Volume 9 Number 12                                               November 2, 2018
General News
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.

Thanksgiving Food Drive
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 Friday, Nov. 16  at the latest. 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

Interact Club Pit Beef/Pork/Turkey Fundraiser - Nov. 10
The Delone Catholic High School Interact Club will be sponsoring a pit beef/pork/turkey fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 10th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Delone Catholic High School parking lot on South Street. Little Everett's BBQ has been contracted to supply the food. Sandwich $8, Fries $3, Drink $1; Meal Deal $11. Hog Wings and Bake Goods will also be available.

All profits from the fundraiser will be donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches Provide-a-Lunch (PAL) Program. The PAL Program provides a hot meal to the less fortunate in our community. Please come out and support this worthy cause!

2018-19 Delonian Yearbook 
Forms are now available to place an order for the Delonian 2018-19 yearbook and to place your Ads for Grads. Yearbook orders are due by Mar. 11, 2019 and submissions for Ads for Grads are due by May 1, 2019. For a copy of the 2018-19 Yearbook Order Form, click here. For a copy of the Ads for Grads Order Form, click here. Yearbooks may be purchased online at  www.YearbookOrderCenter.com  and selecting Delone Catholic or using order number 4186.

Fall Play - Nov. 16, 17 & 18
Delone Catholic will perform "The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar" by Dave Hammers.  The play is a spin-off of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in a high school. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 & 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. (Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.) Tickets are $7. Delone Catholic students are admitted for free with student ID.   The play is pr oduced by special arrangement with Theatrefolk ( www.theatrefolk.com ).  

Important Financial Aid Seminar for Senior Parents
On November 5, 2018, Delone Catholic will be hosting a financial aid seminar hosted by Angela Buchanan-Bloch, Campus Director of Financial Aid at H.A.C.C.  This seminar will be of special interest to senior parents, especially those sending a student to college for the first time.  Discussion topics will include: completion of the FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  form needed to receive federal/state aid, filling out the  CSS, the College Scholarship Search Profile, required by some colleges to qualify for scholarships at their school, and  how to access other scholarship opportunities.  These topics are relevant for students attending any college, not just H.A.C.C.  The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Ms. Buchanan-Boch will be available for questions at the conclusion of her presentation.  All senior parents are encouraged to attend.

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 Pines to get an application started.

Teacher Appreciation Contest
La-Z-Boy is holding a Teacher Appreciation contest where students or adults can nominate a teacher to win $7500 in La-Z-Boy furniture!  This is for the teacher's home, not the classroom.  The best part is the winning teacher's school gets $5000 in La-Z-Boy furniture!  This can be used for furniture for the school or as a fundraiser prize.  The nominator even receives $2500.  If the nominator is under 18 the prize is given to the parent/guardian.
 
Please visit this link to learn more. Nomination forms can be downloaded/printed from this site. 
 
Completed nomination forms are submitted by bringing them to the La-Z-Boy Gallery in York at 728 Loucks Road.  (next to El Rodeo on Route 30) by November 11, 2018.  Hard copies of the nomination forms can be picked up at the store as well.
 
This contest is only open to teachers in the following Central Pennsylvania counties, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York so the odds of winning are very high!

Change to Ineligibility Report Date
Teachers will be filling out their ineligibility lists on Thursday instead of Friday. This will allow the athletic director, coaches and moderators time to speak with students Friday, prior to the start of their ineligibility.

Students' suspension from sports or other activities will remain the same - Monday thru Sunday.

Eagle Project Support Needed
For a copy of the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser flyer, click here.

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 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.

Works of Mercy OR Retreat Opportunity
If you are in need of community Works of Mercy Hours, need to make up a missed retreat, or would like to complete your Junior Retreat before your assigned date, consider working the Adams Rescue Mission's Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on November 16. Volunteers are needed to bus tables, serve buffet items, and help with takeout orders from 3:30 - 8 p.m. Please contact Jaime Keller at rescuemission30@gmail.com to volunteer or see Mrs. Phenicie for more information.

Request for Mediation 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!

Annual Diocesan Catechetical Conference
The online registration link is now up and running for the Annual Diocesan Catechetical Conference.  It is:  www.hbgdiocese.org/cat_conference
 
This conference is geared especially for teachers and catechists, but will be greatly instructive to anyone who wants to learn more about their Catholic Faith, whether their interest is in the Bible, Mass, Mary, Apologetics, Angels & Demons, Prayer, Morality, and etc.

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!

Our virtue this week is VISION - The strength to plan and prepare with imagination, creativity and wisdom. Anything great that we want to achieve in life takes a VISON. 

From the Athletics Department
District 3 Class 2A Semifinal Football Tickets
District Football tickets will be available to the General Public at the main office of the high school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $4. The student price of $4 is only available to purchase in advance. All tickets at the gate will be $6.

Please note that Delone Catholic, League and Inter-League admission passes will not be accepted.

District 3 Class 2A Semifinal Audio Broadcast
In a new policy finalized and communicated on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, PIAA District 3 has prohibited video livestreaming of any kind at all District 3 playoff contests in all sports. Due to this policy, DCBN will be providing an audio-only broadcast of the District 3 Class 2A semifinal between Upper Dauphin and Delone Catholic on Friday night at  www.delonecatholic.org/dcbn . For more information on this policy, please contact PIAA District 3 Director of Communications Rod Frisco at  d3piaa@piaa.org

Protocol for the District 3 Class 2A Semifinal Football Game Friday, Nov. 2
Due to the expected increase in attendance at Friday's home District Football game,  ball   play  will not be permitted by spectators inside the stadium.  Please note, rough  play  is not permitted and young children must be supervised by a parent of guardian.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding
Go Squires!

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
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
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.


Annunciation Parish Christmas Bazaar
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.


Conewago Christmas Bazaar
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.


Coach and Vera Bradley Purse Bingo
For a copy of the flyer and attached registration form, click here.


From Our Community
Maryland 529 Information Session
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.



Selfies and Self Esteem
We used to worry about how photoshopped images of models in magazines affect girls' self-esteem. That worry seems almost quaint now thanks to apps like Instagram and Snapchat that let any girl moonlight as an amateur model, using filters and apps to "perfect" her image for an audience of her peers.   

This week, childmind.org examines the damage an obsession with selfies can do, as scrolling through these idealized images on social media has become a major way young women socialize - and compare themselves with others. Hear from experts about how selfies can exacerbate adolescent insecurity, anxiety and depression, and what parents can do to help. 

Click here to learn more.

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.  

Youth Wrestling Club Registration
For a copy of the flyer and attached registration form, click here.


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."