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  • Sign up for "Delone in the Dark" (6th and 7th graders)!

    Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual “Delone in the Dark Nights” for students in sixth and seventh grades. 

    The boys night will be Friday, April 7 and the girls night Friday, April 21. Students are to be dropped off in the lobby of the Lawrence B. (Sonny) Sheppard, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium from 6-6:30 p.m. Pick up time is 10:15-10:30 p.m.

    There will be games, food, prizes, and the popular scavenger hunt in the dark.  The students will be making their own pizza using various toppings. Students do NOT have to attend a Catholic School to participate. 

    Cost is $5 (to cover the cost of food). Please register by March 24. After March 24 the cost will be $10. No registrations will be accepted past March 31. 

    More details and registration forms are attached. Please contact Miss Pinkos with questions at 717-637-5969 x344. 

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  • Sign up for the Squire Picnic (3rd, 4th and 5th graders)!

    Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual Squire Picnic for students in third, fourth and fifth grades on Sunday, April 30. The day begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on J.T. Flaherty field. There will be games, hamburgers, hot dogs, and prizes.  Students do NOT have to attend a Catholic School to participate. 

    More details and the registration form are attached. Please register no later than April 21. Contact Miss Pinkos at 717-637-5969 x344 with questions. 

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  • Delone Catholic Celebrates Founder’s Day; Plans Hall of Honor Celebration

    Delone Catholic High School is celebrating its Founder’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, in honor of the 153rd birthday of its founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq. Delone Catholic is a regional high school serving students of all faiths in the Adams Deanery of the Diocese of Harrisburg and surrounding areas, including Northern Maryland. The school is in its 77th year in 2016-17.

     

    This year also marks the induction of the second class of the Hall of Honor. 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 2017 are:

    • Mr. Kenneth J. Cole, Class of 1954, who served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During his time he served on the Agriculture Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Federal-State Regulations Committee and as the chairman of the Local Government Subcommittee. Some of Mr. Cole’s major undertakings were done through the Potomac River Basin Interstate Committee, the Adams County Cancer Crusade, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the Battle of Gettysburg 125th Anniversary Commission.
    • Mr. John Thomas “J.T.” Flaherty, who was a teacher, coach and administrator at Delone Catholic from 1957-1978. He taught history and social studies and later was Dean of Students. His coaching legacy includes 18 years as the baseball head coach, 21 years of football coaching (20 as an assistant and one as head coach), nine years as basketball head coach, and athletic director for 18 years. During his tenure, he experienced six years as concurrent coach of two sports and athletic director, one year as head coach of three sports, and a member of the PIAA District III Committee. Delone Catholic’s football field was renamed “J.T. Flaherty Field” in his memory in 1978. Mr. Flaherty has previously been inducted into the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame.
    • Mr. Thomas R. “Coach” Staub, Class of 1958, dedicated 40 years to serving Delone Catholic as a teacher, coach and athletic director. As a faculty member in the social studies department, Mr. Staub co-initiated the Mock Political Convention, a tradition that continues to this day. He coached football, basketball and baseball, with a special love for baseball, which he coached for 24 years. Upon his retirement, “Coach” continued to exemplify being a “Doer of the Word” by assisting with filming athletics contests, and, even now, assists with snow removal and mowing and lining of the athletic fields at Delone Catholic.
    • Brother René Sterner, FSC, Class of 1955, dedicated his life to Catholic education for nearly 54 years. Brother René was a teacher, principal and president at several schools and a strong pioneer in Forensics. During his time at La Salle College High School, Brother René led his students to the National Catholic Forensics League Championship and the National Forensic League Championship. When he returned to Delone Catholic, he coached the Forensics program which continues to excel and secure championship titles. He also served as the school’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations for two years, during which time he reestablished the Delone Catholic Alumni Association. He received the National Catholic Forensics League Alumni Lifetime Service award after spending nearly 50 years transforming the lives of young people through speech and debate. He is a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League and the National Forensic League Halls of Fame.

     

    The Hall of Honor Class of 2017 will be inducted on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. The luncheon will be catered by the Altland House and hosted in the Delone Catholic cafeteria. Tickets are $35 and on sale until Friday, March 17. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211 or email gslagle@delonecatholic.org.

     

    The Hall of Honor nomination committee invites nominations for the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2018. For eligibility requirements and nomination forms, please click here. Anyone without access to a computer who wishes to make a nomination may contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 717-637-5969, Ext. 211. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the Class of 2018. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for the Class of 2019.

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  • Tuition Assistance Application Now Available

    The 2017-18 Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available here: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3NG3Y

    All Pennsylvania AND Maryland residents will use the FACTS program.
    In previous years, Maryland families were directed elsewhere, but that is no longer the case.

    For Pennsylvania Families - Attached is a guide for the Neumann Scholarship through the Diocese of Harrisburg. Your application is still entered through the link posted above, but this guide provides more details. This is for Pennsylvania residents only. 

    The deadline to apply is April 15.

    All reports are available online in real time. Preliminary assessment results for online applications are available immediately upon submission by the parents. Final assessments results are updated once FACTS receives the supporting tax documents for an applicant. Please allow a two week processing time once all applications and applicable tax documents have been submitted.

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  • Parents of Juniors: SAVE THE DATE

    The Junior Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. A written letter with complete details will be sent soon.

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  • Inclement Weather Reminders

    For delays and closures: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. The information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter as soon as possible. You may also call the school at 717-637-5969 and the recording will notify you of a delay or closure. WGAL is notified immediately upon the decision to delay or close. In addition to T.V., closures and delays are posted on http://www.wgal.com/weather/closings

    For early dismissals: Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

    Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. If you wish your student to be dismissed at a different time, you must send in a note with your student for each dismissal. No emails and no phone calls will be accepted. Notes must be turned in before homeroom, on the day they are to be applied. You may not submit one note for the duration of the school year. A note must be delivered on each separate occasion.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Interact Club Raises Money for Hanover Area Council of Churches

    On Jan. 4, students from the Delone Catholic Interact Club presented a check for $1,350 to Mrs. Carol Hinkle from the Hanover Area Council of Churches. The funds were the proceeds from the club’s annual pit beef sale. The meals were prepared by Little Everett’s BBQ, with the proceeds again being donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches Provide-a-Lunch (PAL) program.

    The club officers are picture with Mrs. Hinkle in the front left of the photo. 

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  • An Important Message from Dr. Thiec and the Board of Directors

    December 13, 2016

    Dear Parents,

    As written in the book of Ecclesiastes, "To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven." After twenty-five wonderful years as Principal of Delone Catholic, I am announcing my retirement. Leaving dedicated and faith-filled faculty, hard-working and determined students, supportive and caring parents, brings a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.

    In February 2016, I informed the Diocese of Harrisburg that the school year of 2016-2017 would be my last year serving as Principal. The purpose of this advanced notice was to provide the optimal time for the search, for interviews, for dialogue to find the most capable person to continue the tradition that is Delone Catholic High School.

    Delone Catholic has made so much progress in this quarter of a century. With input of faculty and willingness to provide expanded academic subjects, we increased the number of AP courses. We also introduced the Algebra I program for Grade 8 students in our deanery. This move led to the ability to expand both the science and math curricula with the addition of Statistics at the AP and Honors level, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics II and Anatomy and Physiology both Honors and Academic. Economics was added as a required course along with the re-configuration of the computer courses. The virtual high school courses came into existence last year and have potential for great growth and challenge.

    Delone Catholic added the positions of Spiritual Life Direction, Instructional Support Coordinator/Teacher and Director of Enrollment and Marketing. These positions have strengthened our Catholic identity, our ability to assist students with learning difficulties to gain success and confidence in academics and our ability to spread the good news which is Delone Catholic High School.

    There are so many memories - the first day of school in 1992, the first of everything throughout that school year (athletic contests, band competitions, forensics competitions, honor roll presentations during what was A1 assembly period, Masses in the old gym, concerts, dramatic performances, and musicals). I thank Mr. Yealy for giving me the opportunity my first year to participate in the school play, "Fiddler On the Roof." The bond with some of those cast members has continued throughout the years.

    The memories have grown each and every year as I rejoiced in the accomplishments of the students. Those accomplishments continued into future education and beyond. These students have excelled as they matriculated to the choice of profession. They continued to exemplify our motto, "Be Doers of the Word."

    Now as I face the last time for everything, the realization is difficult. I know it is the last time I will gather with the football team at the end zone. It will be the last time I serve with the coach in the presentation of a District medal. It will be the last Algebra class. It will be the last Baccalaureate and Graduation. So many "lasts" will occur.

    What I can look forward to is time with the grandchildren to attend those grandparent days at school, concerts, plays, athletic contests, and sacraments (First Communion and Confirmation). Education is and will always be a part of my life. I will wait for that phone call to come and substitute here or at the two local deanery schools.

    I thank all of you for your support of Delone Catholic High School and me. You will always be in my prayers and in my heart.

    Sincerely,

    Maureen C. Thiec, Ed.D.
    Principal

     

     


    From the Board of Directors

    Dear Parents, Alumni and Friends,

    Dr. Thiec has announced her retirement at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year after 25 years of service to Delone Catholic High School. Through her leadership, we have strengthened Delone Catholic with an exceptional Catholic identity which is exemplified in our academically strong, socially responsible students; our outstanding faculty and staff; fiscal health and prosperity; major capital improvements; and a strategic plan to guide our tradition of excellence.

    Change is inevitable, and while transition brings uncertainties, the Board of Directors is committed to seeking a new leader of Delone Catholic High School that will continue our success, provide fresh ideas and new enthusiasm, and challenge us to grow in new ways.
    The process is one that is undertaken in collaboration with the Diocese of Harrisburg.
    While the initial search is primarily a Diocesan initiative, local representatives will play an important role in the process, with the final decision to be made by Bishop Gainer.

    The Board of Directors thanks Dr. Thiec for her dedication and love of Delone Catholic High School. Her commitment to Delone Catholic has fostered an atmosphere where parents have been strongly supported as the primary educators of their children, outstanding faculty and staff members have called students to their very best in academics and in extra-curricular activities, and our graduates have gone on to serve God and country, as active
    "Doers of the Word."

    Information regarding a celebration will be provided later in the school year. Please join in
    thanking Dr. Thiec for her time-honored dedication to Delone Catholic High School.

    Sincerely,

    Douglas A. Little, PhD, C'81
    President
    Board of Directors

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  • 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.

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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 2016-17 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.