Volume 9 Number 39                                               May 17, 2019
General News
Important Information for Baccalaureate and Graduation
The end of the school year is approaching quickly, and we are excited for the upcoming graduation events for the Class of 2019. Please click on the links below for important information regarding these events.




Congratulations to These Creative Writing Contest Winners
Delone Catholic HS held its first annual Library Creative Writing Contest. We are proud to present the following student winners: 

Honorable Mention:
Giovanna Jiang for her nonfiction piece "Great Wall of China"
William Zhang for his poem "Last Night I Went to Pack my Old Things"

Prize Winners:
3rd Place-- Hannah Poppek for her poem "The Disconcerting"
2nd Place-- Sam Dolecki for her poem "Orange"
1st Place--Sophia Gilbart for her short story "The Cabin"

The honorable mention and prize-winning pieces will be archived in the library. All honorable mention and prize winners please report to the library after announcements.

Prize winners from left are pictured here with Sister Jackie and Mr. John Fournie. William Zhang, Samantha Dolecki, Giovanna Jiang, Sophia Gilbart and Hannah Poppeck.



Math SAT Study Sessions
Mu Theta Alpha (Math Honor Society) is hosting a Math SAT study session in Room 19 on Tuesday, May 28 from 3-4 p.m. Students should bring their chromebook and any math SAT prep materials.

English SAT Abbreviated Summer Prep Course 
This two-day course reviews the necessary skills 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 registration fee is $65 and will be accepted with a completed registration form through June 7. There is a late registration fee of $75. 

Tickets Available for the Delone Catholic Music Association Carnival
Bring the family to Delone Catholic Music Association's Annual Carnival to be held June 10-15, 2019 at Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, Pa. from 6-10 p.m. Admission costs $1. No outside food or drink is permitted on carnival grounds.

Discounted Ride-All-Night bracelets ($15 each, a savings of $15) and discounted ride tickets (25 for $10, a savings of at least $10). can be ordered online with this link by June 7 and picked up at the carnival.


Relay for Life is May 18 & 19
This weekend is the Relay for Life event. This event is based solely on raising money for cancer research. The day begins at 12 noon on May 18 with an opening ceremony. There is a lap for cancer survivors at the start of the day. At 9 p.m., there is a luminara event, which is a memorial for those who have lost their fight against cancer. There are several laps during the evening where walkers may carry candles. Relay for Life will conclude with a closing ceremony at noon on May 19. The event is being held at the New Oxford High School Football Field. Community service hours are available. 


Parent Testimonials Wanted
Do you have a good news story you would like to share? Mrs. Jennifer Hart is collecting parent testimonials to use in marketing efforts, on social media and on the school's web site. Please call or e-mail her if you have a story to share. Help us promote our wonderful school!

Accepting Admissions for New Students for the 2019-20 School Year
Delone Catholic HS is accepting admission applications for new students for the upcoming school year. Delone Catholic has much to offer high school students, and we are excited to tell you all about it. We offer personal school tours, Squire shadow days and Welcome Wednesdays from 9 -11 a.m. Please contact  Mrs. Jennifer Hart , Director of Marketing and Admissions to schedule a tour, shadow day or to get more information on our curriculum, programs and services. The 2019-20 New Student Admissions Application is available  by clicking here. 

Summer Opportunities
Summer is for LEARNING and SERVICE and there are some great local opportunities for both. Many deadlines are this month!

1. Trout Unlimited River Camp - a great week fly fishing and learning about the streams of PA (June 16-21) http://www.riverscamp.com/
Application deadline is March 30, 2019.

2. Penn State Mont Alto  has 2 camps, one for students that may be interested in the medical field  (June 17-21) https://montalto.psu.edu/medcamp and one for those interested in engineering/general science (July 8-12)  https://montalto.psu.edu/stemcamp
Application deadline March 30, 2019

3. Challenge Camp - volunteers needed
Hanover Community church runs a 5-day camp where you can earn works of mercy sharing your gifts with children.  See Mrs. Gadow for a volunteer form or visit the website to sign up online

4. Harrisburg University - weeklong day camps for high school students including Lego engineering, hydroponics, video game design, food and nutrition, nanotechnology and drones!  

5. Summer Teen Volunteer Program
Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community accepts teen volunteers. See their website for details  https://www.crosskeysvillage.org/donate/volunteer/

Host Families for International Students
If you are interested in being a host family for an International student next year, please contact Richard McGovern at Twinn Palms to get an application started.

From the Alumni and Advancement Office
Help Us Reach Our Delone Catholic Fund Goal
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Delone Catholic Fund in 2018-19! Your gift is already at work helping our students grow in faith, knowledge and experience. Click here to find out how you can help us get to our $210,000 goal. 


Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament
The 26th-Annual Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament is being held on Saturday , June 8 at Cedar Ridge Golf Course, Gettysburg Pa. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Highlight your business with a sponsorship package or register a foursome for the tournament. Click here for a copy of the registration and sponsorship form.

This golf tournament is named in honor of Henny Noel '46, beloved Delone Catholic Director of Maintenance from 1958-1993. In accordance with the wishes of the Noel family, all proceeds from the tournament are used to provide tuition assistance to families that need it, so that all students can reap the benefits of a Delone Catholic education. Come out and be a part of an ever-improving event that has raised over $75,000 in the past five years!


From the Spiritual Life Office
Works of Mercy Hours Reminder
Please be mindful that Works of Mercy hours for the 2018-19 school year should be turned in by the last day of school. Freshmen need a minimum of 20 hours, Sophomores need a minimum of 40 hours, and Juniors need a minimum of 60 hours. If you are unsure of what you owe, please contact Mrs. Phenicie or your Guidance Counselor. Any hours completed after June 1, 2018 are eligible to be turned in for credit.

Quo Vadis and Fiat Days
Attention all Catholic young men and women ages 15-25. Our Lord Jesus Christ has a great plan and mission for you! 

Young men are invited to attend the Diocese of Harrisburg's Annual Quo Vadis Days vocation discernment retreat to spend time with other young men your age as you listen to the Lord's call in your life while having fun. Activities include - Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, sports, games, great food, talks and more. Quo Vadis Days will be held from June 23-27, 2019 at Mount St. Mary's Seminary. There is a $50 registration fee; all other expenses are funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration forms can be found with Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or on the Diocese's website at  www.hbgdiocese.org. You may also contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email  vocations@hbgdiocese.org with questions or for a registration packet. Deadline for registration is June 14, 2019. 

Young women are invited to attend the Diocese of Harrisburg's Annual Fiat Days vocation discernment retreat to spend time with other young women your age as you listen to the Lord's call in your life while having fun. Activities include - Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, sports, games, great food, talks and more. Fiat Days will be held June 30 - July 3, 2019 at Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary. There is a $50 registration fee, all other expenses funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration forms can be found with Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or on the Diocese's website at  www.hbgdiocese.org. You may also contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email  vocations@hbgdiocese.orgwith questions or for a registration packet. Deadline for registration is June 21, 2019.  

From the Diocesan Vocations Office
From the Diocesan Vocation Office - "By this everyone will know you are my disciples." How will you manifest your discipleship? Consider living the Lord's new commandment of love as a priest, deacon, sister, or brother. Talk to Mrs. Phenicie, Fr. Morelli, or Fr. Brian Wayne, Director of Vocations, at 717-657-4804/ frbwyane@hbgdiocese.org  or check out  www.diocesanpriest.com .

Intentions for Adoration
Every Friday, the Mary, Queen of Peace Chapel is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and our students would like to use that time to pray for your intentions. Please use this form to submit any intentions that you have so that a student can choose an intention to pray for specifically during their time at Adoration. 

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 LOYALTY - the strength to make a cause more important than yourself enabling you to make sacrifices to achieve it. Our community is that cause.  To live this virtue this week, c heer up someone who might be down.
From the Athletics Department
Player/Parent Fall Sports Meeting
The Player/Parent Meeting for students interested in a fall sport will be held on Mon., July 15 at 6 p.m. in the Sheppard gym.



Chicken BBQ Fundraiser - May 19
Stop by the concessions stand at J.T. Flaherty field on Sun., May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and support the Delone Catholic Athletic Association's Chicken BBQ fundraiser. Each meal includes 1/2 chicken,  baked potato, applesauce, roll & butter. Cost per meal is $8.50. 



State Sports Apparel Sale - EXTENDED



Sign Up for a Squire Summer Sports Camp
Don't miss the chance to up your game this summer with one of our Squire sports camp. Click on these links to print a brochure: Cross Country Camp, **new this year** Field Hockey Camp, Girls Basketball Camp, Soccer Camp, Tennis Camp and Volleyball Camp.



Coach Pat Flaherty Presents the Fifth Annual Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic
Join us as we welcome Miami Dolphins Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty back to Delone Catholic.
Coach Flaherty will personally run drills and teach offensive line techniques. After completing his second season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Coach Flaherty is heading to Miami as the Dolphins offensive line coach. He spent one year with the San Francisco 49ers and the previous 12 years (2004-15) in the same role with the New York Giants. A veteran of more than 35 years of coaching, Flaherty's tenure with the Giants includes their Super Bowl wins in 2007 and 2011. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on skills and technique training with one of the NFL's finest OL coaches. Also returning this year is East Stroudsburg Coach Mike Santella. For a printable version of this flyer, click here. For the registration form, click here.  Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for more information.


Second Annual Tommy Laudani Delone Dash
The Delone Dash has been renamed to the Tommy Laudani Delone Dash in honor of our courageous alumnus who lost his battle with cancer in 2018. Come out and run the home course of Delone Catholic's Cross Country Team on the beautiful trails of Codorus State Park. 100% of profits will go to three great groups. 60% to The Tommy Laudani A.C.E. Award. A.C.E- stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence; 20% to Runners with a Reason XC Camp, and 20% Delone Catholic Athletic Association. For a copy of the flyer, registration form, sponsorship opportunities and release waiver, please click here


Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for a Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach. Please submit a letter of interest and a coaching resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Ave., 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 .

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 Partner Schools and Parishes
Purse Bingo

Immaculate Heart of Mary's Youth Retreat

Life, Love and the Theology of the Body



Craft Beer and Wine in the Woods Festival


From Our Community
ReadyPA Monthly Newsletter - May 2019
Click here to read this month's issue with tips on hurricane preparedness, small business readiness and safety around dams.

May Health Enews 
Click here to read the May edition of Health Enews, which has extensive information on health fraud.

Summer Camps for Kids



Career Academy Camp



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."