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  • Deadlines for Returning Students

    Re-registration of current students is taking place this Spring. All returning students need to see their guidance counselor with completed course selection sheets, and to receive the registration packet. They will also receive directions to register for their courses online  from their counselor. 
     
    Each student's completed course selection and online verification sheet, as well as the registration packet, and the registration fee must be turned into Mrs. Williams by the following date:
    Class of 2020 - Monday, April 3
    Class of 2019 - Monday, April 17
    Class of 2018 - Monday, May 1
     
    If a student is not returning, you must submit a letter (printed or e-mailed) to Mrs. Williams, by the date listed above. 
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  • Spring Open House and 8th Grade Scholarship Competition April 23

    The Spring Open House will be held Sunday, April 23 from 12-3 p.m. Tours from current students will be available and all are welcome!
    The 8th Grade Scholarship Competition will take place at 1 p.m. during  Open House. For more details or to register, please click here. Students must register by April 19 to be eligible to participate. 

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  • Students Participate in York County Science and Engineering Fair

    Five Delone Catholic students recently participated in the York County Science and Engineering Fair (YCSEF) held at Penn State York.  This is the first year that Adams County schools have participated in this fair instead of the Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair (CASEF).  The statewide fair directors made this change so CASEF could be expanded northward to ensure that all school districts in PA were able to participate in a regional fair.

    Lucy Rogers ‘20 and Madison Sieg ’20 took a third place award with the team project “How Do Aerosols Vary in Different Regions?”

    Lanquin(Michelle) Cao ‘18  also took a third place award for “The Effect of Different Carbohydrates on Type 2 Diabetes Patients.” 

    Kristen Landsman ‘18 received Honorable Mention for “How Does Music Affect Blood Pressure and Heart Rate?”

    Clayton Hillson ‘19 received a first place award for “Does Scholastic Performance Influence Health Among Children?” Clayton also received a special fair-wide award for use of mathematics in his research. This is the second year in a row that he has been called back for a second day of interviews to contend for Grand Champion.

    Congratulations! 

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  • Tuition Assistance Application - Deadline is April 15

    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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  • Job Opportunity - Technology Coordinator

    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 no later than April 18 by emailing mthiec@delonecatholic.org or mailing to the school at 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown Pa. 17344.

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  • Music Association Mulch Sale

    The annual Music Association Mulch Sale will be held Saturdays April 1, April 8 and April 22 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Deliveries and curb sales are available. Free delivery for 10 bags or more is available to the McSherrystown-Hanover area. The cost is $5 per 3 cu. ft. bag. For questions or to place an order please contact Kim Lowire at 240-217-7570 or kimmerslow@gmail.com 

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  • Dress Code Agreement and Guest Form for Prom - Due April 12

    As we prepare for Prom this Spring, please review the Dress Code for Formal Dances (Prom) available below. The guidelines are the same as last year, and include sketches for clarification. 

     

    Just like last year's Prom, and this year's Homecoming, there is a dress code agreement that needs to be signed by both parent and student. If you are bringing a guest, that student and their parent need to sign the dress code agreement and guest permission form. Both forms are available in this Prom Packet available below. 

     

    All forms (dress code agreement, and guest forms) are to be turned into your class moderator. Moderators are Doctora Brown for seniors; Mrs. Heberling for juniors; Mr. Staub for sophomores; and Mr. Hatez for Freshmen. The deadline to turn in forms is Wednesday, April 12, the last day of class before Easter break. Tickets will go on sale the following Tuesday, April 18 and be available until Friday, April 21. 
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  • Delone Catholic Music Department Presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid"

    The Delone Catholic Music Department is proud to present the Broadway musical, "Disney's The Little Mermaid" on stage March 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m. and April 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children and DCHS students are free with ID. Advance ticket sales are available online here

    "The Little Mermaid" is originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and the book by Doug Wright. Based on Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker and written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. "Disney's The Little Mermaid" is presented with special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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  • 2017 Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic Presented by Pat Flaherty '74

    The Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic is back for 2017! Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty '74 will once again personally run drills and teach offensive line techniques on Saturday, June 24 at J.T Flaherty Field. 
     
    Registration is due by Friday, June 9. The registration form is attached. 
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  • "Under the Sea" Tea Party with Ariel & Friends

    Join us before the Sunday showing of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" on April 2 for an "Under the Sea" Tea Party with Ariel and Friends!

    From noon to 1:30 p.m., guests will enjoy lunch, autographs and photos with the cast before the show begins at 2 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP by March 24. For more information or to RSVP, please email CKL06@hotmail.com and include name, phone, number of adults, and number of children. 

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Guidance Services at Delone Catholic

Guidance Services at Delone Catholic High School include:

  • One or more personal student interviews with a counselor each year
  • College and school counseling
  • Parent conferences as needed or requested
  • Small group meetings with college representatives
  • Profile report of each graduating class
  • Psychological services (referral)
  • Family consultation and counseling
  • Student assistance program leadership and membership (drug and mental health issues)
  • Evening seminars with parents and/or students
  • Guidance services to Delone Catholic graduates
  • SAT and ACT supervision and administration
  • Advanced Placement (AP) examination program
  • Standardized aptitude and achievement testing program
  • Orientation program for freshmen and their parents
  • Consultation with faculty and staff about student needs and problems
  • Personal counseling to school personnel
  • Student records collection, maintenance and release
  • Collection and recording of student extracurricular activities and awards
  • Conferences for transferred and discontinued students
  • Program planning with faculty and staff
  • Survey of graduates on first anniversary of graduation
  • Collection and posting of part-time job openings
  • Access to armed services recruitment personnel
  • Program of career counseling and education, including biannual Career Day
  • Career resource center (Guidance Center)
  • Internet links to college and career search information
  • Guidance services to student athletes, including NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse communications and submission of core course descriptions
  • Coordination for selection of students to participate in various leadership and academic programs
  • Membership in community school/work partnership groups

Guidance News

  • Hanover Elks Lodge #763 Student of the Month Program

    5 - $1,000 Scholarships offered.

    The Youth Activities Committee of the Hanover Elks will again recognize and reward area seniors based on scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, community and civic involvement.  All seniors are invited to fill out an application and mail it back at their earliest convenience. The applications are reviewed and each month one senior is selected as Student of the Month.  Those not selected at that time are reconsidered for the following months. The scholarship winners will be selected from the students of the month.  Application period is September to March 15, 2017.  The sooner one applies, the better.

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  • Welcome Class of 2020!

    Attention Class of 2020 (Incoming Freshmen) - Remember that Works of Mercy Hours can begin to accumulate as soon as 8th grade is completed. In addition, please remember to complete the Summer Reading assignment. Please check the school's website for additional information.

    Aug. 11 will be our Freshmen Parent Orientation Night. This is an ideal opportunity to hear from current families, students and faculty about what life is like at Delone Catholic.

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  • For Juniors - Wendy's High School Heisman

    Once again, the Wendy's High School Heisman Award Program will accept on-line applications directly from students. Applicants must possess a B grade average and participate in at least one sport. Juniors (Class of 2017) only may apply. The application is not yet available, but is usually due the first week of October. If you wish to apply for this prestigious scholarship program, please see Mr. Cline or Mr. Hutton in the Guidance Center, or visit http://www.wendysheisman.com/ for more information.

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  • Fall PSAT Testing

    Each Fall, the Sophomores and Juniors are required to take the PSAT Test, which is the pre-cursor to the SAT. Due to the large percentage of our students that take the SAT during their Junior and/or Senior years, we feel as though the more exposure and practice our students have to the test the greater chance of success when their PSAT scores count toward scholarship consideration, as well as on the SAT when considered by colleges and universities. This year, the test will be administered on Oct. 19, 2016, and there is a $15 fee required to take the test.

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  • Adams County Area College and Career Fair

    The Adams County School Counselors Association coordinates the Adams County Area College and Career Fair each fall. This year, the fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the campus of Gettysburg College. This will be the 19th year for the event, and there should be over 100 options for students to explore! The event is completely free to the public, so everyone is welcome. Please consider exploring this event to learn more about options for your future.

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  • Hanover Area College Night

    The Delone Catholic High School Guidance Department continues to cooperate with other local high schools and the Hanover Rotary Club to sponsor the Hanover Area College Night. On Sept. 20, Hanover High School will host the College Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Guidance Department encourages parents and students of all grades to attend this program, which will be particularly helpful for seniors and juniors.

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  • SAT and ACT Preparation Courses

    The Mathematics and English Departments will be offering SAT Prep courses this summer. The SAT Mathematics Prep course will run from 9-11 a.m. at Delone Catholic High School on July 12-14, and July 19-21. The SAT Mathematics Prep book for the course will be provided. Registration brochures are currently available in the Main Office. Registration will be accepted along with the registration fee of $165 through June 1. For more information please contact Mr. Neil Groft at ngroft@delonecatholic.org.

    The SAT English Prep course will be abbreviated, meeting on July 5 and 6 for a total of 4 hours. Registration cost is $60. For more information please contact Miss Jennifer Noel at jnoel@delonecatholic.org.

    York College of Pennsylvania will be offering an SAT preparation course this summer. The dates of the course are June 13-16, from 5-9 p.m. (Mon., Tues., Wed.) and 5-8 p.m. (Thurs.) Email oced@ycp.edu for more information.

    Penn State York will offer prep courses in August and again in the fall. Those dates and times have not yet been set. Please visit http://www.yk.psu.edu/CE/32065.htm to check for times once they are set, or contact Ms. Judy Woods at jwoods@psu.edu.

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  • Guidance Office Summer Hours

    Over the summer break, the Guidance Office will be staffed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:
    June 8 - Mr. Hutton
    June 22 - Mrs. Heberling
    July 6 - Mr. Hutton
    July 20 - Mrs. Heberling
    July 27 - Mr. Cline
    Aug. 3 - Mr. Cline

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Guidance Events

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Counselor-Student Conference Procedures

  1. Students may schedule appointments with the counselors by completing a Guidance Conference Request. These forms are available in the school guidance offices, homerooms and the Main Office. Forms should be placed in the counselor's mail drawer by teachers or the office staff. 
  2. In most cases, student interviews will be scheduled at the following times: before or after school, during homeroom, study period or lunch period.
  3. After an appointment has been scheduled, the student will receive a pass during homeroom period on the day he/she is scheduled to report. The student should present this pass to the teacher whose classroom he/she is leaving. The teacher must sign the pass and indicate the time the student is leaving the classroom. Students reporting back to class from an appointment with any counselor must present to the teacher a pass that has been signed by the counselor and marked with the student's time of departure.
  4. In an emergency, a teacher may refer a student to a counselor at any time by issuing a corridor pass to the student. The student must present this pass to the counselor.
  5. In special circumstances, a counselor may summon a student to a guidance office at any time from class. A test or quiz in progress is the only excuse for denial of a counselor's request.
  6. From time to time, students will meet with social service agency personnel, armed forces representatives or college representatives in one of the guidance offices. When these appointments occur, normal scheduling procedures will be used.

Diocese of Harrisburg Number to Letter Grade Conversion

The official grading conversion chart for schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg is as follows:

Number Grade Letter Grade
 93-100  A
 85-92  B
 77-84  C
 70-76  D

This grading schema is not retroactive. It will affect new student records created after July 1, 2012, and will be reflected on transcripts issued after that date.

Selective Service Registration

Young men by law must register with Selective Service within a month of their 18th birthday. Registration is also a requirement to qualify for federal student aid, job training benefits, and most federal employment. There are two ways to register with the Selective Service:

  • filling out a simple card available in the Guidance Center from the appointed Selective Service Registrant, Mr. Christopher Cline, or
  • on-line at www.sss.gov.

Good Student Discount

The Guidance Department reminds parents that some insurance companies are providing discounts on automobile insurance rates to “good students." Students must meet various high academic standards to receive the discount. Check with your insurance company to see if they offer such a discount. Counselors will gladly complete forms for students who are eligible.