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Congratulations to Bryan Middle School Teacher and Math Team Coach Heather Bolur on her Math Team’s first place win in the ICCP Math Contest over last weekend.

There were 17 schools and 89 students participating in the contest this year. Individually, Joe Drewno placed second among all 8th grade students and Lanz Galdo placed first among all 7th grade students.

The Bryan Math Team also is coached by Tara Nunes. Congratulations to all of our students who participated!


Congratulations to Hawthorne Custodian Ramon Alcantar and Sandburg Educational Assistant Chris Malave were honored with the D205 Shining Star recognition at the November 14 Board of Education meeting by Board President Kara Caforio. The internal recognition is awarded by the BOE based upon nomination for exemplary performance by a staff member.


Read Ramon's Nomination:


Nominated by Tim Riordan and Elizabeth Franks


Ramon truly exemplifies the true meaning of going above and beyond, dedicating his work each and every day to the students at Hawthorne.


When a special needs student was having difficulty carrying a lunch tray from the lunch line to her table, her teacher looked to find adapted lunch trays with handles to assist.  When she was unable to find anything that met her needs, she conferred with the OT who then asked Ramon if he had extra cabinet handles in the basement, not really knowing what would be done with them. An hour or so later, Ramon came into the classroom with an adapted lunch tray that he had built with handles he had found on an old toy kitchen in the basement. 


This student can now independently carry her lunch tray from the lunch line all the way across the gym to her lunch table and set it down, completely unassisted.  Although this may have seemed like a small undertaking for Ramon, it was a big moment for the student and will have a big impact on her for years to come.


Read Chris' Nomination:




Nominated by Jason Vanderplow, Jeff Gail, Linda Fehrenbacher


Each and every day Chris demonstrates an above and beyond demeanor and attitude whether it is moving an immobile student from a wheelchair to calming a student who is reacting to a situation. His work is unique with the students he serves – whether it is in toileting, feeding, changing students, helping them with functional life skills or academics, he is respectful, dignified and exemplary at what he does and who he is.


His job is extremely important to meet the unique and sometimes complicated needs of the students.  He always looks for and assumes what is best for students.  He works well with a large team of teachers and assistants.  He makes everyone better through his commitment to those who need him!


Elmhurst District 205 is pleased to announce York High School’s National Merit Commended Students for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.


These 21 exceptional and noteworthy York High School scholars are:


Benjamin Airdo

Nicole Bednarik

Alexander Boskov

Isabella B Filosa

Michael Flisk

Marie Grasse

David Hansen

Sean Hayes

Asha Labine

Bridget Lindgren

Manu Mehta

Emaan Mohsin

Nathan Moskal

Alexander Norgle

Emma Radcliff

Ryan Rask

Jackson Rosenberg

Artemis Siavelis

Rene Sieracki

Nicholas Ward

Jacob Wit


York’s students join the more than 30,000 high performing Commended Students across the nation. The journey began last October as over 1.6 million students took the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).


In April 2018, NMSC identified the 50,000 highest scorers and notified their high schools. Some 16,000 of those high performers were recently designated Semifinalists on a state representational basis. Their schools were notified a few weeks ago and NMSC released their names to news media on September 12. Only Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the Merit Scholarship® competition and advance to Finalist standing by meeting a number of additional requirements.


National Letter of Intent Signing Day is Wednesday, November 14th.  To date, the following York High School student-athletes have committed to participating in a collegiate sport next year:


Julia Derkowski                St. Lawerence University                  Softball

Katherine Karnatz             Univ. Missouri-Kansas City              Softball

Birgitte Kammerdiener     Youngstown State                             Diving

Carolyn Fritsch                  Drexel University                               Lacrosse

Sofia Glabus                      Gannon University, PA                      Volleyball

Jessica Levy                      Case Western, OH                             Volleyball

Sarah May                          Grand Valley State                             XC/Track

Aidan Mann                        Colorado Mesa University                Golf

Ryan Ross                          Cornell University                             Baseball

Izzy Smith                           Northern Illinois University              Softball

Ian Steinorth                      North Central College                        Baseball

Sam Walsh                         Merrimack College, MA                     Lacrosse


Congratulations Dukes!


Dear Elmhurst D205 School Community,

On November 6, the community approved a $168.5M referendum to build two new schools, improve safety and security across the District, provide the space for all-day kindergarten, add future ready learning spaces at all school sites, and meet many other existing maintenance and infrastructure needs at all of its campuses.

Thank you for valuing education. Thank you for the commitment you have demonstrated for current and future generations of learners. Thank you for allowing our students and employees to learn together in safe environments. Thank you for ensuring that our amazing education professionals are able to do the work to support our vision of all students graduating college, career and life ready. Thank you for doing your part to help D205 secure a place as a National Leader in Future Ready Learning.

Election Day was the culmination of years of tireless work by hundreds of people, beginning with Focus 205, which started in the spring of 2015. Over the past four years, there have been large group meetings, focus group meetings, meetings at every school site, community forums, coffees, special engagements, two quantitative phone surveys, an online interactive survey, an all-day kindergarten study, and an educational alignment study. All of this helped inform the administration and Board as to the District’s needs and community priorities and likewise provided information to help the community make an informed decision.

There are too many people to thank, and yet I cannot bring this to a close without extending my deepest gratitude to some amazing individuals. Board President Kara Caforio co-chaired the Focus 205 Facilitating Team with John Morrissey.  The referendum’s passage simply would not have happened without her undying commitment and support. Her leadership guided the D205 Board of Education, which had the courage to take the question to the community. The BOE’s commitment to study, at length, D205’s facilities needs, both current and future, was a massive undertaking that will ensure the legacy of our great schools for generations to come.

A special thanks goes to former board member Emily Bastedo, who chaired the Ballot Initiative Committee. She led the “Yes” campaign with an unparalleled vision, skill, drive, and a passion for education. My gratitude extends even further to the BIC team of volunteers, who put their lives aside for three months for this valuable work. You are absolutely amazing!

The business community also rallied to support D205. Two people, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO, John Quigley, and Chairman of the Board, Ken Bartels, were instrumental to the cause and encouraged their constituency to formally endorse the referendum. Thank you!

Finally, the endorsements and recommendations from parents, administrators and staff, principals, residents, retired educators, area professionals and advisors, PTA groups, the Elmhurst Teachers’ Council, the D205 Foundation and so many others gave the Master Facility Plan validity.

I look forward to working with the community in the weeks and months to come to bring the Master Facility Plan to reality for our students, who now have a brighter future today, than they did yesterday.

Dr. David Moyer
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205


There is no school at Lincoln today, Friday, November 9, 2018 due to a power outage.  We apologize for the late notice and inconvenience this will cause.  Please look for additional information to be sent soon.  Again, there is NO SCHOOL at Lincoln today!

Thank you,

Jennifer Barnabee


It’s time for the York Holiday Apparel Sale! The Athletic Boosters have a fabulous collection of York swag, just in time for holiday gift giving. Visit the online store today and place your order for these items which are only available to purchase through November 16th, 2018. Your order can be picked up during the Holiday Apparel Open House at York on Dec 13th from 11:00 a.m-2:30 p.m and 7:00 p.m-8:30pm. 


On the pick-up date, the Athletic Boosters will also have the entire inventory of items available for sale. New for this year, orders can be mailed directly to you for a flat $15 charge.

For more details, visit the Athletic Boosters/Apparel page on the York web page or visit online store.

Questions, please contact Christine

Visit the store online at:



York High School Celebration – Friday, November 9, 2018
York High School will be holding its annual all-school Veterans Day assembly on Friday, November 9th. Any interested veterans are invited to come and be honored in front of the students in the York Campbell Gym. The assembly will include speeches from U.S. veterans and York students/administrators.

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 8- 9 am (veterans are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 am in the Yorker Room for coffee, donuts, pastries, and bagels).
Where: York Community High School - Campbell Gym

355 W. St. Charles Road Elmhurst, IL

*Please enter through main entrance door for the celebration and/or breakfast. R.S.V.P. requested for both events. Contact Student Council Advisor Matt Moran at or 630-617-2400 x7285 (Please leave a message with how many people will be attending. Return calls will not be made unless questions arise).

Veterans Day Breakfast - Saturday, November 10, 2018
Come and celebrate the holiday with the York High School Student Council and enjoy a wonderful breakfast.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 9-11 am
Cost: Free for veterans and their friends/families
Where: York Community High School Cafeteria
355 W. St. Charles Road Elmhurst, IL

*Please enter through main entrance door for the celebration and/or breakfast. R.S.V.P. requested for both events. Contact Student Council Advisor Matt Moran at or 630-617-2400 x7285 (Please leave a message with how many people will be attending. Return calls will not be made unless questions arise).

10th Annual Churchville Middle School Veterans Day Progra

Honoring Those Who Serve! The 10th Annual Churchville Middle School Veterans Day Assembly will be held on November 9th at 2pm.

The assembly is designed to honor or veterans and allow students to an understanding of what it means to be a veteran. The assembly includes performances by the school band, choir, and orchestra; stories from veteran guests; Colors presented by students in the school’s local Boy Scout troop; and Taps played by a guest from the organization Buglers Across America.

Join CMS in person or watch the live feed at: If you are or know a veteran that you would like to join us and honor, please contact Peter Richey at

Bryan Middle School Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly

Bryan Middle School will honor servicemen and servicewomen with a Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Each veteran will be treated to a photo on the “blue carpet” upon arrival for this special morning program. For more information, contact Jim Tang at



The College Board recently honored eight York scholars as part of its National Hispanic Recognition Program. The invitation to the program was extended to students who scored in the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in the region. Those students submitting applications were evaluated and the following York students were recognized:

Chloe Gomez

Eva Jacobsthal

Justin Pajak

Edgar Roman

Lissandra Martinez

Sidney Valdez

Jacob Wit

Christian Glosner

Participation in the NHRP is completely free of charge and enables students to highlight their outstanding educational achievements to top colleges and universities. For more information visit


A new message from Dr. David Moyer is now posted in the Superintendent's Column. The latest column details the upcoming referendum before the Nov. 6 vote, provides insight into the state's new school report card system, as well as shares other updates from across the district.

You can read the latest update at Follow Dr. Moyer's blog at


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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 currently serves more than 8,000 students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst and small portions of Oak Brook, Bensenville and Addison. Approximately 93 percent of students live in Elmhurst with the remainder living outside of the City, but within the District 205 boundaries.