Delran High School Broadcast

February 4, 2021

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL 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!

I hope that everyone is safe and no longer digging themselves out from the snowstorm. I believe the snow day provided the students a much needed break from computer screens and allowed them to be children enjoying the snow. Children like adults need a mental break during these difficult times we find ourselves in. The good news is that the school year is more than half-way complete!


Thank you to all the parents and students who joined me last night for the question and answer session regarding the Advanced Placement/College Accelerated Program(AP/CAP) and scheduling for the next school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have additional questions. A question was asked last night about waivers and remote students. The waiver link below will open an editable waiver form for you to complete. Please save the form and email it to the appropriate guidance counselor.


The deadline for students to choose their electives is Thursday, February 11th and all Waiver Forms must be into guidance by Monday, March 15th - no exceptions. Please be mindful that we must adhere to these deadlines in order to begin solidifying next school year's schedule. Developing a new schedule is an enormous and arduous task that involves multiple variables. We appreciate your cooperation. We hope to distribute next school year's schedules to the students by the close of school. I have included all of the scheduling materials below.


The MS/HS PTA is asking all senior parents to join their meeting on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm. They will be discussing the Gift Basket Extravaganza which supports Project Graduation and they need your support. Please see below for detailed information.


Due to the snowstorm, we had to reschedule the Materials Pick-up/Return Day for remote students to Wednesday, February 10th. Detailed information is posted below.


Just a reminder that school will be closed on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th in observation of Presidents' Day. Enjoy the long weekend.


Please remember that the DHS virtual health office is still up and running. If your child tests positive for Covid-19 or needs to quarantine as per the Burlington County Health Department, please contact Faith Bowman (School Nurse) at 856-461-6100 x3011 or via email at fbowman@delranschools.org.


If you are having connectivity or Chromebook issues, please go to the Delran Township Help Desk and complete the login. You must have your child's email address(without the @delranschools.org) and his/her password. They will be more than happy to help you!


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


Enjoy the Superbowl this weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

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DHS February Calendar

  • 2/4 Scheduling Orientation Grades 8 Only, 7 pm Virtual
  • 2/9 PTA Mtg., 7 pm - Virtual WE NEED SENIOR PARENTS!!!!
  • 2/10 Remote Students Material Pick-up/Return Day, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • 2/11 Elective Courses Due
  • 2/12 School Closed - Presidents' Day
  • 2/15 School Closed - Presidents' Day
  • 2/16 BOE Mtg., 7:30 pm - DHS
  • 2/17 RCBC Accuplacer

HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

PTA Meeting - Senior Parents Please Attend

There will be a Virtual PTA meeting on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm. We are asking all senior parents to join us.


We will be discussing the UPCOMING Gift Basket Extravaganza (GBE). This EVENT determines what the PTA can sponsor for this year's PROJECT GRADUATION.


Project Graduation/Gift to the Seniors is dependent on the success of the GBE and the event's success depends on the participation of the PARENTS.


During the meeting, we will be discussing the BRAND NEW format of the GBE and how we are working within the COVID guidelines so people can view and select the baskets IN PERSON!!!

PLEASE attend the meeting to find out the details and how you can HELP make this a great year for the SENIORS!


Let’s make sure we can give the SENIORS the end-of-the-year event they deserve! Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Material Pick-Up/Return Day

Due to the inclement weather, the Materials Pick-up/Return Day for Remote students will now be held on Wednesday, February 10th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. outside of the Main Gym.


Parents will enter the school parking lot from Hartford Road and pass the bus lane and head down the middle of the front parking lot towards the Main Gym. They will announce their child(ren)’s name out the window to a Security Officer. The officer will direct the parents to travel down one of the designated lanes:


Lane 1: (students with the last name A-Li)

or

Lane 2: (students with the last name Lj to Z).


A DHS staff member will pass material pickup bag(s) to the parent through the window. Parents can also pass any returned classroom materials/textbooks to the DHS staff member. Please make sure the bag(s) have your child's name on them.


All vehicles will continue down the end of their lane and loop around near tennis courts to exit on Conrow Road. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Bowen via email at djones@delranschools.org or via phone at (856) 461-6100 X3014.

Attention Juniors - Scholarship Opportunity

Is your student ranked in the top of the junior class? If so, do not delay in applying for this exciting and prestigious scholarship. Inspired by President Calvin Coolidge, this merit-based scholarship with a focus on academics, is offered to students in the junior class.


The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of a study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind program.

The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

SAT/ACT Prep Classes

STAFFS Prep is enrolling for SAT/ACT courses to refresh and reinforce key concepts for the upcoming SAT/ACT. The 14-hour prep course is being offered in a live virtual classroom at a special price of $400.00. Use coupon CLASS50. To register and get more info: https://www.staffsprep.com/classroomprep.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

All students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch need to complete an application for the 2020-2021 school year as soon as possible. Listed below are the applications in multiple languages:


NJ Association for College Admission Counseling

Virtual College Exploration is for all New Jersey Students. Explore this website as a great resource with over 150 recorded webinars!!

Scholarship Application Tips – Valuable Info

Visit the Guidance section of the DHS website for scholarship application basics and video advice from scholarship recipients to maximize your opportunities to earn money for college and career training.

Scholarship in the Spotlight

ATHLETIC NEWS

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Mr. Guidotti's Update

DHS Basketball, Bowling, Unified Bowling, and Winter Cheerleading practices have started and the students and coaches are so excited to be working together. Unfortunately, due to an Executive Order from Governor Murphy, no spectators will be allowed at any athletic contests at this time. DHS is working on live streaming all home contests through YouTube. Follow @DelranAthletics on Twitter to find out the YouTube location for all home games. For away opponents: check their website, search through YouTube or look at their schedule at:

BCSL Athletic Schedule.


The Delran High School Unified Bowling team could use more participants. The season began on January 20th and ends on March 3rd. If you are interested in being a part of this program, please contact Mr. Joseph Lewis at jlewis@delranschools.org. The team continues to have a great time together and they improve every time they are in the alley. Their next match will be at Laurel Lanes on Wednesday, February 10th against Moorestown.


The DHS Boys and Girls Basketball teams have started off the season on a positive note. Both teams are 1-1 with two games this week. Boys Basketball defeated STEM Civics by one point on January 27th. It was a team effort to get that win. Their next game is Friday, February 5th against Florence at the Delran Middle School. The Girls Basketball team got their first win at Burlington Township on January 29th. They are ranked as the 14th best team in all of South Jersey. Their next game is Friday, February 5th at Northern Burlington.


The DHS Bowling team started off the season with a great effort against Cinnaminson. The Boys' Bowling team tied and the Girls' Bowling team won. Great job! Their next match is Thursday, February 4th against Pennsauken at Laurel Lanes.


The DHS Winter Cheer team meets two days a week. They are working on putting together a halftime routine for the basketball games. This performance will be available during the live stream of home games when the routine is ready for display.


The DHS Swim team began their practices this week at the NL Aquatic Center in Voorhees. Their first swim meet is Saturday, February 20th vs Pemberton at Camden Academy Charter.


The DHS Wrestling team will begin practices on Monday, March 1st. If you are interested in wrestling, you must sign up on Athletic Family ID by March 1st. The link to register is here.


Athletic Family ID for Spring 2021 will be up and running by Monday, February 8th. The next broadcast will contain the link for registration. If you are planning to play a Spring sport, please get a valid physical and turn it into the DHS main office as soon as it is completed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Athletics at extension 3106 or the Attendance Clerk at extension 3003.

CLASS OF 2021 HEADQUARTERS

2021 “Spirit” Yearbook Sale Ending

Time is running out to pre-order a 2021 “Spirit” yearbook! Pre-order by January 29, 2021 to guarantee a yearbook in June. The basic book package is $80.00. Ad-ons are available to purchase through the website www.jostensyearbooks.com. or can also be placed through Ms. Justine Carey in guidance. Checks should be made payable to DHS Special Funds-YEARBOOK.

Class of 2020 Yearbook Still Available

Did you miss out on the 2020 edition of the Spirit? A limited number of books are available for purchase at $80.00. Provide a receipt that you purchased the 2021 book and you can get last year’s edition for half price while supplies last. See Ms. Carey in guidance for information or email jcarey@delranschools.org.

Want a FREE yearbook?

You can earn a discount on the purchase of the 2021 yearbook by selling advertising space to local businesses. Download the advertising contract here and take it to community businesses and ask them to help support the students of the Delran High School SPIRIT by their participation in our advertising section. Make sure to enter your full name at the top of the contract so that you earn the discount! Your yearbook will be discounted based on the total amount of advertising sold:


  • Full Page: FREE
  • 1/2 page: $40.00
  • 1/4 page: $20.00
  • 1/8 page: $10.00


If you have any questions, please contact me at (856) 461-6100 x3012 or jcarey@delranschools.org. Ad commitments must be returned to Ms. Justine Carey by February 4, 2021.

Senior Recognition Ad

Create a Senior Recognition Ad for your student. Go to jostensadservice.com to build your ad. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 11th.


As has been a DHS tradition, the yearbook editors invite you to submit a baby and/or childhood photo(s) along with a personal message to celebrate the successes and milestones of your child and to reflect upon the person they have become. This commemorative can be as small or as large as you need for incorporating your memory in the yearbook. Download this flyer for size and pricing information and how to order.


If you Purchase a FULL-PAGE Senior Recognition Ad, the DHS Yearbook club will give you a FREE yearbook. Purchased the book already? You will be reimbursed in February once the full-page ad purchase is confirmed.


If you did not purchase your student’s book, it will be ordered at the end of January by Ms. Justine Carey once your full-page ad purchase is confirmed. Any questions, email Ms. Carey at jcarey@delranschools.org.

DHS Alumni Walk

Delran High School is now accepting order forms for the DHS Alumni Walk. Members of the Class of 2021 are encouraged to purchase a brick and personalize a message which will mark their legacy here at DHS. This is the 6th year of the Alumni Walk so buy one now and surprise your graduate! Click HERE to order your brick today!

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