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 Learning Days: Clarification on Attendance & Snow Days
This week, rather than closing the school for all students due to hazardous weather conditions, we opted to have students participate in a virtual learning day. This allows us to count the day as a school day, and therefore not have to make up the day later in the school year. Please note that on any virtual learning day, parents are still asked to report any attendance issues for their student(s) to Mrs. Hefner. If we do not hear from you, and your student is late to class or is not present for class, it will be recorded as unexcused which carries discipline sanctions.
 
In addition, when a virtual learning day is used in lieu of a weather-related closure, all students are expected to report to virtual school that day. If the school district where your student resides is closed, Delone Catholic students are still expected to report to virtual class or be recorded as absent for the day. Since this is unchartered territory for us, we appreciate your patience and support as we address issues as they arise.
 
Catholic Schools Week (Rescheduled Activities)
Snow is usually an unwelcome guest during Catholic Schools Week, and this year was no different. We have made a few changes to the CSW activities and donation drives in light of the virtual days we had at the start of the week. The spirit-wear dress down day with $3 donation to the Mission Collection for the Society of the Propagation of Faith has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 9. We are also accepting monetary donations for Girl Scout Cookies for soldiers overseas as well as donations for essential hospital workers including individually packaged granola bars, fruit packs, chocolate chips, peanuts and protein bars. The collection will end next Friday.
 
Current Student Re-Registration
Re-registration for current students will take place in early March. You will be receiving an email with an online link to complete and pay for registration for your student. Our tuition rates for the 2021-22 school year are available by clicking HERE and on the school website under Admissions/Affordability. We do sincerely appreciate your investment in your student's education at Delone Catholic, and we strive daily to make that education affordable to all those who want it for their children. Please remember that we have many generous donors and benefactors who believe in the education of our students at Delone Catholic and have provided us funding for tuition assistance for students who qualify. The deadline for application for tuition assistance is March 1.
 
Each week, I witness the continued dedication our faculty and staff.  I would like to take a moment and thank all of these individuals who work and support Delone Catholic every day. I truly appreciate their commitment to educate and challenge our students academically, spiritually, socially, athletically and aesthetically. As always I am grateful for your support in these endeavors.
 
May God Bless You,
 
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal

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 CHARITY - the strength to do good for others. We want to grow stronger in the virtue of charity and develop the habit of looking for ways to do good for others. This week, live the virtue of charity by complimenting your Dad or Mom on his or her cooking. 
 
In this month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, all of our virtues stem from the virtue of charity (love). As a family, ask for the intercession of the Blessed Mother to grow in love of her Son and of others as you commit to praying Marian prayers together: the Rosary, the Magnificat, or the Salve Regina. Learn more about saints who embody the virtue of charity: St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Martha, and St. Joseph.
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
Action photos from fall sports, including marching band, are now available for purchase from Brienne Richelle Photography.

Action photos from the 2020 fall sports season are available for purchase at the following link:https://briennarichellephotography.client-gallery.com/gallery/2020-2021-delone-action-photos
Orders will be shipped directly to you and digital photos are available as well.
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."