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From Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell, this sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920's and '40s unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS AMAZING SHOW!

Exact dates and showtimes are as follows:
Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 12 at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14th at 2pm

Tickets will go on sale to the public on April 1st and cost just $10 plus a $1 processing fee (same price Senior/Adult/Student/Child). *Recommended for children ages 10 and older.  

Tickets tend to sell very quickly so be sure to visit www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama on April 1st at 6am to purchase your tickets. Don't hesitate to email us with your questions at yorkdramatickets@gmail.com. We are so excited to see you at the show!

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/20/19




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Calling all teens seeking job and volunteer opportunities!

What: Elmhurst Commission on Youth Teen Job and Volunteer Fair

When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, March 20th

Where: York Community High School - Commons 355 St. Charles Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126

The Elmhurst Commission on Youth, along with its participating event partners, is dedicated to ensuring that qualified individuals have the opportunity to connect with Elmhurst area establishments seeking employees and volunteers. Partnering organizations include: Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst YMCA, The Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst, Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club, and District 205.

Job Fair questions may be directed to Patty McKernan at 630-878-7622 or patricia.mckernan@att.net. Volunteer Fair questions may be directed to Kim Brigman atbrigmankb@yahoo.com.

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Posted by: Jenna Ernst, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/19/19




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Published: 3/19/19




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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/18/19




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D205 is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website on April 1, 2019. When families return from Spring Break, they will experience the updated look and feel of the main district website as well as all 13 school sites.

Originally created in 2007, our current sites received a much needed refresh and contain several great new features including:

  • ADA Compliance Through AudioEye®
  • Modern Design & Branded Look
  • Better Organization & Streamlined Content
  • Improved Navigation and Search Functions
  • Flexible, Responsive Design to Any Device
  • Find it Fast and Familiar Drop Down Menus
  • News and Events
  • Quick Links & Parent Resources
  • Calendars

Take a moment on Launch Day, April 1, 2019, to navigate around our new district and school websites. If you have any questions or comments regarding the content contained on the new website, info@elmhurst205.org. Our website will always be a work in progress. We will continue to make updates regularly in order to continue to share the great happening in our schools.

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Posted by: Jenna Ernst, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/18/19




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York won the title after a tough completion Sunday evening against Glenbard East High School.  

 

In addition to the team award, York also received 6 individual awards. 

 

Lexi Lukose was the only student in the state to score a perfect score on the exam.

 

Katy Clugg, Lexi Lukose, Andrea Gurau received recognition for Best Attorney. While Katy Clugg and Anthony Aguilar received Best Witness. 

 

Maya Iyer, Sarah Martich, Ava Gehrke, Anika Jacob, Vanessa Bardoshi, and Elinor Kness all played key roles in the team’s success. 

 

Congratulations to all these amazing students and their coaches, Amy Mueller and Elizabeth Birchler. 

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt
Published: 3/11/19




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Herff Jones will deliver graduation announcements and senior products on Thursday, March 7th, during lunch periods in the Commons.  Your final payment is due prior to delivery.  Personal checks will not be accepted for final payment. You can bring cash on delivery day or pay online at www. herffjonesil.com or by phone at 815-756-4743. Extra announcements will be available for purchase.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/26/19




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The York  Math Team had a very successful Division 4A Regional meet. The team finished first overall allowing them to continue onto the State meet in May. The team had first place finishes by the Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Frosh-Soph 2 person, and the Junior-Senior 2 person teams. They also had second place finishes by the Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Frosh-Soph 8 person,  Junior-Senior 8 person and the Orals teams.

The York Math Team will next be competing in the North Suburban Math League Conference meet on March 6th at Glenbrook South High School.

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/26/19




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Starting on Monday, February 25th, York Community High School will be celebrating Fine Arts Week! This tradition is over 30 years old, and recognizes the talents of York’s student musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists, singers, orators, poets and unique performance artists.

On Friday, March 1, YORK LIVE will feature a variety of student performances during three 50-minute live shows. Tickets are $10, but York students or any D205 middle school students get in free with a D205 ID.

This year's fundraising event will be Wednesday, February 27 at Elmhurst Brewing Company from 7-10 PM. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door, with every cent going toward funding for next year's Fine Arts Week.

Please join us in celebrating all of York's outstanding young artists!

For more information on the week's events, please click here or visit http://yorkfaw.com/

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Posted by: Bev Redmond, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 2/22/19




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Nominate an Alum Today
Do you know a York Community High School graduate, who has made an impact? Elmhurst CUSD205 encourages you to submit a nomination for the York Distinguished Alumni Program’s 2019 Dukes of Distinction at http://bit.ly/2DK7aVm.

Nominees must be a York Community High School graduate of 10+ years (2008 or earlier), who have distinguished themselves through significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments, service and/or an outstanding contribution to society.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/21/19




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Congratulations to York students who participated in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America regional competitions at College of Dupage on January 25th and February 1st. 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: Kayla Tutunji (MO), Gabriella Purpora (MO), Emma Johnson (MO), Yusrah Haswarey (MO), Jacqueline Fisher (MO), Alyssa Irby, Elizabeth Greiwe, Megan Swartz, Brooke Johnson, Kendall Bolt, Maya Anikiej, Lauren Hedman, Kathryn Piechaczek, Gabriela Medina, Grace Wiesenmayer, Maggie Templeman, Katelyn Guerra, Julianna Moran, and Anna Clink.

 

The following students received second place in their competition category: Patrick Resing, Emily Sanchez, Sam Phillips, Jacob Wilson, Mia Provenzano, Emma Chael, Markus Slowinski, Victoria Biery, Sophia Trajcevski, Margaret Quick, Claire Blum, Juliana Turner, Lily Rende, Kenzie Morris, Isabella Slowinski, Delaney Tase, Kate Larson, Kate Schermer, Isabella Herrera, and Louise Baird.

 

The following students received third place in their competition category: Claire Worobec, Emma Baran, Gianna Leonardo, Tabitha Lee, Massimo Cupola, Joey Cornell, Savannah Nichols, Evelyn Hickman

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 2/15/19




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On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 7:30 PM, the York Community High School Orchestras will present a Winter Concert, including performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras and the Symphony Cello Ensemble, conducted by Ray Ostwald. The orchestras will offer a variety of repertoire including Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia, Alan Hovhanness’ Psalm and Fugue as well as music of Edvard Grieg, Giovanni Gabrieli, Samuel Adler and David Holsinger. Featured soloists include violinist Maya Toffler, violist Rylan Johnsen, cellists Emily Dow, Abigail Marianetti and Ruby Schwan and flutist Lauren Hund. The Symphony Cello Ensemble will also perform Franz Biebl’s setting of Ave Maria, arranged for seven-part cello ensemble. The York Symphony Cello Ensemble was selected to perform this month at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria, Illinois. 

The concert will be in York’s Merle E. Baker Auditorium. Admission is free.

Thank you!

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/7/19




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The largest Foundation fundraiser of the year will be held Saturday, February 9th at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. This fun and memorable evening is sure to entertain and includes plated dinner, beverages, fundraising games, mini and live auctions, and dancing-all for a good cause! Auction items include York Parking Pass, VIP graduation package, tickets to your favorite Chicago sports team events as well as the Rolling Stones, vacation opportunities, at home catered dinner for fourteen, and much more! Proceeds benefit classroom innovations, Thiems Educational Grants, York Manufacturing Lab and Business Incubator, and unique Foundation programs.  Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Sponsorships available. visit www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_2019gala

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/7/19




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The York Athletic Boosters will hold its Annual Green Scene Fundraiser on Saturday, February 23rd at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst from 7:00pm to Midnight. Join us for bowling with the York coaches, open pool, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, light buffet and cash bar. We have auction baskets with parking passes, graduation packages, sports tickets and more! Come out and support York and the entire Athletic Program. Get your tickets now -$50 in advance, $60 at the door.   https://yorkab.ejoinme.org/greenscene2019

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/7/19




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The York Community High School Counseling Department is pleased to offer programs to assist families who are in the early stages of the college search and planning process. Our program will take place on Monday, February 11th.

College Planning Night: Finding the Fit

Two-Year or Four-Year, Public or Private - Which One Is Right for My Child?

7 pm in the Baker Auditorium

 

After a brief overview of considerations regarding post-high school planning, our panel of admission professionals will provide insight, input, and an insider's view of choosing a college and the admission process. Our Special Guests are:

 

The Director of Undergraduate Admission from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign,
Dr. Andy Borst

The Dean of Undergraduate Admission from DePaul University,
Ms. Carlene Klaas

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The High School Admission Representative at College of DuPage who works with York students and graduates,
Ms. Elizabeth Gomez De La Casa

 

All three will provide insight regarding admissions as well as discuss the features of each type of school and will help differentiate the reasons why students may choose one or another. (Spanish interpretation available.)

 

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La Preparatoria York y su Departamento de Consejería de Carreras y Estudios Superiores se siente honrado de ofrecer un programa a las familias de York que están en las primeras etapas de búsqueda y planeación de colegios y universidades. Nuestro Programa se llevará a cabo el lunes, 11 de febrero del presente.

Noche de Planeación para los Colegios y Universidades:
Encontrando la Opción Correcta

¿Estudios por Dos Años o Cuatro Años?, ¿Escuela Pública o Privada?, ¿Cuál es la Escuela Más Adecuada para Mi Hijo(a)?

Por favor, acompáñenos a las 7:00 PM en el Auditorio Baker de la Preparatoria York

Después de una breve explicación de los factores a considerar en el planeamiento de los estudios superiores, tendremos un panel de expertos en el proceso de admisión, quienes darán su opinión desde adentro de los mismos colegios y universidades, y del proceso de admisión. Dicho foro incluirá la presencia de los siguientes invitados muy especiales:

El Director de Admisiones de la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana/ Champaign,
Sr. Andy Borst

El Decano de Admisiones en Licenciaturas de la Universidad de DePaul
Sr. Carlene Klaas

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La Representante de Admisiones del Colegio de DuPage, quien trabaja directamente con estudiantes de la Preparatoria York y otros estudiantes graduados de bachillerato
Srita. Elizabeth Gómez De La Casa

Los tres invitados nos darán su visión en relación al proceso de admisión y también discutirán las características especiales de cada escuela para ayudarnos a diferenciar las razones por las que los estudiantes escogen una u otra. (Tendremos traducción simultánea al español).

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/6/19




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The Foundation has awarded over $1.6 million dollars in Thiems Educational Grants, a program named after former Superintendent Russell Thiems, who was instrumental in the creation of the foundation. The application for this year's Thiems Grants are due February 11th. Please note that grants involving technology will require the submission of a Technology Review form. 

We encourage innovation, creativity, and grants that help deliver curriculum that engages students. For a list of past grants and to access information on the process and application beginning mid-November. visit elmhurst205.org/foundation. Please feel free to contact the Foundation Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at 630-617-2328 with questions

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/6/19




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All after-school activities and events after 6 p.m. tonight (February 5, 2019) at the elementary and middle schools, as well as York High School, have been canceled in anticipation of inclement weather and road conditions.

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Published: 2/5/19




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District 205 would like to reassure the community that we make every effort possible to notify our staff as quickly as we can when weather forces a school cancellation or late start.

In addition to a phone call or email, school closing information will ALWAYS be posted on our website, www.elmhurst205.org. That is the best place to check for a closing notification.

If you would like to receive notification via text message, please text the word YES to 67587. The automated system will prompt you to enroll in the text message alert system.

Finally, we realize not everyone in our community is on social media, but closing information will also be posted to the District’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the D205 Communications & PR Department at info@elmhurst205.org.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/31/19




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Attention Parents of York Sophomores and Juniors

Mark your calendar for "Life After York Q&A: Parent to Parent Advice on College and other Paths to Success" on February 28, 7-9pm, in the York Commons. Attendees will enjoy an evening of rotating roundtable discussions led by fellow York parents who will share their valuable experience and knowledge about the college application process as well as other post high school plans.

Attendees will have the opportunity to select five table discussions from the list below:

- Creating & Finalizing the List
- College Visits
- Applications
- Essays
- Scholarships
- Single, in Transition or Divorced Parents
- Highly Selective Colleges and Universities
- Military Service Academies/ROTC/Intelligence Communities
- Alternatives to Four-Year College
- IEPs and 504s After York

 

You do not need to register for this event. For more information, visit the PTSA Academic Boosters website.

This highly regarded program is brought to you by the PTSA Academic Boosters Committee along with York's College Career Resource Center (CCRC).

Amy Thompson
College & Career Counselor

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Atención a los Padres de Familia de Estudiantes del 10º y 11º Grados, Sophomores y Juniors,

Por favor marque en su calendario el Próximo Evento:

La Vida Después de York: Consejos para Padres Sobre los Colegios, Universidades y otros Caminos para el Éxito.

El mismo se llevará a cabo el 28 de febrero de las 7:00-9:00 de la noche en el Área Común de la Preparatoria York. Los asistentes disfrutarán una noche de conversación en diferentes mesas redondas donde se discutirán varios temas de su interés. Las mismas estarán encabezadas por otros padres de familia que ya pasaron por la experiencia y proceso de aplicación para mandar a sus hijos a diferentes colegios, universidades u otros sitios. ¡Su experiencia y conocimiento es invaluable!

Los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de seleccionar cinco mesas de discusión de la siguiente lista:

  • Creando y Finalizando la Lista de Selección de Colegios y Universidades
  • Visitas a Colegios y Universidades
  • El Proceso de Aplicación
  • Los Ensayos
  • Las Becas
  • Cuando los Padres son Solteros, Divorciados o Están en Transición
  • Acerca de Aquellas Universidades y Colegios Altamente Selectivos
  • Academias con Servicio Militar /ROTC / Comunidades de Inteligencia
  • La Alternativa a Cuatro Años de Colegio
  • IEP o 504 Después de York

Usted no necesita registrarse para este evento. Para mayores informes, visite la página de la Organización de Padres de Familia PTSA Academic Boosters website junto con la página del Centro de Recursos y Carreras de York (CCRC).

Atentamente,

Amy Thompson,
Consejera de Carreras y Colegios
Preparatoria York

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 1/17/19




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On Monday, January 14, The York Office will be closed from 7:30am - 1:30pm due to training/staff development. 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 1/8/19




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Registration will open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 8 for 24 hours.  During this initial registration period you may only register a student for one semester class with the exception of math classes where you may register for 2 semesters.  There will be no wait lists created during the first 24 hour registration period.  The 2nd registration period will open on Friday, January 11, with no restrictions.  At that time you will be able to put a student's name on a waitlist if the class is full.

 

Please click here for all of the 2019 summer school information.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/21/18




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Congratulations to Sam Uditsky, Winner of Best Photography at the IHSAE Small Works Show at Blick in Lincoln Park, Chicago!

The Small Works Show is on Exhibition through March 2019 at BLICK in Lincoln Park, and is sponsored by IHSAE (Illinois High School Art Exhibition) and the IAEA (Illinois Art Education Association). 

 

For more information about the IHSAE and to see art from all 2018 winners, visit https://www.ihsae.org/gallery

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Posted by: Jenna Ernst, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 12/18/18




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CONGRATULATIONS DISTRICT 205 MUSIC STAFF!

 

More than 3000 students from over 75 schools throughout Northeastern Illinois auditioned for the honor of All-District and All-State Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Jazz Band selection. The selected York student musicians selected for All-District participation performed last month at either the ILMEA District 1 Jazz Festival at Hinsdale South High School on November 10th or the ILMEA District 1 Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Festival at Oak Park River Forest High School on November 17th. Students selected for All-State participation will travel to Peoria, IL at the end of January to rehearse and perform at the All-State Festival on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Congratulations to the following Illinois Music Educator Association All-District I and All-State Selectees from York Community High School:

 

All-District Selectees            

Michael Bindeman, Bass         

Kate Caforio, Alto              

Calvin Carta, Trumpet           

Grace Clarke, Alto Sax           

Bridget Costello, Alto           

Arianna Denning, Soprano       

Emily Dow, Cello               

Audrey Fatheree, French Horn     

Haley Grane, Alto               

Tanya Guerrero, Alto            

Matt Hauser, Bass               

Camden Hildy, Trumpet          

Lauren Hund, Flute             

Alyssa Irby, Clarinet             

Sam Jensen, Bb and Eb Clarinet    

Johanna Johnson, Violin          

Rylan Johnsen, Viola            

Kathryn King, Soprano           

Charlie Kungl, Bass             

Helen Koczur, Soprano           

Elise Lamberti, Flute             

CeCe Lampa, Alto              

Erin Lee, Soprano               

Aaron Ludkowski, Trombone      

Lauren Makinney, Double Bass

Abigail Marianetti, Cello

Rose Menichini, Tenor Sax

Siena Olson, French Horn

Tessa Olson, Viola

Ben Pavlik, Jazz

Reese Pavlik, Tuba

Ryan Rask, Trumpet

Jake Rehling, Tenor

Julie Roberts, Soprano

Eddie Ryan, Trombone, Orchestra and Jazz

Michael Spurr, Trumpet

Camille Steahly, Alto

CeCe Stumpf, Trumpet

Emma Taylor, Soprano

Emily Walker, Soprano

Maggie Wisnewski, Soprano

Julian Wrobel, Double Bass

Liz Yu, Violin

 

All State-Selectees

Michael Bindeman, Bass

Austin Brown, Composition

Anna Collins, Composition

Emily Dow, Cello

Matt Hauser, Bass

Alyssa Irby, Clarinet

Rylan Johnsen, Viola

Sam Jensen, Eb Clarinet

Kathryn King, Soprano

Charlie Kungl, Bass

CeCe Lampa, Alto

Lauren Makinney, Double Bass

Rose Menichini, Tenor Sax

Siena Olson, French Horn

Ben Pavlik, Jazz/Composition

Jake Rehling, Tenor

Eddie Ryan, Trombone, Jazz

Camile Steahly, Alto

CeCe Stumpf, Trumpet

Maya Toffler, Composition

Emily Walker, Soprano

Maggie Wisnewski, Soprano

Julian Wrobel, Double Bass

Liz Yu, Violin

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/10/18




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It's hard to believe that final exams are just two weeks away. Below you will find the Semester One Final Exam schedule with reminders about our final exam policies. Remember...the best way to find success on final exams is through consistent hard work throughout the semester, so over the next few weeks, stay engaged in your classes and be sure to ask questions as they arise. Go Dukes.

 

  Wed. Dec. 19 Thurs. Dec. 20 Fri. Dec. 21

7:40-9:10

(90 Mins)

Period 8 Period 2 Period 1

9:20-10:50

(90 Mins)

Period 7 Period 3 Period 4

11:00-11:50

(50 Mins)

Lunch Lunch Make Up

12:00-1:30

(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 3:10 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 21st.
  • During finals, students in the multi-needs 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.

Es difícil creer que los exámenes finales serán en menos de un mes. A continuación encontrará el horario de exámenes finales del primer semestre con recordatorios acerca de nuestras pólizas de examen final. Recuerde... la mejor manera de encontrar el éxito en los exámenes finales es a través de trabajar duro consistentemente durante todo el semestre, durante las próximas semanas, es importante estar envuelto en sus clases y la materia y asegúrese de hacer preguntas. Vamos Dukes!

 

 

Miércoles,

Diciembre 19

Jueves,

Diciembre 20

Viernes

Diciembre 21

7:40-9:10  

(90 Mins.)

Período 8 Período 2 Período 1

9:20 - 10:50

 (90 Mins.)

Período 7 Período 3 Período 4

11:00 - 11:50

(50 Mins.)

ALMUERZO ALMUERZO

EXÁMENES

DE

RECUPERACIÓN

12:00 - 1:30

(90 Mins.)

Período 6 Período 5

EXÁMENES

DE

RECUPERACIÓN

 

Los estudiantes deben de recibir su Examen o Proyecto Final en su respectiva clase, a menos que sean indicado de manera diferente en su plan de estudios. Los resultados cuentan como el 20% de la calificación final del semestre por cada materia escolar.

  • Los estudiantes deberán tomar su examen final durante el período correspondiente. No se administrarán exámenes más temprano, sin embargo, aquellos estudiantes que tengan 3 exámenes finales en un mismo dia pueden hablar con su Consejero para cambiar el horario de uno de los 3. Los estudiantes no deberán contactar a su maestro para cambiar el periodo de su exámen.
  • Los estudiantes son libres de retirarse del edificio escolar durante los períodos que no tengan exámenes. También tendremos las áreas de estudio abiertas, tales como la Biblioteca y Laboratorio de Matemáticas, Learning Commons o Math Lab en inglés. El TMC (Centro de Transición) estará abierto hasta las 3:10 PM los días de Recuperación o exámenes extraordinarios.
  • Habrá 10 minutos entre períodos durante los 3 días de exámenes finales.
  • El desayuno estará disponible de 7:00 a 9:00 AM durante los 3 días de exámenes. El almuerzo será de 11:00-12:00 el miércoles y jueves, sin embargo el viernes 22 de diciembre, no tendremos almuerzo.
  • Durante los exámenes finales, aquellos estudiantes que estén en programas con necesidades especiales y también aquellos que van al Centro de Transición, se atenderán como un dia de instrucción regular de 7:40 AM -1:30 PM durante el miércoles y jueves, mientras que el viernes, el horario será de 7:40-11:00 AM en dicho Centro.
  • Los autobuses correrán sus rutas y horarios normales a la entrada en los 3 días de exámenes. A la salida del miércoles y jueves, los autobuses partirán a la 1:40, 3:30 y 4:30 PM. El viernes, los autobuses partirán a las 11:00 de la mañana, 1:45 y 4:30 PM.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/3/18




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Thursday, Dec 13th 11-2:30 pm and 7-8:30 pm

 

Looking for York Duke Apparel for holiday gifts? Here is your chance for easy shopping! The York Athletic Boosters are bringing the entire inventory of York Apparel and school swag to the lobby of Door 1 (Academic Wing) of York High School for easy shopping for you. Browse through everything the bookstore has available – traditional hoodies, joggers, T-shirts, quarter zips, cozy flannel pants, and joggers, hats, baseball caps, gloves, socks, blankets, string backpacks and even Holiday ornaments. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes.

 

Thursday December 13th from 11:00-2:30 pm and 7-8:30 pm. Please park in the bus lanes and follow our signs to Door #1, York Academic Building. Cash, Check and Credit accepted.

 

Questions, contact Christine at CLjuneman@gmail.com.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 12/3/18




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York Parents and Guardians:

This afternoon, a 911 call was placed to Elmhurst Police Department, regarding the possible presence of a weapon in the building. The call follows a similar tip from a student. We immediately alerted Elmhurst Police Department, and our School Liaison Officers responded immediately to investigate. No weapon has been found. Instead, the noise reported has been confirmed to be a student playing a video game in a bathroom stall.

However, we continue to remain vigilant and alert. Officers will maintain a presence at the building though dismissal. The safety of our students and campus is of the utmost importance. We take seriously any tips or reports from our school community. All matters are shared with Elmhurst Police Department and our School Police Liaisons and thoroughly investigated.

We appreciate the swift and thorough action of our police department and the actions they take to keep our students and community safe. 

Thank you,
York High School Administration

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/30/18




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On Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 7:30 PM, the York Community High School Orchestras will present a Holiday Concert, including performances by the York Cadet, Concert and Symphony Orchestras conducted by Ray Ostwald. The orchestras will offer a mixture of classical and seasonal favorites. Senior concerto competition winner Rylan Johnsen will perform the first movement of Carl Stamitz’ Concerto for Viola. Other featured works include Georges Bizet’s Farandole from L’Arlesienne, music from A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as music of J. S. Bach, Ottorino Respighi and W. A. Mozart.

 

The concert will be in York’s Merle E. Baker Auditorium. Admission is free.

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Posted by: Jenna Ernst, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 11/19/18




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Dear Parents/Guardians:  Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  Please review the following for further information on seasonal influenza.  

 

CDC Seasonal Influenza :  

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

 

 

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Posted by: Athanasia Nassopoulos
Published: 11/19/18




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Students: Are you a leader?  Do you want to BECOME a leader?  The counseling department is seeking all applicants for the 2019-2020 Freshmen Mentoring program!  Calling all artists, athletes, scholars, and in-betweens!!! 

 

Apply TODAY on the counseling department web site HERE!  The application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019 with interviews occurring after that.  All are encouraged to apply.  Questions?  Ask your counselor!

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/12/18




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Please consider purchasing your lunch/dinner at Currito of Elmhurst, 272 N York St, Elmhurst on Tuesday, November 13. 20% of the proceeds from sales will benefit Elmhurst 205 Foundation.  Please see all the great things the Foundation had done for all of our schools.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/12/18




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York High School will be holding its annual all-school Veterans Day assembly on Friday, November 9th. Any interested veterans are invited to come and be honored in front of the students in the York Campbell Gym. The assembly will include speeches from U.S. veterans and York students/administrators.

 

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 8- 9 am (veterans are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 am in the Yorker Room for coffee, donuts, pastries, and bagels).

Where: York Community High School- Campbell Gym, 355 W. St. Charles Road Elmhurst, IL.  *Please enter through main entrance door #3. 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/6/18




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Come and celebrate the holiday with the York High School Student Council and enjoy a wonderful breakfast

 

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 9-11 am
Cost: Free for veterans and their friends/families
Where: York Community High School Cafeteria, 355 W. St. Charles Road Elmhurst, IL. Please enter through main entrance door #3.

 

R.S.V.P. Student Council Advisor Matt Moran at MMoran@elmhurst205.org or 630-617-2400 x7285  (Please leave a message with how many people will be attending. Return calls will not be made unless questions arise).

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/6/18




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Hello, York students and family members!

Please contribute to a gift card drive with cards to places like Walmart, Target, Chipotle, Portillo's, Kohls, or other food or clothing stores to help members of the District 205 community! Boxes will be located in the CCRC and the Learning Commons' circulation desk, and all proceeds will go to people in need throughout District 205. The boxes will be there until 11/30! Thank you so much for your support!  

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 11/5/18




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As a part of Student Services, Lunch & Learns are now offered twice a month for all students on a variety of topics! This semester, Lunch and Learns run every other Friday during all lunch periods. Students do not need to sign-up to attend. Everyone is welcome! Students just grab their lunch and go to the CCRC about 10 minutes into the lunch period. 

 

So far this school year, we have covered study skills, stress management, and tech tools! The next Lunch & Learn will be Friday, October 26th during all lunch periods. We will be talking about Executive Functioning Skills 101 and giving students tools to enhance their organizational skills, time management, and more! 

 

Other Semester 1 Topics: 

November 9th: Growth Mindset

December 14th: Keep Calm and Final On (Test Anxiety and Study Skills)

 

If you have any further questions about the Lunch and Learn program, please contact School Psychologist, Amy Burton at aburton@elmhurst205.org

 

Follow us on Twitter: @YDLunchAndLearn for updates and resources! 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/19/18




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Q&A session is hosted by the Elmhurst PTA Council in the York Commons. There will be several people present who can speak to different parts of the plan and answer your questions. The community is welcome to attend. Some of the presenters will be: 

  • Superintendent- Dr. David Moyer
  • Assistant Superintendent of Finances & Operations – Chris Whelton
  • Director of Buildings and Grounds – Todd Schmidt
  • School Board President – Kara Caforio  
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Posted by: Jenna Ernst
Published: 10/17/18




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Exact dates and showtimes are as follows:  

Thursday, October 25th at 7:30pm 

Friday, October 26th at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 27th at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 28th at 2:00pm

 

Tickets tend to sell quickly, so mark your calendar. You don’t want to miss this incredible show!

 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdramaTickets are $10 each (Adults/Seniors/Children) plus a $1 processing fee. York student tickets are free with a valid student ID.

 

After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email confirmation that will also include a link for you to print your tickets at home so you can avoid any lines at the ticket desk. *Out of respect for our performers, attendance by children under the age of 5 is discouraged.

 

If you have any questions please email us here at yorkdramatickets@gmail.com

 

Don’t forget to buy tickets for our first annual fundraising event! The evening will include a preview of the upcoming York performance of Peter and the Star Catcher, and awesome auction items including a York student parking spot for the 2019-2020 school year and Dear Evan Hansen tickets!!! Please click the link below for more information and to order tickets! All are welcome, please spread the word! Thank you for your continued support of York Drama!

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/4/18




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Come cheer on your favorite teachers and principals as they play the Harlem Wizards on Saturday, November 3rd 5:00 pm. at York High School. This is a laugh out loud family friendly event that is sure to entertain. General, Reserved and Courtside tickets available. Visitwww.elmhurst205.org/wizards for details and tickets.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/3/18




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Come cheer on York Soccer Friday night October 5th in the York stadium! Let's pack the stadium for some Friday Night Futbol!! Concessions will be available; proceeds will go to the York Soccer's Charityball Campaign. Go Dukes!

 

YORK vs. Riverside-Brookfield

Friday October 5

Sophomores at 4:30PM

Varsity at 6:30PM

 

York Dukes Soccer Charityball Campaign

The York High School soccer program is raising funds for Charityball.org. Charityball is non-profit organization that provides soccer balls to children in impoverished communities. For every $25 raised, a new FIFA endorsed soccer ball will be hand-delivered to a child in need. We’ve set a goal of raising enough money to deliver 100 soccer balls. Charityball is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible. 

https://charityball.org/campaigns/york-dukes-soccer-charityball-campaign/donate/

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/3/18




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We wanted to send a reminder that on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, York Community High School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT to all Juniors from the PSAT suite of assessments published by the CollegeBoard.  The tests have been paid for through the District, and nothing additional needs to be completed in order to register your child.

 

October 10th is a half day for students, but it is NOT a late arrival day: we will begin testing at 7:40 am, and students will be dismissed at the conclusion of their exam at approximately 11:30.  More information about what to bring and our bus schedule will be sent out closer to the exam date.  

 

We are also pleased to invite you to attend our annual "Junior Parent Night" program on Monday, October 15th at 7pm in the Auditorium.

 

In order to assist students and families as they embark on the post-high school planning process, we wish to provide information on the following topics:

 

  • Overview of College/Career Readiness
  • Understanding of what colleges seek
  • Information about Standardized Testing (ACT/SAT) and Test Prep
  • Timeline of tasks to assist students in staying on track
  • Quick overview of financial aid

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr. Catherine Bendicsen, Mr. Ryan Doherty, and Mrs. Amy Thompson

 

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Estimados Padres / Guardias,

 

Queremos recordarles que el miércoles, 10 de octubre la Secundaria York administrara un examen estandarizado a todos los estudiantes de primer año (Freshmen), segundo año (Sophomore), y tercer año (Juniors) de la suite de PSAT de los exámenes publicados por el CollegeBoard. Los exámenes han sido pagados por el Distrito y nada adicional debe ser completado con el fin de inscribir a su hijo/a.

 

El 10 de octubre es un medio día para los estudiantes, pero NO es un día de entrar tarde: vamos a comenzar los exámenes a las 7:40am, y se despedirán los estudiantes en los tres niveles de grado, así como los estudiantes en el Centro de Transición del Distrito 205 a la conclusión de su examen que será aproximadamente a las 11:30am. Los estudiantes del último año (Seniors) no tendrán clases, pero les pedimos que tomen el día para visitar un colegio, universidad u otro programa de post-secundaria.

 

La escuela secundaria York se complace en invitarlo a asistir a nuestro programa anual "Junior Parent Night" el lunes 15 de octubre a las 7 p.m. en el auditorio.

Con el fin de ayudar a los estudiantes y a sus familias a medida que empiecen el proceso de planificación posterior a la escuela secundaria, deseamos proporcionar información sobre los siguientes temas:

• Descripción general de la preparación universitaria / preparación para la carera

• Comprensión de lo que las universidades buscan

• Información sobre pruebas estandarizadas (ACT / SAT) y preparación para los exámenes

• Cronograma de tareas para ayudar a los estudiantes a mantenerse en un buen camino

• Descripción general de ayuda financiera

Esperamos verlos allí!

Dr. Catherine Bendicsen, Mr. Ryan Doherty, and Mrs. Amy Thompson

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 10/3/18




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The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) has recognized York Community High School as an Illinois Democracy School. York will receive a stipend from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which convenes the ICMC to continue civic learning initiatives, as well as a new banner for public display.

“Our high school people have worked very hard to ensure that the curriculum is relevant, and our social studies department is a prime example of that. Our vision is all students graduate college, career and life ready, and nothing defines life ready more in this country than the ability to effectively participate and function in a democratic society,” D205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer said.

York Community High School Principal Erin DeLuga added, “Mr. Mike DiNovo and the Democracy Schools team have worked tirelessly to attain recognition for York as a Democracy school. In that pursuit, we hope to provide enriching civic experiences for our students across content areas. It very much aligns to meeting each student where s/he thrives. It also strengthens our interdisciplinary efforts. Kudos to all of those who worked from the roots up.”

Since 2006, 75 Illinois high schools have successfully completed a school-wide civic assessment to be recognized as Democracy Schools. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has convened the ICMC since 2010. Learn more at www.McCormickFoundation.org/DemocracySchools.

Democracy Schools provide students with authentic experiences in the rights, responsibilities, and tensions inherent to living in a democracy. Participating schools create opportunities and experiences that empower students to nurture and sustain democracy, including: engaging in current and controversial issue discussions, participating in democratic simulations, and providing service learning opportunities.

“We commend York H.S. for their tenacity and enthusiasm in expanding and improving civic learning across the curriculum and throughout Illinois,” said Sonia Mathew, Civic Learning Manager at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. “Through these practices and experiences student see first-hand the critical role they play in shaping government and society.”

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 9/27/18




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Meet & Greet Kick Off Party
September 27, 2018
5:30 PM to 11 PM
$20 per person paid at door
Appetizers, Buffet Dinner & Music
Fitz's Spare Keys Back Room
Check-in at Front or Back Entrance


YHS Centennial Classic Golf Outing
September 28, 2018
Tee times assigned with a reservation
$65 Per person: 18 Holes of Golf With Cart
Preserve at Oak Meadows
Click HERE to Reserve Your Spot


York Dukes Homecoming Football Game
September 28, 2018
Sophomore Game at 5 PM
Varsity Game 7:30 PM
$5.00 admission
Alumni Bleacher Section


York Open House & Family Fun Day
September 29, 2018
BBQ, Music, Family Games & Raffles
10 AM to 2 PM
York High School

Centennial Outdoor Picnic
Noon to 3 PM
Click HERE to RSVP

Live Music
 The Rented Mules
Featuring York Teachers Chris Gemkow and Adam Gearing & Tim Albert

Historical Presentations with Val Stewart hourly beginning at 10 AM
Self Guided Tours Available


Centennial Homecoming Party
September 29, 2018
This event has been canceled. 


Brunch With a Duke
September 30, 2018
10 AM to 2 PM
$30 per person includes Deluxe Brunch
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
Click HERE to Reserve Your Spot

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/24/18




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The Dukes will be playing the Warriors of Willowbrook High School for Homecoming 2018.

 

Sophomores at 5:00 pm and Varsity at 7:30 pm

 

Tickets are sold at the gates for $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for Senior Citizens, children and Students with ID's.  York Students are free with their ID.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/24/18




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Parents and students can access lice information on the school website under Health and Safety. 

 

There have been a few cases of lice at York High School.  Please take the time to check your child for any signs and symptoms.  See information below from DuPage County Health Department.  

 

 

Lice (Head) Pediculosis Fact Sheet

 

Cause:  Pediculus humanus capitis, a louse. The life cycle of the louse is divided into three phases:

 

1. nits: eggs laid by adult females and are cemented at the base of the hair shaft nearest to the scalp, usually within 6 mm. Takes 1 week to hatch. Difficult to see but are oval and usually yellow to white.

 

2. nymph: hatched egg; resembles an adult but much smaller; matures in 9 - 12 days. Must feed on blood to survive.

 

3. adult: louse grows to about the size of a sesame seed, has 6 clawed legs, and is tan to grayish-white. It can live up to 30 days on the infested head and needs to feed on blood several times per day; it will die within 1-2 days off the host.

 

Lice infestation is most common in children 3 to 12 years of age. Girls get head lice more often than boys, women more often than men. They are found most commonly on the scalp behind the ears, at the nape of the neck. They are rarely found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows.

 

Symptoms: Itching of the scalp and neck. Look for:

*Crawling lice in the hair, usually few in number

*Eggs (nits) glued to the hair, often found at the back of the neck *Scratch marks on the scalp or back of neck at hairline

 

Spread: By direct contact with the head of another infested person. Indirect spread through contact with personal belongings of an infested person (as, combs, brushes, hats, scarves, bedding) is less likely but can occur. Transmission most often occurs among household members because of the close proximity of living conditions.

 

Lice do not jump or fly; they crawl and can fall off the head. Lice do not live longer than 48 hours off the head. They lay their eggs only while on the head. Nits which are more than ¼” from the scalp are dead or empty and will not hatch. Also, eggs do not hatch if they have fallen off. Lice do not spread to or from pets as they do not become infested. However, pets may carry the lice from one person to another. Avoid close contact with pets and refrain from permitting animals to sleep with household members during an infestation. Do not treat animals with medicines for humans.

 

Incubation Period: Eggs (nits) hatch in 7 – 10 days.

 

Period of Communicability:  Until treated with lice–killing medication, crawling forms of the louse are communicable; the nits are not.

 

Diagnosis: Head lice infestation is confirmed by inspecting the scalp and hair for the presence of nits, nymphs or live adult lice. Finding a nymph or an adult louse may be difficult because there are few of them and they move very quickly. If nits are visible farther than 6 mm from the scalp and no nymphs or adult lice are seen, the infestation is a past infestation and does not require treatment. If nits are discovered in the hair, but live lice are not seen, they can be re-inspected periodically for live lice. Adequate lighting should be used for the inspection as well as disposable sticks used to adequately separate the hair. A thorough examination may take several minutes.

 

Treatment: Pediculicides, either lice-killing shampoo or lotion, either purchased over-thecounter or by prescription (from a physician). Instructions must be followed carefully. Shampooing should be rinsed off over a sink rather than in a shower or tub, and with cool rather than warm water, to reduce skin absorption of the pediculicides. Do not use crème rinse before doing the treatment.

 

If live lice are seen after treatment, try a different brand.

 

For some medications, a second treatment is needed 7 – 10 days later to kill nits that have survived the first treatment.

 

Remove nits from the hair with a fine-toothed comb.

 

Wait 1-2 days before shampooing the hair but then shampoo at least twice a week for 2 weeks. Vigorously combing out the wet hair seems to slow down the lice.

 

Avoid over-use of pediculicides to avoid toxic exposure.

 

Prevention/Control:

 

1. Avoid sharing hair care items, towels, bedding, clothing, hats, and headgear.

 

2. Hang clothing in individual lockers or on assigned coat hooks. Hooks should be spaced at least 12 inches apart so that clothing does not touch.

 

3. Clean items such as clothing, furniture or carpeting that have come in contact with the head of the infested person in the 24 to 48 hours before treatment. Wash, soak or dry items at temperatures 130º F to kill stray lice or nits. Furniture, carpeting, car seats, etc., may be vacuumed. Items that cannot be washed can be dry cleaned or bagged in plastic for 2 weeks, by which time any nits that may have survived would have hatched and nymphs would be without food source. Pediculicide spray should not be used because the chemical exposure cannot be controlled. Nits are unlikely to incubate and hatch at room temperatures. Major cleaning measures are unnecessary.

 

Exclusion:  NOT NECESSARY

 

Lice infestation poses little risk to others and does not have a resulting health problem for the infested person. The person should be discouraged from having close direct head contact with others until the problem has resolved. Mass screenings, blanket notification to others of the situation, restricting use of safety helmets are not justified responses.

 

A parent/guardian/person should be notified of the situation at the end of the day and that prompt, proper treatment of the condition is in the best interest of the child and of his/her classmates/housemates and/or family. The person may return to the activities after the treatment is complete. The person’s head should be re-inspected 7-10 days later; if there is evidence of live lice or additional nits, the process of exclusion and treatment should be repeated. If the problem persists after the second treatment, a different product should be used. If the problem continues after the new product treatment, then a physician should be consulted for further advice.

 

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Posted by: Athanasia Nassopoulos
Published: 9/21/18




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This year's Homecoming theme is Blast from the Past, and you don't want to miss the annual dance on Saturday, September 29th. Tickets are $20 at the bookstore and $25 at the door. The dance will go from 7-10 pm, but you can enter no later than 8. Come with or without a date, and the attire is semi-formal.  Chicago’s famous Dance Party DJ’s will be in the house, so don’t miss this amazing night! 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/18/18




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If you have received notification regarding the required vaccinations/physicals for compliance, please submit the necessary documentation to the health office as soon as possible.  This should be done in order to avoid exclusion on October 15th.  If you believe you are receiving notification in error, please contact the health office at 630.617.2438

 

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Estimado Padre de Familia o tutor, en el caso de que Usted reciba una notificación en relación a las pruebas de vacunación o exámenes físicos del Estado de IL que aún no han sido entregados, por favor envié estos documentos a la oficina de salud escolar lo más pronto posible. Ésto debe de ser hecho de una manera diligente para evitar que excluyan a su estudiante de las clases el próximo 15 de octubre. Si Usted cree que está recibiendo esta notificación por error, por favor contacte a la oficina de salud escolar al 630-617-2451

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/18/18




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High School Conference Dates/Times

 

Wednesday, October 3–4:00 to 8:30 PM

Thursday, October 4–8:00 to 3:00 PM*

*No school for high school students only

 

Signup will be held via PowerPTC (see below) and begins Friday, 9/21 at 6 AM and closes on Thursday, 9/27 at 11:59 PM.

 

For a PowerPTC-Parent Quick Start Guide,

click here for instructions in English, and click here for instructions in Spanish.

Click here to schedule your PT conferences using your PowerSchool login

Click here if you have not created your PowerSchool account then click on “create account” tab

Please email ptc@elmhurst205.org

if you are having issues with Sign up

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/18/18




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Parents and guardians of York High School students can sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences starting Friday, September 21. Sign up will be through PowerPTC and will be open until Thursday, September 27. High school conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4. 

Please visit this page for more information on how to sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences.

Middle School conferences will be held on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. Elementary conferences will be held Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20. Sign-up dates for Middle School and Elementary School conferences will be announced soon. Please check the website for more updates.

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Posted by: Kate Allt
Published: 9/18/18




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The Performing Arts Department will be presenting the 34th Annual Collage Concert on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 pm in the field house.  This concert features all of our musical performing groups as well as the Advanced Dance Ensemble.  The concert is free of charge and will last about an hour and 15 minutes.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 9/12/18




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TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE FREE ECG SCREENING:

To sign your child up for this FREE screening, please go to www.YH4L.org  and click on the drop down button that says Registration & Events and choose Registration & Results.  Click on Chicago Region and then click on the Permission button to access the registration page.

 

TO REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER:

In order to make this event successful, we need to have parent/community volunteers. Thank you for your interest in helping us provide ECG screenings to the students at York Community High School on October 18, 2018.  The screening is offered during the school day.   All volunteers must attend one of the training sessions. We're using SignUp.com  for volunteer sign up for our event with Young Hearts for Life.

 

Please sign up for York Community High School!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/SAuVgQe

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots.  Be sure to sign up for your training session as well as the shift you will work at the screening.  Please consider joining us for the entire day. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders

 

Thank you

 

If you have any questions, please contact:   

Kellie Johnson at tojo94@aol.com

Jill Riecker at jillriecker@sbcglobal.net

Kate Foley at katherinefoley@me.com

 

Here is the short video on what the day will look like for the students: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJl8xxttRPYecBO1SOPYe_qQUdJQ5VEY 

 

Thank you!

 

Rob Wagner 

Assistant Principal for Athletics

York Community High School

630-617-2437

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/30/18




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The much-anticipated Late Arrival Bus Schedule is here. Our first Student Late Arrival is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29. Please check the website or the 2018-2019 school calendar for the remaining late arrival days for this school year.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/28/18




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Best Buddies is back for a second year at York High School! We had a great year last year and even took home the 'Rookie Chapter of the Year' for Illinois. Way to go Buddies! Please join us on Monday, September 17th at 5:00 pm in room A290 for a Family Information Night to learn more about how your child can get involved.

 

The Best Buddies Friendship Program builds one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. 

 

Best Buddies provides the opportunity for people with IDD to form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities with other students from their school. If you have any questions before the meeting, please contact one of the club sponsors; Amy Burton, aburton@elmhurst205.org or Samantha French, sfrench@emhurst205.org at York High School.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/24/18




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Ken Ross, York Industrial Technology Department Leader, announced that Joseph Gemini represented York High School as a SkillsUSA National Finalist, placing second in Technical Drafting/CAD at the Skills conference held June 25-29th in Louisville, Kentucky. This followed his first-place medal at the state competition earlier this spring.

 

Under the leadership of Wendy Albert, Division Chair for Technology & Applied Arts,faculty of the Industrial Technology Department also include Dan Calenberg, Ron Robak and Joe Stolz

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/20/18




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York Community High School was represented by graduate Kevin Homan and Joseph Cornell, now a senior, at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) national leadership conference, held June 28-July 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin and Joseph were among the 4,500 STAR Event competitors who competed in 30 different Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events.

 

Joseph earned a silver medal in the Culinary Arts competition, and Kevin earned a gold medal in the Say Yes to FCS Education competition.

 

York Family and Consumer Sciences Department teachers include Wendy Albert (Division Chair for Career and Technical Education), Laurie Foss, Lindsey Goldsmith, Sarah Marik, Rachael Marten and Ashley McDonough.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/20/18




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Come on out and support your York Dukes Football program on this Friday, August 17th for the Annual Green and White Scrimmage. Freshman will scrimmage at 4:15 pm, Sophomores at 5:00 pm, Eagles Youth programs at 5:45 pm and the Varsity at 6:30 pm. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18th is our Green and White scrimmage for soccer starting at 9:30 am for lower levels and 12 pm for Varsity. Admission is free to all Green and White Scrimmage games. 

York will host New Trier on Friday, August 24th for the First Home Football game. Come out and support football, cheerleading, poms, flags and our talented marching band!

York students must show school ID for free admittance to athletic events. All students are expected to represent York High School while attending all events and adhere to the code of conduct signed by all students. There is a no re-entry policy at home football games. Students will not be allowed to reenter after they leave the game. Admission for adults is $4.00

Children under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult. NO backpacks, bags of any type, water bottles, skateboards, bikes, footballs, etc. will be allowed through the gate.

District 205 policy prohibits alcohol, tobacco, and vaping on school property.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 8/17/18




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Seniors - Herff Jones will be here to take orders for Graduation Announcements and senior products including Class Rings and Letter Jackets on Thursday, August 23rd during lunch periods in the Commons. If you did not order your cap and gown during the Senior Meeting on August 16th you can order on the 23rd. Complete senior packets are available in the Main Office if you did not receive one. For more information visit: www.herffjonesil.com or call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/14/18




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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.
 

Available Dates:

9/18/18

10/19/18

11/2/18

1/18/19

2/21/19

3/21/19

4/18/19

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 8/8/18




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All 9th, 10th and 11th graders will have a yearbook picture taken during booksales. Please fill out this form and supply payment if you would like to purchase yearbook photos.

 

Students should dress appropriately. Make-up dates are September 18th and 19th in the Commons.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 7/19/18




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Financial assistance is available in the form of student fee waivers for qualified families. Apply for assistance by filling out a Request for Financial Assistance form and returning it to the main office of your child’s school, beginning the first week of August. Please click on the links below to access the appropriate form:

Elementary & Middle School

High School

2018-19 Free/Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions (Español)

Completed free/reduced lunch applications must be turned in to your child's school for initial authorization, beginning the first week of August. All applications must be on the 2018-19 form. The District cannot accept old applications. Request for Financial Assistance/Waiver of Student Fees is due by November 15, 2018.

In mid-July, over 1,000 notification letters were mailed out to students who were automatically certified for free lunches last year (2017-18). Families who have received this letter DO NOT need to apply. However, if a letter is received for one child and there are other students in the family who did not receive a letter, please call the District 205 Food Service Office at 630-617-2436 to provide further information. Be sure to keep this letter, as you may need it for other programs and benefits (Comcast Internet Essentials, Park District programs, etc.).

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 7/17/18




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Congratulations to York Industrial Technology student Joey Gemini for placing 2nd in Technical Drafting CAD at the National SkillsUSA Conference and Competition held June 25-29 in Louisville Kentucky. 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 7/12/18




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On Tuesday, June 19, at the Board of Education meeting, Todd Schmidt was named the new Director of Facilities for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Mr. Schmidt has 18 years of experience in facilities in the Rockford Public School District, serving as the Chief Operations Officer/Executive Director of Operations since 2009.

Mr. Schmidt has directed a department of approximately 900 in-house and privately contracted employees in Facility Maintenance, Custodial Services, Transportation, Nutrition Services, Student Assignment, Materials Management, Construction Engineering and Life Safety. He was responsible for $68 million in annual operating expenditures and $250 million capital improvement plan. Additionally, he has supervised the implementation of a $250M capital improvement plan that was the result of a successful ballot initiative.

“Todd has a wealth of knowledge and experience in facility management. He will be a huge addition to our facility team, and we are looking forward to working with him,” said Chris Whelton, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations.

Mr. Schmidt received the Governor’s Environment Hero Award in 2011 and is a veteran of the United States Navy.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/27/18




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This contains important information about completing student registration at York High School. Each student must complete the following steps to successfully register for the start of school:

  1. Complete Residency Verification
  2. Complete InfoSnap (District 205 online registration)
  3. Buy textbooks, Chromebooks, & pay fees
  4. Attend Booksales and pick up student information
  1. Residency Verification

    Parents/guardians of all incoming 9th graders (and families that have leases that expire prior to the start of the school year) must provide documents to the district to verify residency. Click here for the list of valid documents. You will not have access to your student’s schedule or powerschool if you do not prove residency.

You may provide these documents on the following dates at York High School in room A118 (please enter the building at door #1) between 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.:

  1. Tuesday, June 26th
  2. Wednesday, July 11th
  3. Thursday, July 19th
     
  1. InfoSnap (District 205 online registration)

    Parents must begin the registration process by going online and updating their student’s information using the District 205 registration website: www.elmhurst205.org/InfoSnap. At the beginning of May, InfoSnap emails (or letters if there is no email address on file) were sent to all families. Please note that families must complete InfoSnap prior to proceeding to the high school booksale process.

    For families without Internet access, computers will be available to complete InfoSnap during book sales in August. Families with questions regarding the online registration process may call 630-617-2458.

     
  2. Textbooks, Chromebooks & Fees

    The textbook list for the upcoming school year will be available on our Bookstore website now. The list can be found under the textbook tab. Please be aware that we are currently working to convert several texts to digital formats, which will be accessed by students on their Chromebooks. Book prices will be available in July.

    All incoming freshman as well as new students to District 205 will be required to purchase a Chromebook for $310.00 during booksales through the bookstore. Families cannot transfer a used Chromebook to a younger sibling.

     
  3. Booksales and Student Information Pick-Up

The final step of the registration process requires York students to purchase textbooks and Chromebooks, pay fees, take a yearbook photo, and pick up handbooks, IDs, and student schedules. This process is completed in person during the hours listed below. Please note: families on vacation during booksales can purchase books and complete the York registration process in the Bookstore beginning August 14th.

 

Monday,

August 6th

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-Z (Last Name)

Juniors & Seniors*
Pre Pack Only

Tuesday,

August 7th

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-Z (Last Name)

Freshmen & Sophomores
Pre Pack Only

Wednesday,

August 8th

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Seniors & Juniors*

Thursday, August 9th

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Freshmen & Sophomores

Thursday, August 9th

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All Levels

Friday, August 10th

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

All Levels

 

*Underclassmen may buy books on the same day and time as an older sibling.

 

Bookstore Hours for week of August 13th
 

Monday, August 13th

Closed for District meetings

Tuesday, August 14th

7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Beck’s Bookstore Express Checkout/Pre-Pack Option

 

Beck’s Bookstore will again offer the Pre-Pack option to speed up the booksale process. Express Checkout allows families to pre-order textbooks and pick them up during booksales. Beck’s “Search by ID” function will allow families to access a student-specific list of textbook titles and required course fees. Families interested in the Pre-Pack option can visit www.YorkHighSchoolBookstore.com. The site will be ready for orders in early July, and all orders must be placed by July 23, 2018. Express orders will be bundled and ready for pick up on the dates designated above. Books and course fees will be paid on the day the books are picked up.

 

Paying for Textbooks, Chromebooks and Fees

 

Textbooks, Chromebooks, fees and yearbooks can all be purchased in one transaction per student with cash, check, or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa). Families with multiple students will have to bring multiple checks. All checks must be made payable to Beck’s Bookstore.

 

Financial Assistance Information

 

There are several options available for families in need of financial assistance:

  • District Financial Assistance for Student Fees and Books – Families that meet guidelines established by the District can receive assistance with fees, Chromebook and book costs. To receive assistance, the Request for Financial Assistance form must be completed and returned to the District Office with the required supporting documentation. After July 1st, these forms can be found on the District 205 registration website or in the York Principal’s Office.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch – Families that meet the federal guidelines are entitled to free or reduced lunch. To receive assistance, the Free and Reduced Lunch form must be completed and returned to the District Office. After July 1st, these forms can be found on the District 205 registration website or in the York Principal’s Office.

 

Additional Information about the York Registration Process:

 

Yearbook Photos

All 9th, 10th and 11th graders will have a yearbook picture taken during booksales. Please fill out this form and supply payment if you would like to purchase yearbook photos.

 

Students should dress appropriately. Make-up dates are September 18th and 19th in the Commons.

 

Student IDs

Each student will receive an ID and lanyard during registration which must be worn by the student at all times. The ID also serves as an activity pass. This pass may be used for entry into regular season home athletic events, concerts, plays, and to participate in intramural activities and clubs. Student IDs are also required to ride the bus and enter the cafeteria.

 

Student Schedules

All students will receive their schedules during booksales in August.

 

Physicals

Incoming freshmen, transfer students and athletes must have current physicals. Forms are available on the York website and at www.elmhurst205.org. An athletic physical does not meet the requirements for a Freshman Physical.

 

Due to a change in the State’s immunizations requirements, all seniors must provide proof of two doses of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine to the high school by the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Food Service Plan

A staff member from York Food Services will be available during booksales to assist families and provide information regarding our food service options.
 

Supporting Parent Organizations

Parents that are interested in supporting school organizations or volunteering for various opportunities may click here to support these organizations: PTSA, Booster organizations, and the District 205 Foundation.

 

Enjoy your summer!

 

Drew McGuire

Assistant Principal

Student Activities and Finance

dmcguire@elmhurst205.org

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 6/25/18




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On August 25, Churchville Middle School will be celebrating the sixth year of its Churchville Charge “fun”draising event. This exciting event features teams of four adults “racing” around Elmhurst City Centre solving clues and performing fun tasks at local businesses. Registration is open now through Friday, July 13 and spots are filling up quickly, so interested teams should visit this link to secure their spot.

The Churchville Charge is the primary fundraising event for Churchville Middle School and all money collected helps the Churchville PTA fund many educational and social events throughout the school year. Many local Elmhurst businesses, including Judith B Salon, Rosati’s Pizza and Tannins Wine Bar are taking part in the event, either as a race stop location or through generous raffle donations and sponsorships. The event culminates in a huge post-race party at Fitz’s Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst, and features a raffle, music, and more.


For more information about the Churchville Charge contact Event Chairs Megan Winton (wintonms5@gmail.com) or Vicki Trajcevski (vickitrajcevski@gmail.com).

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/23/18




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Elmhurst School District 205 ​is conducting ​an ​annual verification of residency for all incoming freshman students at​tending​ York High School AND families who have leases that expire prior to the start of school. This is to help ensure that only students who legally reside within the District’s boundaries receive educational services funded by District tax dollars.

Residency Verification:
Residency documentation must be presented in person for every student. 


Proofs of Residency (A total of three proofs of residency are required as outlined below)

One of the following for the residence at which the student(s) reside(s):​

  • A current real estate bill showing parent/guardian as the owner (May 2018)
  • A current original signed lease showing the parent/guardian as the tenant 
  • A current mortgage statement showing the parent/guardian as the owner

AND

Two of the following showing the address for the residence at which the student(s) reside:


Preferred Documents:

  • A current gas bill
  • A current electric bill
  • A current water/sewer bill
  • A current cable bill 

Acceptable Documents: 

  • A current driver’s license (or State ID card)
  • A current home or apartment insurance certificate
  • A current Department of Immigration Letter

Please note the following: 

  • Original documents must be presented in person. Copies or mailed documents will not be accepted. We will copy your documents on the spot and return the originals to you. 
  • Partial documentation will not be accepted. All documents must be presented in order to be processed.

Parents MUST bring verification to York High School (355 St. Charles Road) between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on one of the following dates: 

  • Tuesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 19

Failure to provide proof of residency will result in the student’s schedule being pulled and course selections removed. The registration process cannot be completed and you will not receive an Info Snap code until you prove residency. If you have any questions about residency verification, please contact ​your school directly. 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/13/18




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There is now a page on the York Community High School website dedicated to the Class of 2018. On it, you can view the programs from Awards Night, the York Scholarship Program and graduation, as well as photos from graduation day and a link to watch the full commencement ceremony. 

Click here to visit the Class of 2018 page.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 6/5/18




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For your summer planning, please note the dates and times below for August book sales.  We will be sending information in a few weeks about Pre Pack and book lists.

Mon., Aug. 6

9:30 a.m.-12:00  A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00  M-Z (Last Name)

Juniors & Seniors*
Pre Pack Only

Tues., Aug. 7

9:30 a.m.-12:00  A-L (Last Name)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00  M-Z (Last Name)

Freshmen & Sophomores
Pre Pack Only

Wed., Aug. 8

10:00 a.m. - 2:00

Seniors & Juniors*

Thurs., Aug. 9

12:00 p.m. - 4:00

Freshmen & Sophomores

Thurs., Aug. 9

5:00 p.m. - 7:00

All Levels

Fri., Aug. 10

10:00 a.m. - 1:00

All Levels

 

*Freshman/Sophomores are able to come with their Junior/Senior siblings on designated dates. 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/29/18




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York arranged for a photographer to take pictures of each graduate as diplomas are presented. Go to 

www.gradimages.com to access graduation photos.

**Per Grad Images, the pictures will be available 10-14 business days after the event**

 

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/24/18




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Please access the following link to view the commencement ceremony of York High School's Class of 2018: http://www.elmhurst205.org/livevideo. You may also view the ceremony at https://www.elmhursttv.com.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/24/18




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On May 23rd, at approximately 3:36 p.m., the Elmhurst Police Department responded to Churchville Middle School, located at 155 Victory Parkway for a reported suspicious person. Upon the arrival of police, officers learned a 12-year-old female reported that while outside of the school shortly after dismissal, a male/Hispanic, approximately 35-40 years old, with short dark hair and a mustache, driving a Black Toyota Sienna minivan asked her if she needed a ride. The Toyota Sienna was parked in the pick-up lane of the school. The subject started to exit the vehicle and the female immediately ran away from the area. The area was checked by police, but was not able to locate the vehicle.

A school surveillance video captured a picture the vehicle in front of one of the doors. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Elmhurst Police at 630-530-3050.

 


 

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/23/18




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Congratulations to all of the York SkillsUSA members that competed this past April 19-21 at the 2018 State SkillsUSA Conference and Competition in Springfield , ILL. 

 

Two of our students repeated their outstanding performances from last year.  Joey Gemini placed 1st in the Technical Drafting CAD Competition and Matt Shepherd placed 2nd in the  Screen Printing Technology Competition. 

 

By placing 1st in the Technical Drafting CAD Competition, Joey has qualified to compete at the National SkillsUSA Competition and Conference to be held the last week of June in Louisville, Kentucky.  

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Posted by: Suzanne Hughes
Published: 5/21/18




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May 2018

To the Parent/Guardian:

This is a reminder that you or your student must pick up his or her medication(s) before summer break.  Controlled substance prescription medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian.  Medication that is not picked up prior to May 25th will be disposed of.

A physician’s order and the parent permission form to administer medication are valid for one academic year only, and must be resubmitted every school year. Forms may be downloaded at elmhurst205.org

Please e-mail questions to: anassopoulos@elmhurst205.org or phatz@elmhurst205.org.  You may also call our office at 630-617-2438.

Have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, NCSN, School Nurse

Athanasia Nassopoulos, RN, School Nurse                         

Mary Ann Patti, Secretary

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/21/18




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Now that prom is upon us, finals week and the end of the year are just on the horizon. At Tuesday 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 22nd - Thursday, May 24th. 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

 

 

Tuesday,

May 22nd

Wednesday,

May 23rd

Thursday,

May 24th

7:40-9:10 (90 Mins)

Period 8

Period 2

Period 1

9:20-10:50 (90 Mins)

Period 7

Period 3

Period 5

11:00-11:50 (50 Mins)

LUNCH

LUNCH

Make Up

12:00-1:30 (90 Mins)

Period 6

Period 4

Make Up

 

  • Students will have a Final Culminating Activity in every class assessed for up to 20% of their semester grade. 
  • The Final Culminating Activity may look different in each course: traditional Final Exam, Final Project, Final Performance, or other Final Culminating Activity as defined by the course team (ex. AP exam).
  • All traditional Final Exams will be given during the Final Exam schedule above.
  • Performance-based or project-based Final Culminating Activities may be due the day prior to the final exam schedule. In this case, students in the class do NOT need to report to that class on Final Exam days.
  • During the Final Exam days, students should NOT report to PE, Study Hall, Guided Study (SpEd), Algebra Support, Study Tables, or Resource classes. 
  • The Testing Center will be open during each final exam period for exams that have been rescheduled by a counselor and all extended time tests, and all make-up exams will be given after 1:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday and after 11:00 on Thursday.
  • Students must take exams during the exam period in which they are scheduled. 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.
  • All 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. Students must only be in attendance when they have an exam.
  • 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 - 11:50 on Tuesday and Wednesday; there will be no lunch service on Thursday, May 24th .
  • 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 Tuesday and Wednesday and from 7:40 to 11:00 on Thursday.
  • Buses will run on regular schedules all three mornings. On Tuesday and Wednesday, buses will depart at 1:40 with late buses departing at 3:30 and 5:00. On Thursday, buses will depart at 11:00 with a late bus departing at 3:00.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/21/18




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It’s time to crack open the books at Elmhurs Public Library. Meeting rooms are available for you and your classmates to review the semester’s work so you can ace those finals. The schedule is here: elmlib.org/teen

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/18/18




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We are pleased to announce that York High School will be offering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test on June 9th from 8:00-11:00 The ASVAB is the most widely-used multiple choice aptitude test battery in the world: it measures development abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. 

 

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive program that is offered at no cost, with NO COMMITMENT to the armed forces, and is designed to help young people align their strengths and interests with career planning. The program explores the following areas: General Science, Word Knowledge, Mathematics, Mechanical comprehension, Arithmetic reasoning, Paragraph comprehension, Electronic information, Assembling objects, and Shop information. 

 

The exam results will be mailed directly to students and to York High School and a follow up career workshop will be offered on a future date following the test administration. To register for the exam, please complete this form.  You will received a confirmation email with test day instructions before the exam.

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/18/18




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YORK ALUMNI TO PRODUCE

THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

 

York Drama is proud to present the return of the smash hit “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as their 2018 Alumni Production. This ONE-NIGHT-ONLY performance will take place on June 8th at 7:30PM in the  Baker Auditorium at York High School. Tickets will be available beginning May 11 at www.Ticketpeak.Com/YorkDrama.

 

Originally performed at York in 2010, the alumni cast will feature original cast members Brian Kulaga (Class of 2010) and Brian Smith (Class of 2011), returning to their roles as William Barfee and Vice Principal Douglas Panch. Alumni Keith Potts (2008), Helen Knudsen (2013), Laura Thoreson (2014), Grace Sopko (2015), Kaitlin Cadagin (2016), Chris Knudsen (2016), Darcy Kummerow (2016), Tatum Langley (2017), Erik Martenson (2017), and Emily Landreth (2017) will also join the cast to present this hilarious, unforgettable, Tony Award Winning production! 

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 5/18/18




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U.S. News & World Report recently ranked York Community High School 17th within Illinois, awarding it a silver medal. Last year, York was ranked 18th in the state in this listing. Nationally, YCHS is ranked 703. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® (AP) course work and exams. The AP participation rate at York High School is 56 percent, with a 90% participant pass rate. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 25 percent. York Community High School is the only high school in Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205.

On May 9, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings and civic journalism, released the 2018 edition of Best High Schools. The rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.

"I am very proud of the work of our people at York High School and also across the entire District,” said Superintendent Dr. David Moyer. “This designation is a culmination of hard work by teachers at all grade levels and demonstrates a commitment to strong public education by the community of Elmhurst. The support of our parents and the residents of District 205 is unparalleled.”

Dr. Moyer noted “There have been many instructional improvements in this District in recent years, such as the 1:1 personalized mobile learning implementation and the addition of instructional coaches at all of our schools. The Board of Education has demonstrated incredible support for these forward-looking enhancements. All rankings are somewhat arbitrary and don't ever tell the entire story, but I am proud that we moved up a spot relative to last year, especially considering that nine of the schools ranked ahead of us are highly-selective magnet or private schools."

Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students. The Best High Schools rankings feature data on a number of factors, including enrollment, graduation rates, diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs and the results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test data.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/13/18




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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is evolving in many ways as it seeks to prepare our students for a future we can only imagine. Future Ready is more than a catch phrase. It is a commitment to empowering and equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be college, career and life ready.

Our District is working to deliver future focused curriculum and provide supportive learning environments for all students. In order to do that, we have embarked on a journey to address aging facilities and infuse our schools with the necessary tools to achieve that goal. The Focus 205 community engagement process, which began in 2015, was the first step. Master Facility Plan (MFP) work continues today; click here for more information and a meeting schedule.

Our community has long valued small class sizes and neighborhood schools. Elementary school class size targets are 25 in grades K-2 and 27 in grades 3-5. The current average class size in District 205 is 21.8. Occasional enrollment anomalies mean that class sizes are not consistent; some are below target and others are close to high end of the range. School capacity (percent of space that is being utilized) is another issue in District 205. Some of our buildings are overcrowded; others are operating at nearly full capacity, and some are underutilized. This poses instructional and staffing challenges that may increase as the community of Elmhurst continues to grow.

One potential component of the draft Master Facility Plan is boundary adjustments. The District realizes that any adjustments, even those that impact less than 5% of students, families, and/or houses, will be difficult. The options that have been presented to the Board of Education, and are being shared with the community, are preliminary. This is a work in progress and community feedback will be an important part of the process as we move forward.

Boundary adjustments can provide a long-term solution to overcrowding and student population “bubbles.” When schools are evenly sized and utilization is consistent, it is easier for the District to adhere to class size targets and maintain appropriate staff-to-student ratios. Consistencies like these help all students learn and grow.

D205 hired Cropper GIS in early 2018 to conduct a boundaries study. The primary goals were to increase space to accommodate All Day Kindergarten and balance class sizes across the District. The District asked the Cropper team to identify solutions that would affect the least number of families possible.

Two options (A and B) were presented to the Board on April 10. Both addressed ADK and balancing class sizes.  They also provided potential options for housing students during construction at Lincoln and Field Schools, two of our oldest buildings at 103 and 87 years old, respectively.

In response to feedback from the Board of Education and parents, the administration asked Cropper to see if there were alternative solutions that could meet the criteria and better preserve natural barriers such as train tracks and major roads. Two additional options (C and D) were developed and presented to the Board on May 8. Option D impacts the fewest students (3.6%), does not require busing students who currently walk, preserves natural barriers and does not send any students away from new construction, but also does not preserve contiguous boundaries.

Developing these additional options emphasizes the importance of community feedback. The plans remain a work in progress. No decisions have been made, nor will any changes be made in the immediate future. The Board will consider how it wants to move forward with the boundary discussion at its May 22 meeting. Options A, C and D are linked below.

Boundary adjustments would only be considered in a Master Facilities Plan that includes All Day Kindergarten. The District is committed to ensuring that current students will not be impacted by boundary adjustments and will be developing “grandfathering” provisions to minimize the impact on siblings and families. As with the entire process, we will be seeking community input on this portion of the plan as well. Our goal is to minimize the impact on individual families and achieve the goals outlined above.

Four community meetings have been scheduled. Draft plans, budgets, and potential boundary adjustments will be presented. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback via an electronic exit survey. Meeting dates:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 pm @ Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 pm @ Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 pm @, Sandburg Middle School

For additional information related to the development of the proposed MFP, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/MasterFacilityPlan.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/12/18




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At its May 8 meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the All Day Kindergarten Committee. In the state of Illinois, 79% of 859 districts are offering all-day programs, as of 2015.

 

“All Day Kindergarten educates the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner,” said Lincoln Principal Jen Barnabee. “It enhances the legacy of Elmhurst by supporting students to reach their full potential. Children in full day classes excel in reading, number knowledge, writing and self-regulation versus their half-day peers. A full day program provides us the time to make the learning experience for our youngest students even better. They deserve the same robust, inter-disciplinary as the rest of our students receive.”

 

View the Kindergarten video created by D205 Communications Office here:

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/10/18




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District 205 is working to develop the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and is creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. There are two community-wide Future Focused meetings remaining on the following dates and at these locations:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 PM, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 PM, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you, and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

The remaining Future Focused school-specific informational sessions are:

  • Wednesday, May 23 at Bryan - 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24 at Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 at Sandburg - 6:15 PM

More information is available at www.elmhurst205/masterfacilityplan.

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 5/8/18




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Congratulations to the following six York High School students who participated in the Tenth Midwest Chinese Speech Contest at Northside College Preparatory High School on April 21st. The Chinese Speech Contest was hosted by the MidwestChinese Teachers Alliance (MCTA). This year there were about 200 students who participated in this contest, in which the high school division had 137 contestants, outnumbering all other divisions. Each high school (9-12) teacher could enter no more than one student to participate in the contest.

High School Level One (32 contestants): Mia Beres (Silver Award), Anna Collins (Gold Award)
High School Level Two (35 contestants): Jenna Gallichio (Gold
Award)
High School Level Three (34 contestants): Langston Gall (Gold Award)
High School Level Four (17 contestants): Marie Grasse (Silver Award)
High School Heritage Student Group (19 contestants): Hui Tey (Gold Award)


Yihua Marie Chou is the Chinese Teacher in York's World Language Department. She is also advisor to the York Chinese Club.


Photo caption: (from left) Hui Tey, Anna Collins, Mia Beres, Langston Gall and Marie Grasse. Not pictured is Jenna Gallichio.

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Posted by: Kate Allt
Published: 4/26/18




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Elmhurst School District 205 ​is conducting ​an ​annual verification of residency for all incoming freshman students attending​ York High School AND families who have leases that expire prior to the start of school. This is to help ensure that only students who legally reside within the District’s boundaries receive educational services funded by District tax dollars. 

Residency Verification:

Residency documentation must be presented in person for every student. 

Proofs of Residency (A total of three proofs of residency are required as outlined below)

One of the following for the residence at which the student(s) reside(s):​

  • A current real estate bill showing parent/guardian as the owner (May 2018)
  • A current original signed lease showing the parent/guardian as the tenant 
  • A current mortgage statement showing the parent/guardian as the owner

AND

Two of the following showing the address for the residence at which the student(s) reside:


Preferred Documents: 

  • A current gas bill 
  • A current electric bill 
  • A current water/sewer bill 
  • A current cable bill 

Acceptable Documents: 

  • A current driver’s license (or State ID card)
  • A current home or apartment insurance certificate
  • A current Department of Immigration Letter

Please note the following: 

  • Original documents must be presented in person. Copies or mailed documents will not be accepted. We will copy your documents on the spot and return the originals to you. 
  • Partial documentation will not be accepted. All documents must be presented in order to be processed.

District 205 parents must bring verification to your child's current school between May 3 and May 31. ​

Failure to provide proof of residency will result in the student’s schedule being pulled and course selections removed. If you have any questions about residency verification, please contact ​your middle school directly.

If your student will not be attending York High School in the fall, please send an email to communications@elmhurst205. org and let us know.

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/26/18




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The final calendar of the 2017-18 school year was approved at the April 24 Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times. Both the calendar and last days are posted on the District website's calendar page. They are:

          May 24th:  Last day of school for Early Childhood students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for AM/PM kindergarten students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for high school students
          May 25th:  Last day of school for elementary school students (11:15 AM dismissal)
          May 25th:  Last day of school for middle school students (11:35 AM dismissal)

 

 

Calendario aprobado de fin de año
 

El calendario final del año escolar 2017-18 (final calendar of the 2017-18 school year) fue aprobado en la Reunión de la Junta del Consejo de Educación del 24 de Abril. A continuación se muestra una lista de los últimos días y los tiempos de salida. Tanto el calendario como los últimos días se publican en la página del calendario (calendar page) del sitio web del Distrito. Los días son:

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de preescolar.

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de Kinder AM/PM

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Preparatoria

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Primaria (Salida 11:15 AM)

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Secundaria (Salida 11:35 AM)

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Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/25/18




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At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board heard from three teachers and an instructional coach about how the infusion of technology via the District’s Mobile Learning Implementation has dramatically changed student engagement in their classrooms. They also provided teacher feedback samples on the topics of creativity, student-to-device ratios and device types.

A video created by the Communications Office demonstrated these new and exciting modes of learning and teaching. Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Growth Dr. Mark Cohen noted that “these skills fit our concept of being future ready and future focused, allowing for collaboration in the digital space beyond the walls of the classroom.”

 

 

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Posted by: Kate Allt, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 4/12/18