Volume 10 Number 13                                               October 18, 2019
General News
Fall Open House - Oct. 20
Our Fall Open House is 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.

Fall Open House Oct. 20
Fall Open House Oct. 20

Accreditation Update
Delone Catholic has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools) since 1952. Every seven years, the school surveys its stakeholders, sets objectives for the future and prepares a self-study which are then evaluated by a visiting team of outside educators and school staff. The purpose of the visiting team is to examine the self-study and validate that we are indeed who we say we are. The school has examined its success and areas in need of improvement according to the following standards:  Mission, Governance and Leadership, School Improvement Planning, Finances, Facilities, School Organization and Staff, Health and Safety, Educational Program, Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning, Student Services, Student Life and Student Activities and Information Resources.  Surveys conducted during the winter of 2017 of parents, students, faculty and staff and our school board provided the data that helped the school to set its objectives for the next seven years. The visiting team will be present on campus from Nov. 12 through Nov. 15. They will meet with faculty and staff, students, parents and school leadership and prepare a report at the conclusion of their visit. Please keep our community in your prayers as we prepare for this important visit and please watch upcoming Squire Wires for information regarding the objectives developed based on survey data.

Spread the Word about Delone Catholic High School

Band Truck Needed
The Delone band truck was incapacitated on September 27 en route to the Biglerville game. It has been deemed temporarily safe only for moving equipment from one part of the campus to another. The Delone Catholic Music Association is actively searching for a new band truck, preferably a 24' box truck with automatic transmission and a loading ramp. If any friends of Delone can provide guidance or contact information to aid the Music Association in its search, please contact president Jon Stiles, stiles518@embarqmail.com, 717-968-0608.

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. 


Don't MIss the Squire Picnic for Students in Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades

We are still accepting registration forms for the annual Squire Picnic hosted by Delone Catholic High School Student Council.  The picnic is for tudents in third, fourth and fifth grades. There will be games, pumpkin painting, a haunted hallway, 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.

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 DEPENDABLEThe strength to take action and provide adequate solutions in the face of difficulty . Being DEPENDABLE is necessary for our team to succeed. We need to be DEPENDABLE for our teammates, in school, in all our relationships and in our future jobs.
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.

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.

Boys's Assistant Lacrosse Coach - Offensive Coordinator Needed
The Delone Catholic Boys' Lacrosse program is seeking a qualified individual to fill a newly formed volunteer Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator position.

Qualifications for Candidates:
  • 4 years or more of competitive lacrosse playing experience
  • high energy, positive attitude with effective teaching techniques
  • passion for competition and the respect for the game
  • willingness and commitment to mentor young student-athletes in a Catholic high school environment
Coaching Duties
  • offensive drill creation, implementation and execution at practices
  • fundamental offensive lacrosse skill development for student-athletes 
  • roster  / depth chart management for offense
  • successful implementation of offensive schemes, concepts and overall character of the offensive unit.
  • work diligently to support and grow the positive culture of lacrosse at DCHS
Please send resume or inquiry via email to Athletic Director Tim Bonitz at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org

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 .

Fan the Fire Youth Rally

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
October Health ENews 
Please click here to read the October edition of Health ENews regarding teens and vaping. 

Catholic Mutual Connection - October 2019
Please click here to read the October issue of the Catholic Mutual Connection that is dedicated to Fire Prevention. 

Parent Engagement Flyer - October 2019
The October Parent Engagement Flyer can help parents sort out the commercial from the faithful observance of Halloween, including All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Sometimes the lines get blurred, but this quick guide can give a good explanation about these "Days of the Dead" and offer ways to celebrate them as a family with the Catholic faith in mind. 

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."