Foundation 205 awarded over $330,000 in grant money throughout District 205 this year! Thank you, Foundation 205, for supporting our teachers, staff and administration, and fostering innovation in the classroom!

District 205 held the Staff Retirement and Recognition Reception to recognize employees with 25 and 35 years of employment with D205, and those who are retiring or who have retired this school year. It was wonderful to celebrate and recognize these individuals, and the significant contributions they have made to District 205. Congratulations, and thank you for all you do!

Congratulations to York's Eco-Club! Since October, this group has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of recycling to their peers and the community. The group, led by York teacher Robert Blaus, collected 4,442 pounds of plastic, and the group was recognized today as a Trex Film Recycling Challenge Champion. York was awarded $2,500 and a Trex bench by the organization.

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The York High School Orchestra rehearses for its Winter Concert, featuring junior cellist Quinn Olson.

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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is a national leader in future-ready learning. The District currently serves more than 8,000 students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst and small portions of Oak Brook, Bensenville and Addison.

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Senior Owen Espinosa and junior Regan Wright are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress in the 2022 Broadway in Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA), which celebrates excellence in high school theatre throughout Illinois. IHSMTA is the regional program that feeds into the National High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Jimmy Awards. 

Earth Day is extra special this year for the York High School Eco Club, a 15-member student organization. Since October, this group has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of recycling to their peers and the community. The group was recognized today as a Trex Film Recycling Challenge Champion and awarded $2,500 and a Trex bench by the organization.

Recently, 11 York Community High School student-athletes signed Letters of Intent or made a commitment to participate in athletics at the collegiate level next year. 

Congratulations to Ethan Cancel (baseball at McKendree University), Emily Fujiwara (softball at University of Toronto), Jack Gazdacka (baseball at Ottawa University, AZ), Nick Hesch (basketball at Lawrence University, WI), Nolan Korzeniowski (football at Drake University), Anna Mapes (lacrosse at Wooster College), Aidan Nawrocki (football at North Central College), Eric Rutherford (cross country/track at Loras College), Jack Schroeder (water polo at Occindental College, CA), Rock Smith (baseball at Elmhurst University), and Katelyn Winton (cross country at University of Indiana). 

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The Strategic Planning process is an opportunity to build upon and continuously improve D205 by bringing together a variety of voices and ideas within our community toward a shared vision and goals for the future of our schools. 

We are adding focus groups on Friday, April 22 at the Elmhurst Library. Please open this story for more information on how to register for one of the available focus group sessions.

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DISTRICT 205 BY THE NUMBERS

1:1

iPad & Chromebook to Student Ratio

47

York Alumni inducted into the Dukes of Distinction Hall of Fame

75%

Students involved in an extracurricular activity or athletics at York High School

57

Languages Spoken by D205 Families

96%

Elmhurst District 205 Graduation Rate

$2M

raised by Foundation 205 since 1989

$115,000

rasied by Foundation 205's Community Response Fund to support students and their families

63%

 D205 teachers with advanced degrees

31

sports programs, both cut and non-cut, offered to students each season