DHS Broadcast

December 8, 2016

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month Drew Fountain and Nygel Wells!

Drew was nominated by Mr. Stephen Blenderman for his character, respect, and citizenship. Mr. Blenderman stated that during the bus ride home from the boys' soccer semi-final game where spirits were relatively low, Drew found a wrinkled $100.00 bill on the floor. Drew approached Mr. Blenderman and said he found it and wanted to give it back to the person who lost it. Drew did what he would have wanted someone else to do for him in this situation. Mr. Blenderman is recognizing Drew for his incredible honesty, displaying great character and respect for his classmates. He also said that he couldn't have been more proud to say that Drew was a model student for DHS!

Nygel Well was nominated by Mrs. Lena Galati for his character, respect, leadership responsibility, school spirit and citizenship! Nygel is the Good Will Ambassador of DHS. He can be found in the main lobby every single morning greeting students, teachers, and staff as they arrive. His positivity has had a tremendous impact on the climate, and his uplifting spirit starts everyone's day off in a wonderful way.

Congratulations and thank you Drew and Nygel for a job well done!

Qtr. 2 Interim Grades on Portal

The second marking period interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, December 14th. Please log into the Parent Portal periodically to keep track of your child's progress and grades. If you need help signing in to the portal, please contact Mrs. Denise Stellwag in the main office at extension 3000.

DHS Winter Concert

You're invited for some holiday cheer to celebrate this special time of year! Please join us on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for the DHS Choir/Band Concert! All are welcome, and admission is free!

2017 Yearbook On Sale

Go “Beneath the Surface” of this year's memories and highlights in academics, music, sports, clubs, and student life. Base price of the book starts at $83.00 (add on options are additional). Books ordered after Saturday, December 10th will increase to a late sale base price of $93.00. Ordering options are posted on the Yearbook website. Payment plans can be arranged directly with Ms. Carey at jcarey@delranschools.org or (856) 461-6100, ext. 3012.

Senior Parent's Commemorative

What can be a more fitting way to have a “Beneath the Surface” look of our graduating class than to invite the parents of the seniors to add their personal touch to our publication? You can submit a baby and/or childhood photo(s) of your child through the years along with a personal message. The commemorative can be as small or as large as you need for incorporating your memory and message. Go to www.smart-pay.com or the yearbook webpage. Submission deadline is December 16, 2016!

Get a FREE yearbook! You can earn a discount on the purchase price of the 2017 yearbook by selling advertising space to local businesses. Details and advertising contracts available on the Yearbook website.

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.

Available Scholarships

Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors:

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.

Parent Newsletter from Mrs. Kari McGann

In her December Parent Newsletter, Mrs. Kari McGann, our Director of Curriculum & Instruction, outlines the NJ Learning Standards in Reading and Writing, Implementing Math Standards and the Delran Ecosystem Stem Alliance. She also takes a peek into Kindergarten, discusses chronic absenteeism and learning and provides important parent technology news. Read all about it!

Hidden Figures STEM Contest

A $50,000 scholarship and a trip to Orlando are the top prizes for this contest which aims to find the next generation of women who will lead the way in STEM. The contest is open to female high school students interested in changing the world through STEM. The initial application, which includes two short essay questions about STEM, is due by Saturday, December 10th. This contest is inspired by the upcoming movie Hidden Figures, which will be in theaters in January. Click here for more information and to enter the contest!

STEM Career Interest Survey

If your child has an interest in STEM careers such as science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and is considering applying to a STEM-focused program in college, click here to add your name to our email list! Mrs. Mary Jo Hutchinson and Mrs. Erica DeMichele, District STEM Coordinators, will keep this list on file, and pass along information about any STEM-related programs or opportunities that arise.

If you filled out the survey last year, then you are still on our email list and there is no need to fill out the survey again.

Bear Essentials - School Store

What a great holiday gift idea!!

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

South Jersey Umpire Association Needs Umpires

The SJUA needs umpires! No experience necessary. SJUA will train and prepare you for certification. See flyer for detailed information.

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

12/9 Qtr. 2 Mid-Quarter

12/9 Activity - Period 1

12/10 ACT

12/12 Blood Drive

12/12 BOE Mtg., 7:30 p.m., DHS Cafeteria

12/14 Qtr. 2 Interim Grades on Portal

12/16 BEAR Day - Period 4

12/20 DHS Choir/Band Concert, 7:00 p.m.

12/23 Life After Delran

12/24 - 1/2/17 School Closed - Winter Recess

DHS Fall Play - The Paper Chase