CYHS E-News for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

-- A newsletter for parents and guardians of Central York High School students --
CYSD Diversity Celebration

The 8th Annual Central York Diversity Celebration is soon upon us. The Middle School will once again host the event on
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 pm.

 We are pleased to announce that this year our keynote speaker will be
Ms. Nina Duvuluri, Miss America 2014. She is the first Indian American and second Asian American to be chosen as Miss America. As Miss America, her platform issue is celebrating diversity through cultural competence.

In addition to the keynote speaker, there will be food, entertainment, a variety of vendors, and a children's cultural music workshop.

We are looking for volunteers for this evening. Everyone is welcome to showcase their school, organization, or club with a table during the event. We are also in need of ethnic artifacts and food donations for the program.

 If you are interested in helping out or contributing to our Diversity Celebration, please contact Ms. Clydiene Francis at  or (717)846-6789 ext. 1479

Student Spotlight:
Faith Hatchard and the Epilepsy Awareness Club
 New  Epilepsy Awareness Club is formed
Faith Hatchard, a sophomore, started the Epilepsy Awareness Club this year in hopes to bring awareness and acceptance of Epilepsy to the local community.   She organized and orchestrated several fundraisers including a ribbon sale and two bake sales, which raised $292 so far for the local chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation. The most exciting news however, is an awareness event held from March 23-29. After reading an article on a Starbucks Fundraiser, Faith (a Starbucks lover herself), thought this would be an excellent way to raise awareness outside our school by branching
Faith Hatchard
into the local community.  So, she crafted a very professional business letter and hand-delivered one to each of the three local Starbucks.  She followed up with several phone calls, which ultimately paid off.  The regional manager heard about Faith's proposed project and decided that ALL Starbucks in the region would participate. That's 102 Starbucks across Ohio, West Virginia, part of Kentucky, and all of Pennsylvania except for Philadelphia. The high school also participated in a Purple Day on March 26th. We are so proud of you Faith!
CYHS Student Council Organizing Concert,/Auction to Benefit Student Diana Wagner 
Central York High School's Student Council has planned an Epilepsy Benefit Concert for Diana Wagner, a Central York School District student with epilepsy whose courage and strength have inspired many Central York community members of all ages in recent years.

The concert will be held Friday, April 18, in the High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and bands will take the stage at 6:30 p.m.

The concert is open to the public and CYSD families and students of all ages are encouraged to attend. Bands include Central York's talented musicians Kayla Kroh and Chronika.

A Silent Auction will be held during the event and include donated items including Thirty-One Bags, Heritage Hills, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Eastern York Veterinary, DreamWrights, and much more.

Tickets will be pre-sold during High School lunch periods and also at the door. All tickets are $10/each and proceeds benefit Diana Wagner and the Wagner family and will defray the cost of ongoing medical expenses. Visit the event page on Facebook to learn more.

Performing Arts Department presents Studio Play

The Performing Arts Department will present Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD as the Studio Play.  It will be presented in the Black Box theater on Wednesday - April 23, Thursday - April 24, and Friday - April 25th.  Showtime for all performances is 7:30.

The play takes place at a small New England college during one academic year. It focuses on the life of a female college professor at a prestigious liberal arts college, Laurie Jameson, and how her life and fundamental assumptions are challenged by an encounter with a student, Woodson Bull, III. The professor and student have strongly divergent personal and political characteristics. Because of these differences, the professor accuses the student of plagiarism when he turns in an assignment that seems beyond his ability to produce. The play grapples with the issues of stereotyping and identity politics, as well as generational and family issues.

Cast members include Kellen Beck, Hunter Moon, Elena Ream, Morgan Rutter, and Lydia Stone.  Student Designer is Emily Schriver.

Tickets are $6 and reservations can be made by calling 846-6789 ext 1338 or emailing  All seating is General Admission.
Education Strand of Health Science and Human Services
The Level I course in the Education Strand of Health Science and Human Services planned math lessons for the first graders at Roundtown Elementary. We taught them Math Lessons and we integrated our technology by finding apps and web sites that connect to the first grade indicators. Each high school student had a first grade buddy.

We exchanged letters to get
to know each other, then we went to Roundtown and taught our lessons and played our educational electronic games with them.
Over the hour can see the rapport our students developed with their buddies!

If you are a senior or a parent / guardian of a senior

1.  In Mid-March, a letter was mailed to each senior parent/ guardian with detailed information regarding finals and graduation (if you did not receive this letter please download via this link Graduation Memo or contact the main office 846-6789 ext. 1312):

2.  A Senior Class Meeting was held on April 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm .The following items were covered:
*Josten's will be here the first week in May (in the atrium) during lunches to deliver ordered Graduation announcements. Cash or Money Orders only on balances due.
*Failors Photography handed out picture envelopes for those wishing to have a posed photograph of the student in their cap & gown receiving their diploma taken at the rehearsal on Friday morning.
Extra envelopes are available in the main office. Please return these as soon as possible.
*Commencement Speaker Tryouts:  Tryouts for Commencement Speaker will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 2:07pm in room 429. The class motto should serve as the central theme of the speech.  The class motto is, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  The important thing is not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein
*Senior Debt payments are due by May 23rd. Please make sure students check athletics, cafeteria, library, guidance, and main office.  It is the students obligation to see each of these locations and pay any outstanding debts before graduation.
*Senior Finals are May 23 and May 27 with Makeup exams May 28, 2014.
A schedule was sent home in mid March or can be downloaded from the Graduation Memo listed above
*POOL PARTY:  A picnic will be held at Wisehaven Swimming Pool after commencement practice on Thursday, May 29th from 12:30-4:00pm.  Delicious food and refreshing beverages will be provided.  Come and enjoy yourself.
*Commencement Rehearsals schedule was sent home in mid March or can be downloaded from the Graduation Memo listed above.  Students are reminded that they MUST BE ON TIME FOR REHEARSALS !
*Commencement Exercise Attire / Guidelines  were sent home in mid March or can be downloaded from the Graduation Memo listed above (No writing on caps, no beach balls, no air horns, etc.)
Teacher Accolades

Our 9th Grade Academy Language Arts teacher, Katie Anderson, has been nominated and recently selected to receive the First Capital Pennsylvania Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa   2014 Outstanding Educator Award.
Congratulations Katie!
Prom and Post Prom Information :

Please note that if you are bringing a Non-CYHS guest to
Prom / Post Prom you must have a CYHS Dance Guest Agreement completed and signed by a CYHS Administrator.  These forms are also available in the main office.

Prom tickets are $40 each.

Click on this link to download the
CYHS Post Prom Permission Slip .
Post Prom tickets are $5 each.

Post Prom Committee is still looking for donations and could use some EZ UP tents if anyone is willing to let them borrow some for the night. If so, contact
Acting II Class Production
The Worst Breakups of All TIme
Acting 2 Class

On April 7, 8 and 9 the CYHS Acting II class performed the WORLD PREMIERE of Ian McWethy's Worst Breakups of All Time.  The show centered around a young student's journey throughout the worst breakups throughout history.  I am extremely proud of the work of the 19 talented Acting II students and I'm thankful to the 150 people that came out to support the program and view this hilarious production! 

Students  involved in this production:
Allie Bruno
Patrick Carlock
Lauren Conley
Max Conway 
Mina Fair
Sydney Fuhrman
Lauren Henning
Courtney Idasetima
Katy McAnnaney
Jasmine Morris
Jared Nalbandian
Josiah Okehie
Kaden Petry
Breaun Randle
Amanda Reed
Alli Sinclair
Kalan Smith
& Donaiyah Walker 
JA Symposium
Junior Achievement

A day of inspiration & mentoring.  The Junior Achievement symposium is a day long program full of learning activities focused on career exploration and self assessment.  Along with students from other districts across the county, our students participated in sessions about exploring educational pathways, building budgets, developing interviewing skills, and dressing for success.  Keynote and motivational speaker Harriet Turk presented a dynamic program entitled Believe in yourself; believe in your power; believe in the value of life.  
10th and 11th grade students who attended the JA Symposium (in no particular order):Briana Taylor, Eva-Marie Powers, Jacqueline Ramos, Jessica Sneddon, Tiasia Smith, Kaylah Gooden, Alysia Pham, Brynn Sheffer, Zarina Glover, Carissa Weitkamp, Natalie Kahler, Carolyn Klunk.

Calendar Reminders


4/17 - 8th Annual Central York Diversity Celebration featuring Miss America 2014 5:30-8:00pm @ CYMS

4/18 - Snow Make Up Day
Students dismissed at 11:30am

4/21 - Snow Make Up Day
Full day of school

4/23-24-25 - CYHS PAD Studio Play "THIRD" 7:30 pm @ the Black Box Theater

4/26 - CYHS hosts the Showchoir Festival 7:00pm @ HS Auditorium

4/28-Career Day Assembly,
CYSD School Board Regular Meeting 7:15pm @ ESC
School Board Adopts 2014-2015 District Calendar

Central York School District Board of Directors has adopted a
The first Day of School is August 27, 2014 and the Last Day of School is June 11, 2015.

The Board has not set a date for Class of 2015 Commencement Exercises at this time.
FBLA State Competition Results

There were over 4,000 students who participated in the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition on April 9th.   


Our students represented Central York High School with pride!  Three students were recognized as the top 10 in the state in their subject area:


Austin Ness, Grade 11-

5th place in Business Plan


Rachael Nelson, Grade 12 -  

6th place in Accounting I


Shay McKinney, Grade 11 -  

9th place in Health Care Administration


Congratulations to all ! 

Parent Technology Workshops Offered         


The MORE Google sessions are a continuation of what we started in March/April. If you want to learn more or if you were unable to attend the March or Aprll session sign up now!  We will continue to demonstrate some of the extensive uses of Google, far beyond just searching for something. Google+, Hangouts, YouTube channel management,  Weebly website design, Lucidchart, etc. will be options for exploration.  Bring your own device or borrow one of ours to explore on your own.


Thursday, May 1st 

MORE Google

*9-10:30 am in HS Room 131

*6-7:30 pm in HS Library


 To sign up, visit the Parent Tech Resources page


Culinary Arts 2 Chili Cook-Off
3rd Period Winners: Brooke Dubs, Taylor Garrett, and Maddie Smolin

The Culinary Arts 2 students participated in a Chili Cook-off on April 3rd and 4th. In preparation for this competition, students researched variations of chili, its history, and the type of chili that are typically made. From their research they created their own variation of chili to present to a panel of faculty judges. The cook-off showcased the creativity and culinary skills of our high school students. The competition was a huge success. The final result was very close, but the judges determined the following students as the winners of the first CYHS chili cook-off.


Third period winners: (pictured above)

Brooke Dubs

Taylor Garrett

Maddie Smolin


Fourth period winners

Erica Evanitus

Taylor Krinock

May Moscato

Julz Price



Preparation courses for college admissions tests are available through Penn State York and York College.  Costs, dates and times vary.  For more information contact Penn State York at 771-4107 or or York College at 815-1451 or email  Students can also stop in the Counseling Office to pick up a brochure for either school.

Have You Checked Home Logic Lately?

Not only is Home Logic the way to see your studentıs current grades, but it also has listed their schedule, attendance, unofficial transcript and course requests for next year. 
Student course requests will not be mailed home this year, so parents are encouraged to look closely at their studentıs course requests to ensure that they agree with the courses that have been chosen.  Please contact your studentıs counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

Moved?  Changed phone numbers?

Donıt forget to let the CYHS Counseling Office know!  Feel free to call us, email us, or send your student in to the office to inform us of your new information.

Scholarship Information for CYHS Families

  A list of private scholarships is available in the Counseling Office and on our website for all interested students and their parents.

The scholarship list is updated on a weekly basis and should be used by students when requesting scholarship applications from the Counseling Office.  Free scholarship information can also be obtained online by going to and clicking on "Scholarship Search."

Additional websites for scholarship searches include:

Show Choir Festival

  The Central York High School Show Choir Festival will be held on Saturday, April 26th. The evening concert will begin at 7pm in the High School Auditorium. This year participating schools include Central York Middle School, Fairfield, Greenwood, North Carroll, Waynesboro, Southwestern and Central York HS. The guest choir is N.O.T.A. from Penn State University.

The evening concert will feature each choir performing their show concluding with the performance of N.O.T.A.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, payable at the door.
Attention Juniors

College bound juniors should plan to take one of the college admissions tests (either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT) at least once before the school year ends.  Both tests are offered at area high schools several times each school year.  Registration takes place online at and  Our school code is 395430.
Both tests are accepted by colleges nationwide to predict a student's readiness for success in college classes.  Both tests take between 3 and 4 hours on a Saturday morning.  After registering online, students are strongly recommended to take advantage of the free test preparation tools available on the registration website.  Students with economic difficulties are encouraged to see their counselor to learn about fee waivers for these tests.



Many summer opportunities exist for students who are seeking opportunities to fill their time productively, serve their community, build their resume, and learn new skills.  To explore these opportunities, check out the portion of the CYHS Counseling Office website entitled "Summer Opportunities"

Gift Card Sales Help Support CYHS PTO Post-Prom 2014

Gift Cards make great  Gifts! Don't forget to purchase your Spring gift cards to support Post Prom.  Remember that in addition to gift cards for many of your favorite stores and restaurants, you can even purchase Giant & Weis grocery cards. 

If you shop there, why not help the post prom while you shop?  It doesn't cost you any more to pay with a gift card but it does help our event.

Download the Gift Card Order Form and send it in based on the printed schedule.

Enrollment code is: 1249457L17871.  The next order is due in by 4/30/14 and will be delivered to school on 5/9/14. See Central's
website ( or Quicklink to PTO at the top of this newsletter) for more information.

A+ GIANT School Rewards

Use your bonuscard at Giant Food Stores and provide them with the school ID number (00608) ~ this will provide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) reward money at the end of the school year.


National Collegiate Athletic Association  (NCAA) Eligibility          

Student athletes planning to participate in sports at the collegiate level should meet with their counselor on a yearly basis to discuss NCAA eligibility requirements.  Please note that the NCAA requirement has increased to 16 core courses.  Student-athletes must also register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the beginning of their senior year.  Registration should be done on-line at  The NCAA determines final eligibility.  

 CYEA To Host Yard Sale at CYHS

The Central York Education Association will hold its Annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Central York High School. Registrations are now being accepted for vendor spots, and the sale will be held rain or shine.

Proceeds benefit  the Clark Millard
Scholarship Fund & the Holiday Drive.  

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