DHS Broadcast

October 12, 2017

A message from Mr. Finkle!

By now you all probably know that this years Homecoming theme is....Toy Companies! Freshman chose Legos, Sophomores chose Hasbro, Juniors chose Nintendo and Seniors Mattel. The class banners went up yesterday morning were absolutely amazing! I have visited each float site and am so looking forward to seeing them all put together! I can't wait to join you all on Saturday for the parade.

Just a friendly reminder, to share with your kids. Please be cognizant that students are out late this week working on their floats at the different sites, and walking along Route 130 and other major roadways can be very dangerous. Students need to make sure that they put their phones away and are aware of their surroundings. We would hate to see such an exciting time be overshadowed by the injury of one of our students.

We have also made a few adjustments to our schedule over the month of October due to some conflicts. College Information Evening (10/17) has been moved as well as Delran's Got Talent (10/24).

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at dfinkle@delranschools.org or 856-461-6100 x3005.

Homecoming 2017- "Toy Companies"

Can you believe it's already time for Homecoming? Each class has been working diligently to ensure they have the best float in the parade this year. We can't wait to see what they come up with and we hope you will all join us this Saturday morning!

Click HERE to watch a special video from our 2017 Homecoming Court!

Friday 10/13- Varsity Football vs. Burlington City 7:00pm

Saturday 10/14- Homecoming Parade 10:00am

Saturday 10/14- Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:00pm

Friday Football Frenzy

Thanks to all of you who voted, our Homecoming Football Game will be CBS3 Friday Football Frenzy Game of the Week!

Starting tomorrow at 6:00 AM CBS will be here at DHS doing a special story on us!

Make sure to check out the live broadcast during the 6:00am-7:00am hour and again during the evening news at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and at 11:00pm for a recap of the game! Go Bears!

Important Message from Cindy Mignogna, School Nurse

It has been brought to my attention that some of our students are playing games that are both inappropriate and potentially harmful to other students. One student came to me for ice because a friend pinched his nipples. Another student had visible hand prints on his chest and back from someone applying unnecessary force. Although these occurrences started out as “friendly fun and games” and not bullying tactics, there is no room in our schools for this type of physical rough housing. Please discuss with your children so that we can eliminate these types of potentially harmful games before someone gets hurt.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Chemistry Open House 10/17

The DHS chemistry teachers will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, October 17. Stop by rooms 141 and 142 before the PTA meeting to see what students have been working on so far this year! We will also have student work displayed from the 2016-2017 school year so that current parents and students will see what to expect in the coming months. Students and teachers will be available to answer questions and demonstrate highlights.

We look forward to seeing you between 5:30 and 6:30 pm on October 17 (rooms 141/142).

College Planning Night

DATE CHANGE: October 17th, at 6:30 - 7:30 pm. The guidance department will host their annual College Planning Information Night. We invite parents of college bound students to attend.


Our monthly meeting will take place at 7:30 on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30 in the Media Center following the College Information sesion.

Also, please join us for our PTA General Membership Meeting presentation of "Scholar Dollars" on Wednesday, October 25th from 7-9pm.

It will be a productive evening on ways to save money and little tricks of applying to colleges. All freshman, sophomore, and junior parents are welcome to attend! Please RSVP at delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com by 10/23/17.

Delran's Got Talent!

Have you always wondered who has the most talent at DHS? Well you're in luck! Join us for the 7th Annual Delran's Got Talent on Tuesday, October 24th. Click HERE for more info!

September Students of the Month!

Ashley and Andrea Graves received the award of Student of the Month for September. Both students were nominated together by Mrs. McVay. Here is a little of what Mrs. McVay had to say about the girls...."Almost each day after school Ashley & Andrea greet me with cheery "hellos" and swing by my classroom even thought I no longer have them in class. They ask if I need help with anything. If I don't have any jobs for them, they usually pull up a seat in my classroom and work on homework while chatting the afternoon away. If I do have something with which they can help, they jump right in." Most recently Ashley & Andrea helped organize the table markers and student cards for the Mix it Up at Lunch event that occured last week at lunch during the Week of Respect. They used their study hall periods and after school time to help complete all tasks needed for the event. Mrs. McVay also said "Neither Ashley nor Andrea has "anything to gain" from this colunteer work. Each has satisfied her community service hours, neither is part of the Safety Committee, etc. They help out and pitch in just to make DHS the special place that it is. Often their efforts go unnoticed. It would be nice for them to be recognized as Students of the Month."

Athletic News

It is amazing that there are only a couple of weeks left in the regular season for most teams. Exciting times are ahead but there is much to celebrate so far. Girls' Tennis team qualified again for the NJSIAA state team tournament and made us so proud. Boys' Soccer was involved in an unbelievable contest with the #1 team in NJ, Delbarton. The final score was 1-1. Huge game against Rancocas Valley on Monday, October 16 could decide the division. Girls' Soccer continues to improve each week. The girls never give up. Field Hockey has a strong hold on the division right now and is currently 11-4. On October 19, the team will have a night game against Riverside on the football field. The game will also be a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Cross Country teams completed their regular season and are prepping for the Divisional and Sectional meets. Our Girls' XC team is the 2017 Patriot Division champions! Friday, October 13, is the Homecoming football game against Burlington City. The Bears are currently 2-2, coming off of a big win against Bordentown last week. The boys have worked so hard all week and are ready to take the field. Go Bears!!!

If students are interested in participating in a Winter sport, families should begin to fill out the forms on the ATS portal. The ATS portal can be found on Mr. Caplin's teacher page through the Delran High School website. All physicals should be turned into Mr. Guidotti or Ms. Jordan during the school day.

Alumni Walk

Alumni Walk Update- We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! The latest pavers were installed last week along with the an Inlay from the Class of 2016! The Advisors from the Class of 2017 are working on their inlay design. 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. The link for purchasing a brick is below. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Best Cut Lawn-care and Landscaping for installing our bricks. They have donated their time and talents to DHS and provided their work free of charge. Thanks you Phil Velo and Best Cut.

Click HERE for more information.

Counselor's Corner


  • The Guidance Department will be offering drop-in application support to seniors on Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19th during all lunch periods and after-school. Senior students wishing to have more “hands-on” support completing their Common Application or other school-specific online applications are encouraged to visit during this time. Please come prepared with any needed log-in information.
  • Financial Aid Night/Military Information Night will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 pm in the High School media center.
  • Students may Drop in a course level between October 16-20. 50% of the original course and 50% of the new course will comprise the first quarter grade. After 10/20 a WP or WF will appear on the student’s transcript for any dropped classes. Guides for further schedule changes are on page 12 of the program of studies.

College Planning...What should we be doing?

This Week in Guidance:

● All Junior students must complete 15 hours of community service. Click here for the Community Service Packet .

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to check what college representatives are coming to Delran. This affords an opportunity to speak with a person from admissions in a small group setting to not only learn about the college but to also demonstrate your child’s potential interest in the school. This is something that colleges track and can support the admissions decision.

Is your senior college ready?

○ Seniors should be completing their applications now!

○ It is in their best interest to submit applications in late October, early November

○ Students must notify the counselor via a yellow application request form, 15 school days prior to the application deadline. This will notify the counselor to send supporting school documents.

○ Test scores need to be sent directly from the testing company. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up on this.

College Planning:

● Students at all grade levels are encouraged to begin exploring colleges. Build colleges of interest in Naviance and plan campus visitations.

● Colleges conduct open houses and campus tours throughout the fall. Please check with your schools of interest for dates and times. You can also check the guidance page under “College Open Houses”

● Many colleges also offer opportunities for prospective students to attend a class or otherwise gain greater insight into their campus and academic offerings. For example, Rider University allows students to register to be a “Student for a Day”. Visit https://www.rider.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visits/be-rider-student-day to register.

Rutgers School of Engineering is hosting “Knight for a Day Engineering Tours” in October and early November. For further information and to register go to http://soe.rutgers.edu/tours

Rutgers University will host extended information sessions and tours for several fields of study in October and November. The tours will begin at the Rutgers Visitors Center next to the Rutgers Golf Course and Football Stadium in Piscataway. The day will consist of a general information session, a two hour bus and walking tour of the entire campus, lunch on your own on campus or in town, and then an academic session. Registration is required. Listed below are some of the upcoming dates. All prospective students and families may also visit the Visitors Center to speak with Rutgers staff any Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. For more information, contact 732-445-1000 or visitorcenter@ugadm.rutgers.edu.

Business---October 18 / October 25 / November 1

Pre Med and Life Sciences---November 29

Math and Physical Sciences---November 8

Engineering---October 6 / October 13 / October 20 / October 27

Humanities and Social Sciences---October 25

Humanities and Social Sciences and Still Deciding---November 8 / November 15

Environmental and Biological Sciences---November 29


● Throughout the school year scholarships are posted on the Guidance webpage, listed in Naviance, search engines are in Collegeboard.org, and Fast-web.com

● Click here for currently available scholarships .

● Seniors and their families can begin filing their FAFSA as of October 1, 2017. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to create an account. Click here for FAFSA preparation and help information in ENGLISH or SPANISH .

● A Financial Aid & Military Information Night will be held on October 26th, at 6:30 pm in the library.

Yearbook 2018

It’s Spirit Week!

A perfect way to capture the memories of all the events is by taking advantage of the Early Bird ordering special.

· Purchase the book before October 27th and pay only $75.00

· Purchase name personalization and get 4 FREE ICONS embossed on your student’s cover.

Regular sales 10/27 – 2/23 the book will be $80.00

Late Sales (based on availability) $90.00

Attention Senior Parents!

As is tradition, the yearbook editors invite you to submit a baby and/or childhood photo(s) along with a personalized message to celebrate your student’s success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become.

The commemorative can be as small or as large as you need for incorporating your memory and message. Go to jostensadservice.com to Create a Senior recognition ad.

1/8 page: $75.00

¼ page: $110.00

½ page: $175.00

FULL page: $290.00

Yearbook is FREE with purchase of Full Page

· If you have purchased the book you will be reimbursed in February

· If you did not purchase your student’s book it will be ordered when finalizing counts in January by Ms. Carey; jcarey@delranschools.org.

Jake's Run4Play 2017 10/21

Everyone who registers before September 16, 2017 will receive a run/walk tee-shirt. After that date, while supplies last, each participant will receive a medal made especially for the Delran playground project.

Adults are $35.
Students are $25

Sign Up

Delran Education Foundation

The Delran Education Foundation is looking for members. Please watch this video and sign up HERE! The DEF gave almost $30,000 in grants to teachers throughout the Delran Township School District!

Join Venture Crew 9!

Do you like camping? Do you need community service hours? Or do you just want to meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should join Venture Crew 9. Venture Crew 9, stationed in Palmyra, is having an open house on October 16th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Anyone from 14 to 21 is eligible to join. In our crew, we go camping, learn how to build safe fires, learn how to cut wood, learn first aid, and gain leadership experience. Venture Crew isn’t only for students! Parents may also join as advisors and do all the fun things the members do.

Venture Crews open house is Monday, October 16 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Palmyra from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact us at: scoutlady@comcast.net. We look forward to meeting you.
Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.

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