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    Calling All Band Alumni!

    All alumni of the Delone Catholic High School Band (marching or concert, any graduation year) are cordially invited to play in the bleachers with the current Marching Band at the upcoming homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Mr. Yealy can supply some drums, but most alumni will need to bring their own instruments. Color Guard alumni and former instrumentalists who do not have access to an instrument are also invited to join us in the bleachers. All participants are asked to register online by Wednesday Sept. 27. Playing participants are kindly asked to make a one-time $5 donation at the game to help the band purchase additional copies of the iconic "yellow books" for alumni to use.  If possible, participants should plan to meet in the bleachers around 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. Contact byealy@delonecatholic.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Class of 2017 By The Numbers

    We are proud to share these impressive numbers from our 2017 graduating class.
    - 95% of our 2017 graduates continued to higher education
    - $8,599,000 of scholarship money was offered to our 2017 graduating class.
    - 66% of students pursuing higher education were offered scholarship money.
    - 15,372 hours of community service.
    -  62.5% of this class graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    Congratulations to the Class of 2017

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Inclement Weather Reminders

    For delays and closures: Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. The information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter as soon as possible. You may also call the school at 717-637-5969 and the recording will notify you of a delay or closure. WGAL is notified immediately upon the decision to delay or close. In addition to T.V., closures and delays are posted on http://www.wgal.com/weather/closings

    For early dismissals: Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

    Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. If you wish your student to be dismissed at a different time, you must send in a note with your student for each dismissal. No emails and no phone calls will be accepted. Notes must be turned in before homeroom, on the day they are to be applied. You may not submit one note for the duration of the school year. A note must be delivered on each separate occasion.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • REMINDER: Dismissal Procedure for Inclement Weather

    Phone calls from parents will not be accepted for dismissal requests. The phone lines are needed to receive information from the school districts. We also encourage students to call parents from the office to inform them of the different drop off schedule for bus transportation so that an adult may be available for the transport from the bus stop to home.

    Please be alert to those weather forecasts for incoming snow possibilities. If you wish your student to be dismissed at a different time, you must send in a note with your student for each dismissal. No emails and no phone calls will be accepted. Notes must be turned in before homeroom, on the day they are to be applied. You may not submit one note for the duration of the school year. A note must be delivered on each separate occasion.

    This year, WGAL will be posting all closing online and not sending customized emails as they have in the past. Delone Catholic parents are notified via One-Call of school delays and closures. The information, along with early dismissal information, is posted on the website, Facebook, and Twitter as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • eChalk Update FYI

    For your information, an update to eChalk made this past weekend allows for calendar subscriptions.  If you use your phone's calendar or if you use a calendar service like Google Calendar, use the new subscribe link on eChalk calendars to access the iCal address that can be added to your calendar service.  Remember to set the calendar to sync on your mobile device.

    You might consider subscribing to: the Delone Catholic High School calendar, the Spiritual Life Calendar, the Guidance Calendar, the Athletics Calendar, the Music Calendar, the Athletic or Music Association calendars, or the calendars for any of your classes or groups. 

    If you have questions or need help, please see Mrs. Fuhrman or email webmaster@delonecatholic.org.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Office of Development and Alumni Relations Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a volunteer with good organizational and communication skills to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator. This position will match interested volunteers with volunteer tasks/positions as needed for the operation and advancement of the school. The Volunteer Coordinator would assist in the volunteers’ preparation for each task/position, collect and communicate feedback from volunteers about their experience, and assist in demonstrating our appreciation for our volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must have or be willing to get all clearances and training required by the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for adults who work with minors. Interested parties should send a resume to Eric Lawrence, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 or elawrence@delonecatholic.org.

    Delone Catholic High School
  • eChalk Parent Accounts Now Available

    Parent accounts are now available for eChalk. Please note, you will need your child to login to his/her student account as part of the sign up process. Watch this video to learn about parent accounts on eChalk. https://vimeo.com/184025961

    Disclaimer: Although the new eChalk features a gradebook, the MMS parent portal remains the official repository of students' grades.

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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

  • SAT and ACT Preparation Courses

    The Mathematics and English Departments will be offering SAT Prep courses this fall. 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 as SAT preparation course this fall. The dates of this session are October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20 from 6-9 p.m.  Email oced@ycp.edu or call (717) 815-1451 for more information.

    Penn State York will offer prep courses in October.   Please click HERE to obtain additional information on times and cost.  In addition, please contact Ms. Judy Woods at jwoods@psu.edu.

    Guidance Services
  • 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. 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the campus of Gettysburg College. This will be the 20th 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.

    Guidance Services
  • 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. 25, Delone Catholic 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.

    Guidance Services
  • 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. 11, 2017, and there is a $16 fee required to take the test.

    Guidance Services

Guidance Events

  • Hanover Area College/Career Night

    This event will take place in the Lobby and Cafeteria of Delone Catholic High School

    Guidance Services
  • Visit from Cedar Crest College Rep.

    Guidance Services
  • Visit from Juniata College Rep.

    Guidance Services
  • Visit from Stevenson Univ. Rep.

    Guidance Services
  • Visit from Millersville Univ. Rep.

    Guidance Services
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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.