Volume 8 Number 9                                                 October 13, 2017
General News
Winter Uniform Begins Mon., Oct. 16
On Mon., Oct. 16, Delone Catholic students will begin wearing winter uniforms. Please click here for a link to the dress code policy from our web site.

Fall Open House

Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award
Cody Pfaff '18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Pfaff of Mount Airy, Md., has been selected to represent the senior class of Delone Catholic High School as the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for 2017-2018. Faculty and students choose Cody as the senior who best exemplifies outstanding qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism among seniors at Delone Catholic.

Cody will now compete with Good Citizens from other local high schools who must complete competitive examination materials on personal activities, service, interest, national and state government, patriotism and citizenship. Local winners then can advance through divisional competition up to state and national competition. The first place winner of the national competition will receive a $5,000 scholarship award and a silver-engraved bowl presented at the National Continental Congress in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations, Cody, and good luck!

Hurricane Relief Effort

Car Magnets to Benefit Tommy Laudani
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Powder Puff Football - Oct. 15
Please note that the Powder Puff Football Game will be played at 5 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 15 at J.T. Flaherty Field. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Admission is free for Delone Catholic students with their student ID. The concession stand will be open. 

PTO Meeting - Oct. 16
The PTO will meet in the Teacher's Lounge (enter through the door beside the cafeteria) on Mon., Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome. For more information, please contact Mrs. Vandergrift at thevandergrifts@yahoo.com

Forensics Team Cash Bingo - Oct. 22
The Delone Catholic Forensics Team is hosting a Cash Bingo on Oct. 22 in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 12 p.m. and bingo starts at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are available for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket purchase includes 20 games of regular bingo and entry in the door prize drawing. Special and Speed Games, Shared Raffle, Raffle Table, 13 Jars and food will be available for additional purchase. To purchase tickets, please contact the Main Office at 717-637-5956, contact a Forensics Team member or contact Coach Lawver

National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the National Honor Society on Sun., Sept. 24: 

Grade 12:  Melinda Baker,  Sarah Blickenstaff,  Nile Bowser,  Olivia Bunch,  Christina DiGregory,  Madison Ewart,  Chloe Kindig,  Elizabeth Little,  Kelsey Myers,  Johnathan Pierce,  Benjamin Roth,  Leanne Sneeringer,  William Wang and  Alexis Wierman

Grade 11:  Brady Alexander,  Colleen Anderson,  Tessa Beauchat,  Maria Cushing-Daniels,  Peyton Golowski,  Alexander Guy,  Clayton Hillson,  Jeremy Jiang,  Abigail Kilkelly,  Alyssa Magaha,  Julianna Malesky,  Samantha Mariano,  Thomas Martz,  Emily Miller,  Noah Roeder,  Neha Shijo,  Olivia Speakman
Parker Staub,  Daniel Sweeny,  Rachel Swingler,  McKenna Topper,  Lauren Trummer,  Lindsey Vandergrift,  Hannah Wells,  Maggie Wells and  William Zhang

Mu Alpha Theta Inductees
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into Mu Alpha Theta, the National Mathematics Honor Society for high schools and two year colleges, on Sun., Oct. 8:

Brady Alexander,  Colleen Anderson,  Lanquin (Michele) Cao,  Tyler Deal,  Christina DiGregory,  Sophia Gilbart, A lexander Guy,  Gabriel Hall,  Jeremy Jiang,  Chloe Kindig,  Julianna Malesky,  Michael Overdorff
Noah Roeder,  Isabella Rongione,  Neha Shijo,  Mackenzie Smith,  Olivia Speakman,  Parker Staub,  Daniel Sweeney,  Rachel Swingler,  McKenna Topper,  Lauren Trummer,  Lindsey Vandergrift
Ruiyang (William) Wang and  Maggie Wells

Thank you to Miss Anne Kerr, Mathematics Instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College and retired Delone Catholic High School Mathematics Teacher, for serving as our speaker.

National English Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the National English Honor Society on Sun., Oct. 8:

Brady Alexander, Colleen Anderson, Tessa Beauchat, Maria Cushing-Daniels, Tyler Deal, Sophia Gilbert, Peyton Golowski, Alexander Guy, Gabriel Hall, Jeremy Jiang, Abigail Kilkelly, Julianna Malesky, Thomas Martz, Patrick O'Donnell, Michael Overdorff, Noah Roeder, Isabella Rongione, Devon Sautter, Neha Shijo, Mackenzie Smith, Olivia Speakman, Parker Staub, Daniel Sweeney, Rachel Swingler, McKenna Topper, Lauren Trummer, Mateo Ugarte, Lindsey Vandergrift, Hannah Wells and Maggie Wells

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.

Faces & Our Culture

From the Spiritual Life Office
Cupcakes Needed for Pro-Life Cupcake Day - Oct. 20
On  Fri., Oct. 20 , Delone Catholic will celebrate Pro-Life Cupcake Day "because everyone deserves a birthday." Students will receive a cupcake at lunch and a free-will offering will be taken for Lourdeshouse Maternity Center and TenderCare Pregnancy Center. If you can donate cupcakes, please contact Mrs. Phenicie at  kphenicie@delonecatholic.org  and let her know how many you are willing to donate (store-bought or homemade). Donations can be dropped off to the Spiritual Life Center the afternoon of  Oct. 19  or the morning of  Oct. 20 . Thank you for your support!

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).

Rosary Rally - Oct. 23
All high school student-athletes and coaches are invited to the Diocese of Harrisburg Rosary Rally led by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer. All high school sports teams, athletes and coaches for all seasons are invited. CYO players, coaches, and all parents and families are also welcome.

The Rally will take place Monday, Oct. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at Finestra Hall (Bishop McDevitt Auditorium). Light snacks will be provided.

Coaches - bring your whole team! Athletes - wear your game jersey or sweats to show school spirit.  

Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Nov. 3
Join your peers for a pilgrimage on Nov. 3 to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. There will be a private tour, Fr. Fischer will say Mass in one of the chapels and we will pray a Rosary for all the intentions we will bring with us. Cost is $25 and space is limited. Contact Mrs. Phenicie for more information. 

Mount 2000 - Feb. 9-11, 2018
If you are interested in joining the Delone Catholic group for Mount 2000, please contact Mrs. Phenicie before Nov. 3. We must apply for our spaces before that date.

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 maturity - the strength to correctly understand the relationship between privileges and responsibilities. The difference between being good and great is maturity. Only those who are mature can put others ahead of themselves at all times. Our challenge point is to forgive yourself for a mistake you made in the past. Let's forgive, forget and move forward.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
2017 Homecoming Weekend Festivities
Delone Catholic will celebrate Homecoming 2017 on  Oct. 13-15 There will be a full slate of activities throughout the weekend.
Friday - Football Game and Tour
Anyone interested in a tour of the school, can meet near the scoreboard at J.T. Flaherty Field at  5:30 p.m. The marching band will perform and Mr. and Miss Delone 2017 will be crowned prior to the football game against Bermudian Springs. Kickoff is slated for  7 p.m. The Alumni Association will also have a tent set up near the scoreboard as a gathering place for alumni and for anyone to find out about the Association's upcoming activities.

Sunday - Alumni Mass and Breakfast
All are invited to the Tenth-Annual Alumni Mass. Delone Catholic alumni will attend the  10 a.m. Mass in the Delone Catholic Old Gym. Afterwards, a breakfast will be held in the Delone Catholic cafeteria. Breakfast requires a pre-purchased ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. A tour of the school will be available after the breakfast.

Diamond Decade Initiative Phase III Completion Celebration
All are welcome to Delone Catholic on Thurs., Oct. 19 for an Open House  and Dedication celebrating the completion of Delone  Catholic's Diamond Decade Initiative Phase III. The  Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will  perform the blessing of the 1995 Classroom Wing, Band  Room, Cafeteria, Library and Old Gym. Open House  begins at 3:30 p.m. and the blessing begins at 4:30 p.m.  Please enter through the Sheppard Gym Lobby.

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
Winter Sports Meeting - Oct. 26
There will be a Winter Sports Meeting for parents on Thurs., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Student athlete attendance is optional.

Join Us for Youth Night - Oct. 27
For a printable version of this flyer, please click here.

Wrestling Open Mat Workouts

Gate Announcement for Oct. 13 Homecoming Football Game
We anticipate that the Homecoming Football game on Oct. 13 will draw a large number of guests. Please make sure to plan your arrival time accordingly for the game to enter on of our two entrances on Delone Avenue or at the Concession stand on South Street. 

The entrance on Delone Avenue usually experiences smaller lines, so please plan accordingly.

Thank you and Go, Squires!

Ticket Entrances to Delone Catholic Football Games
After meeting with the Chief of the McSherrystown Police Department to improve safety and security by reducing access points at Delone Catholic HS athletic events, the ticket boot closest to the intersection of South Street and South 6th Street will no longer be open for admission to home football games.

We kindly ask that guests use one of the two entrances still available along Delone Avenue or the ticket booth next to the concession stand along side of South Street. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Fri., Oct. 20 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
St. Joseph's Parish Center
44 Frederick Street
Taneytown, MD 21787

Menu: Spaghetti and Rotini noodles, marinara and Alfredo sauces, meatballs and sausage, salad, garlic bread and breadsticks, iced and hot tea, fruit punch, coffee and homemade desserts. Gluten free available upon request.

Italian music, raffles, door prizes and a silent auction.

Pricing: $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 6-12 years old, and children aged 6 and under are free.

Proceeds support the charitable and service programs of Knights of Columbus St. Joseph, Taneytown Council 11631.

From Our Community
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.

2nd Annual Dipsy Doodle Dash & Liberty Mountain Challenge to Benefit Tommy Laudani

Dancers Against Bullying Organized by Kayla Repasky '14

Talent Competition

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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