Quarter 4, 2017-18                                                                                    Volume 4, Number 4
Seniors are reminded that virtually all schools require that they submit a final transcript of their high school work prior to their enrollment at the college or school. Seniors must submit a Release of Information request for this transcript signed by a parent or the student (if 18 years old or older). Mr. Hutton visited all of the Senior English classes and gave everyone a copy of the Release of Information form.  He explained why it is important that it is turned in to the Guidance Center prior to graduation.  In addition, Mr. Hutton emailed all of the seniors a copy of the form in case they were absent from English class that day.  The completed Release of Information Form, along with the $4 processing fee, must be submitted so that this final transcript may be sent to the school that the student will attend. Transcripts will be prepared and mailed as soon as possible after we are notified that records are finalized.  Please note that all official transcripts must be sent directly to a prospective employer or college/university.  We are not permitted to release official documents directly to students or former students at any time.

Plan Ahead
Some time ago, the members of the Class of 2019 received a copy of the Senior Planning Guide, a booklet prepared by members of the guidance department. This booklet presents a wealth of information about numerous issues related to post-secondary education and training. Students were advised to read over the guide during the summer, share it with their parents, and to make sure they have it available for their use in the fall.
Helpful for Juniors, Too
Please visit the Guidance Section of Delone Catholic's website for more information regarding searching for Colleges and Careers. Click here  to view the page that includes those resources.

Of special interest to juniors is College Majors 101 , which explore majors of interest to you and to discover colleges that offer that major.
For Juniors
Once again, the Wendy's High School Heisman Award Program will accept on-line applications directly from students. Applicants must possess a 3.0 grade point average and participate in at least one sport. Juniors (Class of 2019) only may apply. The application is not yet available, but if you wish to be notified when the application is available, please fill out the form found at THIS link. Visit http://www.wendysheisman.com/ for more information.
Prepare for Fall
Each Fall, the Sophomores and Juniors are required to take the PSAT Test, which is the pre-cursor to the SAT.  Due to the large percentage of our students that take the SAT during their Junior and/or Senior years, we feel as though the more exposure and practice our students have to the test the greater chance of success when their PSAT scores count toward scholarship consideration, as well as on the SAT when considered by colleges and universities.  This year, the test will be administered on Oct. 10, 2018, and there is a $17 fee required to take the test. 
2018-19 SAT DATES
Beginning in October
The 2018-19 SAT testing dates are: Aug. 25, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, March 8, May 4 and June 1. Delone Catholic will be a test center for the November and May administration of the SAT. Registration materials will be available in the guidance offices. Seniors are encouraged to take SAT in either August, October or November if they need additional scores sent to colleges prior to early deadlines. Students may register online for 2018-19 SAT test dates. This option will be particularly useful for those who want to take SAT or SAT Subject Tests. All the codes and information necessary to register are included as part of the online registration system. Important dates and deadlines for SAT registration can be found below:

Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Aug. 25, 2018
July 25, 2018  August 13, 2018
Oct. 6, 2018 September 6, 2018 September 24, 2018
Nov. 3, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 21, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018 November 1, 2018 November 19, 2018
March 8, 2019
February 8, 2019 February 26, 2019
May 4, 2019
April 4, 2019
April 22, 2019
June 1, 2019 May 1, 2019 May 19, 2019

Prepare Early
The American College Testing program offers testing for students who intend to apply for college. Colleges in the West and South typically prefer students to take this test rather than the SAT. However, more schools in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast states now accept ACT scores as part of an application. Some students do better on the ACT assessment because the ACT measure achievement, while SAT measures aptitude. Students who feel that they could score higher on an achievement test should schedule the ACT in addition to the SAT. Delone Catholic will be a test center for the October and April administration of the ACT. The following information about ACT dates and registration deadlines is provided. Registration materials will be available in the Business Office during summer hours and from the Guidance Office when school is in session. Students are advised to register online here.

Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Sept. 8, 2018
Aug. 3, 2018
Aug. 17, 2018
Oct. 27, 2018 Sept. 21, 2018 Oct.5, 2018
Dec. 8, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Nov. 16, 2018
Feb. 9, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 Jan. 18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 23, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 17, 2019
Keep Your Eyes Open
The Delone Catholic High School Guidance Department continues to cooperate with other local high schools and the Hanover Rotary Club to sponsor the Hanover Area College Night. In the fall, South West High School will host the College Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  We will announce the date once we are notified when it's being held.  The Guidance Department encourages parents and students of all grades to attend this program, which will be particularly helpful for seniors and juniors.
Test the Waters
The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) helps to organize several Regional College Fairs in the area.  Harrisburg Area Community College will be hosting their annual Central Pennsylvania College Fair in the fall of 2018. Last year's fair attracted over 2,400 area high school students and their parents who met with 140 college and university representatives. The dates, times and location will be announced when made available to us. Representatives will be available at both fairs to meet with students and parents.
20 Years Strong
The Adams County School Counselors Association coordinates the Adams County Area College and Career Fair each fall.  This year,  the fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the campus of Gettysburg CollegeThis will be the 21st year for the event, and there should be over 100 options for students to explore!  The event is completely free to the public, so everyone is welcome.   Please consider exploring this event to learn more about options for your future.
Prepare Over the Summer
Two SAT Prep courses will be offered at Delone Catholic this summer. An abbreviated SAT English Prep will be held July 2 and 3 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The $65 fee includes instruction and a prep book. The English Prep will be an introduction to the re-designed test, some practice work, and setting students up on Kahn Academy. Registration is due June 22.

The dates for the SAT Math Prep have not yet been set, but Mr. Staub can answer questions you may have.

Registration forms are available in the Main Office. For more information contact Miss Noel or download the brochure (for English) and Mr. Staub or download the brochure (for Math).
Penn State York will offer prep courses in August and again in the fall.  Those dates and times have not yet been set.  Please click HERE to check for times once they are set, or contact Ms. Judy Woods.

Important for all DCHS Athletes
During the 2018-19 school year and the foreseeable future, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its member colleges will continue the procedure for certifying whether individual athletes are eligible to compete in intercollegiate sports during their first year in college. All students who wish to participate in athletics at the Division I or Division II level must register with and submit a high school transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center in Iowa. The cost for this service is approximately $75. Please contact any member of the guidance staff or read online  if you have questions about this procedure or the eligibility standards.
Parents and students are reminded to check the list of Delone Catholic core courses accepted by the NCAA initial eligibility clearinghouse.  These courses are listed in the 2018-19 Course Catalog  published by the school. Student athletes should use this information to help them select appropriate courses for the 2018-19 school year.
Welcome Class of 2022!
Attention Class of 2022 (Incoming Freshmen) - Remember that Works of Mercy Hours can begin to accumulate as soon as 8th grade is completed. In addition, please remember to complete the Summer Reading assignment. Please check the school's website for additional information.
Aug. 15 will be our Freshmen Parent Orientation Night.  This is an ideal opportunity to hear from current families, students and faculty about what life is like at Delone Catholic.

The Guidance Department has established a list of helpful hints and suggestions for 9th graders.  To view that list, please click HERE.  Every 9th grader will receive a copy of this list in the fall.
  From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Over the summer break, the Guidance Office will be staffed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:
  • June 13- Mrs. Heberling
  • June 20 - Mr. Cline
  • June 27- Mr. Hutton
  • July 18 - Mr. Cline
  • July 25 - Mrs. Heberling
  • Aug. 1 - Mr. Hutton

Please remember to provide your child's guidance counselor with a copy of any acceptance letters that you may receive.   We like to recognize those students for their accomplishments. 

The following students have been accepted to the schools or military programs listed below:  
Diana Biesecker - The Catholic University of America, D.C.; Gettysburg College
Olivia Bunch - Thomas Jefferson University
Madison Ewart - George Mason University, Va.; Loyola University Maryland; Pennsylvania State University
Garrick Gottleib - University of Delaware, Del.; American University, D.C.; George Mason University, Va.; Syracuse University, N.Y.; Elon University, N.C.
Margaret Grenchik - Belmont Abbey College, N.C.; Saint Vincent College; Lebanon Valley College; Immaculata University, Cabrini University
Madeline Hoverkamp - Boston University, Mass.; Franciscan University, Ohio; University of South Carolina, S.C.; St. Joseph's University
Sydney Keith - West Virginia Wesleyan College, W.V.; East Stroudsburg University
Chloe Kindig - West Chester University; Thomas Jefferson University; Millersville University
Michael Larrivee - Mount St. Mary's University
Tess Maitland - Saint Peter's University, N.J.
Emma Malinowski - James Madison University, Va.
Peter Moffatt - Virginia Tech, Va.
Jonathan Pierce - Saint Vincent College; Alvernia University
Sydni Roth - Pennsylvania State University; McDaniel College, Md.; York College of Pennsylvania
Mackenzie Russell - Mount St. Mary's University, Md.; Stevenson University, Md.
Rosalie Triantafyllou - Pennsylvania State University
Natalie Wildasin - Pennsylvania State University; West Chester University of Pennsylvania; West Virginia University, W.Va.
Haomeng Yang - Widener University; Long Island University Brooklyn;


As with the college acceptance letters, please provide your child's guidance counselor with any scholarships that have been awarded to your son/daughter. 

The following scholarships have been awarded so far this year:
Diana Biesecker - $76,000 over 4 years, The Catholic University of America
Olivia Bunch - $64,000 over 4 years, Thomas Jefferson University
Madison Ewart - $48,000 over 4 years, George Mason University; $96,000 over 4 years, Loyola University Maryland; $14,000 over 4 years, Nucor Foundation Scholarship
Garrick Gottleib - $2,500 scholarship from Gallagher Services
Margaret Grenchik - $16,000 over 4 years, Belmont Abbey College; $64,000 over 4 years, Saint Vincent College; $34,000 over 4 years, Immaculata University; $54,000 over 4 years, Cabrini University; $72,000 over 4 years, Lebanon Valley College
Madeline Hoverkamp - $39,000 over 4 years, University of South Carolina; $68,000 over 4 years, Saint Joseph's University
Tess Maitland - $108,000 over 4 years, Saint Peter's University; $10,000 for 2018-'19 academic year, Saint Peter's University
Sydni Roth - $100,000 over 4 years, McDaniel College; $16,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania
Mackenzie Russell - $100,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University; $80,000 over 4 years, Stevenson University; $112,000 over 4 years, Loyola University; $116,000 over 4 years, Elizabethtown College; $78,000 over 4 years, Hood College
Natalie Wildasin - $16,000 over 4 years, Pennsylvania State University
Haomeng Yang - $60,000 over 4 years, Widener University

Delone Catholic Guidance Department
Mrs. Lori Heberling, Guidance Chair, 717-637-5969
Mr. Chris Cline, Guidance Counselor, 717-624-6612
Mr. Steve Hutton, Guidance Counselor, 717-624-6612

140 South Oxford Avenue ~  McSherrystown, Pa. 17344