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  • Please Welcome the Next Principal of Delone Catholic

    The Diocese of Harrisburg and the Delone Catholic High School Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard V. LaRocca as the school's new Principal effective July 1.  Mr. LaRocca has over 30 years of experience in education.
     
    "Praised be Jesus Christ!  What a blessing to learn this Easter season that I have been chosen as the next principal of Delone Catholic High School," commented Mr. LaRocca who continued, 
    "I am looking forward to getting to know and work with the families, staff and extended DCHS community as we collaborate in educating the next generation of 'Doers of the Word.'  I humbly request their prayers for God to provide me with the wisdom to be an effective leader on all levels.  Go, Squires!"
     
    Mr. LaRocca currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Poolesville High School with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.  He will succeed Dr. Maureen Thiec who has served as Principal for the past 25 years and will be retiring at the end of this school year.
     
    Father Edward J. Quinlan, the Secretary for Education of the Diocese of Harrisburg formally appointed Mr. LaRocca to the position. The Board of Directors of Delone Catholic High School recommended him for appointment following interviews conducted at the diocese and by the local search committee for the Board.
     
    "I am excited that Mr. LaRocca will be joining the Delone Catholic family. Working with our parents, faculty, students and all our stakeholders, I feel confident he will lead our school to continued success in the future," stated Douglas A. Little, PhD, President of the Delone Catholic Board of Directors and Class of '81 alumnus.  He added, "With his extensive experience and ability to easily connect with others, he is well qualified to continue and expand on Delone Catholic's great traditions in ensuring the outstanding preparation of our students for their future endeavors."
     
    Mr. LaRocca began his teaching career at Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, served as Instructor at The Catholic University, University of Maryland and Hood College, and since 1985 has been with Montgomery County Schools teaching languages and later in school administration. 
     
    Mr. LaRocca holds a BA in History and Spanish from Cornell University, STB in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome), MA in Spanish from The Catholic University of America, and an STL in Theology from the University of Navarre (Spain).  He also holds Teaching and Administrative Certification from the State of Maryland.
     
    Mr. LaRocca and his wife of 31 years have five children and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
     
    Delone Catholic welcomes him to our school, community and family. 
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  • Delone Catholic Basketball Golf Outing

    The Delone Catholic Basketball Golf Outing has been postponed until Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. Please see the attached flyer and registration form for details.

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  • Sophomore Class Fundraiser - Chick-fil-A!

    The Sophomore Class Chick-fil-A fundraiser is underway.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a meal package please see any member of the sophomore between now and May 12. Meal vouchers will be delivered by May 19 and must be redeemed during the week of May 22. Kids' Meal digital offer cards do not not expire until Dec. 31, 2017. 

    Reminder to sophomores:  your goal is to sell seven boxed meal plans or contribute $20.  Anyone who does not participate may be subject to higher prices to attend Junior and Senior prom.  The fundraiser will run through Friday, May 12.  All orders and monies should be turned into Mr. Staub in room 17.

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  • Graduation Information

    Seniors and families - please review the documents below:

    1) A preview of upcoming dates for the senior class

    2) Specific directions for seniors. 

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  • Carnival Tickets Now On Sale

    The Delone Catholic Music Association Carnival is scheduled for June 12-17, 2017. Once again this year, both a “Ride-All-Night” bracelet (valid on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights) and reduced price ride tickets (valid on any night of the carnival) are available for pre-order online. Orders can be picked up in the lobby of the Lawrence B. (Sonny) Sheppard, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium on any night of the carnival between 6-9:30 p.m.
     
    If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, please use the mail-in order form and return with payment by Friday, June 9, according to the directions on the form.
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  • Friday's Freshman Retreat - Important!

    The Class of 2020 will attend their "Body of Christ" themed retreat on Friday, May 5 at the Challenge Course at Ski Roundtop. The weather forecast is calling for rain in the morning, so please be sure that the students are dressed appropriately for the weather (ponchos, boots, etc.). Any changes to the day will be announced closer to the date. Please refer to the information that was sent home previously and included in Squire Wire for additional information. Pray for the students and for a rewarding experience!

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  • Job Opportunity - Athletic Director

    Delone Catholic High School is seeking an Athletic Director who understands all sports, shows an affinity for the student athlete, works within a flexible schedule and emulates the mission of Delone Catholic High School.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Maureen Thiec at mthiec@delonecatholic.org.  The deadline to apply is May 19, 2017.

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  • Job Opportunity - Technology Coordinator - Applications Still Being Accepted

    The position of Technology Coordinator requires a person who is both technically trained and able to adjust to new situations and technologies. The Technology Coordinator should have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related program with 5-7 years of experience. Individuals with other majors, but appropriate background experience may also be considered.

    The primary skills required are a good working knowledge of the following: Microsoft Server 2012, Active Directory, Group Policy settings (MCSA or better is preferred), Microsoft Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10, VMware, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2016, wireless networking, troubleshooting and repair of intel based computers and Chromebooks, MMS Generations, GoGuardian, Cisco SG-200 and SG 300 switchgear, Google Apps for Education (especially the Administrative Console). 

    Applicants should have or be able to prove the equivalent of a Comp TIA A+ and Network+ certification, and should possess a basic understanding of fiber optic cable and networking using fiber optics.  Prior use of Lightspeed content filter and Sophos Anti-Virus is a plus.

    Other valuable skills include interpersonal, writing, project management, budget, and the ability to work independently and take on new assignments. The Technology Coordinator must be able to use hand tools, climb ladders, and work in tight spaces.

    All Delone Catholic employees must be able to pass and maintain clearances as required by the Diocese of Harrisburg. The Technology Coordinator must also abide with and communicate Diocesan Policies concerning technology.

    The position is currently part-time with the possibility of becoming full-time. Hours are flexible but primarily during the school day of 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Interested applicants should submit their resume to Principal Dr. Maureen Thiec by emailing mthiec@delonecatholic.org or mailing to the school at 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown Pa. 17344. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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  • Job Opportunity

    Delone Catholic High School is seeking a certified or pending certified teacher to continue our technical education program that includes, engineering drafting, architectural drawing, electronics and woodshop.  The existing curriculum has been in place for over 26 years but can be adapted to meet the needs of the students and instructor.  Experienced candidates willing to work toward certification may apply. A cover letter and resume may be sent to Maureen Thiec, Principal at mthiec@delonecatholic.org.  Applications will be accepted through May 5.

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  • Squire Sports Camps Available this Summer!

    Sign up for a Squire Sports Camp this summer! Pre-registration by May 19 guarantees a T-shirt. 

    See forms below for Girls' Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball. 

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Dress Code - General Guidelines

The general guidelines of the Delone Catholic Dress/Uniform Code are to be adhered to by all students during the school day, at school sponsored activities and when attending extracurricular activities. School support organizations such as the Music Association and the Athletic Association have the right to require students to follow Delone Catholic dress code when participating in specific events sponsored by those organizations.

Young Men and Young Women

  • During the school day, only one necklace may be worn.
  • During the school day, only one bracelet may be worn on each wrist at a time excluding wristwatch.
  • Hair color may be only those colors which are genetically possible.
  • Hairstyles are to be neat and in good taste. Excessive haircuts are not acceptable.
  • Glitter makeup may not be worn.
  • During the school day, stickers may not be worn on clothing, skin or hair.
  • The administration reserves the right to ask for the removal of jewelry (i.e., dog collars, articles with satanic symbols, link chains) deemed to be inappropriate.
  • Tattoos may not be visible at any time including extracurricular activities.
  • Sleeves of a long sleeved oxford shirt may be folded up neatly below the elbow.
  • Trench coats are not permitted as outer wear at school or any Delone Catholic sponsored function.

Young Women

  • Pierced jewelry may be worn only in ears.
  • No more than three pierced earrings may be worn in each ear.
  • The administration reserves the right to ask for the removal of makeup deemed to be inappropriate.

Young Men

  • No makeup or nail polish may be worn during school or during activities sponsored by Delone Catholic High School.
  • No rubber bands or other items to hold hair are to be worn in the hair.
  • Young men must be clean shaven. Hair is to be neat and clean. The hair must be cut as not to extend below the top of the shirt collar or the top of the eyebrows and side burns or hair style may not extend below the bottom of the earlobe. Excessive haircuts or shaven configurations (ridge lines) are not permitted.
  • No earrings or earring spacers, other piercings, or inappropriate jewelry are allowed.
  • No hats or caps may be worn in the building.

Uniform Requirements for Grades 9-12

All students in grades 9 through 12 are required to wear Delone Catholic school uniforms. All students are expected to follow the dress code at all times. The following approved items must be purchased from Flynn & O'Hara uniform company: slacks, sweaters, ties (through the Delone Catholic Office), skirts, summer shorts, and polo shirts. The following items need not be purchased from the uniform company, but must conform to the style and colors outlined in the dress code: Oxford shirts, white turtle-necks, belts, socks, and shoes.

Young Women

Skirt

Kilt in plaid, navy blue, or khaki. The skirt may be no shorter than two inches from the top of the knee to the bottom of the skirt when standing.

Slacks

Navy blue or khaki worn with black, navy blue or brown solid color belt. Slacks may not be tucked in socks or shoes.

Oxford cloth shirt

Light blue or white. The oxford shirt must have a button down collar which must be buttoned, and be worn with no more than the first button unbuttoned. The shirt must be tucked in at all times. Shirt must fit at the shoulders. Turtleneck: white, may only be worn under sweater.

Sweater

Cardigan, V-neck, crew neck or sweater vest in navy blue or red may only be worn as a second layer. All sweaters must be embroidered with the school logo. Only Flynn & O’Hara sweaters may be worn throughout the school day.

Leg Wear

Opaque tights in solid white, navy blue or tan may be worn. Socks in solid colors: white, navy blue, or tan must be crew (covering the ankles) or knee high. Flesh color nylons may be worn with skirts and slacks.

Shoes

Appropriate dress (solid black, brown or dark tan) shoes must be worn. Shoes must have completely closed heels, closed toes, and an arch. Shoes must be below the ankle bone; therefore no boots. No sneakers, skater shoes, slippers, moccasins or canvas shoes are allowed. Shoelaces must be tied.

Undershirt

Must be white with no lettering or pictures on the undershirt. The undershirt may not extend below the sleeve of the uniform shirt.

Young Men

Slacks

Navy blue or khaki worn with black, navy blue or brown color belt. Slacks may not be tucked in socks or shoes.

Oxford cloth shirt

Light blue or white, must have button down collar which must be buttoned. All shirt buttons must be buttoned. The shirt must be tucked in at all times.

Tie

Any of the five uniform ties are acceptable. A uniform tie, tied with the knot on top of the first button, must be worn with the Oxford shirt.

Turtleneck

White, may only be worn as a second layer under the sweater.

Sweater

Cardigan, V-neck, crew neck or sweater vest in navy blue or red may only be worn as a second layer. All sweaters must be embroidered with the school logo. Only Flynn & O’Hara sweaters may be worn throughout the school day.

Socks

White, navy blue, black or tan socks must be worn (must cover ankles).

Shoes

Appropriate dress (solid black, brown or dark tan) shoes must be worn. Shoes must have completely closed heels and closed toes, and an arch. Shoes must be below the ankle bone; therefore, no boots. No sneakers, skater shoes, slippers, moccasins or canvas shoes are allowed. Shoelaces must be tied.

Undershirt

Must be white with no lettering or pictures. The undershirt may not extend below the sleeve of the uniform shirt.

Fall/Spring Uniform
The fall/spring uniform may be worn from the first day of the school year through October 15 and from April 15 until the last day of the school year. The administration reserves the right to exclude the wearing of casual clothing for specific occasions. The fall/spring uniform is never mandatory, but rather optional.

Young Men and Young Women

Polo Shirt

 White or light blue with school logo. Polo shirts must have the banded bottom. Shirt may be worn with uniform short, slacks or uniform skirts (for girls). Polo shirt must be worn if shorts are worn. Polo shirt may not be worn between October 16 and April 14.

Shorts

Navy blue or khaki, young women’s shorts are cuffed, young men’s shorts are uncuffed. Shorts must be no shorter than two inches from the top of the knee to the bottom of the shorts when standing. Shorts may not be worn between October 16 and April 14.

Shoes

Appropriate dress (black, brown or dark tan) shoes must be worn. They must have completely closed heels, closed toes and an arch. Shoes may not be above the ankle bone; therefore, no boots. No sneakers, skater shoes, slippers, moccasins or canvas shoes are allowed. Shoelaces must be tied.

Socks

Navy blue, black or white must be worn with shoes (must cover ankles).

 

Casual Dress Days or Dress Down Days

On certain occasions throughout the year, students may be granted permission to wear casual apparel to school or school dances. On such occasions, the following guidelines will be enforced:

  1. Only jeans (no patches or holes) or sweat pants. No short or cut-off jeans. No hip huggers, yoga pants, spandex or low risers. Capris may be worn during summer uniform days.
  2. No midriffs, muscle shirts or tank tops. Shirt’s neckline may NOT extend below the collarbone. Shirts must extend over the jeans or slacks even when arms are raised.
  3. No hats.
  4. No sandals, boots or flip-flops. Shoes must have completely closed heels and closed toes. Socks must be worn. Shoelaces must be tied
  5. Proper undergarments must be worn.
  6. No inappropriate/offensive slogan apparel or accessories.
  7. All clothing must be neat and clean.
  8. Jewelry and makeup as per the above code.
  9. Shorts are permitted only during the time of summer uniform and must be no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee when standing.
  10. Girls’ skirts may be no shorter then two inches above the knee when standing.

Violation of the dress down privilege will result in the loss of the privilege for the remaining part of the school year.

Dress Up Code

On certain occasions throughout the year, students are required to dress up (for school pictures, attendance at Rotary lunches, etc.) On such occasions, the following guidelines will be enforced:

Young Women

  1. Open-toed shoes for girls are allowed if the shoe has a strap on the back and the girl wears tights. Shoelaces must be tied. ABSOLUTELY NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS MAY BE WORN!
  2. The skirt length is the same length as the school skirts (no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee when standing.)
  3. No sneakers, no jeans, no sweatshirts, no t-shirts, no spandex material and no sweatpants.
  4. Shirts must overlap pants or skirts, even when arms are raised. Shirt’s neckline may NOT extend below the collarbone and must have a least a three inch shoulder strap. If the shirt has buttons, only the first button may remain unbuttoned. No spaghetti straps or tank tops are permitted. Shirt must be made of dress material, not t-shirt material.
  5. No shorts.
  6. Dress capris are allowed
  7. No hats.
  8. Clothing must be neat, clean and tidy.

Young Men

  1. No sneakers, no jeans, no sweatshirts, no t-shirts, and no sweatpants.
  2. Must wear dress pants.
  3. Shirts may be a collared dress shirt or collared sweater. V-neck sweaters can only be worn as an outer layer.
  4. Dress shoes as explained above must be worn. Shoelaces must be tied.
  5. No shorts.
  6. No hats.

Physical Education Dress Code

All students must dress in the Delone Catholic High School specified gym suits. Failure to dress in an appropriate manner will result in disciplinary action. Gym suits may be purchased at the school store. Gym suits consist of:

  1. Delone Catholic black shorts.
  2. Delone Catholic white shirt.
  3. White socks.
  4. Laced or fastened sneakers.

Students are permitted to wear sweatsuits according to the weather. No cut-offs are permitted.

 

Athletic Uniform Shirts and Club Polo Shirts

Athletic teams: On either Thursday or Friday (requested by the coach and approved by the administration) of the week during their season, athletes may wear their athletic shirt as directed by the coach (but no other part of their uniform). For cheerleaders, the turtleneck with the uniform top is acceptable. It must be worn over a collared shirt or a white turtleneck (with tie for young men if oxford shirt is worn or polo depending on the time of year) if the shirt does not have collar of its own. Winter sports may wear their team sweatshirts over collared shirts.

Clubs: On either Thursday or Friday (approved by administration), club shirts may be worn. Club polo shirts may be worn alone or as an outer layer over a turtleneck or oxford with a tie. Club t-shirts must be worn with a collared shirt (oxford with tie for young men or polo depending on the time of the year).

Violations of the Dress Code

Students with a dress code violation will receive one demerit for the first two violations, two demerits for the third violation and three demerits for each violation after that. If the student has been issued a warning, demerits for disobedience may be given.