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  • Christmas Dress Down Regulations

    On Thursday, Dec. 22 (the last day before Christmas vacation) Student Council is hosting a Christmas themed dress down day.

    This dress down day is only for the students who participated in Thanksgiving Food Drive by bringing in a canned good AND $3.

    The following regulations must be followed:

    -Christmas themed shirts (may or may not be considered "ugly Christmas sweaters") may be worn.

    - Solid red or green shirts may be worn.

    - Christmas themed Onesies are permitted. The shirt underneath must be a T-shirt. (No long johns or pajamas are permitted.)

    - Shirts that have a dominate mix of red and/or green may be worn (Ex. red and green plaid). Red and/or green must dominate.

    - Sneakers or regular shoes must be worn (no slippers. no boots). 

    - Jeans may be worn.(No tight jeans, patched jeans, torn jeans, jeans with holes,  or spandex jeans.)

    - Solid red, green, or black sweat pants may be worn. They may have a logo on them but it should not dominate the pants.  

    - No leggings, spandex, yoga, or pajama pants.

    - Hats and antlers may be worn (removal upon teacher’s request).

    - All other dress code rules apply.

    - Writing on any shirt or pants that is not Christmas related should be at a minimum.

    Nothing other than what is presented above may be worn.

    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
  • T-Shirt Fundraiser for Tommy Laudani

    In mid-November, Tommy Laudani, a junior at Delone Catholic, was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. The Delone Catholic community has been praying for Tommy and his family in his fight for recovery. Members of the junior class and Cross Country team, of which Tommy is a member, have been developing fundraising ideas, including a T-shirt sale and dress down day. Please visit this link to purchase. If you are prompted to enter a code, it is A6ABM : https://weaversscreenprinting.itemorder.com/product/2894412

    Shirts will be available for purchase until Thursday, Dec. 22 and will be delivered in January to the school. 

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Audition for the Spring Musical!

    Auditions for Delone Catholic's spring musical, Disney's "The Little Mermaid," will be held Thursday Dec. 8 and Friday Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in the band room. Students need only to attend one of the two days. If you cannot attend either day, set up an appointment with Mr. Yealy. All Delone Catholic students are welcome - NO previous acting, singing, or dancing experience is required.

    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
  • Wondering who you should vote for in the Student Mock Election

    Try taking a survey, such as the one at isidewith.com, to see how your opinions match up with each of the candidates.

    Remember, when you enter the voting booth, take your conscience with you.

    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
  • Bishop's Visit Regarding the Study on Catholic Education in the Adams Deanery

    A meeting will be held to present the results of the study on Catholic Education in the Adams Deanery.

    Bishop Ronald W. Gainer; Very Rev. Edward Quinlan, Secretary for Education; Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, along with local representatives of the Deanery Committee will announce the plan for the future of Catholic Education in the Deanery.

    We will meet at Delone Catholic in the Sheppard Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7-8 p.m.

    This is for all parents of students who attend Annunciation BVM, Immaculate Conception BVM, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Joseph Schools and Delone Catholic High School.

    This is an adults only meeting, please no children.

    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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  • Christmas Dress Down Regulations

    On Thursday, Dec. 22 (the last day before Christmas vacation) Student Council is hosting a Christmas themed dress down day.

    This dress down day is only for the students who participated in Thanksgiving Food Drive by bringing in a canned good AND $3.

    The following regulations must be followed:

    -Christmas themed shirts (may or may not be considered "ugly Christmas sweaters") may be worn.

    - Solid red or green shirts may be worn.

    - Christmas themed Onesies are permitted. The shirt underneath must be a T-shirt. (No long johns or pajamas are permitted.)

    - Shirts that have a dominate mix of red and/or green may be worn (Ex. red and green plaid). Red and/or green must dominate.

    - Sneakers or regular shoes must be worn (no slippers. no boots). 

    - Jeans may be worn.(No tight jeans, patched jeans, torn jeans, jeans with holes,  or spandex jeans.)

    - Solid red, green, or black sweat pants may be worn. They may have a logo on them but it should not dominate the pants.  

    - No leggings, spandex, yoga, or pajama pants.

    - Hats and antlers may be worn (removal upon teacher’s request).

    - All other dress code rules apply.

    - Writing on any shirt or pants that is not Christmas related should be at a minimum.

    Nothing other than what is presented above may be worn.

    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
  • T-Shirt Fundraiser for Tommy Laudani

    In mid-November, Tommy Laudani, a junior at Delone Catholic, was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. The Delone Catholic community has been praying for Tommy and his family in his fight for recovery. Members of the junior class and Cross Country team, of which Tommy is a member, have been developing fundraising ideas, including a T-shirt sale and dress down day. Please visit this link to purchase. If you are prompted to enter a code, it is A6ABM : https://weaversscreenprinting.itemorder.com/product/2894412

    Shirts will be available for purchase until Thursday, Dec. 22 and will be delivered in January to the school. 

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Audition for the Spring Musical!

    Auditions for Delone Catholic's spring musical, Disney's "The Little Mermaid," will be held Thursday Dec. 8 and Friday Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in the band room. Students need only to attend one of the two days. If you cannot attend either day, set up an appointment with Mr. Yealy. All Delone Catholic students are welcome - NO previous acting, singing, or dancing experience is required.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Spring Musical 2017

    By special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Delone Catholic will present Disney's The Little Mermaid March 31-April 2, 2017. Auditions will be held in December. Contact byealy@delonecatholic.org for more info.

    Fine Arts Department
  • 8th Grade Scholarship Contest at April Open House

    Delone Catholic High School is offering students a chance to earn scholarship dollars at their Open House on Sunday, April 23. The competition will begin promptly at 1 p.m. School tours are available during Open House from 12-3 p.m.

     

    All current eighth grade students are eligible. There are two options to participate:

    1)       A Jeopardy-style game with categories including math, science, English, Social Studies, and Religion. The winner will be announced that day at the conclusion of the game. All questions have been analyzed by current department chairs of Delone Catholic faculty. 

     

    2)     An essay on the topic “Open Letter to God” or “Why is worship an integral part of your life?” typed within 30 minutes during the event. Students may not bring any notes with them. The essay will be evaluated by former English faculty of Delone Catholic, based on rubrics utilized in Delone Catholic’s English department. The winner of the essay contest will be announced on May 1, to allow time for scoring.

     

    One winner will be provided for each of the two options and the scholarship will be paid out over the course of four years.

    In order to participate in either option, students must pre-register by April 19.

    Registration is available here:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD0GMivYhv63yyF9RO8jDAon1V5XVJif0ooW0riNkXBscXTA/viewform?usp=send_form

     

    Please contact Ms. Katie Mahoney, Director of Enrollment and Marketing, with questions at kmahoney@delonecatholic.org or 717-637-5969 x206.

    Prospective Families
  • Act 48 Workshop

    Dave and Neil are going to be presenting an awesome workshop with all the bells and whistles.  Sounds like a lot of prep work for them.  Glad to be a spectator.  :)

    Mathematics Department
  • 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
  • Winter Sports Apparel Sale

    Winter Sports Apparel order forms (see attached) are due in the Athletics Office by Tuesday, Nov. 15.

    Athletic Association
  • Placement Test Registration Now Open

    Delone Catholic desires a smooth and strong transition from grade school to high school for every student. To help ensure incoming freshmen are placed in the courses where they can be most successful, we require each student to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). 

    All eighth graders at Annunciation BVM School, Immaculate Conception BVM School, Sacred Heart of Jesus School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and St. Joseph School will take the test in their schools. Any eighth grader who attends a Catholic school outside the deanery, a public school, home school or other school needs to make arrangements to take the test on either Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 or Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Delone Catholic High School. Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. There is no cost to take the exam.

    The test covers English, science and math. Students need to bring two #2 pencils, a pen and a lunch. To register for the test, please visit http://www.delonecatholic.org/groups/5030/prospective_families/placement_testing

    For more information please contact Vice Principal Stephanie Williams at 717-637-5969.

    Prospective Families
  • 2016 Student Mock Election Results

    The Social Studies Department at Delone Catholic partnered with the Youth Leadership Initiative to hold a student mock election, Oct. 25-27, 2016. Of the 219 students who registered to vote (46% of the student body), 142 voted (64% of registered voters) during the three-day voting period. The results of the student mock election can be viewed at http://www.delonecatholic.org/groups/3291/social_studies_department/2016_student_mock_election_results.

    Social Studies Department
  • We're not going to the parade.

    Dear MB Families,

    I've been watching the forecasts all day. We're going to err on the side of caution to protect our students, uniforms, and equipment, and cancel our participation for tonight. We already have several sick children in band and a busy weekend ahead of us. There is still at least a 50% chance of us getting rained on at the parade site. We are the only band that uses electronics, so extra caution is warranted. Also, I'm not sure our tractor will be able to pull three carts full of students and equipment on wet roads. Please make sure your friends received this message. See you Saturday at 1:00.

    Many thanks,
    Mr. Yealy

    Music
  • 2017-18 Registration Now Open!

    The first step in the enrollment process for the Class of 2021 is the attached Student Application for Admission.

    The complete enrollment packet will be available shortly. 

    Prospective Families
  • 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
  • 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
  • Students to Vote in National Mock Election

    Last March, Delone Catholic students participated in a mock political convention. Next week, both students and teachers will take part in a national mock election on Oct. 25-27. Students will use a state-of- the art online voting system as they participate in a mock election program sponsored by the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI), a national civic education program based at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Approximately one million students expected to vote nationwide during the two-week voting period from Oct. 17-28.

    The Social Studies Department has planned this mock election as a follow-up to the school’s traditional Mock Political Convention as part of the ongoing effort to instill in students an understanding that participation in government is a moral imperative. As Pope Francis said in September of 2013, “We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.”

    Department Chair Mr. Matthew Loban said, “The Social Studies department feels it isimportant for our students to feel engaged in the political process now, so when they can make an impact, they will."

    To create a more authentic voting experience, the Social Studies Department created a voter registration process, so that students desiring to vote in the mock election will have to register and receive a voter identification card. The department has also provided resources for students to research the candidates and issues in the upcoming election.

    A national research study conducted by University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato and Chief of Staff Ken Stroupe found conclusively that the instructional components of the Youth Leadership Initiative can have a positive impact on students, and Stroupe found that “students in classes where teachers used the YLI Mock Election and the related lesson plans reported a higher tendency towards future political participation.”

    Results of the YLI National Mock Election will be available on Oct. 29, 2016.

    Social Studies Department
  • Wondering who you should vote for in the Student Mock Election

    Try taking a survey, such as the one at isidewith.com, to see how your opinions match up with each of the candidates.

    Remember, when you enter the voting booth, take your conscience with you.

    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
  • Bishop's Visit Regarding the Study on Catholic Education in the Adams Deanery

    A meeting will be held to present the results of the study on Catholic Education in the Adams Deanery.

    Bishop Ronald W. Gainer; Very Rev. Edward Quinlan, Secretary for Education; Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, along with local representatives of the Deanery Committee will announce the plan for the future of Catholic Education in the Deanery.

    We will meet at Delone Catholic in the Sheppard Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7-8 p.m.

    This is for all parents of students who attend Annunciation BVM, Immaculate Conception BVM, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Joseph Schools and Delone Catholic High School.

    This is an adults only meeting, please no children.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Hanover Elks Lodge #763 Student of the Month Program

    5 - $1,000 Scholarships offered.

    The Youth Activities Committee of the Hanover Elks will again recognize and reward area seniors based on scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, community and civic involvement.  All seniors are invited to fill out an application and mail it back at their earliest convenience. The applications are reviewed and each month one senior is selected as Student of the Month.  Those not selected at that time are reconsidered for the following months. The scholarship winners will be selected from the students of the month.  Application period is September to March 15, 2017.  The sooner one applies, the better.

    Guidance Services