Volume 8 Number 33                                               April 13 , 2018
General News
2018-19 Tuition Assistance Application Deadline is April 17
The 2018-19  Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available. The tuition for the 2018-19 has not been set at this time, so please use 2017-18 tuition rates until that information is available. There is a $30 application fee.  The deadline to apply is April 17. For more information on Tuition and Assistance, please click here.

Spring Open House and 3rd Annual Scholarship Competition
Join us for our annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 22 from 12-3 p.m. The Spring Open House is an excellent opportunity to meet and speak with some of our students and faculty members, sports coaches and activities directors. We will be holding our Third Annual Scholarship Competition for 8th grade students. There is a choice of a jeopardy-style competition or essay competition. Please register on the Delone Catholic web site ( www.delonecatholic.org) or by clicking here if you plan to have your son or daughter participate in the scholarship competition. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Jennifer Hart. We look forward to sharing some of the wonderful aspects of our Delone Catholic school and community with your family.

Squire Picnic (Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th) - Sunday, April 29
Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual Squire Picnic for students in third, fourth and fifth grades at J.T. Flaherty Field on Sunday, April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be games, hamburgers, hot dogs, and prizes. This is a great opportunity for area grade school students to meet one another and become familiar with the Delone Catholic community. This event is open to any third, fourth or fifth grade student. Students do not have to attend a Catholic School to participate. We encourage your son/daughter to bring their friends. A parent letter and permission form is available by clicking here. Extra forms may be found on the Delone Catholic website ( www.delonecatholic.org) or picked up in the Main Office. For more information, please contact Mrs. Lori Heberling at 717-637-5969 x209.

Congratulations Mrs. Katherine Phenicie -  Golden Apple Award Winner
Delone Catholic High School has a proud history of outstanding faculty, and this spring, the Diocese of Harrisburg bestowed one of its greatest honors on a current Delone Catholic HS teacher. Mrs. Katherine Phenicie, Religion Teacher and Spiritual Life Director, was named as a recipient of the 2018 Golden Apple Award. 
Mrs. Phenicie is pictured here in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel with Delone Catholic's Extraordinary Ministers.
"I have observed Mrs. Phenicie's performance both inside and outside of the classroom, and she embodies everything anyone could ask for as far as representing the school as a 'Doer of the Word,'" said Principal Richard La Rocca. "This year we opened a Spiritual Life Center across from our chapel, and her headquarters has been a bee hive of activity from day one. Whether she is supervising meetings of the peer ministers, preparing for our school liturgies, engaging with our chaplain, leading discussions with our guest seminarians, planning retreats or hosting any number of activities, Mrs. Phenicie is always inspiring, encouraging, challenging and modeling the essence of what our faith is all about, being faithful to her calling as a Catholic Christian."
Katherine Phenicie has been the Spiritual Life Director at Delone Catholic HS for nine years, and she has served as a member of the school's religion department for five years, teaching at various grade levels. Mrs. Phenicie realized her desire to become a theology teacher after a weekend summer retreat more than fifteen years ago. In her own words she stated that she had no idea that this realization would set her on a path of unfathomable joys and challenges.
"The Church tells us that grace is 'a participation in the life of God' (CCC 1997). In a Catholic school, I have the honor of providing opportunities for grace, participating in God's life, to my students," said Mrs. Phenicie. "From one day to the next, I find myself planning liturgies and prayer services, greeting students in the hallways, instructing my students on Church teaching in the classroom, and sitting with students individually to discuss what is on their hearts and minds. Each of these different circumstances allows me to bring God's life to our school community, but also gives me life and feeds my spirituality."

Mrs. Phenicie will be honored with other Golden Apple Award winners at a banquet in May at the Cardinal Keeler Center in Harrisburg, Pa. In addition to a Golden Apple with a 24-carat gold cross, she receives a $5,000 cash award, a certificate of achievement and a Golden Apple lapel pin. 

Annual Delone Catholic Music Association Mulch Sale
For a copy of the mulch order form, please click here.

Short-Term Host Families Needed

Spring Play - Apr. 20 & 21
Delone Catholic HS students will be performing "Peter and the Starcatcher" at 7 p.m. in the Old Gymnasium on Fri., Apr. 20 and Sat., Apr. 21. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $3 for students and are free for DCHS students, administration and faculty with ID.

Math SAT Prep Course
A Math SAT Prep Course will be offered on April 17, 19, 24 and 26 and May 1 and 3 from 3-5 p.m. in Room 17 at Delone Catholic HS. The SAT test includes questions based on material learned in Geometry, Algebra I and Algebra II. It would be most beneficial for students to have completed (or nearly completed) at least two of these courses before taking the Math SAT Prep Course. A brochure with registration form and costs is available by clicking here. For more information, please contact Mr. Dave Staub at dstaub@delonecatholic.org

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
The 2018 price list and Ways to Order information is available at www.DeloneCatholic.org under the Policies and Procedures/Dress Code tab. It can also be accessed by clicking here.

Free Online SAT and ACT Resources
There are free, online resources available to students to help them to prepare for the SAT and ACT. College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide preparation videos, instruction, problems and sample tests for the SAT. To access these materials, visit  www.khanacademy.org.  In addition, the free OpenEd Smart Library provides resources for preparing for the ACT. To access these materials, visit www.opened.com.

From the Spiritual Life Office
Newman Connection Program
As part of a Catholic high school, it is our hope that graduating students have gained a greater appreciation of and involvement in their faith, which has the potential to grow and strengthen in their college years. The Newman Connection program aims to help seniors transition to college by putting them in touch with the Campus Ministry of the college before they begin their school year. The process is very simple. All they need to do is complete the form at this link and submit it to the Spiritual Life Office. We will then send the information to the Newman Connection supervisors, who will get in touch with the college's Campus Ministry. This program has been proven very helpful in many other dioceses around the country and we look forward to you finding help through it as well!

Memorials for Baccalaureate
All seniors are invited to share names of their family members and friends who have died to be remembered in the back of the Baccalaureate program. Anyone whose names you would like to be remembered can be emailed to Mrs. Phenicie. Please include the person's full name, his/her relationship to the graduate, and (if known) whether or not he or she graduated from Delone Catholic. Thank you!

SportsLeader Virtue of the Week
One pillar of the SportsLeader program is a weekly virtue that we incorporate into our athletic practices and throughout our school community. Every week, we will share them here to encourage the students to take the virtue into their homes as well!

Our virtue this week is ZEALthe strength to pursue an objective with tremendous energy and enthusiasm. ZEAL is necessary for everything in life! We need zeal to succeed, to pursue our objectives with energy and enthusiasm if we expect to succeed, especially if things get difficult. This week, study something with zeal. Set a goal that you are going to learn something, whether in school or on your own and pursue it with energy and enthusiasm. Your example of zeal could be a difference in somebody's life.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Night of Rock V Tickets Available at the Door - April 14
Join us for an evening of Friends, Fun and Music that benefits the Delone Catholic Alumni Association. Tickets are $15 in advance, and can be purchased online by clicking here until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 12. Tickets will be available for $20 at the door. 

The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation Dinner Raffle

Please Consider a Donation to the Delone Catholic Fund 

Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, we are more than 85 percent of the way to our annual goal. Every gift to the Delone Catholic Fund reminds our students that our community believes in their potential to succeed. To make a donation, click here.

Giant A+ Rewards Program
Delone Catholic is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from October 6, 2017 through March 15, 2018. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Giant Store. Please help our school and register your BonusCardĀ® to our SCHOOL ID #20406.

From the Athletics Department
Job Opportunities: Head Golf Coach and Head Cheerleading Coach
Delone Catholic is currently seeking a Head Golf Coach and a Head Cheerleading Coach. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Tim Bonitz, Athletic Director, Delone Catholic HS, 140 South Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or e-mail resume and cover letter to tbonitz@delonecatholic.org.

Squire Summer Sports Camps
Looking to brush up on your sports skills this summer? Join our Delone Catholic coaches and student athletes for one of these Squire summer sports camps:

Boys Basketball (Grades 4-9 for 2018-19)
Girls Basketball (Grades 2-9 for 2018-19)
Cross Country (Boys and girls in grades 6-9 for 2018-19)
Football (Boys in grades 3-8 for 2018-19)
Tennis (Boys and girls ages 6-15)
Volleyball (Girls in grades 3-9 for 2018-19)

Little Squires Baseball Relay
To register you Little Squire for this fun-filled event, please click here. For a printable version of this flyer,   click here


4th Annual Bull Roast to Benefit Boys' Lacrosse Team


Softball Fundraiser at MOD Pizza - April 29
Flyer is needed to support this fundraiser. Please click here to print a copy. 


2018 Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic Scheduled
Registration forms are now available for the 2018 Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic on Sat. June 23, 2018. We are looking forward to welcoming Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty '74 and his team of coaches back for this hands-on skills clinic for boys entering grades 7-12. For a copy of the registration forms, click here.


1st Annual Delone Dash 5k or 3k Trail Run
The Delone Catholic Cross Country team is hosting its 1st Annual Delone Dash 5k or 3k Trail Run on Sat., June 30 at Codorus State Memorial Park. The cost to register is $25 prior to June 15 and $30 after June 15.  Registration will take place from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m.

To register online, click here
To register by mail, click here for registration forms. 

Sponsors are needed for this event. Please click here to view the sponsorship information.  

For more information, please contact Coach Zinn at RichardZinn7@yahoo.com. We are looking forward to a great event!

Delone Catholic Cross Country Reunion
The Delone Catholic Cross Country team is planning a cross country reunion for July 1, 2018 at the Codorus State Park Marina.  The reunion is open to past and current Delone Catholic Cross Country coaches, parents and participants. The reunion will start at 2 p.m. and is a rain or shine event. Please bring a dish to share and chairs. The Cross Country team will  provide hot dogs and hamburgers. Please RSVP to Coach R.C. Zinn at  717-965-2507 or richardzinn7@yahoo.com

Golf Outing to Benefit Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams
Click here to print a copy of this flyer. 

Big Bingo Dates for 2018
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.


Athletic Schedules Online
A complete schedule of sporting events, times and locations can be found at ArbiterLive.com or under the Athletics tab on  www.DeloneCatholic.org. 

From Our Schools and Parishes
Paint Night to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Church

Firetruck Golf Ball Drop - Sunday, May 6
Firetruck Golf Ball Drop -  You could win up to $5000!  Please purchase your ticket from a school family or contact the school office at 717-334-4221  https://www.sfxcs-pa.org/drop-at-the-rock/

The Father Hilbert Cup - St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Open
For more information, visit  https://www.sfxcs-pa.org/golf-tournament/

St. Joseph Athletic Association 5K Run/Walk
Works of Mercy service hour opportunities are available for student volunteers. Please email Kristy Allen if you are able to volunteer. 

Click here for a printable version of this flyer.

St. Joseph's School, Hanover, Pa.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Accepting Kindergarten Applications
For a printable version of this flyer, click here

Mission Statement
Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and challenge students 
spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically, 
within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. 
This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and 
to "Be Doers of the Word."