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  • Help Wanted: Study Hall Monitor

    Delone Catholic is seeking a Study Hall Monitor for the 2017-18 school year from 8:15-2:45 p.m. each school day. Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to Mr. Richard LaRocca, Principal, 140 South Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or email rlarocca@delonecatholic.org.

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  • Mandatory Fall Sports Meeting

    The mandatory fall sports meeting for parents and athletes is July 17, 2017 in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. for the football teams and 6:45 p.m. for all other fall sports.  

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  • Help Wanted: Varsity Golf Coach

    Delone Catholic is seeking a varsity head coach for Golf.  Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Principal and the Athletic Director, 140 S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17331.

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  • Help Wanted: Long-Term Substitute Math Teacher

    Delone Catholic High School is seeking a year long substitute math teacher for the 2017-18 school year. 
     
    Candidates are expected to be "Doers of the Word;" rooted in, upholding, supporting, and demonstrating the values of the Gospel, the Catholic Church and Delone Catholic High School; and inspiring students to do the same.
     
    Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education with an active Level 1 teaching certificate, clearances, and Pastor’s Recommendation. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student, staff, parents and the community. Candidates must be in compliance with PA State clearance requirements.

    Applications are available at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications. Completed applications, cover letter, resume, and copies of state police, child abuse, and FBI clearances and certifications should be sent to Donna Tompkins, Vice Principal, Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA  17344.

    For more information, call (717) 637-5969 or e-mail dtompkins@delonecatholicorg.

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  • 2016-17 Insquire Literary eMagazine is Published

    The staff of Insquire, Delone Catholic's literary magazine has published the 2016-17 edition as an e-magazine. Please enjoy and share!

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  • Delone Catholic Names Interim Vice Principal

    Delone Catholic High School has announced Mrs. Donna Tompkins the Interim Vice Principal for the 2017-18 school year. 
     
    Mrs. Tompkins will be stepping down from her current position in the Math Department to assume this role for the school year. 
     
    A year-long substitute position is now available in the Math Department for the 2017-18 school year. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Mrs. Tompkins as soon as possible. 
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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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Delone Catholic Board of Directors

The 2016-17 members of the Delone Catholic High School Board of Directors are:

  • Dr. Douglas A. Little '81, President (dlittle@delonecatholic.org)
  • Mr. Gerard J. Lawrence, Jr. '69, Vice President
  • Mrs. Lori A. Hoffman '84, Secretary
  • Mr. William J. Bowker, Treasurer
  • Rev. Msgr. James M. Lyons
  • Rev. Charles L. Persing
  • Rev. Timothy D. Marcoe
  • Mr. Jack P. Kale II '77
  • Mr. Charles A. McGough
  • Mr. Donald B. Smith, Jr. '87
  • Mrs. Amy L. Warner '84
  • Mrs. Judith A. Willing '80
  • Voting Ex-Officio Members
    • Rev. Peter E. DiTomasso
    • Rev. Joseph R. Howard
    • Rev. Michael C. Letteer
    • Rev. Daniel C. Mitzel
    • Rev. Michael P. Reid II
    • Rev. James M. Sterner '59

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School Board News

  • Summary of the Feb. 16 Meeting of the Board of Directors

    The fourth meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7 p.m.

    1. The meeting was opened with prayer.
    1. Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of January 19, 2017
    • Minutes were approved with no changes
    1. Development Update
    • 2015-16 was by far the best giving year in DCHS history; more than doubling every previous year except for 2010-11.
    • With four and a half months remaining in the 2016-17 fiscal year, we have received 76.30 percent of our $170,000 goal.
    • The Hall of Honor Class of 2017 Induction will be held on Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 p.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria.
    • The Class of 2017 Alumni Association Welcome Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria.
    1. Final Financial Report for the 2015-16 School Year
    • The 2015 - 16 final financial reports were presented for the school, cafeteria and international studies.
    • The financial reports were approved as presented.
    1. Enrollment and Marketing Update
    • Currently there are 96 incoming Freshman registered for the 2017-18 school year
    • The Class of 2017 has 113 seniors; it is always the goal to bring in as many students who are graduating.
    • The current Grade 9 has 93 students.
    1. Principal Position Recruitment
    • Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2017. Applications must be sent to the Diocese.
    • The Diocese will review the applications and conduct the first interviews.
    • A committee will be formed to conduct the interviews locally.
    1. Principal’s Report
    • Will be advertising for a French/Spanish teacher for the 2017-18 school year.
    • Filming will be here this weekend to finalize the "The Order of Rights.”
    1. Lyons closed the meeting with a prayer.

     Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

    Submitted by: L. Hoffman

    Next Meeting: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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  • Summary of the Jan. 19, 2017 Meeting of the Board of Directors

    The third meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7:00 p.m.

    1. The meeting opened with prayer.
    1. Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of November 17, 2016
    • Approved with a minor adjustment.
    1. Technology Policy
    • The proposal will replace all IT-related policies currently in use effective upon passage.
    • The proposal was approved with two adjustments.
    1. Freshmen Quarter Courses
    • A proposal to adjust academic requirements for freshmen was proposed as well as a related change to graduation requirements.
    • The proposal was approved.
    1. Enrollment Incentive/Tuition Adjustment
    • A proposal was made to allow referrals for students not in Deanery schools.
    • The proposal was approved.
    1. Online Course Offerings
    • Online course offerings are being expanded next year.
    1. Principal Position Recruitment
    • The guidelines for recruitment for the position of Principal from the Diocese were discussed. 
    1. Principal’s Report
    • The Hall of Honor induction ceremony is scheduled for March 26.
    • Hatez is the Golden Apple nominee this year. 
    1. Msgr. Lyons closed the meeting with a prayer.

    Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

    Submitted by: D. Little

    Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

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  • Summary of the Nov. 17 Meeting of the Board of Directors

     

    The second meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016 -17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7 p.m.

    1.  Dr. Douglas Little opened the meeting with an opening prayer
    1. Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of September 15, 2016 – Approved as submitted
    1.  Final Financial Report of the Athletic Association for the 2015-16 School Year
    • A brief overview of the final budget was given to the board of directors
    • Athletic Association report approved
    1.  Final Financial Report of the Music Association for the 2015-16 School Year
    • A brief overview of the final budget was given to the board of directors
    • Music Association report approved
    1.  Athletic Association Constitution/Bylaws – The board of directors will accept the updated athletic association constitution/bylaws with several suggested revisions
    2.  Student Council Constitution/Bylaws – Student Council Constitution/Bylaws approved with revisions made by the Board
    1.  New Sports Procedures – The Board of Directors is willing to accept the athletic association’s proposed procedures to Activate a New Sport with several suggested revisions
    1.  New Employment Regulations – Discussed the employment regulation changes which may go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016
    1.  Charitable Giving Reminder – Board members were encouraged to contribute to Delone’s annual appeal
    1.  Principal’s Report
    • Enrollment Report
    • Asked for prayers for the Laudani family
    1.  Closing Prayer - The meeting was closed by a prayer by Msgr. Lyons

    Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

    Submitted by: Lori Hoffman

    Next Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

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  • Summary of the Sept. 15, 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors

    The first meeting of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 school year was held in the school library beginning at 7 p.m.

    1.  The meeting was opened with a prayer.  
    1.  Meet/Greet - Mrs. Stephanie Williams
    1.  Approval of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of May 19, 2016 - Minutes were accepted with no revisions
    1.  Items for Decision Making
    • Athletic Association Constitution/Bylaws -Tabled to a future meeting
    • Music Association Constitution/Bylaws – Reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors
    • Support Personnel Tuition Remission – Reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors
    • Board Agendas/Minutes – Motion to post summary on school’s website approved by the Board of Directors
    • Parent Teacher Organization Constitution/Bylaws – Reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors
    1.  Board Goals/Committee Assignments – Reviewed the 2016 – 2017 committee goals for the following committees
    • Finance Committee
    • Facilities Committee
    • Development Committee
    • Enrollment and Marketing Committee
    • Personnel Committee
    • Academic Committee  
    • Activities Committee  
    • Executive Committee
    • Contact Information  - Distributed updated member listing with contact information.
    1.  Principal's Report
    1.  Closing Prayer

    Meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

    Submitted by: Lori Hoffman

    Next Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

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  • Board Notes

    Delone Catholic High School is working toward developing procedures to allow the agendas/summaries of Board meetings to be posted on the school website beginning with meetings held in the 2016-17 school year.

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Board of Directors Meetings

Delone Catholic High School provides the opportunity for interested individuals to bring their ideas to Board meetings. The Board provides five minutes each for up to three individuals to make statements at the beginning of Board meetings if approved and placed on the agenda at least three weeks prior to a Board meeting. After listening to these individuals, the Board will move into closed session to address the remaining agenda topics. The Principal or Board President may be contacted to make a request to be placed on the agenda.