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6/23/18

On August 25, Churchville Middle School will be celebrating the sixth year of its Churchville Charge “fun”draising event. This exciting event features teams of four adults “racing” around Elmhurst City Centre solving clues and performing fun tasks at local businesses. Registration is open now through July 1 and spots are filling up quickly, so interested teams should visit this link to secure their spot.

 

The Churchville Charge is the primary fundraising event for Churchville Middle School and all money collected helps the Churchville PTA fund many educational and social events throughout the school year. Many local Elmhurst businesses, including Judith B Salon, Rosati’s Pizza and Tannins Wine Bar are taking part in
the event, either as a race stop location or through generous raffle donations and sponsorships. The event culminates in a huge post-race party at Fitz’s Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst, and features a raffle, music, and more.


For more information about the Churchville Charge contact Event Chairs Megan Winton (wintonms5@gmail.com) or Vicki Trajcevski (vickitrajcevski@gmail.com).

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6/13/18

Elmhurst School District 205 ​is conducting ​an ​annual verification of residency for all incoming freshman students at​tending​ York High School AND families who have leases that expire prior to the start of school. This is to help ensure that only students who legally reside within the District’s boundaries receive educational services funded by District tax dollars.

Residency Verification:
Residency documentation must be presented in person for every student. 


Proofs of Residency (A total of three proofs of residency are required as outlined below)

One of the following for the residence at which the student(s) reside(s):​

  • A current real estate bill showing parent/guardian as the owner (May 2018)
  • A current original signed lease showing the parent/guardian as the tenant 
  • A current mortgage statement showing the parent/guardian as the owner

AND

Two of the following showing the address for the residence at which the student(s) reside:


Preferred Documents:

  • A current gas bill
  • A current electric bill
  • A current water/sewer bill
  • A current cable bill 

Acceptable Documents: 

  • A current driver’s license (or State ID card)
  • A current home or apartment insurance certificate
  • A current Department of Immigration Letter

Please note the following: 

  • Original documents must be presented in person. Copies or mailed documents will not be accepted. We will copy your documents on the spot and return the originals to you. 
  • Partial documentation will not be accepted. All documents must be presented in order to be processed.

Parents MUST bring verification to York High School (355 St. Charles Road) between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on one of the following dates: 

  • Tuesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 19

Failure to provide proof of residency will result in the student’s schedule being pulled and course selections removed. The registration process cannot be completed and you will not receive an Info Snap code until you prove residency. If you have any questions about residency verification, please contact ​your school directly. 

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6/12/18

There is a new message from Dr. David Moyer in the Superintendent's column. The latest column recognizes the amazing achievements accomplished by our students in the last few months, as well as looks ahead to programs and initiatives to look forward to in the 2018-19 school year. 

You can read the latest update at www.elmhurst205.org/Supt. Follow Dr. Moyer's blog at http://superchat205.blogspot.com.

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6/7/18

During the month of May, District 205 Administrators made visits to all twelve K-12 schools to hold Future Focused meetings. Questions were collected at each of those meetings and through an exit survey administered to those who attended the large group meetings on May 12, 14, 23 and 30 at York, Churchville, Bryan and Sandburg. Those questions have formed the basis of the 55+ FAQ document that is linked from the Master Facility Plan page. This is a living document that will be expanded as more questions are submitted. Some questions which have been submitted are in the process of being answered and will be posted on that page in the near future.

A summary report of the May Future Focused sessions will be presented to the Board of Education at its June 19 meeting.

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6/6/18

Churchville Middle School earned a Platinum distinction, the highest recognition possible, from the Midwest PBIS Network. Churchville is one of only three middle schools in Illinois and the only DuPage County middle school to earn the Platinum distinction. A group from New Zealand will visit Churchville when they are in Chicago for the National PBIS Leadership Forum in October.

The Midwest PBIS Network supports the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in state, local, and community agencies throughout the Midwest. The Network encourages promoting positive school behavior and preventing behavioral problems.

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6/5/18

There is now a page on the York Community High School website dedicated to the Class of 2018. On it, you can view the programs from Awards Night, the York Scholarship Program and graduation, as well as photos from graduation day and a link to watch the full commencement ceremony. 

Click here to visit the Class of 2018 page.

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6/1/18

Beverly Redmond has been named the new District 205 Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations, effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Redmond replaces Melea Smith, who will be retiring at the end of June following eight years of service in Elmhurst.

 

"I am pleased to join the District 205 leadership and communications team,” said Bev. “The opportunity to collaborate to showcase the creativity, learning, and growth of our talented teachers and students is an honor. Elmhurst is rich in tradition and academic excellence. Enthusiastically, I seek to support community engagement in our schools while serving as a liaison to families, alumni, residents, and supporters.

 

“My ultimate goals are to allow the diverse voices and accomplishments of the school community to shine, and to champion District 205’s powerful story of educational distinction nationwide."

 

Bev’s extensive school PR experience includes seven years as the Director of School and Community Relations at two large, highly-ranked school districts in the Bloomington, Indiana area. She also worked as the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the 14th largest school corporation in Indiana for an additional seven years. She has founded two independent public relations ventures and has experience with crisis public relations and social media presence. She holds a BA in Communications, with specialization in radio and television from Ball State University and Purdue University, Calumet.

 

"Bev is a highly accomplished professional who will combine the ability to support a vision for communications in District 205 and provide leadership consistent with the District's vision as a member of the senior leadership team,” said Superintendent Dr. David Moyer.

 

“I am relieved to find someone of Bev's ability to replace Ms. Smith, who has had a distinguished career in school communications. Bev has been integral in her two previous districts' successful passage of operating fund referenda, and has been a pillar of the communities in which she has served. She also has human resources experience and television, newspaper, and radio experience. Her eclectic background will serve us well as we continue to ensure that D205 is a 'National Leader in Future Ready Learning.'"


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5/10/18

At its May 8 meeting, the Board of Education heard an update from the All Day Kindergarten Committee. In the state of Illinois, 79% of 859 districts are offering all-day programs, as of 2015.

 

“All Day Kindergarten educates the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner,” said Lincoln Principal Jen Barnabee. “It enhances the legacy of Elmhurst by supporting students to reach their full potential. Children in full day classes excel in reading, number knowledge, writing and self-regulation versus their half-day peers. A full day program provides us the time to make the learning experience for our youngest students even better. They deserve the same robust, inter-disciplinary as the rest of our students receive.”

 

View the Kindergarten video created by D205 Communications Office here:

 

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Mission Statement

The mission of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is to meet the educational needs of all students, challenging each to his or her full potential and ensuring a foundation for future success in life.

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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will be a national leader in educating children of all backgrounds and ability levels, promoting high individual student achievement. The District will incorporate student-centered decision making, the highest academic standards, best practices in education, the highest caliber educational professionals, and leading edge resources to ensure an equitable education for all and success in a global society. 

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