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    Fresh Fruit, Juice Cups, 1% White Milk, 1% Chocolate Milk, Alt - Salad Bar, Alt - Hot Dog Sandwich

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    Delone Catholic Music Association Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night

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    Catholic Schools Week: Testimonials Wanted

    Catholic Schools Week is January 27 - February 2, 2019. The theme for 2019 is Catholic Schools: Just the Beginning. In keeping with this theme, we are interested in hearing from our alumni on how their education at Delone Catholic has helped them to achieve success. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart or Ms. Jennifer Noel if you are interested in sharing your story.

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    Job Opportunity for Delone Catholic students and alumni

    A recent Delone graduate, Julia Whiteleather, has been selected as a branch manager for Student Painters this summer. She is looking for marketers who can start in February and painters to work over summer break. They will be providing top quality exterior services, such as painting, staining, scraping, and power washing. If you know of any potential employees or customers, contact Julia at 717-688-6044 or julia.whiteleather22@gmail.com..

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    2019 Hall of Honor Induction Class Announced

    Delone Catholic High School announces the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2019. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 20 in four induction classes. The Class of 2019 will be inducted in a series of events to take place on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in conjunction with the school’s celebration of Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day 2019 celebrates the 155th birthday of the school’s founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq. 

    For the complete media release, click here.

    To purchase tickets to the 2019 Dinner and Induction ceremony, click here.

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    Golden Apple Nominations Being Accepted

    The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following:

    • Cash award of $5000.00
    • Certificate of Achievement
    • Golden Apple
    • Individual photo with Bishop Ronald Gainer
    • Group photo with Bishop Gainer
    These will all be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Diocesan Center.

    The nomination and application forms are available on the diocese website under Resources.  The complete nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by February 22, 2019. If you have specific questions, contact Mrs. Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Harrisburg.
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  • Intentions for Adoration

    Every Friday, the Mary, Queen of Peace Chapel is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and our students would like to use that time to pray for your intentions. Please use this form to submit any intentions that you have so that a student can choose an intention to pray for specifically during their time at Adoration. 

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  • Assistant Baseball Coach

    Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Baseball Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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In Other News

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    CYO Basketball Nights at Delone Catholic HS

    Delone Catholic HS is hosting CYO Basketball nights for CYO basketball players. Wear your basketball jersey for free admission (with an adult paid admission) to one of our CYO Basketball Nights. The girls CYO night is Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, where our Squirettes will face York Catholic HS. The boys CYO night is Friday, Jan. 25th, where our Squires will face Faifield HS. Come cheer on the Delone Catholic HS team with your CYO teammates! 

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    Player/Parent Spring Sports Meeting Scheduled

    The Spring Sports Meeting for parents and players is Wednesday, Jan. 30th at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. (Snow make-up date is Wednesday, Feb. 6th) 

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    Works of Mercy Reminder for Seniors

    The deadline for submitting Works of Mercy service hours for graduating seniors is 3 p.m. on March 22, 2019. After this time, the number of uncompleted service hours will double. Please contact Mrs. Kate Phenicie or visit www.DeloneCatholic.org under Spiritual Life for more information and opportunities to earn Works of Mercy service hours.   

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    National Evangelizatoin Team (NET) Host Families Needed

    Delone Catholic is happy to host a NET (National Evangelization Team) retreat again for the Sophomore retreat. NET retreats are lead by a group of young adults who travel the country to minister to high-school aged youth. Families are needed to host the young men and women as they travel to Hanover when they are here for our Sophomores. In the past, host families have described this opportunity as a tremendous blessing. 


    The NET ministers will arrive the evening of Sunday, Feb. 10, have dinner with your family and depart the morning of Monday, Feb. 11 after breakfast for the retreat with the Sophomores. If your family is able and willing to open your home to these retreat leaders, your generosity would be greatly appreciated! You can also specify if you would prefer to house only men or only women. Questions or interest can be directly to Mrs. Phenicie in the Spiritual Life Office.
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    Delone Catholic Music Association Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night

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    Catholic Schools Week: Testimonials Wanted

    Catholic Schools Week is January 27 - February 2, 2019. The theme for 2019 is Catholic Schools: Just the Beginning. In keeping with this theme, we are interested in hearing from our alumni on how their education at Delone Catholic has helped them to achieve success. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart or Ms. Jennifer Noel if you are interested in sharing your story.

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    Placement Testing for Class of 2023

    Delone Catholic HS will be administering the High School Placement Test on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 9 Testing will take place in the school cafeteria. Please enter through the gym entrance on the South Street side. Arrival time is 8:30-8:45 a.m. Testing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. Students are asked to bring #2 pencils and a pen. Cell phones will need to be powered off and put away during testing. Snacks and drinks will be available during the breaks. Students will be dismissed no later 1:15 p.m. There is no fee to take the test and it in no way binds you to enrollment at Delone Catholic. Please complete the registration form and return it to Mrs. Jennifer Hart. 

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    Mu Alpha Theta Candy Jar Guessing Contest

    Thank you to the Mu Alpha Theta members who provided the jars and the candy and to those who took the candy jars for display at lunch.

    The winners were:

    Kit Kats (31) - Maggie Wells

    Air Heads (28) - Mrs. Tompkins

    Jolly Ranchers (27) - Danielle Malesky

    Twix (16) - Evan Brady and Gabe Hall

    Tootsie Rolls (243) - Abbey Welsh

     

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    Algebra II Trig Placement Test

    ALGEBRA II/ TRIGONOMETRY PLACEMENT TEST FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

    8th Grade Students Taking Algebra: Any incoming freshman student who is currently taking an 8th grade Algebra class with an average of 87 percent or higher is invited to take the Algebra II Trigonometry placement test. If the student passes the test with at least a 75 percent, he/she will be eligible to take Algebra II Trigonometry as a freshman when enrolling at Delone Catholic High School. The Algebra II Trigonometry placement test will be given on Saturday, March 30 from 9-10:30 a.m. (snow make-up date is Saturday, April 6) at Delone Catholic High School. Students should report to the main entrance on S. Oxford Avenue between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m.  Students will be given 1 ¼ hour to complete the test and should be picked up by 10:30 a.m. 

    Any student who meets these qualifications and would like to reserve a place for testing, please complete the Registration Form on or before Friday, March 15 by clicking here. 
     
    Any questions should be sent to Candy Sneeringer, Delone Catholic High School Mathematics Department Chairperson, at csneeringer@delonecatholic.org .  
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    Challenge of the Week - Quarter 2

    This week's challenge:  1/6 - 1/12:   Ratios, rates, and proportions

     Reminder of how to participate:

    For the second quarter,  the Challenge of the Week will involve doing problems on Khan Academy to practice for the SAT.

    In order to participate, you will need to join the Khan Academy class called "Math Challenge" - class code is:  2VAMDW2W.  Upon joining the class, you'll need to allow your SAT achievement to be shared with me.  When you are ready to do practice problems, click on Courses (near the upper left hand corner), then select SAT under Test Prep (usually in the left most column).  Click on Practice, select Math, go down the page to the Heading "Problem Solving and Data Analysis".  

    Each week, you will be given one entry for the ice cream ticket drawing for each question that you answer correctly for the week's topic.

    Topics will be:

    10/28 - 11/3:  Ratios, rates, and proportions

    11/4 - 11/10:  Percents

    12/30 - 1/5:  Linear and exponential growth

    1/6 - 1/12:   Ratios, rates, and proportions

    1/13 - 1/19:  Percents

     

    If you have any questions, please stop by Room 19 to discuss them with Mrs. Sneeringer.  

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    Job Opportunity for Delone Catholic students and alumni

    A recent Delone graduate, Julia Whiteleather, has been selected as a branch manager for Student Painters this summer. She is looking for marketers who can start in February and painters to work over summer break. They will be providing top quality exterior services, such as painting, staining, scraping, and power washing. If you know of any potential employees or customers, contact Julia at 717-688-6044 or julia.whiteleather22@gmail.com..

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    Grades needed for next math course

    The Math Department is excited to announce that, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, students will progress from Algebra I to Algebra II, then to Geometry.  We anticipate that this change will allow them to build a stronger foundation in Algebra and will also better prepare them for SATs and ACTs.
     
    Below you will find links to tables indicating placement options based on current grades.  If you have any questions, please contact your teacher (or your student's teacher).
     
    NOTE:  For those taking Algebra II this year who already took Geometry, when you look at the tables, look for Algebra II and its prerequisite grades under the previous course and Geometry and its prerequisite grades as the current course.
     
    Click on the math class that you are currently taking:
     
    OR Click on your current year in high school:  (Remember:  For those taking Algebra II this year who already took Geometry, when you look at the tables, look for Algebra II and its prerequisite grades under the previous course and Geometry and its prerequisite grades as the current course.)
     
    If you have any questions, please ask your math teacher or stop by Room 19 and talk with Mrs. Sneeringer.

     

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    2019 Hall of Honor Induction Class Announced

    Delone Catholic High School announces the selection of its Hall of Honor Class of 2019. This class, comprising five members, brings the total number of inductees to 20 in four induction classes. The Class of 2019 will be inducted in a series of events to take place on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in conjunction with the school’s celebration of Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day 2019 celebrates the 155th birthday of the school’s founding benefactor and namesake, Charles J. Delone, Esq. 

    For the complete media release, click here.

    To purchase tickets to the 2019 Dinner and Induction ceremony, click here.

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    Golden Apple Nominations Being Accepted

    The Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following:

    • Cash award of $5000.00
    • Certificate of Achievement
    • Golden Apple
    • Individual photo with Bishop Ronald Gainer
    • Group photo with Bishop Gainer
    These will all be presented at the ceremony during the awards banquet, which will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Diocesan Center.

    The nomination and application forms are available on the diocese website under Resources.  The complete nomination packets are due in the Diocesan Education Office by February 22, 2019. If you have specific questions, contact Mrs. Livia Riley, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Harrisburg.
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  • County Chorus Update

    All County Chorus activities scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to the weather forecast. The public concert will be held at Gettysburg High School, 1130 Old Harrisburg Rd, Gettysburg, Friday 1/18 at 7 p.m. Students must bring around $5 to pay for their lunch as they go through the line. Dinner will be pizza for which you have already paid. Parents are asked to attend the 7 p.m. concert and take your children home from Gettysburg. Concert admission is $6/$4. Any parents who cannot attend the concert or pick up their children at Gettysburg HS at 8:15 p.m. should make arrangements with other parents to bring your children home from Gettysburg. There will be no bus home from Gettysburg.

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  • SportsLeader Virtue of the Week

    Our virtue theme this week is that of being NOBLE - the strength to be a person of your word, that when you say yes or no or that you will do something ...you mean it and you do it. People can count on your word without worry. This week, fulfill your promise to do something that maybe you may have forgotten about.

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  • Assistant Cross Country Coach

    Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Cross Country Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.

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  • Intentions for Adoration

    Every Friday, the Mary, Queen of Peace Chapel is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and our students would like to use that time to pray for your intentions. Please use this form to submit any intentions that you have so that a student can choose an intention to pray for specifically during their time at Adoration. 

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  • Assistant Baseball Coach

    Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Baseball Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, Pa. 17344.

    Athletics
  • Intentions for Adoration

    Every Friday, the Mary, Queen of Peace Chapel is open for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and our students would like to use that time to pray for your intentions. Please use this form to submit any intentions that you have so that a student can choose an intention to pray for specifically during their time at Adoration. 

    Spiritual Life
  • After school study sessions

    After school study sessions are provided as an opportunity for Instructional Support (IS) or Special Interest (SI) students to stay after school to work on any homework or missing assignments. They can also receive additional help from subject teachers, if they are available, or receive assistance from the Instructional Support Specialist.  The sessions are held, as needed, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Please return this form with your e-mail address and phone number for our records.  

     
    Please click here if you would like your student considered for Special Interest. 
     
    If you have any questions regarding Instructional Support or Special Interest, please contact Mrs. Kim Cook at kcook@delonecatholic.org.
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  • Assistant Baseball Coach

    Delone Catholic is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Baseball Coach. Please send a cover letter and resume to the Athletic Director at tbonitz@delonecatholic.org or 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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  • Gold Season Passes and Black Season Passes are now available

    The season passes are now on sale.  Please see the attachment for pricing.  The pass is good for all regular season home games.  It excludes all post season home games.   Please contact Mrs. Hefner khefner@delonecatholic.org with any questions.  

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  • DCHS Music Dates 2018-19

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  • Custodian

    Delone Catholic HS has an immediate opening for a full-time custodian. Duties include responsibility for the daily operations and custodial maintenance of buildings and grounds for Delone Catholic HS under direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Principal. External maintenance may include trimming bushes, mowing, shoveling as necessary. Must be team oriented and comfortable working in an environment where discretion is necessary and able to work with custodial supplies and equipment in addition to opening, closing and preparing areas for use as needed. This position requires a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, medical examination/TB test as per Pennsylvania law, all necessary PA and Diocesan Youth Protection clearances which are the responsibility of the applicant and do not ensure employment. Interested applicants may call the main office at 717-637-5969.

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  • Personal School Tours

    There are so many things that are inspiring here at Delone Catholic HS, and we would like to show you them personally. Learn more about Delone Catholic with a personalized school tour. This is an excellent opportunity to see our students and teachers in action. School tours are available by appointment during normal school hours. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions for to schedule yours today!

    Prospective Families
  • STEM Opportunities at Delone Catholic

    Every Delone Catholic student has many opportunities to explore and solve problems in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Courses offered include Engineering and Drafting, Basic Programming, Web Design, Algebra to Calculus, and a full spectrum of Science classes, all of which include hands on laboratory work. All 9th graders will complete a research paper and an independent research project as part of their Biology class.  Students who want to further explore or compete can choose from the following activities.

    Environmental Club - a student-generated club that is new for 2018-19
    Science Club - including teams that compete at Science Olympiad and the Robotics competition.
    YCSEF - Science Fair Note: the required 9th grade project can be used for Science Fair competition. Projects may be started now for competition next March. Dates and forms are attached.

    We want to encourage all students to participate in activities that help them pursue their interests and develop problem solving skills.  Please contact the following teachers with questions.

    Mrs. Gadow - Environmental club or YCSEF  jgadow@delonecatholic.org
    Mrs. Marrocco - Science club pmarrocco@delonecatholic.org

    Science Department
  • Squire Shadow Days

    Experience Delone Catholic High School first-hand with a Squire Shadow Day. Spend the day with a Delone Catholic student, where you can experience our classes and meet our teachers. Shadow days are a fun way to get to know the school and our students. From the cafeteria, to the gym to the tech ed class to English and Math, we feel there's a something here that will inspire any prospective student.  Contact Mrs. Jennifer Hart, Director of Marketing and Admissions, to schedule a Squire Shadow Day today!

    Prospective Families
  • Delone Catholic Squire Collector Tins

    Show your Delone Catholic pride with a purchase of a Squire Collector Tin. The tin costs $20 and is available at the Utz Outlet Store on Carlisle Street in Hanover, Pa. You get one FREE fill with select Utz snacks at the time of purchase. For a copy of the flyer, click here.

    Athletics
  • Free online resources for SAT/ACT prep

     

    There are FREE online resources available to our students to better prepare for SATs and ACTs.  CollegeBoard has partnered with Khan Academy to provide preparation videos, instruction, problems, and sample tests for the SATs.  See www.khanacademy.org for access to these materials.  In addition, the free OpenEd "smart library" provides resources for preparing for the ACTs.  See www.opened.com for access to these materials.

    Mathematics Department
  • Opportunity for Students Interested in International Relations

    Registration for the 2018 Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit is now open! They're looking for high school students who are hard-working and eager to learn about politics and the global world. No prior experience in an extracurricular political club or specialized academic subject is necessary.  

    Students should have the capacity to think critically, work well in diverse groups, and be open to developing their own skills in public speaking, cross-cultural communication and negotiation.  A complementary 6-week online course culminating in a short preparation project will be provided upon student acceptance. Additional recommended courses, preliminary readings, and activities are provided as well.  

    Delegates will be selected through a two-step process: 1) Online Application 2) Phone Interview .

    The application form includes short essay questions which will assist in our student selection process. Click here for the online application.

    For more information log into the Model G20 website.

    Social Studies Department
  • Teaching U.S. History Thematically by Mrs. Fuhrman

    Several years ago, I attended a session at the annual National Council for the Social Studies conference in Washington, D.C. in which a history department from a high school near Chicago discussed how they transitioned from a traditional chronological approach to the study of U.S. history to a thematic approach. Each theme connected history to a hot topic in current events.

    Immediately intrigued, I thought, this could be the solution to a motivation problem I was having with my students, who constantly asked, "Why do we need to know this stuff?" The session presenters even shared their curriculum and resources with those of us in attendance and they even used the same textbook I did, Holt-McDougall's The Americans. Surely this was a sign that I should change my approach to teaching American history.

    After the session, I found myself in the ladies' room, where I overhead some teachers lamenting that the thematic approach sounded good, but would probably not help their students to pass the state testing at the end of the year. "It's another sign," I thought. As a teacher at a private Catholic high school, I had some academic freedom to write my own curriculum and choose my own textbooks; my students were not required to take state assessments at the end of the year. The teachers I overheard may not be able to adopt a thematic approach, but I could!

    The following school year, I partnered with a new teacher in our school, Mr. Matthew Loban, and together we planned a thematic approach to teaching American History, borrowing heavily from the resources shared in that first NCSS session I attended. Since then, we have made some adaptations for our school - for instance, we will teach some Catholic social teaching related to the themes that we teach - and for changes in current events. Our students have responded well to the thematic approach and now find the study of history to be more relevant to their every day lives.

    The thematic approach boasts some distinct advantages over the traditional, chronological approach to the study of American history. In addition to making it easier to relate the events of the past to the issues our society still reckons with today, teaching thematically allows us to examine periods in history that we often failed to cover in a survey course. When we used the chronological approach, we never seemed to have time to get passed World War II at the latest. Humans never stop making history and so the course content was ever increasing, while the instructional time allocated to American history in the school day remained stagnant. Didn't our students need to know about contemporary history? Of course they did, but there never seemed to be enough days in the school year to cover contemporary history. 

    Teaching thematically also allowed us to concentrate more on teaching historical thinking skills, including researching and analyzing primary and secondary sources. Throughout their lives, new issues will arise, motivating our students to explore the historical patterns and factors that have brought society to a particular place and time. Our students will need historical reading and thinking skills to tackle these issues as they arrive in order form educated opinions and policy options. 

     

    The thematic approach also presents some challenges that the chronological approach does not. Because we study just one theme in each unit and how it has evolved over time, our students are not exposed to some of the cause-and-effect relationships between events and patterns in history that are evident when these events are studied in chronological order. One way that I try to overcome this challenge with my classes is a year-long timeline project. As we complete each thematic units, students add the most significant events to an interactive timeline they design themselves using Tiki-Toki.com, As we revisit the same time periods during other theme units, students can begin to see the relationships between events throughout history. 

    Another challenge of the thematic approach is that because the themes are covered in such depth, the breadth of historical topics is limited. There are many historical events that are not covered at all. But is this really any different than the chronological approach, in which whole periods of history are never reached? With the thematic approach, at least students are motivated to learn how history has impacted the issues they contend with in modern times and practice the skills needed to expand their study of history throughout their lives in the wake of new issues and problems.  

    After several years, I can say adopting a thematic approach in my American history classroom has motivated my students and prepared them for responsible citizenship in ways I never imagined. In our classes, we have explored a number of themes related to current issues by asking our students to consider the following essential questions:

    • Should America welcome all who wish to come?
    • When is it acceptable to rebel against your government?
    • Should we ever attempt to restrain technology?
    • Should the government help those who cannot help themselves?
    • Should accommodations be made for groups that have been oppressed in the past?
    • When is it morally acceptable to use force against another nation?
    • What makes an event historically significant, rather than simply newsworthy?

     

     
    Social Studies Department
  • All are Invited to Join the Music Association

    The Music Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. All interested parties are welcome to join the Music Association in providing for support for our student-musicians. All music parents are automatically members.

    Music
  • Instrumental Music Honors Requirements

    Music

Mission

Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and 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.”