Volume 8 Number 23                                               February 2, 2018
General News
Principal's Perspective
Dear Delone Catholic Parents,

In the December 8, 2017 issue of the Squire Wire, I brought to your attention concerns raised by many local high school administrators concerning students and their involvement with a new form of vaping known as "juuling." Vaping has unfortunately become popular with teens as a way to inhale nicotine-flavored "e-juice" or oils that may or may not contain nicotine, as well as illegal substances such as marijuana concentrate or chemical synthetic drugs. The most common of these devices used to inhale these substances are e-cigarettes, vape pens, and JUUL pods, currently the most popular device being used by teens.  JUUL pods are very easy to hide and can easily be mistaken for flash drives. 

As stated in the Student Handbook (page 26), "Smoking has been shown to be harmful to one's health by the U.S. Surgeon's Office.  The Board of Directors voted to make Delone Catholic, its buildings and grounds, a smoke-free facility.  This policy includes vaping.

Students, regardless of age, are prohibited from possessing/using tobacco and or tobacco paraphernalia, at any time, on school property, or within the viewing area of the school, or at school functions . . . . Use of tobacco products, and/or paraphernalia will result in a 1-to-3 day in-school suspension on the first offense.  The second offense will result in expulsion.  The administration may notify civil authorities at their discretion.

A student possessing, using or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at school and/or at any school sponsored activity, or any off campus involvement which becomes public, will be suspended for 3-5 days."   The suspended student will be referred to our student assistance program, called TASC (Teachers Addressing Student Concerns), whose purpose is to evaluate, counsel and direct student intervention.

As always, the safety, health, and security of our students is a primary concern and I will continue to keep you informed of issues related to them.  In the meantime, please have a frank discussion with your child about the potential dangers associated with vaping and drug and alcohol use. 

It is an express condition of enrollment that our students behave in a manner that is consistent with the Christian principles of the school and my expectation that their behavior be a reflection of their inherent dignity as sons and daughters of God.

Thank you for your support. May God bless you always and in all ways,

Richard V. La Rocca

2018-19 Tuition Assistance Online Application Now Available
The 2018-19  Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available. The tuition for the 2018-19 has not been set at this time, so please use 2017-18 tuition rates until that information is available. The is a $30 application fee.  The deadline to apply is April 17. For more information on Tuition and Assistance, please click here.

2018 Parent Prom Dresscode Agreement and Dress Code Guidelines
We anticipate a beautiful evening for the 2018 Delone Catholic HS Junior and Senior Prom.Please click here to access the Parent and Student/Guest Dresscode Agreement. This form must be signed and returned to Delone Catholic HS by Thurs., April 5. For a copy of the Dresscode for Formal Dances (with sketches), please click here

If your student is bringing a guest that is NOT a Delone Catholic HS student, please complete and return these forms. 

Now Accepting New Student Admissions

We invite you and your student to come and visit Delone Catholic High School and be inspired by the many exciting things happening here. From our stellar academic programs and services, to our commitment to Spiritual Life and our many clubs, activities and athletics, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss why Delone Catholic is an excellent fit for your child. Contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions at 717-637-5969 to schedule a personal tour of the school or a Squire Shadow day for your prospective student. For more information, visit www.DeloneCatholic.org under the Prospective Students tab.

Attention Incoming Freshman: Placement Testing and Algebra II Trigonometry Placement
HIgh School Placement Test - All Incoming Freshman
This year, the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is being administered at Delone Catholic High School and not in the deanery elementary schools. There is still spaces available to take the placement test on Sat., Feb. 10. There is no fee to take the test. Click here for a copy of the registration form. For incoming freshman who take the placement test in Maryland, please forward us a copy of the results once you receive them. Contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org with any questions. 

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 Sat., Apr. 7 at 9 a.m. 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 .

Freshman Welcome Nights Scheduled
We have two Welcome Nights scheduled for incoming Freshman students in February. Please make plans to attend with your prospective student on either Thurs., Feb. 8 or Tues., Feb. 13 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 or by email at jhart@delonecatholic.org. We look forward to seeing you and your student in February!

Golden Apple Award Honors Outstanding Teachers

Golden Apple Award
Honoring Outstanding Teachers

The Golden Apple award symbolizes a teacher's professional excellence, leadership, commitment to Catholic values, and devotion to teaching in Catholic schools.

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. It is our pleasure to announce that the Donahue Family Foundation will again sponsor the 13th Golden Apple Awards Program for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

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 and Very Reverend Edward J. Quinlan, Secretary for Education
These will all be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tues., May 8, 2018, at the Cardinal Keeler Center.
Eligibility Requirements for a Teacher : The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, a full time teacher and must have completed a minimum of six full years in the elementary or secondary school at which he/she is currently employed. The applicant must have a Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate and the appropriate catechetical certification (to be verified by the corresponding school administrator).
The completed nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by Feb. 23, 2018.  In order to meet this deadline, if you are nominating a teacher at Delone Catholic High School, please submit the corresponding nomination form to Mr. La Rocca no later than Friday, February 2, 2018 (click here for DCHS nomination form).

PTO Announces Christmas Raffle Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Delone Catholic PTO Christmas Raffle. The funds raised will cover the academic banquet, items needed by our faculty and more! 

This year's winners are as follows:
Mark Golowski:  $500
Alison Kidd:  $300
Duane Staub:  $200
Christina Crouch:  $100
Julie Ellis:  $100
Father Anthony Miller:  $100
Kenneth Keith:  $100
Wanda Snyder:  $100
Susan Stambaugh:  $100

Yearbook Orders and Ads for Grads
Forms are now available to place an order for the Delonian 2017-18 yearbook and place your Ads for Grads. Yearbook orders are due by Mar. 30, 2018 and submissions for Ads for Grads are due by May 1, 2018. For a copy of the 2017-18 Yearbook Order Form, click here. For a copy of the Ads for Grads Order Form, click here.

Delone Catholic Blood Drive
Delone Catholic will be hosting a Blood Drive on Tues., Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school gym. Please contact Mrs. Carmen Brown to schedule an appointment for a donation.

Inclement Weather Reminders
For closures and delays: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school closures and delays. This information, along with early dismissals, is posted on the  school web site, Facebook and  Twitter as soon as possible. You may also call the school at 717-637-5969 and the recording will notify you of a delay or closure. WGAL is notified immediately upon the decision to delay or close. In addition to the WGAL T.V. channel, closures and delays are posted on the WGAL website . 

For early dismissals: Early dismissals are posted immediately on the  websiteFacebook, and  Twitter as we receive the calls from each school district. WGAL also posts school district dismissals on their  website

Remember: Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. If you wish your student to be dismissed at a different time, you must send in a note with your student for each dismissal. No emails and no phone calls will be accepted. Notes must be turned in before homeroom, on the day they are to be applied. You may not submit one note for the duration of the school year. A note must be delivered on each separate occasion.

For Maryland families who utilize the bus service, please refer to the chart below regarding different inclement weather closings and delays.

Our Inclement Weather Policy is available on our web site or by clicking here.

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
The 2018 price list and Ways to Order information is available at www.DeloneCatholic.org under the Policies and Procedures/Dress Code tab. It can also be accessed by clicking here.

2018 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest
Lancaster Court Queen of Peace #1023  of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas invites all youth in grades 4-12 from all schools to enter our 2018 National Education Contest. This year's themes are:  "THE LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR US, WE ARE FILLED WITH JOY." Ps 126 and "FINDING JOY IN MY LIFE."  Enter one or more contests: ART, ESSAY, POETRY, COMPUTER ART, MUSIC, and PHOTOGRAPHY in your division. The Education Contest Forms   (also available in Spanish)  have complete  contest rules and details. Entries must be postmarked by or delivered to Margaret T. Giordano, Education Contest Chairman, 1530 Hollywood Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601 by February 15, 2018. 

Please note: all 1st place local winners will be entered in the state education contest, and 1st place state winners will be entered at the national level. An awards ceremony for local winners will be held in early June. (Please feel free to leave a voice message at 717-390-9035 or if you have any questions.)

Free Online SAT and ACT Resources
There are free, online resources available to students to help them to prepare for the SAT and ACT. College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide preparation videos, instruction, problems and sample tests for the SAT. To access these materials, visit  www.khanacademy.org.  In addition, the free OpenEd Smart Library provides resources for preparing for the ACT. To access these materials, visit www.opened.com.

Catholic Diocese Night with the Hershey Bears - Feb. 3
Celebrate Catholic Schools' Week with the Hershey Bears Hockey team vs. Charlotte Checkers at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. for the Annual Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Night on Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are discounted to $15 each for all ages from the regular admission price of $23. For tickets, click here or contact Janet Dise - jdise@HersheyPA.com .   The deadline for ticket orders is  Mon., Jan. 29, 2018 .

From the Spiritual Life Office
Students Needed for "Live" Mysteries of the Rosary
The Diocese of Harrisburg is in need of   cast members for the live enactment of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Harrisburg Prayer Vigil on  March 2 .  Bishop Gainer has expressed his hope that the youth of the diocese will participate in this. What a great thing to add to a college resume or earn those service hours needed. The Rehearsal Schedule is listed below. For more information, click here. If a student is interested in participating, he or she is asked to contact our Spiritual Life Director Mrs. Kate Phenicie
Mon., Feb. 5: Diocesan Center, Room 103,  5:00 - 8:30 pm (light dinner provided)
Sat., Feb. 24:  Holy Name of Jesus, Main Church, (dress rehearsal) lunch provided
Wed., Feb. 28: Diocesan Center, Room 103,  5:00 - 8:30 pm (light dinner provided)

A Note About Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day from Bishop Gainer
"This year Ash Wednesday coincides with Valentine's Day (February 14), a largely secular celebration, particularly in the United States. There have been inquiries if a dispensation from the obligations to fast and abstain from meat  will be given. As Catholics, we recognize Ash Wednesday as the solemn beginning of a period of prayer, penance, and works of charity. Its spiritual importance is evidenced by the large number of faithful choosing to attend Mass on this day. In view of the significance of Ash Wednesday, the obligations of fast and abstinence are naturally the priority in the Catholic community. Valentine's Day can appropriately be celebrated on another day, such as Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which happens to be Mardi Gras, a time of celebration prior to the Lenten journey."

Host Families Needed for National Evangelization Team
Once again, Delone Catholic will host  the  NET (National Evangelization Team) for  the  Sophomore Retreat. This team  of  young adults travels  the  country, leading retreats for middle- and high-school youth, providing unforgettable encounters with Christ.  The  NET team will be arriving the afternoon of  Feb. 21 . Host families are asked to house two or more young men or women the evening of Feb. 21 into the morning of Feb. 22.  Please contact Mrs. Kate Phenicie to volunteer or for more information. Thank you in advance for your consideration and hospitality!  

Service Hours Reminder - Senior Students
The deadline for submitting Works of Mercy service hours for graduating seniors is 3 p.m. on March 16, 2018. After this time, the number of uncompleted service hours will double. Please contact Mrs. Kate Phenicie or visit www.DeloneCatholic.org web site under Spiritual Life for more information and opportunities to earn Works of Mercy service hours. 

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Tickets Available for 2018 Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony
Delone Catholic High School announces the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2018. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 16 in three induction classes. The Class of 2018 will be inducted in a series of events to take place on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in conjunction with the school's celebration of Founder's Day. Founder's Day 2018 celebrates the 154th birthday of the school's founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq.

The Hall of Honor inducted its inaugural class in conjunction with the celebration of the school's 75th Anniversary on Sept. 19, 2015. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the school through consistent contribution of time, effort and/or financial resources or who have improved the school and its reputation through significant professional or community achievements.

Members of the Class of 2018 are:
  • Francis J. Felix '67 - a part of the school's baseball coaching staff since 1990. He was a volunteer assistant junior varsity baseball coach from 1990-1991 before taking over as the head varsity baseball coach from 1992-2002. Since 2003, he has been a volunteer assistant varsity baseball coach. Mr. Felix ended his run as varsity head coach as the program's all-time winningest coach with over 150 wins, four division championships, seven district playoff appearances, two state playoff appearances and the program's first two state playoff wins. During his tenure as a varsity assistant coach, he has been part of200+ additional wins, 12 division championships, 14 district playoff appearances, including the program's first district championship in 2013, and two state playoff appearances. He has also contributed thousands of volunteer hours maintaining the baseball, softball and field hockey fields, mowing and removing snow from school grounds. Mr. Felix has secured volunteer labor and donated materials that have transformed the baseball facility from a diamond and a backstop to a top-notch facility with dugouts, fencing to protect spectators, an outfield fence, an outdoor batting cage and practice pitching mounds, all at no cost to the school or Athletic Association.
  • Dennis H. Frew - a teacher, dean ofstudents, athletic director and coach at Delone Catholic from 1978-2007. He is a member of the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association Hall of Frew was the varsity baseball head coach from 1985-1988, during which time the team made two district playoff appearances. He was the varsity football head coach from 1979-2006, becoming the DCHS and Adams-Hanover area's all-time wins leader with 219-101-3 record. Frew's teams won three Blue Mountain League championships, seven YAIAA division championships, qualified for the district playoffs in 13 of the 20 seasons when these playoffs were held, winning six championships and reaching the championship game three other times. His teams also qualified for the state playoffs five times. Mr. Frew served as the Athletic Director from 1993-2007.
  • Mary C. Furlong - a teacher and forensics coach at Delone Catholic from 1965-2000. She was a co-founder ofthe Mock Political Convention, which began in 1968 and has continued every four years since. Ms. Furlong initiated and coordinated the school's human rights assembly for 15 years, served on the faculty advisory committee, and was a three-term faculty representative on the Board of She initiated a mock trial team which placed second in the state twice. Ms. Furlong revived the forensics team, which placed third nationally, won two state championships and finished second in the state three times. She is a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League Hall of Fame. She has been awarded two Fulbright Grants and has served on countless local, national and international councils, commissions and committees. Ms. Furlong continues to volunteer on the local, national and international level, including at Delone Catholic. She is an invaluable resource to the school due to her vast network of relationships with alumni and their families.
  • Leo J. Krichten '41 (1923-2009) - a member ofDelone Catholic's first graduating class, he was a football letter winner at DCHS and an Army veteran of World War II, who received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Mr. Krichten oversaw several CYO and Boy Scout programs. He also made significant contributions to the Catholic War Veterans, serving in increasingly broader roles as Post, State and eventually National Commander. He received the CWV's highest honor, the St. Sebastian Award, and was also named the CWV's Man of the Year. Mr. Krichten served as a veterans' advocate in the local community and in several roles in Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, McSherrystown.
  • Jean M. (Sneeringer) Steinour '47 - a graduate ofDelone Catholic, she won the French Club Award, was a member of the glee club, participated in plays and operettas and was a staff writer for the Delonian (newspaper) as a student. Mrs. Steinour volunteered in the DCHS kitchen in the 1960s and 1970s. She made her most significant contributions in the community after her youngest son, John, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She was dissatisfied with the physical education and sports opportunities for special needs students in the area and eventually worked to found Special Olympics, Adams County. She was the program's treasurer from its unofficial inception in the 1970s, and eventually, the program was officially recognized by Special Olympics. She was inducted into the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2008. Mrs. Steinour also was a member of the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg in support of John's membership and served on the St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg, Parish Council of Catholic Women and sang in the church's choir for 50 years.
The Hall of Honor Class of 2018 will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 9. The event will begin with a school-wide Mass at 1:30 p.m. in the Old Gym. The class's plaques will be blessed during this Mass. An informal reception will be held for inductees and anyone interested in offering well-wishes in the Delone Catholic library following the Mass. A dinner and induction ceremony catered by the Altland House and hosted in the Delone Catholic cafeteria will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Mass and reception are free of charge and open to all. Tickets for the dinner are $35 and on sale until Thursday, Feb. 1. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211, email  gslagle@delonecatholic.org or click here . Mr. Felix, Ms. Furlong and Mrs. Steinour and members of their families are planning to attend the induction. Mr. Krichten, a posthumous inductee, will be represented by members of his family. Mr. Frew is unable to attend due to having winter residence in Florida. He will be represented by friends accepting induction on his behalf.

The Hall of Honor nomination committee invites nominations for the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2019. For eligibility requirements and nomination forms, please visit the  Hall of Honor Page  . Any nominees who were not selected for the Class of 2018 will be considered by the committee for the Class of 2019. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1, 2018 in order to be considered for the Class of 2019. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for the Class of 2020.

SLOP Dinner Tickets On Sale
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Please Consider a Donation to the Delone Catholic Fund 

Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, we are more than halfway to our annual goal. Every gift to the Delone Catholic Fund reminds our students that our community believes in their potential to succeed. To make a donation, click here.

Giant A+ Rewards Program
Delone Catholic is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from October 6, 2017 through March 15, 2018. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Giant Store. Please help our school and register your BonusCard® to our SCHOOL ID #20406.

From the Athletics Department
Spring Sports Meeting Scheduled
There is a Spring Sport  Parent /Athletic  Meeting   on  Wed., Feb. 7 at 6 pm  in the school cafeteria. 

Boys Lacrosse Update
Attention prospective, new and returning boys' lacrosse players! Pre-season lacrosse conditioning is taking place in the Old Gym every Tues.,  3:15-4:45 p.m. and workouts in the weight room are on Saturdays from  10 -11:30 a.m.  The varsity team is fielding players from grades 9 - 12

For more information, please contact Coach Wade Smith  coachsmith@delonecatholic.org

Annual Boys' Lacrosse Team Bull Roast
Save the Date for the D elone Catholic HS Boys' Lacrosse Team 4 th  Annual Bull Roast. It will be held on  Sat., April 21 , 2018 at  The Gotwalt Hall, St. Vincent DePaul Parish, Hanover from 6-10 p.m.

1st Annual Delone Dash 5k or 3k Trail Run
The Delone Catholic Cross Country team is hosting its 1st Annual Delone Dash 5k or 3k Trail Run on Sat., June 30 at Codorus State Memorial Park. The cost to register is $25 prior to June 15 and $30 after June 15.  Registration will take place from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m.

To register online, click here
To register by mail, click here for registration forms. 

Sponsors are needed for this event. Please click here to view the sponsorship information.  

For more information, please contact Coach Zinn at RichardZinn7@yahoo.com. We are looking forward to a great event!

Big Bingo Dates for 2018
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Spectator Guidelines
As the days are getting shorter and the weather is beginning to chill, we are looking forward to moving indoors to watch the hard work of Delone Catholic's student-athletes, visiting teams, coaches and officials.

Please take a moment to review the PIAA and Delone Catholic's expectations and guidelines for all spectators attending athletic events this season. 

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
St. Teresa of Calcutta Accepting Kindergarten Applications
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Crusaders SCRIP (Gift Card) Program 
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St. Joseph School Fundraiser
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St. Francis of Xavier Catholic School - Biennial Auction
Looking for something to do on St. Patrick's Day? Look no further! Join us at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School for our 2018 Auction.  For reservations or to donate an item please check out our website  https://www.sfxcs-pa.org/biennial-auction/  Contact Kelly Brainard at 717-334-4221 or  kbrainard@sfxcs-pa.org

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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."