Volume 10 Number 39                                              April 17, 2020
General News
Principal's Perspective
Dear Delone Catholic Families,
 
Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever.  He is Risen.  Alleluia!
 
Despite the troubling circumstances in which we find ourselves, I trust that you shared time with the Lord over the Easter break and participated in one of the many streamed liturgical experiences that were made available.  In my family, we chose to "share" Easter with Fr. Michael Schmitz from Ascension Presents, providing us with much food for thought and prayer.
 
As we persevere on this unique journey, Delone Catholic will continue to follow the guidelines shared by Governor Wolf's Office, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Diocese of Harrisburg.  Presently, schools in the State of Pennsylvania will be closed for the remainder of the school year.  Earlier this week, however, we began our synchronous online morning sessions so that students and teachers would have specific times to connect with each other. 
 
In order to help navigate this new approach, our Webmaster and Social Studies Department Chair, Mrs. Julia Fuhrman, has organized a variety of resources that should be helpful to both students and parents alike.  These tools can be accessed by clicking on the link found in the School Resources section of PlusPortals.  This link was also emailed to each student.
 
Please continue to communicate with your child's teachers and/or guidance counselor for any specific concerns.  We thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this transition to our online schedule that we hope will provide greater support for our students. 
 
Furthermore, please continue to pray for all families and individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic in our own community, throughout our nation and the world, for the message of Christ's resurrection and our own redemption is truly one of hope and meant for all to hear.
 
Sincerely,
 
Richard La Rocca
Principal


We Want to Help Our Squire Businesses Stay #SquireStrong
Delone Catholic is reaching out to encourage support of small businesses owned by our Delone Catholic community members! We invite alumni, parents and parents of alumni to complete THIS FORM if you own an essential small business in need of community support. These may include restaurants offering take-out, auto services, food and beverage manufacturing, medical supplies, social services, etc.

We would also like to promote your business on our social media outlets, so please email a picture (logo, owner selfie, employees, etc.) to Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org. Any submitted pictures can and may be used in the yearbook, in social media posts and in other public relations efforts.



Highlight A Squire Hero
We are continuing our Highlight a Squire Hero campaign. We will highlight the heroes in our Squire family that are working to battle the coranvirus as they care for the sick, protect the healthy, keep us safe and supply us with supplies, food and other essential services.

Send pictures or selfies of students, alumni, family members and friends that are actively involved in this all-out battle with the coronavirus, so that our Delone Catholic community may pray for them. Send pictures to Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org. Note that pictures may be posted on Delone Catholic Social Media and/or printed in the school yearbook. 




Please Complete Student Re-Registration by April 24
Parents with students in grades 9, 10 and 11 should have received an email with a link and instructions for online student re-registration. The form is simple to complete, and the registration payment can be paid online (via ACH or bank account or credit card).  We need to have your student's re-registration by April 24. If you did not receive an email with a link or have any questions regarding completing the re-registration form, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart

A Note from the Science Department on Classes for 2020-21
Students who are interested in taking Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics II, Anatomy and Physiology, (all levels) or Physics I Honors, please sign up for the class or classes  you  want according to the prerequisites as listed in the 2020-21 Course Catalog. The science department will then review the list and make any adjustments that may be necessary.  If we change what you have registered for we will notify you and if need be set up a time to discuss it.  Thank you for your help.

Stay healthy and hope to see you all soon.  

Miss Pinkos and the Science Department

And The Trivia Fun Continues...
Attention all Squire Trivia masters. We are hosting our third online trivia night this Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m.  Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your family's trivia knowledge with other Delone Catholic families. To play, sign in at crowd.live/GY4D8.




Delone Catholic Music Association Updates for Upcoming Events and Fundraisers
Thank you for your continued support of the Delone Catholic Music Association. 
$100 Dinner
Due to recent events and social distancing in place we will be postponing our $100  Dinner fundraiser to June 5, 2020.  All other details remain the same.  You do not need to be present to win!

If you have any questions or need to purchase more tickets please call (717) 752-4873 or e mail  Eric.michelleshriner@gmail.com

Mulch Sale
Due to the State shutdown of schools in response to COVID 19, the Delone Catholic Music Association 2020 mulch sale is cancelled. Thank you to all of the Associations supporters.

Seeking Businesses for Student Internship Opportunities
Delone Catholic High School is excited to provide innovative opportunities to engage our students in the context of real-life learning through academic internships. Through this program, students in their senior year would have the ability to work in a professional setting for one to two hours daily. Placement would be based on a student's career interests and pursued under the supervision of our internship coordinator in conjunction with an on-site mentor. In addition to exploring experiences on the job site, students will participate in monthly in-school seminars exploring career and workplace issues. All positions will be on an unpaid basis.

We are currently seeking businesses/companies that would have an interest working with our students in this program. Our plan is to begin this program the fall of 2020. If your business/company has an interest in working with us on this new adventure or if you have any questions about our program, please complete this REQUEST FORM and send it to Lori Heberling at Delone Catholic High School either via fax at 717-637-0442 or contact Mrs. Heberling via email at lheberling@delonecatholic.org .

Thank you for your consideration and interest in our internship program.

Sincerely,

Richard La Rocca
Principal

Guidance Highlights - SPECIAL EDITION
Please click HERE to read the latest edition of Guidance Highlights which includes some important information on distance learning, course selection and standardized tests.

Spread the Word about Delone Catholic High School




Place Ads for Grads by May 1
Honor your graduate with a special message in this year's publication of the Delonian. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2020. The pricing and order form can be found by clicking here The Delonian staff would prefer that Ads for Grads be purchased on-line using Herff Jone's website www.YearbookOrderCenter.com and selecting Delone Catholic and using order number 4186. 

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Alumni: Please Share Your News
You may have graduated or moved on from Delone Catholic High School, but we never stop caring about you or being interested in your life. Use this form to share news with your Delone Catholic family - or to brag about your classmates and friends.
From the Spiritual Life Office
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 CONSISTENCYThe mature strength to rise to the occasion when your best is needed.  The enemies of consistency are laziness and discouragement. We don't rise to the occasion because we weigh ourselves down by giving in to weakness whether it be physical or mental. Let's encourage one another to always reject discouragement.
From the Athletics Department
PIAA Sports Information Update


Third Annual Tommy Laudani Delone Dash 5K/3K Trail Run: UPDATE
A new race date is being considered for this event. Please check the Squire Wire and Delone Catholic website for more information as it becomes available. 


From Our Community
Dinner Raffle to Benefit The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation - Now VIRTUAL EVENT
The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation (TJGSF) Dinner Raffle is now a Virtual Event that will still take place on Saturday, May 9. We plan to record and publish videos from scholarship receipts, Delone Catholic alumni and other people involved with or influenced by John Gastley and/or TJGSF. If you are interested in making a video statement, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org 

Stayed tuned and follow us on Facebook as we continue to provide updates on the event. 

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