General News
Talking with Mrs. Tompkins
Students have earned a Freedom Friday Dress Down Day this week. Remember to follow the Dress Down Day guidelines on page 54 of the School Handbook. We appreciate your help with keeping our students, faculty and staff safe.

We are excited to welcome Mr. William J. Lippe to our Delone Catholic family as principal starting July 1. Mr. Lippe's appointment was announced to the school community yesterday. You can read the full press release HERE.

Health and Safety Update
There is currently 1 active COVID case at our school. Two high schools in our diocese recently had to shut down due the rise in COVID cases. We wanted to remind our families that we are still in a pandemic and that we ask you to please continue to have your student follow CDC and Department of Health guidelines on and off school campus.

The Diocese of Harrisburg has recently updated its COVID protocols. A student who has been quarantined due to a COVID exposure at school may get a COVID test after seven full days from the school exposure. If the test is negative, the student may return to school as soon as the results come back negative. The CDC has recently made this change and the Diocese of Harrisburg is following suit. Please email Mrs. Kay Hefner with test results. Please note that a parent does not have to get a student tested for COVID unless he/she wants his/her student to return to school prior to the scheduled return to school date.

Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Directives
Senior students received information regarding Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation through email this week. A copy of this email can be found by clicking HERE. Seniors meeting all requirements for graduation will be provided caps, gowns and graduation tickets over lunch beginning the week of May 10th. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office.

The Delone Catholic administration wanted to plan a special event for senior students on May 7. We will be sponsoring a Food Truck Friday for seniors on J.T. Flaherty Field beginning at 11:15 a.m. Seniors will receive a ticket for each of three food trucks (Boneyard BBQ, Rita's Italian Ice & Shorty's Funnel Cakes). At the conclusion of the event, seniors will be dismissed for the day. We hope they enjoy this special treat as they prepare to begin their finals week as well as their final week at Delone Catholic High School.

As always, I like to leave you with a prayer. This one I have chosen today is a prayer of thanks. We are thankful for so many things each week here at Delone... thankful for being open, thankful for a new principal and thankful for each one of you.

Heavenly Father, I humbly come before You with a grateful heart, praising You with all my being, for I know that every good and perfect gift comes from You –The One who never changes. I recognize those good things, both large and small, with which You have blessed me. As I lift up this prayer, I also recognize our forgetfulness in giving You thanks each and every day. Forgive me. May I learn to thank You for the good; And may I trust the evil to be made good by You. For You alone are worthy of our praise and thanksgiving. Amen.

May God Bless You,
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal

Aspire to be a Squire - Academic, Activities and Athletics Fair
Join us this Sunday, April 25 from 1-3 p.m. for our Aspire to Be a Squire academics, activities and athletics fair. Teachers, coaches, activities moderators, guidance counselors, administrators and students will be available for a meet and greet in our Shepard gymnasium. Due to COVID protocols, registration is required. All registered attendees will be entered into a $500 tuition credit drawing and drawings for other door prizes. Click HERE to register.
Class of 2021 - Food Truck Friday
Delone Catholic Administration is celebrating the Class of 2021 with a special Food Truck Friday on May 7, 2021. Seniors will receive a ticket for each of three food trucks: Boneyard BBQ, Rita's Italian Ice and Shorty's Funnel Cakes. Boneyard will be serving up a delicious plate of loaded nachos with choice of pulled pork or chicken. Rita's will be scooping out 4 mouth-watering Italian Ice flavors (cotton candy, mango, rootbeer and swedish fish). Shorty's funnel cakes has 11 decadent topping choices for the classic funnel cake. Our hats are off to you seniors!
Transportation Reminder
Friendly Reminder: If your student use public school transportation (Conewago Valley, Gettysburg, Hanover, Littlestown, South Western or Spring Grove), the bus transportation forms are due to the Main Office. If you need a copy of your student's transportation form, please contact Mrs. Kay Hefner.
Bottled Water
The generous donation of bottled water has now been depleted. Please be aware that the cafeteria will begin charging students again for the purchase of bottled water.
Pictures Needed for the Yearbook
Adventure Pics Wanted
Delone Adventurers--the DCHS yearbook is still accepting Adventure photos. We've received some great ones so far: students hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and cooking, among others. If you have some pics on your phone or camera but haven't yet shared them with the Yearbook staff, please send them via email to either Mr. Fournie ( or Mrs. Gross ( ASAP. Thanks, and keep on exploring!

Virtual Student Pics Wanted
The Yearbook staff and I are looking for pictures of virtual students in their at-home learning environment as part of a two-page spread in the 2021 Yearbook. We do not want to leave out members of the virtual learning community in our 2021 commemoration! If you are interested in contributing a picture to the spread, please send a copy to Mr. Fournie's email address ( with "Virtual Learning Yearbook Pic" in the subject line.
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.
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.
From the Advancement Office
Hall of Honor Class of 2021
Delone Catholic High School is pleased to announce the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2021. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 30 in six induction classes. The Class of 2021 will be inducted in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 29. The ceremony will be available on the Delone Catholic Broadcast Network (DCBN), Delone Catholic’s YouTube channel. For more information about the class, or to nominate someone for the Class of 2022, please visit  
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
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.
This week our virtue theme is ENDURANCE - the strength to suffer through adversity with courage. Beginning new activities is relatively easy, but sticking with them, especially when the “newness” wears off and the going gets tough is where the challenge comes in. Only through endurance will we fight through and accomplish our goals and dreams. This week, recognize when you feel like giving up and remind yourself to live the virtue of endurance.
From The Athletics Office
Spring Spectator Policies
From Our Partner Parishes and Schools
Saint Teresa of Calcutta Race for Education
Click HERE to donate
6th Annual St. Joseph School 5K
Click HERE to print a copy of this form.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Please email Mrs. Kristy Allen at if you are able to volunteer.
Jobs include: set up, course directors for runners, kid carnival game helpers, food distribution, clean up
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.
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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."