November 14, 2019
Sharing Thanksgiving
The November mission collection will be our annual food contribution to the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry.  Each homeroom is asked to donate a turkey and canned goods for a Thanksgiving dinner to the Food Pantry.
The Food Pantry is partnering with LifePath Ministries to provide 2,000 dinners to our community. Turkeys of all sizes are needed, as are gift cards to various grocery stores. A list of suggested food items for a Thanksgiving dinner is given below. Items should be stored in each homeroom until Friday, November 15. Please do not bring frozen turkeys until November 15.  

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Suggestions for donated items for a Thanksgiving dinner:      
  • Canned corn, 15 oz. size
  • Canned green beans, 15 oz. size
  • Boxed stuffing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Boxed desserts (brownies, lemon bars, etc.)
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Canned sweet potatoes - any size
  • Frozen turkey
Thank you for helping to make a family's Thanksgiving dinner a special one this year.
A Night at the Races
The York Catholic Athletic Booster Club would like to thank YOU for making the 4th Annual Night at the Races a huge success!  This year we raised over $20,000 to be used strictly for athletic purposes such as, transportation, field maintenance, coaches' salaries, uniforms, etc. We could not do it without the support of our school community.  We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions that made our night possible:
Premier Event Sponsor:
Tempstar Staffing

Table Sponsors:
Bankos/Hirsch Families
Compassionate Hearts Personal Assistance
Scott & Cathy Dallas
Lenny & Yolanda Ebel
Knights of Columbus - Father Edward Gerrity Council 10474
Knights of Columbus - St. Joseph Council 6353
McDonald's of Memory Lane/YC Boys Soccer
Savarese & Sterling Families
Race Sponsors:
Dale Miller & Son, Inc.
Knights of Columbus - Father Edward Gerrity Council 10474
Bill & Katie Seufert
Horse Name Sponsors:
Bankos/Hirsch Families
Paul Brady
Josh Cross
Scott & Cathy Dallas
Lenny & Yolanda Ebel
Hilary Gans
McDonald's of Memory Lane/YC Boys Soccer
Brenda & Bryan Newman
John & Sandee O'Neill
Evangelin Pesci
Greg & Rhoda Polson
Mike Rawicz
Angie Tully
Thank you to all of the supporters who bought general tickets and donated items. Last, but not least, thank you to our awesome committee that made this night possible! A special thank you to our volunteers who dedicated their time and energy into making this event a success. And finally, thank you to all who attended!  GO IRISH!
Reserve Your Yearbook Now
Even though the 2020 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 online sales management program offered through Balfour Publishing. Balfour handles the order taking and payments allowing the yearbook advisor and staff additional time to produce the best yearbook ever.
Order NOW! Go to and click on GO under LOCATE YOUR SCHOOL and follow the instructions, or  call the Balfour ordering line at 1-800-944-5930. Please do not send any money to school with your student!
Special Note for Parents of Seniors:
There will be a special section of the 2020 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. 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 19.
Student Picture Re-takes
Students who were absent on Picture Day or those who wish to have their picture re-taken, should report to the auditorium lobby Friday, November 22, at 8:30 AM. Students requesting a re-take should bring their original photo package. There is no charge to have pictures taken or re-taken for your yearbook portrait. If you wish to purchase additional photos, place orders online by going to   PRIOR to November 22 and using Picture Day ID# LT219798Q1.
In addition to the portrait photos, Lifetouch also takes candid action shots at sporting events, music events, and school events throughout the school year that are available for purchase. These photos are posted on the YC website under Current Students-Resources-Photos.
If there is ever an error with your photo order, please contact Lifetouch at 1-800-244-4373. Their Customer Service Department will be best equipped to correct your order or answer your questions.
Student Activity Photos

Students involved in extra-curricular activities will have their group pictures taken for the yearbook the morning of Friday, November 15 . Students are to dress in school uniform.
8th Grade Retreat
Our 8th Grade students will be on Retreat at St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Harrisburg Diocesan Center o n Thursday, November 21. This retreat will tie in with Confirmation as the students will get to know the Bishop and the Diocese better. Any 8th grade parent interested in chaperoning, please contact Mrs. Krueger at as soon as possible.
Junior High Musical
York Catholic Junior High students will present the musical, "Dear Edwina JR," on Saturday, November 16, at 7 PM; and Sunday, November 17, at 2 PM in the high school auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door at a cost of Adults $10, Students (age 5-18) $8, Family $40 (must be immediate family of at least 5 individuals). All seats are General Admission.  
Fans of the Junie B. Jones book series will love this musical!
Senior High Musical Workshops
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to audition for this year's spring musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!" on Monday, November 25, and Tuesday, November 26, from 3:15-6 PM in the auditorium. Possible call-backs will be Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3, from 3:15-5 PM. Students should prepare to sing a song from the show and read from the script. No previous experience needed!
Two audition workshops will take place Monday, November 18, and Tuesday, November 19, from 3-5 PM in the auditorium. The workshops are not required, but will be helpful to those interested in auditioning.
Questions can be sent to Ms. Pantano at Save the dates for the performances February 28, 29, March 1.
Senior High Coffee House

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to enjoy an evening of music, food, and fellowship at the Senior High Fall Coffee House Friday, November 22, at 7 PM.  Student musicians will perform in a relaxed atmosphere. The price of admission is one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry.  
Marching Band Champions
Congratulations to the Marching Band for winning the Cavalcade of Bands Championship in the Yankee A Division last weekend! In addition to the 1st place trophy, the Band also won best music and best overall effect!
YC Musicians in Local Symphonies
Symphony Musicians
Sara Piccolo, Evan Costlow, Wyatt Miller,
Cheyenne Stephens, Olivia Hinkson, Mason Kovach, Tyler Spangler, Nate Gingerich. 
Missing from photo: Hunter Karpulk
York Catholic is proud to announce that 9 student-musicians auditioned and were selected for three local symphonies.
York Youth Symphony Orchestra: Evan Costlow-Oboe, Nate Gingerich-Trumpet, Olivia Hinkson-Violin, Hunter Karpulk-Trombone, Cheyenne Stephens-Viola. Concert performances are scheduled for November 16 at 1 PM, March 8 at 7 PM, and May 9 at 1 PM. All 3 concerts are held at William Penn High School. A final concert is scheduled for April 19 at 7 PM at the  Appell Center for the Performing Arts - Capitol Theatre.
York Junior Symphony Orchestra: Wyatt Miller-Alto Saxophone, Sara Piccolo-flute, Tyler Spangler-percussionist. Concert performances are scheduled for November 24 at 3 PM and April 26 at 3 PM.  All performances are at Dallastown Area Intermediate School.
Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra: Mason Kovach-Trumpet. Concert performances are scheduled for November 25 at 7 PM, February 10 at 7 PM, and May 10 at 3 PM.  All performances are at the Forum in Harrisburg.
Ski & Snowboard Club
We are excited to offer Ski Club for York Catholic students again this winter. Buy your Roundtop night tracker 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 December 16. For pricing information and packages, visit   If students need a ride to the mountain or are looking for someone to ski with, the ski club bus makes a run to Roundtop on four Sundays during the winter. The York Catholic bus leaves from the YC bus circle at 2:00 PM and returns at 9:00 PM. All are welcome, grades 7-12, and ineligibility rules apply. Our first Sunday run is scheduled for January 5, 2020.
Directions for online ordering:
  • Go to
  • Our group name is RT YORKCAT.
  • Our group password is YorkCatholic (no space).
  • Download a picture (everyone must submit a new photo this year).
  • Complete the online waiver.
  • If you need to purchase a package with equipment rental, select lift/lesson and the rental option will follow.
Roundtop will mail all night club cards directly to your home. Email Kathy Hand with any questions at . We look forward to some YC fun on the slopes. Come ski or board with us!
Winter Sports Begin Monday
All winter sports teams will begin practices Monday, November 18.  Times for Monday are as follows:

Girls Freshmen and 7/8th Grade Basketball
3:30-5:30 PM at Penn State York

Boys Freshmen and 7/8th Grade Basketball 
3:15-5 PM at YC

Girls Varsity and JV Basketball
5-7 PM at YC

Boys Varsity and JV Basketball
7-9 PM at YC

Each coach will inform the team of future practice dates and times.
Admissions Applications Due

New student applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due Friday, November 15.  Click here for an application.  Please contact Heather Hoffman at 717-846-8871 x220 or   if you have any questions.  We're excited to see our Futures join us as YC students next year!
Neon Night
York Catholic is hosting Neon Night for students in grades 4-5-6 on Tuesday, November 26, from 6-8 PM. Our Futures will enjoy a night of games, snacks, and glow stick fun!  Cost is $10 and is payable at the door, however, pre-registration is required by November 22 by clicking here or visiting the YC website at  . Can't wait to see our Futures glow!  
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