CHANGES Due to Weather

Posted on: January 17th, 2019

Friday, January 18

School is CLOSED.

Senior High Exams originally scheduled for today are now POSTPONED to the morning of Tuesday, January 22.  We will hold a full day of school for all students on Tuesday, resuming regularly scheduled classes after the completion of the morning exams.

The Geography Bee originally scheduled for today has also been POSTPONED to Tuesday, January 22, at 8:30 am.


Saturday, January 19

Girls Basketball vs. Camp Hill
JV – originally scheduled for 1:00 PM MOVED UP to 10:30 AM.
Varsity – originally scheduled for 2:30 PM MOVED UP to 12:00 PM.

Hall of Fame
Introductions – originally scheduled for 2:00 PM MOVED UP to 11:30 AM.
Reception – originally scheduled for 4:00 PM MOVED UP to 1:30 PM.

Boys Basketball vs. Camp Hill
POSTPONED to Thursday, January 24, at 6:00 PM (JV) and 7:30 PM (Varsity).

Futures Game
Originally scheduled at 6:45 PM, POSTPONED to Friday, February 1.

Futures Game

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

Futures Night at the Boys Basketball Game for students in grades K-6 that was scheduled for Saturday, January 19, has been postponed to Friday, February 1. The JV game starts at 6 PM followed by the Varsity game. Arrive by 6:45 PM to participate 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 basketball or cheerleading uniform shirt for free admittance to the games. Come out and cheer your future school onto victory!

For complete details, contact Coach Dustin Boeckel at

Senior Graduation Announcements

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

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
  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 or 717-846-8871 x217.

Athletic Hall of Fame

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

York Catholic High School’s Athletic Association is inducting seven new members into its Sports Hall of Fame.  The inductees will be introduced Saturday, January 19, prior to the start of the girls’ varsity basketball game versus Camp Hill scheduled for a 12:00 PM tip-off (NOTE new time!).  After the game, the induction will be held in the cafeteria.

The Sports Hall of Fame honors former coaches and student athletes, and the dedication of athletic program volunteers.  Those being inducted include:

Lisa Bornt-Davis ’03
Tim Marks ’79
Genevieve McGann ’09
Mary McGann  ’09
Angelina Ortenzio ’08
Dave Strine ’73
Tom Zielinski ’79

Geography Bee

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

Numerous junior high students volunteered to participate in the annual Junior High Geography Bee rescheduled for Tuesday, January 22, at 8:30 AM.

The junior high attends the event which quizzes students on their general knowledge in United States and world geography.  Questions start off as multiple choice, but as the Bee progresses, students must come up with the answer.  Each round of questions has a topic, like U.S. cities or geographical terms.  At the end of the preliminary rounds, the top 10 scores move on to the final round.  At this level, students are eliminated after they get 2 wrong answers, until we are down to 2 final contestants.  The final round questions are written and each contestant answers the same question.

The winner represents YC at the Diocesan Bee in Harrisburg and takes a written test to qualify for the State Bee.

Parents are welcome to attend the Bee on January 22.

Mid-Term Exams

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

The last Mid-term examination date for grades 9-12 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 22.  As a reminder, no trips will be approved during mid-term exams (Student Handbook/Agenda pg.27).  Students will not be permitted to take a make-up exam due to a trip.

Students who take more than one class in a major subject area will take the second conflict exam during the conflict time slot (11:00 AM -12:00 noon).  The exam schedule is as follows:

period 1:  Religion
period 2:  Science
period 3:  Conflicts

At the conclusion of Exams, we will continue the school day with classes in the afternoon and regular dismissal at 3:00 PM.

Catholic Schools Week Celebration

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

York Catholic will be joining the nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools January 26-February 2.  Students will honor service to the community, faculty/staff, and religious life throughout the week with a variety of activities including reading to children at partner schools, delivering gift bags and thank you notes to our bus drivers and teachers, and helping the cafeteria staff serve lunch.

To end our Catholic Schools Week celebration, we invite all students to show their Irish Pride on Friday, February 1 by participating in a Green and Gold dress down day!

Snowcoming Dance
Student Council is hosting a casual Snowcoming Dance Saturday, February 2, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria for students in grades 9-12. Students from other schools are not permitted to attend.  All students must adhere to the casual dress code found on pages 15-16 of the student handbook/agenda.  Tickets are on sale January 22-25 during lunch periods at $6 per person.


Click here for the complete Catholic Schools Week schedule.

Here are a few highlights of public events you are welcome to attend:

Family Mass & Battle of the Buildings
To kick off Catholic Schools Week, join us at our York Deanery Celebration Mass on Saturday, January 26, at 4 PM in the YC auditorium.  Attendance at this Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.  Following Mass, we will move to the gym for the 5th Annual Battle of the Buildings at 6 PM.  This is a friendly inter-partner school competition of “minute-to-win-it” type games in the gym. The teachers are the competitors and the families are the fans.

The price of admission is a donated item for the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry. Every school will have a special table to collect these donations.  The top three schools with the most donations will earn points for their team! The following is a list of most needed items:  bars of soap, toothpaste, mac & cheese, hamburger/tuna helper, spaghetti sauce, canned soup, canned fruit, cake icing.

The York Catholic Music Association will have food & beverages available for purchase.

Each school has been assigned a color to wear so families can brighten the gym with their school’s colors while cheering on their team! A special t-shirt is available for order.  Short-sleeved shirts are $10 and long-sleeved shirts are $14.  All orders must be placed online only at before January 4.  Visa, MasterCard, or Discover are accepted.

Click here for a flyer to share.

Catholic Schools Week Grandparents Mass
Later in the week, on Thursday, January 31, at 1:30 PM, YC students and their grandparents are invited to sit together at our Catholic Schools Week Mass.  To register for the Grandparents Mass, contact Sheila Gick at or 717-846-8871 x217 by January 28.

Talent Show
Our annual Talent Show takes place Friday, February 1, at 1:30 PM where our students get an opportunity to showcase their talents for their peers and teachers.

We hope you can be a part of the celebration and we thank you for supporting Catholic Schools.


Yearbook Sale

Posted on: December 20th, 2018

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:

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.


2018-19 Calendar at-a-Glance

Posted on: January 1st, 2018

Click here for a printable version of the 2018-2019 York Catholic Calendar at-a-Glance.