Delran High School Broadcast

March 10, 2017

Message from Mr. Daniel Finkle

Is it Winter? Is it Spring? With this crazy weather, who can really tell? As we move into mid-march, our Seniors are basking in the sun at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios having the time of their lives at the happiest place on earth. I hear they are having a blast!

If you didn't get to see Cinderella, you missed out. What an awesome production!!! A huge thank you to Ms. Cara Davis, Mr. Tom Rafter, Mr. Mike Smith and the staff, cast and crew who participated. You did an incredible job! Please enjoy the pictures from the production below.

Spring sports are in preseason, and I see the athletes working hard to prepare for the upcoming season. I would like to officially welcome Coach Michael Jackson and Coach Chris Penna to the coaching staff as they take over the reins of the women's and men's lacrosse programs. I have been impressed with the programs and look forward to seeing some competitive games this year.

I just wish to remind everyone of a couple of events and deadlines soon approaching:

  • Teen Arts Festival @ Rowan College at Burlington County on March 15th and March 16th: This art festival gives Burlington County students between the ages of 13 and 19 the chance to show off their fine art skills. There are two separate days for middle school and high school artists. The Middle School festival is on the 15th of March while the High School displays on the 16th. The exhibit features 2D and 3D paintings, photography and graphic design. This event is open to the community from 10am to 4pm daily.
  • Waiver Deadline: March 29, 2017 2:30 pm. We will not accept any waivers emailed electronically after the due date and time.

Congrats February Students of the Month

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month Emily Gordon and Noah Ballinger!

Emily was nominated by Mrs. Andrea James for her academic performance, character, respect, attendance, classroom leadership responsibility, school spirit, good work ethic, diligence and citizenship. Mrs. James stated that Emily is one of the finest examples of youth in our building. She consistently fosters an environment of acceptance, genuine kindness and friendliness. When a new student enrolled from another country, Emily served as her tour guide, including leaving class early to pick her up and show her to her next class until the new student was comfortable navigating on her own. Emily welcomed her to eat with her friends at their lunch table where she still sits today. Emily became her tether in a sea of a thousand new faces!

Noah was nominated by Mr. Joseph Lewis for his academic performance, character, attendance, good work ethic, diligence and citizenship! Mr. Lewis stated that Noah deserves to be the Student of the Month because a student was choking in the cafeteria during lunch. Noah rushed to the student and performed the Heimlich maneuver on him dislodging the carrot he was eating! Additionally, Noah is a very good student and overall good person.

Congratulations and thank you Emily and Noah for a job well done!

Congrats NHS

Delran High School's National Honor Society successfully held a 13 team Volleyball Tournament on March 2nd benefiting the American Heart Association. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and generosity!

Teen Excellence Award

Are you an adult who knows a high school aged teenager deserving of special recognition? We invite you to become a nominator for the Burlington County Times Teen Excellence Awards. The county’s most outstanding teens will be chosen based upon community service, academic efforts and, when applicable, demonstration of overcoming an obstacle. Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony, in the pages of the BCT and on our web site. This program is open to all county high school students, grades 11 and 12. The deadline is Friday, March 24th! To nominate a deserving students, please complete the nominate form.

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.

Mrs. McGann's March Newsletter

In her March Parent Newsletter, Mrs. Kari McGann, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, discusses Homework, K-5 Mathematics Program Review and Evaluation Process, Cyberbuling; A Problem for Many and Solutions to Consider and New Novel Approvals and Reviews for Future Approvals. Also, March into the Arts Month with the district's Cultural Arts Program! Read all about it!

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 April 15, 2017.

PTA Corner

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.


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College Open Houses

Rutgers University

Rutgers University will conduct a tour/information session for students interested in Math majors on Wednesday, March 29th from 10:00-3:00. Reservations are required. The day will include a general information session about the university, a two-hour tour, lunch on your own, and academic sessions about Pre-med. For more information, contact 732-445-4636 or

Established in 1986, the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science & Engineering is an award-winning program that provides support and encouragement for undergraduate women pursuing degrees and careers in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology. The program's ultimate goal is to increase the participation of Rutgers women in STEM. The Douglass Project provides women in the STEM-related fields with personal, professional, and leadership development opportunities and provides support systems that encourage women to recognize their abilities, attain their educational goals, and ultimately pursue careers in the STEM fields. Rutgers University will be holding tours/information sessions on the Douglass campus in New Brunswick at 1:30 PM on March 3, 24, 31 and April 7, 21, and 28. Reservations are requested. Please contact or 848-932-9500 for reservations and more information.

Rutgers University offers free tours of the Zimmerli Art Museum on the New Brunswick campus of the State University. With 60,000 objects, Rutgers is home to one of the largest university museums in the country. Tours are free for children under age 18,university students, teachers, and chaperones. Please schedule at least three weeks in advance. Interactive guided school group tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, call Rutgers at 848-932-6787 or

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

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!