Volume 10 Number 41                                              May 1, 2020
General News
Principal's Perspective
Dear Delone Catholic Families, 
Since my last update, the Governor's Office has not provided any additional information that would alter the terms of what we can or cannot do with respect to the stay-at-home orders and gatherings outside the home, so, today, I will share just a few internal housekeeping items.

Course Selection and Coursework: Students are again reminded to complete course selection sheets which are due today, May 1.  Please email guidance counselors with alternate class selections.   It is imperative that, in completing the form, one chooses the 'Submit' option located at the bottom of the form. Additionally, remember that Mondays are considered school workdays. Even though no class meetings are scheduled, the time should be used to study, to get caught up on reading, or for assignment completion. Students are also strongly encouraged to attend class meeting sessions during the remainder of the week for further instruction and support.

Spring Sports Registration Fees: All paid spring sport registration fees will be refunded and checks mailed during the week of May 4. Registration fees are not able to be credited towards future sport seasons or tuition. Due to several important Athletic Association fundraisers being cancelled and accrued expenses from the Spring season, sub sales will not be credited towards future sports fees. If you would like to donate your refund to the Athletic Association General Fund, please email Mrs. Kay Hefner at  khefner@delonecatholic.org  by Friday, May 1st.
Report Cards: Report cards have been distributed by email.  Be sure to check both sets of parents'/guardians' emails first to verify if it was received. If not, please email Mrs. Donna Tompkins at dtompkins@delonecatholic.org in order to request one.

Works of Mercy Program Due to the unprecedented circumstances facing us, the Works of Mercy Program has been expanded to allow for additional opportunities while students are at home and not able to serve the Church or community. This expansion will allow students to earn Church and/or community Works of Mercy Hours for activities that, in the past, have not qualified for the program, such as personal prayer and helping their immediate family. Please visit the Delone Catholic website for details.

Delone Catholic Day of Giving: We have always known that Delone Catholic graduates are special. Now, more than ever, we are seeing our students and alumni making an impact during this unprecedented time in our history. April 30-May1 has been designated as Delone Catholic's Day of Giving, beginning with a live stream Mass celebrated by Father Morelli in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, followed by the Angelus and crowning of the Blessed Mother at noon on May 1, and ending with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Adams County "Be the Light" recognition ceremony for our Seniors at 8:20 p.m. We ask for your support on our Day of Giving to ensure that no family is forced to leave our community due to the unexpected financial turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to give current and future students the opportunity to make their own #SquireImpact. 

May all our lives feel the impact of God's mercy and may we continue to share His blessings.
With prayers for continued good health and internal peace.


Richard La Rocca

Day of Giving: Make Your #SquireImpact

On May 1, we are asking our entire community to come together to assist those in need. We will have several opportunities to join in prayerful gratitude for our school family and in asking for healing for all who are affected by the pandemic. Throughout the day, we will post short videos and stories of the #SquireImpact that Delone Catholic has made. We ask you to make a gift to the Delone Catholic Fund on our Day of Giving to ensure that no family is forced to leave our community due to the unexpected financial turmoil caused by the pandemic. Our goal is to give current and future students the opportunity to make their own #SquireImpact. You can make a gift by clicking here.

Congratulations to our York County Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Four Delone Catholic High School students received recognition at the York County Science and Engineering Fair (YCSEF) held at Penn State York March 7-10.  Freshmen students Jacob Fleming, Lily Shriner and Keefer Stiles and Sophomore student Tyler Hillson all placed first or second in their respective categories. Shriner and Stiles both received a special award from the American Meteorological Society for their projects measuring the health of waterways in Adams County. Stile's project also earned him the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Shriner's project was recognized by for excellence by York Township.

Hillson's project "Effectiveness of cephalopod ink as a non-toxic, naturally derived flame retardant" earned first place in his category, was recognized for special awards by the American Statistical Society and ASM Materials Education Foundation and earned him a $1500 award with the Adhesives Research Award. Hillson's work was ultimately recognized when he was named Reserve Grand Champion in the Senior Division.

Sophomore student Tyler Hillson is pictured here at the York County Science and Engineering Fair with his award winning entry. Hillson received a cash award from Adhesives Research Award, among other accolades, for his submission.

Jacob Fleming, Keefer Stiles, Tyler Hillson and Lily Shriner display their awards at the York County Science and Engineer Fair in March.

We Want to Help Our Squire Businesses Stay #SquireStrong
Delone Catholic is reaching out to encourage support of small businesses owned by our Delone Catholic community members! We invite alumni, parents and parents of alumni to complete THIS FORM if you own an essential small business in need of community support. These may include restaurants offering take-out, auto services, food and beverage manufacturing, medical supplies, social services, etc.

We would also like to promote your business on our social media outlets, so please email a picture (logo, owner selfie, employees, etc.) to Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org. Any submitted pictures can and may be used in the yearbook, in social media posts and in other public relations efforts.


Highlight A Squire Hero
We are continuing our Highlight a Squire Hero campaign. We will highlight the heroes in our Squire family that are working to battle the coranvirus as they care for the sick, protect the healthy, keep us safe and supply us with supplies, food and other essential services.

Send pictures or selfies of students, alumni, family members and friends that are actively involved in this all-out battle with the coronavirus, so that our Delone Catholic community may pray for them. Send pictures to Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org. Note that pictures may be posted on Delone Catholic Social Media and/or printed in the school yearbook. 

And The Trivia Fun Continues...
Attention all Squire Trivia masters. We are hosting our fourth online trivia night this Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m.  Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your family's trivia knowledge with other Delone Catholic families. To play, sign in at crowd.live/RCJSG

DCMA Updates: Carnival, Mulch Sale and $100 Dinner
Thank you for your continued support of the Delone Catholic Music Association. 

Delone Catholic Carnival
The carnival has been cancelled for this year, due to the COVID19 restrictions on large gatherings.

$100 Dinner
Due to recent events and social distancing in place we will be postponing our $100  Dinner fundraiser to June 5, 2020.  All other details remain the same.  You do not need to be present to win!  If you have any questions or need to purchase more tickets please call (717) 752-4873 or e mail  Eric.michelleshriner@gmail.com

Mulch Sale
Due to the State shutdown of schools in response to COVID 19, the Delone Catholic Music Association 2020 mulch sale is cancelled. Thank you to all of the Associations supporters.

Spread the Word about Delone Catholic High School

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 Alumni and Advancement Office
Ladies Tea Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delone Catholic will be unable to host the Ladies Tea this spring. We pray that those suffering during this time will find strength and healing, and that scientists and doctors will find treatments and a cure that will soon allow us to gather again. This special event will be held in 2021 as long as it is safe to do so.
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
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 that of MODERATIONThe strength to remain within reasonable limits and avoid improper excess or extremes.  What are some areas of life where we need to practice MODERATION? (Eating, drinking, driving, use of social media, internet, TV, etc) If we do not live this virtue, our lives can spin out of control very quickly and painfully.
From the Athletics Department
Athletics Refund Announcement
All paid Spring sport registration fees will be refunded.  Registration fees are not able to be credited towards future sport seasons or tuition.  Due to several important Athletic Association fundraisers being cancelled and accrued expenses from the Spring season, sub sales will not be credited towards future sports fees.

If you would like to donate your refund to the Athletic Association General Fund, please email Mrs. Kay Hefner at  khefner@delonecatholic.org by Friday, May 1.

Refunds will be issued via mail the week of May 4.

Shout to St. Teresa of Calcutta State Champions
The St. Teresa of Calcutta Varsity Girl's Basketball team won the PA CYO State Tournament in Greensburg, PA held March 6-8. This is the second State Title for the girls in the school's three year history! Due to school closings, the girls did not have a celebration for their victory. We want them to know that their Squire family is proud of their accomplishments!

Third Annual Tommy Laudani Delone Dash 5K/3K Trail Run: UPDATE
Note the new date and title sponsor. 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please click HERE for sponsorship forms. 

From Our Community
Dinner Raffle to Benefit The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation - NEW DATE
The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation (TJGSF) Dinner Raffle has reserved the date of Saturday, July 25 at SAVES to hold the dinner. 

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."