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    Adult Volunteers Needed for Golf Tournament

    Adult volunteers are needed for the Delone Catholic High School 26th Annual Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 8 at Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Help for the event would be needed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We welcome volunteers for part of the day, or for the entire day. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please call the Advancement Office at 717-637-5959, Ext. 211.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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    Underclassmen Exam Schedule

    Thursday, May 30 
    English 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.
    Mass from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
    Science 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Friday, May 31
    Math 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
    Religion 9:45 to 11 a.m.

    Monday, June 3
    Social Studies 8:15 to 9: 30 a.m.
    Foreign Language 9:45 to 11 a.m.

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    Study Sessions Scheduled

    Finals Study Session on Tuesday, May 28 from 3-5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Hosted by the National Honor Society. Pizza and snacks will be served.

    Math SAT Study Session on Wednesday, May 29 from 3-4 p.m. in Room 19. Hosted by Mu Theta Alpha (Math Honor Society). Students should bring their chromebook and any math SAT prep materials.

     

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    Tommy Laudani Delone Dash

    The Delone Dash has been renamed to the Tommy Laudani Delone Dash in honor of our courageous alumnus who lost his battle with cancer in 2018. Come out and run the home course of Delone Catholic's Cross Country Team on the beautiful trails of Codorus State Park. 100% of profits will go to three great groups. 60% to The Tommy Laudani A.C.E. Award. A.C.E- stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence; 20% to Runners with a Reason XC Camp, and 20% Delone Catholic Athletic Association. For a copy of the flyer, registration form, sponsorship opportunities and release waiver, please click here

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  • Congratulations Ms. Duffy, 2019 Golden Apple Award Winner

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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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    Basketball Fundraiser

    The Delone Catholic Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams will once again hold their Annual Golf Outing at Quail Valley Golf Course on Friday, August 9. The basketball teams are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and golfers. Please complete the form below to enter a foursome. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please click here

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    Fall Sports Meeting: Monday, July 15

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    Athletics Packet and Sports Physicals Information

    The annual sports screenings for the 2019-20 school year will be held at Delone Catholic High School on Thursday, June 6 from 4-6 p.m. We offer this annual screening to meet the requirement of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. This is for all athletes, grades seven to twelve who plan on participating in the sports offered at Delone Catholic. If you choose to get a physical through your primary care physician, it must take place after June 1 to count for the 2019-20 school year. The cost of the screening at Delone Catholic is $15 per athlete. Please make the check payable to Delone Catholic Athletic Association. Please return the completed Athletic Information Packet to the athletic office at Delone Catholic by May 31, 2019. We will process the paperwork and have your athlete's folder updated for the screening. Please enter through gym lobby on the South Street side for the screening.

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    Adult Volunteers Needed for Golf Tournament

    Adult volunteers are needed for the Delone Catholic High School 26th Annual Henny Noel Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 8 at Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Help for the event would be needed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We welcome volunteers for part of the day, or for the entire day. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please call the Advancement Office at 717-637-5959, Ext. 211.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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    Underclassmen Exam Schedule

    Thursday, May 30 
    English 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.
    Mass from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
    Science 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Friday, May 31
    Math 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
    Religion 9:45 to 11 a.m.

    Monday, June 3
    Social Studies 8:15 to 9: 30 a.m.
    Foreign Language 9:45 to 11 a.m.

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    Study Sessions Scheduled

    Finals Study Session on Tuesday, May 28 from 3-5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Hosted by the National Honor Society. Pizza and snacks will be served.

    Math SAT Study Session on Wednesday, May 29 from 3-4 p.m. in Room 19. Hosted by Mu Theta Alpha (Math Honor Society). Students should bring their chromebook and any math SAT prep materials.

     

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    Fifth Annual Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic

    Join us as we welcome Miami Dolphins Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty back to the Mason Dixon Linemen Clinic. Coach Flaherty will personally run drills and teach offensive line techniques. After completing his second season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Coach Flaherty is heading to Miami as the Dolphins offensive line coach. He spent one year with the San Francisco 49ers and the previous 12 years (2004-15) in the same role with the New York Giants. A veteran of more than 35 years of coaching, Flaherty's tenure with the Giants includes their Super Bowl wins in 2007 and 2011. This is an excellent opportunity for hands-on skills and technique training with one of the NFL's finest OL coaches. Also returning this year is East Stroudsburg Coach Mike Santella. Click here for a copy of the registration form. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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    Tommy Laudani Delone Dash

    The Delone Dash has been renamed to the Tommy Laudani Delone Dash in honor of our courageous alumnus who lost his battle with cancer in 2018. Come out and run the home course of Delone Catholic's Cross Country Team on the beautiful trails of Codorus State Park. 100% of profits will go to three great groups. 60% to The Tommy Laudani A.C.E. Award. A.C.E- stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence; 20% to Runners with a Reason XC Camp, and 20% Delone Catholic Athletic Association. For a copy of the flyer, registration form, sponsorship opportunities and release waiver, please click here

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  • SportsLeader Virtue of the Week

    Our virtue theme this week is LEADERSHIP - The strength to serve others without seeking to be served yourself. Every single of us has the potential to be a great LEADER because we are all capable of serving.

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  • Works of Mercy Hours: Reminder

    Please be mindful that Works of Mercy hours for the 2018-19 school year should be turned in by the last day of school. Freshmen need a minimum of 20 hours, Sophomores need a minimum of 40 hours, and Juniors need a minimum of 60 hours. If you are unsure of what you owe, please contact Mrs. Phenicie or your Guidance Counselor. Any hours completed after June 1, 2018 are eligible to be turned in for credit.

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  • Summer 2019 Abbreviated SAT Prep Brochure

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  • Register Today for a Squire Sports Camp

    Have some fun this summer at one of the Squire Sports Camps. High school coaches and players have tons of fun activities planned for participants. Choose from cross country (girls and boys), field hockey, girls basketball, soccer (girls and boys) and tennis (girls and boys).  For additional information, contact the athletics department at 717-637-5969 Ext. 213

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  • Retreat at Mount St. Mary's

    Please see attached for a great opportunity!

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  • Congratulations Ms. Duffy, 2019 Golden Apple Award Winner

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DCHS Music Dates 2018-19

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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Instrumental Music Honors Requirements

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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.”