Monday, February 15 is the Presidents’ Day Holiday - no school
Wednesday, March 2 is a District-wide Student Late Arrival Day
Friday, March 4 is a Teacher Institute Day – no school for students
Friday, March 25 is a non-attendance day for students and staff
Monday through Friday, March 28 – April 1 is Spring Break
An overview of the District 205 school year calendar for 2015-16 may be found at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar. A draft of the 2016-17 school year calendar will be presented to the Board of Education for approval at its February 23 meeting.
The York Athletic Booster Annual Green Scene is Saturday, February 27 at Fitz’s Spare Keys from 7-11 PM. This year’s Green Scene is a casual night of fun, friends, silent and live auctions, raffles, bowling and pool. You can bowl or play pool with your favorite York coach. Auction items include multiple York student parking passes, six graduation tickets and preferred parking for graduation. We also have a condo on beautiful Sanibel Island, Cubs, Bears and Bulls tickets. Prices are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Purchase your tickets to this year’s District 205 Foundation Gala NOW before they are all gone - 3/4 of the tickets are already sold! The fundraiser will be held Friday, March 11 at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel from 6:30-10:30 PM and includes beverages, appetizers, plated dinner, music, mini and live auctions, and entertaining fundraising activities. Fantastic auction items include York student parking pass, vacation options to Colorado and Mexico, Beyonce at Soldier Field tickets with overnight stay, golf experience with pro Mark Wilson, your own private Elmhurst Art Museum event, tickets to sporting events and more.
Know an amazing kid? The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, which will be presented on Wednesday, April 27 at Sandburg Middle School. Nominations are currently being accepted. The volunteer must be an Elmhurst resident (Elmhurst address), live within School District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.
Your organization is invited to be part of the second annual Youth Job/Volunteer Fair, sponsored by the Elmhurst Commission on Youth and its partnering agencies – District 205, the Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst Public Library, YMCA, Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club and the Kiwanis of Elmhurst. The Fair will be held in the York High School Commons, 355 E. St. Charles Road, on Wednesday, March 23 from 3 to 6 PM. Please register your business or organization by Wednesday, March 2 at this link.
The annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The State will only provide survey results for individual schools if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, District 205 asks that you complete the survey for each school. Each survey takes about ten minutes. All survey responses will be kept confidential.
Thank you in advance for your participation in supporting our schools' continuous improvement process. The survey will remain open until March 11, 2016.
Last fall, the York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) recognized and honored 8 Dukes of Distinction, alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant and extraordinary accomplishments or through service and an outstanding contribution to society. Please visit this link to read about the 2015 Dukes of Distinction. This was the third "class" of honorees. To nominate a deserving alum for 2016 and/or for further information, please visit the YDAP page, click here for the nomination form, or contact Melea Smith /Debbie Hollstein in the Office of Communications/Alumni Relations at 630-941-4719. The nomination deadline for 2016 has been extended to April 30.
York High School Summer School dates and academic course offerings have now been set; open registration begins on February 18 at 9 AM and ends on March 11. Session I will run Monday through Thursday from June 6 – 23 (with June 24 being an emergency day); Session II will run Monday through Thursday from June 27 – July 14 (No school on July 4 holiday and July 15 is an emergency day). Registration information is posted on the Summer School page of the York website.
The City of Elmhurst will begin the largest stormwater project since the early 90s on February 8. The Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project will entail the construction of a series of storm sewer pipes along various streets and a drainage outfall to the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, providing flood relief in the west corner of the City.
The City will be posting updates periodically to keep residents informed on construction projects, road closures and other items on the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project blog, as part of the new Stormwater Management website, www.elmhurststormwaterplan.org. Subscribe to the blog to be notified by email when there are new entries. See complete details by clicking on the link below.
With the record snowfall we experienced recently, now is the time to remind yourself of the various ways District 205 announces school closings and late start openings resulting from inclement weather. (And it’s also the time to think about childcare plans.) A late start or school closing announcement is made by 5:45 AM via the following channels:
• Information is first posted on the District's website at www.elmhurst205.org
• Talk205 phone calls, e-mail and SMS messages are sent out.
• A message is recorded on the District 205 Center’s main telephone line at (630) 834-4530.
• Notification is sent to the Emergency Closing Center, which broadcasts such information on WGN-AM (720), WBBM-AM (780), and CBS-TV (2), NBC-TV (5), ABC-TV (7), WGN-TV (9), FOX-TV, and CLTV cable. Visit the web site at http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com.
The late start schedule provides the flexibility to begin school two hours later than normal, allowing time for roads to be cleared and temperatures to rise. This alternative eliminates a situation where severe weather in the early morning leads to a decision to close schools for an entire day when it is not warranted.
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The mission of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is to meet the educational needs of all students, challenging each to his or her full potential and ensuring a foundation for future success in life.
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will be a national leader in educating children of all backgrounds and ability levels, promoting high individual student achievement. The district will incorporate student-centered decision-making, the highest academic standards, best practices in education, the highest caliber educational professionals, and leading edge resources to ensure an equitable education for all and success in a global society.
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 currently serves more than 8,000 students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst and small portions of Oak Brook, Bensenville and Addison. Approximately 93 percent of students live in Elmhurst with the remainder living outside of the City, but within the District 205 boundaries.