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    Placement Testing for Incoming Freshman

    The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is being administered at Delone Catholic High School on Sat., Jan. 6 and Sat., Feb. 10. There is no fee to take the test. Please click here for a copy of the registration form.  Contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org with any questions.

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    Catholic Diocese Night with the Hershey Bears

    Celebrate Catholic Schools' Week with the Hershey Bears Hockey Team vs. Charlotte Checkers at Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. for the Annual Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Night on Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are discounted to $15 each for all ages from the regular admission price of $23. To purchase tickets, complete the attached form or contact jdise@hersheyPA.com. The deadline for ticket orders is Mon., Jan. 29, 2018.

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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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  • Join Us for the Rosary

    On the first Tuesday of every month, friends of Delone Catholic HS meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Delone Catholic chapel to pray a rosary for the students, faculty, staff and administration. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have a special prayer intention but are unable to atttend, please send a note into the office. If you have any questions, please contact Annie Kilkelly at 717-637-0933.

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  • PTO Christmas Raffle

    The PTO Christmas Raffle is underway. The top prize is $500 and tickets cost $1 each. The drawing date is Dec. 12 during half-time at the boys basketball game. Tickets must be returned to the school office by Tues., Dec. 5. For more information, click here. Thank you in advance for your support of the PTO.

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  • Pentatonix "White Winter Hymnal" Links

    When the Pentatonix members use their right hand, you use your right hand. Don't mirror them.
     
     
    Regular: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9arwudttg

    Whole Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o10drRI3VQ0

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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.

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  • 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
  • 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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  • All are Invited to Join the Music Association

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

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  • 2017-18 DCHS Music Dates

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

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  • Portfolio Template

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

     

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Science Fair Opportunity - for students, parents and alumni!

    The Delone Science Department is excited to be participating in the York County Science and Engineering Fair this coming Spring.    All students are eligible to participate.  Students taking Biology or Anatomy may use the science fair project as their independent research project in those classes.

    Students interested in participating must return the attached form to Mrs. Gadow by Monday October 24th.

    Parents and alumni – With the addition of Adams county schools to the YCSEF, the board is looking for business sponsors from Adams county and judges who are qualified science professionals in engineering, medical professions, research, or other fields. Please contact Mrs. Gadowjgadow@delonecatholic.org if you can help support our students in these way

    Science Department

Upcoming Events

  • Toys for Tots

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  • A Day #6 Activities Schedule

    Tomato Soup, Saltines, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Vegie Pack w/Dip, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, Milk 1% White, Milk FF Chocolate, Alt - Salad Bar, Alt - Hot Dog Sandwich

     

     

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  • Wrestling @ Dover

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  • B Day #10 Reconciliation Schedule

    Turkey, Bread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Turkey Gravy, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, Milk 1% White, Milk FF Chocolate, Alt - Salad Bar

     

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  • Advent Reconciliations for Grades 11 & 12

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  • 9Gr. Boys Basketball vs York Suburban High School 4pm

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  • C Day

    Delone Pizza, Side Salad, Mixed Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, Milk 1% White, Milk FF Chocolate, Alt - Salad Bar, Alt - PB&J Sandwich

     

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  • V Wrestling @ Solanco Invitational Tournament

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  • JV/V Boys' Basketball vs Biglerville High School

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  • JV/V Girls' Basketball @ Biglerville High School

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  • V Wrestling @ Hanover's Snacktown Invitational

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  • JrHi Wrestling @ Dallastown Invitational

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  • 9Gr. Boys' Basketball Tourney

    Delone Catholic, South Western, Spring Grove, and New Oxford

    Athletics
  • Old Gym/Cafeteria

    Christmas Concert Practice for Junior Band

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  • Old Gym/Cafeteria

    Christmas Concert Practice for Chorus

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  • Old Gym/Cafeteria

    Christmas Concert Practice for Concert Band

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  • JV/V Girls' Basketball @ South Western High School

    JV Girls' at 3 pm

    Varsity Girls' at 6 pm

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  • JV/V Boys' Basketball @ South Western High School

    JV Boys' 4:30 pm

    Varsity Boys' 7 pm

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  • Old Gym

    Christmas Concert and Art Exhibit

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  • D Day #2 Assembly schedule

    Meatballs, Pierogies, Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, Milk 1% White, Milk FF Chocolate, Alt - Salad Bar, Alt - Hot Dog Sandwich

     

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