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Looking for York Duke Apparel for holiday gifts?  Here is your chance for easy shopping!  Once a year, the York Athletic Boosters brings the entire inventory of York Apparel from the bookstore to the vestibule of Door 1 at York High School for easy shopping for you.  No ID needed to get to the sale on this day only.  It doesn’t get any easier than this to browse through our complete inventory of York apparel.  This will be everything the bookstore offers – traditional hoodies, sweats, T-shirts, spirit jerseys, cozy flannel pants, hats, gloves, socks, house flags and more. Great gifts for any age –current students or future Dukes. Thursday, December 15th from 11:00-2:30pm and 7-8:30pm at Door #1, York Academic Bldg (west bldg)– Just come to York and you will see our signs!


Focus 205’s Community Engagement Session #6, which was originally scheduled for Monday, December 5, will be rescheduled to Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The Focus 205 Facilitating Team recently made the decision to reschedule because, not only is it a busy holiday season, District 205 has yet to receive the results of our recent Thoughtexchange survey, which will be an important factor in shaping the next meeting’s presentation. Please visit for complete information regarding the Focus 205 process.

Many thanks to the 1,321 participants who assigned over 118,123 stars in the Thoughtexchange survey's second Star step. There were 615 participants who shared 2,417 thoughts in the first Share step. In total, nearly 1,600 participants shared thoughts, assigned stars or did both – a fantastic result!


In conjunction with Chris Herren's visit, the Elmhurst Police Department will be holding a special Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, December 3 from 9 AM to 1 PM outside of the Elmhurst Police Station, 125 E. First Street. One thing parents can do to safeguard their children is to clean out their medicine cabinet and get rid of pain pills left over from previous surgeries or injuries. The opioid oxycodone is found in a number of prescription drugs and can be highly addictive. Abuse of this drug produces a euphoric high similar to that of heroin.


In October, the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention announced that at least half of all opioid overdose deaths involve prescription painkillers.

Disposal of unused or expired prescription medication is best accomplished by drop-off at an authorized facility, which keeps these drugs out of the City water system and household garbage - as well as out of the hands of kids.

The Elmhurst Police Department has a prescription drug drop-off box in its main lobby, which is accessible 24/7. The box is strictly self-service: no information or identification is required. This simple step prevents accidental poisoning or overdose of family members. For more information, call 
630-530-3050 or visit


District 205's Madison Early Childhood Education Center has achieved an Award of Excellence for Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Practices in ExceleRate Illinois. Deputy Director Kathrine M. Stohr of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development stated that "The Awards of Excellence are the highest level of our state’s quality rating and improvement system and recognize research-based best practice in specific content areas. This Award of Excellence demonstrates your program’s successful implementation of high-quality instruction for preschool age children."

Madison ECE Center’s Award of Excellence for Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Practices will remain in effect for up to three years, provided that the program retains its overall designation in the Gold Circle of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois during this time.    


"Congratulations to Madison ECE Center on achieving the Award of Excellence for Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Practices. We commend you and your staff on this accomplishment, and we thank you for all your good work in support of all children and families in Illinois," said Ms. Stohr.

"The staff has worked very hard to achieve this level of recognition for these practices, and I am very proud of their efforts," said Susan Kondrat, who serves as the Principal of Madison Early Childhood Education Center.

"I am also proud of all of the excellent work in service of students that we see on a daily basis at Madison. This is just one example, and the recognition is well-deserved," echoed District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer.


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