Volume 9 Number 11                                               October 26, 2018
General News
2018-19 Delonian Yearbook 
Forms are now available to place an order for the Delonian 2018-19 yearbook and to place your Ads for Grads. Yearbook orders are due by Mar. 11, 2019 and submissions for Ads for Grads are due by May 1, 2019. For a copy of the 2018-19 Yearbook Order Form, click here. For a copy of the Ads for Grads Order Form, click here. Yearbooks may be purchased online at  www.YearbookOrderCenter.com  and selecting Delone Catholic or using order number 4186.

Fall Play - Nov. 16, 17 & 18
Delone Catholic will perform "The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar" by Dave Hammers.  The play is a spin-off of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in a high school. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 & 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. (Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.) Tickets are $7. Delone Catholic students are admitted for free with student ID.   The play is pr oduced by special arrangement with Theatrefolk ( www.theatrefolk.com ).  

Math SAT Study Session
Mu Alpha Theta will be hosting a Math SAT Study Session on Monday, Oct. 29 from 3 - 4 p.m. in Room 19.  Come to ask questions of Mu Alpha Theta members and Mrs. Sneeringer about how they have prepared for the SAT, to go over problems that you have tried but do not understand, or to do new practice problems.  Bring your chromebook and any SAT Prep materials that you use. 

Important Financial Aid Seminar for Senior Parents
On November 5, 2018, 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, the 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 pm in the cafeteria.  Ms. Buchanan-Boch will be available for questions at the conclusion of her presentation.  All senior parents are encouraged to attend.

Naviance - Connecting Learning to Life
The Guidance Office is pleased to announce the addition of Naviance. Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. This program will be rolled out to the different grade levels during Religion class. Please click here to watch a video that explains this program.

Teacher Appreciation Contest
La-Z-Boy is holding a Teacher Appreciation contest where students or adults can nominate a teacher to win $7500 in La-Z-Boy furniture!  This is for the teacher's home, not the classroom.  The best part is the winning teacher's school gets $5000 in La-Z-Boy furniture!  This can be used for furniture for the school or as a fundraiser prize.  The nominator even receives $2500.  If the nominator is under 18 the prize is given to the parent/guardian.
Please visit this link to learn more. Nomination forms can be downloaded/printed from this site. 
Completed nomination forms are submitted by bringing them to the La-Z-Boy Gallery in York at 728 Loucks Road.  (next to El Rodeo on Route 30) by November 11, 2018.  Hard copies of the nomination forms can be picked up at the store as well.
This contest is only open to teachers in the following Central Pennsylvania counties, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York so the odds of winning are very high!

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
Request for Mediation Books
Mary Furlong, former Delone Catholic teacher, is currently teaching at a seminary in Africa. The rector is looking for donations of new or used meditation books that the students can check out for a few weeks at a time for spiritual reading. Any donations would need to be dropped off at Delone Catholic the week of Dec. 17. Thank you for your consideration!

Mount 2000 Registration
Applications for registration for the Mount 2000 retreat are now open. This retreat is a Eucharist-centered weekend, sponsored at Mount St. Mary's University by the seminarians from Feb. 8-10. Due to changes in regulations, our group will not be sleeping at the Mount; students will go home each night and come back to the Mount in the morning. Cost is $65. If there is enough interest, Delone Catholic will lead a group. Please contact Mrs. Phenicie if you are interested!

Annual Diocesan Catechetical Conference
The online registration link is now up and running for the Annual Diocesan Catechetical Conference.  It is:  www.hbgdiocese.org/cat_conference
This conference is geared especially for teachers and catechists, but will be greatly instructive to anyone who wants to learn more about their Catholic Faith, whether their interest is in the Bible, Mass, Mary, Apologetics, Angels & Demons, Prayer, Morality, and etc.

Caring Visitors Ministry for Ages 9-18
This would be an opportunity for Church Works of Mercy Hours.

For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

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 .  

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 theme this week is ACCOUNTABLE - The strength to be willing to be held responsible for one's actions. Nowadays this is a hard virtue to find because many people look to blame others for their mistakes ... "It was his fault, she made me do it, they started it, it's not my fault ..." Every single one of us has things we need to improve upon. If we are to be the best we can be, we all need to be ACCOUNTABLE.

From the Athletics Department
Wrestling Open Gyms, No Experience Needed
For a printable version of this flyer, click here

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 .

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
Shoe Drive for St. Teresa of Calcutta School
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Annunciation Parish Christmas Bazaar
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Conewago Christmas Bazaar
For a printable version of this flyer, click here.

Coach and Vera Bradley Purse Bingo
For a copy of the flyer and attached registration form, click here.

From Our Community
Youth Wrestling Club Registration
For a copy of the flyer and attached registration form, click here.

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."