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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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Athletics News

  • May 30, 2017 Jr. High Football 7 to 8 p.m.

    Football signups for those  interested in playing 7,8 and 9 grade football in the fall will be in the cafeteria.

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  • ImPACT Test for 2017-18

    Mrs. Sherdel, our Athletic Trainer, is going to have the athletes complete the ImPACT Test (baseline for concussion) at home this year (2017-18 school year).  Any athlete who will be in seventh, ninth or eleventh grade and any first year athlete is required to complete the test.  The test is required and must be completed before you are allowed to practice.   If you have any questions or concerns you can reach Jenn Sherdel at jmsherdel@delonecatholic.org.

    Athletics
  • Delone Catholic Sports Physicals June 6, 2017

    The sports physicals are at Delone Catholic from 4 to 6 pm.  Enter through the gym lobby.  Attached is the packet for the physical.  Please return the completed packet to Delone Catholic.

    Athletics
  • 2017 Summer Sports Camps

    Camp brochures are available below.

    Athletics
  • JV Softball versus Hanover will be played Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm. This is a make-up game.

    Softball
  • April 6, 2017 The track meet at Fairfield Area High School has been moved to Monday, April 10.

    Boys' Track and Field
  • April 6, 2017 The track meet at Fairfield has been moved to Monday, April 10, 2017

    Girls' Track and Field
  • PIAA Basketball Championships Second Round

    The second round has been moved to Thursday, March 16 at 5 pm.  The girls are playing West Shamokin at Hollidaysburg High School.  Note this is a date, time and venue change.

    Girls' Basketball
  • Spring Sports Apparel Sale

    Spring sports apparel is now on sale. Please turn orders in to the Athletics Office by Feb. 15. 

    Athletic Association
  • 2017-18 Coaching Vacancies

    Varsity head coach for the golf team for the fall of 2017.

    Varsity head coach for the boys' soccer team for the fall of 2017.

    Please contact Dave Lawrence at dlawrence@delonecatholic.org or 717-637-5969 ext. 222 if interested.

    Athletic Association
  • Steelers vs. Ravens Raffle Tickets

    START SELLING!!! :)

    Girls' Basketball
  • Baseball Meeting

    All interested baseball players who do not play a Fall sport are encouraged to attend a brief meeting at 3 PM in the cafeteria on Tuesday, August 30th to discuss our Fall workout schedule.  We will have workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 PM.  Hopefully we will have these workouts until mid-October or until weather tells us different.  All players should make arrangements to be picked up no later than 5:15 PM. 

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  • All are Invited to Join the Athletic Association

    The Athletic Association meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. All interested parties are welcome to join the Athletic Association in providing for support for our student-athletes and coaches.

    Athletic Association

Athletics at Delone Catholic

The Athletic Department at Delone Catholic High School plays an integral role in fulfilling the school`s mission "to challenge students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically." Through athletics, our students condition both their bodies and their minds. They learn leadership skills, teamwork and discipline. Our coaches hold athletes to high standards of academic excellence and personal character. As a result, our student-athletes consistently experience success on and off the playing fields.

Delone Catholic student-athletes compete in the following sports: 

BoysGirls
BaseballBasketball
BasketballCheerleading
Cross CountryCross Country
FootballField Hockey
GolfGolf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Soccer
Softball
Swimming*
Swimming*
TennisTennis
Track and FieldTrack and Field
WrestlingVolleyball
*Delone Catholic is classified as a non-swim school by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Swimmers who meet qualifying standards are eligible to participate in postseason competition. 

Individuals with questions regarding athletics should contact the Athletic Department of Delone Catholic High School at 717-637-5969, Ext. 213 or the Athletic Director at 717-637-5969 Ext. 222.