DHS Broadcast

September 28, 2017

A message from Mr. Finkle!

What a beginning to the school year here at Delran High School. I can't believe that one month has passed already. Time sure flies when you are having fun!

There are a couple of events that I would like to call your attention to that are coming soon.

First and foremost, next week has been determined to be a Week of Respect. Our Safety Committee has been busy working with clubs and activities within the school to bring attention to the good things that we do here at DHS each and every day. Remember, we have but one rule here: Respect Yourself; Respect Others; and Respect the Environment. I look forward to a great week with a culminating special treat for a few students. More to come on that front.

Secondly, late next week and the following week will be our Homecoming Festivities. I look forward to spending time with students and parents at the float sites throughout the coming days. I truly love the way each class comes together and dedicates time and effort to produce amazing floats and awesome skits. What a great time for the Delran community! The theme of Homecoming 2017 is... Come on, you didn't think I would spoil the surprise did you? The theme will be announced on Tuesday afternoon October 3, 2017.

Also during homecoming week, we will be administering the PSATs to all Sophomores and Juniors on October 11, 2017. The testing begins at 7:30 so please make sure that your child is here on time. Please remember that the Freshmen and Seniors have a two-hour delayed opening.

We have also made a few adjustments to our schedule over the month of October due to some conflicts. College Information Evening (10/17) has been moved as well as Delran's Got Talent (10/24). More on these events as they get closer.

I wish you and your family a wonderful beginning of autumn. As in the past, you should expect these broadcasts bi-weekly throughout the school year.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at dfinkle@delranschools.org or 856-461-6100 x3005.

Assistant Principal's Corner

Week of Respect: 10-2 through 10-6

Week of Respect is especially significant this year as it ties in with our school-wide theme, and our School Safety Team has coordinated the following activities:

All week: Student Government officers will read quotes about respect during announcements .

Peer leaders will distribute buttons to students who exemplify respectful character traits.

Teachers may award “You are awesome because” slips to students, and/or encourage students

to award to each other. Pads will be available in every classroom.

Safety Team will hang respect posters in stairwells.

Monday: During all lunches, students will make a personal link about respect to be formed into a chain of respect and displayed in the cafeteria. Students will be given the option of photographing their link and posting to Instagram #DHSRespect2017.

Thursday: Mix-It-Up Trivia Lunches--Cafeteria will be decorated with tablecloths and centerpieces. Students will be assigned to tables by symbols where they will work together as a team on a trivia challenge. The winners will receive an amazing prize!

Chemistry Open House 10/17

The DHS chemistry teachers will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, October 17. Stop by rooms 141 and 142 before the PTA meeting to see what students have been working on so far this year! We will also have student work displayed from the 2016-2017 school year so that current parents and students will see what to expect in the coming months. Students and teachers will be available to answer questions and demonstrate highlights.

We look forward to seeing you between 5:30 and 6:30 pm on October 17 (rooms 141/142).

Athletic News

October is here and we are nearing the halfway point of the Fall season. Many exciting moments have occurred and the state playoffs are near. It's great to be a Delran Bear! The Homecoming football game is Friday, October 13. Students will be able to purchase their tickets to the game for $2 during lunch periods starting on October 11. Any students interested in playing a Winter sport can begin filling out the forms on the ATS portal on October 21. Play hard, play together, Go Bears!!!

Counselor's Corner


  • The Guidance Department will be offering drop-in application support to seniors on Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19th during all lunch periods and after-school. Senior students wishing to have more “hands-on” support completing their Common Application or other school-specific online applications are encouraged to visit during this time. Please come prepared with any needed log-in information.
  • DATE CHANGE: October 17th, at 6:30 - 7:30 pm. The guidance department will host their annual College Planning Information Night. We invite parents of college bound students to attend.
  • Financial Aid Night/Military Information Night will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 pm in the High School media center.
  • Students may Drop in a course level between October 16-20. 50% of the original course and 50% of the new course will comprise the first quarter grade. After 10/20 a WP or WF will appear on the student’s transcript for any dropped classes. Guides for further schedule changes are on page 12 of the program of studies.

College Planning...What should we be doing?

Is your senior college ready?

Click HERE to review what to do to prepare for college admissions. The counselors will be

presenting class lessons on what seniors should be doing to get their applications out.

  • Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to attend the meetings with college representatives. This can be a great way to speak with a person from admissions in a small group setting to not only learn about the college and what it offers but to also demonstrate your child’s potential interest in the school. This is something that colleges track and can support the admissions decision.

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

  • Colleges conduct open houses and campus tours throughout the fall. Please check with your schools of interest for dates and times. You can also check the guidance page under “College Open Houses”

  • Rutgers School of Engineering is hosting “Knight for a Day Engineering Tours” in October and early November. For further information and to register go to http://soe.rutgers.edu/tours

  • RCBC is hosting a Fall Open House event, RCBC FEST, on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 12 pm - 4 pm., to showcase information on Academic Programs, Student Resources and more. Visit www.rcbc.edu/celebration for further information


  • 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 .

  • Seniors and their families can begin filing their FAFSA as of October 1, 2017. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to create an account. Visit the guidance webpage for support information.

Delran's Got Talent

The 7th Annual Delran's Got Talent will be held on Tuesday, October 24th.

PRELIMINARY ROUND will be held on Tuesday, October 10th.

Please click HERE for all information and sign-up form.

Alumni Walk

This project will provide many benefits to the Bear Community including improving the aesthetics of the DHS sporting fields & enabling all DHS community members the opportunity to leave their permanent mark on campus. Some of your greatest memories, we are sure, include DHS. Now, every time you come back to see a game, stroll the ground with your family or just stop by to relive old memories, you will be able to find a piece of yourself forever a part of the school infrastructure.

Click HERE for more information.

Yearbook 2018

The month of September is almost gone and that means there are only a few weeks remaining to take advantage of the Early Bird ordering special.

· Purchase the book before October 27th and pay only $75.00

· Purchase name personalization and get 4 FREE ICONS embossed on your student’s cover.

Regular sales 10/27 – 2/23 the book will be $80.00

Late Sales (based on availability) $90.00

Attention Senior Parents!

As is tradition, the yearbook editors invite you to submit a baby and/or childhood photo(s) along with a personalized message to celebrate your student’s success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become.

The commemorative can be as small or as large as you need for incorporating your memory and message. Go to jostensadservice.com to Create a Senior recognition ad.

1/8 page: $75.00

¼ page: $110.00

½ page: $175.00

FULL page: $290.00

Yearbook is FREE with purchase of Full Page

· If you have purchased the book you will be reimbursed in February

· If you did not purchase your student’s book it will be ordered when finalizing counts in January by Ms. Carey; jcarey@delranschools.org.


Our monthly meeting will take place at 7:30 on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30 in the Media Center following the College Information sesion.

Also, please join us for our PTA General Membership Meeting presentation of "Scholar Dollars" on Wednesday, October 25th from 7-9pm.

It will be a productive evening on ways to save money and little tricks of applying to colleges. All freshman, sophomore, and junior parents are welcome to attend! Please RSVP at delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com by 10/23/17.

Delran Education Foundation

The Delran Education Foundation is looking for members. Please watch this video and sign up HERE! The DEF gave almost $30,000 in grants to teachers throughout the Delran Township School District!

Community Event Hosted by BCIT Westampton

On Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00pm BCIT Westampton Campus will be hosting a special event with Inspirational Key Note Speaker Chris Lubbe. Drawing on his incredible story of resistance against ‘apartheid’, Chris keeps his audience spell-bound as he takes them on a journey of discovery. Most importantly, his audiences leave both inspired and motivated to take action and to make a changes in their own lives and their communities.

Click HERE to find out more about this special event!

Jake's Run4Play 2017 10/21

Everyone who registers before September 16, 2017 will receive a run/walk tee-shirt. After that date, while supplies last, each participant will receive a medal made especially for the Delran playground project.

Adults are $35.
Students are $25

Sign Up

Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.

DHS Nitty Gritties

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