York High School News

 

Tickets on sale starting Wednesday, May 12 at www.showtix4u.com/events/YorkDrama are $15 per viewing link, per device. Donations are welcome and much appreciated, as York Drama continues to create art during this unprecedented year. This performance will stream each evening at 7:30pm CST. Scheduled content will air May 21, 22, 23 and May 28, 29, and 30th.  Each performance will require one ticket (access code) per device per night. Thank you for your continued support of York Drama. Please click here for the detailed press release.

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May 3 - 17 - Advanced Placement Testing
May 14 - Last Day for Seniors
May 15 - Prom Event for Seniors
May 23 - Graduation Ceremonies
May 27 - Last Day of School 
June 14 - July 1 - Summer School Session 1
July 6 - 26 - Summer School Session 2

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Our originally scheduled junior/senior Prom at Chicago’s Navy Pier was cancelled because the Crystal Gardens will not be opening for the summer of 2021. However, we are very excited about our alternate Prom Starry Night, scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the York Stadium at 6:30 p.m.  

This will be an event for York seniors only. No outside guests are allowed. Students will be able to walk with their peers through a promenade-style series of stations around the Clarence D. East Field on the York campus.  These stations will include a strolling dinner/desserts from three food trucks through Elmhurst’s 151 Catering, music from Chicago’s Mary Monica Entertainment, outdoor photo booths, and a variety of senior activities, as well as prizes provided by the PTSA. Professional decor for the event will be provided by SourceOne Events. The evening will conclude with the premiere of a special Senior Send-Off Video that we will project onto a giant movie screen while our seniors sit socially-distanced in the home bleachers.            

All attendees will be required to self-certify, as well as wear face coverings throughout the event (except while eating and drinking). Students can park or be dropped off in the York parking lot, and the Elmhurst Police will assist us with crossing St. Charles Road. We have rented a set of deluxe restrooms that are regularly used for outdoor weddings.

Thanks to a generous donation from the York PTSA, we have been able to keep ticket prices as low as possible, just $21 per senior.  Tickets will be sold from April 12- April 30 on PushCoin.  No refunds will be allowed after Tuesday, May 4th.  

As a school related activity, please note that all York High School and District 205 policies, procedures, and expectations regarding student behavior, dress, and alcohol/substance use will be enforced. Any failure to follow provisions of the school code of conduct may result in disciplinary measures, including but not limited to removal of the student from the event with no refund of the fee. As partners in the safety and success of our school events, we thank our parents and guardians for supporting our students and our school policies.

York High School is excited to celebrate our many star-students with this upcoming fun event together as a student body.

Sincerely,

Dr. Shahe Bagdasarian

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Estimados Padres de Familia de Estudiantes de 12º Grado, Senior

Como es de su conocimiento, nuestros planes originales de hacer la fiesta de graduación como típicamente se llevaba a cabo en años anteriores en el salón de eventos Crystal Gardens del Navy Pier, fueron cancelados este ciclo escolar debido a la pandemia, sin embargo, estamos muy emocionados de compartir un plan alterno que hemos creado para para celebrar a todos nuestros estudiantes Seniors. Este año, la celebración Prom ha sido titulada Starry Night y se llevará a cabo en el estadio de prácticas de la Prepa York el día 15 de mayo a las 6:30 p.m.

Este será un evento única y exclusivamente para nuestros estudiantes de 12º Grado, Seniors. No será permitido ningún otro invitado ajeno a las escuela. Los estudiantes podrán caminar por las estaciones que pondremos de paseo peatonal en el estadio de práctica alrededor de la zona Clarence D, Campus escolar al este York. Las estaciones incluirán puestos con cenas, postres y tendremos 3 furgonetas adicionales con alimentos patrocinados por el servicios de alimentos Elmhurst 151 Catering. Tendremos también una banda de música organizada por Chicago’s Mary Monica Entertainment, incluso una cabina de fotos. Asimismo, tendremos una variedad de actividades y premios para todos nuestros Seniors, mismas que están siendo planeadas por la Organización de Padres Maestros y Estudiantes, PTSA. Las decoraciones serán puestas de manera profesional por SourceOne Events. La noche concluirá con un video especial de despedida que hemos preparado con imágenes de todos nuestros Seniors. El mismo será proyectado en una pantalla gigante para facilitar el distanciamiento social de los presentes cuando estén sentados en las gradas para ver dicho video. 

Todos los que participen en la celebración deberán auto certificar el buen estado de su salud, usar cubrebocas en todo momento (excepto para comer o beber). Los estudiantes pueden estacionarse en la prepa York o ser traídos por sus padres. El Departamento de policía nos asistirá con el tráfico peatonal en la calle de Sant Charles. Asimismo, hemos rentado el servicio de baños públicos y móviles de lujo para conveniencia de todos.   

Queremos expresar nuestro agradecimiento a la Organización PTSA quien nos ha ayudado a mantener los precios de los boletos de graduación a tan sólo $21.00 por Senior. Los boletos estarán a la venta del 12 al 30 de abril en el banco virtual del estudiante, PushCoin. No será posible ningún reembolso después del martes 4 de mayo. 

Como esta es una celebración relacionada con la escuela, por favor tome nota que la  preparatoria York High School y el Distrito escolar 205 tienen varias políticas, procedimientos y expectativas de conducta, así como códigos de vestido y reglas para la prohibición del uso de narcóticos, alcohol o substancias prohibidas. Estas políticas y procedimientos serán sumamente reforzados durante el evento. Si alguien rompiera alguna regulación, entonces sería removido del evento inmediatamente sin derecho a un reembolso. La escuela y el hogar forman un equipo para que eventos como este tengan éxito; le agradecemos mucho a nuestros padres de familia por apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y las políticas escolares.

La preparatoria York está muy emocionada de celebrar junto con nuestros estudiantes estrella en este evento que es único.

Atentamente,

Dr. Shahe Bagdasarian
Director Principal

 

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Please click below to view a special video message and read detailed information regarding our graduation ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Click HERE to view a special video message for our students and parents.
Graduation information in English can be found HERE.
Graduation information in Spanish can be found HERE

We look forward to celebrating this special day with our Duke Families!

Dr. Shahe Bagdasarian

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Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state virtual competitions in April.  FCCLA is a Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. 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. Students received individual awards based on their overall score.

The following students received a gold medal in their competition category. An MO denotes that in addition to a gold medal they received most outstanding in their event category. An ND stands for national delegate and denotes that a student qualifies to compete at the upcoming national level competition: Kyra Szczepanek (MO), Teresa Brown, Louise Baird (MO), Maggie Templeman (MO), Angie Crisanto (MO), Sylvia Eastman, Grace Wiesenmayer (MO), McKenzie Morris (MO), Mia Hoyos, Savannah Nichols (ND), Claire Worobec (ND), Yusrah Haswarey (ND), Katelyn Guerra (ND), Julianna Moran (ND).

The following students received a silver medal in their competition category: Jennifer Brand, Lindsay Gilfillan, Emily Doering, Samuel Phillips, Sean Wallace, Piper Michalski, Emma Johnson (ND).

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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will operate on remote-learning status tomorrow, February 16, 2021

Please note that any student who receives transportation through District 205, including those who attend the Technology Center of DuPage and out-of-district special education programs, will not be transported as a result. Students who are affected will receive an excused absence.

All those who participate in elementary, middle school and York after-school activities and practices should await word from their coaches and sponsors regarding the schedule for tomorrow.

The District 205 Administration Center will be closed, and the Administration Center staff will work remotely. Please feel free to contact staff members by email or call the main switchboard at (630) 834-4530 


Attendance Days | February 2021 Updated

Given anticipated inclement weather, the following revisions will take place regarding attendance days for the remainder of February 2021:


Este es un mensaje del Distrito Escolar 205 notificandoles que debido a las condiciones climatológicas extremas, las escuelas operarán todas sus clases de manera remota el día de mañana, 16 de febrero del 2021.

Por favor tome nota que cualquier estudiante que recibe transporte a través del Distrito 205, incluidos los que asisten al Centro de Tecnología de DuPage y los programas de educación especial fuera del Distrito, no serán transportados como resultado de ésto. Los estudiantes afectados recibirán una ausencia justificada.

Todos aquellos que participan en las actividades y prácticas extracurriculares de la escuela primaria, secundaria y de York deben esperar noticias de sus entrenadores y patrocinadores con respecto al programa para mañana.

El Centro de Administración del Distrito 205 estará cerrado y el personal  trabajará de forma remota. Por favor siéntase con la libertad de contactar a los miembros del personal por correo electrónico o llamando al conmutador (630) 834-4530 si tuviera alguna pregunta. 

Actualización de Febrero para Los Días Escolares
Debido a las condiciones climatológicas, se han hecho las siguientes revisiones al calendario escolar para el resto del mes de febrero del 2021:

 

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The York Album project is celebrating the release of its 7th album today! This winter’s album, "The Road Home", features thirteen different artists from York that have written and recorded original songs during the fall semester of this unprecedented school year. The album project is coordinated by York Music Teacher, Chris Gemkow, with audio engineering support by Grant Mitchell of Boulevard Studio in Oak Park. The York Album Project continues to highlight the incredible musical talent and creativity that exists at York High School.

"The Road Home" is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other streaming platforms under the artist name York Album Project (cover art by sophomore Alyssa Poli). You can also stream or download the album from Bandcamp here: yorkalbumproject.bandcamp.com.

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