Volume 10 Number 34                                              March 13, 2020
General News
Information Regarding School Events
The superintendents of our local schools, including Dan Breen from the Diocese of Harrisburg, will be meeting this morning to discuss a plan of action for schools in the area. Mr. La Rocca will be updating school families via text, email and phone calls once we receive information. It will also be posted on the school website. We have also been notified that all non-essential field trips and school events through April 15 are to be postponed/rescheduled or cancelled. Please feel free to contact the school with any specific questions. Thank you for  your patience and understanding at this time.

Seeking Businesses for Student Internship Opportunties
Delone Catholic High School is excited to provide innovative opportunities to engage our students in the context of real-life learning through academic internships. Through this program, students in their senior year would have the ability to work in a professional setting for one to two hours daily. Placement would be based on a student's career interests and pursued under the supervision of our internship coordinator in conjunction with an on-site mentor. In addition to exploring experiences on the job site, students will participate in monthly in-school seminars exploring career and workplace issues. All positions will be on an unpaid basis.

We are currently seeking businesses/companies that would have an interest working with our students in this program. Our plan is to begin this program the fall of 2020. If your business/company has an interest in working with us on this new adventure or if you have any questions about our program, please complete this REQUEST FORM and send it to Lori Heberling at Delone Catholic High School either via fax at 717-637-0442 or contact Mrs. Heberling via email at lheberling@delonecatholic.org .

Thank you for your consideration and interest in our internship program.


Richard La Rocca

It's Time for Current Student Re-Registration 
Last week, an email was sent to parents with students in grades 9, 10 and 11, with a link and instructions for online student re-registration. The form is simple to complete, and the registration payment can be paid online (via ACH or bank account or credit card).  If you did not receive an email with a link or have any questions regarding completing the re-registration form, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart

Academic Calendar for 2020-21 School Year
Click HERE for a printable file.

PTO Christmas Raffle Dress Down Days
Thank you for your support of the PTO Christmas Raffle. Students who participated and met the deadlines will be allowed to dress down according to the following schedule:

March 13: Students with 1-3 dress down days
March 20: Students with 2-3 dress down days
March 27: Students with 3 dress down days 

If you have any questions about how many days your student may have earned, please contact Miss Jen Noel at jnoel@delonecatholic.org

Spring Open House and Scholarship Competition - POSTPONED
The Spring Open House and Scholarship Competition has been POSTPONED at this time. An update on a date that it will be rescheduled will be communicated with families in the future. Thank you for your understanding!

Spread the Word about Delone Catholic High School

Join the Science Olympiad or Envirothon Competition Teams
The Envirothon team is looking for some new members! Please see Mrs. Gadow if you are interested in representing Delone Catholic at the competition below:

ENVIROTHON is Friday, May 8 at the Adams County Fish and Game.  
If you are an outdoors person - hunter, fisher, hiker, gardner- or just love animals, this is your chance to represent Delone Catholic in a county-wide competition.  Learn more about the topics covered at this website https://www.envirothonpa.org/station-training/

Some Fun Things to Do This Summer
Trout Unlimited River Camp - a great week fly fishing and learning about the streams of PA
(June 21-26) 
Application deadline Feb. 29,2020

Chesapeake Bay Foundation student leadership expeditions - varying weeks but all deadlines by March!  https://www.cbf.org/join-us/education-program/student-leadership/summer-expeditions/

3. Penn State Mont Alto has 2 camps, one for students that may be interested in the medical field (June 17-21) and one for those interested in engineering/ general science (June 15-19)
Application deadline March 27,2020

Challenge Camp - volunteers needed
Hanover Community church runs a 5-day camp where you can earn Works of Mercy hours sharing your gifts with children. See Mrs. Gadow for a volunteer form or visit the website after March 15 to sign up online www. hanovercommunitychurch.com

Harrisburg University - week-long day camps for high school students including Lego engineering, hydroponics, video game design, food and nutrition, nanotechnology and drones!  

Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community accepts teen volunteers. See their website for details https://www.crosskeysvillage.org/donate/volunteer/

Place Ads for Grads by May 1
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. 

From the Guidance Office
Congratulations Lauren Little
Lauren Little, pictured here with her guidance counselor Mr. Steve Hutton, recently received the prestigious honor of an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. To attend one of the five U.S. service academies, a student must complete a rigorous application process, which includes securing nomination from a member of Congress. Once nominated, the student still needs to be accepted to the academy. 

Lauren plans to pursue Law and Legal Studies and will play softball for West Point as well. We are so very proud of Lauren's hard work and determination in making this dream become a reality. We look forward to following her future endeavors!


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
Pennsylvania March for Life
Join us for the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life next May!  Both sides of the abortion debate agree that the issue is now moving to the states.    Recently, a few states have passed some of the most pro-life laws in the country, while others have sought to legalize abortion up to the very moment of birth.    Pennsylvania is an extremely important state in this regard because we have one of the strongest pro-life histories in the nation, a tradition that is now at risk.    Recognizing this reality, the March for Life is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the Pennsylvania Family Institute to host the first-ever  Pennsylvania March for Life  on  Monday, May 18, 2020 .    The March will give pro-life Pennsylvanians the opportunity to pray, march, and lobby their representatives for the legal protection of the unborn.   

Details:  Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA  ● Monday, May 18, 2020  ● 11 am - Rally  ● 12 pm - March for Life.  Please see the website for more details -  PaMarchForLife.org  - or contact Bethany Peck  or Dan Bartkowiak.
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 being MAGNANIMOUSThe strength of having a big heart.  If each one of us on the team is more MAGNANIMOUS, thinking of others before ourselves, putting the team above ourselves ... and we develop the habit of looking for ways to do good for others we will be a better team and we'll have a lot more fun this year.
From the Athletics Department
POSTPONEMENTS for Athletic Fundraising Events
The following athletic fundraisers have been POSTPONED. Reschedule dates will be communicated with families in the future. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

BBQ with the Boomers (scheduled for March 14) - POSTPONED.
DCAA and Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg Big Bingo (scheduled for March 28) - POSTPONED

PIAA POSTPONES Basketball and Swimming Winter Championships
The PIAA Board of Directors decided to suspend the PIAA basketball and AA boys' and girls' swimming and diving championships for minimally a two-week period. To read the full press release on this announcement, click HERE

Third Annual Tommy Laudani Delone Dash 5K/3K Trail Run
Registration is now open for the Third Annual Tommy Laudani Delone Dash on Saturday, May 30. Online registration is available when you click HERE. For paper copies of the registration form or to sponsor this event, click HERE. We are looking forward to another great event!

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!

From Our Community
Accepting Applications for the Major David Borden Young Patriot Award
New or returning Delone Catholic students can apply for $500 in tuition assistance to Delone Catholic High School. Roots for Boots is honored to offer this tuition assistance award in Major Borden's name to a student who understands and respects the sacrifice given for our freedom. For application and more information, click here. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

Dinner Raffle to Benefit The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation

Coronavirus Information for K-12 Schools

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."