Volume 10 Number 17                                              November 15 2019
General News
Transportation Directives for Friday, Nov. 15
All Delone Catholic High School students will be dismissed at noon on Friday, Nov. 15. There is no bus transportation provided for Maryland or Pennsylvania students. All students will need to arrange for alternate transportation. No students will be able to remain in the school after 12 p.m., since there will be no faculty moderators or administrators available. 

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Placement Test Dates for Incoming Freshmen
Delone Catholic desires a smooth and strong transition from grade school to high school for every student. To help ensure incoming freshmen are placed in the courses where they can be most successful, we  require each student to take the  High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test covers English, science and math.

Testing will take place at Delone Catholic HS in the school cafeteria. Please enter through the gym entrance on the South Street side. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to powered off and put away during testing. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed by 1:15 p.m.

The following two test dates are available:
Saturday, January 11, 2020 (snow make-up date: Saturday, January 18, 2020)
Saturday, February 8, 2020 (snow make-up date: Saturday, February 22, 2020)

To register for the test, please complete the  Placement Test Registration Form. For more information please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions at 717-637-5969 Ext. 206.

Algebra II Trigonometry Placement Test
Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an eighth grade Algebra class with an average of 87 percent or higher is invited to take the Algebra II Trigonometry placement test. If the student passes the test with at least a 75 percent, maintains an average of 87 percent or higher, and is recommended by his/her current teacher, he/she will be eligible to take Algebra II Trigonometry as a freshman when enrolling at Delone Catholic High School. 

The Algebra II Trigonometry placement test will be given on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, March 7, 2020) at Delone Catholic High School. Students should report to the main entrance on S. Oxford Avenue between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m.  Students will be given 1 ¼ hour to complete the test and should be picked up by 10:30 a.m.  To register for the test, please complete  this form  no later than Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.  If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Mrs. Candy Sneeringer.

Class of 2020 Apparel Sale
Weaver Screen Printing is taking orders for Delone Catholic HS Class of 2020 apparel. The online store has short and long sleeve T-shirts, hoodies and sweatpants. These items make great Christmas or graduation gifts. 

Use the link at https://dchs2020.itemorder.com to place an order by Nov. 15. For more information, contact Dr. Carmen Brown.

Band Truck Needed
The Delone band truck was incapacitated on September 27 en route to the Biglerville game. It has been deemed temporarily safe only for moving equipment from one part of the campus to another. The Delone Catholic Music Association is actively searching for a new band truck, preferably a 24' box truck with automatic transmission and a loading ramp. If any friends of Delone can provide guidance or contact information to aid the Music Association in its search, please contact president Jon Stiles, stiles518@embarqmail.com, 717-968-0608.

Please Support the PTO Christmas Raffle
On Thursday, Nov. 14, your student received forty (40) PTO Christmas Raffle tickets. The cost for each ticket is $1 and the top prize is $500. This is the main PTO fundraiser and we are asking each school family to do their best to sell all forty tickets. There is a letter with the raffle tickets that details how the students may earn dress day downs based on ticket sales and submission dates. Raffle winners will be announced during halftime at the girls' home basketball game on Friday, Dec. 13.  This fundraiser supports classroom items and special events such as Open House, the Academic Banquet and the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. 

Interested in joining the PTO? Contact Mrs. Heather Hillson. Thank you in advance for supporting the Delone Catholic PTO. 

Celebrate the Season

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
All Souls Remembrance - Let Us Pray for Your Loved Ones
Traditionally, the Church remembers those who have gone before us in faith throughout the month of November. Delone Catholic would like to remember the names of your loved ones in our prayers. Please use the form here to submit their names, and know that they will be held in prayer at our liturgies and days of Adoration throughout this month.
Celebrate Christ the King
This festival takes place at the location of our Kairos retreat.

From the Diocesan Vocations Office
"May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God." Are you being called to love the Lord with an undivided heart as a priest, deacon or in consecrated life? Talk to Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli or Fr. Jonathan Sawicki, Director of Vocations at 717-657-4804 or frjsawicki@hbgdiocese.org, or check out www.diocesanpriest.org.
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 ENCOURAGEMENTThe strength to give others confidence, support and hope.  ENCOURAGEMENT is necessary for all successful teams! We need to ENCOURAGE to give spirit, love and spirit to our teammates, especially in times of stress and difficulty. An ENCOURAGING teammate is a loving teammate.
From the Athletics Department
Winter Sports Apparel Sale
The Winter Sports Season is right around the corner. Be prepared with some new Squire swag. Click on the link below to view the order form. All orders and money are due by Nov. 15. 
Swimming (please contact the athletics office for embroidery items)

Boys's Assistant Lacrosse Coach - Offensive Coordinator Needed
The Delone Catholic Boys' Lacrosse program is seeking a qualified individual to fill a newly formed volunteer Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator position.

Qualifications for Candidates:
  • 4 years or more of competitive lacrosse playing experience
  • high energy, positive attitude with effective teaching techniques
  • passion for competition and the respect for the game
  • willingness and commitment to mentor young student-athletes in a Catholic high school environment
Coaching Duties
  • offensive drill creation, implementation and execution at practices
  • fundamental offensive lacrosse skill development for student-athletes 
  • roster  / depth chart management for offense
  • successful implementation of offensive schemes, concepts and overall character of the offensive unit.
  • work diligently to support and grow the positive culture of lacrosse at DCHS
Please send resume or inquiry via email to Athletic Director Tim Bonitz at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org

Drink Donations Needed for Winter Sports
The Athletic Association is requesting a drink donation from each family to to help defray the expenses of the concessions stand. The specific item we need you to bring and the drop off times are listed below. Please note that we are requesting brand name products so we can offer quality items to our supporters. We appreciate your continued support of our fundraising efforts.

One case (24) of Pepsi cans
One case (24) of DIET COKE cans
One case (24) of Mountain Dew cans
One case (24) of A&W or Mug Root Beer cans
One 12-pack of 12oz bottles of BLUE (GLACIER FREEZE) Gatorade
One 12-pack of 12oz bottles of RED (FRUIT PUNCH) Gatorade
One 12-pack of 12oz bottles of PURPLE (GRAPE) Gatorade

Please drop off your donation in the school cafeteria at one of the following times:

Wednesday, Nov. 20 4:30-6:00 p.m. (sub pick-up date)
Saturday, Dec. 7 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (holiday apparel sale)

Thank you very much for your contribution!

From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
St. Teresa of Calcutta Christmas Bazaar

Fan the Fire Youth Rally

St. Joseph Catholic School Designer Purse Bingo

Jingle Bell Dash
Two ways to register: Click here to print registration forms or click here to for online registration.

Winterfest at Immaculate Conception
Student volunteers are needed to help with this event. Please visit the Spiritual Life folder in the parent portal for times and complete details. Donations of homemade cookies are being accepted for the cookie walk. Pleases contact Sandy Bladen at 717-476-4798 for more information. 

7th Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run at the Rock
Two ways to register: Click here to print registration forms or click here to for online registration.

From Our Community
Christmas Tree Sale Benefit

If you are willing and able to volunteer to help sell Christmas trees, please  click here .

Knights of Columbus Council 13692 Bingo 

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."