Upcoming Events

  • Final Exams - Early Dismissal

    1) Math  2) Religion

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  • Underclassmen Awards

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  • Last Day of School

    HR - 8:00 am - 8:07 am

    Pd A1 - 8:10 am - 8:25 am

    Pd A2 -  8:28 am - 8:43 am

    Pd A3 - 8:46 am - 9:01 am

    Pd A4 - 9:04 am - 9:19 am

    Pd A5 - 9:22 am - 9:37 am

    Pd A6 - 9:40 am - 9:55 am 

    Pd A7 - 9:58 am - 10:13 am 

    Pd B1 - 10:16 am - 10:31 am

    HR - 10:34 am - 10:55 am

    Call Down to Sheppard Gym - 10:55 am - 11:00 am

    Underclassmen Awards Assembly - 11:00 am - Approximately 12:00 pm


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  • Dismissal at 12 p.m.

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  • Memorial Day

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    Job Openings for the 2018-19 School Year

    Delone Catholic High School is currently accepting applications for the following positions for the 2018-19 school year: 

    Full-time Social Studies Teacher 

    Full-time Family and Consumer Science Teacher

    Full-time French and Spanish Teacher

    Part-time Cafeteria Aide - Assistant Server (2.5 hrs, Monday through Friday)
    Head Cheerleading Coach
    Head Golf Coach

    Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Mr. Richard La Rocca, Delone Catholic HS, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or e-mail  rlarocca@delonecatholic.org by June 8, 2018.
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    25th-Annual Henny Noel Memorial Tuition Assistance Golf Tournament

    Saturday, June 9 at Cedar Ridge Golf Course, Gettysburg, Pa. 9 a.m. shotgun start. This golf tournament is named in honor of Henny Noel, beloved Delone Catholic Director of Maintenance from 1958-1993. In accordance with the wishes of the Noel family, all proceeds from the tournament are used to provide tuition assistance to families that need it, so that all students can reap the benefits of a Delone Catholic education. Highlight your business with a sponsorship package or register a foursome for the tournament. For more information or to register a foursome and/or highlight your business with a sponsorship, click here

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  • 2018 Summer Reading Assignments

    Click on the grade-level attachment to find your assignment. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Duffy at nduffy@delonecatholic.org

    English Department
  • Memorial Day Parade 2018

    -           All concert band & color guard members including seniors are needed and expected to march with the concert band in the Memorial Day Parade.  We cannot do the the parade without the class of 2018.  We owe it to our local veterans, both living and deceased, to participate in this parade and honor their sacrifices for our country, even if it may be a little inconvenient for us.   

    -           Please note: all woodwind and brass players (except flutes) need to purchase a lyre to hold the flip folder on your instrument.  Take your instrument to the music store when you go to purchase your lyre to make sure it fits.  Flutes need at least 2 rubber bands.     

    -           Instrumentalists will wear white uniform pants, tall white socks, white band shoes, and dark blue band jackets.  They will not wear hats or gloves.  Guard members will wear the guard uniforms and guard shoes.  All band members should bring any hats, scrub pants, parkas, red school garment bags, or uniform parts still in their possession, to turn them in at the beginning/end of the parade.  Instrumentalists should wear shorts and T-shirts/tank tops under the uniforms so that they can turn in all other uniform parts at the end of the parade route before dismissal.  Guard members must turn in all uniform parts as well – either at the parade route or back at school right after the parade.  Nobody should have any uniform parts in their possession after May 28.  We need EVERYTHING back so we can do inventory and cleaning.

    -           Make sure you have everything you need for the parade: complete uniform as described above; your instrument, flag or banner; mouthpiece, valve oil, or reeds; lyre; flip folder; harness, sticks and mallets; music for "Service Songs Set 2: Marines/Air Force", "Star Spangled Banner", and the drum cadence. 

    -           If you need anything to be loaded on the truck for the parade, please place it on the truck yourself by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25; otherwise it will be assumed that you will show up at the parade site with everything you need.  If anyone discovers that they've forgotten anything, they should report to Delone at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28.  The truck will be leaving Delone around 7:10 a.m. 

    -           Meet in the Royal Farms parking lot near the corner of Carlisle and Chestnut Streets in Hanover about a block north of the square by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28. (Look for the band truck.) http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=218190783007740218748.0004b96e5d75a9713dc0b&msa=0&ll=39.797425,-76.97897&spn=0.017212,0.038581 

    -           We will be performing "Star Spangled Banner" at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at the conclusion of the parade along with Hanover HS, South Western HS, The Lyric Band, and the Lancers.  No Delone student will be permitted to leave until after that group performance. 

    -           Have someone pick you up at McCallister Street and Wirt Avenue near Sheppard-Myers Football Field around 10:00 a.m. near the spot where we meet for the Halloween Parade.  Wirt Avenue intersects with Baltimore Street at the cemetery (just north of Giant).    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zFDBb7OdwWjo.kANzemP3K8wc  

    • In the event of rain, don't assume that the parade is cancelled. Check your e-mail and the Delone Catholic Music Department home page http://www.delonecatholic.org/groups/3272/music/music  for possible cancellations.  (It is always good practice to press F5 or click refresh to make sure you are viewing the most up-to-date version of the home page.)  You can also check WHVR 1280 AM for possible cancellations.  If you don’t hear about a cancellation, you should show up at the parade site as instructed.
  • Summer Math SAT Prep Course

    A Math SAT Prep Course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. at Delone Catholic HS on July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. This six-day course reviews the necessary skills assessed as important to the Math portions of the New SAT. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the New SAT format through sample questions and practice.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to attend each session and do the homework that is suggested. The attached registration will be accepted along with the registration fee of $165, through June 29, 2018. Late registration fee will be $200. Course will be cancelled if less than 3 students register. For more information, please contact Mr. Dave Staub.

    Mathematics Department
  • STEM Opportunities at Delone Catholic

    Every Delone Catholic student has many opportunities to explore and solve problems in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Courses offered include Engineering and Drafting, Basic Programming, Web Design, Algebra to Calculus, and a full spectrum of Science classes, all of which include hands on laboratory work. All 9th graders will complete a research paper and an independent research project as part of their Biology class.  Students who want to further explore or compete can choose from the following activities.

    Environmental Club - a student-generated club that is new for 2018-19
    Science Club - including teams that compete at Science Olympiad and the Robotics competition.
    YCSEF - Science Fair Note: the required 9th grade project can be used for Science Fair competition. Projects may be started now for competition next March. Dates and forms are attached.

    We want to encourage all students to participate in activities that help them pursue their interests and develop problem solving skills.  Please contact the following teachers with questions.

    Mrs. Gadow - Environmental club or YCSEF  jgadow@delonecatholic.org
    Mrs. Marrocco - Science club pmarrocco@delonecatholic.org

    Science Department
  • Sports Physicals at Delone Catholic High School June 7, 2018 4 pm to 6 pm.

    Please see the sports packet for all the information.  

  • 2018-19 Sports Information Packet

    For any student planning on playing a sport at Delone Catholic next year including junior high football, wrestling and volleyball.   Delone Catholic is offering a sports physical on June 7, 2018.   Please see the packet for the information.

  • Mandatory Fall Sports Parent Meeting - July 16

    6 pm.  Football Athlete/Parent Meeting.

    7 pm.  General AA Meeting and all other fall sports. 

    This meeting is mandatory for the athletes and parents.   

  • Summer 2018 English SAT Prep Info (Abbreviated Course)

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  • Summer School Info & Contract

    Attached is the Summer School schedule for 2018.

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  • Students' Bills Passed in National E-Congress

    This spring the Mrs. Fuhrman’s senior American Government classes participated in the Youth Leadership Initiative’s National E-Congress to foster skills in the political process for high school students. The website is an interactive online legislation simulation that allows for students to experience first-hand how a bill becomes a law. Students worked alone or in pairs to propose legislation that was then considered by a committee of high school students in another participating classroom, who could pass, reject or amend the bill. The proposed bills ranged in topics from solving environmental problems and promoting space exploration to education reform and military spending.

    Students worked hard to prepare thorough and well thought-out bills to present to the E-Congress. From the Committee Phase, twenty Delone Catholic students had their bills sent to the House floor phase in which high school students throughout the country cast votes. Those students include, Mackenzie Russell, Diana Biesecker, Caroline Mace, William (Ruiyang) Wang, Max Kirby, Melinda Baker, Peter Moffatt, Jacob Blackwell, Nathan Holt, Nile Bowser, Kesley Myers, Emily Buck, Maria Waminal, Mackenzie Miller, Charlie Hoerl, Julia Whiteleather, Julie Thackston, Christina DiGregory, Madeline Rang, and Dimitri Partenza. Nine of the thirteen bills considered during the House Floor Phase were passed.

    Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication throughout this project!

    The Youth Leadership Initiative at the University of Virginia Center for Politics is dedicated to increasing civic engagement by providing teachers with the best civics education materials and programs. Research shows that quality civics education programs are essential to creating lifelong citizenship and YLI programs empower students to take responsibility for our democracy.

    Social Studies Department
  • Job Opportunities: Head Golf Coach and Head Cheerleading Coach

    Delone Catholic is currently seeking a Head Golf Coach and a Head Cheerleading Coach. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Tim Bonitz, Athletic Director, Delone Catholic HS, 140 South Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or e-mail resume and cover letter to tbonitz@delonecatholic.org.

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  • Mrs. Kate Phenicie is 2018 Golden Apple Award Recipient

    We are so proud to announce that Mrs. Kate Phenicie, Spiritual Life Director and Religion Teacher, is a 2018 Golden Apple Award recipient. To read about her nomination and accomplishments, please click here.

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  • 2018 Summer Sports Camps

    The sport camp brochures are now available.  

  • SAT tips from Mu Alpha Theta students

    Mu Alpha Theta hosted two study sessions this week.  They opened by sharing their suggestions for preparing for the SATs.  Here is a recap of their suggestions:

    Take it more than once.


    Khan Academy is a good source!

    Practice not only the problems but also within the timeframe.

    Plug in answer choices.

    Don’t rush.

    Know how your calculator works; use a graphing calculator if you have one.

    Go into it with the correct mindset – think positively!

    Do all of the problems.

    Guess if you need to.

    Get a good night sleep. 

    Listen to Mozart.

    Take a snack.

    Good luck to all taking their SATs on Saturday, 3/10!


    Mathematics Department
  • Seniors Solving Problems, by Cameron O'Malley

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

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

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

    Social Studies Department
  • Welcoming Ms. Cameron O'Malley

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

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

    Social Studies Department
  • Placement Breakdown

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

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

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

    Mathematics Department
  • 2018 Flynn & O'Hara Price List and Ways to Order

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  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching American Government

    Solving problems as a community - isn't that the true purpose of government? In the semester long American Government-A course taught to seniors, Mrs. Fuhrman and Mr. Fournie use project-based learning (PBL) units designed by the Buck Institute for Education to teach Delone Catholic students the skills of collective problem-solving: articulating an issue and , reviewing what is known about it, identifying what needs to be known in order to address it, conducting research, brainstorming possible solutions, considering each proposal, making a decision, implementing a solution and evaluating the results. These skills will prepare students to be strong citizens and professionals in an ever changing world.

    In Can We Believe This?, students will learn how to discern the trustworthiness of a media source.

    In A Government for Xlandia, students will learn about the features of democracy in order to help the fictional nation of Xlandia, which has just overthrown their authoritarian dictator, to plan for a more democratic future.

    In A Better Budget, students will learn how to make tough decisions about potential cuts to the federal budget, their impact on the local community and the need for compromise between liberals and conservatives.

    In On the Campaign Trail, students will learn about the ethical dilemmas and modern realities of the U.S. election system.

    In Fighting Chance, students will analyze the strength of a case before the Supreme Court.

    In Not in My Backyard, students will familiarize themselves with policy-making at a local level.

    As students proceed through these projects, they will learn the basics of American Government and active citizenship. In addition to these PBL units, students will participate in the Youth Leadership Initiative's National eCongress, examine the growth of presidential power and the executive branch, and prepare their own plans for solving problems identified in their local community.

    Social Studies Department
  • Squire Shadow Days

    Experience Delone Catholic High School first-hand with a Squire Shadow Day. Spend the day with a Delone Catholic student, where you can experience our classes and meet our teachers. Shadow days are a fun way to get to know the school and our students. From the cafeteria, to the gym to the tech ed class to English and Math, we feel there's a something here that will inspire any prospective student.  Contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions, to schedule a Squire Shadow Day today!

    Prospective Families


Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and challenge students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and to “Be Doers of the Word.”