March 14, 2019
I-rish You Luck!
You have one more week to purchase your lucky ticket for a chance at a tuition credit or cash in the "I-rish You Luck" raffle! The luck of the Irish is in your favor since we only have 300 opportunities available to win. You might take a chance by yourself or invite friends and family to join you in the purchase of a ticket (sharing the proceeds among yourselves). We will pull the lucky ticket on March 22 at YC.
"I-rish You Luck" Week helps guarantee we can keep tuition rates to a minimum compared to the actual cost per pupil. As a result, every family is strongly encouraged to participate.

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This Year's Incentives:
  • 1 ticket sold - family earns dress down (March 18-22)
  • 2 tickets sold - family earns a $50 gift card to the YC spirit store (in addition to 1 ticket sold incentive)
  • 3 or more tickets sold - family earns one entry in a separate drawing for one $500 tuition credit (in addition to 1 and 2 tickets sold incentives) 
Click  here  for a form to reserve your participation in "I-rish You Luck" Week at YC by next Thursday, March 21.  Order forms should be returned to YCHS, c/o I-rish You Luck Week.
Questions can be directed to Sheila Gick at or 717-846-8871 x217. 
Green & Gold Gala
JUST ADDED!  DJ and Dancing!

Only 3 weeks left until York Catholic's Green & Gold Gala, a festive evening of cocktails, dining, silent and live auctions, DJ, dancing, and fun on Saturday, April 6, from 
6-10 PM at the Country Club of York.
Please join us as we celebrate our YC pride and successes throughout the year.  All proceeds will benefit our York Catholic Fund, enabling us to invest in tuition assistance for those in need, a vibrant curriculum, technology upgrades, the arts and athletics, resources for our valued teachers, and the beautification and safety of our school.   

Our planning committee is actively seeking donations for our live and silent auctions.  If you can contribute a gift certificate to a local restaurant or business, tickets to a sporting/cultural event, local attraction or getaway, it will truly help our efforts and make a difference in the lives of our students.  All donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes and grateful acknowledgement at the Green & Gold Gala.  

Click here for auction item information.
Click here for sponsorship opportunities.   
Click here for tickets.  Your payment will secure your spot!

Volunteer opportunities are also available.  For more information, please contact LeAnn Citrone at or 717-846-8871 x216. 

Don't forget! The deadline for contributions to the parents' class baskets is this Monday, March 18.  An email was sent March 1 with details.  If you don't recall seeing it, please check your Spam folder.
Financial Aid Appointments
Our Advancement Department continues to work hard with our donors to increase tuition assistance opportunities for our students. If you plan to apply for assistance, be sure to do so no later than April 15, 2019. If you require assistance in completing this application, you may contact our Business Office Manager, Ms. Heather Dougherty, at or 717-846-8871 x215 to schedule an appointment for March 19 or March 20. 
Please click on the following documents for information and/or completion:
Bring a Friend to School
YC is holding Bring a Friend to School Day on Monday, March 25. Current students can encourage an interested friend (from dance class, scouts, a sports team, your neighbor or cousin, etc.) to spend the day at YC as a shadow student. Instead of shadowing with one of our Ambassadors, they can shadow with their friend. Please have the friend's parent contact Ms. Heather Hoffman at  or 717-846-8871 x220 by Monday, March 18, to set up a visit day and to receive a permission slip. Only students with a real interest in possibly attending YC will be scheduled for this date.
Blood Drive
York Catholic's Blood Drive is being held on Thursday, March 28, from 11 AM-4 PM. Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate and parental consent is needed for all YC students to donate.  Consent forms can be found in the nurse's office.  Photo I.D. will also be needed the day of the blood drive.  Please contact Sarah DeLuca to schedule your time at . Thank you for helping with this wonderful cause. 
World Languages Week
World Languages Mass
On  Thursday, March 21 , we will celebrate our cultural heritages with a World Languages Mass planned by our Language Department at 10:20 AM in the auditorium. Prayers and music will be in English, Spanish, French, Latin, Chinese, and some of the other languages spoken by our students.

Heritage Night
York Catholic's International Culture Club is hosting a Heritage Night on Friday, March 22, from 6-8 PM in the YC Lobby.  There will be free, culturally-diverse foods available at the beginning of the evening, as well as cultural dances, activity tables, a fashion show, and much more.  Bring the family as we unite in celebrating the rich diversity of our York Catholic family. Students will be collecting school supply donations (markers, pencils, pens, small coloring books) for Outreach Paraguay, Senor Sosa's non-profit organization. 
Speech Festival

Students in 9th-12th grade English classes have been presenting speeches in English class with the top presentations moving on to the semi-finals and finals. On Friday, March 15, speech finalists take the stage in an all school assembly at 9:45 AM. Family members are welcome to attend.
Scholarships Available
York Catholic is proud of the success of its students earning college scholarships over the years.  More than 74% of last year's graduating class collectively earned over $11 million in college scholarship offers.  The Guidance Department keeps an updated list of local, regional, and national scholarship opportunities in the Career Room and on the YC website.  The following special scholarships are available with deadline dates fast approaching.  Please note that one of them is for a current Junior to be used toward Senior year tuition at York Catholic.  
Scholarships for current Juniors
Dr. George M. and Mrs. Mary E. Johnson Scholarship
This scholarship is for a current York Catholic junior interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The scholarship is used toward the student's York Catholic tuition during his or her senior year at York Catholic.  Applicants should exemplify leadership qualities and skills through his/her participation in class, extracurricular clubs, groups, or activities.  The student will also uphold and practice the moral and religious principles of the Roman Catholic faith. Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from and returned to Ms. Kman in the Career Room.
Deadline: March 25, 2019
Scholarships for current Seniors
Ray Tyo St. Ferdinand Scholarship (Diocese of Harrisburg)
This scholarship is valued at approximately $8,000 divided over four years and is awarded to one student from each diocesan high school within the Diocese of Harrisburg. The requirements are as follows: 1) be a practicing Catholic manifesting good moral character, 2) be a student in good standing, 3) be accepted for study at a Catholic institution of higher learning, 4) have a need for financial assistance and, 5) have the recommendation of student's high school administrator.  Applications are available in the Career Room.  Return completed applications to Ms. Kman in the Career Room.
Deadline: March 25, 2019
Stephen M. Leiser Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the YC science teacher's memory and is open for a graduating senior who has taken some non-CP classes at York Catholic and who is interested in furthering his or her education. Applications can be obtained from and returned to Ms. Kman in the Career Room.
Deadline: March 25, 2019
Scholarships for all students
Knights of St. Paul Scholarship
The Knights of St. Paul are offering at least one $500 scholarship to a YC student(s) for use toward their tuition at York Catholic for the 2019-20 school year. Applications can be obtained from and returned to Ms. Kman in the Career Room.
Deadline: March 25, 2019
Uniform Exchange

In preparation for changing the uniform dress code for the 4th marking periods, York Catholic is hosting a uniform exchange to assist students who are in need of uniform items. The uniform exchange will be available for trades and purchases on Wednesday, March 20, from 3-5 PM. Walk-ins on days other than this date cannot be accommodated. If you need uniforms, bring your gently worn items for an even trade or purchase some at a reduced price: skirts $10, pants $8, sweaters $6, shirts $4. Uniforms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If anyone is interested in helping with the uniform exchange, please contact Heather Hoffman at 717-846-8871 x220 or
St. Patrick's Day Parade

The York Catholic Marching Band will be participating in the York St. Patrick's Day Parade on  Saturday, March 16 , beginning at 1 PM along Market Street in downtown York. See you there!
Projected Senior Schedule
The senior class schedule for May 2019 is listed below.  Attendance is mandatory at all events with the exception of the Senior Picnic.  Students wishing to attend the Senior Picnic must register in advance (details coming later) and be academically eligible. If a student does not attend a mandatory event, conferral of his or her diploma will be held until those hours are made up at school during the week or after graduation.  No trips will be approved for seniors after May 10. A letter will be sent home to parents of seniors with greater details on the following events:
14         Last Regular Class Day
15         Exams (Religion & Science)
16         Exams (English & Foreign Language)
17         Exams (Math and Social Studies)
17         Senior Picnic at PeoplesBank Park (Revs Stadium) in York 12 PM (optional)
20        Clean-up & Rehearsal 8:15 AM-1 PM
21         Senior Breakfast & Rehearsal for Graduation 8:15 AM-1 PM
22         Senior Awards Assembly & Rehearsal for Graduation 8:15 AM- 1 PM
23         Rehearsal for Graduation 9 AM-1 PM
23         Baccalaureate Ceremony at St. Joseph's, York at 7:30 PM
24         Graduation Ceremony at YCHS at 7:30 PM (tickets required)

Science Fair      
Congratulations to all students who participated in the York County Science & Engineering Fair. The following awards were granted to our students (shown left to right):

Junior Division
Evan Costlow - 1st place and received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Award
Delaney Murphy - 2nd Place
Isabella Pearl - 2nd Place
Senior Division
Anthony Catterall - 3rd Place

Honors Band                                                 
Congratulations to the following students named to the York County Middle School Honors Band. Shown left to right:   Logan Stahl (tuba), Elizabeth Bowser (percussion), Zack Shanko (trombone), Danny Giesselbach (baritone), Aidan Miller (trumpet), Christopher Gick (alto saxophone), Pearce Alleyne (tuba), Caitlyn Noll (clarinet), Ian Sarosky (trombone).   The Honors Band will perform a public concert Saturday, March 16, at 3 PM at Dallastown Intermediate School.

District Jazz Band
Congratulations to Mason Kovach who auditioned and earned a spot in the highest level of District Jazz Band. Mason's performance will be Saturday, March 16, at 2 PM at Big Spring High School.
Spring Sports Pictures
Spring sports teams will have pictures taken on Thursday, March 14 , and Friday, March 15 , at the following times:

Thursday, March 14               
3:15-3:45 PM   JH Track
4:15-5:00 PM   Baseball
5:00-5:45 PM   Boys Lacrosse 
Friday, March 15
3:15-3:45 PM   Boys Tennis
3:45-4:15 PM   JH Soccer
4:15-5:00 PM   Girls Lacrosse
5:00-5:45 PM   Softball
JH Volleyball will be scheduled at a later date.

Coaches will give student-athletes picture order forms that should be completed and handed to the photographer at the time of the photo shoot.
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.
In Case You Missed It...

This past weekend, over 250 York Catholic students (more than half of our senior high enrollment) joined the fight to conquer pediatric cancer during Mini-THON. Based on Penn State's successful THON, a 46-hour dance marathon, Mini-THON challenges students to stay on their feet while participating in a number of high energy activities and collect sponsorship money for their efforts. All proceeds are donated directly to The Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in Hershey, PA.  

This year's goal was to raise $20,000.  Our students surpassed that goal and rai sed $24,502.99!  

Thank you to everyone who supported this cause For The Kids!

More photos can be found on York Catholic High School's Facebook page.
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