Delran High School Broadcast

October 4, 2018

DHS 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

October has arrived and it is a very busy month here at Delran High School. The PSAT will be given to sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 10th. Freshmen and non-testing Seniors will have a two-hour delay. Interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, October 10th too. Our College Planning Part 1 and SAT/ACT Information Night is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th. All are invited to attend this very important evening.


Last but not least, our Homecoming Theme is....Reality TV Competitions! Freshman chose American Ninja Warrior, Sophomores chose America's Got Talent, Juniors chose Survivor and Seniors chose The Amazing Race. The Homecoming timeline is listed below.


The administration met with each of the classes to set expectations for behavior during Spirit Week. We look forward to an outstanding showing by all classes. We also reminded the students that if their FamilyID was not completed, they would not be able to participate in the Homecoming Dance, Winter and Spring Sports, Field Trips, and all other co-curricular activities. Thank you for ensuring that you take care of this responsibility.


Though it is homecoming week, we are still a school and education will continue throughout the week. I have asked the teachers to be aware of the amount of work that students are expected to do each evening; however, I cannot guarantee that your child will not have any homework next week.


Just a friendly reminder to share with your children. Please be cognizant that students are out late next week working on their floats at different sites, and walking along Route 130 and other major roadways. Students need to make sure that they put their phones away and are aware of their surroundings. We would hate to see such an exciting time be overshadowed by the injury of one of our students.


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

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. dstellwag@delranschools.org or 856-461-6100 x3000.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

WEEK OF RESPECT

The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122) requires that the week beginning with the first Monday in October of each year be designated as the Week of Respect in New Jersey. To recognize the importance of character education, school districts, charter schools and Renaissance school projects are required to observe the week by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing HIB. Our School Safety Team has coordinated the following activities for lunch periods:


  • #DHSRESPECT banner displayed in the cafeteria all week.
  • Mix-It-Up Trivia Lunches - On Tuesday, the cafeteria was decorated with tablecloths and centerpieces. Students were assigned to tables randomly by symbols where they worked together as a team on a challenge. The winners from each lunch were served a special catered lunch today prepared by Dr. Austin Anderson and served by Mr. Daniel Finkle (in tux).
  • On Wednesday, students wrote a post-it about respect to be formed into letters spelling “RESPECT” and displayed in the cafeteria. Students were given the option of photographing the display and posting to Instagram with the hashtag.


Congratulations to our Mix-It-Up Lunch Winners:


  • Period 5: Anna Burbage, Anthony Lorino, Billy Cheeseman, Sam Brogan, Dan Strohlein and Jordan Onyango
  • Period 6: Scott Porreca, Adara Kelly, Kelly Schneider, Jackson Weber and Joseph Vasconcelos
  • Period 7: Nicole Ceylan, Joe Morazzi-Porter, and James Puleo
  • Period 8: Shannon Rooney, Makayla Heisler, Dylan Pulley, Josh Reilly and Nicole Travis
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CONGRATS SEPTEMBER SOM

Congratulations to Sophia Chascsa and Kaitlyn Stavely who were nominated to be our September Students of the Month!


Sophia was nominated by Mr. Shaun DeLoche because she is the most honest student he has ever taught. Her integrity is second to none. She has been a model student and role model to her peers and approaches all activities with full effort. Sophia's work in the school store is helping to reshape it into something DHS can be very proud of.


Kaitlyn was nominated by Mrs. Siobhan McVay because she is an outstanding member of the DHS community. She is an excellent student and participates in track, cheerleading, Interact and Chemical Engineering and Manufacturing Club. Last year, Kate was a driving force in keeping the ChEM Club moving forward in production of its signature lotion bars despite her demanding schedule. This year, before school even started, Kate reached out to check in on the ChEM Club and to make sure it attains peak productivity. Also, Mrs. McVay witnessed Kate reaching out to new students to encourage them to participate in sports and extracurricular activities. Kate is a kind, thoughtful, sincere and involved students who excels in the classroom and in leadership roles.


Congratulations Sophia and Kaitlyn!

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PSAT

Again this year, we are very happy to offer the PSAT to every sophomore and junior at no cost to our families! The test will be given on Wednesday, October 10th in the morning. Freshmen and non-testing seniors will have a two-hour delay.

INTERIM GRADES ON PORTAL

The first marking period interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, October 10th. Please log into the Parent Portal periodically to keep track of your child's progress and grades. If you need help signing into the portal, please contact Mrs. Denise Stellwag in the main office at extension 3000.

CAP REGISTRATION EXTENDED

The CAP registration deadline has been extended! For any student who still wishes to register for CAP, please visit the website and follow the directions. The new deadline is Friday, October 19th.


There have been some corrections to the RCBC equivalent courses including credits and tuition. Click here to view the updated list of courses and fees.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Newman in Guidance at (856) 461-6100 ext. 3008 or email her at knewman@delranschools.org.

HOMECOMING COURT/DANCE

Congratulation to the 2018 Homecoming Court:


Queen Court: Sophia Chascsa, Rachel Farkas, Larissa Hatzold, Victoria Rolon and Rachel Sofroney


King Court: Stephen Grello, Justin Wilson-Kilgore, Sean McLoughlin, Nygel Wells and Tati White


Every student must have a completed and signed Homecoming Promise Form as well as completed their FamilyID to purchase tickets to the Homecoming Dance!

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HOMECOMING TIMELINE

Monday, October 8

  • Color Day - Class colors: Seniors - RED, Juniors - BLUE, Sophomores - GREEN, Freshman - YELLOW.

  • Charity Coin Race Begins

  • Soda Tabs – Tabs benefit Ronald McDonald house.

  • Boxed/Canned Goods (nonperishable food items) - Benefit Knights of Columbus.

  • TOP Challenge – Box Tops benefit district.


Tuesday, October 9

  • Philly Sports Day

  • Banners up between 5:30-7:30pm - Banners must be 2’ x 8’. One side of the banner must represent the class’s theme and the other side should show football/DHS spirit. Delran plays Haddon Heights.


Wednesday, October 10
  • College Logo Day - Any attire (hats, shirts, etc.) with a college logo will count.


Thursday, October 11

  • Theme Day - Students should dress in attire that depicts the students’ class’s theme choice.

  • Homecoming King & Queen Vote

  • Music and Float/Presentation/Thank You Description DUE.

  • Last day for all races.


Friday, October 12

  • Fancy Freaky Friday - All students must be dressed appropriately or else they will not be counted. Togas - Seniors only.

  • Pep Rally - Each class will present and be judged on Class Cheer, which is not to exceed 30 seconds. Classes will also compete at the pep rally for the spirit stick which awards extra points by cheering “Delran, Delran”.

  • Last day for homecoming ticket sales. Tickets will NOT be sold at the doors.


SITE BLACKOUT 7-9pm - No working on Floats.


HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME - Delran vs. Haddon Heights, 7pm - Attendance taken at the door. Classes will win points for attendance. Students must arrive by the end of the 1st quarter and have Student ID to be counted.


Saturday, October 13

  • Parade starts at Wright Way at 10 am (line up at 9:30)

  • Judging of Floats starts at 9:35. We ask all classes to give the judges room to review the floats.

  • King and Queen announced.

  • Presentations to follow Parade.

  • Spirit Week Winner announced.

  • Homecoming Winner Announced.

  • Homecoming Dance - 7-10pm.

Homecoming Football Tickets

Students will be able to purchase tickets for the Homecoming football game during lunch periods from October 9th to October 12th. Student tickets are $2.00.

ATHLETIC NEWS

There is a month remaining in the Fall season and many memorable moments have occurred. The football team is 4-0 and the team is playing with very high energy. The next game is this Friday, October 5th against Ewing. The girls' soccer team is currently 8-3 and is considered one of the best teams in South Jersey. The boys' soccer team is 6-4-1. The Bears are in the hunt for another division title. The field hockey team had a big win over Bordentown last week, and the Lady Bears are practicing hard and remain a close family. The cross-country team has been impressive on the courses. The future is bright for both programs. The girls' tennis team earned the 12 seed in the state team tournament. The team will be competing today at Lawrence at 4pm. Go Bears!


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 issues, 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.

Delran's Got Talent Auditions

The 8th Annual Delran's Got Talent will be held on Wednesday, October 24th! A screening round will take place on Tuesday, October 16th! Please click here to signup and for important rehearsal information.

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

The 2019 edition of Delran High School’s “Spirit” is now on sale. Take advantage of our BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL:

  • Purchase a book by 10/26/18 for $75.00.
  • Add Personalization for $7.00 and get 4 FREE icons. Click here to see options.
  • Regular sales 10/27/18 - 2/23/19 at $80.00.

  • Late sales (based on availability) through 4/27/19 for $90.00.


Ordering is easy:

  1. Online: www.jostens.com

  2. Phone: 1-877-767-5217

  3. See Ms. Justine Carey in guidance; jcarey@delranschools.org or x3012


DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!

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.

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.

PTA NEWS

JOIN THE PTA

It only costs $5.00 to join and the money helps the students directly! Please send in the membership form with your money to your child's school in an envelope marked PTA.


General Membership Meeting

All 8th to 11th grade parents are welcome to attend a FREE SCHOLAR DOLLARS Presentation on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7pm in the DHS Media Center. Ray Murphy will be giving some tricks on what you can do to save for college! It is not too soon to start saving! Please RSVP by Sunday, October 21st to delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com

WHY TAKE THE PSAT?

Taking the PSAT/NMSQT unlocks over $235 million in scholarships. Please click here for additional, important information.

Naviance

  • 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.

Scholarships

  • Throughout the school year scholarships are posted on the Guidance webpage, listed in Naviance, search engines are in Collegeboard.org, and Fast-web.com.

  • Click here for currently available scholarships .


DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE DHS

And So Senior Year Begins..................

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