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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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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.