Volume 9 Number 24                                               February 1, 2019
General News
Freshman Welcome Nights Scheduled
We have two Welcome Nights scheduled for incoming Freshman students in February. Please make plans to attend one of these Welcome Nights with your prospective student on either Thurs., Feb. 7 or Tues., Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. At this time, you and your student will get important information from our Administrators as well as complete course selection for the upcoming school year. If you have not completed an Admissions Application, please  click here . For more information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart by phone at 717-637-5969 x206 or by email at  jhart@delonecatholic.org . We look forward to seeing you and your student in February!

8th and 9th Grade Dance
Delone Catholic's 9th Grade class invites 8th grade students to a dance in the school lobby on Saturday, March 9. If you would like to attend, please click here to register. To print a copy 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. 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. 

Attention Incoming Freshman 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). The test covers English, science and math.

Testing will take place at Delone Catholic HS in the school cafeteria. Please enter through the gym entrance on the South Street side. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to powered off and put away during testing. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed by 1:15 p.m.

The test date is  Saturday, February 9, 2019 (snow make-up date: Saturday, February 16, 2019)
To register for the test, please  click here. For more information please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions at 717-637-5969 x206.

8th Grade Algebra II Trignometry Placement Test
8th Grade Students Taking Algebra: Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an 8th grade Algebra class with an average of 87 percent or higher is invited to take the Algebra II Trigonometry placement test. If the student passes the test with at least a 75 percent, he/she will be eligible to take Algebra II Trigonometry as a freshman when enrolling at Delone Catholic High School. The Algebra II Trigonometry placement test will be given on Saturday, March 30 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, April 6) at Delone Catholic High School. Students should report to the main entrance on S. Oxford Avenue between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m.  Students will be given 1 ¼ hour to complete the test and should be picked up by 10:30 a.m. 

Any student who meets these qualifications and would like to reserve a place for testing, please complete the Registration Form by clicking here
Any questions should be sent to Candy Sneeringer, Delone Catholic High School Mathematics Department Chairperson, at  csneeringer@delonecatholic.org .

Bishop Gainer Responds to New York's Abortion Law
To print this letter, click here.
To view the video, click here.

Stuff the Truck RESCHEDULED
Please note that Stuff the Truck will now take place on 
Monday, Feb. 4 from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:45-3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 7:30-8:00 a.m
Please consider making a donation of gently used clothing.

Career Day Speakers Needed
Delone Catholic's bi-annual Career Day is Tuesday, Mar. 19. We are currently looking for speakers for the following careers: 

Biologist/Medical Research
Interior Design
Parks and Recreation

As a speaker, you would have 45 minutes to address students who listed your profession as one of their top three career choices. We would provide you with some talking points to assist you with your presentation. If you are interested in participating, please call or e-mail Mrs. Jennifer Hart at 717-637-5969 x206 or jhart@delonecatholic.org

Blood Drive - Feb. 26
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

College Planning Night for Junior Parents
Our Guidance Department invites parents to an informative presentation on the college process on Wed., Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Covered topics include college visits, applications, transcripts and applying for scholarships. There is a forum for questions at the end of the meeting. Students are welcome to attend.

Inclement Weather Information
The Delone Catholic Inclement Weather Policy is available by clicking hereFor Maryland families who utilize the bus service, please refer to the chart below regarding different inclement weather closings and delays.

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.
Save the Date for Mini-THON
Delone Catholic's Mini-THON night is April 5- 6th from 8 p.m. to 6 am. Registration packets are available from Dr. Carmen Brown (Rm 117) and are due back to her by February 4th. We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening. 

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 - Full-Time 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
Last Chance to Purchase Hall of Honor Induction Tickets - Feb. 1
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 on Fri., 8, 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
Join Us to Pray the Rosary
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 February 5th, our special intention will be for the special grace to imitate the sacrificial love of Jesus.  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 here to submit it online. 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).

NET Host Families Needed 
Delone Catholic is happy to host a NET (National Evangelization Team) retreat again for the Sophomore retreat. NET retreats are lead by a group of young adults who travel the country to minister to high-school aged youth. Families are needed to host the young men and women as they travel to Hanover when they are here for our Sophomores. In the past, host families have described this opportunity as a tremendous blessing. 

The  NET ministers will arrive the evening of Sunday, Feb. 10, have dinner with your family and depart the morning of Monday, Feb. 11 after breakfast for the retreat with the Sophomores. If your family is able and willing to open your home to these  retreat leaders, your generosity would be greatly appreciated! You can also specify if you would prefer to  house only men or only women. Questions or interest can be directly to Mrs. Phenicie in the Spiritual Life Office. 

Works of Mercy Reminder for Seniors
The deadline for submitting Works of Mercy service hours for graduating seniors is 3 p.m. on March 22, 2019. After this time, the number of uncompleted service hours will double. Please contact Mrs. Kate Phenicie or visit www.DeloneCatholic.org under Spiritual Life for more information and opportunities to earn Works of Mercy service hours.  

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!

This week we are going to focus on the  virtue  of TEAMWORK - The strength to put the good of the team above one's own personal good. (Share a memory from this season when you saw the team really, really live the spirit and  virtue  of TEAMWORK whether it be in a practice, game, or other situation.)

From the Athletics Department
Big Bingo Dates Announced
Delone Catholic Athletic Association and the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg are hosting BIG BINGO on the following Saturdays: February 23, March 30 and April 27, 2019. These popular events are open to the public, pay $50 per regular game and, with your $15 per ticket donation, include a free roast turkey dinner platter. Please click here for the flyer that has complete details. For tickets, please contact Linda Masenheimer at 717-637-0412

Get Your Spring Sports Apparel
Click on the links below for the apparel order forms. Orders and payment are due on February 15.

Raffle for Handcrafted Wooden Benches
The Athletic Association is selling raffle tickets for 2 handcrafted, wooden benches that were made from the wood of the original sideline benches of J.T. Flaherty field. The tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Two winners will be drawn at the Big Bingo on February 23. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased in the school office or by contacting Mrs. Patty Smith at delonecatholicathletics@gmail.com (The bench on the bottom converts from a bench to a picnic table.)

2nd Annual Delone Catholic Wrestling DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
2nd annual Delone Catholic HS Wrestling Dodgeball tournament is Monday,  Feb. 11, 2019. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Tournament starts at 6:00 p.m. 10-player teams may be co-ed, all male, or all female. A sign up sheet and waivers can be found in the main office.

4th - 8th Grade Youth Baseball Clinics
Registration is now open for boys in grades 4-8 for Youth Winter Baseball Clinics. These clinics are a great way for your young player(s) 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 4th-8th Grade Registration Form by Feb. 8, 2019. 

Boys' Lacrosse Team 5th Annual Bull Roast
The Delone Catholic High School Boys' Lacrosse Team is hosting their  5th Annual Bull Roast on 
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at  The Gotwalt Hall at St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Hanover from 6-10 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. 

Your  $40.00 donation includes various appetizers, pit beef, steamed shrimp, sides, desserts and beverages.

There will be music, door prizes, raffles, jars and a corn-hole tournament.   No one under 21 will be admitted.

For more Information or to purchase tickets please contact  Rose Kadis at 443-485-7458 or rmk4121@aol.com .

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
St. Teresa of Calcutta School Kindergarten Open House
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School will be hosting a Kindergarten  Open   House   on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at our Conewago Campus ( 55 Basilica Drive, Hanover, PA ).   All are invited to take a tour of our school, meet with our Administration and Faculty and learn more about all that we have to offer, including our excellence with STEM education and full day Kindergarten.  Refreshments will be served.  R.S.V.P. appreciated, but not required.  To R.S.V.P, please contact Mrs. Guy at 717-637-3135.  For more information about our school, please visit our website   www.stck8school.org .    

Coach, Cash and More Bingo
For printable version of this flyer, click here

From Our Community
Free Event at Guthrie Memorial Library

PEMA ReadyPA Newsletter - January 2019
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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."