Volume 8 Number 14                                                 November 17, 2017
General News
Little Squires Polar Express Pajama Party
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First Quarter Honor Roll and Good Student Insurance Discount
Congratulations to our First Quarter Honor Roll recipients. Your hard work and commitment to academic excellence makes us proud. The Guidance Department would like to remind  parents that some insurance companies are providing discounts on automobile insurance rates to students in good academic standing. Students must meet various high academic standards to receive the discount. Check with your insurance company to see if they offer such a discount. Counselors will gladly complete forms for students who are eligible.

For the video list of  Honor Roll recipients, click here .

Christmas Tree Sale to Benefit Tommy Laudani and Nicholas Weaver
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PTO Christmas Raffle Announcement
All Delone Catholic families should have received their PTO Christmas Raffle Tickets for the Holiday season.  Money and unsold tickets are due back by  December 5 .  New this year, students from families who sell 40 or more tickets will receive an ice cream voucher. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to sell raffle tickets and give family and friends a nice opportunity to win extra money for Christmas. The PTO thanks you for your support of this fundraiser.

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Placement Testing for Incoming Freshman
This year, the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is being administered at Delone Catholic High School and not in the deanery elementary schools. The two test dates are as follows: Sat., Jan. 6 or Sat., Feb. 10. There is no fee to take the test. Click here for a copy of the registration form. The deadline for registration is Nov. 20. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org with any questions. 

Inclement Weather Policy
'Tis the season for inclement weather. Click here for a copy of Delone Catholic's Inclement Weather Policy.

Thanksgiving Food Drive - Nov. 6 - Nov. 17
Each student has been asked to bring in $3 that will be put 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 no later than Friday, Nov. 17. Those who bring both money and food will receive a dress down day on Dec. 23. 

Also, if our students reach 85 percent participation, our own Mr. Loban will dress up as Santa Claus on the last day before Christmas break. He promises to be the jolliest St. Nick we have ever seen! 

If you are interested in donating additional items, 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,  t wo 48 oz. cans/single servings of applesauce, t wo boxes of tissues, t wo 12 oz. cans of gravy, t wo 8 oz. cans of corn, one box of Bisquick, t wo 8 oz. cans of green beans, one large box of stuffing, h ot chocolate, two packages of flavored rice/noodles, tw o jars of spaghetti sauce, one 2 lb. bag/box of spaghetti, t wo cans of mixed fruit, one family-sized box of cereal, t wo cans of soup, one (4) pack of toilet paper, t wo boxes of instant potatoes, one jar of peanut butter, o ne jar of jelly, one box of crackers, t wo 8 oz. cans of pears, 4-pack of single serving pudding.  

An Important Message from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference
Pennsylvania Senators are in a position to vote on legislation that could expand school choice opportunities for students across the Commonwealth.  As it stands, the Senate Education Committee is currently considering a bill known as the Education Savings Account plan.  

Senate Bill 2 would help protect the most vulnerable children among us by focusing the savings accounts on the lowest-performing school districts in the state.

You have supported efforts to expand school choice in the past and realize what supporting this effort means to students and their families.  NOW is the time to urge Senators to do the same!
 
  Click here to l et our legislators hear your voice. We thank you for your support.

HOBY Leadership Seminars for Sophomores
Each year, nearly 10,000 sophomores participate in Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminars throughout the country. They are part of the hundreds of thousands of students who have already gone through one of our three or four-day leadership seminars since the program started in 1958. Now you can be part of history and find out for yourself about the "HOBY experience". 

All sophomores are eligible and encouraged to apply. Our school's designated selection committee will choose one student to represent our school at the HOBY Leadership Seminar at Shippensburg University from May 17-20, 2018. The criteria will be based upon your leadership ability, sensitivity to others and desire to communicate your knowledge to your peers.

If your son or daughter is interested in representing Delone Catholic at the HOBY Leadership Seminar, please click here for the form and application information.

Choices In Education Video Contest
There is an exciting opportunity for families whose students are attending schools with the benefit of scholarships or other forms of assistance.  The "Choices in Education" video contest has prizes up to $15,000 for families who take a few minutes to share their personal story about how the opportunity to find the right educational fit has changed their lives. Click here for Information regarding how to enter, deadlines and prize categories.

Instructional Support Study Sessions
Instructional support after-school study sessions are being held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in Room 3. A signed parent permission form is needed to attend study sessions. For more information, please contact Mrs. Kim Cook.

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.

Catholic Diocese Night with the Hershey Bears - Feb. 3
Celebrate Catholic Schools' Week with the Hershey Bears Hockey team vs. Charlotte Checkers at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. for the Annual Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Night on Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are discounted to $15 each for all ages from the regular admission price of $23. For tickets, click here or contact Janet Dise - jdise@HersheyPA.com .   The deadline for ticket orders is  Mon., Jan. 29, 2018 .

Health Enews from Catholic Mutual Group
Click here for some helpful information on colds and the flu.

Stay Up-to-date on Our Delone Catholic Community
Take a moment to follow Delone Catholic on social media. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts have student and faculty news, pictures of daily happenings at the school and alumni news. Click on the social media links at the bottom of the Squire Wire to stay connected with us on social media. 

From the Spiritual Life Office
Mount 2000 Update
Delone Catholic has secured 12 girls' spots and 8 boys' spots for the Mount 2000 retreat. To claim a spot, please contact Mrs. Phenicie. The early-bird registration rate of $75 expires after Nov. 15 (then the cost is $85), and any unclaimed spots will be given to someone on the waitlist after Dec. 6. Don't miss this grace-filled weekend with the Mount seminarians!

Female Chaperone Needed - Our Mount 2000 group is in need of a female chaperone to assist our group at the retreat, held the weekend of Feb. 9-11. (Our group will not sleep over at the Mount; rather, we go home each night.) Please contact Mrs. Phenicie no later than Dec. 6 if you can help. Thank you!

Join Us For The Rosary
Friends of Delone Catholic High School: On the first Tuesday of every month, we will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Delone Catholic chapel to say a rosary for our students, faculty, staff and administration.  Everyone is welcome. If you have a special intention we can pray for, but you cannot attend, feel free to send a note into the office. We will be keeping everyone in our Delone Catholic community in our prayers. Take a brief moment out of your week to join us in asking Our Lady to intercede on our behalf. If you have any questions, please call Annie Kilkelly (717-637-0993).

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 genuine - the strength to truly be what you say you are. Being genuine is hard work! Yet, we need it to be truly happy - being who we are really are and not trying to fool others into believing that we are something that we are not. Be genuinely interested in other people this week, in the classroom and at home with family. Ask them about their day, ask them how they are doing and actually listen to them and care.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Giant A+ Rewards Program
Delone Catholic is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from October 6, 2017 through March 15, 2018. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Giant Store. Please help our school and register your BonusCardĀ® to our SCHOOL ID #20406.

From the Athletics Department
Baseball Weight Lifting
Starting  Tues. Nov, 14 , the weight room at Delone Catholic will be open for baseball players. The lifting sessions will be supervised by the baseball coaches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from  3:15-4:45 p.m.   The coaches will have a specific baseball lifting program/routine for the players.  It is encouraged that any interested baseball player who does not play a winter sport, try to attend as many sessions as possible. For more information, please contact Mr. Dave Neumayer at dneumayer@delonecatholic.org.
 

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
Conewago Christmas Bazaar - Nov. 18
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St. Teresa of Calcutta Open House - Nov. 19
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5th Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial Run - Dec. 16
























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St. Francis Xavier Catholic School will be holding its Fifth Annual Noreen Neitz Memorial 10K and 5K Run and Sufficiently Radical 1 mile walk on Saturday, December 16, 2017. We are pleased to announce the addition of a 10K route! The 10K and 5K race will begin at 10 am and the 1-mile walk will begin at 10:15 am. Same day registration will be accepted beginning at 8 am on Saturday, December 16th. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and t-shirts are guaranteed for all runners and walkers registered by Friday, December 1, 2017.  Pre-registration information can be found on the school development website. The race and walk will begin and end at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Xavier Center at 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. 

Noreen Neitz was the spiritual leader of the St. Francis Xavier youth group and a strong advocate for service to others when she lost her battled with cancer on July 10, 2013.  During her last months, Noreen spent much of her time writing on her blog titled Sufficiently Radical and continued to stay active by walking wherever she could within a mile of her house.  With Noreen's tenacious spirit in mind, a scholarship fund was developed in her name, encouraging youth to dedicate their time and service and be active members of the church and community.  

Proceeds from this event will be divided equally between the St. Francis Xavier School Development fund and the Noreen Neitz Scholarship Fund. The Noreen Neitz Scholarship Fund will award a portion of their funds to 8th grade students attending St. Francis Xavier Catholic School who show service to the community and are active members of the parish and its youth group. The remainder of the proceeds will be used to provide assistance to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School families in need with tuition cost. Those interested in more information or sponsorship opportunities should call St. Francis Xavier Catholic School at 717.334.4221, visit the school website or email nnscholarship@sfxcs-pa.org
 
All 10K finishers will receive a medal. This year's 5k race will again award pies to the three top winners in each age category. The overall top finishers (male and female) of the 10K and 5K will receive pies and cash prizes. The awards will be distributed at approximately 11:15 am.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jim Biesecker at 717-334-4221 St. Francis Xavier School, Gettysburg PA or email nnscholarship@sfxcs-pa.org

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."

Delone Catholic High School
140 South Oxford Avenue
McSherrystown, Pa. 17344
717-637-5969
 

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