Volume 9 Number 20                                               January 4, 2019
General News
Important Information Regarding the Snow Ball Dance

The Snowball Dance is Saturday, Jan. 5 from 7-10 p.m. in the cafeteria at Delone Catholic. Juniors and Seniors enter the dance through the gym entrance on South Street. Freshmen and Sophomores enter through the gym entrance on Delone Ave. All students and parents consented to the Dresscode Agreement which can be reviewed here. Students are not permitted to leave the dance early unless they have parental permission. Students will need their ticket to enter the dance.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

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. 

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.
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
Attention Parents and Friends of Delone Catholic HS: Praying of the Rosary
On the first Tuesday of every month, we will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Mary, Queen of Peace chapel to say a rosary for our students, faculty, staff and administration. January 1st was a holiday so we will meet on January 8th, and our special intention will be that we make every effort to honor the holy name of Jesus in our daily life. Everyone is welcome. If you have a special intention we can pray for, but you cannot attend, feel free to send a note into the office or submit online with this link. We will be keeping everyone in our Delone Catholic community in our prayers. Take a brief moment out of your week to join in asking Our Lady to intercede on our behalf. If you have any questions, please call Annie Kilkelly (717-637-0933).

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

Mount 2000 Registration
Applications for registration for the Mount 2000 retreat are now open. This retreat is a Eucharist-centered weekend, sponsored at Mount St. Mary's University by the seminarians from Feb. 8-10. Due to changes in regulations, our group will not be sleeping at the Mount; students will go home each night and come back to the Mount in the morning. Cost is $65. If there is enough interest, Delone Catholic will lead a group. Please contact Mrs. Phenicie if you are interested!

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!

This week we focus on the virtue of COMMUNICATION - The strength to convey and share one's ideas, feelings and concerns. Anything great that we want to achieve in life takes COMMUNICATION. We cannot accomplish our goals as a team, a family, a business without excellent and constant COMMUNICATION .

From the Athletics Department
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. 

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 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.

Harrisburg Diocese Night at the Hershey Bears Game
For a printable copy of this order form, click here

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."