On Tuesday, November 28th please encourage your student to attend a Career Fair here at Yorkville High School. The fair (10:00 am- 1:00 pm) will feature approximately 50 representatives from a variety of career clusters. Your child will be able to speak with career representatives for insight on career paths, future growth, job highlights, and more. Sophomores through Seniors are able to visit the Career Fair during ACCESS or Lunch periods. Interested students should see the Guidance Office or a teacher for passes.
Yorkville High School’s SAT Test Preparation program provides a comprehensive approach to help prepare students for the SAT and enables them to apply and practice strategic methods that improve results. Starting in January, we will be offering a program that will include a full practice SAT test and 6 workshops – each lasting 3.5 hours at a $130 price point. The program will be offered on Monday afternoons (3:00-6:30 p.m.), Wednesday evenings (5:30-9:00 p.m.), and Saturday mornings (8:00-11:30 a.m.) in an attempt to meet individual student scheduling demands. The registration deadline is December 8th.
Currently, teachers are completing course recommendations for the 18-19 school year. This means your child’s teacher will recommend potential elective options, honors/AP placement, and/or indicating the next course of a required sequence (e.g. Algebra student recommended for Geometry). Starting on November 30th through December 4th, families will have the opportunity to submit course request on-line through the Home Access Portal. More information regarding the on-line course request process will be sent to you after the Thanksgiving break. Please take some time to discuss future plans as well as potential elective courses with your child . Additionally, I encourage our families to review the 2018-19 Curriculum Guide ( see link ) to learn all about YHS Curricular offerings. Please e-mail your students counselor at the high school if you have any questions. Kendall Sims firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Macko email@example.com Lexie Rosborough firstname.lastname@example.org Brianne Carbone email@example.com Sarah Pottinger firstname.lastname@example.org Department Chair: Jeannine Pacetti email@example.com
Congratulations to Kimberly Batdorf, Carlos Diaz, Haley Middendorf, Eric Naumann & Lauren Daffenberg for earning National Merit Scholar recognition. Over 1.5 million students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last year. Haley, Eric, Kimberly, & Carlos ranked among the top three percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition. Lauren was recently named as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist ranking among the top 1% of the students in the national competition! Finally, this is the highest number of National Merit Scholars we have had in a single year! Nice Job Class of 2018!
Last spring, our sophomore class (2020) absolutely rocked the PSAT 9. I am excited to report that nearly 3 out of 4 students (74.2%) eclipsed the proficiency benchmark in Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW), while over half of our students did the same in Math (51.6%). More impressively, our current sophomores slightly exceeded the number of students projected to meet or exceed the EBRW benchmark (73.6%), but they absolutely crushed the Math projection by over 11.6%. That means 48 students who were projected to be below the Math benchmark actual exceeded it! Kudos to our outstanding teachers & NICE JOB to the Class of 2020 FOXES!
Last week, we received the final ACT scores for the Class of 2017, our recent graduates. The Class of 2017 scored a 20.5 in English, 20.4 in Math, 21.4 in Reading and a 20.8 in Science for an overall Composite average of 21.0. What is even more impressive is that the class eclipsed their projected scores in English by 1.5 points, Math by .8,Reading by 1.7 points, 1.1 points in Science and the Composite score by 1.3 points! The Class of 2017 scores represents the highest ACT score in our history…WOW! Way to go Class of 2017!
Over the first few days student attendance has been amazing! There are many sources of student success, however daily student attendance is most essential. If your student is going to be absent, please be sure to report the absence by either calling (630) 553-4380 (YHS) or (630) 553-4385 (YHSA).
Congratulations to the 61 Fighting Foxes who were recently recognized as 2016-17 AP Scholars! The number of scholars is up 16 from just last year and this total is the highest umber of scholars in our history! 34 of the 61 were recognized as AP Scholars (averaged 3 or higher on 3 or more exams); 10 earned Honor recognition (3.25 or higher on 4 or more exams); 17 earned Distinction recognition (3.5 or higher on 5 or more exams)! We also for the first time in our history had two students earn the National AP scholar recognition (4 or higher on all AP exams taken & 4 or higher on 8 eight or more exams)—PRETTY IMPRESSIVE!
Estimados padres hispanohablantes, Aquí en Yorkville High School queremos que todas nuestras familias tengan la información necesaria para apoyar y ayudar a sus hijos. Si necesita información sobre nuestros procesos, nuestra programación, o las oportunidades disponibles para sus hijos o si tiene alguna pregunta se puede comunicar con las siguientes personas en español.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM YHS Girls Varsity Bowling @ Home / Sterling High School
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM YHS Girls Varsity Basketball @ Home / DeKalb High School
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM YHS Boys Varsity Basketball @ Morris High School
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