York Community High School

NEWSLETTER: Academic News @ York

November 2018

 

Compiled by Victoria Ludkowski                                                           2018 - 2019 Issue 3

 

 

November 2018

 

 

This Academic News at York Newsletter is brought to you by the PTSA Academic Boosters. All current and previous newsletters can be found on the Academic Boosters website.

 

  • Come to our next meeting on Thursday November 1st at 8:30 a.m. in the CCRC. Learn about Advanced Placement & Honors – the tactical and the strategic – why, why not, pros, cons, real life stories in a parent-to-parent conversation about AP and Honors classes.  All parents are welcome.
  • Like us on Face book: visit our page “York PTSA Academic Boosters” and click the ‘like’ button.
  • Visit our website at: http://york.elmhurst205.org/welcometoacademicboosters.
  • Our main publication is the “Making the Most of Yorkguidebook. 

·       Our Monthly Checklist is a Grade-by-Grade Guide for Students & Parents.

·       Please visit our new Academic Boosters (PTSA) Spanish Publications locker to view the Making the Most of York guidebook and the Grade-by-Grade Guide in Spanish.

 

 

Support strong academics at York by participating in PTSA-AB activities!  Take a look here.  

 

On November 6, 2018, there is a mid-term election and on the ballot is the referendum for CUSD 205 schools.  Find out more about it at the District 205 website. Thank you.

  

York Academic Updates

(Alphabetic by group name and descending
order by date, for each club/activity/honor)

  

Model UN

10/6/2018 York Model UN had an epic showing at the Carl Sandburg Model UN Conference this last Saturday.  The York delegation of 26 students brought home 9 awards (no really, that’s not a typo, 9 awards!!!). Best delegate honors were awarded to Alex Norgle, Maddy Small and Aaron Ludkowski; outstanding delegate honors were earned by Nick Pomatto and Danny Reidinger; and honorable delegate honors were achieved by Evan Johnston, Dylan Mahoney, Noah Fine and Maja Wlodarczyk on her very first Model UN conference. Great job York Model UN! (from the York Announcements)

 

Student of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

 

October 2018

 

English:

Benjamin Zurlo

ELL:

Yelmi Tornez-Martell

Science:

Liwia Kiryk

York Student Services:

Reed Brunson

Social Studies:

Lily Rende

York Athletics:

Gianna Nikoleit

Mathematics:

Julia Stone

Business:

Brian Niederman

Industrial Technology:

Joseph Gemini

Visual Art:

Guadalupe Guzman

PE/Health/Drivers Ed:

Vincent Lococo

Family & Consumer Sciences:

Natalie Nutter

Performing Arts:

Lissandra Martinez

World Language:

Neri Hernandez Garcia

York Activities:

Maxwell Hofflich

 

 

What to Do: NOVEMBER

Here is your grade-by-grade checklist which is focused on what York has to offer.

 

Click to access the Monthly Planner Checklist Grade-by-Grade Guide for York Students and Parents.

 

EVERYONE:  Visit the presentation on the changes to the course catalog and the registration timeline HERE.

 

Freshmen:

 

·       Use your 4-year course plan to begin planning classes for next year and for summer school if interested. Be sure to think about balance, electives and classes in new areas to explore emerging interests. Refer to the Course Selection Timeline link above for specific dates

·       Peruse the Performing Arts Calendar for band, orchestra, choir, dance, and drama performances!

 

Sophomores:

 

·       Thinking about post-high school plans that do not involve college? Check out the CCRC website for information on gap years, military service and school-to-work options. Talk with your counselor!

·       It is not too early to visit college campuses on school holidays or long weekends. Always go to their websites to register for admissions presentations and tours.

 

Juniors:

 

·       Use your 4-year course plan to begin planning classes for next year and for summer school if interested. Be sure to think about balance, electives and classes in new areas to explore emerging interests.

·        Course selection notes:

o   AP Science labs require a lunch/half period.

o   Invite to Teach and Medical Careers courses are each two class periods.

o   Seniors may take 4-12 credits at Elmhurst College. Refer to the York Coursebook and speak with your counselor.

o   Juniors and seniors can take classes at the Technology Center of DuPage. Refer to the York Coursebook and speak with your counselor.

·       National Honor Society inductions are November 8th. Students may also apply during senior year.

·       Thinking about post-high school plans that do not involve college? Check out the CCRC website for information on gap years, military service and school-to-work options. Talk with your counselor!

·       Plan college visits for winter or spring vacation. Always go to school websites to register for admissions presentations and tours.

 

 

Seniors:

 

·       Early Action and Early Decision due dates are usually 11/1 or 11/15.

·       Students qualifying for the Seal of Biliteracy will have a memo on their transcript indicating this, in time for ED/EA applications.

·       National Honor Society inductions.

·       Thinking about post-high school plans that do not involve college? Check out the CCRC website for information on gap years, military service and school-to-work options. Talk with your counselor!

 

 

Thinking about college? York’s College & Career Counseling Center (CCRC) and PTSA Academic Boosters’ web pages have resources for you. See our website for some upcoming STEM Activities.

 

 

 

RESOURCES

 

Common Application

Here is a Washington Post article that speaks the truth in the college application process. The takeaway? Find a good fit for you (your student). Look at admission percentages with a grain of salt. Click here for more information. (York PTSA Academic Boosters)

 

Tutoring

York Tutoring Center provides a dedicated space for students that need help with homework, learning new skills, or reinforcing concepts already learned. Students can be paired with a Peer Tutor or a Teacher based on the student’s individual needs free of charge. Click here for more information.

 

College Rankings, Best Colleges by Salary Potential

Check out this resource – use the Bachelors, Associates and Majors drop down menus to explore median pay by schools, majors or by job happiness. Also, check out the slide show to look at Best Schools by Majors https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report

 

 

Congratulations, and Go Dukes!!

 

 

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