Volume 10 Number 18                                              November 22, 2019
General News
Happy Thanksgiving From Your Delone Catholic Family

Transportation Directives for Tuesday, Nov. 26
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, students will be dismissed at noon for the Thanksgiving break. There will be NO afternoon transportation for students that ride the Maryland buses. All the Pennsylvania public school districts will provide afternoon transportation EXCEPT Bermudian Springs. 

Middle States Accreditation Update
The faculty, staff and administration of Delone Catholic would like to extend our gratitude to the entire Delone Catholic community for your prayers, help and support during our Middle States Accreditation Visit on November 12-15, 2019.  The visiting team consistently commented on the sense of community that they experienced within our walls, and that sense of community was indeed a major focal point of their final oral report.  While re-accreditation will not be official until the Middle States Association votes in the spring of 2020, the visiting team is recommending that our re-accreditation be granted. We are grateful for the input of all of our stakeholders and are excited to implement our goals and objectives in the years to come!

Brush Up on Your Math SAT Skills
There will be a Math SAT Study Session, sponsored by Mrs. Sneeringer and the members of Mu Alpha Theta, from 3-4:00 p.m. in Room 19 on Wednesday, Dec. 4.  All, especially those taking SATs on Saturday, Dec. 7, are welcome to attend!

Toys for Tots Collection
The Delone Catholic Interact Club is collecting Toys for Tots until Dec. 12. New, unwrapped toy donations can be given to a Delone Catholic student or dropped off in the main office during school hours. Thank you for your generosity during the holiday season!

Join Us for the Fall Play

New Student Admissions Application Discount

Spread the Word about Delone Catholic High School

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.

Action Photos of Fall Sports and Activities Now Available
Fall Sports and Activities photos are now available for purchase from Hanover Studio Photography. Photos make excellent personalized holiday gifts. Photos can be viewed at Hanover Studio Photography's website. Place your orders today!

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
Peer Ministry's Angel Tree Project
As we enter this season of Advent, please consider donating to Peer Ministry's Angel Tree Project. We have adopted six families who are going through a variety of struggles through the Adams Rescue Mission in Gettysburg. If you would like to donate money (of any amount - large or small!), we will use it to purchase gifts that are unclaimed by the students. Checks can be made out to Delone Catholic. Please have all gifts and monetary donations sent to the Spiritual Life Office by Monday, Dec. 10. Thank you for your generosity!  

Celebrate Christ the King
This festival takes place at the location of our Kairos retreat.

From the Diocesan Vocations Office
"Jesus, remember me when you come into Your kingdom." Will you make Christ the King and His merciful love remembered as a priest, deacon or in the 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.
Advent and Christmas Events at the Seton Shrine
Be sure to check out the amazing events coming up at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg to celebrate Christmas.
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 being AUTHENTIC the strength to always be true and real.  AUTHENTICITY  is necessary for everything in life. We need to be "real" for ourselves, our teammates, our family. If not, we will never win when it counts; trying to be something that we aren't and never will be.   Challenge yourself to be AUTHENTIC with friends, teachers and family members this week. Say what you mean and do what you say. Find the courage to be you no matter the perceived cost may be.   
From the Athletics Department
Get Your Squires Merch for the Holidays
The Athletic Association is holding their annual Holiday Apparel Sale on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school lobby. There will a huge selection of shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pullovers, sweatpants, hats and other specialty items in a variety of sizes. Please stop by to do some holiday shopping for all the Squires on your list! 

Get Your Squires Utz Snack Tin & Help Us Win the "City Cup"
Announcing the Utz Factory Outlet Store City Cup! Now through Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Utz Factory Outlet store is sponsoring a "City Cup" competition with the local high schools. Squire s ouvenir tins, f illed with delicious Utz snacks, are available for $20! For each Squire tin sold, $5 is donated back to the football program at Delone Catholic. During the 1st Annual Utz City Cup Challenge, the school that sells the most tins will receive an additional donation!  Get your Squire souvenir tin today at 861 Carlisle St now through Nov. 27. 

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:

Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (at holiday apparel sale)

Thank you very much for your contribution!

From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
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 .

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."