York High School News

Skills USA State Competition

Congratulations to the York High School students who competed at the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships this weekend in Springfield, IL! Our students swept the Technical Drafting and Screen Printing Tech events.

Tech Drafting: 
1st place - Joey Gemini
2nd place - Brian Pratt
3rd place - Jack Birch

Screen Printing Tech: 
1st place - Jeff Wasco
2nd place - Miguel Ortiz
3rd place - Tarahjiaun Jones-Boone

Joey Gemini and Jeff Wasco will be competing at the National Conference and Competition in June in Louisville, Kentucky.

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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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Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competitions in Springfield, IL on April 4th and 5th.  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: Jackie Fisher, Katie Guerra, Maya Anikiej, Emma Baran, Yusrah Haswarey (MO), Kiki Schermer, Lauren Hedman, Emma Johnson, Kate Piechaczek, Gabriella Purpora, Gabriella Medina, Maggie Templeman, Kendall Bolt, Kayla Tutunji (MO), Brooke Johnson, Claire Blum, Maggie Quick, Emma Chael, and Elizabeth Greiwe (MO).

The following students received a silver medal in their competition category: Anna Clink, Julianna Moran, Grace Wiesenmayer, Kate Larson, Delaney Tase, Louise Baira, Isabella Herrera, Isabella Slowinski, Tabitha Lee, Savannah Nichols, Samuel Phillips, Jacob Wilson, Pat Resing, Victoria Biery, Markus Slowinski, Claire Worobec, Sophia Trajcevski, Megan Swartz, McKenzie Morris, and Lily Rende.

The following students received a bronze medal in their competition category: Evelyn Hickman and Joseph Cornell.

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Please fill out this FORM to be entered into the Student Parking Lottery by May 6th at 3:30 pm. The cost of parking next year will be $156.00 which will need to be paid in full by September 1, 2019. Students in curriculum programs such as invite to teach, med careers and career internship are given priority. Those students still need to complete the application.  All other senior students will be entered into a random drawing. Students that are not awarded a spot will be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified before the end of this school year about your parking status for next year. Students who enter the lottery must hold a valid driver's license at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. 

Students who live within an established boundary close to the high school will not be allowed parking privileges at York. That area includes the streets south of the Northwestern/Metra railroad tracks, west of Cottage Hill, east of Route 83 and north of Vallette. 

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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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Three York Actors compete as Finalists at the Broadway Playhouse

"It is a true honor for a special group of  talented, amazing students" says York Theatre Director, Rebecca Marianetti. "To be recognized at this level by the IHSMTA is a huge compliment; the cast, crew, and orchestra of Bright Star are incredible performers and people... the entire creative team is thrilled for York".

On May 6, Students from the cast will perform at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, and Erin Lee (Alice Murphy), Bridey Costello (Margo Crawford), Mike Bindeman (Jimmy Ray Dobbs) will perform in front of a panel of professional actors for a chance to go the Jimmy Awards in New York City. 

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The York Album Project will be celebrating the release of their 5th album: Open Up (2019) on Saturday, May 4th, at Fitz’s Spare Keys at 119 N York St., Elmhurst, IL 60126. The show is all ages and will start at 6:30 pm with doors opening at 6 pm.

  • What – York Album Project Release Party (All Ages)
  • Where – Fitz’s Spare Keys at 119 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • When – Saturday, May 4th @ 6:30 PM (doors at 6pm)
  • Who – Several groups from York High School performing original music
  • Cover – $5 at the door
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York Manufacturing Lab Donation

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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Please come enjoy an afternoon of dancing, socializing, and outstanding food with the members of the York High School Student Council. The outstanding Big Ballroom Band will be providing an exciting array of music; and all senior citizens and their friends/family are invited to attend.

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2-4 pm
  • York High School Cafeteria/Commons
  • 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, IL. Please enter in "Main Entrance" door.

RSVP in order to help us with numbers, please contact Student Council sponsor Matt Moran at MMoran@elmhurst205.orgor 630-617-2400 x7285 (please leave a message with the number of people who will be attending.

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Do you know a York Community High School graduate, who has made an impact? Elmhurst CUSD205 encourages you to submit a nomination for the York Distinguished Alumni Program’s 2019 Dukes of Distinction at http://bit.ly/2DK7aVm. Nominees must be a York Community High School graduate of 10+ years (2008 or earlier), who have distinguished themselves through significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments, service and/or an outstanding contribution to society.

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