Delran High School Broadcast
January 19, 2023
A Message from Mr. Finkle!
Hello DHS Community!
I cannot believe that the second marking period ends tomorrow! It seems only yesterday that it was September!!!
I want to thank the "Class Moms" who work tirelessly during homecoming week to ensure that the kids have a great experience. I also appreciate them attending Homecoming Meetings with the faculty, students, and administration to iron out any changes for Homecoming 2023! As soon as the changes are finalized, I will report out to everyone!
As we are about to begin the third marking period, we will also begin to look at the 2023-24 school year. Teachers will be inputting recommendations the week of January 30th and I will meet with all returning DHS students on February 9th. This year, all academic areas will be making recommendations based on key objective measures. These include but are not limited to last year's Final Grade, last year's Final Exam, diagnostic assessments, Start Strong testing, Mid-Year Average, Benchmark results, and NJSLA results. This data will be used by your teachers to make recommendations for next year in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English.
If you do not agree with the teacher's recommendation, you may complete a Waiver Form. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A WAIVER IS FEBRUARY 28th. Once a form has been completed and turned in to the Guidance Office, your child will be required to sit for a waiver test. This assessment will test for the requisite skills necessary to be successful in the course that your child are requesting. Should your child receive a score of 75% or higher, the waiver will be granted. The waiver tests will be given March 13th - March 17th in the morning. This will coincide with NJGPA testing of our Junior Class. If your child is a Junior, we will make plans for an alternate testing date and time.
The Program of Studies has been approved by the Board of Education. If you have time over the next couple of weeks, please read through the beginning pages and begin discuss the elective courses that your child might take.
Covid-19, Influenza, and RSV
The news has been discussing a "tripledemic" involving Covid-19, Flu, and RSV. Please make sure that you are monitoring your child for symptoms and going to see a doctor! Please contact Faith Bowman should you have any questions.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 461-6100 x3005.
Student of the Month December 2022
Miahani Pacheco – Grade 11
Nominated by: Linda Mason
I am nominating Miahani for a variety of reasons. Academically she excels in honors chemistry, earning all A's and completing all assignments on time.
She is a valuable leader in the Animal Lovers Club, as it takes a special kind of student to give up sleeping in on Sunday mornings to go walk rescue dogs.
Miahani always shows up with a smile on her face, even when it's freezing outside!
She also does after-school tutoring in the library for the NHS and I have received compliments about the quality and thoroughness of her tutoring.
She is truly an asset to both of these organizations!
Riley Ahrens – Grade 12
Nominated by: Jon Repece
Riley Ahrens is the epitome of a student-athlete in every aspect. She strives for all A's in the classroom and is nothing short of perfection on the basketball court.
More so, she has been a phenomenal captain and leader of our basketball team.
She single-handedly organized Adopt-a-Family for our team and the younger girls in our program truly look up to her as she sets the tone during practices and games.
I cannot think of anyone else more deserving of Student of the Month than Riley Ahrens.
UPDATE FROM THE CLASSROOMS
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INFORMATION FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT:
Class of 2024
The College Board will be hosting a live, free webinar with Yale University’s Happiness professor, Dr. Laurie Santos, on Wednesday, January 25th from 7:00-7:45 pm.
In their announcement, the College Board shared the following - "Let’s be real. Planning for your life after high school can be stressful and overwhelming. Maybe you feel pressure from outside sources, or maybe you’re your own worst critic. It’s normal to feel this way and small amounts of stress can be healthy at times, but too much can be harmful. Join BigFuture as we present Yale University’s Happiness professor, Dr. Laurie Santos, who will share 5 tips to manage stress and get your mental and emotional health questions answered." You can register here.
Rowan College at Burlington County will be hosting an information session for high school seniors planning to apply to their Nursing program on February 1st from 6:00-7:00 in Votta Hall, Room 135 on their Mount Laurel Campus. RCBC’s Nursing program is competitive and requires a separate application. Interested students should register here.
Scholarship season is underway! In addition to using search engines like www.fastweb.com and www.goingmerry.com students should regularly visit the Guidance Department’s website for more targeted and sometimes local scholarship opportunities.
Mason Williams, a senior from Delran, NJ passed away on January 7, 2022. He was an exemplary student who appreciated the need for education and training even as he lamented the inequities that exist in the traditional educational system. He strongly believed that all students, regardless of current academic standing, should be given access to the necessary tools, resources, and supports needed in order to be successful in school and life. It is in this spirit that The Mason Williams Memorial Scholarship was created.
Again this year, the Mason Williams Foundation will provide financial support to selected graduating seniors to use for attendance at a 2-year college, 4-year college, or trade school. Applicants must be residents of Burlington County. Applications are due by February 28, 2023. Please find below the link to the scholarship application.
Class 2023 and 2024
On Tuesday, February 7th during 3rd period in the Media Center, a representative from the Boilermakers Local 13 Union will be meeting with students interested in learning more about technical career options, specifically apprenticeship programs. All interested students are asked to register for this event in Naviance. If you need help logging in to Naviance please Inbox your counselor today!
Class of 2024
As we approach the midpoint of the year planning will begin for senior year and beyond. Students/families are encouraged to review the Class of 2024 College Planning Checklist and Junior College Planning Presentation. Resources are also available in the Modules of their counselor’s Canvas course card.
The release of PSAT score reports should prompt juniors to begin planning their SAT and/or ACT testing schedule.
Despite many colleges and universities maintaining their “test-optional” admissions programs for the applicant Class of 2024, ALL college-bound juniors at Delran High School are encouraged to test! An explanation of “test-optional” admissions can be found here.
Students will register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org
Students will register for the ACT at www.act.org
Fee waivers for both assessments are available for those students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch. Not sure if you qualify? Complete the appropriate form and return it to the Main Office.
Upcoming SAT dates include:
March 11, with a registration deadline of February 10th
May 6, with a registration deadline of April 7th
June 3, with a registration deadline of May 4th
Upcoming ACT dates include:
February 11, with a registration deadline of January 6th
April 15, with a registration deadline of March 10th
June 10, with a registration deadline of May 5th
July 15, with a registration deadline of June 16th
All students in 10th through 12th grades have an account, please see the Guidance Department Website for additional information.
All high school students are encouraged to explore college opportunities.
Mr. Guidotti's Update
Winter Sports is underway and the teams are ready to compete in the regular season. You can find the schedule for all Winter sports at www.burlingtoncountyscholasticleague.org.
If you are unable to attend home DHS contests, the main gym possesses a Pixellot camera that allows you to live stream contests from the comfort of your own home or any internet device. Use the following website in order to subscribe to the NFHS Network, https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/delran-high-school-delran-nj. In order to watch the games live, you must subscribe. It is a paid streaming service. The cost is $11.99 per month which allows you to watch all home basketball games and wrestling matches, as well as any away contests by schools that also use the Pixellot system. A portion of your subscription goes back to the Delran High School Athletic Department.
The Wrestling team had an exciting first home dual against Pemberton on January 17th. Lots of great matches and the team gave it their all in front of a great crowd. The boys will participate in the Jack Welch Duals at Moorestown High School on January 20th and 21st.
The Girls' Wrestling team participated in a tournament at Somerville High School on Sunday, January 15th. The girls are working so hard and the beginners of the program are getting great experience from their matches and their experienced teammates. The girls will compete against RV and Lakewood on January 19th at Delran in a round-robin format.
Bowling has improved to a 6-6 record with a victory over Bordentown. The boys and girls are getting lots of matches in and improving every time on the lanes. The next match is against Doane Academy at Laurel Lanes on Monday, January 23rd.
The Delran Swim team is off to a 4-3 record. The Bears were able to pull out a one-point victory against Gloucester City last week. The Bears will be participating in the SJISL Invitational this Saturday, January 21st at Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Their next dual is on January 24th against Pemberton at the KROC Center in Camden.
Boys Basketball was able to battle against Moorestown Friends on January 18th and earned a 51-45 victory. More wins are on the horizon and the team is continuing to come together during every practice and game. Opponents continue to praise the players and coaching staff for their effort. The future looks bright in Delran. Their next game is Friday, January 20th against Pemberton.
Girls Basketball was able to travel to Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy and come away with a five-point victory, the first victory there in a long time. The team has a never give up attitude and plays to the last second. Their effort has been tremendous during their difficult schedule. Their next contest is Friday, January 20th at Pemberton.
Unified Bowling is 3-0 on the season so far with victories over Willingboro, Cherry Hill West, and Moorestown. The team is having so much fun and making lifelong friends. Their next match is on January 25th vs Pennsauken at Laurel Lanes.
Delran High School and the Delran Athletic Department would like to remind all spectators about the expectations at all home and away contests. This information can be found in the Delran High School Athletic Handbook.
SPECTATOR’S CODE (Family & Friends)
The larger school community has an interest and investment in the success of our Athletic Program. These adults play a key role in reinforcing the educational goals of our program. Therefore, we expect these important program supporters to do the following:
· Be a positive role model through their behavior at athletic contests.
· Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups.
· Be respectful of all officials’ decisions.
· Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
· Praise student-athletes in their attempt to improve themselves as students, as athletes, and as people.
· Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the sport.
· Reinforce our alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free policies by refraining from the use of any such substances before and during athletic contests.
· Remember that admission to a school athletic event is a privilege to observe the contest.
Registration for DHS Spring 2023 sports is now open. If you are interested in signing your child up for a spring sport, please do so in the Parent Portal in Realtime. Baseball, Softball, and Boys' Tennis start on March 13th. Track, Golf, and Lacrosse start on March 16th. Unified Track starts on March 21st.
Delran High School Athletic Hall of Fame 2023 is now accepting nominations. If you would like to nominate a person, team, or contributor, please use the forms located here or in the athletic office of the high school. The deadline to submit nominations will be July 30th, 2023.
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