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 overallComposite 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!
YHS is a test site for the National ACT. This is a great opportunity for seniors to retake the ACT for college entrance. Research shows that sitting for the actual exam is one of the best ways to maximize success and get the score necessary for admissions. Registration is online at www.act.org. Deadline is September 22, 2017. Fee Waivers available in Guidance Office for those who qualify.
All seniors are expected to complete the FAFSA. Over the next couple of weeks we will be working together to assure that the Class of 2018 gains the most financial opportunities in grants, scholarships and loans. This is a crucial step in the process. Mark your calendars now!
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 Boys Varsity Golf @ Home / Oswego High School
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM YHS Girls Varsity Tennis @ Rosary High School
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Homecoming Movie Night @ YHS SB field
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM YHS Girls Varsity Golf @ Rochelle
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM YHS Marching Band @ Oswego Panther Review
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School communications professionals from throughout Illinois were honored on Friday, Sept. 15 during the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA) Annual Communications Contest and Golden Achievement Awards luncheon. Yorkville CUSD 115 won awards in four categories, including the top Golden Achievement Award, which went to Kristine Liptrot and Dr. Timothy Shimp for the entry, "Strategic Plan Awareness Campaign." The other awards won by District 115 were Awards of Excellence for the district newsletter and staff newsletter, and an Award of Merit for the district's Strategic Plan document.