The mission of York High School – a part of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 – is to provide an education that enables all students to become life-long learners who respect the diversity of others.

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Wednesday, Dec. 11 - Student Late Arrival 9:25am
 - Holiday Apparel Open House 11:00 - 2:30pm and 7:00 - 8:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 12 - Winter Art Show 6:00pm
 - Holiday Choral Concert 7:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 18 - Final Exams
Thursday, Dec. 19 - Final Exams
Friday, Dec. 20 -  Final Exams
Monday, Dec. 23 - Friday, Jan. 3 - No School, Winter Break
Monday, Jan. 6 - Classes Resume
Monday, Jan. 13 - No School, Institute Day
Wednesday, Jan. 15 - Student Late Arrival 9:25am

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends.  We have so much to celebrate as we move into the home stretch towards final exam week and winter break.  Throughout the fall, I’ve been able to visit so many classes across the school.  It’s incredible to watch the level of learning and engagement our students experience daily.  Our teachers are so dedicated to creating an environment of rapport, trust, and mutual respect, and that has been very evident as I am in classrooms.

Mark your calendars! The York Apparel OPEN HOUSE is Wednesday, Dec 11th from 11-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm at York HS. Looking for York Duke Apparel and more for holiday gifts?  Here is your once a year chance for easy shopping!  The York Athletic Boosters are bringing the entire inventory of York Apparel and swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) at York High School for pop-up shopping for you.  

Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  Do you like working with people?  If so, consider becoming a Freshman Mentor.  We are looking for a variety of personalities and skills so if you are interested, don't hesitate to apply.  


For many, Thanksgiving is officially the start to the holiday season. For others, the holidays begin as early as Labor Day or Halloween or the Hallmark Channel’s marathons. For me, it is definitely Thanksgiving.

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