September 7, 2017
Mission Collection:  Hurricane Harvey Relief
CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters

Our mission collection next Wednesday, September 13, will support the Diocese of Harrisburg's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.  This is a part of the U.S. Catholic Bishops emergency collection to assist the millions of people affected by this unprecedented catastrophic weather event.  This includes the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. 

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Class of 2018 T-shirts
Class of 2018 t-shirts are on sale through tomorrow, September 8, and can be purchased by clicking here  or accessing the online store on the YC website. T-shirts are $12 with a $3 shipping charge and all ordering must be completed by tomorrow,  September 8 .
Two tailgates are scheduled tomorrow, September 8, on campus prior to the football game.  Students in grades 7 and 8 and their parents who signed up for the Junior High Tailgate, as well as International students and their host families, should arrive at 5:30 PM tomorrow.  After the tailgate, families can cheer the Irish football team onto victory vs. Susquehannock. Kickoff is 7 PM. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Color Run
The Senior High Student Council is sponsoring a 3K Color Run this Saturday, September 9, at 9 AM. A color run features a 3K course around the York Catholic campus where runners/walkers will go through clouds of colored powder to "decorate" their clothing. Hint: It's best to wear white!  R egistration begins at 8 AM at a cost of $15. All proceeds from this event will benefit York Catholic's Mini-THON and the Four Diamonds fight against pediatric cancer. For more information, contact Mrs. Megan Wertz, Student Council Moderator, at
Bands on Parade

Look for the YC Marching Band at the York Fair this Sunday, September 10, when they perform at the grandstand in High School Bands on Parade.  The show starts at 1 PM with YC scheduled for a 1:24 PM performance.  The show is free with your Fair admission.  Th e band would love to see you in the grandstand!  
Futures Night at YC Soccer Games
Partner school students in grades 1-6 are invited to Futures Night at York Catholic! 
Boys Soccer
Tuesday, September 12 
at 4 PM  

Girls Soccer
Monday, September 18 
at 4 PM
Students will get a chance to visit the locker room, participate in team prayer, be a part of the tunnel the players run through as they take the field, shag balls during warm-up, and have an opportunity to kick a penalty kick on the field during halftime. We'll also assemble together with the team after the game for a picture.  You do not need to be a member of a team to participate.  Come out and be part of the YC team as you cheer for your future school! 
Fall Play Auditions
Open auditions for the Fall Play, "Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens," will take place Wednesday, September 13, from 3:30-5:30 PM in the auditorium.  Students in grades 9-12 may audition.    No advance preparation is needed.  All materials will be provided.  Please bring your calendar to list any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal schedule. A tentative rehearsal schedule will be distributed at auditions.  If you are interested in stage management or crew please stop by the auditions to sign up.  The performance dates are November 17, 18, and 19.  If you have any questions, please contact play director, Mrs. Shannon Hallisey, at .
Class Schedule Changes
Any request for a course change must be accompanied by a written parental request, teacher approval (as originally needed), and a $25.00 Late Roster Change Fee no later than Friday, September 15.  

Since the Master Roster is built according to the original registration of students, we cannot guarantee admission to particular replacement classes.  For incoming new students, if an error has been made in placement, teachers will initiate the needed change and no fee will be assessed.  No course changes will be made after Friday, September 15, however, track changes in courses will be considered into the first quarter at the discretion of the subject teacher for any student who has been inaccurately placed in a course.
Military Information Requests
Junior and Senior Parents:  The school is obligated to give names, addresses, and phone numbers of our juniors and seniors to the armed services upon their request, unless parents opt out of having the information shared.  If you do not want us to share your student's information with the military, please contact Mrs. Sheila Gick at or 717-846-8871 x217  indicating your wishes by Friday, September 15.
Spirit Week & Homecoming
September 18-24
Don't miss our week-long celebration!
Calendar of Events
Click  here  for a flyer
Theme Days*
Rules for Dress Down as listed in the handbook apply for this week.  Students are encouraged to dress according to the following themes on the specified days:
Monday - tie-dye vs. flannel
Tuesday - y our team vs. my team (any type of sports attire, favorite jersey, etc)
Thursday - heroes vs. villains
Friday - green vs. gold
Powderpuff Volleyball Game*
Females from grades 11 & 12 will play a volleyball game against the female teachers on Thursday, September 21, at 2:30 PM in the gymnasium.  Senior boys will act as coaches and cheerleaders.
The Homecoming Bonfire is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, beginning at 7 PM on the lacrosse practice field (by the alley entrance of the stadium).  The fall sports teams will have relay contests to start the night so come cheer on your favorite team.  Go IRISH!
Pep Rally/Parade/Football Game/Alumni Band
The annual Homecoming Pep Rally is Friday, September 22, at 2:20 PM with the Parade beginning at 5:30 PM.  Join us for the football game versus Delone Catholic at 7 PM. Marching Band Alumni bring your instruments and sit with the Band during this year's Homecoming game!  If you are planning on playing with the band, email  and she will have music ready for you.  If you would like your music in advance, please state that in your email along with your mailing address. 
Homecoming Dance*
This year's Homecoming Dance for senior high students will be held on Saturday, September 23, from 7-10 PM in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $10 per student and will be on sale September 13-19 during lunch periods.  The Formal Dress Code Agreement is required by all students who wish to attend the dance.  Any student wishing to bring a guest to the dance must also submit a Guest Permission Form.  Parents and students, please know the guidelines will be strictly enforced.  The most recent trend of formal dress includes two-piece dresses that slightly expose the midriff.  Please know that an exposed midriff at any point throughout the evening will not be permitted and the student will be required to change into something acceptable.   Click  here  for required forms.  Any questions, please contact Ms. Heather Loser at .
Mass & Refreshments
We will close the weekend with an Alumni & Community Mass Sunday, September 24 at 10 AM at YC with coffee & pastries to follow.  Please RSVP to by September 20 with your attendance plans.
            *student-only event

Back to School Night

We hope to see you at Back to School Night Tuesday, September 19, at 6 PM.  The evening begins with a School Board Leadership and Principal Presentation.  I mmediately following the presentation, p arents will meet the teachers and learn about class expectations. We look forward to seeing all of our parents in attendance.
Order Your Yearbook Now!
Even though the 2018 color yearbooks are not distributed until May, NOW is the time to place your order for a book.  Extra yearbooks are not available in May.  Only what is ordered is delivered to YC for distribution.  To make yearbook ordering easier, York Catholic is participating in the Smart Pay sales management program offered through Taylor Publishing. Smart Pay handles the order taking and payments allowing the yearbook advisor and staff additional time to produce the best yearbook ever.
Order NOW!  Simply click here or call the Smart Pay ordering line at 1-800-853-1337.

Special Note for Parents of Seniors:
There will be a special section of the 2018 yearbook reserved only for parents of seniors to send a message to their senior son or daughter.  It is a great keepsake and a wonderful way to congratulate your child for all of their years of hard work.  The rectangular space costs $20 and can be in full color with a total of 30 words and 1 picture.  Be sure to only submit pictures that you do not need replaced.  Photos should be in good condition and printed on photo paper.  Please click here for the Senior Form and return it with your payment (checks made payable to York Catholic High School) to Mrs. Nagley no later than Tuesday, November 21. 
Music Association Meeting
Parents of music and choral students are welcome to attend the York Catholic Music Association (YCMA) meeting on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 PM. The meetings usually last approximately one hour and everyone's input and feedback are welcomed and appreciated. Your help in planning and implementing the efforts of the YCMA are critical.
Congratulations to the following students who auditioned and were named to the York Junior Symphony Orchestra for grades 5-8: (pictured left to right), Brian Inman (trombone and harp), and Nathaniel Gingerich (trumpet).  These students had to sight-read a piece of music, play their scales, and perform a piece of their choice as part of their audition process.

Mason Kovach (trumpet), Lexi Zambito (clarinet), and Hunter Karpulk (trombone),  were selected to the York Youth Symphony Orchestra.  This group includes musicians in 9th grade through the 4th year of college.
Congratulations to all of our talented musicians!
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