Volume 10 Number 33                                              March 6, 2020
General News
Second Quarter Honor Roll Announced
Congratulations to these students for achieving Honor Roll in the Second Quarter. 

Last Chance to Support Mini-THON with a Donation to Shave Mr. Smith's Beard!
Faculty member Mr. Bill Smith has graciously offered to shave his beard during the school pep rally on Friday, March 6 if our school community can donate $1,000 towards Delone Catholic's Mini-THON fundraiser. The last time Mr. Smith shaved his beard was in 1996! Any donations to our school's Mini-THON in support of Mr. Smith and his beard-shaving can be sent into school office or made online using THIS LINK. Thank you in advance for your support of Delone Catholic's Mini-THON.

Math SAT Study Session
There will be a Math SAT Study Session, sponsored by Mrs. Sneeringer and the members of Mu Alpha Theta, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 19 on Monday, March 9.  All, especially those taking SATs on Saturday, March 14, are welcome to attend!  Please bring your Chromebook and any prep materials with you.

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

Plan to Attend Spring Open House

Join us for our annual Spring Open House and Scholarship Competition. Come and meet our inspired community of students, teachers, coaches, administrators and activity moderators. Student-led tours will be available. Eighth grade students may register for one of two scholarship competitions. There is an Essay-style competition and a Jeopardy-style competition. There is a limited number of spaces available for the Jeopardy style, but the Essay style is unlimited. The scholarship for each is $1,000 per year, renewable for four years. To register for one of the competitions, please click HERE for the online form. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org with any questions.


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Sixth and Seventh Grade Students Invited to Delone in the Dark
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. All 6th and 7th grade students are invited to attend. Students do not have to attend a Catholic School to participate. We encourage your son/daughter to bring their friends. The girls' night will be held on Friday, March 20 and the boys' night will be held on Friday, March 27. Drop off time is from
6-6:30 p.m. Pick-up time will be at 9:30 p.m. Please complete the registration information and submit it with the $10 payment by March 6, 2020.


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/

Junior Class Fundraiser : $1 Coupons for Milkshakes or Frappes
Delone Catholic's Junior Class will be selling $1 coupons for McDonald's Milkshakes and Frappes from Feb. 24 through March 6. Each junior student has a selling goal of 15 coupons. Locations that accept these coupons are: Gettysburg, Hanover, Littlestown, Limekiln Road, Manchester, New Oxford and Shrewsbury. To place an order, please see a sophomore student or contact Mr. John Fournie. Thank you for your support.

Last Chance to Order Your 2019-20 Delonian Yearbook and Place Ads for Grads
We are accepting orders for the 2019-20 Delonian Yearbook. The cost for a yearbook is $79 or $85 with a name imprint. Orders must be received by March 11, 2020 to guarantee a yearbook. 
You can use this form to order your yearbook and pay via check made payable to Delone Catholic High School.
All students are welcome to sell $400 worth of ads to order a FREE yearbook. Advertising forms can be found by clicking here. They are also available on the parent portal, in the Main Office or on the website under Quick Links/Parents/Yearbook Forms.

You may also 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. 

Teacher as Hero Award Nominations 
Since 2000, State Farm has been a partner with the National Liberty Museum and in 2006 became the titled sponsor of the Teacher As Hero Awards, which includes funding support for teacher training workshops focusing on conflict resolution, diversity, heroism and civic engagement. Each year, teachers are honored for exhibiting exceptional service, creativity and perseverance in fostering an engaging and inclusive classroom environment.
We will introduce another great ten (10) winners among three categories: 1) the Exceptional Teacher Award (8 winners, including 1 Grand Prize Winner); 2) the Caring Classroom Award (1 winner); and 3) the Good Neighbor Award (1 winner).  The Good Neighbor Award will be presented to a teacher who has initiated or teaches driver safety and is a fitting recognition of State Farm's work in auto safety and education space. 
Winners will be selected by a panel assembled by the Museum and will be notified in advance of their selection prior to the awards ceremony.  To submit a nomination form and to learn more about the Teacher As Hero Awards, please click HERE . Nominations are due by March 15, 2020.

From the Guidance Office
Guidance Highlights - Quarter 3
Read the most recent edition of Guidance Highlights for Quarter 3 by clicking HERE.

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
Diocesan Youth Conference
There is still time to register to attend the first ever Diocesan Youth Conference on March 15 at Bishop McDevitt High School.  This is the perfect opportunity for youth ages 13-18 to continue their Lenten journey.  This day includes two keynotes, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, social with DJ and the unique chance to meet other youth from our diocese. Our speakers, Fr. Jonathan Sawicki (diocesan director for Vocations) and Kelsi Chuprinski (campus minister from Bucknell University) will talk about the challenges of finding time for Jesus Christ when we are trying to balancing student and personal life. If you are beginning High School or college next year, this is for you.  Deadline is this week- March 6 so don't delay! Registering is as easy as visiting  hbgdiocese.org/YoungChurch on your phone or calling the diocesan center.

Diocese of Harrisburg Men's Conference - Online Registration Now Open
Register now for the 2020 Diocese of Harrisburg Men's Conference, being held March 28 at
Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg.  The theme is: Catholic Men: Defenders of the Faith.
To register, go to www.hbgdiocese.org/men and click 'Register Online'.  Early-Bird price is
$35 per man.  Dr. William Donohue, President of the Catholic League is keynoting. The title of
his keynote is "The Catholic Advantage." Donohue shows up on all the major news networks,
FOX, CNN, MSNBC, etc. and is a fighter for the truth and a true, blue defender of the Faith.
The conference includes more than 45 workshops, priests hearing confessions, Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament, many Catholic vendors and time for food and fellowship. Bishop Gainer will
be celebrating Mass as well as presenting a workshop. The conference is open to any man,
Catholic or non-Catholic.  Be one of 1,000 or more men to register for this fantastic conference!
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 theme this week is ASSIDUOUS - The strength to unceasingly seek the desired goal. A key to our success is to practice the virtue of ASSIDUOUSNESS. We will be successful this sports season, and life in general, when we are ASSIDUOUS; doggedly working hard to achieve our goals.
From the Athletics Department
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!

Volleyball CYO Night at Delone Catholic High School
Fifth and sixth grade volleyball players are invited to wear their team jerseys for free admission to the 7th/8th grade volleyball games at Delone Catholic on Monday, March 30 beginning at 4 p.m. The JV and Varsity team will face New Oxford. 

BBQ with the Boomers - Final Ticket Call
Get your tickets by Monday, March 9 to attend this fun event!

Save the Date for Big Bingo to Benefit Delone Catholic Athletic Association

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 Partner Schools and Parishes
St. Francis Xavier Biennial Auction

Cash Bingo 

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."