Volume 8 Number 35                                               April 27 , 2018
General News
Mount St. Mary's University, Delone Catholic High School Enter Guaranteed Admissions Partnership
Delone Catholic High School has become the first high school in Pennsylvania to partner with Mount St. Mary's University on an admissions agreement guaranteeing the high school's graduates admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to the university.

"This partnership recognizes our shared goal to enhance access to high-quality values-based education at the high school and postsecondary levels," said Mount St. Mary's President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. "This agreement is an ideal fit because both institutions have long histories of enrolling students who are looking to live significantly."

"This arrangement expands the many close ties that already exist between Delone Catholic and the Mount, as many of our graduates have elected to pursue post-secondary studies there," reflected Principal Richard La Rocca, S.T.L. "Our school also has benefited from working closely with teacher-interns and seminarians coming from the Mount for some time now."

Under the agreement, signed by Trainor and La Rocca, Delone Catholic students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to MSMU. Students who meet the criteria will receive, at minimum, a $22,000 four-year award, with a total value of $88,000.

A Mount St. Mary's admissions representative will visit Delone Catholic as many as three times a year to share information about the Mount's academic programs and application, admissions, financial aid and related processes.

Senior Exam Schedule
Please see below for the 2018 Senior Exam Schedule:

Wednesday, May 9
8:15 to 9:30 a.m. - ENGLISH
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. - SOCIAL STUDIES

Thursday, May 10
8:15 to 9:30 a.m. - RELIGION
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. - MATHEMATICS

Friday, May 11
8:15 to 9: 30 a.m. - SCIENCE
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. - FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Baccalaureate and Graduation Directions - Class of 2018
Appropriate Attire for Baccalaureate and Graduation
  • Young ladies - light colored, sleeved dress and dress shoes (No flip-flops or sandals)
  • Young gentleman - clean-shaven, appropriate haircut, white or colored shirt, dark tie, dark slacks, socks and dress shoes, no earrings (No sandals or flip flops)
  • Absolutely NO shorts
  • All Handbook dress code rules apply.
  • No electronic device (cell phones, Apple watches or wearables) should be brought into church or the Sheppard Gym with you. These items will be confiscated and may be reclaimed after the ceremonies
Wednesday, May 16, 2018:   Practice for Baccalaureate and Senior Awards
9:30 am
  • St. Joseph's Church in Hanover, PA
  • In School Uniform
  • This is a MANDATORY practice for all who qualify to graduate
  • Caps, Gowns & tickets will be distributed

Thursday, May 17 2018 :  Graduation Picture
8:00 am
  • In School Uniform
  • Bring your cap & gown, NHS stole, white graduation collar (girls) and any earned Honor cords
  • Lobby of the Sheppard Gym
  • Picture will be taken on the J.T. Flaherty Field bleachers
9:00 - 9:30 am
Alumni Presentation (Refreshments)
  • Delone Catholic High School cafeteria
9:30 am
Graduation practice
  • Lobby & Sheppard Gym
  • This is a MANDATORY practice for all who qualify to graduate
6:30 pm
  • Meet at St. Joseph's Church, Grandview Ave, Hanover, PA
  • You should be in your cap & gown, white graduation color (girls), any earned Honor cords & appropriate attire under the gown
7:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:15 pm)
Baccalaureate Liturgy begins followed by the Senior Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 18, 2018 : Graduation
7:00 pm
  • You should be in your cap & gown, white graduation color (girls), any earned Honor cords & appropriate attire under the gown
  • You may also wear any medals or pins you received at the Senior Awards Ceremony
7:20 pm
Line up for graduation procession
7:30 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Graduation begins

After Graduation

You are to return to the cafeteria and return your NHS stole to Mrs. Gadow and then report to your HR teacher to receive your diploma and certificates that you may have been awarded. Your final report card will be mailed to your home.
  • Please refer to the Graduation Policy as to the criteria for the issuance of your diploma

Megan's Law Notice
Delone Catholic High School  has received notification from the  Conewago Township Police Department  that a person who has been designated by the court as a sexually violent predator is residing in the community.    For additional information, parents may contact the  Conewago Police Department.

2018-19 Academic Calendar
The 2018-19 Academic Calendar is now available on our web site and by clicking here.

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 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 a.m. , 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. The freshman class will attend their class retreat.

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.

Still Accepting "Ads for Grads"
Ads For Grads are still being accepted. Please contact Miss Beth Sneeringer or Mrs. Melissa Braden for more information. Please disregard an email sent by Herff Jones regarding ordering a yearbook.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Miss Beth Sneeringer.

Spring Concert - Sun., April 29
Join us for our Spring Concert on Sunday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but a free-will offering will be collected.

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!

This week our  virtue  theme is EMPATHYthe strength to understand and share the feelings of another.  EMPATHY is necessary for everything in life! Great teams care about each other, great teams share, great teams have EMPATHY.

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
Lacrosse Team Youth Night
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Boys' Lacrosse Team THANK YOU
Many thanks to the following businesses and organizations that donated to the Delone Catholic Lacrosse Team's annual bull roast: All About You Hair Salon, Altland House Restaurant, Bay City Restaurant, Big Mike's Crab House, Caputo Brothers Creamery, Delone Catholic Athletic Association, Genova's Restaurant, Giant Foods, Hofbrauhaus Restaurant, Josh Beck at Pro Audio D. J. Service, LaCucina Restaurant, McCormick Spice Company, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Quail Valley Golf Course, Play It Again Sports, Rafeal's Restaurant, Random House, Staub's Landing Restaurant, The Spa and Weavers Butcher.

Also a very big thank you to the following Delone Catholic Lacrosse families who generously donated their time, food, beverages and/or raffle items to our Bull Roast: Baker, Bladen, Dietrich, Espinoza, Evich, Fulton, Hall, Holtz, Jiang, Kadis, Kuhn, Medcalf, Meighan, Miriello, Mowrey, Murray, Myers, Panzer, Qually, Rill, Smith, Speakman, Sweeney, Ugarte, Woo and Zimmerman.

Mattress Sale Fundraiser

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
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Big Bingo Dates for 2018
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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
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. 

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St. Joseph's School, Hanover, Pa.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Accepting Kindergarten Applications
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From Our Community
Friends of the Guthrie Memorial Library

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."