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    Delone Catholic HS Music Association Fundraiser

    Join us on Jan. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in the cafeteria for the annual Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night to benefit the Music Association. Cost is $8 per adult and $6 per child (ages 4-10). Children 3 and younger eat for free. For more information or to purchase tickets, see the attached flyer or contact Carol Stiles at 717-968-4659 (stiles518@embarqmail.com).

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    CYO Basketball Nights Scheduled

    Delone Catholic HS is hosting CYO Basketball nights for CYO Basketball players. Wear your basketball jersey for free admission (with an adults paid admission) to one of our CYO Basketball nights. The girls CYO night is Fri., Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., where our Squirettes will face the Biglerville HS Canners. The boys CYO night is Tues., Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m., where our Squires will face the Littlestown HS Bolts. Come and cheer on your Delone Catholic HS basketball team with your CYO teammantes!

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    Freshman Welcome Nights Scheduled

    We have two Welcome Nights scheduled in February. Please make plans to attend one of these mandatory meetings with your student on either Thurs., Feb. 8 or Tues., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. At this time, you and your student can complete and submit their Admissions Application, get important information from our Administrators as well as complete course selection for the upcoming school year. If you have not completed an Admissions Application, please click here and send the completed form and registration fee to Mrs. Jennifer Hart at Delone Catholic HS or bring it to one of the Welcome Nights. We look forward to seeing you and your future Squire in February!

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    January Lunch Menu Revisions

    Please find attached revisions to the January lunch menu in response to the Jan. 17 school closing.

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    Now Accepting Golden Apple Award Nominations

    The Golden Apple Award symbolizes a teacher's professional excellence, leadership, commitment to Catholic values, and devotion to teaching in Catholic schools. The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following: cash award of $5,000; certificate of achievement; Golden Apple; individual photo with Bishop Ronald Gainer, and a group photo with Bishop Gainer and Very Reverend Edward J. Quinlan, Secretary for Education. These will be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tues., May 8, 2018 at the Cardinal Keeler Center.

    The eligibility requirements for a teacher are as follows: The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, a full-time teacher and must have completed a minimum of six full years in the elementary or secondary school at which he/she is currently employed. The applicant must have a Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate and the appropriate catechetical certification (to be verified by the corresponding school administrator.

    The completed nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by Feb. 23, 2018. In order to meet this deadline, if you are nominating a teacher at Delone Catholic HS, please submit the corresponding nomination form to Mr. La Rocca no later than Fri., Feb. 2, 2018. A copy of the DCHS nomination form is attached.

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    Delone Catholic Announces 2018 Hall of Honor Induction Class

    Delone Catholic High School announces the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2018. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 16 in three induction classes. The Class of 2018 will be inducted in a series of events to take place on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in conjunction with the school’s celebration of Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day 2018 celebrates the 154th birthday of the school’s founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq.

    The Hall of Honor inducted its inaugural class in conjunction with the celebration of the school’s 75th Anniversary on Sept. 19, 2015. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the school through consistent contribution of time, effort and/or financial resources or who have improved the school and its reputation through significant professional or community achievements.

    Members of the Class of 2018 are:

    • Francis J. Felix '67 – a part of the school’s baseball coaching staff since 1990. He was a volunteer assistant junior varsity baseball coach from 1990-1991 before taking over as the head varsity baseball coach from 1992-2002. Since 2003, he has been a volunteer assistant varsity baseball coach. Mr. Felix ended his run as varsity head coach as the program's all-time winningest coach with over 150 wins, four division championships, seven district playoff appearances, two state playoff appearances and the program's first two state playoff wins. During his tenure as a varsity assistant coach, he has been part of200+ additional wins, 12 division championships, 14 district playoff appearances, including the program's first district championship in 2013, and two state playoff appearances. He has also contributed thousands of volunteer hours maintaining the baseball, softball and field hockey fields, mowing and removing snow from school grounds. Mr. Felix has secured volunteer labor and donated materials that have transformed the baseball facility from a diamond and a backstop to a top-notch facility with dugouts, fencing to protect spectators, an outfield fence, an outdoor batting cage and practice pitching mounds, all at no cost to the school or Athletic Association.

    • Dennis H. Frew – a teacher, dean ofstudents, athletic director and coach at Delone Catholic from 1978-2007. He is a member of the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association Hall of Frew was the varsity baseball head coach from 1985-1988, during which time the team made two district playoff appearances. He was the varsity football head coach from 1979-2006, becoming the DCHS and Adams-Hanover area's all-time wins leader with 219-101-3 record. Frew’s teams won three Blue Mountain League championships, seven YAIAA division championships, qualified for the district playoffs in 13 of the 20 seasons when these playoffs were held, winning six championships and reaching the championship game three other times. His teams also qualified for the state playoffs five times. Mr. Frew served as the Athletic Director from 1993-2007.

    • Mary C. Furlong – a teacher and forensics coach at Delone Catholic from 1965-2000. She was a co-founder ofthe Mock Political Convention, which began in 1968 and has continued every four years since. Ms. Furlong initiated and coordinated the school's human rights assembly for 15 years, served on the faculty advisory committee, and was a three-term faculty representative on the Board of She initiated a mock trial team which placed second in the state twice. Ms. Furlong revived the forensics team, which placed third nationally, won two state championships and finished second in the state three times. She is a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League Hall of Fame. She has been awarded two Fulbright Grants and has served on countless local, national and international councils, commissions and committees. Ms. Furlong continues to volunteer on the local, national and international level, including at Delone Catholic. She is an invaluable resource to the school due to her vast network of relationships with alumni and their families.

    • Leo J. Krichten '41 (1923-2009) – a member ofDelone Catholic's first graduating class, he was a football letter winner at DCHS and an Army veteran of World War II, who received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Mr. Krichten oversaw several CYO and Boy Scout programs. He also made significant contributions to the Catholic War Veterans, serving in increasingly broader roles as Post, State and eventually National Commander. He received the CWV's highest honor, the St. Sebastian Award, and was also named the CWV's Man of the Year. Mr. Krichten served as a veterans’ advocate in the local community and in several roles in Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, McSherrystown.

    • Jean M. (Sneeringer) Steinour '47 – a graduate ofDelone Catholic, she won the French Club Award, was a member of the glee club, participated in plays and operettas and was a staff writer for the Delonian (newspaper) as a student. Mrs. Steinour volunteered in the DCHS kitchen in the 1960s and 1970s. She made her most significant contributions in the community after her youngest son, John, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She was dissatisfied with the physical education and sports opportunities for special needs students in the area and eventually worked to found Special Olympics, Adams County. She was the program's treasurer from its unofficial inception in the 1970s, and eventually, the program was officially recognized by Special Olympics. She was inducted into the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2008. Mrs. Steinour also was a member of the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg in support of John's membership and served on the St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg, Parish Council of Catholic Women and sang in the church's choir for 50 years.

    The Hall of Honor Class of 2018 will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 9. The event will begin with a school-wide Mass at 1:30 p.m. in the Old Gym. The class’s plaques will be blessed during this Mass. An informal reception will be held for inductees and anyone interested in offering well-wishes in the Delone Catholic library following the Mass. A dinner and induction ceremony catered by the Altland House and hosted in the Delone Catholic cafeteria will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Mass and reception are free of charge and open to all. Tickets for the dinner are $35 and on sale until Thursday, Feb. 1. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211, email gslagle@delonecatholic.org or click here. Mr. Felix, Ms. Furlong and Mrs. Steinour and members of their families are planning to attend the induction. Mr. Krichten, a posthumous inductee, will be represented by members of his family. Mr. Frew is unable to attend due to having winter residence in Florida. He will be represented by friends accepting induction on his behalf.

    The Hall of Honor nomination committee invites nominations for the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2019. For eligibility requirements and nomination forms, please visit the Hall of Honor page. Any nominees who were not selected for the Class of 2018 will be considered by the committee for the Class of 2019. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1, 2018 in order to be considered for the Class of 2019. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for the Class of 2020.

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    Stuff the Truck - Feb. 1 and 2

    The Junior Class will once again sponsor its annual "Stuff the Truck" clothing drive during Catholic Schools Week! Please consider donating your gently used clothes. Donations will be given to the Hanover Council of Churches. Collections will be held on Thur.  Feb. 1 from 7:30-8 a.m. and from 2:45-3:15 p.m. and on Fri,,  Feb. 2 from 7:30-8 a.m.  Donations can be brought to the student parking lot. 
     
    Thank you for your generosity and support of our community!
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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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  • 2018 Flynn & O'Hara Price List and Ways to Order

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  • Job Opportunity - Long-Term Substitute Social Studies Teacher

    Delone Catholic HS is seeking a long-term substitute Social Studies teacher for American Cultures and Psychology. The qualified individual would need to be available to teach from Feb. 19 to Mar. 23, 2018. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Mr. Richard La Rocca, Principal.

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  • 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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Upcoming Events

  • C Day

    Egg, Sausage & Cheese Wrap, Hash Brown Triangle, Apple Snack Bar, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, Milk 1% White, Milk FF Chocolate, Alt - Salad Bar, Alt - Hot Dog Sandwich

     

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  • Mentor/Student Portfolio Meetings after prayers and announcements

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  • Mini -Thon - Dress Down Day #2

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  • D Day

    Pepperoni Stuffed Sandwich, Potato Chips/Pretzels, Green Beans, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, Milk 1% White, Milk FF Chocolate, Alt - Salad Bar, Alt - Hot Dog Sandwich

     

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  • JV/V Boys' Basketball vs Littlestown High School

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In Other News

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    Delone Catholic HS Music Association Fundraiser

    Join us on Jan. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in the cafeteria for the annual Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night to benefit the Music Association. Cost is $8 per adult and $6 per child (ages 4-10). Children 3 and younger eat for free. For more information or to purchase tickets, see the attached flyer or contact Carol Stiles at 717-968-4659 (stiles518@embarqmail.com).

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    CYO Basketball Nights Scheduled

    Delone Catholic HS is hosting CYO Basketball nights for CYO Basketball players. Wear your basketball jersey for free admission (with an adults paid admission) to one of our CYO Basketball nights. The girls CYO night is Fri., Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., where our Squirettes will face the Biglerville HS Canners. The boys CYO night is Tues., Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m., where our Squires will face the Littlestown HS Bolts. Come and cheer on your Delone Catholic HS basketball team with your CYO teammantes!

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    Freshman Welcome Nights Scheduled

    We have two Welcome Nights scheduled in February. Please make plans to attend one of these mandatory meetings with your student on either Thurs., Feb. 8 or Tues., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. At this time, you and your student can complete and submit their Admissions Application, get important information from our Administrators as well as complete course selection for the upcoming school year. If you have not completed an Admissions Application, please click here and send the completed form and registration fee to Mrs. Jennifer Hart at Delone Catholic HS or bring it to one of the Welcome Nights. We look forward to seeing you and your future Squire in February!

    Delone Catholic High School
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    January Lunch Menu Revisions

    Please find attached revisions to the January lunch menu in response to the Jan. 17 school closing.

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    Now Accepting Golden Apple Award Nominations

    The Golden Apple Award symbolizes a teacher's professional excellence, leadership, commitment to Catholic values, and devotion to teaching in Catholic schools. The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following: cash award of $5,000; certificate of achievement; Golden Apple; individual photo with Bishop Ronald Gainer, and a group photo with Bishop Gainer and Very Reverend Edward J. Quinlan, Secretary for Education. These will be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tues., May 8, 2018 at the Cardinal Keeler Center.

    The eligibility requirements for a teacher are as follows: The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, a full-time teacher and must have completed a minimum of six full years in the elementary or secondary school at which he/she is currently employed. The applicant must have a Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate and the appropriate catechetical certification (to be verified by the corresponding school administrator.

    The completed nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by Feb. 23, 2018. In order to meet this deadline, if you are nominating a teacher at Delone Catholic HS, please submit the corresponding nomination form to Mr. La Rocca no later than Fri., Feb. 2, 2018. A copy of the DCHS nomination form is attached.

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    Delone Catholic Announces 2018 Hall of Honor Induction Class

    Delone Catholic High School announces the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2018. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 16 in three induction classes. The Class of 2018 will be inducted in a series of events to take place on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in conjunction with the school’s celebration of Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day 2018 celebrates the 154th birthday of the school’s founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq.

    The Hall of Honor inducted its inaugural class in conjunction with the celebration of the school’s 75th Anniversary on Sept. 19, 2015. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the school through consistent contribution of time, effort and/or financial resources or who have improved the school and its reputation through significant professional or community achievements.

    Members of the Class of 2018 are:

    • Francis J. Felix '67 – a part of the school’s baseball coaching staff since 1990. He was a volunteer assistant junior varsity baseball coach from 1990-1991 before taking over as the head varsity baseball coach from 1992-2002. Since 2003, he has been a volunteer assistant varsity baseball coach. Mr. Felix ended his run as varsity head coach as the program's all-time winningest coach with over 150 wins, four division championships, seven district playoff appearances, two state playoff appearances and the program's first two state playoff wins. During his tenure as a varsity assistant coach, he has been part of200+ additional wins, 12 division championships, 14 district playoff appearances, including the program's first district championship in 2013, and two state playoff appearances. He has also contributed thousands of volunteer hours maintaining the baseball, softball and field hockey fields, mowing and removing snow from school grounds. Mr. Felix has secured volunteer labor and donated materials that have transformed the baseball facility from a diamond and a backstop to a top-notch facility with dugouts, fencing to protect spectators, an outfield fence, an outdoor batting cage and practice pitching mounds, all at no cost to the school or Athletic Association.

    • Dennis H. Frew – a teacher, dean ofstudents, athletic director and coach at Delone Catholic from 1978-2007. He is a member of the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association Hall of Frew was the varsity baseball head coach from 1985-1988, during which time the team made two district playoff appearances. He was the varsity football head coach from 1979-2006, becoming the DCHS and Adams-Hanover area's all-time wins leader with 219-101-3 record. Frew’s teams won three Blue Mountain League championships, seven YAIAA division championships, qualified for the district playoffs in 13 of the 20 seasons when these playoffs were held, winning six championships and reaching the championship game three other times. His teams also qualified for the state playoffs five times. Mr. Frew served as the Athletic Director from 1993-2007.

    • Mary C. Furlong – a teacher and forensics coach at Delone Catholic from 1965-2000. She was a co-founder ofthe Mock Political Convention, which began in 1968 and has continued every four years since. Ms. Furlong initiated and coordinated the school's human rights assembly for 15 years, served on the faculty advisory committee, and was a three-term faculty representative on the Board of She initiated a mock trial team which placed second in the state twice. Ms. Furlong revived the forensics team, which placed third nationally, won two state championships and finished second in the state three times. She is a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League Hall of Fame. She has been awarded two Fulbright Grants and has served on countless local, national and international councils, commissions and committees. Ms. Furlong continues to volunteer on the local, national and international level, including at Delone Catholic. She is an invaluable resource to the school due to her vast network of relationships with alumni and their families.

    • Leo J. Krichten '41 (1923-2009) – a member ofDelone Catholic's first graduating class, he was a football letter winner at DCHS and an Army veteran of World War II, who received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Mr. Krichten oversaw several CYO and Boy Scout programs. He also made significant contributions to the Catholic War Veterans, serving in increasingly broader roles as Post, State and eventually National Commander. He received the CWV's highest honor, the St. Sebastian Award, and was also named the CWV's Man of the Year. Mr. Krichten served as a veterans’ advocate in the local community and in several roles in Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, McSherrystown.

    • Jean M. (Sneeringer) Steinour '47 – a graduate ofDelone Catholic, she won the French Club Award, was a member of the glee club, participated in plays and operettas and was a staff writer for the Delonian (newspaper) as a student. Mrs. Steinour volunteered in the DCHS kitchen in the 1960s and 1970s. She made her most significant contributions in the community after her youngest son, John, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She was dissatisfied with the physical education and sports opportunities for special needs students in the area and eventually worked to found Special Olympics, Adams County. She was the program's treasurer from its unofficial inception in the 1970s, and eventually, the program was officially recognized by Special Olympics. She was inducted into the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 2008. Mrs. Steinour also was a member of the Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg in support of John's membership and served on the St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg, Parish Council of Catholic Women and sang in the church's choir for 50 years.

    The Hall of Honor Class of 2018 will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 9. The event will begin with a school-wide Mass at 1:30 p.m. in the Old Gym. The class’s plaques will be blessed during this Mass. An informal reception will be held for inductees and anyone interested in offering well-wishes in the Delone Catholic library following the Mass. A dinner and induction ceremony catered by the Altland House and hosted in the Delone Catholic cafeteria will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Mass and reception are free of charge and open to all. Tickets for the dinner are $35 and on sale until Thursday, Feb. 1. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211, email gslagle@delonecatholic.org or click here. Mr. Felix, Ms. Furlong and Mrs. Steinour and members of their families are planning to attend the induction. Mr. Krichten, a posthumous inductee, will be represented by members of his family. Mr. Frew is unable to attend due to having winter residence in Florida. He will be represented by friends accepting induction on his behalf.

    The Hall of Honor nomination committee invites nominations for the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2019. For eligibility requirements and nomination forms, please visit the Hall of Honor page. Any nominees who were not selected for the Class of 2018 will be considered by the committee for the Class of 2019. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1, 2018 in order to be considered for the Class of 2019. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for the Class of 2020.

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    Big Bingo Dates for 2018

    The Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg and the Delone Catholic Athletic Association will be hosting Bingo on Feb. 24, Mar. 24 and Apr. 28, 2018 in the Delone Catholic HS Cafeteria. These bingo dates are open to the public. Ticket donation is $15 and includes a roast turkey platter. For complete details, please see the attached flyer or contact Linda Masenheimver at 717-637-0412.

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    Stuff the Truck - Feb. 1 and 2

    The Junior Class will once again sponsor its annual "Stuff the Truck" clothing drive during Catholic Schools Week! Please consider donating your gently used clothes. Donations will be given to the Hanover Council of Churches. Collections will be held on Thur.  Feb. 1 from 7:30-8 a.m. and from 2:45-3:15 p.m. and on Fri,,  Feb. 2 from 7:30-8 a.m.  Donations can be brought to the student parking lot. 
     
    Thank you for your generosity and support of our community!
    Delone Catholic High School
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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.

    Athletics
  • Spring 2018 English SAT Prep Info

    English Department
  • Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Samantha Lowrie and Tom Martz who were selected by audition to participate in the PMEA Lower District 7 Band Festival, hosted by Kennard-Dale High School, January 12-13, 2018! This prestigious honors band was composed of the top high school wind and percussion instrumentalists of Lancaster, York, and Adams County. The band was conducted by Dr. Harlan D. Parker, conductor of the Peabody Wind Ensemble and coordinator of the Music Education Division at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD.

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  • 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
  • Job Opportunity - Long-Term Substitute Social Studies Teacher

    Delone Catholic HS is seeking a long-term substitute Social Studies teacher for American Cultures and Psychology. The qualified individual would need to be available to teach from Feb. 19 to Mar. 23, 2018. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Mr. Richard La Rocca, Principal.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Indoor Color Guard and Elementary Band Cancelled 1/8

    Delone Catholic has cancelled all after-school and evening activities on Monday 1/8, so our first Elementary Band  and Indoor Color Guard rehearsals will be Monday 1/22 at Delone Catholic. Please enter from the Faculty Parking Lot (under the catwalk) on Delone Avenue.

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  • Indoor Color Guard

    Attention Delone Catholic students: If you have ever wanted to try some free dance/flag training, here is your chance! Indoor Color Guard rehearsals start Monday 1/22, 6:30-8:30 in the old gym. Indoor Color Guard only rehearses one night a week, and they get to go on tour to the local Catholic elementary schools in the spring.  Come give it a try!

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  • 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
  • Personal School Tours

    There are so many things that are inspiring here at Delone Catholic HS, and we would like to show you them persona. Learn more about Delone Catholic with a personal school tour. This is an excellent opportunity to see our students and teachers in action. School tours are available by appointment during normal school hours. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions for to schedule yours today!

    Prospective Families
  • High School Placement Testing Sat., Jan. 6 and Sat., Feb. 10

    All incoming freshman students are required to take the High School Placement Test. It is offered at Delone Catholic High School on Sat., Jan. 6 or Sat., Feb. 10. There is no fee to take the test. Complete the attached registration form and send it to Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions. 

    Prospective Families
  • 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.

     

    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
  • Sr. High County Band Play-off Times 2018

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qVlq5ia_7x9F20I4oiRbFX6pBDcWNdN1VTJYlESeqOQ/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Delone Catholic Squire Collector Tins

    Show your Delone Catholic pride with a purchase of a Squire Collector Tin. The tin costs $20 and is available at the Utz Outlet Store on Carlisle Street in Hanover, Pa. You get one FREE fill with select Utz snacks at the time of purchase. For a copy of the flyer, click here.

    Athletics
  • Links on the portfolio

    I understand that students cannot always access all of the links on the portfolio.  The forms attached to these links are attached.  To use them correctly, I think you need to download them first.  Once you are finished, remember to print to a pdf rather than saving, so that the information that you input will not be lost.  If you notice any that I am missing (other than "Log Directions", which I did not include, because the directions are at the top of each log), please let me know and I'll add it.

    Thank you!

    Mrs. Sneeringer

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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.

    Mathematics Department
  • Opportunity for Students Interested in International Relations

    Registration for the 2018 Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit is now open! They're looking for high school students who are hard-working and eager to learn about politics and the global world. No prior experience in an extracurricular political club or specialized academic subject is necessary.  

    Students should have the capacity to think critically, work well in diverse groups, and be open to developing their own skills in public speaking, cross-cultural communication and negotiation.  A complementary 6-week online course culminating in a short preparation project will be provided upon student acceptance. Additional recommended courses, preliminary readings, and activities are provided as well.  

    Delegates will be selected through a two-step process: 1) Online Application 2) Phone Interview .

    The application form includes short essay questions which will assist in our student selection process. Click here for the online application.

    For more information log into the Model G20 website.

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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

    Delone Catholic High School
  • 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

'Tis the Season for Inclement Weather

For delays and closures: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One Call of school delays and closures. The information is also posted on WGAL, the school website, Facebook, Twitter and phone system as soon as possible. 

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. Students are encouraged to call parents from the office to inform them of the bus schedule change so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

Please be alert to those weather forecasts. 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.