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The Food Services Department would like to remind parents and guardians who use auto-pay for their MySchoolBucks account to turn off the auto-pay service for the summer, especially for graduated seniors. If you do not stop or pause this function, MySchoolBucks will continue to take money out of MySchoolBucks accounts over the summer break. Click here to access your account. Thank you!

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National Merit Scholarship Finalists 2019

Congratulations to the eight York Community High School seniors confirmed as National Merit Scholarship Corporation finalists! They are: Michael Bindeman, Joseph Black, Calvin Carta, Christian Glosner, William Phillips, Edward Ryan, Hayden Snyder and Cecilia Stumpf.

All NMSC Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships offered in 2019. Scholarship winners will be announced by NMSC in four groups from April through July. So far, Christian Glosner has been named as a corporate sponsored scholarship winner by Pfizer Inc.

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Last Days of School 2019 final

The final calendar of the 2018-19 school year was approved by the Board of Education at their April 23 meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times.

May 15th: Last day of school for high school seniors.
May 30th: Last day of school for Early Childhood, AM/PM kindergarten, 8th grade and high school (freshman-junior) students.
May 31st: Last day of school for elementary school students (Grades 1-5, 11:15 AM dismissal) and middle school students (6th and 7th grade, 11:35 AM dismissal).

The updated calendar is posted on the District website on this page. View all important end-of-the-year dates here.

Did you know the 2019-2020 school calendar is also available? Take a sneak peek at next year on the same website page.

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Now that prom is upon us, finals week and the end of the year are just on the horizon. At last night's board meeting, the Board officially amended the calendar for the last day of school.  Below is the schedule for the end of the year final exams--Tuesday, May 28th-Thursday, May 30th. We hope that all of our students continue to have a great semester as the end of the year quickly approaches.

Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Final Exams



May 28th


May 29th


May 30th

7:40-9:10 (90 Mins)

Period 8

Period 2

Period 1

9:20-10:50  (90 Mins)

Period 7

Period 3

Period 5

11:00-11:50 (50 Mins)



Make Up

12:00-1:30  (90 Mins)

Period 6

Period 4

Make Up

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

Two York Community High School students are being recognized in an elite group of students in the world for their achievements on Advanced Placement Exams. AP Exams are scored on a 5-point scale. The following students not only received the top score of 5, but also achieved every point possible on an AP Exam.

Dylan Mahoney received a perfect score for his Macroeconomics exam, which made him one of 31 perfect scores. Rachel Perry received her perfect score on the United States Government and Politics exam, one of 113 perfect scores.

Congratulations to these students and their teachers for their hard work and dedication.

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York Spring Signing Day

On Wednesday, April 17, nine York Community High School student-athletes signed Letters of Intent or made a commitment to participate in athletics at the collegiate level next year. That makes a total of 20 student athletes who made a commitment to collegiate athletics this school year.

Congratulations to Joey Cornell (Lacrosse at Johnson & Wales University), Riley Haug (Soccer at Illinois Wesleyan), Zane Heemsoth (Football at Notre Dame), Jacob Kresnicka (Soccer at MacCalester College), Isaac Marlot (Swimming at Colby College), AJ Munoz (Football at McKendree College), Krystyna Panek (Bowling at St. Francis University), KeVon Robinson (Football at Robert-Morris) and Bo Thomas (Football at Rose-Hulman).

The full list of 2018-19 athlete commitments can be found here.

Go Dukes!

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Elmhurst District 205 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the team at the TMA Education Foundation for supporting York High School’s new manufacturing lab with a donation of $27,585. Beginning next school year, manufacturing courses will be offered at York, giving students an opportunity to explore the industry as a career option. Students will be exposed to lab safety, technical print reading, precision measuring, manual milling and turning, as well as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Thank you!

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In accordance with the Child and Student Health Examination and Immunization Code, Part 665.240 (l) (2) any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received on or after the 16th birthday, and at least 8 weeks after the first dose.

Please discuss with your child’s medical provider to determine if he/she has received the two meningococcal conjugate vaccinations. You are required to have your child receive this vaccination if it has not already been given. The medical provider must provide the dates the vaccine was given, along with the medical provider’s signature. You must provide the required proof of immunization to the York High School Health Office by May 15th, 2019 . Without proof of this vaccination, your child will be excluded from school in the fall of 2019, as described in the School Code of Illinois and per Elmhurst District 205 procedure. Students who have been excluded from school will not be able to attend any classes or participate in any athletic or extracurricular activities until the required proof of vaccination is provided.

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


Athanasia Nassopoulos, R.N., BSN, PEL-SN
Chris Holmes, R.N., BSN, PEL-SN              
York High School Health Services

Jennifer Conwell R.N.,BSN,PEL-SN
School Health Supervisor
Elmhurst School District #205           

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York's Mock Trial Team Wins state

York’s Mock Trial team won their State competition this past weekend in Springfield. York won the title after a tough competition 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, Anika Jacob, 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. 

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100+ Women Donation

District 205 and York High School would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Elmhurst Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care. The group of over 150 local women voted for York High School to be the recipient of a $14,600 donation that will benefit The Duke Depot, a program that just started this school year. 

The Duke Depot is a resource for any York student with a need, whether it be for food, clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene items and more. The program was made possible from donations by York staff and community members, so the donation from 100+ Women Who Care will go a long way towards making sure every York student has the tools they need to succeed in school. 

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