Volume 9 Number 9                                               October 12, 2018
General News
Fall Open House - Sun., Oct. 21
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Squire Picnic - Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th - Sun., Oct. 28
Delone Catholic HS Student Council is hosting the annual Squire Picnic for students in grades third, fourth and fifth at J.T. Flaherty Field on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m. This is a fun-filled afternoon with lots of games, crafts, hamburgers, hot dogs and prizes. This is a great way for area grade school students to experience our Delone Catholic family and meet students from other area schools. Students do not have to attend a Catholic school to participate. We encourage your son or daughter to bring his or her friends. Please read and complete the parent letter and permission form. Extra forms are available on the school web site at www.DeloneCatholic.org or can be picked up in the main office. For more information, please contact Mrs. Lori Heberling at 717-637-5969 x209

Winter School Uniform Begins Monday, Oct. 15
Students will begin wearing the winter school uniform on Monday, Oct. 15. Please  click here  to view the uniform requirements for grades 9-12. 

Uniform Donations Needed
If your son or daughter graduated or has outgrown his or her school uniforms, please consider donating them to the PTO. Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office. Thank you!

Diocesan Women's Conference
Registration is open for this year's October 20th Diocesan Women's Conference, which is being held at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg.  The Women's Conference is being keynoted by renowned Catholic speaker, best-selling author, and popular radio personality, Jennifer Fulwiler, from Austin, Texas. 

The current issue of the diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Witness, has a big article on this upcoming conference, which last year drew 900 women. There is a link to register and a YouTube invitation from Bishop Gainer. 

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 Spiritual Life Office
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. John Newmann - Nov. 2
The Spiritual Life office has planned a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia on Nov. 2. Students are invited to sign up in the Spiritual Life Center. Spots will be given to the first 50 students who sign up, but preference will be given to Juniors and Seniors. The cost is $35, which includes admission to the Shrine and transportation on a coach bus. See below for the schedule.

7:30 a.m. - leave Delone
10:30 a.m. - arrive at the Shrine, have tours of the Shrine and crypt
12:15 p.m. - Mass
1:15 p.m. - lunch (pack your own)
2 p.m. - depart
4:45 p.m. - arrive back at Delone

In addition, we are looking for parents to chaperone. Please contact Mrs. Kate Phenicie for more information.

Diocese of Harrisburg 150th Anniversary Celebration
As you may know the Diocese of Harrisburg is celebrating its 150th anniversary at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 3, 2018. St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover is sponsoring a bus and has seats available. The bus departs from St. Joseph Church at 6:30 a.m. The day includes Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Ronald Gainer, Confession, Adoration, Rosary and Divine Mercy recitation. The bus leaves the Basilica at 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch or eat in the cafeteria. The cost is $25 per person (checks should be made out to St. Joseph Church and pilgrimage noted). Any high school students who wishes to attend should be accompanied by a parent. For reservations, contact Carolyn Blaszczyk at 717-889-2623 or   cbis4@comcast.net .  

Provide a School Review of Delone Catholic HS on Niche.com
Positive school reviews are a way to help promote Delone Catholic HS to prospective families. One online source for school information is Niche.com. Niche helps families to "find their niche" with schools, neighborhoods and companies. Independent school reviews are one way that niche complies statistics on schools. Please take a moment and click here to rate Delone Catholic HS and post your positive feedback on our programs and services. Thank you in advance for helping to promote our school.

Works of Mercy Opportunities
Spaghetti Dinner - Nov. 16
Auction Registration ( 1 person  4 - 6 p.m. , 1 person  6 - 8 p.m. )
To- Go Station (  4 - 6:30 p.m.)
Check out for Auction ( 7:30 -9 p.m.
Bussing for table (  4:00 - 8:00 p.m. )
Cake Table
Clean- up team  ( 4 people  8:00- 9:30 p.m.)
Please contact Jaime Keller at  rescuemission30@gmail.com to volunteer.

Cat Tails is a non-profit organization in Hanover that helps foster and rescue kittens and adult cats. They are looking for volunteers to help care for the cats at PetCo in Hanover, which would include changing cages, feeding the cats, and socializing them. Please call Karen Wildasin at 717-688-9073 to volunteer. This is an opportunity to earn Community Works of Mercy.

Cecilian Village is looking for volunteers to help with gardening, yardwork, and other outside chores throughout the Fall. Times are flexible. Please contact Peggy Staub at 717-630-8953 or at  peggy.staub@gmail.com  for more information or to volunteer. This is an opportunity to earn Community or Church Works of Mercy hours. 

Volunteers are needed as guides during the Seton Shrine's Annual Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk, an immersive and challenging experience in which participants encounter the stories of saints and reflect on their own lives. Guides need no prior experience and have no memorized lines. Performances are Oct. 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 28, 2018. For more information, contact Bridgett Bassler at  bridgett.bassler@setonshrine.org

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. 

Fireside Catholic Publishing Scholarship
All seniors are invited to apply for the Fireside Catholic Publishing Scholarship, which recognizes high school seniors who put their faith into action daily with a $1,000 cash award. Applicants should write an essay of no more than 750 words on the topic "How is your religious education influencing your life?" From among the applicants, one will be chosen by a committee of Delone Catholic teachers to represent our school at the national level. Essays need to be submitted to Mrs. Phenicie by Nov. 1.

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!

Our virtue this week is WISDOM - The strength to utilize knowledge and experience with common sense and insight. Yes, WISDOM, is not just for the classroom or old people. We can be WISE too. Here are some ways teams can play with WISDOM i.e. listening to coach, respecting the officials, passing to the open player and not wasting time at practice .

From the Athletics Department
Winter Sports Meeting Scheduled
The Parent/Player Winter Sports meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Sheppard Gym.

Wrestling Open Gyms, No Experience Needed
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Protocol for Delone Catholic Football Games
To further promote the safety of all of our guests at Delone Catholic during football games, ball play will be restricted to the area next to the home bleachers closest to the intersection of South Street and S. 6th Street.  Please note, rough play is not permitted and young children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

As a reminder, the only entrances to the stadium are located along Delone Avenue and the ticket booth next to the concession stand along side of South  Street.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Go Squires!

Guidelines for Spectators
As we begin our fall sports season, we ask that you review the Guidelines for Spectators. We appreciate your support and are looking forward to a great season!

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 .

Boys' Lacrosse Apparel Sale
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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
Open House, St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School
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2018 Conewago Christmas Bazaar
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From Our Community
Youth Events at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Everyone is welcome to attend the following upcoming event at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Abbottsown:
  • Saturday night, Oct. 27, from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m., we are having a special Festival of Praise Holy Hour. It's open to all people, not just teens. It will feature Eucharistic Adoration, a special Scripture reading and homily, and worship music provided by INFUSED!, IHM's worship band.
Please contact Paul Oakes at poakes@hbgdiocese.org for more information.

Purse Bingo - Sun., Oct. 14
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Department of Emergency Services Open House
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Medication Take Back
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Mental Health Disorders and Teen Substance Abuse
Click here to learn more about why teen substance abuse is especially tempting - and risky - for kids with emotional or behavioral challenges.

Wolf Administration Warns of Dangers of E-cigarettes for Teens
The   Wolf Administration is urging teens and their parents, educators and health care providers to be aware of the dangers of vaping or using e-cigarettes as the number of teens using this method of smoking is increasing across the nation.

"Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive drug that can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25," Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. "Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to go on to use regular cigarettes.  If you have a problem with vaping, there are resources available to help you."

Recently, the federal government issued warnings about the dangers of e-cigarettes. The FDA, last month, declared the use of e-cigarettes among teens an 'epidemic' and is taking steps to stop youth access to tobacco products. At the same time, the U.S. Surgeon General determined that e-cigarette use among youth and young adults is a public health concern

An increasingly popular e-cigarette device, called JUUL, is shaped like a USB flash drive. JUUL, one of the leading brands sold, is among the most popular with teens, but also the most dangerous. JUULs have one of the highest nicotine levels among all e-cigarettes.

"One JUUL cartridge contains the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes," Dr. Levine said. "Once a teen begins using e-cigarettes, it is often very difficult for them to stop, and it is a decision that can affect the rest of their life. A conversation must take place about just how dangerous vaping is."

E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. "Vaping" aerosol can contain other harmful ingredients, in addition to nicotine. We are urging parents to learn about the different shapes and types of e-cigarettes and the risks of all forms of e-cigarette use for young people. Talk to your children about the risks of e-cigarettes and urge them to remain tobacco-free.

For help quitting vaping, there are resources available. The department has a free hotline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-855-DEJELO-YA in Spanish).

For more information about the dangers of vaping and smoking, visit the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov or follow us onFacebook and Twitter.

Learn more about the risks of e-cigarettes for youth and access tips for talking to youth and access 
Surgeon General Resources that include p arent talking points , facts for health care providers and videos at  https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/resources.html

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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."