Delran High School Broadcast

January 21, 2021

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

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!

I hope that this broadcast finds everyone safe and healthy as the pandemic continues to affect our normal way of life! We are so excited to have opened our doors to students again and look forward to continuing on the solid foundation that we formed earlier in the school year. All protocols remain the same within the walls of DHS which to date has kept everyone safe and virus-free. My hope is that next year is as historic as this year, but for different reasons!


Speaking of next year, it is now the time of the year when we begin to plan for the next school year. Usually, we hold assemblies for all of the students here at DHS. Due to the capacity limits, we cannot do this, so instead, I will be recording the information and slide show for your viewing pleasure. Please look for a special Scheduling Broadcast which will be sent on Tuesday, February 2nd.


On Wednesday, February 3rd I will host our annual AP/College Accelerated Program(CAP) Information Evening at 6:00 pm virtually. Click here to sign in. This program will give both students and parents a general overview of our AP Program as well as our CAP Program and the differences. Students presently in the AP courses will also be available to answer any questions that you may have about specific courses.


Additionally, on Wednesday, February 3rd, I will host a Question & Answer session for both students and parents about scheduling for the 2021-2022 school year. This program will be open to all present 9th through 11th graders and will address teacher recommendations, the Program of Studies, as well as electives, and the waiver process. The program will begin at 7:00 pm virtually. Click here to sign in. No question is silly unless it isn't asked!


On Thursday, February 4th at 7 pm, I will present a scheduling orientation and answer questions for our incoming 9th graders only. This program will give parents and students the ability to answer any questions concerning the Program of Studies, Teacher recommendation process, electives, and the waiver process. Click here to sign in.


Just a reminder that the second marking period will end on Tuesday, January 26th, and grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Monday, February 1st.


We will hold a Material Pick Up/Return Day on Wednesday, February 3rd 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Details are posted below.


Please remember that the DHS virtual health office is still up and running. If your child tests positive for Covid-19 or needs to quarantine as per the Burlington County Health Department, please contact Faith Bowman (School Nurse) at 856-461-6100 x3011 or via email at fbowman@delranschools.org.


If you are having connectivity or Chromebook issues, please go to the Delran Township Help Desk and complete the login. You must have your child's email address(without the @delranschools.org) and his/her password. They will be more than happy to help you!


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

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DHS January Calendar

  • 1/22 Testing Schedule
  • 1/25 & 1/26 Testing Schedule
  • 1/26 End of Qtr. 2
  • 1/27 Qtr. 3 Begins
  • 1/27 Seal of Biliteracy Retest
  • 2/1 Qtr. 2 Grades on Parent Portal
  • 2/3 Materials Drop off/Pick Up
  • 2/3 AP Night, 6 pm Virtual
  • 2/3 Scheduling Q&A Grades 9-11, 7 pm Virtual
  • 2/4 Scheduling Orientation Grades 8 Only, 7 pm Virtual
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DHS HAPPENINGS

Congratulations January Students of the Month

Congratulations to Madelyn Miraglia and Geovani Moura da Silva were nominated to be our January Students of the Month!


Madelyn Miraglia has demonstrated a positive attitude since the very first day of this school year. She is consistently participating in class discussions and answering questions while on a full class Google Meet. Madelyn has a way of making her classmates and teacher laugh and smile even under such unusual circumstances. I appreciate her willingness to follow up to ask questions, gather information she missed, or have a better understanding of the content overall. The hybrid/remote learning environment definitely has its challenges, but Madelyn is making the most of it and has definitely become an example for her peers.


Geovani Moura da Silva should be chosen as Student of the Month because he has been doing an excellent job during remote learning and prior to that during hybrid in-person instruction. He rarely misses class, participates frequently, and is fully engaged and prepared. His work is done well and on time and he is unfailingly polite and pleasant in class. He continues to improve his English despite current circumstances and is a pleasure to have in class.


Congratulations Madelyn and Geovani!

SAT/ACT Prep Classes

STAFFS Prep is enrolling for SAT/ACT courses to refresh and reinforce key concepts for the upcoming SAT/ACT. The 14-hour prep course is being offered in a live virtual classroom at a special price of $400.00. Use coupon CLASS50. To register and get more info: https://www.staffsprep.com/classroomprep.

Qtr. 2 Grades on Portal

Quarter 2 grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Monday, February 1st. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher, guidance counselor, or assistant principal.

Material Pick-Up/Return Day

The Materials Pick-up/Return Day for remote students will be Wednesday, February 3rd from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. outside of the Main Gym. Parents will enter the school parking lot from Hartford Road and pass the bus lane and head down the middle of the front parking lot towards the Main Gym. They will announce their child(ren)’s name out the window to a Security Officer. The officer will direct the parents to travel down one of the designated lanes:


Lane 1: (students with the last name A-Li)

or

Lane 2: (students with the last name Lj to Z).


A DHS staff member will pass material pickup bag(s) to the parent through the window. Parents can also pass any returned classroom materials/textbooks to the DHS staff member. Please make sure the bag(s) have your child's name on them.


All vehicles will continue down the end of their lane and loop around near tennis courts to exit on Conrow Road. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Bowen via email at djones@delranschools.org or via phone at (856) 461-6100 X3014.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

All students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch need to complete an application for the 2020-2021 school year as soon as possible. Listed below are the applications in multiple languages:


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!!

Scholarship Application Tips – Valuable Info

Visit the Guidance section of the DHS website for scholarship application basics and video advice from scholarship recipients to maximize your opportunities to earn money for college and career training.

Scholarship in the Spotlight

Inspired by Herb Lotman, a local self-made businessman dedicated to helping others, The Herb it Forward Scholarship offers financial assistance to students who, despite growing up in challenging environments, have an optimistic spirit, a desire to help others, and a passion for giving back to their communities. The application for this opportunity is open to senior students until March 1, 2021.

ATHLETIC NEWS

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Mr. Guidotti's Update

DHS Basketball, Bowling, Unified Bowling, and Winter Cheerleading practices have started and the students and coaches are so excited to be together. Unfortunately, due to an Executive Order from Governor Murphy, no spectators will be allowed at any athletic contests at this time. DHS is working on live streaming all home contests through YouTube. Follow @DelranAthletics on Twitter to find out the YouTube location for all home games. For away opponents: check their website, search through YouTube or look at their schedule at:

BCSL Athletic Schedule.


The DHS Unified Bowling team could use more participants. The season began yesterday and ends on Wednesday, March 3rd. If you are interested in being a part of this program, please contact Mr. Joseph Lewis at jlewis@delranschools.org. The team did a great job at their first practice yesterday at Laurel Lanes. Their first match is Wednesday, January 27th at The Big Event in Cherry Hill against Cherry Hill West.


The Boys and Girls Basketball teams have an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, January 23rd. The Varsity Girls' first game is Tuesday, January 26th at Trenton Catholic. Freshman Girls are hosting Haddonfield on the same day. The Boys' first opponent is Wednesday, January 27th at STEM Civics. Freshman Boys are hosting STEM Civics on the same day.


The Bowling team had their first practice yesterday at Laurel Lanes. The students were excited to be with their teammates and had fun doing something that they love. Laurel Lanes did a great job of taking all precautions to make the experience safe for everyone. The bowling team has their first match on Wednesday, February 27th against Cinnaminson at Laurel Lane.


Athletic Family ID for Spring 2021 will be up and running during the first week of February. If you are planning to play a Spring sport, please get a valid physical and turn it in as soon as it is completed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Athletics at extension 3106 or the Attendance Clerk at extension 3003.

CLASS OF 2021 HEADQUARTERS

2021 “Spirit” Yearbook Sale Ending

Time is running out to pre-order a 2021 “Spirit” yearbook! Pre-order by January 29, 2021 to guarantee a yearbook in June. The basic book package is $80.00. Ad-ons are available to purchase through the website www.jostensyearbooks.com. or can also be placed through Ms. Justine Carey in guidance. Checks should be made payable to DHS Special Funds-YEARBOOK.

Class of 2020 Yearbook Still Available

Did you miss out on the 2020 edition of the Spirit? A limited number of books are available for purchase at $80.00. Provide a receipt that you purchased the 2021 book and you can get last year’s edition for half price while supplies last. See Ms. Carey in guidance for information or email jcarey@delranschools.org.

Want a FREE yearbook?

You can earn a discount on the purchase of the 2021 yearbook by selling advertising space to local businesses. Download the advertising contract here and take it to community businesses and ask them to help support the students of the Delran High School SPIRIT by their participation in our advertising section. Make sure to enter your full name at the top of the contract so that you earn the discount! Your yearbook will be discounted based on the total amount of advertising sold:


  • Full Page: FREE
  • 1/2 page: $40.00
  • 1/4 page: $20.00
  • 1/8 page: $10.00


If you have any questions, please contact me at (856) 461-6100 x3012 or jcarey@delranschools.org. Ad commitments must be returned to Ms. Justine Carey by February 4, 2021.

Senior Recognition Ad

Create a Senior Recognition Ad for your student. Go to jostensadservice.com to build your ad. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 11th.


As has been a DHS tradition, the yearbook editors invite you to submit a baby and/or childhood photo(s) along with a personal message to celebrate the successes and milestones of your child and to reflect upon the person they have become. This commemorative can be as small or as large as you need for incorporating your memory in the yearbook. Download this flyer for size and pricing information and how to order.


If you Purchase a FULL-PAGE Senior Recognition Ad, the DHS Yearbook club will give you a FREE yearbook. Purchased the book already? You will be reimbursed in February once the full-page ad purchase is confirmed.


If you did not purchase your student’s book, it will be ordered at the end of January by Ms. Justine Carey once your full-page ad purchase is confirmed. Any questions, email Ms. Carey at jcarey@delranschools.org.

DHS Alumni Walk

Just in time for a holiday stocking stuffer! Delran High School is now accepting order forms for the DHS Alumni Walk. Members of the Class of 2021 are encouraged to purchase a brick and personalize a message which will mark their legacy here at DHS. This is the 6th year of the Alumni Walk so buy one now and surprise your graduate! Click on the order form below to order your brick.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES