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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
Assistant Principal, rdoherty@elmhurst205.org
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Melissa
Assistant Principal, mmoore@elmhurst205.org
Wagner, Rob
Assistant Principal for Athletics rwagner@elmhurst205.org
Corry, Kelly
Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Hughes, Suzanne
Secretary to the Assistant Principals shughes@elmhurst205.org
Johnson, Rochanna
Financial Secretary/Substitute Coordinator
Loza Navarro, Erendira
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YHS News


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!


It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale!  The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving.  Check out the thick and soft sherpa ¼ zip, men and women’s ‘better sweater’ pullover, unisex joggers, Christmas ornaments and the incredibly cozy personalized Sherpa blanket. We have youth sizes too, for your littlest Duke. Visit our online store today and place your order for these items which are only available to purchase ONLY during this sale through November 16th.  Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30pm. On the pick-up date, we will also have our entire inventory of items available for sale such as our classic green and black hoodies, Pompom hats, baseball and trucker caps, Duke socks, flannel pants and more.  New for this year, orders can be mailed directly to you for a flat $15 charge. For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York webpage or visit online store. We have so many great items - get your York Duke holiday shopping done TODAY! Questions, please contact Christine CLJuneman@gmail.com.



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!  


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! 



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.”


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.




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.




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.



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:











Important Dates

Nov. 21-23 No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  8th Grade Activity/Academic Night 
Nov. 29 Holiday Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 3 College of DuPage Info Night 7:00 pm
Dec. 5 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 6 Holiday Band Concert 7:30 pm 
Dec. 12 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 13 Student of the Month 7:00 am
  Athletic Apparel pick-up 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  Winter Art Show 6:00 pm
  Holiday Choral Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 19 Final Exams - Period 8, Period 7, Lunch, Period 6, Make-up
Dec. 20 Final Exams - Period 2, Period 3, Lunch, Period 5, Make-up
Dec. 21 Final Exams - Period 1, Period 4, Lunch, Make-Up
Dec. 24 - Jan. 4 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 7 Classes Resume
Jan. 14 No School - Teacher Institute Day
Jan. 16 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Jan. 21 No School - Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 23 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Jan. 29 Talent Show Auditions
Jan. 30 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Talent Show Auditions
Jan. 31 Talent Show Auditions
  Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 1 Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 2 Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 3 Winter Play 2:00 pm
Feb. 6 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Trivia Night 7:00 pm
Feb. 7 Student of the Month 7:00 am
  Winter Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 11 College Planning Night 7:00 pm
Feb. 12 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 13 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Feb. 14 Winter Choral Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 18 No School - Presidents' Day
Feb. 20 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Senior vs. Faculty Volleyball Game 7:00 pm
Feb. 21 Winter Band Concert
Feb. 25 - March 1 Fine Arts Week
Feb. 28 Life After York 7:00 pm

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