Volume 8 Number 10                                                 October 20, 2017
General News
Visiting Alumni
As principal of Delone Catholic High School, I wholeheartedly encourage our alumni to come back and visit their alma mater. We are obviously anxious to learn how you are doing and how your education at Delone has impacted your life choices. Given the times we live in, however, we have to be prudent regarding our students' safety and their (and their teachers') instructional time. As we move forward into the holiday season, I would ask that visiting alumni always enter the building through the main entrance and sign in at the main office. Preferred visiting times would be during lunch or at the end of the school day when teachers are available to meet their guests.  Alumni are also encouraged to call ahead and set up an appointment so that they know that the person or persons they want to see are free.  Thank you for complying with this request.  Go, Squires!

Sincerely,
Richard V. La Rocca

Fall Open House - Oct. 29
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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





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.

From the Spiritual Life Office
All Souls Intentions
As the Church remembers her beloved dead in the month of November, the Delone Catholic community would like to pray in a special way for the deceased members of your families and friends. Please submit the names of those whom you would like remembered using  this link. These names will be placed before the altar at our liturgy for All Saints on  Nov. 1 and remain in Our Lady, Queen of Peace Chapel for the month of November.

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. 

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 conviction - the strength of showing that one is firmly convinced of what one believes or says even when no one is watching. It is so easy to be a different person when no one is around or when "authority" is not around. Our challenge is to never cheat on a test or anything else - even if you can get away with it.

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
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
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Wrestling Open Mat Workouts

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
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Conewago Christmas Bazaar - Nov. 15
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St. Teresa of Calcutta Open House - Nov. 19
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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.

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
717-637-5969
 

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