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    Delone in the Dark Nights Scheduled

    Delone Catholic HS is hosting their annual "Delone in the Dark" nights for students in sixth and seventh grades. There will be games, food, prizes and the popular scavenger hunt in the dark. Students will be making their own pizza using various toppings. Delone in the Dark is open to any sixth or seventh grade student (attendees do not have to be a Catholic school student) so we encourage students to bring their friends. The boys' Delone in the Dark is Fri., April 6 and the girls' Delone in the Dark is Fri., April 13. Students can be dropped off in the lobby using the student parking lot next to the Sheppard Gym from 6-6:30 p.m. Pick-up time will be from 10 - 10:15 p.m. To register your son or daughter for this fun evening, please complete the attached paper work and return it with the $5 fee to Delone Catholic HS by Mar. 23. For questions, please contact Mrs. Lori Heberling at 717-637-5969 ext. 209

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    2018-19 Tuition Assistance Application now available

    The 2018-19 Tuition Assistance application through FACTS is now available. The application deadline is April 17. There is a $30 application fee. Please click here to access the application.

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  • Class of 2017 By The Numbers

    We are proud to share these impressive numbers from our 2017 graduating class.
    - 95% of our 2017 graduates continued to higher education
    - $8,599,000 of scholarship money was offered to our 2017 graduating class.
    - 66% of students pursuing higher education were offered scholarship money.
    - 15,372 hours of community service.
    -  62.5% of this class graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    Congratulations to the Class of 2017

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  • featured post

    Delone in the Dark Nights Scheduled

    Delone Catholic HS is hosting their annual "Delone in the Dark" nights for students in sixth and seventh grades. There will be games, food, prizes and the popular scavenger hunt in the dark. Students will be making their own pizza using various toppings. Delone in the Dark is open to any sixth or seventh grade student (attendees do not have to be a Catholic school student) so we encourage students to bring their friends. The boys' Delone in the Dark is Fri., April 6 and the girls' Delone in the Dark is Fri., April 13. Students can be dropped off in the lobby using the student parking lot next to the Sheppard Gym from 6-6:30 p.m. Pick-up time will be from 10 - 10:15 p.m. To register your son or daughter for this fun evening, please complete the attached paper work and return it with the $5 fee to Delone Catholic HS by Mar. 23. For questions, please contact Mrs. Lori Heberling at 717-637-5969 ext. 209

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    High School Placement Testing Sat., Feb. 10 and Sat., Mar. 31

    All incoming freshman students are required to take the High School Placement Test. It is offered at Delone Catholic High School on Sat., Feb. 10 or Sat., Mar. 31. There is no fee to take the test. Complete the attached registration form and send it to Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions. 

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    2018-19 Tuition Assistance Application now available

    The 2018-19 Tuition Assistance application through FACTS is now available. The application deadline is April 17. There is a $30 application fee. Please click here to access the application.

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    Big Bingo Dates for 2018

    The Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg and the Delone Catholic Athletic Association will be hosting Bingo on Feb. 24, Mar. 24 and Apr. 28, 2018 in the Delone Catholic HS Cafeteria. These bingo dates are open to the public. Ticket donation is $15 and includes a roast turkey platter. For complete details, please see the attached flyer or contact Linda Masenheimver at 717-637-0412.

    Athletics
  • Spring Sports Apparel Sale

    Spring sports apparel are now on sale. Orders are due to the Athletics Office by Feb. 23.

    Athletic Association
  • 8th graders taking Algebra

    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, 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 Sat., Apr. 7 at 9 a.m. 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.

     

    Any student who meets these qualifications and would like to reserve a place for testing, please complete the Registration Form by clicking here
     
    Any questions should be sent to Candy Sneeringer, Delone Catholic High School Mathematics Department Chairperson, at csneeringer@delonecatholic.org.
    Mathematics Department
  • Seniors Solving Problems, by Cameron O'Malley

    During my first day here at Delone Catholic, Mrs. Fuhrman decided to have me read over the student responses from their first day of American Government class to better know the students. Each student was asked “what problems do you want to be part of the solution for,” and after going through each response I got such a strong sense of community and partnership. The students showed their compassion to people from every background and each wanted to do their best to help those less fortunate than themselves.

    The overwhelming majority of responses dealt directly with world hunger as well as trying to help children receive the proper education all over the world. They also talked about how they are striving to create a cleaner and healthier environment and to create technology to help solve world problems. Students are also very concerned in creating an equal societal environment for everyone, no matter was race or gender one is. Through each response, the students reflected what it means to be part of a school and religious community by using the gifts God gave them and implementing it for good.

    *Cameron O'Malley is a junior from Mount St. Mary's University  who is interning  with Mrs. Fuhrman this semester

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  • Welcoming Ms. Cameron O'Malley

    The Social Studies Department welcomes Ms. Cameron O'Malley, a junior at Mount St. Mary's University who will be interning with Mrs. Fuhrman during the Spring Semester. Ms. O'Malley shared a few words of introduction with us.

    "My name is Cameron O'Malley and I will be a student intern for the rest of the semester in Mrs. Fuhrman’s class. I am a Junior at Mount Saint Mary’s University studying Secondary Education and History. I was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and I attended St. Mary’s High School. At the Mount I am Vice President of the Education Club and play for the club ice hockey team and serve as the club’s Vice President of Community Relations. I am looking forward to providing support in the classroom assisting students with reaching their fullest potential and accomplishing their goals. When I am not in school, I spend summers on Lake George in the Adirondacks hiking, boating, and relaxing with my extended family. I am an avid dog lover and love to play with my two English Springer Spaniel puppies, Tucker and Maisy. I am excited to be a part of the Delone Catholic community and cannot wait to get to know everyone."

    Social Studies Department
  • AMC-12

    Are you interested in participating in the national mathematics competition?  If so, we have 8 spots left for the AMC-12 to be held on Wednesday February 7 from 3:00 - 4:15.; see Mrs. Sneeringer in Room 19 (or e-mail csneeringer@delonecatholic.org) at your earliest convenience.  For more information, visit https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/american-mathematics-contest-12-amc-12

     

    There are sample practice problems available at http://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php?title=AMC_12_Problems_and_Solutions.

    Mathematics Department
  • Placement Breakdown

    As underclassmen begin/continue to think about their classes for next year, we thought it would be helpful to provide the attached tables which show the placement options based on current and previous classes and grades.  Please keep in mind that having the minimum average required for a course DOES NOT guarantee acceptance into the course.  Other considerations, including student work ethic and potential for success, are part of the teacher recommendation requirement.

     Note:  One new requirement is that any student planning to enroll in Algebra II Trigonometry must not only meet the minimum grade requirement, but must also earn a minimum grade on the Algebra II Trigonometry placement test to be given early in April.

    If you have any questions, please see your Math Teacher or stop by to talk with the Mathematics Department Chairperson - Mrs. Sneeringer (Rm. 19). 

    Mathematics Department
  • Spring 2018 English SAT Prep Info

    English Department
  • Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Samantha Lowrie and Tom Martz who were selected by audition to participate in the PMEA Lower District 7 Band Festival, hosted by Kennard-Dale High School, January 12-13, 2018! This prestigious honors band was composed of the top high school wind and percussion instrumentalists of Lancaster, York, and Adams County. The band was conducted by Dr. Harlan D. Parker, conductor of the Peabody Wind Ensemble and coordinator of the Music Education Division at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD.

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  • 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
  • Indoor Color Guard

    Attention Delone Catholic students: If you have ever wanted to try some free dance/flag training, here is your chance! Indoor Color Guard rehearsals start Monday 1/22, 6:30-8:30 in the old gym. Indoor Color Guard only rehearses one night a week, and they get to go on tour to the local Catholic elementary schools in the spring.  Come give it a try!

    Music
  • 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
  • Personal School Tours

    There are so many things that are inspiring here at Delone Catholic HS, and we would like to show you them persona. Learn more about Delone Catholic with a personal 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
  • Sr. High County Band Play-off Times 2018

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qVlq5ia_7x9F20I4oiRbFX6pBDcWNdN1VTJYlESeqOQ/edit?usp=sharing

    Music
  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Winter Baseball Clinics

    The Delone Catholic Baseball Team is hosting winter baseball clinics for boys in grades K-3 and 4-8. Let your child beat those winter blues while brushing up on his baseball skills. For registration information, click on the appropriate attachment. For questions, please contact Coach Dave Neumayer at dneumayer@delonecatholic.org.

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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.

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  • 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

'Tis the Season for Inclement Weather

For delays and closures: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One Call of school delays and closures. The information is also posted on WGAL, the school website, Facebook, Twitter and phone system as soon as possible. 

For early dismissals: Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. Students are encouraged to call parents from the office to inform them of the bus schedule change so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

Please be alert to those weather forecasts. If you wish your student to be dismissed at a different time, you must send in a note with your student for each dismissal. No emails and no phone calls will be accepted. Notes must be turned in before homeroom, on the day they are to be applied. You may not submit one note for the duration of the school year. A note must be delivered on each separate occasion. Thank you for your cooperation.