2018-19 Tuition Assistance Application now available
The 2018-19 Tuition Assistance application through FACTS is now available. The application deadline is April 17. There is a $30 application fee. Please click here to access the application.
Come by the DCHS Library and choose a book based on what's on the inside--not what's on the outside. NHS has selected and wrapped thirty books so their covers are hidden. They've written short summaries of the books so readers will make the choice to check out a book based, not on the cover, but on the content of the book. "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover" will be running all week in the DCHS library--come by and check it out!
Stop by the DCHS library to take a look at the National History Day Projects created by members of the junior class! And one team used the DCHS library 3D Printer to complete their projects!
It's that time of year where many organizations come out with "Best of" Lists. NPR just came out with its Best Books of 2017 list, and Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson have made the list! Be sure to check out these phenomenal books!
In an essay about his writing and teaching processes, Jared Reck, author of A Short History of the Girl Next Door and 8th Grade English/Language Arts teacher at Spring Grove Area Middle School in Hanover, talks about what he loves about teaching writing, writing, and reading. Mr. Reck is full of insights for any aspiring writer and teacher. An interesting read!
Check out this article on the Author of Warcoss and the Legend trilogy, Marie Lu. In it she talks about her writing process, what inspires her, and why she has chosen strong teenagers as her protagonists. A fascinating read for fans of Marie Lu and for aspiring writers!
Sophia Gilbart says: City of Saints and Thieves was an incredibly exciting read. It also dealt with several important issues but does so in a way accessible to everyone.
The 2017 DCHS Library Book Vote is over, but the exciting part--adding the books to the library--is about to happen. Look for updates about when the Book Vote Winners arrive!
Hurry and Vote! Polls close at 2:45. Books on the bubble:
Fiction- To Be or Not to Be, P.S. I Like You, Don't Get Caught
Nonfiction- The Prisoner in His Palace & The Family Romanov
Your vote could put one of these into the winner's circle!
The Leaders (as of morning 10/31)
Fiction: (Tie 1st) Turtles All the Way Down by John Green & American Gods by Neil Gaiman; (Tie 3rd) Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck & Warcross by Marie Lu
Nonfiction: (1st) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, (2nd) The Prisoner in His Palace by Will Bardenwerper. (3rd) And Then You're Dead... by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty
If you're looking for great reading around Halloween, come to the DCHS library and take a look at our Spooky Reading display! We've got books featuring ghosts, witches, monsters, vampires, werewolves, and tales of murder and suspense!
The 2nd Annual DCHS Book Vote has returned! From now until Friday, November 3rd you can vote for five fiction candidates and three nonfiction candidates from the galleries below. You can cast your ballot on this page, or you can submit a paper ballot to Mr. Fournie or Sr. Jackie. Either way, stop by the library to talk about this year's candidates!
Our Trials for the Gale Database Resources World History in Context & Literature Resource Center have been extended until November , 17th. Click on this link (http://galesupport.com/trialsite/php/generate_trial.php?un=4074267) to access them and don't forget to use our permanent Gale Resources as well!
Today the DCHS Library remembers and honors Mary Clare O. Weaver, a longtime donor who helped us add many books to our collection. We are so thankful for her generous contributions over the years!
The DCHS Library just acquired a New Matter Mod-t 3D printer. Come down and check it out!
Did you know that there is quite a collection of authors connected to the DCHS community? Graduates Margaret S. Baker, '89; Georgia Anne Butler, '73; Richard M. Restak, M.D., '59; Diane Larkin Sauers, '74 (also longtime English teacher); Nathan Van Coops, '98; and Karen Rose Smith (English teacher) have all published works of literature. Visit the library and take a look at their wonderful books, especially if you are interested in publishing your own writing!
Sophia Gilbart says: "The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic for a reason. Oscar Wilde's characterization and descriptions of the company and luxury Dorian surrounds himself with is amazing. There were also some pretty interesting twists I didn't see coming."
Nathan Holt says: "The book [is] an interesting look at the imperfections of a 'perfect' world. It was a good read."
Your input matters! Many great books have come into the library through student suggestions and enthusiasm. Some of the books that made their way into the library because of student suggestion were Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Come in and chat about your favorite book and see if it can make it to the DCHS library shelves!
Stop by the library to see the private book collection of DCHS' original benefactor--Charles Delone! This collection comes from the American Statesmen series published in 1885 that examines the lives of some of America's most important figures, from Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jackson. Unfortunately, you can't sign them out, but you can peruse one of them next time you're in the library!
This month, we have an exciting Saintly Reading exhibit: the men and women of Religious Communities.
Religious communities of men and women have been a vital part of the Catholic Church’s history for hundreds of years. The contributions of their members have impacted the Church’s growth as these dedicated men and women served the people of God in countless ways. In a famous quote, Pope Francis, who is himself a member of the Jesuit community said, “Religious should be men and women who wake up the world.” This collection of books tells the stories of people who have and are doing just that!
-Synopsis Courtesy Sr. Jackie Staub
Students are encouraged to use the Library before and after school and during study periods. A pass from a subject teacher is required to come to the library, to use the library computers and to access the Internet during the school day.
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: