Volume 10 Number 31                                              February 21, 2020
General News
Principal's Perspective: A Message Regarding the Diocese of Harrisburg
Dear Delone Catholic Families,  

As you may have already heard, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. I wish to start by reassuring you that at this time, our school is a separate legal entity, distinct from the Diocese, and is not filing for bankruptcy. Charitable entities such as Catholic Charities are similarly separate legal entities. The ministries and operations of parishes, schools and entities, such as Catholic Charities, should not be directly affected by the Diocese's Chapter 11 proceeding. Delone Catholic High School will remain open and we will continue to do our part to education your children in mind, body and spirit. 

 As this process is just beginning, we have very little additional information to share at this time. However, the Diocese has a number of resources regarding their reorganization posted to their website, www.hbgdiocese.org. You may also click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.  I encourage you to review these resources as they do provide significant information on the next several steps in this process. If you have additional questions regarding the Chapter 11 process, please visit https://dm.epiq11.com/RCDH or call the bankruptcy information line at 1-866-977-0992. Thank you for your continued trust and support of Delone Catholic High School. 

God bless you. 


 Richard La Rocca Principal

New College Partnership - University of Scranton
University of Scranton is the newest addition to Delone Catholic's college partnerships, bringing the total number to 10. Through this partnership, University of Scranton will guarantee admission into bachelor's level programs (with the exceptions noted below) and a minimum $15,000 per year ($60,000 total) scholarship to Delone Catholic graduates who have at least a 3.00 GPA and either a 1080 SAT score or a 22 ACT Composite score.

The University of Scranton will guarantee admission to Delone Catholic High School graduates to the following entry-level programs according the criteria listed below: Occupational Therapy (5-year Master's Program), Nursing (bachelor's degree) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (guaranteed seat for 7-year. program). Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 and either a 1270 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 27 ACT Composite score. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, an annual $18,000 scholarship with a total value of$72,000. In order to qualify for guaranteed admission, Delone Catholic High School students applying to these programs must apply Early Action to The University of Scranton and complete all application requirements by November 15 of their senior year. 

For additional information, visit www.DeloneCatholic.org and click on Academics/College Partnerships.

Plan to Attend Spring Open House
Join us for our annual Spring Open House and Scholarship Competition. Come and meet our inspired community of students, teachers, coaches, administrators and activity moderators. Student-led tours will be available. Eighth grade students may register for one of two scholarship competitions. There is an Essay-style competition and a Jeopardy-style competition. There is a limited number of spaces available for the Jeopardy style, but the Essay style is unlimited. The scholarship for each is $1,000 per year, renewable for four years. To register for one of the competitions, please click HERE for the online form. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org with any questions.

Get to Know Delone Catholic

Sixth and Seventh Grade Students Invited to Delone in the Dark
Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual "Delone in the Dark Nights" for students in sixth and seventh grades. There will be games, food, prizes and the popular scavenger hunt in the dark. The students will be making their own pizza using various toppings. All 6th and 7th grade students are invited to attend. Students do not have to attend a Catholic School to participate. We encourage your son/daughter to bring their friends. The girls' night will be held on Friday, March 20 and the boys' night will be held on Friday, March 27. Drop off time is from
6-6:30 p.m. Pick-up time will be at 9:30 p.m. Please complete the registration information and submit it with the $10 payment by March 6, 2020.


Support Mini-THON with a Donation to Shave Mr. Smith's Beard!
Faculty member Mr. Bill Smith has graciously offered to shave his beard during the school pep rally on Friday, March 6 if our school community can donate $1,000 towards Delone Catholic's Mini-THON fundraiser. The last time Mr. Smith shaved his beard was in 1996! Any donations to our school's Mini-THON in support of Mr. Smith and his beard-shaving can be sent into school office or made online using THIS LINK. Thank you in advance for your support of Delone Catholic's Mini-THON.

Re-registration Update for Students Entering Grades 10, 11 and 12
Re-registration for students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 will be done electronically this year. You will receive a link to complete the electronic form via email within the next two weeks. The link will be sent to the primary email address (used for AP Notify emails) unless you contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart and specify another email address. Payment will be taken electronically as well. We appreciate your patience as we transition to completing and submitting forms online. 

Tuition Assistance Application Now Open & New Deadline In Place
Delone Catholic High School is fortunate to be able to offer tuition assistance through funding from various sources. There are individual benefactors who believe strongly in ensuring that students do not have to choose another school based on financial considerations. A growing number of these donors have established scholarship funds in honor or memory of loved ones or have provided funding to meet a growing need for tuition assistance. The majority of these funds are awarded directly by Delone Catholic High School, while several of them are managed by outside organizations. 

The 2020-21 Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available on the DCHS website under Affordability or by clicking here. This application is for all families who wish to apply for tuition assistance.  There is a $35 application fee. Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online by March 1, 2020. Families may apply after this deadline, however funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For Pennsylvania families, please click here  to view information on the Neumann Scholarship program through the Diocese of Harrisburg. If you have students in other Catholic schools using FACTS Tuition Management, you may apply for assistance for these students, using the same application.

Join the Science Olympiad or Envirothon Competition Teams
The Science Olympiad and Envirothon teams are looking for some new members! Please see Mrs.  Gadow if you are interested in representing Delone Catholic at either of these competitions

Science Olympiad is Saturday, Feb. 29 at Millersville University. 
Do you love to build things or just take things apart? There are events with model airplanes, simple machines and even building your own instrument that are really fun challenges. Or do you want to work as a CSI?  Try the forensics competition. Come join our medal-winning team!
See further descriptions or events here Science Olympiad Team Openings

ENVIROTHON is Friday, May 8 at the Adams County Fish and Game.  
If you are an outdoors person - hunter, fisher, hiker, gardner- or just love animals, this is your chance to represent Delone Catholic in a county-wide competition.  Learn more about the topics covered at this website https://www.envirothonpa.org/station-training/

College Planning Night for Junior Parents
Our Guidance Department invites parents with junior students to an informative presentation on the college process on Tues., Feb. 25 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.  

Snowball Dance - Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
Student Council will be holding a Snowball Dance on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in the school cafeteria. Entry to the dance will be FREE for all Delone Catholic students who have submitted a signed Dress Code Agreement and received a ticket. Guests of students who do not attend Delone Catholic must complete and submit the Guest Permission Form and purchase a ticket for $10.  To receive a ticket, please complete and submit the Dress Code Agreement Form to Room 207. For guests that do not attend Delone Catholic, please request a Guest Permission Form from Mrs. Heberling or Mrs. Scanlon and submit it with $10 to Room 207. Tickets will be available  Monday, Feb. 10 through Monday, Feb. 24.  Absolutely, no tickets will be issued after Monday, Feb. 24-NO EXCEPTIONS!!! 

Support the Freshman Fundraiser with Delicious Jerry and Sal's Pizza Kits

The Freshman Class will be holding their class fundraisier from Friday, Feb. 7 to Friday, Feb. 21. This year, the class is selling Jerry and Sal's Pizza Kits. A 10-inch cheese pizza kit is $10 and a 10-inch pepperoni pizza kit is $10.50. Each freshman student is expected to sell a minimum of 5 items or may opt out and donate $20. These fundraisers are instrumental in helping to lower the costs of future events such as prom and class trips. Please see a Delone Catholic freshman student or contact Mr. Dave Staub, freshman class moderator, to place an order. All orders are due by Feb. 21. Pizza kits can be picked up on Friday, Feb. 28 from 3-5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All checks can be made payable to Delone Catholic High School.  Thank you for your support!

Junior Class Fundraiser : $1 Coupons for Milkshakes or Frappes
Delone Catholic's Junior Class will be selling $1 coupons for McDonald's Milkshakes and Frappes from Feb. 24 through March 6. Each junior student has a selling goal of 15 coupons. To place an order, please see a sophomore student or contact Mr. John Fournie. Thank you for your support.

It's Time to Order Your 2019-20 Delonian Yearbook and Place Ads for Grads
We are accepting orders for the 2019-20 Delonian Yearbook. The cost for a yearbook is $79, or $85 with a name imprint. Orders must be received by March 11, 2020 to guarantee a yearbook. 
You can use this form to order your yearbook or it can be purchased on-line using Herff Jone's website www.YearbookOrderCenter.com and selecting Delone Catholic and using order number 4186.
All students are welcome to sell $400 worth of ads to order a FREE yearbook. Advertising forms can be found by clicking here. They are also available on the parent portal, in the Main Office or on the website under Quick Links/Parents/Yearbook Forms.

You may also honor your graduate with a special message in this year's publication of the Delonian. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2020. The pricing and order form can be found by clicking here The Delonian staff would prefer that Ads for Grads be purchased on-line using Herff Jone's website www.YearbookOrderCenter.com and selecting Delone Catholic and using order number 4186. 

Delone Catholic Mini-THON - Chaperones Needed
Delone Catholic's Mini-THON is Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Delone Catholic High School. Registration packets are available on the parent portal (under School Links and Files) or from Dr. Carmen Brown in Room 117. All paperwork and registration fee are due on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

If you are able to chaperone for part of the event, please click HERE for the link to sign-up for a time slot. For questions, please email Dr. Carmen Brown. Thank you in advance for supporting this worthwhile fundraiser.

Delone Catholic Mini-THON - Restaurant Fundraiser
Please click HERE to print a copy of the flyer.

From Our Guidance Department

Now Accepting Golden Apple Nominations
Honoring Outstanding Teachers and Principals
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 5, 2020, at the Diocesan Center.

Please consider nominating one of our outstanding faculty members for this prestigious award. 

The nomination and application forms are available on the D iocesan website under EDUCATION - Catholic Schools - Golden Apple Award - Resources.  The complete nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by Feb. 28, 2020.

If you have specific questions, contact Mr. Daniel Breen, Superintendent of Catholic Schools and Secretary of Education at 717-657-4804 Ext. 222.

School Folder Sponsorship Opportunities
For a printable version of this flyer, click HERE.

Honoring Outstanding Teachers and Principals
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 5, 2020, at the Diocesan Center.

Please consider nominating one of our outstanding faculty members for this prestigious award. 

The nomination and application forms are available on the D iocesan website under EDUCATION - Catholic Schools - Golden Apple Award - Resources.  The complete nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by Feb. 28, 2020.

If you have specific questions, contact Mr. Daniel Breen, Superintendent of Catholic Schools and Secretary of Education at 717-657-4804 Ext. 222.

Inclement Weather Information and Flexible Instruction Days
The Delone Catholic Inclement Weather Policy is available by clicking here. For Maryland families who utilize the bus service, please refer to the charge below regarding different inclement weather closings and delays.

If Delone Catholic High School is closed for inclement weather, we will adhere to the Flexible Instruction Day procedure as outlined below: 
  • Announcements will be made indicating that Delone Catholic HS is closed via the ordinary channels (social media, radio, email, etc.)
  • A subsequent email will be sent indicating that we are using a Flexible Instructional Day.
  • Assignments will be communicated and/or made available online through Google classroom or via direct email from the teacher unless teachers have previously provided an assignment by an alternative means.
  • Teachers are expected to be available from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm during the FID to respond to students' questions.
  • Students will have two days upon returning to school to submit completed FID assignments.

Spread the Word about Delone Catholic High School

Algebra II Trigonometry Placement Test
Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an eighth 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, maintains an average of 87 percent or higher, and is recommended by his/her current teacher, 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, Feb. 29, 2020 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, March 7, 2020) 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.  To register for the test, please complete  this form  no later than Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.  If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Mrs. Candy Sneeringer.

Delone Catholic Blood Drive
Click here to schedule your appointment.

Teacher as Hero Award Nominations 
Since 2000, State Farm has been a partner with the National Liberty Museum and in 2006 became the titled sponsor of the Teacher As Hero Awards, which includes funding support for teacher training workshops focusing on conflict resolution, diversity, heroism and civic engagement. Each year, teachers are honored for exhibiting exceptional service, creativity and perseverance in fostering an engaging and inclusive classroom environment.
We will introduce another great ten (10) winners among three categories: 1) the Exceptional Teacher Award (8 winners, including 1 Grand Prize Winner); 2) the Caring Classroom Award (1 winner); and 3) the Good Neighbor Award (1 winner).  The Good Neighbor Award will be presented to a teacher who has initiated or teaches driver safety and is a fitting recognition of State Farm's work in auto safety and education space. 
Winners will be selected by a panel assembled by the Museum and will be notified in advance of their selection prior to the awards ceremony.  To submit a nomination form and to learn more about the Teacher As Hero Awards, please click HERE . Nominations are due by March 15, 2020.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Alumni: Please Share Your News
You may have graduated or moved on from Delone Catholic High School, but we never stop caring about you or being interested in your life. Use this form to share news with your Delone Catholic family - or to brag about your classmates and friends.
From the Spiritual Life Office
From the Diocesan Vocations Office
"Let your light shine before others..." Do you think God is calling you to share your light as a priest or consecrated religious? Reach out to Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or Fr. Jonathan Sawicki at frjsawicki@hbgdiocese.org
Pennsylvania March for Life
Join us for the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life next May!  Both sides of the abortion debate agree that the issue is now moving to the states.    Recently, a few states have passed some of the most pro-life laws in the country, while others have sought to legalize abortion up to the very moment of birth.    Pennsylvania is an extremely important state in this regard because we have one of the strongest pro-life histories in the nation, a tradition that is now at risk.    Recognizing this reality, the March for Life is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the Pennsylvania Family Institute to host the first-ever  Pennsylvania March for Life  on  Monday, May 18, 2020 .    The March will give pro-life Pennsylvanians the opportunity to pray, march, and lobby their representatives for the legal protection of the unborn.   

Details:  Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA  ● Monday, May 18, 2020  ● 11 am - Rally  ● 12 pm - March for Life.  Please see the website for more details -  PaMarchForLife.org  - or contact Bethany Peck  or Dan Bartkowiak.
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 our virtue theme is PASSIONThe strength to intensely pursue a goal.  PASSION is necessary for everything in life. We need PASSION on this team, in the classroom, in our relationships, in our future jobs...nothing takes the place of it.
From the Athletics Department
BBQ with the Boomers

Save the Date for Big Bingo to Benefit Delone Catholic Athletic Association

Guidelines for Spectators
As we kickoff the start of the winter sports season, please take a moment to read the Guidelines for Spectators. Go Squires!

Boys' Assistant Lacrosse Coach - Offensive Coordinator Needed
The Delone Catholic Boys' Lacrosse program is seeking a qualified individual to fill a newly formed volunteer Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator position.

Qualifications for Candidates:
  • 4 years or more of competitive lacrosse playing experience
  • high energy, positive attitude with effective teaching techniques
  • passion for competition and the respect for the game
  • willingness and commitment to mentor young student-athletes in a Catholic high school environment
Coaching Duties
  • offensive drill creation, implementation and execution at practices
  • fundamental offensive lacrosse skill development for student-athletes 
  • roster  / depth chart management for offense
  • successful implementation of offensive schemes, concepts and overall character of the offensive unit.
  • work diligently to support and grow the positive culture of lacrosse at DCHS
Please send resume or inquiry via email to Athletic Director Tim Bonitz at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org

From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Purse and Bag Bingo
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Purse and Bag Bingo
( featuring items by Coach, Vera Bradley and Michael Kors)

           Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 starting at 6:30 (doors open at 5)
Concessions (outside food is prohibited), raffles, special games, extra game board
and 13 jars are available for purchase at the event.  

Advance tickets can be purchased at SFXCS school office (465 Table Rock Rd) for $20.
Ticket cost at the door is $25.

For more information call 717-334-4221.

Cash Bingo 

From Our Community
Accepting Applications for the Major David Borden Young Patriot Award
New or returning Delone Catholic students can apply for $500 in tuition assistance to Delone Catholic High School. Roots for Boots is honored to offer this tuition assistance award in Major Borden's name to a student who understands and respects the sacrifice given for our freedom. For application and more information, click here. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

Dinner Raffle to Benefit The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation

Coronavirus Information for K-12 Schools

Mission Statement
Delone Catholic High School educates and challenges students 
spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically, 
within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. 
This challenge will inspire students to encounter Jesus Christ personally and 
to "Be Doers of the Word."