Delran High School Broadcast

September 15, 2022

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!

Hello DHS Community!


What an amazing start to the 2022-23 school year! The Class of 2023 arrived at 6:00 am for the traditional Senior Tailgate and away we went! I have some important information to share with you this week as well as some reminders of upcoming events. This year I am also implementing a broadcast to the students that I will put out every Friday highlighting the past week and what is coming the following week!


PAWS

We have begun a new program here at DHS entitled PAWS which stands for Positivity, Advisory, Wellness, Success. This program brings small groups of students and adults together to meet regularly to truly take a break from the rigors of the school day. Research shows that students are able to improve learning when stress is reduced. Some do this through sports or clubs; however, we wish to have every student within our walls make that connection! This program was designed by students, teachers, and administrators and I look forward to seeing it blossom throughout the year and in the years to come.


Friday Activity Day

This Friday we will have Freshman Elections and the Senior Class will take their Senior Picture in the Gymnasium! This is always a wonderful time of the year as we gear up for Homecoming which is right around the corner.


Start Strong Testing

Next Tuesday we will begin our Start Strong Testing as mandated by the State of New Jersey. The testing will take place during the school day and only last approximately 60 minutes in length. Freshmen and Sophomores will take ELA on Tuesday and the Senior Class will take the Science assessment. On Wednesday, all students in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II will test. On Thursday, the Freshmen will take the Science assessment. The schedule will be affected on Tuesday and Wednesday; however, on Thursday, we will run our regular day. HERE is the schedule for the first two days of testing.


Summer Reading

Next Friday is our annual Delran Reads! We are looking forward to stopping our day of academic classes and discussing the wonderful books that we all read over the summer. We will spend an hour answering questions and then discussing parts of the book that interested us the most. If your child has not completed his/her/their book, please suggest that they do so by Friday! HERE is a copy of the Delran Reads! schedule.


Senior Portrait Make-ups

Any student who did not have their Senior Portrait taken in August can have it done on Monday, September 26th, or Tuesday, September 27th. For more information, please reach out to Mr. Martinez.


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

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

Social Studies

Below you can find the content that will be studied in core Social Studies courses during the month of September.


World History - Emergence of Modern Thought and Early Global Connections 1350-1750


US History I - Colonization, Revolution, Foundations of the US Constitution 1585-1789


US History II - The Roaring 20’s 1919 -1929

World Languages

Mrs. Zamichieli’s French I classes are playing "What's on My Head?" (Teacher's Discovery version of Hedbanz) to show they can identify classroom objects.

English

The freshmen in Miss Schreiner, Mrs. Lesher, and Mrs. Feldman's classes obviously enjoyed their summer vacations. The proof can be found in the "SUMMER" acrostic poems students wrote on their first day back at school: "S"unny days, "U"nder an umbrella, "M"aking memories, "E"njoying the time off, and "R"oad trips were common lines. Not surprisingly, their "DAY ONE" poems about their first day as high school students were not quite as cheerful! We wish everyone a wonderful 2022-2023 school year!

Mrs. Obst’s classes are learning about practicing growth mindset and setting Lit and Comp SMART goals that they will work on throughout the marking period.

Science /Technology


Welcome Ms. Donna Auletto to DHS Science



Ms. Auletto will be working alongside her Environmental Science colleagues, Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Pilla this year to provide a special education lens to our students.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • The Delran STEM Fair will be held at DHS on May 15, 2023

  • Events are posted on delranstem.org - Follow us!


Pictured are students from the Delran Cubs STEAM Up Summer Camp working alongside a DHS student volunteer to engineer design.

2022-23 Yearbook

Yearbooks can be purchased now at a special price of $75.00. Here is the link to purchase them.


This special is available until 10/28. After that date, the price of yearbooks will go up to $85.00.

Reminder: Rules of the Road

As the school year begins there are additional cars and school buses on the road. The Delran Police Department would like to remind our student drivers that Illegally passing a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing carries with it a fine, 5 points, and may cause you to lose insurance.


Please speak with your child about the importance of all rules of the road; but especially ones that will put other children in harm's way. The department will be issuing tickets to drivers who pass school buses illegally. They will not be issuing warnings!

Nutri-Serve

Breakfasts and Lunches are no longer free for all! HERE is a letter from Nutri-service explaining the costs of both breakfast and lunches in the school district. Should you have any questions, please direct them to Stacy Clarke at sclarke@delranschools.org.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

Unlike the past two school years, breakfast and lunch ARE NOT FREE for every child! It is important that if you believe you qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch you complete the

2022-2023 Application. You only need to complete one (1) application per household and return to the main office.


HERE is the application in ENGLISH.

HERE is the application in PORTUGUESE.

HERE is the application in SPANISH.

HERE is the application in TURKISH.


If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's guidance counselor!

Parking Permit

Parking Permits are only available for Senior students at this time.


Any automobile without a valid hangtag will be given a warning. If warnings are not heeded, the car may be towed away at the owner’s expense.

Class of 2023

DIPLOMA REQUEST for the class of 2023 is now available on the Parent Portal.


Completion of this form is required of all students who will be graduating in June 2023. Questions can be directed to Maureen Flanagan at mflanagan@delranschools.org.

PTA

The next PTA Meeting will be on October 18th @ 7:00 PM.

High School Happenings

  • 9/16 Freshmen Election, Sr. Group Photo, Schedule
  • 9/19 BOE Meeting 7:30 pm
  • 9/20 Start Strong Testing
  • 9/21 Start Strong Testing
  • 9/22 Start Strong Testing
  • 9/23 Delran Reads!
  • 10/8 Saturday Detention
  • 10/10 Spirit Week
  • 10/3 Week of Respect
  • 10/15 Homecoming Parade 10:00 am
  • 10/18 PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
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College Planning

Here is the presentation from the Spring 2022 College Planning evening.


Class of 2023 College Planning Checklist

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!!

ATHLETIC NEWS

Mr. Guidotti's Update

Football has started the season with a difficult schedule which is a difficult task for any program. However, the Bears are keeping their heads up and learning from every contest. The Varsity Football team's next game is this Friday, September 16th at home vs Willingboro.


Girls Tennis has had issues with the weather which has postponed two contests. They are young and hungry to get better each time on the court. The Tennis team will travel to Northern Burlington this Thursday and then host Willingboro on Friday, September 16th.

Girls soccer has opened the season with a 1-1 record with a win over NBC and a tie at Moorestown. There is so much talent on this team and they are playing so well together. Their next home game is this Friday, September 16th vs Bordentown.


Boys Soccer was able to put together a nice group effort today with a good win over a quality Kingsway team. The team is learning how each other play and they still have a never give up attitude. Their next opponent is this Friday, September 16th when the Bears travel to Christian Brothers Academy for a clash between two historical programs.


Field Hockey started the season with an impressive win at Florence. The girls are playing quality field hockey and they are being aggressive with every ball. The Bears are playing as a team and they look forward to every contest. The Bears will travel to Burlington Township this Friday, September 16th for an exciting Liberty Division matchup.


Members of the Delran Cross Country team competed in the Cherokee Challenge on September 10th at Cherokee High School. The runners have started out strong and are already posting great times for this early in the season. The Bears will compete in the annual Ray Hoagland Invitational this Saturday, September 17th at the Rancocas Valley Sports Complex in Eastampton.


If you are interested in being a part of the Unified Soccer team for Fall 2022, please register online through the Parent Portal in Realtime. The link. The season goes from September 20th to November 1st. This program is a great way to meet new people and have lots of fun. For more information about Unified Sports, check out https://www.sonj.org/sports/unified-sports/ If interested, please email Coach Anderson at aanderson@delranschools.org. The first practice for Unified Soccer will be on Tuesday, September 20th after school on the field by the cafeteria. Please see Dr. Anderson for more details.


For any students who are interested in signing up for a Winter 2022-2023 sport at DHS, the registration will be open by Friday, September 15th. The district is no longer using FamilyID for registration. Realtime is the location for all registration. The registration process will be in the Parent Portal. In order to access the Parent Portal, you must:


1. Answer the questions that Mr. Finkle has provided (this is probably already completed)

2. Once the questions are answered, you will have access to the Parent Portal

3. Select the Sign-up link on the left side of the page

4. Locate the particular sport that you wish to sign your child up for.

5. Review and acknowledge the documents that are contained for your desired sport.

6. Once you have acknowledged the documents, you will be able to select sign up for your chosen sport.


In addition to registering for a sport, you must have the following completed in order to participate:


1. A valid physical


  • Turn in any new physicals to the main office as soon as they are completed
  • These forms can be found in the main office


2. Asthma Treatment Plan


  • This form needs to be completed with the physician if your child currently has asthmas or using an inhaler
  • This form can be found in the main office


3. If your child has vision that is worse than 20/40 in either eye, you must turn in a clearance note from an eye doctor with the completed physical

4. NJDOE Health History Update Questionnaire must be turned in to the main office before participation can occur. They are attached to the hard copies of the physical in the main office.


  1. Transportation Waivers for Winter sports will be available in November.
  • Permission to Transport
  • Parent or Student Driver Transportation


Additional important information:


  1. Transportation Waivers for Fall sports are available. Both forms can be accessed here or in the main office. Please complete and return asap if your child is participating in a Fall sport 2022.

2. No dogs allowed on the property

3. Fitness Center permission form


  • If your child is interested in using the fitness center after school, please print out this form and turn it into the main office.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

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