DHS Broadcast

October 13, 2016

Message from Mr. Finkle

On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, we are deeply saddened and heartbroken to learn of Mr. Bob Cristella's untimely death. He was loved and respected by everyone who came in contact with him here at Delran High School. His impact on our students is immeasurable, and he will be sorely missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Now, on to happier subjects! Homecoming and Spirit Week engulfed us with colorful signs, outrageous clothes, well-designed banners and healthy competition culminating in a Pep Rally. The annual Homecoming parade, skits, crowning of the King and Queen, and the dance provided us and the community with a colorful display of our students’ talents. A very special thank you to the faculty, administrators and parents for their hard work and dedication last week on making 2016 Homecoming a very successful and memorable experience for our students. Homecoming Results

Congratulations goes to our Homecoming Queen and King, Ms. Shannon Croly and Mr. Benjamin Pezza. Also, a shout-out to the Overall Float winner - Class of 2018, the Presentation - Class of 2019, and the Overall Winner..... Class of 2017!

Thank you to the MS/HS PTA for sponsoring "Under the Influence" student assembly for alcohol and drug awareness and prevention presented by Steered Straight Inc. This presentation uses current and salient accounts to demonstrate the real-life dangers associated with the misuse and abuse of alcohol, five categories of illicit drugs and over-the-counter substances.

Junior College Parent Night

DHS counselors will be hosting a college information evening for students and parents of juniors on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the DHS Media Center. Come hear about the preparation your junior will need to consider for applying to college in their senior year. ACT, SAT, and prep classes for both will be discussed as well as the search for a college that "fits" and the stress your junior may be feeling as they approach the end of their high school career.

College Accelerated Program (CAP)

DHS in partnership with Rowan College at Burlington County offers students an opportunity to earn both high school and college credit in select courses. Students will receive packets shortly in the courses that qualify for the College Accelerated Program (CAP). The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 18th. The DHS website has more information and a downloadable packet on the Guidance webpage. If you have any questions you may contact Katherine Newman, guidance secretary at ext. 3008 or Lena Galati, Assistant Principal at ext. 3004. CAP Information

PSAT/NMSQT at DHS - 10/19/16

Again this year, we are very happy to offer the PSAT to every sophomore and junior at no cost to you! The test will be given on Wednesday, October 19th in the morning. The freshmen and seniors will have an assembly and take care of some class business.

PTA College Financial Workshop

The MS/HS PTA is sponsoring a college financial workshop presented by Solutions for College Funding on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the DHS Media Center. Learn the information you need in order to get all of your children through the college of their choice. Please RSVP to delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com. College Financial Workshop Flyer

Financial Aid Night

Delran High School will host our annual Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Financial Aid Nights have become an important tool to communicate financial aid information to parents and students new to the process. These events can raise parent and student comfort, just as they raise awareness of the most important financial aid issues that must be addressed. A representative from HESAA will provide families with information on all of the Federal and State grants, scholarships and loan programs available through the FAFSA. Key information and requirements on filing the FAFSA are covered. The presentation is approximately one hour in duration and includes materials. All are welcome, but we especially encourage parents of seniors and juniors to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

PARCC Testing Dates

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be administered on April 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. PARCC make-ups are scheduled from April 10th to April 13th. Please see the letter from Mrs. Kari McGann, Director of Curriculum and Instruction & Testing Coordinator for important information. Detailed information will be available in the spring. Letter from Mrs. McGann

Bear Essentials - School Store

The Delran community is invited to purchase t-shirts and sweatshirts from the DHS school store. Showcase your Bear pride and spirit with our exclusive line of clothing. All proceeds go towards our senior scholarships that will be awarded in June. Please click on the link to begin shopping! School Store

2nd Annual Track-or-Treat

The DHS Executive Student Council Board is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Track-or-Treat on Friday, October 28th at 5:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for children 11 and under to showcase their Halloween costumes and get extra candy. Multiple prizes will be awarded. The Student Council will be collecting canned food donations for our local food bank! Track-or-Treat Flyer

Delran's Trunk or Treat 2016

Delran's 2016 Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 4:30 p.m. at the Delran Community Park off of Hartford Road. Rain date is Sunday, October 30th. Please see the flyer for additional information.

Burlington County Clean Communities Fall Cleanups

The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Burlington County Clean Communities is sponsoring fall cleanups in our community on Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. It is a great opportunity for individuals and families to be active within their community and enjoy the county park system. It also instills an appreciation for our environment. Individuals and families will take home a great message of where it is that litter originates and why it is important to dispose of garbage and recycling properly. Grabbers, gloves and bags are provided for all volunteers and light snacks will also be available. Students and volunteers can also earn community service hours! Clean-up Flyer

Coming Up This Month..................................

10/13 Junior College Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.

10/14 BEAR Day - Period 3

10/15 Saturday Detention

10/19 PSAT

10/19 Assembly - Steered Straight

10/19 Delran's Got Talent, 7:00 p.m.

10/20 Senior & Underclassman Make-up Pictures

10/21 Senior Make-up Pictures

10/21 BEAR Day - Period 1

10/22 ACT

10/25 PTA Mtg., DHS Cafe, 7:00 p.m.

10/27 Financial Aid Night, 6:30 p.m.

10/29 Saturday Detention

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