Volume 10 Number 12                                               October11, 2019
General News
Fall Open House - Oct. 20
Save the date for our Fall Open House on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 12-2 p.m. Teachers, students, administrators, coaches and activities moderators will be on-hand to talk about the many opportunities available at Delone Catholic High School. Invite friends and family to visit our school and share in our wonderful community. For new students entering grades 10th, 11th or 12th, Delone Catholic now has an exciting Transfer Tuition Grant program coupled with a Refer-A-Friend incentive for current families. For more information, contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org.

Please Join Us for Fall Open House
Please Join Us for Fall Open House



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Save the Date - Interact Pit BBQ Fundraiser


The Delone Catholic High School Interact Club will be sponsoring a pit beef/ pork/turkey fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 2 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. Menu includes: sandwich $8, fries $3, drink $1; meal deal $11. Hog wings and baked 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!

Attention Senior Parents
Senior st ude nts received their cap/gown/tassel order forms  in homeroom this week. I f you need to order a gown or other graduation items for your student, order s are due to Delone Catholic by Thursday, Oct. 24. Please note the shipping and handling information and charges detailed on
page 2. All checks may be made payable to Jostens. 

 

Winter Uniform Begins Tuesday, Oct. 15
Just a reminder that Tuesday, Oct. 15 is the change over to the winter uniform. Put away those polo shirts and shorts and pull out the oxford shirts, ties and sweaters (optional). Students should be dressed in the  winter uniform on Tuesday, unless they are participating in the mini-THON dress down days fundraiser. The first dress down day is Oct. 15. The Dress Code Guidelines are available in the Plus Portals under School Links and Resources in the Handbooks and Policies folder or by clicking here

Information for Testing Day on Oct. 16
Delone Catholic will conduct standardized testing on Wednesday, Oct. 16. All juniors and sophomores will take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). In addition to preparing students for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the PSAT results are used as a first step to identify National Merit Scholars and commended students from among high school juniors across the United States. Registration information has been distributed to the students. The test fee will be $17, and is due by Wednesday, Oct. 4. Juniors and Sophomores were acquainted with the format of the test and techniques used in taking the test successfully during their English classes by the Guidance Department. The test will be administered during the morning session. Students can practice online through the Khan Academy. At the conclusion of testing, (approximately 12:30 p.m.) students will be dismissed for the day.

Freshmen will be engaged in the following sessions that morning: Freshmen Service Project, Health and Fitness, Career Inventory and the TASC program. They will be dismissed at approximately 12 p.m. Freshmen are permitted to wear their gym uniform on Oct. 16 for Testing Day. If students do not yet have a DCHS gym uniform, they may wear their eighth grade gym uniform or comfortable t-shirt and shorts/sweatpants in accordance school dress code guidelines. 

That day, any Junior, Sophomore or Freshman who plans on riding the Pa. public school or Maryland buses may not leave the school campus until those buses arrive here at school at their normal time. The cafeteria will be closed so students NEED TO BRING A LUNCH FROM HOME that day. These students must indicate that they will be taking the bus by signing a form that is available in the Guidance Center by Oct. 4. Students are not required to stay in school if they can arrange alternate transportation. If a student cannot arrange transportation they are to report to room 1 for a supervised study hall.

Seniors will attend their class retreat on Oct. 16. They will be dismissed upon their return at 2:30 p.m.

Please contact Mrs. Heberling with questions. 

Don't MIss the Squire Picnic for Students in Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades
Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual Squire Picnic for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. There will be games, hamburgers, hot dogs, and prizes. 
This is a great opportunity for area grade school students to meet one another and become familiar with the Delone Catholic community. This event is open to any third, fourth or fifth grade student. Students do not have to attend a Catholic School to participate. We encourage your son/daughter to bring their friends. The picnic will be held on J.T Flaherty field on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. To sign up for this event, click here for the parent letter and permission form. Forms are also available on the school website and in the Main Office. Students had a blast at our picnic last year and looking forward to having another great day this year!

Attention Parents of Senior Students: Financial Aid Seminar at Delone Catholic HS
On Oct. 28, 2019, 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 (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 p.m. in the cafeteria. Ms. Buchanan-Boch will be available for questions at the conclusion of her presentation. All senior parents are encouraged to attend. 

Employment Opportunity: Technology Education Teacher
Delone Catholic High School has an immediate opening for a full-time Technology Education Teacher.  Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in education or have related field experience.  Individuals with experience in Engineering and Drafting, Architectural Drawing, Electronics and Materials Technology are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates would have Pennsylvania teaching certification, or in progress of certification, and have prior teaching experience. Candidates are expected to uphold the morals and values of the Catholic Church and Delone Catholic High School.

Interested applicants should send a resume with cover letter to Mr. Richard La Rocca, Principal, Delone Catholic High School, 140  S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17344 or email it to rlarocca@delonecatholic.org.

PA Department of Health Update on Vaping-Related Illnesses
Click here to read an important message about lung injuries associated with vaping. 

Fifth Annual Diocese of Harrisburg Women's Conference
Click here for the conference schedule.


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
Senior Class Works of Mercy Hours Deadline
Please note that as stated in the 2019-20 School Handbook, "For a ny senior, the service requirement must be completed by the end of the first semester.  Any senior service verification form turned in after this date will only be recognized as half the hours submitted." 

The end of the first semester is Jan. 14, 2020. Your student's Works of Mercy Hours totals as well as current Works of Mercy opportunties can be found on the PlusPortal in the Spiritual Life folder under School Links and Files.
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 VALORThe strength to live with great courage in the face of danger.  VALOR is necessary for everything in life! We need to have VALOR on this team, in our classes, in our homes and in our neighborhoods. Great things only happen when we are willing to act in the face of difficulty and adversity.
From the Athletics Department
Player/Parent Winter Sports Meeting
There will be a parent/player meeting for any students interested in participating in a winter sport on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Off-season Baseball Workouts
Baseball workouts will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the Freshman from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and all other players from 7:30-8:30 p.m. These two sessions will run until Nov. 14. Any parent who did not sign the liability waiver for the off-campus workout facility, please stop in and do so as you drop off or pick up your player. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 19, there will be one session from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as the Winter Sports Season begins on No v. 18. It is the responsibility of each player to get permission from their Winter Sports Coach to be permitted to come to these workouts. Ninth grade boys basketball players ARE PERMITTED to attend any of these workouts as long as they do not interfere with practices or games. Should anyone have any questions, please contact Coach Neumayer at dneumayer@delonecatholic.org.

Junior High Wrestling Sign-ups
Boys in grades seventh, eighth and ninth are invited to sign-up for the Delone Catholic Junior High Wrestling program. No experience is required. Parent night and JH Wrestling Sign-up will be held in the Delone Catholic wrestling room on Oct, 24 at 6 p.m.

For more information about the JH Wrestling program, please click here for a letter from Coach Chad Giraffa.

Head Freshman Boys' Basketball Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for a Freshman Boys' Basketball Head Coach. Please submit a letter of interest and a coaching resume to Mr. Tim Bonitz, Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.

From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
Employment Opportunity: St. Joseph Catholic School, Hanover
Saint Joseph Catholic School in Hanover is seeking a full-time, PA-certified teacher for our Middle School. This position involves teaching mathematics, literature, and writing to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to:  Mr. Terrance Golden, Principal, Saint Joseph School, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA 17331 and/or e-mail at:  tgolden@sjshanover.org .

St. Joseph Catholic School Designer Purse Bingo

Thank You to These Generous Donors

All Are Welcome to the ABVM Parish Fall Social




From Our Community
Support Thrive at Mini Golf Fundraiser


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."