February 19, 2021
A Message From Principal Bagdasarian
We have had an outstanding few months at York. Our students continue to amaze me with the progress that they are making in the classroom, on our athletic fields and through various music performances. The climate in the building is extremely positive and spirit is high. Some of our Fall athletic programs are gaining national and regional attention as our girls cross country team is ranked 10th nationally and our boys football team is ranked in the state. In addition, our girls tennis and boys soccer programs are also having tremendous success!
In the coming months, students will be selecting their courses for next school year. Students are encouraged to find balance with their course selections while selecting a challenging course load. In addition, students are encouraged to follow their passion while considering courses in the elective areas. We are fortunate to offer an extensive course offering list so that our students can develop into well-rounded individuals.

As a reminder, Wednesday, October 13 is a late start day for all students except those who are taking the PSAT/NMSQT exams. Students taking the PSAT/NMSQT exams will report to school at 7:40 and should check their email for their assigned testing location.

Finally, our "new" family conference format was a success! Many families took advantage of the virtual option while others preferred the more traditional, in-person option. On behalf of the entire York faculty, I would like to thank the York PTSA for their continued support. The PTSA provided dinner for our teachers on Wednesday evening and donuts for our staff on Thursday morning as well as providing lunch.

Enjoy the extended weekend and GO DUKES!

Best regards,

Dr. Shahe Bagdasarian
Important Dates
October 8: No School- Teacher Institute Day
October 11: No School (Columbus Day)
October 13: PSAT/NMSQT Testing
October 13: Late Arrival for Students Not Testing
October 14-17: Fall play
October 20: Student late arrival day 9:25
October 27: Student late arrival day 9:25
Social Studies-Amelia Huefner
EL- Suleyma Lopez Zacarias
Business & Technology- Keil Rosen
Family & Consumer Sciences-Lila Ward
English- Shelvin John
World Language- Greeshma Thomas
Visual Arts- Camryn Adams
Industrial Technology- Tieg Haller
Performing Arts- Owen Espinosa
Science- Keregan Hudson
Mathematics- Joseph Kenna
PE/Health/Drivers Ed- Gregory Lee III
York Athletics- Katelyn Winton
York Activities- Mia Barton
York Student Services- Calvin Caforio
High-Risk Behaviors in Teens Discussion
SAVE THE DATE for Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The City of Elmhurst Commission on youth, in partnership with York High School, invites all parents to an evening event that discusses trends and ways to support teens that are engaging in high-risk behaviors (self-injury, eating disorders, school refusal, substance use, etc). Members of York High School’s Student Services Department and local mental health professionals will be sharing information about these topics and how to best support a teen facing these issues.

The Illinois Attorney General's Office, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is offering free webinars for parents. Registration links and resources are listed below.

Helping My Child Navigate Online Aggression
Thursday, October 28th 2021 @ 6:30pm CT
Click HERE to register.
For more parent resources click HERE
Thank you to those who participated in this years’ Family Teacher Conferences. We apologize for any of the technological difficulties that you faced in connecting via Zoom. We think that we connected with most families by the end of the session. Please let your teacher know if you still need to meet.

We would like your feedback on how things went. Please fill out this brief survey (Spanish Version) so that we can make things even better next year!
Congratulations to Mr. Chambers and the YTV Crew as Jeff Rogers from the Illinois Press Foundation, in partnership with the Illinois Farm Bureau, presented a $900 grant to help build a new podcast station here at York.

Yearbook Retakes
Yearbook Portraits Only
October 14 from 7:40-1:00pm  
October 15 during the lunch periods only.

Senior Walk in dates 
November 18 - During the lunch periods. 

Any senior who would like to schedule a studio session should reach out to Stuart Rogers Photography at  info@srphoto.com or 847-864-7322.
York Music Boosters Fundraisers
YMB proudly supports students in band, orchestra, choir, dance, and music production. You can help this organization provide music camp scholarships and student grants, support the York Album Project, fund special guest speakers, and more by participating in these October fundraisers:

GREENS SALE, now through 10/28: Participating band, orchestra and choir students are selling beautiful holiday wreaths and centerpieces delivered just in time for Thanksgiving. Students earn escrow money from their sales that they can use for future school-sponsored trips. More info.

PANERA EAT-n-EARN, 10/29, 4-8pm: When you enjoy dinner at Panera on October 29, a portion of your order total will be donated to YMB. See flyer for more details.

Athletics Updates
Football Alumni Recognition Night

Friday, October 22nd at Halftime of the Varsity Game
Calling ALL York Football Alums! We will be having our first Football Alumni Recognition Night at the home game vs Oak Park River Forest (OPRF's head coach just happens to be a York Football Alum too!). Please e-mail Rob Wagner, Assistant Principal for Athletics  rwagner@elmhurst205.org  if you plan on attending the game!  Recognition will be at Halftime! Please share this with any York Football Alums you know!! 

Winter Sports Registration

All participants must be registered and have a current IHSA physical form on file in the Athletic Department (email forms to mwagner@elmhurst205.org). 

Registration information can be found on the York Athletic Home Page. Click on the sport below for each team page for info and tryout details. 

Contact Mary Wagner with questions:630-617-2403.

To register: 8to18