District News

Year in Review with Dr. Campbell

Similar to the meet-and-greet sessions held with the community at the start of the school year, District 205 will be hosting a year-in-review event at the Elmhurst Public Library with Superintendent Dr. Keisha Campbell. Offering both morning and evening options, the community is invited to join us as we reflect on the 2022 school year. Click HERE to register for the 9 a.m session or HERE for the 5 p.m. session.

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Spotlight on York High School Drama Department Students

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. 

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Trex Recycling Challenge

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.

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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). 

Go Dukes!

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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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York Badminton Coach

The Elmhurst District 205 athletics department at York High School continues to shine. Gena Fite, Head Badminton Coach at York High School, will be inducted into the Illinois Association of Badminton Coaches (IABC) Hall of Fame in May. Coach Fite has coached the York Badminton team since 2018, and also coached at York from 1998-2006. 

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Elmhurst District 205 will be represented at the National level in the PTA Reflections Competition. Delilah Kamins, an eighth grade student at Churchville Middle School, submitted her entry “Shop For Your World” in the Film Production category. A total of 288 entries representing six categories were received at the state level, and 26 entries from Illinois advanced to the National level. 

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York Veterans Display Case

Something in the York High School’s Auditorium lobby never sat right with Social Studies Teacher Justin Riskus. There sits a small marble plaque donated by the Class of 1985 that honors 101 alumni who gave up their lives in military conflicts. Who were these soldiers? What was their story? A ravenous investigator of history, Justin began researching the individual names of the fallen, their backstories, and the stories of their passings. 

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