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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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Spiritual Life News

  • Community

    There are two immediate opportunities for volunteers to help with yardwork for some of Delone Catholic's elderly neighbors. Please see Mrs. Phenicie ASAP for details!

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  • Delone Catholic

    The Delone Catholic Maintenance team is looking for volunteers to help with moving before the renovations in the English hallway on May 30 & 31 in the morning (from approximately 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., but times are flexible). Please contact Mr. Steve Leonard at sleonard@delonecatholic.org to volunteer or for more information.

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  • Church

    Volunteers are needed to help with the New Oxford Community Bible School  from June 25-29 at St. Paul's UCC (20 S. Peter St., New Oxford). Classes are from 6:45-8:45 p.m. and volunteers will be working with 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. You can work for all five days or only for those on which you are available. Please contact Dawn Smith at 259-0993 for more information or to volunteer.

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  • Community

    The Ancient Order of Hibernians is in need of six - eight volunteers to help direct traffic and collect money for tickets at their Irish Festival on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers can work two hour shifts, and volunteering includes admission to the festival. It is held at the Moose Lodge Park (100 Moose Rd., Gettysburg). Please contact Michael Black by calling or texting 717-504-3252 or emailing blackmichael756@yahoo.com

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  • Community

    There is an immediate need to help a Delone Catholic alumna with yardwork. Please see Mrs. Phenicie for details.

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  • Church

    Volunteers are needed to help with children's games at the Sacred Heart Parish Picnic on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Please email Luana Robinson at luanarobinson@hotmail.com or call/text 717-586-7523 to volunteer. See the attachment for more information.

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  • Church/Community

    The Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice is looking for volunteers to help with Peace Camp 2017, held June 5-9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day at St. John's Lutheran Church (665 St. John's Road) in Littlestown. Campers will learn about recycling, healthy living, insects and pollinators, biodiversity, and water. Volunteers need to be older than sixteen and provide their own lunch each day. Please call 717-334-0752 or email icpj@icpj-gettysburg.org for more information or to volunteer. 

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  • Church/Community

    St. Joseph's 5K, held on May 13, is looking for about twenty volunteers to help from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please see the attached flyer for details. Interested volunteers can email Kristy Allen at kallen@gburgtimes.com.

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  • Community

    Volunteers are needed to help with a 5K on May 27, starting at the band shell at Codorus State Park. Volunteers will mainly be assisting with the Kids' Fun Run, working with crafts and face painting. Please contact Diane Schildt at dschildt@delonecatholic.org. Please note: because this date occurs after the last day of school, these hours will be counted toward the 2017-18 school year.

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  • Community

    Volunteers are needed to help with childcare at Agape House (114 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg - next to The Ragged Edge) while the moms attend a nutrition class. Times are available on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. Please contact Kathy Jones at 717-334-6271 ext. 325 to volunteer or for more information.

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  • Photos from the March for Life

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  • Community

    One of our alumna in the Abbottstown area is looking for help maintaining her four acre property. She needs assistance weeding, mowing, raking, etc. Please see Mrs. Phenicie for more details and to volunteer. 

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  • Photos from Chalk It Up for Life!

    Respect Life Club
  • Community

    The Hanover YMCA Future Stars Basketball program is looking for volunteers to assist in running our youth basketball programs. The main area of need is working the score clocks during the youth basketball games on Saturdays at both the Hanover and Littlestown YMCA. There are some other areas as well. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact John Grap, Youth Basketball Coordinator, at jgrap@hanoverymca.org.

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  • Community

    A family from Annunciation BVM school in McSherrystown is looking for a girl (preferably over 16 who has reliable transportation) for childcare on days that Annunciation and Delone Catholic have off of school or are on a 2-hour delay. Please see Mrs. Phenicie for  information.

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  • Community

    H.O.P.E. (Help for Oncology Problems and Emotional Support) is a volunteer-driven non-profit that provides assistance and support to cancer patients and their families. Please call 717-227-2824 or e-mail info@hopeforcancerfamilies.org for more information about how to volunteer.

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  • Community

    The Children's Aid Society, located in New Oxford, offers services for area children, as well as a clothing bank. Volunteers should contact 717-624-4461 for more information about helping.

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  • Community

    Windy Hill on the Campus is a full-service community center for York county adults, located on the Spring Grove Area School District campus. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with older adults should please call 717-225-0733 for more information.

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  • Church

    St. Joseph's Church in Hanover is looking for volunteers to help with childcare during the Christ Life program meetings. The meetings are held on Tuesday nights. Please e-mail Chris Ullmann at rullmann6@centurylink.net for more information or to volunteer.

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