Delran High School Broadcast

February 23, 2017

Message from Mr. Daniel Finkle

PARCC Parent Night - 2/28/17

All students will be taking the PARCC during the first week in April. The schedule is as follows:

April 3 - Math Parts 1 and 2

April 4 - Math Part 3

April 5 - ELA Part 1

April 6 - ELA Parts 2 and 3

Makeup tests will take place beginning Monday, April 10th and ending on Thursday, April 13th.

NJ High School General Guidelines (Who Must Take PARCC?):

  • All General Education and English Language Learners
  • Students w/Disabilities must take PARCC except severely handicapped students who must take DLM as specified in their IEP (exempt from taking General Assessment)
  • Special Education Exempt From Passing are required to take, but not pass, multiple, Math Assessments (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) and multiple ELA/L Assessments (Grade 9, Grade 10, and Grade 11)
  • Special Education Exempt From Passing are not required to pass PARCC or transitional graduation assessments, or to participate in the appeal process.

It is important for students to sit for the PARCC on many levels. As a parent, the information you receive from the results will enable you to help your child because the test will show your child's strengths and weaknesses. As a school, we use the data to determine where our curriculum is strong and where we need to spend some time revamping in order to meet the needs of our students. In addition, if you look at the DHS School Performance Report for last year, the results of the past year say that we are a "failing" school. As we all know, this is simply not the case. Our scores are not acceptable to the state because many parents are refusing to have their child sit for the test. Another reason is students who do take the test do not take it seriously because their peers are not testing. Unfortunately, outsiders do not know the specifics of our scores, they just make decisions on what they see.

Freshmen this year do not have a choice to refuse since it is now a graduation requirement for them to sit for the test. I implore you to support me in having your child sit for the test and to encourage them to do their very best.

On the days of testing, should your child not have either ELA9, 10 or 11, or Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II, there will be a delayed opening. The buses will run 2-hours later than the normal pick-up.

For a more detailed explanation about the test and our scores, we have prepared a PARCC Parent Night which will take place on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the DHS Media Center. During this meeting, we will explain the entire process, address any concerns and answer questions. Please see the Delran Twp. PARCC Resource Page for detailed information.

DHS Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our 2017 DHS Science Fair winners! A special thank you to Ms. Kimberly Brewster for your unwavering support, dedication and hard work with our students.


Delran High School is pleased to invite you to join us as we produce this surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood with some of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. Shows begin this Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th. Please click here to purchase tickets.

The Bear Facts - 2nd Edition

To read all about the happenings at DHS and our students’ prospective on issues in the news today, please click on the BEAR FACTS – Winter Issue!

Read Across America

NEA's Read Across America, now in its 20th year, is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on Thursday, March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school!

For more information on the program, click HERE.

Sports News With Mr. Anthony Guidotti

Seven Delran High School wrestlers have advanced into the Regions of the NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament. Zachary Zuckerman, Zachary Bohn, Anthony Grozozski, Anthony Cameron and Jacob Sundermier placed in the top 3. Philip Rogers and Bryan Miraglia both placed first in their weight class.

After the first day of wrestling, Bryan Miraglia, Philip Rogers, Anthony Grozozski, Anthony Cameron, and Jacob Sundermier have advanced to wrestle on Friday at Brick Memorial High School! Congratulations!

The boys' basketball team will play at Delaware Valley on Monday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m., and the Lady Bears will play at Point Pleasant Boro also at 7:00 in the NJSIAA State Tournament.

Opening day for spring sports is Friday, March 3rd. The ATS Portal is currently open. If you are playing a spring sport, please make sure all your information is completed in the portal. Directions for new students are posted on the athletic web page. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. David Caplin at extension 3126. Please submit your forms before March 3rd! Go Bears!!!

Interim Grades on Portal

The 3rd marking period interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, March 1st. 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.

Senior Class Trip

The majority of our senior class will be traveling to Disney on Tuesday, March 7th and returning on Saturday, March 11th. Seniors attending the trip must check their luggage in on Monday, March 6th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Click here to view the itinerary. The itinerary is also posted on our website for easy access!!! We wish the seniors a safe and memorable trip. For those seniors not attending the trip, attendance is mandatory at school.

Scheduling Change Waiver Deadline

Just a reminder that if you and your child wish to change any of the academic recommendations and take a higher level course, a Scheduling Waiver Form must be completed and submitted to Mrs. Kitty Newman, Guidance Secretary. The deadline for waiver forms is March 29, 2017. There are no exceptions for late waivers. We urge all of you to read the Program of Studies which can be found on our homepage, especially the first 17 pages as they contain a tremendous amount of helpful information.

Alumni Walk

Delran High School is proud to reintroduce the, DHS Alumni Walk.” The project is designed to provide the graduating seniors and DHS Alumni the opportunity to make their legacy a permanent piece of the landscape of Delran High School. This is the third year of the project, and we are hopeful to pave our way past the ticket booth this year. The project will allow members of the Delran High School family to congratulate, memorialize, and archive their relationships, memories, and friendships fostered here at DHS. Please consider buying a brick and making your legacy a permanent piece of DHS’s path to success. Please submit the order form with your payment to Mr. Brian Stolarick, Assistant Principal. Checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds. Orders are due by Wednesday, March 1st.

Golden Regiment Marching Band Accepting Members

The marching band in Delran known as the Golden Regiment had an incredible fall marching band season. The group, made up of 32 students, completed an undefeated season winning the US Bands Group 1A State Championship, Yamaha Cup Northeast Championship, and the US Bands Group 1A National Championship! The "GR" was also named the best marching band in Burlington County by, ousting talented bands such as Shawnee, Lenape, and Cherokee. Children interested in marching band should be on the lookout for information coming out in March! The Golden Regiment accepts members from 7th to 12th grades. Contact Mr. Rafter, Director of the GR, at with any questions.

PTA Corner

Gift Basket Extravaganza

The 2017 Gift Basket Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 29th at DHS. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in DHS lobby. Tickets are only $20.00 per person and include 26 bidding tickets, 1 door prize ticket, 1 food ticket and 2 drink tickets. Tables are in groups of 8 or 10. Last year, we sold out in under 2 hours so please plan accordingly. Please contact Denise Klein at with any questions.

GBE Solicitation for Items

Do you have new items lying around your house taking up space? Perhaps you received something for Christmas that you do not like or have no use for. Why not donate it to the GBE? We will take those items and make a basket out of them.

Graduation Lawn Signs

Honor your graduate with a Graduation Lawn Sign. Signs are $25.00 each and include a lawn stake. Signs are available for both 8th & 12th grade graduates. Orders are due by Saturday, April 1st. Late orders will not be accepted. An Order form can be found HERE.

Senior Stars

Senior Stars are on sale for $5.00. Let your imagination run wild as you decorate a star in honor of your Class of 2017 graduate. Stars will be displayed at the Gift Basket Extravaganza and Project Graduation. Contact Theresa Heisler at for additional information.

Hershey Park Tickets

Discount tickets are available through the Elementary PTA. Get access to four attractions for one low price with over 70 rides including 13 rollercoasters. Enjoy Hersey Park, the Boardwalk at Hershey, Zoo America (when entered from Hersey Park) and Hershey's Chocolate World. Also, take advantage of the free preview, just present your pre-purchase ticket the night before your planned visit and visit Hershey Park for 2 1/2 hours prior to the park closing when closing at 10pm and 3 1/2 hours when the park closes at 11pm.

All orders are due by Friday, March 24th. Please send your order form and payment to your child's school. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Delran PTA Ice Cream Social at the middle school gym on Wednesday, June 7th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please contact Cora Hogadone at with questions or concerns.


College Open Houses

Rutgers Newark Inside Look Days

Rutgers University will host Rutgers Newark Inside Look Days on February 13, 15, 20, 22, and 27 and March 1, 6, 8, 20, 22, 27, and 29. Meet Rutgers students, faculty, and admissions staff and take a tour of the campus. The Newark campus is home to 8,000 residential and commuter students. The location provides students an endless array of corporate and cultural opportunities in the northern New Jersey/New York City area. Reservations are requested. Contact information is 973-353-5205 and Visit for more information about Rutgers University.

Rutgers School of Dentistry

Rutgers University will host an introduction to their Dentistry program on Tuesday, April 18th. This is a great opportunity for high school students to learn about the many career options available in the field of Dentistry. Rutgers is considered to be among the top dental schools in the country. Reservations are requested. Contact information is and 973-972-1645 . Visit for more information about Rutgers University.

Rutgers Day 2017

Rutgers Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00-4:00 at the Camden, Newark, and Piscataway/New Brunswick campuses. New Jerseyans of all ages are welcome to visit their State University for a day of fun, exploration and hundreds of activities. Admission and all events are Free. To learn more about Rutgers University, visit

Community Events

Burlington-Riverfront YMCA Swim Lessons & Sports Play

The Burlington-Riverfront YMCA in Burlington, NJ is offering spring swim lessons and sports and play classes (youth sports conditioning, soccer, basketball, Tae Kwon Do, Gymnastics and Dance) from February 27th to April 23rd. Please see the schedules for detail information including registration fees.

Delran Education Foundation Casino Night

The Delran Education Foundation is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Casino Night. The event will be held on Saturday, April 1st at The Madison in Riverside. Enjoy dinner, an open wine/beer bar, casino games, and prizes! All proceeds go directly to our nonprofit foundation which provides funding for innovative and exciting programs for Delran students. Tickets are available at This event SOLD OUT last year so be sure to order tickets now!

Construction Industry Career Day

Sophomores and juniors are invited to learn about the many professions that make up the construction industry on Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st at the NJ Convention & Expo Center. To register, please visit

Rutgers Spring Football Game

Rutgers Football will hold its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. Admission and parking are FREE for everyone, and all fans will receive a free 2017 Rutgers Football Big Ten Conference poster. Before the game, enjoy food, live music, kids activities, The Rutgers Band, Cheerleaders and more. This is a great opportunity for fans of all ages to enjoy New Jersey's Big Ten team. More details will be released soon--visit,, or call Rutgers Athletics at 866-445-4678. To purchase Rutgers merchandise, visit For more information about Rutgers University, go to