Volume 8 Number 7                                                 September 29, 2017
General News
Hurricane Relief Effort

Ticket Entrances to Delone Catholic Football Games 
After meeting with the Chief of the McSherrystown Police Department to improve safety and security by reducing access points at Delone Catholic HS athletic events, starting this  Friday, September 29th , the ticket booth closest to the intersection of South Street and S. 6th Street will no longer be open for admission to home football games. 

We kindly ask that guests use one of two entrances still available along Delone Avenue or the ticket booth next to the concession stand along side of South Street.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Car Magnets to Support Tommy Laudani

Homecoming Dance and Dress Code Agreement
The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, Oct. 14 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 from outside Delone Catholic must sign the Homecoming Dance Guest Permission Form. The Dresscode Agreement was distributed to all students in homeroom on Sept. 18. This process is the same as Prom 2017, which went flawlessly. 
The Agreement and Guest forms are to be turned into the class moderators: Doctora Brown for seniors; Mr. Fournie for juniors; Mr. Staub for sophomores; and Mr. Hatez for freshmen no later than Oct. 6.
Homecoming tickets will be on sale at school beginning Oct. 10 for $15. No tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance. 

Spirit Week 2017 Dress Code
Spirit Week takes place Oct. 9 - 13.  Click here  to read the themes and dress code permitted for each day. 

Powder Puff Games
Be sure to come out and support your favorite Powder Puff team as we kick-off our Homecoming Week festivities. Boys's Powder Puff Volleyball takes place on Saturday, October 7 at 12 p.m. Girls' Powder Puff Football takes place on Sunday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Testing Day for Sophomores and Juniors: Oct. 11
Attention Parents:  Delone Catholic will conduct standardized testing on Wednesday, Oct. 11. 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 will be given to the students in the next week.  The test fee will be $16, and that will be 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. 11 for Testing Day. If students do not yet have their DCHS gym uniform, they may wear their eighth grade gym uniform. 

That day, any Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman who plans on riding the Pa. public school OR Md. buses may not leave the school campus until those buses arrive here at school at their normal time.  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 by Oct. 6. Students are not required to stay in school if they can arrange alternate transportation.

Seniors will attend their class retreat on Oct. 11.  They will be dismissed upon their return at 2:15 p.m.  
Please contact  Mrs. Heberling with questions. 

Class of 2017 By The Numbers
We are proud to share these impressive numbers from our 2017 graduating class:
- As true "Doers of the Word," the Class of 2017 performed 15,372 service hours
- 95% of our 2017 graduates continued on to obtain higher education
- $8,599,000 of scholarship money was offered to our 2017 graduates
- 2 out of every 3 students that pursued higher education were offered scholarship money
- 62% of of this class graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Instructional Support Study Sessions
Instructional support after-school study sessions are being held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in Room 3. A signed parent permission form is needed for study session attendance. For more information, please contact Mrs. Kim Cook.

Forensics Team Cash Bingo
The Delone Catholic Forensics Team will be hosting a Cash Bingo on October 22. The doors open at 
12 p.m. and Bingo starts promptly at 1:15 p.m. Ticket are available for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket purchase includes 20 games of regular bingo and entry into Door Prize drawing. Special and Speed Games, Shared Raffle, Raffle Table, 13 jar and food will be available for additional purchase. You may purchase tickets by contacting the Main Office at 717-637-5956, by seeing a forensic team member or by sending an e-mail to  Coach Lawver (nlawver@delonecatholic.org). 

Calling all Band Alumni!
All alumni of the DCHS 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. 13.

Mr. Yealy can supply some drums, 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. 29. 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. 

If possible, participants should plan to meet at the west end of the home bleachers around 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. The 2017 DCHS Marching Band will hopefully have time to perform their field show around 6:35 p.m., following the pre-game homecoming crowning. Latecomers are welcome to join us any time that evening. We hope to see you there!

Rosary Rally
All high school student-athletes and coaches are invited to the Diocese of Harrisburg Rosary Rally led by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer. All high school sports teams, athletes and coaches for all seasons are invited. CYO players, coaches, and all parents and families are also welcome.

The Rally will take place Monday, Oct. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at Finestra Hall (Bishop McDevitt Auditorium). Light snacks will be provided.

Coaches - bring your whole team! Athletes - wear your game jersey or sweats to show school spirit.  

Act Now to Support Expansion of Education Tax Credit Program!
Pennsylvania lawmakers have returned to Harrisburg to continue debating the 2017-18 state budget. While this remains an uncertain time, it is also an important time to show support for an expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

It has been acclaimed as one of the best educational programs Pennsylvania offers to students in both public and private schools, and as is stands, the House has a chance to vote on an EITC increase. 

We need your help to urge and remind all lawmakers to invest in success and support the expansion of the EITC program by voting YES on a state budget that includes an increase.
  Click here to voice your support.

Faces & Our Culture

From the Spiritual Life Office
Join Us For The Rosary
Friends of Delone Catholic High School:
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 October 3rd, our special intention will be that we strive to follow the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary as our model of prayer.  In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, we will ask for our Blessed Mother's intercession; that the Holy Spirit will pour down His grace and peace on the whole world.   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. We will be keeping everyone in our Delone Catholic community in our prayers. Take a brief moment out of your week to join us in asking Our Lady to intercede on our behalf. If you have any questions, please call Annie Kilkelly (717-637-0993).

2017 Get Connected


SportsLeader Program - September Novena



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 community has been focusing on the virtue of simplicity -  the strength to live focused on what is truly important. Keeping it SIMPLE is a great path to success in many ways. Try to simplify your life this week - clean your house, go through your possessions, pack up things that are decluttering your space so you can more easily focus on the important things in your life.   

2017 Women's Conference Pulpit Announcement
Women of the Diocese of Harrisburg, this conference is for you! 
When was the last time you took a day to refresh your spirit and rest awhile in the arms of Jesus and Mary, while, at the same time, enjoying the company of like-minded women?  On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Diocese of Harrisburg will offer our 3rd Annual Women's Conference at Bishop McDevitt High School. 

The theme this year is Lead All Souls to Heaven: Mary's Message to Us from Fatima.  Our Keynote Speaker will be national speaker, author, and award winning journalist, Sue Brinkmann, who will share her powerful conversion story and how it fits right in with Mary's message to us from Fatima.  There are 36 workshop choices over 3 sessions.... plus Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, Beautiful Music, great exhibits, good food, and Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Gainer...as well as fellowship with hundreds of women. 

Last year more than 800 women attended this conference.  Come and see what everyone is talking about, and see what God's love can do in your life! 
We know you're busy.  Unwrap your schedule so that you can wrap yourself in the love of Jesus and Mary.  You and those you love and serve every day will be grateful you did.  We hope to see you on Oct. 14!

Prayer for Mexico


Free Trial of Formed
Please take advantage of the free Diocesan trial of Formed, an online library rich
with resources for evangelization and faith formation. Formed features everything from full-length films and documentaries to Bible studies and eBooks. To access the content, visit www.formed.org and login with the following credentials: email - harrisburg@formed.org, password - formed17. The free trial ends September 30, so don't miss out on this valuable material!

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
2017 Homecoming Weekend Festivities
Delone Catholic will celebrate Homecoming 2017 on  Oct. 13-15 There will be a full slate of activities throughout the weekend.
Friday - Football Game and Tour
Anyone interested in a tour of the school, can meet near the scoreboard at J.T. Flaherty Field at  5:30 p.m. The marching band will perform and Mr. and Miss Delone 2017 will be crowned prior to the football game against Bermudian Springs. Kickoff is slated for  7 p.m. The Alumni Association will also have a tent set up near the scoreboard as a gathering place for alumni and for anyone to find out about the Association's upcoming activities.

Sunday - Alumni Mass and Breakfast
All are invited to the Tenth-Annual Alumni Mass and Breakfast. Delone Catholic alumni will attend the  10 a.m. Mass in the Delone Catholic Old Gym. Afterwards, a breakfast will be held in the Delone Catholic cafeteria. All are welcome to the Mass. Tickets are required for the breakfast. They can be ordered by calling the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 717-637-5969, Ext. 211 by  2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. They can also be ordered online by  11:59 p.m. on  Sunday, Oct. 8 by  clicking here. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 
5-10. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will also be a tour of the school after breakfast for anyone who is interested. 

Calling All Alumni Football Cheerleaders!
Attention Delone Catholic alumni football cheerleaders. We will be cheering again this year for the Squires' Homecoming game against Bermudian Springs on  Oct. 13 . If you are interested in participating, please contact Janice Leonard '93 at 717-637-6171 or Eric Lawrence '98 in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 717-637-5969, Ext. 201.

Giant A+ Rewards Program
Delone Catholic is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from October 6, 2017 through March 15, 2018. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time family members and friends shop at any Giant Store. Please help our school and register your BonusCardĀ® to our SCHOOL ID #20406.

From the Athletics Department
Football Spirit Cards Now Available
The football team is selling Squires Football Spirit Cards for $10 each. 
Discounts are available from Aug. 1, 2017 to Aug. 1, 2018.

There are discounts for Arooga's, Bill Batemans, Brothers Pizza, Bruster's Ice Cream, Davis Massage Therapy, Domino's, Doug Myers' Taxidermy, Famous Hot Weiner, Golden Dragon, Hardees, Kona Ice, Littlestown Auto Care, Longhorn Steakhouse, O'Rorkes Spirits & Eatery, Persona Day Spalon, Sweet Frog, Texas Roadhouse, The Pike Restaurant, Center Square Brewing, Utz Factory Outlet Store, Divino Pizzeria & Grille, and DCHS Varsity Football Games.

See a football player or coach to purchase.

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 Schools and Parishes
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, October 20 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's Parish Center

Menu: Spaghetti and Rotini Noodles, Marinara and Alfredo sauces, meatballs and sausage, salad,  garlic bread and breadsticks,  iced and hot tea, fruit punch, coffee and homemade desserts.  Gluten free upon request.

Italian music, raffles, door prizes and a silent auction.

Pricing: $10.00 adults, $5.00 children 6-12 years, under 6 free

Proceeds support the charitable and service programs of Knights Of Columbus St. Joseph, Taneytown Council 11631

From Our Community
Pumpkin Pie Run 2017 to Benefit Tommy Laudani

Join us for a field run around the perimeter of Providence Community Church's new property, 6146 York Road in Spring Grove, PA. Wear your trail shoes and be prepared to get dirty on this 5k that will include varied terrains such as farm fields, grass and dirt! All participants will receive pumpkin pie at the finish line! 

Proceeds from The Pumpkin Pie Run 2017 will benefit Delone Catholic HS student Tommy Laudani. Tommy is 17 years old and was diagnosed with DSRCT, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer, last November. Since then he has undergone extensive chemotherapy and treatments. At the end  of September he will have his third major surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. 

Tommy has a passion for running! He has been on Delone Catholic's Cross Country team for three years and has also participated in four years of Track and Field. 

Please join us on November 11th to support Tommy's fight against DSRCT!

Register by October 20th to guarantee your free Pumpkin Pie Run t-shirt. To register, click here.

2nd Annual Dipsy Doodle Dash & Liberty Mountain Challenge to Benefit Tommy Laudani

Dancers Against Bullying Organized by Kayla Repasky '14

26th Annual Carroll County Life Chains of Prayer
The 26th Annual Carroll County Life Chains of Prayer in support of the sanctity of human life will be held - rain or shine - on Sunday, October 1 at the following locations and times:  
Taneytown: Main square at Baltimore and Frederick Streets, 2-3:30 p.m. (rain or shine) 
Contact: Vince Perticone at 410-756-4886.
Westminster: Corner of Sullivan Road and Route on St. John's Church property (across from Plum Crazy Restaurant). 3:30 -5 p.m. (rain or shine) 
Contact: Maria DeCesare at 410-848-0716.
Eldersburg: 915 Liberty Road at St. Joseph's Catholic Community Church.  2 to 3:30 p.m.  (rain or shine) 
Contact: Kathy Reid at 443-920-9113.


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."

Delone Catholic High School
140 South Oxford Avenue
McSherrystown, Pa. 17344

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