General News
Talking with Mrs. Tompkins
Dear Delone Catholic Families,
 
Friday will be another Freedom Friday dress down day. Please share this information with your student(s) and have them follow the dress down day guidelines in the School Handbook. We appreciate the students' and parents' commitment to performing the daily screening.
 
Virtual Snow Make-Up Day: Monday, Feb. 15
On Monday, all students will be attending school virtually for a snow make-up day. It will be a B day. We will follow the virtual half-day schedule that we utilize on virtual Wednesdays. Please remember that on all virtual school days, if your student is absent or has an appointment during the day, our attendance office needs to be contacted with that information.

Inclement Weather Information
With the threat of weather looming in the week ahead, please have your student be prepared for both A and B day classes in the event of a virtual day due to snow.

Ash Wednesday Schedule
Ash Wednesday falls one of our virtual Wednesdays. We have created a special schedule that includes Mass. Your student will be provide a link to attend the Mass virtually. A copy of the Ash Wednesday scheduled is available by clicking HERE.

As we begin the season of Lent, I would like to leave you with this prayer that will help us to make the most of the 40 days leading up to the Resurrection of Christ.

Almighty and ever living God, you invite us deeper into your world, your people, your Lent. May this time be one of outward focus; seeking you in those we often ignore. Help us live a Lent focused on freedom, generosity, and encounter. Give us hearts hungry to serve you and those who need what we have to give.
 
May God Bless You,
 
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal

Second Quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to THESE STUDENTS who made the Delone Catholic Honor Roll for the second quarter. We applaud your hard work and dedication to achieving academic excellence.
Neumann Scholarship Foundation
Please click HERE for information on the Diocese of Harrisburg's Neumann Scholarship Foundation. Application deadline for this tuition assistance is March 1. You can apply by clicking HERE.
Scholarship Opportunity
ATTENTION returning or incoming Delone Catholic High School students! The Roots for Boots Major David Borden Young Patriot Award is looking for a candidate to award $500 (or more) in tuition for the 2021-2022 school year!! Selfless acts of service and patriotism are the requirements. Click here for more information and to download the application. ALL applications must be post marked by APRIL 15, 2021.
Golden Apple Award
The Golden Apple Award is given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The program has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic Schools. The Diocese of Harrisburg announced that the Donahue Family Foundation will again sponsor the 16th Golden Apple Awards Program.

Awardees must be a practicing Catholic, a full time teacher and must have completed a minimum of six full years in the elementary or secondary school at which they currently employed. They must have a Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate and the appropriate catechetical certification. A secondary teacher applicant must be nominated by a student or parent. The deadline for nominations is March 12.

More information on the Golden Apple Award and the application resources are available HERE.
Virtual School Tour
We recently completed a Virtual School Tour and are super proud of our students who led the tour. Check it out HERE and share it with your friends and family who may be considering Delone Catholic High School.
Freshmen Welcome Nights Scheduled
Ready for High School?
To print a copy of the checklist, click HERE.
High School Placement Test Registration - Last Test Date Feb. 13
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, 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.
Placement Test for Algebra II/Trigonmetry
Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an 8th grade Algebra class with an average of 87 percent or higher is invited to take the Algebra II Trigonometry placement test. If the student passes the test with at least a 75 percent, maintains an average of 87 percent or higher, and is recommended by his/her current teacher, he/she will be eligible to take Algebra II Trigonometry as a freshman when enrolling at Delone Catholic High School. The Algebra II Trigonometry placement test will be given on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, March 6, 2021) at Delone Catholic High School. Students should report to the main entrance on S. Oxford Avenue between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m. Students will be given 1 ¼ hour to complete the test and should be picked up by 10:30 a.m. To register for the test, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Mrs. Candy Sneeringer at csneeringer@delonecatholic.org  
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
Virtue=Strength
Our virtue this week is UNITY -the strength to be one in mind, heart and soul. This week, to show unity, resolve not to argue with your brothers and sisters. Encourage them and share with them all week.
From the Athletics Office
Virtual Spring Sports Meeting
The virtual spring sports meeting is now available on the Athletic's page under the 'Athletics News' section on the Delone Catholic website. This information can be found directly by clicking HERE.

In this section, you will find a brief video along with important forms for the upcoming sprint sports season including: required preparticipation paperwork, sub sale form, expectations regarding attendance/ academics/ behavior, and additional sport medicine information.

Additionally, each sport will have a parent/player meeting prior to the start of the season. The head coach of your sport will be providing more information regarding this meeting.

All paperwork is due Friday, February 26 and can be submitted to Mrs. Hefner in the Athletics Office.

If your child needs a physical, OSS is providing sport physicals for $15 at their Hanover location at 470 Eisenhower Dr. They can be contacted at 717-747-8387.

If you have any questions regarding physicals or paperwork, please email Athletic Secretary, Mrs. Hefner.

Any questions regarding Impact testing can be directed to our Athletic Trainer, Mr. Quinton Kuntz.

For sport specific inquiries, please contact your sports head coach at the below email address:
Baseball: Mr. Dave Neumayer
Boys' Lacrosse: Mr. Wade Smith
Boys' Tennis: Mrs. Dennis Dunn
Softball: Mr. Matt Rickrode
Girls Junior High Volleyball: Mr. Jason Leppo
Boys/Girls Track & Field: Mr. Caine Morehead
Employment Opportunities
Important Information for Winter Sports Spectators
Click HERE to read a letter from the Athletic Director regarding spectators at winter sporting events.

Click HERE to review the Winter Sports Spectator guidelines
From the Community
Support The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation
Every first Wednesday of the month, Maggie's of Westminster will donate $1.00 for each 5 oz. uncooked crab cake purchased at 217 Frederick Street in Hanover from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to The John Gastley Scholarship Foundation. PRE-ORDERS are ENCOURAGED! Please contact:

Kim Pisula – (443) 744-0146 or Matt Pisula – (410) 905.9939

Thank you for your support!
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."