Delran High School Broadcast

June 23, 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!

I hope that everyone has been well and looking forward to the close of the school year. Each year it is bittersweet for me as I say goodbye to relationships that I have formed for four years, knowing that I did my best to support and prepare for the future. I also look forward to the summer when I can refuel and plan for the next school year. Enough about my philosophical stuff, let's talk about the important stuff about DHS!


Retirements

It is so sad to see such great educators depart DHS and head into retirement. Over the past 10 years, I have formed such close bonds with each of them and they have guided and supported so many students in Delran for even longer.


Mr. Rood-Ojalvo, known to the students as "Rood" will be stepping down after an amazing career here at DHS. He was instrumental in our computer programming department and also taught Physics. I wish him the best in retirement.


Ms. Carey will be retiring after a great career as both a teacher and counselor! Her support and advocacy for students cannot go unsaid. She truly cares for each and every student on her caseload and will be the first to step up and support her students. Ms. Carey was also the financial advisor for the Yearbook and I know that she will be sorely missed in that capacity as well. I wish her the greatest of times as she too retires.


Mr. Croly will be leaving Delran High School after serving the students of Delran! Mr. Croly is a fixture at DHS and will be sorely missed. His service spans decades as he has served as a teacher, coach, counselor, class advisor, confidant, and friend to so many. His students are better for having been guided by the soul of DHS. He will be missed as a colleague and I wish him nothing but the best in his retirement.


Student Schedules for 2022-23

TENTATIVE schedules for the 2022-23 school year will be given out at the close of 9th period tomorrow! The counseling staff will be changing this summer; however, do not be concerned. The new counselors will be starting over the summer and Mr. Stolarick, Dr. Bowen, and I are available to support your child any way we can. I will also be sending home a copy with the final report cards in case your child has misplaced his/her/their copy. Please note that any change must be made by July 31st. There are no exceptions to this deadline.


Final Exams

Since the only students who have participated in Final Exams at DHS are the Seniors, I wish to take some time to explain the procedures and expectations.


First and foremost, the schedule is as follows:


All students are expected to be present for their final exams each and every day. EVERY class will be meeting and the expectation is that all students are present for the entire period. The only classes that will not meet are Study Halls and Lunches.


THE ONLY EXCEPTION as per the Student/Parent Handbook:

Seniors who earn a 90% or better in all four marking periods within an academic class are exempt from taking that final exam unless it is required for CAP credit and is up to teacher discretion. (Note- Students must have an ‘A’ in each of the 4 marking periods in a course to be considered exempt) In this case, all marking periods will count for 25% of the overall final grade.


NO final exams will be given early!


As per the Student/Parent Handbook: Students must provide a doctor’s note in order to be eligible to make-up final exam for which they were not present.


In the event that your child is absent for any other reason and unable to attend the scheduled final exam, please reach out to your child's assistant principal and provide documentation of the absence. Should you not communicate with the assistant principal, the absence will be considered will be considered unexcused and result in a zero for the exam.


Teachers will be providing a review sheet to help students focus on the primary topics that will be covered on the cumulative test.


Exams account for 12% of the final grade with each marking period counting 22%. Please refer to page 10 of the Program of Studies for a full explanation of the calculations.


Should you have any questions on final exams, please reach out to your child's individual teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, or me.


Chromebook Returns

All Chromebooks must be returned at the close of the school year. Seniors will be returning theirs on Wednesday June 15th at the Senior Picnic. All Freshmen - Juniors will return them after their final exam(s) on Thursday, June 16th. Juniors will return theirs to the PAC while Freshmen and Sophomores will return theirs to the Cafeteria. More specific directions will be shared with the students through Canvas and can be found on the following links:


Freshmen

Sophomores

Juniors


Graduation

A letter was sent home last month regarding all events leading up to and including graduation. We look forward to an amazing evening!


HERE is the letter that was sent home in May.

HERE is a detailed schedule for Seniors for next week!


Past Events

Although we are not live-streaming events, we are doing our best to video as many events as we can to share with the community. I am pleased to share with you the Broadway Night and Community Scholarship Night.


Health and Welfare

As I know many of you are aware, the incidents of Covid-19 are increasing steadily over the past few weeks. I again ask that you please reach out to Mrs. Bowman if your child is ill so that we can get Google Codes prepared for your child. This is especially important as we move towards the end of the school year!


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

Class of 2023

STEAM Camp & STEAM Academy in the Fab Lab

Registration is now open for Summer 2022! STEAM Camp is for students entering grades 2-5 in September, and STEAM Academy is for students entering grades 6-12 in September. CLICK HERE for more information about STEAM Camp/STEAM Academy and for the online registration forms!

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Kindergarten Round-up

We are attempting to locate children who live in Delran and are eligible for entrance into kindergarten for the September 2022-2023 school year.


If you have a child or know of a friend or neighbor who has a child in Delran who will be five (5) years of age ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2022, please visit the informational page and follow the directions.

Preschool Lottery Information

Updated Preschool Lottery Application and informational flyer. We have extended the application process and these new forms are updated on the district website as well.

College Planning

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


Class of 2023 College Planning Checklist

Scholarship Opportunity

The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship supports young scholars who embody their activism work in ways inspired by their own passions insights, originality, and conviction. This opportunity is open until July 15th.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Attention aspiring physicians!! The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University invites rising Juniors and Seniors who excel in Math and Science to apply to the JUMP High program. The program sessions occur one Saturday per month from October 2022 to May 2023. The application will close on August 1st.

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

There are several members of the Delran Track team that are still competing at this time. Last weekend was the Sectional Group 2 meet at Delsea Regional High School. 30 Bears competed on Friday, June 3rd, and 34 on Saturday, June 4th. Several students scored high and have qualified for the next round which is this Friday and Saturday at Franklin High School for the Group 2 championships. Good luck to the students who continue to move on in the postseason.


The Delran 1st Doubles Boys Tennis team of Haadi Khan and Michael Carnivale will be competing in the NJSIAA State Doubles tournament this Saturday at Veteran’s Park in Hamilton at 3:00 pm. Good luck boys, Delran is so proud of you both.


The Delran Baseball team defeated Collingswood 6-2 in the 1st round of the South Group 2 tournament. Unfortunately, the Bears were defeated in the 2nd round by a strong Manchester Township pitcher. The team ended their amazing season with a record of 18-6. The Bears have a lot to be proud of. They proved that they were a team in South Jersey that could compete with anyone.


IF you are interested in playing Fall sports at DHS, registration will no longer be done through Family ID. Registration will take place in Realtime moving forward. Starting on July 1st, 2022, registration for all Fall sports can be found in the Parent Portal. Once in Parent Portal, locate the Sign-Ups link on the left of the screen. All Fall sports will be listed. You must review all 10 documents and accept them before you are allowed to select sign up for that sport.


All students who need a physical, please turn in your completed physical form to the main office as soon as it is completed by your physician. If your child currently uses an inhaler or has asthma, an Asthma Treatment Plan must be completed by your physician at the time of the physical. Physicals and Asthma Treatment Plan forms can be found here and in the main office of DHS. If you have any questions or difficulty with signing up your child for a Fall 2022 sport at DHS, please contact the Director of Athletics at extension 3015.


If you are a current senior and you have committed to playing a sport in college for a Division III school or JUCO, please contact the Director of Athletics by Monday, June 13th. Another D3 Recognition Day is going to occur on June 14th for those who missed the June 8th ceremony. Please contact the Director of Athletics with any questions.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

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