January 3, 2019
Mission Collection
Pennies for Life
This January, YC will be collecting "Pennies for Life." This is an initiative of the Harrisburg Diocese to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by supporting the work of local pregnancy centers. Your donations will educate people on pro-life issues and counsel post-abortive women and men. Participants are asked to donate $1 for each year of their life in thanksgiving to God for the life He has given them, and to "give life" to another person. A baby bottle container will be placed in homerooms. Please give generously to the Pennies for Life this January.

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Senior Graduation Announcements

Seniors received information about graduation announcements prior to leaving for Christmas break.  This information from Herff-Jones is important and is time sensitive.

There are 3 convenient ways to order with payment:
  1. Online at https://highschool.herffjones.com
  2. Mail to: Herff Jones, 431 Shuler Rd, Etters PA 17319
  3. At York Catholic Thursday, January 10 during lunch periods.
The order deadline is  January 30 .  Checks should be payable to Herff Jones.
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.
Spirit Shirt Friday

Tomorrow, January 4, is Spirit Shirt Friday. Students may pay $1 in homeroom and wear their favorite YC spirit shirt in place of their uniform shirt. Students still must wear the standard uniform pants or skirt. All money collected from this fundraiser goes toward the YC Technology Fund.
Open House
York Catholic's Annual Open House will be held on Sunday, January 13, from 12-2 PM.  Prospective students and their families are welcome to tour the school, talk with faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy learning more about York Catholic's exemplary academic programs for students in grades 7-12 where we blend technology with tradition. Attendees can pre-register for Open House at www.yorkcatholic.org . To learn more, contact Ms. Heather Hoffman, Director of Admissions and Enrollment, at  717-846-8871 x220 .  The Snow Date is January 27 from 12-2 PM.  As a thank you for sharing this information with your friends, please c lick here for a coupon.
YC Science & Engineering Fair


Students participating in this year's Science Fair should plan to stay after school on 
Friday, January 11, from 3-3:30 PM. This includes all students who completed the Science Research & Writing course in Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters. Students should bring their poster, paper, and lab notebook to school with them that morning and store it in room 218 for the day. Bus riders will need to arrange alternate transportation that day. Presenters should plan to attend the Science Fair on Sunday, January 13, from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM in full uniform. 

Approximately 20 students will be presenting science fair projects during the Open House on Sunday, January 13, from 12-2 PM. These students have been enrolled in the Science Research and Writing semester-long class. The purpose of this course is to provide support to honors students who are required to perform a science fair experiment. After performing individual and unique experiments, students present the data they collect over 16 weeks through a technical paper, visual poster, and verbal presentation. First place winners will proceed to the York County Science and Engineering Fair, which takes place at the Penn State-York campus in March. Topics range from the effect of exercise on emotional intelligence to the determination of the best camouflage in wooded environments. The Science and Engineering Fair is open to the public.
Prom Dress Code
Please be reminded of our Formal Dress Code Agreement in preparation for Prom shopping.
For Young Women:
Gowns may not:
  • Be shorter than two inches above the knee
  • Be extremely low cut front or back
  • Have slits higher than the knee
  • Have bare midriffs or cut outs
  • Have transparent or translucent material
  • Have nude or flesh-tone colored material as a primary or secondary base color
For Young Men:
  • Must wear a suit or sport coat, dress shirt, and tie
  • Must wear dress shoes (sneakers are not permitted)
  • May not wear earrings
  • Must be clean shaven
Inclement Weather
During inclement weather that would cause a school closing or delay of schedule, York Catholic will call/text/email you through our One Call Now Emergency Notification system. Other modes of notification include WGAL TV-8, Fox43, and the YC website. Students from individual school districts are automatically excused if their district closes and does not provide transportation to YCHS. The exceptions to this are Southern and Southeastern. These students follow York Catholic's delay and closing schedule.
Futures Games
Students in grades K-6 are invited to Futures Nights at the York Catholic basketball games! Future girls' basketball players are invited Tuesday, January 15, when the YC girls' team takes on ELCO. Future boys' basketball players and cheerleaders are invited Saturday, January 19, when the YC boys' team takes on Camp Hill. The JV games start at 6 PM followed by the Varsity games. Arrive by 6:45 PM to p articipate in the pre-game prayer and huddle, sit behind the bench for the game, and become part of the welcome tunnel before the game. Wear your uniform shirt for free admittance to the games. Come out and cheer your future school onto victory!
"Doing Good" in the Community
Our Chick-fil-A Leader Academy students were tasked with Do Good December projects.
On the afternoon of December 21, after school had been dismissed for Christmas break, Amillion Kearse, Tony Staub, Megan Hale, Brice Leady with his guitar, Abby Wurzbach, and Paige Gordon sang Christmas carols at the Children's Home of York.  Their audience was 10-15 teenage girls, instead of elementary children, so they pivoted quickly and got the girls, their peers, to engage.  It helped that Tony sang loudly - sometimes at the wrong time (and slightly off key). They asked for requests and even got the girls in enact the 12 Days of Christmas!
The DELIVER group (Grace Reed, Sarah Reed, Renee Bonner, Dylan Steigerwald, Bella Ebel) chose to bake a multitude of a cookies on December 23 and then volunteer December 26 at the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry where they delivered packages of cookies to all the families.  The evening was spent prepping, helping the families "shop," and then consolidating items that were left. 
We'll hear more about the DRIVE group's used book drive later this month.
More Fall Sports All-Star Teams were named since our last update. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:

The 2018 Pennsylvania Football Writers Class 2-A All-State Team
Jarred Kohl - All-State Linebacker
Harris Kohl - All-State Defensive Line

GametimePA (includes all divisions)
Jarred Kohl - YAIAA All-Star First Team Linebacker
Harris Kohl - YAIAA All-Star First Team Defensive End
Eric Depew - YAIAA Coach of the Year
Massimo Antolick - YAIAA All-Star Honorable Mention
Nicholas DeMarco - YAIAA All-Star Honorable Mention
Richard Pokrivka - YAIAA All-Star Honorable Mention
Cole Witman - YAIAA All-Star Honorable Mention
Irish Eye Archives

Previous issues of York Catholic's Irish Eye e-newsletter can be found on the home page of the YC website at www.yorkcatholic.org.

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