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  • Help Wanted: Study Hall Monitor

    Delone Catholic is seeking a Study Hall Monitor for the 2017-18 school year from 8:15-2:45 p.m. each school day. Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to Mr. Richard LaRocca, Principal, 140 South Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or email

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  • Mandatory Fall Sports Meeting

    The mandatory fall sports meeting for parents and athletes is July 17, 2017 in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m. for the football teams and 6:45 p.m. for all other fall sports.  

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  • Help Wanted: Varsity Golf Coach

    Delone Catholic is seeking a varsity head coach for Golf.  Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Principal and the Athletic Director, 140 S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17331.

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  • Help Wanted: Long-Term Substitute Math Teacher

    Delone Catholic High School is seeking a year long substitute math teacher for the 2017-18 school year. 
    Candidates are expected to be "Doers of the Word;" rooted in, upholding, supporting, and demonstrating the values of the Gospel, the Catholic Church and Delone Catholic High School; and inspiring students to do the same.
    Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education with an active Level 1 teaching certificate, clearances, and Pastor’s Recommendation. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student, staff, parents and the community. Candidates must be in compliance with PA State clearance requirements.

    Applications are available at Completed applications, cover letter, resume, and copies of state police, child abuse, and FBI clearances and certifications should be sent to Donna Tompkins, Vice Principal, Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA  17344.

    For more information, call (717) 637-5969 or e-mail dtompkins@delonecatholicorg.

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  • 2016-17 Insquire Literary eMagazine is Published

    The staff of Insquire, Delone Catholic's literary magazine has published the 2016-17 edition as an e-magazine. Please enjoy and share!

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  • Delone Catholic Names Interim Vice Principal

    Delone Catholic High School has announced Mrs. Donna Tompkins the Interim Vice Principal for the 2017-18 school year. 
    Mrs. Tompkins will be stepping down from her current position in the Math Department to assume this role for the school year. 
    A year-long substitute position is now available in the Math Department for the 2017-18 school year. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Mrs. Tompkins as soon as possible. 
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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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Library News

  • Before You See the Movie, Read the Book!

    By now, many of you have probably seen the trailer for the highly-anticipated film Everything, Everything. Did you know that it is based on the book by Nicola Yoon? (Well, it is.) Before you see the movie, read the book. It's in the fiction section of the DCHS library right now!

  • New Featured Content: Journeys and Journey-Makers

    The travels explorers, adventurers, and heroes have captured our imaginations for hundreds of years--and for good reason. We love a good story, whether fictional or historical, about someones travels. And while we glorify the exploits of the voluntarily brave, we cannot forget those people who must leave their homes in search of a better safer life for themselves and their families. Come explore the titles in our Journeys collection!

  • Another Book in the DCHS Library Made into a Movie: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cell line has contributed to so many important scientific studies, and her family's reconnection with her life and legacy decades after she passed away. Starring Oprah!

  • Excited about the movie? Read the book first!

    You may have heard that The Lost City of Z has been made into a movie and will hit theaters on Friday. Why experience the characters and journey in an abbreviated form? Pick up the book at the DCHS library today!

  • The DCHS Library Houses Some Great Books!

    Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson, a book on the DCHS library shelves, just won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for best history book! Come on down to the library to get your hands on a copy .

  • National Library Week

    All this week is National Library Week! Libraries are incredibly valuable community resources. Show your love for your libraries by stopping by the DCHS or your local one!

  • Featured Content: Heroes

    Need something inspirational or exciting to read? Come see the new Featured Content display on Heroes at the DCHS Library! We've got biographies, graphic novels, myths, and scholarly works!

  • New Books Have Arrived!

    Be sure to stop by the library to get your hands on our new books. Many great reads!

  • Missing Item!

    Please come by if you are missing a pencil sharpener. Once you describe it, it's yours!

  • DCHS Recommended Reading

    Megan Jones says: "Emmy & Oliver is a book with the perfect mix of drama and romance. The struggles that Oliver goes through are intense but the support and love that Emmy gives him truly show their love for each other."

  • DCHS Recommended Reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

    Sophia Gilbart says: Six of Crows is the kind of book you don't want to put down, with a lot of twists and turns, a really cool plot, and characters that you love to like--even if  they are dangerous criminals.

  • 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!"


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Saintly Reading: Books to Bring You Closer to Sainthood

The final "Saintly Reading" collection for the 2016-17 school year celebrates the contributions so many Women Religious have made to the Church throughout its history as well as their continuing devotion to Christ. In this collection, you can find histories of how nuns shaped the United States and the Church around the world, the story of a nun who gave her life for others in the Nazi Death Camp of Aushwitz, and the fight an American nun has waged to end the death penality in the United States. Check out any of the DCHS library's books to give you some relief from the pressures of exams!


1. Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles by Raymond Arroyo

2. Spirited Lives: How Nuns Shaped Catholic Culture and American Life, 1836-1920 by Carol K. Coburn and Marth Smith

3. Katharine Drexel: A Biography by Sister Consuela Marie Duffy, S.B.S.

4. Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America by John J. Fialka

5. Edith Stein: The Untold Story of the Philosopher and Mystic Who Lost Her Life in the Death Camps of Auschwitz by Waltraud Herbstrith

6. Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean

7. Women in Church History: 20 Stories for 20 Centuries by Joanne Turpin

8. Our Beloved Union: A History of the Sisters of Mercy of the Union Ed. by Mary Regina Werntz, RSM


Saintly Reading: Women Religious and Their Contributions to the Church

Featured Content: Great Journeys

Featured Content: Recommended Reading at the DCHS Library

Great Journeys and Journey-Takers

Human existence is a journey. From the first days that humans migrated out of eastern Africa to the far reaches of the Earth, we have been a species on the move. While some people travel for the sake of covering miles, many people move in search of a better life. This essential human truth has fostered many great works of fiction as well as memoirs and analyses. Stop by the library and pick up any of the fantastic titles in our journeys spotlight!

Featured Content: Great Journey-Takers

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