Volume 11 Number 5                                              September 25, 2020
General News
Talking With Mrs. Tompkins 
We have just completed our fifth week and we are proud to report that students have earned another Freedom Friday Dress Down Day. Our Director of Strategic Communications, Lauren Gross, wrote a press release celebrating one month of in-school learning. It is an excellent testimony to the team effort it has taken to make this possible. You can read the press release HERE

Next week will be Spirit Week (see Spirit Week Schedule below). Our student council and moderators have put together a fun schedule of Spirit Days, and we plan to hold a modified pep rally on Friday where the fall sports teams, captains and homecoming court will be announced. We appreciate everyone's support and participation in these events and look forward to an enjoyable week.

As a reminder, there is no school on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Our teachers will be attending a virtual Diocesan conference that day. 

This week marked the official start of fall season - a favorite time of year for many people. I would like to leave you with this fall-inspired prayer. Perhaps you can take a minute to say it as you enjoy a walk outdoors or during a morning cup of coffee or tea. It is a lovely way to start the day.

Father, thank You for this new season. Thank You for the crispness and freshness coming in the air. Thank You for loving me and carrying me through the past season, and I now embrace what You have for me in the days ahead. I trust You and I choose, right now, to surrender all I am to You, knowing You love me fully and faithfully. Strengthen me to live in obedience, encourage me to walk uprightly, empower me to speak boldly in Your name. It's in Your name, Jesus, we pray. Amen!

May God Bless You,

Donna Tompkins
Interim Principal

Spirit Week - September 28 - October 2
Homecoming Spirit Days 2020

Monday, Sept. 28 -Pajama Day Wake up and roll in to school in your comfy sweats or pajama pants. You may wear sweatshirts, sweatpants, pajama pants and onesies. Pajama pants must be appropriate. Normal dress down rules apply, except for clearly stated exceptions. No flip-flops; no yoga pants; no torn pants and shirts; no unnatural hair coloring or overly long hair; no overly revealing clothing; no excessive jewelry.

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Twin Tuesday  Dress like a friend or a famous pair! Appropriate  characters from movies or TV will be accepted. Normal dress down rules apply. No flip-flops; no pajamas; no yoga pants; no torn pants and shirts; no unnatural hair coloring or overly long hair; no overly revealing clothing; no excessive jewelry.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 - No School

Thursday, Oct. 1 - Tropical Thursday Wear your Hawaiian shirt or your board shorts-you can even dress like a pineapple! No bathing suits, tank tops or overly revealing clothing. Normal dress down rules apply. No flip-flops; no pajamas; no yoga pants; no torn pants and shirts; no unnatural hair coloring or overly long hair; no excessive jewelry.

Friday, Oct. 2 - Class Color Day Your class color must be the dominant color. Jeans and sneakers are permitted. Hats, wigs and bandanas are permitted but must be removed upon teacher request. Normal dress down day rules apply. No flip-flops; no pajamas; no yoga pants; no torn pants and shirts; no unnatural hair coloring or overly long hair; no overly revealing clothing; no excessive jewelry.
  • Freshmen - Green
  • Sophomores - Orange
  • Juniors - Purple
  • Seniors - Black and gold or red and blue

Attention Seniors: It's Time to Order Your Cap and Gown 
Senior students received a packet from Jostens in homeroom today that contains information and ordering instructions for graduation items. The cap, gown and basic tassel are required for graduation. You will need your student's height, weight and gender to place the order. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 9. A copy of the order form is included here with the area circled that needs to be completed for the cap, gown and tassel order. You may contact Mrs. Michele Noel in the Business Office with any questions.  

Virtual PHEAA Financial Aid Seminar 
On Nov. 11, 2020, Delone Catholic will be hosting a virtual financial aid seminar hosted by Diona Brown, Representative from PHEAA.  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. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Ms. Brown will be available for questions at the conclusion of her presentation.  All senior parents are encouraged to attend. Use THIS LINK to attend the meeting. Attendees will not be able to speak, but can type in questions in the Q & A feature.  

PSATs - Oct. 14

SAT Sign Up Dates

Calling All Parent Photograpers
The Delone Catholic Yearbook, The Delonian, needs your help! After many years of service, our long-time school photographer David McFarland retired this spring. We have now hired a new photographer, but she will not be in the school, or at school events, as often as Mr. McFarland was.
We are asking parents who are at sporting events, extracurricular activities or any school-related functions to take photos, especially candid shots and send them to Delone Catholic Yearbook. (dchsyearbook@delonecatholic.org).

All submissions are welcomed, but please know that not all submissions will be used. All photos will be reviewed by Delone Catholic staff for appropriateness and to confirm that all students in the photos have signed photo permission forms.

Photos may also be used on social media, in print publication and for other school purposes.
If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Lauren Gross, Director of Strategic Communications, at lgross@delonecatholic.org, or Mr. John Fournie, Publications teacher, at jfournie@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
Toys for Tommy
Delone Catholic's Peer Ministry is sponsoring the Toys for Tommy drive. Collection bins will be in the Main Office hallway between Sept. 28 and Oct. 9 or toy donations can be brought to the Spiritual Life Center. 

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 INTEGRITY - the strength to be consistent between your values and your actions. There is the common phrase, "Practice what you preach," which we have all heard. That sums up integrity very well. It is easy to talk the talk, or say you believe in something, but then act completely different. Just like it is easy to say you are "All In" and yet still give half-hearted effort. Let's live integrity this week by setting goals and then discussing them with a family member to keep us accountable.
From the Athletics Department
Live Coverage of Away YAIAA Sporting Events
Please use THIS LINK from the YAIAA website to access live streaming for events at our opponents' schools this fall.  

From Partner Schools and Parishes
Conewago Christmas Bazaar

St. Teresa of Calcutta Golf Outing

Food Truck Festival Fundraiser

Adopt-A-Classroom at St. Joseph Catholic School

From Our Community
The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation Golf Outing

Meals with Muffet Combat Hunger During Hunger Awareness Month

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."