Delran High School Broadcast

May 11, 2023


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!

Hello DHS Community!

I hope that everyone has had a great couple of weeks. A huge thank you to the PTA for all of the work that they put in to the Gift Basket Extravaganza! All of their efforts are given back to the students in Project Graduation and individual events throughout the school year for each class.

As I spoke about in the last edition, NJSLA testing will begin on Monday, May 15th. As a reminder, there will be a delayed opening for all students in grades 10 and 12. Following is the testing schedule:

Monday, May 15

ELA Testing Grade 9

Science Testing Grade 11

Delayed Opening for Grades 10 and 12 (9:30 start)

Tuesday, May 16

ELA Testing Grade 9

Science Testing Grade 11

Delayed Opening for Grades 10 and 12 (9:30 start)

Wednesday, May 17

ELA Testing Grade 9

Schedule Change for Grades 10, 11, 12 - NJSLA Testing Schedule

Thursday, May 18

MATH Testing Grade 9

Schedule Change for Grades 10, 11, 12 - NJSLA Testing Schedule

Friday, May 19

MATH Testing Grade 9

Schedule Change for Grades 10, 11, 12 - NJSLA Testing Schedule

We also have some great events within the next two weeks that are can't miss evenings!

  • Thursday, May 18th is our annual Spring Choral Concert at 7:00 pm
  • Monday, May 22nd is the DMS/DHS Jazz Concert at 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, May 24th is the DMS/DHS Band Concert at 7:00 pm.
  • Thursday, May 25th is the Night of the Arts at 6:00 pm.

Last week we held our annual Academic Awards Evening. In case you missed it, HERE is the video of the amazing evening where approximately 150 students were honored. HERE is the script explaining the awards and the winners. Congratulations to all!

A huge Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's out there. I know how much my mother meant to me and I know that your children truly feel the same.

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

Memorial Wall

With Memorial Day approaching DHS will commemorate the holiday with a Memorial Wall which highlights the men and women who served in the Armed Forces.

See the attached flyer if you would like to participate, remember to send a copy of the picture and not the original. All pictures must be submitted by Wednesday, May 17th. Information can be emailed to Mrs. Lynch at

Student of the Month - April

STUDENT: Stephany Soares-Almeida – Grade 11

Nominated by: Jason Pope

Stephany has demonstrated the ability to successfully learn and process the intricate connections that exist in the study of history, enabling her to excel in her CP US 2 course. She diligently completes all assignments with accuracy and demonstrates that she is developing the historical thinking skills to become a life-long learner, student, and educated consumer of knowledge in the modern realm.

STUDENT: Nathalia Teixeira – Grade 9

Nominated by: Dana Obst

Nathalia goes above and beyond to help inside and outside of the classroom. She is in my PAWS as well as my 4th-period class. Not only is she an active participant during PAWS, she also helps me reorganize our seats to help us have a smooth transition to 4th period. Nathalia also is a great participant in my 4th period CP Forms of Lit and Comp class and frequently and enthusiastically volunteers her thoughts on the topic at hand. Nathalia spends her time outside of class doing multiple projects with drama and choir and also helps out with the DIS musical.

Delran STEM Fair

DELRAN STEM FAIR 2023 this Monday night, 5/15 from 5:30-7:00

  • Food! Try Portuguese Pizza and Healthy Water Ice for sale

  • Prizes including STEAM Camp & Fab Lab Academy giveaways

  • Great community STEM engagement and learning!

  • Drop off used household items, prescription medications

Office Communication

We respectfully ask that any communication with the main office or attendance office take place through the email: This way, if one of the support staff is absent, others will have access.

Thank you for your attention to this.

High School Happenings

  • 5/15 - NJSLA Testing Grades 9 & 11
  • 5/15 - Delayed opening Grades 10 & 12
  • 5/15 - BOE Meeting 7:30 pm
  • 5/16 - NJSLA Testing Grades 9 & 11
  • 5/16 - Delayed opening Grades 10 & 12
  • 5/17 - NJSLA Testing Grade 9
  • 5/18 - NJSLA Testing Grade 9
  • 5/18 - DHS Choral Concert
  • 5/19 - NJSLA Testing Grade 9
  • 5/20 - Saturday Detention
  • 5/21 - Advisory - Paws Schedule
  • 5/22 - NJSLA Make-up Test
  • 5/22 - DHS/DMS Jazz Band Concert 7: 00 pm
  • 5/23 - NJSLA Make-up Test
  • 5/23 - Herff Jones - Class Ring Orders for Class of 2025
  • 5/24 - DHS/DMS Band Concert 7:00 pm
  • 5/25 - Night of the Arts 6:00 pm
  • 5/26 - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 5/30 - SCHOOL CLOSED
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Class of 2023

Graduation day is fast approaching and the Guidance Department wishes to congratulate all members of the Class of 2023. If support is needed to finalize post-secondary plans, students are encouraged to meet with their counselor.

Seniors will be asked to complete a graduation survey during class time on Monday, May 15th. All students are required to respond by May 17th. This survey helps us to build our graduation program, ensure that final transcripts are delivered appropriately, and celebrate our students’ successes.

College-bound students will be required to provide proof of admission and documentation of any awarded scholarships when completing their survey. Support from home may be needed.

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC)

RCBC’s Mount Laurel Campus has three more Information Sessions scheduled before the end of the academic year. The sessions include an RCBC and Admissions overview as well as a tour of campus. The remaining dates are:

Tuesday, May 23rd from 6-8 pm

Tuesday, June 13th from 6-8 pm

Registration for the sessions can be done at

Class of 2024

Students in the class of 2024 are fast approaching their senior year and should begin planning in earnest for life after graduation. Students considering applying to 4-year colleges or universities should reference the Class of 2024 College Planning Checklist and seek their counselor out for any needed support.

Standardized Testing

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

Students will register for the ACT at

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:

June 3, with a registration deadline of May 4th

  • Anticipated date of August 26th

Upcoming ACT dates include:

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.

All Classes

Summer Enrichment/Volunteer Opportunity:

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.

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!!


Mr. Guidotti's Update

The Spring sports regular season ends in a couple of weeks. Playoff season is around the corner. Stay up to date on the schedule by going to

The Delran Golf team was involved in so many close matches. The team is continuing to improve each time out on the course and the future looks so bright for this program. The Bears were able to get back into the winning column when they pulled out a 196-204 victory over Cinnaminson on May 3rd. The Bears will host RV and Pennington on Friday, May 12th at Golden Pheasant Golf Club in Lumberton.

The Delran Boys and Girls Track teams finished off their season with impressive performances against Bordentown on May 2nd. The Girls ended the regular season with a record of 3-2. The boys' record was 4-1. The next hurdle for the team is the Burlington County Open which will take place on Saturday, May 13th at Northern Burlington High School. On May 20th, the Track team will compete at the BCSL Divisional meet at Pennsauken High School.

The Boys' Tennis team has been involved in a number of tough matches recently. They were able to come away with a nice win against Pemberton on May 9th. The season is coming to a close in a couple of weeks and there are still some divisional matches to finish up. The team has its eyes on seeding in the NJSIAA Central Group 2 tournament at the end of May. The Bears will host Palmyra on Friday, May 12th.

The Delran Baseball team currently has an 8-6-1 record. On May 2nd, the Bears were able to avenge an early season loss by going to Cinnaminson and beating the Pirates, 5-4. The team is starting to get healthy again and seeing some good outings by their pitchers and hitters. There are five games remaining on the schedules before the post-season begins. The Bears will travel to New Egypt on Friday, May 12th before hosting Camden Academy Charter on Saturday, May 13th.

The Delran Softball team continues to make a name for themselves with win after win after win. The Bears are 13-4 and currently sit as the #2 seed in the NJSIAA Central Group 2 bracket. The Bears have five games remaining in the regular season and they look ready to take on any opponent. The Bears will host Burlington City on Friday, May 12th.

The Unified Track season is down to its last two meets of the season. The athletes and partners are having a great time, making new friends, and getting better in each event. The Bears travel to Cinnaminson on May 11th and then Pennsauken on May 23rd for their season finale. We are so proud of what they have accomplished so far.

The Boys Lacrosse team continues to work hard at practice and give it their all in every contest. The team is young but they are hungry to get better each day. The Bears hosted Lawrence on May 10th, where they had the opportunity to celebrate their seniors. This is a special group that never gave up during the ups and downs of a long season. The Bears travel to Holy Cross on Friday, May 12th to show the Lancers that they are still the best team in Delran.

The Girls Lacrosse team entered the toughest stretch of their schedule recently and knows that they have more work to do. The girls are giving it their all and understand that it takes a team effort each time out. The girls are having a good time and are ready to get back in the winning column. The Bears will host Robbinsville on Friday, May 12th.

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.

Reminder that dogs are not allowed on the Delran High School property. Thank you so much for adhering to this policy so that we can keep our property clean and safe for everyone.

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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