Volume 9 Number 28                                               March 1, 2019
General News
2019-20 Course Selection and Re-registration
For the upcoming school year, the Diocese of Harrisburg is transitioning to a new parent/student portal system for all schools called PlusPortals. Your student will be scheduling classes for next year using this new system. Juniors will begin this process next week, followed by sophomores and freshmen. Students will receive information about course selection in their homerooms, then will meet with their guidance counselors and finally receive directions to make their selections. Re-registration paperwork will be sent home with each student at this time. A letter explaining this process to parents and students will be sent out via One Call. A power-point presentation that has step-by-step instructions to make the course selections can be seen by clicking here. Your student will be receiving this information as well. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we move through this process using a new portal system.

Spring Open House and 4th Annual Scholarship Competition
Join us for our annual Spring Open House on Sun., April 7 from 1-3 p.m. The Spring Open House is an excellent opportunity to meet and speak with some of our students and faculty members, sports coaches and activities directors. We will be holding our Fourth Annual Scholarship Competition for 8th grade students. There is a choice of a jeopardy-style competition or essay competition. Please register on the Delone Catholic web site under Quick Links/Parents or by clicking here if you plan to have your son or daughter participate in the scholarship competition. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Jennifer Hart. We look forward to sharing some of the wonderful aspects of our Delone Catholic school and community with your family.


Congratulations to Our Quarter 2 Honor Roll Recipients 
2018-19 Quarter 2 Honor Roll
2018-19 Quarter 2 Honor Roll

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Tickets and Children's Enchanted Tea Party
By special arrangement with Musical Theatre International, Delone Catholic High School will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday , March 17 at 2 p.m. Admission will be payable at the door - $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Delone students, administration, faculty, and staff will be admitted free with ID.  Tickets can also be purchased in advance by clicking here.  There is a small credit card fee for advance orders. There are no reserved seats.

A Children's Enchanted Tea Party will be held Sunday, March 17 at 11:30 in the Delone Catholic HS cafeteria. Admission will be $8 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 3-11, and free for age 3 and under. Reservations can be made by contacting Chrystal Landis,  ckl06@hotmail.com, 717-752-7692. Admission to the 2 p.m. show is NOT included in the tea admission price.



FACTS Tuition Assistance Application Available
The 2019-20 FACTS Tuition Assistance Application is available on the school website under Admissions/Affordability or by clicking on this link. There is a $30 application fee and the application deadline is April 15, 2019. 

2019-20 Course Catalog
The Course Catalog for the 2019-20 school year is available on the school website under Academics and by clicking here. Your students will begin course selection with their guidance counselors shortly. 

Yearbook Orders and Ads for Grads
We are accepting orders for the 2018-19 Delonian Yearbook. The cost for the yearbook is $79 or $85 with a name imprint. Orders MUST be received by Mar. 11, 2019 to guarantee a yearbook. Yearbooks can also be purchased on-line using Herff Jone's website www.YearbookOrderCenter.com and selecting Delone Catholic or using order number 4186 or by submitting this form and payment.
 
Remember, all students are welcome to sell $400 worth of ads to order a FREE yearbook, and advertising forms can be found in the Main Office or by seeing Miss Sneeringer in Room 18. Forms are also available on the school web site ( www.DeloneCatholic.org) under Quick Links/Parents/Delonian Yearbook.

Delone in the Dark for 6th and 7th Grade Students
Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting its annual "Delone in the Dark Nights" for students in sixth and seventh grades. There will be games, food, prizes and the popular scavenger hunt in the dark. The students will be making their own pizza using various toppings. This event is open to any sixth or seventh grade student. Students do not have to attend a Catholic school to participate. We encourage your student to attend and bring their friends. To register, please click here for the forms. Extra forms are available on the Delone Catholic web site under Quick Links and Parents ( www.delonecatholic.org) or can be picked up in the Main Office. The girls' night will be held on  Friday, March 29 and the boys' night will be held on Friday, April 12. Students are to be dropped off in the lobby using the student parking lot next to the Lawrence B. (Sonny) Sehppard, Jr. Memorial Gynmasium at 6 p.m. and picked up at 10 p.m. Please contact Mrs. Lori Heberling with any questions. 

8th and 9th Grade Dance
Delone Catholic's 9th Grade class invites 8th grade students to a dance in the school lobby on Saturday, March 9. If you would like to attend, please click here to register. To print a copy of this flyer, click here.
 

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. 

Prom Dress Code Agreement and Financial Policy
Juniors and Seniors will be receiving the Parent/Student/Guest Dresscode Agreement in homeroom next week. Before signing the agreement, please review with your student and/or their guest the Formal Dances (Prom) Dress Code. You can access this information by clicking here, or by visiting the web site under the Parents Quick Links tab, Policies and Procedures, Dress Code. The completed form is due to the class moderator by April 15.

Senior parents are reminded that all student obligations must be paid in full by April 15 in order for your child to attend prom and participate in senior activities. Please see page 58 in the Student Handbook for further information.

Junior Class Fundraiser - McDonalds's Shakes and Frappe Coupons for $1
Delone Catholic's Junior Class is selling $1 coupons for McDonald's Milkshakes and Frappes. Each junior student has a selling goal of 15 coupons. The coupon is valid until May 31, 2019 and can be redeemed at the following McDonald's locations: Gettysburg, Hanover, Limekiln Rd., Manchester, New Oxford, and Shrewsbury, Pa. Please see a junior student or contact  Mr. John Fournie  to purchase coupons. Coupon orders and payment are due by Mon., Mar. 11. Thank you for your participation. 

8th Grade Algebra II Trignometry Placement Test
8th Grade Students Taking Algebra: Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an 8th 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, 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, March 30 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, April 6) 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. 

Any student who meets these qualifications and would like to reserve a place for testing, please complete the Registration Form by clicking here
 
Any questions should be sent to Candy Sneeringer, Delone Catholic High School Mathematics Department Chairperson, at  csneeringer@delonecatholic.org .

English SAT Prep Course Offered
Spring 2019 SAT Prep Course will take place on April 1, 2, 3 & 8,9, 10 from 3-5 p.m. at Delone Catholic. This six-day course reviews the necessary skills assessed as important to the English portions of the Redesigned SAT including reading comprehension and writing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the SAT format through sample questions and practice. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend each session and do the homework that is suggested. The Registration Form and the registration fee of $165 are due by March 22.

Inclement Weather Information
The Delone Catholic Inclement Weather Policy is available by clicking hereFor Maryland families who utilize the bus service, please refer to the chart below regarding different inclement weather closings and delays.




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.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament
The 26th-Annual Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament is being held on Saturday , June 8 at Cedar Ridge Golf Course, Gettysburg Pa. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Highlight your business with a sponsorship package or register a foursome for the tournament. Click here for a copy of the registration and sponsorship form.

This golf tournament is named in honor of Henny Noel '46, beloved Delone Catholic Director of Maintenance from 1958-1993. In accordance with the wishes of the Noel family, all proceeds from the tournament are used to provide tuition assistance to families that need it, so that all students can reap the benefits of a Delone Catholic education. Come out and be a part of an ever-improving event that has raised over $75,000 in the past five years!


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
Praying of the Rosary
ATTENTION PARENTS & FRIENDS OF DELONE CATHOLIC:  On the first Tuesday of every month, we will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Delone Catholic chapel to say a rosary for our students, faculty, staff and administration.  On March 5th, we will ask for the intercession of Mary under the title of Our Lady of Knock; that, just as she gave the people of Ireland hope during difficult times, she will comfort us in our trials.  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 it online with this link. We will be keeping everyone in our Delone Catholic community in our prayers. Take a 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
"They left everything and followed Jesus." If you sense that Christ may be calling you to the priesthood, diaconate or 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  

Works of Mercy Reminder for Seniors
The deadline for submitting Works of Mercy service hours for graduating seniors is 3 p.m. on March 22, 2019. After this time, the number of uncompleted service hours will double. Please contact Mrs. Kate Phenicie or visit www.DeloneCatholic.org under Spiritual Life for more information and opportunities to earn Works of Mercy service hours.  

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!

Our virtue theme this week is that of PRUDENCE - The strength that allows us to judge correctly what is right and what is wrong in any given situation. PRUDENCE comes into play in many different areas of our team especially when it comes to training, communication, play-calling ...

From the Athletics Department
Big Bingo Dates Announced
Delone Catholic Athletic Association and the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg are hosting BIG BINGO on the following Saturdays: February 23, March 30 and April 27, 2019. These popular events are open to the public, payout is $50 per regular game and, with your $15 per ticket donation, include a free roast turkey dinner platter. Please click here for the flyer that has complete details. For tickets, please contact Linda Masenheimer at 717-637-0412

Boys' Lacrosse Team 5th Annual Bull Roast
The Delone Catholic High School Boys' Lacrosse Team is hosting their  5th Annual Bull Roast on 
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at  The Gotwalt Hall at St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Hanover from 6-10 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. 

Your  $40.00 donation includes various appetizers, pit beef, steamed shrimp, sides, desserts and beverages.

There will be music, door prizes, raffles, jars and a corn-hole tournament.   No one under 21 will be admitted.

For more Information or to purchase tickets please contact  Rose Kadis at 443-485-7458 or rmk4121@aol.com .

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 Partner Schools and Parishes
Vacation Bible School Planning Meeting & Works of Mercy Hours Opportunity

Night at the Races
To find out "What is A Night at the Races,"  click here.

Purse and Jewelry Bingo

Purse and Jewelry Bingo

From Our Community
The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation $100 Dinner



Free Summer Program: Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code, a leading national non-profit with the mission to close the gender gap in technology, offers a free Summer Immersion Program at leading tech companies in cities nationwide, giving girls an opportunity to gain exposure to computer science skills and careers. Girls Who Code offers its inaugural program this summer in Philadelphia at PwC. Girls Who Code encourages all eligible 10th and 11th grade girls to apply now.
 
The Summer Immersion Program is a free 7-week full time non-residential program during weekdays in the summer. The program offers up to a $1,400 stipend for eligible girls. The application deadline is March 15th. The easy online application can be found at  www.girlswhocode.com/SIPapply .  No GPA, references or computer science background are required to apply. The only ineligible girls are those who have taken AP Computer Science already.
 
The program gives the girls exposure to the incredible field of computer science careers, the opportunity to gain a valuable look at work at top tech companies gaining mentorship and opening doors for future career development. Sisterhood and friendship are emphasized as well.  Questions can be addressed at  summerimmersion@girlswhocode.com .  Contact Eve Balick at eve.balick@girlswhocode.com. For some FAQs and additional information, click here.

Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know
The Byrnes Health Education Center and the Lincoln Intermediate Unit are partnering to offer a FREE and meaningful opportunity for parents. The flyer below announces Community Nights being offered to parents to come learn about pressures and situations children may be facing with drugs and resources for support.




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."