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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. 

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  • 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 gslagle@delonecatholic.org.

     

    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: 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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  • 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 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
  • 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.

    Sincerely,

    Maureen C. Thiec, Ed.D.
    Principal

     

     


    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.

    Sincerely,

    Douglas A. Little, PhD, C'81
    President
    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 webmaster@delonecatholic.org.

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A Guide to Tuition and Assistance

Mission and Ministry

Delone Catholic High School exists to challenge students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and to “Be Doers of the Word.”

At Delone Catholic, that statement is not just our mission, it is our ministry. Through our rich spiritual environment, challenging academic curriculum and extensive extracurricular offerings, we seek to mold young adults into healthy, happy adults whose lives enrich their families, their Church and their communities. We firmly believe that Catholic education should be accessible to all families who wish it for their children. However, we understand that financial considerations make a Catholic education seem out of reach to some families. Therefore, we have established tuition assistance for families who need assistance to achieve the goal of Catholic education. Currently, about 17 percent of Delone Catholic families receive some tuition assistance, based on need as determined through an application process. All families wishing to apply for assistance must begin the process by completing the appropriate application based on their state of residence..

If You Are Applying for Assistance
Please take the time to read through this guide. application forms will be available in both English and Spanish by Jan. 31 in the Business Office and online at www.DeloneCatholic.org

If You Are Not Applying for Assistance
You do not need to do anything at this time. Please read the information regarding Tuition and Payment Plans.
If you have any questions, please call the Business Office at 717-637-5969 or emailnmnoel@delonecatholic.org

Tuition Rates and Payment Plans 2016-17

Tuition Rates for 2016-17*

Supporting Parish Rates
 Single student $5,550
 Two student family $8,350
 Three/four student family $10,125 

 

Non-Supporting Parish Rates
 Single student $7,270
 Two student family $12,430
 Three/four student family $18,000


*These tuition rates are in effect for the 2016-17 school year. Tuition rates for the 2017-18 school year will be published by April 30, 2017.

The tuition rates do not include the non-refundable registration deposit. Additional costs may include: uniforms, religion textbook fee, book fee for non-Pennsylvania students, physical education uniform, lab fees and athletics fees (if participating in a sport).


Payment Plans*

Plan 1: Full payment of tuition by June 30.
Plan 2: Half payment of tuition by June 30 and half payment of tuition by Dec. 30.
Plan 3: Ten equal tuition payments due by the last day of the month in June-March.

*Alternative payment plans must be approved by the Finance Committee annually. Please submit request in writing by Aug. 1.

Tuition and Assistance FAQs

How much is the current tuition at Delone Catholic High School?
The Board of Directors strives to make a Catholic education affordable for all. The full cost to educate one student at Delone Catholic is $7,648 for the 2016-17 school year. With base tuition for 2016-17 set at $5,550 (see the tuition table for variants), every family actually receives some scholarship support even before applying for additional support. In 2015-16, over 25 percent of students received additional assistance. Supporting Catholic deanery parishes contribute over $633,000 annually thus providing scholarships for every student and family. The amount of this support is more for parishioners of these parishes. We encourage Maryland families to seek assistance from their own parish.

How do I know if I am eligible for tuition assistance?
Tuition assistance can only be determined by applying to the FACTS service. FACTS is an objective and professional organization that specializes in student aid analysis using federal methodology. Delone Catholic uses the services of FACTS to assist us in determining the assistance amount for each family. After examining each family situation, a decision is made on eligibility for tuition assistance. Priority will be given to Catholic families who are registered in their Parish and actively participate in parish life.

How can I apply for tuition assistance?
Tuition assistance applications are available in the Business Office and will be posted on www.DeloneCatholic.org by Jan. 31. Both Pennsylvania and Maryland residents should complete the FACTS online application. In order to fill out the application, you will need a complete copy of this years’s or last year’s IRS Form 1040, your current W-2’s and your current PA-40 or utility bill. There is a processing fee of approximately $30 for this application. 

Where does tuition assistance come from and how much is available?
Tuition assistance provided by Delone Catholic High School comes from a variety of generous supporters, including local parishes, generous benefactors and the Neumann Scholarship Program. The Neumann Scholarship, administered by the Diocese of Harrisburg, uses Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funds; these funds in turn come from generous businesses who direct their tax dollars to provide tuition subsidies for our students. Only Pennsylvania residents are eligible for Neumann Scholarships. In addition to the Neumann Scholarships, Delone Catholic has 14 additional tuition assistance funds established by a variety of benefactors. Interest earned each year is given out in tuition assistance to both Pennsylvania and Maryland residents. In the 2015-16 school year, we awarded approximately $198,083 in tuition assistance.

Note: When you submit your FACTS, you are automatically considered for these tuition assistance funds. If you receive any of these funds, you will be notified by July 31. If you receive Neumann Scholarship funds, the Diocese will send a letter informing you of the Neumann Scholarship amount in mid-July.

When is the deadline to apply for tuition assistance?
The deadline to submit your FACTS application is April 15. In order to make sure that you are eligible for tuition assistance, you must meet all deadlines. After the deadline, we cannot guarantee tuition assistance since funds will diminish and may not be available at a later date.

When will I know if I receive tuition assistance?
The Diocese will inform you of Neumann Scholarship amounts in mid-July. Delone Catholic will contact you by letter by the July 31.

What if our financial situation changes after I apply for tuition assistance?
We understand that hardships can occur. A parent can be laid off, lose a job or encounter medical problems. If your family experiences at least a 10 percent decrease in income, write to the Finance Committee explaining the change in situation. The committee will review your eligibility for additional assistance.

Application for 2017-18 Tuition Assistance

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

The deadline to apply is April 15.

For Pennsylvania Families - Attached is a  guide about the Neumann Scholarship program  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. 

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.

Neumann Scholarships for Pennsylvania Families

The Diocese of Harrisburg, in response to the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Law (EITC), created the Neumann Scholarship Foundation. The EITC program provides tax credits to businesses that contribute to qualified scholarship organizations. The Neumann Scholarship Foundation has been approved by the State of Pennsylvania as a qualified scholarship organization. All scholarships offered by the Foundation are provided in accord with the laws governing this program.

Scholarships are offered to qualified students attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg, on a basis of need. In order to meet the state requirements, the scholarship organizations must demonstrate that families meet the state eligibility requirements. The Neumann Scholarship Foundation has contracted with FACTS Management to process the information provided by families applying for scholarships. FACTS will provide the Neumann Scholarship Foundation with a relative ranking of need among the eligible families. The Foundation will award scholarships on the basis of this information. Scholarships are available for grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12.

Tuition and Assistance for Maryland Families

Through the generosity of alumni, friends and other benefactors, Delone Catholic is able to offer need-based tuition assistance to families who cannot be awarded scholarships through the Diocese of Harrisburg's Neumann Scholarship Foundation. Tuition assistance can only be determined by completing an aid assessment. Beginning in 2017, Delone Catholic will begin using the services of FACTS to assist in determining the assistance amount for each family.  FACTS is an objective and professional organization that specializes in student aid analysis using federal methodology. After examining each family situation, a decision is made on eligibility for tuition assistance. Priority will be given to Catholic families who are registered in their Parish and actively participate in parish life.