General News
Talking with Mrs. Tompkins
Students have earned a Freedom Friday Dress Down Day this week. Since we are spotlighting our seniors on Friday and their post-graduation plans, underclassman are invited to wear their favorite college/career apparel and get their picture in front of our new backdrop during lunch. Remember to follow the Dress Down Day guidelines on page 54 of the School Handbook.
Health and Safety Update
We currently have no active COVID cases at our school.
Senior and Underclassman Final Exam Schedule
Final exams for the senior class are scheduled for Wednesday, May 12 through Friday according to the following schedule:
May 12: 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Math; 9:45 to 11 a.m. Foreign Language
May 13: 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Social Studies; 9:45 to 11 a.m. Science
May 14: 8:15 to 9:30 am. English; 9:45 to 11 a.m. Religion
Final exams for underclassmen are scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 through Thursday, May 27 according to the following schedule:
May 25: 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Math; 9:45 to 11 a.m. Foreign Language
May 26: 8: 15 to 9:30 a.m. English; 9:45 to 11 a.m. Science
May 27: 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Religion
Students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. on each of the exam days. The Social Studies department has made arrangements for an in-class exam or alternate assessment; therefore underclassmen will be dismissed after the Religion exam at 9:30 a.m.
2021 Hall of Honor
On Thursday, we inducted the 2021 Hall of Honor class. The distinguished list of inductees includes past teachers and volunteers who have shaped Delone Catholic into the school it is today. These groundbreakers tell their stories in this video presentation prepared by our Advancement team. I encourage you to take the time to view the video and share it with your family members. It is truly inspiring!
As finals near and end of year activities continue to ramp up at warp speed, I would like to slow things down a bit and pray for perseverance for the busy days ahead.
Heavenly Father, in Your strength I pray that I may run the race that is set before me with patient endurance, looking to Jesus, Who is the author and finisher of my faith, and the solid Rock upon which I stand. Father, I recognize that this is a spiritual race and the strength and stamina I need is not physical but spiritual - spiritual strength, spiritual perseverance and spiritual endurance. In Jesus' name. Amen
May God Bless You,
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal

3rd Quarter Honor Roll Announced
Congratulations to THESE STUDENTS for meeting all the requirements for honor roll in the 3rd quarter.
2021 Best and Brightest
The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Elsner Engineering Works in collaboration with local high schools will be recognizing top-performing graduates from the class of 2021. Typically, these graduates would be recognized at a formal event held at one of the participating high schools. Due to COVID-19, this year's event will be held virtually May 3-7. The chamber has created a video series students, families and educators to take part in to recognize these high achievers. Each student will also receive a certificate to recognize his/her accomplishments. The video of Delone Catholic's Best and Brightest will be available for viewing on May 4 at or on the Hanover Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page. Congratulations to all these students!
Class of 2021 - Food Truck Friday
Delone Catholic Administration is celebrating the Class of 2021 with a special Food Truck Friday on May 7, 2021. Seniors will receive a ticket for each of three food trucks: Boneyard BBQ, Rita's Italian Ice and Shorty's Funnel Cakes. Boneyard will be serving up a delicious plate of loaded nachos with choice of pulled pork or chicken. Rita's will be scooping out 4 mouth-watering Italian Ice flavors (cotton candy, mango, rootbeer and swedish fish). Shorty's funnel cakes has 11 decadent topping choices for the classic funnel cake. Our hats are off to you seniors!
Sleepout for the Homeless
Friday, April 30 is the Interact Club's annual Sleep Out for the Homeless to benefit the Hanover Council of Churches. Because of COVID-19 guidelines, only seniors are permitted to attend the event in-person, with COVID-19precautions in place. Students will be soliciting donations on Oxford Ave. in front of the school during the first part of the evening. Please drive by and support their efforts! Additional donations may be dropped off in the Main Office attention Interact Club.
3rd Annual DCHS Library Creative Writing Contest
Attention all writers--the DCHS Library Creative Writing Contest is back! Submit your work by May 14th--either fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction--and be automatically eligible for the 3rd Annual DCHS Library Creative Writing Contest! Top three winners will receive gift cards ($50 first prize!), and their work will be archived in the DCHS library. You can either submit the work to Mrs. Girroir and the Insquire staff or to Mr. Fournie in the library. Pick up a copy of the submission guidelines in the library, in your English Classroom or check the library webpage for more details.
Transportation Reminder
Friendly Reminder: If your student use public school transportation (Conewago Valley, Gettysburg, Hanover, Littlestown, South Western or Spring Grove), the bus transportation forms are due to the Main Office. If you need a copy of your student's transportation form, please contact Mrs. Kay Hefner.
Spring Sports Pictures Needed for the Yearbook
Calling all spring sports athletes and their families: the DCHS Yearbook Staff is looking for photos documenting all spring sports this year. If you have any to send, please email them to Mr. Fournie at
Spread the Word About Delone Catholic High School
Refer a friend to Delone Catholic High School and you could be eligible for a $500 tuition grant. Click HERE for complete details.
Virtual School Tour
We recently completed a Virtual School Tour and are super proud of our students who led the tour. Check it out HERE and share it with your friends and family who may be considering Delone Catholic High School.
From the Advancement Office
DCHS Hall of Honor Class of 2021
Delone Catholic High School inducted its Hall of Honor Class of 2021 virtually on Thursday, April 29. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 30 in six induction classes. The event began with the weekly school Mass at 1:20 p.m., at which the plaques for the class were blessed. The induction ceremony became available immediately following Mass on a separate broadcast and both the Mass and the ceremony will be available on the Delone Catholic Broadcast Network (DCBN), Delone Catholic’s YouTube channel. These videos will be permanently available on-demand on DCBN.

The Hall of Honor inducted its inaugural class in conjunction with the celebration of the school’s 75th Anniversary on Sept. 19, 2015. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the school through consistent contribution of time, effort and/or financial resources, or who have improved the school and its reputation through significant professional or community achievements.
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
Attention Seniors: Get Connected to Your Campus' MInistry
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 College Connection program aims to help senior students transition to college by putting them in touch with the Campus Ministry of the college before they begin the school year. The process is simple. Complete THIS FORM and submit it and Mrs. Phenicie will then send the information to the College 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!
Remembrances for Baccalaureate Mass
We would like to extend the invitation to seniors and parents of seniors to have members of your family or friends who have passed away remembered at the Baccalaureate liturgy. These names and their relationship to the graduate will be printed in the program and will be remembered in a special way during the liturgy. Please return this form by Monday, May 10.
Retreat Information for Freshman Parents
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2024,

I hope you and your son/daughter have had a successful school year at Delone Catholic! I am writing concerning the Freshmen Retreat. The date is set for Friday, May 7, 2021. The theme will be the "Body of Christ," with specific emphasis on the special gifts and talents of each individual and forming a unified class. We will spend the afternoon here at Delone Catholic, with some alumni who will be coming back to lead team-building activities and prayer experiences.

Students will attend their normal classes in the morning, everyone will eat A lunch, and then will report to the Sheppard Gym to begin their retreat.

A few other items to note:
· Students may dress down, according to DCHS' policy (p. 53 in the student handbook). Please note the appropriate length for shorts. Wear sensible, closed-toe shoes (i.e. sneakers) that you don't mind getting dirty– NO FLIP FLOPS

· Delone Catholic's normal cell phone policy stays in effect for the entire retreat.

· Dress appropriately for the weather. We are hoping to be outside for part of the afternoon. (You may bring sunscreen and sunglasses if you wish.)

· Snacks and water bottles will be provided for the afternoon.

While this is not our "normal" retreat for the freshmen, I am excited for the opportunity to provide time for class bonding and reflection before the end of the year. The alumni who are working on the preparations are very much looking forward to sharing the afternoon with everyone!

A special note for students who are virtual learners: Usually our retreats are graduation requirements and must be completed in order for a student to progress to the next grade. However, given the unique nature of this school year, you will have the choice to come in and join your class in person or not. Please let me know if you would like to join us that afternoon.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am looking forward to sharing this experience with the Class of 2024!

God bless,
Mrs. Kate Phenicie
Qup Vadis Days: Save the Date
The annual Quo Vadis Days retreat for young men, ages 15-25, will be held at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, from Sunday, June 27th – Thursday, July 1st. The cost is $75.00 per participant. Pandemic precautions are in place, and to participate the retreatant must show either proof of full vaccination or have taken a Covid-19 test with a negative diagnosis within three days of the start of the retreat. Registration forms will be available in the Spiritual Life Office.
This week our virtue theme is ZEAL - the strength to pursue an objective with tremendous energy and enthusiasm. Zeal is necessary for everything in life! We need zeal to finish out the year, to pursue our objectives with energy and enthusiasm if we expect to succeed, especially when things get difficult. This week, set a goal that you are going to learn something, whether in school or on your own and pursue it with energy and enthusiasm. Your example of zeal could be a difference in somebody’s life.
From The Athletics Office
Squire Sports Camps
Stay at the top of your game this summer by attending a Delone Catholic HS sports camp. Our high school coaches, assistant coaches and players provide skills instruction at an age-appropriate level combined with lots of fun and games! Each camper gets a free T-shirt. Click on the camp name for registration form, fees and deadlines.

Boys' Basketball (Boys entering grades 4-9) June 7-10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Cheer Camp (girls entering grades 3-8) July 12-14 from 6-8 pm.
Girls' Basketball (girls entering grades 3-9) June 7-10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Soccer (boys and girls entering grades 5-9) June 1-4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
From Our Partner Parishes and Schools
Saint Teresa of Calcutta Race for Education
Click HERE to donate
6th Annual St. Joseph School 5K
Click HERE to print a copy of this form.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Please email Mrs. Kristy Allen at if you are able to volunteer.
Jobs include: set up, course directors for runners, kid carnival game helpers, food distribution, clean up
25 Days of Designer Purses Daily Raffle
From May 3-27, one winner will be chosen daily to receive a designer purse stuffed with amazing prizes. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each. There is no limit to the number of tickets a person may purchase. Simply order online at, email, or call 717-632-0118 and ask for Amy Miller to purchase tickets. Cash or checks made payable to St. Joseph Home & School Association are acceptable forms of payment. Please include “Purse Raffle” in the memo line of your check when purchasing tickets.
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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."