Delran High School Broadcast

December 5, 2019

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Delran High School, an inclusive learning community, provides educational opportunities for intellectual development while valuing the importance of cultural diversity and tradition.

A Message from Mr. Finkle!

Hello DHS Community! I can't believe how quickly the year is going. Just yesterday it seems like I was outside at 6:00 am at the Senior Tailgate! It has been a great first 4 months and I look forward to the remainder of the school year. Below you will see a great number of opportunities for our students to shine! I look forward to seeing the greatness of our music programs and the beginning of the Winter Season! Also, the Faculty Talent Show is fast approaching and is an event that cannot be missed!


For more specific information, read the remainder of the Broadcast!


Come out and enjoy the MS/HS PTO's Holiday Craft Fair and then join the Class of 2020 for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th.


Students can view their PSAT results beginning on Monday, December 9th on their College Board portal. Paper copies will not be available until mid-January. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Guidance Counselor or Assistant Principal.


It's hard to believe that the second marking period is almost halfway done. Quarter 2 Interim Grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Friday, December 13th.


The DHS Choir/Band Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center. It should be a wonderful evening of excellent musicianship and very entertaining.


You are cordially invited to the DHS Faculty Talent Show on Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 pm in the Morris R. Burton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are only $5.00. Click here to reserve tickets.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at dfinkle@delranschools.org or (856) 461-6100 x3005.

NJ Student Learning Assessment for English Language Arts & Math Video Individual Student Reports

Delran High School is pleased to announce a new and innovative method for presenting parents/guardians with ISRs. This is in response to feedback from stakeholders during the two phases of outreach to the public conducted by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).


In addition to traditional paper ISRs delivered by schools, video versions of the ISRs are currently available via the online parent portal (https://nj-results.pearsonaccessnext.com/login). The video score report communicates information from the ISR through animations and a voiceover in New Jersey’s top five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Arabic. The portal will also allow for parents/guardians to track their student’s scores from year to year, beginning with spring 2019.


The printed ISRs that were delivered to parents/guardians on [insert date school/district mailed the pater ISRs] include the claim codes that parents/guardians can use to access their child's performance results in the NJ Parent Portal. Parents or guardians must create an account on the parent portal and use the claim code provided on the student’s ISR to add the results to their profile. Once parents/guardians create their accounts, they can add codes for additional students and/or administrations by adding new codes to their accounts.


We are excited about the opportunity to strengthen our efforts to effectively communicate your child’s performance on the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments with you.

Math Center Schedule Adjustment

Due to schedule changes for teachers, the Math Center will no longer be available during lunches beginning on Monday, December 9th. The Math Center will now be held after school on Mondays and Wednesdays until further notice. The center will be open and available after school on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2:15-3:00. In addition, we will continue to offer peer tutoring from our National Honor Society students on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 2:15 - 3:00. We encourage any student needing extra help in math to take advantage of both of these free opportunities! Late busses are available Monday - Thursday each week.

DHS Calendar of Events

  • 12/6 Hour of Code
  • 12/7 Detention
  • 12/7 SAT
  • 12/7 Breakfast with Santa
  • 12/9 Blood Drive
  • 12/10 Qtr. 2 Mid-Quarter
  • 12/13 Bear 4
  • 12/13 Qtr. 2 Interim Grades on Portal
  • 12/14 ACT
  • 12/14 Detention
  • 12/16 BOE Mtg, DMS, 7:30 pm
  • 12/17 DHS Choir/Band Concert, 7 pm
  • 19/19 Staff-Student Basketball Game
  • 12/19 DHS Faculty Talent Show, 7 pm
  • 12/20 Life After Delran
  • 12/20 Early Dismissal
  • 12/23-1/1/20 School Closed - Winter Recess

DHS HAPPENINGS

Great Job Lady Bears

On Tuesday, November 26th, the Class of 2023 hosted the first, in a long time, Powder Puff Flag Football Game. Staff, students, and community members came out to watch the athleticism and school spirit of the 5 participating teams, complete with cheerleaders. Although all demonstrated amazing feats of strength, speed, and agility, ultimately the Senior Class won over the second place Junior Class. The Freshmen came in third place and the Sophomores came in fourth place. An honorable mention goes out to the faculty team as they represented true Bear spirit and pride. Jon Repece and Karen Rau, Freshmen Class Advisors, are very proud and grateful for the school and community's support for this event as they look to make this an annual event.

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Read All About It

Click here for the December 2019 edition of The Bear Facts! Enjoy the students' articles on the new Fab Lab, Testing Causing Stress, Students Balancing Religion and School, Tech Team Keeps DHS Data Safe and much more!
This year's Student Council Blood Drive will be held on Monday, December 9th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Our goal was 100 units of blood and currently, we have 77 students pledging to donate! We depend on our students and wonderful staff to run a successful event. Thank you to all the students and staff members who are donating the gift of life! Click here for the registration form that each student needs to complete before giving blood on Monday.

Interim Grades on Portal

The second marking period interim grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Friday, December 13th. Please log in to the Parent Portal periodically to keep track of your child's progress and grades. If you need help signing in to the portal, please contact Mrs. Denise Stellwag in the main office at extension 3000.

Winter Formal Dance

The Class of 2020 is hosting a Winter Formal Dance on Friday, December 13th in the DHS Gym from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 per person and will be on sale during lunch periods. Students must have a signed Promise Form and be signed up in Family ID in order to attend.

DHS Choir/Band Concert

You're invited for some holiday cheer to celebrate this special time of year! Please join us on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center for the DHS Choir/Band Concert! All are welcome, and admission is free!

DHS Faculty Talent Show

You are cordially invited to the DHS Faculty Talent Show on Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 pm in the Morris R. Burton Performance Arts Center. Join us for an evening of joy and laughter as the staff showcases their incredible talents! You don't want to miss this! Tickets are only $5.00 and must be reserved. Click here to reserve your tickets.

DelranSTEM Awards Teacher Grants for 2019-2020 School Year

Championed by DelranSTEM partner Allan Croly, who works at Lockheed Martin, DelranSTEM has invited teachers to apply for small grants to further STEM learning in their classrooms for the past several years. Teachers submitted project ideas and requests for STEM learning materials, which were judged based on intended STEM outcomes for students.


We are pleased to announce the support of 8 new projects this year, which will impact students from kindergarten through high school! Click here to learn all the winners!

Honor a DHS Teacher or Staff Member

This holiday season, recognize one of Delran’s amazing teachers or other staff members by making a donation in their name to the Delran Education Foundation. It’s a perfect way to say thank you to a special teacher, principal, custodian, secretary, counselor, coach, or other supportive Delran Schools staff member. Your honoree will receive a candy cane with a gift card letting them know you made a contribution in their name. Gifts can be made at https://www.delranedfoundation.org/gift-of-education/.

Scholarship Opportunities

Don’t miss out on Scholarship Opportunities! Many application deadlines are approaching in December and January. Get the information you need to apply under the Guidance Department section of our website or have your student stop in the Guidance Office to inquire about available scholarships!

College Fairs Online

Help your students research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities around the USA for free without leaving the classroom at a virtual college fair. Chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Have your students register now so they don't miss it! Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $300.00 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth. They can go online to www.collegefairsonline.com now to register for the US Northeastern region fair that is happening from December 9th to December 14th.

FAFSA Now Available

The FAFSA is now available. It is never too early to begin the process of applying for financial aid. Every senior and senior family with plans to attend a two-year or four-year college after graduation is encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. Pay attention to the deadlines given by each school where you plan to submit an application.

Mr. Guidotti's Newsflash

The 2019-2020 winter season is finally here! The Bowling and Swimming team season began over two weeks ago. The basketball and wrestling teams started practicing this week. The preseason in the winter is very short so please check the DHS Athletic schedule online because opening day is soon.


The bowling team had their first match on Tuesday, December 3rd against Doane Academy at Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade. Both teams competed at a high level. The boys' team was able to come away with a victory. They are playing Ewing on Monday, December 9th.


The swim team started their season on December 3rd against Sterling at Camden County Tech at Sicklerville. The swim team came away with an impressive victory, 95-75. Their next swim meet is this Saturday, December 7th at Hamilton West at 10 am.


Opening day for the boys' and girls' basketball teams is Friday, December 20th. The boys' team will travel to Burlington City and the Lady Bears will travel to Burlington Township. Freshman boys' basketball will host Moorestown at 3:45 pm.


The wrestling team begins their season on Saturday, December 21st at Shawnee High School in the annual Pine Barrens Tournament.


Good luck to all of the students and coaches during this season. The Delran community is rooting for all of you. Go Bears!


If your child plans to play a Spring sport for Delran High School, please turn in a valid physical to the Attendance Clerk or the Director of Athletics as soon as it is completed. Do not wait.

Watch Every DHS Game

Having trouble getting to Delran High School winter events? Subscribe to the Delran page on www.nfhsnetwork.com. Once you have subscribed, you can watch all basketball games and wrestling matches from the comfort of your home. The subscription is $10.00 a month or $40.00 for the entire Winter season. If you cannot watch the games live, they become on-demand options shortly after the contest. If you have more questions, please contact the Director of Athletics.

Class of 2020 Headquarters

Alumni Walk Information

We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! 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. Click HERE for more information. All order are due by Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Senior Calendar of Events

  • 12/6 Second Senior Trip Payment Due
  • 1/9 Third Senior Trip Payment Due
  • 2/12 Cap & Gown Measurements, 6pm
  • 2/12 Senior Trip Parent Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/21 Senior Trip Medical Forms Due to the Main Office
  • 3/9 Senior Trip Luggage Check, 6-7pm
  • 3/10-3/14 Senior Trip
  • 3/20 Senior Big Picture Outdoors, 845am
  • 4/3 Prom Fashion Show
  • 5/6 Mr. Delran Contest, 6:30pm
  • 5/7 Academic Awards Evening, 6:30pm
  • 5/29 Junior/Senior Prom
  • 6/2 Senior Night, 6pm
  • 6/4 Scholarship Night, 6:30pm
  • 6/18 Graduation Rehearsal, 12pm
  • 6/19 Graduation Rehearsal, 9am
  • 6/19 Graduation, 7pm
  • 6/19 Project Graduation, 9:30pm

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

PTA MISSIVE

Breakfast with Santa

Shop for a special someone at the PTO's Holiday Craft Fair and then join the Delran High School Senior Class of 2020 for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th!

Join the PTA

We are encouraging every parent to join the PTA! Membership only costs $5.00 and the money supports your children! Complete the form and send it to the Main Office with your student!

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