Volume 10 Number 24                                              January 3, 2020
General News
Delone Catholic Music Association Spaghetti Dinner
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National Honor Society After-School Study Session
The National Honor Society will host a midterm study session after school on Friday, Jan. 10 from
3-5 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Snacks will be provided and teachers will be stopping in to answer questions. Please feel free to join us!

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.

Save the Date: 8th 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.

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. You need to attend just one of the meetings, not both. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart if you are unable to attend.

Guidance Highlights, Quarter 2
Click here to read the Guidance e-newsletter for Quarter 2.

Employment Opportunities at Delone Catholic HS

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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 following two test dates are available:
Saturday, January 11, 2020 (snow make-up date: Saturday, January 18, 2020)
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.

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
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!

This week our virtue theme is COMPOSUREThe strength to be calm and in control of oneself in the midst of pressure.  COMPOSURE is necessary for everything in life. We need COMPOSURE-that presence of mind to act rightly and do things well.....on and off the field of play. When we practice the virtue of COMPOSURE we are able to deal with adversity positively and that is a rare ability.
From the Athletics Department
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 K-8)
Registration is now open for boys in Grades K-3 and 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. Kindergarten through third grade, please register using this form by Friday, Jan. 3. Grades 4-8, 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
Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Night at the Hershey Bears

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."