Volume 8 Number 12                                                 November 3, 2017
General News
Interact Club Pit Beef/Pork/Turkey Fundraiser - Nov. 4
The Delone Catholic High School Interact Club will be sponsoring a pit beef/ pork/turkey fundraiser on Sat., Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 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!

Sophomore Class Fundraiser - Chick-fil-A
The Sophomore class is selling 2018 Chick-fil-A calendars for $10. Each month there is a special promotion for calendar holders to redeem at any Chick-fil-A location. If anyone is interested in purchasing a Chick-fil-A meal calendar, please see any sophomore or contact Mr. Staub at dstaub@delonecatholic.org. The fundraiser will run through Friday November 3rd.  All orders and monies should be turned into Mr. Staub Rm. 17.

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. 

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 the last day of school before Christmas break. 

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.  

College Financial Aid Night - Nov. 9
On  Nov. 9, 2017 , 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 s ome 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.

Picture Retake Day - Nov. 16
School pictures will be retaken for those who missed picture day in August on Thurs., Nov. 16. Picture packets must be returned to the Mrs. Noel in the Business Office by Thurs., Nov. 9. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Noel at mnoel@delonecatholic.org.

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.

SAT Math Preparation Course
The Mathematics Department is offering a six-session  SAT Math  Prep  course (for the new  SAT) this fall from  3-5 p.m. at Delone Catholic High School. The dates for the class are Nov. 16, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Nov. 30, Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 .

The New  SAT Mathematics  Prep book for the course will be provided. You may click here for a registration brochure. Copies are also available in the Main Office. Completed registration forms will be accepted along with the registration fee of $165 through  Nov. 10.  For more information please contact Mr. Staub at  dstaub@delonecatholic.org

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.

PTO Christmas Raffle Announcement
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

PTO Help Needed - Raffle Ticket Sales After Masses
The PTO is looking to find parents of the local parishes to assist us with selling tickets one weekend after mass at the local churches. It will be either the first or the second weekend of November depending on the parish and approval. If you could assist us with either selling the tickets or coordinating others of the parish to help that would be wonderful. Please use the parish contact list below if you are able to donate some of your time.

St. Vincent - Beth Mowery   mbmowrey@juno.com
Sacred Heart - Dana Vandergrift   thevandergrifts@yahoo.com 
Annunciation BVM - Cindy Little  jacindalittle@comcast.net 
St. Aloysius - Kelly Keith   kekeith69@hotmail.com
St. Francis - Cindy Little   jacindalittle@comcast.net
Immaculate Conception - Dana Vandergrift   thevandergrifts@yahoo.com
St. John's (Westminster) - Kelly Keith   kekeith69@hotmail.com
St. Joseph's (Hanover) during the bazaar 11/11 - Lori Lawrence  lori.lawrence@pnc.com 

If you have other opportunities to sell tickets and need to obtain some more, please email Cindy Little at jacindalittle@comcast.net

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 .

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
Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Contest
One member of the senior class may represent Delone Catholic for the chance to win one of five $1,000 cash awards as part of the Fireside Essay Scholarship Competition. Those who are interested in entering should write a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives. Entries should be submitted to Mrs. Heberling or Mrs. Phenicie no later than Nov. 15. A winner will be chosen by a panel of faculty and then submitted to Fireside Publishing. Please see Mrs. Heberling or Mrs. Phenicie for more information.

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 community has been focusing on the virtue of punctuality - the strength to habitually arrive on time. We never like it when we have to wait around for others. When others are late for us, we really don't want to wait, do we? So we should learn from that and make every effort to always arrive on time. This week, resolve to make your best effort to always arrive on time to everything you have to do this week.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Catholic Witness Coverage of Dedication of Third Phase of Renovations

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
Wrestling Open Mat Workouts

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 B.V.M. Parish Christmas Bazaar - Nov. 5
For a printable version of this flyer, click here

St. Joseph's School Bill Bateman's Bistro Fundraiser
For a printable copy of this flyer, click here.

St. Joseph's Athlete Mass - Nov. 11
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Conewago Christmas Bazaar - Nov. 15
For a printable version of this flyer, click here

St. Teresa of Calcutta Open House - Nov. 19
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

From Our Community
Special Military Veterans Day Breakfast - Nov. 12
All active, discharged or retired military will be honored for their service and receive a 50% discount on their breakfast on Sun., Nov. 12 from 7 a.m. to noon. at the St. Joseph's Parish Center, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, Md. All veterans are invited to  bring their military memorabilia (photos, uniforms, etc.) for head table display and, if able, wear their military uniform.

The all-you-can eat breakfast menu includes pancakes, french toast, toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, chipped beef gravy, orange juice, hot tea and coffee.

Price: $8.00 Non-vet adults, $4.00 children ages 7-10 (6 and under are free), $4.00 for active, discharged or retired military 
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Taneytown Council 11631.  Proceeds support the council's charitable and service programs. For more information, please contact Vincent Perticone at 410.756.4886.

Pumpkin Pie Run to Benefit Tommy Laudani
Join us for a field run around the perimeter of Providence Community Church's new property, 6146 Road in Spring Grove, Pa. Wear your trail shoes and be prepared to get dirty on this 5k that will include varied terrains such as farm fields, grass and dirt. All participants will receive pumpkin pie at the finish line!

Proceeds from The Pumpkin Pie Run 2017 will benefit Delone Catholic HS student Tommy Laudani. Tommy is 17 years old and was diagnosed with DSRCT, a very rare and agressive form of cancer, last November. Since then he has undergone extensive chemotherapy and treatments. At the end of September, he had his third major surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Tommy has a passion for running! He has been on Delone Catholic's Cross Country team for three years and has participated in four years of Track and Field.

Please join us on Nov. 11 to support Tommy's fight against DSRCT! Register by Oct. 20 to guarantee your free Pumpkin Pie Run t-shirt. Register online by clicking here.

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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."

Delone Catholic High School
140 South Oxford Avenue
McSherrystown, Pa. 17344

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