24 Hour automated attendance line
Pre-Arranged Absences: Medical, Court, College Visits, etc. Bring a note from your parent/guardian. Include: student name, ID number, year in school, date/time of absence, reason for absence and signature of parent/guardian.
Bring the note to the attendance office at door 3. You will be issued a pass to leave the building.
Please see your student agenda for York's official attendance policy.
Duke Decision Day is Monday, May 1st during all lunch periods in the Commons. It is an annual York event, sponsored by the College & Career Resource Center and the PTSA Academic Boosters. This event celebrates the symbolic commitment to the college, military or post-secondary plans.
Now that prom is in our rear view mirror, finals week and the end of the year are just on the horizon. Last week, we sent out the senior finals schedule, letting you know that the end of year schedule would come out soon. At last night's board meeting, the Board officially amended the calendar for the last day of school. Below is the schedule for the end of the year final exams--Tuesday, May 23rd - Thursday, May 25th. We hope that all of our students continue to have a great semester as the end of the year quickly approaches.
Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Final Exams:
Commencement for the Class of 2017 is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Joe Newton Field House at York High School. The graduation ceremony is our last opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments at York and we want to make this a memorable event for you and your family. Please take a few moments to review the following important information.
On May 21st, graduates must report to York by 12:00 noon. At the same time, doors will open for the public. Parking will be very limited, so we encourage you to carpool, if possible. Beginning at 11:50 a.m., we will provide continuous shuttle service from the commercial parking lot located on Rt. 83 near Whole Foods.
We recognize that graduation is a special time for families and that sometimes families need more than 6 tickets for the ceremony. For those families who will need additional tickets, please fill out the extra ticket request form. We will process extra ticket requests after Monday, May 8th. We will do our best to accommodate as many of the request within reason. Graduation will also be available to be viewed on line for those families who are unable to attend in person.
Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal
It is important to note that participation in the graduation ceremony is voluntary. If you choose not to participate in the ceremony, your parent must notify the school in writing. Please submit this correspondence to Kelly Corry in the Principal’s Office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th.
Scholarship Information for Graduation Program
If you have any questions about Commencement, please reply to this email or contact the main office at 630-617-2400.
Graduación para la clase de 2017 está programada para el domingo, 21 de mayo a la 1:00 pm en el Joe Newton Field House en la Secundaria York. La ceremonia de graduación es nuestra última oportunidad de celebrar sus logros en York. Compartimos su deseo de hacer este un evento memorable para usted y su familia. Por favor tome unos minutos para revisar la siguiente información importante.
El 21 de mayo, los graduados se reportarán a York a las 12:00 del mediodía y las puertas también se abrirán al público a las 12:00 mediodía. El estacionamiento será muy limitado, por favor de compartir un caro si es posible. Comenzando a las 11:50 am, tendremos servicio de transporte continuo desde el estacionamiento de Whole Foods localizado en la Ruta 83.
Boletos de Graduación
Cada estudiante que se va a graduar recibirá seis boletos. Tenga en cuenta: no se permitirá la entrada a la ceremonia sin boleto. Los boletos serán distribuidos después de la práctica de graduación el 19 de mayo. Si usted pide dos asientos para personas con deseabilidades esos boletos son parte de sus seis boletos. Por favor de llenar esta forma para solicitar boletos para personas con deseabilidades. Para hacer arreglos especiales de estacionamiento favor de llamar al 630-617-2400.
Reconocemos que la graduación es un momento especial para las familias y que a veces las familias necesitan más de 6 boletos. Para aquellas familias que necesitan boletos adicionales, por favor llene el formulario de solicitud de boletos adicionales (extra ticket request form). Procesaremos solicitudes de boletos adicionales después del lunes, 8 de mayo. Haremos todo lo posible para tratar de llenar todas las solicitudes pidiendo extra boletos, siempre y cuando sean dentro de razón. Graduación también estará disponible vía internet para aquellas familias que no pueden asistir en persona.
Gorra y Bata (Caps and Gowns)
Distribución de gorra y bata se llevarán a cabo en el Gimnasio del Sur el viernes, 19 de mayo de las 8:00am a las 11:30am. Todas las cuentas de los Seniors deben de estar pagadas para este día para poder recibir su gorra y bata. Si usted tiene una cuenta que tiene que ser pagada, usted recibió una carta del Asistente Director McGuire.
Ensayo de Graduación Obligatorio
Habrá un ensayo de graduación obligatorio el viernes 19 de mayo a las 12:45pm. Los estudiantes deben estar presentes en el ensayo si van a participar en la ceremonia de graduación.
Es importante saber que la participación en la ceremonia de graduación es voluntaria. Si decide no participar en la ceremonia, los padres deben notificar a la escuela por escrito. Por favor, envíe una nota a Kelly Corry en la oficina de la Directora antes de las 3:00pm del jueves 18 de mayo.
Información de Becas para el Programa de GraduaciónComo parte del programa de graduación, queremos reconocer a todos los estudiantes que se van a graduar y que han recibido becas de la universidad que planean asistir y por otras agencias. Para asegurarse de que reconocemos a todos los estudiantes con becas, por favor mande su información de becas para el lunes, 8 de mayo. Tenemos la información sobre becas presentadas en la Secundaria York durante nuestras noches de premios. Por lo tanto, no es necesario darnos esta información.
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la ceremonia, por favor responda a este correo electrónico o llame a la oficina al 630-617-2400.
Erin DeLuga Directora
Drew McGuire Asistente Director
Morgan Taylor and Emmanuel Utomi were honored by IPA during a breakfast on April 24. These students were honored for making positive contributions, for achieving high academic goals and demonstrating enthusiastic school spirit. They show a positive attitude towards classmates and possess strength of character and courage to do what is right.
The DuPage Region of the Illinois Principals Association congratulates these students and celebrate their success.
Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance into the National Technical Honor Society. The mission of NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership. Students were honored at a Breakfast on April 21st.
2017 NTHS Inductees
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer joins more than 400 school chiefs from across the state, representing 1.35 million students, in calling for the Illinois General Assembly to immediately pass a state budget. The grassroots initiative - called “Pass Illinois’ Budget!” - also urges lawmakers and Governor Rauner to improve the state’s education funding formula, and pay school districts millions of dollars owed in unpaid bills this year.
While K-12 education has benefited from a partially-funded state budget, Illinois schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. Districts will continue to struggle if “Mandated Categoricals,” state payments which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. District 205 has not received three categorical payments this year. Here are the largest funds due:
State revenue accounts for about 8.13 percent of District 205’s operating budget or $9,341,790. The General State Aid payments, which support general operating expenses, are being paid on time, however, the categorical payments are not. District 205 has not received any categorical payments this year with the exception of one late quarter payment from last fiscal year.
When prom is the talk of the town, you know the end of the year is near. Below you will find the senior final exam schedule. We anticipate that the last day of school will be approved at the Board meeting on Tuesday, and following that approval, we will be able to publish the end of the year final exam schedule. Thank you for your patience, and we wish all of our Dukes well as we enter the final stretch toward graduation.
Senior Final Exam Schedule (90 minute periods)
The District 205 Foundation offers a variety of gifts and keepsakes that celebrate York and make perfect graduation gifts. A 10-pack of York High School notecards with envelopes are perfect for graduation announcements or thank you notes. Surprise your student with a hand crafted pewter ornament of York's facade. And for a lasting gift that commemorates the York experience, a paver brick with a personal engraved message can be purchased and installed in the paver patio outside of the Academic Building. Give a gift that lasts with all proceeds benefiting Foundation programs that impact every school and enhance the education of all students. Visit http://www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_gifts for more information and to make a purchase.
The York Student Council is again sponsoring a Senior Citizen Prom on in the York High School Cafeteria/Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Take a stroll down memory lane with live music from the Ballroom Big Band. All senior citizens, as well as their friends and family members are invited. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Student Council sponsor Matt Moran at MMoran@elmhurst205.org or 630-617-2400 x7285. Please leave a message that includes your name and the number of people who will be attending.
Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competitions in Springfield, IL on April 6th and 7th. 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: Nina Fabrizius, Ayanna Johnson, Lauren Noonan, Olivia Becker, Jamie Killian, Jenna Gallichio, Caitlyn Rambo, Meghan Sly, and Elena Vezmar.
The following students received a silver medal in their competition category: Ally Geary, Isabella Lopiano, Allison Evans, Mei Giuffre, Jolene Gundrum, Madison Miller (national qualifier), Gabriella Purpora, Katie Strawbridge, Ellaby Rohde, Iqra Shaikh (national qualifier), Christine Millins, Clarissa Gecey, Julianna Gecey, Samantha Flesch, and Kevin Homan
The following students received a bronze medal in their competition category: Allison Stramel
The RevTrak Web Store is getting a makeover. This new mobile-friendly design will simplify end-user experience when making payments from any device. Visit the Web Store through any web browser on the device of your choosing – it’s that easy. In addition to the responsive design, the following features have been added:
Last fall, the York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) recognized and honored seven Dukes of Distinction for 2016, alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant and extraordinary accomplishments or through service and an outstanding contribution to society. The nomination deadline for 2017 is April 30. Nominations may be completed online at www.elmhurst205.org/17Nomination. For further information, please visit the YDAP page or contact District 205 Director of Communications Melea Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Administrative Assistant Debbie Hollstein (email@example.com) in the Office of Communications/Alumni Relations at 630-941-4719.
The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
Congratulations to the following students who have qualified and will be competing at the State SkillsUSA Competition and Leadership Conference, April 27-29, 2017 in Springfield. 38 students have qualified for this state level competition! The largest ever!
Architectural Drafting (CAD):
Automotive Service Technology:
Collision Repair Technology:
Power Equipment Technology:
Principles of Engineering:
Screen Printing Technology:
Technical Drafting (CAD):
It is with great excitement that York Community High School presents the most beloved Broadway Musical, West Side Story, on the evenings of April 27- 29, with a matinee performance on Sunday, April 30.
Tickets for West Side Story have sold out.
Although tickets are completely sold out we do anticipate some tickets to become available on the days of the shows. We can not anticipate who's plans might change between now and the performances. We will have a Waitlist for each show. Here are the details:
Performances: April 27 28, 29th (7:30 pm Start Time)
Where: York High School - Waitlist Table outside Baker Auditorium. You must come in person to sign in for the waitlist. NO EMAIL REQUESTS
When: Waitlist sign in will start at 6:00pm
Performance: April 30th (2:00 pm Start Time)
Where: York High School - Waitlist Table outside Baker Auditorium. You must come in person to sign in for the waitlist. NO EMAIL REQUESTS
When: Waitlist sign in will start at 12:30pm
All waitlist tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis. Our goal is to seat as many patrons as possible for each show.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for supporting York Drama!
"Starring a cast of 72 and an orchestra of 28, 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 Story is a true inspiration," said Director Rebecca Marianetti.
Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 10th birthday and the 2nd dose shall have been received on or after their 16th birthday, at least eight weeks after the first dose. If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required. This requirement also applies to children who transfer into Illiniois schools from other states or countries.
Please download the letter below to have your physician's office complete the immunization documentation record and return it to York HS Health Office by May 15, 2017.
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:
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.
Athanasia Nassopoulos, RN, BSN, PEL-SN
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