Volume 9 Number 18                                               December 21, 2018
General News
Merry Christmas from Your Delone Catholic Family

Transportation Reminder for Friday, Dec. 21st.
On Friday, Dec. 21, Delone Catholic will be dismissing students at noon. All the school districts will provide bus service with the exception of Bermudian Springs. The Maryland buses will also provide transportation after the noon dismissal. All students must have left the building by 12:30 p.m. We wish many Christmas blessings on our students and faculty and hope that they all have a blessed New Year.

Delone Catholic's Executive Board of Directors

2018-19 Executive Committee of the Delone Catholic High School Board of Directors:
From left to right: Seated: Rev. Msgr. James M. Lyons (Dean), Amy L. Warner '84 (President), John P. Kale II '77 (Vice President), Ann S. Kilkelly (Secretary). Standing: William J. Bowker (Treasurer), Richard LaRocca (Principal).

Snowball Dance - Jan. 5, 2019

The student council is excited to announce that Delone Catholic will be having a Snowball Dance on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 from 7-10 p.m. The dress code for the dance is semi-formal/casual. If your student plans to attend the dance, please read and sign the Dresscode Agreement and have your student return it to their class moderator by Dec. 14. Tickets can be purchased from the student's class moderator from Dec. 17-21. The cost is $10 each. If your student would like to bring a guest that is not a Delone Catholic student, please complete the Guest Permission Form. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Lori Heberling or Mrs. Diane Scanlon.

PTO Raffle Winners
The PTO would like to thank everyone who participated in the Christmas Raffle. Your involvement helps make it possible for the PTO to purchase items that are on the teachers' Wish Lists. We wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Congratulations to the following cash prize winners:
$500 - Rose Fye
$300 - Colleen McCann
$200 - Tom Rider
$100 - Jill Seymore
$100 - Ally Rabaiotti
$100 - Greg Rongione
$100 - Ed and Dawn Mackle
$100 - Brenda Mummert
$100 - Raymond Gouker

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. 

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
2019 Hall of Honor Induction Class
Delone Catholic High School announces the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2019. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 20 in four induction classes. The Class of 2019 will be inducted in a series of events to take place on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in conjunction with the school's celebration of Founder's Day. Founder's Day 2019 celebrates the 155th birthday of the school's founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq. To read about each inductee, please click here.

To purchase tickets to attend the 2019 Induction Ceremony, please click here

For more information on the Hall of Honor, or to make a nomination for the Hall of Honor, please click here.

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
Peer Ministry Advent Calendar
Our Peer Ministers have been as busy as Santa's elves working on a digital Advent Calendar with reflections for each day, based on the liturgical readings. Access here  and please use for your personal preparation as we prepare for the birth of our Savior!

From the Office of Vocations
"All were questioning in their hearts." Are you considering a vocation as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? Talk to Father Morelli or Father Brian Wayne, Director of Vocations, at (717) 657-4804/ frbwayne@hbgdiocese.org or check out www.diocesanpriest.com
 

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 HONESTY - The strength to tell the truth even when it would be easier to lie. An HONEST person is a treasure and a blessing. A liar you can never count on.

From the Athletics Department
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 Cross Country Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Cross Country Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or  140 S. Oxford Ave., 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 .

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


From Our Community
Invitation to Join the Knights of Columbus




Harrisburg Diocese Night at the Hershey Bears Game
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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."