Delran High School Broadcast

June 2, 2017

Message from Mr. Finkle

Dear Parents of Seniors:

We are exactly two weeks away from graduation, and we would like to make graduation an exciting and enjoyable event for both students and parents. I am respectfully requesting your help and support for the following:

  • Seniors were asked to complete a Post-Graduation Plan Form several weeks ago, and we have only received a handful. Your children worked very hard for the past four years, and we would like to recognize their accomplishments in the program. Please encourage your child to submit their completed form to Mrs. Kitty Newman in Guidance by this Monday, June 5th. The Graduation Program goes to the printer on Tuesday, June 6th and additions and changes cannot be made after that date. Each year, parents are disappointed during the ceremony when their child's accomplishments are not listed.
  • On May 19th, a detailed letter was sent home to senior parents regarding Senior Night, mandatory graduation practices and graduation. As stated in the letter, graduation tickets are not required if the ceremony is held outside. In the event of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the gym. Due to limited seating, only four guests will be allowed to attend. Tickets will be distributed at practice on Friday morning. For additional information, please review the letter carefully. The ceremony will be streamed live on our web site, in the media center and the performing arts center. We will do our very best to hold the ceremony outdoors.

  • Please do not bring balloons to the ceremony whether it will be held outdoors or indoors. We receive many complaints after every graduation ceremony from family members and friends that they had a difficult time viewing the ceremony because of the obstruction. Please be mindful and respectful of your neighbor during this important event.

  • The procession will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Due to the large volume of cars, parking will be a challenge. I ask everyone to give yourself extra time that evening. If anyone needs to be driven to the football field, the custodial staff will be available with golf carts. Please drop off your family members at the gymnasium doors.

  • Diplomas will be distributed to the seniors during the ceremony. Only one copy has been ordered for each student. Getting a duplicate copy is costly and time consuming.

  • The Class of 2017 worked extremely hard. They deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labor with little distractions so please plan your arrival time accordingly.

  • The graduation set-up will be different this year. Please make sure you speak with your child about the best place to sit for graduation!

Project Graduation

The Delran Middle & High School PTA is proud to sponsor Project Graduation for the Class of 2017 on Friday, June 16th from 9:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at the Burlington County Special Services School in Lumberton. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free party for our graduates and it allows the seniors to celebrate with their fellow classmates in a safe environment. Tickets are $10.00 and will be sold at Senior Night. See the PTA letter and flyer for detailed information.

On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff, we would like to thank the PTA for their continued support for our students and staff! Without their tireless hard work and dedication, Project Graduation and other important events would not be possible. Thank you PTA for all you do!!!!!

Congrats Class of 2017

Last night, DHS hosted Scholarship Night honoring the Class of 2017! Over $37,000 in community scholarships were presented to the class members. Seniors were also honored with the prestigious Principal's Award. The #1 Club award for spring sports was presented to underclassmen and seniors. Congratulations to all our honorees! We are very proud of you. Please click on the link to view the 2017 Scholarship Night Program.

Final Exam Schedule

For the 2016-2017 school year, final exams will run on a different schedule than in the past. All final exams will be given by department instead of by period. The schedule for the last week of school is as follows:

Monday, June 12th

Single Session Day - Exam Review Day - All classes will meet.

Tuesday, June 13th

English Final Exam - 7:30 - 9:30

Science Final Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Wednesday, June 14th

Social Studies Final Exam - 7:30 - 9:30

Mathematics Final Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Thursday, June 15th

World Language Final Exam - 7:30 - 9:30

Conflict Exam - 10:00 - 12:00

Friday, June 16th

Single Session Day - Exam Review Day (Teachers will review results.)

Transportation to DHS:

Busses will run at the normal pick-up time ONLY. If your child does not have an exam during the first exam period, we will have a quiet study area for them.

Transportation Home from DHS:

Busses will take students home after the first exam session (9:45 a.m.) and again at the end of the second exam session (12:00). If your child does not have an exam during the second session, we ask that they leave the school campus following the first exam.

Conflict exams are only given for those students who have more than one exam within a tested department. Prior arrangements must be made with the student's teacher before the final exam period.

As in the past, all students MUST be present for their exam. Make-up exams are NOT given in the case of absence unless medically excused and contact has been made with the school. There are no exceptions to this procedure.

Class of 2018 College Application Essay Workshop

DHS is sponsoring the College Application Essay Workshop this summer with Mrs. Ani McHugh, DHS English Teacher. This workshop is designed for members of the Class of 2018 who plan to apply to college in the fall of 2017. At the end of the course, students will have a completed final draft of a college application essay. Registration will close on Tuesday, June 13th. Please see the flyer for detailed information.

Mrs. McGann's Parent Newsletter

In her May Parent Newsletter, Mrs. Kari McGann, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, discusses STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Science Skills Assessment, STEAM Up Summer Camp, Choice Summer Reading for DHS, Welcome Dr. Lisa Della Vecchia - Delran's new Director of Student Services, Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance Awarded National Recognition and Elementary Robotics Clubs Receive Grant Funding. Read all about it!

Athletic News

Congratulations to all of the Delran High School spring athletes on another exciting season! Four female athletes and 2 male athletes were able to qualify for the NJSIAA State Group Championship in Track & Field. Charles Hall was the Group 2 South Sectional Champion in the Long Jump and High Jump. The softball team made it to the sectional semifinals. The baseball team received the number one seed in the South Group 2 section and won the BCSL Patriot Division. The girls’ lacrosse team reached the sectional semifinals. The golf team finished with an 11-4 record - the most wins since 2008. The boys’ lacrosse team made great strides throughout the season and are ready to take the next step next spring.

If you are interested in playing a Fall sport, the ATS Portal will be open from June 10th to July 21st. All physical exam forms must be submitted to Mrs. Susan Jordan in the main office or to Mr. Anthony Guidotti. During summer hours, physicals can be dropped off from Monday through Thursday from 9am to 2pm. Complete the ATS forms and all required documents as soon as you can so that your son or daughter will be eligible to participate on day one. Football begins on Monday, August 7th. All other Fall sports begin on Monday, August 14th.

Congratulations to Shannon Croly for receiving the Scholar-Athlete Award from NJSIAA at the annual state banquet on May 21st. We are so proud of you! Go Bears!!!

Homecoming Video

The Homecoming DVD is now available for students to purchase during lunch periods. The price is $15.00, and checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds.

Guidance Counselors Corner