General News
Talking with Mrs. Tompkins
Friday will be another Freedom Friday Dress down day for our students. We appreciate your continued diligence in performing the COVID screen and logging the results into the Plus Portal. Please refer to page 53 of the School Handbook for guidelines on the Dress Down Day dress code. Students will be cited for not following dress code policies.
 
Please refer to the email which was sent out on Tuesday that included changes to our Academic Calendar. Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov 24 will be virtual school days for students and staff. We will follow a half day of virtual instruction (see the schedule HERE) and a half day of independent work. Teachers will not be available for questions during these afternoons. Our Thanksgiving break remains the same, with students returning to school on Tuesday, Dec. 1. During the month of December, the following Wednesdays will be virtual instruction days: Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. We will follow the half day schedule for virtual instruction, and expect students to work independently on assignments for the remainder of the school day. Teachers will be available via email to answer student questions on these days. Students will not be expected to report to study hall. A copy of the Virtual Learners Handbook was attached to the email and should be reviewed with your student(s) prior to starting virtual instruction.
 
The Governor of Pennsylvania has recently updated the guidelines for mitigation efforts and travel during the holiday season. We ask that you inform the school of your family's travel plans so that we may follow the recommendations from the Department of Health. To alert us of your travel plans, please complete and return THIS FORM.
 
As we celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, please know that each and every one of you is in my prayers. Every day is a blessing. The Delone Catholic community remains resilient and always lifts my spirits.
 
I will leave you with this very simple prayer in honor of the upcoming holiday:
 
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
— Psalm 107:1
 
 
May God Bless You,
 
Donna Tompkins
Interim Principal


Toys for Tots Collection
The Interact Club is now accepting new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. Donations may be dropped off to the Main Office by Dec. 1. Thank you for your generosity!
Congratulations Squire Stars
Abbigail Fields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fields of New Oxford, Pennsylvania, has been selected to represent the senior class of Delone Catholic High School as the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for 2020-2021. Faculty and students chose Abbigail as the senior who best exemplifies outstanding qualities of leadership, dependability, service, and patriotism among seniors at Delone Catholic.
           
Miss Fields will now compete with Good Citizens from other local high schools who must complete competitive examination materials on personal activities, service, interest, national and state government, patriotism, and citizenship. Local winners can then advance through divisional competition up to state and national competition. The first place winner of the national competition will receive a $5,000 scholarship award and a silver engraved bowl presented at the National Continental Congress in Washington, D.C.

Anastasia Galysh '22  has been selected to represent Delone Catholic at the annual Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation Central Pennsylvania Leadership seminar in the spring at Shippensburg University. She will participate in intense but informal discussions designed to help young people get a realistic look at their nation, its people and their role in the world community. 

The following seniors have been selected as the Exchange Club of Hanover Students of the Month so far this school year for the months of October, November and December: Abbigail Fields '21, Austin Stiles '21 and Rylee Zeak '21. 
 
The following seniors have been selected as Rotary Club Students of the Month so far this school year: Abbigail Fields '21, Austin Stiles '21, Rylee Zeak '21, Shawn Harriett '21
Ruby Keeney '21 and Samuel Hoerl '21.
Order Your Delonian Yearbook
We are now accepting orders for the 2020-21 Delonian Yearbook as well as Ads for Grads and advertising opportunities. Click HERE for a copy of all these order forms, or visit the website at www.delonecatholic.org and click on Quick Links/Parents/Yearbook forms.
Ready for High School?
To print a copy of the checklist, click HERE.
High School Placement Test Registration
Delone Catholic desires a smooth and strong transition from grade school to high school for every student. To help ensure incoming freshmen are placed in the courses where they can be most successful, we require each student to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test covers English, science and math.

Testing will take place at Delone Catholic HS in the school cafeteria. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones need to powered off and put away during testing. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed by 1:15 p.m.

The High School Placement Test is being given on Saturday, January 16, 2021 (snow make-up date: Saturday, January 23, 2021) and Saturday, February 13, 2021 (snow make-up date: Saturday, February 20, 2021)

To register for the test, please complete the Placement Test Registration Form. For more information please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Enrollment and Outreach at 717-637-5969 Ext. 206.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
Each year Delone Catholic is given an opportunity to host the ASVAB which gives students who may have an interest in the Armed Services a chance to learn about what career options they have within the military. Our scheduled day to hold the test, Dec. 16, was recently deemed to be a half virtual day for our students. We will still be holding the test, in person, at the school from 8:10 a.m. until approximately 11:00 a.m. If your child is interested in sitting for this exam, please print off this FORM and have him/her return it to their counselor by Dec. 4. If you have the means of filling it out, scanning it and returning it to us via email, that is acceptable as well. For questions, please contact Mr. Steve Hutton.
Attention Class of 2021: Senior Swag Items Available
Please click HERE to order merchandise for your graduating senior. The deadline to order is Sunday, Nov. 29. For questions, please contact Dr. Carmen Brown at cbrown@delonecatholic.org.
Volunteers Needed: Christmas Tree Benefit Sale
Christmas Tree Sale Benefit
Neiderer Family Farm will be selling Christmas trees to raise money for the medical funds of two local families. As in previous years, trees will be sold at the intersection of High St & Radio Rd in Hanover for three weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun), starting Black Friday.  Anyone looking to volunteer at the tree lot can sign-up using the link below. Please contact Ben Neiderer at 717-698-0417 for any questions.

From the 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
From the Spiritual Life Office: Virtue = Strength
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 school, our team, our family, our togetherness is that cause right now. Christ was the perfect example of loyalty, making the ultimate sacrifice of his life for us. This week, live with a heart that is full, that is loyal, by putting the needs of others before yourself; think of real, practical, and timely ways we can do this - wearing our masks properly, giving up an indulgence and donating the money, letter others through doorways first - the ways are varied and many!
From the Athletics Department
Athletic Association Annual Holiday Apparel Sale
Order Your Winter Sports Apparel
Click HERE for order forms for Girls' Basketball, Boys' Basketball and Wrestling sports apparel. These items make great gifts for all the Squire sports fans on your holiday shopping list. But hurry, money and orders are due to the Athletic Office by Friday, Nov. 20.
Virtual Winter Sports Meeting and Participation Paperwork
From Our Community
News from The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation
The scholarship is available to all Catholic eighth grade students within reasonable commute distance to Delone Catholic. The application is available here and through the area parishes. Family financial status is not requested or considered in the application/evaluation process. This award is based strictly on what the applicant has achieved academically, and of highest value, what they have demonstrated in community outreach at this early age. We believe those attributes will continue through their high school career as positive peer pressure.

Below is a video from the most recent award dinner. It features this year's scholarship recipient, Victoria Staub, as well as some past recipients and guest speaker Coach Scott Fuhrman. For more information about The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation, how to apply for the scholarship or how to contribute to the ongoing efforts of this organization, please visit their website at www.gastleyfoundation.com
Sweets on the Porch
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."