Elmhurst, IL - School nurses allow all students to be healthy, safe, and ready to learn and having high quality school nurses allows a school to function at a higher level. They provide empathy, compassion and often develop strong relationships with students and families. School nurses collaborate with administrators, teachers, parents, families, and are often a direct line for families and health care professionals. Whether it is a sore throat, a headache, or even mental health issues, the school nurse is also often the trusted adult that students rely on and feel the most comfortable with at school. With this in mind, when Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 and Elmhurst Hospital met to discuss the continuation of their 10-year partnership to provide nurses in the schools, it was a resounding yes from both organizations. This contract is unique to District 205 with no other school district in the area reporting an agreement similar to this.
– Welcoming Dr. Efraín Martínez, a highly accomplished educator and leader, to District 205 –
Elmhurst, IL – The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of
Education approved Dr. Efraín Martínez as the new principal of Conrad Fischer
Elementary School. Dr. Efraín is set to begin his tenure on July 1, 2023.
Elmhurst, IL – Cheryl Porter, lovingly referred to as “Mama Cheryl” and considered the number one vocal coach in the world, Porter is returning to Sandburg Middle School on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Porter previously stopped by Sandburg Middle school in the fall of 2022 when eighth grade students planned a surprise event for the choir teacher, John Gaunt. Porter is returning to the school to vocal coach students in the choir department on solos from the Great American Songbook.
Elmhurst, IL – Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 launched an inclusive and thorough search to find the next Sandburg Middle School Principal in January, immediately following the retirement announcement of the current principal. With a driving mission to bring in top talent that would ensure continued student growth and success, the rigorous multi-stepped process began.
York Performance in the Round Team Shares Message of Kindness With the State
– Earning the First State Championship title in school’s history at the Illinois High School Association Speech State Finals –
Elmhurst, IL – After back-to-back regional and sectional championships, the York Community High School Speech & Drama’s Performance in the Round (PIR) piece, “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse,” earned a state championship at the Illinois High School Association Speech State Final on Feb. 18 for the first time in the school’s history. The team of 12 students brought their 15-minute adaptation of Charlie Mackesy’s 2019 Barnes & Noble Book of the Year to compete against teams from across the state.
Elmhurst, IL – Following the resignation of the York High School Principal, the
Elmhurst District 205 administration immediately began an inclusive and
thorough search to find the next York Principal. With a mission to bring in top
talent to ensure continued student growth and success, the multi-stepped
The Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education has approved the appointment
of Ms. Jessica Hurt as the next leader of York High School.
Elmhurst, IL – Elmhurst School District 205 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the eleventh statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From January 24 through March 31, students in grades 4-12 and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The parent survey supplement will also be administered during the same survey window. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.
Elmhurst, IL – York Community High School proudly presents “Twelve Angry Men” on Feb. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Baker Auditorium. A play known for its origins as the teleplay by Reginald Rose and starring Henry Fonda, York Drama looks forward to breathing new life and improved commentary to this classic drama.
Message from the Superintendent
January 13, 2023
Dear Elmhurst School District 205 Community,
It has been such a great couple of weeks getting to talk with so many students and hear about the exciting things that they did over winter break. Students and staff returned from break strong and dove right into the important work of teaching and learning.
Keep an eye out for our second Community Connections Newsletter, expected to be hitting homes this week! With a continued focus on keeping out community informed, this new communication tool we launched in August will continue to be sent to all homes within the District 205 boundaries. We hope to keep the community informed about important information and updates from the District.