Delran High School Broadcast

October 7, 2021


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! How excited are you for this weekend's wonderful tradition? I cannot tell you how wonderful the hallways have been throughout the week. The enthusiasm for Spirit Week is unmatched and I look forward to an amazing Pep Rally tomorrow followed by the parade (10:00am) and dance(7:00pm) on Saturday. I look forward to visiting the sites over the next two days to see the progress from earlier in the week. Please note that the skits will be held in the stadium. Both sides of the stands will be used in order to space people out as much as possible!

Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fables. Who knew how much fun it would be!

To address the incident that occurred today that was communicated by Dr. Brotschul earlier, I implore you to speak with your child and ask them to seek out a counselor at school tomorrow to help them process the situation should the express concerns. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly to me.

Progress Reports

Progress reports should be available tomorrow morning on the Parent Portal. We will also be mailing them home directly to you. Look for them early next week!


Wednesday, October 13th, the PSATs will be administered to all 10th and 11th graders and select seniors in school beginning at 7:30. For those students who arrive late for one reason or another, we ask that you encourage your child to be on time. Busses will run at the normal times for pick-up this day.

For grade 9 and the remainder of seniors, the busses will make a second pick-up exactly two hours after your normal pick-up time. In other words, if your child is picked up at 6:55, they will now be picked up at 8:55.

Upcoming Events

October 18th is our Underclassmen picture make-up session. If your child did not sit for the portraits, please make sure he/the/they go to the PAC during lunch!

Please mark your calendar for October 21st at 6:30 PM here in the PAC for our annual College Planning Part 1 presented by the Guidance Department here at DHS! This event is a must see as you and your child begin to look at the college process. They will also discuss the SAT and ACT process, explaining the differences between the two exams.

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


PTA Meeting - Oct. 12th

Please see the flyer on details for Tuesday, October 12th PTA Meeting.

Class of 2022

Diploma Name Request - Parents of seniors who have not completed and handed in this form please do so as soon as possible.

Free and Reduced Lunch Forms


This is extremely important for many reasons! Being on free or reduced lunch allows your child extra benefits including fee waivers for the SATs and ACTs as well as College Applications! Also, we will be able to subsidize other expenses that students have like yearbooks, cap and gowns, etc. We understand that every student is able to have a free lunch at school; however, the other benefits are extremely important for both you and your child!

Free and Reduced lunch forms: English Application, Portuguese Application, Spanish Application, Turkish Application.

COVID Testing

HERE is information on Burlington County COVID Testing Clinic, appointment is NOT required. Testing is open to all those who live, work or go to school in Burlington County.

Parking Permits

Seniors may purchase parking permits in the main office. We are moving away from FamilyID and thus, we will be going back to a paper permit process. Students must present the following before a hangtag will be assigned:

Parking Permits are now available to Junior students. Students may stop by the main office with the above-mentioned paperwork. Any automobile without a valid hangtag will be given a warning. If warnings are not heeded, the car may be towed away at the owner’s expense.

Student of the Month - September

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Robin Rau – Grade 10

Nominated by: Kelly Marrone

Robin is a dedicated student not only to academics but to helping their peers. Whenever I am too busy helping out a student, they are always willing to step up and help others who need help too, cutting into their own time to work. They always push to be successful. They are involved in the school by being a football manager and will be a member of the Art for Hospitals club.

Julius Miguel – Grade 10

Nominated by: Megan Poulson and Mackenzie Martarano

Julius is a role model student in the classroom. He is always a student I can count on to actively participate in classroom discussions. Julius is also always there to help other students with their work. He helps students in a calm yet effective way that yields tremendous results. He takes a lot of pride in his work and always puts his best foot forward. This year Julius joined the Unified soccer team. He shows fantastic school spirit, pride in his team, and demonstrates great sportsmanship. He is one of the most respectful students I have had the pleasure to work with.

Julius is a role model student. He goes above and beyond in the classroom and on the soccer field. Julius goes out of his way to help his peers. He is one of the most polite students I have met here at Delran. He takes pride in his work and always puts forth his best effort.

UPDATES from our classrooms!

World Language

Sra. Urena's Honors Spanish 4 classes are ready for Homecoming (in Spanish!). Students have been talking, describing, discussing all aspects of the week in Espanol.

First Marking Period in our Science Classes

  • Environmental Science - Origins of the Earth
  • Biology - Structure and Function in Living Things
  • Physical Science - Matter and Its Interactions
  • Chemistry - Foundations of Chemistry and The Atom
  • Physics - Kinematics, Forces and Motion
  • Forensics - First Hands on Crime Scene

Hot off the Press!

Fall 2021 edition of The Bear Facts.

High School Happenings

DHS October Calendar
  • 10/4 - 10/8 Week of Respect
  • 10/4 - 10/8 Spirit Week
  • 10/8 Progress Reports on Portal
  • 10/9 Homecoming Parade 10:00 am
  • 10/9 Homecoming Dance 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • 10/11 - 10/15 Violence and Vandalism Prevention Week
  • 10/12 RCBC Info Day (period2)
  • 10/12 PTA Meeting - 7:00 pm
  • 10/13 PSAT's - Delayed Opening for Grade 9 and some in Grade 12.
  • 10/16 Saturday Detention
  • 10/21 College Planning Part 1 6:30 pm
  • 10/21 BOE Meeting 7:30 pm @ DMS
  • 10/23 ACT
  • 10/29 Track or Treat 4:00 pm
  • 10/30 Saturday Detention

BCSCA College Fair

For Seniors still trying to decide where to apply or those who have questions for college representatives and for Juniors & Sophomores just beginning the college search, the 47th Annual Burlington County School Counselors Association’s College Fair is a great opportunity. Hosted by RCBC on Thursday, October 28th – please use this link to RSVP!

RCBC Fall 2021 Open House

Save the date! Saturday, October 16th - Learn everything you need to know about Rowan College at Burlington County. Use this link to RSVP!

Scholarship in the Spotlight

"challenging times bring out the best in people" --John F. Kennedy

The John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, presented by the JFK Library and Museum, is open to all US high school students from September 1, 2021 until January 14, 2022. Multiple prizes will be awarded including a $10,000 1st-place award.

NJ Association for College Admission Counseling

Virtual College Exploration is for all New Jersey Students. Explore this website as a great resource with over 150 recorded webinars!!


Mr. Guidotti's Update

Across the state, districts are struggling with transportation for students and extracurricular activities due to a bus driver shortage. There are continuous conversations between administration, transportation coordinators, and athletic directors on how we can get everyone to their locations each day. Game schedules will be changed and game times will be adjusted, however, we anticipate that there will be days that there just are no buses available. The Delran Township BOE has a Transportation by Private Vehicle policy (Policy 8660) in place for situations that may occur. In addition, the BOE along with the Superintendent have developed a permission process that would allow a driver of a student to carpool with other students in the event that a parent/guardian is unable to take their child to a board-approved activity. HERE is a permission form for parents who are able to transport their child to/from away sporting events. HERE is a permission form for parents who are unable to provide transportation, but agree to have their child transported by another parent. Students who drive are able to drive to the contest; however, they MAY NOT transport a teammate. In order for our students to get the most out of this school year, we must work together to develop solutions. Thank you so much for your support, patience, and understanding during these times of uncertainty.

We have been asked questions about our canine friends and whether they are allowed to attend home events. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Dogs are not allowed on district property at any time as we will not take on the liability. Please leave your dogs at home when you attend our events. Thank you very much!

If you a student is interested in using the Fitness Center at DHS, it will be open starting on Monday, September 13th. The fitness center will be open Monday through Thursday from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm. A fitness center permission form must be filled out and dropped off at the main office before permission is granted. The form can be found here. At this time, masks must be worn while using the fitness center.

We are halfway through the Fall 2021 season and we have seen many exciting games and wins. The Delran Football team is 3-2. Their next game is away Friday, Oct. 15th @ Collingwood.

The Field Hockey team played hard at Bordentown last Monday and came away with a tie. Come cheer on the girls Wednesday, Oct. 13th vs. Cinnaminson at 3:45 pm. Keep up the great job ladies!

The Cross Country team continues to impress with new improved times after each batch meet. The most recent meet was Saturday at the Shore Coaches Invitational in Holmdel and then a batch meet at Northern Burlington on October 5th.

The Cheerleading team has been doing amazing things and working so hard at practice. The routines are energizing and they look great as one team. We look forward to cheering with them at the next home game.

The Girls Tennis team continues to improve and is ready for a playoff run. They earned a home match in the first round of the team tournament that starts on Thursday, September 30th vs Pemberton. Come out and support the Lady Bears.

The Girls Soccer team came away with a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory last Monday against Burlington Township. The girls looked great in overtime and earned that win. The next opponent will be Morrestown on Monday.

The Boys Soccer team is showing everyone that no matter who they play, they are the best team on the pitch. Their last opponent was Saturday at noon vs Kearny in the den.

The Family ID registration for DHS Winter 2021-2022 sports will be open during the week of October 4th. If you have any difficulties with the registration, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Athletics. Go Bears!


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