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

With the craziness of exams this week, we did not have the opportunity to inform the students that tomorrow will be a 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.

Water Main Directives
On Thursday, January 21, Conewago Township will close down Oxford Avenue to repair the water main. Water will NOT be cut-off to the school, however the project could take up to two weeks to complete and will affect our arrival and dismissal procedures. Students will still need to enter and exit through the main entrance of the school on South Oxford Avenue. Families who are dropping off students or picking them up will need to find a parking space to do this. In the morning, we ask that you do not park in the school parking lot, since those spaces are reserved for students and faculty members. You may pull into the parking lot to drop your student off near the walkway to the front entrance. In the afternoon, you may use available spaces in the parking lot to wait for your student(s) to be dismissed. There may also be available parking on South Street. 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.

Martin Luther King Jr Holiday & Start of the Second Semester
On Monday, January 18, school will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday. The second semester begins on Tuesday, January 19. Your student(s) was given a new schedule for the second semester. You may also find the second semester schedule on the PlusPortal. Wednesday, January 20 and January 27 will be a virtual days for the entire school. As a reminder, this is a half-day of virtual instruction and a half-day of independent work. We are very thankful to have been in session for the first semester and are eager to begin our second semester. We appreciate your continued support and diligence with performing COVID screenings, keeping students home when sick and alerting us of out-of-state travel plans.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I would like to leave you with one of his prayers.
O God, make us willing to do your will, come what may. Increase the number of persons of good will and moral sensitivity. Give us renewed confidence in nonviolence and the way of love as taught by Christ. Amen.


May God Bless You,
 
Donna Tompkins P '06, P'10
Interim Principal
Attention Students: Pictures Needed for Yearbook
Senior Baby Pictures Wanted: Thanks to all seniors who have sent in their baby pictures to be included in the yearbook--we've received some great ones so far. If any senior still wishes to submit a baby picture, you still have time! You can email a digital version to Mr. Fournie at jfournie@delonecatholic.org, or you can submit a physical copy. Remember to put your name on the physical copy so we can return it to you as soon as possible.

Adventure Pictures Wanted: Calling all adventurous Squires and Squirettes: the yearbook will be highlighting adventurous activities students and faculty participate in outside of school as part of our theme "Adventure Awaits." If you participate in any adventurous activities outside of school, please send photos to Mr. Fournie at jfournie@delonecatholic.org or Mrs. Gross in the marketing department at lgross@delonecatholic.org.
Ready for High School?
To print a copy of the checklist, click HERE.
High School Placement Test Registration
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, January 16, 2021 (snow make-up date: Saturday, January 23, 2021) and 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 FORGIVENESS - the strength to write off a debt of any kind and start fresh with a clean slate. To truly forgive someone from our heart is one of the hardest things we can ever do. It takes a tremendous amount of virtue. Because evangelization starts first at home, let’s start by forgiving someone in our family who may have offended us in some way. Additionally, this week, live the virtue by asking forgiveness from someone you have offended.
Important Information for Seniors
Please read the information below that was sent to senior students and their parents.

Seniors,

As we have all experienced, the 2020-21 school year has brought us unprecedented circumstances, and changes and adaptations have had to be made in almost all areas. I am aware of the struggles that many of you are having in earning your Works of Mercy hours in the Delone category because of limited opportunities. After discussion with the Administration, I have decided on the following points. Please read them carefully, and let me know of any questions you have or clarifications that need to be made.

  • At present, Seniors will no longer need to earn hours for the Delone category for the 2020-21 school year. Instead, any hours that are owed for the Delone category can be completed in either the Church or Community category (it will be up to the student's choosing).
  • If you have Delone hours to turn in, you still may do so.
  • If you already have opportunities to earn Delone hours set up, you may continue to earn them if you choose.
  • If you owe Church or Community hours, those hours still need to be completed in the appropriate categories.
  • For the 2020-21 school year only, the due date for turning in Works of Mercy hours has been extended to the end of the third quarter (Friday, March 19 at 3 p.m.).
  • After March 19, any remaining hours will double.

Please remember that the special additional opportunities of earning Works of Mercy hours as Spiritual Growth or Family hours still are options, making it possible for you to earn Works of Mercy hours from home when it is not safe or possible to serve elsewhere. See the Works of Mercy page of the website for more details on these opportunities and ideas of how to complete them.

Please know of my prayers as you enter the Christmas season and the second half of your Senior year. 

Mrs. Phenicie
From the Athletics Office
Employment Opportunity: Field Hockey Head Coach
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
Calendar Raffle to Support St. Teresa of Calcutta School
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."