DHS Broadcast

December 21, 2017

A message from Mr. Finkle!

Since this is my last communication with you for this year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students and their families a wonderful holiday, a restful winter recess, and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

When we return on Tuesday, January 2nd, we will turn the calendar and immediately begin to think about the 2018-2019 school year. Our annual meeting with the students will be on Thursday, January 18th, where the high school administration and content supervisors will highlight new courses and answer questions about scheduling courses for next year. The process is the same and we will be using the Schedule Waiver Form with a hard deadline of March 15, 2018. The 2018-2019 Program of Studies booklet and the Schedule Waiver Form will be available on our web site shortly. Stay tuned.....................

I would also like to let you know of a couple of events in January that you should place on your calendar. On January 12th at 7:00 p.m., Justine Carey, guidance counselor, will be attending the PTA meeting and giving an in-service for parents about Naviance, our college application organizer and provider. This is a don't miss evening as you need to be knowledgeable about the program and the process in order to support your child.

Additionally, on January 18th, we will host our annual AP/CAP Information evening. The presentation will be from 6:30 - 7:20 and feature our own AP instructors who will explain the content and expecations of their respective courses. The administration will also be there to answer any questions that you have about AP, CAP and the differences! Previous attendees have raved about the evening and gave them much more insight into the courses we offer here at DHS.

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

Athletic News

The winter season is in full swing and we already have much to celebrate. The wrestling team earned the team title at the Pine Barrens Tournament on December 16. The boys' bowling team is 6-1 and the girls are competing at a high level at every match. The girls' basketball team will be competing over the break in a holiday tournament at Haddon Township. The boys' basketball team will be competing over the break in a holiday tournament at Collingswood. Wrestling will be competing at Hunterdon Central. The swim team is working hard and many of the swimmers have earned personal bests at meets. Continue to check the schedule online because changes occur periodically. Come out and support our students. Go Bears!!!

IMPORTANT REMINDER: if your student wants to participate in a sport during the school year, the student must have a valid physical. Once a new physical is complete, do not hold onto it. Turn the physical into Mr. Guidotti or Ms. Jordan so that it can be forwarded to the school physician for approval. Make sure that all information on the physical and health history form are filled out completely and accurately. In addition, a student may not participate in a sport unless the ATS portal has been completed. Directions on how to complete ATS can be found on Mr. Caplin’s teacher page.

Not able to make the home winter sporting events? Log into www.nfhsnetwork.com and subscribe to the Delran home page. You can watch basketball and wrestling matches live from the comfort of your home on your computer or smart tv for a low price. $9.99 per month, $40 per season. In addition, if you miss the live event, games are stored on the page for future viewing. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Guidotti.

Happy Holidays everyone and GO BEARS!!!

Teacher of the Year

I wish to congratulate Mr. Brian Brzozowski who was named the Teacher of the Year for Delran High School. Here is what parets, students, and his colleagues had to say about him:

Mr. Brzozowski is a consummate professional, working each day to inspire his students to achieve greatness. He is described by his students as an excellent teacher filled with enthusiasm and energy.

Mr. Brzozowski teaches special education, specializing in the field of mathematics.

He has the innate ability to motivate the unmotivated students through perseverance and having a never-give-up attitude. He truly believes and embodies the concept that every child can learn and he ensures that it occurs at a high level.

Mr. Brzozowski is completely accessible to his students, nurturing and encouraging through every academic exercise. He also participates in many activities outside of the classroom, believing that being a part of student’s lives must extend beyond the four walls of the classroom.

Congratulations Mr. Brzozowski! Well deserved!!!!

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DHS Choir & Band

Congratulations and thank you to all the members of the Bel Canto Choir, the Grizzly Tones and the Concert Band for Tuesday night's beautiful and inspiring performance. A special thank you to Mrs. Katherine Drachowski and Mr. Tom Rafter for your hard work, dedication and support of our students! A special Tahnk You to Ms. Curtain who was a student teacher in the music department this fall.

In case you missed it, HERE is a recording of the concert!

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Delran Special Education Parent Advisory Council

The Delran Township Special Education Parent Advisory Council is hosting three seminars in January! The first is entitled We Rock the Spectrum which will take place on January 11th. Bricks 4 Kidz will take place on January 16th and special guest speaker Elizameth Shaw will be in Delran on January 23rd. Ms. Shaw will address the topics of Suicide, Self-Injury, and Depression. For more information, or to register for these events, please check out the Special Ed Advisory Council page on the district website here
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Alumni Walk

Alumni Walk Update- We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! The latest pavers were installed last week along with the an Inlay from the Class of 2016! 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. 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.

Counselor's Corner

This Week in Guidance:

● Seniors should be finalizing college applications. Make sure you have informed your counselor and teacher recommenders!

● PSAT results were mailed home this week and students are receiving their testing booklets in English classes before the break.

Students can link their college board account to Khan Academy for personalized practice. This video will demonstrate how to link information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIkCoQoZ21U

● What do these scores mean for your child? Watch this video to learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-bOhSzyig

Seniors who have applied and had their transcript mailed to Rowan College at Burlington County by January 31st will be taking the Accuplacer on February 14th at Delran High School during the school day. This test will determine what level of English and Math they will be scheduled to take. It is encouraged that they use the review resources on the Naviance and the RCBC websites.

● All Junior students must complete 15 hours of community service. Click here for the Community Service Packet .


● Naviance is a web based tool that allows your student to explore their values, personality, strengths and correlate them to career clusters. Directing them to colleges with suggested majors so that they can build a list of colleges to explore.

● All students have an account. Please be sure that an active email account is listed in the Profile page under the “About Me” tab.

● Freshmen have received their account information in their Freshman Seminar classes and are encouraged to complete the career and interest inventories as well as exploring colleges.

● All students should be building their personal activity resume.

● Ask your student to share with you what they are doing in Naviance.

College Planning:

● 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, 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. 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. https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

Yearbook 2018

We invite everyone to follow us on Twitter @dhsyrbk18

Don't forget to order your yearbook!

Order before February 23rd to guarantee a book in June.

online: jostensyearbooks.com

by mail: Click here for order form

by phone: | 1-877-767-5217

or see Ms Carey in guidance

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

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 for pricing options and Create a Senior recognition ad. The Yearbook is FREE with purchase of Full Page

Nursing Admissions for High School Students

Rowan College at Burlington County has established an admissions application and process for students interested in Nursing in which they can apply for the Associates of Applied Science in Nursing while in High School!! The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is a three-year academic program with an opportunity to lead into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with Rowan. The Application is available until May 31, 2018!

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please visit: http://rcbc.edu/nursing/admissions-hs.

*** Any students seeking to learn more about this process should be encouraged to attend the Nursing Information Session on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Student Success Building Room 138. For a campus map visit: http://rcbc.edu/mount-laurel

Mount Laurel Campus 900 College Circle Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054(856) 222-9311

Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.

DHS Nitty Gritties

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