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    Job Opportunity: Instructional Support Specialist

    Summary

    This position is accountable for providing the student with instructional support needs access to the regular curriculum by working as a liaison between the student, parents, teachers, and administration.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialist, and professionals to develop individual learning plans designed to promote students' educational development.
    • Support all staff in understanding the needs of student with disabilities and ensure that the accommodations developed for the student are followed in the classroom.
    • Maintain all records of support services for students in the instructional support program.
    • Observe and evaluate students' performance in support setting.
    • Monitor tests, quizzes and exams for all students who qualify for instructional support services.
    • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
    • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
    • Provide a structured study hall where assigned students study instead of going to their scheduled study hall class.
    • Monitor and file notes from selected student note takers to provide a good model for taking notes and to allow students who were absent or missed notes to have a good
      resource to get them.
    • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs.

    Minimum Requirements

    • PA State Teaching Certification as described by the Diocese of Harrisburg
    • Special Education Certification (desired)

    To Apply

    Please send resume and cover letter to Principal Richard LaRocca, be email to rlarocca@delonecatholic.org or by mail to 140 S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17344.

    Disclaimer
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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    Job Opportunity - Director of Enrollment and Marketing

    The Director of Enrollment and Marketing is responsible for managing all aspects of the student enrollment and marketing process. The position is also responsible for the development and management of marketing plans and materials for Delone Catholic High School working in conjunction with those faculty and staff members within designated target areas. The successful candidate in this role will coordinate internal stakeholders, including students, administration, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and board members, to assist in the marketing process.

     Responsibilities include: 

    • Increase enrollment to meet annual targets established by the Board of Directors by identifying and moving prospective families through the enrollment funnel utilizing direct marketing, public relations, and personalized attention
    • Manage all aspects of enrollment including Open House events, family tours and student shadow days
    • Act as primary contact for families, feeder schools, and Maryland partners
    • Work closely with the Board and Administration on long-term vision and strategic goals for enrollment
    • Solicit feedback from current families as well as those choosing to transfer out of Delone Catholic
    • Coordinate efforts to retain current students and families
    • Coordinate media impressions through the school’s website, social media, press releases and other advertising.
    • Develop and post web content including alerts, articles, videos and photos
    • Responsible for media buying and staying informed of new marketing trends and patterns
    • Coordinate the school’s presence at community events for both community awareness and enrollment endeavors
    • Define and enforce branding guidelines to ensure consistent messaging about DCHS
    • Implement, evaluate and create strategic marketing objectives
    • Manage the Student Ambassador and Parent Ambassador programs to assist with enrollment efforts
    • Educate and train administration and board members to participate in the enrollment process
    • Engage and involve current families and alumni in enrollment efforts

    A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field is required. A minimum of four years’ relevant experience is desired. Candidate must demonstrate solid knowledge of marketing principles, developing and executing strategies, and project management. Strong communication skills, including business writing, verbal, and presentation skills, are required. Proven collaboration, interpersonal and relationship management skills are necessary. Knowledge of Adobe programs or graphic design capabilities, or the ability to learn independently, is necessary. Qualities required for success include a proactive approach, customer service orientation, cooperative and collaborative mindset, flexibility, attention to detail, comfort with public speaking and representing the school, and the ability to plan and prioritize effectively.

    Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Principal Richard LaRocca at rlarocca@delonecatholic.org or mail to the school at 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.

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  • 2016-17 Insquire Literary eMagazine is Published

    The staff of Insquire, Delone Catholic's literary magazine has published the 2016-17 edition as an e-magazine. Please enjoy and share!

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  • Delone Catholic Names Interim Vice Principal

    Delone Catholic High School has announced Mrs. Donna Tompkins the Interim Vice Principal for the 2017-18 school year. 
     
    Mrs. Tompkins will be stepping down from her current position in the Math Department to assume this role for the school year. 
     
    A year-long substitute position is now available in the Math Department for the 2017-18 school year. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Mrs. Tompkins as soon as possible. 
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  • Please Welcome the Next Principal of Delone Catholic

    The Diocese of Harrisburg and the Delone Catholic High School Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard V. LaRocca as the school's new Principal effective July 1.  Mr. LaRocca has over 30 years of experience in education.
     
    "Praised be Jesus Christ!  What a blessing to learn this Easter season that I have been chosen as the next principal of Delone Catholic High School," commented Mr. LaRocca who continued, 
    "I am looking forward to getting to know and work with the families, staff and extended DCHS community as we collaborate in educating the next generation of 'Doers of the Word.'  I humbly request their prayers for God to provide me with the wisdom to be an effective leader on all levels.  Go, Squires!"
     
    Mr. LaRocca currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Poolesville High School with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.  He will succeed Dr. Maureen Thiec who has served as Principal for the past 25 years and will be retiring at the end of this school year.
     
    Father Edward J. Quinlan, the Secretary for Education of the Diocese of Harrisburg formally appointed Mr. LaRocca to the position. The Board of Directors of Delone Catholic High School recommended him for appointment following interviews conducted at the diocese and by the local search committee for the Board.
     
    "I am excited that Mr. LaRocca will be joining the Delone Catholic family. Working with our parents, faculty, students and all our stakeholders, I feel confident he will lead our school to continued success in the future," stated Douglas A. Little, PhD, President of the Delone Catholic Board of Directors and Class of '81 alumnus.  He added, "With his extensive experience and ability to easily connect with others, he is well qualified to continue and expand on Delone Catholic's great traditions in ensuring the outstanding preparation of our students for their future endeavors."
     
    Mr. LaRocca began his teaching career at Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, served as Instructor at The Catholic University, University of Maryland and Hood College, and since 1985 has been with Montgomery County Schools teaching languages and later in school administration. 
     
    Mr. LaRocca holds a BA in History and Spanish from Cornell University, STB in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome), MA in Spanish from The Catholic University of America, and an STL in Theology from the University of Navarre (Spain).  He also holds Teaching and Administrative Certification from the State of Maryland.
     
    Mr. LaRocca and his wife of 31 years have five children and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
     
    Delone Catholic welcomes him to our school, community and family. 
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  • Delone Catholic Celebrates Founder’s Day; Plans Hall of Honor Celebration

    Delone Catholic High School is celebrating its Founder’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, in honor of the 153rd birthday of its founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq. Delone Catholic is a regional high school serving students of all faiths in the Adams Deanery of the Diocese of Harrisburg and surrounding areas, including Northern Maryland. The school is in its 77th year in 2016-17.

     

    This year also marks the induction of the second class of the Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor inducted its inaugural class in conjunction with the celebration of the school’s 75th Anniversary on Sept. 19, 2015. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the school through consistent contribution of time, effort and/or financial resources or who have improved the school and its reputation through significant professional or community achievements.

     

    Members of the Class of 2017 are:

    • Mr. Kenneth J. Cole, Class of 1954, who served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During his time he served on the Agriculture Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Federal-State Regulations Committee and as the chairman of the Local Government Subcommittee. Some of Mr. Cole’s major undertakings were done through the Potomac River Basin Interstate Committee, the Adams County Cancer Crusade, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the Battle of Gettysburg 125th Anniversary Commission.
    • Mr. John Thomas “J.T.” Flaherty, who was a teacher, coach and administrator at Delone Catholic from 1957-1978. He taught history and social studies and later was Dean of Students. His coaching legacy includes 18 years as the baseball head coach, 21 years of football coaching (20 as an assistant and one as head coach), nine years as basketball head coach, and athletic director for 18 years. During his tenure, he experienced six years as concurrent coach of two sports and athletic director, one year as head coach of three sports, and a member of the PIAA District III Committee. Delone Catholic’s football field was renamed “J.T. Flaherty Field” in his memory in 1978. Mr. Flaherty has previously been inducted into the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame.
    • Mr. Thomas R. “Coach” Staub, Class of 1958, dedicated 40 years to serving Delone Catholic as a teacher, coach and athletic director. As a faculty member in the social studies department, Mr. Staub co-initiated the Mock Political Convention, a tradition that continues to this day. He coached football, basketball and baseball, with a special love for baseball, which he coached for 24 years. Upon his retirement, “Coach” continued to exemplify being a “Doer of the Word” by assisting with filming athletics contests, and, even now, assists with snow removal and mowing and lining of the athletic fields at Delone Catholic.
    • Brother René Sterner, FSC, Class of 1955, dedicated his life to Catholic education for nearly 54 years. Brother René was a teacher, principal and president at several schools and a strong pioneer in Forensics. During his time at La Salle College High School, Brother René led his students to the National Catholic Forensics League Championship and the National Forensic League Championship. When he returned to Delone Catholic, he coached the Forensics program which continues to excel and secure championship titles. He also served as the school’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations for two years, during which time he reestablished the Delone Catholic Alumni Association. He received the National Catholic Forensics League Alumni Lifetime Service award after spending nearly 50 years transforming the lives of young people through speech and debate. He is a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League and the National Forensic League Halls of Fame.

     

    The Hall of Honor Class of 2017 will be inducted on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. The luncheon will be catered by the Altland House and hosted in the Delone Catholic cafeteria. Tickets are $35 and on sale until Friday, March 17. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211 or email gslagle@delonecatholic.org.

     

    The Hall of Honor nomination committee invites nominations for the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2018. For eligibility requirements and nomination forms, please click here. Anyone without access to a computer who wishes to make a nomination may contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 717-637-5969, Ext. 211. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the Class of 2018. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for the Class of 2019.

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  • Inclement Weather Reminders

    For delays and closures: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. The information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter as soon as possible. You may also call the school at 717-637-5969 and the recording will notify you of a delay or closure. WGAL is notified immediately upon the decision to delay or close. In addition to T.V., closures and delays are posted on http://www.wgal.com/weather/closings

    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. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

    Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. 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.

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  • Interact Club Raises Money for Hanover Area Council of Churches

    On Jan. 4, students from the Delone Catholic Interact Club presented a check for $1,350 to Mrs. Carol Hinkle from the Hanover Area Council of Churches. The funds were the proceeds from the club’s annual pit beef sale. The meals were prepared by Little Everett’s BBQ, with the proceeds again being donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches Provide-a-Lunch (PAL) program.

    The club officers are picture with Mrs. Hinkle in the front left of the photo. 

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  • REMINDER: Dismissal Procedure for Inclement Weather

    Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

    Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. 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.

    This year, WGAL will be posting all closing online and not sending customized emails as they have in the past. Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. The information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • eChalk Update FYI

    For your information, an update to eChalk made this past weekend allows for calendar subscriptions.  If you use your phone's calendar or if you use a calendar service like Google Calendar, use the new subscribe link on eChalk calendars to access the iCal address that can be added to your calendar service.  Remember to set the calendar to sync on your mobile device.

    You might consider subscribing to: the Delone Catholic High School calendar, the Spiritual Life Calendar, the Guidance Calendar, the Athletics Calendar, the Music Calendar, the Athletic or Music Association calendars, or the calendars for any of your classes or groups. 

    If you have questions or need help, please see Mrs. Fuhrman or email webmaster@delonecatholic.org.

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  • Delone Catholic’s Jillian Novak and Brian Shermeyer Named Wendy’s High School Heisman Winners

    There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes seniors Jillian Novak and Brian Shermeyer of Delone Catholic High School and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.

    Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases.

    Novak and Shermeyer will receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. State Finalists will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 gift card. From the group of State Finalists, one senior male and female will be selected from each state and announced as State Winners on October 20.

    For more information or to track a student’s progress through the competition, please visit www.WendysHeisman.com.

    The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994.  Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.  While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy's High School Heisman program.

    Twenty-two years later, Wendy's High School Heisman has honored more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy's values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field. The Wendy's High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy's and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®.

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  • Office of Development and Alumni Relations Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a volunteer with good organizational and communication skills to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator. This position will match interested volunteers with volunteer tasks/positions as needed for the operation and advancement of the school. The Volunteer Coordinator would assist in the volunteers’ preparation for each task/position, collect and communicate feedback from volunteers about their experience, and assist in demonstrating our appreciation for our volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must have or be willing to get all clearances and training required by the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for adults who work with minors. Interested parties should send a resume to Eric Lawrence, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 or elawrence@delonecatholic.org.

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    Job Opportunity: Instructional Support Specialist

    Summary

    This position is accountable for providing the student with instructional support needs access to the regular curriculum by working as a liaison between the student, parents, teachers, and administration.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialist, and professionals to develop individual learning plans designed to promote students' educational development.
    • Support all staff in understanding the needs of student with disabilities and ensure that the accommodations developed for the student are followed in the classroom.
    • Maintain all records of support services for students in the instructional support program.
    • Observe and evaluate students' performance in support setting.
    • Monitor tests, quizzes and exams for all students who qualify for instructional support services.
    • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
    • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
    • Provide a structured study hall where assigned students study instead of going to their scheduled study hall class.
    • Monitor and file notes from selected student note takers to provide a good model for taking notes and to allow students who were absent or missed notes to have a good
      resource to get them.
    • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs.

    Minimum Requirements

    • PA State Teaching Certification as described by the Diocese of Harrisburg
    • Special Education Certification (desired)

    To Apply

    Please send resume and cover letter to Principal Richard LaRocca, be email to rlarocca@delonecatholic.org or by mail to 140 S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17344.

    Disclaimer
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Job Opportunity - Director of Enrollment and Marketing

    The Director of Enrollment and Marketing is responsible for managing all aspects of the student enrollment and marketing process. The position is also responsible for the development and management of marketing plans and materials for Delone Catholic High School working in conjunction with those faculty and staff members within designated target areas. The successful candidate in this role will coordinate internal stakeholders, including students, administration, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and board members, to assist in the marketing process.

     Responsibilities include: 

    • Increase enrollment to meet annual targets established by the Board of Directors by identifying and moving prospective families through the enrollment funnel utilizing direct marketing, public relations, and personalized attention
    • Manage all aspects of enrollment including Open House events, family tours and student shadow days
    • Act as primary contact for families, feeder schools, and Maryland partners
    • Work closely with the Board and Administration on long-term vision and strategic goals for enrollment
    • Solicit feedback from current families as well as those choosing to transfer out of Delone Catholic
    • Coordinate efforts to retain current students and families
    • Coordinate media impressions through the school’s website, social media, press releases and other advertising.
    • Develop and post web content including alerts, articles, videos and photos
    • Responsible for media buying and staying informed of new marketing trends and patterns
    • Coordinate the school’s presence at community events for both community awareness and enrollment endeavors
    • Define and enforce branding guidelines to ensure consistent messaging about DCHS
    • Implement, evaluate and create strategic marketing objectives
    • Manage the Student Ambassador and Parent Ambassador programs to assist with enrollment efforts
    • Educate and train administration and board members to participate in the enrollment process
    • Engage and involve current families and alumni in enrollment efforts

    A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field is required. A minimum of four years’ relevant experience is desired. Candidate must demonstrate solid knowledge of marketing principles, developing and executing strategies, and project management. Strong communication skills, including business writing, verbal, and presentation skills, are required. Proven collaboration, interpersonal and relationship management skills are necessary. Knowledge of Adobe programs or graphic design capabilities, or the ability to learn independently, is necessary. Qualities required for success include a proactive approach, customer service orientation, cooperative and collaborative mindset, flexibility, attention to detail, comfort with public speaking and representing the school, and the ability to plan and prioritize effectively.

    Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Principal Richard LaRocca at rlarocca@delonecatholic.org or mail to the school at 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.

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  • Staffing changes

    We are pleased to welcome Miss Bethann Ambrose to the Mathematics Department.  She will be teaching Geometry and Prealgebra.  We wish Mrs. Tompkins well in her new position as (interim) Vice President!

    We also welcome Miss Beth Sneeringer back to the Mathematics Department.   She will be teaching Honors Statistics, Algebra III, Algebra II Trigonometry, and Algebra I Fundamentals. 

     

    Mathematics Department
  • Portfolio Template

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

     

    Portfolio
  • 2017 Fall Sports Sub Sale in progress

    Athletics
  • 2017-18 Coaching Vacancies

    Varsity head coach for the wrestling teams.

    Please contact Dave Lawrence at dlawrence@delonecatholic.org or 717-637-5969 ext. 222 if interested.

    Athletic Association
  • 2017 Fall Sub Sale

    The fall sports sub sale is in progress.  Please support the athletes by purchasing subs and/or pizza.   All orders are due back no later then August 1, 2017.  See the cover letter more information.   Order pick up is August 15, 2017 from 4:30 - 6 pm. in the cafeteria. 

    Athletic Association
  • Mandatory Fall Sports Meeting July 17, 2017

    Football players and parents meet in the cafeteria at 6 pm.  All other fall sport athletes and parents please meet in the cafeteria at 6:45 pm.

    Athletics
  • 2016-17 Insquire Literary eMagazine is Published

    The staff of Insquire, Delone Catholic's literary magazine has published the 2016-17 edition as an e-magazine. Please enjoy and share!

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  • Delone Catholic Names Interim Vice Principal

    Delone Catholic High School has announced Mrs. Donna Tompkins the Interim Vice Principal for the 2017-18 school year. 
     
    Mrs. Tompkins will be stepping down from her current position in the Math Department to assume this role for the school year. 
     
    A year-long substitute position is now available in the Math Department for the 2017-18 school year. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Mrs. Tompkins as soon as possible. 
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  • 2017 Summer Reading Assignments

    Please find attached the summer reading assignments for each grade level. 

    English Department
  • Please Welcome the Next Principal of Delone Catholic

    The Diocese of Harrisburg and the Delone Catholic High School Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard V. LaRocca as the school's new Principal effective July 1.  Mr. LaRocca has over 30 years of experience in education.
     
    "Praised be Jesus Christ!  What a blessing to learn this Easter season that I have been chosen as the next principal of Delone Catholic High School," commented Mr. LaRocca who continued, 
    "I am looking forward to getting to know and work with the families, staff and extended DCHS community as we collaborate in educating the next generation of 'Doers of the Word.'  I humbly request their prayers for God to provide me with the wisdom to be an effective leader on all levels.  Go, Squires!"
     
    Mr. LaRocca currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Poolesville High School with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.  He will succeed Dr. Maureen Thiec who has served as Principal for the past 25 years and will be retiring at the end of this school year.
     
    Father Edward J. Quinlan, the Secretary for Education of the Diocese of Harrisburg formally appointed Mr. LaRocca to the position. The Board of Directors of Delone Catholic High School recommended him for appointment following interviews conducted at the diocese and by the local search committee for the Board.
     
    "I am excited that Mr. LaRocca will be joining the Delone Catholic family. Working with our parents, faculty, students and all our stakeholders, I feel confident he will lead our school to continued success in the future," stated Douglas A. Little, PhD, President of the Delone Catholic Board of Directors and Class of '81 alumnus.  He added, "With his extensive experience and ability to easily connect with others, he is well qualified to continue and expand on Delone Catholic's great traditions in ensuring the outstanding preparation of our students for their future endeavors."
     
    Mr. LaRocca began his teaching career at Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, served as Instructor at The Catholic University, University of Maryland and Hood College, and since 1985 has been with Montgomery County Schools teaching languages and later in school administration. 
     
    Mr. LaRocca holds a BA in History and Spanish from Cornell University, STB in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome), MA in Spanish from The Catholic University of America, and an STL in Theology from the University of Navarre (Spain).  He also holds Teaching and Administrative Certification from the State of Maryland.
     
    Mr. LaRocca and his wife of 31 years have five children and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
     
    Delone Catholic welcomes him to our school, community and family. 
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  • ImPACT Test for 2017-18

    Mrs. Sherdel, our Athletic Trainer, is going to have the athletes complete the ImPACT Test (baseline for concussion) at home this year (2017-18 school year).  Any athlete who will be in seventh, ninth or eleventh grade and any first year athlete is required to complete the test.  The test is required and must be completed before you are allowed to practice.   If you have any questions or concerns you can reach Jenn Sherdel at jmsherdel@delonecatholic.org.

    Athletics
  • Summary of the Feb. 16 Meeting of the Board of Directors

    The fourth meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7 p.m.

    1. The meeting was opened with prayer.
    1. Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of January 19, 2017
    • Minutes were approved with no changes
    1. Development Update
    • 2015-16 was by far the best giving year in DCHS history; more than doubling every previous year except for 2010-11.
    • With four and a half months remaining in the 2016-17 fiscal year, we have received 76.30 percent of our $170,000 goal.
    • The Hall of Honor Class of 2017 Induction will be held on Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 p.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria.
    • The Class of 2017 Alumni Association Welcome Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria.
    1. Final Financial Report for the 2015-16 School Year
    • The 2015 - 16 final financial reports were presented for the school, cafeteria and international studies.
    • The financial reports were approved as presented.
    1. Enrollment and Marketing Update
    • Currently there are 96 incoming Freshman registered for the 2017-18 school year
    • The Class of 2017 has 113 seniors; it is always the goal to bring in as many students who are graduating.
    • The current Grade 9 has 93 students.
    1. Principal Position Recruitment
    • Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2017. Applications must be sent to the Diocese.
    • The Diocese will review the applications and conduct the first interviews.
    • A committee will be formed to conduct the interviews locally.
    1. Principal’s Report
    • Will be advertising for a French/Spanish teacher for the 2017-18 school year.
    • Filming will be here this weekend to finalize the "The Order of Rights.”
    1. Lyons closed the meeting with a prayer.

     Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

    Submitted by: L. Hoffman

    Next Meeting: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Board of Directors
  • Summary of the Jan. 19, 2017 Meeting of the Board of Directors

    The third meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7:00 p.m.

    1. The meeting opened with prayer.
    1. Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of November 17, 2016
    • Approved with a minor adjustment.
    1. Technology Policy
    • The proposal will replace all IT-related policies currently in use effective upon passage.
    • The proposal was approved with two adjustments.
    1. Freshmen Quarter Courses
    • A proposal to adjust academic requirements for freshmen was proposed as well as a related change to graduation requirements.
    • The proposal was approved.
    1. Enrollment Incentive/Tuition Adjustment
    • A proposal was made to allow referrals for students not in Deanery schools.
    • The proposal was approved.
    1. Online Course Offerings
    • Online course offerings are being expanded next year.
    1. Principal Position Recruitment
    • The guidelines for recruitment for the position of Principal from the Diocese were discussed. 
    1. Principal’s Report
    • The Hall of Honor induction ceremony is scheduled for March 26.
    • Hatez is the Golden Apple nominee this year. 
    1. Msgr. Lyons closed the meeting with a prayer.

    Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

    Submitted by: D. Little

    Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

    Board of Directors
  • Summer SAT Prep (Abbreviated)

    English Department
  • Spring 2017 SAT Prep Course

    English Department
  • Summary of the Nov. 17 Meeting of the Board of Directors

     

    The second meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016 -17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7 p.m.

    1.  Dr. Douglas Little opened the meeting with an opening prayer
    1. Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of September 15, 2016 – Approved as submitted
    1.  Final Financial Report of the Athletic Association for the 2015-16 School Year
    • A brief overview of the final budget was given to the board of directors
    • Athletic Association report approved
    1.  Final Financial Report of the Music Association for the 2015-16 School Year
    • A brief overview of the final budget was given to the board of directors
    • Music Association report approved
    1.  Athletic Association Constitution/Bylaws – The board of directors will accept the updated athletic association constitution/bylaws with several suggested revisions
    2.  Student Council Constitution/Bylaws – Student Council Constitution/Bylaws approved with revisions made by the Board
    1.  New Sports Procedures – The Board of Directors is willing to accept the athletic association’s proposed procedures to Activate a New Sport with several suggested revisions
    1.  New Employment Regulations – Discussed the employment regulation changes which may go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016
    1.  Charitable Giving Reminder – Board members were encouraged to contribute to Delone’s annual appeal
    1.  Principal’s Report
    • Enrollment Report
    • Asked for prayers for the Laudani family
    1.  Closing Prayer - The meeting was closed by a prayer by Msgr. Lyons

    Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

    Submitted by: Lori Hoffman

    Next Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

    Board of Directors
  • Delone Catholic Celebrates Founder’s Day; Plans Hall of Honor Celebration

    Delone Catholic High School is celebrating its Founder’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, in honor of the 153rd birthday of its founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq. Delone Catholic is a regional high school serving students of all faiths in the Adams Deanery of the Diocese of Harrisburg and surrounding areas, including Northern Maryland. The school is in its 77th year in 2016-17.

     

    This year also marks the induction of the second class of the Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor inducted its inaugural class in conjunction with the celebration of the school’s 75th Anniversary on Sept. 19, 2015. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the school through consistent contribution of time, effort and/or financial resources or who have improved the school and its reputation through significant professional or community achievements.

     

    Members of the Class of 2017 are:

    • Mr. Kenneth J. Cole, Class of 1954, who served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During his time he served on the Agriculture Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Federal-State Regulations Committee and as the chairman of the Local Government Subcommittee. Some of Mr. Cole’s major undertakings were done through the Potomac River Basin Interstate Committee, the Adams County Cancer Crusade, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the Battle of Gettysburg 125th Anniversary Commission.
    • Mr. John Thomas “J.T.” Flaherty, who was a teacher, coach and administrator at Delone Catholic from 1957-1978. He taught history and social studies and later was Dean of Students. His coaching legacy includes 18 years as the baseball head coach, 21 years of football coaching (20 as an assistant and one as head coach), nine years as basketball head coach, and athletic director for 18 years. During his tenure, he experienced six years as concurrent coach of two sports and athletic director, one year as head coach of three sports, and a member of the PIAA District III Committee. Delone Catholic’s football field was renamed “J.T. Flaherty Field” in his memory in 1978. Mr. Flaherty has previously been inducted into the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame.
    • Mr. Thomas R. “Coach” Staub, Class of 1958, dedicated 40 years to serving Delone Catholic as a teacher, coach and athletic director. As a faculty member in the social studies department, Mr. Staub co-initiated the Mock Political Convention, a tradition that continues to this day. He coached football, basketball and baseball, with a special love for baseball, which he coached for 24 years. Upon his retirement, “Coach” continued to exemplify being a “Doer of the Word” by assisting with filming athletics contests, and, even now, assists with snow removal and mowing and lining of the athletic fields at Delone Catholic.
    • Brother René Sterner, FSC, Class of 1955, dedicated his life to Catholic education for nearly 54 years. Brother René was a teacher, principal and president at several schools and a strong pioneer in Forensics. During his time at La Salle College High School, Brother René led his students to the National Catholic Forensics League Championship and the National Forensic League Championship. When he returned to Delone Catholic, he coached the Forensics program which continues to excel and secure championship titles. He also served as the school’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations for two years, during which time he reestablished the Delone Catholic Alumni Association. He received the National Catholic Forensics League Alumni Lifetime Service award after spending nearly 50 years transforming the lives of young people through speech and debate. He is a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League and the National Forensic League Halls of Fame.

     

    The Hall of Honor Class of 2017 will be inducted on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. The luncheon will be catered by the Altland House and hosted in the Delone Catholic cafeteria. Tickets are $35 and on sale until Friday, March 17. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211 or email gslagle@delonecatholic.org.

     

    The Hall of Honor nomination committee invites nominations for the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2018. For eligibility requirements and nomination forms, please click here. Anyone without access to a computer who wishes to make a nomination may contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 717-637-5969, Ext. 211. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the Class of 2018. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for the Class of 2019.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Summary of the Sept. 15, 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors

    The first meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7 p.m.

    1.  The meeting was opened with a prayer.  
    1.  Meet/Greet - Mrs. Stephanie Williams
    1.  Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of May 19, 2016 - Minutes were accepted with no revisions
    1.  Items for Decision Making
    • Athletic Association Constitution/Bylaws -Tabled to a future meeting
    • Music Association Constitution/Bylaws – Reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors
    • Support Personnel Tuition Remission – Reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors
    • Board Agendas/Minutes – Motion to post summary on school’s website approved by the Board of Directors
    • Parent Teacher Organization Constitution/Bylaws – Reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors
    1.  Board Goals/Committee Assignments – Reviewed the 2016 – 2017 committee goals for the following committees
    • Finance Committee
    • Facilities Committee
    • Development Committee
    • Enrollment and Marketing Committee
    • Personnel Committee
    • Academic Committee  
    • Activities Committee  
    • Executive Committee
    • Contact Information  - Distributed updated member listing with contact information.
    1.  Principal's Report
    1.  Closing Prayer

    Meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

    Submitted by: Lori Hoffman

    Next Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

    Board of Directors
  • Spring Sports Apparel Sale

    Spring sports apparel is now on sale. Please turn orders in to the Athletics Office by Feb. 15. 

    Athletic Association
  • The 2017-18 Tuition Assistance Application Available

    The 2017-18 Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available here: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3NG3Y

    All Pennsylvania AND Maryland residents will use the FACTS program. In previous years, Maryland families were directed elsewhere, but that is no longer the case.

    The deadline to apply is April 15.

    All reports are available online in real time. Preliminary assessment results for online applications are available immediately upon submission by the parents. Final assessments results are updated once FACTS receives the supporting tax documents for an applicant. Please allow a two week processing time once all applications and applicable tax documents have been submitted.

    Prospective Families