February 19, 2021
A Message From Principal Bagdasarian
Dr. Shahe Bagdasarian
The end of the school year is rapidly approaching. In just a few short weeks, our seniors will walk across the stage and receive their high school diploma. We are thrilled for the opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2021 on May 23rd! Specific logistical information regarding graduation will be shared with families next week. The last day of school for Seniors will be on Friday, May 14th and the last day for all other students will be on Thursday, May 27th.

Please encourage your son/daughter to finish the year strong. The York staff is here to assist our students so that they can finish the school year with great success! Supports are available before school, during the school day, and after school for any student needing additional academic assistance. Click HERE for a complete list of academic supports.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that York High School has been recognized by US News as one of the top high schools in Illinois. This prestigious recognition is attributed to the exceptional staff and students! Click HERE to view the complete list of schools.

Best regards,
Dr. Shahe Bagdasarian
Important Dates
May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3-17: Advanced Placement testing
May 7: Movie on the field
May 12: Spring sports photo retakes
May 14: Last day for seniors
May 15: Prom event for seniors
May 18: Future Duke Transition Night
May 23: Graduation ceremonies
May 27: Last day of school (9,10,11)
June 2: Athletic Awards Night
Duke Decision Day
May 3rd is our Duke Decision Day! This is an annual tradition where we take time to celebrate our senior class and their future plans after high school. Whether they are choosing a 4-year college experience, trade school, the Military, the workforce, community college, or another post-high school path, we believe that all of our students should be celebrated for their choices. Senior students can come to the fieldhouse throughout the day (7:40 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.) to share their decision on our map. We encouraged our Seniors to wear something on Monday that represents their choices. January graduates and remote students should enter the building using door #3 (main entrance) and proceed directly to the fieldhouse.

Seniors will also be able to pick up their free Senior Yard Sign on Monday as they leave the building for the day. We will have tables in the circle drive starting at 1 p.m. Parents can pick up the yard signs as well. January graduates and remote students can pick up their yard sign before leaving the building if they attend Duke Decision Day. If remote students do not attend Duke Decision Day, they can pick up their sign at door#3 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
IHSA Journalism State Results
Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Top 6 in IHSA State Journalism Competition!

3rd place in Review Writing- Kathryn King
4th place in News Writing- Finnigan Belleaau
6th place in Video News- Mustafa Valika
Athletic Updates
Click HERE to view our Spring Athletics updates. Go Dukes!

Click HERE to view summer camp information.
Click HERE to register for summer camps.
 
Opportunity for Parents
Glenbard Parent Series
The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence Tuesday, May 4 at 7p.m. with Jessica Lahey 

Lahey’s first book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed was a New York Times bestseller and has empowered many to support kids as they learn from their mistakes, and forge stronger, more trusting relationships. Her second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence is the culmination of her experience as an alcoholic, mother, and teacher, of five years, at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab for adolescents. How has COVID-19 impacted teen substance abuse? What must caregivers do now?