Volume 10 Number 7                                               September 6, 2019
General News
Parking for Delone Catholic High School Events
A note to all guests of Delone Catholic, parking is not permitted in the parking lot of the old PNC Bank at the intersection of South Street and Third Street. This building is under new ownership and vehicles parked in this lot may be towed at the owner's discretion. Thank you.

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.

Science and Engineering Fair Registration - Due Sept. 6
All students who plan to participate in  the York County Science and Engineering Fair next spring must return the the Intent to Participate form with payment to Mrs Gadow by Sept. 6.  Since this is an independent event at Delone Catholic, we recommended that you sign up for Science Club in order to set aside work time.  Please contact  Mrs. Gadow  with any questions.

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.

Music Association Instrument Drive
Please consider making a donation to our Instrument Drive and giving the gift of music to an aspiring musician.

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.

Looking for Some Parents to Join Delone Catholic's PTO

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!!

2019 Alumae Field Hockey Game
All alumnae of the Delone Catholic High School field hockey program are invited to participate in an
alumnae game on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the DCHS Field Hockey Field. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The game will begin at 11 a.m. Registration fee for game participants is $25 and will include a t-shirt to be worn during the game. Admission for spectators is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge. All proceeds will support Mason Misner, a young boy from Spring Grove, who has cerebral palsy. Mason has weekly therapy, and his family is trying to make sure he gets more extensive therapy during three-week sessions in Boston, which requires significant funding. All game participants are asked to complete this registration form and return it to Eric Lawrence '98 at elawrence@delonecatholic.org AND Kelsey Sneeringer '14 at ksneeringer@ycp.edu by Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in order to facilitate t-shirt orders. The registration fee will be payable on the day of the game by cash or check.

2017 Alumnae Field Hockey Game

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 RESOURCEFULThe strength to act effectively and imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.  Being RESOURCEFUL is necessary for everything in life. We need to be RESOURCEFUL if we expect to succeed this season, taking advantage of every talent we have as a team.

From the Athletics Department
La Cucina Restaurant  Fundraiser - Tuesday, Sept. 10

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
St. Teresa of Calcutta Golf Outing

St. Teresa of Calcutta Calendar Raffle

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."