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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.

    Delone Catholic High School

Library News

  • Celebrating Authors from the Delone Family

    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!

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  • Recommended Reading: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

    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." 

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  • Recommended Reading: "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman

    Nathan Holt says: "The book [is] an interesting look at the imperfections of a 'perfect' world. It was a good read."

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  • Got a Book to Recommend to the DCHS Library?

    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!

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  • Charles Delone's Books are in the House!

    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!

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  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome back, students of DCHS! We hope to see you in the library soon and often. Stop by and chat with your friendly librarians to see what events and activities are going on. Also, don't miss out on new titles!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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 .

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • New Books Have Arrived!

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

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  • Missing Item!

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

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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Upcoming Events

  • Guthrie Memorial Library

    Military Moments

    An event at the Guthrie Memorial honoring and showcasing our military veterans. See the attached flyer for more details!

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Featured Content: Books by Authors Connected to DCHS

Featured Content: Recommended Reading at the DCHS Library

Authors from Delone Catholic

Did you know that graduates and former teachers from DCHS have built their own successful literary and academic careers? Several have, and the DCHS library is lucky to house many of their books in its collection! To learn more about the individual authors, scroll through the author pictures and bios on the right, and to learn more about the individual books on display, scroll through the cover pictures and summaries on the left.

Books On Display

By Margaret S. Baker, '89: Jacob Finn and the Ghost of Willow Mansion

By Georgia Anne Butler, '73: Of the Wing

By Richard M. Restak, M.D., '59: The Mind

By Diane Larkin Sauers, '74: Between the Space of Grace and Gray  & My Letter to the World

By Karen Rose Smith, former DCHS English teacher: The BraceletDeadly DecorGilt by Association, Her Sister, Staged to Death, & Wanted: A Real Family

By Nate Van Coops, '98: The Chronothon & In Times Like These

 

 

Featured Content: Authors Connected to DCHS

Saintly Reading: Books to Bring You Closer to Sainthood

Welcome to the 2017-2018 edition of Saintly Reading at DCHS! We could all you a bit more guidance from the saints on how to bring lead lives that bring us closer to Christ. Our inaugural Saintly Reading highlights the life and legacy of St. Teresa of Calcutta, a great model for how to demonstrate acts of love on a daily basis and the patron saint of the newest Catholic school in the diocese!

Books:

1. Mother Teresa The Authorized Biography by Navin Chawla

2. Such a Vision of the Street: Mother Teresa--The Spirit and the Work by Eileen Egan

3. Servant of Love: Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity by Edward Le Joly

4. Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the "Saint of Calcutta" by Mother Teresa, ed. by Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C.

5. A Simple Path by Mother Teresa, ed. by Lucinda Vardy

 

Saintly Reading: Women Religious and Their Contributions to the Church

Library Services at Delone Catholic

Mission
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.

Philosophy
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