Delran High School Broadcast

January 26, 2017

Message from Mr. Finkle

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who attended our AP Information Night and the 8th Grade Parent Orientation last week. If you were unable to attend, all the information is posted on our web site and in Virtual Backpack.


If you and your child wish to change any of the academic recommendations and take a higher level course, a Scheduling Waiver Form must be completed and submitted to Mrs. Kitty Newman, Guidance Secretary. The deadline for waiver forms is March 29, 2017. There are no exceptions for late waivers.


Quarter 2 grades will be posted on the parent portal on Tuesday, January 31st. We will have a breakfast celebrating all those students who achieved Principal's List for Quarter 2 on Wednesday, February 8th.


Tomorrow, January 27th, our Juniors and Seniors will have an assembly program entitled Military Opportunities Day. All branches of the armed forces will be in attendance to discuss the many different possibilities that the armed forces have to offer. In their words, "In today's economy, military pathways can be strategic to students' success. High school and college graduates need to be highly competitive in order to enter the workforce. The military will offer that competitive edge by providing work experience, technical skills in high-demand fields, credentialing, and cost-free undergraduate and graduate degrees." We look forward to a very informative program tomorrow.

FAFSA Reminder for Seniors

Because many colleges and universities give priority consideration and award packages to students who complete their FAFSA by January 31st, HESAA and NJASFAA would like you to remind seniors that the 2017-2018 FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible. Although many students may have already completed the FAFSA, others still have not. Processing can take several weeks. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can make informed decisions about a college selection.

Please visit these website pages at www.HESAA.org and www.NJFAFSADays.org. There, you will find a YouTube video on how to file the FAFSA, information on how to create an FSAid (Federal Student Aid ID) and the 8 Steps to Apply for Federal & State Student Aid. Also featured online is a helpful PDF file provided in both English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Austin at saustin@hesaa.org or 609-588-3300, ext. 1402.

AP Exam Registration Information

AP students will receive the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents as well as a registration form on Wednesday, February 1st. Please review this information with your child. Encourage him/her to sign up to take the AP Exam even if he/she is already registered for the CAP Program. The deadline to register for AP testing is Wednesday, March 1st. The exam fee is $93.00.


For students who are enrolled in the federal lunch program, AP Exam fee subsidies vary from year-to-year. There is usually a federal contribution as well as a College Board contribution to help defray the cost for students. We should have some information by late February, but the specific discount will not be confirmed until late April or May. Last year, the entire cost was covered, but that’s no guarantee that the same will happen this year.


Checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds. Please submit your payment along with the registration form. Also, if your child receives accommodations through an IEP or 504, he/she must apply to the College Board for AP accommodations by Friday, February 17th. Please contact Mrs. Lena Galati with questions.

Available Scholarships

Please check the DHS website for all available scholarships. Scholarships are updated daily. This is a great opportunity for your child to earn money for college tuition. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Andrea James, Guidance Counselor, at extension 3010.

Alumni Walk

Delran High School is proud to reintroduce the, DHS Alumni Walk.” The project is designed to provide the graduating seniors and DHS Alumni the opportunity to make their legacy a permanent piece of the landscape of Delran High School. This is the third year of the project, and we are hopeful to pave our way past the ticket booth this year. The project will allow members of the Delran High School family to congratulate, memorialize, and archive their relationships, memories, and friendships fostered here at DHS. Please consider buying a brick and making your legacy a permanent piece of DHS’s path to success. Please submit the order form with your payment to Mr. Brian Stolarick, Assistant Principal. Checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds.

Class of 2017 News

To keep abreast of all the Class of 2017 news, please visit the Class of 2017 website. If you need to reach the Senior Class Advisors, please email Ms. Maria Lucidi at mlucidi@delranschools.org or Ms. Suzanne Kerr at skerr@delranschools.org.

Attention Junior Parents

Please ask your child about the Junior Guidance Presentation. It is recommended that you review the timeline that was distributed to students regarding important events during their Junior year. The presentation is posted on the Guidance webpage and on the Naviance homepage.

Cinderella's Royal Tea Party

DHS invites you to meet Cinderella and guests of the Royal Ball, dine on delicious Tea Party treats, decorate cookies, learn a royal dance and do crafts on Sunday, February 26th at 12:00 p.m. Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite princess or prince! Tickets for this very special event are now available!

2017 GIFT BASKET EXTRAVAGANZA Tickets

The 2017 Gift Basket Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 29th at DHS. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in DHS lobby. Tickets are only $20.00 per person and include 26 bidding tickets, 1 door prize ticket, 1 food ticket and 2 drink tickets. Tables are in groups of 8 or 10. Please contact Denise Klein at delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com with any questions.

College Open Houses

NJIT Open House

The Center for Pre-College Programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be holding an Open House for middle and high school students and parents on Saturday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Campus Center – Gallery (2nd Floor) located at 150 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ, see flyer. There will be refreshments and door prizes at this free event!

Rutgers School of Nursing Open House

Rutgers University will be offering a tour/information session of the Rutgers School of Nursing on the Piscataway/New Brunswick campus on Wednesday, February 15th starting at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required and more information is available at 732-445-4636 and questions@admissions.rutgers.edu. To learn more about Rutgers University, please visit www.rutgers.edu.

Community Events

Stress Reduction Strategies for Regaining Life's Balance

John Kriger of Kriger Consulting Inc. will present a Stress Reduction Strategies for Regaining Life's Balance seminar for parents and children on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm at Riverside High School. This is a free workshop and registration is not required. For additional information, please see their flyer.

Xtreme Training Soccer Academy

The Xtreme Training Soccer Academy is offering a "Spring Break Shooting & GK Clinic" as well as a "Bears Summer Soccer Camp" for all ages. Please see registration forms for additional information.

3rd Annual Quartermania for Coach Frank Fund

The 3rd Annual Quartermania for the Coach Frank DeLuzio Memorial Fund will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Resurrection Parish on Conrow Road. Items donated by local vendors and individuals will be auctioned off for 1 to 4 quarter bids. You can win items retailing up to $400.00 for more quarters! This event sponsors scholarships for the DHS Class of 2017 and youth development programs in our community. See the flyer for detailed information.


Student volunteers are needed and community service hours are available. See flyer for contact information.

Rutgers Spring Football Game

Rutgers Football will hold its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. Admission and parking are FREE for everyone, and all fans will receive a free 2017 Rutgers Football Big Ten Conference poster. Before the game, enjoy food, live music, kids activities, The Rutgers Band, Cheerleaders and more. This is a great opportunity for fans of all ages to enjoy New Jersey's Big Ten team. More details will be released soon--visit www.scarletknights.com,emailtickets@scarletknights.com, or call Rutgers Athletics at 866-445-4678. To purchase Rutgers merchandise, visit www.rutgersshop.com. For more information about Rutgers University, go to www.rutgers.edu.

DHS NITTY-GRITTIES

Daily Announcements

Important information, student academic and athletic achievements, schedule changes, club meetings, scholarships and current fundraisers are read to the student body daily. Keep up with all the daily happenings at DHS, and check out our web site frequently!

Coming Up This Month..................................

1/27 Activity - Period 3

1/31 Qtr. 2 Grades on Portal

2/3 Bear Day - Period 4

2/8 Principal's List Breakfast


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Bear Essentials - School Store

Show your Bear pride! The Delran community is invited to purchase t-shirts and sweatshirts from the DHS school store. Showcase your Bear pride and spirit with our exclusive line of clothing. All proceeds go towards our senior scholarships that will be awarded in June. Please click on the link to begin shopping! School Store