June 22, 2017
Values Matter at YC
We have only 8 days left before we close our Values Matter Annual Fund Campaign. Your gift is an investment in our students, our academics, our teachers, athletics, extracurricular activities, our future - please show your Irish Pride and share this message.  If you haven't already, please contribute today by clicking on the button below.  Thank you for your support!

YC Golf Tournament
New Date & Location!
All skill levels are welcome at the York Catholic Golf Tournament on Monday, September 18, at the Out Door Country Club.  Check-in starts at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8 AM.  Click here to register by September 5. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please click here for complete details.  For more information about the tournament, contact Maida Connor at 717-846-8871 x216 or  mconnor@yorkcatholic.org .

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Final Transcripts

Final transcripts for the 2017 graduates were mailed on Thursday, June 15, to the college of their choice.  Athlete transcripts for Division I and Division II schools were uploaded this week to the NCAA website.  If you have any questions or need further information, please email Mrs. Gick at  sgick@yorkcatholic.org .
Changes to PA Immunization Law for All Students
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017.  The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in PA are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.  A child must have the required medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines or risk exclusion from school.
Children in grades 7-12 need the following immunizations for attendance:
  • 4 doses of tetanus * (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (usually given as MMR)
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
    • 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age; a 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.
    • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
*   Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td
All students must submit a Certificate of Immunization form by August 25.   Click here for the required Certificate of Immunization form (green and white) to complete and submit to the York Catholic nurse detailing the dates your child's immunizations were administered.  If the form is incomplete based on the state requirements above, a 2nd form (PLAN - red and white) must be completed detailing the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given.  Click here for the PLAN form.  The completed Certificate of Immunization (and the PLAN card, if applicable) must be returned to the school nurse by August 25, 2017 .
Under Pennsylvania state law, students without the Certificate of Immunization form or the PLAN form on file, cannot be admitted school.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Lupinetti, York Catholic nurse, at 717-846-8871 x221 or dlupinetti@yorkcatholic.org or consult the PA Department of Health website at www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov. 
Incoming 11th Grade Physicals
The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that all children must have a medical examination upon entry into grade 11.  A medical examination is also required for those children who have transferred to York into any grade from other states or from other Pennsylvania areas and who have not sent records of previous examinations.  Please click here for the School Physical Form to be completed by a private physician.  Return the form to the school nurse no later than August 25, 2017.  Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school physician.  
Incoming 7th Grade Dental Exams
The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that children receive a dental examination upon entry into grade 7.   Please click here for the School Dental Form to be completed by a private dentist.  Return the form to the school nurse no later than August 25, 2017.  Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school dentist .
YC Youth Leaders

Brian Hand and Carolyn Albright (Student Council President and National Honor Society President) attended Rotary International's Youth Leadership Conference (RYLA) last week. Student leaders from York County schools both public and private were invited to attend.  The conference was held at Messiah College and lasted five days.  Brian and Carolyn represented York Catholic; both enjoyed the opportunity to study leadership styles and network with peers from other area schools.  Irish smiles, Irish pride. 
YC Students Awarded for Service
York Catholic students are required to perform service hours each year.  Senior high students are required to document sixteen hours a year, and junior high students are required to document twelve hours a year.  Service to others is a component of a York Catholic education, and it is our hope that as our students mature, service becomes more than just a requirement.   It is our hope that our graduates continue to give back to the community and that service becomes a lifelong commitment.  We would like to acknowledge students who went above and beyond this year, giving more than was asked.   These students gave generously of their time and talent in various locations and assisted at different events.  A sampling of venues would include local food pantries, parish ministries, parish carnivals and festivals, Pleasant Acres Nursing Home, Country Meadows Retirement Community, Mack Madness, Martin Library, Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands of York, The American Cancer Society, and Leg Up Farms.  We would like to recognize the following students for service above and beyond the required hours throughout the 2016-17 school year:

Diamond Awards acknowledge 200 hours or more of service
Adam Bittner
Anthony Getty

Angelleah Bonczek

8th Grade:    
Matthew Doyle
Emerald Awards acknowledge 150 hours or more of service
Della Doyle
Macayla Welsh

Carolyn Albright

Luke Motter

Dylan Smith
Gold Awards acknowledge 100 hours or more of service
William Catterall
Bryce Floyd
Cassidy Davis
Nicholas Gingerich
Kadie Kamara
Kadija Kamara
Srosh Matti
Nicoletta Prezioso
Quinlan Toomey
Gregory Bearman
Clare Brennan
Naomi Doyle
John Krout
Abigail Wurzbach
Lori Schlosser
8th Grade:  
Thomas Stahl
Green Awards acknowledge 50 or more hours of service
Reiley Anderson
Olivia Arnold
Kurt Bandow
Mycroft Boose
Joseph Braun
Christopher D'Antoni
Rocio Garcia
Trevor Hale
Michael Palmieri
Grace Ports
Benigno Ruiz
Regina Runk
Ryan Sewell
Maria Sheaffer
Ulysses Smith
Bridget Sterling
Katelyn Danczyk
Brian Hand
Rachel Lyter
Morgan Maloney
Mattason Mann
Cassandra Pearl
Emma Poff
Kassandra Speary
Christina Wagner
Benjamin Andrasi
Kaylee Bandow
Renee Bonner
Jobin Cyriac
Annabella Ebel
Patrick Farrell
Lydia Fullerton
Jessica Lehr
Aaron Lesher
Rebecca Marinelli
Kelsey Smith
Ryan Stromberg
Ethan Underwood
Nolan Wisniewski
Angela DeBolt
Ariyanna Fisher
Grace Gardini
Paige Gordon
Paige Miller
Breanna Pearl
Mikayla Ruby
Aaron Sarosky
8th Grade:
Julianna Bona
Gavin Bonner
Wesley Bonner
Sophia DeBolt
Andrea Forry
Anna Hale
Grace Hatchard
Ryan Shanko
Shannon Toomey
7th Grade:
Nicholas Andrasi
Emily Danczyk
Hannah Fischer
Isabella Pearl
Daniel Sterling
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York PA  17403

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