General News
Talking with Mrs. Tompkins
Dear Delone Catholic Families,

Parents and students were notified on Wednesday that there is no Freedom Friday Dress Down Day on Friday, March 12. Freedom Fridays are an incentive for families to complete the daily COVID screening on student(s). In order to have a Freedom Friday, 95% of families need to complete the COVID screening. This past week, we had a large number of families not complete the screening. With all the successes of this school year, we urge you to continue to remain diligent in monitoring your students(s) and completing the daily screening.

Easter Break
Easter Break is Thursday, April 1 until Monday, April 5. Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 6. On March 31, we will follow the virtual half-day schedule. Students are dismissed at noon. All school offices will be closed from noon to 3:30 for staff in-service.

Health and Safety Update
The Diocese of Harrisburg announced an end to travel restrictions within the United States that were previously mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This means that students, faculty and staff traveling within the United States will not be required to quarantine upon their return. However, we would like to emphasize that we are still in a pandemic and that risks still exist. We urge you to continue to wear a mask during travel and to practice social distancing and maintain good hygiene habits. For cases of international travel, the Diocese of Harrisburg is following the CDC guidelines that can be found at this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

We received notification of a positive case of COVID-19 in our school community. Per guidance from the Department of Health, the individual has been quarantined. Any individual who was in close contact with this person (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) has already been notified by school administration of quarantine protocols and any other health and safety measures needed before returning to school. This is the only active case of COVID-19 at the school.

Delone Catholic will continue to follow the COVID-related health and safety procedures as outlined in the school’s re-opening plan as well as seek guidance from the Department of Health and the Diocese of Harrisburg.
 
Water Main Update
Conewago Township is still working on the water main located on South Oxford Avenue. While our water supply is not being effected, we are asking that students being dropped off or picked up by car continue to follow the directives published in last week's Squire Wire. Please be patient and use caution with these temporary new arrival and dismissal procedures. Many students and faculty members will be walking into and around the school during arrival and dismissal. We will keep you abreast of the project's progress as best as we can.
 
Course Selection for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
In the next weeks, guidance counselors will visit Religion classes to discuss next year's courses as well as to hand out course selection sheets. The instructions and forms for completing course selection will be available to students in the PlusPortals beginning March 29. Guidance counselors will then begin meeting with students, starting with the Junior class. The deadline for all registration paperwork is April 30.
 
Prom, Baccalaureate and Graduation
We are awaiting guidance from the Diocese on the status of the Prom and what is allowable for Baccalaureate and graduation. We plan to provide an update to parents as soon as this information is communicated with us.

The third quarter ends next Friday, March 19 and we look forward to the start of the fourth quarter of this school year. As we make preparations to close out 2021 and welcome the Class of 2025, I would like to leave you with this Bible passage from James 1:2-4:

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
 
 
May God Bless You,
 
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal


Employment Opportunities for 2021-22
Click HERE to see all employment opportunities at Delone Catholic High School.
2021-22 Course Catalog Now Available
The 2021-22 Course Catalog is now available on the school website under Academics/Departments and Courses or by clicking HERE. There are a number of new courses that have been added this year, so we encourage students to discuss these new options with their guidance counselor.
SAT English Preparation Course
This three-day course reviews the necessary skills assessed as important to the English portions of the Redesigned SAT including reading comprehension and writing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the SAT format through sample questions and practice. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend each session and do the homework that is suggested. For a copy of the brochure with registration form, click HERE.
40th Annual Music Association Cash Raffle
Music Association Mulch Sale
It's time for the annual Delone Catholic Music Association Mulch Sale. Just in time to spruce up for spring, arrange for bulk delivery of mulch and support the music program at Delone Catholic. Click HERE for a copy of the order form to reserve your delivery date and quantity.
Senior Planning Guides Available
Juniors received the 2021-22 Senior Planning Guide. This packet contains valuable reference material for students as they explore their post-high school options. For more information on our Guidance services, please visit the school website at www.DeloneCatholic.org and click on Academics and Guidance Services.
Adventure Pictures Wanted
Adventure Pictures 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 (jfournie@delonecatholic.org) or Mrs. Gross (lgross@delonecatholic.org) ASAP. Thanks, and keep on exploring!
Virtual Student Pictures Wanted
The Yearbook staff is 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 (jfournie@delonecatholic.org) with "Virtual Learning Yearbook Pic" in the subject line.
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.
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
#SquireImpactDay
Be ready for #SquireImpactDay -- 36 hours of fundraising to benefit The Delone Catholic Fund, which allows us to educate future generations of Squires, continuing to prepare them to lead, prepare them to serve, and prepare them for life.

As we get closer to the big day, look for additional information on ways you can make an impact.
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
Senior Works of Mercy Hours
Senior Works of Mercy Hours are due on Friday, March 19 by 3 p.m.
Texas Relief Donations
Texas recently endured a lot of destruction and suffering because of a winter storm that went through most of the state. As Doers of the Word, we are going to collect money to send for the victims. For students, here are instructions on how to contribute to the relief efforts:

How do I give?
In your first period classes on A days, your teachers will collect money. Our goal is to have each room collect $30. Any checks can be made out to Delone Catholic High School.

Where does the money go?
It will be donated directly to the Archdiocese of Glaveston-Houston.

I don't need any, but are there any incentives? Yes! Each room that meets their goal of $30, will receive a McDonalds' milkshake coupon for everyone in their room. The room that raises the most money will receive Chick-fil-A gift cards for everyone in their room!

Remember: only give money to teachers on A days! The collection runs from March 2 until Friday, March 12. 
Bishop's Lenten Chats
For four Wednesdays of Lent, Bishop Gainer joins with seniors at all of the Diocesan high schools for an hour-long lecture and discussion on a variety of faith topics (everything from exorcisms to politics to how to stay Catholic in college). Topics were suggested by the senior religion classes throughout the schools. The discussions are held via Zoom, and Bishop noted that his favorite part is hearing from the students about what questions they have and what is on their minds. 
Virtue=Strength
Our virtue this week is EFFORT - the strength to combine physical and mental exertion toward a goal. Without effort, you cannot accomplish your goals nor can you improve. When a team/class/group comes together and each member gives an all-out 100% effort there are few things in life that are as enjoyable, memorable, and fulfilling. This week, develop the habit of cleaning up after yourself without having to be told to clean up.
From The Athletics Office
Coaching Opportunities
From Our Partner Parishes and Schools
27th Annual St. Joseph Golf Tournament
To print a copy of this flyer, click HERE.
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 https://checkout.square.site/buy/3XIMRNVNKNIFWMP2B5K6VGZ5, email shamrocknews@sjshanoverpa.org, 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.
20th Annual Race for Education to Benefit St. Jospeh School
Help us reach our goal of $18,000 to purchase new technology for our students! Donate online today at http://ffnd.co/QjJkLQ. Thank you for your support!
From Our 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."