York High School News

January 27 - No School - Institute Day
February 1 - Student Late Arrival Day 9:25am
February 2-4 - Winter Play, 12 Angry Men 7:30pm
February 5 - Winter Play, 12 Angry Men 2:00pm
February 7 - Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30pm
February 8 - Student late Arrival Day 9:25am
     Trivia Night 7:00pm
February 9 -  Winter Choral Concert 7:30pm
February 15 - Student Late Arrival Day 9:25am
     Winter Orchestra Concert 7:30pm
February 20 - No School, President's Day
February 22 - Student Late Arrival Day 9:25am
     Seal of Biliteracy Testing 7:40am
February 24 - Green Scene 7:00pm
February 23 - Winter Band Concert 7:30pm
March 1 - Student Late Arrival Day 9:25am
     Seal of Biliteracy Testing 7:40am

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Read More about York At A Glance

For generations, District 205 Performing Arts students and faculty, as well as the broader Elmhurst community, have performed on a high-quality Steinway grand piano in the York High School Auditorium.

This instrument has been used for countless concerts, shows, and other events, but is now more than 100 years old — and considered well past its usable life.

The time has come to “Dream Grand” and raise the funds needed to purchase a new grand piano for the soon-to-be renovated York Auditorium. The new piano will accompany and delight future generations of Elmhurst musicians, but the price tag for such a sophisticated, professional, and concert-worthy instrument is steep — upward of $200,000.

About "Dream Grand: The Piano Project"

Elmhurst Music Boosters (EMB) and York Music Boosters (YMB) are joining forces to contribute part of this funding through an initiative we’re calling “Dream Grand: The Piano Project.” It is one piece of a broader community effort that includes significant contributions from both Foundation 205 and District 205.

For their part, EMB and YMB have a combined goal: Raise $22,000 through “Dream Grand: The Piano Project.”

The project is launching in January 2023 with three “Eat and Earn” events; a portion of your purchases at these Elmhurst businesses will go to the piano fundraising project.

  • Kilwins on Tuesday, Jan. 17
  • Gia Mia on Thursday, Jan 19
  • Pilot Pete's on Saturday, Jan 21 (from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.)

View the "Eat and Earn" flyer for details »

Coming soon: A chance to become a "Dream Grand" donor

In addition to these “Eat and Earns,” EMB and YMB will soon unveil ways for local businesses, York alumni, Elmhurst community members and others to make a monetary donation to "Dream Grand: The Piano Project."

Exciting donor benefits will be  associated at each donor level as our thanks to you for paying it forward for future York auditorium performers. 

Donor levels and benefits will be posted on this page soon. In the meantime, we hope you participate in "Dream Grand" launch by taking part in the "Eat And Earn" events.

Learn more about "Dream Grand" here »

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Read More about Dream Grand / The Piano Project

York Drama is proud to present its Winter Play, the classic drama “Twelve Angry Men.”

Performances will take place February 2-4 at 7:30pm and February 5 at 2:00pm in the Baker Auditorium.  Tickets for adults and community members can be purchased for $15.00. Tickets for York students are free.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20.

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Read More about Winter Play

Green Scene - River Forest Country Club
7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Green Scene is the Athletic Boosters' main fundraiser and allows us to support ALL York student athletes every school year. Our all-volunteer staff is excited about this year's Green Scene, which will be a night filled with Dukes' friends and families, online auction, silent auction for amazing team basket packages, delicious food and drink options, fun games for prizes and more! Tickets are available online for $50 by visiting: https://yorkab.ejoinme.org/greenscene2023
Or at the door for $60.

We are grateful for our sponsors and donors and we've extended our deadline. We ensure our supporters receive proper recognition, including our donor wall online, social media, night-of-signage, sponsor banners and more. Please reach out to one of our Green Scene committee members(see below) for more information.

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Read More about Green Scene - February 24


We need your help and cooperation with traffic safety concerns around York High School.

Specifically, we've been informed of a growing issue on the residential streets around York High School in which vehicles are speeding and creating an unsafe environment for pedestrians, motorists and area residents. Please note that the speed limit on residential streets is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted.

Additionally, please abide by all parking signs posted around the area. Remember parking is always prohibited in front of private driveways (blocking either partially or completely).

The Elmhurst Police Department will be monitoring the traffic and parking in this area in the upcoming days and weeks to make sure everyone is in compliance with the parking regulations.  

Thanks for your attention to this safety concern.

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Communications Update for the 2022-23 School Year
We are excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication called ParentSquare. This unified communications platform is designed to keep parents and guardians informed and encourage greater engagement and connection and replaces our School Messenger platform.

So what does this mean for you? 

If you would like to continue receiving messages from us in your email, as you always have, you do not need to do anything at all. Messages from your school and the District will continue to be sent to you via your email. If you would like to dive further into the communications tool, you can do so by downloading the ParentSquare app (available for free for iOS and Android devices) and customizing your communications to best meet your needs.  

You will be receiving an email from ParentSquare* that will request you to register your account. If you choose to download the app, once you have registered your account, you can modify and customize features such as how and when you receive messages, what language you would like to receive messages and much more! 

You can download the apps by visiting: iOS App - Apple Store or Android App - Google Play Store 

Have questions? 

Once you have logged into the app, click the question mark in the top right corner of the desktop version or the Help tab on the app (tap the triple bar icon at the top left) to find answers to most of your questions.

You will receive more information in August from your child’s school that will specify further how each of them will be using the new platform.  

We look forward to launching this new platform and are excited about the new features and increased communications with our families. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@elmhurst205.org  

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
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Read More about Communications Update for the 2022-23 School Year

In accordance with Illinois statute, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will destroy temporary records for students who left or graduated from the District before 2016.  Additionally, the District plans to destroy permanent records for students who left the District prior to 1962. This destruction of records will occur on July 1, 2022.

Parents/guardians or adult students who have graduated, transferred or withdrawn from the schools and would like to take possession of their temporary records (Class of 2012) or permanent records (1962) may do so by contacting 630-834-4530 and asking for Micki Dobrowski prior to July 1, 2022.

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Read More about Notice of Intent to Destroy Student Records