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YOU GOT IT!  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30th

 

Dear CYHS Panthers - 

 

Senior Portraits
Seniors, if you intend to graduate this Spring, 2020, and did not get a senior picture taken with Failor’s Photography, you have one more chance to do so. The Yearbook Staff would like to feature every learner graduating this year in the senior section, but they need your formal portrait. Pictures will be October 21 here at school. Email Ms. Sands at Lsands@cysd.k12.pa.us to schedule an appointment time.

 

Health Hero - Flu Vaccinations
On Tuesday, October 1st, CYSD will be participating in the Health Hero flu vaccination program.  Anyone who has completed the necessary paperwork will be issued a pass for your time to report to room 131.    

 

9th Grade - Get Real

All 9th Graders at CYHS participate in our Get Real Program.  The Get Real Program is an educational opportunity that will help you understand the impact of hateful words and actions and provide you strategies for creating positive change. Participating in the Program will help you take ownership of creating a positive school culture at Central York.  Remaining 9th graders will participate on Sept 30 or Oct 1.  Your CLCs will share with you which day you will be attending. 

 

CYHS Mini-THON Update

CYHS Mini-THON will be held on March 14th this year to raise money for the Four Diamonds foundation. Our Mini-THON FTK night for football was a huge success. Thank for helping us raise $823.97 for the kids! Mini-THON’s sub sale will continue until October 7. Talk to any Mini-THON committee members to order delicious R&K subs. For homecoming, CYHS Mini-THON is selling boutonnieres and corsages. Fill out the flyer and send it to the contact listed.  

HoCoFlowers2019.pdf

 

From the Office of School Counseling

Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Test (ASVAB)

The ASVAB will be given at CYHS to any 10th, 11th or 12th grader, who is interested, on Thursday October 16, 2019. Please stop by the Office of School Counseling to pick up a permission form. All permission forms are due on Monday, October 14, 2019.

 

PSAT
11th Graders, don’t let your first day of preparation for the PSAT be on the day you take the PSAT. Free PSAT Study Guides are now available in the Office of School Counseling. This helpful guide includes important information regarding the PSAT as well as test-taking tips and advice. Finally, it also includes a sample test. Go into the PSAT on October 16th with confidence by using this helpful guide which can be found in the Office of School Counseling. Supplies are limited, so stop in today! On October 16th, 11th graders are reminded they will need to bring their own calculator and should also have two #2 pencils. Mechanical pencils are not recommended. Room assignments will be posted shortly.  11th graders are also reminded that if they are late to school, they may not be able to test on October 16th.

 

Upcoming College Visits to CYHS

Throughout the autumn, admissions representatives from many colleges and universities will visit Central York High School. They will share information about their college and its programs and will answer questions from the students. Seniors and Juniors are STRONGLY encouraged to look at the list linked below (which is also posted in the School Counseling Office window) and sign up to attend these visits inside the School Counseling Office. Visits are also announced on CTV each morning.

 

https://tinyurl.com/cyhscollegevisits

 

Article to Consider

College Bound: Check This List Before You Hit Send
https://www.montclairlocal.news/2019/09/22/college-bound-check-this-list-before-you-hit-send/

 

"It doesn't take any ability to hustle." - Wade Boggs

 

Make it a great week to be a Panther! 

 




YOU GOT IT!  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23rd

 

Dear CYHS Panthers - 

 

Poetry Out Loud 
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the county.  The official CYHS competition will be held on Thursday, December 19 from 6-8 pm in the Black Box. The first Poetry Out Loud flex will be held this Tuesday, September 24 in room 505. Students should sign up for that flex if they would like to learn more about the competition.

 

Health Hero - Flu Vaccinations

On Tuesday, October 1st, CYSD will be participating in the Health Hero flu vaccination program.  Any learner interested in receiving a flu vaccination should have the attached signed and returned to the main office by Friday, September 27. 

Health Hero 2019.pdf

 

9th Grade - Get Real

All 9th Graders at CYHS participate in our Get Real Program.  The Get Real Program is an educational opportunity that will help you understand the impact of hateful words and actions and provide you strategies for creating positive change. Participating in the Program will help you take ownership of creating a positive school culture at Central York.   Half of the 9th grade class will participate on Sept 26 or 27.  Remaining 9th graders will participate on Sept 30 or Oct 1.  Your CLCs will share with you which day you will be attending. 


CYHS Mini-THON
CYHS Mini-THON will be held on March 14th this year to raise money for the Four Diamonds foundation. The LAST open meeting for new members to join is today. This Friday is our Mini-THON FTK night for football. The theme is white out! At lunches, Tuesday-Thursday, Mini-THON members will be selling shirts for $5. Come support our school football team while raising money for the kids!  

 

Mini-THON’s sub sale will continue until October 7. Talk to any Mini-THON committee members to order delicious R&K subs. 

For homecoming, CYHS Mini-THON is selling boutonnieres and corsages. Fill out the flyer and send it to the contact listed.  

HoCoFlowers2019.pdf

Thank you for your support. FTK!!!

 

From the Office of School Counseling

Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Test (ASVAB)

The ASVAB will be given at CYHS to any 10th, 11th or 12th grader, who is interested, on Thursday October 16, 2019. Please stop by the Office of School Counseling to pick up a permission form. All permission forms are due on Monday, October 14, 2019.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.

 

Upcoming College Visits to CYHS

Throughout the autumn, admissions representatives from many colleges and universities will visit Central York High School. They will share information about their college and its programs and will answer questions from the students. Seniors and Juniors are STRONGLY encouraged to look at the list linked below (which is also posted in the School Counseling Office window) and sign up to attend these visits inside the School Counseling Office. Visits are also announced on CTV each morning.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yiNrX-yoTMn6oZOLHKgQiP0xeTI6F-Ra/view?usp=sharing

 

From the Career Center

PennState Health “Inspired Nursing” Program
The “Inspired Nursing” Program is designed to give high school students, over the age of 15, a chance to see the diversity of roles and opportunities that nursing has to offer. Please see the attached flyer for more information about the program.  PennState Health is now taking applications for the October 14th session. Registration closes September 30th. 

If Interested please complete the Electronic Registration for the Oct. 14th Session. After finishing the Electronic Registration you must also download, fill out and submit the “Code of Conduct/Waiver/Confidentiality Agreement”, registration is not complete until the document is submitted. If you need assistance please stop in the Career Center for help.  You will find the registration in the “Inspired Nursing” tab 

https://hmc.pennstatehealth.org/for-health-care-professionals/nursing/professional-education

Pinnacle Health Student Career Exploration Programs
Pinnacle Health has two upcoming programs for Students looking for career options in the medical field. Programs will be held at UPMC Pinnacle at the Harrisburg Hospital Campus.

Extreme Nurse Program - Nov. 9, 2019 - registration is already open
The Extreme Nursing Program is designed for high school students interested in a career in Nursing. Participants will spend “a day in the life of a nurse” and learn first hand what a career in nursing is all about. If you are interested in the Extreme Nursing Program please come to the Career Center to get instructions on how to register.

Destination Imaging - Oct. 26, 2019 - registration will open early Oct
This half day workshop consists of six interactive presentations which cover the important role of imaging in the healthcare field. Interested students should sign up in the Career Center. 

For more detailed information visit the UPMC Pinnacle website: https://www.pinnaclehealth.org/professionals-and-job-seekers/students/student-career-exploration-program/

 

On November 1, 2019 CYHS will be taking students interested in careers in the medical field to PennState Health, Hershey Medical Center. Students will have the unique opportunity to tour the Trauma Center and LifeLion, the critical care transport center. Hershey Medical personnel will be giving presentations on a wide variety of careers in the medical field. Buses will leave at 8:00 am and will return before the end of the school day, lunch will be provided by PennState Health. There is no cost for attending this field trip.  There are a limited number of spots available for this trip, registration is on a first come first served basis. If you are interested please come to the Career Center to pick up a permission form. Return your filled out permission form ASAP, but no later than Wednesday Oct. 16, 2019, to the Career Center . Your spot on the field trip will not be reserved until you turn in your signed permission slip.

 

Article to Consider

College Admissions Process Mistakes Students Make
https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/articles/2019-09-16/college-admissions-process-mistakes-students-make

 

"Confidence is what happens when you've done the hard work that entitles you to succeed." - Pat Summitt

 

Make it a great week to be a Panther! 

 




YOU GOT IT!  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16th

 

Dear CYHS Panthers -

 

CLC for FLEX - Thursday, Sept 19

We will be going back to CLC for FLEX for grade review and Smart Futures work time.  Here are videos created by one of our school counselors, Mr. Zelinka, with more information about what will be expected for grades 9 through 11.  Attached is a document outlining these expectations as well.  There will be a junior class meeting in the auditorium during this time.  An announcement will be made when juniors should report.

Once again, the first 2 CLCs in each grade level who can complete all required activities will earn a pizza party.  

 

Seniors are expected to stay for FLEX on this day. 

 

Club Day - Thurs, Sept 19

Some of the clubs that we offer at CYHS will be on display during all lunches on Thursday, September 19.  Please see the attached. 

 

School Picture Day - Friday, Sept 20

CYHS Picture Day is Friday, September 20.  We will be calling individuals down to the auditorium throughout the morning.  Everyone should get their pictures taken regardless if you plan to purchase them.  If you are interested in purchasing pictures please ensure that you bring your picture form and payment on Friday.  


Teacher In-Service - 1/2 Day 9/20 - Bagged Lunch Offer

Friday's dismissal time will be at 11:30 am for a teacher in-service half day.  A bagged lunch is available for purchase.  Please sign up by using the link below by Friday at 8:45 am.  


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScboj7ZOU50YTdiJEjHym5XmO57otrkwabp5EnLyeTLNOU0oQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Fall Seminar Classes
Seminar courses will be starting shortly for the Fall semester. The following are some key facts when determining if you should take one of these courses:
- Seminar courses explore exciting topics that we just can’t offer in a regular course
- Seminars courses start the week of September 16th, 2019 and will conclude before the holiday break
- Seminar courses meet 26 times during the semester
- Seminar courses are normally held Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/ Thursdays
- Seminar courses are worth 1/3 of a credit – great way to earn some extra credits over your 4 years at Central
- Seminar courses are graded pass/ fail – so try something new
- Seminar courses will appear on your transcript

Attached are the seminar courses being offered this fall. Sign-up early in the Flextime System because space is limited and they fill up fast. You can start signing up in the Flextime System now.  

 

Health Hero - Flu Vaccinations

On Tuesday, October 1st, CYSD will be participating in the Health Hero flu vaccination program.  Any learner interested in receiving a flu vaccination should see the attached information and return signed by Friday, September 27. 


Free Afternoon of Mini-Golf, Giant Jenga & Cornhole
Suicide Prevention of York invites people of all ages to a FREE day of fun at Heritage Hills Golf Resort on October 6 from 2 to 4 pm. Come to play miniature golf, cornhole, and giant jenga while showing support for the efforts of area groups working hard to prevent suicide in York county. The school with the most people in attendance will win $500 to go to their Aevidum club for suicide prevention efforts at their school. See you there!

 

Mini-THON
Mini-THON is a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for the Four Diamonds foundation. CYHS Mini-THON will be held on March 14th this year. To prepare for this amazing event it takes a whole year of planning. Our first meeting was held on September 9th, but it is not too late to join. You are welcome to come today during flex to join the committee to help make Mini-THON 2020 a success. Sign up for Mrs. Kelly's room and meet us in the cafeteria for more information! Hope to see you there! This week we will also have a Mini-THON FTK night. Look for Mini-THON representatives at the field hockey game on Wednesday, September 18th. Come support our school sports while raising money for the kids! Mini-THON’s sub sale will begin September 16 and will continue until October 7. Talk to any Mini-THON committee members to order delicious R&K subs.

 

From the Office of School Counseling

Attention College-bound Seniors

Register NOW to take your final SAT and/or ACT test unless you're already satisfied with your scores. Register online at sat.org and act.org. Students with economic difficulties are encouraged to see their counselor to learn about fee waivers for these tests. After registering, be sure to study using free test prep websites like Khan Academy.

 

Upcoming College Visits to CYHS

Throughout the autumn, admissions representatives from many colleges and universities will visit Central York High School. They will share information about their college and its programs and will answer questions from the students. Seniors and Juniors are STRONGLY encouraged to look at the list linked below (which is also posted in the School Counseling Office window) and sign up to attend these visits inside the School Counseling Office. Visits are also announced on CTV each morning.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yiNrX-yoTMn6oZOLHKgQiP0xeTI6F-Ra/view?usp=sharing

 

September 28 Suicide Prevention Event - CrossFit Challenge & Walk to Raise Awareness

On Saturday, September 28, Bartz Brigade and Black Powder CrossFit are partnering to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention by sponsoring a CrossFit Challenge and a 3.5 mile Walk to Raise Awareness. Those who participate in the CrossFit challenge should have some level of CrossFit experience. See attached flyers. Register through this link:  bit.ly/BartzBrigadeTickets2019. This event is open to students, parents, and community members, so please share this information with others! Hope to see you there!! 

 

Articles to Consider

Forbes Releases Annual Ranking of America's Top Colleges
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2019/08/15/forbes-releases-annual-ranking-of-americas-top-colleges/#10aa506d924f

Niche The 50 best colleges in America, ranked
https://www.businessinsider.com/niche-best-colleges-america-ranked-2018-8

U.S. News & World Report: These are the best colleges in the US
https://www.today.com/money/2020-best-us-colleges-u-s-news-world-report-rankings-t162086

 

"I will breathe.  I will think of solutions.  I will not let my worry control me.  I will not let my stress level break me.  I will simply breathe.  And it will be ok.  Because I don't quit." - Shayne McClendon

 

Make it a great week to be a Panther!

 



YOU GOT IT!  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9th

 

Dear CYHS Panthers - 

 

Fall Seminar Classes
Seminar courses will be starting shortly for the Fall semester. The following are some key facts when determining if you should take one of these courses:
- Seminar courses explore exciting topics that we just can’t offer in a regular course
- Seminars courses start the week of September 16th, 2019 and will conclude before the holiday break
- Seminar courses meet 26 times during the semester
- Seminar courses are normally held Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/ Thursdays
- Seminar courses are worth 1/3 of a credit – great way to earn some extra credits over your 4 years at Central
- Seminar courses are graded pass/ fail – so try something new
- Seminar courses will appear on your transcript

Attached are the seminar courses being offered this fall. Sign-up early in the Flextime System because space is limited and they fill up fast. You can start signing up in the Flextime System on or after September 11th.

Seminar_Announcement_Fall2019.docx

 

Patriots Day - Sept 11
Tuesday, September 11th marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in NY, VA, and PA.  We take this opportunity to honor the victims as well as remember the courage of so many individuals who assisted on that tragic day.  We also remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving in our military post 9/11 defending the freedoms of this Country.  We will honor this day by making a brief announcement and observing a moment of silence at 8:46 am commemorating the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  Additionally, the CYHS Young Americans for Freedom 9/11: Never Forget Committee will be memorializing those who lost their lives with an American Flag Memorial in front of the school to represent each of the 2,977 lives that were lost.  

 

Health Hero - Flu Vaccinations

On Tuesday, October 1st, CYSD will be participating in the Health Hero flu vaccination program.  Any learner interested in receiving a flu vaccination should see the attached information and return signed by Friday, September 27. 

Health Hero 2019.pdf

 

English NHS Application 

Attention all English Scholars! The National English Honor Society is opening its application process for any student who is interested in participating.  Interested applicants must have completed 2 high school English courses.  We will hold our first meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019, for all current and interested members.  Applications will be available at that time or can be found outside of rooms 528 and 529 beginning on September 12, 2019.

 

CYHS Mini-THON
Mini-THON is a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for the Four Diamonds foundation. CYHS Mini-THON will be held on March 14th this year. To prepare for this amazing event it takes a whole year of planning. We are inviting new members to join our committee to make Mini-THON a success. Join us September 9th during FLEX to learn more about our committee and how you can help. Sign up for Mrs. Kelly's room and meet us in the cafeteria for more information! Hope to see you there!

 

Homecoming Flower Sale - MiniTHON Fundraiser

Interested in buying flowers for Homecoming?  Please consider the attached CYHS MiniTHON fundraiser.  

HoCoFlowers2019.pdf


CYSD School Supply Drive
As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, 11th Grader Mary Beth Ryer is coordinating a school supply drive throughout all schools in Central York School District.  Donations will be collected at all Back to School Nights throughout the District then will be given to the Panther Pantry for distribution.  The goal is to help children in the District that are less fortunate and in need of school supplies.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

CYSD School Supply Drive.pdf

 

CYSD CoderDojo

Central York School District is hosting CoderDojo and you are invited.  CoderDojo is a free global network of programming clubs for learners ages 7 - 17.  Please see attached for more information.  

CoderDojo 10_19[1].pdf

 

Senior Class Picture - Sept 12
We will be having our annual Senior Class picture on Thursday, Sept 12 at @ 9 am.  Please wait for the announcement.   

 

CYHS Open House - Sept 12
The High School's Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm.  We will start with some brief introductions and announcements at 6:15 pm in the auditorium.  Open House continues to be a great opportunity for parents/guardians to meet teachers and learn about 1st semester courses.  Please see attached for the schedule.  

Open House 2019.doc

   

From the Office of School Counseling
Mark your calendar with these important dates for the year:
York Regional College Fair at York College - October 14
PSAT testing - October 16   
ASVAB testing - October 16
Getting Ready for College Night - February 6  

 

Attention College-bound Seniors

Register NOW to take your final SAT and/or ACT test unless you're already satisfied with your scores. Register online at sat.org and act.org. Students with economic difficulties are encouraged to see their counselor to learn about fee waivers for these tests. After registering, be sure to study using free test prep websites like Khan Academy.

 

Upcoming College Visits to CYHS

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yiNrX-yoTMn6oZOLHKgQiP0xeTI6F-Ra/view?usp=sharing

 

Career Center - Army Recruiter
Army Recruiter, Staff Sergeant Esposito, will be hosting an information session about the Army and Army Reserves. The information session will be held on September 25th at the start of CLC in the Career Center. Students wishing to learn more about the Army’s career training opportunities or college tuition financial assistance are invited to attend. Please come to the Career Center to sign-up and pick up your pass.

 

Senior Release Reminder

12th graders participating in senior release, please remember to exit the main two front doors of the high school (main and performing arts entrances).   Due to safety reasons, the athletic wing and black box doors should not be used.  

 

Article to Consider
Getting Real About The True Costs Of College

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2019/09/02/getting-real-about-the-true-costs-of-college/#344c236c3d02

 

"Be a good listener.  Your ears will never get you in trouble." - Frank Tyger

 

Make it a great week to be a Panther!

 





YOU GOT IT!  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3rd


Dear CYHS Panthers - 

 

We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. 

 

Health Hero - Flu Vaccinations

On Tuesday, October 1st, CYSD will be participating in the Health Hero flu vaccination program.  Any learner interested in receiving a flu vaccination should see the attached information and return signed by Friday, September 27. 

Health Hero 2019.pdf

 

Parking Application

For those individuals who are interested and allowed to drive to school, parking applications are available during all lunches.  Parking applications are due Friday, Sept 6th.  We will start checking for parking passes on Monday, Sept 9. 

 

English NHS Application 

Attention all English Scholars! The National English Honor Society is opening its application process for any student who is interested in participating.  Interested applicants must have completed 2 high school English courses.  We will hold our first meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019, for all current and interested members.  Applications will be available at that time or can be found outside of rooms 528 and 529 beginning on September 12, 2019.

 

Peer Tutoring
Peer Tutoring will be starting again soon during Flex. Peer tutors meet students in the HUB to help them understand concepts, complete their homework, and study for tests. 

If you would like to work with a peer tutor at CYHS, please complete the Peer Tutoring Request form at tinyurl.com/cyhstutoring ~ and then watch your email for a message from Mrs. Utter. 

If you are a student you might like to serve as a peer tutor, please sign up at tinyurl.com/be-a-peer-tutor. We’re always eager to find new tutors who are mature, responsible, and able to help other students with their classes!

 

CYHS Mini-THON
Mini-THON is a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for the Four Diamonds foundation. CYHS Mini-THON will be held on March 14th this year. To prepare for this amazing event it takes a whole year of planning. We are inviting new members to join our committee to make Mini-THON a success. Join us September 9th during FLEX to learn more about our committee and how you can help. Sign up for Mrs. Kelly's room and meet us in the cafeteria for more information! Hope to see you there!

 

Homecoming Flower Sale - MiniTHON Fundraiser

Interested in buying flowers for Homecoming?  Please consider the attached CYHS MiniTHON fundraiser.  

HoCoFlowers2019.pdf


Career Exploration Programs
York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) is offering sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore a wide variety of career paths through their Career Exploration Programs. Technical Careers such as Electrician, Mechatronics and Construction, will be offered as well as careers in all four Pathways. 

YCAL is currently accepting applications. The number of participants for each program is limited, interested students should apply as soon as possible.  More details about each program and the link to the online application can be found on the YCAL website.  http://ycal.us/mentoring-program

If you have any questions or would like more information please visit the Career Center.

CYSD School Supply Drive
As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, 11th Grader Mary Beth Ryer is coordinating a school supply drive throughout all schools in Central York School District.  Donations will be collected at all Back to School Nights throughout the District then will be given to the Panther Pantry for distribution.  The goal is to help children in the District that are less fortunate and in need of school supplies.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

CYSD School Supply Drive.pdf

 

Article to Consider

What to Know About AP Exams in 2019

https://www.varsitytutors.com/blog/what+to+know+about+ap+exams+in+2019

 

"Apply yourself everyday to just becoming a little bit better." - John Wooden

 

Make it a great week to be a Panther!