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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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  • The Interact Club's Annual “Sleepout for the Homeless”

    The Interact Club of Delone Catholic High School will hold its annual “Sleepout for the Homeless” overnight April 28-29. Students will be collecting donations from motorists and pedestrians in front of Delone Catholic on South Oxford Avenue in McSherrystown from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, April 28. The students will then spend the night outside to raise awareness of the homeless situation in our community.

    All proceeds will be donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches for the benefit of its homeless shelter. Everyone is encouraged to “drive by” Delone Catholic on Friday, April 28 to make a donation. Donations may also be sent to Delone Catholic Interact Club, Attn.: Sleepout, 140 South Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown Pa. 17344. For more information contact Mrs. Patricia Marrocco at 717-637-5969 x303.

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  • Job Opportunity - Director of Enrollment and Marketing

    The Director of Enrollment and Marketing is responsible for managing all aspects of the student enrollment and marketing process. The position is also responsible for the development and management of marketing plans and materials for Delone Catholic High School working in conjunction with those faculty and staff members within designated target areas. The successful candidate in this role will coordinate internal stakeholders, including students, administration, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and board members, to assist in the marketing process.

     Responsibilities include:

     

    • Increase enrollment to meet annual targets established by the Board of Directors by identifying and moving prospective families through the enrollment funnel utilizing direct marketing, public relations, and personalized attention
    • Manage all aspects of enrollment including Open House events, family tours and student shadow days
    • Act as primary contact for families, feeder schools, and Maryland partners
    • Work closely with the Board and Administration on long-term vision and strategic goals for enrollment
    • Solicit feedback from current families as well as those choosing to transfer out of Delone
    • Coordinate efforts to retain current students and families

     

    • Coordinate media impressions through the school’s website, social media, press releases and other advertising.
    • Develop and post web content including alerts, articles, videos and photos
    • Responsible for media buying and staying informed of new marketing trends and patterns
    • Coordinate the school’s presence at community events for both community awareness and enrollment endeavors
    • Define and enforce branding guidelines to ensure consistent messaging about DCHS
    • Implement, evaluate and create strategic marketing objectives
    • Manage the Student Ambassador and Parent Ambassador programs to assist with enrollment efforts
    • Educate and train administration and board members to participate in the enrollment process
    • Engage and involve current families and alumni in enrollment efforts

     

    A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field is required. A minimum of four years’ relevant experience is desired. Candidate must demonstrate solid knowledge of marketing principles, developing and executing strategies, and project management. Strong communication skills, including business writing, verbal, and presentation skills, are required. Proven collaboration, interpersonal and relationship management skills are necessary. Knowledge of Adobe programs or graphic design capabilities, or the ability to learn independently, is necessary. Qualities required for success include a proactive approach, customer service orientation, cooperative and collaborative mindset, flexibility, attention to detail, comfort with public speaking and representing the school, and the ability to plan and prioritize effectively.

     

    Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Principal Dr. Maureen Thiec at mthiec@delonecatholic.org or mail to the school at 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344 no later than April 28.

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  • Deadlines for Returning Students

    Re-registration of current students is taking place this Spring. All returning students need to see their guidance counselor with completed course selection sheets, and to receive the registration packet. They will also receive directions to register for their courses online  from their counselor. 
     
    Each student's completed course selection and online verification sheet, as well as the registration packet, and the registration fee must be turned into Mrs. Williams by the following date:
    Class of 2020 - Monday, April 3
    Class of 2019 - Monday, April 17
    Class of 2018 - Monday, May 1
     
    If a student is not returning, you must submit a letter (printed or e-mailed) to Mrs. Williams, by the date listed above. 
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  • Spring Open House and 8th Grade Scholarship Competition April 23

    The Spring Open House will be held Sunday, April 23 from 12-3 p.m. Tours from current students will be available and all are welcome!
    The 8th Grade Scholarship Competition will take place at 1 p.m. during  Open House. For more details or to register, please click here. Students must register by April 19 to be eligible to participate. 

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  • Tuition Assistance Application - Deadline is April 15

    The 2017-18 Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS is now available here: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3NG3Y

    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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  • Music Association Mulch Sale

    The annual Music Association Mulch Sale will be held Saturdays April 1, April 8 and April 22 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Deliveries and curb sales are available. Free delivery for 10 bags or more is available to the McSherrystown-Hanover area. The cost is $5 per 3 cu. ft. bag. For questions or to place an order please contact Kim Lowire at 240-217-7570 or kimmerslow@gmail.com 

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Works of Mercy Program at Delone Catholic

The DCHS Works of Mercy (Service) program is an integral part of the overall curriculum. In accord with our motto, “Be Doers of The Word,” (James 1:22) and our obligation to educate students to be responsible world citizens and active participants in their faith, we require that all students perform volunteer service prior to graduation. The Works of Mercy remind us of our call to serve others as brothers and sisters in Christ (Matthew 25:31-46) and to meet their bodily and spiritual needs.

Students must complete at least twenty Works of Mercy hours for each school year until they reach the eighty hours required for graduation. The minimum cumulative total to reach each year is: twenty for freshmen, forty for sophomores, sixty for juniors, and eighty for seniors. The eighty hours are required to be completed over three categories - church, Delone Catholic, and community - with at least twenty hours completed in each category. The graduation requirement is complete as soon as the student reaches a cumulative total of eighty hours with at least twenty in each of the three categories and the verification forms have been submitted to the Works of Mercy moderator by the necessary due date. 

All Works of Mercy hours must be completed by the last day of school for the year. Hours must be submitted no later than two weeks after the last day of school to allow students time to gather the necessary signatures. After the two week grace period, hours will no longer be accepted.  For any senior, the Works of Mercy requirement must be completed by the end of the third quarter. Any senior Works of Mercy verification forms turned in after this date will only be recognized as half the hours submitted.

A parent’s signature is no longer acceptable for the “Adult Project Supervisor." The student should obtain another adult assisting in the service for verification. The Works of Mercy validation form is available in the Main Office or online.  Please note that credit for works of mercy hours begins May 31 of the student’s eighth grade year, as stated in the handbook.

If you have any questions with respect to the Works of Mercy Program, please do not hesitate to contact the Works of Mercy moderator of Delone Catholic High School.

All requests for volunteers are posted on Delone Catholic's website, but also consider these Works of Mercy suggestions:

Church: lector, altar server, choir member, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, helping with CYO sports, nursery aides, religious education teachers or aides, PAL, parish festivals, bingo, ushers, youth group activities that enhance the parish life, maintenance, etc.

Delone Catholic: tutor, peer educators with the Chastity Formation program, open house tour guide, assembly set-up, school board committee, Music Association carnival, teacher helper, maintenance, manager, trainer, scorekeeper, concession stand, Teens for Tots, etc.

Community: hospital volunteer, Christmas gift wrapping, blood donor, Habitat for Humanity, food drive projects, Red Cross helper, public library helper, nursing home volunteer, assisting elderly neighbors or family, scouting activities, camp counselor, political campaign activities, environment clean-up, helping at any parish or public grade school, etc.

Please note: Works of Mercy hours can be completed during school time provided the individual does not miss any academic time during the service.

Current Works of Mercy Opportunities

  • Delone Catholic

    Student volunteers are needed to help with the Delone Catholic Music Association mulch sale on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. - noon at the home concession stand in the student parking lot. Please see Mr. Yealy for more information.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • 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. 

    Works of Mercy Program
  • 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.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • 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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  • 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.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • 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.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • 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.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • 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.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • Community

    The First Grade teacher at Rolling Acres Elementary is looking for student volunteers to help with various tasks around the classroom (organizing the library, etc.). The volunteers would also be able to come in to the room and help with the students on days that Delone Catholic has off. Please contact Mrs. Anna Sanders at sandersa@lasd.k12.pa.us if you are available to help.

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  • Church/Community

    The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg is looking for volunteers to assist in their Development, Programs, Marketing, Worship, and Gift Shop Departments. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To volunteer, please contact Tina Heffner  at 301-447-7130 or tina.heffner@setonshrine.org.

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  • Community

    Penn Township operates a recycling drop-off center at 1020 Wilson Ave. in Hanover. This is where residents can deliver their newspapers, junk mail, magazines, cardboard, plastic shopping bags, eye glasses, hearing aids, clothing, and electronics to be recycled. The Township accepts volunteers who enjoy giving back to the community. The responsibility of volunteers is to assist the Township residents with the unloading of recyclables from their vehicles and keeping the trailers and drop-off area clean and organized. The center is open from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. If anyone has any questions about the program or would like to volunteer, please call Penn Township Recycling at 717-637-1561.

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  • Church

    Volunteers are needed to help at the Immaculate Conception Thrift Shop on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is located across the street from the church at 5 Carlisle St. Please consider helping! Contact Mrs. Patricia Slonaker at paslonaker@comcast.net for more information.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • Delone Catholic

    Help is needed to set up the cafeteria in the mornings beginning at 7 a.m. If you can be at school early or always arrive early, please consider helping. You can earn a half hour every day. Please contact Mrs. Sorice at hsorice@delonecatholic.org to volunteer.

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  • Community

    The American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region have volunteer opportunities for high school students this summer by assisiting at blood drives in the area.This is a great opportunity to earn service hours, build your resume, meet interesting people, and make a difference in your community. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years old, have excellent customer service skills, and volunteer at least 2 times per month over the summer for a minimum of 40 hours. Volunteer applications are available in Delone's Spiritual Life Office. Please contact Carol C. Wendt at 410-764-4602 ext. 1 or carol.wendt@redcross.org with questions.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • Community

    Student volunteers are needed to help at the New Oxford Library, a branch of the Adams County Library System. Students 14-years or older are needed on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. to help prepare and assist the staff with children's programs, assist the public locate books and information, fill materials used for seasonal displays, return materials to proper shelves, and assist patrons at the computers as necessary. Interested students need to be prompt and responsible, have some computer knowledge, good customer service, and a working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system to shelve books. Library staff will provide training as necessary and flexible scheduling. Questions or interest? Please contact Wilma Krepps at 717-624-2182 or wilmak@adamslibrary.org.

    Works of Mercy Program
  • Church

    St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover is looking for childcare volunteers to watch children while their parents attend meetings for singles' ministry. This begins July 8 and runs every other Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Grandview Rd. from 6:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Shifts are flexible. Please contact Tanya Matias at 717-634-7826 for more information.

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Works of Mercy Deadlines

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FAQs

What are Works of Mercy hours?

Works of Mercy hours are defined to be those hours of active participation that can be observed as contributing to the betterment of an individual and/or community.  Works of Mercy hours should not be performed during the school day if classes and/or academic instruction is missed. Students should provide these to the individual communities as volunteer service, so no work for which the student receives monetary compensation (i.e. a summer job) can be counted toward the Works of Mercy requirement.

How many Works of Mercy hours am I required to complete? 

A total of eighty volunteer hours is required for graduation. These volunteer hours must be distributed in the following way: a minimum of twenty hours must be earned in the areas of church, Delone Catholic and community, respectively. The remaining twenty hours may then be distributed among those areas at the discretion of the Works of Mercy moderator.

What is the deadline for these hours?
Twenty hours must be completed by the last day of every school year. The total Works of Mercy hours are cumulative, and the requirements must be fulfilled by the end of the third quarter of the student’s senior year. If this requirement is not fulfilled, the student will not receive a diploma for graduation until these conditions are satisfied. Any hours remaining by the end of the third quarter of the senior year double in quantity (e.g. if a student owes five hours, it will double to ten).

How do I get credit for my Works of Mercy hours?
A Works of Mercy validation form must be submitted for each activity. These forms are available in the Main Office or they can be printed off the website (see the attachment to this page), and require the signature of the student, parent and adult supervisor of the activity. After completion, the forms should be returned to the Works of Mercy Program moderator or the Main Office. The hours are then recorded, and a portion of the form will be returned to the student indicating his/her cumulative hours. Please save these slips for your personal records.

How can I find opportunities for Works of Mercy?
Any requests for volunteers that come in to Delone Catholic are posted on the Current Works of Mercy Opportunities page of the website. Many students find that they are already involved in projects at church, at Delone Catholic, and in the community that will count for Works of Mercy hours. Read the newspaper to become aware of other community and local needs. Listen to school announcements and read homeroom announcements for more opportunities. Watch the posted announcements in the corridors, and on the bulletin boards. 

Works of Mercy Validation Form

You can download the form here. Hard copies are also available in the Main Office and outside the Spiritual Life Office.  WorksofMercyValidationForm.pdf