Delran High School Broadcast
February 2, 2023
A Message from Mr. Finkle!
Hello DHS Community!
It has been a great couple of weeks here at DHS! Today we had 40 teachers from Brazil stop by for two periods to see how the American Educational System works! This is a program in conjunction with Temple University, and it was so nice to host them. Their feedback was how amazing our school was.(I'm not surprised) We had student ambassadors lead them around to different classes and were great leaders and representatives of our school community!
As discussed two weeks ago in my last broadcast, teachers are making recommendations for next year's classes now! These will be opened next week before I meet with the students to discuss the process. Please remember that if your child wishes to use a waiver to move up a level in an academic course, they will need to sit for a test to ensure that they have the requisite skills to be successful in the higher level.
After the presentations, I will be sending out another broadcast specifically addressing scheduling needs. This will be sent next Thursday!
Everyone is cordially invited to attend our annual AP/CAP night! This is always an evening filled with a great deal of information about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and CAP (College Accelerated Program) courses. It will address the differences between AP Courses and CAP courses. Which courses transfer to colleges, and the advantage of both the AP and CAP programs! In addition, present students will be present to answer any questions that you may have about any of the AP courses that we offer! The meeting will begin at 6:00 in the cafeteria!
Please note that they Senior Trip Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 PM in the PAC!
Congratulations goes out to all students who are on the Principal's List and Honor Roll!
Covid-19, Influenza, and RSV
The news has been discussing a "tripledemic" involving Covid-19, Flu, and RSV. Please make sure that you are monitoring your child for symptoms and going to see a doctor! Please contact Faith Bowman should you have any questions.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 461-6100 x3005.
UPDATE FROM THE CLASSROOMS
Mrs. Lesher and Miss Schreiner's Forms of Literature and Composition 9 students are making real-life connections to their novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Like the main character does to deal with his circumstances, they are making lists of things in their lives that bring them joy.
Mrs. Feldman and Miss Schreiner's College Prep Forms of Literature and Composition 9 students are getting ready to read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. They are learning about the life and times of the author, as well as what was going on in the United States during the time period and place that form the setting of the novel.
Mr. Miller’s 10th Grade CP World Lit students have begun reading Elie Wiesel’s Night.
“Big Brother is Watching” Mr. Miller’s 12th Grade CP British Lit students as they study George Orwell’s 1984.
Mr. Martinez and Mrs. Cavanaugh's seniors are reading Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World. To creatively demonstrate an understanding of plot and characterization, they are designing posts to Instagram and other social media platforms as primary characters.
Mrs. Obst’s CP Forms of Literature and Composition classes have finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird and have begun their first essays of the year! Students are hard at work analyzing how Scout has grown and how that growth developed themes in the novel.
Mrs. Obst’s Honors British Literature and Composition classes have begun reading Hamlet. We recently created character maps illustrating the complexities of the list of characters and their relationships in the play.
The French II CP and Honors classes designed their own "Dream House."
The French III CP and Honors classes are reading their first complete French novel, <<le Voyage perdu.>>
The Spanish Language and Culture class is currently going on a "Virtual Shopping Trip." Students will browse the websites of their favorite stores and "shop" for a new outfit that they will copy and paste into a Google Doc. Then, students will describe their new outfits in Spanish!
High School Happenings
- 2/3 Principal's List Dessert - 9th Period
- 2/7 PTA Meeting @ 7:00 pm
- 2/8 8th Grade Student Scheduling Assemblies
- 2/8 AP/CAP Night @ 6:00 pm
- 2/8 8th-grade Parent Scheduling Orientation @ 7:00 pm
- 2/9 Student Orientation Meetings 9-11
- 2/9 Broadcast about Scheduling
- 2/11 ACT
- 2/11 Saturday Detention
- 2/13 BOE Meeting @ 7:30 DMS
- 2/14 Advisory - Paws schedule
- 2/16 Sr. Trip Parent Meeting 7:00 PM
- 2/20 President's Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
- 2/21 DHS Science Fair
- 2/24 Spring Musical - Chicago 7:00 pm
- 2/25 Saturday Detention
- 2/25 Spring Musical - Chicago 7:00 pm
- 2/26 Spring Musical - Chicago 2:00 pm
- 2/28 Waiver Deadline
Mark your calendar - GBE is coming!!!
Gift Basket Extravaganza (GBE) will be on April 22nd.
Online ticket sales will start on Feb 26th.
In-Person ticket sales will be on March 5th (Time TBD)
Check out our website for all of the details
We will discuss all of the details of the upcoming GBE, Spring Fundraiser, Graduation signs, and end-of-year activities.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 8236 7925
Scheduling for the 2023-2024 school year will soon be underway. Students can access needed materials in their counselor’s Modules on Canvas. Counselors will begin individual meetings with students on February 14th. Counselors will meet with students in the Class of 2026, then 2025, then 2024 with the goal of meeting all students by April. Scheduling is not first come, first served, meaning there is no rush to be seen first and no impact on being seen last. We appreciate your patience.
Please note that waivers are due February 28th without exception. That means that students should NOT wait to meet with the counselor to submit any waivers.
Class of 2024
College applicants are reminded to regularly check their college/university-specific application portals for updates and newly requested items. Some applicants may be asked to provide a mid-year grade report. Students should work with their counselor to respond.
Lockheed Martin generously funds two scholarships to invest in students pursuing study and careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Students planning on attending a 4-year college or university and studying Engineering or Computer Science can learn more about Lockheed Martin’s scholarship opportunity here.
Students planning on attending a trade or vocational school with a focus on engineering, technology, and/or advanced manufacturing fields can learn more about Lockheed Martin’s scholarship opportunity here.
Class of 2023 and 2024
On Tuesday, February 7th during 3rd period in the Media Center, a representative from the Boilermakers Local 13 Union will be meeting with students interested in learning more about technical career options, specifically apprenticeship programs. All interested students are asked to register for this event in Naviance. If you need help logging in to Naviance please Inbox your counselor today!
Class of 2024
As we approach the midpoint of the year planning will begin for senior year and beyond. Students/families are encouraged to review the Class of 2024 College Planning Checklist and Junior College Planning Presentation. Resources are also available in the Modules of their counselor’s Canvas course card.
The release of PSAT score reports should prompt juniors to begin planning their SAT and/or ACT testing schedule.
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 www.collegeboard.org
Students will register for the ACT at www.act.org
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:
March 11, with a registration deadline of February 10th
May 6, with a registration deadline of April 7th
June 3, with a registration deadline of May 4th
Upcoming ACT dates include:
February 11, with a registration deadline of January 6th
April 15, with a registration deadline of March 10th
June 10, with a registration deadline of May 5th
July 15, with a registration deadline of June 16th
The College Board is producing excellent content and building a strong resource for students on topics of well-being and mental health, particularly as a component of planning for life after high school. Students and families are encouraged to explore their site.
Girls Code the World, a non-profit organization, seeks to empower women and girls in the world of STEM. Summer volunteer and paid internship opportunities are available. Summer Program Associates are wanted to design and support summer programs happening in neighboring counties. This is an incredible opportunity to gain experience, exposure, and access to mentoring. Applications are due February 15th.
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!!
All students in 10th through 12th grades have an account, please see the Guidance Department Website for additional information.
All high school students are encouraged to explore college opportunities.
Mr. Guidotti's Update
Winter Sports are down to the last month of play. Playoffs are right around the corner. You can find the schedule for all Winter sports at www.burlingtoncountyscholasticleague.org.
If you are unable to attend home DHS contests, the main gym possesses a Pixellot camera that allows you to live stream contests from the comfort of your own home or any internet device. Use the following website in order to subscribe to the NFHS Network, https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/delran-high-school-delran-nj. In order to watch the games live, you must subscribe. It is a paid streaming service. The cost is $11.99 per month which allows you to watch all home basketball games and wrestling matches, as well as any away contests by schools that also use the Pixellot system. A portion of your subscription goes back to the Delran High School Athletic Department.
The Wrestling team continued their home mat dominance with a great divisional victory over Pennsauken on January 31st. The Bears came away with a 48-22 victory in front of a great crowd. During the last weekend in January, the wrestling team competed in the Burlington County Open at Lenape High School. The Bears came in fifth place out of all of the county schools that participated. Several wrestlers ended up top five finishers: Drew Roskos (1st), Benny Hoffman (1st), Luke Theis (1st), Leo Dutra (5th), Alex Ortega (4th), and Justin Scotton (5th). Drew Roskos was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament for the second straight season. The Bears have earned a five seed in the NJSIAA Central Group 2 tournament that starts on Monday, February 6th. The Bears will wrestle against Rumson Fair-Haven at Raritan High School at 5:00 pm.
The Girls' Wrestling team participated in a quad at Pennsauken High School on January 31st. The Bears came over with lots of experience on the mat against Kingsway, Pennsauken, and Bordentown. The effort that is happening on the mat with each of these girls is incredible. The Girls will head to BCIT West on February 9th to end their regular season. The Region tournament will take place on February 19th at Churchill Junior High School in East Brunswick.
Bowling has improved to a 10-7-1 record with a victory over Maple Shade on January 30th. That is four wins in a row for the Boys' Bowling team. The Girls Bowling team continues to improve with each match and practice. The Boys and Girls are enjoying their time together and having a great season. The Bears competed in the BCSL Open on February 2nd at Laurel Lanes. The next match is against STEM Civics at Hamilton Lanes on Monday, February 6th. The Boys' team has qualified for Sectionals on February 11th at 30 Strikes in Stratford. Good luck Bears!
The Delran Swim team is currently 7-3, with a three-meet winning streak going. The Bears defeated Gateway 71-18 on January 30th. Their final dual meet is on February 4th against Cinnaminson at the KROC Center in Camden. The Bears had an amazing season, we are so proud of them.
Boys Basketball was able to battle against Maple Shade on January 25h and earned a 47-44 victory. The Bears are working hard every day at practice and coming together as a team each day. The more time on the court together, the more this team will continue to grow and succeed. Their next game is Friday, February 3rd at home against Burlington City.
Girls Basketball played a full game effort on January 30th and earned a quality victory over Burlington Township. On February 1st, the Bears invited the Delran AA youth teams to the gym to celebrate National Girls and Women In Sports Day. The youth got an opportunity to take a picture with the team and be a part of the varsity introductions before the Holy Cross game. The future of DHS had a great time and really enjoyed being a part of the celebration. Thank you to everyone who made it a special night. The Bears' next contest is Friday, February 3rd at Woodstown.
Unified Bowling is 4-1 on the season so far with victories over Willingboro, Cherry Hill West, Pennsauken, and Moorestown. The team will have the opportunity to show the entire conference their abilities at the BCSL Open on February 2nd at Laurel Lanes. Their next match is on February 8th vs Cherry Hill West at Laurel Lanes.
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.
Registration for DHS Spring 2023 sports is now open. If you are interested in signing your child up for a spring sport, please do so in the Parent Portal in Realtime. Baseball, Softball, and Boys' Tennis start on March 13th. Track, Golf, and Lacrosse start on March 16th. Unified Track starts on March 21st.
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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