September 2018 News

The Campaign to Soar Update

We are blessed to receive so many pledges to the Campaign to SOAR. These individuals have made a financial commitment to Skutt Catholic as we expand and renovate our school for the next generation of SkyHawks.

We are now just $1.3 million from reaching our goal of $6 million to complete all planned projects. While we are thankful to those who have contributed, we encourage those still considering a pledge to prayerfully consider finalizing your gift. We need EVERYONE on board to push us over the top. Click HERE to make your pledge today.

Alumni Opportunity

If you have a SkyHawk alumni in your family, encourage them to join the Cornerstone Club with a pledge of at least $250 over three years. The first 250 members will receive a Cornerstone Club commemorative quarter zip pullover and be recognized on a plaque in the new classroom addition.

Progress Update

Construction on the new entrance is progressing with the exterior structure nearly finished. Completion is expected by Hawktober 12. The new bleachers are now in and ready for fans. It is great to have our main gym back!

Make sure to follow Skutt Catholic on Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat for updates on all school happenings. If you wish to volunteer to help us finish up this transformation effort, please contact Anthony Schenk at to learn more.

School Directory App

The Skutt Catholic Skyhawk Association is excited to announce its second year of offering an online school directory of current families through DirectorySpot.  With DirectorySpot, users can access the Skutt Catholic directory right from a smartphone or computer.

If you are a returning family and signed up for DirectorySpot last year, you will continue to have access this year for no additional cost.  If you are a new Skutt Catholic family or a returning family who did not sign up last year, you can sign up now for only $25. CLICK HERE  to sign up for the DirectorySpot app.  The $25 will be added to your Skutt Catholic FACTS account and will be billed on your next monthly statement.

SkyHawk Association Meeting - Sept. 12

Skutt Catholic's new SkyHawk Association held its first meeting on August 22. We are very appreciative of the group of alumni, alumni parents, staff, and current parents who attended and provided valuable input. Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, September 12 in the SkyHawk Student Center at 6:30 p.m. as we continue to shape and form the association.

SkyHawk Association FREE Chili Feed

The SkyHawk Association will sponsor a Chili Feed on Friday, September 28 prior to the home football game against Ralston High School. The event is free to all fans, so please stop by the auxiliary gym for a bite before heading in to the game.

Football Tailgate

All are invited to come to a tailgate before the York football game on Friday, Sept. 14. For $5 you can get a grilled burger or hotdog, chips, cookie, and a drink. Food will be served 5 - 7 p.m. outside the Aux. Gym. If it rains, we take it all inside the Aux. Gym. Proceeds benefit the Boys Basketball Program. Bring your friends and family and come on out!

Memorial Mass

Scheduled for November 4, this special Mass is set to honor the beloved deceased members of the Skutt Catholic family who passed away from January 1, 2017 to September 20, 2018.

RSVP to Lucy Smith ( by October 28 if you plan to attend.  We want to ensure your comfort with ample seating and refreshments.

Please click here to submit the names of your loved ones to be honored.

GrandHawks Day Volunteers Needed!

WE NEED YOU! Please volunteer for our GrandHawks Mass and reception on Thurs., Sept. 20. We need assistance with setup, serving, and cleanup. It is a beautiful day for our GrandHawks and their favorite SkyHawk(s).  Your presence ensures that the event runs smoothly and that all have a lovely day! Click here to volunteer. 


Healthcare Occupations for Students, or HOSA, will start this year in September.
The first large group meeting will be on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:10 a.m. in the student center. At that time a calendar will be shared with important dates for the year.  Please see Mrs. Brockhouse or Mrs. Wawers if you have questions.

Cheer Raffle - Homecoming

The cheerleaders will be raffling off a Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler and a $100 gift card to fill it! We will be selling tickets until the Friday, October 5 Homecoming game.  The winner will be drawn at halftime. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20...see any cheerleader to purchase a ticket, or look for the cheerleaders selling tickets at the home football games leading up to Homecoming!

Did you know you can support your SkyHawks with purchases you are already making?

TAGG (Together A Greater Good) is an app designed to provide a hassle-free way to support local causes by simply “tagging” your purchase.

At Skutt Catholic, YOU can benefit from TAGG too!
Seventy percent of your TAGG amount will be credited to your FACTS account. That’s right, you can use TAGG to help pay for tuition and incidentals!

The remaining 30% is distributed as follows: 15% is used by TAGG for management of the program and 15% is put into the Skutt Catholic financial aid fund benefiting those who need financial assistance for a Skutt Catholic education.

When you choose Skutt Catholic on TAGG, you choose to “Make a Difference.” So with TAGG every SkyHawk wins!

Get Started…
Would you like to be able to raise funds to apply against your tuition or incidental expenses at Skutt Catholic? 
Click Here to Link Your FACTS Account to Your TAGG App.


Senior Photo Submission Guidelines

Please submit or have your photographer submit senior photos by October 31, 2018. Photos submitted after this date will not be guaranteed publication in the yearbook.

You may go to any photographer you choose…
However, the photograph submitted for use in the yearbook must meet the following specifications to the satisfaction of the yearbook adviser. Please take the specifications with you to your photo shoot to make sure your photographer is aware of the requirements.


  • Photos should be four-color digital images, submitted electronically. 
  • Photos should be high-resolution 300 dpi, jpg or png file saved in an RGB format. 
  • The photo should be cropped and resized to a vertical, wallet-size photo (approximately 2.5 X 3.5). Please leave 1/8 of an inch between the top of the head and the top of the picture. 
  • The background should not be distracting and should contrast with the student’s clothing color. 
  • The student’s pose should be a head and shoulders shot. Avoid extreme angles and hands in the photo. 
  • No props or hats are allowed. No items should appear in front of the student (i.e. car, tree trunk, fence, etc.). 
  • The standard to be observed is attire of an individual’s choice that is in good taste and appropriate for a Catholic school. 
  • All photos are subject to standards of what is reasonable according to the discretion of the Skutt Catholic Administration.
Note: Photos may need to be cropped by the yearbook staff to insure uniformity of size. Hands and arms will be cropped as necessary since head and shoulder shots are requested. If photos are not approved for publication, parents will be notified.

Electronic Submission Instructions: 

Once the photo has been saved to the specifications above: 
  • Name the file with the student’s name. (Last_First.jpg, Example: Drummond_Sandra.jpg) 
  • Visit 
  • Search for V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School 
  • Click on Community Uploads 
  • When requested enter the access code: SkuttCatholic 
  • Upload your photo to “Yearbook Special Requests” category. 
  • Click this photo is a portrait and enter your student’s information and submit

Show Your SkyHawk Spirit
Show how proud you are of your SkyHawk by displaying one of our Skutt Catholic yard signs or a new door hanger sign. The new door hanger signs make great gifts for your favorite SkyHawk family! All profits go to the SC varsity cheerleaders. Signs and Door Hangers are available for every sport/activity/alumni/and friends of Skutt Catholic. 

Contact Beckie Rago at with questions. Show your SkyHawk spirit! The cost is $28 per yard sign and $35 per door hanger (plus $8 for each line added to the door hanger). 

Click HERE for the yard sign order form.

Click HERE for the door hanger order form.

Spring Break 2019 in Italy

Imagine a spring break with your classmates as you discover the Italian culture and visit places you have studied about. This could be you in March 2019 as we tour Italy on the spring break trip! 

This trip is open to current sophomores '21, juniors '20, and seniors '19 and is almost full. We have been able to add five more spaces to the trip, but they will go fast! If you have been thinking that you missed out on this great trip, there are now spaces available. 

We are traveling with a trusted educational travel company with offices all over the world. Student safety and a fantastic educational experience are their top priorities. We will travel to Venice, Assisi, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Sienna, and more!  Come to the informational meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 6 p.m. in Room A150 and get all the details.  Don't miss out on the trip of a lifetime. If you have any questions or want to know how to sign up contact Mrs. Rago at 

Spring Break 2020 in Greece

Imagine a spring break with your classmates as you discover the Greek and Italian cultures and visit places you have studied about - this could be you in March 2020 as we tour Greece & Italy on the Spring Break trip! This trip is open to current freshmen ('22) only! Come to the informational meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. in room A150 and get all the details!! Don't miss out on the trip of a lifetime!! For more information, contact Mrs. Cushing at