Delran High School Broadcast

April 12, 2018

A Message from Mr. Finkle!

At the Teen Arts reception at the Smithville Mansion last Saturday, three Delran High School students were honored. Gianni Marchunt's and J'son Robinson's art pieces were selected to compete in the State Teen Arts at Ocean County. Chris Francis's art piece was one of only four from the entire gallery to be selected to be in the traveling showcase and will be featured in galleries all over New Jersey. Congratulations Gianni, J'son and Chris! Posted below are their artwork for your enjoyment.

PARCC Testing

All students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 as well as all students in grades 9-11 ELA will be taking the PARCC next week. The schedule is as follows:

  • April 17th Math Section 1
  • April 18th Math Sections 2 and 3
  • April 19th ELA Sections 1 and 2
  • April 20th ELA Section 3

On the days of testing, should your child not have either ELA9, 10 or 11, or Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II, there will be a two-hour delayed opening. The buses will run 2-hours later than the normal pick-up.

Makeup tests will take place on Wednesday, April 25th, Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th.

The New Jersey Department of Education has mandated the PARCC test for graduation. HERE are the Graduation requirements for all graduating classes. We have also added all test results to both the parent and student portals for your reference. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's counselor, assistant principal, or me.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at or (856) 461-6100 x3005.


Congrats Quill and Scroll Inductees

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the Quill and Scroll (the International Honor Society for High School Journalists) last night:

  • Kayla Cranmer - The Bear Facts
  • Macyn Kaelin - Spirit
  • Hannah Kates - Spirit
  • Giulia Lima - Spirit
  • Madeline Lowe - The Bear Facts
  • Haley Prem - Spirit
  • Lillian Schlosky - Spirit
  • Rachel Sofroney - The Bear Facts

Congrats March Students of the Month

Congratulations to Anthony Esposito and Robert Figiel who were nominated by Mr. Shaun DeLoche to be our March Students of the Month. They were nominated and selected by the committee based on the following criteria: character, respect, school spirit, good work ethic and diligence.

Anthony and Rob have worked diligently to start an Auto Club at Delran High School. They have researched, planned and developed this club for students interested in learning about the automotive industry. Anthony and Rob have worked to bring automotive education back to Delran. They have been strong leaders for the other members and have demonstrated school spirit with their dedication to enhance DHS academically. Congratulation Anthony and Rob!

Delran High School Happenings

Freshman-Sophomore Formal!

Our Freshman-Sophomore Formal will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 7-10pm. HERE is the promise form that must be completed for every participant. This form and a payment of $20.00 per ticket is due by Thursday, April 12th. Tickets are on sale now.

AP Exam Preadministration Session

On Monday, April 16th, there will be a preadministration session for all AP students who have registered to take the AP Exam. Students should report to the PAC during their lunch period. This session is mandatory. If a student doesn't have lunch in their schedule, they should see Mrs. Newman in guidance as soon as possible. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Newman or Mrs. Galati.

Math Calculator Reminder

Every student at Delran High School is required to have his/her own graphing calculator and bring it to class daily. Calculators were assigned to students who did not purchase their own or requested a loaner. Parents of affected students were mailed a letter explaining the policy and the loaner process. With standardized test season approaching, students will need to bring their own graphing calculator for math testing dates.

Delran Schools' Recycle for Charity Donation Drive

Time to spring clean out closets and clutter. Join us from now to Monday, April 23rd and donation used clothes, toys, sports equipment and household items. See flyer for additional information.

Delran STEM Fair

You are cordially invited to our Delran STEM Fair on Monday, April 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm. Please see flyer for detailed information.

2018 Summer Reading List

In an effort to continue to encourage reading over the summer, we have again created a list of top-rated reading choices with the help of our student body. Students at Delran High School will be able to read a book of their choice over the summer. View this presentation for information about the reading choices. Included you will find plot descriptions, grade-level recommendations and parental information.

After consulting with their parents, students should choose their top 3 choices of books to read this summer. After all students have chosen, students will be notified which of their choices they will read this summer. Each student is only responsible for reading one book.

A school wide culminating assessment will follow at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

Yearbook 2018

It’s not too late to order your 2018 yearbook! A limited number of books have been made available for late sales. The book is $90.00. Please order your book via online at, by mail Click here for order form, by phone 1-877-767-5217 or see Ms. Carey in guidance!

2018 Steam Up Summer Camp Information

STEAM Up Camp and the NEW STEAM Academy (website with videos about the camp and all registration forms)!

  • Camp Overview
  • Volunteer Registration is Monday, April 30th
  • Registration Early Bird Deadline is Monday, April 30th

Alumni Walk

We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! The Advisors from the Class of 2017 are working on their inlay design. We are very hopeful this year’s Senior Class will buy a brick and cast their permanent legacy on DHS. It looks like we have established a new tradition of not only allowing a platform for individuals, but also each graduating class as a whole, to leave their mark. Please consider purchasing a brick in order to pave the entire walkway. The link for purchasing a brick is below. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Best Cut Lawn-care and Landscaping for installing our bricks. They have donated their time and talents to DHS and provided their work free of charge. Thanks you Phil Velo and Best Cut. Click HERE for more information.

Guidance Counselor's Corner

Margaret A. Gessmann Scholarship

The Delran Education Association is sponsoring the Margaret A. Gessmann Scholarship in honor of their former president. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 27th. Please see Ms. Justine Carey in guidance for detailed information about this and other available scholarships.

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

Did you know that there are many scholarship opportunities listed on the guidance webpage? This list is constantly updated. Click HERE for scholarship opportunities! Here is a guide that breaks down the components of financial award letters.

College Planning for Juniors

Build and Maintain a list of colleges that you are exploring in the “thinking” list of Naviance.

  • Get your college testing completed.
  • SAT in May, June, Aug
  • ACT in April, June, July
  • Update Resume in Naviance
  • Project your activities for senior year
  • Identify career/academic goals under Objective
  • Enhance what your role is within the activities
  • Make sure you Save a Printable Format

Community Service Requirement for Juniors

Juniors must complete 15 hours of community service by June 1, 2018. Click here for the Community Service Packet.

College Planning for Underclassmen

Students at all grade levels are encouraged to begin exploring colleges. Build colleges of interest in Naviance and plan campus visitations. Investigate Summer Enrichment Programs. This is a great way to explore career interests, enhance your college applications, and often get insight to the college campus experience. Seniors and their families can begin filing their FAFSA as of October 1, 2017. Go to to create an account. Click here for FAFSA preparation and help information in ENGLISH or SPANISH. Check to see if your college requires the CSS profile in addition to FAFSA.


Financial Aid Mapping

Rowan University is sponsoring a Tips and Info Webinar for students and families on Thursday, April 19th and Thursday, April 26th to provide an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of financial aid, the lingo and how to estimate actual college costs. In person sessions and/or webinar events are available. Click here for the flyer and registration information.

College Fair

Moorestown High School is sponsoring a College Fair on Thursday, April 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Click here for detailed information.

Career Workshop at RCBC

Registration is now open for JA’s Career Success Workshop at RCBC on Thursday, May 24th. Registration is free but space is limited (click here for registration). Students will:

  • Connect with mentors from area business and industries who share their experiences, stories, and career advice.
  • Participate in small group interactive activities that prepare them for success in college and the workplace including a STEM team building activity, business communication techniques, and mock job interview.
  • Explore education and career paths in high growth industries while spending the day on RCBC’s campus.
  • This program aligns to NJ Student Learning Standard 9 for 21st Century Life and Careers and SEL Competencies.


community events

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening Program for Students Ages 12-19

Deborah Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening Program for students ages 12-19 on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 2pm. You must register online. Please see the flyer for detailed information.

Science Slam

Date: Sunday, April 22nd from 12-4pm

Location: Mount Laurel Campus

Travel to the Space Station via virtual reality, investigate a crime scene for evidence, learn about blood typing, a deeper understanding of what you eat, use mathematics and data to discover the evolution of measurement - plus enjoy drone flying, robot fighting and toy car racing! Science Slam is a free event and open to the community.

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