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Main Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Attendance Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:25 a.m. -3:25 p.m.

(7:30 a.m. - 8:18 a.m. B/O/C)

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Office Contacts

Pogue Reeder, Gina
Principal gpoguereeder@elmhurst205.org
Cunningham, Peter
Assistant Principal pcunningham@elmhurst205.org
Kragel, Mary
Lead Secretary mkragel@elmhurst205.org
Martinez-Olaguez, Viviana
Assistant Secretary
Gallegos, Maria
Parent Liaison mgallegos@elmhurst205.org
Repelin, Magdaly
School RN mrepelin@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Important Upcoming Dates

May 24 8th Grade Promotion Practice, Awards Ceremony and Field Day- Last Day of Attendance for 8th Graders
May 24 8th Grade Promotion at York High School 8:00PM
May 25

Last Day of School for 6th and 7th Graders Only - Dismissal at 11:35AM

April 30-May 24 Students!  Click Here to Recognize someone for Being Kind/Awesome!

Visit From Margaret Peterson Haddix

Blue & Gold - CHARGER NEWS

5/18/18

It is hard to believe we are reaching the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Time went by quickly this year, reflecting on the many events and activities that took place to help our students learn, grow, and share their talents. Our staff would like to thank our parent community for their continued support throughout the school year. Congratulations to our 8th graders and our retiring staff, Linda Wilhelm. We will miss all of you and remember, “Once a Charger, Always a Charger”!

 

Yearbook distribution day will be Monday, May 21st during acceleration periods. Students who did not pre-order a copy may come to the art room with cash or check made payable to Churchville Middle School to purchase a copy. Supplies are limited. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Questions? Please contact Ashley Skinner, askinner@elmhurst205.org.

 

No need to pack a lunch or cook dinner on Tuesday, May 22nd! Head to Currito 272 N. York Rd (next to Panera Bread) for lunch and dinner entrees! You will be supporting the D205 Foundation which just funded close to $97,000 in educational grants for Elmhurst Public Schools. 20% of eat in or carry out purchases will be donated to the foundation all day! Remember to put your receipt in the ballot box near the register!

 

District 205 is hard at work developing the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. Architects Wight & Company presented facilities scenarios at the April 24 Board meeting. Based on feedback from the Community Advisory team and recent listening sessions, the D205 administration created a presentation that will be shared with the Board of Education on May 8 and to public at the Future Focused meetings on the following remaining dates and locations:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7 – 9 PM at Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7 – 9 PM at Sandburg Middle School

We are very excited for our 8th grade Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, May 24th at 8:00 pm at York High School. Due to the ample seating available in the Green & White gym we do not issue tickets for general admission seating to this event. Handicapped seating will be available to our guests. Please contact the school office if you will need handicapped seating for anyone in your party as those seats are limited and will require tickets.

 

The high school will open at 7:30 p.m. and all 8th graders should meet in the South Gym no later than 7:45 pm. Please refrain from coming earlier than 7:30 because Bryan Middle School will be completing their ceremony and will be leaving as we are entering York. Parking will be available in all York High School parking lots.

 

A professional photographer will be present to take pictures of students as they receive their diploma. These pictures will be available for purchase and to take home at the photography table in the York Commons after the ceremony. The cost for a framed 5 x 7 photo is $15.00 or 2 photos for $20.00.  After you have enjoyed the fun of Churchville Promotion 2018, please consider donating your child's promotion gown for future Chargers in need. Collection bins will be at the PTA sponsored reception in the York Commons immediately following the ceremony. It will be a very special night!

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Respectfully,

 

Gina Pogue Reeder, Principal


  

Churchville Events 5/21/18 – 5/25/18

 

5/21/18:
Year book Distribution Day – All Grades
Academic Support 3:30 – 4:20
Coding Club – 3:30 – 4:20
Student Council 3:30 – 4:20
Study Hall 3:30 - 4:20
Ted Ed Club 3:30 – 4:20

 

5/22/18:
Academic Support 3:30 – 4:20
Industrial Tech Club 3:30 – 4:20
Intermediate Band/Orchestra Rehearsals 3:30 – 4:30
Study Hall 3:30 – 4:20

 

5/23/18:
Coding Club – Cancelled

 

5/24/18:
Quarter 4 Ends
8th Grade Promotion @ York High School 8:00 pm

 

5/25/18:
Last day of School for 6th & 7th Grades - Early Dismiss @ 11:35

 

 

Es difícil creer que estamos llegando al final del año escolar 2017-2018. El tiempo pasó rápidamente este año, reflexionando sobre los muchos acontecimientos y actividades que tuvieron lugar para ayudar a los alumnos a aprender, crecer y compartir sus talentos. Nuestro personal quisiera dar las gracias a nuestros padres de la comunidad por su apoyo continuo durante todo el año escolar. Felicidades a nuestros estudiantes de 8vo grado y a nuestro personal por jubilarse, Linda Wilhelm. ¡Echaremos de menos a todos ustedes y recuerden, ¡"¡Una vez que seas un Charger, siempre serás Charger”!

 

La distribución del Anuario/Yearbook será el lunes 21 de mayo durante períodos de aceleración. Los estudiantes que no pre-ordenaron una copia pueden ir al salón de arte con dinero en efectivo o cheque pagadero a Churchville Middle School para comprar una copia. Las cantidades son limitadas. Los Anuarios se les venderán conforme lleguen o los primeros que lleguen. ¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Ashley Skinner, askinner@elmhurst205.org.

 

¡No hay necesidad de llevar almuerzo o cocinar la cena el martes 22 de mayo! Vaya a Currito 272 N. York Rd (junto a Panera Bread) para el almuerzo y la cena! Usted estará apoyando a la Fundación D205 que acaba financiar cerca de $97,000 en becas educativas para las escuelas públicas de Elmhurst. El 20% de lo usted gaste en su comida será donado a la fundación durante todo el día! ¡Recuerde incluir su recibo en la urna junto al registradora!

 

El Distrito 205 está trabajando duro para desarrollar la siguiente fase de su amplio estudio de instalaciones y la creación de un Plan Maestro de Instalaciones que sirvan a nuestra comunidad por muchos años. Arquitectos Wight & Company presentó facilities scenarios en la reunión de la Junta el 24 de abril. Sobre la base de los comentarios del Equipo Asesor de la Comunidad y las recientes sesiones de escucha, la administración de D205 ha trabajado para crear una presentación para ser compartida con la Junta de Educación el 8 de mayo y con el público en el en las reuniones de Enfoque del Futuro concretadas en las siguientes fechas y lugares:

  • Miércoles 23 de mayo, 2018 de 7:00 a 9:00 pm Secundaria Bryan
  • Miércoles 30 de mayo, 2018 de 7:00 a 9:00 pm Secundaria Sandburg

Estamos muy emocionados por nuestra ceremonia de promoción de 8vo grado por celebrar el jueves 24 de mayo a las 8:00 pm en la Preparatoria York. Debido a la amplitud de asientos disponibles en el gimnasio verde y blanco no emitimos boletos de admisión general para los asientos para este evento. Asiento para discapacitados estarán disponible para nuestros invitados. Póngase en contacto con la oficina de la escuela si usted necesita de estos lugares para alguien de su familia, estos lugares son limitados y se requiere de boletos de reservación.

 

Las puertas de la escuela York estarán abiertas desde las 7:30 p.m. y todos los estudiantes de 8vo grado deben reunirse en el gimnasio sur no más tarde de las 7:45 pm. Por favor abstenerse de llegar antes de las 7:30 Porque la Secundaria Sandburg tendrá su ceremonia antes que nosotros. El estacionamiento de York estará disponible para el uso de todos.

 

Un fotógrafo profesional estará presente para tomar fotografías de los estudiantes cuando reciban su diploma. Estas imágenes estarán disponibles para compra y para llevar a casa en la mesa de fotografía en el Commons de York después de la ceremonia. El costo de una foto enmarcada de 5 x 7 es de $15 o 2 fotos por $20.00. Después de haber disfrutado de la diversión de la Promoción de Churchville 2018, por favor considere donar sus túnicas/batas para futuros Chargers en necesidad. Estantes estarán disponibles durante la recepción patrocinada por la PTA en el York Commons inmediatamente después de la ceremonia. ¡Será una noche muy especial!

 

¡Tengan un maravilloso fin de semana!

 

Respetuosamente,

 

Gina Pogue Reeder, La Directora

 

 

Eventos en Churchville 5/21/18 – 5/25/18

 

5/21/18:
Distribución del Anuario/Yearbook - Todos los Grados
Apoyo Académico 3:30 - 4:20
Coding Club 3:30 – 4:20
Consejo de Estudiantes 3:30 - 4:20
Salón de Estudio 3:30 - 4:20
Ted Ed Club 3:30 - 4:20

 

5/22/18:
Apoyo Académico 3:30 - 4:20
Club de Tecnología Industrial 3:30 – 4:20
Ensayo de la Banda y Orquesta Intermedia 3:30 - 4:30
Salón de Estudio 3:30 - 4:20

 

5/23/18:
Coding Club – Cancelado

 

5/24/18:
Termina el 4to Trimestre
Ceremonia de Promoción del 8vo Grado @ York 7:00 pm

 

5/25/18:

Ultimo Día de Escuela para los grados 6 y 7 – Salida Temprano 11:35 am

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5/12/18

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is evolving in many ways as it seeks to prepare our students for a future we can only imagine. Future Ready is more than a catch phrase. It is a commitment to empowering and equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be college, career and life ready.

Our District is working to deliver future focused curriculum and provide supportive learning environments for all students. In order to do that, we have embarked on a journey to address aging facilities and infuse our schools with the necessary tools to achieve that goal. The Focus 205 community engagement process, which began in 2015, was the first step. Master Facility Plan (MFP) work continues today; click here for more information and a meeting schedule.

Our community has long valued small class sizes and neighborhood schools. Elementary school class size targets are 25 in grades K-2 and 27 in grades 3-5. The current average class size in District 205 is 21.8. Occasional enrollment anomalies mean that class sizes are not consistent; some are below target and others are close to high end of the range. School capacity (percent of space that is being utilized) is another issue in District 205. Some of our buildings are overcrowded; others are operating at nearly full capacity, and some are underutilized. This poses instructional and staffing challenges that may increase as the community of Elmhurst continues to grow.

One potential component of the draft Master Facility Plan is boundary adjustments. The District realizes that any adjustments, even those that impact less than 5% of students, families, and/or houses, will be difficult. The options that have been presented to the Board of Education, and are being shared with the community, are preliminary. This is a work in progress and community feedback will be an important part of the process as we move forward.

Boundary adjustments can provide a long-term solution to overcrowding and student population “bubbles.” When schools are evenly sized and utilization is consistent, it is easier for the District to adhere to class size targets and maintain appropriate staff-to-student ratios. Consistencies like these help all students learn and grow.

D205 hired Cropper GIS in early 2018 to conduct a boundaries study. The primary goals were to increase space to accommodate All Day Kindergarten and balance class sizes across the District. The District asked the Cropper team to identify solutions that would affect the least number of families possible.

Two options (A and B) were presented to the Board on April 10. Both addressed ADK and balancing class sizes.  They also provided potential options for housing students during construction at Lincoln and Field Schools, two of our oldest buildings at 103 and 87 years old, respectively.

In response to feedback from the Board of Education and parents, the administration asked Cropper to see if there were alternative solutions that could meet the criteria and better preserve natural barriers such as train tracks and major roads. Two additional options (C and D) were developed and presented to the Board on May 8. Option D impacts the fewest students (3.6%), does not require busing students who currently walk, preserves natural barriers and does not send any students away from new construction, but also does not preserve contiguous boundaries.

Developing these additional options emphasizes the importance of community feedback. The plans remain a work in progress. No decisions have been made, nor will any changes be made in the immediate future. The Board will consider how it wants to move forward with the boundary discussion at its May 22 meeting. Options A, C and D are linked below.

Boundary adjustments would only be considered in a Master Facilities Plan that includes All Day Kindergarten. The District is committed to ensuring that current students will not be impacted by boundary adjustments and will be developing “grandfathering” provisions to minimize the impact on siblings and families. As with the entire process, we will be seeking community input on this portion of the plan as well. Our goal is to minimize the impact on individual families and achieve the goals outlined above.

Four community meetings have been scheduled. Draft plans, budgets, and potential boundary adjustments will be presented. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback via an electronic exit survey. Meeting dates:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 pm @ Churchville Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 pm @ Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 pm @, Sandburg Middle School

For additional information related to the development of the proposed MFP, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/MasterFacilityPlan.

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5/10/18

At Tuesday’s 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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5/8/18

District 205 is working to develop the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and is creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. There are two community-wide Future Focused meetings remaining on the following dates and at these locations:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 7 – 9 PM, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 7 – 9 PM, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you, and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

The remaining Future Focused school-specific informational sessions are:

  • Wednesday, May 23 at Bryan - 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24 at Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 at Sandburg - 6:15 PM

More information is available at www.elmhurst205/masterfacilityplan.

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4/28/18

York Drama is proud to present the return of the smash hit “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as its 2018 Alumni Production. This ONE-NIGHT-ONLY performance will take place on June 8th at 7:30 PM in the  Baker Auditorium at York High School. Tickets will be available beginning May 11 at www.Ticketpeak.Com/YorkDrama.

 

Originally performed at York in 2010, the alumni cast will feature original cast members Brian Kulaga (Class of 2010) and Brian Smith (Class of 2011), returning to their roles as William Barfee and Vice Principal Douglas Panch. Alumni Keith Potts (2008), Helen Knudsen (2013), Laura Thoreson (2014), Grace Sopko (2015), Kaitlin Cadagin (2016), Chris Knudsen (2016), Darcy Kummerow (2016), Tatum Langley (2017), Erik Martenson (2017) and Emily Landreth (2017) will also join the cast to present this hilarious, unforgettable, Tony Award-winning production! 

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4/26/18

Elmhurst School District 205 ​is conducting ​an ​annual verification of residency for all incoming freshman students attending​ 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.

District 205 parents must bring verification to your child's current school between May 3 and May 31. ​

Failure to provide proof of residency will result in the student’s schedule being pulled and course selections removed. If you have any questions about residency verification, please contact ​your middle school directly.

If your student will not be attending York High School in the fall, please send an email to communications@elmhurst205. org and let us know.

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4/25/18

The final calendar of the 2017-18 school year was approved at the April 24 Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of last days and dismissal times. Both the calendar and last days are posted on the District website's calendar page. They are:

          May 24th:  Last day of school for Early Childhood students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for AM/PM kindergarten students
          May 24th:  Last day of school for high school students
          May 25th:  Last day of school for elementary school students (11:15 AM dismissal)
          May 25th:  Last day of school for middle school students (11:35 AM dismissal)

 

 

Calendario aprobado de fin de año
 

El calendario final del año escolar 2017-18 (final calendar of the 2017-18 school year) fue aprobado en la Reunión de la Junta del Consejo de Educación del 24 de Abril. A continuación se muestra una lista de los últimos días y los tiempos de salida. Tanto el calendario como los últimos días se publican en la página del calendario (calendar page) del sitio web del Distrito. Los días son:

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de preescolar.

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de clases para estudiantes de Kinder AM/PM

  • Mayo 24th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Preparatoria

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Primaria (Salida 11:15 AM)

  • Mayo 25th:  Último día de escuela para estudiantes de Secundaria (Salida 11:35 AM)

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4/12/18

At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board heard from three teachers and an instructional coach about how the infusion of technology via the District’s Mobile Learning Implementation has dramatically changed student engagement in their classrooms. They also provided teacher feedback samples on the topics of creativity, student-to-device ratios and device types.

A video created by the Communications Office demonstrated these new and exciting modes of learning and teaching. Assistant Superintendent of Innovation & Growth Dr. Mark Cohen noted that “these skills fit our concept of being future ready and future focused, allowing for collaboration in the digital space beyond the walls of the classroom.”

 

 

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3/12/18

What is a PLC? In District 205, PLCs play an important role in promoting student growth and building the capacity of our teachers. But what is a PLC and what is its function?

PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. PLCs are designed to ensure high levels of teacher collaboration focused on student learning. They can take many forms. Examples include ensuring that teachers of the same grade level or subject area, as well as instructional coaches, special education teachers and support staff, have time to analyze assessment data, share best practices for success, and plan for future learning.

PLC groups meeting during student late arrival days, institute days and also during the school day at various times throughout the week.

Watch the video below, and let our teachers show you how PLCs are utilized in D205 schools. 

 

 

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The mission of Churchville Middle School, as a partner with family and community, is to promote each student's intellectual growth while also cultivating social, emotional and physical development, to help individuals learn to make responsible choices, to foster respect for individuality and diversity, and to help students contribute to the common good within a unique and nurturing environment.