May 25, 2017
Closed Monday

York Catholic will be closed Monday, May 29 , in celebration of Memorial Day.

Flag artwork by Claire Laux, Class of 2019.
Congratulations Class of 2017!
We are proud to share the accolades of the Class of 2017: 
  • over $8.37 million dollars earned in college scholarships
  • 71% earned college scholarships  
  • 91% are continuing to secondary education
  • 3% are entering the military
  • 3% are entering the workforce
  • 3% are undecided
  • 20,597 hours of service contributed to the greater York community.

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Our wish for this class is that they practice their Faith, expand their Mind, open their Heart, and honor their Family as the new alumni of York Catholic High School.  

Congratulations Class of 2017!

More photos can be found on the York Catholic Facebook page.
Successful Spring Celebration
Thank you to everyone who supported YC's May 13th Spring Celebration event. During an evening filled with YC stories, laughter, silent and live auctions, over $60,000 (net) was raised in unrestricted dollars and tuition assistance funds.
Special thanks to our honorary chairs, YC parents Dean and Tricia Dominick, as well as to our program participants including the YC student Jazz Musicians, Ms. Lisa Pantano, Principal Katie Seufert, Mrs. Terri Eline, Steven Nigro '17, Trevor Hale '17, YC parent (and auctioneer) Rich Gordon, and our Chaplain Fr. Jonathan Sawicki.
Please save the date for April 28, 2018 for the next Spring Celebration event at the Country Club of York.
Callers Needed

You're invited to call your friends on our nickel!  We are looking for a few phonathon callers from our alumni and parent communities to help us close out this year's Annual Fund. The Phonathon will be held June 13 and 14 from 5:30-7:30 PM at York Catholic.  Refreshments will be offered.  Will you help call fellow alumni and parents? If you're interested, please contact Alexandra at or 717-846-8871 x222 to learn more. 
Employment Opportunities at YC
York Catholic is seeking a full time Math teacher to teach grades 9 through 12 and a full-time English teacher to teach grades 7 through 12 beginning August 2017. Requirements include certification, Bachelor Degree, state and federal clearances.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, pl ease send resume, certification, Diocesan application (also found on the YC website), a copy of state and federal clearances, and letter of interest to:
Katie Seufert
York Catholic High School
601 East Springettsbury Avenue
York, PA 17403
717-846-8871 x212
Final Exams
Final examinations for students in Grades 8-11 are scheduled for Thursday, June 1; Friday, June 2; Monday, June 5.  It is important that all students are present for these exams.  Please do not arrange vacations during these days.  Student trips or vacations will not be approved.  Students will not be permitted to take a make-up exam due to a trip. 
June 1  English & Foreign Language
June 2 Math & Social Studies
June 5  Religion & Science
For most students, two exams will be scheduled for each day, except where conflicts will necessitate three.  The testing periods will be 60 minutes.  Students are to report directly to their first test each day; attendance will be taken in the testing rooms, not in the homerooms.  Should a student not have an exam until the second testing period, he/she need not report until that time.  If a student does not have an exam in the second exam slot, the student is free to leave school at 9:45 AM. 
Approximate time frame for most students will be 8:15 AM until 11:00 AM.  School districts have re-arranged their pick-up times to accommodate our early dismissal. 
Lunch will not be served on Exam days. 
For grades 9-11, these semester exams will comprise 1/5 of the second semester grade.  Students in grade 8 will prepare for and take a final exam; this will be presented as a learning experience in preparation for the transition into senior high school. 
In light of the importance of these exams and their scheduling, the only absence that will be accepted on these days will be with a doctor's excuse.
Closing Mass & Junior Ring Ceremony
The community is invited to join us for Mass to celebrate the end of a successful school year full of learning and growth on Tuesday, June 6, at 1:30 PM in the auditorium.  The junior class will also receive their blessed school rings, signifying the passing of school peer leadership from the outgoing senior class to the rising senior class. Parents are encouraged to attend. 

At the conclusion of Mass, Lifetouch Photography will be making a brief presentation to juniors about senior portraits.
Awards Ceremonies
On our last day of school, Wednesday, June 7, we will be celebrating the accomplishments of our students in grades 7-11.  Students will be honored for their academic, service, athletic, and musical achievements.  The Awards Assembly for Grades 9-11 will start at 8:30 AM, and the Awards Assembly for Grades 7-8 will begin at 10 AM, followed by the 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony.  All grades will dismiss at 11:30 AM for summer break.  Family members are welcome to attend.
Sports Physicals Required
Athletic Physicals
All Fall athletes must have a physical dated between June 1, 2017 and August 9, 2017 to be eligible to participate in Fall sports.  Physicals given prior to June 1, 2017 are NOT recognized by the PIAA.
Athletic Physicals for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Monday, June 5, from 6-7:30 PM at OSS Health at 1855 Powder Mill Road.  Students must bring their completed 7-page PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation form (CIPPE) that can be printed here or accessed on the homepage of the YC website at  (the correct forms will be dated March 22, 2017 at the bottom of page 1).  The forms must be signed by a parent.  Cost for the physical is $15.  Checks should be made payable to York Catholic.  OSS requests student-athletes DO NOT enter the building prior to 5:45 PM. 
If you go to your own doctor, you must use the PIAA Sports Physical Form (CIPPE) referenced above.  No other form is acceptable. 
Please note:  OSS is conducting sports physicals ONLY.  OSS staff will not be performing driver's license physicals or 11th grade physicals.  All students entering Grade 11 are required by the State of Pennsylvania to have a complete physical prior to the start of the school year.  Grade 11 athletes must schedule an appointment with their personal physician between June 1, 2017 and August 9, 2017.  Be sure to take both physical forms to the appointment (sports physical form & Grade 11 physical form).
ImPACT Testing
There has been extensive media coverage about athletics and concussions.  York Catholic has been at the forefront in this area and includes the ImPACT Test (Immediate Post-Concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to monitor our athletes.
All interscholastic athletes, cheerleaders, and members of the marching band and bandfront are required to take an ImPACT Test to establish a cognitive baseline for concussions. This is an established technology used in order to determine the return to play/activity guidelines for participants who have sustained a concussion.
The test is administered on a computer.  The initial baseline is adequate for two years. Therefore, if a student participated on a YC team last season and had an ImPACT test, he or she is not required to repeat it this season.
It is the athlete's responsibility to email Brad Hayek at  to see if a valid ImPACT Test is on file at YC.  If an ImPACT test needs to be taken or re-taken, contact Mr. Hayek for instructions.  Once completed, the student must check with Mr. Hayek to see if the updated ImPACT Test was transmitted properly and is on file. 
Sports Physical Forms and ImPACT Tests must be given to Mr. Hayek by August 9 to be permitted to start Fall practice. 

For more information, contact Brad Hayek at , or Kyle Smink at .
Nurse & Coach Volunteers Needed                             
Volunteer nurses and coaches are needed for Physical Night at OSS on June 5Nurse duties include taking blood pressures, pulses, and respiration rates.  Coaches will check athletes in and out and measure heights and weights.  If you are interested, contact Kyle Smink at .
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