The E-Squire (Jan. 2023)

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Volume 1, Issue 3  - January 2023
Dear Cherished Alumni and Friends of Delone Catholic High School,
Happy New Year! 
Delone Catholic High School accomplished so much in 2022, including District 3 championships for our girls' basketball, baseball, and golf teams, renovations in the cafeteria and the Sheppard Gym, and English teacher Derf Maitland being named Educator of the Year by the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce! We are so excited to hit the ground running with many more improvements and achievements coming in 2023. As always, check your inbox for monthly communication to stay up-to-date on all things Squire Nation. We ask for your prayers and continue to pray for our entire Delone Catholic Family for a healthy and happy 2023. 
The Office of Advancement
Intern helps student with schoolwork

Squire Interns Train Offsite, On the Job

At the halfway point in the school year, Internship Coordinator Julia Fuhrman checked in with Delone Catholic’s student interns to see what they are learning at their internships. Since August, these students have been practicing new skills at off-site internships in fields ranging from education to agriculture to automotive service. Read More

Tax Credit Programs for School Funding Topic of Town Hall Meeting

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Delone Catholic held a virtual School Town Hall meeting for current families to discuss the anticipated changes in the school funding model. After a short presentation by Principal William Lippe and Director of Enrollment and Outreach Matthew Thomas, our partners at RedefinED Advisors educated families about how the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program can help bridge the gap between the stated cost of tuition and the full cost of educating each student. View the slides from Delone Catholic's part of the presentation and read about the EITC/SPE program to learn more.
#SquireStrong has always meant that each and every member of our school community plays a part in the mission of Catholic education. And as expected, our school family is already pledging their participation in the EITC/SPE program for this year - $48,350 in pledges and counting.
We hope that you, too, will consider making a contribution through the tax credit program if you pay Pennsylvania state income tax. Joinder agreements can be found on the school's website. Please complete the appropriate form and send it to the Main Office, ATTN: Eric Lawrence or email it to [email protected]. Act now, as there is a participation limit for these tax credits programs!
We also ask that you think about businesses or individuals you know who might also be interested in directing tax dollars in support of Delone Catholic students. Please use this referral form so that we can be in contact with them.
Our solidarity can help us to achieve the goal of an affordable Delone Catholic education for every family that chooses it for their children!
If you have questions, please feel free to contact our partners at RedefinED Advisors at [email protected] or 814-419-5505.
Speech and Debate students with trophies

The Return of Speech & Debate

Delone Catholic High School is proud to announce the resurgence of our Speech and Debate Team, competing in tournaments once again in person. The COVID-19 pandemic called for most tournaments to be online, and now that in-person competing has started back up, the DCHS Speech and Debate team has seen a spike in interest and has been quite busy. In January alone, the team is scheduled to compete in events four weekends in a row. Read More

Delone Catholic High School has officially announced the Hall of Honor Class of 2023. The class will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 10. The event will begin with a school-wide Mass at 1:30 p.m. in the Old Gym. The class’s plaques will be blessed during this Mass. A catered dinner and induction ceremony will be hosted in the lobby of the Lawrence B. “Sonny” Sheppard, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner following at 6:30 p.m. The Mass is free of charge and open to all. Tickets for the dinner are $40 and are on sale until Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. To purchase, please order online or call 717-637-5969, Ext. 211, email [email protected]. Read More

Host Families Needed

Delone Catholic is searching for families who would be interested in hosting an international student for next school year (2023-24). However, there is an immediate need for two families to host female students from Spain for the 2023-24 school year. A small monthly stipend will assist in supporting this young lady. If your family likes to take short trips, share their home experience, and welcome someone from another country to your home, please contact Dr. Barb Wert at [email protected] for more information.

Alumni, We Need Your Help!

Do you have a story that you want to tell about your days at Delone Catholic or a story about a fellow alum? We are always looking for suggestions as well as guest contributors for our publications, including The Squire magazine, The E-Squire newsletter, and the school website. Contact Stephanie Leader, Director of Advancement Services, at [email protected]​ or (717) 637-5969, Ext. 211 if you are interested in being featured or have suggestions!

Remembering Our Beloved Faculty and Staff

Connie K. Schlack

Mrs. Connie K. Schlak

Delone Catholic High School mournfully shares the news of the passing of Mrs. Connie K. Schlak, a former member of the Delone Catholic faculty and a member of the Delone Catholic Hall of Honor Class of 2022. She was also the mother of two Delone Catholic alumni.

During her career, which spanned from 1982-2002, Mrs. Schlak taught Spanish and served as the chair of the Foreign Language Department. She also taught English, Latin, religion, and electronics at various times throughout her tenure. She was a demanding teacher, but one whom students loved, and she prepared them well for life after high school. 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.


Save the Dates!

  • Feb. 3 CYO Girls' Basketball Night
  • Feb. 10 Hall of Honor Mass: 1:30 p.m.; Dinner & Induction: 6 p.m.
  • Mar. 10-12 Spring Play "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Mar. 11 Welcome Breakfast Class of '27
  • Mar. 16-17 Squire Impact Day
  • Mar. 24 Girls' Delone in the Dark
  • Mar. 31 Boys' Delone in the Dark
  • Apr. 16 Spring Open House and Slop Dinner
  • Apr. 19 Little Squires Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • Apr. 21-24 Spring Concert
  • Apr. 28 Ladies' Spring Tea
  • Jun. 10 Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament
  • June 17 Alumni & Friends @ The Ballpark with The York Revolution
  • Sept. 29- Oct. 1 Homecoming 2023
  • View our full calendar of events

Upcoming Reunions

Class of 1957

The Class of 1957 meets for lunch at 12 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 1180 Carlisle Street, Hanover. All are welcome.

Class of 1961

The Class of 1961 meets for lunch at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 1180 Carlisle Street, Hanover. All are welcome.

Class of 1973

The Class of 1973 will hold its 50th Reunion from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the McSherrystown Moose, 534 South Street, McSherrystown. For more information, contact Judy (Tananis) Grubb at [email protected] or call/text 717-877-9188 or Deb (Slagle) Holub at [email protected]et

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