Volume 10 Number 32                                              February 28, 2020
General News
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.


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.

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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.


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 Envirothon team is looking for some new members! Please see Mrs. Gadow if you are interested in representing Delone Catholic at the competition below:

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/

Some Fun Things to Do This Summer
Trout Unlimited River Camp - a great week fly fishing and learning about the streams of PA
(June 21-26) 
Application deadline Feb. 29,2020

Chesapeake Bay Foundation student leadership expeditions - varying weeks but all deadlines by March!  https://www.cbf.org/join-us/education-program/student-leadership/summer-expeditions/

3. Penn State Mont Alto has 2 camps, one for students that may be interested in the medical field (June 17-21) and one for those interested in engineering/ general science (June 15-19)
Application deadline March 27,2020

Challenge Camp - volunteers needed
Hanover Community church runs a 5-day camp where you can earn Works of Mercy hours sharing your gifts with children. See Mrs. Gadow for a volunteer form or visit the website after March 15 to sign up online www. hanovercommunitychurch.com

Harrisburg University - week-long day camps for high school students including Lego engineering, hydroponics, video game design, food and nutrition, nanotechnology and drones!  

Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community accepts teen volunteers. See their website for details https://www.crosskeysvillage.org/donate/volunteer/

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.

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

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 Guidance Office
Guidance Highlights - Quarter 3
Read the most recent edition of Guidance Highlights for Quarter 3 by clicking HERE.

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
Diocese of Harrisburg Men's Conference - Online Registration Now Open
Register now for the 2020 Diocese of Harrisburg Men's Conference, being held March 28 at
Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg.  The theme is: Catholic Men: Defenders of the Faith.
To register, go to www.hbgdiocese.org/men and click 'Register Online'.  Early-Bird price is
$35 per man.  Dr. William Donohue, President of the Catholic League is keynoting. The title of
his keynote is "The Catholic Advantage." Donohue shows up on all the major news networks,
FOX, CNN, MSNBC, etc. and is a fighter for the truth and a true, blue defender of the Faith.
The conference includes more than 45 workshops, priests hearing confessions, Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament, many Catholic vendors and time for food and fellowship. Bishop Gainer will
be celebrating Mass as well as presenting a workshop. The conference is open to any man,
Catholic or non-Catholic.  Be one of 1,000 or more men to register for this fantastic conference!
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 ACCURACYThe strength to achieve an objective with precision and exactness.  ACCURACY is necessary for everything in life. We need to be ACCURATE in our daily decisions and actions-on and off the playing field if we hope to be successful; sloppy play never wins championships!
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
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."