Delran High School Broadcast

October 3, 2019


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!

Happy Autumn! October is here and it is going to be a very busy month at DHS. Interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Thursday, October 10th. Our College Planning Part 1 and SAT/ACT Information Night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd. All are invited to attend this very important evening. The PSATs will be given to Sophomores, Juniors, and select Seniors on Wednesday, October 30th. Freshmen and non-testing Seniors will have a two-hour delay.

Construction Update

The entrance should be open by the end of the month. We are just waiting for some cosmetic work as well as the finishing touches. Please remember that the side of the building which faces Hartford Road will NO LONGER be used as an entrance. Please also be sure to use the visitor's parking spaces in front of the new entrance if you are picking up a child.

Math Center

I would like to bring to your attention a support system that we have in place here at DHS to assist students who are having trouble in mathematics. This center is manned by a certified math teacher and is available during all four lunch periods. Teachers will be in the Math Center location for the entire period regardless of the frequency or number of students attending. Please encourage your child to take advantage of the free help that is offered by the Math Center.


I will be sending out a special Homecoming Broadcast on Wednesday, October 9th with all the necessary information and guidelines. The theme this year is......

Come on, I'll let you know on Wednesday!

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

DHS Calendar of Events

  • 10/3 Qtr. 1 - Mid Quarter
  • 10/3 DEF Magical Mayhem, 6:30 p.m.
  • 10/5 SAT
  • 10/5 Detention
  • 10/7-10/11 Week of Respect
  • 10/9 RCBC Information Day
  • 10/10 Interim Grades on Parent Portal
  • 10/14-10/18 Spirit Week
  • 10/17 Underclassman Make-ups
  • 10/19 Homecoming Parade, 10am
  • 10/19 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, 1pm
  • 10/19 Homecoming Dance, 7-10pm
  • 10/22 College Planning Part 1 & SAT/ACT Information Session, 6:30 pm
  • 10/28 BOE Mtg., DMS, 7:30 pm


Congrats Ryan Wachter

Widener University partners with NBC 10 to give principals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware the opportunity to acknowledge and honor the region’s best and brightest future leaders who take it upon themselves to make a significant difference in their schools and communities.

Ryan was selected during his junior year based on a demonstrated track record of leadership.

Students, like Ryan, will receive a leadership certificate and are invited to participate in a leadership development experience at Widener University in the fall after they receive the award.

If they enroll as undergraduates at Widener University, students will also receive a $20,000 scholarship awarded over four years and will join the prestigious four-year Apogee Leadership Development Program. Congratulations Ryan!

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Congrats Freshman Student Council Officers

Congratulations to the following Class of 2023 Student Council Officers:

  • President - Luke Theis
  • Vice President - Grace Diehl
  • Treasurer - Bryan Braga
  • Recording Secretary - Aaliyah Hicks
  • Corresponding Secretary - Jason Croly


Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court:

QUEEN COURT: Alexis Aguiar, Madeline Brignola, Brenae Foster, Trinity Governa and Adriana Puelo

KING COURT: Jack Benson, Dustin Desher, Ronald Moten, Christopher Pappas and Ryan Wachter

Congrats Delran's Got Talent Winners

On Wednesday, October 2nd, Delran's Thespian Society sponsored the 9th Annual Delran's Got Talent competition, and, boy, does Delran have some great talent! Out of the ten high school and middle school acts, four of them featured the students presenting their own original compositions. In fact, there was so much talent, the judges were compelled to award two acts a tie for third place. Winning first place was Katelyn Swander, second place was the duo of Olivia Jones and Grace Cascio, and tied-for-third place were Tim Zukovsky and Sam Gonzaga. Congratulations to all the performers, and special thanks go to our fabulous celebrity judges Mrs. Jue Mattle, Ms. Simon, and Mr. Finkle.

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AP Exam(s) Registration and Payment Deadline

Delran High School will be administering AP Exams in May 2020. One of the major changes to the AP Exam this school year is the requirement of fall registration. Your child has to be decisive about what AP exam(s) he/she will take this Spring. He/she must retrieve and complete the “AP Test Registration Form” from an AP teacher. On this form, your child will list the desired AP exam(s) he/she wants to take. Please give your child a single check for the correct amount for the desired AP exam(s) payable to “DHS Special Funds.” Please have your child deliver the “AP Test Registration Form” and check to Mrs. Kitty Newman in the Guidance Office by November 1, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding AP exam registration or payment, please contact Mrs. Kitty Newman in Guidance or Dr. Danielle Jones as soon as possible.

Here are the following AP exam fees to consider:

  • Standard exam fee: $94 per exam

  • Reduced exam fee for eligible students: $53 per exam

  • Unused/canceled exam fee: $40 per exam

  • Late order fee btw. Nov. 16, 2019 and Mar. 13, 2020: $40 per exam (in addition to the base exam fee)

  • Late-testing fee: $40 per exam (in addition to the base exam fee) (Note: Contact Dr. Jones for excusable reasons when a late fee isn’t incurred for late-testing)

Week of Respect

The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122) requires that the week beginning with the first Monday in October of each year be designated as the Week of Respect in New Jersey. To recognize the importance of character education, school districts, charter schools and Renaissance school projects are required to observe the week by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing HIB. Our School Safety Team has coordinated the following activities for lunch periods:

  • DHS will participate in “Joining the Revolution” when students and staff sign an online petition for inclusion and ending discrimination. Additionally, the students will construct an inclusion banner in their lunch periods, participate in “Mix It Up” lunch as well as a trivia contest whereupon winners will be served lunch by the Administration.


The first marking period interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Thursday, October 10th. Please log into the Parent Portal periodically to keep track of your child's progress and grades. If you need help signing into the portal, please contact Mrs. Denise Stellwag in the main office at extension 3000.


Again this year, we are very happy to offer the PSAT to every sophomore and junior at no cost to our families! The test will be given on Wednesday, October 30th in the morning. Freshmen and non-testing seniors will have a two-hour delay.


Please remind your children that they need to bring their Student ID Cards to school every day. They need their identification cards to print in the library, at the late sign-in desk, in the nurse’s office and to purchase lunch! If your child loses their card, they must obtain another card for a $10.00 fee.

STOPit - Online Reporting Tool

STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.

Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.

Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.

Messenger can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.

Both Report and Messenger empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. Students have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. They can use STOPit to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, kinder, school communities both online and off.

No student information is needed to use STOPit. The only way personally identifiable information will be accessible through STOPit is if a student voluntarily includes it within the content of a report or message.

Both our school and STOPit are committed to protecting the privacy of student data. STOPit is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge, spearheaded by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association. You may review STOPit’s Privacy Policy for details, including more information on how anonymous reporting works.

Please note that we will be launching STOPit with a School Assembly tomorrow for Juniors and Seniors and on Monday for Freshmen and Sophomores. At that time, your child will be invited to download the STOPit app from the app store on his or her smartphone at no charge.

More information and resources can be found online at


World Language Department

We have a new French teacher! Aleksandra Mijic Kukavica is from Bosnia and speaks five languages. She has taught previously in Europe and is a welcome addition to our Delran Family.

The Spanish teachers received school supplies for their class this year through a grant from Donors Choose. Donors Choose is a wonderful organization that supports educators! They fund simple things from pencils and trimmers to whiteboard sets. If you’re an educator, check it out! For Spanish heritage month, students will be learning about Spanish products, practices, and perceptions.

The German students will be learning about Oktoberfest this month, which is in full swing in Munich. They will also be celebrating National Teach German Week in early October. October 3rd is German-American Day, and students will be celebrating by learning about famous German Americans like Levi Strauss and Albert Einstein. They will also be creating commercials for German products that many Americans use every day.

The World Languages Department is in the process of creating an International Club for students who want to celebrate and learn about other cultures, languages, and traditions. The club will be run by students from Brazil, Turkey, Bosnia, and other countries. Everyone is welcome! Let’s get together and learn about our neighbors.

Technology in October/November

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Fab Lab News

Now that we’ve hosted our first community engagement event in the Delran Innovation & Fabrication Lab, the buzz about digital fabrication and the Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance work is catching on. Paul Reynolds, children’s author and CEO of Fable Vision, was the keynote speaker to the entire Delran Staff at in-service day on Friday, September 27th. Following the kickoff, three sessions of Fab@School design software and die cut machine training occurred for staff and 15 of STEM Ambassadors. This was followed by an open house, community engagement event for pre-registered families, called Fab@School: Create Bravely.

Check out the following online articles about the work happening in the lab, including Friday’s event:

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Fab Lab Upcoming Events

More events to come! Please check out our Community Events flyer. All events will require advanced registration, and be sent through the district-wide email server. Please update your email address to stay on top of the latest news.

For any questions about the features in this month’s science news, contact Erica DeMichele (K-12 Supervisor of Science, Technology, Engineering, Co-STEM, and Sustainability) at or 856-461-6100 x3034. Follow her on Twitter @DeMicheleErica!

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Visual & Performing Arts Department

Below you can find the content that is currently being studied by DHS Visual and Performing Arts students.

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DHS College Planning Session Part 1

DHS College Planning Session: Part 1 will be hosted by the Guidance Department on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm. This presentation will give an overview of the Junior Timeline for:

  • Standardized Testing
  • Using Naviance
  • NCAA Eligibility

We look forward to seeing you there.

RCBC Information Session

All seniors who are considering attending RCBC in the Fall should plan to attend the Spring Ahead Assembly during 2nd period on Wednesday, October 9th in the PAC. Students must register for this information session by logging in to their Naviance account and searching for the visit under “What’s New” on their homepage. All visiting schools are listed! Students are encouraged to register for other upcoming visits if they see their prospective colleges listed. Students should schedule an appointment with their counselor for assistance!

FAFSA Information

It is never too early to begin the process of applying for financial aid. Every senior and senior family with plans to attend a two-year or four-year college after graduation is encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA will be available as of October 1st. Pay attention to the deadlines given by each school where you plan to submit an application.

Mr. Guidotti's Newsflash

The Fall 2019 athletic season at Delran High School is half over and the excitement of post-season play is starting to build. This is one of the better Fall seasons in recent memory for all sports.

Team Updates

The Field Hockey team got back onto their winning ways and is currently 10-3 after their defeat of Pemberton yesterday, 7-0. Their next game is at Holy Cross Preparatory Academy this Friday.

The Girls’ Tennis team continues to improve and add wins to their record including a 5-0 victory over Palmyra on Tuesday. The team was awarded a 10 seed in the team tournament that starts today at 4 pm at Lawrence High School. The doubles team of Khushi Patel and Alex Mormando have qualified for the doubles tournament on Saturday, October 6th at noon at Veteran’s Park in Hamilton.

The Boys’ Soccer team continues to impress the state with wins against top-quality teams. Their current record is 8-2-1. Their next game is home today versus Rancocas Valley High School at 3:45 pm.

The Girls’ Soccer team has shown great heart and effort through all of their games. The Lady Bears are currently 6-3-3. Their next game is today at 6:30 pm at the Westampton Complex versus Burlington Township.

The Cross-Country teams have one more batch meet on Tuesday, October 8th at Moorestown to continue to prove that they are teams on a mission. Members of the boys’ team are competing in the Shore Invitational at Holmdel Park this Saturday.

The Football team earned an impressive, statement win against Pemberton this past Saturday. They are currently 3-1 and looking forward to adding another victory this Friday night at Delran against Burlington City.

Go Bears!!!!

Unified Soccer Team

For the first time ever, Delran High School now has a Unified Soccer team. The team has a five-game schedule which starts on Friday, October 4th at Pennsauken. Their first home game is Friday, October 18th at 3 pm on the field next to the DHS cafeteria. Come out and support this exciting team as they make school history. For more information about Unified Sports, please click here.

Family ID for Winter Sports

Family ID for Winter 2019-2020 sports is now open for Winter Cheerleading, Basketball, Swimming, Bowling and Wrestling. Do not wait, register your child for a winter sport by using this link. Please use the same email that you used to register your child as a student at Delran High School on FamilyID. Turn in all-new valid physicals as soon as possible so the school physician has a chance to approve them before the season begins. Swimming and Bowling start on Monday, November 11th. Basketball, Wrestling, and Cheerleading begin on Monday, November 25th. Go Bears!!!

Class of 2020 Headquarters

Alumni Walk Information

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 Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Order Your Yearbook

The 2020 “Spirit” yearbook is on sale now. Take advantage of the Back to School Sales Special: Purchase the regularly priced book at $80.00, add on name embossing for $7.00 and you will get 4FREE icons embossed on your child’s cover. This special offer ends on Friday, October 25th. So go to and order now.

Senior Calendar of Events

  • 10/10 Grade Level Mtg.
  • 10/22 College Planning Part 1, 6:30pm
  • 11/21 Financial Aid Night, 6:30pm
  • 12/6 Second Senior Trip Payment Due
  • 1/9 Third Senior Trip Payment Due
  • 2/12 Cap & Gown Measurements, 6pm
  • 2/12 Senior Trip Parent Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/21 Senior Trip Medical Forms Due to the Main Office
  • 3/9 Senior Trip Luggage Check, 6-7pm
  • 3/10-3/14 Senior Trip
  • 3/20 Senior Big Picture Outdoors, 845am
  • 4/3 Prom Fashion Show
  • 5/6 Mr. Delran Contest, 6:30pm
  • 5/7 Academic Awards Evening, 6:30pm
  • 5/29 Junior/Senior Prom
  • 6/2 Senior Night, 6pm
  • 6/4 Scholarship Night, 6:30pm
  • 6/18 Graduation Rehearsal, 12pm
  • 6/19 Graduation Rehearsal, 9am
  • 6/19 Graduation, 7pm
  • 6/19 Project Graduation, 9:30pm



Join the PTA

We are encouraging every parent to join the PTA! Membership only costs $5.00 and the money supports your children! Complete the form and send it to the Main Office with your student!

PTA Email List

Sign up for the PTA EMAIL LIST! Stay informed of all the happenings with your student’s class! A reminder that each class has a different email representative and the same information is not being passed on! Sign up for any or all students at DMS or DHS! Complete the form and send it to the Main Office with your student!


Delran Education Foundation Volunteers Needed

The Delran Education Foundation is run entirely through the volunteer efforts of members of the Delran community. There are opportunities for interested individuals to help staff a fundraising event, to help plan an event, to solicit sponsorship from local businesses, to serve on one of our committees, or to serve on the Board of Trustees. The Foundation welcomes the support of anyone willing to contribute his or her time, even if the individual doesn’t have much time to give. Join Us. If you are willing to volunteer some of your time to support Delran’s students, please complete this form. Someone will be in touch with you soon, and we’ll work together to determine how you can help. Any questions can be directed to Kris Scanlon at

DEF Magical Mayhem Tickets

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for the Delran Education Foundation's fall event, Magical Mayhem, a family fun night of magic and mentalism with Comedy Magician Peter Juris on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm at Delran High School. Doors will open at 6 pm. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased here. Come out and support our children!

District Green Team News

Delran Green Team presents Toy Swap

  • Friday, October 18th, 6:30 pm exchange

  • Bring gently used toys and Halloween Costumes and swap for new ones

  • Or to donate, drop off at the Municipal Building and ask for the Green Team. They will recycle your toys and costumes for you!

  • Questions regarding drop off time please email

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DMS Green Team Community Yard Sale

DMS Yard Sale at 905 South Chester Avenue

  • Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 am to 12:oo pm

  • If you’d like to rent a table, send your form to Jennifer Frisella and Katie Conroy at DMS.

  • Tables cost $10.00 each

  • Any unwanted items after 12:00 pm will be picked up by our partner, Green Drop if you do not want to take anything back home.

  • Shoe Box Recycling will also take place! Bring your worn and unwanted shoes. Every pound of shoes goes back to funds for the Green Team.

  • Click here for the sign-up form.

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