Volume 9 Number 26                                               February 15, 2019
General News
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Tickets and Children's Enchanted Tea Party
By special arrangement with Musical Theatre International, Delone Catholic High School will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday , March 17 at 2 p.m. Admission will be payable at the door - $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Delone students, administration, faculty, and staff will be admitted free with ID.  Tickets can also be purchased in advance by clicking here.  There is a small credit card fee for advance orders. There are no reserved seats.

A Children's Enchanted Tea Party will be held Sunday, March 17 at 11:30 in the Delone Catholic HS cafeteria. Admission will be $8 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 3-11, and free for age 3 and under. Reservations can be made by contacting Chrystal Landis,  ckl06@hotmail.com, 717-752-7692. Admission to the 2 p.m. show is NOT included in the tea admission price.

2019-20 Course Catalog
The Course Catalog for the 2019-20 school year is available on the school website under Academics and by clicking here. Your students will begin course selection with their guidance counselors shortly. 

Freshman Welcome Night (Scheduled)- Thurs. Feb. 28
Our second Welcome Night for incoming Freshman students and their parent(s) is on Thursday, Feb. 29 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. 

Prom Dress Code Agreement and Financial Policy
Juniors and Seniors will be receiving the Parent/Student/Guest Dresscode Agreement in homeroom next week. Before signing the agreement, please review with your student and/or their guest the Formal Dances (Prom) Dress Code. You can access this information by clicking here, or by visiting the web site under the Parents Quick Links tab, Policies and Procedures, Dress Code. The completed form is due to the class moderator by April 15.

Senior parents are reminded that all student obligations must be paid in full by April 15 in order for your child to attend prom and participate in senior activities. Please see page 58 in the Student Handbook for further information.

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 .

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

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.

English SAT Prep Course Offered
Spring 2019 SAT Prep Course will take place on April 1, 2, 3 & 8,9, 10 from 3-5 p.m. at Delone Catholic. This six-day course reviews the necessary skills assessed as important to the English portions of the Redesigned SAT including reading comprehension and writing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the SAT format through sample questions and practice. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend each session and do the homework that is suggested. The Registration Form and the registration fee of $165 are due by March 22.

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.
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.

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
From the Office of Vocations
"They left everything and followed Jesus." If you sense that Christ may be calling you to the priesthood, diaconate or 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  

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!

Our virtue this week is ENDURANCE - The strength to suffer through adversity with courage. Beginning new activities is relatively easy but sticking with them, especially when the "newness" wares off and the going gets tough ... only through ENDURANCE will we fight through and accomplish our goals and dreams.

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 Tuesday, Feb. 19 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.

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
Coach, Cash and More Bingo

MOD Pizza Fundraiser
Please bring a copy of the flyer. Click here to print.

Purse Bingo

Vacation Bible School Planning Meeting & Works of Mercy Hours Opportunity

Night at the Races
To find out "What is A Night at the Races,"  click here.

Purse and Jewelry Bingo

Purse and Jewelry Bingo

From Our Community
February E-Health News: Dangerous Apps for Kids
Smartphones and tablets have allowed predators access to children in their own homes. Additionally, children can be exposed to cyber-bullying and sexually inappropriate content. New apps are constantly being created, so it's important to monitor what your child downloads. It's important to know what each app does, whether it has any benefit, and whether it can expose your child to danger. Click here to read more about specific apps that pose a high risk to your children.

Harrisburg Heat Free Ticket and Ticket Discounts

The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation $100 Dinner

Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know
The Byrnes Health Education Center and the Lincoln Intermediate Unit are partnering to offer a FREE and meaningful opportunity for parents. The flyer below announces Community Nights being offered to parents to come learn about pressures and situations children may be facing with drugs and resources for support.

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."