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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
Assistant Principal
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Melissa
Assistant Principal
Wagner, Rob
Assistant Principal for Athletics rwagner@elmhurst205.org
Corry, Kelly
Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Hughes, Suzanne
Secretary to the Assistant Principals shughes@elmhurst205.org
Czarnecki, Dana
Financial Secretary and Substitute Coordinator


YHS News


The York Performing Arts Department is proud to present “From the Mainland to the Islands” featuring York alum Paul McDermand with a special performance by the York High School Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday evening, October 10, at 7:30 pm in the Merle E. Baker Auditorium.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults (general seating) and children 18 and under are free! Click on the link to purchase tickets!  www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama


Steel drum and marimba artist Paul McDermand has appeared with some of the biggest names in music including Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Natalie Cole and the Moody Blues.  Paul is surrounded by an all-star rhythm section culled from the stages of Stevie Nicks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.



It’s hard to believe that just over 4 weeks into the 2017-18 school year, we are looking forward to the course selection process for our current 8th grade class--the Class of 2022.  As you may be aware, our district is no longer using the EXPLORE--a standardized test that both helped monitor students’ growth from the EXPLORE in 8th grade through the ACT during their junior year and assisted in the course selection process; instead, we have moved to the PSAT 8/9, which will allow us to monitor students’ growth from PSAT 8/9 in 8th grade through the SAT their junior year and to help in this year’s course selection process.

  • Current 8th grade students in District 205 will take the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, October 4th, at their respective middle schools.
  • Current Elmhurst residents who attend 8th grade in local private schools have the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9 on Saturday, October 14th, at York High School.  For private school students who cannot attend on the 14th, a makeup date has been scheduled for the following Saturday, October 21st.
    • If your private school student attends Immaculate Conception, Immanuel Lutheran, or Visitation, you will be receiving a mailing from us, asking for you to confirm the information we have for your student and to indicate which test date your student will attend.

Since we needed to make a change with the standardized test, it was a great opportunity to make other adjustments to our course selection process, and we hope they will reduce student stress over the course selection process and will reduce classroom interruptions in their 8th grade classes.  These course selection rubrics--English, Math, Science, and World Languages--will be published in the next few weeks.


We cannot wait to meet the Class of 2022 at our 8th Grade Academic & Activity Night on Tuesday, January 30th.  This is a great night that allows you to hear more information about the course selection process at York, and it allows our future Dukes to see all of the amazing clubs, sports, and activities that await them in the halls and on the fields at York High School.


Go Dukes!


Homecoming dance will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 7-10 pm in the York Fieldhouse. Tickets will go on sale in the bookstore on Wednesday, September 13. Tickets are $21 at the bookstore, $26 at the door ($1 from each ticket will go to Hurricane Harvey relief). Students may attend with a date or with a group of friends. Attire is semi-formal, students who are denied entry due to inappropriate attire will NOT be given a refund. Entrance to the dance will end at 8 pm.


Please plan to join us on Monday, September 18 at 7 PM in the York High School Commons, when Superintendent Dr. David Moyer will present his State of the Schools address. Come join us as we celebrate student and staff achievements, share our District goals for 2017-18 and talk about plans for Focus 205 Phase II.


The College of DuPage Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K has something for everyone: great food, a fun 5K, kid’s 100-yard dash and, new this year, an opportunity to fund a scholarship for York Community High School graduates attending COD. Sign up for the 5K Saturday, September 23, from 2 to 7:30 PM (race starts at 5 PM) and your registration fee will support a dedicated scholarship for a Duke at COD.

To register, visit www.cod.edu/5K. While you are there, check out the stellar lineup of outrageous food trucks. No need to register for a race to enjoy diverse cuisine from 18 phenomenal food trucks. Bring your family and friends! COD is located at 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.


Below are the dates in which 8th grade parochial students, who are residents of District 205, may shadow a current York student for the entire school day. We will allow up to 30 students per date on a first come, first served basis. Students will be assigned to shadow a York Ambassador. Ambassadors are trained to host students and acquaint them with many aspects of York High School. To request that your child can attend one of the dates, please click the link to sign up.












The Harlem Wizards are back in Elmhurst on Saturday, September 30th to entertain the crowd with high-energy exhibition play and audience participation. Cheer on our team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers as they challenge the Wizards in a basketball game that is sure to include wild antics and lots of laughs. The event will be held at York High School beginning at 5:00 PM. Concessions, merchandise and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this family-friendly fundraiser support District 205 Foundation programs and enhancements that benefit all Elmhurst public school students. Click here to learn more and guarantee a seat at this popular Saturday event.


Important Dates

Sept. 20 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
  Powder Puff Football Game 6:30pm
Sept. 22 Homecoming Game 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Sept. 23 Homecoming Dance 7:00pm
Sept. 27 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Sept. 30 D205 Foundation Fundraiser - Wizards Basketball Game 7:00pm
Oct. 3 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00pm
Oct. 4 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Oct. 9 No School - Columbus Day
Oct. 10 No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00am
Oct. 11 Fall Testing Day
Oct. 12 Student Of The Month 7:00am
Oct. 17 Yearbook Photo Make-Ups 7:30am
Oct. 18 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
  Trivia Night 7:00pm
Oct. 23 Orchestra Chamber Ensemble 7:30pm
Oct. 25 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Oct. 26 Fall Play 7:30pm
Oct. 27 Fall Play 7:30pm
Oct. 28 Fall Play 7:30pm
Oct. 29 Fall Play 2:00pm
Oct. 30 Junior Parent Night 7:00pm
Nov. 1 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Nov. 2 York Distinguished Alumni 6:00pm
Nov. 3 Movie On The Field - dusk
Nov. 7 NHS Induction 7:00 pm
Nov. 8 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Advance Dance Performance 7:30 pm
Nov. 9 Student Of The Month 7:00 am
Nov. 10 Veteran's Day Assembly 7:40 am
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Breakfast 9:00 am
Nov. 15 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Nov. 22 - 24 No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Nov. 30 Holiday Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 6 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 7 Winter Art Show 6:00 pm
  Holiday Band Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 13 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 14 Student Of The Month 7:00am
  Holiday Choral concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 20 - 22 First Semester Final Exams
Dec. 25 - Jan. 5 Winter Break

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