Volume 10 Number 5                                               August 23, 2019
General News
Back to School Night & Ice Cream Social
Delone Catholic's Back to School Night is Thursday, Aug. 29. There will be an ice cream social beginning at 6:30 p.m. sponsored by the PTO in the school cafeteria. At 7 p.m., there will be a short prayer and welcome after which parents may visit their students' classrooms and meet teachers. 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about your student's classes, his or her teacher's expectations and course requirements. And an added bonus, there's ice cream courtesy of our PTO.

Back to School Forms Due Aug. 23
Back to School Forms and checklist were sent via email to parents last week. The forms and checklist are also available on the PlusPortals. These forms are due on Aug. 23. Please take a moment to review the helpful checklist to be sure you completed the necessary paperwork and have your student's lunch and portal accounts set up. Please Note: the required Parent Volunteer Interest Survey is a live link that you may click on to complete the survey. It is simple and will only take a minute or two to complete. Thank you!

Chaperones Needed for Biology I Field Trip
All Biology 1 classes will be taking a field trip to Codorus State Park Sept. 17 and 19. This activity involves canoeing, hiking and stream study.  We will leave school at 8 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m.  In order for this to happen, we will need at least eight chaperones per day.    Please check your calendar now and email Mrs. Gadow if you are available to help chaperone the trip on either of these days.  No experience is necessary.

Driver Education Assistance Grant Available
The JTL Driver Education Assistance Grant is now available to students in Adams County. This grant provides financial assistance for behind-the-wheel driver education. Click here for grant details and application. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sherdel.

Employment Opportunity: Technology Education Teacher
Delone Catholic High School has an immediate opening for a full-time Technology Education Teacher.  Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in education or have related field experience.  Individuals with experience in Engineering and Drafting, Architectural Drawing, Electronics and Materials Technology are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates would have Pennsylvania teaching certification, or in progress of certification, and have prior teaching experience. Candidates are expected to uphold the morals and values of the Catholic Church and Delone Catholic High School.

Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Mr. Richard La Rocca, Principal, Delone Catholic High School, 140  S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17344 or email it to rlarocca@delonecatholic.org.

Science and Engineering Fair Registration - Due Sept. 6
All students who plan to participate in  the York County Science and Engineering Fair next spring must return the the Intent to Participate form with payment to Mrs Gadow by Sept. 6.  Since this is an independent event at Delone Catholic, we recommended that you sign up for Science Club in order to set aside work time.  Please contact  Mrs. Gadow  with any questions.

Music Association Instrument Drive
Please consider making a donation to our Instrument Drive and giving the gift of music to an aspiring musician.

Powder Puff Volleyball and Football Forms Due Sept. 16
The Girls' Powder Puff Football game is Saturday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. The Boys' Powder Puff Volleyball game is Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. Any students interested in participating must complete this form and return it to Mrs. Heberling or Mrs. Scanlon by Sept. 16.  Additional copies of the Powder Puff form can be found on the PlusPortals.

Cafeteria Services - A La Carte vs. Meal Pricing
Delone Catholic will no longer be participating in the Federal lunch program, which has resulted in a change to our services and prices. Note that there are now two lunch lines: one for a la carte items and one for the lunch meal. If your students are using the a la carte line, they will be charged per item. If they use the meal line, they will be charged $4.35 for the meal. Your students have been made aware of the difference in pricing with the two lunch lines.

Please visit the school website under Quick Links/Parents/Cafeteria Services to view a complete price list, Cafeteria Policy and lunch menus. Cafeteria Payment Forms are available on the PlusPortals in the Cafeteria Services folder under School Links and Forms. 

Squire Garden Flags for Sale (Benefits PTO)
The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is selling Squire garden flags as a fundraiser. These will be available for purchase during Back to School night and in the Squire Store. Show some Squire pride with the purchase of a garden flag. (Hardware not included).

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.

Fifth Annual Diocese of Harrisburg Women's Conference
Click here for the conference schedule.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Save the Date for Homecoming 2019
Homecoming 2019
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Earn Money for Delone Catholic with Giant A+ School Rewarsd

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! 

This week our virtue theme is being ENTHUSIASTICThe strength to lift up yourself and others even when faced with difficulties.  Being ENTHUSIASTIC is so contagious! It lifts up everybody on the team, classmates in school and our family especially when they are feel down or depressed.

From the Athletics Department
Gold and Black Season Passes Now Available

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

Notre Dame and Penn State Ticket Raffle
The Delone Catholic Athletic Association and the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg are selling raffle tickets with the following prizes:

Grand Prize - Two tickets and room for two nights for the USC vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

Second Prize - Two tickets to Indiana vs. Penn State game on Saturday,  Nov. 16, 2019

Third PrizeTwo tickets to Indiana vs. Penn State game on Saturday,  Nov. 16, 2019

Tickets cost just $5 each and the drawing will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 at halftime at the Littlestown vs. Delone Catholic game. To purchase tickets, email the athletic association at delonecatholicathletics@gmail.com.

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

Head Freshman Boys' Basketball Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for a Freshman Boys' Basketball Head Coach. Please submit a letter of interest and a coaching resume to 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

August Health Enews
The August Health Enews offers tips and information on talking to children about mass violence. To read the August issue, click here.

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."