Volume 8 Number 29                                               March 16, 2018
General News
Spring Open House and 3rd Annual Scholarship Competition
Join us for our annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 22 from 12-3 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 Third 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 ( www.delonecatholic.org) 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.

Education Savings Opportunity For Catholic School Families

Date Change for 8th Grade Dance
Due to a schedule conflict, the date for the 8th grade dance (hosted by our Freshman Class) has been changed to  SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 . Please make a note of this new date. We apologize for any inconvenience. To register for the dance, please  click here . For more information, contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org

Attention Class of 2021 - Dance Sign-Up and Donations Needed
Delone Catholic's Student Council and the Class of 2021 are hosting the annual 8th Grade Dance on Saturday, April 7 from 7-9 p.m. in the school lobby. We are asking that the 9th Grade Class assist with donations of refreshments for the evening as follows:
Homerooms 114 & 115 - please bring in snacks
(bags of pretzels or chips, packages of cookies, etc.)
Homeroom 116 - please bring in drinks
(gallon jugs of water, lemonade or iced tea, 2 liter bottles of soda, etc.).
Homeroom BR- please bring in paper goods
(cups, napkins, small plates).
Please bring your donation to Mr. Hatez or Mrs. Hart (in the Development Office) no later than Friday, April 6.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org

We encourage freshman students to attend the dance and host the future students of Delone Catholic! Dance will be held  in the lobby of the Lawrence B. (Sonny) Sheppard, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium at Delone Catholic from 7-9 p.m. . Cost is $5. You may pre-register on the web site or by clicking here.

Delone in the Dark Nights Scheduled
Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their 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. T his event is open to any sixth or seventh grader. Students do not have to attend a Catholic School to participate. To register, please click here for the forms. Extra forms may be found on the Delone Catholic website ( www.delonecatholic.org ) or picked up in the Main Office. The boys' night will be held on Friday, April 6, and the girls' night will be held on Friday, April 13.  Students are to be dropped off in the lobby using the student parking lot next to the Lawrence B. (Sonny) Sheppard , Jr. Memorial Gymnasium from 6-6:30 p.m. Pick-up times will be from 10:00-10:15 p.m.

Delone Catholic Supports the Pierce Family
On Friday, March 9 the Pierce family was safely evacuated from a fire at their home. We are so thankful that the entire family and their pet were unharmed, however they have suffered a complete loss of their home and its contents. We have had many inquiries from our school community interested in helping the Pierce family through this devastating event. First and foremost, we ask for prayers for the family during this difficult time. In addition, Delone Catholic will be collecting monetary donations and gift cards (for grocery stores, department stores, clothing stores, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) for the Pierce family. Coach Giraffa and Coach Repasky have also set up a Go Fund Me page for the family. If you are interested in contributing, please send your donation to the school office in an envelope marked "Pierce family" or visit the Go Fund Me Page. We thank you in advance for your prayers and support. 

Annual Delone Catholic Music Association Mulch Sale
For a copy of the mulch order form, please click here.

English SAT Prep Course
An English SAT Prep will be offered on   April 3 , 4, 5 & 9, 10, 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Delone Catholic HS. The fee is $165 and is due on  Mar. 23 . More details can be found in this brochure. Please contact Ms. Jennifer Noel with any questions.

Math SAT Prep Course
A Math SAT Prep Course will be offered on April 17, 19, 24 and 26 and May 1 and 3 from 3-5 p.m. in Room 17 at Delone Catholic HS. The SAT test includes questions based on material learned in Geometry, Algebra I and Algebra II. It would be most beneficial for students to have completed (or nearly completed) at least two of these courses before taking the Math SAT Prep Course. A brochure with registration form and costs is available by clicking here. For more information, please contact Mr. Dave Staub at dstaub@delonecatholic.org

Reminder Regarding New Regulations for Students' Lunch Account Balances
An important change has taken place in State Law regarding meals for students with insufficient funds. The cashiers are no longer allowed to inform students about their account balance  OR   when their lunch account has gone into the negative. All communication will now be directed to the parents/guardians. Only if a student inquires first about his/her balance, can he/she be told. Negative Balance Emails will be sent to parents on a daily basis. Low Balance Emails will be sent up to three times a week. If a student's lunch account balance goes into the negative $17.50 or higher for Full Price students, or $2.00 or higher for Reduced Price students, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE A MEAL! This new regulation only covers a reimbursable meal. It does not cover ala carte items. The existing rule remains - if the student's account balance is in the negative,  NO ala carte items will be allowed to be purchased.    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Holly Sorice, at  hsorice@delonecatholic.org.

Attention Incoming Freshman: Placement Testing and Algebra II Trigonometry Placement
HIgh School Placement Test - All Incoming Freshman
This year, the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is being administered at Delone Catholic High School and not in the deanery elementary schools. There are still spaces available to take the placement test on Sat., Mar. 31 There is no fee to take the test. Click here for a copy of the registration form. For incoming freshman who take the placement test in Maryland, please forward us a copy of the results once you receive them. Contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org with any questions. 

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 Sat., Apr. 7 at 9 a.m. 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 .

2018-19 Tuition Assistance Online Application Now Available
The 2018-19  Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available. The tuition for the 2018-19 has not been set at this time, so please use 2017-18 tuition rates until that information is available. There is a $30 application fee.  The deadline to apply is April 17. For more information on Tuition and Assistance, please click here.

Now Accepting New Student Admissions

We invite you and your student to come and visit Delone Catholic High School and be inspired by the many exciting things happening here. From our stellar academic programs and services, to our commitment to Spiritual Life and our many clubs, activities and athletics, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss why Delone Catholic is an excellent fit for your child. Contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions at 717-637-5969 to schedule a personal tour of the school or a Squire Shadow day for your prospective student. For more information, visit www.DeloneCatholic.org under the Prospective Students tab.

2018 Parent Prom Dresscode Agreement and Dress Code Guidelines
We anticipate a beautiful evening for the 2018 Delone Catholic HS Junior and Senior Prom.Please click here to access the Parent and Student/Guest Dresscode Agreement. This form must be signed and returned to Delone Catholic HS by Thurs., April 5. For a copy of the Dresscode for Formal Dances (with sketches), please click here

If your student is bringing a guest that is NOT a Delone Catholic HS student, please complete and return these forms. 

Yearbook Orders and Ads for Grads
Forms are now available to place an order for the Delonian 2017-18 yearbook and place your Ads for Grads. Yearbook orders are due by Mar. 30, 2018 and submissions for Ads for Grads are due by May 1, 2018. For a copy of the 2017-18 Yearbook Order Form, click here. For a copy of the Ads for Grads Order Form, click here.

Delone Catholic HS's Mini-THON - Chaperones Needed
Delone Catholic's Mini-THON is Fri., Mar. 23 to Sat., Mar. 24 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Adult chaperones are needed to help with this event. If you are able to donate some time as a chaperone, please click here to choose a time slot. For questions, please contact Carmen Brown at cbrown@delonecatholic.org

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
The 2018 price list and Ways to Order information is available at www.DeloneCatholic.org under the Policies and Procedures/Dress Code tab. It can also be accessed by clicking here.

Free Online SAT and ACT Resources
There are free, online resources available to students to help them to prepare for the SAT and ACT. College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide preparation videos, instruction, problems and sample tests for the SAT. To access these materials, visit  www.khanacademy.org.  In addition, the free OpenEd Smart Library provides resources for preparing for the ACT. To access these materials, visit www.opened.com.

From the Spiritual Life Office
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 ENCOURAGEMENT The strength to give others confidence, support and hope. ENCOURAGEMENT is necessary for all successful teams! We need to ENCOURAGE to give spirit, love and spirit to our teammates, especially in times of stress and difficulty. An ENCOURAGING teammate is a loving teammate.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Night of Rock V Tickets on Sale Now
Join us on Saturday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. for A Night of Rock V. Listen and dance to great Classic Rock, R & B, Motown and Top 40 hits from the 1960s to the present with Pat Colgan '75 and his band, including two more Delone Catholic alums, Cindy (Rhodes) Little '92 and Nathan Kraus '17. The Frankie North Band features "The Slammin' Horns," their dynamic brass section, adding energy and excitement to their wide repertoire of great music! 

They join long-time Night of Rock staple, the Boomers, featuring alumni Gardy Lawrence '69 and Alan Stonesifer '68, as well as faculty member Derf Maitland among a talented quintet, whose performance will include some of the great hits of the late 1960s.

This evening of Friends, Fun and Music benefits the Delone Catholic Alumni Association. Light snacks and set-ups are provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the bands playing from 7-11 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance, and can be purchased online by clicking here until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 12. Tickets will be available for $20 at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

Please Consider a Donation to the Delone Catholic Fund 

Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, we are more than halfway to our annual goal. Every gift to the Delone Catholic Fund reminds our students that our community believes in their potential to succeed. To make a donation, click here.

Giant A+ Rewards Program
Delone Catholic is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from October 6, 2017 through March 15, 2018. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Giant Store. Please help our school and register your BonusCard® to our SCHOOL ID #20406.

From the Athletics Department
4th Annual Bull Roast to Benefit Boys' Lacrosse Team


2018 Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic Scheduled
Registration forms are now available for the 2018 Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic on Sat. June 23, 2018. We are looking forward to welcoming Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty '74 and his team of coaches back for this hands-on skills clinic for boys entering grades 7-12. For a copy of the registration forms, click here.


1st Annual Delone Dash 5k or 3k Trail Run
The Delone Catholic Cross Country team is hosting its 1st Annual Delone Dash 5k or 3k Trail Run on Sat., June 30 at Codorus State Memorial Park. The cost to register is $25 prior to June 15 and $30 after June 15.  Registration will take place from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m.

To register online, click here
To register by mail, click here for registration forms. 

Sponsors are needed for this event. Please click here to view the sponsorship information.  

For more information, please contact Coach Zinn at RichardZinn7@yahoo.com. We are looking forward to a great event!

Delone Catholic Cross Country Reunion
The Delone Catholic Cross Country team is planning a cross country reunion for July 1, 2018 at the Codorus State Park Marina.  The reunion is open to past and current Delone Catholic Cross Country coaches, parents and participants. The reunion will start at 2 p.m. and is a rain or shine event. Please bring a dish to share and chairs. The Cross Country team will  provide hot dogs and hamburgers. Please RSVP to Coach R.C. Zinn at  717-965-2507 or richardzinn7@yahoo.com

Big Bingo Dates for 2018
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.


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 Schools and Parishes
St. Joseph's School, Hanover, Pa.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Accepting Kindergarten Applications
For a printable version of this flyer, click here

Crusaders SCRIP (Gift Card) Program 
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St. Francis of Xavier Catholic School - Biennial Auction
Looking for something to do on St. Patrick's Day? Look no further! Join us at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School for our 2018 Auction.  For reservations or to donate an item please check out our website  https://www.sfxcs-pa.org/biennial-auction/  Contact Kelly Brainard at 717-334-4221 or  kbrainard@sfxcs-pa.org

For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

St. John Catholic Church Hosts Fish Fry Fridays

From Our Community
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."