Volume 9 Number 13                                               November 9, 2018
General News
Dress Down Day Fundraiser for the Frock Family - Monday, Nov. 12
Last Saturday, fire destroyed the home of one of our alumni, Mrs. Anna (Repasky) Frock '98. The family also lost their youngest of five children in the fire. On Monday, Nov. 12, Delone Catholic is inviting students to contribute $3 to dress down for the day. All proceeds will benefit this family in their time of need.  This money, and any other contributions, can be given to the student's homeroom teacher on Monday morning. Please follow the Delone Catholic Dress Down Day dress code. We ask you to please keep the Frock family in your prayers.

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.

Volunteers Need for Forensics Tournament
The Monsignor Lyons Forensics Tournament, which is hosted here at Delone Catholic HS, is Saturday, Dec. 1st. We are in need of volunteers to help us host this event, which draws competitors from around Central Pa. We are in need of adult judges (could be recent Delone Catholic graduates) and people (both adults and current Delone Catholic students) to help out in a number of activities the day of the event. Current students can earn school Works of Mercy hours by volunteering. Please email Jennifer Knechtmann at  jknechtmann@delonecatholic.org  if you are able to help us.

PTO Christmas Raffle
The PTO is currently hosting their annual Christmas Raffle fundraiser. This is the only PTO fundraiser, and it directly benefits students and teachers in our school. Funds from the Christmas Raffle have helped to fund these new classroom items and special events:
  • New art tables for the art classroom (pictured here)
  • Two Vex Robotic kits for the robotics class
  • Water bottle filling station/fountain in the guidance hallway (pictured here)
  • New microphones for school functions and performances
  • Sponsorship of the annual Academic Banquet and teacher appreciation luncheon

The cost for a raffle ticket is $1 and the top payout is $500. The drawing will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 during halftime of the home boys' basketball game. We are asking each student to sell 40 tickets and as incentives, we are offering dress down days for students who turn ticket sales by designated dates. Please see the letter your student received with the tickets for further information. 

SPECIAL THANK YOU: The printing of the raffle tickets was generously donated by  The Beveled Edge Marble & Granite, Inc. This family-owned business has been specializing in granite, quartz and marble counter tops, bar tops, vanities, outdoor grill tops and fireplace surrounds for 20 years. They have two locations: 1540 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg PA, 17325 and 57 Aileron Ct, Suite 18 Westminster, MD 21157.

Squire Mascot Costume - HELP NEEDED
Our Squire Mascot Costume is in desperate need of repair and we are looking for help in this area. The head of the costume, the gloves and the booties are the pieces of the costume that need the most attention. If you have expertise or skills in this area, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org or 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

Now Accepting Golden Apple Award Nominations
Honoring Outstanding Teachers
The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following:
  • Cash award of $5000.00
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Golden Apple
  • Individual photo with Bishop Ronald Gainer
  • Group photo with Bishop Gainer
These will all be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Diocesan Center.

The nomination and application forms are available on the diocesan website under EDUCATION - Catholic Schools - Golden Apple Award - Resources.  The complete nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by February 22, 2019.

If you have specific questions, contact Mrs. Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Harrisburg.
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!

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 ).  

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 Palms 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 Alumni and Advancement Office
Exciting New Fundraiser Rewards Families and School
On Thursday, Delone Catholic kicked off an exciting new fundraiser! The school has partnered with Dynamic Scrip to offer a money saving online and mobile app rewards program. The program can save members of the Delone Catholic family money on products and services they are already buying while generating significant resources to fund student activities and tuition assistance. There are opportunities for students and families to win gift cards, tuition credits and school dress-down days. This is definitely a program you want to check into before the start of your holiday shopping. 

For the full details, visit  www.delonecatholic.org/dynamicscrip  or talk to a current Delone Catholic student.

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.

Request for Meditat ion 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!

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!

This week we look at the virtue of being OTHER-CENTERED - The strength to attend to the needs of others. Our whole life we are in continuous relationships with others whether it be our family, friends or our teammates. We ruin our lives by being self-centered. We fill our lives with excitement and joy when we live with an OTHER-CENTERED purpose and outlook.

From the Athletics Department
District 3 Class 2A Championship Football Game Tickets Available
Tickets for Friday night's District Football Championship game against York Catholic at South Western HS will be on sale in the Delone Catholic main office on Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the game are $6. 

The student section theme for Friday night's game is white and gold. So come cheer on the Squires and wear your white and gold!

District 3 Class 2A Championship Game 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 championship game between York Catholic 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

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
CYO Boys' Basketball - Grades 9-12
The St. Joseph Shamrock High School CYO boys basketball team is starting practices for the new season. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week 8:30-10:00 p.m. in the gym at St. Joseph Church on Grandview Road.  Boys in grades 9-12 are welcome to come out and play for the St. Joseph Shamrocks! If you would like more information please contact Coach Austin Topper 717-524-6155 or by email at webheads23@yahoo.com. You are also welcome to just show up at the gym on any of the practice nights.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Harrisburg Diocese Night at the Hershey Bears Game
For a printable copy of this order 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."