Volume 8 Number 38                                               May 18, 2018
General News
Underclassmen Exam Schedule and End of School Year Transportation
Exam Schedule for Students in Grades 9-11

Tuesday, May 22nd
Social Studies
Foreign Language

Wednesday, May 23rd

Thursday, May 24th

Gettysburg School District will provide transportation at  11:15 a.m. on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and at  12 p.m. on  May 25th, returning to St. Francis Xavier or the Gettysburg Middle School.

Conewago Valley School District will provide transportation on  May 25th, at 12 p.m.

Spring Grove School District will provide transportation on  May 25, at 11:45 a.m.  

Maryland buses will provide transportation on  May 25, at  12 p.m.

Bus riders should check with their bus drivers and should make other transportation arrangements if necessary. Any student who needs to wait for a 2:45 p.m. bus pick-up should pack a lunch that day and must notify Mrs. Tompkins so supervision can be arranged.

Delone Catholic Music Association Carnival Advance Ticket Sales
The Delone Catholic Music Association Carnival is scheduled for  June 11-16, 2018. Once again this year, both a "Ride-All-Night" bracelet (valid  on MondayTuesday and  Wednesday nights) and reduc  ed price ride tickets (v alid   on any night of the carnival) are available for  pre-order online . Orders can be picked up in the lobby of the Lawrence B. (Sonny) Sheppard, Jr. Memorial Gymn asium on any night of the carnival between  6-9:30 p.m.

If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, please use the  mail-in order form and return with payment by  Friday, June 8, according to the directions on the form. 

Graduation Directions - Class of 2018
Appropriate Attire for Graduation
  • Young ladies: dress and dress shoes (no flip-flops or sandals)
  • Young gentlemen: clean-shaven, appropriate haircut, white or colored dress shirt, tie, dark slacks, socks and dress shoes, no earrings (no sandals or flip-flops)
  • Absolutely NO shorts
  • All Handbook dress code rules apply
  • No electronic device (cell phones, Apple watches or wearables) should be brought into church or the Sheppard Gym with you. These items will be confiscated and may be reclaimed after the ceremonies
Friday, May 18, 2018 : Graduation
7:00 pm
  • You should be in your cap & gown, white graduation collar (girls), any earned Honor cords & appropriate attire under the gown
  • You may also wear any medals or pins you received at the Senior Awards Ceremony
7:20 pm
Line up for graduation procession
7:30 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Graduation begins

After Graduation

You are to return to the cafeteria and return your NHS stole to Mrs. Gadow and then report to your HR teacher to receive your diploma and certificates that you may have been awarded. Your final report card will be mailed to your home.
  • Please refer to the Graduation Policy as to the criteria for the issuance of your diploma

Best and the Brightest Photos Available
Below is the link to the individual images from the Best & Brightest ceremony held at Hanover High School on May 6.  Please feel free to share the link with parents and students.

Click here for photo link

All prints will be retouched to remove minor skin blemishes and glare on eye glasses. Prints will be delivered (in bulk) to each school to eliminate any shipping costs for the parents (orders must be placed by 5/14).

Student Newspaper "Delonews" Available Online
The Delone Catholic HS Student Newspaper "Delonews" is available by clicking here. Delonews covers events and student activities throughout the year. It is an activity for our students as well as a semester-long journalism class. Check out articles on all the latest happenings at Delone Catholic from the perspective of our students and a n archived article from when DCHS Hall of Honor Inductee Jean (Sneeringer) Steinhour wrote for the newspaper in the late 1940s.

Job Opportunities at Delone Catholic High School
Delone Catholic High School is currently accepting applications for the following positions for the 2018-19 school year: 

Full-time Social Studies Teacher
Full-time Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Full-time French and Spanish Teacher
Part-time Cafeteria Aide - Assistant Server (2.5 hrs, Monday through Friday)

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Mr. Richard La Rocca, Delone Catholic HS, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or e-mail  rlarocca@delonecatholic.org by June 8, 2018.

PTO Hosts Used Uniform Sale
As the school year winds down, please remember to keep the PTO in mind when replenishing your student's uniforms. Used uniforms can be donated to the PTO via the school office. We will continue to collect them all summer long but as many as possible that can be turned in by June 8 would be greatly appreciated.
The PTO will be hosting the used uniform sale at the Delone Catholic Music Association Carnival. The stand is located in the lobby the following dates and times:  Tues., June 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and  Wed., June 13 from 6-7 p.m.

STEM Opportunities at Delone Catholic HS
Every Delone Catholic student has many opportunities to explore and solve problems in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Courses offered include Engineering and Drafting, Basic Programming, Web Design, Algebra to Calculus, and a full spectrum of Science classes, all of which include hands on laboratory work. All 9th graders will complete a research paper and an independent research project as part of their Biology class.  Students who want to further explore or compete can choose from the following activities.

Environmental Club - a student-generated club that is new for 2018-19
Science Club - including teams that compete at Science Olympiad and the Robotics competition.
YCSEF - Science Fair  Note: the required 9th grade project can be used for Science Fair competition. Projects may be started now for competition next March.  Click here for dates and forms

We want to encourage all students to participate in activities that help them pursue their interests and develop problem solving skills.  Please contact the following teachers with questions.

Mrs. Gadow - Environmental club or YCSEF   jgadow@delonecatholic.org
Mrs. Marrocco - Science club  pmarrocco@delonecatholic.org

Summer English SAT Prep Course
A two-session English SAT Prep course will be offered  July 2 & 3  from  12:30-2:30 p.m. at Delone Catholic HS. T he fee is $65, which includes the book. The brochure is available on the English Department page, under Academics at DCHS or by clicking here. For questions or more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Noel at jnoel@delonecatholic.org

Summer Math SAT Prep Course
A Math SAT Prep Course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. at Delone Catholic HS on July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. This six-day course reviews the necessary skills assessed as important to the Math portions of the New SAT. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the New SAT format through sample questions and practice. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend each session and do the homework that is suggested. Registration forms  will be accepted along with the registration fee of $165, through June 29, 2018.  Late registration fee will be $200. Course will be cancelled if less than 3 students register. For more information, please contact Mr. Dave Staub.

2018-19 Academic Calendar
The 2018-19 Academic Calendar is now available on our web site and by clicking here.

Tuition Rates 2018-19
The tuition rates for the 2018-19 school year have been published on the school web site. They can be found under Current Families, Policies and Procedures, Tuition and Assistance.

Catholic Schools Night with the Harrisburg Senators

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
Works of Mercy Hours - Reminder for Underclassmen
A reminder that all underclassmen Works of Mercy hours must be completed by  May 25, 2018  (our last day of school). The signed forms need to be turned in to Delone Catholic by  June 9, 2018 After  June 9, any hours completed during the 2017-18 school year will not be accepted for credit, per the policy on p. 14 of the student handbook.  If you are in need of Works of Mercy opportunities, please check the Spiritual Life webpage. There you can also use your student ID number to look up your current totals. Freshmen need a cumulative total of 20 hours, sophomores need a cumulative total of 40, and juniors need a cumulative total of 60 before  May 25 . Thank you for your attention to this important aspect of our mission to be "Doers of the Word."

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 APPRECIATIONThe strength to recognize and enjoy someone's good qualities or actions.  An APPRECIATIVE team is tough to beat! They are dedicated to recognizing each other's strengths and specific roles and actively communicate those to teammates. Everybody carries themselves differently when they APPRECIATE others and are APPRECIATED as well and that makes a big difference.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Register Now for the 25th Annual Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament

The 25th Annual Henny Noel Memorial Tuition Assistance Golf Tournament is being held on Saturday , June 9 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, 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. 

Alumni Field Hockey Game Scheduled
Join us for the annual DCHS Alumni Field Hockey game! This year we are excited to be donating all proceeds to to help support our current Squirettes. This program gave us all the opportunity to form lasting friendships and make great memories in high school, we are honored to be giving back. 

Game starts at 1 p.m. Registration, t-shirt pick up and warm-up starts at 12 p.m. Registration form should be returned by May 23 to facilitate t-shirt orders, but registrations will be accepted after that date. 

Game admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. 5 years and under are free. 

We are asking that every participant bring a baked good, single-serve snacks, or bottled/canned drinks to be sold at the concession stand.

Registration forms can be printed by clicking here. In order to receive a t-shirt at registration, we must receive your registration by May 23. Players may still register after that date.

Alumni Boys Lacrosse Game - June 2
The Boys' Lacrosse Team would like to announce its 2nd annual lacrosse alumni game being held on Sat., June 2 at 5 p.m. in the stadium. Come out and watch our current lax players take on the Delone Catholic Alumni lax players.

Please Consider a Donation to the Delone Catholic Fund 

Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, we are more than 85 percent of the way 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.

From the Athletics Department
Sports Physicals at Delone Catholic HS
The annual sports screenings for the 2018-19 school year will be held at Delone Catholic High School on Thurs., June 7th from 4-6 p.m. We offer this annual screening to meet the requirement of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. This is for all athletes, grades seven to twelve who plan on participating in the sports offered at Delone Catholic. If you choose to get a physical through your primary care physician, it must take place after June 1st to count for the 2018-19 school year.

The cost of the screening at Delone Catholic is $15 per athlete. Please make the check payable to Delone Catholic Athletic Association. Please return the completed PIAA pre-participation packet to the athletic office at Delone Catholic by May 31, 2018. We will process the paperwork and have your athlete's folder updated for the screening. Please enter through gym lobby on the South Street side for the screening.

Fall Sports Meeting
The Fall Sports Parent Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 16. Football starts at 6 p.m. All other Fall Sports start at 7 p.m. 

Job Opportunities: Head Golf Coach 
Delone Catholic is currently seeking a Head Golf Coach. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Tim Bonitz, Athletic Director, Delone Catholic HS, 140 South Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or e-mail resume and cover letter to tbonitz@delonecatholic.org.

Squire Summer Sports Camps

Boys Basketball (Grades 4-9 for 2018-19)
Girls Basketball (Grades 2-9 for 2018-19)
Cross Country (Boys and girls in grades 6-9 for 2018-19)
Football (Boys in grades 3-8 for 2018-19)
Soccer (Boys and Girls in 5-9 for 2018-19)
Tennis (Boys and girls ages 6-15)
Volleyball (Girls in grades 3-9 for 2018-19)
Wrestling (Boys in grades K-8 for 2018-19)

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

Golf Outing to Benefit Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams
Click here to print a copy of this flyer. 

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
Thank you from St. Teresa of Calcutta

Works of Mercy Hours Service Opportunity

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. 

Click here for a printable version of this flyer.

High School Students Invited to Youth Group Meeting
All high school youth are invited to attend the next St. Joseph Church Ablaze Youth Group meeting on  June 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Codorus State Park. The group will meet at the parking lot just before the band shell.  We will be taking a hike and having a picnic in the park! Please click here to register and RSVP.  You can also, text @sjablaze to the number 81010 to sign up for text or email alerts about Youth Group events! We hope to see you  June 10th!

St. Joseph's School, Hanover, Pa.

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

From Our Community
10th Recipient of The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation Announced
Congratulations to Dylan Staub, the 10th recipient of The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation
four-year scholarship to Delone Catholic High School. Dylan's scholarship was announced on Saturday evening at the Foundation's annual Award Dinner and Raffle. Dylan is pictured here with his parents, BJ Gastley and Andy Angel.

May Health ENews: Cleaning Products and Toxins
Click here to read the latest issue of Health ENews from the Catholic Mutual Group on Cleaning Products and Toxins.

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."