York Community High School


Announcements, Thursday, March 8
  • Students are to wear their IDs daily. You may use either a York lanyard or one of your own choice.
  • During class time the halls are closed. All students will need a pass from a staff member in order to use the halls during these times. 
  • Attention Juniors, those who would like to have the Off Campus Privilege their Senior year it is earned now during your Junior year. Juniors earn the Senior Off Campus Privilege by: having parent/guardian permission, passing their courses and maintaining proper attendance.
  • Feeling inspired by Fine Arts Week?  Take the stage or sit back and enjoy student performances at the next Java Live Open Mic Night on Friday, March 9th in the York Commons.  Doors open at 6:30 and performances run from 7 to 9.  The cost is $4 at the door and proceeds will help fund the Mirrors Literary Magazine.  See you there!
  • Come one, come all to PRIDE March 8 at 7am in the choir room. We will be making St. Pattys cards for senior citizens and hearing Hanna Kikos, who is a freshman in college, speak too. See you Thursday!
  • Do you want to help the York community next year?  The application for Ambassadors is now available online.  Find the application on the Ambassadors webpage, under the Clubs & Activities link on the York homepage.  Applications are only online and will remain available until Friday, March 23rd at midnight. If you want to be an Ambassador for the next school year you must apply by the March 23rd deadline.  The open application period only happens once a year.  Questions?  See Ms. Dollaske or Mrs. Julian in YSS. 
  • Hey there Dukes! St. Patrick's Day is upon us and it’s about time to see who the luckiest Dukes around are. From Monday, March 12th until Friday, March 16th, Student Council is hiding four leaf clovers around the school. If you find one of these MAGICAL clovers, please write your first and last name on the back as well as your ID. Then turn them into the box in the commons, or Ms. Fleming’s room in A323. Good luck!
  • Hey International Club members! We will be having a meeting every Wednesday of March in room A390 right after-school. We'll be working on our displays for International Fest. If you have any questions, check out our blog at yorkic.blogspot.com or ask Ms. McGowan or Ms. Kaniyaly. See you on Wednesday!
  • What is to be done which old, broken crayons? Answer- they are sorted, peeled, melted and pour into molds to make over-sized crayons for children with motor skills handicaps. Become a part of CRAYOLA-thon all next week during all lunch periods and after school in room A370. ECO's goal is to make 1200 large crayons by the end of the week. Join the fun, bring your lunch and earn community service hours as well! 
  • Calling all dukes, no matter your gender. Join RAYS, Empower, and Latina Dreamers to make a difference for young girls living on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Donate boxes of tampons, packages of pads, and Diva Cups to provide these girls the ability to attend school all month long. Without our donations, they would sadly not be able to attend their schools resulting in them falling behind in class. Unite with three of our York clubs to provide necessary hygiene products for the women of Pine Ridge. Donation boxes are located in A396, C278, Student Services, Academic Entrance, and the Spanish Department Office. The drive will last through the month of March.
  • It's that time again. St. Baldrick's and Jazzercise Lombard are teaming up once again to help fight childhood cancer. The event will take place Friday the 9th at 5:30 at the Jazzercise center in Lombard right across from the DMV. A $10 donation is required to participate. All students and staff are welcome to join. If you have any questions please ask Nick or Sam Neely.
  • York JV is on to the Elite 8 for State!!! They defeated Benet in double OT 3 to 2!! They play next on Sat. March 10th, 8:05pm @ The Edge in Bensenville!
  • ​​​​​York HS Math Team Advances to State Competition
  • ​​​York Community High School's Math team competed this week at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) regional competition held at Glenbard East High School. The team competed in the 4AA Division and took 1st place in the Region 9 competition, qualifying them to compete at State in May.
  • The team competed in ten events: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculator Team, Freshman/Sophomore 2-Person, Junior/Senior 2-Person, Freshman/Sophomore 8-Person, Junior/Senior 8-Person, and the Orals Competition.
  • Members of the team placed 1st in 7 out of 10 competitions and also placed 3rd in the Freshman/Sophomore 2-person round and 2nd in the Algebra 1 competition.
  • Attention freshman, sophomores, and juniors:  applications are now available on the Student Council website to apply to be on next year's Student Council.  If you want to plan an amazing Homecoming, work on community service projects like Blood Drives and Food Drives, and hone your leadership skills, then StuCo is for you.  Applications are due Tuesday, March 20th.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Fleming or Mr. Moran.
  • In a hard-fought match that came down to the final question Monday night, York's Scholastic Bowl team fell to Maine South in IHSA Regional action. Thus ended York's most successful season in ten years. 
  • Finishing third in the highly-competitive West Suburban Conference this year, York handed eventual champion Oak Park its only loss of the season. But what makes York's  final victories of the season all the more astonishing is the youth of this team: All-conference Junior Alex Boskov, accompanied by a group of feisty group of Super Sophomores and Freshmen Phenoms ("Fee-noms").
  • This team is just like its country: young, scrappy and hungry, and they won't throw away their shot at continuing their winning streak vs. the Faculty team in April. 
  • If you'd like to join this young team of winners, it's not too late. See Mrs. Wall or Mr. Bendelow for questions and attend a practice. 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Upcoming college visits are listed below.  If interested, please sign up in Naviance to receive your pass.
  • Wednesday, March 7th
  • 1 & 2 Period – STEM Careers (Iowa, Mich Tech & Missouri S & T)
  • Thursday, March 8th
  • 2nd Period – Concordia University
  • Thursday, March 8th
  • 3rd Period – University of South Carolina
  • Monday, March 12th
  • 8th Period – Western Illinois University
  • Tuesday, March 13th
  • 8th Period – University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Wednesday, March 14th
  • 1st Period - Southern Illinois, Carbondale
Posted by: Suzanne Hughes Published:3/8/18
Audience: Announcements