Volume 10 Number 45                                              May 29, 2020
General News
Principal Perspective: Graduation Update
Dear Families of the Class of 2020, 

It would be an understatement to say that it has been a difficult year, but our collective efforts have shown that we are "Squire Strong!" When the Covid-19 pandemic came upon us, the Diocese had asked us to provide a date in July for when a traditional graduation ceremony could be held. To date, state and local authorities have not provided any guidance as to how and if such an event can occur. Given the current situation and the fact that a new principal has yet to be selected to direct Delone Catholic for the 2020-2021 school year, I believe it would be beneficial for our seniors and their families to have definitive closure to their academic career. Therefore, in consultation with the Diocesan Secretary of Education, the Board of Education, and my administrative team, we have decided to conduct a modified graduation ceremony on June 12, 2020, beginning at 5 p.m. Out of necessity, this ceremony will follow current CDC and PDE guidelines, be executed in accordance with the expectations of our local police department and will only allow for the participation of the graduating senior and his or her immediate family. I promise that the celebration will be dignified and reflective of the esteem with which we hold our graduates and their accomplishments, while maintaining the safety of all involved. Specific details will be shared as soon as they become available. 

Thank you for your support and patience and may God bless the Class of 2020! 


Richard La Rocca 

Principal's Perspective: Collection of Underclassmen Materials
Dear Delone Catholic Families,

In order to return and collect materials from underclassmen, the following schedule has been created: All junior families are requested to come by the school between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm on Tuesday, June 2; all sophomore families to come between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm on Wednesday, June 3; and all freshmen families to come between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm on Thursday, June 4.   Any family that cannot come to school on these days is asked to email Mrs. Michele Noel at mnoel@delonecatholic.org to set up an appointment.

All arriving vehicles must enter the student parking lot on South Street by the far entrance located nearest the press box, line up single file inside the cones alongside the building/stadium, and exit at the far end of the student parking lot located near "Bubba" (the Marching Band truck). All individuals are to remain in their cars at all times and we ask that you prominently display your family's last name on the passenger side of your dashboard.

Cars will stop at two stations. At the first, all personal items from lockers will be handed to you as well as additional plastic bags as needed. Please fill the empty plastic bags with anything needed to be turned in, for example, textbooks, athletic uniforms, band uniforms, etc. At the next station, the bags will be collected with a label with the student's name by a staff member. All staff working that day will be wearing masks and gloves to reduce the risk of contamination and we ask that those handing materials to them please do the same for the safety of all.

Thank you for your support in this endeavor. Your patience and understanding is much appreciated.


Richard La Rocca

Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2020
In case you were unable to attend the Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by Bishop Gainer, you may view it by clicking on the link below.
7 PM Baccalaureate Mass for Diocese of Harrisburg High Schools 5/27/2020
7 PM Baccalaureate Mass for Diocese of Harrisburg High Schools 5/27/2020

Congratulations to Our Third Quarter Honor Roll Recipients 
Congratulations to THESE STUDENTS who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2019-20 school year. 

Latest Edition  Delonews 
Click HERE to read the latest edition of the student newspaper Delonews. There are many interesting articles including ones on students with unique hobbies, the Fall Play, COVID19 Q&A and more. 

Summer Reading Assignments
Please see the summer reading assignments listed below. These assignments are due on the first day of school. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Nancy Duffy

Uniform Update from Flynn O'Hara 
Please click HERE for a flyer with information on ordering uniforms from Flynn O'Hara

Delone Catholic Music Association $100 Dinner - CANCELLED
Unfortunately, due to the current events and social distancing restrictions, the annual DCMA dinner has been cancelled. If you purchased tickets, someone from the DCMA will be contacting you. Thank you for your understanding and support of the DCMA. For more information, you can email Mrs. Michelle Shriner at    Eric.michelleshriner@gmail.com

Team Trivia Returns - Sports-Themed!

Spread the Word about Delone Catholic High School

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
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 SIMPLICITY - The strength to live focused on what is truly important. Keeping it SIMPLE is a great path to success in many ways.

From the Athletics Department
Fall Sports Sign Up
We are reaching out at this time to do a virtual sign-up for our Fall sports programs for the 2020-21 school year. This information will be useful for the athletic department to communicate important updates and information over the next couple of months.

Please use the below link to sign up for the Fall sport your child is interested in participating in this Fall.

Additionally, the below link provides the pre-participation packet which includes information on sport physicals and the required paperwork that must be filled out and completed before your child is permitted to participate in a school sport.

Finally, more information will be provided in late June in regards to the Fall parents/players meeting scheduled for Monday, July 13.

Employment  Opportunity: Track and Field Head Varsity Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for a Head Varsity Track and Field  Coach. Please submit a letter of interest and a coaching resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.

Employment  Opportunity: Boys' Soccer Head Varsity Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for a Boys' Soccer Head Varsity Coach. Please submit a letter of interest and a coaching resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.  

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
New Dinner Raffle Date and Video
The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation (TJGSF) Dinner Raffle has reserved the date of Saturday, July 25 at SAVES to hold the dinner. Please take a minute to watch THIS VIDEO from scholarship recipients about what TJGSF means to them. 

Claims Notice from the Diocese of Harrisburg

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."