Delran High School Broadcast
March 30, 2023
A Message from Mr. Finkle!
Hello DHS Community!
I hope that everyone had a nice couple of weeks! Tomorrow marks the end of the third marking period. Grades will be posted on the portal next Thursday. We only have one day to run honor roll and to send out the grades, so we hope to get them out on Thursday as well. If not, we will send them out after Spring Break.
This Saturday is the Freshman/Sophomore Formal. The event begins at 7:00 and runs until 10:00. Students MUST be in by 8:00 and no one can leave until 9:30. Students must bring their IDs with them for entry.
There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday evening, April 4th at 7:00 in the DHS Media Center.
Wednesday, April 5th we will be giving the ASVAB test for all Juniors who do not have qualifying scores on the PSATs over the past two years. The New Jersey Department of Education has a testing requirement for graduation and although the Class of 2024 sat for the NJGPA a couple of weeks back, we will not have those scores until early July. To that end, we would rather students go into the summer having satisfied the requirement, rather than having it hang over their heads. The ASVAB is an alternate test that the state accepts to fulfill the requirement. If your child is testing, a letter was sent home earlier this week and you should receive it soon if you have not already done so.
Wednesday evening, April 5th the guidance department is also hosting our College Planning Night. This evening focuses primarily on Juniors and what they should begin to do to prepare for the application process. It is certainly open to all parents and is very informative! Should you have any questions, please reach out to your child's counselor for details.
Spring Break begins next Friday, April 7th. We will return to school on April 17th. Please enjoy your week!!!
The week we return, Quill and Scroll will host their induction on April 20th at 7:00 PM in the Media Center.
At last week's BOE meeting, changes in the school calendar were approved. Since we have not used any snow days, two additional days have been given as vacation days! These will be May 26th and May 30th, giving everyone a 5-day Memorial Day break.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break and I will communicate again upon our return.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 461-6100 x3005.
Student of the Month - February 2023
Nominated by: Megan Poulson and Meghan Laster
Megan Poulson writes:
I recommend Bryan to be student of the month because of how tremendously he has grown over the course of the school year. Bryan began the school year unmotivated and it was an effort to engage him in activities and with peers. As the school year has gone on I have seen such a positive change in his attitude and work ethic. It is amazing to see him now smiling, trying, and caring about his time here at DHS. Not only has he grown socially but academically as well. Bryan's grades have continued to rise throughout the year. I see a bright future ahead of him and am proud of how far he has come.
Meghan Laster writes:
Bryan has made tremendous growth in displayed confidence as well as his ability to handle some complex social situations.
UPDATE FROM THE CLASSROOMS
Save the Date!
Delran STEM Fair is Monday, May 15th from 5:30-7:00 pm at Delran High School
Green Drop Donation Drive will also be held from May 11th-May 18th. Drop off location outside of the Delran Innovation & Fabrication Lab.
HERE is a copy of the flyer to post and share.
Thank you for your attention to this.
High School Happenings
- 3/31 Quarter 3 ends
- 4/1 ACT
- 4/1 Saturday Detention
- 4/1 Freshmen/Sophomore Formal 7:00-10:00 pm
- 4/3 Quarter 4 Begins
- 4/4 PTA Meeting
- 4/5 ASVAB Test
- 4/5 College Planning Part II 6:30 pm
- 4/6 Grades on Portal
- 4/7 through 4/14 SPRING BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED
- 4/17 Classes resume
- 4/17 BOE Meeting, DHS 5:30 pm
- 4/18 Student Council Executive Board Speeches & Elections
- 4/20 Quill and Scroll 7:00 PM
- 4/21 Green Team Clean Up
- 4/22 Saturday Detention
- 4/27 3rd Qtr. Principal's List Dessert -9th period
Graduation Signs -Deadline 4/1
Please order your graduation signs for your 8th and 12th graders before April 1st. No late orders will be accepted. They can be purchased online here: https://delran-mshs-pta-6972.mycheddarup.com We have a new design this year. Sign pick up will be May 9th at DHS.
Delran MS/HS PTA - Gift Basket Extravaganza (GBE) will be on April 22nd! Tickets are on sale NOW! They can be purchased online here: https://delran-mshs-pta-6972.mycheddarup.com If you have questions about GBE (Gift Basket Extravaganza) check out our website. It has all of the details and FAQs. GBE Details
Egg My Yard - April 8th ‘Egg My Yard’ is BACK!!! SURPRISE your loved ones with a SPECIAL DELIVERY! Our Bunnies are all set to deliver candy-filled eggs to your front yard on Saturday, April 8th after 7 pm. 🐰 You may even win a GOLDEN EGG! Among the assorted eggs, there will be a FEW golden eggs. These randomly placed eggs can be redeemed for special prizes! ( Example of prizes: Chick-FIL-A, 5 Below, Meadows gift cards)
Order Online Here: https://egg-my-yard-fundraiser-copy.CheddarUp.com
The deadline to order is April 1st, 2023.
Next Meeting -April 4th - 7:00 pm
Check out our website for all of the details
We will discuss all of the details of the upcoming GBE, Spring Fundraiser, Graduation signs, and end-of-year activities.
Class of 2023
Scholarship season is in full swing and deadlines are fast approaching! Students continuing their education at 4-year or 2-year colleges and universities and in vocational/trade school programs should regularly visit the Guidance Department’s website for targeted and sometimes local scholarship opportunities. Search engines like www.fastweb.com and www.goingmerry.com allow students to easily identify and navigate national scholarship postings.
The below scholarships are exclusive to Delran High School Students!
The John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation, established to honor the memory of DHS 2003 graduate John Kostic, seeks to recognize a graduating senior from Delran High School who has maintained a 3.5 GPA and extracurricular involvements and plans to attend a 4-year college or university after graduation. Completed applications must be received by April 28th.
In memory of the owner of Riverton Pool Supply, the Dennis J. Grigioni Scholarship seeks to recognize a graduating senior from Delran High School who has maintained part-time employment while achieving academic success and other extracurricular involvements. Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carolann Grady in the Guidance Office no later than May 5th.
Sponsored by the Delran Education Association, the Margaret A. Gessmann Scholarship Award is offered to graduating Delran High School seniors who will be pursuing a career in the field of Education. Applications must be received by 3:00 pm on Monday, April 17th.
Class of 2024
The Guidance Department will host an evening program on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 in the Media Center for junior parents/guardians to review the college search and application process for rising seniors.
Students/families are encouraged to review the Class of 2024 College Planning Checklist and Junior College Planning Presentation. Resources are also available in the Modules of their counselor’s Canvas course card.
Despite many colleges and universities maintaining their “test-optional” admissions programs for the applicant Class of 2024, ALL college-bound juniors at Delran High School are encouraged to test! An explanation of “test-optional” admissions can be found here.
Students will register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org
Students will register for the ACT at www.act.org
Fee waivers for both assessments are available for those students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch. Not sure if you qualify? Complete the appropriate form and return it to the Main Office.
Upcoming SAT dates include:
May 6, with a registration deadline of April 7th
June 3, with a registration deadline of May 4th
Upcoming ACT dates include:
April 15, with a registration deadline of March 10th
June 10, with a registration deadline of May 5th
July 15, with a registration deadline of June 16th
Exploring In-State College Options
Choosing to attend an in-state college or university offers many benefits and often lowers the cost of attendance for students. The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESSA) publishes an annual directory of all New Jersey higher education options. Hard copies of this publication are available for pick up in the Guidance Office. An electronic version can be found here.
Prospective College Athletes
Delran High School is proud of its athletic traditions and success. Students hoping to incorporate athletics in their college search should familiarize themselves with the NCAA’s eligibility requirements and recruiting protocols.
The NCAA’s Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is a great resource. In addition, the NCAA will be hosting a webinar for prospective college-bound athletes and their families on April 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm. A QR code for registration can be found here.
Community Service Project
June 1 is the deadline for students in the Class of 2024 to submit their required community service hour log and reflection. Submission details are available here.
Summer Enrichment/Volunteer Opportunity:
Virtua Junior Volunteer Program
Virtua in-patient medical facilities have announced that their junior volunteer program for students ages 14 to 18 has expanded to include a program specifically designed for those interested in a nursing career. Students will have an opportunity to volunteer on a patient care floor with rotating assignments to include the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Maternal Child Health, etc. This rotation will give students an opportunity to see nurses in action and provide them with the knowledge to assist in making career choices.
This program will kick off the last week of June and continue through the end of August. Any student interested in the program may email Tlockett@virtua.org for application processing and orientation information.
The deadline for submitting an application is May 1, 2023. All students must have received a COVID vaccination and at least one booster.
Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy @ Rowan University
Rowan University’s School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Rohrer College of Business is hosting Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy in person, on Rowan’s Campus in Glassboro, NJ from Monday, June 26-Wednesday, June 28th from 9 am - 2:30 pm each day. Students in the Classes of 2024 and 2025 are encouraged to apply. This no-cost program has very limited seats! The priority deadline is May 28th by 11:59 pm.
Rowan College @ Burlington County's High School Quick Step Program
The high school quick steps (HSQS) program is completely FREE for program participants!
Local Employment Opportunities
As the summer months fast approach many local employers are seeking part-time employees. Opportunities shared with Guidance are posted online and also displayed in the Guidance and Main Offices.
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!!
All students in 10th through 12th grades have an account, please see the Guidance Department Website for additional information.
All high school students are encouraged to explore college opportunities.
Mr. Guidotti's Update
Spring Sports at Delran High School are here and the students and coaches are ready to go. Stay up to date on the schedule by going to www.burlingtoncountyscholasticleague.org.
NJSIAA Wrestling Championship tournament for Boys is March 2-4th in Atlantic City. Congratulations to Drew Roskos for earning a seventh-place finish at the NJSIAA State Wrestling Individual tournament. The Delran community is so proud of what Drew Roskos and Luke Theis accomplished all season to get the opportunity to compete in this prestigious tournament.
Delran swimmer Campbell Willard has qualified for the NJSIAA Individual tournament on March 4th at GCIT because of her season-best time in the 100-meter backstroke. Good luck to Campbell!
Delran High School and the Delran Athletic Department would like to remind all spectators about the expectations at all home and away contests. This information can be found in the Delran High School Athletic Handbook.
SPECTATOR’S CODE (Family & Friends)
The larger school community has an interest and investment in the success of our Athletic Program. These adults play a key role in reinforcing the educational goals of our program. Therefore, we expect these important program supporters to do the following:
· Be a positive role model through their behavior at athletic contests.
· Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups.
· Be respectful of all officials’ decisions.
· Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
· Praise student-athletes in their attempt to improve themselves as students, as athletes, and as people.
· Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the sport.
· Reinforce our alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free policies by refraining from the use of any such substances before and during athletic contests.
· Remember that admission to a school athletic event is a privilege to observe the contest.
Registration for DHS Spring 2023 sports is now open. If you are interested in signing your child up for a spring sport, please do so in the Parent Portal in Realtime. Baseball, Softball, and Boys' Tennis start on March 13th. Track, Golf, and Lacrosse start on March 16th. Unified Track starts on March 21st.
Delran High School Athletic Hall of Fame 2023 is now accepting nominations. If you would like to nominate a person, team, or contributor, please use the forms located here or in the athletic office of the high school. The deadline to submit nominations will be July 30th, 2023.
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