York Community High School

NEWSLETTER: Academic News @ York

January 2019

Compiled by Victoria Ludkowski                                January 2019                                          2018 - 2019 Issue 5

 

 

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 morning, January 10 at 8:30 a.m. in the Yorker Room.  All parents are welcome. Please park in the bus lanes, to allow in/out visitors access to the visitor parking spaces.
  • Like us on Facebook: visit our page “York PTSA Academic Boosters” and click the ‘like’ button.
  • Visit our website at: http://york.elmhurst205.org/welcometoacademicboosters to find more information about our organization and support for your student during their years at York.
  • Our main publication is the “Making the Most of Yorkguidebook which was written by York parents for York parents.

·       Our Monthly Checklist is a Grade-by-Grade Checklist for Students & Parents written by parents who have ‘been there’ (not an official District 205 document).

·       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 (Espanol).

 

Do you want to get involved? Visit our AB Contacts page for our events, activities and committees. Please consider taking an active part in academic success at York – we lift all boats! Thank you.

 

Note: If you have an academically-oriented club or team, and have news to share, you can post on our York PTSA Academic Boosters Face book Page! Share your proud moments and encourage others to get involved. Page posts are monitored for appropriateness.

 

 

York Academic Updates

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

 

Illinois State Scholars

12/20/2018 York PTSA Academic Boosters are so excited to congratulate York's 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars! Visit our web page to learn more and see the list of honorees: york.elmhurst205.org/ABILSS. (from the York PTSA Academic Boosters Facebook page)

 

Model UN

12/6/2018 Congratulations are in order! York Model United Nations continued its 2018-19 campaign with another highly successful conference. York sent 19 delegates to the highly competitive Canadian-American Security Councils in Lansing Michigan last Friday and Saturday. The York delegates' diplomatic skills were on full display with Danny Reidinger, Nick Pomatto, Alex Norgle, and Noah Fine receiving Highest Honors, and Maddy Small receiving Second Honors. (from the York PTSA Academic Boosters Facebook page)

 

Speech Team

12/19/2018 Speech Team does it again! The team placed 1st at the Willowbrook Invitation where we scored 440 points and had 20 finalists. See the York Speech Team Webpage for more information. (from the York PTSA Academics Boosters Facebook Page)

 

12/11/2018 Congrats once again to York’s Speech team. They took 1st Place at the Palatine Invitation out of 26 schools. Great work DUKES!!! See the York Speech Team Webpage for more information. (from the York PTSA Academics Boosters Facebook Page)

 

Student of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

 

December 2018

 

English:

Katherine Clugg

ELL:

Oseas Garcia Ramos
Oliber Morales Ramos

Marvin Ramos Jiminez

Science:

Lauren Keith

York Student Services:

Christian LePore

Social Studies:

Annalise Belzile

York Athletics:

Krystyna Panek

Mathematics:

Rose Menichini

Business:

Katherine McDonald

Industrial Technology:

Joseph Jurczyk

Visual Art:

Caroline Dorion

PE/Health/Drivers Ed:

Thomas Milutin

Family & Consumer Sciences:

Kendall Bolt

Performing Arts:

Ashley Homolka

World Language:

Katrina Sales

York Activities:

David Hansen

What to Do: JANUARY

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

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

 

Freshmen:

• Fine Arts Week and the annual Talent Show usually happen in late February, early March. Starting putting an act together!

 

Sophomores:

• Take AAPPL/STAMP test(s) on January 23rd to earn the Seal of Biliteracy on your diploma.  Click on the above link to register in advance.

 

Juniors:

• Take AAPPL/STAMP test(s) on January 23rd to earn the Seal of Biliteracy on your diploma. Click on the above link to register in advance.

 

Seniors:

• Most Regular Decision applications are due 1/1.

• Take AAPPL/STAMP test(s) on January 23rd to earn the Seal of Biliteracy on your diploma. Click on the above link to register in advance.

• Send transcript of fall grades to colleges requiring them. Request forms are available in the CCRC.

• Performing Arts students often have live college auditions during January and February. Be sure to check dates with each college.

 

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

 

York PTSA Academic Boosters Mission

The York PTSA Academic Boosters committee was formed to fulfill one of many elements of the PTSA mission -- to advocate for and support activities that encourage a robust academic environment at York. One way the committee does this is by spotlighting those York clubs and PTSA events/activities which are academically-oriented.

In addition, by developing parent guidebooks, online tools, and organizing monthly PTSA-AB presentations by York faculty and administration, PTSA-AB offers all parents a terrific way to learn about the amazing environment at York, and how to navigate and balance the many academically rich opportunities for their child.

york.elmhurst205.org/welcometoacademicboosters

 

Congratulations, and Go Dukes!!

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

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