Delran High School Broadcast

May 27, 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 enjoying the wonderful weather that we have been having. When we return to school, it will be June already. I have remarked to several of you that the days seem to be so long; however, the year went very quickly. It has been an amazing year and I look forward to a strong finish. Please remember that Tuesday, June 1st is an Single-Session day and Friday, May 28th and Monday, May 31st schools are closed!


Materials Return:

To that end, we need to disseminate information about the book, material, and Chromebook return system that we will have in place.


In-Person Students:

On Monday, June 14th, all in-person students must return their school-issued Chromebooks, sleeves, and chargers during their respective Physical Education class. Your child will submit these school items to a PE teacher at a designated table in the Gymnasium. There will be a designated table for students’ Chromebooks for each grade. If your child forgets to bring in any of the three items, the school personnel will make a note. Please encourage your child to submit any forgotten items to the Main Office by the next school day. If your child’s Chromebook is damaged, an IT personnel will notify you of the fee to cover any damages. Checks must be payable to Delran Township Board of Education and can be dropped off or mailed to the DHS Main office. Aside from returning their Chromebooks, in-person students will also return their classroom books/materials to their respective teachers during the entire week of June 14th.


Remote Students:

On Tuesday, June 15th, there will be a Chromebook/Materials Return for remote students only. There will be a morning and an afternoon drop-off period solely for remote students to return their school-issued Chromebooks, the sleeve, charger, and other classroom books or materials. Students should only return their Chromebooks IF they have a personal device to use for the remaining days of the school year.


The morning drop-off period is: 9-10 a.m. in the bus lane. The afternoon drop-off period is: 1-3 p.m. in the front of the school parking lot near the Main office entrance.


If you cannot attend the June 15th Returns Day, the last day to return your child’s school-issued Chromebook and classroom materials is Friday, June 18th in the Main office. Please direct any questions or concerns to Assistant Principal, Dr. Bowen via email at djones@delranschools.org.


Parking at Calvary Church:

We have been informed by Calvary Church that on Friday, June 4th and Monday, June 7th, Calvary Church’s back parking lot will be unavailable for student parking. Juniors are not permitted to park on campus unless they have a parking permit. If a junior would like a parking permit, he/she can pay $5 to retrieve one from the Main office.


Class of 2021:

We are looking forward to a picnic for the Class of 2021 on Wednesday, June 16th, graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 17th at 12 PM and Friday, June 18th at 8 AM, and then graduation on the evening of the Friday, June 18th at 6:00 PM.


DHS Virtual Health Office:

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.


Technology Issues:

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.

DHS May/June Calendar

  • 5/27 Senior Prom, Moshulu, 7-11 PM
  • 5/28 & 5/31 School Closed - Enjoy!
  • 6/1-6/5 Senior Class Trip
  • 6/1 Single Session
  • 6/7-6/10 Testing Schedule
  • 6/10 End of Qtr. 4
  • 6/14-6/18 Early Dismissal
  • 6/16 Senior Picnic
  • 6/17 Graduation Rehearsal, 12 PM
  • 6/18 Graduation Rehearsal, 9 AM
  • 6/18 Last Day for Students
  • 6/18 Commencement Exercises, 6 PM
  • 6/18 Project Graduation, 9:30 PM - 3 AM
  • 6/19 Final Grades on Portal

HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

2021 Academic Awards/Scholarship Night

Congratulations to all our seniors and underclassmen who were honored at our 2021 Academic Awards/Scholarship Evening on Tuesday night. We are extremely grateful that we had the opportunity to showcase our students academic success and talents especially during this trying school year. On behalf of the administration, faculty, staff and community, we are very proud of them! Enjoy the program below.

Congrats Sydney Croly

Congratulations to Sydney Croly who won the Burlington County Scholastic League Patriot Division Scholar-Athlete of the Year! She is included in the video below about half way through. She is also going to be the Delran Representative as the NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Award winner.

Congrats May Students-of-the-Month

Christopher McCrumGrade 10

Upon hearing the news that one of the students at DHS has Brain Cancer, Chris McCrum jumped into action. Chris spends his Fridays playing his saxophone in Haddonfield for donations. He uses this as his spending money. Once he discovered a student was in need, he took his gift of music and used it to help the student. Chris made signs for his classmate (who he did not know well) and gave all the donations to the student's fund. Chris donated $300.00, as well as his time, for a student in need. No one asked him to do this, or prompted him. He decided this on his own! Chris is a wonderful example showing respect and community for his Delran Family.


Jayden Hinds – Grade 11

Jayden recently transferred to Delran from NYC. Despite having to move during an incredibly difficult year, Jayden has made every effort to adapt to his new community. In history, he turns in every assignment, answers questions in class, and has done exceedingly well on his assessments. He has joined the football team and already has established a rapport with the staff and players. It’s almost as if he was born to be a Delran Bear!

Delran Reads - Summer Assignment

In an effort to continue to encourage reading over the summer, we have again created a list of top-rated, high-interest books. Students at Delran High School will be required to read a book of their choice over the summer. Please view this presentation for information about the reading choices. Included you will find plot descriptions and parental information. All books are recommended for Grades 9-12, unless otherwise noted.


Please consult with your children, as students will be choosing their top choice book to read this summer during English class. Students are reminded to make note of their book choice. Each student is only responsible for reading one (1) book. No changes may be made after the final selection is provided.


A school wide culminating assessment will follow at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

DHS College Essay Workshop

This workshop is designed for members of the Class of 2022 who plan to apply to colleges in the fall of 2021. At the end of this course, students will have a completed final draft of a college application essay. DHS students will be given preference, but students from other schools may also enroll starting on June 1st.


Please click HERE for the information flyer.

STEAM Camp/Academy Registration

STEAM Camp (Grades 1-5) & STEAM Academy in the Fab Lab (Grades 6-12) registration is now open! All camp information, including online registration, is available at www.delranstem.org/steamcamp. Space is limited at camp this summer due to health & safety guidelines, so we are encouraging families to register early to reserve your child’s spot!

Kindergarten Registration

We are attempting to locate children who live in Delran and are eligible for entrance into kindergarten for the September 2021-2022 school year.


If you have a child or know of a friend or neighbor who has a child in Delran who will be five (5) years of age ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2021, please visit the informational page.

Adult ESL and GED Classes

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CLASS OF 2021 HEADQUARTERS

"SPIRIT" Yearbook Information

It’s not too late to order a 2021 “Spirit” yearbook!

A limited number of the 2021 yearbook remain for sale at $90.00. To purchase go to www.jostensyearbooks.com, or see Ms. Justine Carey in the guidance office.


Did you miss out on the 2020 edition of the Spirit?

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. Justine Carey in guidance for information or email jcarey@delranschools.org.

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!!

ATTENTION DFC ATHLETES

This scholarship opportunity is offered exclusively to you! The Delran Soccer Club will award (2) $1,000 scholarships to one male and one female DHS Senior who have been part of a DFC club team for a minimum of 3 years. Deadline is Monday, May 31st.

Scholarships in the Spotlight

JuJu Foundation Scholarship

Funded by the Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, this scholarship opportunity is open to all high school students who face financial challenges in paying for their education

Interested in Law Enforcement?

The Willingboro Police Department is seeking high school students who are interested in a career in law enforcement to participate in the Youth Police Academy taking place from July 19th – July 30th.


Applications are available in the Guidance office or at the Willingboro Police website. Application deadline is Monday, June 28th.

ATHLETIC NEWS

Mr. Guidotti's Update

We are at the end of the Spring 2021 season and it has been nothing short of amazing! There has been so much success by several teams and it has been wonderful to see so many smiling faces as our student athletes got the chance to play the sports that they love with their friends. Delran is so proud of all of their effort all season. Post season will begin for most teams after Memorial Day weekend. The athletic online schedule will be updated over the weekend to reflect dates and start times for each sport that is participating next week. Go Bears!


The DHS Golf team ended their season at Rancocas Golf Course at the BCSL Open on May 24th. The golfers continued to improve all season. The last match for the team resulted in a victory over Bordentown High School at Hanover Golf Club. Congratulations on having a full season and the future of the program looks bright.


The DHS Baseball team will find out on Thursday what seed they will be for the NJSIAA South Group 2 Tournament. The team continued their winning season with a 10-0 victory over South Hunterdon on May 24th. The first round of the NJSIAA Tournament will occur on June 2nd at Delran High School. The opponent and start time are yet to be determined. The DHS Baseball team ended the season as the Patriot Division Champions!


The DHS Softball team continued to improve their record with another victory over Cinnaminson on May 24th. The Lady Bears have earned a 4th seed in the South Group 2 Tournament. Their first round game will be against Cinnaminson on Tuesday, June 1st at 3:45pm at Delran High School. The DHS Softball team ended the season as the Patriot Division Champions!


The DHS Girls Lacrosse team defeated Burlington City on May 24th. The Lady Bears are finishing up their season at Haddon Township on May 26th. The Lady Bears are the 14th seed for the South Group 1 Tournament that begins next week. Their first round game is on Tuesday, June 1st at Shore Regional. Game time is currently at 4:00pm.


The DHS Boys Lacrosse team ended the season as the Liberty Division Champions! The team has earned the 12th seed for the NJSIAA South Group 1 Tournament. Their first round game will be played at Shore Regional on Tuesday, June 1st. Start time for the game has not been determined yet. Their last regular season game is May 26th against Gloucester Catholic.


The DHS Boys and Girls Track teams ended the regular season with records of 5-1. The Boys Track team are Patriot Division Champions! Members of the track team will be competing at Sectionals at Delsea Regional High School on Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th. Congratulations on another great season!


The DHS Boys Tennis team ended the season as the Freedom Division Champions! They were undefeated in their division this season and earned an 8th seed in the NJSIAA Central Group 2 tournament. The boys improved every match and made Delran High School so proud with all of their effort.


Fitness Center

The DHS Fitness Center is open for any interested DHS students. The available time slot for Monday through Thursday is 2:30-3:30. If you are interested in using the Fitness Center after school, there are two steps that need to take place.


  1. A completed Fitness Center Permission form must be completed and returned to either Garrett Lucas or Jim Puglia at DHS. The form can be located here.
  2. The Fitness Center coordinators will be using SignUp Genius to keep track of who is using the facility each day. This program will allow DHS to keep the number of people in the fitness center at 25. It has been determined that 25 people would allow for appropriate spacing so that everyone can remain safe while working out. 15 students will be able to sign up each day. The other 10 spots will be reserved for DHS teams to use if needed. Masks must be worn at all times while in the fitness center. Cleaning equipment after each use is mandatory. The SignUp Genius can be found here.


If you have any questions about the Fitness Center usage, please contact the Director of Athletics at extension 3016.


Fall 2021 Sports Update

Registration for all Fall 2021 sports will open up by the end of week of June 1st. Try outs for Fall Cheerleading will occur from June 8-11 from 3:30 to 5:00pm at Delran High School. We are pleased to announce that Marissa Willox will be the new Head Cheerleading Coach. If your child is interested in being a part of the Fall 2021 team, please email Ms. Willox at mwillox@delranschools.org. All cheerleaders must have a valid physical and must complete registration in order to participate. Physicals can be located the DHS main office. Completed paperwork must be turned into Ms. Flanagan or Mr. Guidotti in the main office. Please reach out to the Director of Athletics at extension 3016 if you have any questions.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

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