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    Back to School Checklist and Forms for Parents

    (REQUIRED) Read the following documents online. (Paper copies may be requested from the homeroom teacher or Main Office).

    o  Student/Parent Handbook (Available online and provided in print to your child on the first day of school).

    o  Technology Acceptable Use Policy

     

     (REQUIRED) Complete the Back to School forms online. (Paper copies may be requested from the homeroom teacher or Main Office.)

    o  Directions: If you choose to, you may type your information into the PDF form. However, please be aware that you may not be able to save your work. Plan to complete the forms and print them in one session. As you begin typing information into these forms, the information will auto-populate into the same fields on other pages. Please read through each form carefully and fill in any fields that remain empty. When finished, print the forms (single-sided) and sign any pages that require signatures in the appropriate space provided. Please note some pages require both parent and student signatures. Assure that pages are in order from #1-11. Return all forms, along with the $4 payment for the Handbook/Planbook to the homeroom teacher by Friday, Aug. 25.

     

    (REQUIRED) Each parent/guardian should complete the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Interest Survey online.

     

    (REQUIRED) Create your MMS Portal Parent and Student Account(s) if you do not already have them. If you already have an account, be sure to add any new students to your account. You will use the MMS account to access your child’s grades, as well as his/her Lunchtime cafeteria account.

    o  Directions: Register for an MMS Parent Portal Account. You will need a registered parent’s first and last name and your child’s student ID number. After creating a parent account, please create student accounts for each child enrolled at Delone Catholic. It is important that only parents use parent accounts, as teachers may add notes to the portal that are only intended for parents’ eyes. Also, if you have more than one child enrolled at Delone Catholic, giving a child the parent portal login information allows the child access to the siblings’ grades as well. Please create a separate student account for each child.

     

    (OPTIONAL) Create your EChalk Parent Account(s) if you do not already have one.

    o  Directions:  Students will receive EChalk login information on the first day of school. After your child has logged in for the first time, you can register for an EChalk Parent Account that is linked to your child’s account. You will need your child’s parent code, found on his/her account page when logged into his/her student account.

     o  Read more about how EChalk Parent Accounts can help you stay informed about your child’s classes/clubs.

     

    (OPTIONAL) Connect with Delone Catholic on your favorite social media to stay up-to-date with what is happening at school.

     o  Facebook

     o  Twitter

     o  LinkedIn

    o  UStream

     o  YouTube

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    Nominations for Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2018 Due Sept. 1

    Delone Catholic is soliciting nominations for its Hall of Honor Class of 2018. The Hall of Honor was established to recognize people who have made a significant contribution to the school over a sustained period of time. The Inaugural Class was inducted at the school's 75th Anniversary celebration on Sept. 19, 2015. 

    The full eligibility requirements are included in the nomination form which is linked below. Any nominations received by Sept. 1, 2017 will be considered for the Class of 2018. Nominations received after that date will be held for consideration in future years. For further information, please contact Eric T. Lawrence '98, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 717-637-5969, Ext. 201 or elawrence@delonecatholic.org.

    To access the nomination form, click here.
    Information about previous inductees into the Hall of Honor can be found be clicking here.

    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.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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. 
    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
  • 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. 

    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
  • 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®.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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.

    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

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    Back to School Checklist and Forms for Parents

    (REQUIRED) Read the following documents online. (Paper copies may be requested from the homeroom teacher or Main Office).

    o  Student/Parent Handbook (Available online and provided in print to your child on the first day of school).

    o  Technology Acceptable Use Policy

     

     (REQUIRED) Complete the Back to School forms online. (Paper copies may be requested from the homeroom teacher or Main Office.)

    o  Directions: If you choose to, you may type your information into the PDF form. However, please be aware that you may not be able to save your work. Plan to complete the forms and print them in one session. As you begin typing information into these forms, the information will auto-populate into the same fields on other pages. Please read through each form carefully and fill in any fields that remain empty. When finished, print the forms (single-sided) and sign any pages that require signatures in the appropriate space provided. Please note some pages require both parent and student signatures. Assure that pages are in order from #1-11. Return all forms, along with the $4 payment for the Handbook/Planbook to the homeroom teacher by Friday, Aug. 25.

     

    (REQUIRED) Each parent/guardian should complete the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Interest Survey online.

     

    (REQUIRED) Create your MMS Portal Parent and Student Account(s) if you do not already have them. If you already have an account, be sure to add any new students to your account. You will use the MMS account to access your child’s grades, as well as his/her Lunchtime cafeteria account.

    o  Directions: Register for an MMS Parent Portal Account. You will need a registered parent’s first and last name and your child’s student ID number. After creating a parent account, please create student accounts for each child enrolled at Delone Catholic. It is important that only parents use parent accounts, as teachers may add notes to the portal that are only intended for parents’ eyes. Also, if you have more than one child enrolled at Delone Catholic, giving a child the parent portal login information allows the child access to the siblings’ grades as well. Please create a separate student account for each child.

     

    (OPTIONAL) Create your EChalk Parent Account(s) if you do not already have one.

    o  Directions:  Students will receive EChalk login information on the first day of school. After your child has logged in for the first time, you can register for an EChalk Parent Account that is linked to your child’s account. You will need your child’s parent code, found on his/her account page when logged into his/her student account.

     o  Read more about how EChalk Parent Accounts can help you stay informed about your child’s classes/clubs.

     

    (OPTIONAL) Connect with Delone Catholic on your favorite social media to stay up-to-date with what is happening at school.

     o  Facebook

     o  Twitter

     o  LinkedIn

    o  UStream

     o  YouTube

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    Nominations for Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2018 Due Sept. 1

    Delone Catholic is soliciting nominations for its Hall of Honor Class of 2018. The Hall of Honor was established to recognize people who have made a significant contribution to the school over a sustained period of time. The Inaugural Class was inducted at the school's 75th Anniversary celebration on Sept. 19, 2015. 

    The full eligibility requirements are included in the nomination form which is linked below. Any nominations received by Sept. 1, 2017 will be considered for the Class of 2018. Nominations received after that date will be held for consideration in future years. For further information, please contact Eric T. Lawrence '98, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 717-637-5969, Ext. 201 or elawrence@delonecatholic.org.

    To access the nomination form, click here.
    Information about previous inductees into the Hall of Honor can be found be clicking here.

    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.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 2017-18 DCHS Music/Arts Dates

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

    Fine Arts Department
  • All are Invited to Join the Music Association

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

    Music
  • 2017-18 DCHS Music Dates

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

    Music
  • 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!

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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. 
    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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. 
    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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
  • 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