Delran High School Broadcast

September 20, 2018

Delran High School Mission

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

On behalf of the entire staff, you are cordially invited to attend our annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 27th at 6:45pm. We will begin the evening in the Performing Arts Center with a brief welcome followed by walking your child's schedule and meeting your child's teachers in their classrooms. We request that you either print out your child's schedule before Thursday, or you have access to it through the parent portal. Thank you very much.

Family ID

We still have a number of parents who have not signed up for FamilyID and registered their child here at DHS. Please understand that access to co-curricular activities including sports, clubs, and dances will be taken away if this is not completed. If you have any questions, please reach out to Denise Stellwag in the main office. or 856-461-6100 x3000.

Student ID Cards

Please remind your children that they need to bring their Student ID Cards to school everyday. They need their identification cards to print in the library, at the late sign-in desk, in the nurse’s office and to purchase lunch! If your child loses their card, they must obtain another card for a $5.00 fee.

Mandatory Senior Trip Parent Meeting

The mandatory Senior Trip Parent meeting will take place on Thursday, September 27th at 6pm in the Performing Arts Center. All parents of seniors who are planning to go to Disney in March must attend. Class Advisors, Mrs. Nicole Spera and Mr. Stephen Blendermen will present all the important facts and fee of the trip.

RCBC's College Accelerated Program

Delran High School, in partnership with Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC), offers students taking select courses an opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. These courses are taught during the regular school day by members of the DHS staff who have been certified by RCBC adjunct professors. Detailed information is posted below. The deadline to register is Sunday, September 30th. This year, RCBC has rolled out an online registration program!

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

Important CAP Information/Deadline

Please click here for CAP information that will be distributed to eligible students on Friday, September 21st. Please note that registration is online and the deadline is Sunday, September 30th.

CAP (College Acceleration Program) is a part of RCBC's College Headstart program. This program provides students the opportunity to receive college credit for classes that they are already taking at DHS, taught by our teachers. Click HERE to register. Use the CAP information form to help you through the process.

Senior Trip Information

Attention Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2019! We can’t believe that senior year is already here! We are reaching out to touch base about a few important notes regarding the Senior Trip of 2019. The total cost of the trip this year is $1,530.00. The following items are due by THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st:

  • A minimum payment of $550.00 in cash or check made payable to DHS Special Funds (any money raised in their individual account will be applied to their 3rd payment).
  • The Senior Trip ID Form must be completed on Google Classroom.
  • The Senior Trip Contract must be completed, signed, and returned to Mr. Stephen Blenderman or Mrs. Nicole Spera.
  • A copy of their photo ID (driver’s license or passport) submitted to Mr. Blenderman or Mrs. Spera

There will also be a mandatory Senior Trip Parent Meeting on Thursday, September 27th at 6pm prior to Back-to-School Night. All of the necessary information pertaining to the payment schedule and paperwork for the trip will be provided. Please plan to attend if your son or daughter is intending to go on the trip.

Curricular Corner

World Language Department

The World Language students are jumping on the Delran Reads initiative bandwagon and are focusing on novels and short stories as the main catalyst of learning. Using short stories does more than provide vocabulary for students. The novels, which were obtained through a grant from the DEF, allow students to use their language in a creative and rigorous way. Thanks to Ms. Valerie Sanchirico (Spanish) and Ms. Stephanie Morales (French), students can each have their own books to read both in the classroom and in their free time. These novels help drive curriculum in a way that textbooks couldn't before. Students are, now more than ever, immersing themselves into the language and culture of the world around them. Mrs. Eileen Baker

Science and Technology Education Department

Click here to get the latest news from Mrs. Erica DeMichele!

Athletic News

The Fall season is underway and exciting games have already begun. The students and coaches are working very hard and it shows. Even though the weather has not cooperated, it has not stopped teams from competing at the highest level.

The girls' soccer team has started off red hot with a 5-1 record. The boys' soccer team has the toughest schedule in the state again and is currently ranked as the #8 team in the state.

The field hockey team has battled in every game and continues to show signs of improvement and identity.

The girls' tennis team competes in a tough division but still managed to earn an opening day victory. The team tournament is approaching quickly, and the Lady Bears will be ready.

Both boys' and girls' cross-country teams have started the season 4-0. Good luck to the teams in the Rancocas Valley meet this weekend at the sports complex in Eastampton.

The football team was involved in the game of the season so far with a 30-22 victory against in town rival Holy Cross Preparatory School. This was their first victory in six years against them and the team is now 2-0. The Bears are home again this Friday night against Pemberton.

FamilyID is open right now for any students who are interested in participating in a Winter sport at Delran High School. Please login and complete all sections of the registration. If you experience any issue, please contact the main office. If you need to turn in a new valid physical, please drop it off in the main office. A physical can take up to two weeks for approval from the school physician so do not wait to turn the forms in.

If your child has been diagnosed with Asthma or uses an inhaler for any reason, you must complete an Asthma Treatment Plan with your doctor during your scheduled physical. If your vision is less than 20/40 in either eye, you must get clearance from your eye doctor that you are cleared to participate in sports.

Student Parking Passes

Student parking passes are available for a $10.00 fee. The paperwork is online in the FamilyID system. Please click HERE to sign-up after registering with FamilyID! Seniors/juniors must present their license and a completed Student Automobile Form to Mrs. Sue Jordan in the main office to receive a parking tag. If a student does not have a parking tag, a warning will be given to the student. If warnings are not heeded, the car will be towed away at the owner’s expense.

SAT/ACT Prep Course at DHS

Staffs Prep will be offering an SAT/ACT Prep class on 9/12, 9/17, 9/24, 9/26, 10/1, and 10/3 from 6:00 - 9:00pm in preparation for the October 6th SAT test. The course will be held here at DHS at a bargain basement price! All DHS students will be able to take this course for $250 when it normally costs $699. Students/parents can visit, search for "Delran High School" and follow the steps to register.

Staffs Prep will also be offering a free mock SAT or ACT for Delran High School students. They will be given on September 22nd and November 17th here at DHS. Students/Parents can visit to register! Can you beat free?

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Staffs Prep orgainization at


  • All students 10th -12th have an account.

  • Naviance is a web based tool that allows your student to explore their values, personality, strengths and correlate them to career clusters. It directs them to colleges with suggested majors so that they can build a list of colleges to explore.

  • Seniors and Juniors can see upcoming college visitations and request to attend directly in Naviance.

  • All students should be building their personal activity resume.

  • Ask your student to share with you what they are doing in Naviance.

College Planning

  • Is your senior ready to send out college applications this fall? Click here to review what to do this summer to prepare for college admissions.

  • Students at all grade levels are encouraged to begin exploring colleges. Build colleges of interest in Naviance and plan campus visitations.


  • Throughout the school year scholarships are posted on the Guidance webpage, listed in Naviance, search engines are in, and

  • Click here for currently available scholarships .



SAT Boot Camp at Temple University!

DHS students are invited to attend the SAT Boot Camp at Temple University on Saturday, September 22nd. Temple University is offering $7,500.00 in scholarships for low-income students. Temple sees an average increase of 200 points. Their mission is to empower the future of students, one correct answer at a time.



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