Volume 10 Number 8                                               September 13, 2019
General News
Fall Open House - Sunday, Oct. 20
Save the date for our Fall Open House on 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.

Blood Drive at Delone Catholic HS
Please consider donating blood during our annual blood drive, a service project for the senior class. Please contact Dr. Carmen Brown at cbrown@delonecatholic.org to make an appointment to donate.

Fall 2019 SAT English Prep Course
The Fall 2019 SAT English Prep Course is a six-day course that reviews skills that are assessed as important to the English portions of the Redesigned SAT including reading comprehension and writing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the SAT format through sample questions and practice. The dates are Sept. 23, 24 and 25, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. This registration form and $165 registration fee are due by Sept. 17. For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Noel.

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up
A friendly reminder that if you are dropping your student off at school or picking them up, they need to enter and exit from the main entrance of the building on South Oxford Avenue. The parking lot is for student drivers and Delone Avenue is for the buses. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kay Hefner at khefner@delonecatholic.org. Thank you!

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.

Homecoming Dance Information 
The Homecoming Dance is Sat., Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The dresscode is semi-formal or casual and can be  reviewed here, with sketches. All students must turn in this   Dresscode Agreement, signed by their parents, in order to purchase tickets. All guests attending from outside Delone Catholic High School must sign the Dresscode Agreement and complete the  Guest Permission Form. The Dresscode Agreement has been distributed to all students in homeroom. 
The Agreement and guest forms are to be turned into the class moderators: Doctora Brown for seniors; Mr. Fournie for juniors;Mrs. Gadow for sophomores; and Mr. Staub for freshmen no later than Sept. 27.   No tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance. 

Powder Puff Volleyball and Football Forms Due Sept. 16
The Girls' Powder Puff Football game is Saturday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. The Boys' Powder Puff Volleyball game is Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. Any students interested in participating must complete this form and return it to Mrs. Heberling or Mrs. Scanlon by Sept. 16.  Additional copies of the Powder Puff form can be found on the PlusPortals.

Squire Garden Flags for Sale (Benefits PTO)
The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is selling Squire garden flags as a fundraiser. These will be available for purchase during Back to School night and in the Squire Store. Show some Squire pride with the purchase of a garden flag. (Hardware not included).

Fifth Annual Diocese of Harrisburg Women's Conference
Click here for the conference schedule.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Attention: Delone Catholic HS Alumni Band Members
All alumni of the Delone Catholic HS Band (marching or concert, any graduation year) are cordially invited to play in the bleachers with the current Marching Band at the upcoming homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Mr. Yealy can supply some drums and keyboards, but most alumni will need to bring their own instruments. Color Guard alumni and former instrumentalists who don't have access to an instrument are also invited to join us in the bleachers. All participants are asked to register online by Friday, Sept. 27 using this link

Playing participants are kindly asked to make a one-time $5 donation at the game to help the band purchase additional copies of the iconic "yellow books" for alumni to use. Alumni who participated in past years do NOT need to make another donation. If possible, participants should plan to meet at the west end of the home bleachers around 6 p.m. on Oct. 4. The 2019 DCHS Marching Band will hopefully have time to perform their field show around 6:35, following the pre-game homecoming crowning. Latecomers are welcome to join us any time that evening. We hope to see you there!

Attention: Delone Catholic HS Alumni Cheerleaders
Alumni Cheerleaders are invited back to Delone Catholic HS to cheer for the 2019 Homecoming game on Oct. 4 when the Squires take on the Bermudian Springs Eagles! If you are interested in participating, please contact Janice Leonard, 717-637-6171. There will be practice on Saturday, Sept. 21 and 28 at DCHS at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!!

Homecoming 2019 Festivities
We hope to welcome back Delone Catholic alumni for the following Homecoming weekend festivities.
Friday, Oct. 4 -- Alumni Tent and Tours of the school starting at 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Alumni Tent by the scoreboard by 5:30 p.m.  

Sunday, Oct. 6 -- Alumni Mass and Breakfast at Delone Catholic High School.  Mass will be at 10 a.m. in the Old Gym, followed immediately by breakfast in the cafeteria.  Call (717) 637-5969  ext. 211 or email to   gslagle@delonecatholic.org to signup for breakfast.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 10, and no charge for children under 4. 

Homecoming 2019
Homecoming 2019

From the Spiritual Life Office
Works of Mercy Hours Totals
Please note that the Works of Mercy hours totals have been moved from the school website to the PlusPortals. All parents and students should have access to the PlusPortals. To review a student's totals, log onto the PlusPortals, scroll down to School Resources and Links and choose the Spiritual Life folder. The link for the Works of Mercy hours totals spreadsheet will be found there.

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 FAITHFUL - The strength to be steadfast in one's commitments and promises. Being FAITHFUL is a wonderful  virtue . It enables us to be true to what matters most in life even when we may not feel like it. For us to really get the most out of life, we need to be FAITHFUL to this team, to our relationships and to ourselves.
From the Athletics Department
Gold and Black Season Passes Now Available

Notre Dame and Penn State Ticket Raffle
The Delone Catholic Athletic Association and the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg are selling raffle tickets with the following prizes:

Grand Prize - Two tickets and room for two nights for the USC vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

Second Prize - Two tickets to Indiana vs. Penn State game on Saturday,  Nov. 16, 2019

Third PrizeTwo tickets to Indiana vs. Penn State game on Saturday,  Nov. 16, 2019

Tickets cost just $5 each and the drawing will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 at halftime at the Littlestown vs. Delone Catholic game. To purchase tickets, email the athletic association at delonecatholicathletics@gmail.com.

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.

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 .

From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
Support St. Francis of Xavier Catholic School at Infinito's

St. Teresa of Calcutta Golf Outing

St. Teresa of Calcutta Calendar Raffle

From Our Community
Support Thrive at Mini Golf Fundraiser

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."