Delran High School Broadcast

March 5, 2020


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!

Our new Visitor Entry System is in place and working well; however, we need a little assistance from everyone to make this a smooth transition. The name on your Driver's License and/or Passport must match your contact name exactly in the Parent Portal. If you are using an abbreviated name in the Parent Portal, the system will reject you. For example, if the Parent Portal has you listed as John Doe and your legal name is Jonathan Doe, you will not be verified. We are asking all parents/guardians to log into the Parent Portal and change any abbreviated name to reflect the legal name that is printed on your license and/or passport. This applies to all emergency contacts that are listed in the Parent Portal who are authorized to pick up your child from school. Our goal is to make the system work smoothly for all parties involved. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Interim Grades

Interim Grades were posted on the Parent Portal TODAY (3/5/20). Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher(s), Guidance Counselor or Assistant Principal with questions or concerns.

Spring Musical

This weekend is your last chance to see our Spring Musical, Mamma Mia, which will be held on March 6th, 7th at 7:30 pm and March 8th at 2:00 pm. Click here to purchase tickets. Detailed information is also posted below.

Senior Trip

The Class of 2020 is so excited to go to Florida for the Senior Trip! The weather looks fantastic for all. For those who are concerned about COVID-19, we certainly understand. The Superintendent has convened a Task Force to address everyone's concerns. More communication will come from that committee shortly. At this time, we have worked with the Travel Company and they believe that Domestic travel is safe at this time. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

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

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

We are attempting to locate children who live in Delran and are eligible for entrance into kindergarten for the September 2020-2021 school year.

If you have a child or know of a friend or neighbor who has a child in Delran who will be five (5) years of age ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2020, please visit the informational page and follow the directions.

Registration will be held on Saturday, March 28th and Saturday, April 4th.

Delran Education Foundation Fundraiser March 20, 2020

Join the Delran Education Foundation at their next fundraiser – a fun evening of blackjack, craps, roulette, and more, all themed to the Roaring '20s!

At the end of the evening, you will trade all your chips for raffle tickets that you can use as chances to win our fabulous prizes.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Thank you for your support!

DHS Calendar of Events

  • 3/5 Qtr. 3 Interim Grades on Portal
  • 3/6 Bear 1
  • 3/6 Spring Musical, 7:30 pm
  • 3/7 Spring Musical, 7:30 pm
  • 3/7 Detention
  • 3/8 Spring Musical, 2:00 pm
  • 3/9 GBE Ticket Sales
  • 3/9 Senior Trip Luggage Check, 6 pm
  • 3/10-3/14 Senior Trip
  • 3/12 Science Olympiad Test
  • 3/12 College Planning Part 2, 6:30 pm
  • 3/14 SAT
  • 3/16 BOE Mtg., DMS, 7:30 pm
  • 3/16-3/20 Access Testing
  • 3/20 Activity 2
  • 3/20 Senior Picture 2020
  • 3/21 Detention


Congratulations Students of the Month

Congratulations to Ana Sobrinho and Kennedy Pettiford who were nominated to be our February Students of the Month!

Ana Sobrinho was nominated by Mrs. Karen Rau, Mr. Jason Pope, and Mrs. Susan Holmes-Garrity because of her academic performance, character, respect, leadership responsibility, and good work ethic. Ana is a fantastic history student. She is consistently earning top marks on assessments. She completes every assignment, has great attendance and is a wonderful role model for others. Ana is a leader among the Brazilian students and is always assisting others. She is a very positive person who always raises good clarification questions and is a positive influence on others.

Ana is a pleasure to have in class. She is attentive, insightful, helpful and diligent. She has achieved a high level of English language proficiency in a very short time due to her motivation and work ethic. Ana is truly an example, not only to the English Language Learners but to all students!

Kennedy Pettiford was nominated by Mr. Joseph Zobel because of her character, respect, leadership responsibility, and citizenship. Kennedy embodies what it is to be a true Delran Bear! Her care and kindness toward her fellow students cannot be ignored. Earlier in the year, Kennedy contacted Mr. Zobel in Guidance and asked if she could donate clothing and hygiene products to any student in need. The next day, Kennedy came in with bags of band new sweatpants, T-shirts, socks, undershirts, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and more! During the holidays, Kennedy once again approached Guidance to try and donate more items to her fellow students. Since that time, a student in need has been able to utilize her great gifts (never knowing who she was)! She does this, not for recognition, but because of her true love and care for the Delran community. I cannot thank her enough for her selflessness. Delran is a better place by having a student like Kennedy in it!

Congratulations Ana and Kennedy!

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Qtr. 3 Interim Grades on Portal

Quarter 3 interim grades are posted on the Parent Portal TODAY, March 5th. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher(s), Guidance Counselor or Assistant Principal.

Mamma Mia!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!


March 6th & 7th at 7:30 pm
March 8th at 2:00 pm

Reserved Seating:
Adults $12.00
Seniors & Children Under 10 $10.00

Tickets can be purchased online. Visit You can also purchase tickets in person beginning 1 hour before each performance.


Senior Trip Important Information

The countdown to Disney is on! All seniors going on the trip must drop off their luggage and carry-ons for inspection and tagging in the hallway outside the PAC from 6-7 PM on Monday, March 9th.

Click here for the itinerary! Click here for the information that was presented on Wednesday, February 12th at the Senior Trip Parent meeting.

On Tuesday, March 10th, ALL students must report to school at 5:00 am. Busses are leaving DHS at 6:00 am. Do not be late, as the travel company will not hold coach buses and risk missing a flight for students who are not at school on time.


Please join us on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm in the DHS Media Center for a continuation of our College Planning Series. This evening will show parents and students a road map of the college planning process. Our goal for the evening is to offer clear direction on what steps need to be taken in the coming months to ensure that the Class of 2021 specifically, and others are prepared to submit their college applications at the start of their senior year. We will cover the Junior Year Timeline, Standardized Testing, Naviance, the Common Application, Admission Jargon, NCAA Eligibility, Student Special Interests, College Myths, and Stress Management. We look forward to seeing you on March 12th!

Autism Awareness T-shirt Sale

Show your Support Delran! Buy an Autism Awareness T-Shirt for $15.00. The t-shirt was designed by DMS’s Nathan Henry! The deadline to order is Friday, April 3rd. Please complete the order form and return it with payment to the Main Office of your child's school building.


English Department

Amy Sepsi's Honors 11 American Lit and Comp Class

American Lit Honors: Students recently finished their Junior Research Papers where they synthesized sources in order to propose methods to address humanitarian issues. In the same course, students recently designed and created Transcendentalist bumper stickers as we read selections from Walden.

Katy Turse's Creative Writing Class

Her Creative Writing class is working on an interdisciplinary project with Mr. Palumbo's 8th-period Video/Production class. We are writing the script that they will use for their "10 Day Film Challenge" project. Our classes have met together in large and small groups to brainstorm ideas and then collaborate on necessary details. We are currently in the writing process, and we are excited to see what Mr. Palumbo's class will do with our script. Mr. Rafter and his team will be creating a musical score for the video as well. We are all very excited. Click here for the link to the 10 Day Film Challenge.

Laura Schreiner/Kristi Cavanaugh's Class

Ms. Schreiner and Mrs. Cavanaugh's Forms of Literature and Composition freshman classes celebrated "Read Across America" all-day on Monday, March 2nd, with book talks including selections of fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction, fairy tales, travel guides, geography, human interest, memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, instructional guides, true crime, books that were turned into movies, and books that were turned into Broadway shows.

Dana Obst's Class

We are learning about id, ego, and superego and psychoanalyzing characters from Romeo and Juliet! We are also reading Night and practicing writing sensory details and our writing skills by “exploding a moment” from our memories or from imagined experiences.

Social Studies Department

Below you can find the content that is being studied in core Social Studies courses.

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Lesson & Learning Activity Highlights

United States History I

Students in Mr. Pope’s United States History I classes completed a “digital breakout” activity based on the life of Frederick Douglas. In order to complete the “breakout”, students were asked to use innovative web resources in addition to primary source analysis to unlock codes based on content. This activity served to engage all learners’ multiple intelligences in a cooperative learning environment!

World History

Students in World History classes researched the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution to evaluate its function and impact on/contribution to society at the time and now. Groups came together to jigsaw their inventions and create a timeline in which they analyzed how the inventions pieced together. They were then asked to inject events into their timeline to further evaluate the interplay of inventions and events of the Industrial Revolution.

AP Human Geography

As part of their Agriculture unit, AP Human Geography students used the global chocolate industry as a case study on supply chains, economic relationships, and consumer food choice movements. They also applied the concept of terroir - the unique influence of local geography on the way a food tastes to try to identify samples of single-origin chocolate from around the world.

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Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Explore educational summer experiences offered by a number of local/regional colleges, universities, and institutes - many in STEAM-related subjects. Details can be found in the Guidance Department section of the website.

Scholarships in the Spotlight

Parents of Future Educators

Our “Scholarships in the Spotlight” are offered specifically for graduating seniors pursuing a degree in the field of education:

  • The Burlington County Retirees’ Education Association is looking for future educators who plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in New Jersey.
  • The Delran Education Association’s Margaret A. Gessmann Scholarship Award is exclusively offered to a DHS graduate.

Details on these and many other scholarships can be found in the Guidance Department section of the DHS website. Check back often! New opportunities are posted as soon as they are received!

Mr. Guidotti's Newsflash

The Girls’ Basketball team came away with an exciting victory over Point Pleasant Borough on Tuesday in the 1st round of the NJSIAA South Group 2 Tournament. The 2nd round game will be at Manchester Township High School on Thursday, March 5th at 5:30 pm. Go Lady Bears!

The Boys’ Basketball team’s season came to an unfortunate end Tuesday night to Sterling High School. The boys battled the entire game and the finish came down to the wire. Delran is so proud of the effort that the team gave all season. It was really exciting. The team’s final record was 20-7, very impressive.

Kalli Roskos, Haylee Adorno, Emma Matera, Eren Ibas and Zachery Zuckerman all qualified for the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships this weekend in Atlantic City starting on Thursday, March 5th. Good luck to these wrestlers. We are so proud of how far you have gone this season.

"Beyond The Scoreboard" - A video that explains the many benefits of participating in athletics.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at or (856) 461-6100 x3000.

Spring Sports Physical Exams Due

FamilyID for Spring 2020 DHS sports is now open!!! Spring 2020 season starts on Friday, March 6th. Click here to sign up your child for a Spring 2020 sport at Delran High School. Please do not wait. If you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact Mrs. Maureen Flanagan at extension 3003 or Anthony Guidotti, Director of Athletics at extension 3016.

Your son or daughter cannot start practicing with the team on Friday if they are missing any of the following items:

  1. A Valid Physical
  2. Completion of Family ID for Spring Sports
  3. Completion of the ImPACT Concussion Test

Reminder: If your child uses an inhaler, an Asthma Treatment Plan Form must be completed by the doctor when the physical exam is being conducted. Asthma Treatment Plan Forms can be obtained online or in the main office.

If your child has vision in either eye of less than 20/40, he/she must get a note from an eye doctor clearing them for participation.

Watch Every DHS Game

Having trouble getting to Delran High School winter events? Subscribe to the Delran page on 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 - Deadline Extended

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 Friday, March 20, 2020.

Senior Calendar of Events

  • 3/9 Senior Trip Luggage Check, 6-7 pm
  • 3/10-3/14 Senior Trip
  • 3/20 Senior Big Picture Outdoors, 8:45 am
  • 4/3 Prom Fashion Show
  • 5/6 Mr. Delran Contest, 6:30 pm
  • 5/7 Academic Awards Evening, 6:30 pm
  • 5/29 Junior/Senior Prom
  • 6/2 Senior Night, 6 pm
  • 6/4 Scholarship Night, 6:30 pm
  • 6/18 Graduation Rehearsal, 12 pm
  • 6/19 Graduation Rehearsal, 9 am
  • 6/19 Graduation, 7 pm
  • 6/19 Project Graduation, 9:30 pm


PTA News

Graduation Yard Signs on Sale

The Delran MS/HS PTA is selling personalized yard signs for any 2019 graduate for both 12th grade and 8th grade. The yard signs are approximately 18” X 24” and include yard stakes. The cost is $25.00 per sign and you may order as many as you like. Please click here to order your sign! Deadline to order your sign is Wednesday, April 1st!
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Gift Basket Extravaganza "Beach Party"

Join us for our big event of the year! The Delran MS/HS PTA’s Gift Basket Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 25th at DHS. Doors will open at 5 pm and calling begins promptly at 8 pm. The theme is “Beach Party". Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 9th at 5:45 pm in the DHS Lobby - First Come, First Serve! Tickets are $25.00 per person and include admission, 26 regular basket tickets, 1 door prize ticket, 1 food ticket, and 2 water tickets. Please email with questions.

Also if anyone would like to donate a basket to the GBE, please complete and return this form to Denise at 76 Stoneham Drive by Wednesday, April 15th. All donations are appreciated and support Project Graduation for the Class of 2020.


The Delran ELEMENTARY PTO is selling DISCOUNTED HERSHEY PARK TICKETS for the upcoming season which are valid from May 1st to September 27, 2020.

Click HERE for details! Order forms with payments are due Wednesday, March 18th and must be picked up by Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

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