Volume 7  Number 20                                                 January 13, 2017
General News
Inclement Weather Reminders
For delays and closures: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. This information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, 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 T.V. closures and delays are posted on their website

For early dismissals: Early dismissals are posted immediately  on the website, Facebook, 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.


Order Your Delonian Today!
The 2016 -17 Delonian is now available for purchase.  Order forms can be found in the Main Office, with Miss Sneeringer in Room 3 or on Delone Catholic's website.  Orders can be returned to school or use Herff Jones's website to order.  Either way, orders must be received by March 31, 2017 to guarantee a book.  Please contact Miss Beth Sneeringer with any questions.
Stuff the Truck
The Junior Class and Peer Ministry will once again sponsor its annual Stuff the Truck clothing drive during Catholic Schools Week! Please consider donating your gently used clothes.  Donations will be given to the Hanover Council of Churches.

C ollections will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 7:30-8 a.m. and from 2:45-3:15 p.m. and on Friday, Feb. 3 from 7:30-8 a.m.  Donations can be brought to the faculty parking lot (facing Delone Ave.).

Thank you for your generosity and support of our community!
8th and 9th Grade Dance Jan. 21!
The 8th Grade Dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7-9 p.m. in the Delone Catholic Gym Lobby. Cost is $5 to attend and ALL 8th graders from all middle schools, as well as Delone Catholic 9th graders, are invited to attend. Attire is casual. Inclement weather date is Saturday, April 8. 
Pre-registration available here
Diocese of Harrisburg Night at the Hershey Bears
The 10th Annual Diocese of Harrisburg night at the Hershey Bears game will be Saturday, Feb. 4 as we conclude Catholic Schools Week. Here is the order form to purchase discounted tickets. Deadline to order is Monday, Jan. 30. 
Placement Testing for Non-Deanery 8th Grade Students
Delone Catholic desires a smooth and strong transition from grade school to high school for every student. To help ensure incoming freshmen are placed in the courses where they can be most successful, we require each student to take the  High School Placement Test (HSPT)

All eighth graders at Annunciation BVM School, Immaculate Conception BVM School, Sacred Heart of Jesus School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and St. Joseph School will take the test in their schools. 

Any eighth grader who attends a Catholic school outside the deanery, a public school, home school or other school needs to make arrangements to take the test on either Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 or Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Delone Catholic High School. Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. There is no cost to take the exam. but you MUST register.

The test covers English, science and math. Students need to bring two #2 pencils, a pen and a lunch. To register for the test, please  click here. For more information please contact Mrs. Williams
From the Spiritual Life Office
Notre Dame Vision: Calling All High School Students
Each summer, the University of Notre Dame invites high school students 
from across the country to spend a week on Notre Dame's campus. Participants spend Monday through Friday exploring how God calls us in our lives and how we might respond. 

During your week at Notre Dame, you will share in dynamic large group experiences, interactive small group time, profound liturgies, and excellent music. Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross students lead this program, and participants get to experience student life by eating in the dining halls, staying in the dorms, and enjoying the beautiful campus. 
For more information, please contact Katie Franz.  
See Mrs. Phenicie for registration information.
From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Volunteer Coordinator Opportunity
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a volunteer with good organizational and communication skills to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator. This position will match interested volunteers with volunteer tasks/positions as needed for the operation and advancement of the school. The Volunteer Coordinator would assist in the volunteers' preparation for each task/position, collect and communicate feedback from volunteers about their experience, and assist in demonstrating our appreciation for our volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must have or be willing to get all clearances and training required by the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for adults who work with minors. Interested parties should send a resume to Eric Lawrence, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 or via email. 
From the Athletics Department
Mandatory Spring Sport Meeting
The mandatory Spring sport parent/athlete meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. 

 Lacrosse Team Buffalo Wild Wings 
Buffalo Wild Wings has enrolled us in the Home Team Advantage Plan. This means,  that whenever the attached card is presented for the next 5 months, 10% of the bill will go back to our lacrosse team. It expires  May 17, 2017 . This card can be presented via, screen shot, 
e-mail attachment or printed out.

The card is below, or can be downloaded here

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. Aloysius, Littlestown
St. Aloysius Coach, Cash & More Bingo, featuring Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and more, will be held  Sunday, Feb. 19   (inclement weather makeup date is  Feb. 26 ) at St. Aloysius Parish Hall, 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown.  Doors open at  11:30 a.m. and  Bingo starts at  1:30 p.m.   Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  You must have an admission ticket to enter and play.  Door prizes, raffles and food will be available for purchase.  For tickets call the Parish Office at 717-359-4513.

St. Joseph, Hanover
You're Invited!
St. Joseph Catholic School is excited to announce our upcoming Open House and Registration Events!  Please visit our website for more information or call our school office at 717-632-1335 to schedule a tour or shadow day.

Thursday, January 19  -- Preschool Registration (3 and 4 year old) from  1- 2 p.m.  at 236 Baltimore Street

Sunday, January 29 -- Annual Education Fair from  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Social Hall

Friday, February 3 -- Catholic Schools Week Open House from  9 - 10 a.m. at the Elementary School on Baltimore Street and the Middle School on Grandview Road

From Our Community

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."

Delone Catholic High School
140 South Oxford Avenue
McSherrystown, Pa. 17344

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