Delran High School Broadcast

December 6, 2018

DHS Mission Statement

Delran High School, an inclusive learning community, provides educational opportunities for intellectual development, while valuing the importance of cultural diversity and tradition.

A Message from Mr. Finkle

Thank you to everyone who donated to our very successful "Can the Principal" Food Drive. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Please join us for our Financial Aid Information Session tonight at 6:30pm in the DHS Media Center. This session will provide families with information on all of the Federal and State grants, scholarships and loan programs available through the FAFSA.

You are cordially invited to our Kick-off & Reception at the future site of our Digital Fabrication Laboratory on Friday, November 30th from 4:30 to 6pm at DHS!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "UTBU" "Unhealthy to be Unpleasant"! The show was great and the actors and actresses put on a great performance. Kudos to Ms. Schreiner, Mr. Martinez, and the entire cast and crew!

Congratulations to Sophia Chascsa, Javera Chaudhry, Andrew Chojnacki, Taylor Hamilton, Jeremy Schoblocher, Claire Flynn, Grant Stiglich and Jackson Weber for auditioning and being chosen for the All South Jersey Regional Choir! Additional information is posted below.

Just a reminder to come out and enjoy the MS/HS PTA's Holiday Craft Fair and then join the Class of 2019 for Lunch with Santa on Saturday, December 1st.

From Monday, December 3rd to Friday, December 7th, we are celebrating Computer Science Education Week with a variety of Hour of Code activities. Click HERE to see activities planned at DHS and at the other schools throughout the district!

When speaking with many of you, you always seem to speak to me about a great experience your child had with one of the amazing faculty members here at DHS. Now is your chance to honor that difference maker! The State of New Jersey is looking to honor exceptional teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational service through the NJDOE Governor's Educator-of-the-Year Recognition Program. Delran Township Public Schools would like your help in nominating educators to represent our four schools. All nominations are due by Friday, December 7th.

It's hard to believe that the second marking period is almost halfway done. Quarter 2 Interim Grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Friday, December 14th.

Have you ever heard the DHS Band perform on stage? What about the Bel Canto/Chamber Choir? You also can't forget the Grizzley Tones! Now is your chance to see them all at one performance. The DHS Choir/Band Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center. I look forward to sharing this special evening of music with all of you.

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


How many of us truly know the effects of this? Do you even know what a vape looks like? It truly looks like a USB drive. With the advent of Google Drive, your children are not really using USB drives anymore. The pictures below are of vapes that have been confiscated here at DHS. Vaping has increased exponentially over the past few years around the country. Vaping is not a problem in Delran, it's a nationwide epidemic. They sell cartridges in many flavors so it is an enjoyable experience; however, they contain nicotine which ultimately will become an addiction.

As I continue to research this growing teen epidemic, the news is not very positive. The health effects are beginning to become more clear to the medical community and it is NOT good. It has been linked to respiratory disease and other harmful effects. HERE is an article recently published which will give you the ABCs of Vaping.

The new trend is for manufacturers to produce cartridges which contain THC or Marijuana Oils. Children can order these online and they are shipped right to their home. As I am sure you are aware, the human brain is not fully developed until it's mid-20's. Any and every illegal substance that in taken retards the brain's development. Please be vigilant at home and let's work together to support your children, our next generation of leaders.

Please speak with your children about vaping and the negatives surrounding their use. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

If you child should need support for quitting vaping or with drugs an alcohol, we have supports here at school in the Guidance Counselors as well as our Student Assistance Counselor, Ms. Lauren Soto. Please feel free to reach out to any of us at any time.

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Fab Lab Kickoff & Reception 11/30

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Financial Aid Night

This Financial Aid Information Session will be held on Thursday, November 29th at 6:30pm in the DHS Media Center. This session will provide families with information on all of the Federal and State grants, scholarships and loan programs available through the FAFSA. Key information and requirements on filing the FAFSA are covered. The presentation is approximately one hour in duration and includes materials.

2019 - 2020 Financial Aid High School Presentation

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

Presented by: Mr. Wil Casaine

Executive Director of Financial Aid

Tutoring & The Center for Student Success

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

Calendar of Events

  • 11/29 Financial Aid Night, 7pm
  • 11/30 Bear 2 - Blood Drive Assembly
  • 12/7 Activity 3 - Hour of Code
  • 12/8 ACT
  • 12/10 Blood Drive
  • 12/11 Qtr. 2 Mid-Quarter, PTA Mtg., 7pm
  • 12/14 BEAR - 4, Qtr. 2 Interim Grades on Portal
  • 12/15 Detention
  • 12/17 BOE Mtg., DHS Cafeteria, 7:30pm
  • 12/18 DHS Choir/Band Concert, 7pm
  • 12/19 ASVAB
  • 12/20 Staff-Student Basketball Game
  • 12/21 Early Dismissal, Life After Delran
  • 12/24 - 1/1 School Closed - Winter Recess
  • View Full Calendar


Congrats Cast & Crew of 'UTBU'

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Delran Players fall play "UTBU" "Unhealthy to be Unpleasant" for a job well done! Your acting took me to another place and I was impressed with the way you emoted on the stage. Each actor's role was performed to perfection and I look forward to seeing more productions in the coming months and years.

Cast Members: Avery White, Tim Zukovsky, Kayah Chrisholm-McVay, Kirsten Bleming, Skylar Brotz, Nafisah Dozier, Kate Swander, Paige Curtis, Reina Caraballo, Joe Marozzi-Porter and George Bogie.

Crew Members: Skyler Begley, Brooke Azoulay, Allison Guzik, Luke Arcaini, Alex Chojnacki, Connor Shanahan, Zandra Azoulay, Rachel Brown, Sydney Booth, Kim Casperite, Kaia Eder, Claire Flynn, Danielle Lohrman, Madison Leusner, Alex Mormando, Madison Moten, Abby Olear, Madelyn Simpliciano!

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Congrats All South Jersey Chorus Students

Three weeks ago, 14 students from DHS auditioned for the All South Jersey Chorus. The following DHS students were chosen to participate in the chorus out of hundreds of auditionees:

Senior High Chorus (10-12)

Sophia Chascsa

Javera Chaudhry

Andrew Chojnacki

Taylor Hamilton

Jeremy Schoblocher

Junior High Chorus (9)

Claire Flynn

Grant Stiglich

Jackson Weber

The concerts will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8pm and Sunday, January 27th at 4pm at Washington Township High School! Please join us to hear some truly amazing music!

Project Based Learning in Technology

Students in the Introduction to Engineering and Design class participated in the bridge construction challenge. Students were asked to design and build a truss bridge that would be tested with various weights and load bearing stress. A special congratulations to our winning team: Anna Lane, Kya Jones, and Saakhi Ray. Their well-designed bridge held a whopping 13.9 pounds! Great job ladies!

The Production Design and Woodworking Technology classes battled it out in the Delran Pinewood Derby. Students who participated were involved in research and development on aerodynamics to maximize the performance of their cars. Congratulations to our top three winners in order: Zachary Zuckerman, Gabe Fideli, and Joao Cortes.

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Congrats DHS Students Participating in Lockheed Martin's Women in Engineering Day

Earlier this month, Lockheed Martin hosted over 120 female students from over 17 area high schools for our annual Women in Engineering Day. More than 75 employee volunteers facilitated multiple STEM activities and panel sessions with leaders across our engineering discipline. They invited local media and both 6 ABC (WCAU) and) CBS 3 (KYW) covered the event. Sydney Croly, Madelynn Duffield and Taylor Hamlin participated in this very important program!

"Can The Principal" Food Drive

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Thank you volunteers!

NJDOE Governor's Educator-of-the-Year Recognition Program

The state looks to honor exceptional teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational service providers through this program by showcasing excellence, student achievement, innovation, and dedication through service in public education.

Delran Township Public Schools would like your help in nominating educators to represent our four schools. Once selected at the school level, educators have the opportunity to apply for county and state recognition.

If you would like to nominate a teacher, paraprofessional, and/or educational services professional that have truly inspired you as an educator, please click on the links below to submit your nominations by Friday, December 7th.

We would like to thank you in advance for helping us determine our Delran Township Public Schools Educator, Paraprofessional, and Educational Services Professional of the Year!

Interim Grades on Portal

The second marking period interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Friday, December 14th. Please log into the Parent Portal periodically to keep track of your child's progress and grades. If you need help signing in to the portal, please contact Mrs. Denise Stellwag in the main office at extension 3000.

DHS Choir/Band Concert

You're invited for some holiday cheer to celebrate this special time of year! Please join us on Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center for the DHS Choir/Band Concert! All are welcome, and admission is free!

Alumni Walk

We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! 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. Click HERE for more information. All order are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Yearbook Information

Don't forget to order the 2019 Delran High School’s “Spirit”!

  • Regular sales now until Saturday, February 23rd at $80.00. This is the best way to guarantee a book is available to purchase.
  • Late sales (based on availability) through Saturday, April 27, 2019 for $90.00.

Ordering is easy:

  1. Online:

  2. Phone: 1-877-767-5217

  3. See Ms. Justine Carey in guidance; or x3012

Customize Your Yearbook - Class of 2019

CREATE A CUSTOM YEARBOOK RECOGNITION FOR YOUR STUDENT. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your student’s success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become. For more information on how to order and page pricing, download the flyer or go to ORDER A FULL PAGE AD and your senior’s book is FREE!


Mr. Guidotti's Update

The Winter 2018-2019 season is finally here! The bowling and swim team's season began approximately two weeks ago. The basketball team and the wrestling team started practicing this week. The preseason in the winter is very short so please check the DHS Athletic schedule online because opening day is soon.

The bowling team has their first match against Doane Academy today at the Burlington Bowling and Recreational Center on Route 130.

The swim team's first competition will be held on Tuesday, December 4th against Pemberton at RCBC. The pool is located on the Pemberton campus.

Opening day for the boys' and girls' basketball team is on Friday, December 14th. The boys' team will host Maple Shade and the Lady Bears will travel to BCIT Westampton.

The wrestling team begins their season on Saturday, December 15th at Shawnee High School in the annual Pine Barrens Tournament.

Good luck to all of the students and coaches during this season. The Delran community is rooting for all of you. Go Bears!

FamilyID is open right now for any students who are interested in participating in a Winter sport at Delran High School. Please log in and complete all sections of the registration. If you experience any issues, please contact Sue Jordan, ext. 3003 in the main office. If you need to turn in a new valid physical, please drop it off in the main office. A physical can take up to two weeks for approval from the school physician so do not wait to turn the forms in. If your child has been diagnosed with Asthma or uses an inhaler for any reason, you must complete an Asthma Treatment Plan with your doctor during your scheduled physical. If your vision is less than 20/40 in either eye you must get clearance from your eye doctor that you are cleared to participate.

Please click here for the Athletic Department's web page!

College Fairs Online

Here is a great opportunity for students/parents to research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities around the USA. Chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Please register online at to participate in the Northeast Fair from Monday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 8th. You will receive a reminder email!


PTA's Holiday Craft Fair

Shop for a special someone at the PTA's Holiday Craft Fair and then join the Delran High School Senior Class of 2019 for Lunch with Santa on Saturday, December 1st!
Due to the boy's soccer game, Mr. Finkle needed to reschedule the Homecoming Forum continuation meeting from last month. We will reconvene on January 15, 2019 at 6pm as a precursor to the regularly scheduled PTA meeting at 7pm.

The December PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm.

Join the PTA

It only costs $5.00 to join and the money helps the students directly! Please send in the membership form with your money to your child's school in an envelope marked PTA.



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