Volume 8 Number 30                                               March 23, 2018
General News
Principal's Perspective
Dear Delone Catholic Families,
 
There has been a lot of focus lately on mental health issues in light of the recent tragic events in Florida, so I thought that I would take this opportunity to highlight our student assistance program here at Delone Catholic. Our program is called T.A.S.C. (Teachers Addressing Student Concerns) and its purpose is to evaluate, counsel and direct student intervention with respect to mental health and substance abuse issues in partnership with local drug and/or alcohol and mental health agencies that provide counseling services when needed.
            Anyone connected with the Delone Catholic community including but not limited to staff, fellow students, and parents, may make a confidential referral to T.A.S.C. as warranted and all such referrals by any of the foregoing shall, at all times, be considered confidential. As indicated in the student handbook, "No disciplinary action against a student will take place as a result of the voluntary actions reflected above." Please click on the link here to obtain a T.A.S.C. referral form
          All members of the T.A.S.C. team are required to attend a three day intensive training sponsored by True North Wellness Services and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program. As the newest member of the team, I recently completed my training and was very impressed with both the quality and range of expertise and the emphasis given throughout the training on engaging and assisting parents/caregivers, students, and others in identifying and accessing appropriate school and community resources.
          The primary approach taken is to identify behavioral health concerns which may cause a barrier to learning, noting how concerns may exhibit themselves in students' observable behaviors. Unfortunately, some of these behaviors go undetected for a variety of reasons. One such concern is related to the very real danger associated with the abuse of prescription medicine. We watched a powerful video on this issue that has prompted me, in turn, to share it with you. This 12 minute documentary was created by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to share information with parents and other concerned citizens about this clear and present danger and ways to prevent and respond to it.  It can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://ncapda.org/parents-360-rx/  .
              As we approach the end of this Lenten season, I pray to our loving Father in Heaven that He will continue to shower blessings upon our community as we grow in faith and service and live our lives in accordance with our dignity as sons and daughters of God.
 
I wish you a Happy and Holy Easter!
 
May God bless you always and in all ways!
 
Sincerely,
 
Richard V. La Rocca
Principal

Dress Down Day - Mon., Mar. 26
The faculty, staff and students at Delone Catholic are invited to participate in a Dress Down Day for Charity on Mon., Mar. 26. The cost to dress down for the day is $3 and should be given to the student's homeroom teacher on Monday morning. The dress down day guidelines can be found by clicking here.


Kristen Landsman '18 Wins International Holocaust Art Contest
Kristen Landsman's pencil rendition titled "Humanity" was based on the verbal testimony of Holocaust survivor Natan Gipsman. Landsman's awe-inspiring drawing recently won the top prize in the "Messengers of Memory" 19th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest.
 
"My piece, Humanity, was inspired by Natan Gipsman's heart-wrenching testimony. I wanted to portray his suffering, but also the courage and determination that Natan and his companion demonstrated. I wanted to capture the brave, split-second decision when Natan's friend hoisted him up and carried him after he had collapsed. If Natan had been left on the ground just a few minutes longer, he would have been shot. That moment, which could have resulted in his death but instead led to his survival, deserves recognition," said Landsman.

Pictured below are Landsman's winning entry titled "Humanity" and Natan Gipsman holding Landsman's winning depiction of his survival story.

To read the full version of this story, please click here.


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.

Yearbook Orders and Ads for Grads - DUE MARCH 30
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.

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.

Freshman Class Fundraiser
The Class of 2021 is selling Shultz subs and sandwiches as its class fundraiser. If you are interested in placing an order, please contact a Freshman student or Mr. Gary Hatez. Orders and money are due on Wed., Apr., 4. Sub and sandwich distribution date is Thurs., Apr. 19. For a copy of the order form, please click here. Thank you in advance for your support of the Class of 2021.

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


Enter the PTO Yearbook Ad Contest
The PTO is challenging all Delone Catholic students to submit an entry for the PTO Yearbook ad. The requirements include a landscape display and an expression of Congratulations from the PTO to the Class of 2018. Entries can be created digitally or drawn by hand. One lucky student's submission will run in the Delone Catholic Yearbook. Please see Mrs. Marrocco this week if you are interested in submitting and entry. Final entries will be due on Apr. 6. 

Music Association Benefit Dinner - Sat., Apr. 14
The Music Association will hold its annual Music Benefit Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the S.A.V.E.S. Social Hall, Brushtown. Approximately 50 winners will share roughly $16,000 in prize money, with a top prize of $5,000. Tickets for the dinner are available for $100. Two people from each ticket may attend, but no one is required to be present in order to win. The evening will feature open bar, 13 Jars, and raffle tickets. Attendees must be 21 or older. To purchase a ticket, please contact Mr. Brian Yealy at 717-637-5969 x 202 or byealy@delonecatholic.org.

Spring Play - Apr. 20 & 21
Delone Catholic HS students will be performing "Peter and the Starcatcher" at 7 p.m. in the Old Gymnasium on Fri., Apr. 20 and Sat., Apr. 21. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and are free for DCHS students, administration and faculty with ID.

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

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. 

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 AUTHENTICThe strength to be always true and real.  AUTHENTICITY is necessary for everything in life. We need to be "real" for ourselves, our teammates, our family and this TEAM. If not, we will never win when it counts; trying to be something that we aren't and never will be.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Night of Rock V Tickets on Sale Now
Join us for an evening of Friends, Fun and Music that benefits the Delone Catholic Alumni Association. 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. 



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
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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 Athletic Association 5K Run/Walk
Works of Mercy service hour opportunities are available for student volunteers. Please email Kristy Allen if you are able to volunteer. 

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St. Joseph's School, Hanover, Pa.


St. Teresa of Calcutta Accepting Kindergarten Applications
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Crusaders SCRIP (Gift Card) Program 
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St. John Catholic Church Hosts Fish Fry Fridays

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."