Volume 10 Number 2                                               August 2, 2019
General News
School Works of Mercy Opportunity for Students
Student volunteers are needed to help Mrs. Hart with a Welcome Walk for new students on Thursday, August 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. New students will pair up with a Delone Catholic student volunteer to walk around with their schedule to find their classrooms. If you are able to volunteer, please email Mrs. Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org.

Parent PlusPortals Accounts and Class Supply Lists
PlusPortals user activation instructions were sent to parents via email last week. PlusPortals is Delone Catholic's new student information system. By logging into PlusPortals, parents can view student information, classes, announcements, assignments and etc. There is also an area of School Resources that contains forms, policies and other documents pertaining to students and parents. Students in grades 10th, 11th and 12th have received their log in information when they registered for classes in the spring. New students and incoming freshmen will receive their log in information during the first week of school.

Class supply lists are available on the PlusPortals. To access a list, click on the class title and scroll down to Class Announcements and Alerts. If the teacher has posted his or her supply list, it will appear here. 

We appreciate your patience as we begin using this new system. If you have any questions regarding password(s) and log in information, please contact Mrs. Donna Tompkins

Refer-A-Friend Tuition Grant
Delone Catholic has recently been advertising a transfer tuition grant for students interested in coming to Delone Catholic in their 10th, 11th or 12th grade year. Click here to listen to the current radio promotion. In conjunction with this opportunity for transfer students, we have a grant opportunity for our current families. It's called the Refer-A-Friend Tuition Grant.

Consider telling a friend about all the wonderful programs and services that Delone Catholic has to offer, and you may be eligible for a $500 Refer-A-Friend Tuition Grant. The details of the grant are as follows:
  1. The $500 tuition grant is awarded to a current school family who refers a prospective student to Delone Catholic who then transfers into 10th, 11th or 12th grade and completes the academic year.
  2. The tuition grant will be applied to the current school family's final tuition payment.
  3. The transfer student must not have been previously enrolled at Delone Catholic.
  4. Only one family per transfer is eligible for the Refer-A-Friend Tuition Grant.

Welcome Walk for New Students - Thursday, Aug. 8
On Aug. 8 from 9-11 a.m. new students may bring a copy of their schedule and a Delone Catholic student will help them find their locker, classrooms, etc. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart with any questions.

Welcome New Delone Catholic Families - Meeting Aug 14. at 7 p.m.
There will be a New Parent Orientation Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Current parents, student leaders, faculty members and administrators will be involved in a panel-style discussion about the transition to Delone Catholic High School. The PTO will have used uniforms available for purchase after the meeting. Students do not need to attend. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart with any questions.

Save the Date - Back to School Night
Delone Catholic's Back to School Night is Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. Parents can meet in the cafeteria for a short prayer and welcome and then visit their students' classes.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Save the Date for Homecoming 2019
Homecoming 2019
Homecoming 2019

Earn Money for Delone Catholic with Giant A+ School Rewarsd

From the Spiritual Life Office
Works of Mercy Hours Reminder
Any Works of Mercy service hours completed after June 1, 2018 are eligible to be turned in for credit for the upcoming school year. Click here for a copy of the Works of Mercy validation form.

From the Athletics Department
Fall Sports Athletic Paperwork Due
A reminder that all Athletic participation paperwork is due.

Additionally, Impact testing must be completed by any student athlete entering seventh, ninth and 11th grade.

Fall Sports Apparel On Sale
Show your Squire pride with some new sports apparel for the fall season. Orders with payment are due on Monday, Aug. 5 to the Main Office. Volleyball orders are due August 14.  Click here for order forms.

3rd Annual Boys' Lacrosse Golf Outing
For golfer registration, click here
To support this golf outing with a sponsorship or donation, click here.

Kick Off for the Fall Sports Season
We will kick off the fall sports season with a bonfire on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the stadium at J.T. Flaherty field. Make plans to join our marching band and sports teams for this Delone Catholic tradition.

Basketball Fundraiser 
The Delone Catholic Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams will once again hold their Annual Golf Outing at Quail Valley Golf Course on Friday, August 9. The basketball teams are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and golfers. Please complete the form below to enter a foursome. 

Head Freshman Boys' Basketball Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Baseball Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Mr. Tim Bonitz, Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or  140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 .

Assistant Baseball Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Baseball Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or  140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 .

From Our Community
Faith Renewal

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."