Delran High School Broadcast

October 18, 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

Autumn is in the air! Congratulations to all DHS students for another wonderful and memorable Homecoming season. Thank you to all the parents who put very long hours into the floats and skits to make this a great experience for the students.


Yesterday, the DHS administration treated the seniors to a surprise luncheon thanking them for being terrific leaders and positive role models for the underclassmen during Spirit Week! We are very proud of them for creating a respectful atmosphere and environment for building teamwork and unity during a healthy competition! Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We are very proud of you! Please see the pictures below.


For those who are interested, we will be hosting a Homecoming Forum to discuss the positives and areas where we can improve on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm. I have been contacted by many interested parents who have made suggestions, and it makes more sense to get all of the leaders into the same room at the same time to discuss. This will be followed by the regularly scheduled PTA meeting at 7pm.


On Thursday, October 25th, DHS will host a College Planning Information Night at 7pm in the Media Center. All parents/guardians are invited to this important meeting.


Please be advised that the Board of Education approved a new calendar making May 31st a single-session day for the Junior-Senior Prom.


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.

Thank you for the memories!

Click on each snapshot to enlarge the photo!

SENIOR LUNCHEON

CAP Deadline Extended

There is still time to register for CAP classes if you haven't already done so. The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, October 24th. The web address is https://rcbc.app.dualenroll.com. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Galati at ext. 3004 or Mrs. Newman at ext. 3008.

Red Ribbon Week

The National Family Partnership which began in 1980 and was Honorarily Chaired by Nancy Reagan, began Red Ribbon Week in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. The first Red Ribbon Week was held in 1988, and today, the Red Ribbon serves as a focal point in communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.


This year the theme is "Life is a Journey, Travel Drug Free." Each year thousands of schools compete to have their idea and art used as a theme across the country. Here at DHS we are giving students stickers to wear throughout their day and magnets on their lockers to remind them to stick to being drug free. We want our Bear Paws to stay Drug Free.


Please speak with your students and family about the importance of staying drug free. Statistics show that a simple conversation reduces the likelihood of kids using drugs by an amazing 42%! Unfortunately, only 25% of high school students report having these conversations.


Together we can make our students aware of the dangers of drugs and keep them drug free. Happy Red Ribbon Week!

Please join us!

The Guidance Department is hosting their annual College Planning Information Night on Thursday, October 25th at 7pm. We invite parents of college bound students to attend.

Revised 2018-2019 District Calendar

Please note that the Junior-Senior Prom is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2019. Please see the revised 2018-2019 District Calendar that was approved at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.

ATHLETIC NEWS

It is unbelievable but there are only two weeks left in the regular season of Fall 2018. The playoff picture is coming together and the time is now to eliminate any mistakes that still exist.


The field hockey team has been improving every week. They will be the 8th seed in the NJSIAA State Tournament next week against Ewing. The game will be played on Tuesday, October 23rd at 2pm.


The boys' and girls' cross-country teams competed in the BCSL Divisional Meet on October 17th. The students ran great races and many of them continue to improve their times.


The girls' tennis team just competed in a great match against Burlington Township and won 3-2. The last home match is today against New Egypt. The Lady Bears will compete in the BCSL Open on Monday, October 22nd at Veteran's Park in Hamilton.


Senior Night for the girls' soccer team is tomorrow, October 19th at 6pm against Lenape High School on the football field. The Lady Bears are having a great season and are ready to start their post-season run.


The boys' soccer team will be competing at the Talen Energy Stadium on Monday, October 22nd against Rancocas Valley High School at 8pm. The team remains in the Top 25 in the state and another title run is about to begin.


The football team is 6-0. The next game is tomorrow evening at Northern Burlington at 7pm. We are so proud of all of their hard work.


FamilyID is open right now for any students who are interested in participating in a Winter sport at Delran High School. Please log in and complete all sections of the registration. If you experience any issues, please contact Sue Jordan, ext. 3003 in 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

You are cordially invited to the 8th Annual Delran's Got Talent which will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at 7pm! Please click here for additional information!

YEARBOOK INFORMATION

The 2019 edition of Delran High School’s “Spirit” is now on sale. Only 1 week left to 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!

Yearbook Friends & Family Photos

Reservations are being taken during lunch periods until Wednesday, October 24th. Can't find a yearbook representative? See Ms. Justine Carey in Guidance for a Reservation Form. Add another personal memory to your yearbook. Groups less than 4 people are $5.00. Five people and more are $10.00. Pictures will be taken after school on Wednesday, October 24th or Digital photos can be submitted to jcarey@delranschools.org by Friday, October, 26th.

CURRICULUM CORNER

Please click here to learn the latest news in our Technology Education/STEM Department from Mrs. Erica DeMichele!

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.


As of Monday, October 22nd, lunches can only be purchased with a student ID.

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

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.

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