DHS Broadcast

January 11, 2018

A message from Mr. Finkle!

A happy and healthy New Year to the entire DHS community!

For those of you who witnessed the Faculty Talent Show, I hope that it gave you tons of enjoyment as it did to our faculty! If you haven't seen it yet, you don't know what you are missing!

I can't believe it, but it's time to think about scheduling for the 2018-19 school year! On Thursday, January 18th, DHS will hold course selection assemblies for all students in grades 9-11. The content area supervisors will discuss new courses and any changes that have occurred. The Program of Studies, consolidated course list, waiver forms, and all other information will be available on our webpage that afternoon.

In addition, as in previous years, students will be choosing their elective courses from the 18th through the 26th of January. Teacher's have been speaking with each student this week to inform he/she about their recommendation and they have been entered into the Student Information System. As in years past, a waiver form must be submitted if you and your child would like to move to a higher level than the one recommended.

Waivers should be submitted to guidance ASAP (even if student has not yet met with counselor). Waivers will not be accepted after March 15th.

Each student will meet with his/her counselor beginning with the Class of 2019, 2020, and then 2021. All students should be seen by mid-March. Students will bring a form home for final review and parent signature after the meeting. Should you have any questions, please speak with your child's counselor.

Please be aware that ANY course taken outside of the four walls of DHS must be pre-approved through the Option II program. I will speak more of this program in the next broadcast.

Additionally on January 18th, we will host our annual Advanced Placement(AP)/College Acceleration Program (CAP) Information evening. The presentation will be from 6:30 - 7:15 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 their differences! Previous attendees have raved about the evening and said that it gave them much more insight into the courses we offer here at DHS.

In weather-related news, we have changed the marking period schedule due to the two snow days incurred last week. Our Second Marking Period will now close on January 25th which means that all other dates will be pushed back by two days. You should see grades populating the Parent Portal on February 1st.

Also, don't forget next week's PTA meeting. Ms. Carey from the guidance department will be attending to give parents a look into Naviance, our career and college planning tool! Last year parents who attended found it very informative. All students in all grades have Naviance accounts, so come on out and learn how to support your child as they transition from high school to the next chapter in their lives.

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 has not been cooperative but several teams are seeing some early season success. The Wrestling team is 5-0. The Boys’ Bowling team is 7-1. The Boys’ Basketball team came in first place at the Collingswood Holiday tournament over the break. All of the teams are working hard and producing personal bests in the pool and positive results during practice and games. There are still seven weeks left in the season and we are so proud of the students and coaches for their commitment to their sport and each other.

Attention to students who want to play a Spring sport! A new form will be added to the ATS requirements. The NJ Department of Education has created an Opioid Fact Sheet that must be reviewed and signed off by all athletes and parents before participation can occur on March 2nd. The ATS portal will be open from January 15th to February 12th. If you have already filled out all documents from a Fall or Winter sport, you must reenter ATS. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Guidotti or Mr. Caplin.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: if your child wants to participate in a sport during the school year, he/she 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.


December Student's of the Month

Corrine Kurtzer nominated by Mr. Caplin:

Corrine was nominated for December "Student of the Month"...here is a little of what Mr. Caplin had to say. "Corrine has worked as an athletic training student aid since the beginning of the school year. She volunteers to do this during her study hall period. She has assisted me with various tasks in athletic training room and has attended all but a handful of days when studies took priority. She has not only performed these tasks but has also studied and learned anatomy, physiology, injury evaluation and general health issues. Corrine takes this work to heart and has excelled in knowledge and performance. I look forward to having her in this capacity for the rest of the school year."

Nafisah Dozier nominated by Mrs. Carey:

Nafisah was nominated for December "Student of the Month"...here is a little of what Mrs. Carey had to say. "Nafisah is a member of my Geometry class first period. She is always and active participant in class in a subject that can be quite overwhelming and uninteresting. Her types of questions engage other students and her consistent interest in the subject helps to create an environment of desire to learn." " Almost each morning before class starts she chooses to sit with a few other class members and review with them the lesson from the day before. I hear her explaining to them what they do not understand. It has come that these students almost rely on her help." " She does not have to spend 15 minutes before first period doing this, but she does. I would like to nominate Nafisah for her academic performance, her excellent leadership, good work ehtic, citizenship and her character. She is a pleasure to have in class."

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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 planning to attend Rowan College at Burlington County MUST apply online and then request that their counselor mail the transcript prior to January 31st to participate in the Spring Ahead program.
  • Students who have applied are eligible to take 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.
  • Students must sign up in guidance for the February 14th Accuplacer.
  • Juniors are strongly encouraged to take their first SAT no later than March (2-3 in total)
  • Plan college visitations. Spring break is an optimal time to visit! Juniors are permitted 3 excused absences with documentation of a college visitation.


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


● 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

Last Call to create a Senior Parent Commemorative!

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

Time is running out to order your 2018 yearbook!

The basic book is $80.00

Order by February 23rd to guarantee a book and personalization and extras.

online: jostensyearbooks.com
by mail:
Click here for order form
by phone: |
or see Ms Carey in guidance

Late sales are limited to surplus availability at $90.00

Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.

DHS Nitty Gritties

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