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(630) 617-2444

Pre-Arranged Absences: Medical, Court, College Visits, etc. Bring a note from your parent/guardian. Include: student name, ID number, year in school, date/time of absence, reason for absence and signature of parent/guardian.

Bring the note to the attendance office at door 3. You will be issued a pass to leave the building.

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

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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
DeLaRosa, Melissa
Assistant Principal mdelarosa@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
Assistant Principal
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@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
Czarnecki, Dana
Financial Secretary and Substitute Coordinator


YHS News


Please note that tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31 is the first Student Late Arrival day at York High School with classes starting at 9:25am.  Please check your Late Arrival Bus Schedules for your pick-up time.  The math lab will be open starting at 7:00am and the Learning Commons will be open starting at 6:45am for students that arrive early.


Below are the dates in which eighth 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.












Attention junior and senior girls: fall athletes who signed up for Powder Puff WILL BE ALLOWED to march on to the field with your team and cheer from the sidelines during the game on September 21. Everyone participating (playing or not) need to have their t-shirt money in the bookstore by 11 am tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31 - please specify to the bookstore staff if you will not be playing in the game. Again, all girls must have their t-shirt money and permission slips in the bookstore TOMORROW. If you are still interested in participating in the Powder Puff game please sign up and have your completed permission slip and money turned in before 11 am TOMORROW. No late permission slip will be accepted.


Herff Jones was at school on Wednesday August 17th and met with all seniors during their assigned PE period to be measured for their cap and gown as well as to discuss other items that seniors may chose to purchase.  All student who were in attendance that day, even those with athletic waivers, should have spoken to the Herff Jones Rep and have a gown ordered for graduation.


If you son or daughter was not in attendance that day, please have your student see Ms. Armstrong in the CCRC for an informational packet.  Herff Jones will also be contacting students who do not have gown information on file in a few weeks.



ACT has just released this year’s scores for the Class of 2016. At the state level, average composite scores on the ACT college entrance exam increased slightly from last year's 20.7 to 20.8. Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 saw students’ scores increase from 24.2 to 24.7, a new all-time high in the history of the District. York Community High School ACT scores have been trending upward over the past five years.

A total of 156,403 students were tested in Illinois, including 655 from York. Following is the breakdown of the four areas tested, along with the State and District average composite scores:


Illinois 2016

District 205 2016













Composite Score




“We are extremely pleased that our district has set a high-water mark with the ACT, and equally pleased at the growth we have seen in last year's senior class throughout their high school career,” said Superintendent Dr. David Moyer. “This is reflective of both the hard work of these students and the support they have received from of all of our staff over the years they have spent with us.”

The Class of 2016 was the last graduating class in Illinois that was required to take the ACT as a part of the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). The Illinois State Board of Education has decided to transition from the ACT to the SAT as the required measure of college readiness for Illinois juniors beginning in the spring of 2017. District 205 will continue to report the performance of its students on the ACT, but will also transition to the SAT with the rest of the state.


Today we will begin using the automated attendance information system. This system ensures that you are made aware of your child’s unexcused absence(s) in a timely manner. If your child is unexcused for one or more periods, you will receive an automated phone call and email by 5 PM on the day of the absence. The information you receive will not specify which periods your child was unexcused; it will only inform you that there was at least one unexcused absence. For a detailed record of your child’s attendance, you will need to log on to PowerSchool.


Upon receiving the information, if you believe the absence was recorded in error, your child should speak with his/her teacher, and the teacher will notify the attendance office of any changes. If the absence(s) should be excused, a parent or guardian must contact the attendance office (630-617-2444) within 48 hours. Replying to the email will NOT excuse the absence. Failure to excuse a student’s absence within 48 hours will result in the absence remaining unexcused.


Thank you for your partnership in supporting student attendance and maintaining accurate student records.



Please join Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare for a discussion on "The Heroin Crisis - Out of the Shadows" at Courts Plus Fitness on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 PM. Carol Harman, BA, CADC from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will be presenting. Please register by calling Courts Plus (630)833-5064, emailing courtsplus@epd.org or registering in person at the Courts Plus Service Desk.


Carol Harman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree from Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences. In her 27 year career, she has done all levels of substance treatment, including inpatient detox, men’s and women’s inpatient rehab treatment, and all levels of outpatient substance treatment with both adults and adolescents. Currently she is a clinical therapist who runs the Adult Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Hinsdale. She has been with Edward-Elmhurst Health for 14 years.


From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of theatre's finest accomplishments. Young kids find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching musical dramas of our time, and unfortunately, highly relevant today.


Tickets to West Side Story will be available mid March for performances on April 27, 28, 29 and 30. Tickets for all York Drama events are available at  www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama.


Do not miss one of the most important, dynamic and beautiful musicals ever written. West Side Story has been on Broadway for a record breaking four full runs, and now it is on the York Stage.


Young Hearts for Life returns to York High School on Thursday, October 6 to provide free ECG heart screenings to all students who are registered. The screening is offered during the school day. To sign up your child,please go to www.yh4l.org and click on the drop down button that says Registration & Events. Click on Chicago Metropolitan Region and then choose your child's school.


In order to make this event successful, we need to have parent/community volunteers. All volunteers must attend one of the training sessions. We're using SignUp.com to register volunteers. Please sign up for York Community High School!


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1. Click this link to access our invitation page: http://vols.pt/k5ATGg:

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on http://vols.pt/k5ATGg)

3. 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.


On August 11, Newsweek released its annual America’s Top High Schools list for 2016. York Community High School ranked 186 in the nation out of 6,477 public high schools that met the criteria to be considered, with 4,452 making the cut for another list of schools “beating the odds.” York was ranked 188 on that list.

Ranking is based on six measurements that Newsweek weighted to achieve a “college readiness index.” The rankings show how well high schools prepare students for college. Those measurements and their weight are:

  • Holding power: 10 percent
  • Ratio of counselor/full-time equivalent to student enrollment: 10 percent
  • Weighted SAT/ACT: 17.5 percent
  • Weighted AP/IB/dual enrollment composite: 17.5 percent
  • Graduation rate: 20 percent
  • College enrollment rate: 25 percent

To access the complete methodology used for this ranking, click here.


Important Dates

August 31 Student Late Arrival  9:25
September 1 Transition Center Open House 7:00
September 5 No School - Labor Day
September 7 Student Late Arrival  9:25
September 13 Yearbook Photos - student make up
September 14 Student Late Arrival 9:25
  Yearbook Photos - student make up
  Collage Concert 7:30
September 21 Student Late Arrival 9:25
  Powder Puff football game 6:30
September 23 Homecoming vs Willowbrook 5:00 and 7:30
September 24 Homecoming Dance 7:00
September 28 Student Late Arrival 9:25
September 29 D205 Foundation Fundraiser
  Wizards Basketball Game 7:00

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  • accept the challenge to grow beyond self-imposed limitations.
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