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Bring the note to the campus supervisor at door 1. You will be issued a pass to leave the building.

Please see your student agenda for York's official attendance policy.

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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
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McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Melissa
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Wagner, Rob
Assistant Principal for Athletics rwagner@elmhurst205.org
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All District 205 students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing their donations to their local school from October 23-November 17. There will also be collection bins at the Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA and Park District locations. The donations will then be picked up and moved to the Elmhurst Public Works Garage, where they will be sorted and boxed for distribution in December.

The United Community Concerns Association gives assistance to Elmhurst school children and their families, providing food baskets and food certificates at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Last year UCCA assisted over 300 families throughout the holidays. Please see the related flyer posted on the D205 Virtual Backpack page.


Duke and Future Duke Parents - Get some holiday shopping off your to-do list with the York Athletic Boosters Holiday Sale! The Athletic Boosters are taking special orders for several York Spirit items, just in times for the holidays and ONLY available through this holiday sale. Visit the online order site https://agpeservices.com/estore/PSWEAR/York/Spiritwear at or visit the York High School Athletic Boosters page at york.elmhurst205.org/yboosters and check out these items that will not be stocked at the bookstore. New fleece joggers, full zip tech sweatshirt and a festive York Duke tree ornament as well as a personalized fleece blanket and letterman’s sweatshirt jacket are available. ORDERS MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 19th-NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.  Pick up will be conveniently at York High School in the lobby at Door #1 of the Academic Building on December 13th from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm.  On the pick-up date, we will also have our entire regular inventory of items available for sale, such as our classic York Green or Black Hoodie, PomPom hats, Duke socks, Flannel Pants and T-shirts. York Apparel makes great gifts for students in every grade!


Questions, please contact Christine Juneman CLJuneman@gmail.com, 630.258.3880


It’s hard to believe that we are already thinking about Thanksgiving, and you know what that means...final exams for semester one is on the horizon.  Please see the final exam schedule below to help with your planning during the busy holiday season, and we hope everyone has a strong, productive end to the semester.




Dec. 20th


Dec. 21st


Dec. 22nd


(90 Mins)

Period 8 Period 3 Period 1


(90 Mins)

Period 7 Period 2

Period 4


(50 Mins)



(90 Mins)

Period 6 Period 5 Make Up


  • Students should expect to have a Final Exam or Final Project in every class unless otherwise noted on the course syllabus.  Finals count for up to 20% of the semester one grade.
  • Students must take exams during the regular exam period.  No exams will be administered­ early; however, students who have three exams scheduled for one day may arrange to change one by contacting their counselor. Students should not ask their teacher to change an exam period.
  • Students are free to leave campus during times they do not have an exam.  Study areas (Learning Commons and Math Lab) will be open if students have an open period and do not want to leave the building.    The TMC will be open until 4:10 on all days for Make Up exams.
  • There will be a 10-minute passing period between consecutive exams.
  • Breakfast will be available from 7:00-9:00 on all three exam days.  Lunch service will be available from 11:00 - 12:00 on Wednesday and Thursday.  There will not be lunch service on Friday, December 22nd.
  • During finals, students in the TLS program and students who attend the Transition Center will meet for an instruction day from 7:40 to 1:30 on Wednesday and Thursday and from 7:40 to 11:00 on Friday.
  • Buses will run on regular schedules all three mornings.  On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, buses will depart at 1:40 with late buses departing at 3:30 and 4:30.  On Friday, buses will depart at 11:00 with late buses departing at 1:45 and 4:30. 

As we begin to move into our course selection process, we wanted to publish our course recommendation rubrics, so families can have as much information as they can before choosing courses at York High School in January 2018.


First, you’ll note that there is a middle school evaluation as a component in the course selection process on each rubric. We believe that the educators in our middle schools play a crucial role in helping us to understand our students beyond the quantifiables because we all know that how students learn, communicate, and react to challenges can be just as important as scores on a test.


Next, you’ll find that each course uses the PSAT 8/9 to help determine which course would be a good fit for each student. Not only does this help us with course recommendations for incoming students, it is the first step to help us make sure that our students continue to show academic progress from the PSAT 8/9 through the SAT during their junior year.


Finally, some of our courses have a placement test. We use classroom tests that are embedded in their D205 English, Math, and World Language courses to reduce student stress over the course selection process and to reduce classroom interruptions in their 8th grade classes. Students who currently attend private schools will be asked to take the English and Math placement tests in early December and World Language placement tests will take place in Spring 2018.


Below are the updated course selection rubrics, and they are organized by department--English, Math, Science, and World Languages:


English Courses         Science Courses                                            

English Rubric              Science Rubric                       


Math Courses            World Language Courses                       

Pre-Algebra Rubric       French Rubric

Algebra Rubric             Spanish Rubric

Geometry CP Rubric


We hope that this information helps to clarify the course recommendation process, and we look forward to meeting the Class of 2022 at our 8th Grade Academic & Activity Night on Tuesday, January 30th.


Go Dukes!


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.












Important Dates

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
  Booster Spirit Wear Pick-Up 11:00-2:30 pm and 7:00-8:30 pm
Dec. 14 Student of the Month 7:00
  Holiday Choral Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 20 Final Exams - Period 8, 7, Lunch, 6
Dec. 21 Final Exams - Period 3, 2, Lunch, 5
Dec. 22 Final Exams - Period 1, 4, Make Up, Make Up
Dec. 25 - Jan. 5 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 8 Classes Resume
Jan. 15 No School - Martin Luther King Birthday
Jan. 17 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Jan. 22 No School - Institute Day
Jan. 24 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Jan. 30 8th Grade Activity/Academic Night
Jan. 31 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am

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