Volume 9 Number 30                                               March 15, 2019
General News
Spring Open House and Fourth 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.


Exciting News from Principal La Rocca for 2019-20 School Year
Coming in 2019-20
Coming in 2019-20

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.

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. 

New After-School Activity
Delone Catholic High School is pleased to announce the launch of our newest after school activity, The Golden Gloves Conditioning Club. The Golden Gloves Conditioning Club is a non-contact, physical conditioning workout which incorporates boxing principles.
 
This new activity will challenge participants to more fully achieve the Mission of Delone Catholic and better become 'Doers of the Word' by increasing their physical stamina and improving their overall health.

The club will have it's first session on Tues., March 19 at 4 p.m. in the Old Gym. The Golden Gloves Conditioning Club is open to all students and staff of Delone Catholic. This waiver and release form are required to participate in this activity.

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. 

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 have received copies of the  Parent/Student/Guest Dresscode Agreement in homeroom. 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.

Summer Opportunities
Summer is for LEARNING and SERVICE and there are some great local opportunities for both. Many deadlines are this month!

1. Trout Unlimited River Camp - a great week fly fishing and learning about the streams of PA (June 16-21) http://www.riverscamp.com/
Application deadline is March 30, 2019.

2. Penn State Mont Alto  has 2 camps, one for students that may be interested in the medical field  (June 17-21) https://montalto.psu.edu/medcamp and one for those interested in engineering/general science (July 8-12)  https://montalto.psu.edu/stemcamp
Application deadline March 30, 2019

3. Challenge Camp - volunteers needed
Hanover Community church runs a 5-day camp where you can earn works of mercy sharing your gifts with children.  See Mrs. Gadow for a volunteer form or visit the website to sign up online

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

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

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.

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
Help Us Reach Our Delone Catholic Fund Goal
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Delone Catholic Fund in 2018-19! Your gift is already at work helping our students grow in faith, knowledge and experience. Click here to find out how you can help us get to our $210,000 goal. 


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!


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
Made for More Program
Made for More has transformed the lives of many individuals. Don't miss your chance to be included! Join us for an evening that will unfold the blessings that await when we more fully understand God's plan for us. 
 
More information and tickets for this event are available at http://www.corproject.com/harrisburg. Buy them as a gift for family, friends and loved ones. Experiencing this transformation is the best gift you could ever give them!
 
Bishop McDevitt High School
Tuesday April 2, 7- 9:30 p.m.
Tickets $20
This event is appropriate for 15 years and older

Please see this video for a glimpse of what we can expect on April 2.

CRS Rice Bowl Collection
During Lent, our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter the needs of the world with the hope of the Resurrection. 

In Uganda, we encounter Annet and her family, children forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit  crsricebowl.org for more.

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.  

Diocesan Men's Conference
Men of the Diocese of Harrisburg and beyond...the Diocesan Men's Conference is Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Bishop McDevitt High School. The theme is Men Called to be Saints. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. John Bergsma, noted Catholic author, speaker, Bible expert, and theology professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The title of his keynote address is "The Top 3 Reasons I Became Catholic and Always Will Be: Perspectives from a Former Protestant Pastor."

The conference includes more than 40 workshops, a blue-ribbon panel of speakers, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with benediction, opportunity for Confession, beautiful music, good food, numerous Catholic vendors, Mass with Bishop Gainer as Principal Celebrant and Homilist, and fellowship with up to 1,000 men from around the Diocese of Harrisburg and beyond. Each of the past two years we have had 1,000 men attend this conference.  We expect another large crowd this year.  Please register now at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/event/mens-conference. We'd love to see you at the Men's Conference on April 6!

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 SERVICE - the strength to work for the good of others without concern for oneself. Great communities are made of individuals who willingly serve one another. If every single one of us is constantly looking for what is best for each other, our community will reach an incredible level of excellence. It is better to give than receive. To live SERVICE this week, at lunch, after you finish, take someone's trash and throw it out for them.

From the Diocesan Office of Vocations
"This is my Chosen Son; listen to him!" If in your listening to the Lord you are sensing the invitation to follow Christ as a priest, deacon, sister, or brother, talk to Fr. Morelli, Mrs. Phenicie, or Fr. Brian Wayne, Director of Vocations, at 717-657-4804,  frbwayne@hbgdiocese.org  or check out  www.diocesanpriest.com .

From the Athletics Department
Second Annual Tommy Laudani Delone Dash
The Delone Dash has been renamed to the Tommy Laudani Delone Dash in honor of our courageous alumnus who lost his battle with cancer in 2018. Come out and run the home course of Delone Catholic's Cross Country Team on the beautiful trails of Codorus State Park. 100% of profits will go to three great groups. 60% to The Tommy Laudani A.C.E. Award. A.C.E- stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence; 20% to Runners with a Reason XC Camp, and 20% Delone Catholic Athletic Association. For a copy of the flyer, registration form, sponsorship opportunities and release waiver, please click here


AYCE Wing Night

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 .

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

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

5th Annual St. Joseph Athletic Association 5K Run/Walk
Any high school students wishing to volunteer for this event should email Kristy Allen at  kristyallendesign@outlook.com  for more information.

To print this flyer, click here.


Purse and Jewelry Bingo

Purse and Jewelry Bingo

From Our Community
The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation $100 Dinner



March ReadyPA Monthly Newsletter
Spring is in the air. With spring often comes severe weather such as thunderstorms and strong winds. The March ReadyPA Monthly provides information on severe weather preparedness. 
 
Did you know March is American Red Cross Month? Help the Red Cross by uncovering your inner hero and participating in one of the activities listed in the newsletter. 
 
After an extremely cold and wet winter, now is the time talk about flood safety. The National Weather Service has declared March 25th through the 29th as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The State Meteorologist has provided tips on remaining safe during a flood.  The March Action Sheet provides information on Winter Weather Flooding Risks.  Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown. 

To read the newsletter, click here.

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."