Volume 10 Number 27                                              January 24, 2020
General News
Delone Catholic High School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2020
During this week dedicated to Catholic Schools, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your support of Delone Catholic High School. We are grateful everyday for the gift of Catholic Education and continue to promote and share the benefits with our community. Below is our #CSW20 Agenda and a flyer detailing a dozen reasons to choose Catholic School.

March for Life 2020
God Bless our students and chaperones who will travel to Washington, DC today to support the March for Life. Thank you to all those who are making their voices heard today, and to our chaperones for dedicating their time to our school, its students and our mission.

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.

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. 

Welcome Nights for Incoming Freshmen
If you have an incoming Freshman student, please make plans to attend one of our Welcome Nights with your student. At this time, you and your student will get important information from our Administration as well as complete course selection paperwork for the upcoming school year. The Welcome Nights are scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. You need to attend just one of the meetings, not both. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart if you are unable to attend.

Register for the 8th & 9th Grade Dance at Delone Catholic
Delone Catholic's 9th Grade class invites all 8th grade students to a dance on Feb. 1, 2020. All 8th grade students from any public or private schools are welcome to attend. Cost is $5, payable at the door. Please register online at www.delonecatholic.org or by clicking here.

Delone Catholic Mini-THON
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.

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.

Employment Opportunities at Delone Catholic HS

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.

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Placement Test Dates for Incoming Freshmen
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). The test covers English, science and math.

Testing will take place at Delone Catholic HS in the school cafeteria. Please enter through the gym entrance on the South Street side. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to powered off and put away during testing. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed by 1:15 p.m.

The HSPT is being given on  Saturday, February 8, 2020 (snow make-up date: Saturday, February 22, 2020)

To register for the test, please complete the  Placement Test Registration Form. For more information please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions at 717-637-5969 Ext. 206.

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.

Action Photos of Fall Sports and Activities Now Available
Fall Sports and Activities photos are now available for purchase from Hanover Studio Photography. Photos make excellent personalized holiday gifts. Photos can be viewed at Hanover Studio Photography's website. Place your orders today!

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Hall of Honor: Induction Class of 2020 Announced, Class of 2021 Nominations Sought
Delone Catholic High School announces the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2020. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 25 in five induction classes. The Class of 2020 will be inducted in a series of events to take place on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in conjunction with the school's celebration of Founder's Day. Founder's Day 2020 celebrates the 156th 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 2020 are:
Charles E. Glessner
James L. Groft '51
Joseph P. McCullough
Henry C. Noel '46
Sister Jane O. Small, SSJ '61

Full bios of each class member can be found by clicking here.

The Hall of Honor Class of 2020 will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 7. 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 Saturday, Feb. 1. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211, email  gslagle@delonecatholic.org or order online by clicking here .

The Hall of Honor nominating committee is seeking nominations for the induction Class of 2021. Eligibility requirements can be found in the Hall of Honor Nomination Form on the school website. Please submit nominations for the Class of 2021 by Sept. 1, 2020.

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
"They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks...."  If you think that God is calling you to serve the Lord of the harvest as a priest, deacon, sister or brother, reach out to Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or Fr. Jonathan Sawicki, Director of Vocations at (717) 657-4804 or frjsawicki@hbgdiocese.org
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 this week is ADAPTABLE - The strength to adjust to new conditions, new circumstances, a different venue. An ADAPTABLE team is tough to beat! ADAPTABLE teams don't stress, panic or fight when the unexpected happens; they rally and find a way to succeed despite the change in circumstances. You carry yourself different when you are ADAPTABLE and that makes a big difference.
From the Athletics Department
CYO Basketball Nights Scheduled
Girls' CYO Basketball Night is Tuesday, Jan. 28 . Delone Catholic HS vs Bermudian Springs HS. JV game begins at 6 p.m.; Varsity game immediately follows. CYO basketball players can wear their school's basketball jersey for free admittance into the game with a paid adult admission.

Save the Date: Spring Sports Meeting

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!

Youth Baseball Clinics (Boys in grades 4-8)
Registration is now open for boys in grades 4-8 for the Youth Winter Baseball Clinics. Sign up today to brush up on your baseball skills with the Delone Catholic baseball team. Coaches and players will be conducting age-appropriate baseball instruction with each group.Please register using this form by Friday, Feb. 7. Please contact Coach Dave Neumayer with any questions.

Boys's 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
Coach, Cash & More! Bingo
A Coach, Cash & More! Bingo featuring Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and more will be held at St. Aloysius Parish Hall, 29 S. Queen Street, Littlestown on Sunday, February 16, 2020 (inclement weather makeup date March 1, 2020).  Doors open at 11:30 a.m., Bingo starts at 1:30 p.m.  Kitchen opens at 11:30 a.m.  Door prizes and raffles. Ticket price $25 - must have a paid admission ticket to play and must be accompanied by a paying adult to play if under 18. Reserved Seating - Purchase tickets before Feb. 9 to reserve your seats!  Make a donation to Ruth's Harvest of NEW socks &/or underwear (children's sizes 5T-16) a receive a Free Jackpot game.  Call St. Aloysius Parish office 717-359-4513 or Karen Schuchart 717-617-3251 to get your ticket or for questions.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House

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, February 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.

Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Night at the Hershey Bears

From Our Community
Dinner Raffle to Benefit The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation

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."