Volume 8 Number 21                                               January 19, 2018
General News
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
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. 

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).

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.

Catholic Schools Week Service Projects
Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Three of our school-wide service projects for the week are listed here. More details on Catholic Schools Week will be available in the next Squire Wire.

First Night Box: Students will have the opportunity "purchase" items at lunches to be placed in boxes for children who spend their first night in a shelter; donations will be delivered to the Agape House, a women's and children's shelter, and a division of the Adams County Rescue Mission) in Gettysburg.

New Sock Collection: Help us collect new socks to be donated to the Hanover Council of Churches; donation boxes will be outside the main office and in the lobby.

Mission Collection: Pay $3 to participate in a Delone Catholic HS gear dress down day on Friday, Feb. 2. All proceeds will be donated to the Society for the Propagation of Faith through the Diocese of Harrisburg.

In Need of Gently Used Clothing for "Stuff the Truck" 
The Junior Class 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.

Collections will be held on Thur.  Feb. 1 from 7:30-8 a.m. and from  2:45-3:15 p.m. and on Fri,,  Feb. 2 from 7:30-8 a.m.  Donations can be brought to the student parking lot.

Thank you for your generosity and support of our community!

Job Opportunity - Long-Term Substitute Social Studies Teacher
Delone Catholic HS is seeking a long-term substitute Social Studies teacher for American Cultures and Psychology. The qualified individual would need to be available to teach from Feb. 19 to Mar. 23, 2018. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Mr. Richard La Rocca, Principal. 

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.

Winter Play - A Night of Mark Twain and Monologues
Join us for our Winter Play production "A Night of Mark Twain and Monologues" on Sat., Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. or Sun., Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the play begins. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for DCHS students with ID.

Annual Music Association Spaghetti Dinner & Movie Fundraiser
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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 .

Helpful Winter Tips from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
The January ReadyPA Monthly newsletter provides information on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's (PUC) Prepare Now campaign, information on the LIHEAP program, tips for winter preparedness for at home, outside and in the car. To read the January newsletter, click here.
January also brings the Pennsylvania State Farm Show which runs from Sat., Jan. 6  through Sat., Jan. 13 .  Visit ReadyPA at booth #231 in the Weis Exhibition Hall. This year, several other state agencies with be partnering with PEMA to provide preparedness information.  Joining PEMA will be the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities.  PEMA will also have the "ReadyPA Wheel" that you can spin, answer questions about disasters specific to your area, and win a prize. 

From the Spiritual Life Office
9 Days of Life
On Fri., Jan. 19, a group of fifty-four members of Delone Catholic HS students, teachers, and parents will travel to Washington, DC to join in the March for Life. Please pray for their safety and for a fruitful trip! If you are unable to join in the March for Life yourself, a great alternative is participating in the USCCB's 9 Days for Life, a "digital pilgrimage"  of prayer and action, focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. Click here for more details, to download the app and to sign up for daily notifications. 

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 FOCUSEDThe strength to have a concentrated awareness and effort. Being FOCUSED is so necessary for everything in life. We need to practice the virtue of FOCUS on our team, in school, in everything we do-fighting distraction every day!

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
2018 Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
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.

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 BonusCardĀ® 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. 

CYO Basketball Nights Scheduled
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 Fri., Jan. 19, where our Squirettes will face Biglerville HS. The boys CYO night is Tues., Jan. 23, where our Squires will face Littlestown HS. Come cheer on the Delone Catholic HS team with your CYO teammates! 

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
Crusaders SCRIP (Gift Card) Program 
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Murder Mystery Dinner
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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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From Our Community
Little League Registration
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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."