Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The board will bid farewell to Susan DeRonne and Maria Hirsh, and welcome Margaret Harrell and Emily Bastedo.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 30, to seat new board members Margaret Harrell and Emily Bastedo. Incumbent Jim Collins was re-elected and will continue his service on the board. Board members also will recognize out-going board members Maria Hirsch and Susan DeRonne for their years of service. The board meets at the District 205 administration building, 162 S. York. The agenda includes the following items: Reorganization of the Board of Education Committee and other appointments (each committee will have three members) Review of upcoming meetings Board communications
Monday, April 29, 2013
We're thrilled to bring you news about students who are graduating, on the dean's list, making teams, earning foreign language honors and more.
A number of Elmhurst natives are bringing pride to our humble burgh through their achievements at colleges and universities. Do you know an Elmhurst student who is worthy of some praise on the pages of Elmhurst Patch? Send an email to email@example.com. Amanda Bullen of Elmhurst was named to dean's list for the fall quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga. Emory University senior Kaele Leonard of Elmhurst was named the University Athletic Association Track and Field Athlete of the Week after her performance at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta. Leonard recorded the second-fastest 400-meter dash time in Division III this season, winning the event with a time of 56.62 seconds. The mark ranked as the third-fastest in …
One of the students was attending District 205 schools illegitimately since 2007.
The families of two students who have been attending Elmhurst public schools while living outside district boundaries are being charged full tuition for the time they illegitimately attended District 205 schools. District 205 School Board members on April 23 voted unanimously to disenroll students "A.H." and "Y.P." as of Friday, April 26, and send their families a bill for the education they've received. "A.H." has been attending District 205 schools illegitimately since the 2007-08 school year. The board voted to charge tuition for that student of $66,0490.11. With tuition of $4,522.50 owed by "Y.P.," who has violated the district's residency rules since 2012, the total reimbursement to District 205 will be $70,571.61. During an earlier …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Assessment process and rebates available to Elmhurst homeowners, too.
Saturday, April 27
Elmhurst College went green earlier this month, with home energy assessments for 16 of its campus residences. The assessments, offered by ComEd and Nicor, go a long way in the effort to reduce energy use and the impact on the environment. The event coincided with Earth Day 2013; students, faculty and members of the Elmhurst College Sustainability Committee were in attendance. Nicor and ComEd's energy efficiency programs are designed to help customers take control of their energy consumption through knowledge, access to online resources and incentives on energy-efficient technologies. But it's not just institutional organizations that can benefit. Certified energy advisors are available to come to any residence in Elmhurst and, for a …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
And Field librarian thanks the Schuh Crew for cleaning up Field School.
Students in Elmhurst Unit District 205 schools will not have to attend an extra day of school next month to make up for last week's flood day. Due to an unusual turn of events, students in District 205 will finish the school year one day shy of the curricular time originally intended. At the April 10 School Board meeting, with the threat of giant snowstorms safely behind them, board members approved the end of year calendar. May 28 was determined to be the final day of school for high-schoolers, and students in early childhood, elementary and middle school would get out on May 29. No one had counted on "Noah's Ark Day," as Superintendent David Pruneau called it, on April 18. He told the School Board Tuesday he has never in his career had …
Ron Murphy comes to District 205 from Oswego East High School, where he is wrapping up his duties as assistant AD, head basketball coach and teacher.
Thursday, April 25
Ron Murphy, a teacher and assistant athletic director at Oswego East High School since 2005, was confirmed by Elmhurst District 205 School Board Tuesday as the new York High School athletic director. Murphy was selected after an extensive search that involved York administrators, student athletes, parent Boosters, the interim athletic directors and coaches, District 205 Superintendent David Pruneau told the School Board Tuesday. "It is my pleasure tonight to recommend to the board that Ron Murphy be the next athletic director in District 205," he said. "We're pleased to bring this to the board tonight." Murphy was assistant football coach at Oswego East from 2005-2010, assistant basketball coach from 2008-2012 and head coach since 2012. He…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
York ranked 29th out of 667 Illinois high schools, according to the annual list published by U.S. News and World Report.
York Community High School is ranked among the best high schools in the state, according to a report published Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report. York ranked 29th out of 667 public high schools in Illinois. “We are proud of the ranking from US News and World Report, a reflection of a commitment to excellence from our students, staff, parents and community," York Principal Diana Smith said Tuesday. The 2013 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings are based on data collected from more than 21,000 public U.S. high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for college-level work, a press release from U.S. News …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
While several other schools were surrounded by flood waters Thursday, Field is the only school in District 205 to be closed for damage.
Field Elementary School, 295 N. Emroy in Elmhurst, has sustained flood damage sufficient to warrant closing the school Friday, April 19, District 205 Superintendent said in a prepared statement Thursday. "Following a 24-hour rainfall measuring nearly 6 inches in Elmhurst, Field Elementary School has sustained water damage in the lower level, where the library and cafeteria are located," Pruneau said. "As a result, there will be no school again tomorrow, Friday, April 19, for Field students and staff." District 205 facilities staff members are confident that they will be able to make the necessary basic repairs in order to open school on Monday, April 22. A number of other schools in the district, including York High School, were adjacent …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Students in chess clubs from various Elmhurst schools were matched up by age to compete for top spots.
Saturday, April 13
The 17th annual Elmhurst District 205 Chess Tournament took place on Wednesday, March 20,in the Commons at York High School. Sponsored by individual school chess clubs and run by teacher and parent volunteers, the districtwide program culminates at the annual tournament. The district offers a special thanks to It’s Good To Be King in downtown Elmhurst for repeatedly providing the tournament with many great raffle prizes. Following are the standings for the top places for each grade level: Second grade—44 players Third grade—62 players Fourth grade—55 players Fifth grade—52 players Middle School—35 players High School—10 players Submitted by parent volunteer, Debbi Khayat Let Patch save you time. Get more local stories like these delivered …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Also, since no snow days were used, the last day of school is officially in sight: Wednesday, May 29.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 meets on Wednesday, April 10, this week, due to the Tuesday elections. The meeting, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the administration building, 162 S. York, will be preceded by a closed session to discuss employment of an employee and "negotiations," according to BoardDocs. The regular School Board meeting will begin with recognition of students who competed in the Knowledge Master Open, which pits teams of students from more than 500 schools nationally and internationally against one another. The following students from Sandburg Middle School earned second in the state and 22nd in the world: Eileen Baird, Madelyn Birch, Sydney Bonthron, Elizabeth Brown, Spencer Bunch-Hotaling, Ryan Casey, Anders Caster, …