Delran High School Broadcast

May 10, 2018

A Message from Mr. Finkle!

On Friday, April 27th, fifty-four DHS female students volunteered to participate in a day long workshop to learn about the process of running and winning elected offices. Students created their own political campaigns and presented their campaigns to their peers. Congratulations to all our students for a job well done. Click here to learn more about this wonderful event.

I would like to bring to your attention a new and dangerous trend among teenagers. It is the use of e-cigarette or what they call Juuling derived from the popular brand name, Juul. Juul is a sleek, rectangular vaporizing device that delivers a concentrated form of nicotine. It looks like a USB flash drive, and can even be plugged into a laptop to charge. Like smoking a regular cigarette, the nicotine from Juul or other e-cigarettes gets into teens’ lungs and bloodstream and keeps them coming back for more. 6ABC recently did a report on this topic. I encourage every parent/guardian to watch the second video in their report and learn the dangers of this new trend.

As the school year begins to come to a close, we are looking forward to our annual end-of-the-year events and showcasing our students' talents. Please check the list of events provided below or on our web site. Come out and support our students!

Band/Chorus/Art Department Showcases

The Visual Arts Department has wonderful events planned. The Band Concert will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 7pm, and the Choral Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7pm. The "Night of the Arts" Art Show is scheduled for Thursday, May 24th at 6pm.

Alumni Walk Deadline Tomorrow

Please consider purchasing a brick in order to pave the entire walkway. The deadline is tomorrow, May 11th. Please submit your order form and payment to Mr. Brian Stolarick.


The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment – Science (NJSLA-S) test will be administered during the morning on Wednesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 24th. We will follow a regular bell schedule. All Eleventh Graders must sit for the test. All other students will attend their regular classes. NJSLA-S make-ups will be administered on Wednesday, May 30th and Thursday, May 31st.

Community Service Deadline for Juniors

Juniors must complete 15 hours of community service by Friday, June 1st. Click here for the Community Service Packet. Failure to complete community service may result in non-eligibility for athletics, field trips, and dances until the requirement has been satisfied. All Juniors in United States History II who do not complete the community service requirement will receive an Incomplete until such time as it is completed. Please remember that US History II is a graduation requirement.

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

Alumni Walk DEADLINE 5-11-18

We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! The Advisors from the Class of 2017 are working on their inlay design. We are very hopeful this year’s Senior Class will buy a brick and cast their permanent legacy on DHS. It looks like we have established a new tradition of not only allowing a platform for individuals, but also each graduating class as a whole, to leave their mark. Please consider purchasing a brick in order to pave the entire walkway. The link for purchasing a brick is below. The new deadline is Friday, May 11th. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Best Cut Lawn-care and Landscaping for installing our bricks. They have donated their time and talents to DHS and provided their work free of charge. Thanks you Phil Velo and Best Cut. Click HERE for more information.

Delran High School Happenings

Congratulations Kelly Mesisca!

On Wednesday, May 2nd, the Burlington County Women's Advisory Council and the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders held their Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards Reception. Senior, Kelly Mesisca, was presented with the Elizabeth Coleman White STEM Award & Scholarship. Congratulations Kelly! DHS and the community are very proud of you!

Congrats Students of the Month!

Congratulations to Cole Hamlin and Colin Rafferty who were nominated by Mr. David Atkinson to be our April Students of the Month.

Cole was nominated because he is the most respectful and diligent students Mr. Atkinson had the pleasure of working with here at DHS. His quiet and polite disposition hides a work ethic unlike any other. He is always backstage in the Performing Arts Center creating new props, fixing busted guitar cords or climbing the scaffolds to hang new L.E.Ds. He is the consummate "behind the scenes" young man. Cole is also a strong student in the classroom. He exemplifies the 3 Cs: caring, conscientious and courteous.

Colin is the nerve center and brain power behind what goes on in the Performing Arts Center and beyond. His technological prowess is second to none. Colin has done everything from regulating microphone levels during our school assemblies to engineering lighting and sound design for our theater productions. He is also the student that teachers go to when something is wrong with their technology equipment. Colin always assists and makes suggestions to ensure longer life or better performance on computers and cell phones. He loves what he does and takes great pride in picking up new skills along the way.

Congratulations Cole and Colin!

Qtr. 4 Interims on Portal

The 4th marking period interim reports will be posted on the Parent Portal on Friday, May 11th.

Athletic News

The Delran High School spring 2018 athletic season has been full of exciting moments. The golf team is currently 9-5 and has qualified for the Sectional Tournament beginning Monday, May 14th. Kenneth Berkoff has also qualified for the individual tournament due to his outstanding match scores throughout the season.

Boys’ and girls’ track teams are both having winning seasons. Many students on both teams have achieved personal best records. The BCSL Divisional Championship is Saturday, May 12th at NBC.

Softball is having a winning season and is peaking at the right time. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, it appears that the softball team will be hosting a first-round game in the NJSIAA State Tournament.

The boys’ tennis team has been working very hard, and the results have been improving during each match. Delran High School is so proud of their efforts.

The boys’ and girls’ Lacrosse teams are in their last week of the season. Both teams will be hoping for an NJSIAA Tournament bid. The students have been working hard on the field, and we expect several students to get 1st and 2nd Team All-Star recognition for their performance.

The Delran baseball team has been excellent all season. They have won 9 of their last 10 games and are in great position to be Patriot Division Champions again. The team is competing in the BCSL Championship tonight at 6:30pm at Bordentown High School. The team is currently ranked at #10 out of all South Jersey schools. Come out and support the spring teams as they begin their championship runs. Go Bears!

AP Exam Schedule

The AP Exam testing schedule is as follows:

May 11 - United States History (AM)

May 14 - Biology & Music Theory (AM) & Physics C (PM)

May 15 - Calculus AB & BC (AM)

May 16 - English Language & Comp (AM)

May 17 - Statistics (PM)


Just a friendly reminder to seniors who took CAP courses during high school that it is your responsibility to request an official transcript from RCBC to submit to the registrar’s office of the college you are attending.

Seniors - Post-Graduation Plan Form Needed!

We are asking all seniors to please complete and submit their Post-Graduation Plan Form to Mrs. Kitty Newman in the Guidance Department by Monday, May 14th. This form is used for submission of final transcripts, information for the graduation program and identifying scholarships. Any senior who is planning on entering the military are asked to notify Mrs. Newman immediately. We appreciate your support and cooperation in obtaining this important information. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kitty Newman at or (856) 461-6100 x3008.

Junior-Senior Prom

This year’s Junior-Senior Prom will be held on Friday, June 1st from 7-11pm at Lucien's Manor in Berlin, NJ. The Prom Promenade will be held from 5-7pm in the DHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale during lunch periods in the cafeteria for $85.00 each. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, May 16th! Prom Promise Forms are due at the time of ticket purchase and can be found in the main office and on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Linda Mason at or Mr. David Atkinson at

Single Session - Friday, June 1st

Students will be dismissed at 12:00 - no exceptions! If students are not present for the entire school day, they will be denied entrance to the Prom.

Senior Night/Graduation Information

An informational letter regarding Senior Night, obligations, graduation rehearsals, Commencement Exercises and Project Graduation was mailed earlier this week. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Renatta Derkacs at or (856) 461-6100 x3005.

Senior Night will be held on Tuesday, June 5th from 6-7pm in the cafeteria. The PTA will provide pizza at no cost to the students. Seniors will receive their yearbooks if they ordered one.

All obligations/book fines must be paid in full by Thursday, June 14th. Any senior who has an outstanding obligation will not receive their graduation cap and gown after graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 15th. If you have any questions regarding an obligation or book fine, please contact Mrs. Susan Jordan at or (856) 461-6100 x3003.

Mandatory graduation practices will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and again on Friday, June 15th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All students must attend. We will meet in the main gymnasium.

Project Graduation

The Delran Middle and High School PTA is proud to be sponsoring Project Graduation 2018 on Friday, June 15th from 9:15pm to 2:30am at The Moorestown Field House. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free party for the graduates held on graduation night. It allows our graduates to celebrate with their fellow classmates in a safe environment. Tickets are $10.00 and maybe purchased on the following dates:

  • May 21, 22, 23, 24 and 30 during lunch periods
  • June 5 - Senior Night
  • June 6, 7 and 8 at the late sign-in desk

To be guaranteed a prize at Project Graduation, tickets must be purchased by Friday, June 8th. Please see flyer for additional information.

Yearbook 2018

It’s not too late to order your 2018 yearbook! A limited number of books have been made available for late sales. The book is $90.00. Please order your book via online at, by mail Click here for order form, by phone 1-877-767-5217 or see Ms. Carey in guidance!

Guidance Counselor's Corner

Financial Aid 101: The Award Letter

Please click on the guide to understand and break down the components of a financial award letter!

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

Did you know that there are many scholarship opportunities listed on the guidance webpage? This list is constantly updated. Click HERE for scholarship opportunities!

Community Service Requirement for Juniors

Juniors must complete 15 hours of community service by June 1, 2018. Click here for the Community Service Packet.

College Planning for Juniors

Build and Maintain a list of colleges that you are exploring in the “thinking” list of Naviance.

  • Arrange campus visits. You may use 3 excused days for college visits with documentation from the college's admissions office.
  • Get your college testing completed.
  • SAT in May, June, Aug
  • ACT in April, June, July
  • Update Resume in Naviance
  • Project your activities for senior year
  • Identify career/academic goals under Objective
  • Enhance what your role is within the activities
  • Make sure you Save a Printable Format
  • Personally speak with 1-2 teachers to ask if they will write a recommendation on your behalf.

College Planning for Underclassmen

  • 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 and listed in Naviance. Also, search engines are available on and
  • Click here for available scholarships.
  • Investigate Summer Enrichment Programs. This is a great way to explore career interests, enhance your college applications, and often get insight to the college campus experience.
  • Seniors and their families can begin filing their FAFSA as of October 1, 2017. Go to to create an account. Click here for FAFSA preparation and help information in ENGLISH or SPANISH. Check to see if your college requires the CSS profile in addition to FAFSA.


Career Workshop at RCBC

Registration is now open for JA’s Career Success Workshop at RCBC on Thursday, May 24th. Registration is free but space is limited (click here for registration). Students will:

  • Connect with mentors from area business and industries who share their experiences, stories, and career advice.
  • Participate in small group interactive activities that prepare them for success in college and the workplace including a STEM team building activity, business communication techniques, and mock job interview.
  • Explore education and career paths in high growth industries while spending the day on RCBC’s campus.
  • This program aligns to NJ Student Learning Standard 9 for 21st Century Life and Careers and SEL Competencies.


Graduation Sign Pickup

If you did not pick up your graduation sign, please contact Jenn Hunter at to make arrangements for pickup.


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