Volume 9 Number 21                                               January 11, 2019
General News
Midterm Exam Schedule and Transportation Information
Midterm examinations will be given on Jan. 15-17. Students should report to homeroom at 8 a.m., if they have an 8:15 a.m. exam. For students whose first exam is at 9:45, we ask that they enter through the Main Entrance on S. Oxford Ave and go to the lobby until the first exam testing is complete. Once the first exam has ended, students will be permitted to go to their lockers and then to their exam. 

Students are dismissed each day after their last exam. For most students, the second exam ends at 11 a.m., though Advanced Placement students, instructional support students and those students who have more than one class in the same department may be dismissed later. Please ask your student what time they will be finished testing each day.

The exam schedule is as follows: 

Exam Date
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
9:45 - 11 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 15
Jan. 16
Foreign Language
Social Studies
Jan. 17

Maryland and Pennsylvania buses will pick up students at 2:45 p.m. For students who need to wait for a 2:45 p.m. bus pick-up, parents must complete  this form . Once this form is submitted, students must stay on the indicated dates until 2:45 p.m. No changes are permitted. Please contact  Mrs. Donna Tompkins  with questions.

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. 

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 .

Inclement Weather Policy
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.
Music Association Spaghetti Dinner
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Catholic Schools Week - Testimonials Wanted
Catholic Schools Week is January 27 - February 2, 2019. The theme for 2019 is Catholic Schools: Just the Beginning. In keeping with this theme, we are interested in hearing from our alumni on how their education at Delone Catholic has helped them to achieve success. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart or Ms. Jennifer Noel if you are interested in sharing your story.

Job Opportunity for Delone Catholic Students and Alumni
A recent Delone graduate, Julia Whiteleather, has been selected as a branch manager for Student Painters this summer. She is looking for marketers who can start in February and painters to work over summer break. They will be providing top quality exterior services, such as painting, staining, scraping, and power washing. If you know of any potential employees or customers, contact Julia at 717-688-6044 or julia.whiteleather22@gmail.com. .

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
2019 Hall of Honor Induction Class
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, 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
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.  

From the Office of Vocations
"All were questioning in their hearts." Are you considering a vocation as a priest, deacon or in the 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

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 theme this week is that of being NOBLE - the strength to be a person of your word, that when you say yes or no or that you will do something ...you mean it and you do it. People can count on your word without worry. This week, f ulfill your promise to do something that maybe you may have forgotten about.

From the Athletics Department
Spring Sports Meeting - Jan. 30th
The Spring Sports Meeting for parents and players is Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. (Snow make-up date is Wednesday, Feb. 6th) 

CYO Basketball Nights at Delone Catholic
Delone Catholic HS is hosting CYO Basketball nights for CYO basketball players. Wear your basketball jersey for free admission (with an adult paid admission) to one of our CYO Basketball Nights. The girls CYO night is Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, where our Squirettes will face York Catholic HS. The boys CYO night is Friday, Jan. 25th, where our Squires will face Faifield HS. Come cheer on the Delone Catholic HS team with your CYO teammates! 

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. 

Baseball Workouts Resume
As a reminder, the weight room is open to baseball players on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 PM. Any potential player who is not involved in basketball or wrestling is encouraged to attend. 

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
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From Our Community
PEMA ReadyPA Newsletter - January 2019
Happy New Year from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the ReadyPA Team.  As we enter January, we would like to stress the importance of safe driving over the winter months.  The January 2019 ReadyPA Monthly provides some winter driving tips and safe driving practices to help you navigate Pennsylvania roadways. Did you know that although your pets are covered in fur, many just aren't equipped to be out in frigid temperatures for prolonged periods? This issue of the ReadyPA Monthly provides suggestions to help your animals stay healthy throughout the winter.  Finally, the State Meteorologist has provided information on the "chilling dangers of cold weather."
The January Action Sheet contains information provided by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.  Be sure to practice these "10 musts for winter driving."  To read the January newsletter, click here.

Maryland529 Information Session
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Harrisburg Diocese Night at the Hershey Bears Game
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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."