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  • Varsity Football vs Susquehannock High School Scrimmage

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  • First Day for Class of 2022

    FRESHMEN ORIENTATION, Stromboli, Peas, Potato Chips/Cheese Balls, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, White 1% Milk, FF Chocolate Milk, 
    Alt - Hot Dog Sandwich

     

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    Giant A+ Rewards Program

    Register your Giant bonus card and Delone Catholic will receive cash bonuses every time you shop. See the flyer for instructions on how to register your card.

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  • DCHS Class of 2018 Offered More Than $6.2 in Scholarships

    The Delone Catholic High School Class of 2018 made a lasting impression on the school and in the community. Over the last four years, its members have performed more than 13,400 hours of service. The graduating class includes 22 members of the National Honor Society, 2 members of the National Art Honor Society, 14 members of the National English Honor Society, 13 members of Mu Alpha National Math Honor Society and 12 members of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. More than two-thirds of the class graduated with a career grade point average of 3.0 or above. Ninety percent will move on to higher education, one percent will enter military service and nine percent will go directly into the workforce. Colleges, universities and other organizations have offered more than $6.2 million in scholarships and other monetary awards to the Class of 2018, and more than half of the students in the graduating class earned scholarship offers. To read the full press release and see a listing of award recipients, graduates and college acceptance, see the attached media release.

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  • Mrs. Kate Phenicie is 2018 Golden Apple Award Recipient

    We are so proud to announce that Mrs. Kate Phenicie, Spiritual Life Director and Religion Teacher, is a 2018 Golden Apple Award recipient. To read about her nomination and accomplishments, please click here.

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    2018 Fall Sports Apparel Available for Purchase

    Please see the attached order forms for Fall Sports Apparel. Money and forms are due by August 17.

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    Register your Giant bonus card and Delone Catholic will receive cash bonuses every time you shop. See the flyer for instructions on how to register your card.

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    Fall Sub Sale

    For each sandwich or pizza ordered you will receive a $1.50 credit towards the student’s Fall Sports Registration fee.  Subs, sandwiches, and pizza are made locally by Shultz's Deli. These delicious sandwiches are great for a busy night’s dinner. Each sub comes with a separate packet with lettuce, tomato, and onion.  Pretzel sandwiches are made with Swiss cheese. All orders and money are due by: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

     Please submit ONE CHECK for the entire order payable to: Delone Catholic Athletic Association (NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED).

    Please be sure to return the completed order form along with the check in an envelope marked “Sub Sale.” Do not combine registration fee and sub sale. Do not submit the itemized order form….please only submit the summary sheet.

     You may return your orders and payment to: 

    • the school office's designated Sub Sale Box
    • Patty Smith at 683 Blettner Avenue, Hanover

    Sandwich and pizza pickup will be on Thursday, August 16th from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Delone Catholic HS cafeteria

     If you have any questions feel free to contact

    • Jennifer Hart at 717-515-4282 or
    • Patty Smith at717- 451-7618

     Remember that every sandwich purchased supports you and the Delone Catholic Athletic Association.  THANK YOU!

    Athletics
  • Custodian

    Delone Catholic HS has an immediate opening for a full-time custodian. Duties include responsibility for the daily operations and custodial maintenance of buildings and grounds for Delone Catholic HS under direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Principal. External maintenance may include trimming bushes, mowing, shoveling as necessary. Must be team oriented and comfortable working in an environment where discretion is necessary and able to work with custodial supplies and equipment in addition to opening, closing and preparing areas for use as needed. This position requires a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, medical examination/TB test as per Pennsylvania law, all necessary PA and Diocesan Youth Protection clearances which are the responsibility of the applicant and do not ensure employment. Interested applicants may call the main office at 717-637-5969.

    Employment Opportunities
  • Grades needed for next math course

    As we begin to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, we would like to  make sure that students and parents are aware of the grades that would need to be earned to qualify for math classes for the 2019-2020 school year.  In addition to minimum grade requirements,  other factors (work ethic, potential for success, teacher recommendation) are also considered.  If any changes are made to the  prerequisites, they would be published in the course catalog and noted in a post here.

    If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact the Mathematics Department chairperson, Candy Sneeringer, at csneeringer@delonecatholic.org.

     

     

    Mathematics Department
  • Personal School Tours

    There are so many things that are inspiring here at Delone Catholic HS, and we would like to show you them personally. Learn more about Delone Catholic with a personalized school tour. This is an excellent opportunity to see our students and teachers in action. School tours are available by appointment during normal school hours. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions for to schedule yours today!

    Prospective Families
  • DCHS Class of 2018 Offered More Than $6.2 in Scholarships

    The Delone Catholic High School Class of 2018 made a lasting impression on the school and in the community. Over the last four years, its members have performed more than 13,400 hours of service. The graduating class includes 22 members of the National Honor Society, 2 members of the National Art Honor Society, 14 members of the National English Honor Society, 13 members of Mu Alpha National Math Honor Society and 12 members of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. More than two-thirds of the class graduated with a career grade point average of 3.0 or above. Ninety percent will move on to higher education, one percent will enter military service and nine percent will go directly into the workforce. Colleges, universities and other organizations have offered more than $6.2 million in scholarships and other monetary awards to the Class of 2018, and more than half of the students in the graduating class earned scholarship offers. To read the full press release and see a listing of award recipients, graduates and college acceptance, see the attached media release.

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  • 2018 Summer Reading Assignments

    Click on the grade-level attachment to find your assignment. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Duffy at nduffy@delonecatholic.org

    English Department
  • STEM Opportunities at Delone Catholic

    Every Delone Catholic student has many opportunities to explore and solve problems in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Courses offered include Engineering and Drafting, Basic Programming, Web Design, Algebra to Calculus, and a full spectrum of Science classes, all of which include hands on laboratory work. All 9th graders will complete a research paper and an independent research project as part of their Biology class.  Students who want to further explore or compete can choose from the following activities.

    Environmental Club - a student-generated club that is new for 2018-19
    Science Club - including teams that compete at Science Olympiad and the Robotics competition.
    YCSEF - Science Fair Note: the required 9th grade project can be used for Science Fair competition. Projects may be started now for competition next March. Dates and forms are attached.

    We want to encourage all students to participate in activities that help them pursue their interests and develop problem solving skills.  Please contact the following teachers with questions.

    Mrs. Gadow - Environmental club or YCSEF  jgadow@delonecatholic.org
    Mrs. Marrocco - Science club pmarrocco@delonecatholic.org

    Science Department
  • 2018-19 Sports Information Packet

    For any student planning on playing a sport at Delone Catholic next year including junior high football, wrestling and volleyball.   Delone Catholic is offering a sports physical on June 7, 2018.   Please see the packet for the information.

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  • Summer School Info & Contract

    Attached is the Summer School schedule for 2018.

    English Department
  • Students' Bills Passed in National E-Congress

    This spring the Mrs. Fuhrman’s senior American Government classes participated in the Youth Leadership Initiative’s National E-Congress to foster skills in the political process for high school students. The website is an interactive online legislation simulation that allows for students to experience first-hand how a bill becomes a law. Students worked alone or in pairs to propose legislation that was then considered by a committee of high school students in another participating classroom, who could pass, reject or amend the bill. The proposed bills ranged in topics from solving environmental problems and promoting space exploration to education reform and military spending.

    Students worked hard to prepare thorough and well thought-out bills to present to the E-Congress. From the Committee Phase, twenty Delone Catholic students had their bills sent to the House floor phase in which high school students throughout the country cast votes. Those students include, Mackenzie Russell, Diana Biesecker, Caroline Mace, William (Ruiyang) Wang, Max Kirby, Melinda Baker, Peter Moffatt, Jacob Blackwell, Nathan Holt, Nile Bowser, Kesley Myers, Emily Buck, Maria Waminal, Mackenzie Miller, Charlie Hoerl, Julia Whiteleather, Julie Thackston, Christina DiGregory, Madeline Rang, and Dimitri Partenza. Nine of the thirteen bills considered during the House Floor Phase were passed.

    Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication throughout this project!

    The Youth Leadership Initiative at the University of Virginia Center for Politics is dedicated to increasing civic engagement by providing teachers with the best civics education materials and programs. Research shows that quality civics education programs are essential to creating lifelong citizenship and YLI programs empower students to take responsibility for our democracy.

    Social Studies Department
  • Mrs. Kate Phenicie is 2018 Golden Apple Award Recipient

    We are so proud to announce that Mrs. Kate Phenicie, Spiritual Life Director and Religion Teacher, is a 2018 Golden Apple Award recipient. To read about her nomination and accomplishments, please click here.

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  • SAT tips from Mu Alpha Theta students

    Mu Alpha Theta hosted two study sessions this week.  They opened by sharing their suggestions for preparing for the SATs.  Here is a recap of their suggestions:

    Take it more than once.

    Practice! 

    Khan Academy is a good source!

    Practice not only the problems but also within the timeframe.

    Plug in answer choices.

    Don’t rush.

    Know how your calculator works; use a graphing calculator if you have one.

    Go into it with the correct mindset – think positively!

    Do all of the problems.

    Guess if you need to.

    Get a good night sleep. 

    Listen to Mozart.

    Take a snack.

    Good luck to all taking their SATs on Saturday, 3/10!

     

    Mathematics Department
  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching American Government

    Solving problems as a community - isn't that the true purpose of government? In the semester long American Government-A course taught to seniors, Mrs. Fuhrman and Mr. Fournie use project-based learning (PBL) units designed by the Buck Institute for Education to teach Delone Catholic students the skills of collective problem-solving: articulating an issue and , reviewing what is known about it, identifying what needs to be known in order to address it, conducting research, brainstorming possible solutions, considering each proposal, making a decision, implementing a solution and evaluating the results. These skills will prepare students to be strong citizens and professionals in an ever changing world.

    In Can We Believe This?, students will learn how to discern the trustworthiness of a media source.

    In A Government for Xlandia, students will learn about the features of democracy in order to help the fictional nation of Xlandia, which has just overthrown their authoritarian dictator, to plan for a more democratic future.

    In A Better Budget, students will learn how to make tough decisions about potential cuts to the federal budget, their impact on the local community and the need for compromise between liberals and conservatives.

    In On the Campaign Trail, students will learn about the ethical dilemmas and modern realities of the U.S. election system.

    In Fighting Chance, students will analyze the strength of a case before the Supreme Court.

    In Not in My Backyard, students will familiarize themselves with policy-making at a local level.

    As students proceed through these projects, they will learn the basics of American Government and active citizenship. In addition to these PBL units, students will participate in the Youth Leadership Initiative's National eCongress, examine the growth of presidential power and the executive branch, and prepare their own plans for solving problems identified in their local community.

    Social Studies Department
  • Squire Shadow Days

    Experience Delone Catholic High School first-hand with a Squire Shadow Day. Spend the day with a Delone Catholic student, where you can experience our classes and meet our teachers. Shadow days are a fun way to get to know the school and our students. From the cafeteria, to the gym to the tech ed class to English and Math, we feel there's a something here that will inspire any prospective student.  Contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions, to schedule a Squire Shadow Day today!

    Prospective Families
  • Delone Catholic Squire Collector Tins

    Show your Delone Catholic pride with a purchase of a Squire Collector Tin. The tin costs $20 and is available at the Utz Outlet Store on Carlisle Street in Hanover, Pa. You get one FREE fill with select Utz snacks at the time of purchase. For a copy of the flyer, click here.

    Athletics
  • Links on the portfolio

    I understand that students cannot always access all of the links on the portfolio.  The forms attached to these links are attached.  To use them correctly, I think you need to download them first.  Once you are finished, remember to print to a pdf rather than saving, so that the information that you input will not be lost.  If you notice any that I am missing (other than "Log Directions", which I did not include, because the directions are at the top of each log), please let me know and I'll add it.

    Thank you!

    Mrs. Sneeringer

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  • Free online resources for SAT/ACT prep

     

    There are FREE online resources available to our students to better prepare for SATs and ACTs.  CollegeBoard has partnered with Khan Academy to provide preparation videos, instruction, problems, and sample tests for the SATs.  See www.khanacademy.org for access to these materials.  In addition, the free OpenEd "smart library" provides resources for preparing for the ACTs.  See www.opened.com for access to these materials.

    Mathematics Department
  • Opportunity for Students Interested in International Relations

    Registration for the 2018 Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit is now open! They're looking for high school students who are hard-working and eager to learn about politics and the global world. No prior experience in an extracurricular political club or specialized academic subject is necessary.  

    Students should have the capacity to think critically, work well in diverse groups, and be open to developing their own skills in public speaking, cross-cultural communication and negotiation.  A complementary 6-week online course culminating in a short preparation project will be provided upon student acceptance. Additional recommended courses, preliminary readings, and activities are provided as well.  

    Delegates will be selected through a two-step process: 1) Online Application 2) Phone Interview .

    The application form includes short essay questions which will assist in our student selection process. Click here for the online application.

    For more information log into the Model G20 website.

    Social Studies Department
  • Teaching U.S. History Thematically by Mrs. Fuhrman

    Several years ago, I attended a session at the annual National Council for the Social Studies conference in Washington, D.C. in which a history department from a high school near Chicago discussed how they transitioned from a traditional chronological approach to the study of U.S. history to a thematic approach. Each theme connected history to a hot topic in current events.

    Immediately intrigued, I thought, this could be the solution to a motivation problem I was having with my students, who constantly asked, "Why do we need to know this stuff?" The session presenters even shared their curriculum and resources with those of us in attendance and they even used the same textbook I did, Holt-McDougall's The Americans. Surely this was a sign that I should change my approach to teaching American history.

    After the session, I found myself in the ladies' room, where I overhead some teachers lamenting that the thematic approach sounded good, but would probably not help their students to pass the state testing at the end of the year. "It's another sign," I thought. As a teacher at a private Catholic high school, I had some academic freedom to write my own curriculum and choose my own textbooks; my students were not required to take state assessments at the end of the year. The teachers I overheard may not be able to adopt a thematic approach, but I could!

    The following school year, I partnered with a new teacher in our school, Mr. Matthew Loban, and together we planned a thematic approach to teaching American History, borrowing heavily from the resources shared in that first NCSS session I attended. Since then, we have made some adaptations for our school - for instance, we will teach some Catholic social teaching related to the themes that we teach - and for changes in current events. Our students have responded well to the thematic approach and now find the study of history to be more relevant to their every day lives.

    The thematic approach boasts some distinct advantages over the traditional, chronological approach to the study of American history. In addition to making it easier to relate the events of the past to the issues our society still reckons with today, teaching thematically allows us to examine periods in history that we often failed to cover in a survey course. When we used the chronological approach, we never seemed to have time to get passed World War II at the latest. Humans never stop making history and so the course content was ever increasing, while the instructional time allocated to American history in the school day remained stagnant. Didn't our students need to know about contemporary history? Of course they did, but there never seemed to be enough days in the school year to cover contemporary history. 

    Teaching thematically also allowed us to concentrate more on teaching historical thinking skills, including researching and analyzing primary and secondary sources. Throughout their lives, new issues will arise, motivating our students to explore the historical patterns and factors that have brought society to a particular place and time. Our students will need historical reading and thinking skills to tackle these issues as they arrive in order form educated opinions and policy options. 

     

    The thematic approach also presents some challenges that the chronological approach does not. Because we study just one theme in each unit and how it has evolved over time, our students are not exposed to some of the cause-and-effect relationships between events and patterns in history that are evident when these events are studied in chronological order. One way that I try to overcome this challenge with my classes is a year-long timeline project. As we complete each thematic units, students add the most significant events to an interactive timeline they design themselves using Tiki-Toki.com, As we revisit the same time periods during other theme units, students can begin to see the relationships between events throughout history. 

    Another challenge of the thematic approach is that because the themes are covered in such depth, the breadth of historical topics is limited. There are many historical events that are not covered at all. But is this really any different than the chronological approach, in which whole periods of history are never reached? With the thematic approach, at least students are motivated to learn how history has impacted the issues they contend with in modern times and practice the skills needed to expand their study of history throughout their lives in the wake of new issues and problems.  

    After several years, I can say adopting a thematic approach in my American history classroom has motivated my students and prepared them for responsible citizenship in ways I never imagined. In our classes, we have explored a number of themes related to current issues by asking our students to consider the following essential questions:

    • Should America welcome all who wish to come?
    • When is it acceptable to rebel against your government?
    • Should we ever attempt to restrain technology?
    • Should the government help those who cannot help themselves?
    • Should accommodations be made for groups that have been oppressed in the past?
    • When is it morally acceptable to use force against another nation?
    • What makes an event historically significant, rather than simply newsworthy?

     

     
    Social Studies Department
  • All are Invited to Join the Music Association

    The Music Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. All interested parties are welcome to join the Music Association in providing for support for our student-musicians. All music parents are automatically members.

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  • Portfolio Template

    If you would like to view the portfolio template, please click here:  https://sites.google.com/a/delonecatholic.org/sample/

     

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Mission

Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and challenge students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and to “Be Doers of the Word.”

eChalk Notify Mobile App

eChalk Notify is a mobile notification system that is seamlessly integrated with our school website, so keeping everyone up-to-date is easy. Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”

Students and Parents: If you have already set up a student or parent account with eChalk, you can log in with your eChalk login information to receive personalized notifications based on your/your child's eChalk class and group memberships. Alerts will be delivered immediately. Other notifications will be delivered daily at 7 p.m.
 
Parents without eChalk accounts, Grandparents, Alumni and Friends: You can login with our school's eChalk Notify Alert Code: GIEQ9Y to receive school-wide alerts.