DHS Broadcast

September 29, 2016

Message from Mrs. Cindy Mignogna - School Nurse

If your child/children require the use of medication at school or on an “as needed” basis for such medication as an inhaler, Epipen, antihistamine, oral medication, prescribed, and/or over-the-counter medication, forms must be completed and signed by a physician and parent and must be on file in the nurse’s office. These forms must be completed each year and are required by law in order for your child to have medication administered by the school nurse and to carry their medication with them. Please have your physician complete and sign the medication forms and return to Mrs. Mignogna ASAP. Please click on the link to download the necessary forms. Medicine Forms

Jake's Run4Play 5K/1 Mile Walk

This event will take place on Sunday, October 2nd at 8:00 a.m. Registration for students is $15.00 up until race day and OFFLINE ONLY. Forms can be picked up at the DHS main office. T-shirts and medals are limited, so first come first served. For additional information, please click on the link. Sign-up

Quarter 1 Interim Grades on Portal

The first marking period interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Friday, October 7th. 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.

College Accelerated Program (CAP)

DHS in partnership with Rowan College at Burlington County offers students an opportunity to earn both high school and college credit in select courses. Students will receive packets shortly in the courses that qualify for the College Accelerated Program (CAP). The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 18th. The DHS website has more information and a downloadable packet on the Guidance webpage. If you have any questions you may contact Katherine Newman, guidance secretary at ext. 3008 or Lena Galati, Assistant Principal at ext. 3004. CAP Information

2016 Spirit Week/Homecoming Timeline

Every year, DHS students are given the opportunity to learn while researching pop culture, movies, sitcoms, songs, literature, time periods etc. for their Homecoming themes! And this year is no different. This year's Homecoming theme is "Children's Literature"! The following are the class choices: Seniors - Dr. Seuss; Juniors - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Sophomores - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Freshmen - The Peanuts! Good luck and let the games begin! Please click on the link for the 2016 Spirit Week/Homecoming schedule. Homecoming Schedule

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test

The ASVAB tests are designed to measure aptitudes in Verbal, Math, Science and Technical, and Spatial skills. ASVAB scores are used to determine if a student is qualified to enlist in the military and to assign them appropriate jobs in the military. The test will be administered at DHS on Thursday, October 13th to all juniors and seniors that are interested. If you would like your child to take the test, please contact the Guidance office at extension 3008 by October 5th. For additional information about the test, please click on the following link ASVAB Web Site.

Junior College Parent Night

DHS counselors will be hosting a college information evening for students and parents of juniors on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the DHS Media Center. Come hear about the preparation your junior will need to consider for applying to college in their senior year. ACT, SAT, and prep classes for both will be discussed as well as the search for a college that "fits" and the stress your junior may be feeling as they approach the end of their high school career.

PSAT/NMSQT at DHS - 10/19/16

Again this year, we are very happy to offer the PSAT to every sophomore and junior at no cost to you! The test will be given on Wednesday, October 19th in the morning. The freshmen and seniors will have an assembly and take care of some class business. Additional information will be posted in early October!

Math Center Help

This year at DHS, we have instituted support for all of our students during lunch periods. Each day, one Math teacher is available in the Media Center to work with students. This is in addition to our traditional National Honor Society student tutors who are available on Tuesday and Thursday after school. If your child is having any trouble with any math topic, please urge them to go to the Media Center during a portion of their lunch to receive additional instruction and support. Should you have any questions about this service, please reach out to Mrs. Galati or Mrs. Stolarick.

New DHS Visitor Parking Spaces

When you are visiting DHS, please use the three parking spots to the left of the main entrance that are designated for visitor parking. Please be aware that the first row of spaces in the main parking lot have been painted "Reserved". Please refrain from parking in these spots, particularly during pick-up. Our district supervisors travel from building to building and need to have their spots kept free. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Bear Essentials - School Store

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

After School App


The is an Phone APP that has surfaced and is a place where some youth are bullying others. It is called After School.

I have been in contact with the App, and the have state that they are taking a number of steps to prevent people from misusing their application. Please click on this link to show their progress. Steps They are Taking

They have assured me that they have content moderators (both human and technical) reviewing every piece of content. Sometimes, unfortunately, things do slip past them. There is a report (and block) button in the app directly under each post. If a post is reported, it is IMMEDIATELY removed. They do have instructions at the beginning of the app letting people know about this; however, some people skip past it.

They also have parental controls where you can lock the app from your children if you would like. Parental Controls

Burlington County Youth Services Resource Guide

The Burlington County Youth Services Directory that was compiled by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department to assist educators, parents and others in finding resources for children and teens. Please click on the button below to download the directory. This is a great resource for supporting the needs of children and teens.

National Safe Schools Week

The New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning is hosting a special presentation on October 18th for School Safety Week. We have invited Kristina Anderson to speak with all school personnel, parents and college students on the topic of school safety. Kristina was shot three times and was one of the most critically injured students in the Virginia Tech tragedy in 2007. She will share her personal story of the active shooter incident, best practices in preparedness and prevention, and lessons learned from her unique perspective as a survivor. She is a dedicated resource for local communities, school administrators, teachers and students in violence prevention and personal safety awareness, promoting joint training between citizens, educators, law enforcement, emergency managers, and first responders. We welcome members of your parent community to attend this session as well. The session will begin at 6:30pm and be held at the Burlington High School Performing Art Center 610 Fountain Ave in Burlington, NJ. National Safe Schools Week Flyer

The Rutgers School of Engineering Tours

The Rutgers School of Engineering has several tours scheduled for the upcoming months. All tours begin at 1:00 and last about two and a half hours. Upcoming dates include October 7,14,21, and 28 and November 4,11, and 18. This is a great chance for prospective students to see and learn more about the Rutgers campus in Piscataway/New Brunswick and the School of Engineering. To learn more about the tours, contact tours@soe.rutgers.edu or 848-445-2212. To purchase Rutgers merchandise,go to www.rutgersshop.com. For more information about Rutgers University,visit www.rutgers.edu.

Burlington County Clean Communities Fall Cleanups

The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Burlington County Clean Communities is sponsoring fall cleanups in our community on Saturday, October 1st and Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. It is a great opportunity for individuals and families to be active within their community and enjoy the county park system. It also instills an appreciation for our environment. Individuals and families will take home a great message of where it is that litter originates and why it is important to dispose of garbage and recycling properly. Grabbers, gloves and bags are provided for all volunteers and light snacks will also be available. Students and volunteers can also earn community service hours! Clean-up Flyer

Congressional Seminar Essay Contest for HS Students

This essay contest is a major project of the NSCDA (National Society of The Colonial Dames of America) held under the auspices of the Washington Workshops Foundation, a private nonprofit educational program in American government for high school students. The NSCDA promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the formation and development of our country. Winners receive full tuition, including seminar materials, university campus housing, and two meals daily, for a week of citizenship education about the national government, plus fun, new friends and tours of sites in our nation's capital. For additional information, please click on the link. NSCDA Web Site

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

9/30 Activity Period - 2

10/1 SAT

10/2 Jake's Run4Play 5K/1 Mile Walk

10/3-10/7 Spirit Week

10/4 Qtr. 1 Mid-Quarter

10/5 RCBC Info Day

10/7 Interim Grades on Portal

10/7 Pep Rally Schedule

10/8 Homecoming Parade/Dance

10/10 BOE Mtg., DIS Cafe, 7:30 p.m.

10/11 Delran's Got Talent Auditions, 7:00 p.m.

10/11 PTA Mtg., DHS Cafe, 7:00 p.m.

10/13 Junior College Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.

10/14 BEAR Day - Period 3

10/15 Saturday Detention

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