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  • Sign up for "Delone in the Dark" (6th and 7th graders)!

    Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual “Delone in the Dark Nights” for students in sixth and seventh grades. 

    The boys night will be Friday, April 7 and the girls night Friday, April 21. Students are to be dropped off in the lobby of the Lawrence B. (Sonny) Sheppard, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium from 6-6:30 p.m. Pick up time is 10:15-10:30 p.m.

    There will be games, food, prizes, and the popular scavenger hunt in the dark.  The students will be making their own pizza using various toppings. Students do NOT have to attend a Catholic School to participate. 

    Cost is $5 (to cover the cost of food). Please register by March 24. After March 24 the cost will be $10. No registrations will be accepted past March 31. 

    More details and registration forms are attached. Please contact Miss Pinkos with questions at 717-637-5969 x344. 

    Delone Catholic High School
  • Sign up for the Squire Picnic (3rd, 4th and 5th graders)!

    Delone Catholic High School Student Council will be hosting their annual Squire Picnic for students in third, fourth and fifth grades on Sunday, April 30. The day begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on J.T. Flaherty field. There will be games, hamburgers, hot dogs, and prizes.  Students do NOT have to attend a Catholic School to participate. 

    More details and the registration form are attached. Please register no later than April 21. Contact Miss Pinkos at 717-637-5969 x344 with questions. 

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  • Delone Catholic Celebrates Founder’s Day; Plans Hall of Honor Celebration

    Delone Catholic High School is celebrating its Founder’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, in honor of the 153rd birthday of its founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq. Delone Catholic is a regional high school serving students of all faiths in the Adams Deanery of the Diocese of Harrisburg and surrounding areas, including Northern Maryland. The school is in its 77th year in 2016-17.


    This year also marks the induction of the second class of the Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor inducted its inaugural class in conjunction with the celebration of the school’s 75th Anniversary on Sept. 19, 2015. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the school through consistent contribution of time, effort and/or financial resources or who have improved the school and its reputation through significant professional or community achievements.


    Members of the Class of 2017 are:

    • Mr. Kenneth J. Cole, Class of 1954, who served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During his time he served on the Agriculture Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Federal-State Regulations Committee and as the chairman of the Local Government Subcommittee. Some of Mr. Cole’s major undertakings were done through the Potomac River Basin Interstate Committee, the Adams County Cancer Crusade, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the Battle of Gettysburg 125th Anniversary Commission.
    • Mr. John Thomas “J.T.” Flaherty, who was a teacher, coach and administrator at Delone Catholic from 1957-1978. He taught history and social studies and later was Dean of Students. His coaching legacy includes 18 years as the baseball head coach, 21 years of football coaching (20 as an assistant and one as head coach), nine years as basketball head coach, and athletic director for 18 years. During his tenure, he experienced six years as concurrent coach of two sports and athletic director, one year as head coach of three sports, and a member of the PIAA District III Committee. Delone Catholic’s football field was renamed “J.T. Flaherty Field” in his memory in 1978. Mr. Flaherty has previously been inducted into the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame.
    • Mr. Thomas R. “Coach” Staub, Class of 1958, dedicated 40 years to serving Delone Catholic as a teacher, coach and athletic director. As a faculty member in the social studies department, Mr. Staub co-initiated the Mock Political Convention, a tradition that continues to this day. He coached football, basketball and baseball, with a special love for baseball, which he coached for 24 years. Upon his retirement, “Coach” continued to exemplify being a “Doer of the Word” by assisting with filming athletics contests, and, even now, assists with snow removal and mowing and lining of the athletic fields at Delone Catholic.
    • Brother René Sterner, FSC, Class of 1955, dedicated his life to Catholic education for nearly 54 years. Brother René was a teacher, principal and president at several schools and a strong pioneer in Forensics. During his time at La Salle College High School, Brother René led his students to the National Catholic Forensics League Championship and the National Forensic League Championship. When he returned to Delone Catholic, he coached the Forensics program which continues to excel and secure championship titles. He also served as the school’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations for two years, during which time he reestablished the Delone Catholic Alumni Association. He received the National Catholic Forensics League Alumni Lifetime Service award after spending nearly 50 years transforming the lives of young people through speech and debate. He is a member of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League and the National Forensic League Halls of Fame.


    The Hall of Honor Class of 2017 will be inducted on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. The luncheon will be catered by the Altland House and hosted in the Delone Catholic cafeteria. Tickets are $35 and on sale until Friday, March 17. To purchase, please call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211 or email


    The Hall of Honor nomination committee invites nominations for the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2018. For eligibility requirements and nomination forms, please click here. Anyone without access to a computer who wishes to make a nomination may contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 717-637-5969, Ext. 211. Nominations must be received by Sept. 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the Class of 2018. Any nominations received after that date will be considered for the Class of 2019.

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  • Tuition Assistance Application Now Available

    The 2017-18 Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available here:

    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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  • Parents of Juniors: SAVE THE DATE

    The Junior Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. A written letter with complete details will be sent soon.

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  • 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

    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
  • Interact Club Raises Money for Hanover Area Council of Churches

    On Jan. 4, students from the Delone Catholic Interact Club presented a check for $1,350 to Mrs. Carol Hinkle from the Hanover Area Council of Churches. The funds were the proceeds from the club’s annual pit beef sale. The meals were prepared by Little Everett’s BBQ, with the proceeds again being donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches Provide-a-Lunch (PAL) program.

    The club officers are picture with Mrs. Hinkle in the front left of the photo. 

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  • An Important Message from Dr. Thiec and the Board of Directors

    December 13, 2016

    Dear Parents,

    As written in the book of Ecclesiastes, "To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven." After twenty-five wonderful years as Principal of Delone Catholic, I am announcing my retirement. Leaving dedicated and faith-filled faculty, hard-working and determined students, supportive and caring parents, brings a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.

    In February 2016, I informed the Diocese of Harrisburg that the school year of 2016-2017 would be my last year serving as Principal. The purpose of this advanced notice was to provide the optimal time for the search, for interviews, for dialogue to find the most capable person to continue the tradition that is Delone Catholic High School.

    Delone Catholic has made so much progress in this quarter of a century. With input of faculty and willingness to provide expanded academic subjects, we increased the number of AP courses. We also introduced the Algebra I program for Grade 8 students in our deanery. This move led to the ability to expand both the science and math curricula with the addition of Statistics at the AP and Honors level, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics II and Anatomy and Physiology both Honors and Academic. Economics was added as a required course along with the re-configuration of the computer courses. The virtual high school courses came into existence last year and have potential for great growth and challenge.

    Delone Catholic added the positions of Spiritual Life Direction, Instructional Support Coordinator/Teacher and Director of Enrollment and Marketing. These positions have strengthened our Catholic identity, our ability to assist students with learning difficulties to gain success and confidence in academics and our ability to spread the good news which is Delone Catholic High School.

    There are so many memories - the first day of school in 1992, the first of everything throughout that school year (athletic contests, band competitions, forensics competitions, honor roll presentations during what was A1 assembly period, Masses in the old gym, concerts, dramatic performances, and musicals). I thank Mr. Yealy for giving me the opportunity my first year to participate in the school play, "Fiddler On the Roof." The bond with some of those cast members has continued throughout the years.

    The memories have grown each and every year as I rejoiced in the accomplishments of the students. Those accomplishments continued into future education and beyond. These students have excelled as they matriculated to the choice of profession. They continued to exemplify our motto, "Be Doers of the Word."

    Now as I face the last time for everything, the realization is difficult. I know it is the last time I will gather with the football team at the end zone. It will be the last time I serve with the coach in the presentation of a District medal. It will be the last Algebra class. It will be the last Baccalaureate and Graduation. So many "lasts" will occur.

    What I can look forward to is time with the grandchildren to attend those grandparent days at school, concerts, plays, athletic contests, and sacraments (First Communion and Confirmation). Education is and will always be a part of my life. I will wait for that phone call to come and substitute here or at the two local deanery schools.

    I thank all of you for your support of Delone Catholic High School and me. You will always be in my prayers and in my heart.


    Maureen C. Thiec, Ed.D.



    From the Board of Directors

    Dear Parents, Alumni and Friends,

    Dr. Thiec has announced her retirement at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year after 25 years of service to Delone Catholic High School. Through her leadership, we have strengthened Delone Catholic with an exceptional Catholic identity which is exemplified in our academically strong, socially responsible students; our outstanding faculty and staff; fiscal health and prosperity; major capital improvements; and a strategic plan to guide our tradition of excellence.

    Change is inevitable, and while transition brings uncertainties, the Board of Directors is committed to seeking a new leader of Delone Catholic High School that will continue our success, provide fresh ideas and new enthusiasm, and challenge us to grow in new ways.
    The process is one that is undertaken in collaboration with the Diocese of Harrisburg.
    While the initial search is primarily a Diocesan initiative, local representatives will play an important role in the process, with the final decision to be made by Bishop Gainer.

    The Board of Directors thanks Dr. Thiec for her dedication and love of Delone Catholic High School. Her commitment to Delone Catholic has fostered an atmosphere where parents have been strongly supported as the primary educators of their children, outstanding faculty and staff members have called students to their very best in academics and in extra-curricular activities, and our graduates have gone on to serve God and country, as active
    "Doers of the Word."

    Information regarding a celebration will be provided later in the school year. Please join in
    thanking Dr. Thiec for her time-honored dedication to Delone Catholic High School.


    Douglas A. Little, PhD, C'81
    Board of Directors

    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

    Delone Catholic High School

Library News

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

    Tara Noel says: "This book will make you feel grateful for the many things you have in life. But it will also show you the possibility of change in people's lives that will change them for better or for worse."

    Jessica Xiao says: "Most people don't like their life and the things that they have. But for some people, they don't even have a chance to 'dislike'. This book tells you the world of a 'special' girl. All she wants is a normal life. You should never waste your life."

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

    Brianna Spory Says: "This book is a part of a trilogy. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster, all while being put together in a way that feels real and relatable. The Slammed series combines poetry [with prose], which portrays the characters emotions within the book and gives them life. If you like romance, heartache, suspense, and life lessons, then this series is right for you.

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: The Giver by Lois Lowry

    Anna Martz says: "I would definitely recommend 'The Giver' for its unique picture of what a painless, loveless world would look like and its story of a rebellion to find meaning and joy. It's a book that I will come back to again and again."

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

    Briana Spory says: "This book encompasses both science and romance to create a very suspense-filled story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction and action-filled titles."

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Tara Noel says: "I highly recommend this book. It was very interesting to read and provided a lot of action and adventure."

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

    Sister Jackie says: "This book is a great read! Malala is an ordinary teen who has had extraordinary experiences."

  • National History Day at the DCHS Library

    Come see the DCHS National History Day projects in the Library! Students have made some great projects focusing on the theme of "Taking a Stand in History". Learn about the Battle of Little Bighorn, the Underground Railroad, the Vietnam War, as well as many other significant events in American history! Some students even created fantastic documentaries! The exhibit will be on display at the DCHS library through Tuesday, January 24th. You don't want to miss it!

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

    Sophia Gilbart says: "I would recommend 'Made You Up' for its many colorful characters as well as  the fact that it keeps you guessing exactly what's real and what's not."

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

    Samantha Lowrie says: "Amazing, non-cliched romance. Artsy and so much fun. The ending is so awesome!"

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: Legend by Marie Lu

    Erica says "This book was full of action, and the story of Day and June has lots of twists and turns!"

  • Check Out the New Arrivals Before You Leave for the Holidays!

    The DCHS library just received a new shipment books! Take a peek before you leave for break. We've got great books about a dystopian world populated by genetically engineered creatures, about women and their groundbreaking contributions to science, about the most infamous prison riot, and about con men among others!

  • Attention Residents of York County!

    Did you know that libraries offer much more than books? They provide many great resources and programs for people of all ages. In fact, Guthrie Memorial hosts a video game club, chess competitions, and a Dungeons and Dragons meetup. Be sure to check these groups out! For more information, go to the York County Libraries events calendar at

  • Spoken Word Performance Events

    Did you know that Midown Scholar Books in Harrisburg hosts weekly spoken word performance event from 7-9pm on most Fridays? It's a great opportunity to hear what local writers and poets are working on, and perhaps read your own work! For more on Midtown Scholar Books' events, go to Regardless of whether you read in public, keep writing!

  • Recommend Books in the DCHS Library Collection

    Have you read a book from the DCHS library collection that you can't wait for a friend or classmate to read? If so, fill out one of our recommendation cards! It's easy: write your name at the top and a sentence or  two about why you loved the book. Help the library spread good reading!

  • DCHS Library Book Vote Winners Are In!

    The DCHS library has just received the shipment of the DCHS Library Book Vote winners! Swing by the library to check them out! (11/16/16)

  • Reading Pays

    Who says reading doesn't pay? Cool news story about a barbershop that gives discounts to customers who read books out loud to the barbers during hair cuts. Read it here:

  • New Arrivals!

    We just received a shipment of some great books covering a variety of topics and interests! Come check them out!

  • Featured Library: Gettysburg Public Library

    An historic library for an historic city. The Gettysburg public library is the main branch of the Adams County Library System. However, the library has a lot more going on than its reputation. Librarians hold multiple reading community reading events in both the fiction and nonfiction genres, and regular booktalks on the last Monday of the month. The library even blogs about events and activities in the area. If you are a Gettysburg resident or someone living near Gettysburg, this library is quite a valuable resource! For more information, go to

  • New Librarian of Congress Sworn In

    Congrats to Dr. Carla Hayden who became the 14th Librarian of Congress; she is the first woman and the first person of color to take the position. She is in charge of the over 33 million books and 68 million manuscripts the library holds. One of her major jobs during her tenure will be to enhance the library's digital resources. Quite a job! Read more at

  • Author Event Tonight!

    Novelist Cristina Henriquez will be reading from her award-winning novel "The Book of Unknown Americans" tonight, September 13th, from 7PM-9PM at the College Union Ballroom at Gettysburg College. For more information go to the event page at All you Gettysburg area residents: hopefully you can make it!


Upcoming Events

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    Saintly Reading: Mother Seton

    A new display highlighting the various saints that grace the DCHS library. The inaugural saint: Mother Seton!
  • DCHS Library and Your Local Public Library

    Teen Tech Week

    Learn about the digital resources your libraries offer, including DCHS and your local public libraries, that can help you with preparation for college and beyond! For more information, go to
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Recent Acquisitions

Saintly Reading: Books to Bring You Closer to Sainthood

Welcome to a new DCHS library feature called "Saintly Reading"! This library display will feature a saint or theological topic of the month along with the books in the library's collection examining the saint or topic. Our inaugural Saint in "Saintly Reading" is Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, also known as Mother Seton, the first native-born American to be canonized a saint! Born in the U.S. in the time of the American Revolution, Mother Seton grew up in a well-connected family. After she became a mother of five and widow at the age of twenty-nine, she joined the Catholic Church and moved to Baltimore where she established the first free Catholic Day School in the U.S. Just think: without her efforts, Delone Catholic (and schools like it) may never have existed! Check out any of the DCHS library's books on this inspirational saint!


1. Mother Seton: Saint Elizabeth of New York by Leonard Feeney

2. Elizabeth Seton: Selected Writings ed. by Ellin Kelly and Annabelle Melville

3. Mrs. Seton: Foundress of the American Sisters of Charity by Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M.

4. Mother Seton: Mother of Many Daughters by Rev. Charles I. White

5. Heart in Pilgrimage by Evelyn Eaton and Edward Roberts Moore

Saintly Reading: Mother Seton

Featured Content: Narrative Section

Featured Content: Recommended Reading at the DCHS Library

Are you curious about a variety of different stories and ideas? Do you enjoy reading a variety of books? Do you have an interest in learning about something new? If your answer to one or more of these questions is YES, then check out the DCHS library's new "Featured Content" section! Our second Featured Content at the DCHS library is Genetics. Our selection includes a variety of great fiction from Margaret Atwood and Lydia Kang. We've got great introductory content on the fundamentals of genetics. And we have books that explore the ethics and morality of this very important and still developing field.

Come peruse one or more of these books and be on the cutting edge!

Featured Content: Analytic Section

DCHS Book Vote: Fiction Winners!

DCHS Book Vote: Nonfiction Winners!

Library Services at Delone Catholic

The Delone Catholic High School Library exists to provide materials and services which support, supplement and enhance the quality of the educational environment of the school. These resources aid in the spiritual, intellectual, social and personal development of the students and the professional enrichment of the faculty and staff.

As a vital component in the educational environment in a Catholic high school, we are committed to the spirit of the philosophy of Delone Catholic High School. To that end we:

  • Provide resources which integrate the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church with the challenges of contemporary society
  • Provide a functional and effective library program which meets the needs of the curriculum as well as the personal needs and interests of students and faculty
  • Provide library resources which stimulate and promote the development of critical thinking, ethical decision making and responsible citizenship
  • Provide informed guidance in the use of library resources, including print and nonprint materials and technology
  • Provide resources, which contribute to the enjoyment of reading and the belief in a lifelong love of learning