Volume 8 Number 15                                                December 1, 2017
General News
Now Accepting 2018-19 Admissions for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students
Delone Catholic has much to offer high school students, and we are anxious to talk about it. As we begin accepting new student admissions for the 2018-19 school year, we would like to remind prospective students and their families that personal tours and shadow days are available. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions to schedule a tour, shadow day or to get more information on our curriculum, programs and services. The 2018-19 New Student Admissions Application is available  by clicking here. New students are eligible for a $25 discount off the registration fee when we receive your completed Admissions Application by Dec. 31. 
*Re-registration for current Delone Catholic HS students will be available at a later time.

Attention Incoming Freshman
This year, the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is being administered at Delone Catholic High School and not in the deanery elementary schools. The two test dates are as follows: Sat., Jan. 6 or Sat., Feb. 10. There is no fee to take the test. Click here for a copy of the registration form. The deadline for registration has been extended to Dec. 10 . Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org with any questions. 

Little Squires Polar Express Pajama Party
DONATIONS NEEDED: We are in need of a few donations to make our Polar Express Pajama Party a success. Please click here for the SignUp Genius donation form.

For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Last Chance to Register for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB)
Any sophomore, junior or senior interested in taking the ASVAB Test must register by Mon., Dec. 4. If enough students register, the test will be administered on Wed., Dec. 6 from 8:20 to 11 a.m. If your student is interested in taking this test, please click here for additional information and the permission slip. If you have any questions, you may contact Mr. Chris Cline at 717-624-6612.

Volunteers Needed for the Delone Catholic Broadcast Network
The Delone Catholic Broadcast Network (DCBN) is currently in need of volunteers for the winter sports season. There are various areas where volunteers are needed and no experience is necessary. Please contact Eric Lawrence or Bill Smith if you can lend some time and talent to the dedicated DCBN crew.

DCBN  is an  independent extension of Delone Catholic High School managed and maintained completely by alumni and friends of the school and operates through advertising sales. Its objective is to market and promote the school to its more than 10,000 alumni. 

First Quarter Honor Roll and Good Student Insurance Discount
Congratulations to our First Quarter Honor Roll recipients. Your hard work and commitment to academic excellence makes us proud. The Guidance Department would like to remind  parents that some insurance companies are providing discounts on automobile insurance rates to students in good academic standing. Students must meet various high academic standards to receive the discount. Check with your insurance company to see if they offer such a discount. Counselors will gladly complete forms for students who are eligible.

For the video list of  Honor Roll recipients, click here .

Christmas Tree Sale to Benefit Tommy Laudani and Nicholas Weaver
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

PTO Christmas Raffle Announcement
All Delone Catholic families should have received their PTO Christmas Raffle Tickets for the Holiday season.  Money and unsold tickets are due back by  December 5 .  New this year, students from families who sell 40 or more tickets will receive an ice cream voucher. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to sell raffle tickets and give family and friends a nice opportunity to win extra money for Christmas. The PTO thanks you for your support of this fundraiser.

For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Inclement Weather Policy
'Tis the season for inclement weather. Click here for a copy of Delone Catholic's Inclement Weather Policy.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Benefits Our Community
Thanks to generous donations from our faculty, administration and student body, Delone Catholic HS delivered forty $25 Giant gift cards and 28 boxes of food containing 25-30 items to the Hanover Council of Churches. These donations were distributed throughout our community prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

An Important Message from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference
Pennsylvania Senators are in a position to vote on legislation that could expand school choice opportunities for students across the Commonwealth.  As it stands, the Senate Education Committee is currently considering a bill known as the Education Savings Account plan.  

Senate Bill 2 would help protect the most vulnerable children among us by focusing the savings accounts on the lowest-performing school districts in the state.

You have supported efforts to expand school choice in the past and realize what supporting this effort means to students and their families.  NOW is the time to urge Senators to do the same!
  Click here to l et our legislators hear your voice. We thank you for your support.

Choices In Education Video Contest
There is an exciting opportunity for families whose students are attending schools with the benefit of scholarships or other forms of assistance.  The "Choices in Education" video contest has prizes up to $15,000 for families who take a few minutes to share their personal story about how the opportunity to find the right educational fit has changed their lives. Click here for Information regarding how to enter, deadlines and prize categories.

Instructional Support Study Sessions
Instructional support after-school study sessions are being held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in Room 3. A signed parent permission form is needed to attend study sessions. For more information, please contact Mrs. Kim Cook.

Free Online SAT and ACT Resources
There are free, online resources available to students to help them to prepare for the SAT and ACT. College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide preparation videos, instruction, problems and sample tests for the SAT. To access these materials, visit  www.khanacademy.org.  In addition, the free OpenEd Smart Library provides resources for preparing for the ACT. To access these materials, visit www.opened.com.

Catholic Diocese Night with the Hershey Bears - Feb. 3
Celebrate Catholic Schools' Week with the Hershey Bears Hockey team vs. Charlotte Checkers at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. for the Annual Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Night on Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are discounted to $15 each for all ages from the regular admission price of $23. For tickets, click here or contact Janet Dise - jdise@HersheyPA.com .   The deadline for ticket orders is  Mon., Jan. 29, 2018 .

Stay Up-to-date on Our Delone Catholic Community
Take a moment to follow Delone Catholic on social media. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts have student and faculty news, pictures of daily happenings at the school and alumni news. Click on the social media links at the bottom of the Squire Wire to stay connected with us on social media. 

From the Spiritual Life Office
Peer Ministries Interactive Advent Calendar
Our Interactive Advent Calendar features a reflection, picture or video from our Spiritual Life Director, Mrs. Kate Phenicie or from one of our Peer Ministers. The reflection is based on the Mass readings of the day. It is our hope that this Advent Calendar will help everyone prepare spiritually for Christmas. 

Join Us For The Rosary
Friends of Delone Catholic HS: On the first Tuesday of every month, we will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Delone Catholic chapel to say a rosary for our students, faculty, staff and administration.  On Dec. 5, we will be praying that we may all experience a peaceful and blessed Christmas.  Everyone is welcome. If you have a special intention we can pray for, but you cannot attend, feel free to send a note into the office. We will be keeping everyone in our Delone Catholic community in our prayers. Take a brief moment out of your week to join in asking Our Lady to intercede on our behalf. If you have any questions, please call Annie Kilkelly (717-637-0933).

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 obedience - the strength to comply with and respect the authority of those in positions of leadership. Obedience is necessary for success in life. We need to have obedience in our relationships and in our future jobs if we really expect to be able to work together and be unified in purpose and principle. This week, a sk your parents what chores/tasks they would like done this week to practice the virtue of obedience and do those chores for them this week, without complaint but with joy!

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Please Consider Making a Gift to The Delone Catholic Fund

You may mail your gift to The Delone Catholic Fund, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or a gift can be made online by clicking here

Giant A+ Rewards Program
Delone Catholic is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from October 6, 2017 through March 15, 2018. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Giant Store. Please help our school and register your BonusCardĀ® to our SCHOOL ID #20406.

From the Athletics Department
Winter Baseball Clinics
Our Delone Catholic Baseball team is hosting Winter clinics for boys in grades K-3 and 4-8. Beat the winter blues and brush up on your baseball skills with Coach Neumayer and members of our coaching staff and team. For registration information, click on one of the links below. 


Baseball Weight Lifting
Starting  Tues. Nov, 14 , the weight room at Delone Catholic will be open for baseball players. The lifting sessions will be supervised by the baseball coaches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from  3:15-4:45 p.m.   The coaches will have a specific baseball lifting program/routine for the players.  It is encouraged that any interested baseball player who does not play a winter sport, try to attend as many sessions as possible. For more information, please contact Mr. Dave Neumayer at dneumayer@delonecatholic.org.

Athletic Schedules Online
A complete schedule of sporting events, times and locations can be found at ArbiterLive.com or under the Athletics tab on  www.DeloneCatholic.org. 

From Our Schools and Parishes
5th Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run - Dec. 16

For a copy of the registration form, click here.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School will be holding its Fifth Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial 10K and 5K Run and Sufficiently Radical 1 mile walk on Saturday, December 16, 2017. We are pleased to announce the addition of a 10K route! The 10K and 5K race will begin at 10 am and the 1-mile walk will begin at 10:15 am. Same day registration will be accepted beginning at 8 am on Saturday, December 16th. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and t-shirts are guaranteed for all runners and walkers registered by Friday, December 1, 2017.  Pre-registration information can be found on the school development website. The race and walk will begin and end at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Xavier Center at 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. 

Noreen Neitz was the spiritual leader of the St. Francis Xavier youth group and a strong advocate for service to others when she lost her battled with cancer on July 10, 2013.  During her last months, Noreen spent much of her time writing on her blog titled Sufficiently Radical and continued to stay active by walking wherever she could within a mile of her house.  With Noreen's tenacious spirit in mind, a scholarship fund was developed in her name, encouraging youth to dedicate their time and service and be active members of the church and community.  

Proceeds from this event will be divided equally between the St. Francis Xavier School Development fund and the Noreen Neitz Scholarship Fund. The Noreen Neitz Scholarship Fund will award a portion of their funds to 8th grade students attending St. Francis Xavier Catholic School who show service to the community and are active members of the parish and its youth group. The remainder of the proceeds will be used to provide assistance to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School families in need with tuition cost. Those interested in more information or sponsorship opportunities should call St. Francis Xavier Catholic School at 717.334.4221, visit the school website or email nnscholarship@sfxcs-pa.org
All 10K finishers will receive a medal. This year's 5k race will again award pies to the three top winners in each age category. The overall top finishers (male and female) of the 10K and 5K will receive pies and cash prizes. The awards will be distributed at approximately 11:15 am.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jim Biesecker at 717-334-4221 St. Francis Xavier School, Gettysburg PA or email nnscholarship@sfxcs-pa.org

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."

Celebrate Advent with Our Digital Advent Calendar
Please take a moment to enjoy the Advent season with this digital calendar. Each day features a reflection, picture or video from our Spiritual Life Director Mrs. Kate Phenicie or from one of the Peer Ministers based on the Mass readings of the day. It is our hope that it will help everyone prepare spiritually for Christmas. Click here to access the calendar.

Delone Catholic High School
140 South Oxford Avenue
McSherrystown, Pa. 17344

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