Cultivating learners who apply skills and experiences to enrich society.
Message from your Superintendent
Dr. Timothy Shimp Superintendent
I hope you are enjoying a fun and relaxing summer! 

As we mark the half-way point of summer break, I want to update you on a few opportunities for parent involvement in the district, and some important dates that you may want to add to your calendar.

District staff members are working throughout the summer to ensure students make a smooth transition into the 2018-19 school year. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 630-553-4382. The district administrative center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

We are looking foward to welcoming your children back to Yorkville CUSD 115 for another year of learning!
Upcoming Events
Summer 2018     Click the link to view the complete  District 115 Calendar
July 

Registration & School Fee Payment
Completed through Home Access Center

July 23 Board of Education Meeting
7 p.m. | Yorkville High School
Aug 2 Yorkville Middle & Yorkville High School Registration
10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Aug 6 Yorkville Middle School Locker Fest
3-7 p.m. | Yorkville Middle School
Aug 6 Board of Education Committee Meetings
7 p.m. | Yorkville High School
Aug 10 Elementary Students: Classroom Assignments
12 p.m. | Lists posted on Home Access Center
Aug 10 Tentative* Bus Routes Posted
12 p.m. | Routes posted on Home Access Center
*Routes are subject to change due to late registrations
Aug 13 Yorkville High School Open House &
Freshmen Transition Experience

1-3 p.m. | Yorkville High School & Academy
Aug 13 Kindergarten Curriculum Night
5-7 p.m. | Held at home schools | Details
Aug 14 Elementary Supply Drop-off
2-6 p.m. | at home schools
Aug 15
First Day of School
Full day of attendance

Aug 20 Board of Education Meeting
7 p.m. | Yorkville High School Library

Curriculum

Nights

ACES
Aug 28
BBES
Aug 20
BGS
Aug 23
CCGS
Aug 30
GRES
Aug 30
YGS
Aug 23
YIS
Aug 20
YMS
Aug 29
YHS/A
Aug 22
Registration Information
Registration for the 2018-19 school year for Yorkville CUSD 115 should be completed online through Home Access Center (HAC) by August 1 . Log in information was sent out in an email to all parents who currently have children enrolled in District 115. Families new to the district or families without a HAC account should follow the directions in the the document below to obtain access.

If you have not yet registered your child for school, please visit the district website ( https://www.y115.org/registration) for details and instructions, including medical forms, fee payment information, and school supply lists. District 115 school supply lists are also available at local Target, Walgreens, and Walmart locations.

Registration fees can be paid online using a debit/credit card through the Home Access Center. Please call the district at 630-553-4382 if you have any difficulty accessing the site. Payments by check (payable to Yorkville CUSD 115) or cash may be dropped off at the student's school on the following dates:
  • Elementary: Fees can be paid in person at the student's school starting August 1, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • YMS/YHS: Fees can be paid in person at the student's school on August 2
    between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Student schedules, physical education uniforms, parking passes, and school IDs will also be available on August 2.

Applications for free and reduced fees/lunch will be available starting August 1 on the district website, as well as at each District 115 school and the Administrative Center office.

 

Document:
Notes to Note
Involvement opportunities for students & parents
General questions regarding volunteer opportunities and how to become more involved in Yorkville CUSD 115 can be directed to Kristine Liptrot, director of communications and community engagement, at kliptrot@y115.org or by reviewing the district website at  https://www.y115.org/volunteer.
Advisory council applications available to YHS & YMS students
Superintendent Dr. Timothy Shimp is looking for a group of students in grades 7-12 to meet with him on a regular basis to share their school experiences and work together with their classmates to keep the superintendent apprised of issues related to the school's education, climate, and facilities. The goal of the council is to increase communication between the students, administration, and the community.  To be eligible to serve on the council, students must complete and submit 1) an Application Form and 2) a Recommendation Form (or contact name and information) by Monday, August 27 .  

Information, Application & Recommendation Forms (PDF): 

Google Forms: 
Application -  http://bit.ly/2KV9XLv
Recommendation -  http://bit.ly/2lXBTDF
Area adults invited to apply to be a part of the Citizens Advisory Council
The mission of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) is to improve the education in Yorkville CUSD 115 by advising the superintendent of educational and other issues facing the district. Members are elected to three-year terms. The council meets the first Thursday of each month during the school year from 6-8 p.m. 

Application:
FREE children's book available to Y115 newborns
Join District 115 in promoting reading and welcoming the newest members in the Yorkville school district: encourage parents of newborns to call the district at 630-553-4382 to receive a free children's book.
 
The book presented to the district's newest Yorkville Foxes, "I Wish You More" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, reflects the desire of the district's Board of Education, administration, and staff for each child to have wonderful experiences and great opportunities.  

For more information: Flier | Espanol
Student & Staff Salute
2018 retirees featured in a farewell video 
The 2018 retirees were honored at the May meeting of the Board of Education and recognized through a farewell video  for selflessly dedicating their careers to providing students in District 115 a quality education and supportive environment as educators, role models, mentors, and caring adults.


2018 Retirees:
Vicki Chally
Dana Lill
Greg Mueller
Tim Peters
Yorkville CUDS 115 | 2018 Retirees
Yorkville CUDS 115 | 2018 Retirees
 
District student-athletes compete on Special Olympics team
Congratulations to the 10 Yorkville student-athletes who participated on the Go For It Sports Special Olympics team:

John Beninger- private day placement
Kellen Brummel- GRES
Inocencio Castro- ACES
Josh Gonzales- ACES
Graham May- GRES
Joey Ralston- private day placement
Jazelle Rios- GRES
Joshua Rodriguez- ACES
Maya Stame- GRES
Brandon Weiner- private day placement

Staff members recognized as having the "Heart of the Fox"
Two Yorkville CUSD 115 staff members were recognized as Heart of the Fox recipients at the end of the 2018 school year. Nominations for employee and student recognition awards can be made through the following link:  https://www.y115.org/recognitions.

Balinda Griffiths
Balinda Griffiths
Kelly Mercurio
Kelly Mercurio

Partner Programs
Foundation Board accepting applications for new members
The Yorkville Educational Foundation (YEF) is seeking community-minded individuals to join its Board of Directors for the 2018-19 school year. Board members have the opportunity to make a difference in the Yorkville CUSD 115 community through fundraising and support. Last year the YEF donated nearly $10,000 to Yorkville schools and board members are looking to expand their impact. 

Information & Application:
'Dear Evan Hansen' tickets featured in YEF raffle
Get your chance to win four of the hottest tickets in town! The Tony Award Winning Best Musical and teen favorite, 'Dear Evan Hansen' is coming to Chicago and the YEF is raffling off tickets for its February 12, 2019 show! 

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each at the YEF tables during the schools' August Curriculum Nights, as well as at other events throughout the fall.

Like YEF on Facebook (facebook.com/yef115) or Twitter (twitter.com/yef115) for the most up-to-date information on when and how you can win!
Yorkville Community Unit School District 115   |   Phone: 630-553-4382   |   Website: Y115.org
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