General News
Talking with Mrs. Tompkins
Students have their final reedom Friday Dress Down Day today. Next Friday, students will be in uniform to attend the Underclassman Award Ceremony. Please follow the Dress Down Day guidelines on page 54 of the School Handbook. Thank you for continuing to perform the daily COVID screenings.

Health and Safety Update
We currently have no active COVID cases at our school.

Underclassmen Exams
Final exams for underclassmen are scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 through Thursday, May 27 according to the following schedule:
May 25: 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Math; 9:45 to 11 a.m. Foreign Language
May 26: 8: 15 to 9:30 a.m. English; 9:45 to 11 a.m. Science
May 27: 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Religion

Students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The Social Studies department has made arrangements for an in-class exam or alternate assessment; therefore underclassmen will be dismissed after the Religion exam at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Transportation Next Week
During exams, Pennsylvania buses will be pick up students at their regularly scheduled dismissal time (2:45 p.m.). Our Maryland bus drivers were communicating directly with student families regarding afternoon pick up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students who need to wait for a bus need to sign up in the Main Office and pack a lunch. Students will need to remain in the lobby until their bus arrives.

Last Day of School
The last day of school for underclassmen is Friday, May 28. Dismissal is at 12 noon. Students will attend the underclassmen award assembly, which will be live streamed on the school's YouTube channel, DCBN (Delone Catholic Broadcast Network). There is NO afternoon bus transportation for Maryland or Pennsylvania students. Please plan to make alternate transportation arrangements for your student(s). .

Last evening we were blessed to be able to participate in Baccalaureate Mass with our senior students and their families and tonight we will celebrate their graduation. As we close the chapter on the Class of 2021, we cannot help but get sentimental as our graduates embrace their future beyond the halls of Delone Catholic. These four years have produced memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. We will continue to keep you in our prayers as you take on the next stage of your lives. We hope that you will keep in touch with us; it brings us great joy to hear from our alumni so please don't be strangers!

Please join me in a final prayer for our graduates.

Heavenly Father, Surround those who are graduating with your grace. Bless them with hope so that they move into the future with eager and open hearts. Help them to put the knowledge, skills, and insights gained through their education for the good of all mankind. Inspire them to believe in the goodness of life even when faced with challenges and difficulties. As they commence with their lives, may they grow even more grateful and wise. Amen.

May God Bless You,
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal
Class of 2022 - Schedule Your Senior Yearbook Portrait
On Monday, May 24, we will have a dress down day to support Logan Reilly '24 and family. Our partner schools have graciously volunteered to support Logan's family as well. Donation for Delone Catholic students to dress down is $3. Additional donations can be sent to the Main Office next week labeled Reilly family. Thank you for your support.
Class of 2021 Senior Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 senior award recipients! The virtual Awards Ceremony will be available on the school's YouTube channel DCBN (Delone Catholic Broadcast Network) after 12 noon on Friday. Many thanks to Mrs. Lauren Gross and the Advancement Team for putting this presentation together.
Class of 2022 - Schedule Your Senior Yearbook Portrait
Junior parents and students should have received a letter via email this week with information and links to schedule their senior yearbook portrait. In order to meet yearbook deadlines, all formal portraits must be taken by Sept. 30.

For a copy of the letter, please click HERE.
Check Out the Latest Edition of Delonews
Delonews is the student-run newspaper blog where students write about topics that interest them and the Delone Catholic community. The focus of this issue is how different student groups worked through COVID and adapted to ensure a successful school year. To read this issue, click HERE.
Donate Your Used Uniforms
Please consider donating used uniforms to our PTO Used Uniform Store. Donations may be dropped off to the Main Office from 7:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The school office will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Summer office hours will begin on Monday, June 7. The Main Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you would like to view any of the uniforms in our Used Uniform Store, please contact Mrs. Bobbi Lawyer to make an appointment.
Class of 2017 - Share Your Graduation Photos
Attention Class of 2017: We would like to congratulate you and share your college graduation pictures on our school's social media sites. To be included, please send a picture (preferably in cap and gown) with graduation details (college name, 2-year or 4-year program, degree/course of study). Email picture and description to Mrs. Lauren Gross.
Summer Office Hours
We will begin our Summer Office Hours on on Monday, June 7. The Main Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Announcement from Delone Catholic Music Association
In light of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and in consultation with the Delone Catholic Administration and board of directors, the Delone Catholic Music Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Music Association carnival.

We would like to thank everyone who supports the Delone Catholic Music Association and its students and look forward to seeing you at the 2021-22 music events.
Spread the Word About Delone Catholic High School
Refer a friend to Delone Catholic High School and you could be eligible for a $500 tuition grant. Click HERE for complete details.
From the Advancement Office
27th-Annual Henny Noel Golf Tournament
The 27th-Annual Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament is being held on Saturday , June 12 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 to print a copy of the registration and sponsorship form.
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
Summer Teen Faith Retreat
The Youth Ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Abbottstown is offering a special, 7-week summer faith retreat for teens called EMERGE. You can learn more about this event by clicking HERE.
Attention Seniors: Get Connected to Your Campus' MInistry
As part of a Catholic high school, it is our hope that graduating students have gained a greater appreciation of and involvement in their faith, which has the potential to grow and strengthen in their college years. The College Connection program aims to help senior students transition to college by putting them in touch with the Campus Ministry of the college before they begin the school year. The process is simple. Complete THIS FORM and submit it and Mrs. Phenicie will then send the information to the College Connection supervisors, who will get in touch with the college’s Campus Ministry. This program has been proven very helpful in many other dioceses around the country and we look forward to you finding help through it as well!
Qup Vadis Days: Save the Date
The annual Quo Vadis Days retreat for young men, ages 15-25, will be held at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, from Sunday, June 27th – Thursday, July 1st. The cost is $75.00 per participant. Pandemic precautions are in place, and to participate the retreatant must show either proof of full vaccination or have taken a Covid-19 test with a negative diagnosis within three days of the start of the retreat. Registration forms will be available in the Spiritual Life Office.
From The Athletics Office
Winter and Spring Sports Photos Available
Action photos from all of our winter and spring sporting events are available for purchase. Click HERE for the photo gallery.
Squire Sports Camps
Stay at the top of your game this summer by attending a Delone Catholic HS sports camp. Our high school coaches, assistant coaches and players provide skills instruction at an age-appropriate level combined with lots of fun and games! Each camper gets a free T-shirt. Click on the camp name for registration form, fees and deadlines.

Boys' Basketball (Boys entering grades 4-9) June 7-10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Cheer Camp (girls entering grades 3-8) July 12-14 from 6-8 pm.
Girls' Basketball (girls entering grades 3-9) June 7-10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Soccer (boys and girls entering grades 5-9) June 1-4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Coaching Opportunity: Girls' Volleyball Head Coach
Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for a Head Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach. Please submit a letter of interest and a coaching resume to the Athletic Director at or 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.  
From Our Partner Parishes and Schools
25 Days of Designer Purses Daily Raffle
From May 3-27, one winner will be chosen daily to receive a designer purse stuffed with amazing prizes. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each. There is no limit to the number of tickets a person may purchase. Simply order online at, email, or call 717-632-0118 and ask for Amy Miller to purchase tickets. Cash or checks made payable to St. Joseph Home & School Association are acceptable forms of payment. Please include “Purse Raffle” in the memo line of your check when purchasing tickets.
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."