Volume 9 Number 15                                               December 1, 2018
General News
Congratulations to Our First Quarter Honor Roll
2018-19 First Quarter Honor Roll
2018-19 First Quarter Honor Roll


Spring Musical Auditions
All Delone Catholic HS students and all seventh and eighth grader students of St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Francis Xavier and St. Joseph schools are invited to audition for Delone Catholic High School's 2019 spring musical, Disney's " Beauty and the  Beast" to be presented March 15-17, 2019. Audition materials are available on the Delone Catholic music web page or by clicking here

Students may audition either Wednesday, Dec. 5 or Monday, Dec. 10, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Delone Catholic band room. Performances will be held March 15 & 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. beginning January 6. Questions can be directed to Brian Yealy at  byealy@delonecatholic.org.


Little Squires Christmas Pajama Party
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Accepting Admissions for New Students for the 2019-20 School Year
Delone Catholic HS is accepting admission applications for new students for the upcoming school year. New students, who submit a completed admission application by Dec. 31, will save $25 off the registration fee.  Delone Catholic has much to offer high school students, and we are excited to tell you all about it. We offer personal school tours, Squire shadow days and Welcome Wednesdays from 9 -11 a.m. 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 2019-20 New Student Admissions Application is available  by clicking here. 

High School Placement Test Dates for the Class of 2023
Delone Catholic desires a smooth and strong transition from grade school to high school for every student. To help ensure incoming freshmen are placed in the courses where they can be most successful, we require each student to take the  High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test covers English, science and math.  Delone Catholic HS will administer the HSPT in the school cafeteria on Saturday, Jan. 12 (snow make-up date is January 26) and Saturday, Feb. 9 (snow make-up date is Feb. 16) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please enter through the gym entrance on the South Street side. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to be turned off and put away during test taking. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed no later than 1:15 p.m. There is no fee to take the test, and it does not bind you to enrollment at Delone Catholic. To register for a test date, please complete the registration form available here For more information please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart , Director of Marketing and Admissions at 717-637-5969 x206.

Toys for Tots
The Interact Club is sponsoring a Toys for Tots collection until December 14. New, unwrapped toy donations can be given to a Delone Catholic HS student or brought to the main office during school hours. Thank you in advance for your generosity during the holiday season.

PTO Christmas Raffle
The PTO is currently hosting their annual Christmas Raffle fundraiser. This is the only PTO fundraiser, and it directly benefits students and teachers in our school. Funds from the Christmas Raffle have helped to fund these new classroom items and special events:
  • New art tables for the art classroom (pictured here)
  • Two Vex Robotic kits for the robotics class
  • Water bottle filling station/fountain in the guidance hallway (pictured here)
  • New microphones for school functions and performances
  • Sponsorship of the annual Academic Banquet and teacher appreciation luncheon

The cost for a raffle ticket is $1 and the top payout is $500. The drawing will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 during halftime of the home boys' basketball game. We are asking each student to sell 40 tickets and as incentives, we are offering dress down days for students who turn ticket sales by designated dates. Please see the letter your student received with the tickets for further information. 

SPECIAL THANK YOU: The printing of the raffle tickets was generously donated by  The Beveled Edge Marble & Granite, Inc. This family-owned business has been specializing in granite, quartz and marble counter tops, bar tops, vanities, outdoor grill tops and fireplace surrounds for 20 years. They have two locations: 1540 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg PA, 17325 and 57 Aileron Ct, Suite 18 Westminster, MD 21157.

Christmas Tree Sale

Now Accepting Golden Apple Award Nominations
Honoring Outstanding Teachers
The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following:
  • Cash award of $5000.00
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Golden Apple
  • Individual photo with Bishop Ronald Gainer
  • Group photo with Bishop Gainer
These will all be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Diocesan Center.

The nomination and application forms are available on the diocesan website under EDUCATION - Catholic Schools - Golden Apple Award - Resources.  The complete nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by February 22, 2019.

If you have specific questions, contact Mrs. Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Harrisburg.
Host Families for International Students
If you are interested in being a host family for an International student next year, please contact Richard McGovern at Twinn Palms to get an application started.

Job Opportunity - Custodian
Delone Catholic HS has an immediate opening for a full-time custodian. Duties include responsibility for the daily operations and custodial maintenance of buildings and grounds for Delone Catholic HS under direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Principal. External maintenance may include trimming bushes, mowing, shoveling as necessary. Must be team oriented and comfortable working in an environment where discretion is necessary and able to work with custodial supplies and equipment in addition to opening, closing and preparing areas for use as needed. This position requires a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, medical examination/TB test as per Pennsylvania law, all necessary PA and Diocesan Youth Protection clearances which are the responsibility of the applicant and do not ensure employment. Interested applicants may call the main office at 717-637-5969.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
2018-19 Delone Catholic Fund Campaign
Delone Catholic High School has kicked off the 2018-19 Delone Catholic Fund campaign. Your gifts to the Delone Catholic Fund provide resources for educational, spiritual and service opportunities for our students, professional development for our administration and faculty and the ability to keep tuition increases to a minimum and provide financial aid to our families. Please click here to make your gift today.

An Important Message from Principal La Rocca
An Important Message from Principal La Rocca


Exciting New Fundraiser Rewards Families and School
Delone Catholic kicked off an exciting new fundraiser! The school has partnered with Dynamic Scrip to offer a money saving online and mobile app rewards program. The program can save members of the Delone Catholic family money on products and services they are already buying while generating significant resources to fund student activities and tuition assistance. There are opportunities for students and families to win gift cards, tuition credits and school dress-down days. This is definitely a program you want to check into before the start of your holiday shopping. Mrs. Jennifer Hart has been publishing videos on social media to help parents learn more about how to use the program. You can view those videos here: Dynamic ScripReferral Rewards

For the full details, visit  www.delonecatholic.org/dynamicscrip  or talk to a current Delone Catholic student.

From the Spiritual Life Office
Angel Tree Gift Donations
Any gifts that have been purchased for the Angel Tree should be turned in, unwrapped, no later than Dec. 7. These gifts will go to families in need through the Adams Rescue Mission. Please bring all donations to the Spiritual Life Center. Remember that you can also give the monetary equivalent of your gift and we will purchase it for you! Any additional monetary donations to purchase the items of unclaimed tags (between $5-$15) are welcome! Thank you for your generosity!

Praying of the Rosary - Send Us Your Intentions
ATTENTION PARENTS & FRIENDS OF DELONE CATHOLIC:  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 December 4th, our special intention will be for all of our Delone Catholic families, that we may 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 or click on this link. 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 (637-0933).

March For Life - Jan. 18, 2019
There are still spots available for the March for Life! It will be January 18 in Washington, DC. Join hundreds of thousands of people from around the country to witness to the sanctity of life. It's an incredibly powerful (and fun!) day, but there are only 17 spots left on the Delone Catholic bus, so don't wait.  Stop in the Spiritual Life Center to sign up (and to see our Christmas tree.)

From the Office of Vocations
"Strengthen your hearts in holiness." Are you being called to grow in holiness as a priest, deacon, religious brother or sister? Talk to Fr. Morelli, Delone Catholic's Chaplain or Father Brian Wayne, Director of Vocations, at (717) 657-4804  or check out  www.diocesanpriest.com
 

Request for Meditat ion Books
Mary Furlong, former Delone Catholic teacher, is currently teaching at a seminary in Africa. The rector is looking for donations of new or used meditation books that the students can check out for a few weeks at a time for spiritual reading. Any donations would need to be dropped off at Delone Catholic the week of Dec. 17. Thank you for your consideration!

Mount 2000 Registration
Applications for registration for the Mount 2000 retreat are now open. This retreat is a Eucharist-centered weekend, sponsored at Mount St. Mary's University by the seminarians from Feb. 8-10. Due to changes in regulations, our group will not be sleeping at the Mount; students will go home each night and come back to the Mount in the morning. Cost is $65. If there is enough interest, Delone Catholic will lead a group. Please contact Mrs. Phenicie if you are interested!

Intentions for Adoration
Every Friday, the Mary, Queen of Peace Chapel is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and our students would like to use that time to pray for your intentions. Please use this form to submit any intentions that you have so that a student can choose an intention to pray for specifically during their time at Adoration. 

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!

Our virtue this week is FORGIVENESS - The strength to write off a debt of any kind and start fresh with a clean slate. To truly forgive someone from our heart is one of the hardest things we can ever do. It takes a tremendous amount of virtue. Let's start by FORGIVING anyone and everyone on our team who may have offended us in some way.

From the Athletics Department
Athletic Association Holiday Apparel Sale
The Athletic Association's Holiday Apparel Sale is Sat., Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to shop for all those Squires on your holiday gift list. There's all kinds of spirit wear, promotional items and novelty gifts. Show your Squire pride this holiday season!

Youth Baseball Clinics (Boys in Grades K-8)
Registration is now open for boys in grades K-3 and 4-8 for the Youth Winter Baseball Clinics. These clinics are a great way for your young player to brush up on his baseball skills with coaches and players from Delone Catholic HS. Our players enjoy mentoring the younger players! Please submit the Kindergarten-3rd Grade Registration Form by Jan. 3 or the 4th-8th Grade Registration Form by Feb. 8, 2019. 

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 .

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 Partner Schools and Parishes
CYO Boys' Basketball - Grades 9-12
The St. Joseph Shamrock High School CYO boys basketball team is starting practices for the new season. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week 8:30-10:00 p.m. in the gym at St. Joseph Church on Grandview Road.  Boys in grades 9-12 are welcome to come out and play for the St. Joseph Shamrocks! If you would like more information please contact Coach Austin Topper 717-524-6155 or by email at webheads23@yahoo.com. You are also welcome to just show up at the gym on any of the practice nights.

6th Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run at the Rock and Sufficiently Radical Walk
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run at the Rock and Sufficiently Radical Walk which will be held  on Saturday, Dec. 15. There will once again be both a 5k and a 10k event, as well as the opportunity to participate in a 1 mile walk.  All proceeds from the event support the Noreen Neitz Scholarship Fund.  This fund was established to continue Noreen's legacy of  encouraging our youth to be involved in their school, church and community and to support St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in providing  tuition assistance to many of the school families. To date the event has raised over $50,000 to support the efforts of the Noreen Neitz Scholarship.

For a copy of the registration form, click here.
For the media release and more event information, click here.

Shoe Drive for St. Teresa of Calcutta School
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.


Coach and Vera Bradley Purse Bingo
For a copy of the flyer and attached registration form, click here.


WinterFest Christmas Bazaar
For a printable version of this flyer, click here

From Our Community
Harrisburg Diocese Night at the Hershey Bears Game
For a printable copy of this order form, click here



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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."