Volume 9 Number 8                                               October 5, 2018
General News
Fall Open House - Sun., Oct. 21
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Important Information for Wednesday, Oct. 10
Delone Catholic will conduct standardized testing on Wednesday, Oct. 10 this year. All juniors and sophomores will take the  Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) . In addition to preparing students for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the PSAT results are used as a first step to identify National Merit Scholars and commended students from among high school juniors across the United States. Registration information was given to the students during the week of September 17.  The test fee is $16, which was due on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The test will be administered during the morning session. At the conclusion of testing, (approximately 12:30 pm) students will be dismissed for the day.

Seniors will attend their class retreat on Oct. 10, and they will be dismissed upon their return to school at approximately 2:30 pm.  The Freshmen will be engaged in the following sessions that morning:  Freshmen Service Project, Health and Fitness, Career Inventory, and the TASC program.  They will be dismissed at approximately 12:30 p.m.  Freshmen are permitted to wear their gym uniform on Oct. 10 for Testing Day. If students do not yet have their DCHS gym uniform, they may wear their eighth grade gym uniform. 

On Oct. 10, any junior, sophomore or freshman who plans on riding the Pa. public school bus or the Maryland bus may not leave the school campus until those buses arrive here at school.  Students will be able to eat lunch in the cafeteria but will NEED TO BRING A LUNCH FROM HOME that day. These students must indicate that they will be taking the bus by signing a form that is available in the Guidance Center. Students are not required to stay in school if they can arrange alternate transportation.

Congratulations Mrs. Janis Gadow
Mrs. Janis Gadow recently completed the National Geographic Educator Certification Program. Certified Educators are committed to teaching their students about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place. There was a three-step process involved in earning certification which included an introductory online workshop, creating a set of activities or lessons and submitting a Capstone report and video. We are very proud of you Mrs. Gadow and look forward to seeing you put these new skills into place in your classroom.

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 Starts 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.

Senior Class Sponsors Blood Drive
Please contact Doctora Brown to make an appointment to support our blood drive.

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 .  

Pro-Life Cupcake Day
Delone Catholic will celebrate Pro-Life Cupcake Day on Friday, Oct. 12. Each student will receive a cupcake at lunch and a free will offering will be taken up for local pregnancy centers. Donations of cupcakes are needed to celebrate! Please email Mrs. Phenicie if you can provide cupcakes, along with how many dozen you are willing to share.  Cupcakes should be dropped off before 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 12. Thank you for helping us celebrate - "because everyone deserves a birthday."

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 UNITY - The strength to be one in mind, heart and soul. 

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 school cafeteria.

Wrestling Open Gyms, No Experience Needed
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Boys' Lacrosse Mum Sale
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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!

Black and Gold Season Passes Available
The Delone Catholic Athletic Association is selling Black and Gold season passes to athletic events. These season passes are a real value for anyone who attends Delone Catholic athletic events and are a terrific gift idea for family and friends of our students and alumni.

Please note: All students enrolled at Delone Catholic are admitted to athletic events for free with their school ID card. YAIAA, District 3 and PIAA playoff games are not included.

Gold Passes are available for all regular season, home games for fall, winter and spring.
$35.00       One Student Pass (grades 1-12)
$65.00       One Adult Pass
$45.00       One Senior (over age 55) Pass
$80.00       One Adult, One Student (grades 1-12) Pass
$110.00     One Adult, Two or More Students Family Pass
$120.00     Two Adults, Two Students Family Pass
$140.00     Two Adults, Three or More Students Family Pass
Black Passes are available for purchase for all regular home games for the fall season only.
$20.00        One Student Pass (grades 1-12)
$35.00        One Adult Pass
$30.00        One Senior Pass (over age 55)
Black and Gold pass orders can be mailed or dropped off to the school office. Please make checks payable to the Delone Catholic Athletic Association.

Squire Football Spirit Cards Now Available
The football team is selling Squire Football Spirit Cards for $10 each. Discounts are available  from August 1, 2018 to August 1, 2019. There are great deals at Arooga's, Bridges Golf Course, Brothers Pizza, Bruster's Ice Cream, David's Massage Therapy, Domino's Pizza, Doug Myers' Taxidermy, Famous Hot Weiner, Golden Dragon, Green Horizon Grill, Hardees, Kona Ice, Littlestown Auto Care, Longhorn Steakhouse, O'Rourkes Spirits & Eatery, Persona Day Spa, Sweet Frog, Texas Roadhouse, The Pike Restuarant, Center Square Brewing and Utz Factory Outlet. The card also entitles you to $1 off admission to home varsity football games.

Please see a football coach or player to get your spirit card.

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
A Call to Action on the Opioid Epidemic
Please click here for a copy of the US Surgeon General's Report, "Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids."

Youth Events at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Everyone is welcome to attend the following upcoming events at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Abbottsown:
  • Sunday, October 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., they'll be having a bullying prevention program called Not Alone. A speaker will be there talking about bullying, followed by Game Night!
  • Then on Saturday night, October 27, from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m., they 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.

Cyber Security Tips

Purse Bingo - Sun., Oct. 14
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End Human Trafficking

Department of Emergency Services Open House
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Medication Take Back
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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."