Volume 7 Number 14                                                 November 18, 2016
General News
Marching Band Takes Third
Congratulations to the DCHS Marching Band who captured 3rd place in the Cavalcade of Bands Division A Championship on Sunday with an impressive score of 91.25. The Marching Squires finished a mere tenth of a point behind the first place band.
 Physicals Due for 11th Graders
Reminder that all 11th grade students who have not yet turned in a completed physical exam to the nurse must have that returned no later than  Thursday Dec 1., 2016 . Forms can be handed into the Main Office or mailed directly to the school. Sports physicals and drivers physicals will also be accepted.
Golden Apple Nominations Now Available
The Donahue Family Foundation will again sponsor the 12th annual Golden Apple Awards Program for the Diocese of Harrisburg,  Through the generosity and kindness of the Donahue Family Foundation, the Golden Apple Awards Program has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic Schools.

The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese. The teacher applicant must be nominated by a teacher, parent, or student and parent, in an elementary school; or a teacher, student or parent in a secondary school.  All teacher nominations will be sent to the principal. The principal may be nominated by a teacher or parent and must be approved by the pastor.  Principal nominations will be sent to pastor/chaplain. For more details, and applications,  click here.

Completed nomination packets are due to the Diocese of Harrisburg by Feb. 24.  Please plan accordingly so that packets are given to the principal or pastor with ample time, as explained in the application. 
Little Squires

Pre-registration available here
Sign up for the Little Squires Club here
Music Association Spaghetti Dinner  - tomorrow!
The Delone Catholic High School Music Association will host a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., prior to the Saturday evening performance of "The Mousetrap." The dinner will include spaghetti with Marinara or meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverage, and dessert. Adult meals are $8, children age 4 to 10 are $6, and children under 4 are free. Please contact the Main Office at 717-637-5969 for tickets.
Diocese of Harrisburg Night at the Hershey Bears
The 10th Annual Diocese of Harrisburg night at the Hershey Bears game will be Saturday, Feb. 4 as we conclude Catholic Schools Week. Here is the order form to purchase discounted tickets. Deadline to order is Monday, Jan. 30. 
"The Mousetrap" Performance Correction
The fall play "The Mousetrap" performances will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Performances were incorrectly listed as 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in other locations. Times are correctly listed on the advertisement below. 
From the Drama Department
eChalk Update
An update to eChalk was made that allows for calendar subscriptions.  If you use your phone's calendar or if you use a calendar service like Google Calendar, use the new subscribe link on eChalk calendars to access the iCal address that can be added to your calendar service.  Remember to set the calendar to sync on your mobile device.

You might consider subscribing to: the Delone Catholic High School calendar, the Spiritual Life Calendar, the Guidance Calendar, the Athletics Calendar, the Music Calendar, the Athletic or Music Association calendars, or the calendars for any of your classes or groups. 

If you have questions or need help, please email Mrs. Fuhrman.
2016-17 Delonian Now Available for Purchase
The 2016 -17 Delonian is now available for purchase.  Order forms can be found in the Main Office, with Miss Sneeringer in Room 3 or on Delone Catholic's website.  Orders can be returned to school or use Herff Jones's website to order.  Either way, orders must be received by  March 31, 2017 to guarantee a book.  Please contact Miss Beth Sneeringer with any questions.
Placement Testing for Non-Deanery 8th Grade Students
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)

All eighth graders at Annunciation BVM School, Immaculate Conception BVM School, Sacred Heart of Jesus School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and St. Joseph School will take the test in their schools. 

Any eighth grader who attends a Catholic school outside the deanery, a public school, home school or other school needs to make arrangements to take the test on either Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 or Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Delone Catholic High School. Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. There is no cost to take the exam. but you MUST register.

The test covers English, science and math. Students need to bring two #2 pencils, a pen and a lunch. To register for the test, please  click here. For more information please contact Mrs. Williams
From the Spiritual Life Office
Discernment Retreat

Mount 2000 Chaperone Needed
Registration for Mount 2000 opens on  Nov. 19 . Mount 2000 is a Eucharist-centered weekend held at Mount St. Mary's University from  Feb. 17-19, 2017 . Due to an overwhelming number of registrants, our DCHS group was waitlisted last year, but we are going to try to register again for this year's retreat! In order to accommodate our group,  we are in need of a male chaperone  who would be willing to accompany us. Volunteers would need to have the appropriate youth protection clearances through the Diocese of Harrisburg. Please contact Mrs. Phenicie for more information. Thank you for helping make this experience possible for our students. 

Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Scholarship
We are now accepting submissions for the Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay  Scholarship. Fireside Catholic Publishing is looking to recognize Catholic school seniors who daily put their faith into action with a $1000 cash award. To enter, students need to submit a 750-word essay about how Catholic education has influenced their lives. A committee here at Delone Catholic will read the essays and choose one to send to the contest to compete for the scholarship. Please have all submissions to Mrs. Phenicie absolutely no later than  November 21, 2016 . Please see Mrs. Phenicie with any questions. 

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Volunteer Coordinator Opportunity
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a volunteer with good organizational and communication skills to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator. This position will match interested volunteers with volunteer tasks/positions as needed for the operation and advancement of the school. The Volunteer Coordinator would assist in the volunteers' preparation for each task/position, collect and communicate feedback from volunteers about their experience, and assist in demonstrating our appreciation for our volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must have or be willing to get all clearances and training required by the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for adults who work with minors. Interested parties should send a resume to Eric Lawrence, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 or via email. 
From the Athletics Department
DCBN Needs Your Help!
DCBN (Delone Catholic Broadcasting Network) is in desperate need of camera people for boys and girls basketball this Winter.   No experience is needed. This is vital to the cause and success of DCBN. Even if you can help at one or two games, that would have a large impact. Please email DCBN for more details. 
Squire Tins!
Squire tins make great gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Black Friday Bash Youth Wrestling Tournament
The Delone Catholic Black Friday Bash Youth Wrestling Tournament will be held  Friday. Nov. 25. Bantam and Midgets will start at 9 a.m. and Juniors and Intermediates will start at 1 p.m. Trophies for first through fourth place will be awarded. Please click here for the registration form and more information, or visit www.trackwrestling.com.  Contact Varsity Head Coach Frank Sneeringer with questions.
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
Annunciation BVM, McSherrystown

Immaculate Conception, New Oxford
New vendor applications for the Immaculate Conception Winterfest Holiday Bazaar are available.  The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3  from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the New Oxford Social Club Pavilion.  Contact Leslie Nieves via email for additional details.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Abbottstown
Christmas Bash
On  Sunday, Dec. 4 Fusion  (Immaculate Heart of Mary's youth group)  is hosting  a Christmas Bash!   All teens, parents, families, etc. are invited to join us at 3 p.m.  at the  Cross Keys Village Brethren Home Community (2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, Pa. 17350) . We'll walk through the community and raise a joyful noise for the residents.

Afterwards, around  4 p.m., we'll move to   Immaculate Heart of Mary (6084 W Canal Rd, Abbottstown, Pa. 17301) and continue the festivities in The Social Hall. There will be refreshments, games, gifts, Christmas music, and then we'll show the movie "The Nativity Story."

What could be a better way to welcome in the Christmas season?! If you'd like to attend or have questions, please call Paul Oakes, Youth Ministry Leader at 717- 259-0611 ext. 8 or email him.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Conewago
Christmas Craft Show & Bazaar - Tomorrow!
The Sacred Heart Home and School Association once again welcomes you to our annual Sacred Heart School Christmas Craft Show & Bazaar on  Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m .  The Craft Show & Bazaar is located on the historic grounds of the Conewago Chapel, 55 Basilica Dr., Hanover, PA, 17331.

There will be a variety of handcrafted vendors and artists, homemade baked goods, raffles, a silent auction, lunch and much more; and for the little ones and the young at heart, that Jolly old fella, Santa Claus will be celebrating the day with us.  

For more information, you may contact the school office at 717-632-8715 Mon. - Fri. between the hours of 8 a.m. -  3 p.m.  Please join us in bringing the Spirit of the Christmas season to this fun-filled festive day!  All proceeds benefit the children of Sacred Heart School.

St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg
Noreen Neitz Run at the Rock and Sufficiently Radical Walk
The Noreen Neitz Run at the Rock and Sufficiently Radical Walk will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17 and feature a 5K, 1 mile walk, and new this year - a 10k!

Noreen was a major part of every aspect of everything that happened at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Her children attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Delone Catholic, and now are in College or entering the work force.  Noreen Neitz, mother, wife, daughter, friend, mentor, youth leader & Christian, was called to be with our Heavenly Father on July 10, 2013 after a tremendous fight with cancer. As was Noreen's way, even though she is not physically with us, she continues to encourage service to others. In the spirit of service, a scholarship fund has been established in Noreen's name for those 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School who show Christian leadership as active members of the Youth Group and give of their time in service to others. Proceeds will be shared equally between the scholarship fund and St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.

Exciting News! We are adding a 10K to our event.  Students, ages 14 and under, who register by the early deadline of  Dec 2 for the 5K will be $15 and for the 10K $25. After  Dec 2 all registration fees will be the adult late fee price.

To register please  click here. For more information please visit our website   
Any questions please contact the school office 717-334-4221 or email Kelly Brainard

From Our Community
Mini Golf Inside the Library

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

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