Delran High School Broadcast

May 18, 2017

Message from Mr. Finkle

Single Session - Friday, May 19th

Just a reminder that tomorrow is a single session! Students will be dismissed at 12:00 - no exceptions! If students are not present for the entire school day, they will be denied entrance to the Prom.

The Prom Promenade will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the DHS Performing Arts Center. The Junior-Senior Prom will be held from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Camden Aquarium. We wish all the students going to the prom a wonderful and memorable time.

Band/Chorus/Art Department Showcases

As the school year begins to come to a close, we are looking forward to our annual end-of-the-year events and showcasing our students' talents. Please check the list of events provided below or on our web site. Next week, the Visual Arts Department has wonderful events planned. Come out and support our students!


The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) will be administered during the morning on Wednesday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1st. We will follow a regular bell schedule. All Biology students, with the exception of AP Biology students, must sit for the test. All other students will attend their regular classes.

Calculator Policy

For the 2017-2018 school year, Delran High School will implement a new calculator policy. Beginning in September, all mathematics students will be required to have a graphing calculator that will be brought to class on a daily basis. The teachers will no longer have calculators in the classroom for student use; therefore, it is incumbent on the students to bring their calculator daily. We do have a few calculators that are available for students to sign-out for the year (like a textbook); however, priority will be given to students who have shown financial need. The Math Department suggests the TI-83 or TI-84 model since they are able to be used on all assessments, including standardized tests.

We are presently working with local vendors to secure a lower price by buying the calculators in bulk. Stay tuned for updates in my future broadcasts.

Final Exams

For the 2016-2017 school year, final exams will run on a different schedule than in the past. All final exams will be given by department instead of by period. The schedule for the last week of school is as follows:

Monday, June 12th

Single Session Day - Exam Review Day - All classes will meet.

Tuesday, June 13th

English Final Exam - 7:30 - 9:30

Science Final Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Wednesday, June 14th

Social Studies Final Exam - 7:30 - 9:30

Mathematics Final Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Thursday, June 15th

World Language Final Exam - 7:30 - 9:30

Conflict Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Friday, June 16th

Single Session Day - Exam Review Day (Teachers will review results.)

Transportation to DHS:

Busses will run at the normal pick-up time ONLY. If your child does not have an exam during the first exam period, we will have a quiet study area for them.

Transportation Home from DHS:

Busses will take students home after the first exam session (9:45 a.m.) and again at the end of the second exam session (12:00). If your child does not have an exam during the second session, we ask that they leave the school campus following the first exam.

Conflict exams are only given for those students who have more than one exam within a tested department. Prior arrangements must be made with the student's teacher before the final exam period.

As in the past, all students MUST be present for their exam. Make-up exams are NOT given in the case of absence unless medically excused and contact has been made with the school. There are no exceptions to this procedure.

Athletic News - Playoff Games Today!

The 2017 spring sports season at Delran High School is coming to an end. State playoffs start this week for the Girls’ Lacrosse team and the Softball team. The Girls’ Lacrosse team received a 4 seed and a first round bye. Their second round game is this afternoon at 4pm against Cinnaminson at home on the football field. The Softball team received a 2 seed and will play today at 4pm against Collingswood at home.

The Boys’ and Girls’ Track teams finished their season 4-1. Many personal records were broken and some school records fell. Outstanding job by both students and coaches.

The state sectionals take place on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th at Delsea Regional High School. The DHS Baseball team will receive a #1 seed for the NJSIAA South Group 2 Tournament. They will find out today who their first round opponent will be on Monday, May 22nd.

The Golf team is currently 11-4. The team will play Moorestown. Date and time to be determined.

The Boys’ Lacrosse team's season came to an end on Monday. Delran is so proud of the effort that the students and staff gave during this season. If the team puts great energy into the off season, the future looks bright.

Good luck this afternoon and Go Bears!!!

Congrats Kevin Brown!

Each year, the DHS administration sponsors a Student-Parent Handbook Design Cover Competition to challenge our Graphic Arts students. This year's winner is sophomore, Kevin Brown. Kevin was awarded a $75.00 Visa gift card for his winning design! The 2017-2018 Student-Parent Handbook cover will feature his artwork. Great job Kevin!

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1st Annual Delran STEM Fair - Huge Success!

Delran played host to its very first STEM Fair last Monday night to over 500 people. Thank you to all of the teachers, administrators and representatives from the municipality who contributed to the success of this event. You can find an overview and media from the event HERE.

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Faculty News

Mr. Nathan Petitte and Mr. Steven Rood-Ojalvo have been accepted into Drexel's Research Experience for Teachers (dubbed REThink) this summer. They will be collaborating on how to bring more computer science into the science classrooms.

Class of 2017 Post Graduation Plans Needed

Seniors are asked to complete a Post-Graduation Plan Form and return it to Mrs. Kitty Newman in Guidance as soon as possible. The seniors have worked very hard, and we would like to recognize their accomplishments in the Graduation Program. The deadline to submit the form is Wednesday, May 31st.

STEAM UP Summer Camp Needs DHS Student Counselors

Delran Cubs Camp is looking for DHS Student Counselors to work with Delran Science, Math and Art teachers as well as class sizes of 20 students. Work with a design task related to a real world experience. DHS Community Service hours can be completed entirely through this experience! See the program overview.

Governor's STEM Scholars Program

The Governor's STEM Scholars Program provides students with firsthand learning about STEM professions and allows them to engage in meaningful dialogue with representatives of New Jersey's vast STEM industry, including research and development leaders, academic professionals, and state policymakers. The program offers scholars the ability to make mentoring connections that can last into their professional careers. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 26, 2017.

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Senior Stars

Senior Stars are on sale for $5.00. Let your imagination run wild as you decorate a star in honor of your Class of 2017 graduate. Stars will be displayed at Project Graduation. Contact Theresa Heisler at for additional information.

German Club Service Project

The German Club is now collecting items for the homeless as part of their Open Paws service project. Please donate any items listed on the flyer between now and Thursday, June 1st to Mrs. Diamond in Room 202. Thank you for your support.

Homecoming Video

The Homecoming DVD is now available for students to purchase during lunch periods. The price is $15.00, and checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds.

Guidance Counselors Corner

Burlington County College Fair

Rowan College at Burlington County is hosting their 42nd Annual Burlington County College Fair on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at their Mt. Laurel campus. Speak with representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities. See flyer for detailed information.


Community Events

Rothman Youth Sports Safety Symposium for Coaches

Rothman Institute is sponsoring a youth sports safety symposium for coaches on Saturday, May 20th from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Panasonic Club at Lincoln Field. See the flyer for details.

BCIT Summer Camp

The Burlington County Institute of Technology is offering career-technical education full and half-day summer camps for Burlington County students entering grades 6-10. For additional information, please visit their web site.