December 20, 2018
Thank You for Your Support
Did you know that York Catholic graduates are college and career ready? The Class of 2018 had 96% of students who continued on to higher education! An additional 2% went into military service, while 2% went directly into the workforce. Over $11 million in scholarships were awarded with 74% earning scholarships.
 
The current students who are enrolled in York Catholic are just as impressive. The quality education we are able to offer to our students is because of alumni, parents, and community members like yourselves! Your help supports YC's long tradition of a values-based education that guides our students to develop personal integrity, make good choices, and serve the greater good in their own communities and beyond.
 
As the new year quickly approaches, many of you are looking at your charitable giving in terms of tax benefits. We ask you to prayerfully consider YC as a charity of choice for your year-end gifts to our annual fund and our capital campaign.

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The York Catholic Fund
The YC Fund not only supports every student by enriching extra-curricular programs and music and the arts, but also provides professional development for teachers, academic program support, athletic programs, technology, special projects, and covers operating expenditures. This year, we have a fundraising goal of $300,000 by June 30, 2019. Please click here to learn more.
 
Capital Campaign
Our first major Capital Campaign, Grow Today, Impact Tomorrow, is raising funds that will directly address much needed facility upgrades that will provide for an enhanced educational instructional environment for our students. Please click here to learn more.
 
How to Give
Every gift, whatever the amount, counts and is truly valued. Please use the return envelope that was included in your December issue of  Greensleeves or click  here  to use our online donation page.
 
As always, thank you for your continued support of YC!
Graduation Announcements Orders  
Seniors will be attending a brief assembly tomorrow to receive information about graduation announcements. This information from Herff-Jones is important and is time sensitive. Anything ordered is due with payment by Thursday, January 10. You are free to purchase anything you like as a family, but you do not need to purchase a tassel, cap, or gown. That order has already been placed. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Gick at sgick@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x217.
Yearbook Sale 
Even though the 2019 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.
Shutterfly Partnership

As a partner with Lifetouch Photography, York Catholic benefits from your purchases through shutterfly.com. Simply go to http://yorkcatholic.shutterflystorefront.com/ to place your Shutterfly order and 8% of the sale will go to York Catholic.
Advent Mass


Families and friends are invited to join us for Mass on Friday, December 21, at 10:20 AM in the auditorium. This is a joyous way to celebrate the Advent and Christmas season.
Early Dismissal & Christmas Break
Christmas Break begins Friday, December 21, at 11:30 AM. The main office and school building will also close at 11:30 AM. All students are required to leave the building at this time unless staying for a supervised activity. Students will return Thursday, January 3, at 8:15 AM.
Employment Opportunity
Advancement Director
York Catholic is seeking to fill a full-time position with an experienced advancement (development/fundraising) professional. Reporting directly to the Principal, the Advancement Director will guide the Advancement program to include: annual fund, EITC/OSTC, reunion class giving and support, special events, volunteer and staff management, and mailings.  Experience with major donor cultivation, and personal solicitations is critical. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, technical skills particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Knowledge of Donor Perfect is preferred. State and federal clearances are also required.

Please send resume, Diocesan application , a copy of state and federal clearances, and letter of interest to the following:
Sheila Gick
Administrative Assistant
York Catholic High School
601 East Springettsbury Avenue
York, PA 17403
717-846-8871 x217
Congratulations!
Congratulations to the following fall athletes who have been named to various All-Star Teams:  
 
Boys Cross Country
Christian Gervasi - YAIAA Division III All-Star 1st Team
Joe Rizzuto - YAIAA Division III All-Star 1st Team
Ryan Corbitt - YAIAA Division III All-Star Honorable Mention
 
Girls Cross Country
Gabbie Tully - YAIAA Division III All-Star 1st Team
Aleya Miller - YAIAA Division III All-Star 1st Team
Megan Hale - YAIAA Division III All-Star Honorable Mention
Jeff Alloway - YAIAA Division III Girls Coach of the Year
 
Boys Soccer 
Nick DeMarco - Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team
Nick DeMarco - YAIAA Division III Player of the Year
Ben Bullen - YAIAA Division III All-Star First Team
Bryan Bullen - YAIAA Division III All-Star First Team
Ethan Higgins - YAIAA Division III All-Star First Team
Sean Lavallee - YAIAA Division III All-Star Second Team
 
Girls Soccer
Sydney Metzkey - YAIAA Division III All-Star First Team
Kylie Kemp - YAIAA Division III All-Star First Team
 
Megan Daugherty
& McKenna Walker
Girls Volleyball
McKenna Walker - reached a milestone of 1,000 career digs
Megan Daugherty - reached a milestone of 1,000 career assists 
 
as selected by the YAIAA Division III Coaches (Division III only)
Hope Leavy-Gaskins - YAIAA Division III Coaches All-Star First Team
McKenna Walker - YAIAA Division III Coaches All-Star First Team
Megan Daugherty - YAIAA Division III Coaches All-Star 2nd Team
Bella Kepner - YAIAA Division III Coaches All-Star 2nd Team
Madeline Walker - YAIAA Division III Coaches All-Star Honorable Mention
 
District III-AA All-Star Team
Bella Kepner - District III-AA All-Star First Team
Hope Leavy-Gaskins - District III-AA All-Star First Team
McKenna Walker - District III-AA All-Star First Team
Megan Daugherty - District III-AA All-Star Second Team
 
Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class AA All-State Team
Bella Kepner - PVCA Class AA All-State Team
Hope Leavy-Gaskins -  PVCA Class AA All-State Team
McKenna Walker -  PVCA Class AA All-State Team
 
Football
 
as selected by the YAIAA Division III Coaches (Division III only)
Offense
Cole Witman - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Running Back
Manuel Montes - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Wide Receiver
Harris Kohl - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Center
Richard Pokrivka - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Offensive Guard
Jarred Kohl - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Offensive Tackle
Massimo Antolick - YAIAA Division III 2nd Team Running Back
Noah Kiel - YAIAA Division III 2nd Team Tight End
Luke Brauer - YAIAA Division III 2nd Team Offensive Guard
Wesley Burns - YAIAA Division III Honorable Mention Quarterback
 
Defense
Richard Pokrivka - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Defensive End
Harris Kohl - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Defensive Tackle & Co-Defensive Player of the Year  
Jarred Kohl - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Inside Linebacker & Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Massimo Antolick - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Safety  
Connor Phillips - YAIAA Division III 2nd Team Outside Linebacker
Ben Moir - YAIAA Division III 2nd Team Cornerback
Tyrese Murray - YAIAA Division III 2nd Team Cornerback
 
Special Teams
Nick DeMarco - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Kicker & 1st Team Punter
Massimo Antolick - YAIAA Division III 1st Team Returner  
 
Coach
Eric Depew - YAIAA Division III Coach of the Year
In Case You Missed It




On December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, YC's eighth grade Spanish students made tissue paper fiesta flowers. They decorated the statue of Our Lady in the main office with the colorful flowers. In the afternoon, the York Catholic Spanish Club also held a bilingual prayer service at the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe in front of the school. The students prayed in Spanish and English and presented Our Lady with a bouquet of red roses. Father Jonathan Ulrick of St. Joseph parish in York accompanied the YC students.
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601 E Springettsbury Ave
York PA  17403
717-846-8871 

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