Volume 10 Number 10                                               September 27, 2019
General News
Information for Testing Day on Oct. 16
Delone Catholic will conduct standardized testing on Wednesday, Oct. 16. 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 has been distributed to the students. The test fee will be $17, and is due by Wednesday, Oct. 4. Juniors and Sophomores were acquainted with the format of the test and techniques used in taking the test successfully during their English classes by the Guidance Department. The test will be administered during the morning session. Students can practice online through the Khan Academy. At the conclusion of testing, (approximately 12:30 p.m.) students will be dismissed for the day.

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 p.m. Freshmen are permitted to wear their gym uniform on Oct. 16 for Testing Day. If students do not yet have a DCHS gym uniform, they may wear their eighth grade gym uniform or comfortable t-shirt and shorts/sweatpants in accordance school dress code guidelines. 

That day, any Junior, Sophomore or Freshman who plans on riding the Pa. public school or Maryland buses may not leave the school campus until those buses arrive here at school at their normal time. The cafeteria will be closed so students 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 by Oct. 4. Students are not required to stay in school if they can arrange alternate transportation. If a student cannot arrange transportation they are to report to room 1 for a supervised study hall.

Seniors will attend their class retreat on Oct. 16. They will be dismissed upon their return at 2:30 p.m.

Please contact Mrs. Heberling with questions. 

Don't MIss the Squire Picnic for Students in Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades
Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual Squire Picnic for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. There will be games, hamburgers, hot dogs, and prizes. 
This is a great opportunity for area grade school students to meet one another and become familiar with the Delone Catholic community. This event is open to any third, fourth or fifth grade student. Students do not have to attend a Catholic School to participate. We encourage your son/daughter to bring their friends. The picnic will be held on J.T Flaherty field on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. To sign up for this event, click here for the parent letter and permission form. Forms are also available on the school website and in the Main Office. Students had a blast at our picnic last year and looking forward to having another great day this year!

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.

Homecoming Spirit Week 2019
Homecoming tickets will be on sale starting Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. The cost of the ticket is $10. Students cannot purchase a ticket without the signed Dresscode Agreement Form. The form is due Sept. 27 to the class moderator. Tickets can be purchased from the class moderators (Freshman- Mr. Staub, Sophomores-Mrs. Gadow, Juniors-Mr. Fournie and Seniors-Dr. Brown).

Make plans to support the Powder Puff Volleyball teams on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. in the Sheppard Gym and the Powder Puff Football teams at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and free for Delone Catholic HS students with student ID. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Here is the Spirit Week calendar. Be creative and have fun!

Monday, Sept. 30 -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, Oct. 1 - Tie Dye/Neon Day Light up the halls in neon colors or your groovy tie dye shirts. 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, Oct. 2 - Group Day (Matchy Matchy Day) Dress like a friend, or two, or three! Groups may pair up or join a group to match with or dress like a well known group. Appropriate group characters from movies 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.

Thursday, Oct. 3 - Surfer vs Lumberjack Wear your flannel or your board shorts. 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. 4 - 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 Parents of Senior Students: Financial Aid Seminar at Delone Catholic HS
On Oct. 28, 2019, 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 (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 p.m. in the cafeteria. Ms. Buchanan-Boch will be available for questions at the conclusion of her presentation. All senior parents are encouraged to attend. 

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
Please click here to view the information packet and enrollment form for the K-12 Voluntary Student Accident Insurance.

2018-19 Yearbooks
There are a limited number of 2018-19 yearbooks that are available for purchase. The price is $79 and any checks should be made payable to Delone Catholic High School. Any questions should be directed to Miss Beth Sneeringer (bsneeringer@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.

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.

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
Pray the Rosary With Us
ATTENTION PARENTS & FRIENDS OF DELONE CATHOLIC :   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.  On  Oct. 1, our special intention will be that we may imitate our Blessed Mother in all things but most especially in prayer. 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 or leave a message online. We will be keeping everyone in our Delone Catholic community in our prayers. Take a moment out of your week to join in asking Our Lady to intercede on our behalf. If you have any questions, please call Annie Kilkelly (717-637-0933).

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 COMPASSIONThe strength to be aware of the needs of others and the desire to help them. COMPASSION is vital for everything meaningful in life. We need to have COMPASSION on this team, in school, in our relationships, in our future families if we expect to live life to the fullest.
From the Athletics Department
Player/Parent Winter Sports Meeting
There will be a parent/player meeting for any students interested in participating in a winter sport on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Off-season Baseball Workouts
Baseball workouts will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the Freshman from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and all other players from 7:30-8:30 p.m. These two sessions will run until Nov. 14. Any parent who did not sign the liability waiver for the off-campus workout facility, please stop in and do so as you drop off or pick up your player. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 19, there will be one session from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as the Winter Sports Season begins on No v. 18. It is the responsibility of each player to get permission from their Winter Sports Coach to be permitted to come to these workouts. Ninth grade boys basketball players ARE PERMITTED to attend any of these workouts as long as they do not interfere with practices or games. Should anyone have any questions, please contact Coach Neumayer at dneumayer@delonecatholic.org.

Junior High Wrestling Sign-ups
Boys in grades seventh, eighth and ninth are invited to sign-up for the Delone Catholic Junior High Wrestling program. No experience is required. Parent night and JH Wrestling Sign-up will be held in the Delone Catholic wrestling room on Oct, 24 at 6 p.m.

For more information about the JH Wrestling program, please click here for a letter from Coach Chad Giraffa.

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.

From Our Partner Schools and Parishes
Employment Opportunity: St. Joseph Catholic School, Hanover
Saint Joseph Catholic School in Hanover is seeking a full-time, PA-certified teacher for our Middle School. This position involves teaching mathematics, literature, and writing to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to:  Mr. Terrance Golden, Principal, Saint Joseph School, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA 17331 and/or e-mail at:  tgolden@sjshanover.org .

St. Teresa of Calcutta Golf Outing

St. Teresa of Calcutta Calendar Raffle

From Our Community
Spiritual Welfare for Teens 
Click here to read the September edition of the NCEA Parent Newsletter that calls attention to  parental  school choice. The articles give readers an u nderstanding of the policies in place and information on how parents can support their home state policies and help reinforce the mission of Catholic education.

Spiritual Welfare for Teens 

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."