Volume 8 Number 36                                               May 4, 2018
General News
Thank You From The Pierce Family
Delone Catholic Students, Staff, and Families,

A simple thank you is not enough to express how much we appreciate all of the love and support our family has received and is continuing to receive since our house fire in March.  Thank you for the dress down day held to assist our family.  Thank you for the clothing, daily care items, gift cards, and financial gifts that we have received from each of you.  Thank you most especially for your prayers, kind words, and thoughts.  Your assistance and support have been greatly appreciated and so very helpful during a challenging time in our lives.  The Delone Catholic community is a wonderful community, and we are so blessed to be a part of this family.  Thank you and please know how much your ongoing support means to us!

Squire Strong!

John, Terri, Jon, Hannah, and Nic Pierce

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. 

Mount St. Mary's University, Delone Catholic High School Enter Guaranteed Admissions Partnership
Delone Catholic High School has become the first high school in Pennsylvania to partner with Mount St. Mary's University on an admissions agreement guaranteeing the high school's graduates admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to the university.

"This partnership recognizes our shared goal to enhance access to high-quality values-based education at the high school and postsecondary levels," said Mount St. Mary's President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. "This agreement is an ideal fit because both institutions have long histories of enrolling students who are looking to live significantly."

"This arrangement expands the many close ties that already exist between Delone Catholic and the Mount, as many of our graduates have elected to pursue post-secondary studies there," reflected Principal Richard La Rocca, S.T.L. "Our school also has benefited from working closely with teacher-interns and seminarians coming from the Mount for some time now."

Under the agreement, signed by Trainor and La Rocca, Delone Catholic students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to MSMU. Students who meet the criteria will receive, at minimum, a $22,000 four-year award, with a total value of $88,000.

A Mount St. Mary's admissions representative will visit Delone Catholic as many as three times a year to share information about the Mount's academic programs and application, admissions, financial aid and related processes.

**Corrected** Senior Exam Schedule
Please see below for the 2018 Senior Exam Schedule. Note that there is Mass on Thursday and any Senior taking an exam at 8:15 will attend Mass.

Wednesday, May 9
8:15 to 9:30 a.m. - ENGLISH
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. - SOCIAL STUDIES

Thursday, May 10
8:15 - 9:30 - RELIGION
9:30 - 10:40 - MASS
10:45 - 12:00 - MATHEMATICS

Friday, May 11
8:15 to 9: 30 a.m. - SCIENCE
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. - FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Baccalaureate and Graduation Directions - Class of 2018
Appropriate Attire for Baccalaureate and Graduation *Updated*
  • 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
Wednesday, May 16, 2018:   Practice for Baccalaureate and Senior Awards
9:30 am
  • St. Joseph's Church in Hanover, PA
  • In School Uniform
  • This is a MANDATORY practice for all who qualify to graduate
  • Caps, Gowns & tickets will be distributed

Thursday, May 17 2018 :  Graduation Picture
8:00 am
  • In School Uniform
  • Bring your cap & gown, NHS stole, white graduation collar (girls) and any earned Honor cords
  • Lobby of the Sheppard Gym
  • Picture will be taken on the J.T. Flaherty Field bleachers
9:00 - 9:30 am
Alumni Presentation (Refreshments)
  • Delone Catholic High School cafeteria
9:30 am
Graduation practice
  • Lobby & Sheppard Gym
  • This is a MANDATORY practice for all who qualify to graduate
6:30 pm
  • Meet at St. Joseph's Church, Grandview Ave, Hanover, PA
  • You should be in your cap & gown, white graduation color (girls), any earned Honor cords & appropriate attire under the gown
7:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:15 pm)
Baccalaureate Liturgy begins followed by the Senior Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 18, 2018 : Graduation
7:00 pm
  • You should be in your cap & gown, white graduation color (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

Neumann Scholarship Foundation Deadline
This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for submission of tax documentation for the Neumann Foundation Scholarship is May 15, 2018. Tax documentation must be submitted from the 2017 tax year in order to be given consideration. Please note that filing an extension may disqualify families from getting a scholarship since 2017 tax documentation is required and due on May 15. Please note that Scholarship Foundation guidelines are governed by policies approved by Diocesan auditors and in accordance with state guidelines for scholarship organizations. Neumann Foundation Scholarship recipients must be residents of the state of Pennsylvania.

529 Plan FAQs

Megan's Law Notice
Delone Catholic High School  has received notification from the  Conewago Township Police Department  that a person who has been designated by the court as a sexually violent predator is residing in the community.    For additional information, parents may contact the  Conewago Police Department.

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. For questions or more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Noel at jnoel@delonecatholic.org

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
Newman Connection Program
As part of a Catholic high school, it is our hope that graduating students have gained a greater appreciation of and involvement in their faith, which has the potential to grow and strengthen in their college years. The Newman Connection program aims to help seniors transition to college by putting them in touch with the Campus Ministry of the college before they begin their school year. The process is very simple. All they need to do is complete the form at this link and submit it to the Spiritual Life Office. We will then send the information to the Newman Connection supervisors, who will get in touch with the college's Campus Ministry. This program has been proven very helpful in many other dioceses around the country and we look forward to you finding help through it as well!

Memorials for Baccalaureate
All seniors are invited to share names of their family members and friends who have died to be remembered in the back of the Baccalaureate program. Anyone whose names you would like to be remembered can be emailed to Mrs. Phenicie. Please include the person's full name, his/her relationship to the graduate, and (if known) whether or not he or she graduated from Delone Catholic. Thank you!

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 COMPOSUREThe strength to be calm and in control of oneself in the midst of pressure.  COMPOSURE is necessary for everything in life. We need COMPOSURE-that presence of mind to act rightly and do things well.....on and off the field of play. When we practice the  virtue  of COMPOSURE we are able to deal with adversity positively and that is a rare ability.

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. 

The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation Dinner Raffle

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
Athletic Association Chicken BBQ Fundraiser
Chicken BBQ Fundraiser
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Cost: $8.50 per meal which includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll & butter
Time: Pick up is from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Where: At the concession stand at the JT Flaherty Football Field 

Walk ups are welcome. Contact Patty Smith to reserve dinners in advance. 

Lacrosse Team Youth Night
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Boys' Lacrosse Team THANK YOU
Many thanks to the following businesses and organizations that donated to the Delone Catholic Lacrosse Team's annual bull roast: All About You Hair Salon, Altland House Restaurant, Bay City Restaurant, Big Mike's Crab House, Caputo Brothers Creamery, Delone Catholic Athletic Association, Genova's Restaurant, Giant Foods, Hofbrauhaus Restaurant, Josh Beck at Pro Audio D. J. Service, LaCucina Restaurant, McCormick Spice Company, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Quail Valley Golf Course, Play It Again Sports, Rafeal's Restaurant, Random House, Staub's Landing Restaurant, The Spa and Weavers Butcher.

Also a very big thank you to the following Delone Catholic Lacrosse families who generously donated their time, food, beverages and/or raffle items to our Bull Roast: Baker, Bladen, Dietrich, Espinoza, Evich, Fulton, Hall, Holtz, Jiang, Kadis, Kuhn, Medcalf, Meighan, Miriello, Mowrey, Murray, Myers, Panzer, Qually, Rill, Smith, Speakman, Sweeney, Ugarte, Woo and Zimmerman.

Mattress Sale Fundraiser

Job Opportunities: Head Golf Coach and Head Cheerleading Coach
Delone Catholic is currently seeking a Head Golf Coach and a Head Cheerleading 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
Looking to brush up on your sports skills this summer? Join our Delone Catholic coaches and student athletes for one of these 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
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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
Firetruck Golf Ball Drop - Sunday, May 6
Firetruck Golf Ball Drop -  You could win up to $5000!  Please purchase your ticket from a school family or contact the school office at 717-334-4221  https://www.sfxcs-pa.org/drop-at-the-rock/

The Father Hilbert Cup - St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Open
For more information, visit  https://www.sfxcs-pa.org/golf-tournament/

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.

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
Knights of Columbus #13692 - Designer Purse Bingo

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."