October 12, 2017
Open House
York Catholic High School is hosting a Fall Open House this Sunday, October 15, from 12-2 PM.  Prospective families considering educational options for their child for grades 7-12 will have a chance to take a tour of the school, talk with teachers who will be answering questions, and hear from York Catholic's current parents who will be mingling with guests and sharing YC experiences.  Click here for a coupon as a thank you for sharing this information with your friends.  For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x220. 

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It's Not Just Magazines Anymore!
Booklets and letters for the annual Magazine (and more) Drive have been distributed to students with returns accepted through October 20.  Students have the opportunity to sell more than magazines this year.  J ewelry, gift wrap, pizzas, cookie doughs, gifts, team cups, and more are also available.  

Only magazine subscriptions, nuts, and gifts are available to order online at https://gaschoolstore.com .  Be sure to use YC code 2569838 in your online order, print the confirmation page, and bring it to school with the rest of your orders.  

All refrigerated items must be ordered through a student using a paper order form.  The perishable items must be picked up on Wednesday, November 15, from 3-6:30 PM.  We cannot store any items not claimed during this time.
Encourage students to contact parents of recent YC graduates to encourage them to renew their subscriptions they purchased in previous years.  If they place their order or renewal online, be sure to have them print the confirmation and forward it to the student to submit with their returns.
Don't forget - your student can earn up to $2,500 in tuition credit for college!  Be sure to review the "Tuition Rewards" flyer in your Magazine (and more) Drive packet for details.
A s always, we ask for your help to count and record the returns. No experience is necessary.  Training takes less than 15 minutes.  If you would like to help, please click here for the form to complete and send it to the office c/o Mrs. Sheila Gick or email it to sgick@yorkcatholic.org .

Click here for complete information.
We Believe!
We believe you can make a difference at YC. Your unrestricted gift to the York Catholic Fund will provide financial support for student tuition, professional development for teachers, extracurricular activities, and our school. Please help to ensure a rich educational experience for our students by giving to the York Catholic Fund today. Thank you for believing in YC and our students! 

A Patriotic Night at the Races
York Catholic's Athletic Association will host " Irish Night: A Patriotic Night at the Races" on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11 , at YC. Doors open at 5:30 PM.  

At 6 PM, the night starts with a Moment of Silence and live singing of the National Anthem by YC senior athlete Catherine Tillotson.   Join us for 12 simulcast horse races, silent auction, raffles, rip tickets, and all you can eat food and beverages with catering by Mission BBQ for $25. 

Reserved tables for 8 are available for $500 that includes 8 tickets and publicity the night of the event. 

Reserve your tickets in advance so we can prepare our food and beverage suppliers! To reserve tickets, contact Roxanne Castellanos at rcastellanos@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x211 or send your order request (quantity of tickets and names for each) and payment (check made to YC Athletic Association) to her attention at York Catholic.  You will not receive a hard ticket but will be checked in the night of the event. 

Dress is casual. This event is for ages 21+. Click here for a flyer to share with friends.   Please support our event and come prepared to play and have fun while raising money for YC Athletics.
National Honor Society Inductees

Students selected for membership in the National Honor Society were officially inducted into the chapter last night. Congratulations to our new NHS inductees: 

Emma Poff

Catherine Tillotson


August Alfano
Chandler Hake
Kathryn Rader
Renee Bonner
Megan Hale
Grace Reed
Rebekah Boyer
Isabella Kepner
Sarah Reed
Luke Brauer
Natalie  Kerchner
Miranda Shearer
Clare Brennan
Harris Kohl
Kaitlyn Staub
Bryan Bullen
Claire Laux
Jordyn Thompson
Naomi Doyle
Alexis Logsdon
Sarah Volk
Annabella Ebel
Luke Motter
Abigail Wurzbach
Anna Fraser
Richard Pokrivka

College Information Night
A College Admission Information Night for Juniors, Seniors, and their parents will be held at YCHS Thursday, October 26, at 6:30 PM.  Ms. Hess, York Catholic School Counselor, and Ms. Sharon Mulligan of the York College Admissions Office will review the college admission process, student transcripts, recommendation letters, and a Junior and Senior timeline.  This is especially helpful information if your student is the first in your family to go to college.  To register, contact Mrs. Laurie Moir at 717-846-8871 x254 or lmoir@yorkcatholic.org.
Futures Nights at YC
Partner school students in grades 1-6 are invited to Futures Night at York Catholic!  Come out and be part of the team as you cheer for your future school!

Football, Band, Cheerleading
Friday, October 13
Partner school students in grades 1-6 are invited to sit together and support the team.  K-6 cheerleaders who participated in the YC Cheer Clinic are welcome to join the varsity squad on the sidelines. 6th grade band students are welcome to play with the YC Marching Band in the stands.  Please email Ms. Cecelia Mezza at  cmezza@yorkcatholic.org if you are interested in playing with the band. Band students should arrive to the band room by 5:45 PM. Students wishing to participate in pre-game activities should arrive to the stadium by 6:25 PM, and cheerleaders should arrive to the stadium by 7 PM if they choose not to participate in pre-game activities.
Science Fair Meeting
An informational meeting will be held Thursday, October 19, from 3-3:45 PM in the lecture hall for students who are either required to participate or those who are interested in participating voluntarily in the Science Fair. Please advise your teacher if you are unable to attend.
Senior High
This year, S cientific Research Methods and Writing students are required to complete a Science Fair project.  Any other senior high science student who has previously completed a project is not required to design a project for the current school year, but may choose to participate. Alternate assignments may be used by teachers in place of a Science Fair project for those students who have not completed one previously. Click here for Senior High Science Fair Guidelines.
Junior High
A requirement of the 8th grade science curriculum is the completion of the Design and Conduct an Experiment Project. Specific instructions for this project will be presented in class. Interested 7th and 8th grade students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in YC's Science Fair.  Please review the Science Fair - 8th Grade document found on the Forms & Documents page of the YC website.
9th Grade Retreat
Our 9th Grade students will be on Retreat on Wednesday, October 18, at GAiN (Global Aid Network) Logistics Center in Mt. Joy, PA.  This will be a Service retreat as we work alongside other Christians to serve the global poor.  We will be praying a Rosary in the midst of our service and we will be eating a very basic lunch as a reminder of all those who must live in poverty every day.  We pray this retreat day will strengthen the students' personal relationship with our Lord by serving those in need around the world.  GAiN began its mission following the collapse of the Soviet Union, but is now shipping much needed goods and seeds to Africa and South America.  For more information on this group, please visit http://www.gainusa.org These retreat hours do not count toward Service Hour requirements. 
Rosary Rally
    Courtesy Catholic Witness, 
    Diocese of Harrisburg

Diocese of Harrisburg High School Student-Athletes and Coaches for all seasons will be participating in a Rosary Rally led by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer on Monday, October 23, from 6-8 PM at the Bishop McDevitt Auditorium.  Student-athletes should wear their game jerseys or spirit wear.  Parents and families are welcome!
Student Ski Club
We are excited to offer Ski Club for York Catholic students again this winter.  Buy your Roundtop night club card through us and benefit from our group rate.  Cards are purchased online, and now is the time to buy.  Prices go up after November 7.   For pricing information and packages, visit www.skiroundtop.com .   If students need a ride to the mountain or are looking for someone to ski with, the Ski Club bus makes four Sunday runs to Roundtop.  The York Catholic bus leaves from the bus portico at 2 PM and returns at 9 PM.  All are welcome, grades 7-12, and ineligibility rules apply.  Our first Sunday run is scheduled for January 7, 2018. Please complete the York Catholic Permission Slip by clicking here and returning it to YC.
Directions for online ordering: 
  • Go to www.skiroundtop.com/night-club-cards
  • Our group name is actually a number:  20387
  • Our group password is:  member
  • Download a picture or use last year's photo
  • Agree to the Ski Roundtop online release
Roundtop will mail all night club cards directly to your home.  Email Kathy Hand with any questions at khand@yorkcatholic.org.  We look forward to some YC fun on the slopes.  Come ski or board with us!
Adventure Race

The senior high Student Council will be hosting an Adventure Race on Saturday, October 21, from 10 AM-12 PM at York Catholic for interested senior high students. Student teams must pre-register for this event by October 13 in Room 103.  Gaelic Quest points will be awarded to the team that finishes first.
Fall Fest & Trick or Treating

The York Catholic student council invites all children ages 12 and under to attend this year's Fall Fest Wednesday, October 25, from 6-8 PM at York Catholic.  Children will have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating throughout the school and play Fall themed games. Costumes are encouraged.
Lacrosse Clinic

Coaches from the Shooting Irish Lacrosse club teams are hosting a fun, free, informative clinic for prospective players on Saturday, October 21, from 12:30-2 PM at Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School in York. The clinic is for girls in grades 2-8 and boys in grades 1-7.  No experience or equipment necessary.  If you have any questions or to pre-register, contact  play@shootingirishlacrosse.com .  Click here  for a flyer.
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York PA  17403

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