DHS Broadcast

March 29, 2018

A Message from Mr. Finkle!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students and their families a wonderful holiday and a restful, short spring recess! School will resume on Wednesday, April 4th!

The following will update you on Marking Period 3 as well as the upcoming PARCC testing schedule.

Qtr. 3 Grades on Portal

The third quarter officially ends on Friday, April 6th. Grades will be posted on the parent portal on Thursday, April 12th! Quarter 4 begins on Monday, April 9th.

PARCC Testing

All students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 as well as all students in grades 9-11 ELA will be taking the PARCC in April. The schedule is as follows:

April 17th Math Section 1

April 18th Math Sections 2 and 3

April 19th ELA Sections 1 and 2

April 20th ELA Section 3

On the days of testing, should your child not have either ELA9, 10 or 11, or Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II, there will be a two-hour delayed opening. The buses will run 2-hours later than the normal pick-up.

Makeup tests will take place on Wednesday, April 25th, Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th.

The New Jersey Department of Education has mandated the PARCC test for graduation. HERE are the Graduation requirements for all graduating classes. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's counselor, assistant principal, or me.

Should you have any general questions, comments, or concerns, please reash out to me at dfinkle@delranschools.org or via phone at 856-461-6100 x3005.

April 6th Community Cleanup Day - Volunteers Needed

Students will earn one hour of volunteer credit for joining the DHS Green Team on Friday, April 6th for the Community Cleanup Day. Please register by Thursday, April 5th!

AP Exam Preadministration Session

Students who are taking the AP Exam will be sitting for a preadministration session on Monday, April 16th during their lunch period. If they do not have a lunch built into their schedule, please see Mrs. Kitty Newman in guidance to arrange an alternate time. This session is mandatory and has to be completed before AP testing begins.

2018 Summer Reading List

In an effort to continue to encourage reading over the summer, we have again created a list of top-rated reading choices with the help of our student body. Students at Delran High School will be able to read a book of their choice over the summer. View this presentation for information about the reading choices. Included you will find plot descriptions, grade-level recommendations and parental information.

After consulting with their parents, students should choose their top 3 choices of books to read this summer. After all students have chosen, students will be notified which of their choices they will read this summer. Each student is only responsible for reading one book.

A school wide culminating assessment will follow at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

Freshman-Sophomore Formal!

Our Freshman-Sophomore Formal will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 7-10pm. HERE is the promise form that must be completed for every participant. This form and a payment of $20.00 per ticket is due by Thursday, April 12th. Tickets are on sale now.

Math Calculator Reminder

Every student at Delran High School is required to have his/her own graphing calculator and bring it to class daily. Calculators were assigned to students who did not purchase their own or requested a loaner. Parents of affected students were mailed a letter explaining the policy and the loaner process. With standardized test season approaching, students will need to bring their own graphing calculator for math testing dates.

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 jostensyearbooks.com, by mail Click here for order form, by phone 1-877-767-5217 or see Ms. Carey in guidance!

Volunteers Needed for STEAM Up Camp

Delran Cubs STEAM Up Camp needs student volunteers! See the flyer for detailed information!

Alumni Walk

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. 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.

Guidance Counselor's Corner

Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know that there are many scholarship opportunities listed on the guidance webpage? This list is constantly updated. Click HERE for scholarship opportunities! Here is a guide that breaks down the components of financial award letters.

College Planning for Juniors

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

  • Get your college testing completed.
  • SAT in May, June, Aug www.collegeboard.org
  • ACT in April, June, July www.act.org
  • 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

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 Underclassmen

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

Career Workshop at RCBC May 24th

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.


Gift Basket Extravaganza Donations

The Gift Basket Extravaganza is less than a month away and we need baskets to wrap! For those of you who don’t know, the proceeds from the GBE directly finance Project Graduation.

There are several ways you can help:

  • Donate a completed basket.
  • If you aren’t good at making baskets, drop the items off and we will make the basket for you. We have plenty of empty baskets just waiting to be filled.
  • Drop off miscellaneous items. We will put them together with other donations to make a basket.
  • If you are donating multiple baskets, please drop off whatever you have ready. If you don’t have ideas for a basket, drop off a gift card or money and we will shop for you.

Any and all donations are welcome. Please drop off items to 76 Stoneham Drive in the Grande. There is a big box on the front porch where you can leave things. Be sure you include a Basket Donation Form when dropping off items. IF you have any questions, please contact Denise Klein at Delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com.

Senior Stars

Senior Stars are on sale for $5.00. Let your imagination run wild as you decorate a star in honor of your Class of 2018 graduate. Stars will be displayed at the Gift Basket Extravaganza and Project Graduation. Contact Theresa Heisler at jetmheis@comcast.net for additional information.

DHS Nitty Gritties

community events

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening Program for Students Ages 12-19

Deborah Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening Program for students ages 12-19 on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 2pm. You must register online. Please see the flyer for detailed information.

congrats to our cast and crew!

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