Volume 7 Number 12                                                 November 4, 2016
General News
Congratulations Kaitlin and Joel!

Congratulations to Kaitlin Repp and Joel Reiner on receiving the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius Servant Leadership Award. The ceremony was Oct. 30 in Danville, Pa. to recognize their investment in serving their parish, school and community beyond Confirmation.
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.
Results of the Mock Election
Results of the 2016 Mock Election are in! Click here to see how Delone Catholic students compared to other students in the state and across the nation. Thank you to the members of the Social Studies Department who coordinated this, as well as last Spring's Mock Political Convention!
Interact Pit Beef/Pork/Turkey Fundraiser - This Saturday!
The Delone Catholic Interact Club will be holding a Pit Beef/Pork/Chicken Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Delone Catholic High School parking lot on South Street in McSherrystown. Little Everett's BBQ has been contracted to supply the food. All profits from the fundraiser will be donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches Provide-a-Lunch Program. The PAL Program provides a hot meal to the less fortunate in our community. Please come out and support this worthy cause! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Pat Marrocco at 717-637-5969 X 303 or via email .
Speech and Debate Cash Bingo - This Sunday!
The Speech and Debate Cash Bingo will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 in the cafeteria. Doors open at noon and Cash Bingo begins at 1:15 p.m. Advance tickets cost $12 and can be purchased in the Main Office or from any team member. Tickets may also be purchased by emailing Nathan or the Forensics TeamTickets at the door cost $15. Ticket includes 20 regular games of bingo. 3 Special games and 3 speed games will be available for an additional cost. A Shared Raffle, a Raffle table and Small Games of Chance (13 Jars) will also be available. Food including soups, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods, and pizza will be available for purchase. 
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 Drama Department
9th Grade Mandatory Chastity Meeting - Save the Date
Please save the date for the 9th grade Chastity Meeting. This is a mandatory event for all 9th graders and their families. It will take place Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. If you are unable to attend please contact Mrs. Hammar
From the Spiritual Life Office
Discernment Retreat for Young Women
Young women ( ages 18-35) are invited to join us for a Discernment Retreat 
which focuses on the IHM Charism and the importance of listening to God's call and  discovering the many ways that God speaks to us.  Time will be included  for personal and communal prayer as well as the opportunity to interact  with the sisters in Formation. The retreat will take place the weekend of Nov. 18-20 beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and concluding at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Villa Maria House of Studies. 
For more information please email or call 610-889-1553.

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
Winter Sports Apparel Forms
Winter sports apparel forms are now available:

Forms are due back to the Main Office by Tuesday, Nov. 15.  

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.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Conewago
Christmas Craft Show & Bazaar
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.

Works of Mercy Hours Opportunity
High school students needing to fulfill their Service hours commitment may sign up to help during the Christmas Craft Show & Bazaar.  Hours are available on Friday Nov. 183-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  For questions, more information, or to sign up, please contact Molly Sanders

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.

More information and to register please visit our website   Noreen Neitz Run at the Rock.  Any questions please contact the school office 717-334-4221 or email Kelly Brainard

St. Joseph, Hanover

From Our Community
Mini Golf Inside the Library

 All-You-Can-Eat Veterans Day Breakfast
An all-you-can-eat old-fashioned country breakfast fundraiser will be held Sunday, Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. - Noon at St. Joseph's Parish Center, 44 Frederick Street, Taneytown, Md. 21787.

All active, discharged, or retired military will be honored for their service.  All are invited to bring their military memorabilia  (photos, uniforms) for head table display and, if able, to dress in their military uniform.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 7-10, and free for children 6 & under.  Active duty and Veterans receive a $1 discount with military ID. 

Menu included pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, chipped beef gravy, orange juice, hot tea, and coffee.  

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Taneytown Council 11631.  All proceeds support the council's charitable and service programs.  

Contact Vincent Perticone at 
410-756-4886 with questions.  

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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