November 15, 2018
A Night at the Races
Thank You for Your Support
T he YCAA would like to thank YOU for making the 3rd Annual Race Night a huge success!  This year we raised approximately $26,500 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 Sponsor  
Table Sponsors
Knights of Columbus - Father Edward Gerrity Council #10474
Gamlet, Inc. - Kim March
Bankos/Hirsch Families
Dustin & Amy Boeckel
McDonald's - Steve and Christine Lesher
Wagman Construction

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Race Sponsors
Mr. Sam Brezler '64
James Citrone - GMH Mortgage
Lenny Ebel
Sue Reed - GMH Mortgage
Bill & Katie Seufert
YC Alumni Association
Thank you to all of the supporters who named horses, 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 the following Senior Parent Volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy into making this event a success for 3 straight years: Beth Brennan (silent auction), Wendy Brauer (games), Michele Griffin (centerpieces), Mark Andrasi (event/gaming), Chris Lesher (auction/tables), and LeAnn Citrone (chair of event). Thank you to all who attended. 
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.

Special Note for Parents of Seniors:
Deadline for Senior Section is coming up!
There will be a special section of the 2019 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 20. 
Staff Update
We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Christina Stough to the Social Studies Department who will be teaching US History II and Economics.
Senior High Fall Play

York Catholic High School students will present "You Can't Take It With You" on Friday, November 16, at 7 PM; Saturday, November 17, at 7 PM; and Sunday, November 18, at 2 PM in the high school auditorium. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, and $2 for children under 12. There is a family maximum of $14.
Musical Auditions 
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to audition for this year's spring musical, Cinderella, on Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20, from 3:15-6 PM in the auditorium. Students should prepare to sing a song from the Rodgers and Hammerstein's show and do a cold read from the script. No previous experience needed!  Questions can be sent to Ms. Pantano at . Save the dates for the performances March 1-3.
Activity & Club Photos

Students involved in extra-curricular activities will have their group pictures taken for the yearbook the morning of Friday, November 16. Students are to dress in school uniform.
Thanksgiving Mass

Please join us on Tuesday, November 20, at 10:20 AM in the auditorium for our YC Thanksgiving Mass.  Catholic Harvest Food Pantry representatives will also speak to the student body after Mass about the good work we have done to help feed the hungry in our community. 
Thanksgiving Break
School will be closed for Thanksgiving break November 21-26. Faculty will attend an In-Service on the 21st. We thank YOU for choosing York Catholic!
Winter Sports Begin

All winter sports teams will begin practices Friday, November 16 . Check with the team coach or Mr. Bankos for exact times and locations.
New Athletics Policy
Participation in Non-YC Sports
and Out-of-Season Athletic Activities
Any York Catholic student-athlete who wishes to participate in an outside sport program during an in-season school sport, must abide by the following policy.
  1. The York Catholic school team will be the primary team. The student-athlete must inform the York Catholic head coach of the dual participation. No athlete may miss the school team practices or games due to the secondary sport. If this occurs, the athlete is subject to dismissal from the school team. For example, Athlete "A" participates on the YC school soccer team. They would also like to play club baseball for the non-YC travel baseball team during soccer season. The YC student-athlete must inform the York Catholic soccer head coach they are playing dual sports. The YC school team will be the primary sport. If athlete "A" misses YC practices or games, the YC head coach may remove them from the team.
  2. Any athlete who wishes to participate in an out-of-season open gym, tournament, conditioning program, or any club or school sport activity, must have written approval of the in-season YC sport head coach. For example, if a football player wants to attend an open gym for a club basketball team or YC school team, the football player must get written approval from the football head coach before he can attend the basketball open gym.
  3. All open gym activities, conditioning programs, or any other out-of-season activities, must stop seven calendar days before the PIAA official season practice start date. For example, YC Girls basketball has open gyms on Sundays and conditioning on Mondays, starting October 1. PIAA winter sport practice starting date is November 16. All girls' basketball conditioning and open gyms must stop on November 9.
Along with these school-wide policies, the coach has discretion to implement team rules above and beyond the school rules, with the approval of the Athletic Director and Principal. York Catholic Athletic programs will abide by all League, District, and PIAA policies.
Congratulations District Champions!
Adam Michael/Gettysburg Times

The York Catholic football team continued their undefeated winning streak and captured the 2018 District III-AA Championship last Friday with a 28-21 victory over Delone Catholic.

The team now advances to state play in the PIAA Tournament on either November 23 or 24 at a time and site to be determined this weekend.

Tickets are on sale in the York Catholic main office weekdays Wednesday, November 14, through Wednesday, November 21, from 7:30 am-3:30 pm; and Friday, November 23, from 7:30 am-12 noon.  Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for students.  Student tickets will NOT be sold at the game . All tickets at the game are $6.

Congratulations Irish!  Good luck as you move onto State play.
Student Musicians Selected for Symphonies
L to R: Cheyenne Stephens, Aidan Miller, Hunter Karpulk, Nate Gingerich, Mason Kovach

York Catholic is proud to announce that 5 student-musicians auditioned and were selected for three local symphonies.
York Youth Symphony Orchestra: Hunter Karpulk-Trombone, Nate Gingerich-Trumpet. Concert performances are scheduled for November 17 at 7 PM; March 3 at 7 PM; and May 5 at 6 PM. Concerts are held at William Penn High School.
York Junior Symphony Orchestra: Aidan Miller-Trumpet, Cheyenne Stephens-Violin. Concert performances are scheduled for November 18 at 3 PM at Dallastown Area Intermediate School;  and April 14, at 3 PM at Dallastown Area Intermediate School.
Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra: Mason Kovach-Trumpet. Concert performances are scheduled for November 19 at 7 PM; February 11 at 7 PM; May 12 at 3 PM; and May 17 at 3 PM. Concerts are held at the Forum in Harrisburg. 
New Student Application Deadline

New student applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due Friday, November 16.  Please contact Heather Hoffman at  or 717-846-8871 x220 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 20, from 6-8 PM. Our Futures will enjoy a night of games, snacks, and glow stick fun!  Cost is $5 and is payable at the doorPlease click here  to register by November 16 (one registration form per child).   Any questions, contact Heather H offman, Director of Admission & Enrollment at  or 717-846-8871 x220.  We can't wait to see our Futures glow!  
School Study Update 
With the feedback from the combined Town Hall presentation and follow-up survey, the following update was released by the committee to Strengthen & Sustain Catholic Education in the York Deanery in regard to elementary schools:
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions on the proposal to Strengthen & Sustain Catholic Education in the York Deanery. We heard you and we want to help support you and our schools.  We are going to re-group and evaluate the options based on your suggestions. To give proper time to process the feedback and revise the proposal, we will not be submitting a recommendation to the Diocese for consideration for the 2019-20 school year. Please continue to support your schools and the Catholic community as together we work to strengthen and sustain Catholic education in the York Deanery.
In Case You Missed It
Students in AP US History class were invited by Senator Mike Folmer to participate in Senator for a Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Students were given an overview of the legislative process and then be divided into one of five committees (Education, Finance, Judiciary, Public Health and Welfare, and State Government) to discuss, amend, and vote on the proposed legislation from each committee. This was a unique opportunity for our students to role play as a State Senator in a mock legislative session.  Thank you Senator Folmer!
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