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    SAT Math Prep Course

    The Mathematics Department will be offering a six-session SAT Math Prep course (for the new SAT) this fall from 3-5 p.m. at Delone Catholic High School. The dates for the class will be Nov. 16, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Nov. 30, Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 .

    The New SAT Mathematics Prep book for the course will be provided. Registration brochures are attached and also available in the Main Office. Completed registration forms will be accepted along with the registration fee of $165 through November 10th.  For more information please contact Mr. Staub at dstaub@delonecatholic.org

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    Mount 2000 - Feb. 9-11, 2018

    Any students interested in joining the Delone Catholic group for Mount 2000 are asked to contact Mrs. Phenicie no later than Nov. 3.

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    Cash Bingo to Benefit Delone Catholic Forensics Team

    The Delone Catholic Forensics Team is hosting a Cash Bingo on Oct. 22 in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 12 p.m. and bing starts at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are available for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket purchase includes 20 games of regular bingo and entry into door prize drawing. Special and Speed Games, Shared Raffle, Raffle Table, 13 Jars and food will be available for additional purchase. To purchase tickets, please contact the Main Office at 717-637-5956, contact a Forensics Team member or contact Coach Lawver.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Diamond Decade Initiative Phase III Completion Celebration

    All are welcome to Delone for an Open House and Dedication celebrating the completion of Delone Catholic's Diamond Decade Initiative Phase III. The Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will perform the blessing of the 1995 Classroom Wing, Band Room, Cafeteria, Library and Old Gym on Thurs., Oct 19. Open House begins at 3:30 p.m. and blessing begins at 4:30 .m. Please enter through the Sheppard Gym Lobby.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Rosary Rally Oct. 23rd

    All high school student-athletes and coaches are invited to the Diocese of Harrisburg Rosary Rally led by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer. All high school sports teams, athletes and coaches for all seasons are invited. CYO players, coaches and all parents and families are also welcome. The Rally will take place on Mon., Oct. 23 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Finestra Hall (Bishop McDevitt Auditorim). Light snacks will be provided.

    Coaches, bring your whole team! Athletes - wear your game jersey or sweats to show your school spirit.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Contest

    One member of the senior class may represent Delone Catholic for the chance to win one of five $1,000 cash awards as part of the Fireside Essay Scholarship Competition. Those interested in entering should write a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives. Entries should be submitted to Mrs. Heberling or Mrs. Phenicie no later than Nov. 15. A winner will be chosen by a panel of faculty and then submitted to Fireside Publishing.

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    Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

    Cody Pfaff '18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Pfaff of Mount Airy, Md., has been selected to represent the senior class of Delone Catholic High School as the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for 2017-2018. Faculty and students choose Cody as the senior who best exemplifies outstanding qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism among the seniors at Delone Catholic. Cody will now compete with Good Citizens from other locale high schools who must complete competitive examination materials on personal activities, service, interest, national and state government, patriotism and citizenship. Local winners can advance through divisional competition up to state and national competition. The first place winner of the national competition will receive a $5,000 scholarship award and a silver-engraved bowl presented at the National Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. Congratulations, Cody, and good luck!

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Fall Open House

    Fall Open House, Sunday, October 29th from 12-3 p.m. 
    Come and visit with our students, teachers and parents during our Fall Open House. There will be student-guided tours, a chorus and band performance as well as a showcase of extracurricular activities. Parents, teachers and students can answer all your questions and provide you with some insight into their Delone Catholic High School experience. 

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Hurricane Relief Effort

    Delone Catholic High School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, St. Joseph School and St. Teresa of Calcutta School are banning together to provide hurricane relief to some of the Catholic Schools that were recently devastated by two powerful hurricanes. Please see the attached letter from Principal La Rocca that details the relief efforts and donation information.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Pumpkin Pie Run 2017 - Proceeds to Benefit Tommy Laudani

    For more information and to register for the Pumpkin Pie Run 2017, click here.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Together for Tommy - Car Magnet Sale

    The students of Delone Catholic High School have organized a Together for Tommy car magnet sale to gather community support for Tommy Laudani, who is battling a rare form of cancer. If you are interested in purchasing car magnets, please complete the order form and return with payment to the school by Friday, Oct. 13.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Ticket Entrances to Delone Catholic Football Games

    After meeting with the Chief of the McSherrystown Police Department to improve the safety and security by reducing access points at Delone Catholic HS athletic events, starting this Friday, September 29th, the ticket booth closest to the intersection of South Street and S. 6th Street will no longer be ope for admission to home football games. 

    We kindly ask that guest use one of two entrances still available along Delone Avenue or the ticket booth next to the concession stand along side of South Street. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • eChalk Parent Accounts Now Available

    Parent accounts are now available for eChalk. Please note, you will need your child to login to his/her student account as part of the sign up process. Watch this video to learn about parent accounts on eChalk. https://vimeo.com/184025961

    Disclaimer: Although the new eChalk features a gradebook, the MMS parent portal remains the official repository of students' grades.

    Delone Catholic High School

Delone Catholic High School News

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    SAT Math Prep Course

    The Mathematics Department will be offering a six-session SAT Math Prep course (for the new SAT) this fall from 3-5 p.m. at Delone Catholic High School. The dates for the class will be Nov. 16, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Nov. 30, Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 .

    The New SAT Mathematics Prep book for the course will be provided. Registration brochures are attached and also available in the Main Office. Completed registration forms will be accepted along with the registration fee of $165 through November 10th.  For more information please contact Mr. Staub at dstaub@delonecatholic.org

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Mount 2000 - Feb. 9-11, 2018

    Any students interested in joining the Delone Catholic group for Mount 2000 are asked to contact Mrs. Phenicie no later than Nov. 3.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Cash Bingo to Benefit Delone Catholic Forensics Team

    The Delone Catholic Forensics Team is hosting a Cash Bingo on Oct. 22 in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 12 p.m. and bing starts at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are available for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket purchase includes 20 games of regular bingo and entry into door prize drawing. Special and Speed Games, Shared Raffle, Raffle Table, 13 Jars and food will be available for additional purchase. To purchase tickets, please contact the Main Office at 717-637-5956, contact a Forensics Team member or contact Coach Lawver.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Diamond Decade Initiative Phase III Completion Celebration

    All are welcome to Delone for an Open House and Dedication celebrating the completion of Delone Catholic's Diamond Decade Initiative Phase III. The Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will perform the blessing of the 1995 Classroom Wing, Band Room, Cafeteria, Library and Old Gym on Thurs., Oct 19. Open House begins at 3:30 p.m. and blessing begins at 4:30 .m. Please enter through the Sheppard Gym Lobby.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Rosary Rally Oct. 23rd

    All high school student-athletes and coaches are invited to the Diocese of Harrisburg Rosary Rally led by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer. All high school sports teams, athletes and coaches for all seasons are invited. CYO players, coaches and all parents and families are also welcome. The Rally will take place on Mon., Oct. 23 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Finestra Hall (Bishop McDevitt Auditorim). Light snacks will be provided.

    Coaches, bring your whole team! Athletes - wear your game jersey or sweats to show your school spirit.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Contest

    One member of the senior class may represent Delone Catholic for the chance to win one of five $1,000 cash awards as part of the Fireside Essay Scholarship Competition. Those interested in entering should write a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives. Entries should be submitted to Mrs. Heberling or Mrs. Phenicie no later than Nov. 15. A winner will be chosen by a panel of faculty and then submitted to Fireside Publishing.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

    Cody Pfaff '18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Pfaff of Mount Airy, Md., has been selected to represent the senior class of Delone Catholic High School as the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for 2017-2018. Faculty and students choose Cody as the senior who best exemplifies outstanding qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism among the seniors at Delone Catholic. Cody will now compete with Good Citizens from other locale high schools who must complete competitive examination materials on personal activities, service, interest, national and state government, patriotism and citizenship. Local winners can advance through divisional competition up to state and national competition. The first place winner of the national competition will receive a $5,000 scholarship award and a silver-engraved bowl presented at the National Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. Congratulations, Cody, and good luck!

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Fall Open House

    Fall Open House, Sunday, October 29th from 12-3 p.m. 
    Come and visit with our students, teachers and parents during our Fall Open House. There will be student-guided tours, a chorus and band performance as well as a showcase of extracurricular activities. Parents, teachers and students can answer all your questions and provide you with some insight into their Delone Catholic High School experience. 

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Hurricane Relief Effort

    Delone Catholic High School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, St. Joseph School and St. Teresa of Calcutta School are banning together to provide hurricane relief to some of the Catholic Schools that were recently devastated by two powerful hurricanes. Please see the attached letter from Principal La Rocca that details the relief efforts and donation information.

    Delone Catholic High School
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    Pumpkin Pie Run 2017 - Proceeds to Benefit Tommy Laudani

    For more information and to register for the Pumpkin Pie Run 2017, click here.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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
  • October 26, 2017 at 7 pm. Mandatory Athlete/Parent Meeting for Basketball and Wrestling

    Cafeteria

    Athletics
  • Wrestling Open Workouts

    There are wrestling workouts for anyone who may be interested in wrestling.   The workouts on Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.   Stop by the wrestling room, meet Coach Giraffa say hello and stay for a workout if you want  .  

    Athletics
  • Testing Day for Sophomores and Juniors - Wed. Oct. 11

    Delone Catholic will conduct standardized testing on Wednesday, Oct. 11. All sophomores and juniors will take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). In addition to preparing students for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the PSAT results are used as a first step to identify National Merit Scholars and commended students from among high school juniors across the United States. Students should be receiving registration information in the upcoming week. The test fee will be $16, and is due by Wednesday, Oct. 4. Sophomores and Juniors were acquainted with the format of the test and techniques used in taking the test successfully during their English classes by the Guidance Department. The test will be administered during the morning session. Students can practice online through Khan Academy. At the conclusion of the testing (approximately 12:30 p.m.) students will be dismissed for the day.

    Freshmen will be engaged in the following sessions that morning: Freshmen Service Project, Health and Fitness, Career Inventory and the TASC Program. They will be dismissed at approximately 12 p.m. Freshmen are permitted to wear their gym uniform on Oct. 11. If students do not yet have their DCHS gym uniform, they may wear their eight grade gym uniform.

    That day, any Freshmen, Sophomore or Junior who plans on riding the Pa. public school or Md. buses may not leave the school campus until those buses arrive here at school at their normal time. Students will be able to eat lunch in the cafeteria but will NEED TO BRING A LUNCH FROM HOME that day. These students must indicate that they will be taking the bus by signing a form that is available in the Guidance Center by Oct. 6. Students are not required to stay in school if they can arrange alternate transportation.

    Seniors will attend their class retreat on Oct. 11. They will be dismissed upon their return at 2:15 p.m.

    Please contact Mrs. Heberling (lheberling@delonecatholic.org) with questions.

    Guidance Services
  • Together for Tommy - Car Magnet Sale

    The students of Delone Catholic High School have organized a Together for Tommy car magnet sale to gather community support for Tommy Laudani, who is battling a rare form of cancer. If you are interested in purchasing car magnets, please complete the order form and return with payment to the school by Friday, Oct. 13.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Ticket Entrances to Delone Catholic Football Games

    After meeting with the Chief of the McSherrystown Police Department to improve the safety and security by reducing access points at Delone Catholic HS athletic events, starting this Friday, September 29th, the ticket booth closest to the intersection of South Street and S. 6th Street will no longer be ope for admission to home football games. 

    We kindly ask that guest use one of two entrances still available along Delone Avenue or the ticket booth next to the concession stand along side of South Street. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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
  • 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

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Boys' Basketball Open Workouts

    The basketball program will have workouts and weight training starting Monday, Sept. 18.  The workouts will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm. to 7:30 pm. in the weight room and from 7:30 to 9 pm in the Sheppard gym.  All interested in basketball and are not in a fall sport are welcome to attend.

    Athletics
  • List of Tasks

    Following is the link to access a spreadsheet that you can use/print to track that students have completed their required tasks for the portfolio:

    https://docs.google.com/a/delonecatholic.org/spreadsheets/d/1oSQ0ycqem_j4F0djPldUrkkQgooEQukIG5x8uwk4Adg/edit?usp=sharing
     
    It should also be in your "Shared with me" folder - titled "Freshmen Year Tasks".
     

    Thanks!

    Portfolio
  • Family Passes for Regular Season Games

    The Gold Passes will be available for purchase on Monday, August 28, 2017 in the athletic office.

    Athletics
  • 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.

    Music
  • 2017-18 DCHS Music Dates

    Attached is a list of all known DCHS music dates for 2017-18.

    Music
  • Portfolio Template

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

     

    Portfolio