Tiger Tracks

January, 2017

Principals Message

YC Nation,

We have officially reached the halfway point for the 2016 – 17 school year! Every year the time seems to go faster and faster and I find myself often wondering where does the time go? For our Seniors (The Class of 2017) the march to graduation is picking up speed! This is the time to make sure all of the finishing touches are being put on their high school career as well as reflect upon all that they have accomplished during their time at YCHS.

Many of our graduates have been with us for all 13 years of their education and some have joined us somewhere along the way. Each and every one of them have made a lasting mark on our high school and we are forever grateful for their contributions. For the rest of our student body the march to graduation continues and second semester is no time to let off the gas! This is a good opportunity for you as parents to take stock of your students progress with regard to credit attainment, as well as essential skill requirements that students need in order to graduate when the time comes. You will find with your report card a credit attainment check sheet that I highly encourage you to pay close attention to and to review with your YC student.

During the month of March we will begin our forecasting process for the 2017 – 18 school year. Students will be conducting their forecasting during their advisory period with the assistance of the counseling department, as well as their advisory teacher. We are very excited about many of our offerings for next year that include the addition of Rocketry, Journalism, and Mock Trial to name a few as well as the continued expansion of the Yamhill Carlton Career Academy.

We are also incredibly fortunate to be offering a wide range of dual credit options through our Willamette Promise and College Credit Now partnerships. The robust offerings we are so fortunate to have can go a long way in getting your YC student on the right track with regards to college credit attainment for very little cost. If you are interested in hearing more about our dual credit options, please fill free to contact me or the counseling department and we would be happy to share all of these fantastic opportunities!

As the sun begins to peek out from behind the clouds we will have many exciting activities and athletic events during the spring that we invite you to come out and support! please continue to check the athletic website as well as my principal page for upcoming events and all that is happening at Yamhill Carlton High School!

Thank you for your continued support of our school community. I am honored to serve as your High School Principal.

Go Tigers!


Upcoming Dates

February 16: Winter Pep Assembly

February 19-25: FFA Week

February 20: President's Day - No School

February 22: Western Oregon University Field Trip

February 27: Spring Sports Practice Starts

March 7: Winter Sports Surveys

March 8: Winter Sports Dessert

March 14: Junior Career Expo Field Trip

March 16: Oregon Healthy Teen Survey

March 16-18: Spring Play

March 21: Spring Concert

March 24: FFA State Convention

March 27-31: Spring Break


The first day of practice for spring sports is Monday, February 27th. All paperwork must be delivered to the Athletic Office, not the coach. Our office is open from 7:30AM to 3:30PM. The last day to submit eligibility paperwork for athletes to participate in the 1st day of spring sports practice is Friday, Feb. 24th at 3:00PM. We require 24 hour processing time of all paperwork and payments.

For athletes to receive an ORANGE PRACTICE CLEARANCE form, the following must be on record in the office:

  • The YC Athletic Clearance form must be completed and signed on the front and back by the athlete and a parent/guardian. If your student played a fall or winter sport, check with Susie Amerson to see if their paperwork is current.
  • The school must have a sports physical on file that is less than two years old.
  • Proof of private insurance must be provided. A new copy of your insurance card must be submitted each year.
  • A blue medical emergency information card must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian.

For athletes to receive a GREEN COMPETITION CLEARANCE form, the following must be completed:

  • All student body accounts must be cleared. The business office is open from 7:30AM to 3:30PM. Payments are accepted by cash, check, VISA or MasterCard.
  • Athlete must meet OSAA eligibility requirements.

1st Semester grades determine a student’s academic eligibility to participate in winter and spring sports. 2nd Semester grades determine fall and winter sport eligibility for the following year. Parent-Student Athletic Handbooks outline the academic eligibility requirements and are available in the office or on the YCHS website. If you have questions regarding academic eligibility, contact Athletic Director Matt Wiles at 503-852-7600.

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Students will begin the process of forecasting their classes for the 2017-2018 school year in the next few months. Forms will be completed with the assistance of their advisory teacher and turned into the Counseling Office. Our 2016-2017 curriculum guide is available on the YCHS website or in the counseling office. Our 2017-2018 catalog will be posted as soon as it is completed. You will find a list of diploma requirements by graduation year, a list of required courses by grade level, a course request form by grade level and a catalog of our course offerings including a description of the class curriculum.

The responsibility for course selection rests with the student and his/her parents, guided by counselors and advisory teachers. Please contact our counseling office at 502-852-7609 if you have any questions or would like additional information about your students placement. Students are given the opportunity to change their schedule prior to each term. Student schedules will be available on Registration Day in August.


We are really excited about 2017 yearbook, “New Horizons”.

1. The yearbook is $44. Orders need to be turned into Mrs. Amerson’s office or placed online @ jostens.com. Once the yearbooks are printed we cannot order additional copies.

2. Senior Baby Ad time! Why not tell your senior how much you love them and are proud of them by purchasing a photo ad in the Senior Section. Just send in your favorite photo(s) including a personal message and payment to the main office c/o Mrs. McKinney. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope so that pictures can be returned. DUE BY APRIL 14​.

· ¼ page ($25 includes 1-2 pictures + message)

· ½ page ($50 includes 2-3 pictures + message)

· full page ($100 includes up to 6 photos + message)

3. As always, if you have a business you would like to advertise in our yearbook please contact Renee McKinney at mckinneyr@ycschools.org or call at 503-852-7600 ext. 2120 for information and pricing options.


FFA Week will be taking place from February 19th-February 25th.

The festivities will kick off with a community breakfast on February 19th from 7-11AM at the Yamhill Fire Hall. The main dish will be biscuits and gravy this year. This breakfast is free to the community, but donations of money or canned food for the Food Bank would be greatly appreciated.

February 21st-24th there will be different dress up days each day for students to participate in to earn spirit points for their class.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the annual donkey basketball competition on March 4th at 7PM.


You Can Play a Part in Changing a Student’s Life

by Becoming a Volunteer ASPIRE Mentor at YCHS.

Who mentored you in your youth? Take advantage of this opportunity to ”pay it back” by spending as little as an hour a week at Yamhill Carlton High School working with a student or students.

You’ll help them: research and apply to colleges; find scholarships; and explore careers.

No experience is required and thorough training is provided.

Since 2005, Yamhill Carlton High School ASPIRE mentors have helped more than 900 students prepare for life after high school.

Don’t delay. Students are waiting for you.

Call today for more information:

Janet Herring-Sherman
Yamhill Carlton High School ASPIRE Program Coordinator
503-852-7614; or herring-shermanj@ycschools.org

Grad Night

Grad Nights biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on March 4th! The Bingo/Silent Auction/Dinner event will be held at the Carlton Legion Hall and will begin at 5PM.

Grad Night activities are funded and supported by the efforts of seniors' parents. Please help continue the tradition of offering an alcohol/drug free event. If you would like more information please email Sara Meyer at pinksaratoga@yahoo.com.