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Dr.Kirsten Mahoney
Science Department Chair

Science Department

Science Department

Science Department

NGSS: A New Vision for Science Education

Illinois has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  District 205 Science Teachers are developing and implementing instructional strategies that prepare students to be scientifically-informed citizens. 

Information on NGSS can be found at www.nextgenscience.org/. How will science education look different? Please take a look at this student/parent sheet on implications for science education. 

Scholarships and STEM Opportunities



Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach Opportunity

  • Fermilab looking for up to 12 teams to create a hands-on activity that demonstrates a physics principle for elementary or middle school students. 
  • Event day: Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 1:00-5:00 PM
  • Team leaders will receive a T-shirt and lunch. 
  • Application due October 27, 2018; application link


College of DuPage STEMinars 

  • Women in STEM Career Day- Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 
  • National Chemistry Week Celebration- Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
  • Explore Engineering Night- Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 
  • STEM Spotlight - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
  • STEMCON- Saturday, April 27, 2019


Michigan Math and Science Scholars Summer Enrichment

  • Designed to offer high school students a pre-college experience. 
  • Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi
  • 3 Sessions June-August 
  • Applications open in January 2019










The mission of the York Science Department is to inspire minds to inquire, think critically, and make informed decisions allowing students to have a positive impact on society. 

Medical Career Application Information

Medical Career Application Form or click here to make a copy.

Application deadline: January 26, 2018

Completed and turned into the counselor


Please Note, Medical Careers requires proper immuninzations and access to transportation.

Click HERE to access the Science Course Offerings Website.


Click HERE to access a list of textbooks and digital resources for each course. 

8th Grade Students and Parents

Welcome to York! Next year you will be enrolled in one of our Biology classes. Please click HERE to see the 8th Grade Night Presentation.


Science Teachers

Allen, Vanessa
Science Teacher vallen@elmhurst205.org
Anderson, Ryan
Science Teacher, randerson@elmhurst205.org
Behen, Jolee
Special Education English Teacher jbehen@elmhurst205.org
Birns, Claire
Science Teacher cbirns@elmhurst205.org
Blaus, Bob
Science Teacher/ECO Club bblaus@elmhurst205.org
Brown, Adam
Science Teacher abrown@elmhurst205.org
Cermak, Lindsey
Science Teacher lcermak@elmhurst205.org
Drach, Jeffrey
Science Teacher/ Science Olympiad Club jdrach@elmhurst205.org
Ewald, Megan
Science Teacher mewald@elmhurst205.org
Felix, Dustin
Science Teacher dfelix@elmhurst205.org
Ferhati, Ellizabeth
Science Teacher eferhati@elmhurst205.org
Golebiowski, Mark
Science Teacher mgolebiowski@elmhurst205.org
Kaniyaly, Veena
Science/ELL Science Teacher vkaniyaly@elmhurst205.org
Mahoney, Kirsten
Science Department Chair kmahoney@elmhurst205.org
Moss, Amy
Science Teacher amoss@elmhurst205.org
Orlow, Teresa
Science Teacher- torlow@elmhurst205.org
Parr, Dana
Science Teacher dparr@elmhurst205.org
Paschke, Jeremy
Science Teacher jpaschke@elmhurst205.org
Ramm, Brian
Science Teacher
Rayan, Ronny
Chemistry Teacher
Rowe, Pat
Special Education Science Teacher prowe@elmhurst205.org
Szymonik, Stephanie
Science Teacher/ELL Science sszymonik@elmhurst205.org
Wolski, Nancy
Science Teacher nwolski@elmhurst205.org
Yun, Lauren
Science Teacher lyun@elmhurst205.org
Zentner, Cynthia
Science Teacher czentner@elmhurst205.org