Announcements

Re-enrollment Process

Posted on: January 21st, 2020

At York Catholic, we are grateful for your partnership with us in the education of your children who bless our community everyday with their talents.  Please read the following information thoroughly as it contains important information regarding course selection, tuition assistance, and re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, and the tentative calendar-at-a-glance.

 

Course Selection

Please take the time to click here to review our course catalog for next school year.  This will assist as you engage in conversation with your student at home regarding their schedule options for next school year.  We have added four new elective course options for next year to include Music Theory for grades 10-12, AP Language & Composition for grade 11, AP 2D Art and Design for grade 12, and American Cultural Studies for grade 12.  In addition, we are expanding our educational opportunities for our students to include Dual Enrollment at a local post-secondary institution for credit.  We will also continue our partnership with Alvernia University for College in the Classroom credit, the York County School of Technology flex program for grades 11 & 12, and the Virtual High School for elective opportunities.

After reviewing the information this week online, we’d like to invite you to one of three parent information sessions hosted by me and Mrs. Kathy Hand, Director of Studies, on the following dates.  You are invited to join us for coffee where we will share information in person about course selection and educational options for your children.  After a brief presentation, parents will be free to mingle with one another and staff, who will also be available to answer any questions about academic options for your children next school year.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 7:30 AM:               Current parents of 7th graders

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 7:30 AM:         Current parents of 8th & 9th graders

Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 7:30 AM:             Current parents of 10th & 11th graders

Mrs. Kathy Hand, Director of Studies, and the Guidance Department began visiting Junior High classrooms last week regarding the course selection process for next school year.  Junior High students will bring home a list of courses for the 2020-2021 school year to share with you.  As part of the pre-course selection process, please review that list with them, provide the necessary parent signature, and have your student return the course selection form.  7th grade forms are due this Friday, January 24, 2020; and 8th grade forms are due Friday, January 31, 2020. Junior high students will register for courses online during computer class in early February.

Senior High students should be talking with their subject level teachers regarding appropriate course selection for 2020-2021.  Beginning Monday, February 3, students in grades 9 through 11 will have access to the online course selection portal in VISION.  This will remain open for three weeks.  During this time, students should select their courses for next school year.  After completing the process online, students are instructed to print the course selection sheet and have each of their teachers sign next to the desired subject courses.  A parent signature is required as well.  These forms will be due Friday, February 21, 2020.

 

Tuition Assistance

If you plan to apply for tuition assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, please be sure to do so no later than March 1, 2020.  Please be sure to note the new deadline as it is earlier than previous years.  Please see the additional information below titled Letter regarding the FACTS Tuition Assistance Application & Neumann Scholarship guidelines.”  If you require assistance in completing this application, you may make an appointment February 5 or 11 with our Business Office Manager, Ms. Heather Dougherty. Please contact her at hdougherty@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x315.

 

Re-enrollment

In an effort to prepare for the budget and enrollment numbers for next year, we have aligned the re-enrollment process with our course selection calendar. Tuition figures for next year will be published in early April after budget approval by the School Board.  In order to budget appropriately, we are asking families to re-enroll now.  The early re-enrollment fee is $200.00 per student by February 21, 2020.  After February 21, 2020, the re-enrolment fee will increase to $250.00, with an increase to $300.00 after April 3, 2020.  $200.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied to your child’s 2020-2021 fees.

 

Important Documents

Attached, please find the following documents for your information and/or completion:

 

Again, we thank you for choosing York Catholic and we look forward to a continued partnership with your family next school year.

 

Open House

Posted on: November 15th, 2019

 

 

Senior Graduation Announcements

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

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 https://highschool.herffjones.com
  2. Mail to: Herff Jones, 431 Shuler Rd, Etters PA 17319
  3. At York Catholic Thursday, January 9, 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 sgick@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x317.

 

 

Catholic Schools Week Celebration

Posted on: October 10th, 2019

York Catholic will be joining the nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools January 25-February 1.  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 parishes, and helping to serve breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House.

To end our Catholic Schools Week celebration, we invite all students to show their Irish Pride on Friday, January 31, by participating in a Green and Gold dress down day!

Click here for the 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 25, 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 6th 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 York Catholic Music Association will have food and beverages available for purchase.

As part of the Deanery Partners Service Project, each school is collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks at their school location. The top three schools with the most donations will earn points for their team!  Our schools are supporting the following food banks:  Holy Trinity – Emmanuel’s Closet, St. John the Baptist – Southern York County Pantry, St. Joseph – Our Daily Bread, St. Rose of Lima – Catholic Harvest Food Pantry, York Catholic – York Food Bank.

Click here for a flyer to share with friends.

 

School Tours

Get a first-hand look at the recent renovations Monday, January 27, from 12-1 PM.

 

Catholic Schools Week Mass

YC families are invited to join us for our Catholic Schools Week Mass on Thursday, January 30, at 10:20 AM in the auditorium.

 

Talent Show

Our annual Talent Show takes place Friday, January 31, at 1:30 PM where our students get an opportunity to showcase their talents for their peers and teachers.

 

Senior High FTK Glow Dance (Students only)                                                             

Student Council is hosting a casual Glow Dance Saturday, February 1, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria for students in grades 9-12. Proceeds from this dance will benefit our Mini-THON fundraising “For the Kids” at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  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 13-17 during lunch periods at $8 per person.

 

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

 

 

YC Science & Engineering Fair

Posted on: October 1st, 2019

About 20 students will be presenting science fair projects during the Open House on Wednesday, January 29, from 6-7:30 PM. These students have been enrolled in the Science Research and Writing semester-long class. The purpose of this course is to provide support to honors students who are required to perform a science fair experiment. After performing individual and unique experiments, students present the data they collect over 16 weeks through a technical paper, visual poster, and verbal presentation. First place winners will proceed to the York County Science and Engineering Fair, which takes place at the Penn State – York campus in March. Topics range from the effect of exercise on emotional intelligence to the determination of the best camouflage in wooded environments. The Science and Engineering Fair is open to the public.

 

 

Blood Drive

Posted on: September 20th, 2019

                                    

York Catholic’s Blood Drive is being held on Wednesday, January 29, from 11 AM-4 PM.

Interested donors should contact the school nurse to schedule a donation time at sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org.

Yearbook Sale

Posted on: September 10th, 2019

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 www.balfour.com 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.

 

Admissions Application Deadline

Posted on: September 1st, 2019

New student applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due Friday, January 31, at 3 PM.

Click here for an application.

Click here for an application if your child currently attends a Partner School (Holy Trinity, St. John, St. Joseph York, St. Rose).

Please contact Heather Hoffman at hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x220 if you have any questions.

We’re excited to see our Futures join us as YC students next year!

 

Musical: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Posted on: August 25th, 2019

Enjoy the musical talents of York Catholic High School students at the spring musical,
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Show Times 
Friday, February 28, at 7 PM
Saturday, February 29, at 7 PM
Sunday, March 1, at 2 PM 

 

Tickets
Adults $10
Students $8 (age 5-18)
Family $40 (must be immediate family of at least 5 individuals)

All seats are General Admission.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.

Click here for the ticket order form or purchase tickets at the door the night of the show.

 

Click here to purchase an ad in our playbill.

 

Lucky Charms Club

Posted on: August 20th, 2019

 

 

Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join our Lucky Charms Club for fun activities throughout the year organized by our YC students.

Click here to join the club and receive reminders about upcoming events.