and Noah Fine; and honorable delegate honors were achieved by Aaron Ludkowski, and Jack Castanolli.  Great job York Model UN!
  • What’s up Duke fam?!  Have you and your friends been looking for a cool place to hang out Friday night with live music, coffee, games, and snacks? Then look no further for these oddly specific requirements and come to Java Live on Friday November 16th. Doors open at 6:30 and performances start at 7. The cost is a $4 donation at the door. All snacks and drinks are 1 dollar each. Any type of appropriate performance is welcomed. See you there!
  • Please join Ms. Munn and Finetix Fitness to collect hats for the homeless. If you have a gently used hat or new winter hat that is not being used for children or adults please place in the box outside the yoga room S132 labeled hats for homeless. We will be collecting these the entire month.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, November 6th
  • 3rd Period – Drake University
  • 7th Period – Monmouth College
  • 8th Period – Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Thursday, November 8th
  • 2nd Period – Loras College
  • Friday, November 9th
  • 8th Period – Concordia University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/8/18




Audience: Announcements
  • November Dance Concert 2018 will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Dance Studio. Come see performances by the Advanced Dance Class, York Dance Company, York Alums and live music by Ben Pavlik and Henrik Rivadeneira. Admission is Free. Hope to see you in the audience!
  • Interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team? All athletes not in a winter sport should come to a brief informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in the cafeteria. You will get some general team information, calendar of events, and pre-season training information. If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in joining, please email Coach Kilrea (Kill-ray) at kkilrea@elmhurst205.org. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Come experience a new winter intramural!  York Spin Class will be offered on Tuesdays at 3:20pm in the fitness center and is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a good opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  Classes begin on Tuesday, November 6th.  As the temperature goes down, we'll be turning up the beats! See Coach Dollaske with questions. 
  • Attention all students and staff:  Did you know that  74,090 of DuPage County residents live with food insecurity, and almost 33,000 of them are kids under 18  ?  Do your part to help alleviate this problem in your own community by donating canned and other perishable food items during the Food Drive that starts this week and runs until Monday, November 19th.  Most of your teachers will be collecting food in their classrooms, so bring it to any class.  
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 7th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be planning for the International Potluck so come with some ideas! New members are always welcome. For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on November 7th!
  • Are you interested in exploring Chinese history and culture? Please join the Chinese club meeting at 3:15 PM  on Wednesday, November 7 in Room A228. We will have Ping Pong Tournament.  Drink and snack will be served. Contact Ms. Li if you have any questions.
  • Bracelets for a Cure Club is back in action!  Come join us for snacks as we make friendship bracelets to bring to children at Elmhurst Hospital.  We will meet on Wednesday, November 7th at 3:15 in room A133. 
  • We're bringing out the Silhouette Cameo sticker maker as well as the button maker at Makerspace this Wednesday during lunches in the Lincoln Lab. Stop by and create something.
  • Hello, York students and family members! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  
  • York Hockey Nation!!! Are you ready to Stick It To Cancer??!!
  • Friday Night Presents York Hockey Spirit Night & the Club's biggest fundraiser!
  • Free T's to the first 200 York Students with their Student ID's, Lots of yummy baked goods, Chuck a puck, raffle baskets/ silent auction... some of which includes:
  • Signed Kane and Toews hockey sticks, signed Trubinsky football helmet, 4 Blackhawks tickets on the glass, 40 inch flat screen smart tv and much, much more!!!  
  • Come on out for some GREAT HOCKEY for a GREAT CAUSE! Go DUKES!
  • Varsity Puck Drops @ 7:10pm, JV @ 9p!
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love French language and culture? Do you love French food? Be sure to stop by our next meeting this Thursday in room A213 where we will discuss our plans for the International Potluck. All are welcome! Hope to see you there! 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, November 6th
  • 3rd Period – Drake University
  • 7th Period – Monmouth College
  • 8th Period – Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Thursday, November 8th
  • 2nd Period – Loras College
  • Friday, November 9th
  • 8th Period – Concordia University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/6/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Interested in joining the Girls Track and Field team? All athletes not in a winter sport should come to a brief informational meeting on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in the cafeteria. You will get some general team information, calendar of events, and pre-season training information. If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in joining, please email Coach Kilrea (Kill-ray) at kkilrea@elmhurst205.org. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS YORK HOCKEY NATION!
  • Friday Night Ice, on Nov. 9th!
  • Spirit Night & Our Stick It To Cancer Event.
  • There will be a bake sale, raffle/ silent auction, split the pot and of course- the traditional FREE T-SHIRT giveaway for the first 200 York Students with their student ID at the door!
  • Come join us as we STICK IT TO CANCER, Friday, Nov. 9th and battle Fenwick & Barrington for some food, music, fun and GREAT HOCKEY!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Come experience a new winter intramural!  York Spin Class will be offered on Tuesdays at 3:20pm in the fitness center and is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a good opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  Classes begin on Tuesday, November 6th.  As the temperature goes down, we'll be turning up the beats! See Coach Dollaske with questions. 
  • Attention all students and staff:  Did you know that  74,090 of DuPage County residents live with food insecurity, and almost 33,000 of them are kids under 18  ?  Do your part to help alleviate this problem in your own community by donating canned and other perishable food items during the Food Drive that starts this week and runs until Monday, November 19th.  Most of your teachers will be collecting food in their classrooms, so bring it to any class.  
  • Congratulations to York's Scholastic Bowl team, which on Monday night got its season off to a strong start in the highly-competitive West Suburban Conference. Under the leadership of Sophomore Aaron Taub, the JV handily defeated its Downers Grove and Hinsdale Central opponents. The Varsity, under co-captains Alex Boskov and Dylan Mahoney, trounced Downers and took nationally-ranked Hinsdale Central to the very final question before ceding the loss. The Scholastic Dukes were anchored by Juniors  Aaron Ludkowski, Bjorn-Joseph Alvestad, and Andrew Trenta. Sophomores Rhian Fazzio, Adrian Zhuang, and Elizabeth Yu, meanwhile, showed strong promise in their first Varsity appearances. 
  • Want to be part of this winning program? You're not too late: Bring your knowledge and quick wits to a practice any Monday or Friday. See Mrs. Wall or Mr. Bendelow if you have questions. 
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 7th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be planning for the International Potluck so come with some ideas! New members are always welcome. For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on November 7th
  • Attention anyone interested in joining wrestling this season, our season starts this upcoming Monday 11/5/18. Please head up to the wrestling balcony immediately after school on Monday. Most importantly, please remember to register before this upcoming Monday. Please register. Thank you! 
  • Are you interested in exploring Chinese history and culture? Please join the Chinese club meeting at 3:15 PM  on Wednesday, November 7 in Room A228. We will have Ping Pong Tournament.  Drink and snack will be served. Contact Ms. Li if you have any questions.
  • Bracelets for a Cure Club is back in action!  Come join us for snacks as we make friendship bracelets to bring to children at Elmhurst Hospital.  We will meet on Wednesday, November 7th at 3:15 in room A133.
  •  Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, November 6th
  • 3rd Period – Drake University
  • 7th Period – Monmouth College
  • 8th Period – Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Thursday, November 8th
  • 2nd Period – Loras College
  • Friday, November 9th
  • 8th Period – Concordia University

 

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/5/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Come experience a new winter intramural!  York Spin Class will be offered on Tuesdays at 3:20pm in the fitness center and is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a good opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  Classes begin on Tuesday, November 6th.  As the temperature goes down, we'll be turning up the beats! See Coach Dollaske with questions. 
  • Students who are applying for the Invitation to Teach program for the 2019-2020 school year need to turn in their application, essay questions, and letter of recommendation to Ms. Crist in the FCS office (room A122) by November 5th. Questions about the Invitation to Teach program can be directed to Ms. Crist in FCS or your counselor.  
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior interested in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions.
  • Students who are applying for the Career Internship program for the 2019-2020 school year should talk to their counselor at your course selection meeting about the course requirements and submit the parking application through the regular application process in March. Questions about the Career Internship program can be directed to Mr. Borel in Business or your counselor.
  • “Are you also aware, Mrs. Bueller, that Ferris does not have what we consider to be an exemplary attendance record?  In the opinion of this educator, Ferris is not taking his academic growth seriously.  I have no reservations whatsoever about holding him back.”  Do you know where that movie quote is from? That’s right, it’s from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be shown on the baseball field tonight at 7pm. This is a free event, please dress warm and bring friends, snacks, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy one of the iconic movies of the 1980’s.
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Attention all students and staff:  Did you know that  more than 65,ooo DuPage County residents are living in Poverty, and over 74,000 live with food insecurity?  Do your part to help alleviate this problem in your own community by donating canned and other perishable food items during the Food Drive that starts this week and runs until Monday, November 19th.  Most of your teachers will be collecting food, so bring it to any class.
  • Congratulations to York's Scholastic Bowl team, which on Monday night got its season off to a strong start in the highly-competitive West Suburban Conference. Under the leadership of Sophomore Aaron Taub, the JV handily defeated its Downers Grove and Hinsdale Central opponents. The Varsity, under co-captains Alex Boskov and Dylan Mahoney, trounced Downers and took nationally-ranked Hinsdale Central to the very final question before ceding the loss. The Scholastic Dukes were anchored by Juniors  Aaron Ludkowski, Bjorn-Joseph Alvestad, and Andrew Trenta. Sophomores Rhian Fazzio, Adrian Zhuang, and Elizabeth Yu, meanwhile, showed strong promise in their first Varsity appearances. 
  • Want to be part of this winning program? You're not too late: Bring your knowledge and quick wits to a practice any Monday or Friday. See Mrs. Wall or Mr. Bendelow if you have questions. 
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 7th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be planning for the International Potluck so come with some ideas! New members are always welcome. For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on November 7th!
  • Attention anyone interested in joining wrestling this season, our season starts this upcoming Monday 11/5/18. Please head up to the wrestling balcony immediately after school on Monday. Most importantly, please remember to register before this upcoming Monday. Please register. Thank you! 
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/2/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Congrats to the Girls Cross Country team on their 3rd place Sectional finish this past weekend which advances them to the state meet on Saturday, November 3rd.  The state team includes:  Sarah May, Emma Kern, Grace Moriarty, Lydia Hickey, Katelyn Winton, Katelyn Leonard, Kathleen Buhrfiend, Maya Curry, Erin Powers, Allison Fitzgibbons, Maggie Clink, Anna Morley and Anna Clink. 
  • Good Luck at State Ladies!
  • Congratulations to the boys cross country team as they qualified for for state by finishing 3rd at the Niles West sectional.  The team was led by Ethan Kern who won the race while setting a new course record and Colin Hill, who finished 10th.  Best wishes to the team as they compete with the state's best this weekend in Peoria.
  • Students who are applying for the Invitation to Teach program for the 2019-2020 school year need to turn in their application, essay questions, and letter of recommendation to Ms. Crist in the FCS office (room A122) by November 5th. Questions about the Invitation to Teach program can be directed to Ms. Crist in FCS or your counselor.  
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior interested in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions.
  • Students who are applying for the Career Internship program for the 2019-2020 school year should talk to their counselor at your course selection meeting about the course requirements and submit the parking application through the regular application process in March. Questions about the Career Internship program can be directed to Mr. Borel in Business or your counselor.
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
  • Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • “The key to faking out parents is the clammy hands.  You fake a stomach cramp, and when you’re bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms.  It’s a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school.”  Do you know where that movie quote is from? That’s right, it’s from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be shown on the baseball field this Friday at 7pm. This is a free event, please dress warm and bring friends, snacks, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy one of the iconic movies of the 1980’s.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS YORK HOCKEY NATION! Friday Night Ice, on Nov. 9th!
  • Spirit Night & Our Stick It To Cancer Event.
  • There will be a bake sale, raffle/ silent auction, split the pot and of course- the traditional FREE T-SHIRT giveaway for the first 200 York Students with their student ID at the door!
  • Come join us as we STICK IT TO CANCER, Friday, Nov. 9th and battle Fenwick & Barrington for some food, music, fun and GREAT HOCKEY!
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. Thank you so much for your support! 
  • Come experience a new winter intramural!  York Spin Class will be offered on Tuesdays at 3:20pm in the fitness center and is open to all students.  No experience necessary and this is a good opportunity for off-season athletes to stay in shape.  Wear athletic clothes & bring a water bottle.  Classes begin on Tuesday, November 6th.  As the temperature goes down, we'll be turning up the beats! See Coach Dollaske with questions. 
  • Congratulations to York's Scholastic Bowl team, which on Monday night got its season off to a strong start in the highly-competitive West Suburban Conference. Under the leadership of Sophomore Aaron Taub, the JV handily defeated its Downers Grove and Hinsdale Central opponents. The Varsity, under co-captains Alex Boskov and Dylan Mahoney, trounced Downers and took nationally-ranked Hinsdale Central to the very final question before ceding the loss. The Scholastic Dukes were anchored by Juniors  Aaron Ludkowski, Bjorn-Joseph Alvestad, and Andrew Trenta. Sophomores Rhian Fazzio, Adrian Zhuang, and Elizabeth Yu, meanwhile, showed strong promise in their first Varsity appearances. 
  • Want to be part of this winning program? You're not too late: Bring your knowledge and quick wits to a practice any Monday or Friday. See Mrs. Wall or Mr. Bendelow if you have questions. 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Thursday, November 1st
  • 3rd Period – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 11/1/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Come cheer on the Girls Volleyball Team as they advance to Sectionals against Lyons Township right here in the Campbell Gym tonight at 6:30!  Be loud and don't forget your reusable water bottle!
  • The Autism Awareness Club is meeting on Monday, October 29th at 3:15 pm in room A283.  We will be discussing which volunteer events we would like to participate in.  Please email Ms. Ausnehmer if you have any questions!  Bring a friend and enjoy some treats! 
  • Love Playing Basketball?  Then don't forget to show up to Intramural Basketball every Monday & Wednesday in the fieldhouse.  This is open to all York students from 3:15-4:15 after school.  Ball Out York!
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior intersted in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Join us at Chipotle for a fundraiser to support the York High School Law Team. Just come in to 139 N York Road in Elmhurst on October 30th from 4-8pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the York High School Law Team.
  • Students who are applying for the Invitation to Teach program for the 2019-2020 school year need to turn in their application, essay questions, and letter of recommendation to Ms. Crist in the FCS office (room A122) by November 5th. Questions about the Invitation to Teach program can be directed to Ms. Crist in FCS or your counselor.  
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior interested in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions.
  • Students who are applying for the Career Internship program for the 2019-2020 school year should talk to their counselor at your course selection meeting about the course requirements and submit the parking application through the regular application process in March. Questions about the Career Internship program can be directed to Mr. Borel in Business or your counselor.
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 31st in room A390 right-after school. It's our Halloween party so get ready for some yummy food and spooky games! If you have any questions, check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com or ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday the 31st! 
  • Interested in trying out for the girls basketball team at York?  Freshmen and sophomore tryouts will be held from 3:30-6:00 in the field house this Monday, October 29th.  Varsity tryouts will be held from 3:30-6:00 in the South Gym.  
  • Do you have a great idea for a group Halloween costume? Do you want to win a free smoothie from the cafeteria?  Then make sure to coordinate with a group of your friends on Halloween and submit your picture to thisisyork.org by the end of 2nd period on Wednesday, October 31st.  Voting will take place on thisisyork.org, and will last from 3rd period to 8th on Halloween! The winners will receive free smoothies from the York cafeteria, courtesy of Student Council! May the best costumes win!  
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, October 30th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we plan our activities for the rest of the year. Ci vediamo presto!
  • Halloween is this week and Interact Club is hosting a Caramel Apple pop sale in the commons during all lunch periods Monday through Wednesday. Come and get a caramel apple pop for you and your friends for just $1. Hope to see you there!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Monday, October 29th
  • 2nd Period – Lake Forest College
  • 3rd Period – United States Marines
  • 8th Period – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Tuesday, October 30th
  • 1st Period – Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt U.
  • 3rd Period – Wittenberg University
  • 7th Period – Iowa State University
  • 8th Period – University of Oregon
  • Wednesday, October 31st
  • 2nd Period – Dominican University
  • 3rd Period – Southern Illinois University
  • Thursday, November 1st
  • 3rd Period – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/29/18




Audience: Announcements
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Attention York: movie on the field is back!  Last year, there were over 100 York students who braved the cold weather on a Friday night to watch the terrifying movie Jurassic World on the baseball field.  This year’s movie on the field will take place on Friday, November 2nd… and Student Council wants your input on which movie to screen!  Please visit thisisyork.org by Friday, October 26th and cast your vote! 
  • Struggling to stay organized? Missing work piling up? Feeling like you just don't have enough time? Come to our student Lunch & Learn on Friday, October 26th in the CCRC! Grab your lunch and come in about 10 minutes into the period to learn some Executive Functioning Skills to get you back on track. See you there Dukes! 
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 31st in room A390 right-after school. It's our Halloween party so get ready for some yummy food and spooky games! If you have any questions, check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com or ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday the 31st! 
  • Attention  Basketball players! York's Marketing class is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, November 10th. Sign-up by THIS FRIDAY. The cost is $10 per team. The winning team will win a set of Bulls tickets donated by Cochiaro's  (Pronounced Coach-ear-o's) Pizza! See Ms. Bartholomew in A232 for more information. Good luck!
  • Interested in trying out for the girls basketball team at York?  Freshmen and sophomore tryouts will be held from 3:30-6:00 in the field house this Monday, October 29th.  Varsity tryouts will be held from 3:30-6:00 in the South Gym.  As a reminder, you must register online before tryouts!!    
  • Has the world lost it’s magic?  Peter and the Starcatcher, a modern prequel to the world of Peter Pan, is steeped in magic, creativity, and most of all, the imagination of kids who still have the ability to see the world as exciting, scary, and full of stardust.  Come see pirates, giant crocodiles and boys transformed into mermaids.  Pity the child who lives in a fact based world. 
  • Peter and the Starcatcher runs Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2PM, and you get in free with your York ID.
  • Friday Night Ice! Are you ready for it?! Dukes v New Trier will battle it out at Addison this Friday! Varsity puck drop is 7:10pm and JV 9pm
  • ***Hockey's biggest Fundraising Event is not too far away!! Friday, Nov.9th!!! Lots of great things planned, as always, including the traditional T-Shirt Giveaway for the first 200 students with their student id!
  • The Autism Awareness Club is meeting on Monday, October 29th at 3:15 pm in room A283.  We will be discussing which volunteer events we would like to participate in.  Please email Ms. Ausnehmer if you have any questions!  Bring a friend and enjoy some treats! 
  • Do you have a great idea for a group Halloween costume? Do you want to win a free smoothie from the cafeteria?  Then make sure to coordinate with a group of your friends on Halloween and submit your picture to thisisyork.org by the end of 2nd period on Wednesday, October 31st.  Voting will take place on thisisyork.org, and will last from 3rd period to 8th on Halloween! The winners will receive free smoothies from the York cafeteria, courtesy of Student Council! May the best costumes win!  
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, October 30th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we plan our activities for the rest of the year. Ci vediamo presto!
  • Halloween is next week and Interact Club is hosting a Caramel Apple pop sale in the commons during all lunch periods next week Monday through Wednesday. Come and get a caramel apple pop for you and your friends for just $1. Hope to see you there! 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Friday, October 26th
  • 3rd Period – College of DuPage
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/26/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Congrats to the Girls Cross Country Team on their 2nd finish in the Lake Park Regional and advancement to the Niles West Sectional this coming Saturday, October 27th.  The team was lead by a 4th place finish by Sarah May followed by Lydia Hickey, Katelyn Winton, Emma Kern, Grace Moriarty, Katelyn Leonard, and Kathleen Buhrfiend.  Good Luck at Sectionals Girls!
  • Are you interested in serving others?  Raising money for worthy causes?  Interact Club meets this Thursday at 7:10 am in room 278A.  Please join us!
  • Are you interested in exploring the Chinese history and culture? Please join the Chinese club meeting at 3:15 PM  on Wednesday, October 24 in Room A228. We will make Halloween paper cutting and origami. Drink and snack will be served. Contact Ms. Li if you have any questions.
  • There will be a basketball informational meeting on Thursday at 3:30 in Room A250.  The meeting will be done by 4:00.  If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to tryout please see Coach Immel or Coach Collins.
  • Test your knowledge of bottled water by playing KAHOOT, and get a free, reuable water bottle! Join ECO and Girls Volleyball during the 2nd half of every lunch period this Thursday in the Commons.
  • Love Playing Basketball?  Then don't forget to show up to Intramural Basketball every Monday & Wednesday in the fieldhouse.  This is open to all York students from 3:15-4:15 after school.  Ball Out York!
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing!
  • If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Join us at Chipotle for a fundraiser to support the York High School Law Team. Just come in to 139 N York Road in Elmhurst on October 30th from 4-8pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the York High School Law Team.
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
  • Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Please join EMPOWER as we celebrate National Love Your Body Day at York High School on Wednesday, October 24th! 
  • Love Your Body Day is part of a national campaign that helps bring awareness to negative body stereotypes enforced by media. Join EMPOWER in wearing YELLOW on Wednesday. You can also check out our posters and potty press and take the Body Peace Treaty Pledge ! Don't forget while a woman’s value isn't measured by her appearance, every woman can take pride in who she is and how she looks regardless of society's standards.
  • Come check us out Tuesdays after school in A396!
  • Attention York: movie on the field is back!  Last year, there were over 100 York students who braved the cold weather on a Friday night to watch the terrifying movie Jurassic World on the baseball field.  This year’s movie on the field will take place on Friday, November 2nd… and Student Council wants your input on which movie to screen!  Please visit thisisyork.org by Friday, October 26th and cast your vote! 
  • Please join us in eating at Currito (ANYTIME) this Wednesday 10-24 as a portion of the proceeds come back to the softball program. Simply place receipt in the clear container at the register. Thank You for your help and support. Coach Munn and Dukes Softball
  • Reminder that the blood drive is this Thursday. If you haven’t signed up to give blood, please do so! It’s for a great cause.  Remember to get your parental permission slip signed if you are under eighteen; keep in mind, black or blue ink only.
  • Struggling to stay organized? Missing work piling up? Feeling like you just don't have enough time? Come to our student Lunch & Learn on Friday, October 26th in the CCRC! Grab your lunch and come in about 10 minutes into the period to learn some Executive Functioning Skills to get you back on track. See you there Dukes! 
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? Or just the French culture? Do you love eating crepes? Come to our next french club meeting this Thursday where we will be taking a trip to NuCrepes downtown Elmhurst. Email Madame Vazquez with any questions or check out the French club Instagram page. Hope to see you there!
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 31st in room A390 right-after school. It's our Halloween party so get ready for some yummy food and spooky games! If you have any questions, check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com or ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday the 31st! 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
  • 1st Period – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • 3rd Period – United States Army
  • 8th Period – University of Maryland                 
  • Wednesday, October 24th
  • 1st Period – Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2nd Period – University of Pittsburgh
  • 3rd Period – University of Toledo
  • 7th Period – Lindenwood University
  • 8th Period – Illinois State University
  • Thursday, October 25th
  • 3rd Period – Aurora University
  • 7th Period – Northern Michigan University
  • 8th Period – Carroll University
  • Friday, October 26th
  • 3rd Period – College of DuPage
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/23/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Love Playing Basketball?  Then don't forget to show up to Intramural Basketball every Monday & Wednesday in the fieldhouse.  This is open to all York students from 3:15-4:15 after school.  Ball Out York!
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior intersted in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Join us at Chipotle for a fundraiser to support the York High School Law Team. Just come in to 139 N York Road in Elmhurst on October 30th from 4-8pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the York High School Law Team.
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Reminder to all Fall Sport Athletes! Please clean out your athletic locker immediately after your sport season ends.  Athletic lockers will soon be assigned to Winter sport athletes!  Failure to clean out lockers in a timely manner will result in lockers being cleaned and personal items removed.
  • Science Olympiad will meet this week and next on Wednesday after school in Mr. Paschke's room, A 368.  Team-members and teachers, order your Science shirts in the bookstore for 8$
  • Please join EMPOWER as we celebrate National Love Your Body Day at York High School on Wednesday, October 24th! Love Your Body Day is part of a national campaign that helps bring awareness to negative body stereotypes enforced by media. Join EMPOWER in wearing YELLOW on Wednesday. You can also check out our posters and potty press and take the Body Peace Treaty Pledge ! Don't forget while a woman’s value isn't measured by her appearance, every woman can take pride in who she is and how she looks regardless of society's standards. Come check us out Tuesdays after school in A396!
  • Attention York: movie on the field is back!  Last year, there were over 100 York students who braved the cold weather on a Friday night to watch the terrifying movie Jurassic World on the baseball field.  This year’s movie on the field will take place on Friday, November 2nd… and Student Council wants your input on which movie to screen!  Please visit thisisyork.org by Friday, October 26th and cast your vote! 
  • Please join us in eating at Currito (ANYTIME) this Wednesday 10-24 as a portion of the proceeds come back to the softball program. Simply place receipt in the clear container at the register. Thank You for your help and support. Coach Munn and Dukes Softball
  • YO DUKES! The blood drive is this Friday, please sign up, as your blood donated goes to save approximately three people. If you have signed up remember to eat healthy, to have good iron, or hemoglobin or else you won’t be able to help donate.
  • Test your knowledge of bottled water by playing KAHOOT, and get a free, reuable water bottle! Join ECO and Girls Volleyball during the 2nd half of every lunch period this Thursday in the Commons.
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? Or just the French culture? Do you love eating crepes? Come to our next french club meeting this Thursday where we will be taking a trip to NuCrepes downtown Elmhurst. Email Madame Vazquez with any questions or check out the French club Instagram page. Hope to see you there!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Monday, October 22nd
  • 1st Period – Loyola University
  • 2ndPeriod – Millikin University
  • 3rd Period – United States Navy
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
  • 1st Period – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • 3rd Period – United States Army
  • 8th Period – University of Maryland                 
  • Wednesday, October 24th
  • 1st Period – Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2nd Period – University of Pittsburgh
  • 3rd Period – University of Toledo
  • 7th Period – Lindenwood University
  • 8th Period – Illinois State University
  • Thursday, October 25th
  • 3rd Period – Aurora University
  • 7th Period – Northern Michigan University
  • 8th Period – Carroll University
  • Friday, October 26th
  • 3rd Period – College of DuPage
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/22/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Students interested in taking Career Internship, Invitation to Teach, Med Careers, or being a PE Leader next year should visit the Online Course Offering Book for more information about applications. Applications are due by NOVEMBER 5th, 2018. Parking applications for the three off site programs will be handled through the regular parking application process which will begin in March. Please visit the Online Course Book or talk with your counselor if you have any questions.
  • There is an old saying that every election is determined by the people who decide to show up.  Attention freshman: it's your turn to show up and vote for your class president!  Please visit ThisisYork.org and read the freshman class president speeches, then choose the best qualified candidate.  Be sure to spread the word and encourage your peers to fulfill their civic duty!  Voting will be open until the end of the school day on Friday, October 19th.  
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Attention All Best Buddies Members! If you submitted the online application by October 1st, you are able to participate in our upcoming events. You should be on the email list from Mrs. French. We will be having our Match Party on Friday, October 19th after school until about 4:30 pm. Come ready to meet our new buddy pairs!
  • Reminder to all Fall Sport Athletes! Please clean out your athletic locker immediately after your sport season ends.  Athletic lockers will soon be assigned to Winter sport athletes!  Failure to clean out lockers in a timely manner will result in lockers being cleaned and personal items removed.
  • HOCKEY'S ON York Hockey Nation! Friday Night Ice!  Are you ready for it?!
  • Come out and cheer on your Dukes this Friday as they battle Brother Rice this Friday! Varsity puck drop is 7pm and JV 9pm
  • ***Hockey's biggest Fundraising Event is not too far away!! Friday, Nov. 9th!!! Lots of great things planned, as always, including the traditional T-Shirt Giveaway!
  • Science Olympiad will meet this week and next on Wednesday after school in Mr. Paschke's room, A 368.  Team-members and teachers, order your Science shirts in the bookstore for 8$
  • Please join EMPOWER as we celebrate National Love Your Body Day at York High School on Wednesday, October 24th! 
  • Love Your Body Day is part of a national campaign that helps bring awareness to negative body stereotypes enforced by media. Join EMPOWER in wearing YELLOW on Wednesday. You can also check out our posters and potty press and take the Body Peace Treaty Pledge ! Don't forget while a woman’s value isn't measured by her appearance, every woman can take pride in who she is and how she looks regardless of society's standards.
  • Come check us out Tuesdays after school in A396!
  • Dukes, the blood drive will be next Friday in the South Gym. Grab a permission slip from this is york or Ms. Fleming’s room located at A323. Donors go down during there assigned period and afterwards they get free snacks. Who wouldn’t want to donate blood?
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Monday, October 22nd
  • 1st Period – Loyola University
  • 2ndPeriod – Millikin University
  • 3rd Period – United States Navy
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
  • 1st Period – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • 3rd Period – United States Army
  • 8th Period – University of Maryland                 
  • Wednesday, October 24th
  • 1st Period – Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2nd Period – University of Pittsburgh
  • 3rd Period – University of Toledo
  • 7th Period – Lindenwood University
  • 8th Period – Illinois State University
  • Thursday, October 25th
  • 3rd Period – Aurora University
  • 7th Period – Northern Michigan University
  • 8th Period – Carroll University
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/19/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior intersted in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions
  • Join us at Chipotle for a fundraiser to support the York High School Law Team. Just come in to 139 N York Road in Elmhurst on October 30th from 4-8pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the York High School Law Team.
  • Students interested in taking Career Internship, Invitation to Teach, Med Careers, or being a PE Leader next year should visit the Online Course Offering Book for more information about applications. Applications are due by NOVEMBER 5th, 2018. Parking applications for the three off site programs will be handled through the regular parking application process which will begin in March. Please visit the Online Course Book or talk with your counselor if you have any questions.
  • Attention York Girls interested in trying out for the Bowling team for the Winter Season, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 18th, either before school at 7:15 or right after school in A396. We will discuss tryouts and the upcoming season. Any questions please see Coach Turnbull
  • There is an old saying that every election is determined by the people who decide to show up.  Attention freshman: it's your turn to show up and vote for your class president!  Please visit ThisisYork.org and read the freshman class president speeches, then choose the best qualified candidate.  Be sure to spread the word and encourage your peers to fulfill their civic duty!  Voting will be open until the end of the school day on Friday, October 19th.  
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
  • Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Attention All Best Buddies Members! If you submitted the online application by October 1st, you are able to participate in our upcoming events. You should be on the email list from Mrs. French. We will be having our Match Party on Friday, October 19th after school until about 4:30 pm. Come ready to meet our new buddy pairs!
  • Test your knowledge of bottled water by playing KAHOOT, and get a free, reuable water bottle! Join ECO and Girls Volleyball during the 2nd half of every lunch period this Thursday in the Commons. 
  • Young Hearts for Life will be at York this Thursday, October 18th.  They will be performing free ECG screenings to York students.  We have over 1600 students signed up for this event.  If you sign up for this event you should get screened during: PE class, Study Hall, Lunch period
  • If you did not sign up and still want to..... have your parents sign you up using this link: https://screenings.yh4l.org/
  • Sign Up today and we will see you in the field house on Thursday!
  • Drama Club will be meeting on Thursday Oct 18th at 3:15 right after school in the Choir room.  This will be a brief meeting to discuss support needed for Peter and the Starcatcher, audition info for Much Ado About Nothing, and a reminder of Drama Club activities coming up later this school year.  If you can't make the meeting, see Mr. Forsythe in room A272 to catch up.  And don't miss out on the magic:  Peter and the Starcatcher opens Thursday, October 25th.  York Students free at the door with ID.
  • Reminder to all Fall Sport Athletes!
  • Please clean out your athletic locker immediately after your sport season ends.  Athletic lockers will soon be assigned to Winter sport athletes!  Failure to clean out lockers in a timely manner will result in lockers being cleaned and personal items removed.
  • Congratulations to the varsity boys cross country team for winning the West Suburban Silver Conference Championship
  • The team was lead by Ethan Kern who was also the individual champion.  Additionally, Daniel Klysh finished 3rd, Colin Hill was 5th, Brian Pratt was 14th and all three earned all-conference honors.  Michael Moriarty 17th, Sam Ayers 18th and Thomas Braun 27th rounded out the varsity 7.  The Dukes also won the JV championship and were led by winner Will Yasdick and Johnny Brennan in 3rd.  Great team effort overall, 46 out of 56 runners from last year improved this year.  Go Dukes!
  • Next up the IHSA Regional at Lake Park this Saturday which includes #1 State  ranked Wheaton Warrenville South.
  • HOCKEY'S ON York Hockey Nation!
  • Friday Night Ice!  Are you ready for it?!
  • Come out and cheer on your Dukes this Friday as they battle Brother Rice this Friday!
  • Varsity puck drop is 7pm and JV 9pm
  • ***Hockey's biggest Fundraising Event is not too far away!! Friday, Nov. 9th!!! Lots of great things planned, as always, including the traditional T-Shirt Giveaway!
  • Science Olympiad will meet this week and next on Wednesday after school in Mr. Paschke's room, A 368.  Team-members and teachers, order your Science shirts in the bookstore for 8$
  • Kindness Matters, Dukes! Come join KIND Club after school TODAY, October 18 in Room A339 from 3:15 to 4:00.  Help us to BE THE CHANGE!  See Ms. Fitzgerald or Ms. Pfau for more information.  Hope to see you today!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Monday, October 22nd
  • 1st Period – Loyola University
  • 2ndPeriod – Millikin University
  • 3rd Period – United States Navy
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
  • 1st Period – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • 3rd Period – United States Army
  • 8th Period – University of Maryland                 
  • Wednesday, October 24th
  • 1st Period – Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2nd Period – University of Pittsburgh
  • 3rd Period – University of Toledo
  • 7th Period – Lindenwood University
  • 8th Period – Illinois State University
  • Thursday, October 25th
  • 3rd Period – Aurora University
  • 7th Period – Northern Michigan University
  • 8th Period – Carroll University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/18/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Love Playing Basketball?  Then don't forget to show up to Intramural Basketball every Monday & Wednesday in the fieldhouse.  This is open to all York students from 3:15-4:15 after school.  Ball Out York!
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior intersted in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing!If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Join us at Chipotle for a fundraiser to support the York High School Law Team. Just come in to 139 N York Road in Elmhurst on October 30th from 4-8pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the York High School Law Team.
  • Students interested in taking Career Internship, Invitation to Teach, Med Careers, or being a PE Leader next year should visit the Online Course Offering Book for more information about applications. Applications are due by NOVEMBER 5th, 2018. Parking applications for the three off site programs will be handled through the regular parking application process which will begin in March. Please visit the Online Course Book or talk with your counselor if you have any questions.
  • Attention York Girls interested in trying out for the Bowling team for the Winter Season, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 18th, either before school at 7:15 or right after school in A396. We will discuss tryouts and the upcoming season. Any questions please see Coach Turnbull
  • Are you interested in defending human rights? Protecting others when justice is denied? Amnesty International Club meets on Thursday mornings at 7:10 am in room 316, and we have breakfast! If you have any questions see Mrs. Trent.
  • Do you know what the college has the highest cost of attendance? Find out the answers to questions like these at Trivia Night. York Student Council is hosting Trivia night on Wednesday, October 17,  at 7 p.m. in the York cafeteria. Just create a team of up to 8 of your best friends/teachers/parents and show up to compete. The cost is $3 per student and $5 per adult. The winners of Trivia Night will be awarded prizes. See you this Wednesday!
  • There is an old saying that every election is determined by the people who decide to show up.  Attention freshman: it's your turn to show up and vote for your class president!  Please visit ThisisYork.org and read the freshman class president speeches, then choose the best qualified candidate.  Be sure to spread the word and encourage your peers to fulfill their civic duty!  Voting will be open until the end of the school day on Friday, October 19th.  
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
  • Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art! If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Come join us at animal club on Monday October 15th after school in room a374. Then support us and a marine animal shelter by attending our fundraiser Monday night at Portillos from 5 to 8! Be sure to bring a flier that students will be passing out during the day on Monday!
  • The York Girls Volleyball Team is joining with Relay for Life in the fight against cancer.  You can help us in our fight by purchasing t-shirts or buying raffle tickets for a chance to win one of several amazing baskets that will be on display in the Commons during all lunch periods today and tomorrow.  You can also purchase tickets before the game on Tuesday night when we take on Downers Grove North for the Conference Championship.  The winners of each basket will be announced during the game on Tuesday night.  Winners need not be present! Come on Dukes!  Help us in the fight against cancer!  
  • Attention all Band and Orchestra students! Be sure to pick up your formal uniform this week.
  • Skirt pickup is Tuesday, from 2:30 to 5:30pm.
  • Tuxedo pickup is Wednesday, from 2:30 to 6pm.
  • Uniforms are distributed from the storage room which is just up the stairs from the Music Department entrance.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Monday, October 22nd
  • 1st Period – Loyola University
  • 2ndPeriod – Millikin University
  • 3rd Period – United States Navy
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
  • 1st Period – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • 3rd Period – United States Army
  • 8th Period – University of Maryland                 
  • Wednesday, October 24th
  • 1st Period – Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2nd Period – University of Pittsburgh
  • 3rd Period – University of Toledo
  • 7th Period – Lindenwood University
  • 8th Period – Illinois State University
  • Thursday, October 25th
  • 3rd Period – Aurora University
  • 7th Period – Northern Michigan University
  • 8th Period – Carroll University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/15/18




Audience: Announcements
  • York Model UN had an epic showing at the Carl Sandburg Model UN Conference on Saturday.  The York delegation of 26 students brought home 9 awards (no really, that's not a typo, 9 awards!!!).  Best delegate honors were awarded to Alex Norgle, Maddy Small, and Aaron Ludkowski; outstanding delegate honors were earned by Nick Pomatto and Danny Reidinger; and honorable delegate honors were achieved by Evan Johnston, Dylan Mahoney, Noah Fine, and Maja Wlodarczyk on her very first Model UN conference.  Great job York Model UN!
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • From the health office:  Please check your email to see if you are not compliant with State of Illinois Health requirements.  This could be the 9th grade physical or 12th grade meningitis shot.  If you received such an email, please do not disregard.  Exclusion day is Monday, October 15th and those without the necessary documentation will not be able to attend school or school related activities.  
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior intersted in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Join us at Chipotle for a fundraiser to support the York High School Law Team. Just come in to 139 N York Road in Elmhurst on October 30th from 4-8pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the York High School Law Team.
  • Students interested in taking Career Internship, Invitation to Teach, Med Careers, or being a PE Leader next year should visit the Online Course Offering Book for more information about applications. Applications are due by NOVEMBER 5th, 2018. Parking applications for the three off site programs will be handled through the regular parking application process which will begin in March. Please visit the Online Course Book or talk with your counselor if you have any questions.
  • Attention York Girls interested in trying out for the Bowling team for the Winter Season, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 18th, either before school at 7:15 or right after school in A396. We will discuss tryouts and the upcoming season. Any questions please see Coach Turnbull
  • HOCKEY'S ON York Hockey Nation! Friday Night Ice!  Are you ready for it?!
  • Come out and cheer on your Dukes this Friday as they battle Brother Rice this Friday! Varsity puck drop is 7:pm and JV 9pm
  • Do you know what the college has the highest cost of attendance? Find out the answers to questions like these at Trivia Night. York Student Council is hosting Trivia night on Wednesday, October 17,  at 7 p.m. in the York cafeteria. Just create a team of up to 8 of your best friends/teachers/parents and show up to compete. The cost is $3 per student and $5 per adult. The winners of Trivia Night will be awarded prizes. See you this Wednesday!
  • There is an old saying that every election is determined by the people who decide to show up.  Attention freshman: it's your turn to show up and vote for your class president!  Please visit ThisisYork.org and read the freshman class president speeches, then choose the best qualified candidate.  Be sure to spread the word and encourage your peers to fulfill their civic duty!  Voting will be open until the end of the school day on Friday, October 19th.  
  • ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
  • Are you interested in potentially getting college credit for your art? Take AP Studio Art!
  • If you are interested in taking AP Studio Art next year you need to submit your digital art portfolio of 8 to 10 works plus your application form to Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) by Thursday November 1st. All information can be gathered from our AP Studio Art website. Be aware our registration timelines have been moved up. Be sure to talk with an art teacher AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have questions. 
  • Come join us at animal club on Monday October 15th after school in room a374.
  • Then support us and a marine animal shelter by attending our fundraiser Monday night at Portillos from 5 to 8! Be sure to bring a flier that students will be passing out during the day on Monday!
  • The York Girls Volleyball Team is joining with Relay for Life in the fight against cancer.  You can help us in our fight by purchasing t-shirts or buying raffle tickets for a chance to win one of several amazing baskets that will be on display at the football game on Friday and in the Commons during all lunch periods on Monday and Tuesday.  You can also purchase tickets before the game on Tuesday night when we take on Downers Grove North for the Conference Championship.  The winners of each basket will be announced during the game on Tuesday night.  Winners need not be present! Come on Dukes!  Help us in the fight against cancer!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Friday, October 12th
  • 1st Period – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 2nd Period – Albion College
  • 3rd Period – Miami University
  • 7th Period – Ball State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/12/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Love Playing Basketball?  Then don't forget to show up to Intramural Basketball every Monday & Wednesday in the fieldhouse.  This is open to all York students from 3:15-4:15 after school.  Ball Out York!
  • From the health office:  Please check your email to see if you are not compliant with State of Illinois Health requirements.  This could be the 9th grade physical or 12th grade meningitis shot.  If you received such an email, please do not disregard.  Exclusion day is Monday, October 15th and those without the necessary documentation will not be able to attend school or school related activities.  
  • Applications are now available in YSS for any Junior intersted in applying for Medical Careers next year. The applications, personal statement, and recommendation letters are all due to your counselor on November 5th, 2018. Contact Mrs. Wolski in room A375 with any questions
  • Students interested in taking Career Internship, Invitation to Teach, Med Careers, or being a PE Leader next year should visit the Online Course Offering Book for more information about applications. Applications are due by NOVEMBER 5th, 2018. Parking applications for the three off site programs will be handled through the regular parking application process which will begin in March. Please visit the Online Course Book or talk with your counselor if you have any questions.
  • HOCKEY'S ON York Hockey Nation! Friday Night Ice!  Are you ready for it?! Come out and cheer on your Dukes this Friday as they battle Brother Rice this Friday! Varsity puck drop is 7:pm and JV 9pm
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/11/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FUTBOL 10.5.18 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
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Spend your lunchtime creating at Makerspace this Wednesday in the Lincoln Lab - no sign-up required - just come on by. This week will feature instructions on how to create a cartoon version of yourself using Google Drawing, how to make a  sticker for your laptop, and how to use our button maker.
  • York is excited to begin its fifth season of Special Olympics Basketball this year.  If you are interested in participating in the Special Olympics Basketball program as either an athlete or a volunteer, please make arrangements to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, October 9. A meeting for volunteers will be held in the College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) at 4:00pm on October 9th. A meeting for athletes and families in the College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) at 5:00pm on October 9th.
  • If you are unable to make it to the information meeting please contact Coach Westendorf (swestendorf@elmhurst205.org) or Coach Wealton (twealton@elmhurst205.org) to get more information about the program.
  • Science Olympiad will have a brief informational meeting on Wednesday, after school, in A 368, Mr. Paschke's room.  Hope to see you there.
  • York Student Council would like to thank the four amazing King and Queen of the Couch groups for their unbelievable school spirit during the first two months of school.  York's Homecoming would truly not be the same without the dedication that these groups have put in supporting all of our clubs and teams.  Duke Perfect, Teenage Mutant Ninja Dukes, Disco Dukes and Duke it Out have all made their mark on York Homecoming history, thank you for the countless hours of work that you put in helping our school! 
  • Are you interested in defending human rights? Protecting others when justice is denied? Amnesty International Club meets on Thursday mornings at 7:10 am in room 316, and we have breakfast! If you have any questions see Mrs. Trent.
  • yoga club is cancelled this week (10/3) due to parent teacher conferences
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/2/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Are you interested in dance and choreography? York Dance Company (YDC) auditions are Monday, October 1 after school in the Black Box Dance Studio. Dancers, be prepared to dance right at 3:30 pm. Choreographer auditions will take place in December. Please see Mrs. Jensen and visit the York Dance Program Website for more information!
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FUTBOL 10.5.18
  • 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
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • The Autism Awareness Club is meeting on Monday, October 1st at 3:15 pm in room A283.  We will be discussing and participating in activities that teach emotion-focused coping strategies.  These strategies are used to reduce the number of negative emotions a person feels when stressed.  Please email Ms. Ausnehmer if you have any questions!  Bring a friend and enjoy some treats! 
  • Spend your lunchtime creating at Makerspace this Wednesday in the Lincoln Lab - no sign-up required - just come on by. This week will feature instructions on how to create a cartoon version of yourself using Google Drawing, how to make a sticker for your laptop, and how to use our button maker.
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 10/1/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Are you interested in dance and choreography? York Dance Company (YDC) auditions are Monday, October 1 after school in the Black Box Dance Studio. Dancers, be prepared to dance right at 3:30 pm. Choreographer auditions will take place in December. Please see Mrs. Jensen and visit the York Dance Program Website for more information! 
  • Students who are having difficulty with paying for a homecoming ticket can see their social worker for more information.
  • Hey York! Come dance with us through the greatest decades of the 20th century at the Homecoming dance tomorrow night! Tickets are on sale now for $20 and will be available at the door for $25.  Also be sure to cheer on your fellow Dukes tonight as they go head to head with the Willowbrook Warriors! See you there!  
  • York High School is turning 100, so grab your friends and family and join in the homecoming weekend Centennial Celebration!
  • Friday, Sept 28:Half- time at the Homecoming Football game will celebrate alumni with a decade walk and a special commemorative musical piece.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29: A birthday party at York from 10-2 with food trucks, games, live music by Rented Mules,(some teachers are in the band!) memorabilia displays, historical presentations and tours.
  • Sunday, Sept. 30: Brunch with a Duke at White Pines Golf Club and Banquets
  • For details and a list of all activities beginning Sept. 24th, visit elmhurst205.org/centennialcelebration
  • Hey Dukes!  It is time to vote for your favorite king and queen of the couch group, the best hallway decoration, and the most spirited staff department! Please visit thisisyork.org by noon today to cast your vote. Winners will be announced at the pep rally, may the best groups win!
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • Hey Dukes! To round out a successful homecoming week, come to the commons during your lunch period to participate in the annual pie-eating contest!
  • Hey York!  Did you know that the original auditorium use to have a balcony?  In 1973, the balcony was removed and turned into classrooms.  Those classrooms are C271 and C274.   Join us tomorrow between 10am-3pm for York Centennial Celebration.  We will have many alumni returning to walk the halls of York.  We will also be hosting a family picnic outside by the South gym with Food Trucks and live music performed by some amazing York teachers, Mr. Gemkow, Mr. Gearing and Mr. Albert.  Come out and enjoy!
  • Attention Dukes: What better way to celebrate homecoming week than with some free snacks? Come Friday for the second half of your lunch period to the CCRC to snack and learn new Tech Apps to use in your classes. Level up your work with technology! Running all lunch periods on Friday! Come on down!
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Hey Students and staff, Its' Homecoming Week!  The Dukes will face the Warriors of Willowbrook on Friday.  There will be an ice cream social and games at the tailgate prior to the football games.  Join Monocle Nation for ice cream and socialize with friends before cheering on the Dukes.  Ice cream will be provided by Capannari Ice cream and is $2.00 for an assortment of flavors.  The tailgate is open to all students and staff!  First 250 students in the game will get free thunder sticks!  come cheer on the Dukes!
  • Congratulations to the Boy's Varsity golf team on their 2nd place finish at the Conference golf meet.  Senior Captain Aidan Mann led the dukes with a 4 under par round of 68 and tied for the conference championship.  Junior Joshua LaBounty shot an even par round of 72 and sophomore Sam Bartolone shot a 4 over par 76  All three players earned all-conference honors.  York shot 294 only 6 strokes behind 6 time state champion Hinsdale Central.  Great job to all golfers and good luck at the IHSA Regional next Tuesday.
  • The Autism Awareness Club is meeting on Monday, October 1st at 3:15 pm in room A283.  We will be discussing and participating in activities that teach emotion-focused coping strategies.  These strategies are used to reduce the number of negative emotions a person feels when stressed.  Please email Ms. Ausnehmer if you have any questions!  Bring a friend and enjoy some treats!
  • Congratulations to the top 3 winners of the Student Services 'Guess that Flower Child' contest from Wednesday.  Luc Plaisted and Catie Elsey tied for 2nd place and Cadence Chalmers came in first with 10 correct answers!  These 3 and 11 other student scored top scores and will be getting a coupon for a free cookie from the cafe! Happy Homecoming York!
  • Friday, September 28th
  • 8th Period – LIM College
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/28/18




Audience: Announcements
  • If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Are you interested in dance and choreography? York Dance Company (YDC) auditions are Monday, October 1 after school in the Black Box Dance Studio. Dancers, be prepared to dance right at 3:30 pm. Choreographer auditions will take place in December. Please see Mrs. Jensen and visit the York Dance Program Website for more information! 
  • Students who are having difficulty with paying for a homecoming ticket can see their social worker for more information.
  • Tickets for Saturday’s Homecoming dance 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!
  • York High School is turning 100, so grab your friends and family and join in the homecoming weekend Centennial Celebration!
  • Friday, Sept 28:Half- time at the Homecoming Football game will celebrate alumni with a decade walk and a special commemorative musical piece.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29: A birthday party at York from 10-2 with food trucks, games, live music by Rented Mules,(some teachers are in the band!) memorabilia displays, historical presentations and tours.
  • Sunday, Sept. 30: Brunch with a Duke at White Pines Golf Club and Banquets
  • For details and a list of all activities beginning Sept. 24th, visit elmhurst205.org/centennialcelebration
  • Hey Dukes!  It is time to vote for your favorite king and queen of the couch group, the best hallway decoration, and the most spirited staff department! Please visit thisisyork.org by noon tomorrow to cast your vote. Winners will be announced at the pep rally, may the best groups win!
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • You know what day tomorrow is, Dukes! Bleed green and white to wear all your school spirit with pride! And, don’t miss out on some boppin’ beats today at lunch! Come to the commons to listen to the music made by our musicians in Amateur Musicians Club!
  • Are you interested in taking your business knowledge to the next level? If so, come to the York DECA club meeting next Wednesday September 27th at 7 am in room a 231.
  • Did you know that at one point all the students from Villa Park and Addison also attended York?  In 1959 York became so over crowded that Willowbrook High School was built to help alleviate the congestion.  Join us this Saturday between 10am-3pm for York Centennial Celebration.  We will have many alumni returning to walk the halls of York.  We will also be hosting a family picnic outside by the South gym with Food Trucks and live music performed by some amazing York teachers, Mr. Gemkow, Mr. Gearing and Mr. Albert.  Come out and enjoy!
  • Attention Dukes: What better way to celebrate homecoming week than with some free snacks? Come Friday for the second half of your lunch period to the CCRC to snack and learn new Tech Apps to use in your classes. Level up your work with technology! Running all lunch periods on Friday! Come on down!
  • Kindness Matters, Dukes! There's nothing like a kind word or a smile to brighten your day!  And that's what KIND Club is all about! If you want to join forces to spread kindness throughout York, come join KIND Club after school TODAY, Thursday, September 27 in Room A339.  See Ms. Fitzgerald or Ms. Pfau for more information.  Help us to BE THE CHANGE!  Hope to see you today!
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? Or just the French culture? Come to the next French club meeting Today in room A213. Email Ms.Vazquez with any questions. Hope to see you there! 
  • Hey Students and staff, Its' Homecoming Week!  The Dukes will face the Warriors of Willowbrook on Friday.  There will be an ice cream social and games at the tailgate prior to the football games.  Join Monocle Nation for ice cream and socialize with friends before cheering on the Dukes.  Ice cream will be provided by Capannari Ice cream and is $2.00 for an assortment of flavors.  The tailgate is open to all students and staff!  First 250 students in the game will get free thunder sticks!  come cheer on the Dukes!
  • College Visits:
  • Thursday, September 27th
  • 2nd Period – DePaul University
  • 3rd Period – University of Louisville
  • 8th Period – Montana State University
  • Friday, September 28th
  • 8th Period – LIM College
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/27/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • The York Athletic Training Department is holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday September 25th from 4-8 PM. When you eat chips and guac you will help support the new concussion management program! Simply mention the fundraiser when you order your food and help support a great cause. 
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • Are you interested in dance and choreography? York Dance Company (YDC) auditions are Monday, October 1 after school in the Black Box Dance Studio. Dancers, be prepared to dance right at 3:30 pm. Choreographer auditions will take place in December. Please see Mrs. Jensen and visit the York Dance Program Website for more information! 
  • Students who are having difficulty with paying for a homecoming ticket can see their social worker for more information.
  • Hey Dukes! Grab your flux capacitors and get this baby up to 88 miles per hour because we’re going back in time at this year’s York Homecoming! The dance is 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.  What’re you doing just standing there?! Make like a tree and get those tickets!
  • York High School is turning 100, so grab your friends and family and join in the homecoming weekend Centennial Celebration!
  • Friday, Sept 28:Half- time at the Homecoming Football game will celebrate alumni with a decade walk and a special commemorative musical piece.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29: A birthday party at York from 10-2 with food trucks, games, live music by Rented Mules,(some teachers are in the band!) memorabilia displays, historical presentations and tours.
  • Sunday, Sept. 30: Brunch with a Duke at White Pines Golf Club and Banquets
  • For details and a list of all activities beginning Sept. 24th, visit elmhurst205.org/centennialcelebration
  • Did you know that the sporting event of the century will be taking place on this Wednesday, September 26th at the York stadium?  Please join us for the annual Powder Puff football game between the junior and senior girls at 6:30 pm.  The halftime show will include performances by this year's King and Queen of the Couch groups as they perform to music from York's pep band.  All seniors are invited to the FREE senior barbecue immediately following the game in the boosters tent.  Don't miss this great opportunity! 
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • It’s decades day, Dukes! Go vintage tomorrow by wearing your best of “blast from the past!” 
  • Ready to walk and win? Today, come during your lunch period to play musical chairs in the commons!
  • Hey York!  As we continue to celebrate our Centennial, did you know that the Tower building, which is now the main entrance was built in 1926.  The Commons was once actually an outdoor courtyard until it was closed when the new building was built in 2003.
  • Attention Dukes: What better way to celebrate homecoming week than with some free snacks? Come Friday for the second half of your lunch period to the CCRC to snack and learn new Tech Apps to use in your classes. Level up your work with technology! Running all lunch periods on Friday! Come on down!
  • Are you interested in taking your business knowledge to the next level? If so, come to the York DECA club meeting next Wednesday September 27th at 7 am in room a 231.
  • Kindness Matters, Dukes!
  • There's nothing like a kind word or a smile to brighten your day!  And that's what KIND Club is all about! If you want to join forces to spread kindness throughout York, come join KIND Club after school this Thursday, September 27 in Room A339.  See Ms. Fitzgerald or Ms. Pfau for more information.  Help us to BE THE CHANGE!  Hope to see you today!
  • This Wednesday, Interact Club is decorating their hallway for Homecoming  after school and we need your help.   Meet in room 278A at 3:15.
  • Interact Club is meeting before school this Thursday at 7:10am in room 278A.  Come to find out about the service projects and fundraisers we are planning.  See Mrs. Stipe if you have any questions.
  • Are you interested in exploring the Chinese history and culture? Please join the Chinese club meeting on Wednesday, 9/26 in Room A228. We will work on Homecoming Hallway decoration. Pizza and drink will be served. Contact Ms. Li if you have any questions.
  • Any students looking to have official membership status in York's Key Club need to pay their yearly dues. Students who wish to hold an office (leadership position) and/or apply for Key Club/Kiwanis scholarships are required to pay membership dues each year. Dues are used to cover Key Club expenses at the club, district and international levels. Your yearly membership dues of $20 include a T-shirt and can be paid to York's bookstore by Friday, 19 October. 
  • Tuesday, September 25th
  • 7th Period – University of Cincinnati
  • 8th Period – Colorado State University
  • Wednesday, September 26h
  • 1st Period – Northern Michigan University
  • 7th Period –Marquette University
  • 8th Period – University of Connecticut
  • Thursday, September 27th
  • 2nd Period – DePaul University
  • 3rd Period – University of Louisville
  • 8th Period – Montana State University
  • Friday, September 28th
  • 8th Period – LIM College

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/25/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention all Junior and Senior Powder Puff players:  There is a mandatory practice starting at 7 pm tonight in the York fieldhouse.  Athletes who only bought a shirt do not have to attend this practice. Players who do not attend this practice will be prohibited from playing in the game, and they will receive their shirts on Thursday.
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • The York Athletic Training Department is holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday September 25th from 4-8 PM. When you eat chips and guac you will help support the new concussion management program! Simply mention the fundraiser when you order your food and help support a great cause. 
  • If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • Are you interested in dance and choreography? York Dance Company (YDC) auditions are Monday, October 1 after school in the Black Box Dance Studio. Dancers, be prepared to dance right at 3:30 pm. Choreographer auditions will take place in December. Please see Mrs. Jensen and visit the York Dance Program Website for more information! 
  • Students who are having difficulty with paying for a homecoming ticket can see their social worker for more information.
  • Do you love animals? Come join Animal Club at our next meeting on Monday September 24 in room a374. See you there!
  • Attention York Best Buddies: If you have submitted your application and plan to participate in our club this year, please come to room A290 at 3:15 pm on Monday, September 24th for our first large chapter meeting. We will be discussing the upcoming year and new activities. Thanks!
  • Hey York! Come take a trip through time with us this homecoming! We’ll be visiting the greatest decades of the last century in celebration of York’s centennial! Tickets for Saturday’s dance 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!
  • York High School is turning 100, so grab your friends and family and join in the homecoming weekend Centennial Celebration!
  • Friday, Sept 28:Half- time at the Homecoming Football game will celebrate alumni with a decade walk and a special commemorative musical piece.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29: A birthday party at York from 10-2 with food trucks, games, live music by Rented Mules,(some teachers are in the band!) memorabilia displays, historical presentations and tours.
  • Sunday, Sept. 30: Brunch with a Duke at White Pines Golf Club and Banquets
  • For details and a list of all activities beginning Sept. 24th, visit elmhurst205.org/centennialcelebration
  • York Key Club is now accepting dues at the bookstore. This year it includes a club T-shirt. Remember, you must pay your dues to become an official member of Key Club. we are accepting them until October 17
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? Or just the French culture? Come to the next French club meeting on Monday, the 24th in A213 where we will discuss our homecoming hallway decorations. Email Ms. Vazquez with any questions. Hope to see you there! 
  • Did you know that the sporting event of the century will be taking place on this Wednesday, September 26th at the York stadium?  Please join us for the annual Powder Puff football game between the junior and senior girls at 6:30 pm.  The halftime show will include performances by this year's King and Queen of the Couch groups as they perform to music from York's pep band.  All seniors are invited to the FREE senior barbecue immediately following the game in the boosters tent.  Don't miss this great opportunity! 
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • The Autism Awareness Club will be meeting today after school in A283 at 3:15 pm.  We will be learning about and using different types of tools to help with anxiety. Bring a friend and enjoy some treats!  See you there!
  • Dukes, get your Hawaiian shirts ready for tomorrow, cause it's Tropical Tuesday! 
  • Today, come to the commons during your lunch period for some sick beats! A DJ will be there to kick off this homecoming week, so get ready for the party of the century!
  • Are you interested in taking your business knowledge to the next level? If so, come to the York DECA club meeting next Wednesday September 27th at 7 am in room a 231.
  • Hey York!  Its Homecoming week and we are also celebrating York's Centennial this week.  York High School was formed in 1918 after a fire destroyed what is now Hawthorne.  The building which we now know as York High School officially open its doors September 13th, 1920 with an enrollment of 116 students. Join us this Saturday between 10am-3pm for York Centennial Celebration.  We will have many alumni returning to walk the halls of York.  We will also be hosting a family picnic outside by the South gym with Food Trucks and live music performed by some amazing York teachers, Mr. Gemkow, Mr. Gearing and Mr. Albert.  Come out and enjoy!
  • Attention Dukes: What better way to celebrate homecoming week than with some free snacks? Come Friday for the second half of your lunch period to the CCRC to snack and learn new Tech Apps to use in your classes. Level up your work with technology! Running all lunch periods on Friday! Come on down!
  • Monday, September 24th
  • 3rd Period – University of St. Francis
  • 7th Period – Landmark College
  • Tuesday, September 25th
  • 7th Period – University of Cincinnati
  • 8th Period – Colorado State University
  • Wednesday, September 26h
  • 1st Period – Northern Michigan University
  • 7th Period –Marquette University
  • 8th Period – University of Connecticut
  • Thursday, September 27th
  • 2nd Period – DePaul University
  • 3rd Period – University of Louisville
  • 8th Period – Montana State University
  • Friday, September 28th
  • 8th Period – LIM College
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/24/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention all Junior and Senior Powder Puff players: On Monday, September 24th there is a mandatory practice starting at 7 pm in the York fieldhouse.  Girls who only bought a shirt do not have to attend this practice. Players who do not attend this practice will be prohibited from playing in the game, and they will receive their shirts on Thursday.
  • The York Athletic Training Department is holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday September 25th from 4-8 PM. When you eat chips and guac you will help support the new concussion management program! Simply mention the fundraiser when you order your food and help support a great cause. 
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • The first Java Live Open Mic night will be Friday, September 21st.  Sign up to perform, or relax and enjoy music & poetry performances by talented York students!  Doors open at 6:30 and performances run from 7 to 9.  The suggested donation at the door is $4.  Coffee and treats will be sold for $1.  All proceeds fund the literary magazine. Please join us - all are welcome!
  • Did you know that both Presidents John F Kennedy and Barack Obama visited York High School? Kennedy spoke in the South Gym in 1960 while running for president, and Obama spoke in the Campbell Gym in 2005 during an Illinois town hall meeting. 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!
  • Students who are having difficulty with paying for a homecoming ticket can see their social worker for more information.
  • Do you love animals? Come join Animal Club at our next meeting on Monday September 24 in room a374. See you there!
  • Attention York Best Buddies: If you have submitted your application and plan to participate in our club this year, please come to room A290 at 3:15 pm on Monday, September 24th for our first large chapter meeting. We will be discussing the upcoming year and new activities. Thanks!
  • Congratulations to the Boy's Varsity Golf Team on winning the 24 team Dundee Crown Invitational on Saturday.  Matt Buckley shot an even par round of 71 to lead the Dukes.  Senior Captain Aidan Mann shot a 74, Sophomore Sam Bartolone shot a 75 and Junior Joshua LaBounty rounded out the scoring with a 76.  Great job to all golfers and good luck at the conference meet next Tuesday.
  • Be sure to attend the York Homecoming Football game on next Friday, September 28th. Cheer on your fellow Dukes as they take down the Willowbrook Warriors!
  • York Key Club is now accepting dues at the bookstore. This year it includes a club T-shirt. Remember, you must pay your dues to become an official member of Key Club. We are accepting them until October 17.
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? Or just the French culture? Come to the next French club meeting on Monday, the 24th in A213 where we will discuss our homecoming hallway decorations. Email Ms. Vazquez with any questions. Hope to see you there! 
  • Hey York! If you like learning about different cultures and countries, then come to our next International Club meeting! We're meeting on Wednesday, October 17th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be discussing the International potluck and other future events. Everyone is welcome! For any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan or check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com. See you on October 17th!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Friday, September 21st
  • 1st Period – University of Chicago
  • 3rd Period – Defiance College
  • 7th Period – New York University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/21/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Did you know that during the 1960's, York High School's population was so big that the students had to attend their classes in either a morning or afternoon shift? 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! 
  • Motor Scooters are only allowed on campus after a student receives his or her parking permit. Please see Mr. Egan for questions about obtaining a parking permit.
  • Attention all Junior and Senior Powder Puff players: On Monday, September 24th there is a mandatory practice starting at 7 pm in the York fieldhouse.  Girls who only bought a shirt do not have to attend this practice. Players who do not attend this practice will be prohibited from playing in the game, and they will receive their shirts on Thursday.
  • The York Athletic Training Department is holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday September 25th from 4-8 PM. When you eat chips and guac you will help support the new concussion management program! Simply mention the fundraiser when you order your food and help support a great cause. 
  • If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • On Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:30 PM, the York Performing Arts Department will present the annual Collage Concert, featuring performances by all of the York Orchestras, Choirs, Bands and the Advanced Dance Ensemble.
  • The concert is free and open to the public, in the York Field House. Come be inspired by amazing student performers in the only opportunity to see all of the ensembles in one short concert setting!
  • The first Java Live Open Mic night will be Friday, September 21st.  Sign up to perform, or relax and enjoy music & poetry performances by talented York students!  Doors open at 6:30 and performances run from 7 to 9.  The suggested donation at the door is $4.  Coffee and treats will be sold for $1.  All proceeds fund the literary magazine. Please join us - all are welcome!
  • Students who are having difficulty with paying for a homecoming ticket can see their social worker for more information.
  • Do you love animals? Come join Animal Club at our next meeting on Monday September 24 in room a374. See you there!
  • Attention York Best Buddies: If you have submitted your application and plan to participate in our club this year, please come to room A290 at 3:15 pm on Monday, September 24th for our first large chapter meeting. We will be discussing the upcoming year and new activities. Thanks!
  • York Key Club is now accepting dues at the bookstore. This year it includes a club T-shirt. Remember, you must pay your dues to become an official member of Key Club. 
  • Bonjour Dukes! Do you love the French language? Or just the French culture? Come to the next French club meeting on Monday, the 24th in A213 where we will discuss our homecoming hallway decorations. Email Ms. Vazquez with any questions. Hope to see you there! 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Thursday, September 20th
  • 2nd Period – Syracuse University
  • 3rd Period – Kent State University
  • 7th Period – University of Illinois, Springfield
  • 8th Period – Ohio State University
  • Friday, September 21st
  • 1st Period – University of Chicago
  • 3rd Period – Defiance College
  • 7th Period – New York University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/20/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention all Junior and Senior Powder Puff players: On Monday, September 24th there is a mandatory practice starting at 7 pm in the York fieldhouse.  Girls who only bought a shirt do not have to attend this practice. Players who do not attend this practice will be prohibited from playing in the game, and they will receive their shirts on Thursday.
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • The York Athletic Training Department is holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday September 25th from 4-8 PM. When you eat chips and guac you will help support the new concussion management program! Simply mention the fundraiser when you order your food and help support a great cause. 
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • Hey York! Are you interested in different countries, new cultures, and awesome traditions? Then check out International Club! We have a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be having our executive board elections and playing some fun games. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 19th! 
  • Yearbook photo retakes will take place in the Commons on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th. Faculty should also get their pictures taken during this time.
  • On Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:30 PM, the York Performing Arts Department will present the annual Collage Concert, featuring performances by all of the York Orchestras, Choirs, Bands and the Advanced Dance Ensemble.
  • The concert is free and open to the public, in the York Field House. Come be inspired by amazing student performers in the only opportunity to see all of the ensembles in one short concert setting!
  • Would you like to get stronger? Faster? Learn self-defense? Become more confident? Make new friends? Travel the state?  Come out for York Wrestling, and gain all of these things. Preseason training begins on Monday September 24th, and an introductory meeting will be on Tuesday September 18th in the wrestling balcony. We will cover our training schedule and expectations. If you need help finding it, talk to a wrestler or see Coach King, Coach Metcalf or Coach Urbanski. So, experienced wrestlers and beginners alike, come out for the preseason and become a champion today!
  • Attention previous and current FCS students, there will be an FCCLA meeting on Thursday, September 20th in room A123 at 7:15 AM. We will be discussing how to become a member of FCCLA. We hope to see you there!
  • The first Java Live Open Mic night will be Friday, September 21st.  Sign up to perform, or relax and enjoy music & poetry performances by talented York students!  Doors open at 6:30 and performances run from 7 to 9.  The suggested donation at the door is $4.  Coffee and treats will be sold for $1.  All proceeds fund the literary magazine. Please join us - all are welcome!
  • Calling all crafters, artists, and inquisitive minds - join the librarian Ms. Drumm for Makerspace on Wednesdays during lunch periods in the Lincoln Lab. Makerspace is a place to create, explore, and play.  Some Wednesdays will feature specific projects like Rubik's cube mosaics, button-making, tech take-apart or stuffed animal taxidermy. Others will be more freestyle. Spend your lunch with us on Wednesdays this year in the Lincoln Lab beginning this Wednesday!  
  • Girls Volleyball will take on Resurrection at 5:30 in the Campbell Gym tomorrow night.  Come cheer on your Dukes and remember to bring a reusable waterbottle to join with volleyball in fighting single use plastic bottles at York!
  • Students who are having difficulty with paying for a homecoming ticket can see their social worker for more information.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 18th
  • 8th Period – Case Western Reserve University
  • Wednesday, September 19th
  • 1st Period – Saint Mary’s University
  • 2nd Period – University of Vermont
  • 3rd Period – Ithaca College
  • 7th Period – Purdue University
  • 8th Period – University of Oklahoma
  • Thursday, September 20th
  • 2nd Period – Syracuse University
  • 3rd Period – Kent State University
  • 7th Period – University of Illinois, Springfield
  • 8th Period – Ohio State University
  • Friday, September 21st
  • 1st Period – University of Chicago
  • 3rd Period – Defiance College
  • 7th Period – New York University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/18/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Motor Scooters are only allowed on campus after a student receives his or her parking permit. Please see Mr. Egan for questions about obtaining a parking permit.
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • The York Athletic Training Department is holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday September 25th from 4-8 PM. When you eat chips and guac you will help support the new concussion management program! Simply mention the fundraiser when you order your food and help support a great cause. 
  • If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • Hey York! Are you interested in different countries, new cultures, and awesome traditions? Then check out International Club! We have a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be having our executive board elections and playing some fun games. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 19th! 
  • Best Buddies is back for the 2nd year at York High School! If you are interested in participating in activities after school that are all inclusive and building relationships with students of all abilities, come to the informational student meeting on Monday, September 17th at 3:15 pm in room A290. We will give a description of the club, introduce our student board, and talk about the application process. There will also be a parent/family meeting at 5 pm if your parents are interested in learning more! Please see Mrs. French or Ms. Burton in YSS if you have any questions!
  • Yearbook photo retakes will take place in the Commons on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th. Faculty should also get their pictures taken during this time.
  • Attention anyone interested in playing softball this Spring there will be an informational meeting Immediately after school in the Yoga Room Monday 9/17  We will be discussing winter camp and fundraising. Hope to see everyone there. Any questions please see Ms. Munn
  • On Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:30 PM, the York Performing Arts Department will present the annual Collage Concert, featuring performances by all of the York Orchestras, Choirs, Bands and the Advanced Dance Ensemble.
  • The concert is free and open to the public, in the York Field House. Come be inspired by amazing student performers in the only opportunity to see all of the ensembles in one short concert setting!
  • Would you like to get stronger? Faster? Learn self-defense? Become more confident? Make new friends? Travel the state?  Come out for York Wrestling, and gain all of these things. Preseason training begins on Monday September 24th, and an introductory meeting will be on Tuesday September 18th in the wrestling balcony. We will cover our training schedule and expectations. If you need help finding it, talk to a wrestler or see Coach King, Coach Metcalf or Coach Urbanski. So, experienced wrestlers and beginners alike, come out for the preseason and become a champion today!
  • Attention previous and current FCS students, there will be an FCCLA meeting on Thursday, September 20th in room A123 at 7:15 AM. We will be discussing how to become a member of FCCLA. We hope to see you there!
  • Attention All Speech Team members, please be reminded that there is a mandatory team meeting on Monday in A250 after school. Business of importance. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Martin 
  • The first Java Live Open Mic night will be Friday, September 21st.  Sign up to perform, or relax and enjoy music & poetry performances by talented York students!  Doors open at 6:30 and performances run from 7 to 9.  The suggested donation at the door is $4.  Coffee and treats will be sold for $1.  All proceeds fund the literary magazine. Please join us - all are welcome!
  • Calling all crafters, artists, and inquisitive minds - join the librarian Ms. Drumm for Makerspace on Wednesdays during lunch periods in the Lincoln Lab. Makerspace is a place to create, explore, and play.  Some Wednesdays will feature specific projects like Rubik's cube mosaics, button-making, tech take-apart or stuffed animal taxidermy. Others will be more freestyle. Spend your lunch with us on Wednesdays this year in the Lincoln Lab beginning this Wednesday!  
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 18th
  • 8th Period – Case Western Reserve University
  • Wednesday, September 19th
  • 1st Period – Saint Mary’s University
  • 2nd Period – University of Vermont
  • 3rd Period – Ithaca College
  • 7th Period – Purdue University
  • 8th Period – University of Oklahoma
  • Thursday, September 20th
  • 2nd Period – Syracuse University
  • 3rd Period – Kent State University
  • 7th Period – University of Illinois, Springfield
  • 8th Period – Ohio State University
  • Friday, September 21st
  • 1st Period – University of Chicago
  • 3rd Period – Defiance College
  • 7th Period – New York University
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/17/18




Audience: Announcements
  • This Friday we'll be hosting our second home football game of the year. Students are reminded backpacks are not permitted in the stadium. Only small hand bags are permitted inside the stadium. Plan accordingly.
  • Motor Scooters are only allowed on campus after a student receives his or her parking permit. Please see Mr. Egan for questions about obtaining a parking permit.
  • If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • Still in the summer groove and experiencing some rusty study skills? Come to the first Lunch and Learn of the year on Friday, September 14th, during all lunch periods. Grab some food and go to the CCRC about 10 minutes into the period to learn some good study habits and skills from your YSS team. For more details or questions, please see your counselor in YSS
  • Hey York! Are you interested in different countries, new cultures, and awesome traditions? Then check out International Club! We have a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be having our executive board elections and playing some fun games. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 19th! 
  • Best Buddies is back for the 2nd year at York High School! If you are interested in participating in activities after school that are all inclusive and building relationships with students of all abilities, come to the informational student meeting on Monday, September 17th at 3:15 pm in room A290. We will give a description of the club, introduce our student board, and talk about the application process. There will also be a parent/family meeting at 5 pm if your parents are interested in learning more! Please see Mrs. French or Ms. Burton in YSS if you have any questions!
  • Yearbook photo retakes will take place in the Commons on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th. Faculty should also get their pictures taken during this time.
  • Attention anyone interested in playing softball this Spring there will be an informational meeting Immediately after school in the Yoga Room Monday 9/17  We will be discussing winter camp and fundraising. Hope to see everyone there. Any questions please see Ms. Munn
  • Would you like to get stronger? Faster? Learn self-defense? Become more confident? Make new friends? Travel the state?  Come out for York Wrestling, and gain all of these things. Preseason training begins on Monday September 24th, and an introductory meeting will be on Tuesday September 18th in the wrestling balcony. We will cover our training schedule and expectations. If you need help finding it, talk to a wrestler or see Coach King, Coach Metcalf or Coach Urbanski. So, experienced wrestlers and beginners alike, come out for the preseason and become a champion today!
  • Hey Dukes! Come out and support the York Dukes Football team this Friday as they host Glenbard West.  The tailgate starts at 5:30 pm and is open to all students and staff in the south parking lot.  The theme for this week's game is Hawaiian theme!  York is hosting the world's largest water balloon fight on the front lawn.  Balloons will be provided.  Bring a change of clothes, if you dare to participate.  Come cheer on the Dukes!
  • Attention previous and current FCS students, there will be an FCCLA meeting on Thursday, September 20th in room A123 at 7:15 AM. We will be discussing how to become a member of FCCLA. We hope to see you there!
  • Attention All Speech Team members, please be reminded that there is a mandatory team meeting on Monday in A250 after school. Business of importance. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Martin 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Friday, September 14th
  • 2nd Period – University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana
  • 3rd Period – Butler University
  • 7th Period – Knox College
  • Tuesday, September 18th
  • 8th Period – Case Western Reserve University
  • Wednesday, September 19th
  • 1st Period – Saint Mary’s University
  • 2nd Period – University of Vermont
  • 3rd Period – Ithaca College
  • 7th Period – Purdue University
  • 8th Period – University of Oklahoma
  • Thursday, September 20th
  • 2nd Period – Syracuse University
  • 3rd Period – Kent State University
  • 7th Period – University of Illinois, Springfield
  • 8th Period – Ohio State University
  • Friday, September 21st
  • 1st Period – University of Chicago
  • 3rd Period – Defiance College
  • 7th Period – New York University
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/14/18




Audience: Announcements
  • This Friday we'll be hosting our second home football game of the year. Students are reminded backpacks are not permitted in the stadium. Only small hand bags are permitted inside the stadium. Plan accordingly.
  • Motor Scooters are only allowed on campus after a student receives his or her parking permit. Please see Mr. Egan for questions about obtaining a parking permit.
  • Are you interested in French language and culture? If so, join York's French Club today in room A213 after school with Madame. Vazquez. We will vote on club sponsors at this meeting and plan out our year.  New members are always welcome. There will be treats! Can't wait to see you there! 
  • Interested in getting involved?  Check the York activities web page to find a club to join.  We will be holding an activity fair during the lunch periods on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th.  Stop by a few tables and see what York can offer. If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Still in the summer groove and experiencing some rusty study skills? Come to the first Lunch and Learn of the year on Friday, September 14th, during all lunch periods. Grab some food and go to the CCRC about 10 minutes into the period to learn some good study habits and skills from your YSS team. For more details or questions, please see your counselor in YSS
  • Hey York! Are you interested in different countries, new cultures, and awesome traditions? Then check out International Club! We have a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be having our executive board elections and playing some fun games. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 19th! 
  • Kindness Matters, Dukes! You know how a kind word goes a long way to brighten your day! And if you want to join forces to spread kindness throughout York, come join KIND Club after school TODAY, Thursday, September 13 in Room A339.  See Ms. Fitzgerald or Ms. Pfau for more information.  Help us to BE THE CHANGE!  Hope to see you today!
  • Best Buddies is back for the 2nd year at York High School! If you are interested in participating in activities after school that are all inclusive and building relationships with students of all abilities, come to the informational student meeting on Monday, September 17th at 3:15 pm in room A290. We will give a description of the club, introduce our student board, and talk about the application process. There will also be a parent/family meeting at 5 pm if your parents are interested in learning more! Please see Mrs. French or Ms. Burton in YSS if you have any questions!
  • Yearbook photo retakes will take place in the Commons on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th. Faculty should also get their pictures taken during this time.
  • Attention anyone interested in playing softball this Spring there will be an informational meeting Immediately after school in the Yoga Room Monday 9/17  We will be discussing winter camp and fundraising. Hope to see everyone there. Any questions please see Ms. Munn
  •  Would you like to get stronger? Faster? Learn self-defense? Become more confident? Make new friends? Travel the state?  Come out for York Wrestling, and gain all of these things. Preseason training begins on Monday September 24th, and an introductory meeting will be on Tuesday September 18th in the wrestling balcony. We will cover our training schedule and expectations. If you need help finding it, talk to a wrestler or see Coach King, Coach Metcalf or Coach Urbanski. So, experienced wrestlers and beginners alike, come out for the preseason and become a champion today!
  • Hey Dukes!
  • Come out and support the York Dukes Football team this Friday as they host Glenbard West.  The tailgate starts at 5:30 pm and is open to all students and staff in the south parking lot.  The theme for this week's game is Hawaiian theme!  York is hosting the world's largest water balloon fight on the front lawn.  Balloons will be provided.  Bring a change of clothes, if you dare to participate.  Come cheer on the Dukes!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Thursday, September 13th
  • 3rd Period – Northern Illinois University
  • Friday, September 14th
  • 2nd Period – University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana
  • 3rd Period – Butler University
  • 7th Period – Knox College
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/13/18




Audience: Announcements
  • This Friday we'll be hosting our second home football game of the year. Students are reminded backpacks are not permitted in the stadium. Only small hand bags are permitted inside the stadium. Plan accordingly.
  • Motor Scooters are only allowed on campus after a student receives his or her parking permit. Please see Mr. Egan for questions about obtaining a parking permit.
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Homecoming is just around the corner!  It's time to buy your spirit shirt to help celebrate the York centennial and the 2018 Homecoming, Blast from the Past.  Shirts are $7, and they can be purchased in the bookstore until September 11th at 3:30 pm.  Shirts will be delivered to you during Homecoming week, don't miss this great opportunity!
  • Are you interested in French language and culture? If so, join York's French Club this Thursday in room A213 after school with Madame. Vazquez. We will vote on club sponsors at this meeting and plan out our year.  New members are always welcome. There will be treats! Can't wait to see you there!
  • This fall, Girls Volleyball is working to rid York of single use plastic.  We need your help to begin to reduce the plastic waste at our school and in our world - the lakes, the land, and the seas.  To help you understand the enormity of the problem, we share these statistics about plastic one-use bottled water from the Container Recycling Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1991, and recognized as the expert source for information on container recycling and container deposit systems.
    • 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person.
    • 57% of those units were plastic water bottles: 57.3 billion sold in 2014. This is up from 3.8 billion plastic water bottles sold in 1996, the earliest year for available data.
    • The process of producing bottled water requires around 6 times as much water per bottle as there is in the container.
    • 14% of all litter comes from beverage containers. When caps and labels are considered, the number is higher.
  • Come on York!  Put up your Dukes and pitch in to help us fight to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles.  Come cheer on the team and don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle.  The next match is against St Ignatius on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Campbell Gym.
  • Interested in getting involved?  Check the York activities web page to find a club to join.  We will be holding an activity fair during the lunch periods on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th.  Stop by a few tables and see what York can offer. If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • The first Dukes of Diversity club meeting is this week. Students who are interested in celebrating African American culture here at York High School should join the Dukes of Diversity club after school Thursday, September 13th in C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any Dukes of Diversity Club member.
  • Still in the summer groove and experiencing some rusty study skills? Come to the first Lunch and Learn of the year on Friday, September 14th, during all lunch periods. Grab some food and go to the CCRC about 10 minutes into the period to learn some good study habits and skills from your YSS team. For more details or questions, please see your counselor in YSS
  • York Girls Swim & Dive BBQ Fundraiser! Tuesday, September 11, York High School South Entrance, 5-7pm, Cash Only.
  • Hey York! Are you interested in different countries, new cultures, and awesome traditions? Then check out International Club! We have a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be having our executive board elections and playing some fun games. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 19th! 
  • Kindness Matters, Dukes! You know how a kind word goes a long way to brighten your day! And if you want to join forces to spread kindness throughout York, come join KIND Club after school on Thursday, September 13 in Room A339.  See Ms. Fitzgerald or Ms. Pfau for more information.  Help us to BE THE CHANGE!
  • Best Buddies is back for the 2nd year at York High School! If you are interested in participating in activities after school that are all inclusive and building relationships with students of all abilities, come to the informational student meeting on Monday, September 17th at 3:15 pm in room A290. We will give a description of the club, introduce our student board, and talk about the application process. There will also be a parent/family meeting at 5 pm if your parents are interested in learning more! Please see Mrs. French or Ms. Burton in YSS if you have any questions!
  • Calling all chess fans! York Chess Team will start meeting on Tuesday afternoons in A368. We welcome all participants regardless of their experience level. Remember, York - Either you're a pawn, or you're a player. Be a player. See Mr. Paschke for details.
  • Yearbook photo retakes will take place in the Commons on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th. Faculty should also get their pictures taken during this time.
  • The Japanese Culture and Animation Club meets today after school in room A354.  Please join us as we celebrate and explore Japanese culture!
  • There will be an open gym for everyone interested in joining Gymnastis this school year on Wednesday, September 12th from 3:30 to 5:00pm! Come to the balcony to try the sport out or brush up on skills before the season starts.
  • York’s Law team is recruiting new members to join for the 2018-2019 season. Law team participates in mock trial competitions throughout the state in real courthouses with professional lawyers and judges. If you like arguing and debating, and would like to showcase your confidence in public speaking, come to room A294 after school on Wednesday September 12, 2018! We would like to uphold our reputation as one of the best teams in the state. All are welcome! 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 11th
  • 1st Period – University of Kentucky
  • 2nd Period – Drake University
  • 3rd Period – Calvin College
  • Wednesday, September 12th
  • 1st Period – United States Army National Guard
  • 2nd Period – University of Missouri
  • Thursday, September 13th
  • 3rd Period – Northern Illinois University
  • Friday, September 14th
  • 2nd Period – University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana
  • 3rd Period – Butler University
  • 7th Period – Knox College
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/11/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Students and Staff: Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing!If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Homecoming is just around the corner!  It's time to buy your spirit shirt to help celebrate the York centennial and the 2018 Homecoming, Blast from the Past.  Shirts are $7, and they can be purchased in the bookstore until September 11th at 3:30 pm.  Shirts will be delivered to you during Homecoming week, don't miss this great opportunity!
  • Are you interested in getting involved at York? Do you enjoy drawing or painting? Notice any blank spaces around York that could use some color? Then Mural Club is the activity for you! Learn more about what Mural club does at our first meeting Monday September 10th. We will be going over our goals for the year, reviewing last years designs, and planning the next steps for our science Mural. Stop in after school Monday the 10th in A143. See Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) for more details.
  • Are you interested in French language and culture? If so, join York's French Club this Thursday in room A213 after school with Madame. Vazquez. We will vote on club sponsors at this meeting and plan out our year.  New members are always welcome. There will be treats! Can't wait to see you there!
  • This fall, Girls Volleyball is working to rid York of single use plastic.  We need your help to begin to reduce the plastic waste at our school and in our world - the lakes, the land, and the seas.  To help you understand the enormity of the problem, we share these statistics about plastic one-use bottled water from the Container Recycling Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1991, and recognized as the expert source for information on container recycling and container deposit systems.
  • 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person.
  • 57% of those units were plastic water bottles: 57.3 billion sold in 2014. This is up from 3.8 billion plastic water bottles sold in 1996, the earliest year for available data.
  • The process of producing bottled water requires around 6 times as much water per bottle as there is in the container.
  • 14% of all litter comes from beverage containers. When caps and labels are considered, the number is higher.
  • Come on York!  Put up your Dukes and pitch in to help us fight to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles.  Come cheer on the team and don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle.  The next match is against St Ignatius on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Campbell Gym.
  • Do you want the opportunity to earn scholarship money for college? Do you want to learn more about Latino-American history in this country? Do you want to get to know more highly motivated, college-bound students from other schools? If so, then Chicano College Bowl is the team for you! We study two documentaries about Latino history and compete with other schools by answering questions about them. Top teams get trophies and top individuals get scholarships. Our first meeting will be Monday, September 10th, after school in Room A219. See Mr. Rubio for details.
  • Interested in getting involved?  Check the York activities web page to find a club to join.  We will be holding an activity fair during the lunch periods on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th.  Stop by a few tables and see what York can offer. If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • The first Dukes of Diversity club meeting is this week. Students who are interested in celebrating African American culture here at York High School should join the Dukes of Diversity club after school Thursday, September 13th in C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any Dukes of Diversity Club member.
  • Still in the summer groove and experiencing some rusty study skills? Come to the first Lunch and Learn of the year on Friday, September 14th, during all lunch periods. Grab some food and go to the CCRC about 10 minutes into the period to learn some good study habits and skills from your YSS team. For more details or questions, please see your counselor in YSS
  • Have you been looking for something to get involved in at York? Do you LOVE animals? then Animal club is the place for you! Join us for our first meeting after school on Monday September 10th in a374. We will meet from 3:15 until 4:00. Hope to see you there!
  • York Girls Swim & Dive BBQ Fundraiser! Tuesday, September 11, York High School South Entrance, 5-7pm, Cash Only.
  • Hey York! Are you interested in different countries, new cultures, and awesome traditions? Then check out International Club! We have a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be having our executive board elections and playing some fun games. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 19th! 
  • Kindness Matters, Dukes! You know how a kind word goes a long way to brighten your day! And if you want to join forces to spread kindness throughout York, come join KIND Club after school on Thursday, September 13 in Room A339.  See Ms. Fitzgerald or Ms. Pfau for more information.  Help us to BE THE CHANGE!
  • Autism Awareness Club's first meeting is today, September 10th.  This year, we will be raising awareness by volunteering at local organizations, fundraising for causes related to autism, and participating in educational workshops.  If you are interested in joining, come to A283 after school at 3:15 pm to find out more!  Contact Ms. Ausnehmer if you have any questions.  
  • Calling all chess fans! York Chess Team will start meeting on Tuesday afternoons in A368. We welcome all participants regardless of their experience level. Remember, York - Either you're a pawn, or you're a player. Be a player. See Mr. Paschke for details.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Monday, September 10th
  • 1st Period – University of California, Berkeley
  • 3rd Period – St. Louis University
  • Tuesday, September 11th
  • 1st Period – University of Kentucky
  • 2nd Period – Drake University
  • 3rd Period – Calvin College
  • Wednesday, September 12th
  • 1st Period – United States Army National Guard
  • 2nd Period – University of Missouri
  • Thursday, September 13th
  • 3rd Period – Northern Illinois University
  • Friday, September 14th
  • 2nd Period – University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana
  • 3rd Period – Butler University
  • 7th Period – Knox College
more
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/7/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Seniors, the Off Campus privilege only allows you to leave the building during your lunch period. You will not be dropped from your Study Hall and must report to it daily.
  • Homecoming is just around the corner!  It's time to buy your spirit shirt to help celebrate the York centennial and the 2018 Homecoming, Blast from the Past.  Shirts are $7, and they can be purchased in the bookstore until September 11th at 3:30 pm.  Shirts will be delivered to you during Homecoming week, don't miss this great opportunity!
  • Are you interested in getting involved at York? Do you enjoy drawing or painting? Notice any blank spaces around York that could use some color? Then Mural Club is the activity for you! Learn more about what Mural club does at our first meeting Monday September 10th. We will be going over our goals for the year, reviewing last years designs, and planning the next steps for our science Mural. Stop in after school Monday the 10th in A143. See Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) for more details.
  • Do you want to add a vital 21st-century skill to your resume? Then check out Coding Club in room A231 on Monday, September 10th after school. All levels of programming experience are welcome. This year we will continue using GitHub to manage source code for group projects and members can sign up to lead programming contests or activities.
  • This fall, Girls Volleyball is working to rid York of single use plastic.  We need your help to begin to reduce the plastic waste at our school and in our world - the lakes, the land, and the seas.  To help you understand the enormity of the problem, we share these statistics about plastic one-use bottled water from the Container Recycling Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1991, and recognized as the expert source for information on container recycling and container deposit systems.
  • 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person.
  • 57% of those units were plastic water bottles: 57.3 billion sold in 2014. This is up from 3.8 billion plastic water bottles sold in 1996, the earliest year for available data.
  • The process of producing bottled water requires around 6 times as much water per bottle as there is in the container.
  • 14% of all litter comes from beverage containers. When caps and labels are considered, the number is higher.
  • Come on York!  Put up your Dukes and pitch in to help us fight to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles.  Come cheer on the team and don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle.  The next match is against St Ignatius on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Campbell Gym.
  • Do you want the opportunity to earn scholarship money for college? Do you want to learn more about Latino-American history in this country? Do you want to get to know more highly motivated, college-bound students from other schools? If so, then Chicano College Bowl is the team for you! We study two documentaries about Latino history and compete with other schools by answering questions about them. Top teams get trophies and top individuals get scholarships. Our first meeting will be Monday, September 10th, after school in Room A219. See Mr. Rubio for details.
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, (September 11th/September 18th/September 26th)  in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • The first Dukes of Diversity club meeting is this week. Students who are interested in celebrating African American culture here at York High School should join the Dukes of Diversity club after school Thursday, September 13th in C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any Dukes of Diversity Club member.
  • Have you been looking for something to get involved in at York? Do you LOVE animals? then Animal club is the place for you!
  • Join us for our first meeting after school on Monday September 10th in a374. We will meet from 3:15 until 4:00. Hope to see you there!
  • York Girls Swim & Dive BBQ Fundraiser! Tuesday, September 11, York High School South Entrance, 5-7pm, Cash Only.
  • Hey York! Are you interested in different countries, new cultures, and awesome traditions? Then check out International Club! We have a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th in room A390 right after-school. We'll be having our executive board elections and playing some fun games. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on the 19th! 
  • Calling all chess fans! York Chess Team will start meeting on Tuesday afternoons in A368. We welcome all participants regardless of their experience level. Remember, York - Either you're a pawn, or you're a player. Be a player. See Mr. Paschke for details.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Monday, September 10th
  • 1st Period – University of California, Berkeley
  • 3rd Period – St. Louis University
  • Tuesday, September 11th
  • 1st Period – University of Kentucky
  • 2nd Period – Drake University
  • 3rd Period – Calvin College
  • Wednesday, September 12th
  • 1st Period – United States Army National Guard
  • 2nd Period – University of Missouri
  • Thursday, September 13th
  • 3rd Period – Northern Illinois University
  • Friday, September 14th
  • 2nd Period – University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana
  • 3rd Period – Butler University
  • 7th Period – Knox College

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/7/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Seniors, the Off Campus privilege only allows you to leave the building during your lunch period. You will not be dropped from your Study Hall and must report to it daily.
  • Senior counseling conferences begin this Thursday, August 30th.  The conferences are pre-scheduled appointments, so please be on the lookout for your individual pass. The conferences should last approximately 2 weeks.
  • The conferences are very important to attend as counselors recheck graduation requirements and credit totals.  In addition, counselors work with you to help determine your "next step" after high school - reviewing college and career options.
  • Hello current Juniors/Seniors who are NOT in York's Chapter of National Honors Society AND who recently received an invitation to apply in the mail.  We are holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 7:10am and 3:10pm in the Auditorium.  Please attend 1 of these 2 informational meetings to learn more about NHS and the application process.  For CURRENT NHS seniors, we will  have our first meeting on Friday, September 7th at 7:00am in the Auditorium.  Have questions?  Contact Mr. Sharko or Mrs. Weber.  
  • Hey Dukes! Looking for another way to give back to your community and enjoy doing so with your friends? Join RAYS, Raising Awareness for Youth and Society, to help those around you. We meet Friday Mornings at 7:10 in A290 and do various activities such as making holiday cards for kids in hospitals and our famous Feed My Starving Children field trips, there’s so much more in store! Our first meeting is this coming Friday, Sept 7 where we will be having our t-shirt designing contest and discussing homecoming decorations, see you there!
  • Attention musicians—the first meeting of the Amateur Musicians Club will be on Thursday, September 6th, after school at 3:15 in room A155.  The Amateur Musicians Club is open to all students who are interested in playing music, regardless of skill level.  The first Amateur Musicians gig will be in September during Spirit week in the Commons, so make sure to bring your instruments and song ideas.  We'll also begin discussing the details of this year's album project.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Interested in playing girls basketball this season at York?  If you are not currently in a fall sport, please come to a quick informational meeting in room A294 after school this Thursday, September 6th.  See you there!
  • Homecoming is just around the corner!  It's time to buy your spirit shirt to help celebrate the York centennial and the 2018 Homecoming, Blast from the Past.  Shirts are $7, and they can be purchased in the bookstore until September 11th at 3:30 pm.  Shirts will be delivered to you during Homecoming week, don't miss this great opportunity!
  • Are you interested in getting involved at York? Do you enjoy drawing or painting? Notice any blank spaces around York that could use some color? Then Mural Club is the activity for you! Learn more about what Mural club does at our first meeting Monday September 10th. We will be going over our goals for the year, reviewing last years designs, and planning the next steps for our science Mural. Stop in after school Monday the 10th in A143. See Ms. Kuharchuk (koo-har-chuck) for more details.
  • Attention All students, if you’re interested in acting, comedy, public speaking or poetry, please audition for the award winning 
  • York Speech Team. Come to the informational meeting on Thursday, September 6 in A250 after school. Auditions will take place on Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11. We hope to see you there.
  • Do you want to add a vital 21st-century skill to your resume?Then check out Coding Club in room A231 on Monday, September 10th after school. All levels of programming experience are welcome.This year we will continue using GitHub to manage source code for group projects and members can sign up to lead programming contests or activities.
  • This fall, Girls Volleyball is working to rid York of single use plastic.  We need your help to begin to reduce the plastic waste at our school and in our world - the lakes, the land, and the seas.  To help you understand the enormity of the problem, we share these statistics about plastic one-use bottled water from the Container Recycling Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1991, and recognized as the expert source for information on container recycling and container deposit systems.
  • 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person.
  • 57% of those units were plastic water bottles: 57.3 billion sold in 2014. This is up from 3.8 billion plastic water bottles sold in 1996, the earliest year for available data.
  • The process of producing bottled water requires around 6 times as much water per bottle as there is in the container.
  • 14% of all litter comes from beverage containers. When caps and labels are considered, the number is higher.
  • Come on York!  Put up your Dukes and pitch in to help us fight to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles.  Come cheer on the team and don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle.  The next match is against St Ignatius on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Campbell Gym.
  • Hispanos Unidos is York's club for Latino male students. We pride ourselves on 3 things: service to the community, celebrating our cultural heritage, and having fun. The first meeting for Hispanos Unidos Club will be on Thursday, September 6th after school in Room A219. See Mr. Rubio if you have any questions.
  • Do you want the opportunity to earn scholarship money for college? Do you want to learn more about Latino-American history in this country? Do you want to get to know more highly motivated, college-bound students from other schools? If so, then Chicano College Bowl is the team for you! We study two documentaries about Latino history and compete with other schools by answering questions about them. Top teams get trophies and top individuals get scholarships. Our first meeting will be Monday, September 10th, after school in Room A219. See Mr. Rubio for details.
  • Interested in getting involved?  Check the York activities web page to find a club to join.  We will be holding an activity fair during the lunch periods on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th.  Stop by a few tables and see what York can offer. If you are interested in starting a new club, please stop by Mr. McGuire's office in C123 to pick up a club proposal form.  All club proposal forms are due Friday, September 28th.  We will not accept any club proposals after that date for the 2018-19 school year.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/6/18




Audience: Announcements
  • For any student who would like to become a peer tutor please plan to attend an initial tutor training on late start -- Wednesday, September 5th at 8:15 AM in the Learning Commons.  
  • Do you have a passion for protecting human rights?  Are you interested in campaigning to make this world a better place? If so, join Amnesty International Club before school at 7:10 am on THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 in room A316 for our first meeting. See Mrs. Trent for more details.   We hope to see you there! ! 
  • If you enjoy being a part of an artistic team that meets once a week to plan Java Live, create the York literary magazine and find friendship in art, join us Mondays after school in A337. New members are always welcome!
  • Attention all Junior and Senior girls! It’s time to sign up for York’s annual Powder Puff game! Go to thisisyork.org to fill out the form to sign up. All players will need to fill out the permission slip and pay their $7 to the bookstore by 3:30 pm on Tuesday, September 4th.. Athletes are welcome to sign up and cheer from the sidelines. The game will be held on September 26th at 6:30pm with a mandatory practice on Monday, September 24th at 7 pm. Looking forward to a great game! Go Dukes!
  • Attention All York students, if you enjoy acting, poetry, public speaking and comedy please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6 regarding the award winning York Speech Team. Tryouts will take place Monday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 11. We hope to see you there in A250.
  • School Spirit Tastes Great - Come out to the Chipolte on route 83 on TONIGHT, September 4th between 5 pm and 9 pm to support your Girls Cross Country Team!  Make sure to tell the cashier you are there support York Girls Cross Country. 
  • Seniors, the Off Campus privilege only allows you to leave the building during your lunch period. You will not be dropped from your Study Hall and must report to it daily.
  • Hey York! Are you interested in learning about different cultures? Do you like trying new food and meeting new people? Then come to International Club! International club is a club for people who love new cultures, countries, and fun! We have our first meeting on Wednesday, September 5th in room A390 right after-school. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • Senior counseling conferences begin this Thursday, August 30th.  The conferences are pre-scheduled appointments, so please be on the lookout for your individual pass. The conferences should last approximately 2 weeks.
  • The conferences are very important to attend as counselors recheck graduation requirements and credit totals.  In addition, counselors work with you to help determine your "next step" after high school - reviewing college and career options.
  • Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Hello current Juniors/Seniors who are NOT in York's Chapter of National Honors Society AND who recently received an invitation to apply in the mail.  We are holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 7:10am and 3:10pm in the Auditorium.  Please attend 1 of these 2 informational meetings to learn more about NHS and the application process.  For CURRENT NHS seniors, we will  have our first meeting on Friday, September 7th at 7:00am in the Auditorium.  Have questions?  Contact Mr. Sharko or Mrs. Weber.  
  • Hey Dukes! Looking for another way to give back to your community and enjoy doing so with your friends? Join RAYS, Raising Awareness for Youth and Society, to help those around you. We meet Friday Mornings at 7:10 in A290 and do various activities such as making holiday cards for kids in hospitals and our famous Feed My Starving Children field trips, there’s so much more in store! Our first meeting is this coming Friday, Sept 7 where we will be having our t-shirt designing contest and discussing homecoming decorations, see you there!
  • Attention musicians—the first meeting of the Amateur Musicians Club will be on Thursday, September 6th, after school at 3:15 in room A155.  The Amateur Musicians Club is open to all students who are interested in playing music, regardless of skill level.  The first Amateur Musicians gig will be in September during Spirit week in the Commons, so make sure to bring your instruments and song ideas.  We'll also begin discussing the details of this year's album project.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • The Fine Arts Week Committee invites you to help plan, organize, and direct the events during Fine Arts Week this year.  If you’re interested in being a part of the Fine Arts Week planning committee, our first meeting will be on Wednesday, 9/5/18 at 3:15 in A155.  Please contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions about Fine Arts Week.
  • Interested in playing girls basketball this season at York?  If you are not currently in a fall sport, please come to a quick informational meeting in room A294 after school this Thursday, September 6th.  See you there!
  • Homecoming is just around the corner!  It's time to buy your spirit shirt to help celebrate the York centennial and the 2018 Homecoming, Blast from the Past.  Shirts are $7, and they can be purchased in the bookstore until September 11th at 3:30 pm.  Shirts will be delivered to you during Homecoming week, don't miss this great opportunity!
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, September 4th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • Attention All students, if you’re interested in acting, comedy, public speaking or poetry, please audition for the award winning York Speech Team. Come to the informational meeting on Thursday, September 6 in A250 after school. Auditions will take place on Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11. We hope to see you there.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • 1st Period – Vanderbilt University
  • 3rd Period – University of Kansas 
  • Wednesday, September 5th
  • 1st Period – Benedictine University
  • Thursday, September 6th
  • 3rd – Villanova University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 9/4/18




Audience: Announcements
  • For any student who would like to become a peer tutor please plan to attend an initial tutor training on late start -- Wednesday, September 5th at 8:15 AM in the Learning Commons.  
  • Do you have a passion for protecting human rights?  Are you interested in campaigning to make this world a better place? If so, join Amnesty International Club before school at 7:10 am on THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 in room A316 for our first meeting. See Mrs. Trent for more details.   We hope to see you there! 
  • If you enjoy being a part of an artistic team that meets once a week to plan Java Live, create the York literary magazine and find friendship in art, join us Mondays after school in A337. New members are always welcome!
  • Attention all Junior and Senior girls! It’s time to sign up for York’s annual Powder Puff game! Go to thisisyork.org to fill out the form to sign up. All players will need to fill out the permission slip and pay their $7 to the bookstore by 3:30 pm on Tuesday, September 4th.. Athletes are welcome to sign up and cheer from the sidelines. The game will be held on September 26th at 6:30pm with a mandatory practice on Monday, September 24th at 7 pm. Looking forward to a great game! Go Dukes!
  • Attention All York students, if you enjoy acting, poetry, public speaking and comedy please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6 regarding the award winning York Speech Team. Tryouts will take place Monday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 11. We hope to see you there in A250.
  • School Spirit Tastes Great - Come out to the Chipolte on route 83 on Tuesday, September 4th between 5 pm and 9 pm to support your Girls Cross Country Team!  Make sure to tell the cashier you are there support York Girls Cross Country.
  • Seniors, the Off Campus privilege only allows you to leave the building during your lunch period. You will not be dropped from your Study Hall and must report to it daily.
  • Hey York! Are you interested in learning about different cultures? Do you like trying new food and meeting new people? Then come to International Club! International club is a club for people who love new cultures, countries, and fun! We have our first meeting on Wednesday, September 5th in room A390 right after-school. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • Senior counseling conferences begin this Thursday, August 30th.  The conferences are pre-scheduled appointments, so please be on the lookout for your individual pass. The conferences should last approximately 2 weeks.
  • The conferences are very important to attend as counselors recheck graduation requirements and credit totals.  In addition, counselors work with you to help determine your "next step" after high school - reviewing college and career options.
  • Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Hello current Juniors/Seniors who are NOT in York's Chapter of National Honors Society AND who recently received an invitation to apply in the mail.  We are holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 7:10am and 3:10pm in the Auditorium.  Please attend 1 of these 2 informational meetings to learn more about NHS and the application process.  For CURRENT NHS seniors, we will  have our first meeting on Friday, September 7th at 7:00am in the Auditorium.  Have questions?  Contact Mr. Sharko or Mrs. Weber.  
  • The first open gym will be at 6:00 a.m. next Tuesday in Campbell Gym.  Open gym schedules will be handed out then.
  • Hey Dukes! Looking for another way to give back to your community and enjoy doing so with your friends? Join RAYS, Raising Awareness for Youth and Society, to help those around you. We meet Friday Mornings at 7:10 in A290 and do various activities such as making holiday cards for kids in hospitals and our famous Feed My Starving Children field trips, there’s so much more in store! Our first meeting is this coming Friday, Sept 7 where we will be having our t-shirt designing contest and discussing homecoming decorations, see you there!
  • Attention musicians—the first meeting of the Amateur Musicians Club will be on Thursday, September 6th, after school at 3:15 in room A155.  The Amateur Musicians Club is open to all students who are interested in playing music, regardless of skill level.  The first Amateur Musicians gig will be in September during Spirit week in the Commons, so make sure to bring your instruments and song ideas.  We'll also begin discussing the details of this year's album project.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • The Fine Arts Week Committee invites you to help plan, organize, and direct the events during Fine Arts Week this year.  If you’re interested in being a part of the Fine Arts Week planning committee, our first meeting will be on Wednesday, 9/5/18 at 3:15 in A155.  Please contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions about Fine Arts Week.
  • Homecoming is just around the corner!  It's time to buy your spirit shirt to help celebrate the York centennial and the 2018 Homecoming, Blast from the Past.  Shirts are $7, and they can be purchased in the bookstore until September 11th at 3:30 pm.  Shirts will be delivered to you during Homecoming week, don't miss this great opportunity!
  • Ciao! Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club on Tuesday, September 4th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we continue to plan for homecoming and the year ahead. All York students are welcome!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • 1st Period – Vanderbilt University
  • 3rd Period – University of Kansas
  • Wednesday, September 5th
  • 1st Period – Benedictine University
  • Thursday, September 6th
  • 3rd – Villanova University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/31/18




Audience: Announcements
  • For any student who would like to become a peer tutor please plan to attend an initial tutor training on late start -- Wednesday, September 5th at 8:15 AM in the Learning Commons.  
  • VINTAGE, VINTAGE, VINTAGE, ALL THINGS VINTAGE
  • Vintage clothes, Vintage collectibles, Vintage movies And More
  • Please see Ms. Olson in A334 to get information about the Vintage Club.
  • Remember: "IT'S NOT OLD, IT'S VINTAGE!"
  • Do you have a passion for protecting human rights?  Are you interested in campaigning to make this world a better place? If so, join Amnesty International Club before school at 7:15 am on Thursday, September 6 in room A316 for our first meeting. See Mrs. Trent for more details.   We hope to see you there! 
  • If you enjoy being a part of an artistic team that meets once a week to plan Java Live, create the York literary magazine and find friendship in art, join us Mondays after school in A337. New members are always welcome!
  • Attention all Junior and Senior girls! It’s time to sign up for York’s annual Powder Puff game! Go to thisisyork.org to fill out the form to sign up. All players will need to fill out the permission slip and pay their $7 to the bookstore by 3:30 pm on Tuesday, September 4th.. Athletes are welcome to sign up and cheer from the sidelines. The game will be held on September 26th at 6:30pm with a mandatory practice on Monday, September 24th at 7 pm. Looking forward to a great game! Go Dukes!
  • Do you love helping others? Do you need service opportunities? Do you want to help fundraise for charity? If so, then join Interact Club!
  • Interact Club is the high school branch of  Rotary International. We fundraise throughout the year for student selected charities, work closely with the Rotary and volunteer for service projects to better the community.
  • Our first meeting is Thursday, August 30th, at 7:10am in A278. We will be discussing this years projects and fundraisers, donuts will be provided!  Please join us!
  • Attention All York students, if you enjoy acting, poetry, public speaking and comedy please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6 regarding the award winning York Speech Team. Tryouts will take place Monday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 11. We hope to see you there in A250.
  • Are you interested in French language and culture? If so, join York's French Club today in room A213 after school with Madame. Vazquez. We will nominate club sponsors at this meeting.  New members are always welcome. Can't wait to see you there! 
  • School Spirit Tastes Great - Come out to the Chipolte on route 83 on Tuesday, September 4th between 5 pm and 9 pm to support your Girls Cross Country Team!  Make sure to tell the cashier you are there support York Girls Cross Country.
  • Congratulations to the Freshmen girls tennis players (and one sophomore) on their dominant victory at Lyons Township on Saturday! The girls showed no mercy beating Lincoln Way East and conference foes LT and Hinsdale Central in convincing fashion. Bright things are ahead for the Dukes - way to go! 
  • Seniors, the Off Campus privilege only allows you to leave the building during your lunch period. You will not be dropped from your Study Hall and must report to it daily.
  • ECO will have its second meeting of the year this Friday morning at 7:15 in forum room A250. Find out about our up coming projects and get the permission slip for our upcoming canoe trip. Its never too late to join ECO. All are welcome!
  • Hey York! Are you interested in learning about different cultures? Do you like trying new food and meeting new people? Then come to International Club! International club is a club for people who love new cultures, countries, and fun! We have our first meeting on Wednesday, September 5th in room A390 right after-school. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • Hey York! Due to the awesome high DEMAND, we will SUPPLY Econ Club in a larger room.  So if have any interest in the stock market or even just business in general?  Or maybe you like going on cool field trips?  Come to Econ Club on Friday mornings at 7:10 in Forum Rm. A294.  Yes, we will have donuts!  If you have any questions, stop by and see Mrs. Carl in Rm. A394.  
  • Senior counseling conferences begin this Thursday, August 30th.  The conferences are pre-scheduled appointments, so please be on the lookout for your individual pass. The conferences should last approximately 2 weeks.
  • The conferences are very important to attend as counselors recheck graduation requirements and credit totals.  In addition, counselors work with you to help determine your "next step" after high school - reviewing college and career options.
  • Yoga Club meets every Wednesday after school in the Yoga Room at 3:15-4:15. All levels welcome--no prior experience necessary. Yoga mats/props are available. Wear comfortable clothing!
  • If you have any questions, contact Ms. Noble or Ms. Samp.
  • Hello current Juniors/Seniors who are NOT in York's Chapter of National Honors Society AND who recently received an invitation to apply in the mail.  We are holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 7:10am and 3:10pm in the Auditorium.  Please attend 1 of these 2 informational meetings to learn more about NHS and the application process.  For CURRENT NHS seniors, we will  have our first meeting on Friday, September 7th at 7:00am in the Auditorium.  Have questions?  Contact Mr. Sharko or Mrs. Weber.  
  • The first open gym will be at 6:00 a.m. next Tuesday in Campbell Gym.  Open gym schedules will be handed out then.
  • Attention musicians—the first meeting of the Amateur Musicians Club will be on Thursday, September 6th, after school at 3:15 in room A155.  The Amateur Musicians Club is open to all students who are interested in playing music, regardless of skill level.  The first Amateur Musicians gig will be in September during Spirit week in the Commons, so make sure to bring your instruments and song ideas.  We'll also begin discussing the details of this year's album project.  Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • The Fine Arts Week Committee invites you to help plan, organize, and direct the events during Fine Arts Week this year.  If you’re interested in being a part of the Fine Arts Week planning committee, our first meeting will be on Wednesday, 9/5/18 at 3:15 in A155.  Please contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions about Fine Arts Week.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • 1st Period – Vanderbilt University
  • 3rd Period – University of Kansas
  • Wednesday, September 5th
  • 1st Period – Benedictine University
  • Thursday, September 6th
  • 3rd – Villanova University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/30/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Like to do math?  Want to compete against other schools? Join math team!   Math team will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday after school at 3:15 in room A279.  Come join us.
  • Do you have a passion for protecting human rights?  Are you interested in campaigning to make this world a better place? If so, join Amnesty International Club before school at 7:15 am on Wednesday, August 29, in room A316 for our first meeting. See Mrs. Trent for more details.  We hope to see you there!  
  • Come join Latina Dreamers Club! We work with each other to develop goals for the future, visit college campuses, and promote the culture and pride Latin culture has to offer. We will begin by planning Homecoming Hallway decorating contest and National Hispanic Heritage Month. Come join us for a meeting on Wednesday August 29th after school in room A216. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Oliveros. 
  • Are you a fan of Saturday Night Live or Whose Line Is It Anyway? Do you enjoy stand up comedy or improv? If so, join the Sketch Comedy Club after school Tuesday, August 28th in C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any Sketch Comedy Club member.
  • Hey YOU! Yeah you . . .do you believe in freedom, justice, and equality for all?  The #MeToo movement got you thinking? Never the less do you Persist for gender equality? Then EMPOWER Club is for you!  Please join us TUESDAY after school in our new space A260 to kick off the year with our Homecoming Hallway Decorating Plans..... Come check us out . . all are welcome! Questions see Ms. DiTomasso
  • VINTAGE, VINTAGE, VINTAGE, ALL THINGS VINTAGE
  • Vintage clothes
  • Vintage collectibles
  • Vintage movies
  • And More
  • Please see Ms. Olson in A334 to get information about the Vintage Club.
  • Remember: "IT'S NOT OLD, IT'S VINTAGE!"
  • If you enjoy being a part of an artistic team that meets once a week to plan Java Live, create the York literary magazine and find friendship in art, join us Mondays after school in A337. New members are always welcome!
  • Are you interested in exploring the Chinese history and culture? Please join the Chinese club! We will have our first meeting at 3:15 PM  Today in Room A228. We will make plans for the school year as well as brainstorm ideas for the upcoming Homecoming Hallway decoration. Drink and snack will be served. Contact Ms. Li if you have any questions.
  • Attention all Junior and Senior girls! It’s time to sign up for York’s annual Powder Puff game! Go to thisisyork.org to fill out the form to sign up. All players will need to fill out the permission slip and pay their $7 to the bookstore by 3:30 pm on Tuesday, September 4th.. Athletes are welcome to sign up and cheer from the sidelines. The game will be held on September 26th at 6:30pm with a mandatory practice on Monday, September 24th at 7 pm. Looking forward to a great game! Go Dukes!
  • Do you love helping others? Do you need service opportunities? Do you want to help fundraise for charity? If so, then join Interact Club!
  • Interact Club is the high school branch of  Rotary International. We fundraise throughout the year for student selected charities, work closely with the Rotary and volunteer for service projects to better the community.
  • Our first meeting is Thursday, August 30th, at 7:10am in A278. We will be discussing this years projects and fundraisers, donuts will be provided!  Please join us!
  • Attention All York students, if you enjoy acting, poetry, public speaking and comedy please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6 regarding the award winning York Speech Team. Tryouts will take place Monday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 11. We hope to see you there in A250.
  • Congratulations to the Freshmen girls tennis players (and one sophomore) on their dominant victory at Lyons Township on Saturday! The girls showed no mercy beating Lincoln Way East and conference foes LT and Hinsdale Central in convincing fashion. Bright things are ahead for the Dukes - way to go! 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • 1st Period – Vanderbilt University
  • 3rd Period – University of Kansas
  • Wednesday, September 5th
  • 1st Period – Benedictine University
  • Thursday, September 6th
  • 3rd – Villanova University

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/28/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Like to do math?  Want to compete against other schools? Join math team!   Math team will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday after school at 3:15 in room A279.  Come join us.
  • Attention all tutors planning on tutoring in the York Tutor Center this school year.  Please attend the Returning Tutor Training on Monday, August 27th during you lunch period.  These training will take place in the Lincoln Lab during 4th, 5th, and 6th period lunches.  You are welcome to bring your lunch and eat in the Lincoln Lab.  See you Monday!
  • Come join Latina Dreamers Club! We work with each other to develop goals for the future, visit college campuses, and promote the culture and pride Latin culture has to offer. We will begin by planning Homecoming Hallway decorating contest and National Hispanic Heritage Month. Come join us for a meeting on Wednesday August 29th after school in room A216. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Oliveros. 
  • Are you a fan of Saturday Night Live or Whose Line Is It Anyway? Do you enjoy stand up comedy or improv? If so, join the Sketch Comedy Club after school Tuesday, August 28th in C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any Sketch Comedy Club member.
  • Hey YOU! Yeah you . . .do you believe in freedom, justice, and equality for all?  The #MeToo movement got you thinking? Never the less do you Persist for gender equality? Then EMPOWER Club is for you!  Please join us TUESDAY after school in our new space A260 to kick off the year with our Homecoming Hallway Decorating Plans..... Come check us out . . all are welcome! Questions see Ms. DiTomasso
  • Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club for our first meeting of the year on Monday, August 27th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we begin to plan for homecoming and the year ahead.
  • VINTAGE, VINTAGE, VINTAGE, ALL THINGS VINTAGE, Vintage clothes, Vintage collectibles, Vintage movies And More
  • Please see Ms. Olson in A334 to get information about the Vintage Club.
  • Remember: "IT'S NOT OLD, IT'S VINTAGE!"
  • Key Club is having its first meeting next Tuesday, August 28th. Meetings are in A290 at 7:10 in the morning every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to come.
  • If you enjoy being a part of an artistic team that meets once a week to plan Java Live, create the York literary magazine and find friendship in art, join us Mondays after school in A337. New members are always welcome!
  • There will be a brief Girls Lacrosse meeting right after school today in room A294. 
  • All girls interested in playing this Spring should attend.
  • See Coach Walz in student services if you have questions
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • 1st Period – Vanderbilt University
  • 3rd Period – University of Kansas
  • Wednesday, September 5th
  • 1st Period – Benedictine University
  • Thursday, September 6th
  • 3rd – Villanova University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/27/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Students, you are required to wear your ID card daily. The I.D. must be visible and not tucked under clothing or in pockets. A student is expected to present his/her ID card upon request by any school employee. Your I.D. card is needed to gain access to your bus to and from school, to order your lunch in the Cafeteria, to access resource areas, in the test make-up center and if necessary, to obtain a tardy slip. In addition, your I.D. Card gets you free admission to all home extra curricular events.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
  • Like to do math?  Want to compete against other schools? Join math team!   Math team will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday after school at 3:15 in room A279.  Come join us.
  • Attention all Speech Team members, there will be a mandatory meeting held on Monday, Aug. 27 after school in A250. This includes returning members and those of you who made the team during camp. Please plan to attend. Business of importance.
  • Would you like to participate in conferences that simulate actual United Nations processes?
  • Would  you like to improve your research, writing, debate, negotiation and diplomacy skills?
  • Would you like to strengthen your college application while promoting international awareness and cooperation?
  • Then Model United Nations is the club for you!  Model UN will hold its first organizational meeting this Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. in Mr. Gearing’s room, C277.  Come to the meeting and join Model UN!
  • Students that park in the stadium parking lot will need to move all vehicles by 4:00 pm on Friday.  York is hosting a home football game and the parking lot needs to be cleared.
  • Hey, Dukes! Want a Winter Dance for this school year? How about a Back to School Social to promote school spirit? Head over to This Is York and check out the two surveys Student Council is conducting!
  • Anyone interested in playing Boys Volleyball next spring should attend an informational meeting on Friday, August 24th at 7:15 am or after school at 3:15 in A318.  Please contact Coach Dowdy in A318 if you have any questions or cannot attend.  
  • Hey Monocle Nation, Come out to the football games this Friday and support your York Dukes as they host New Trier
  • The student section theme for this week is USA.......student tail gate starts at 5:00 pm by the marquee in the north parking lot.  
  • The tail gate and pregame activities is open to all students.! 
  • This week will be a bags tournament and free pizza.  
  • Sophomores play at 5:00 pm and varsity at 7:30 pm.  
  • Attention all tutors planning on tutoring in the York Tutor Center this school year.  Please attend the Returning Tutor Training on Monday, August 27th during you lunch period.  These training will take place in the Lincoln Lab during 4th, 5th, and 6th period lunches.  You are welcome to bring your lunch and eat in the Lincoln Lab.  See you Monday!
  • Come join Latina Dreamers Club! We work with each other to develop goals for the future, visit college campuses, and promote the culture and pride Latin culture has to offer. We will begin by planning Homecoming Hallway decorating contest and National Hispanic Heritage Month. Come join us for a meeting on Wednesday August 29th after school in room A216. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Oliveros. 
  • Are you a fan of Saturday Night Live or Whose Line Is It Anyway? Do you enjoy stand up comedy or improv? If so, join the Sketch Comedy Club after school Tuesday, August 28th in C276. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Green or any Sketch Comedy Club member.
  • Hey YOU! Yeah you . . .do you believe in freedom, justice, and equality for all?  The #MeToo movement got you thinking? Never the less do you Persist for gender equality? Then EMPOWER Club is for you!  Please join us TUESDAY after school in our new space A260 to kick off the year with our Homecoming Hallway Decorating Plans..... Come check us out . . all are welcome!
  • Questions see Ms. DiTomasso
  • Do you love Italian language and culture? Or just eating Italian food? If so, join Italian Club for our first meeting of the year on Monday, August 27th in room A227. We will enjoy Italian treats as we begin to plan for homecoming and the year ahead.
  • Key Club is having its first meeting next Tuesday, August 28th. Meetings are in A290 at 7:10 in the morning every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to come.
  • If you enjoy being a part of an artistic team that meets once a week to plan Java Live, create the York literary magazine and find friendship in art, join us Mondays after school in A337. New members are always welcome!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • 1st Period – Vanderbilt University
  • 3rd Period – University of Kansas
  • Wednesday, September 5th
  • 1st Period – Benedictine University
  • Thursday, September 6th
  • 3rd – Villanova University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/24/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Students, you are required to wear your ID card daily. The I.D. must be visible and not tucked under clothing or in pockets. A student is expected to present his/her ID card upon request by any school employee. Your I.D. card is needed to gain access to your bus to and from school, to order your lunch in the Cafeteria, to access resource areas, in the test make-up center and if necessary, to obtain a tardy slip. In addition, your I.D. Card gets you free admission to all home extra curricular events.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information."
  • Hey York! Do you have any interest in the stock market or even just business in general?  Or maybe you like going on cool field trips?  If so, come to Econ Club on Friday mornings at 7:10 in Rm. A394.  Yes, we will have donuts!  If you have any questions, stop by and see Mrs. Carl in Rm. A394.  
  • Hey, York student! Are you full of trivial knowledge? Do you know things that most other people don't? Are you super-fast at calculating math problems? 
  • If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the York Scholastic Bowl team needs you! We're having our introductory practice Monday after school in A333. We'll introduce you to the basic rules, let you hear from SchoBowl veterans, and have a practice match on the buzzers to see how you do. And, oh, yes:  there will snacks. We hope to see you there, but if you can't make Monday's meeting, see Ms. Wall or Mr. Bendelow for more information.
  • Congratulations to the Boy's golf teams on their dual meet wins over Downers Grove South.  The varsity was led by Joshua LaBounty's even par round of 35.  Senior captain Aidan Mann added a 1 over par 36, senior captain Blair Faber carded a 38 and junior Matt Buckley rounded out the varsity scoring with a 38.  The frosh/soph team was led by sophomore Jack Leonard and freshman Jake Wool's 2 over par rounds of 37.  Great job to all golfers and good luck this weekend at the prestigious Warren Invite.
  • Attention all Speech Team members, there will be a mandatory meeting held on Monday, Aug. 27 after school in A250. This includes returning members and those of you who made the team during camp. Please plan to attend. Business of importance.
  • Would you like to participate in conferences that simulate actual United Nations processes? Would  you like to improve your research, writing, debate, negotiation and diplomacy skills?
  • Would you like to strengthen your college application while promoting international awareness and cooperation?
  • Then Model United Nations is the club for you!  Model UN will hold its first organizational meeting this Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. in Mr. Gearing’s room, C277.  Come to the meeting and join Model UN!
  • Students that park in the stadium parking lot will need to move all vehicles by 4:00 pm on Friday.  York is hosting a home football game and the parking lot needs to be cleared.
  • Hey, Dukes! Want a Winter Dance for this school year? How about a Back to School Social to promote school spirit? Head over to This Is York and check out the two surveys Student Council is conducting!
  • Anyone interested in playing Boys Volleyball next spring should attend an informational meeting on Friday, August 24th at 7:15 am or after school at 3:15 in A318.  Please contact Coach Dowdy in A318 if you have any questions or cannot attend.  
  • Hey Monocle Nation, Come out to the football games this Friday and support your York Dukes as they host New Trier
  • The student section theme for this week is USA.......student tail gate starts at 5:00 pm by the marquee in the north parking lot.  
  • The tail gate and pregame activities is open to all students.! 
  • This week will be a bags tournament and free pizza.  
  • Sophomores play at 5:00 pm and varsity at 7:30 pm.  
  • ECO's first meeting of the year is tomorrow morning at 7:15 in forum room A250. Canoeing, camping community service and leadership opportunities are in abundance and on the calendar!
  • Hey YOU! Yeah you . . .do you believe in freedom, justice, and equality for all?  The #MeToo movement got you thinking? Never the less do you Persist for gender equality? Then EMPOWER Club is for you!  Please join us TUESDAY after school in our new space A260 to kick off the year with our Homecoming Hallway Decorating Plans..... Come check us out . . all are welcome! Questions see Ms. DiTomasso
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in the CCRC at least one day prior to the visit to obtain a pass.
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • 1st Period – Vanderbilt University
  • 3rd Period – University of Kansas
  • Wednesday, September 5th
  • 1st Period – Benedictine University
  • Thursday, September 6th
  • 3rd – Villanova University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/23/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Have you heard of AS.IS?  It stands for Accepting Sexual Orientations in Schools, but it's more than that.  It's a supportive environment for LGBT students and their allies where we promote the concepts of tolerance and acceptance within our York community.  We also plan social events and have fun!  If that's not convincing enough, we also have snacks.  That's right. Snacks.  Our first meeting is this Wednesday after-school in the CCRC.  See you Wednesday!
  • Students, you are required to wear your ID card daily. The I.D. must be visible and not tucked under clothing or in pockets. A student is expected to present his/her ID card upon request by any school employee. Your I.D. card is needed to gain access to your bus to and from school, to order your lunch in the Cafeteria, to access resource areas, in the test make-up center and if necessary, to obtain a tardy slip. In addition, your I.D. Card gets you free admission to all home extra curricular events.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
  • Hey, York student! Are you full of trivial knowledge? Do you know things that most other people don't? Are you super-fast at calculating math problems? 
  • If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the York Scholastic Bowl team needs you! We're having our introductory practice Monday after school in A333. We'll introduce you to the basic rules, let you hear from SchoBowl veterans, and have a practice match on the buzzers to see how you do. 
  • And, oh, yes:  there will snacks.
  • We hope to see you there, but if you can't make Monday's meeting, see Ms. Wall or Mr. Bendelow for more information.
  • Congratulations to the Boy's golf teams on their dual meet wins over Downers Grove South.  The varsity was led by Joshua LaBounty's even par round of 35.  Senior captain Aidan Mann added a 1 over par 36, senior captain Blair Faber carded a 38 and junior Matt Buckley rounded out the varsity scoring with a 38.  The frosh/soph team was led by sophomore Jack Leonard and freshman Jake Wool's 2 over par rounds of 37.  Great job to all golfers and good luck this weekend at the prestigious Warren Invite.
  • Students that park in the stadium parking lot will need to move all vehicles by 4:00 pm on Friday.  York is hosting a home football game and the parking lot needs to be cleared.
  • Anyone interested in playing Boys Volleyball next spring should attend an informational meeting on Friday, August 24th at 7:15 am or after school at 3:15 in A318.  Please contact Coach Dowdy in A318 if you have any questions or cannot attend.  
  • Hey Monocle Nation, Come out to the football games this Friday and support your York Dukes as they host New Trier. The student section theme for this week is USA.......student tail gate starts at 5:00 pm by the marquee in the north parking lot. The tail gate and pregame activities is open to all students! 
  • This week will be a bags tournament and free pizza. Sophomores play at 5:00pm and varsity at 7:30pm.  
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/22/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Have you heard of AS.IS?  It stands for Accepting Sexual Orientations in Schools, but it's more than that.  It's a supportive environment for LGBT students and their allies where we promote the concepts of tolerance and acceptance within our York community.  We also plan social events and have fun!  If that's not convincing enough, we also have snacks.  That's right. Snacks.  Our first meeting is this Wednesday after-school in the CCRC.  See you Wednesday!
  • Attention York Dukes! Be on the lookout for our new Lunch and Learns located in the CCRC on the 2nd and 4th Fridays every month! Grab your lunch and come learn new strategies to improve your tech savviness, study skills and more! Topics will be rotating all semester long and additional announcements will be made. Our first one will start on Septemeber 14th. See you there! 
  • Students, you are required to wear your ID card daily. The I.D. must be visible and not tucked under clothing or in pockets. A student is expected to present his/her ID card upon request by any school employee. Your I.D. card is needed to gain access to your bus to and from school, to order your lunch in the Cafeteria, to access resource areas, in the test make-up center and if necessary, to obtain a tardy slip. In addition, your I.D. Card gets you free admission to all home extra curricular events.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
  • Hey York! Do you have any interest in the stock market or even just business in general?  Or maybe you like going on cool field trips?  If so, come to Econ Club on Friday mornings at 7:10 in Rm. A394.  Yes, we will have donuts!  If you have any questions, stop by and see Mrs. Carl in Rm. A394.  
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/21/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Have you heard of AS.IS?  It stands for Accepting Sexual Orientations in Schools, but it's more than that.  It's a supportive environment for LGBT students and their allies where we promote the concepts of tolerance and acceptance within our York community.  We also plan social events and have fun!  If that's not convincing enough, we also have snacks.  That's right. Snacks.  Our first meeting is this Wednesday after-school in the CCRC.  See you Wednesday!
  • Attention York Dukes! Be on the lookout for our new Lunch and Learns located in the CCRC on the 2nd and 4th Fridays every month! Grab your lunch and come learn new strategies to improve your tech savvy, study skills and more! Topics will be rotating all semester long and additional announcements will be made. Our first one will start on September 14th. See you there! 
  • Students, you are required to wear your ID card daily. The I.D. must be visible and not tucked under clothing or in pockets. A student is expected to present his/her ID card upon request by any school employee. Your I.D. card is needed to gain access to your bus to and from school, to order your lunch in the Cafeteria, to access resource areas, in the test make-up center and if necessary, to obtain a tardy slip. In addition, your I.D. Card gets you free admission to all home extra curricular events.
  • Do you want to be part of the award winning York High School Drama program?  Now's your opportunity.  The first drama club meeting of the season will be held after school Monday in the choir room.  We will discuss the upcoming season of plays and musicals, field trips, auditions, technical theatre opportunities and much more. All that and the 2018 -19 season T-shirt will be unveiled.  See Mr Forsythe or Mrs. Marianetti with any questions.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/20/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Have you heard of AS.IS?  It stands for Accepting Sexual Orientations in Schools, but it's more than that.  It's a supportive environment for LGBT students and their allies where we promote the concepts of tolerance and acceptance within our York community.  We also plan social events and have fun!  If that's not convincing enough, we also have snacks.  That's right. Snacks.  Our first meeting is this Wednesday after-school in the CCRC.  See you Wednesday!
  • Attention York Dukes! Be on the lookout for our new Lunch and Learns located in the CCRC on the 2nd and 4th Fridays every month! Grab your lunch and come learn new strategies to improve your tech savvy, study skills and more! Topics will be rotating all semester long and additional announcements will be made. Our first one will start on September 14th. See you there! 
  • Students, you are required to wear your ID card daily. The I.D. must be visible and not tucked under clothing or in pockets. A student is expected to present his/her ID card upon request by any school employee. Your I.D. card is needed to gain access to your bus to and from school, to order your lunch in the Cafeteria, to access resource areas, in the test make-up center and if necessary, to obtain a tardy slip. In addition, your I.D. Card gets you free admission to all home extra curricular events.
  • Do you want to be part of the award winning York High School Drama program?  Now's your opportunity.  The first drama club meeting of the season will be held after school Monday in the choir room.  We will discuss the upcoming season of plays and musicals, field trips, auditions, technical theatre opportunities and much more. All that and the 2018 -19 season T-shirt will be unveiled.  See Mr Forsythe or Mrs. Marianetti with any questions.
  • Interested in working out?  Lifting weights? Using the cardio equipment?  The Fitness center is open every day after school from until 4:15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Remember that appropriate clothing and footwear is required.  
  • Are you interested in joining intramural basketball?  Come to the field house on Monday and Wednesday after school.  All are welcome.  See Mr. Constable for more information.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 8/17/18




Audience: Announcements
  • The bookstore is now hiring for Summer 2018 Book Sales.  Employment dates are July 30th - August 10th. Great first job!  Pick up applications at the bookstore. Please return your completed application to the bookstore by May 18th.
  • The bookstore now has in stock required Summer 2018 Reading  books
  • Students:You only have a few days left to take tests in the Testing Center.  PLEASE make an appointment online if you plan to take the test after school.  Final testing dates are posted outside the testing center.  PLEASE DON'T WAIT!
  • Attention all girls basketball players!  There will be a program informational meeting about summer basketball immediately after school on Monday, May 21 in room A294. See you there!
  • If you did not pick up you pre-ordered yearbook, you may do so in the bookstore during regular bookstore hours. If you would like to purchase a book, you can still do so in the bookstore for $40
  • Attention all students: Please go to thisisyork.org and vote for the 2018 Homecoming theme.  Voting closes at the end of the school day on Friday, May 18th.
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, and Dunkin Donuts to help members of our community who may be in need during the summer. Boxes will be located in YSS and the Learning Commons' circulation desk from April 30th to May 18th, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout our community. Thank you so much for your support!
  • Don’t throw out those unwanted but useable books, school supplies and clothes! Donate them to people who can really use them by placing them in one of the numerous cardboard boxes in the hallway. Please place food in garbage in the trash, not in the boxes. Thanks!
  • Congratulations to Senior John Gil placed 3rd in State on the Still Rings for boys' gymnastics.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/18/18




Audience: Announcements
  • All students that signed up to work this summer (Athletic, Summer Crew and Technology) must attend the summer worker training to get cleared. The next orientation is May 16th from 3:30-4pm at the District office. If you do not attend May 16th, there is a chance you will not be cleared in time to start on June 4th.

  • Girls' Tennis Players, there is a mandatory informational meeting on Thursday, May 17th in the College and Career Center at 7:15 AM OR 3:15 PM. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Heimann in the Dean’s Office.

  • The bookstore is now hiring for Summer 2018 Book Sales.  Employment dates are July 30th - August 10th. Great first job!  Pick up applications at the bookstore. Please return your completed application to the bookstore by May 18th.

  • The bookstore now has in stock required Summer 2018 Reading  books

  • Students:You only have a few days left to take tests in the Testing Center.  PLEASE make an appointment online if you plan to take the test after school.  Final testing dates are posted outside the testing center.  PLEASE DON'T WAIT!

  • Good morning York- Beck's bookstore will be accepting books for buy back starting Monday May 14.  In order for books to be sold back, they must be in good condition and being used next year.  Books will be purchased back at no less than 50% of purchase price.  You may also sell back paperback English novels for a small refund.  Digital texts are not able to be sold back. The buy back process will be open until Friday, June 1.  If you have any questions, please stop by the bookstore.  

  • Hey Seniors! You’re graduating, and it’s time to celebrate! On Friday, May 18th, York and the PTSA are hosting a picnic at York for the Class of 2018 immediately following graduation rehearsal! The picnic is free for all graduating seniors. There will be food, music, a photo booth, inflatable obstacle courses and other fun. There will also be lots of raffle drawings and prizes! But you have to be present to win. So, make plans to attend this fun event!

  • Attention Girls Cross Country runners - there will be a pre-season meeting on Tuesday, May 15th in Room S125 at 3:15 pm.  All returning athletes and athletes who plan to join the team for the 2018 -2019 season should attend.  If you are unable to attend please see Coach DeAngelis prior to the end of the year.

  • If you did not pick up you pre-ordered yearbook, you may do so in the bookstore during regular bookstore hours. If you would like to purchase a book, you can still do so in the bookstore for $40

  • Attention all students: Please go to thisisyork.org and vote for the 2018 Homecoming theme.  Voting closes at the end of the school day on Friday, May 18th.

  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, and Dunkin Donuts to help members of our community who may be in need during the summer. Boxes will be located in YSS and the Learning Commons' circulation desk from April 30th to May 18th, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout our community. Thank you so much for your support!

  • Don’t throw out those unwanted but useable books, school supplies and clothes! Donate them to people who can really use them by placing them in one of the numerous cardboard boxes in the hallway. Please place food in garbage in the trash, not in the boxes. Thanks!

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/15/18




Audience: Announcements
  • All students that signed up to work this summer (Athletic, Summer Crew and Technology) must attend the summer worker training to get cleared. The next orientation is May 16th from 3:30-4pm at the District office. If you do not attend May 16th, there is a chance you will not be cleared in time to start on June 4th.
  • Girls' Tennis Players, there is a mandatory informational meeting on Thursday, May 17th in the College and Career Center at 7:15 AM OR 3:15 PM. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Heimann in the Dean’s Office.
  • The bookstore is now hiring for Summer 2018 Book Sales.  Employment dates are July 30th - August 10th. Great first job!  Pick up applications at the bookstore. Please return your completed application to the bookstore by May 18th.
  • The bookstore now has in stock required Summer 2018 Reading  books
  • Students:You only have a few days left to take tests in the Testing Center.  PLEASE make an appointment online if you plan to take the test after school.  Final testing dates are posted outside the testing center.  PLEASE DON'T WAIT!
  • Good morning York-
    Beck's bookstore will be accepting books for buy back starting Monday May 14.  In order for books to be sold back, they must be in good condition and being used next year.  Books will be purchased back at no less than 50% of purchase price.  You may also sell back paperback English novels for a small refund.  Digital texts are not able to be sold back. The buy back process will be open until Friday, June 1.  If you have any questions, please stop by the bookstore.  
  • Hey Seniors! You’re graduating, and it’s time to celebrate! On Friday, May 18th, York and the PTSA are hosting a picnic at York for the Class of 2018 immediately following graduation rehearsal! The picnic is free for all graduating seniors. There will be food, music, a photo booth, inflatable obstacle courses and other fun. There will also be lots of raffle drawings and prizes! But you have to be present to win. So, make plans to attend this fun event!
  • Attention Girls Cross Country runners - there will be a pre-season meeting on Tuesday, May 15th in Room S125 at 3:15 pm.  All returning athletes and athletes who plan to join the team for the 2018 -2019 season should attend.  If you are unable to attend please see Coach DeAngelis prior to the end of the year.
  • Attention students and staff - the fan section during basketball season was a blast. Are you looking to relive that once more this school year? Well our water polo teams will be competing in the sectional semifinals at York on Friday night and we need it to be loud. The boys team will play St. Patrick at 6pm and then the girls team will play OPRF at 8pm. Please come out, be loud, get ridiculous, and cheer our teams on to the sectional final.
  • Attention all students: Please go to thisisyork.org and vote for the 2018 Homecoming theme.  Voting closes at the end of the school day on Friday, May 18th.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/11/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Yearbooks will be distributed in the Commons during the lunch periods beginning Wed, May 9th for Juniors and Seniors and open to all students Thurs May 10th, and Friday, May 11th.
  • You MUST have a photo ID to pick up pre-purchases books.You cannot pick up a book for a friend or sibling. 
  • If you did not pre-purchase a book, you can do so at the bookstore beginning May 9th for $40.
  • All students that signed up to work this summer (Athletic, Summer Crew and Technology) must attend the summer worker training to get cleared. The next orientation is May 16th from 3:30-4pm at the District office. If you do not attend May 16th, there is a chance you will not be cleared in time to start on June 4th.
  • Girls' Tennis Players, there is a mandatory informational meeting on Thursday, May 17th in the College and Career Center at 7:15 AM OR 3:15 PM. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Heimann in the Dean’s Office.
  • The bookstore is now hiring for Summer 2018 Book Sales.  Employment dates are July 30th - August 10th. Great first job!  Pick up applications at the bookstore. Please return your completed application to the bookstore by May 18th.
  • The bookstore now has in stock required Summer 2018 Reading  books
  • Students:You only have a few days left to take tests in the Testing Center.  PLEASE make an appointment online if you plan to take the test after school.  Final testing dates are posted outside the testing center.  PLEASE DON'T WAIT!
  • Good morning York-
    Beck's bookstore will be accepting books for buy back starting Monday May 14.  In order for books to be sold back, they must be in good condition and being used next year.  Books will be purchased back at no less than 50% of purchase price.  You may also sell back paperback English novels for a small refund.  Digital texts are not able to be sold back. The buy back process will be open until Friday, June 1.  If you have any questions, please stop by the bookstore.  
  • Hey Seniors! You’re graduating, and it’s time to celebrate! On Friday, May 18th, York and the PTSA are hosting a picnic at York for the Class of 2018 immediately following graduation rehearsal! The picnic is free for all graduating seniors. There will be food, music, a photo booth, inflatable obstacle courses and other fun. There will also be lots of raffle drawings and prizes! But you have to be present to win. So, make plans to attend this fun event!
  • Attention students and staff - the fan section during basketball season was a blast. Are you looking to relive that once more this school year? Well our water polo teams will be competing in the sectional semifinals at York on Friday night and we need it to be loud. The boys team will play St. Patrick at 6pm and then the girls team will play OPRF at 8pm. Please come out, be loud, get ridiculous, and cheer our teams on to the sectional final.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/10/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Do you enjoy dancing and performing, but don't want to commit to a competitive season? Do you love marching band, but can’t play an instrument? Join York Color Guard! We are a dance-based flag team who performs with the marching band during the Fall Football Season. We will be hosting an informational meeting after school Wednesday, May 9th in the Band Room for anyone interested in more information on  the 2018-2019 marching season. Contact Mrs. Riley with any questions!
  • The bookstore is now hiring for Summer 2018 Book Sales.  Employment dates are July 30th - August 10th. Great first job!  Pick up applications at the bookstore. Please return your completed application to the bookstore by May 18th.
  • The bookstore now has in stock required Summer 2018 Reading  books
  • Students:You only have a few days left to take tests in the Testing Center.  PLEASE make an appointment online if you plan to take the test after school.  Final testing dates are posted outside the testing center.  PLEASE DON'T WAIT!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/9/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Yearbooks will be distributed in the Commons during the lunch periods beginning Wed, May 9th for Juniors and Seniors and open to all students Thurs May 10th, and Friday, May 11th.
  • You MUST have a photo ID to pick up pre-purchases books.You cannot pick up a book for a friend or sibling. 
  • If you did not pre-purchase a book, you can do so at the bookstore beginning May 9th for $40.
  • Fall Try Out Information for Poms
  • Day 1: Tuesday May 8th 3:30-7:30
  • Day 2: Wednesday May 9th 3:30-6:30
  • Dancers need: Black Attire, Jazz Shoes, Headshots, Previous Sign Up
  • Here is the link dancers will need to register with before Try Outs 
  • http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3688350/Audition-Form
  • Do you enjoy dancing and performing, but don't want to commit to a competitive season? Do you love marching band, but can’t play an instrument? Join York Color Guard! We are a dance-based flag team who performs with the marching band during the Fall Football Season. We will be hosting an informational meeting after school Wednesday, May 9th in the Band Room for anyone interested in more information on  the 2018-2019 marching season. Contact Mrs. Riley with any questions!
  • All students that signed up to work this summer (Athletic, Summer Crew and Technology) must attend the summer worker training to get cleared. The next orientation is May 16th from 3:30-4pm at the District office. If you do not attend May 16th, there is a chance you will not be cleared in time to start on June 4th.
  • The bookstore is now hiring for Summer 2018 Book Sales.  Employment dates are July 30th - August 10th. Great first job!  Pick up applications at the bookstore. Please return your completed application to the bookstore by May 18th.
  • The bookstore now has in stock required Summer 2018 Reading  books
  • Students:You only have a few days left to take tests in the Testing Center.  PLEASE make an appointment online if you plan to take the test after school.  Final testing dates are posted outside the testing center.  PLEASE DON'T WAIT!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/8/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Yearbooks will be distributed in the Commons during the lunch periods beginning Wed, May 9th for Juniors and Seniors and open to all students Thurs May 10th, and Friday, May 11th.
  • You MUST have a photo ID to pick up pre-purchases books.You cannot pick up a book for a friend or sibling. 
  • If you did not pre-purchase a book, you can do so at the bookstore beginning May 9th for $40.
  • Fall Try Out Information for Poms
  • Day 1: Tuesday May 8th 3:30-7:30
  • Day 2: Wednesday May 9th 3:30-6:30
  • Dancers need: Black Attire, Jazz Shoes, Headshots, Previous Sign Up
  • Here is the link dancers will need to register with before Try Outs 
  • http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3688350/Audition-Form
  • Do you enjoy dancing and performing, but don't want to commit to a competitive season? Do you love marching band, but can’t play an instrument? Join York Color Guard! We are a dance-based flag team who performs with the marching band during the Fall Football Season. We will be hosting an informational meeting after school Wednesday, May 9th in the Band Room for anyone interested in more information on  the 2018-2019 marching season. Contact Mrs. Riley with any questions!
  • All students that signed up to work this summer (Athletic, Summer Crew and Technology) must attend the summer worker training to get cleared. The next orientation is May 16th from 3:30-4pm at the District office. If you do not attend May 16th, there is a chance you will not be cleared in time to start on June 4th.
  • The bookstore is now hiring for Summer 2018 Book Sales.  Employment dates are July 30th - August 10th. Great first job!  Pick up applications at the bookstore. Please return your completed application to the bookstore by May 18th.
  • The bookstore now has in stock required Summer 2018 Reading  books
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/7/18




Audience: Announcements
  • The York Album Project will be celebrating the release of their fourth album IV with a concert on Saturday, May 5th, at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago.  Music will start at noon and will include several performances by the York musicians featured on the album.  Tickets are $5 at the door. You can listen to IV on Spotify or on Bandcamp at  yorkalbumproject.bandcamp.com. Copies of the double-album CD will be available at the release party for $10. You can also pre-order a copy of the CD at the York Bookstore. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • The bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, and Dunkin Donuts to help members of our community who may be in need during the summer. Boxes will be located in YSS and the Learning Commons' circulation desk from April 30th to May 18th, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout our community. Thank you so much for your support!
  • Yearbooks will be distributed in the Commons during the lunch periods beginning Wed, May 9th for Juniors and Seniors and open to all students Thurs May 10th, and Friday, May 11th.
  • You MUST have a photo ID to pick up pre-purchases books.You cannot pick up a book for a friend or sibling. 
  • If you did not pre-purchase a book, you can do so at the bookstore beginning May 9th for $40.
  • Interact tshirts need to be ordered by this Friday!  If you are interested in purchasing one, go to the bookstore and tell them your size and give them $7.  
  • Are you taking AP biology next year?  There is a QUICK mandatory meeting in 363 after school on Friday or before school on Monday.  If you cannot make either of those times, make sure to email Ms. Moss so you know what you missed!
  • Congratulations to the York badminton team! Varsity and JV took first place in the West Suburban Conference. Freshmen took second place in the West Suburban Conference. Come out and support your Dukes badminton team tonight in the South gym at 5 p.m. as they host the sectional tournament!
  • Fall Try Out Information for Poms
  • Day 1: Tuesday May 8th 3:30-7:30
  • Day 2: Wednesday May 9th 3:30-6:30
  • Dancers need: Black Attire, Jazz Shoes, Headshots, Previous Sign Up
  • Here is the link dancers will need to register with before Try Outs: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3688350/Audition-Form
  • Do you enjoy dancing and performing, but don't want to commit to a competitive season? Do you love marching band, but can’t play an instrument? Join York Color Guard! We are a dance-based flag team who performs with the marching band during the Fall Football Season. We will be hosting an informational meeting after school Wednesday, May 9th in the Band Room for anyone interested in more information on  the 2018-2019 marching season. Contact Mrs. Riley with any questions!
  • All students that signed up to work this summer (Athletic, Summer Crew and Technology) must attend the summer worker training to get cleared. The next orientation is May 16th from 3:30-4pm at the District office. If you do not attend May 16th, there is a chance you will not be cleared in time to start on June 4th.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/4/18




Audience: Announcements
  • AP tests are almost here. Are you prepared? The Learning Commons provides AP test prep books for most subjects. From APUSH to Stats, we have you covered. Find the books in the east wing inside the Tutor Center. Good luck AP testers!
  • Seniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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
  • The York Album Project will be celebrating the release of their fourth album IV with a concert on Saturday, May 5th, at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago.  Music will start at noon and will include several performances by the York musicians featured on the album.  Tickets are $5 at the door. You can listen to IV on Spotify or on Bandcamp at  yorkalbumproject.bandcamp.com. Copies of the double-album CD will be available at the release party for $10. You can also pre-order a copy of the CD at the York Bookstore. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • The bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, and Dunkin Donuts to help members of our community who may be in need during the summer. Boxes will be located in YSS and the Learning Commons' circulation desk from April 30th to May 18th, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout our community. Thank you so much for your support!
  • Please check with Mrs. Baker in Student Services if you lost anything at Prom. She has jewelry and various articles of clothing that were not claimed at the end of the evening.
  • Yearbooks will be distributed in the Commons during the lunch periods beginning Wed, May 9th for Juniors and Seniors and open to all students Thurs May 10th, and Friday, May 11th.
  • You MUST have a photo ID to pick up pre-purchases books.You cannot pick up a book for a friend or sibling. 
  • If you did not pre-purchase a book, you can do so at the bookstore beginning May 9th for $40.
  • Interact tshirts need to be ordered by this Friday!  If you are interested in purchasing one, go to the bookstore and tell them your size and give them $7.  
  • Congratulations to the York Varsity Badminton team on winning the West Suburban Conference Championship
    Also, Congratulations to the York JV Badminton team on winning the West Suburban Conference Championship
  • Are you taking AP biology next year?  There is a QUICK mandatory meeting in 363 after school on Friday or before school on Monday.  If you cannot make either of those times, make sure to email Ms. Moss so you know what you missed!
  • Fall Try Out Information for Poms
  • Day 1: Tuesday May 8th 3:30-7:30
  • Day 2: Wednesday May 9th 3:30-6:30
  • Dancers need: Black Attire, Jazz Shoes, Headshots, Previous Sign Up
  • Here is the link dancers will need to register with before Try Outs http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3688350/Audition-Form
  • Do you enjoy dancing and performing, but don't want to commit to a competitive season? Do you love marching band, but can’t play an instrument? Join York Color Guard! We are a dance-based flag team who performs with the marching band during the Fall Football Season. We will be hosting an informational meeting after school Wednesday, May 9th in the Band Room for anyone interested in more information on  the 2018-2019 marching season. Contact Mrs. Riley with any questions!
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/3/18




Audience: Announcements
  • The bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • Seniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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
  • Hey International Club members! Our LAST meeting of the year is on Wednesday, May 2nd right after-school in room A390. It's our final party so bring some drinks and desserts, and we'll cover the main course! It'll be a chance to play some games, eat some good food, and say goodbye to our seniors. If you have any questions, just contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on May 2nd!
  • Did you lose something???  Glasses? Keys? Jewelry?  Your Coat?
  • Please be sure to check the lost and found outside Student Services for any items that you have lost during the school year.  Also, check with Mrs. Baker at the front desk of Student Services for any keys, glasses, jewelry and/or electronics items as well.  Anything that is still unclaimed on the last day of finals will be donated or placed in the trash. 
  • Freshman! Your Acer Chromebooks warranty expires when the school year ends. If you have any repairs that need to be done on your Chromebook, please bring them in to TSI by May 4th. This will give TSI enough time to order parts if needed.
  • Students as we enter the final weeks of the school year, please make plans to make up your tests and quizzes in the Testing Center.  Please be aware there are a limited number of seats available after school and we have already experienced high numbers and have had to turn students way!  Please utilize the final few late start Wednesday's to complete outstanding tests and quizzes!   Also please sign up online for after school appointments on the York Learning Commons Website (its the blue button on below on the screen shot).   
  • Don't forget Dukes, Mural club still has a couple meetings left this year! Join us Mondays after school in A143 as we finish up all of this year's projects! See Ms. K for details!
  • The York Album Project will be celebrating the release of their fourth album IV with a concert on Saturday, May 5th, at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago.  Music will start at noon and will include several performances by the York musicians featured on the album.  Tickets are $5 at the door. You can listen to IV on Spotify or on Bandcamp at  yorkalbumproject.bandcamp.com. Copies of the double-album CD will be available at the release party for $10. You can also pre-order a copy of the CD at the York Bookstore. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Congratulations to our Science Olympiad team! They earned 8 medals when competing at State last weekend!
  • Medals were earned in following events ; astronomy, disease detective, dynamic planet, fermi questions, forensics, optics, remote sensing, and write it do it.
  • The students who received medals are : Alex Swinford, Eric Doberstein, Emaan Moshin, Eva Jacobsthal, Peter Hartlage, Grant Hartl
  • Hello, York students! Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, and Dunkin Donuts to help members of our community who may be in need during the summer. Boxes will be located in YSS and the Learning Commons' circulation desk from April 30th to May 18th, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout our community. Thank you so much for your support!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Monday, April 30, Period 8 – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/30/18




Audience: Announcements
  • The bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • Juniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to give a speech or perform music at graduation?  Sign up in the CCRC if you would like to audition a speech (of 3-5 minutes) or a music performance.  Speech auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, May 2nd; music auditions will take place after school on Friday, May 4th.  Are you an artist?  If you would like to submit cover art to be considered for the graduation program, art must be submitted to the CCRC.  All audition sign ups and art submission are due by Friday, April 27th.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any quesitons.
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to be involved in planning your graduation ceremony?  Then join the speech or music committee by signing up in the CCRC by Friday, April 27th.  Speech committee members will listen to auditions after school on May 2nd; music committee members will listen to performances after school on May 4th music performances.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.
  • Hey International Club members! Our LAST meeting of the year is on Wednesday, May 2nd right after-school in room A390. It's our final party so bring some drinks and desserts, and we'll cover the main course! It'll be a chance to play some games, eat some good food, and say goodbye to our seniors. If you have any questions, just contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on May 2nd!
  • Freshman! Your Acer Chromebooks warranty expires when the school year ends. If you have any repairs that need to be done on your Chromebook, please bring them in to TSI by May 4th. This will give TSI enough time to order parts if needed.
  • Students who will be attending Prom on April 28th must arrive at York by 6 pm.  All York students must present a current York ID and their Prom ticket to attend Prom and post-Prom.  All guests must present a completed Guest Permission Form and a current photo ID to enter.  No bags, overly large purses, water bottles or medication will be allowed on the bus.  The administration will be searching  purses, jackets and pockets of students as they board the bus.  If you will require medication during prom, please notify the nurses in advance and our nurse will hold the medication for you.  The dress code is formal.  Any student whose attire is deemed inappropriate by the administration will NOT be given a refund.  All school rules will be in effect during Prom for students and their guests, and noncompliance with these rules will result in removal from the dance, parental contact, and all appropriate disciplinary action. 
  • Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors:  Please go to thisisyork.org this week to vote for your 2018-2019 class president.  Voting ends at the end of the day on Friday.
  • Students as we enter the final weeks of the school year, please make plans to make up your tests and quizzes in the Testing Center.  Please be aware there are a limited number of seats available after school and we have already experienced high numbers and have had to turn students way!  Please utilize the final few late start Wednesday's to complete outstanding tests and quizzes!   Also please sign up online for after school appointments on the York Learning Commons Website (its the blue button on below on the screen shot).   
  • Don't forget Dukes, Mural club still has a couple meetings left this year! Join us Mondays after school in A143 as we finish up all of this year's projects! See Ms. K for details!
  • The York Album Project will be celebrating the release of their fourth album IV with a concert on Saturday, May 5th, at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago.  Music will start at noon and will include several performances by the York musicians featured on the album.  Tickets are $5 at the door. You can listen to IV on Spotify or on Bandcamp at  yorkalbumproject.bandcamp.com. Copies of the double-album CD will be available at the release party for $10. You can also pre-order a copy of the CD at the York Bookstore. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Monday, April 30, 8 Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/27/18




Audience: Announcements
  • The bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • Top Pizza taste of ElmhurstThe tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst   April 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Green and White Gym. Restaurants and pizzerias  will be showcasing their traditional ,specialty varieties and gluten free pizza pies.  The $10 entrance fee allows attendees  to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. For those students and staff that have after school activities, practices or games, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. 
  • Proceeds benefit District 205 Foundation programs that enhance education for all Elmhurst Public schools, including York! For more information and to purchase entrance fee ahead so you do not need to wait in line, visit www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_pizza
  • AP tests are almost here. Are you prepared? The Learning Commons provides AP test prep books for most subjects. From APUSH to Stats, we have you covered. Find the books in the east wing inside the Tutor Center. Good luck AP testers!
  • Juniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to give a speech or perform music at graduation?  Sign up in the CCRC if you would like to audition a speech (of 3-5 minutes) or a music performance.  Speech auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, May 2nd; music auditions will take place after school on Friday, May 4th.  Are you an artist?  If you would like to submit cover art to be considered for the graduation program, art must be submitted to the CCRC.  All audition sign ups and art submission are due by Friday, April 27th.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any quesitons.
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to be involved in planning your graduation ceremony?  Then join the speech or music committee by signing up in the CCRC by Friday, April 27th.  Speech committee members will listen to auditions after school on May 2nd; music committee members will listen to performances after school on May 4th music performances.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.
  • Hey International Club members! Our LAST meeting of the year is on Wednesday, May 2nd right after-school in room A390. It's our final party so bring some drinks and desserts, and we'll cover the main course! It'll be a chance to play some games, eat some good food, and say goodbye to our seniors. If you have any questions, just contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on May 2nd!
  • Did you lose something???  Glasses? Keys? Jewelry?  Your Coat?
  • Please be sure to check the lost and found outside Student Services for any items that you have lost during the school year.  Also, check with Mrs. Baker at the front desk of Student Services for any keys, glasses, jewelry and/or electronics items as well.  Anything that is still unclaimed on the last day of finals will be donated or placed in the trash. 
  • Freshman! Your Acer Chromebooks warranty expires when the school year ends. If you have any repairs that need to be done on your Chromebook, please bring them in to TSI by May 4th. This will give TSI enough time to order parts if needed.
  • Students who will be attending Prom on April 28th must arrive at York by 6 pm.  All York students must present a current York ID and their Prom ticket to attend Prom and post-Prom.  All guests must present a completed Guest Permission Form and a current photo ID to enter.  No bags, overly large purses, water bottles or medication will be allowed on the bus.  The administration will be searching  purses, jackets and pockets of students as they board the bus.  If you will require medication during prom, please notify the nurses in advance and our nurse will hold the medication for you.  The dress code is formal.  Any student whose attire is deemed inappropriate by the administration will NOT be given a refund.  All school rules will be in effect during Prom for students and their guests, and noncompliance with these rules will result in removal from the dance, parental contact, and all appropriate disciplinary action. 
  • Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors:  Please go to thisisyork.org this week to vote for your 2018-2019 class president.  Voting ends at the end of the day on Friday.
  • Students as we enter the final weeks of the school year, please make plans to make up your tests and quizzes in the Testing Center.  Please be aware there are a limited number of seats available after school and we have already experienced high numbers and have had to turn students way!  Please utilize the final few late start Wednesday's to complete outstanding tests and quizzes!   Also please sign up online for after school appointments on the York Learning Commons Website (its the blue button on below on the screen shot).   
  • Hey York! Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up really soon. Are you looking for a way to thank your teachers? From Tuesday, April 24th until Thursday, April 26th, RAYS will have a table in the commons during all lunch periods for students to write a message on a poster for a particular department or on a small note to an individual teacher. All notes, along with a lollipop, will be delivered to teachers by RAYS during Teacher Appreciation Week. Please stop by and take a moment to thank your teachers for all that they do for you!
  • Don't forget Dukes, Mural club still has a couple meetings left this year! Join us Mondays after school in A143 as we finish up all of this year's projects! See Ms. K for details!
  • The York Album Project will be celebrating the release of their fourth album IV with a concert on Saturday, May 5th, at Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago.  Music will start at noon and will include several performances by the York musicians featured on the album.  Tickets are $5 at the door. You can listen to IV on Spotify or on Bandcamp at  yorkalbumproject.bandcamp.com. Copies of the double-album CD will be available at the release party for $10. You can also pre-order a copy of the CD at the York Bookstore. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you have any questions.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Monday, April 30, 8 Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/26/18




Audience: Announcements
  • AP tests are almost here. Are you prepared? The Learning Commons provides AP test prep books for most subjects. From APUSH to Stats, we have you covered. Find the books in the east wing inside the Tutor Center. Good luck AP testers!
  • Juniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to give a speech or perform music at graduation?  Sign up in the CCRC if you would like to audition a speech (of 3-5 minutes) or a music performance.  Speech auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, May 2nd; music auditions will take place after school on Friday, May 4th.  Are you an artist?  If you would like to submit cover art to be considered for the graduation program, art must be submitted to the CCRC.  All audition sign ups and art submission are due by Friday, April 27th.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to be involved in planning your graduation ceremony?  Then join the speech or music committee by signing up in the CCRC by Friday, April 27th.  Speech committee members will listen to auditions after school on May 2nd; music committee members will listen to performances after school on May 4th music performances.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.
  • Hey International Club members! Our LAST meeting of the year is on Wednesday, May 2nd right after-school in room A390. It's our final party so bring some drinks and desserts, and we'll cover the main course! It'll be a chance to play some games, eat some good food, and say goodbye to our seniors. If you have any questions, just contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on May 2nd!
  • Did you lose something???  Glasses? Keys? Jewelry?  Your Coat?
  • Please be sure to check the lost and found outside Student Services for any items that you have lost during the school year.  Also, check with Mrs. Baker at the front desk of Student Services for any keys, glasses, jewelry and/or electronics items as well.  Anything that is still unclaimed on the last day of finals will be donated or placed in the trash. 
  • Freshman! Your Acer Chromebooks warranty expires when the school year ends. If you have any repairs that need to be done on your Chromebook, please bring them in to TSI by May 4th. This will give TSI enough time to order parts if needed.
  • Students who will be attending Prom on April 28th must arrive at York by 6 pm.  All York students must present a current York ID and their Prom ticket to attend Prom and post-Prom.  All guests must present a completed Guest Permission Form and a current photo ID to enter.  No bags, overly large purses, water bottles or medication will be allowed on the bus.  The administration will be searching  purses, jackets and pockets of students as they board the bus.  If you will require medication during prom, please notify the nurses in advance and our nurse will hold the medication for you.  The dress code is formal.  Any student whose attire is deemed inappropriate by the administration will NOT be given a refund.  All school rules will be in effect during Prom for students and their guests, and noncompliance with these rules will result in removal from the dance, parental contact, and all appropriate disciplinary action. 
  • Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors:  Please go to thisisyork.org this week to vote for your 2018-2019 class president.  Voting ends at the end of the day on Friday.
  • Attention all dukes, are you passionate about protecting basic human rights throughout the world?  Would you like to make a difference?  Then come out to Amnesty International Club's letter writing events this Wednesday, April 25th, in the commons during all lunches and after school.  Letters will be written to the leaders of different countries and organizations to ensure your voice is heard.  Snacks will be provided.
  • Students as we enter the final weeks of the school year, please make plans to make up your tests and quizzes in the Testing Center.  Please be aware there are a limited number of seats available after school and we have already experienced high numbers and have had to turn students way!  Please utilize the final few late start Wednesday's to complete outstanding tests and quizzes!   Also please sign up online for after school appointments on the York Learning Commons Website (its the blue button on below on the screen shot).   
  • Hey York! Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up really soon. Are you looking for a way to thank your teachers? From Tuesday, April 24th until Thursday, April 26th, RAYS will have a table in the commons during all lunch periods for students to write a message on a poster for a particular department or on a small note to an individual teacher. All notes, along with a lollipop, will be delivered to teachers by RAYS during Teacher Appreciation Week. Please stop by and take a moment to thank your teachers for all that they do for you!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Monday, April 30, 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/24/18




Audience: Announcements
  • AP tests are almost here. Are you prepared? The Learning Commons provides AP test prep books for most subjects. From APUSH to Stats, we have you covered. Find the books in the east wing inside the Tutor Center. Good luck AP testers!
  • Juniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to give a speech or perform music at graduation?  Sign up in the CCRC if you would like to audition a speech (of 3-5 minutes) or a music performance.  Speech auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, May 2nd; music auditions will take place after school on Friday, May 4th.  Are you an artist?  If you would like to submit cover art to be considered for the graduation program, art must be submitted to the CCRC.  All audition sign ups and art submission are due by Friday, April 27th.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to be involved in planning your graduation ceremony?  Then join the speech or music committee by signing up in the CCRC by Friday, April 27th.  Speech committee members will listen to auditions after school on May 2nd; music committee members will listen to performances after school on May 4th music performances.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.
  • Hey International Club members! Our LAST meeting of the year is on Wednesday, May 2nd right after-school in room A390. It's our final party so bring some drinks and desserts, and we'll cover the main course! It'll be a chance to play some games, eat some good food, and say goodbye to our seniors. If you have any questions, just contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on May 2nd!
  • Did you lose something???  Glasses? Keys? Jewelry?  Your Coat?
  • Please be sure to check the lost and found outside Student Services for any items that you have lost during the school year.  Also, check with Mrs. Baker at the front desk of Student Services for any keys, glasses, jewelry and/or electronics items as well.  Anything that is still unclaimed on the last day of finals will be donated or placed in the trash. 
  • Freshman! Your Acer Chromebooks warranty expires when the school year ends. If you have any repairs that need to be done on your Chromebook, please bring them in to TSI by May 4th. This will give TSI enough time to order parts if needed.
  • Students who will be attending Prom on April 28th must arrive at York by 6 pm.  All York students must present a current York ID and their Prom ticket to attend Prom and post-Prom.  All guests must present a completed Guest Permission Form and a current photo ID to enter.  No bags, overly large purses, water bottles or medication will be allowed on the bus.  The administration will be searching  purses, jackets and pockets of students as they board the bus.  If you will require medication during prom, please notify the nurses in advance and our nurse will hold the medication for you.  The dress code is formal.  Any student whose attire is deemed inappropriate by the administration will NOT be given a refund.  All school rules will be in effect during Prom for students and their guests, and noncompliance with these rules will result in removal from the dance, parental contact, and all appropriate disciplinary action. 
  • Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors:  Please go to thisisyork.org this week to vote for your 2018-2019 class president.  Voting ends at the end of the day on Friday.
  • Attention all dukes, are you passionate about protecting basic human rights throughout the world?  Would you like to make a difference?  Then come out to Amnesty International Club's letter writing events this Wednesday, April 25th, in the commons during all lunches and after school.  Letters will be written to the leaders of different countries and organizations to ensure your voice is heard.  Snacks will be provided.
  • Students as we enter the final weeks of the school year, please make plans to make up your tests and quizzes in the Testing Center.  Please be aware there are a limited number of seats available after school and we have already experienced high numbers and have had to turn students way!  Please utilize the final few late start Wednesday's to complete outstanding tests and quizzes!   Also please sign up online for after school appointments on the York Learning Commons Website (its the blue button on below on the screen shot).   
  • Hey York! Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up really soon. Are you looking for a way to thank your teachers? From Tuesday, April 24th until Thursday, April 26th, RAYS will have a table in the commons during all lunch periods for students to write a message on a poster for a particular department or on a small note to an individual teacher. All notes, along with a lollipop, will be delivered to teachers by RAYS during Teacher Appreciation Week. Please stop by and take a moment to thank your teachers for all that they do for you!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Monday, April 30, 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/24/18




Audience: Announcements

• AP tests are almost here. Are you prepared? The Learning Commons provides AP test prep books for most subjects. From APUSH to Stats, we have you covered. Find the books in the east wing inside the Tutor Center. Good luck AP testers!

• If you are a senior who plans to serve in the military after graduation, please email Ms. Lampa at klampa@elmhurst205.org or Ms. Bylina at cbylina@elmhurst205.org for an opportunity to be featured in this year's Spring magazine.

• Juniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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

• Attention all seniors!  Would you like to give a speech or perform music at graduation?  Sign up in the CCRC if you would like to audition a speech (of 3-5 minutes) or a music performance.  Speech auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, May 2nd; music auditions will take place after school on Friday, May 4th.  Are you an artist?  If you would like to submit cover art to be considered for the graduation program, art must be submitted to the CCRC.  All audition sign ups and art submission are due by Friday, April 27th.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any quesitons.

• Attention all seniors!  Would you like to be involved in planning your graduation ceremony?  Then join the speech or music committee by signing up in the CCRC by Friday, April 27th.  Speech committee members will listen to auditions after school on May 2nd; music committee members will listen to performances after school on May 4th music performances.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.

• Hey International Club members! Our LAST meeting of the year is on Wednesday, May 2nd right after-school in room A390. It's our final party so bring some drinks and desserts, and we'll cover the main course! It'll be a chance to play some games, eat some good food, and say goodbye to our seniors. If you have any questions, just contact Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on May 2nd!

• Did you lose something???  Glasses? Keys? Jewelry?  Your Coat?

• Please be sure to check the lost and found outside Student Services for any items that you have lost during the school year.  Also, check with Mrs. Baker at the front desk of Student Services for any keys, glasses, jewelry and/or electronics items as well.  Anything that is still unclaimed on the last day of finals will be donated or placed in the trash. 

• Freshman! Your Acer Chromebooks warranty expires when the school year ends. If you have any repairs that need to be done on your Chromebook, please bring them in to TSI by May 4th. This will give TSI enough time to order parts if needed.

• Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors:  Please go to thisisyork.org this week to vote for your 2018-2019 class president.  Voting ends at the end of the day on Friday.

• Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.

• Monday, April 30, 8th Period – Arizona State University

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/23/18




Audience: Announcements
  • AP tests are almost here. Are you prepared? The Learning Commons provides AP test prep books for most subjects. From APUSH to Stats, we have you covered. Find the books in the east wing inside the Tutor Center. Good luck AP testers!
  • If you are a senior who plans to serve in the military after graduation, please email Ms. Lampa at klampa@elmhurst205.org or Ms. Bylina at cbylina@elmhurst205.org for an opportunity to be featured in this year's Spring magazine.
  • Juniors, the 2018-19 parking application is now available online on the York Homepage.  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
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to give a speech or perform music at graduation?  Sign up in the CCRC if you would like to audition a speech (of 3-5 minutes) or a music performance.  Speech auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, May 2nd; music auditions will take place after school on Friday, May 4th.  Are you an artist?  If you would like to submit cover art to be considered for the graduation program, art must be submitted to the CCRC.  All audition sign ups and art submission are due by Friday, April 27th.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any quesitons.
  • Attention all seniors!  Would you like to be involved in planning your graduation ceremony?  Then join the speech or music committee by signing up in the CCRC by Friday, April 27th.  Speech committee members will listen to auditions after school on May 2nd; music committee members will listen to performances after school on May 4th music performances.  Please see Mr. McGuire with any questions.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Thursday, April 19th
  • 3rd Period – Elmhurst College
  • 7th Period – United States Army Recruiter
  • Monday, April 30th
  • 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/19/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention all students taking AP Exams in May:
  • The AP pre-administration is this Wednesday April 18th before school at 8:15am and after school at 3:15pm. Students must arrive on time or will not be admitted.
  • Wednesday is a late start. Please plan accordingly. Students that do not fill out pre- administration will not be able to sit for the exams
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • Have any old shoes kickin’ around that aren’t being put to good use? Student council’s sophomore class will be hosting a shoe drive from Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 20th where you can donate lightly used shoes by putting them in the boxes set up in the academic entrance, YSS and Ms. Fleming’s room (A323). All shoes will be sent to Soles4Souls, an organization that delivers footwear to families in underdeveloped countries.
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th right after-school in room A390. We'll be discussing our end-of-the year party. Also, if you haven't picked up your t-shirt, grab it at the meeting. For any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • The bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • The Polish version of the STAMP test is now available! It will be administered at York on April 25. If you speak Polish and would like to earn the State Seal of biliteracy in Polish, please email Mrs. Nall right away to secure a spot for testing day. 
  • Hey York! Are you a part of the LGBTQ community? Do you have friends who are? If so, do you want to support them? Sign up for Day of Silence! It’s an event where you don’t talk for a full day to represent the silence people in the LGBTQ community feel have to keep. Sign ups are on Tuesday, the 17th and Wednesday the 18th in the commons during lunch! Day of Silence is on Friday, the 27th. Come sign up!
  • This year's York Album Project is set to be released in just a couple weeks.  If you're a fan of the album project and you want to help raise money to produce the album, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 onTuesday, April 17th from 4pm-8pm.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the York Album Project. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Tuesday, April 17th between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Amateur Musicians Club. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • If you are a senior who plans to serve in the military after graduation, please email Ms. Lampa at klampa@elmhurst205.org or Ms. Bylina at cbylina@elmhurst205.org for an opportunity to be featured in this year's Spring magazine.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Tuesday, April 17: 3rd Period – University of Kentucky, 8th Period – Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame
  • Wednesday, April 18: 3rd Period - Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
  • Thursday, April 19: 3rd Period – Elmhurst College, 7th Period – United States Army Recruiter
  • Monday, April 30: 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/17/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Attention all students taking AP Exams in May:
  • The AP pre-administration is this Wednesday April 18th before school at 8:15am and after school at 3:15pm. Students must arrive on time or will not be admitted.
  • Wednesday is a late start. Please plan accordingly. Students that do not fill out pre- administration will not be able to sit for the exams
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • Have any old shoes kickin’ around that aren’t being put to good use? Student council’s sophomore class will be hosting a shoe drive from Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 20th where you can donate lightly used shoes by putting them in the boxes set up in the academic entrance, YSS and Ms. Fleming’s room (A323). All shoes will be sent to Soles4Souls, an organization that delivers footwear to families in underdeveloped countries.
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th right after-school in room A390. We'll be discussing our end-of-the year party. Also, if you haven't picked up your t-shirt, grab it at the meeting. For any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • the bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • The Polish version of the STAMP test is now available! It will be administered at York on April 25. If you speak Polish and would like to earn the State Seal of biliteracy in Polish, please email Mrs. Nall right away to secure a spot for testing day. 
  • Hey York! Are you a part of the LGBTQ community? Do you have friends who are? If so, do you want to support them? Sign up for Day of Silence! It’s an event where you don’t talk for a full day to represent the silence people in the LGBTQ community feel have to keep. Sign ups are on Tuesday, the 17th and Wednesday the 18th in the commons during lunch! Day of Silence is on Friday, the 27th. Come sign up!
  • This year's York Album Project is set to be released in just a couple weeks.  If you're a fan of the album project and you want to help raise money to produce the album, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 onTuesday, April 17th from 4pm-8pm.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the York Album Project. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Tuesday, April 17th between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Amateur Musicians Club. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • AP tests are almost here. Are you prepared? The Learning Commons provides AP test prep books for most subjects. From APUSH to Stats, we have you covered. Find the books in the east wing inside the Tutor Center. Good luck AP testers!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Monday, April 16th
  • 7th Period – St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Tuesday, April 17th
  • 3rd Period – University of Kentucky
  • 8th Period – Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame
  • Wednesday, April 18th
  • 3rd Period - Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
  • Thursday, April 19th
  • 3rd Period – Elmhurst College
  • 7th Period – United States Army Recruiter
  • Monday, April 30th
  • 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/16/18




Audience: Announcements
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • This year's York Album Project is set to be released in just a couple weeks.  If you're a fan of the album project and you want to help raise money to produce the album, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 onTuesday, April 17th from 4pm-8pm.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the York Album Project. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Tuesday, April 17th between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Amateur Musicians Club. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions.
  • Have any old shoes kickin’ around that aren’t being put to good use? Student council’s sophomore class will be hosting a shoe drive from Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 20th where you can donate lightly used shoes by putting them in the boxes set up in the academic entrance, YSS and Ms. Fleming’s room (A323). All shoes will be sent to Soles4Souls, an organization that delivers footwear to families in underdeveloped countries.
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th right after-school in room A390. We'll be discussing our end-of-the year party. Also, if you haven't picked up your t-shirt, grab it at the meeting. For any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • the bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • The Polish version of the STAMP test is now available! It will be administered at York on April 25. If you speak Polish and would like to earn the State Seal of biliteracy in Polish, please email Mrs. Nall right away to secure a spot for testing day. 
  • Hey York! Are you a part of the LGBTQ community? Do you have friends who are? If so, do you want to support them? Sign up for Day of Silence! It’s an event where you don’t talk for a full day to represent the silence people in the LGBTQ community feel have to keep. Sign ups are on Tuesday, the 17th and Wednesday the 18th in the commons during lunch! Day of Silence is on Friday, the 27th. Come sign up!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Friday, April 13th
  • 8th Period – University of Utah
  • Monday, April 16th
  • 7th Period – St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Tuesday, April 17th
  • 3rd Period – University of Kentucky
  • 8th Period – Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame
  • Wednesday, April 18th
  • 3rd Period - Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
  • Thursday, April 19th
  • 3rd Period – Elmhurst College
  • 7th Period – United States Army Recruiter
  • Monday, April 30th
  • 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/13/18




Audience: Announcements
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • This year's York Album Project is set to be released in just a couple weeks.  If you're a fan of the album project and you want to help raise money to produce the album, come have dinner at the Chipotle on St. Charles Rd and Route 83 onTuesday, April 17th from 4pm-8pm.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the York Album Project. All you have to do is buy a meal at the Chipotle on Route 83 this Tuesday, April 17th between 4pm and 8pm and tell the cashier you're there to support York's Fine Arts Week. Contact Mr. Gemkow if you want a flyer or have any questions
  • Have any old shoes kickin’ around that aren’t being put to good use? Student council’s sophomore class will be hosting a shoe drive from Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 20th where you can donate lightly used shoes by putting them in the boxes set up in the academic entrance, YSS and Ms. Fleming’s room (A323). All shoes will be sent to Soles4Souls, an organization that delivers footwear to families in underdeveloped countries.
  • Hey International club members! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th right after-school in room A390. We'll be discussing our end-of-the year party. Also, if you haven't picked up your t-shirt, grab it at the meeting. For any questions, ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on Wednesday!
  • the bookstore is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 book sales.
  • The Polish version of the STAMP test is now available! It will be administered at York on April 25. If you speak Polish and would like to earn the State Seal of biliteracy in Polish, please email Mrs. Nall right away to secure a spot for testing day. 
  • Are you interested in exploring the Chinese culture and history? The Chinese club will meet at 3:15 PM today after school in Room A228. We will practice Chinese Calligraphy! Please come to join us! Pizza and beverage will be provided. Contact Ms. Li if you have questions. 
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/12/18




Audience: Announcements
  • The four stars on the Chicago flag represent the four biggest events in Chicago history.. Let’s make the fifth star represent the 2018 York Prom!  Please join us for an amazing evening on Saturday, April 28th at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, as well as Post-Prom on the Odyssey.  Prom tickets are $110, and Post Prom tickets are $35.  Only the first 712 students will be allowed on the Post Prom cruise, so purchase your tickets soon!  Prom is open to all juniors and seniors, and tickets will be on sale April 19th.  Remember to get your permission slip signed and bring your money to the bookstore now! 
  • Attention seniors- it’s time to nominate your Prom court!  Please visit thisisyork.org to nominate a senior boy and girl for Prom court, the King and Queen will be elected on the evening of Prom!
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • Interact Club will meet Thursday April 12th at 7:10 am in room 278A.  Come to hear about service projects and fundraisers planned for the rest of the year.  See Mrs. Stipe if you have questions.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Announcements
  • The four stars on the Chicago flag represent the four biggest events in Chicago history.. Let’s make the fifth star represent the 2018 York Prom!  Please join us for an amazing evening on Saturday, April 28th at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, as well as Post-Prom on the Odyssey.  Prom tickets are $110, and Post Prom tickets are $35.  Only the first 712 students will be allowed on the Post Prom cruise, so purchase your tickets soon!  Prom is open to all juniors and seniors, and tickets will be on sale April 19th.  Remember to get your permission slip signed and bring your money to the bookstore now! 
  • Attention seniors- it’s time to nominate your Prom court!  Please visit thisisyork.org to nominate a senior boy and girl for Prom court, the King and Queen will be elected on the evening of Prom!
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • Book Madness results are in - Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give is the victor. Also victorious are Jack Birch, Jake Mathiesen, Marco Grandolfo, and Dasha Brooks whose brackets came closest to readers' preferences thereby winning them Potbelly gift certificates. Congrats! All 16 books are available in the LC - you should check one out!
  • Attention all York students!  Do you enjoy live music?  Do you want to bring awareness to the countless human rights violations across our world?  Amnesty International Club is hosting a fundraiser at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst this Sunday, April 8th from 2-4.  Come out to enjoy some music from York's own musicians while benefiting a great cause!  Tickets are $5 at the door, all donations will go to the Chicago Art Works Project who actively support human rights!
  • Today is the last day of the ECO book sale. Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are fifty cents. However if you want to buy in bulk, fill up one of our boxes for only $10.
  • Interact Club will meet Thursday April 12th at 7:10 am in room 278A.  Come to hear about service projects and fundraisers planned for the rest of the year.  See Mrs. Stipe if you have questions.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Monday, April 9 - 8 Period – University of Oregon
  • Friday, April 13 - 8 Period – University of Utah
  • Monday, April 30 - 8 Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/6/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Do you know what Halle Berry, Elizabeth Banks, and Fergie all have in common? They were all prom queens at their high school!  Please join us for an amazing evening on Saturday, April 28th at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, as well as Post-Prom on the Odyssey.  Prom tickets are $110, and Post Prom tickets are $35.  Only the first 712 students will be allowed on the Post Prom cruise, so purchase your tickets soon!  Prom is open to all juniors and seniors, and tickets will be on sale April 19th.  Remember to get your permission slip signed and bring your money to the bookstore now.  Seniors may purchase tickets today, juniors are able to purchase tickets beginning on Friday.
  • Attention seniors- it’s time to nominate your Prom court!  Please visit thisisyork.org to nominate a senior boy and girl for Prom court, the King and Queen will be elected on the evening of Prom!
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • The last Java Live of the school year will take place on Friday, April 6th from 6:30-9 in the Commons.  Sign up to perform, or sit back, relax, and enjoy performances by talented York poets and musicians.
  • York FCCLA students, there is a mandatory state competition meeting this Thursday on April 5th at 7:15 AM in A123. You will receive your state T-Shirt and the detailed schedule for the Springfield trip at this time. You should have all competition materials complete and ready to go.
  • Book Madness results are in - Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give is the victor. Also victorious are Jack Birch, Jake Mathiesen, Marco Grandolfo, and Dasha Brooks whose brackets came closest to readers' preferences thereby winning them Potbelly gift certificates. Congrats! All 16 books are available in the LC - you should check one out!
  • York FCCLA students, there is a mandatory state competition meeting this Thursday on April 5th at 7:15 AM in A123. You will receive your state T-Shirt and the detailed schedule for the Springfield trip at this time. You should have all competition materials complete and ready to go.
  • Attention all York students!  Do you enjoy live music?  Do you want to bring awareness to the countless human rights violations across our world?  Amnesty International Club is hosting a fundraiser at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst this Sunday, April 8th from 2-4.  Come out to enjoy some music from York's own musicians while benefiting a great cause!  Tickets are $5 at the door, all donations will go to the Chicago Art Works Project who actively support human rights!
  • Looking to eat some good food and help a great cause?? come to potbelly's this Wednesday night between 4 and 7 to support NHS and feed my starving children!! see you there!!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Wednesday, April 4th
  • 3rd Period – St. Louis University College of Pharmacy
  • Monday, April 9th
  • 8th Period – University of Oregon
  • Friday, April 13th
  • 8th Period – University of Utah
  • Monday, April 30th
  • 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/4/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Do you know what Halle Berry, Elizabeth Banks, and Fergie all have in common? They were all prom queens at their high school!  Please join us for an amazing evening on Saturday, April 28th at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, as well as Post-Prom on the Odyssey.  Prom tickets are $110, and Post Prom tickets are $35.  Only the first 712 students will be allowed on the Post Prom cruise, so purchase your tickets soon!  Prom is open to all juniors and seniors, and tickets will be on sale April 19th.  Remember to get your permission slip signed and bring your money to the bookstore now.  Seniors may purchase tickets today, juniors are able to purchase tickets beginning on Friday.
  • Attention seniors- it’s time to nominate your Prom court!  Please visit thisisyork.org to nominate a senior boy and girl for Prom court, the King and Queen will be elected on the evening of Prom!
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
  • The last Java Live of the school year will take place on Friday, April 6th from 6:30-9 in the Commons.  Sign up to perform, or sit back, relax, and enjoy performances by talented York poets and musicians.
  • York FCCLA students, there is a mandatory state competition meeting this Thursday on April 5th at 7:15 AM in A123. You will receive your state T-Shirt and the detailed schedule for the Springfield trip at this time. You should have all competition materials complete and ready to go.
  • Hey York, would you like to fight against human right violations, while enjoying some of Chipotle's delicious Mexican food?  Come out to the Chipotle on St. Charles this Wednesday from 4-8 to help raise money for Amnesty International Club.  Make sure you let them know you are there for our club!
  • Book Madness results are in - Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give is the victor. Also victorious are Jack Birch, Jake Mathiesen, Marco Grandolfo, and Dasha Brooks whose brackets came closest to readers' preferences thereby winning them Potbelly gift certificates. Congrats! All 16 books are available in the LC - you should check one out!
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Wednesday, April 4th
  • 3rd Period – St. Louis University College of Pharmacy
  • Monday, April 9th
  • 8th Period – University of Oregon
  • Friday, April 13th
  • 8th Period – University of Utah
  • Monday, April 30th
  • 8th Period – Arizona State University
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 4/3/18




Audience: Announcements
  • Juniors: The Pre-Administration session for the SAT will take place during 2nd period on Tuesday, April 3rd.  All juniors are to report to their assigned location based on their last name.  Please bring a regular #2 pencil with you.  You will also want to be prepared to select up to 4 colleges to receive your SAT scores.  Sending up to 4 scores is free. See your email for more information about this choice.  Pre-administration locations will also be posted on the YSS windows.
  • Students are to wear their IDs daily. You may use either a York lanyard or one of your own choice.
  • During class time the halls are closed. All students will need a pass from a staff member in order to use the halls during these times. 
  • Attention Juniors, those who would like to have the Off Campus Privilege their Senior year it is earned now during your Junior year. Juniors earn the Senior Off Campus Privilege by: having parent/guardian permission, passing their courses and maintaining proper attendance.
  • Hey York! Do you like learning about other cultures, trying new food, or checking out awesome performances? Then come to International Fest on Friday, March 23rd during all three lunch periods. International Fest is hosted by International Club and involves a variety of York clubs. Let's get cultural! See you there! 
  • Calling all dukes, no matter your gender. Join RAYS, Empower, and Latina Dreamers to make a difference for young girls living on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Donate boxes of tampons, packages of pads, and Diva Cups to provide these girls the ability to attend school all month long. Without our donations, they would sadly not be able to attend their schools resulting in them falling behind in class. Unite with three of our York clubs to provide necessary hygiene products for the women of Pine Ridge. Donation boxes are located in A396, C278, Student Services, Academic Entrance, and the Spanish Department Office. The drive will last through the month of March.
  • 8) 1968- Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress. Four years later, the New Yorker became the first black person to run for President in the Democratic primaries.
  • An average of 35 million visitors flock to Chicago each year, and you could too! Please join us for an amazing evening on Saturday, April 28th at the Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier, as well as Post-Prom on the Odyssey.  Only the first 712 students will be allowed on the Post Prom cruise.  Prom is open to all juniors and seniors.  Tickets will be on sale for seniors only from April 3rd-5th.  Juniors may purchase tickets starting on April 6th.  Please make your Prom plans over spring break, fill out the online ticket form on thisisyork.org, and be ready to purchase your tickets when we return from school! 
  • Get published! Mirrors is still looking for poetry, short fiction, and art submissions for the online and Spring print issue of the Literary Magazine!  Please visit tinyurl.com/yorkmirrors to submit your work.  The deadline is April 2nd.
  • Are you interested in adopting a rat or guinea pig?  Animal behavior is looking for responsible and caring individuals that would like to adopt our animals.  All supplies and cages are included.  Stop by a374 or email Mrs. Zentner or Mrs. Ferhati for more information.  
  • What you have been waiting for is almost here! The ECO Club booksale starts Tuesday, April 3rd at 6PM in the Commons and the rest of the week before school and during every lunch period. Hundreds of boxes of books are here for you to choose from! There is one big thing that is different, and that is the price. Each and everyday, hardcover books are $1 and paperbacks 50 cents. That means you have to shop early. There are many treasures to be found. If you need community service, help is needed setting up Tuesday and taking down Friday. The sign up sheet is located outside A370.
  • Are you interested in adopting a rat or guinea pig?  Animal behavior is looking for responsible and caring individuals that would like to adopt our animals.  All supplies and cages are included.  Stop by a374 or email Mrs. Zentner or Mrs. Ferhati for more information.  
  • If you are a current senior and would like to attend prom, but need financial assistance in purchasing a ticket, please see your social worker by Tuesday, April 17th.
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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 3/23/18