Delran High School Broadcast
March 5, 2020
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 deftix.com. 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
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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!
Qtr. 3 Interim Grades on Portal
March 6th & 7th at 7:30 pm
March 8th at 2:00 pm
Seniors & Children Under 10 $10.00
Tickets can be purchased online. Visit www.showtix4u.com. You can also purchase tickets in person beginning 1 hour before each performance.
**ONLINE TICKET SALES BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH!**
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.
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.
COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT PART II
Autism Awareness T-shirt Sale
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.
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!
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.
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!
All students 10th -12th have an account.
Naviance is a web-based tool that allows your student to explore their values, personality, strengths and correlate them to career clusters. It directs them to colleges with suggested majors so that they can build a list of colleges to explore.
Seniors and Juniors can see upcoming college visitations and request to attend directly in Naviance.
All students should be building their personal activity resume.
Ask your student to share with you what they are doing in Naviance.
Is your senior ready to send out college applications this fall? Click here to review what to do this summer to prepare for college admissions.
Students at all grade levels are encouraged to begin exploring colleges. Build colleges of interest in Naviance and plan campus visitations.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- A Valid Physical
- Completion of Family ID for Spring Sports
- 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 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 - Deadline Extended
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
DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES
Stay informed with Mr. Finkle's previous Broadcasts!
Graduation Yard Signs on Sale
Gift Basket Extravaganza "Beach Party"
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.
HERSHEY PARK TICKETS
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.