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    Calling All Band Alumni!

    All alumni of the Delone Catholic High School Band (marching or concert, any graduation year) are cordially invited to play in the bleachers with the current Marching Band at the upcoming homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Mr. Yealy can supply some drums, but most alumni will need to bring their own instruments. Color Guard alumni and former instrumentalists who do not have access to an instrument are also invited to join us in the bleachers. All participants are asked to register online by Wednesday Sept. 27. Playing participants are kindly asked to make a one-time $5 donation at the game to help the band purchase additional copies of the iconic "yellow books" for alumni to use.  If possible, participants should plan to meet in the bleachers around 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. Contact byealy@delonecatholic.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!

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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

    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
  • 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
  • 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.

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Academics at Delone Catholic

At Delone Catholic High School, a rigorous academic program prepares students for successful futures by developing scholarly habits and practical skills. Read our  2017-18 Course Catalog  for more information.

Academics at Delone Catholic

Advanced Placement at Delone Catholic

Each year, Delone Catholic students pursue upper-level studies that not only fulfill graduation requirements, but also earn college credit. Through the College Board's Advanced Placement Program® (AP®), students take college-level courses taught by their high school teachers. At the end of the year, they take the AP exams, which are scored on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest. Many colleges and universities award credit to students who have achieved a satisfactory score on the AP exam, meaning collegiate graduate requirements can be met before the student arrives on campus.

Delone Catholic offers the following AP courses:

  • Calculus AB
  • English Literature and Composition
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory (Coming in 2017-18!)
  • Statistics
  • United States History

A key part of Delone Catholic's mission is challenging students to reach their full potential in all areas. We encourage our students to use and develop their God-given abilities to expand their knowledge and better prepare for the next phase of their lives. Any student that meets the prerequisites can enroll in these courses. Each student who does so will be required to take the AP exam in the spring at the students' own expense (approximately $86-90).In addition to the courses offered as part of the Delone Catholic curriculum, students may choose to take other AP courses from The Virtual High School, or to prepare independently for AP exams in subjects that are not offered at Delone Catholic. These students are encouraged to work with the teacher of the appropriate subject area to plan and prepare for the AP exam.

Students who perform exceptionally well on AP exams may also receive special recognition. The AP Scholar Awards recognize various levels of achievement with emphasis placed on a high average score on a large number of AP exams. In 2013, 15 Delone Catholic students earned AP Scholar awards. In 2014, seven students earned AP Scholar awards and in 2015, 12 students earned the awards.

Useful AP Links from the College Board
Program Facts and Overview
College and University AP Credit Policies

Dual Enrollment at Delone Catholic

The challenging nature of the curriculum at Delone Catholic not only prepares students for future college success, but also provides opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school. In addition to the Advanced Placement (AP) program, which allows students to earn credit by taking AP exams, Delone Catholic partners with Alvernia University (Reading, Pa.) to offer a dual enrollment course in Spanish.

HACC's Dual Enrollment program allows students to take college credit courses at any HACC campus, at an off-site location or online. These course credits also become part of the student's permanent HACC record and can be applied to a  HACC degree program or transferred to another college.

Penn State York also offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses on campus at a 50 percent tuition reduction. This enables students to get a jump on their college careers by earning college credits while still in high school. Students participating in this program may choose from a variety of courses offered at Penn State York.

The Virtual High School

The Virtual High School is a non-profit organization that has literally changed the face of online and blended learning in high schools and middle schools across the country and around the world. Since 1996, they have brought art to the cornfields, math to the deserts, and science to the delta. The education students thought they couldn’t receive, and administrators thought they couldn’t afford, has been delivered via the Web by The Virtual High School.

At Delone Catholic, VHS is offered to juniors and seniors. The following full-year Advanced Placement courses will be offered for highly motivated and independent students to choose from:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP World History

The following semester courses will be offered in either Fall or Spring semester:

  • Animal Behavior and Zoology
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Science
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Twentieth Century Women Authors

After completing the  VHS Application and obtaining approval by the current subject teacher and Department Chair, a student who is accepted into the VHS program should count the VHS course chosen among the required number of credits.                                

Is VHS for you?

Please read the information listed below, and complete the steps in the application process.  This will allow you to make an informed decision as to whether VHS will be a good match for you.  Applications that are not complete will be returned to the student.  

Criteria for acceptance into the VHS Program

The following items will be considered for all students applying for VHS courses.

  • Classroom behavior
  • Completion of assignments (there is no minimum grade requirement)
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attendance (will not be a major factor, but will be considered)
  • Recommendation from the teacher in the department and the Department Chair
  • Completion of AP Calculus AB before registering for AP Calculus BC

 Course Policies for VHS Classes

  • A student cannot take an AP course that is currently offered at Delone Catholic High School.
  • The administration has the right to disapprove a course.
  • VHS Course Registration begins in the first or second week of May. Once a student has been registered for a course, they will not be allowed to withdraw from the program. However, Delone Catholic reserves the right to withdraw a student from the program at any time.
  • There are a limited number of seats each semester. The number of classes a student is enrolled in will be determined by the number of students accepted into the program.
  • Students should review the course information carefully before making their course selections. A student may request to switch one VHS AP course for another prior to the start of classes.  This does not mean that a student’s request will be granted.  Requests to change a course will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  All requests must be approved by Dr. Thiec.  In order to request a course change, a written request stating the reason for the change must be completed by the student and signed by his/her parent or guardian. 
  • Students must be able to work independently.
  • A student may need to work outside of school hours to complete weekly assignments.
  • If a student does not have internet access at home, he/she must be willing to use a public library or other source to complete the necessary course work.

How much time should I allot to complete my work for VHS each week?

Students taking a VHS course during school hours have a class period each day as per the rotating scheduled.  The hours listed below include this time.

  • An AP level class requires students to be actively engaged in their coursework for approximately 10 - 12 hours per week.

 Credit for VHS Courses

VHS Courses receive the same credit and weight, and are listed on the student transcript in the same manner as any other course offered at Delone Catholic.

How and where do I take my VHS course?

Students are assigned a class period to work on their VHS courses in the computer labs or library.  VHS courses are taught over the Internet, and therefore are accessible from any computer that has an internet connection.  Students have the option to take a VHS class without being assigned a class period during school hours. 

 Who pays for VHS Courses?

  • Delone Catholic High School pays the membership fees and basic tuition for VHS courses.
  • Delone Catholic does not provide any material for VHS courses. Students are responsible for any materials required for their course which are not provided through VHS.
  • VHS will be charging an additional $75 for AP courses. Students electing to take an AP course will have to pay the additional fee.  Tuition assistance is available in the case of hardship.  Students must also pay the fee for the AP test.
  • In addition, AP science classes will have a lab fee. Students will be required to pay the lab fee for their courses. 

 Please contact Dr. Maureen Thiec if you have any additional questions.

Instructional Support at Delone Catholic

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg seek to serve as broad a range of students as possible. This includes students who have documented special educational needs and may require some measure of additional instructional support. In determining whether a school is able to meet the needs of prospective students, it is necessary to review all academic records, including psychological educational testing reports. Schools must be able to balance the requirements of a student with documented special needs against the resources available to the school and the student.

Students come to school with varying skills and abilities. They all look forward to a new and rewarding school year. All students will meet with some degree of success, but for some, this success depends upon delivering the right amount of accommodations to students with documented special needs or learning differences. Instructional Support was created for just that purpose; to ensure success of students in the classroom.

Students having difficulty in school, for a variety of reasons, become discouraged, feel alone and dejected due to past or present failures brought on by their learning differences. The learning differences in students can vary from very minor to severe or involved. Regardless of their severity assistance and help are available. These learning differences could require some re-learning of skills - developing good study habits, special accommodations and more individualized one-on-one assistance. This service is provided at no additional cost to the parent.

While involved with Instructional Support, students receive special attention and assistance in subject areas with which they are having trouble as well as work on areas to strengthen their academic and study skills with a certified teacher. From help on note-taking skills to test-taking techniques, assistance with overdue assignments to help with homework, students work through individual obstacles that impede their educational process and ultimate success. The student is expected to meet the same academic standards that Delone Catholic has established within the educational community.The program has been designed as a collaborative effort to work together with teachers and students to help develop a more active learner and achieve greater success in the classroom.

For More information contact our Instructional Support Teacher:

Miss Beth Snneringer
bsneeringer@delonecatholic.org
717-637-5969, Ext. 219

Eighth Grade Algebra I-H at Delone Catholic

Delone Catholic offers an Algebra I-H course to Grade 8 students from Annunciation BVM, Immaculate Conception, Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Joseph Catholic Schools.  Students are recommended by the grade school based on math grades, IOWA test scores and a math placement test.  The course follows the high school curriculum for Algebra I.  Students attend from 8 - 9 a.m. each morning. Successful completion of Algebra I places the student in Algebra II or Algebra II/Trigonometry-H for the freshman year.