Delran High School Broadcast

November 3, 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!

Hello DHS Community!


I hope that everyone is well as we enjoy this amazing October weather!


Congratulations goes out to the Girls Soccer Team for their outstanding season, culminating in a tough loss at Haddonfield. They fought hard the entire season and I look forward to seeing them come out roaring next year!


In addition, the Golden Regiment will be competing in Nationals at MetLife Stadium this Saturday after coming in a close 2nd this past weekend at South Brunswick. Prism is an amazing show and I wish them the best of luck as they defend their championship from last year.


The field hockey team lost a hard-fought match on Wednesday and lost to a talented Barnegat team 1-0. They had their chances but unfortunately, the ball did not bounce their way, even though they had some great opportunities. They had a very successful season and should be proud of themselves.


The football team ended their season with a win on Thursday, culminating a very tough schedule. They continued to work hard throughout the year and fought through every game, showing that Bears never give up. Great work by all!


The Boys Soccer Team will host the South Jersey Section 2 Finals on Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 in the Bear's Den. All spectators MUST purchase a ticket to attend the game. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.njsiaa.org/tickets. Students will be entering through a different gate (football ticket office) and DHS will cover the cost of their ticket. I look forward to seeing everyone out there!


Respect Day

I am so excited to have Dr. Mykee Fowlin back at DHS. His program, November 9th, is always powerful as he speaks to the students about being a teenager and growing up being their authentic selves. I have known Dr. Fowlin for over 20 years and he never ceases to amaze me in the way that the kids are riveted by his presentation. Please look him up on YouTube for a sneak peek at his presentation.


End of Quarter 1

Marking period 1 ends tomorrow! All grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Thursday, November 10th.


Educator of the Year

Please see the information below and nominate an educator that has made an impact on your child. We have amazing teachers here at DHS and I love when they are lauded for their work. The deadline for nominations is tomorrow!!!!!!


PASS

HERE is a letter from the district's Department of Student Services to all families informing you of a PASS survey students will be participating on November 14, 2022.


Covid-19

Although the numbers have been down for most of the school year, there has been a slight uptick over the past week or so. Please make sure that you are monitoring your child for symptoms and testing if necessary. Please contact Faith Bowman should you have any questions.


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

Educator of the Year Recognition Program

The NJ Department of Education Governor's Educator of the Year Recognition Program

The state looks to honor exceptional teachers and educational service providers through this program by showcasing excellence, student achievement, innovation, and dedication through service in public education.


Delran Township Public Schools would like your help in nominating educators to represent our four schools. Once selected at the school level, educators have the opportunity to apply for county and state recognition.


Administrators, staff members, students, parents, and community members are encouraged to participate.


If you would like to nominate a teacher, paraprofessional, and/or educational services professional that has truly inspired you as an educator, please click on the links below to submit your nominations by 11:55 PM on November 4, 2022.


We would like to thank you in advance for helping us determine our Delran Township Public Schools Educator, Paraprofessional, and Educational Services Professional of the Year.


Update from the Classrooms

English

Ms. Rubano's classes are experimenting with flexible seating options. Room 146 now has 4 different seating options, all from a grant from the Delran Education Foundation. Students are enjoying having control over their work environment.

Mrs. Obst’s CP Forms of Lit and Comp students made and presented identity maps to showcase their rich and complex identities to conclude our Embracing One’s Identity unit.


Mrs. Obst’s Honors British Lit and Comp are finishing Brave New World and selecting independent dystopian lit novels to practice the skills we are learning in our Dystopian Literature as Social Criticism unit.


Mrs. Lesher and Miss Schreiner's Forms of Literature and Composition classes are starting their first novel this week, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Vocabulary words come first, and students are learning how fun it is to use a paper dictionary in class! For home vocabulary work, they can add the Merriam-Webster dictionary app to their phones.


Mrs. Feldman and Miss Schreiner's CP Forms of Literature and Composition classes are starting to read the play The Miracle Worker this week, the story of Helen Keller's teacher Annie Sullivan's achievement of teaching Helen to communicate with sign language. Students will be learning some sign language, too, and will see how difficult it is to have to communicate in a completely different way.

Currently, in the Library Media Center, students are engaging in activities related to their class novels.

  • Some senior classes are participating in a dystopian-themed book tasting, an event where they travel around stations in the LMC to sample different novels, after their completion of "Brave New World."


  • Additionally, some sophomore classes are learning about our online databases and source evaluation to research current humanitarian crises after reading "Farewell to Manzanar" to compare and contrast.


  • Finally, many Freshmen visited the library to check out their new "BFF" - book for fun.

World Language

Ms. First’s Honors Spanish 4 is reading La Llorona de Mazatlán and learning more about Mexico’s geography and culture.


Ms. First’s CP Spanish 2 is learning vocabulary to describe their daily routines.


Ms. First & Mrs. Olah’s Spanish Language and Culture students are learning about the different parts of Día de los Muertos and doing a variety of activities to celebrate!


Madame Zamichieli’s Honors French II will perform a fashion show in class next week.


The World Language department will be creating a gratitude tree on the second floor outside of room 207. World Language teachers will invite their students to write down a few things they are grateful for in the target language. Stay tuned for the final product mid-November!

Social Studies

2nd Marking Period

  • World History - Early Global Connections/Modern Nation States 1650-1850
  • US History I - American Revolution/US Constitution & Early Republic 1776-1840
  • US History II - The Great Depression/World War II 1919-1945

Science

  • Environmental Science - The Origins of the Earth
  • Biology - Structure and Function in Living Things
  • Physical Science -Matter & Its Interactions
  • Chemistry -Atomic Structure
  • Physics -Forces and Motion
  • Forensics -Criminal Profiling


  • Physical Science - Students have spent the first marking period studying matter and its interactions. As we wrap up the first marking period, we are looking forward to studying chemical reaction rates using new, wireless spectrophotometry equipment.


  • Chemistry - Pictured below: Students in Mrs. Mason's chemistry classes are performing a flame test lab to further their understanding of energy, the electromagnetic spectrum, atomic structure, atomic spectra, electrons and the visible light spectrum.


  • Biology - Students in CP Biology are working on studying the unique properties of water. Water has these properties due to hydrogen bonding. Here, they are counting the number of drops that will fit on a penny. Which do you think has more, rubbing alcohol or water?

STEMbassador Applications are Now Open!

STEMbassadors are student ambassadors for DelranSTEM. They are excellent communicators, show strong leadership skills, and think innovatively about using technology to improve the world. STEMbassadors attend training sessions and are knowledgeable about the machinery and equipment in the Delran Innovation & Fabrication Lab. A critical role of the STEMbassadors is that they help educate younger children, peers, teachers, and adult community members who attend events in our Lab. DelranSTEM’s mission is STEM for ALL, and our STEMbassadors are an integral part of bringing STEM learning to life in Delran by serving as inspiring role models for fellow students and the community.


STEMbassador Information Flyer

STEMbassador Application


*note that students must be logged in with their Delran google account in order to view the flyer & application linked above!


Applications are due November 9, 2022.

Parking Permit

Parking Permits are available for Junior and Senior students.


Any automobile without a valid hangtag will be given a warning. If warnings are not heeded, the car may be towed away at the owner’s expense.

Class of 2023

Deadline approaching - 11/9/2022


DIPLOMA REQUEST for the class of 2023 is on the Parent Portal.


Completion of this form is required of all students who will be graduating in June 2023. Questions can be directed to Maureen Flanagan at mflanagan@delranschools.org.

Friends & Family Photos for Yearbook

Friends & Family Photos for the yearbook will take place after school on the following dates:


- Tuesday, November 15th at 2:20pm,
- Wednesday, November 16th at 2:20pm, &
- Thursday, November 17th at 2:20pm


Any group of friends, siblings, or cousins are invited to come out to have their pictures taken for the yearbook. If you are interested, sign up below and then meet Mr. Martinez in the main lobby by the bear each day at 2:20 p.m.


Sign your friend or family group up by CLICKING HERE (You must be signed in to your Delran account to fill this form out). Please see Mr. Martinez with any questions.

High School Happenings

  • 11/4 End of Quarter 1
  • 11/5 SAT
  • 11/5 Saturday Detention
  • 11/7 Quarter 2 Begins
  • 11/8 PTA Meeting 7:00 pm Media Center
  • 11/9 Respect Day Schedule
  • 11/10 SCHOOL CLOSED - NJEA Convention
  • 11/11 SCHOOL CLOSED - NJEA Convention
  • 11/14 PASS Survey
  • 11/15 Senior Portrait Make-up
  • 11/15 PAWS Schedule
  • 11/17 Principal's List Dessert
  • 11/18 Fall Play "Murder Takes the Stage"
  • 11/19 Saturday Detention
  • 11/19 Fall Play "Murder Takes the Stage"
  • 11/20 Powder Puff Football Game 7:00 pm
  • 11/23 Single Session - Early Dismissal 12:00 pm
  • 11/24 SCHOOL CLOSED - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 11/25 SCHOOL CLOSED - Thanksgiving Holiday

PTA

COME JOIN US on November 8th @ 7:00 PM.


You can join us IN PERSON at the DHS Library OR via Zoom. (Info here: Flyer )

This month's meeting will include:


  • Details about the upcoming holiday event and gift card raffle
  • Senior Parents: We will discuss and have sign-ups for: Gift Basket Extravaganza & Project Graduation
  • Updates from the DMS and DHS Principals
  • Ability to purchase Graduation Signs & Senior Stars


HERE you will find a flyer for the Elementary PTO Craft Fair scheduled at DMS on December 3rd along with a vendor application for anyone who may be interested.

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INFORMATION FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT:

Class of 2023

College Visits

Upcoming college visits include: Montclair State University, Seton Hall University, University of Scranton, The College of New Jersey, Alvernia University and Stockton University


Students must register in Naviance to attend any meetings of interest.


Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) is hosting a general information session on Tuesday, November 15th from 6-7pm on campus at Votta Hall. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register.



Upcoming College Deadlines

As we approach several school holidays (NJ Teachers’ Convention, Thanksgiving recess, Winter Break) students are encouraged to be extra mindful of approaching college application deadlines. Ideally students should notify their counselor two weeks prior to their colleges’ deadlines so that transcripts, letters of recommendation and supporting documents can be submitted on time.



Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on Saturday, October 1. The FAFSA is a necessary first step in the financial process for those students continuing their education after high school graduation. This video provides an overview of how to fill out the FAFSA.


Colleges, universities and career schools each have their own unique FAFSA deadline. The Office of Financial Aid at any school where you apply can be a support throughout this process. In addition, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority is offering free, virtual workshops to assist students and families with their FAFSA application.


To sign up for a workshop or explore HESAA’s other resources visit their website.


In addition, students are encouraged to identify other scholarship opportunities using resources like www.goingmerry.com, and www.fastweb.com. Private employers may also offer scholarship opportunities to employees’ dependents. Local scholarships are more commonly advertised in the spring and will be published via Canvas and included in daily announcements.



Class of 2024

Standardized Testing

College-bound juniors should begin planning their SAT and/or ACT testing schedule.

Students will register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org

Students will register for the ACT at www.act.org


Fee waivers for both assessments are available for those students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch. Not sure if you qualify? Complete the appropriate form and return it to the Main Office.


Upcoming SAT dates include:

December 3, with a registration deadline of November 3rd

March 11, with a registration deadline of February 10th

May 6, with a registration deadline of April 7th

June 3, with a registration deadline of May 4th


Upcoming ACT dates include:

December 10, with registration deadline of November 4th

February 11, with registration deadline of January 6th

April 15, with registration deadline of March 10th

June 10, with registration deadline of May 5th

July 15, with registration deadline of June 16th

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

This has been an amazing Fall 2022 season and we are not done yet. The NJSIAA playoffs have begun and we have been able to witness many exciting moments in Delran athletics. As the season begins to wrap up, it is time to recognize many of the teams who worked hard all year.


The Delran Football team concluded their 2022 season with a big win over KIPP Academy on October 27th. Many of the students got an opportunity to play in this game because the Bears were in control from the beginning. Near the end of the game the seniors got an opportunity to be on the field together one more time. Delran is so proud of the Bears for battling through every difficult game this season, never giving up. The seniors will be missed. Time to focus on the off season by playing another sport or getting in the fitness center.


Girls soccer played their hearts out until the last whistle on October 29 at Haddonfield. During the second half of the season the girls realized their true potential and began to show how good this team can be. The girls played with 100% effort all year and made so many magnificent plays. Thank you to our seniors who have meant so much to this program. This team will be even stronger next year because they understand what it takes to get to the next level.


Boys Soccer are proving to the state that they are still the team to beat in the South Group 2 section. On November 2nd, the Bears traveled into Cinnaminson's house and came away with a 2-0 victory. Cinnaminson never really threatened to score in the this. The Bears played composed and did what they needed to do so they can once again host the South Group 2 sectional final in the den. The Bears will host Sterling on November 5th . The game time has yet to be determined.


Field Hockey got the opportunity to host Barnegat in the 1st round of the NJSIAA South Group 2 tournament on October 31st. It was a well-played game by two very good teams but unfortunately the result was not what the Bears were hoping for. Throughout the season, I was able to witness a team that loved being together and worked really hard to improve at each practice. Their effort showed on the field with big wins over Cinnaminson and Northern Burlington. This senior class is very special, and we look forward to hearing about all of the success at the collegiate level.


Members of the Delran Cross Country team competed in Sectional Championships on October 29th at Thompson Park in Jamesburg. The Bears showed great heart on the course and their ability shows that they will be contenders for a divisional title in the near future. Thank you to all of the seniors for being an important part of the program and showing the underclassmen what it takes to be good in this sport.


The Unified Soccer team concluded their regular season schedule with a road contest at Moorestown on November 1st. They will finish their season with an inter squad scrimmage on November 3rd where they will celebrate their seniors. Thank you to the coaching staff for making this a great experience for the athletes and partners. Students, you have made Delran so proud because of your teamwork, sportsmanship and effort. Thank you to the seniors for being a special group and making this such a memorable season.


Any students who are interested in signing up for a Winter 2022-2023 sport at DHS, the registration is open in the Parent Portal in Realtime. The district is no longer using FamilyID for registration. In order to access the Parent Portal, you must:


1. Answer the questions that Mr. Finkle has provided

2. Once the questions are answered, you will have access to the Parent Portal

3. Select the Sign up link on the left side of the page

4. Locate the particular sport that you wish to sign your child up for.

5. Review and acknowledge the documents that are contained for your desired sport.

6. Once you have acknowledged the documents, you will be able to select sign up for your chosen sport.


If you have any difficulty signing your child up for a Winter sport, please reach out to the Athletic Secretary, Denise Stellwag, or the Director of Athletics, Anthony Guidotti, for assistance at extension 3015.


In addition to registering for a sport, you must have the following completed in order to participate:


1. A valid physical


  • Turn in any new physicals to the main office as soon as they are completed
  • These forms can be found in the main office


2. Asthma Treatment Plan


  • This form needs to be completed with the physician if your child currently has asthmas or using an inhaler
  • This form can be found in the main office


3. If your child has vision that is worse than 20/40 in either eye, you must turn in a clearance note from an eye doctor with the completed physical

4. NJDOE Health History Update Questionnaire must be turned in to the main office before participation can occur. They are attached to the hard copies of the physical in the main office.



There will be an interest meeting on November 8th at 2:30pm in the DHS health room for all students who are interested in trying out for the Boys Basketball team and meeting the new coaching staff.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

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