September 19, 2019
Golf Tournament Success
This past Monday, nearly 100 golfers, volunteers, and staff came together for York Catholic's 29th Annual Golf Tournament at the Out Door Country Club in York. 

Our profits beat all of our previous tournaments, coming in over $12,000! The money raised from this fun-filled day benefits the York Catholic Fund, which works to close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student, give tuition assistance to those in need, enhance our curriculum, and provide technology resources for all students, as well as improve the safety of our school. Thank you to all who helped us "tee off" another great year at York Catholic!

A very special Thank You to our Major Sponsors:
Stewart Companies, Giambalvo Family of Dealerships, Kirby-Smith Associates, Inc., Brewery Products, Winfosoft, Inc., Martin's Snacks, Longview Financial, Chick-Fil-A East York.

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A huge Thank You to our  Hole Sponsors
Automotive of York (NAPA), Baron Food Group, Inc. - Al & Trish Geiman, Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms, Golden Considerations, Good News Electric, Holla Vodka, John W. Keffer Funeral Home, Inc., Mark Carr '89, REALTOR - Partner, Carr Cleaver & Pendergast Team, McDonald's of Memory Lane - The Lesher Family, Family Tree Farm.
Thank You to the following for their generous donation of  goods & services
Brewery Products, Beer & Soda Mart, Chris Boyle '80, Designs Unlimited, Giambalvo Family of Dealerships, Out Door Country Club, Regents Glen Country Club, White Rose Bar & Grill, Martin's Snacks.
Chromebook Cases - Adjusted Link
In last week's Irish Eye e-newsletter, we provided a link to Chromebook cases for all students.  Please note the link for the 11th and 12th grade Chromebooks is now redirecting to a different cover.  The link has been corrected below.  Limited quantities seem to be available on Amazon, presumably because the model is discontinued.  
If your student wishes to purchase a Chromebook case, the IT department has approved the following cases, available on Amazon.  Families wishing to purchase these cases on their own may do so.  Please note only the cases linked below will be acceptable for the YC student Chromebooks.
For Asus model C300s: 11th and 12th grades students
For Asus model C423: 10th grade students
For Asus model C202: 8th and 9th grade students:
If you have any questions, please contact Brad Hayek, Dean of Students, at or 717-846-8871 x344.
Employment Opportunity
York Catholic is seeking a Cafeteria Aide to help prepare lunches and assist with clean-up Monday through Friday from 8 AM-1 PM throughout the school year. Please send resume, Diocesan application, (available on the York Catholic website), and letter of interest to the following:
Jackie Stubbs
Cafeteria Manager
York Catholic High School
601 East Springettsbury Avenue
York, PA 17403
Welcome Wednesday
York Catholic will be open from 10 AM-2 PM on Wednesday, September 25, for families to drop by for a tour with one of our YC Student Ambassadors and to observe what happens during a typical day. You'll also have a chance to meet with our Admissions Director to get your questions answered.  For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at 717-846-8871 x220 or

The York Catholic community will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on September 25-26 from 1-3 PM. Several priests from the York Deanery will be available to hear confessions. This is a great chance to begin the new school year with a "clean slate" spiritually. 
Grandparents Mass

Grandparents of York Catholic students are invited to attend Mass and sit with your grands on Thursday, October 10, at 1:30 PM at YC. To register for the Grandparents Mass, contact Sheila Gick at or 717-846-8871 x317 by October 7.

October 4-6, 2019
Calendar of Events
Click  here   for a flyer

Theme Days*
Rules for Dress Down as listed in the handbook apply for Spirit Week.  Students are encouraged to dress according to the following themes on the specified days:

Monday, September 30 - America Monday
Tuesday, October 1 - Team Tuesday
Wednesday, October 2 - Color War Wednesday
Thursday, October 3 - Movie Character Thursday   
Friday, October 4 - Green and Gold Friday
Pep Rally/Parade/Football Game/Alumni Band
The annual Homecoming Pep Rally is Friday, October 4, at 2:20 PM with the Parade beginning at 5:30 PM. We will also have a n Alumni Tent located by the school main entrance bus circle where we will be giving tours of the school renovations from 5-6 PM. Join us for the football game versus Fairfield at 7 PM. Marching Band Alumni bring your instruments and sit with the Band during this year's Homecoming game! If you are planning on playing with the band, email    and we will have music ready for you.  If you would like your music in advance, please state that in your email along with your mailing address. Calling all YC Cheerleader Alumni...Cheer, dance, and stunt during the 3rd and 4th quarters.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Heather Hoffman at .
Homecoming Dance*
The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 5, from 7-10 PM in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $10 per student and will be on sale September 23-27 from 7:45-8:15 AM and 3:00-3:15 PM in Room 112.  The Formal Dress Code Agreement is required by all students who wish to attend the dance.  Any student wishing to bring a guest to the dance must also submit a Guest Permission Form.  Parents and students please know the guidelines will be strictly enforced.  The most recent trend of formal dress includes two-piece dresses that slightly expose the midriff.  Please know that an exposed midriff at any point throughout the evening will not be permitted and the student will be required to change into something acceptable.   Click  here   for required forms.  Any questions, please contact Melissa Emschweiler at .
Alumni Social
The Alumni Association will be hosting a Homecoming Alumni Social on Saturday, October 5, at Central Market, from 6-9 PM. Enjoy food from Mezzogiorno Chef, Tim Spangler '81; cash beer and wine bar from Mudhook owner, Jeff Lau '76; and DJ services from Chris Wagman '67. There is no cost to attend. At 8 PM, we will have a champagne toast in honor of the late Coach Jim Forjan.  Click here for a flyer.  Click here to RSVP.
Coach Jim Forjan Memorial Mass
A memorial Mass will be held in honor of Coach Jim Forjan, Sunday, October 6, at 10 AM in the school auditorium. Contact Lisa Pantano at to be a part of the Alumni Mass Choir.  

School Tours
Sunday, October 6, from 11 AM-12 noon, tours will be offered to show the new renovations to the classrooms.   
            *student-only event

Marching Band Competition Schedule
Come out and cheer on our marching band as they compete against other bands in the area. Performance times are not determined until approximately 2 weeks prior to the events, but most competitions begin at 6 PM.

September 21 at Conestoga Valley HS
Competition starts at 4 PM.
YC performs at 4:45 PM.

October 12 at Southwestern HS

October 19 at Eastern HS

November 2 at New Oxford HS

November 9 at Championships in West Chester University

The cross country teams had an outstanding showing at the Ben Bloser Bulldog Cross Country Invitational at Big Spring High School last weekend. Varsity boys finished 2nd as a team with 5 medalists in the top 30. Four of the girls medaled in top 30. Congratulations!
Futures Events
Partner school students in grades 1-6 are invited to Futures Games at York Catholic!

Come out and be part of the team as you cheer for your future school! S pend time with the varsity players and coaches , listen to coach's pregame instruction, participate in team prayer, sit together to cheer on the team, and pose with the team for a picture.
Football  - September 20 at 7:00 PM. Arrive by 6:15 PM.
Meet at the stadium concession stand.
Questions:  Contact Dustin Boeckel at
Cheerleading  - September 20 at 7:00 PM. Arrive by 6:45 PM.
Meet at the stadium under the press box.
Questions:  Contact Lacey Harang at  
Marching Band  - September 20 at 7:00 PM. Arrive by 5:30 PM.
Meet in the Band Room at the back of the school.
Questions:  Contact Cecelia Mezza at  
Girls Soccer  - September 24 at 5:45 PM. Arrive by 5:15 PM.  
Meet at the stadium concession stand.
Questions:  Contact Dustin Boeckel at
Volleyball  - October 1 at 7:00 PM. Arrive by 6:30 PM.
Meet in the gymnasium.
Questions:  Contact Dustin Boeckel at

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York PA  17403

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