Volume 8 Number 34                                               April 20 , 2018
General News
Important Dates for Re-registration and Graduation
The deadline for Course Selection Sheets for all returning students has been extended to  Friday, April 27 If your child is not returning to Delone Catholic in the fall, please provide a note to the office.

Directives for Students for Friday, May 4
On Friday, May 4, all juniors and seniors will be dismissed at  11:45 (after 4th period) to prepare for the prom.  Any freshman or sophomore who has been invited to attend the prom, needs to provide a parental note to the Attendance Office by  Wed, May 2, in order to receive the 11:45 dismissal time.  Any student who is not in school by  8 am , will not be permitted to attend the prom.

All sophomores who are not attending the prom, should pack their lunch that day. Students will run through the first five periods (including lunch), attend a presentation from the Byrne's Health Center and finish the day participating in the sophomore service project.  

Baccalaureate and Graduation Practice Schedules
Baccalaureate and Graduation practices are mandatory in order to participate in both ceremonies.
Wed., May 16:  Baccalaureate Practice at  9 a.m.  at St. Joseph's in Hanover
Thurs., May 17:  Graduation picture at  8 a.m.,  Alumni Gathering at  9 a.m. and  Graduation Practice at  9:30 a.m.

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. To participate in the scholarship competition, please register on the Delone Catholic web site ( www.delonecatholic.org) or by clicking here.. 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.

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.

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.

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

Attention Classes of 2019 and 2020
National Honor Society Invitations will be sent out when students return in the fall. You will be invited to apply if your GPA is 3.5 or higher at the end of this school year. If you choose to complete the application, it will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Delone Catholic follows the guidelines outlined in the National Honor Society Constitution and the National Honor Society Handbook. Scholarship, leadership, service and character each count for 25% of the membership decision-no one characteristic is more important than any other. You will have opportunities to describe your leadership and character on the application. Outstanding service will be defined as having completed at least one and a half times the minimum amount of Works of Mercy required for graduation and having participated in some sort of community service, organized outside of school. Be sure to hand in your Works of Mercy forms for any work you have already done, and to turn in summer hours as early as possible.  Contact Mrs. Gadow or Mrs. Hammar if you have any questions.

Catholic Schools Night with the Harrisburg Senators

Short-Term Host Families Needed

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 SELF-CONTROL - th e strength to direct your emotions and desires for a greater good.  People with self-control are able to do the right thing. You carry yourself differently when you are able to practice the virtue of self-control and that does make a difference on or off the field of play. Grow in self-conTrol this week by refusing to be distracted by technology; phone, TV, computer, video games, etc. and instead stay focused on doing what needs to be done. 

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Save the Date - 25th Annual Henny Noel Memorial Tuition Assistance Golf Tournament
The 25th Annual Henny Noel Memorial Tuition Assistance Golf Tournament is being held on Saturday , June 9 at Cedar Ridge Golf Course, Gettysburg Pa. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Highlight your business with a sponsorship package or register a foursome for the tournament. Call 717-637-5969 x211 for more information.

This golf tournament is named in honor of Henny Noel, beloved Delone Catholic Director of Maintenance from 1958-1993. In accordance with the wishes of the Noel family, all proceeds from the tournament are used to provide tuition assistance to families that need it, so that all students can reap the benefits of a Delone Catholic education. 

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)
Wrestling (Boys in grades K-8 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


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

IHM Fusion - Youth Night with Adoration
Fusion is Immaculate Heart of Mary's youth ministry, open to all teenagers in grades 8-12. Fusion is hosting a Youth Night with Adoration on Saturday, April 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, please call or e-mail Paul Oakes, Youth Ministry Leader, at 717-259-0611 ext. 8 or poakes@hbgdiocese.org.

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

From Our Community
Knights of Columbus #13692 - Designer Purse Bingo

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."