May 4, 2017
No School May 5
There is no school scheduled on Friday, May 5. The office will be closed for a staff retreat.
Values Matter
A gift to our Values Matter Annual Fund Campaign is a great way to show you care about York Catholic and our students.
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund provide necessary operating monies, professional development funds, and support extracurricular activities at the school.
If you haven't yet, please consider investing in tomorrow's leaders by clicking on the button below to give to the Annual Fund today.  Thank you! 

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Parent Referral Program
If you know a friend, family member or anyone looking for a high-quality, Christ-centered education for their children who do not already attend a Catholic school, you could receive a $50 credit toward your child's tuition at York Catholic, with a chance to win a $500 credit.
York Catholic's Parent Referral Program is a win-win for everyone involved. Referred students receive an outstanding education from York Catholic, while parents of the referred families get peace of mind knowing their child is gaining so much more than just a top-notch education.  Families who refer someone who registers at York Catholic receive a $50 credit towards their child's tuition.
You, as parents, are our best ambassadors.   In order for the Parent Referral Program to be a success, we need information about individuals who may be interested in joining the York Catholic family. All you need to do is click here to fill out the form. During the registration process, if you are listed as the referring individual for a friend or other enrolling individual, we will credit your child 's account with $50.  In May, one family who referred someone who enrolled at YC will be randomly selected to win a $500 tuition credit.
It really is that simple. So go ahead. Please click on the link above and allow us the opportunity to do what we love - help to develop, nurture and encourage children so they may grow in faith, mind, and heart. Mail or email the form to us and we will take it from there!
Thank you for all you do for our school!  
Mission Collection:  Leiser Scholarship
Our final mission collection during homeroom on Wednesday, May 10, will be donated to the Stephen M. Leiser Memorial Scholarship Fund.  This is a scholarship that a member of the senior class of 2017 will receive for their education at a college or vocational/technical school. 
Mr. Leiser was a dedicated science teacher at York Catholic for 23 years, and had a great influence on many of his senior students.  He battled cancer during his last year of teaching, and passed away ten years ago.  Mr. Leiser's family created the Stephen M. Leiser Scholarship in his memory and usually attends the senior awards assembly to personally present this award.  Please help to keep Mr. Leiser's spirit alive by your contribution to this mission collection.
Teaching Position Available
York Catholic is seeking a full time math teacher to teach grades 9 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 (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
Senior Scholarship Offers
All Seniors were asked to take all of their acceptance letters and scholarship award letters to Mrs. Gick in the Career Room by tomorrow, May 5, for inclusion in the graduation booklet.  We will make a copy for you and you can keep the original.  This information is also used for our school statistics.  We will honor their accomplishments by acknowledging the acceptances and scholarships at various functions and celebrations at the end of the school year.  Seniors can also find their name on the bulletin board outside of the Career Room once their college/scholarship information has been received. We are proud of our seniors! 
Junior Photos Needed
Junior Ring Day will be Tuesday, June 6, a day of celebrating the junior class moving up to be leaders of the school. As part of that celebration, a Powerpoint presentation is being put together to include not only pictures from this year, but also photos from the entire journey of these fine young men and women from their very early years. If you have any photos to add to this Powerpoint, please email them to Mrs. Woodard at . If these are paper photos, please have your son or daughter drop them off to Mrs. Woodard, room 109, in a clear zip lock plastic bag with your name on the photos and the bag. Please submit these photos by Friday, May 19. Thank you for helping in this project.
Fidget Spinners

Some students are bringing Fidget Spinners to school.  These are not a school-approved tool and cannot be out and in use during school hours.  Thank you for your cooperation.
YC Theatre Awards
York Catholic High School presents the 2nd annual "St. John Paul II Theater Awards" on Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 PM in the auditorium.  The Awards Program was named for St. John Paul II who had a passion for dramatic literature and whose greatest ambition was to be an actor.  He was also an accomplished playwright. 
The awards program will celebrate student achievement in theater arts for the 2016-17 school year.  Performers, technical artists, and instrumentalists will be recognized with awards that were nominated and selected by students. 
Some of the awards to be given include Best Actor and Actress in a Play and Musical, Best Supporting Actor and Actress in Play and Musical, Best Ensemble Member, Most Improved Ensemble Member, Best Scenic Design, Most Improved Stage Crew Member, Leader of the Pit Band, Most Improved Pit Member, Spirit Awards for Actor, Crew, and Pit Band.  
Partner Choral Concert
Partner elementary students from St. Joseph-Dallastown, St. Joseph-York, St. Patrick, St. Rose, and St. John the Baptist will join with York Catholic High School students to showcase their vocal talents at the York Deanery Elementary Partner Schools Choral Festival on Wednesday, May 10.  The band students will rehearse from 3:30-5:30 PM, then perform for the public on stage in the YC auditorium at 6 PM.  We encourage you to attend this free event to support the current and future students of YC.
Deanery Summer Camps
St. John the Baptist
Lacrosse clinics from 9-11 AM at St. John the Baptist in New Freedom; June 19-23 (boys and girls, ages 4-5), July 17-21 (boys only, ages 6-7) and Aug 7-11 (girls only, ages 6-7). For more information, contact .
St. Patrick School
St. Patrick School is partnering  with Martin Library to offer the Library Summer Program for students who have completed K-6 or younger students who would like to attend with an adult. The library program runs 9 AM-12 noon, and from 1-3 pm the following themed programs are scheduled:
July 10-14           Super Soccer Stars
July 17-21            A World of Color
July 24-28          Inventors
July 31-Aug 4    Performing Arts
Click here for the registration form.
In Case You Missed It...

"Our Gaelic Quest" is a year-long class wars competition amongst the senior high grades. The class wars competition culminates with the highly anticipated Quest Day that was held this afternoon on our athletic fields . Quest Day allowed grade-level groups to compete against each other in field day-style games and events. At the end of the day the "Our Gaelic Quest" trophy was presented to the class with the greatest number of points. Congratulations to the Senior  class for winning the 2016-17 "Our Gaelic Quest" trophy!

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York PA  17403

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