Delran High School Broadcast

May 24, 2018

A Message from Mr. Finkle!

On Tuesday, May 29th we will be hosting the Arrive Alive Tour. Arrive Alive Tour uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate individuals and communities about the dangers of texting and drinking while driving. The distracted driving simulator allows participants to experience, in a controlled environment, the potential consequences of texting/drinking and driving.

Students will get into an actual vehicle (with battery disabled and car immobilized) and put on a virtual reality headset. Sensors are connected to the vehicle’s gas/brake pedals and steering wheel, enabling the participant to experience drugged driving without the real-life consequences. Upon exiting the vehicle, each participant is handed a mock citation detailing the ramifications of their simulation, as explained by a facilitator. An external LED monitor is set-up near the vehicle, showing what the driver is experiencing in their simulation in real time.

Please, join with me and encourage your teen to pay attention to the road at all times. Remind them of the value of "Arrive Alive" and the consequences of distracted and impaired driving. If you need any additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact me or my staff.

Final Exams

The schedule for the last week of school is as follows:

Monday, June 11th

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

Tuesday, June 12th

English Final Exam - 7:30 - 9:30

Science Final Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Wednesday, June 13th

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

Mathematics Final Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Thursday, June 14th

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

Conflict Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Friday, June 15th

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.

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

Delran High School Happenings

Congrats Culinary Arts Club Members!

On Monday, May 21, 2018, the Delran High School Culinary Arts Club went to Ronald McDonald House in Camden to cook dinner for the residents. The club was able to make this happen due to the generosity of a $500.00 grant from the Burlington County Bar Foundation. The five students along with Mrs. Jane Lagay, Instructional Aide and Dr. Austin Anderson, Club Advisor, worked very hard to make this event a success. The five students who participated were Amanda Ottomanelli, Katherine Taveras, Natacha Rodrigues, Syncere Rey and Maya Smith. Great job ladies!

Congrats Kendal Coldren!

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, Kendal Coldren. Kendal was awarded $75.00 for her winning design! The 2018-2019 Student-Parent Handbook cover will feature her artwork. Great job Kendal!
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Athletic News

There are sixteen days of school remaining and spring sports are coming to an end. The baseball team is currently the #11 team in South Jersey. They finished their regular season at 16-4 and won their first round state playoff game against BCIT Medford. The second round is this afternoon at 4pm against Middle Township at home.

The softball team finished the regular season 12-6 and won their first and second round state playoff games against Oakcrest and West Deptford. The team will play in the sectional semi-final at Manchester Township at 4pm tomorrow.

The boys' and girls' track team continued to have successful seasons. There were numerous personal records made because of the hard work the students put in every day. The sectionals will take place this Friday and Saturday at Delsea Regional High School.

The boys' lacrosse team improved throughout the season and achieved a 3-1 record during the last week. We are so proud of the improvement that were made and the future looks bright. The girls' Lacrosse team ended the regular season with an 8-8 record. The girls won their first round state playoff game against Wall Township. The girls played outstanding in their second round game and the team played with great heart until the end.

The golf team finished the season with an 11-6 record. Members of the team will be competing in the BCSL Open on Tuesday, May 29th at Old York Country Club.

The boys' tennis team made great strides throughout the season. They had a great time together and represented the school very well. Good luck to all of the students who are still competing. Go Bears!

Watch the Memorial Day Celebration Tomorrow!

With the help of the PTA and the Class of 2017, the Delran High School main gym has entered the 21st century. You can now watch every home sporting event from the comfort of your own home.

Delran High School has partnered with the NFHS Network to provide live streaming of every home game in the main gym. For a monthly rate of $9.99, you can watch every game from your computer or smart television. Go to, log into the Delran web page and subscribe so that you have access to everything that is Delran. View game footage of all broadcasted games and relive the exciting moments that our wonderful students experience.

Tomorrow, May 25th (Memorial Day Picnic), we scheduled the Pixellot to be on for the our Memorial Day Veteran speeches from 12-1pm.

Community Service Requirement for Juniors

Juniors must complete 15 hours of community service by Friday, June 1st. Click here for the Community Service Packet. Failure to complete community service may result in non-eligibility for athletics, field trips, and dances until the requirement has been satisfied. All Juniors in United States History II who do not complete the community service requirement will receive an Incomplete until such time as it is completed. Please remember that US History II is a graduation requirement.


Just a friendly reminder to seniors who took CAP courses during high school that it is your responsibility to request an official transcript from RCBC to submit to the registrar’s office of the college you are attending.

Junior-Senior Prom

This year’s Junior-Senior Prom will be held on Friday, June 1st from 7-11pm at Lucien's Manor in Berlin, NJ. The Prom Promenade will be held from 5-7pm in the DHS Performing Arts Center.

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.

Senior Night/Graduation Information

An informational letter regarding Senior Night, obligations, graduation rehearsals, Commencement Exercises and Project Graduation was mailed earlier this week. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Renatta Derkacs at or (856) 461-6100 x3005.

Senior Night will be held on Tuesday, June 5th from 6-7pm in the cafeteria. The PTA will provide pizza at no cost to the students. Seniors will receive their yearbooks if they ordered one.

All obligations/book fines must be paid in full by Thursday, June 14th. Any senior who has an outstanding obligation will not receive their graduation cap and gown after graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 15th. If you have any questions regarding an obligation or book fine, please contact Mrs. Susan Jordan at or (856) 461-6100 x3003.

Mandatory graduation practices will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and again on Friday, June 15th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All students must attend. We will meet in the main gymnasium.

Project Graduation

The Delran Middle and High School PTA is proud to be sponsoring Project Graduation 2018 on Friday, June 15th from 9:15pm to 2:30am at The Moorestown Field House. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free party for the graduates held on graduation night. It allows our graduates to celebrate with their fellow classmates in a safe environment. Tickets are $10.00 and maybe purchased on the following dates:

  • May 21, 22, 23, 24 and 30 during lunch periods
  • June 5 - Senior Night
  • June 6, 7 and 8 at the late sign-in desk

To be guaranteed a prize at Project Graduation, tickets must be purchased by Friday, June 8th. Please see flyer for additional information.

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!

Guidance Counselor's Corner

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.


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