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Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 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:

Fehrenbacher, Linda
Gail, Jeff
Assistant Principal
DeMare, Lucy
Lead Secretary
Nelson, Susan
Assistant Secretary
Tansor, Rosanne



Sept 27

Girls Basketball Tryouts 4:25 -5:45 PM

Sept 28 Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:25-5:00 PM
Sept 29 Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:25-5:00 PM
Sept 30 Wizards Basketball at York HS 5PM
Oct 4 PSAT Test for 8th Grade 
Oct 9 Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL
Oct 11

Late Arrival 10:00AM  

No Band/Orchestra/Choir

Oct 25

Late Arrival 10:00AM  

No Band/Orchestra/Choir

Spartan News


It’s hard to believe that just over 4 weeks into the 2017-18 school year, we are looking forward to the course selection process for our current 8th grade class--the Class of 2022.  As you may be aware, our district is no longer using the EXPLORE--a standardized test that both helped monitor students’ growth from the EXPLORE in 8th grade through the ACT during their junior year and assisted in the course selection process; instead, we have moved to the PSAT 8/9, which will allow us to monitor students’ growth from PSAT 8/9 in 8th grade through the SAT their junior year and to help in this year’s course selection process.


  • Current 8th grade students in District 205 will take the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, October 4th, at their respective middle schools.

  • Current Elmhurst residents who attend 8th grade in local private schools have the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9 on Saturday, October 14th, at York High School.  For private school students who cannot attend on the 14th, a makeup date has been scheduled for the following Saturday, October 21st.

    • If your private school student attends Immaculate Conception, Immanuel Lutheran, or Visitation, you will be receiving a mailing from us, asking for you to confirm the information we have for your student and to indicate which test date your student will attend.


Since we needed to make a change with the standardized test, it was a great opportunity to make other adjustments to our course selection process, and we hope they will reduce student stress over the course selection process and will reduce classroom interruptions in their 8th grade classes.  These course selection rubrics--English, Math, Science, and World Languages--will be published in the next few weeks.


We cannot wait to meet the Class of 2022 at our 8th Grade Academic & Activity Night on Tuesday, January 30th.  This is a great night that allows you to hear more information about the course selection process at York, and it allows our future Dukes to see all of the amazing clubs, sports, and activities that await them in the halls and on the fields at York High School.


Go Dukes!


Accessing the Holt Social Studies textbooks:  Some of you are having issues accessing the Holt textbook at home.  Here is some information from the publisher:

In the meanwhile, you may need to direct your students to use Chrome and to enable Flash on their home device following the directions provided by HMH:

"If you are using Chrome you can click the Lock in the upper left corner of the address bar, a drop down will appear that you can find the flash feature and make sure Flash is working for the site."



Purchase your yearbook now!  Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be purchased online.


You can access the yearbook sales by clicking on the Parent Student Resources tab > scroll down to 'Yearbook' > click on the icon labeled 'Walsworth'.  This will launch you to the Walsworth ordering page.


If you have any questions please email the yearbook sponsors:

Peggy Biesboer -

Chrissy LaPenna -


The Harlem Wizards are back in Elmhurst on Saturday, September 30th to entertain the crowd with high-energy exhibition play and audience participation. Cheer on our team of Elmhurst school district principals and teachers as they challenge the Wizards in a basketball game that is sure to include wild antics and lots of laughs. The event will be held at York High School beginning at 5:00 PM. Concessions, merchandise and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Proceeds from this family-friendly fundraiser support District 205 Foundation programs and enhancements that benefit all Elmhurst public school students. Click here to learn more and guarantee a seat at this popular Saturday event.


Wizards Basketball is back!  Come see the Wizards as they take on District 205 principals and teachers at York High School on Saturday September 30th in what promises to be an exciting game. For further information and to order tickets click on the attachment below. 


"Exploring History Through Song"

Enrollment: 720

Sandburg Student Activities Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates

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The mission of Sandburg Middle School is to encourage students to become confident, independent, responsible and respectful learners by reinforcing and supporting their academic and co-curricular growth in conjunction with parents and the community.