Volume 10 Number 6                                               August 30, 2019
General News
Chaperones Needed for Biology I Field Trip (NOTE DATE CORRECTIONS)
All Biology 1 classes will be taking a field trip to Codorus State Park Sept. 10 and 12. Please note these are UPDATED DATES.  Mrs. Gadow's orange (period 5) and red (period 4)  classes will be going on Tuesday Sept. 10. Mrs. Gadow's green (period A2) class and Mrs. Dolbow's classes will be going on Thursday, Sept. 12.  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 and email Mrs. Gadow with a copy of this form, if you are available to help chaperone the trip on either of these days.  No experience is necessary.

Plus Portals Information Regarding Assignments
As assignments have begun to be posted and grades are starting to be displayed, a number of questions have arisen in regards to the Rediker parent and student portals.  it is necessary to clarify some items. The Assignments section provides a list of the assignments and due dates. This is simply a running list and does not indicate whether an assignment has been completed or not. An assignment could be shown as past due but be completed and just not graded which has caused some confusion and concern. The most effective way to determine which assignments are due, which ones are completed or which ones may be missing and the all of the factors calculated into a student's grade, is from the initial Overview screen. This can be found in the Progress section by clicking on the student's average. This will bring you to a Performance page that outlines all of the assignments, what has been completed, what factors into the grade and what is missing. If you have specific questions about any assignment or grade - email the teacher directly. Like with all new things, we will experience a learning curve as well as some growing pains. Thank you for your continued patience through this process. 

Picture Day Online Orders 
The students had their pictures taken on Wednesday, Aug. 28. These pictures will be used for their student ID. If you would like to purchase pictures, but did not send in your payment and form, you may place an online order. Please click here to see packages and online order information. 

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.

Parking for Delone Catholic High School Events
A note to all guests of Delone Catholic, parking is not permitted in the parking lot of the old PNC Bank at the intersection of South Street and Third Street. This building is under new ownership and vehicles parked in this lot may be towed at the owner's discretion. Thank you.

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.

Fall 2019 SAT English Prep Course
The Fall 2019 SAT English Prep Course is a six-day course that reviews skills that are assessed as important to the English portions of the Redesigned SAT including reading comprehension and writing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the SAT format through sample questions and practice. The dates are Sept. 23, 24 and 25, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. This registration form and $165 registration fee are due by Sept. 17. For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Noel.

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

Homecoming Dance Information 
The Homecoming Dance is Sat., Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. The dresscode is semi-formal or casual and can be  reviewed here, with sketches. All students must turn in this   Dresscode Agreement, signed by their parents, in order to purchase tickets. All guests attending from outside Delone Catholic High School must sign the Dresscode Agreement and complete the  Guest Permission Form. The Dresscode Agreement has been distributed to all students in homeroom. 
The Agreement and guest forms are to be turned into the class moderators: Doctora Brown for seniors; Mr. Fournie for juniors; Mr. Staub for sophomores; and Mrs. Gadow for freshmen no later than Sept. 27.   No tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance. 

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.

Looking for Some Parents to Join Delone Catholic's PTO

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.

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.

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

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
2019 Alumae Field Hockey Game
All alumnae of the Delone Catholic High School field hockey program are invited to participate in an
alumnae game on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the DCHS Field Hockey Field. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The game will begin at 11 a.m. Registration fee for game participants is $25 and will include a t-shirt to be worn during the game. Admission for spectators is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge. All proceeds will support Mason Misner, a young boy from Spring Grove, who has cerebral palsy. Mason has weekly therapy, and his family is trying to make sure he gets more extensive therapy during three-week sessions in Boston, which requires significant funding. All game participants are asked to complete this registration form and return it to Eric Lawrence '98 at elawrence@delonecatholic.org AND Kelsey Sneeringer '14 at ksneeringer@ycp.edu by Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in order to facilitate t-shirt orders. The registration fee will be payable on the day of the game by cash or check.

2017 Alumnae Field Hockey Game

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
Important Works of Mercy Hours Deadline
Students have until Tuesday, Sept. 3 to turn in any hours from the 2018-19 school year; after that, these hours will no longer be acceptable for credit. Also, please note that with the website change, all Works of Mercy information has been transferred to the Plus Portals, under the Spiritual Life folder. There you will find the current totals and all available opportunities for service.

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 TEMPERANCE - The strength to control the desire for pleasure.  TEMPERANCE is so necessary for much of life. We need TEMPERANCE on this team, in school, in our relationships if we really want to succeed in doing the difficult things necessary to win.

From the Athletics Department
La Cucina Restaurant  Fundraiser - Tuesday, Sept. 10

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.

Boys' Lacrosse Golf Outing: UPDATE
 The annual lacrosse golf fundraiser has been postponed until spring 2020 with a date to be determined. To those  who have already advertised, contributed, donated, formed teams or offered assistance, we thank you. It is greatly appreciated and we plan to call upon you again in the spring when we will concentrate our fundraising efforts for the benefit of our lacrosse student-athletes.  Please contact Coach Smith with any specific questions.

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 Partner Schools and Parishes
St. Teresa of Calcutta Golf Outing

St. Teresa of Calcutta Calendar Raffle

From Our Community
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August Health Enews
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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."