The Amateur Musicians Club will be hosting a concert on Saturday, November 16th, 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 several York bands including Secondhand, Feng Shui, and Broken Faith. 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.
Run! Jump! Throw! Compete! Are you a girl and interested in a sport next semester? Come and learn more about the York Girls Track & Field program at our pre-season meeting. We'll meet in room A250 on Tuesday, November 19th at 3:30. New athletes and former team members are encouraged to come and meet the coaches and learn about our program! Bring an interested friend and see you on the 19th!
Every year high school seniors are tasked with answering traditional questions in order to find the “right fit” for college. However, student-athletes have an added task in finding the “right fit” – one that includes their athletic interests. Parents need to be equipped with guiding principles that will empower their son/daughter with autonomy to make the most informed decision possible regarding their future.
Winter’s coming, and it’s getting cold out. If you have any new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, or warm socks that you’d like to donate to kids ages 5 to 15, bring them to school! Collection boxes will be placed at the main, academic, and back entrances until November 15th.
It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have another fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit the York Athletic Boosters page on the York Website today and place your order for these and other items which are available to purchase ONLY during this sale through November 15th. Orders can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 11th.
The next Java Live Open Mic Night is this Friday, November 15th. Musicians and poets are welcome. Microphones and a piano are provided. If you need additional equipment, please contact Ms. Shackleton. A donation of $4 is suggested; coffee and donuts will be sold for $1. Warm up, relax, and enjoy student performances from 6:30-9 pm. See you there!
Coding Club is starting up on Thursday, November 21st after school in A231. Typically we will be meeting every other Wednesday. You don't need any experience to start, as we will begin with the basics of coding an A.I in things like simple games.
Hey International club members! Our last meeting of first semester will be on Wednesday, December 11th in room A392 right after-school. It's our holiday party and we'll be decorating ornaments, so make sure to bring in any supplies you want. Also, feel free to bring in some treats! For any questions, check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com or ask Ms. Kaniyaly or Ms. McGowan. See you on December 11th!
Did you know that many pets that are given as gifts during the holidays end up being returned to humane societies? This holiday season, help these animals by donating things like pet food, post-its, paper towels, and trash bags to local humane societies. Donations can be placed in the boxes in the academic entrance and outside C278. The drive will run until Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for helping out!
Come out to cheer on the York Girls Swim and Dive team this weekend as York hosts the Sectional Swim and Dive Meet. Diving starts at 9am, and swimming starts at 1pm. Go Dukes!
Coming up for Dukes Hockey:
Friday Night Ice Schedule
· Nov. 15: Dukes v Stevenson; JV v Loyola
· Nov. 22: Dukes v GBS
· Nov. 29: Turkey Weekend! Both teams are away in Tournaments!
o Varsity @ 48th Annual O'Grady Loyola Thanksgiving Tourney
o JV @ Stevenson Thanksgiving Tournament
· Dec. 6: TOYS FOR TOTS!!! (SHL Game of the Week!!) Broadcast and Commentated on YouTube!
**Bring a New, Unwrapped Toy as a donation!!! Let's beat our count from previous years and make this one the best ever!
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.
Remaining Fall visits:
Thursday, November 14th
7th Period – Illinois National Guard
8th Period - St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Friday, November 15th
2nd Period – Grand Valley State
Monday, November 18th
8th Period – Eastern Illinois University
Tuesday, November 19th
2nd Period - University of Illinois at Chicago