Volume 7  Number 18                                                 December 22, 2016
General News
Grade School Auditions for Disney's The Little Mermaid
Delone Catholic High School will accept fifteen 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Adams Deanery Catholic elementary schools to participate as ensemble cast members in its upcoming production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid." The production will run March 30-April 2, 2017. 

Auditions will be held in the Delone Catholic HS band room on Thursday January 5 at 6:30 p.m. Cast members must be available to attend TuesdayThursday, and Sunday evening practices when needed from 6:30-9 p.m. Young men are especially in demand, but young women will also be accepted. Click here for more info.
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 List. We wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
1st  - $500 - Dani Rogers, Ticket #10045
2nd - $300 - Steven Lawrence, Ticket #6004
3rd - $200 - Phyllis Duncan, Ticket #12048
4th - $100 - William Grandia, Ticket #6112
5th - $100 - Heather Hillson, Ticket #4401
6th - $100 - Maureen Evich, Ticket #3214
7th - $100 - Joseph Mandato, Ticket #2976
8th - $100  - Karen Strausbaugh, Ticket #7803
9th - $100 - Timmy Neiderer, Ticket #5572
After School Study Session Change for Jan. 4
Miss Sneeringer will be out of the building on Wednesday, Jan. 4.  If any student would like to stay for the after school study session, he or she should report to room 101 after school. 
Save the Date - 8th Grade Dance Jan. 21!
The 8th Grade Dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in the Delone Catholic Gym Lobby. Cost is $5 to attend and ALL 8th graders from all middle schools, as well as Delone Catholic 9th graders, are invited to attend. Attire is casual. Inclement weather date is Saturday, April 8. 
Fundraiser for Tommy Laudani and Family - Ends TODAY!
In mid-November, Tommy Laudani, a junior at Delone Catholic, was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. The Delone Catholic community has been praying for Tommy and his family in his fight for recovery. Members of the junior class and Cross Country team, of which Tommy is a member, have been developing fundraising ideas, including a T-shirt sale and dress down day. 
Please consider purchasing a T-shirt  here , with proceeds benefiting the Laudani family. Shirts will be available for purchase until  Thursday, Dec. 22 and will be delivered in January to the school.  If you are prompted to enter a code, it is A6ABM

A dress down day is being planned for the end of January, and the Cross Country team is organizing a 5K race in the Spring. Please keep Tommy and  his family in your prayers. 
Class of 2021 Application for Admission Discounted until 12/31
Class of 2021 applications for admission are being accepted. The application is available  online here Students who apply prior to Dec. 31 receive $25 off the application fee. Once the application has been received, each incoming freshman receives a Squire's Page Card to use for free admission to regular season home athletic events, school concerts, drama productions, and other school events.

Students are invited to shadow a current Delone Catholic student at any time during the school year. Please  sign up here. Private tours are also available.

Please contact  Ms. Katie Mahoney with questions.
Golden Apple Nominations Now Available
The Donahue Family Foundation will again sponsor the 12th annual Golden Apple Awards Program for the Diocese of Harrisburg,  Through the generosity and kindness of the Donahue Family Foundation, the Golden Apple Awards Program has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic Schools.

The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal, or seven teachers. in the Diocese. The teacher applicant must be nominated by a teacher, parent, or student and parent, in an elementary school; or a teacher, student or parent in a secondary school.  All teacher nominations will be sent to the principal. The principal may be nominated by a teacher or parent and must be approved by the pastor.  Principal nominations will be sent to pastor/chaplain. For more details, and applications,  click here.

Completed nomination packets are due to the Diocese of Harrisburg by Feb. 24.  Please plan accordingly so that packets are given to the principal or pastor with ample time, as explained in the application. 
Diocese of Harrisburg Night at the Hershey Bears
The 10th Annual Diocese of Harrisburg night at the Hershey Bears game will be Saturday, Feb. 4 as we conclude Catholic Schools Week. Here is the order form to purchase discounted tickets. Deadline to order is Monday, Jan. 30. 
Placement Testing for Non-Deanery 8th Grade Students
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)

All eighth graders at Annunciation BVM School, Immaculate Conception BVM School, Sacred Heart of Jesus School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and St. Joseph School will take the test in their schools. 

Any eighth grader who attends a Catholic school outside the deanery, a public school, home school or other school needs to make arrangements to take the test on either Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 or Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Delone Catholic High School. Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. There is no cost to take the exam. but you MUST register.

The test covers English, science and math. Students need to bring two #2 pencils, a pen and a lunch. To register for the test, please  click here. For more information please contact Mrs. Williams
From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Volunteer Coordinator Opportunity
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a volunteer with good organizational and communication skills to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator. This position will match interested volunteers with volunteer tasks/positions as needed for the operation and advancement of the school. The Volunteer Coordinator would assist in the volunteers' preparation for each task/position, collect and communicate feedback from volunteers about their experience, and assist in demonstrating our appreciation for our volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must have or be willing to get all clearances and training required by the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for adults who work with minors. Interested parties should send a resume to Eric Lawrence, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 or via email. 
From the Athletics Department
Winter Baseball Clinics for Grades K-8
Delone Catholic baseball clinics begin in January. Deadline for pre-registration is Jan. 3
If you do not pre-register you are not guaranteed a T-shirt. Please bring personal bats and gloves if available. 
Sign up for boys in  grades K-3 here.
Sign up for boys in  grades 4-8 here

Weather information and clinic postponement announcements will be posted  here. Contact Coach Neumayer with questions.
Squire Tins! Great Christmas Gift!

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
Annunciation BVM, McSherrystown
After a four year break, the Annunciation BVM Church Choir will be presenting a Christmas concert on  Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.  in the church. The program will feature contemporary as well as traditional Christmas music, including several favorites presented as audience sing-alongs for praising the birth of our Lord.   Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken up. Please join us to celebrate this most blessed of events!

St. Joseph, Hanover
You're Invited!
St. Joseph Catholic School is excited to announce our upcoming Open House and Registration Events!  Please visit our website for more information or call our school office at 717-632-1335 to schedule a tour or shadow day.

Sunday, January 8 -- Preschool (3 and 4 year old) and Kindergarten Open House from  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at 236 Baltimore Street

Thursday, January12 -- Preschool Registration (3 and 4 year old) from  1- 2 p.m. at 236 Baltimore Street

Thursday, January 19 -- Preschool Registration (3 and 4 year old) from  1- 2 p.m. at 236 Baltimore Street

Sunday, January 29 -- Annual Education Fair from  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Social Hall

Friday, February 3 -- Catholic Schools Week Open House from  9 - 10 a.m. at the Elementary School on Baltimore Street and the Middle School on Grandview Road

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."

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

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