DHS Broadcast

November 8, 2017

A message from Mr. Finkle!

I hope that everyone enjoys their mini-fall break as the weather begins to actually feel like fall/winter.

Congratulations to all of our sports teams for their work this fall. We had some wins and some hard-luck losses along the way; however all represented Delran High School, showing how great we are as a community. Good luck to the Boys Soccer team as they continue on in the State Tournament.

First Marking Period Grades have been posted on the Parent Portal. Please make sure you are checking on your child's progress and reaching out to teachers or counselors if you have any concerns. Click for our Principal's List and Honor Roll recipients.

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

Athletic News

The Delran Boys’ Soccer team is heading to the Sectional Finals after they defeated Sterling 3-1 yesterday. The rain and cold did not stop the team from advancing. The team will host the finals at 2pm on Friday, November 10th. The Football team will be traveling to Middle Township High School on Thursday night for a regional crossover game at 6pm. Luke Smith and Alexis Rider will be signing their National Letter of Intent Wednesday, November 8th. Luke Smith will be attending St. Joseph’s University to play baseball. Alexis Rider will be attending the University of New Haven to play Field Hockey. Congratulations Luke and Alexis! The first day of DHS swim practice is 11/13. The first day of DHS bowling practice is 11/15. If you have a completed physical, turn it into Ms. Jordan or Mr. Guidotti as soon as possible so it can be reviewed and approved for the Winter and Spring season. Go Bears!!!

Remind 101: Stay in Touch!

As I am sure some of you are aware, there is a service that many of our teachers and coaches have been using for a couple of years entitled Remind 101. This allows students to voluntarily sign-up for and receive announcements from teachers about upcoming assignments, tests, etc.

Well, the DHS Administration met with our Student Government who suggested that our morning announcements be sent out via email. We jumped on that idea and through hard behind the scenes work by some of our faculty, we now will bring you announcements via text, email, or through the Remind App.

You can sign-up for these announcements through the link: www.remind.com/join/dannou or by TEXTing @dannou to 81010. (Message and data rates may apply.)

As of next week, all announcements will be sent out through this method and our in-school announcements will be greatly reduced. We will celebrate accomplishments and recognize birthdays; however, meetings and non-essential guidance announcements will be sent out only through Remind.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Golden Regiment - State Champions

On Saturday 10/28, the Pride of the Brown & Gold took to the field at Rutgers University for USBands NJ State Championships, and brought home their second consecutive State Champion title! On Sunday 10/29, the GR headed to a very wet and windy Hersheypark Stadium for Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships. The band earned a score of 96.2, and a second place finish out of 20 bands. This achievement is accentuated by the intense level of competition in the group, and this being Delran’s first year competing in TOB.

The Golden Regiment has been putting the finishing touches on another amazing competitive season, but this year the challenges have been even greater. Delran is now competing in TWO competitive circuits, USBands and Tournament of Bands. In each, the Bears have moved into Group 1 Open class. The Open class is made up of elite marching programs from across the Northeast. This has given the GR a higher level of competition and a very dense schedule. Despite the added challenges, the band has earned itself high rankings in both circuits!

On Saturday 11/4, the GR headed to Old Bridge, NJ for their first-ever USBands NJ Regional Championships. This show involved a preliminary round of group competition, with the Brown & Gold winning the top spot with a 91.6 and qualifying for the finals performance later that night. The Marching Bears, numbering 29, found themselves amongst giants, with elite bands of 100-200 members. The band earned an even higher score of 92.2, and bested two much larger programs from Lenape and Immaculata HS. It was a very long day, but these die-hard performers voted to stay through the entire day, a testament to their dedication to the program.

October Students of the Month

Ethan Friddell nominated by Mrs. Barrow:

Ethan was nominated for October "Student of the Month"...here is a little of what Mrs. Barrow had to say. "This is the second year I have been fortunate enough to have Ethan in my class. Ethan has consistently demonstrated the traits and qualities that make a successful student who can positively make a different both as a student here at DHS and a citizen in the community at large." "I have personally witnessed him helping his classmates before, during and after class and most recently volunteering his time after school to help a teacher."

Mateus Gondino nominated by Mrs. Foster:

Mateus was nominated for Ocober "Student of the Month"...here is a little of what Mrs. Foster had to say. "Mateus has gone above and beyond to welcome a newly enrolled student to our school. He has acted as a translator, escort and problem solver for me and my new student. He has great empathy & is a responsible leader."

National Letter of Intent Day

The Delran High School community would like to take this time to congratulate Alexis Rider and Luke Smith who today, signed Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. Alexis will be an inagural member of the University of New Haven Field Hockey program, while Luke will take the hill at St. Joseph's in the Hawks Baseball program. We wish both Alexis and Luke the best of luck!

If a Man Answers

This years Fall Play is entitled "If A Man Answers" by Henry Levin. Please come out and support our thespians on Friday November 17th and Saturday November 18th at 8:00 pm. Here is a synopsis of the play:

Chantal's Parisian mother hands her a dog-training manual as the secret recipe for making a husband happy. "You must treat him like a dog," she warns. So Chantal is soon trying such directions as: "Praise him when he is learning to fetch and carry." "Make the words 'come here' mean something pleasurable." "Be sure to frolic with your pet a part of every day." Chantal is doing fine in spite of the exotic models who swarm about her husband's studio until her friend Tina, a triple threat from Boston, comes to visit her. Chantal confides the secret of her happy marriage to Tina, who promptly tips off Chantal's husband. Fireworks follow!

NJDOE 17-18 Governor's Educator of the Year Program

The New Jersey Department of Education is pleased to announce the second iteration of the Governor's Educator of the Year Award. This celebratory program integrates the Teacher of the Year Program with the Governor’s Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program to continue to recognize our state’s best teachers and educational services professionals. To find out more information about the process click HERE.

To nominate a teacher from Delran High School click HERE,

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.

PTA Meeting for Senior Parents

Join us for a Senior Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00pm in the DHS Library as we discuss Lunch with Santa, the Gift Basket Extravaganza and Project Graduation. There will be sign-up sheets to volunteer to chair or participate on a committee for Project Graduation, volunteer and/or donate items for Lunch with Santa, and information on soliciting donations and donating baskets for the GBE.

We not only need senior parents, but also underclass parents to help with these events. If you are unable to attend on the 14th but would like to help, please contact one of the following at Delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com for additional information:

Lunch with Santa and Project Graduation – Debbie Szymanski

Gift Basket Extravaganza - Denise Klein

Our first fundraiser is Lunch with Santa which is being held on Saturday, December 2nd at DMS. This event is being coordinated with the Elementary PTA’s Holiday Craft Fair. We not only need parents to volunteer and/or donate items, we also need students to help set up on Friday night and work the event on Saturday. Students will collect tickets, serve lunch, entertain the kids while they wait to see Santa, and so much more. Students from all grades who need service hours may use this event for hours!!! Please encourage your kids to get involved. Proceeds from this day directly benefit Project Graduation for the Class of 2018. The more items we have donated, the more money we make for project graduation.

Information will be emailed after the meeting with details of things that are still needed to make these events a success for our kids.

PTA Reflections Contest

Attention Students....Reach Within and unleash your inner artist!! Create a piece of visual art, take a picture, compose a song, write a poem or story, produce a film or choreograph a dance and tell us what the theme "WITHIN REACH" means to you! The PTA Reflections Contest is underway and entries are due on November 13, 2017. Pick up an entry form in the main office or under "PTA" on the website. The PTA has $1500 in cash prizes that are up for grabs!!

Counselor's Corner

This Week in Guidance:

● Seniors applying to schools with November 15th & December 1st deadlines need to inform their counselor and teacher recommenders ASAP!


● 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 . Check to see if your college requires the CSS profile in addition to FAFSA. https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

Yearbook 2018

We invite everyone to follow us on Twitter @dhsyrbk18

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 for pricing options and Create a Senior recognition ad. The Yearbook is FREE with purchase of Full Page

Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.

DHS Nitty Gritties

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