Volume 10 Number 37                                              April 3, 2020
General News
Principal's Perspective
Dear Delone Catholic Families,  

I received an update from Superintendent Breen regarding the Diocesan response to Governor Wolf's order to extend the closure of school indefinitely. "'All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice,' the PDE's website reads. So, we will follow suit and keep doing what we are doing . . . . 'until further notice.' Since President Trump has said that social distancing will be in effect through April, May would likely be the soonest possible in-person return." 

As such, our staff will continue to conduct distance learning with every effort to improve delivery as we go forward. Our teachers completed a technology survey over the weekend so that we can better assess their needs at this time, and we will be reviewing the data provided by students and parents to implement effective changes. Thank you for taking the time to complete the family survey that was shared in last Sunday's update.    

Please note the following changes being implemented: to reduce the stress our students are undergoing at this time, final examinations for all classes will be eliminated for this year. Additionally, the Delone Catholic requirement that every student enrolled in an AP course must take the AP exam is waived for this academic year as well. It is the students' option to take their corresponding AP examinations as per the directives from the CollegeBoard. Additionally, we are working on a modification of our Works of Mercy Program to be shared as soon as it is ready.  

As we move into next week, Monday, April 6, will be a teacher in-service day, Tuesday and Wednesday until noon will be days of instruction (please remember that all 3rd quarter assignments/assessments missing from March 16 through March 27 are due at noon on April 8). There will be no instruction on April 9, April 10 or April 13, so that families can have time together to reflect on the blessings of the Easter season and enjoy our holy days. 

 May you continue to stay healthy; may God bless you, and may our prayers be answered. 

 Sincerely, 

Richard La Rocca 
Principal

Highlight A Squire Hero
On Friday, April 3, we want to 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 and food. 

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. 




And The Trivia Fun Continues...
Our teachers and staff may be working from home, but they can still have some friendly competition and fun. Tune in to Delone Catholic's Facebook Live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 p.m. to see which department of teachers emerges victorious in the Battle of the Departments: Trivia Edition. Then, stay to play our Online Team Trivia at 7:30 p.m. and battle it out with other DCHS households for bragging rights. We'll have a great time!



Congratulations Miss Jennifer Noel
Congratulations to English Teacher Miss Jennifer Noel '05 who recently earned National Geographic Educator Certification. National Geographic Certified Educators are committed to teaching their students about the world  and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place. Way to go, Miss Noel and thank you for your commitment to educating yourself to better educate our students!



Tips for Staying Organized During Remote Learning
Thank you for those who were able to tune in to watch How to Get Organized for Home Learning Success. Our apologies for those who may have experienced some technical difficulties. This, and other school videos, are available on our YouTube channel.

How to Get Organized for Home Learning Success! as Live Streamed on March 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.
How to Get Organized for Home Learning Success! as Live Streamed on March 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Spread Some Cheer and Help The Yearbook Too!
Mrs. Melissa Braden, Art Teacher, is the instructor of our Publications class, whose primary purpose is to create the school yearbook. This is an intensive, year-long effort to represent the school and the students for the 2019-20 school year. In light of the current circumstances, many of the remaining sections and pages of the yearbook will not be available to be published. But not to worry! Mrs. Braden has an idea of ways to fill up those pages!

"I want to show the myriad of ways our Delone Catholic families are coping and staying positive through this weird time of sacrifice and adjustment. I am asking parents to send photos and short descriptions of the funny, creative and selfless things that they as families are doing to pass time, stay active and help others." 

Mrs. Braden is working on this project in conjunction with Mrs. Jennifer Hart, so please submit your photos, stories and/or videos to her at jhart@delonecatholic.org. Mrs. Hart may want to post some of these on Social Media, so please be aware of this when you submit your photos/videos.

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

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.

It's Time for Current Student Re-Registration 
Last week, an email was sent to parents with students in grades 9, 10 and 11, 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).  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

Academic Calendar for 2020-21 School Year
Click HERE for a printable file.



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
Holy Week Live Streams
A number of our churches in our area are streaming mass live on a regular basis, and are also streaming Holy Week Liturgies.  You can find their videos here: 

Saturday 4 p.m. Vigil Mass. and 9 a.m. daily 
Mass  Monday through Saturday are live streamed to the Parish  Facebook  and  YouTube  pages.   
Fr. Morelli live streams Delone Catholic's School Mass every Thursday at Noon
Holy Thursday: 6 p.m.
Good Friday: 6 p.m. 
Easter Vigil: 8 p.m. (Bilingual)
Easter Sunday: 9 a.m.

Saint Fracis Xavier, Gettysburg will be streaming soon from their Facebook Page:
And from Fr. Andrew's Youtube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEggStNpM1izetKzebRbVHQ

Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Hanover  - The following are live streamed to the Parish  Facebook page
Sunday 9:10 a.m. Rosary,  9:30 a.m. Mass, 12 noon
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Friday 8 a.m. Mass, 8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Holy Hour with Morning Prayer, 9:20 a.m. Benediction, and 2 p.m. Stations of the Cross.

From the Diocese of Harrisburg:

Holy Week Livestream/Broadcast Liturgies with Bishop Gainer
All liturgies are live streamed to the Diocesan YouTube channel ( www.youtube.com/user/hbgdiocese)
Palm Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Holy Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Good Friday at noon (also broadcast on ABC 27 at 3 p.m.)
Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (also broadcast on ABC 27 at 1 p.m.)

Additionally, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC is broadcasting Palm Sunday at noon  HERE.

Remember to keep Holy Week Holy!
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 theme this week is to be CARINGThe strength to be helpful especially toward the needy and suffering.  An area where we can all grow in this virtue is by how we react, treat and help those around us. No one wants to get sick or injured. It can be a real source of motivation and inspiration to have our friends support us in our time of need. Let's be a school/class/team that truly cares about one another.
From the Athletics Department
Congratulations Mr. Tim Bonitz
Congratulations are in order for our Athletic Director Mr. Tim Bonitz who successfully passed the Certified Athletic Administrators (CAA) examination.  He has now joined a select group of individuals who have obtained the CAA designation from the NIAAA.



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. 

Registration is now open for the Third Annual Tommy Laudani Delone Dash on Saturday, May 30. Online registration is available when you click HERE. For paper copies of the registration form or to sponsor this event, click HERE. We are looking forward to another great event!



From Our Community
Accepting Applications for the Major David Borden Young Patriot Award
New or returning Delone Catholic students can apply for $500 in tuition assistance to Delone Catholic High School. Roots for Boots is honored to offer this tuition assistance award in Major Borden's name to a student who understands and respects the sacrifice given for our freedom. For application and more information, click here. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.


Dinner Raffle to Benefit The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation

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."