Volume 9 Number 14                                               November 16, 2018
General News
Little Squires Christmas Pajama Party
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Transportation for Tuesday, Nov. 20
Delone Catholic will be dismissing students at 12 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The following Pennsylvania public school districts will be providing transportation:  Conewago Valley SD, Gettysburg SD (to Gettysburg Middle School or St. Francis Xavier ONLY) and Spring Grove. We have not received any information from Littlestown or Southwestern SD. Maryland buses will be providing transportation for early dismissal.

Accepting Admissions for New Students for the 2019-20 School Year
Delone Catholic HS is accepting admission applications for new students for the upcoming school year. New students, who submit a completed admission application by Dec. 31, will save $25 off the registration fee.  Delone Catholic has much to offer high school students, and we are excited to tell you all about it. We offer personal school tours, Squire shadow days and Welcome Wednesdays from 9 -11 a.m. Please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart , Director of Marketing and Admissions to schedule a tour, shadow day or to get more information on our curriculum, programs and services. The 2019-20 New Student Admissions Application is available  by clicking here. 

High School Placement Test Dates for the Class of 2023
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.  Delone Catholic HS will administer the HSPT in the school cafeteria on Saturday, Jan. 12 (snow make-up date is January 26) and Saturday, Feb. 9 (snow make-up date is Feb. 16) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please enter through the gym entrance on the South Street side. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to be turned off and put away during test taking. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed no later than 1:15 p.m. There is no fee to take the test, and it does not bind you to enrollment at Delone Catholic. To register for a test date, please complete the registration form available here For more information please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart , Director of Marketing and Admissions at 717-637-5969 x206.

Fall SAT Math Prep Course Offered
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. Please see the brochure for registration details. 

Fall Play - Nov. 16, 17 & 18th
Delone Catholic is proud to present "The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar," by Dave Hammers on Nov. 16 & 17 at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets costs $7 and Delone Catholic HS students are admitted free with student ID. Follow the struggles of student directors Sarah and Dave as they try to pull together Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with an uncooperative and rowdy cast. Things get out of control when the school diva Savannah takes control and re-writes the script leaving the entire cast confused and the audience laughing! Please come out and support our wonderful cast, crew and director!  The play is produced by special arrangement with Theatrefolk ( www.theatrefolk.com).  

Monsignor Lyons Forensics Tournament (Volunteers and Memories Wanted)
The 39th annual Monsignor Lyons Forensics Tournament, which is hosted here at Delone Catholic HS, is Saturday, Dec. 1st. We are in need of volunteers to help us host this event, which draws competitors from around Central Pa. We are in need of adult judges (could be recent Delone Catholic graduates) and people (both adults and current Delone Catholic students) to help out in a number of activities the day of the event. Current students can earn school Works of Mercy hours by volunteering.

We are inviting our alumni to share your stories, memories, and pictures of your speech and debate experiences on our Facebook page. If you want to relive those experiences consider judging or volunteering at the tournament.  Please email Jennifer Knechtmann at  jknechtmann@delonecatholic.org  if you are able to help us.

PTO Christmas Raffle
The PTO is currently hosting their annual Christmas Raffle fundraiser. This is the only PTO fundraiser, and it directly benefits students and teachers in our school. Funds from the Christmas Raffle have helped to fund these new classroom items and special events:
  • New art tables for the art classroom (pictured here)
  • Two Vex Robotic kits for the robotics class
  • Water bottle filling station/fountain in the guidance hallway (pictured here)
  • New microphones for school functions and performances
  • Sponsorship of the annual Academic Banquet and teacher appreciation luncheon

The cost for a raffle ticket is $1 and the top payout is $500. The drawing will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 during halftime of the home boys' basketball game. We are asking each student to sell 40 tickets and as incentives, we are offering dress down days for students who turn ticket sales by designated dates. Please see the letter your student received with the tickets for further information. 

SPECIAL THANK YOU: The printing of the raffle tickets was generously donated by  The Beveled Edge Marble & Granite, Inc. This family-owned business has been specializing in granite, quartz and marble counter tops, bar tops, vanities, outdoor grill tops and fireplace surrounds for 20 years. They have two locations: 1540 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg PA, 17325 and 57 Aileron Ct, Suite 18 Westminster, MD 21157.

Thanksgiving Food Drive - EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOV. 19
Each student has been asked to bring in $3 to go towards a gift certificate, as well as one of the food items below, to create food boxes for those in need in our community. Monetary and food donations are to be delivered to room 210 by Monday, Nov. 19 . Those who bring both money and food will receive a dress down day on the last day of school before Christmas break. If you are interested in donating more, please follow the list below, as to keep the boxes even and consistent. Thank you for your generosity! 
Items for donation:
*Two cans of cranberry sauce                            *Two 8 oz. cans of peas
*Two 48 oz. cans/single                                       *Two boxes of tissues
  servings of applesauce                                        *Two 12 oz. cans of gravy
*Two 8 oz. cans of corn                                        *One box of bisquick
*Two 8 oz. cans of green beans                          *One large box of stuffing
*Hot chocolate                                                       *Two packages of flavored rice/noodles
*Two jars of spaghetti sauce                                *One 2 lb. bag/box of spaghetti
*Two cans of mixed fruit                                       *One family-sized box of cereal
*Two cans of soup                                                  *One (4) pack of toilet paper
*Two boxes of instant potatoes                           *One jar of peanut butter
*One jar of jelly                                                       *One box of crackers
*Two 8 oz. cans of pears                                        *4 pack of single serving pudding

Christmas Tree Sale

Now Accepting Golden Apple Award Nominations
Honoring Outstanding Teachers
The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following:
  • Cash award of $5000.00
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Golden Apple
  • Individual photo with Bishop Ronald Gainer
  • Group photo with Bishop Gainer
These will all be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Diocesan Center.

The nomination and application forms are available on the diocesan website under EDUCATION - Catholic Schools - Golden Apple Award - Resources.  The complete nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by February 22, 2019.

If you have specific questions, contact Mrs. Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Harrisburg.
Parent Engagement Information from the NCEA
Important mental health habits-including coping, resilience, and good judgment-help adolescents to achieve overall well-being and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthoodThe anxiety epidemic among youth today might not be a surprise to parents and teachers. What surprises many is that perfectionism is usually a form of anxiety in high-achieving teens. Click here for information  on how to spot the signs of a perfectionism in your  teen. 

Host Families for International Students
If you are interested in being a host family for an International student next year, please contact Richard McGovern at Twinn Palms to get an application started.

Job Opportunity - Custodian
Delone Catholic HS has an immediate opening for a full-time custodian. Duties include responsibility for the daily operations and custodial maintenance of buildings and grounds for Delone Catholic HS under direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Principal. External maintenance may include trimming bushes, mowing, shoveling as necessary. Must be team oriented and comfortable working in an environment where discretion is necessary and able to work with custodial supplies and equipment in addition to opening, closing and preparing areas for use as needed. This position requires a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, medical examination/TB test as per Pennsylvania law, all necessary PA and Diocesan Youth Protection clearances which are the responsibility of the applicant and do not ensure employment. Interested applicants may call the main office at 717-637-5969.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Exciting New Fundraiser Rewards Families and School
Delone Catholic kicked off an exciting new fundraiser! The school has partnered with Dynamic Scrip to offer a money saving online and mobile app rewards program. The program can save members of the Delone Catholic family money on products and services they are already buying while generating significant resources to fund student activities and tuition assistance. There are opportunities for students and families to win gift cards, tuition credits and school dress-down days. This is definitely a program you want to check into before the start of your holiday shopping. Mrs. Jennifer Hart has been publishing videos on social media to help parents learn more about how to use the program. You can view those videos here: Dynamic ScripReferral Rewards

For the full details, visit  www.delonecatholic.org/dynamicscrip  or talk to a current Delone Catholic student.

From the Spiritual Life Office
In Honor of All Souls This Month
Delone Catholic would like to remember your deceased loved ones, family, and friends in our November liturgies and prayers. Please submit their names at this link and know of our prayers throughout this holy month.

Request for Meditat ion Books
Mary Furlong, former Delone Catholic teacher, is currently teaching at a seminary in Africa. The rector is looking for donations of new or used meditation books that the students can check out for a few weeks at a time for spiritual reading. Any donations would need to be dropped off at Delone Catholic the week of Dec. 17. Thank you for your consideration!

Mount 2000 Registration
Applications for registration for the Mount 2000 retreat are now open. This retreat is a Eucharist-centered weekend, sponsored at Mount St. Mary's University by the seminarians from Feb. 8-10. Due to changes in regulations, our group will not be sleeping at the Mount; students will go home each night and come back to the Mount in the morning. Cost is $65. If there is enough interest, Delone Catholic will lead a group. Please contact Mrs. Phenicie if you are interested!

Caring Visitors Ministry for Ages 9-18
This would be an opportunity for Church Works of Mercy Hours.

For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Intentions for Adoration
Every Friday, the Mary, Queen of Peace Chapel is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and our students would like to use that time to pray for your intentions. Please use this form to submit any intentions that you have so that a student can choose an intention to pray for specifically during their time at Adoration. 

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!

The virtue of the week is HOPE - The strength to hold that your interior longing will be fulfilled. HOPE is common in sports. We HOPE to win, we HOPE to improve ... May we learn as a team to HOPE for the more important things in life as well.

From the Athletics Department
Get Your 2018 Winter Sports Apparel
Click here to get your 2018 Wrestling, Girls' Basketball and Boys' Basketball sports apparel. These items make great Christmas gifts. Orders and money is due by Nov. 16.

Assistant Baseball Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Baseball Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or  140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 .

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 Partner Schools and Parishes
CYO Boys' Basketball - Grades 9-12
The St. Joseph Shamrock High School CYO boys basketball team is starting practices for the new season. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week 8:30-10:00 p.m. in the gym at St. Joseph Church on Grandview Road.  Boys in grades 9-12 are welcome to come out and play for the St. Joseph Shamrocks! If you would like more information please contact Coach Austin Topper 717-524-6155 or by email at webheads23@yahoo.com. You are also welcome to just show up at the gym on any of the practice nights.

6th Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run at the Rock and Sufficiently Radical Walk
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run at the Rock and Sufficiently Radical Walk which will be held  on Saturday, Dec. 15. There will once again be both a 5k and a 10k event, as well as the opportunity to participate in a 1 mile walk.  All proceeds from the event support the Noreen Neitz Scholarship Fund.  This fund was established to continue Noreen's legacy of  encouraging our youth to be involved in their school, church and community and to support St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in providing  tuition assistance to many of the school families. To date the event has raised over $50,000 to support the efforts of the Noreen Neitz Scholarship.

For a copy of the registration form, click here.
For the media release and more event information, click here.

Shoe Drive for St. Teresa of Calcutta School
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Conewago Christmas Bazaar
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Coach and Vera Bradley Purse Bingo
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WinterFest Christmas Bazaar
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From Our Community
Holiday Safety Tips from the PEMA
November marks the unofficial start of the holiday season. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency would like to stress the importance practicing safety during this time.  The 2018 November ReadyPA Monthly provides facts and tips to help you have a safe and happy holiday season.  

Harrisburg Diocese Night at the Hershey Bears Game
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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."