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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
DeLaRosa, Melissa
Assistant Principal mdelarosa@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
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McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Wagner, Rob
Assistant Principal for Athletics rwagner@elmhurst205.org
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Hughes, Suzanne
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We are excited to host a St. Baldrick's event this year at York. The St. Baldrick's Foundation helps to support research for childhood cancer.  We have staff and students ready to make this event memorable and successful for our school community.  Since this is our 1st year holding our event, we have set our fundraising goal at $5000.  But we are very hopeful that we will be able to exceed that goal.  Our own Mr. Doherty has laid out a challenge of $15,000 to shave his head.  I believe those locks are worth every penny!  Please take a minute to visit our page and consider donating for this worthy cause!  Our event will coincide with a spring pep rally on March 24th where we will be shaving heads of our top money winners and hopefully Mr. Doherty himself!  I have faith in our community to come out strong for an amazing cause!  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Joe O'Malley at jomalley@elmhurst205.org or Mr. Drew McGuire at dmcguire@elmhurst205.org.

Thank you for your consideration!
Mr. O'Malley and Mr. McGuire


It is with great excitement that York High School presents the most beloved Broadway Musical, West Side Story, April 27,28,29,30. Starring a cast of 73 and an orchestra of 33, with an incredible technical crew, this is a musical not to be missed. Staying true to the original choreography of Jerome Robbins and honoring the struggles of New York City, West Side  is a true inspiration. Tickets will go on sale to the public March 16 at ticketpeak/yorkdrama.


Getting dressed up to attend a high school prom or dance can be a big deal. Sometimes, the cost of formal wear can be overwhelming. The York High School PTSA (Parent/Teacher/Student Association) invites young ladies to attend the “Say Yes to the Prom Dress” event at the sixth annual prom dress and accessory giveaway on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 1 to 3 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst.

Girls ages 13 to 18 can select from more than 400 gently-used dresses in a variety of styles and sizes. Dress shoes, purses, jewelry and unopened
 makeup items are also available. Dresses are FREE, but limited to one (1) dress per customer. The event is open to the public and all Chicago and Western Suburban High School girls are welcome.

It’s not too late to clean out your closets and donate new or gently used long and short party dresses from homecomings, proms, graduations, weddings and other bygone events. Dressy shoes, purses, jewelry and unopened 
makeup also accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the York Attendance Office and/or at 300 S. Fair Avenue, in Elmhurst. Contact Marie Gall at tmkgall@gmail.com or 773.595.9158 with questions.


Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America regional competitions at College of Dupage on February 3rd and February 10th. 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. Additionally the “Most Outstanding” (MO) distinction was awarded to the student who had the most exemplary project/performance out of all the competitors in their competition category.


The following students received first place in their competition category: Olivia Becker (MO), Jenna Gallichio (MO), Jamie Killian (MO), Caitlyn Rambo, Elena Vezmar (MO), Meghan Sly, Julianna Gecsey (MO), Allison Evans (MO), Christine Millins, Lauren Noonan, Sophie Ward, and Sarah Pinkowski.


The following students received second place in their competition category: Samantha Flesch, Clarissa Gecsey, Elizabeth Benvenuto, Emily Schlecht, Elena Coletta, Nina Fabrizius, Ally Geary, Aileen Horn, Aleksija Iglendza, Ella Pittman, Kylie Travers, Mei Giuffre, Jolene Gundrum, Madison Miller, Gabriella Purpora, Katie Strawbridge, Kaitlyn Templeman, Ally Bassing, Ellaby Rohde, Iqra Shaikh, and Ayanna Johnson.

The following students received third place in their competition category: Allison Stramel, Kevin Homan, Isabella Lopiano, Annaliese Bartuch, and Stephanie Monaco.


With spring on our doorstep, it’s time to begin to think about the spring SAT to be delivered at York on Wednesday, April 5th, beginning at 7:40 AM.  In a few weeks, we will be sending out an email to families with testing day reminders, dismissal times and bus schedules; however, we wanted to give an early reminder for families as they plan their spring calendars.  On April 5th, senior students are not in attendance, and all juniors will be taking the SAT.  All currently enrolled juniors have been registered for the test, and there is no additional fee.  While juniors are taking the SAT, our sophomores and freshmen will be participating in a career day that will include a keynote speaker, career fair, and several sessions throughout the day.  We hope this advance notice helps with your planning, and please keep an eye out for our detailed email mid-March.



Con la primavera ya acercándose,  es hora de comenzar a pensar en el examen SAT  que será dado en la Secundaria York el miércoles, 5 de abril, comenzando a las 7:40 AM. En pocas semanas, estaremos enviando un correo electrónico a las familias con recordatorios de días del examen, tiempos de despidas y horario de autobuses; Sin embargo, quisiéramos dar un recordatorio temprano para las familias para que planean sus calendarios de la primavera. El 5 de abril, los estudiantes de último año (Seniors) no asisten a la escuela, y todos los estudiantes en tercer año (Juniors) tomarán el SAT. Todos los alumnos en el tercer año de secundaria (Juniors) que están inscritos en la escuela han sido registrados para el examen y no hay ningún costo adicional. Mientras que los estudiantes del tercer año (Juniors) están tomando el SAT, nuestros estudiantes de segundo año (Sophomores) y los estudiantes de primer año (Freshmen)  estarán participando en un día de carreras,  que incluirá un orador, feria de carreras, y varias sesiones durante todo el día. Esperamos que este aviso anticipado ayude con su planeamiento, y a medio-marzo mandaremos un correo electrónico con más detalles. 



All students who attend school in Elmhurst, public or private, are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 8th. The 21st annual Student Chess Tournament will be held on Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school.
receive; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Last year, over 200 students participated in the tournament.

Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slips and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com.


Know an outstanding youth volunteer? The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, the presentation of which will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Sandburg Middle School. Nominations are being accepted for young volunteers who reside within Elmhurst District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.


To receive a paper nomination form, call the City of Elmhurst at 630-530-3010 or visit www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Service-Award to access the online form. Nominees must be students in grades K-12; service must be voluntary and unpaid. Nominations must be received by Friday March 10, 2017. Award winners will be personally congratulated by the Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, with a reception following the program. For more information, contact Youth Commission Chair Jackie Tamer at jackietamer@gmail.com.


As we welcome your child to York High School in the fall, we want to take this opportunity to explain the health requirements for incoming freshman students.  Illinois State law requires that all incoming freshmen have an updated physical examination and proof of receiving all required immunizations on file. The physical examination must be on either the state-approved certificate of health form; the approved form provided by some physicians’ offices; or on the form found on the district website, www.elmhurst205.org. Please note that the IHSA Sports Physical form is not acceptable for entry into 9th grade.

In order for your child to be in compliance with the physical examination and immunization requirements, the following MUST be completed as directed:
● All required immunizations must be documented on the front or first page of the form. The immunization chart must be filled in with correct dates and signed and dated by a physician, RN, or Medical Assistant.
● The child’s Health History questions (yes/no questions at the top of the second page) must be completed, signed, and dated by the parent/guardian.
● The Physical Examination is to be completed, signed, and dated by the physician. Please make sure that the physician has checked the boxes at the bottom of this page indicating whether or not your child can participate in physical education and interscholastic sports.

Please note: Incomplete examination forms and incomplete immunization records will be returned to you for completion. Your child will not be compliant with Illinois State Law until the necessary documentation is on file. The completed physical form must be on file in the York Health Services Office by the 1st day of school. Students who do not have a completed 9th grade physical and immunization record on file by the first day of school, will be placed on a list for possible exclusion. District 205 will exclude students from school according to state law, at the minimum date set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education. Once the student is excluded, the student will not be allowed to attend school, or participate in or attend any school functions, including athletic or extracurricular activities, until the required physical examination and immunization documentation is received in the Health Services Office.


Please submit completed physicals to the York High School Health Services Office. They may be mailed, brought into the Health Services Office, or faxed only to (630)-782-6594. During summer break, health records can be turned in at the York Main Office. Do not turn the form in to summer school staff, counselors, hall monitors or coaches. Please keep a copy for your records.


Students who do not have access to a health care provider may contact the DuPage County All Kids Program at (630)-782-7400.


If you have any questions please call the Health Services Office at (630)-617-2438.

Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN

Athanasia Nassopoulos, RN, BSN, PEL-SN
MaryAnn Patti, Secretary



York Community High School has named a total of 1,976 students to the first semester honor roll for the 2016-17 school year, based on their exemplary academic performance.

Students achieving a 3.5 or higher are recognized with High Honors and students achieving 3.0 – 3.4999 grade point average are recognized with Honors.


With a theme of The Future is Now, the 2017 D205 Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, at The Hyatt Lodge on McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. Join a community of friends ready to support a learning revolution by raising funds that will help promote future ready learning and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools. The event promises to be an elegant and entertaining evening featuring a plated dinner, beverages, raffles, awesome mini and live auctions, as well as an opportunity to hear about new trends in learning spaces and education. Cost is $175 per person and space is limited; visit www.elmhurst205.org/2017gala to learn more and purchase tickets.

Another way to participate, even if you can't attend the Gala, is to purchase a "Golden Raffle Ticket" for $100. Only 100 tickets are being sold and the winner will get to chose one of the following trips: 4-nights stay in Puntacana, Dominican Republic, Sam Adams Boston VIP Tour, or a 3-Nights Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway - airfare for two included.  To purchase a raffle ticket, please email Pam Hamil at pjhamil@gmail.com.


Below are the dates in which eighth 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.












Important Dates

February 27 - March 3 Fine Arts Week
March 1 Student Late Arrival 9:25
March 2 Student of the Month
March 3 No Student Attendance - Teacher Institute Day
March 7 York Dance Company Recital 7:30
March 8 Student Late Arrival 9:25
March 10 Spring Fling 3:30
March 15 Student Late Arrival 9:25
March 17 End of 3rd Quarter
March 22 Student Late Arrival 9:25
  All District Band Festival 7:30
March 27 - 31 Spring Break
April 12

Student Late Arrival 9:25

April 13 Student of the Month
April 14 Non Attendance Day
April 18 Scholarship Night 7:00
April 19 Student Late Arrival 9:25
April 20 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30
April 22 Junior/Senior Prom 5:00
April 26 Student Late Arrival 9:25
April 27 - 29 Spring Musical - West Side Story 7:30
April 30 Spring Musical - West Side Story 2:00
May 1 Duke Decision Day
May 2 Cadet/Concert Band Concert 7:30
May 4 Student of the Month
May 11 Spring Art Show 6:00
May 16 Senior Final Exams
  Cadet/Concert Orchestra Concert 7:30
May 17 Senior Final Exams
May 18 Symphony Orchestra Concert 7:30
May 19 Senior Checkout 8:00
  Graduation Practice 12:30
  Senior BBQ 2:00
May 21 Commencement Ceremony 1:00
May 22 Final Exams
May 23 Final Exams
May 24 Final Exams

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