Delran High School Broadcast

April 6, 2017

Message from Mr. Daniel Finkle

I would like to report that PARCC went very smoothly this year with the help and support of the entire communtiy. We now look forward to the Freshman-Sophomore Formal tomorrow evening and then four more days until Spring Break. I wish everyone a great break and the time to be together with family and friends. My hope is that this weather will figure itself out, and we can have a wonderful spring. I look forward to spending time on the sidelines watching our teams battle for the Brown and Gold.

Some exciting news about Erica DeMichele, Supervisor of Curriculum...


The April 2017 Sustainability Hero is Erica DeMichele, the Supervisor of Curriculum for Delran Township School District located in Burlington County. Read about Erica's accomplishments with the Delran Township School District; the district received a New Jersey Governor's Environmental Excellence Award and earned one of four statewide spots in the NJ STEM Ecosystem Alliance. Erica has secured over $16,000 in Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants. The student green teams in Delran are impressive, with over 250 active participants at the four schools. Read more about Erica's story here. Congratulations Mrs. DeMichele!

Congrats Principal's List and Honor Roll Students!

Congratulations to all the students who achieved Principal’s List and Honor Roll List for the 3rd marking period. In recognition of their achievement, we will celebrate and honor our Principal's List students with a dessert on Friday, April 28th!

Congrats Students of the Month

Congratulations to our March Students of the Month Joseph Miller and Nicholas Puleo!

Joseph was nominated by Ms. Carey, Mrs. James, Mrs. Patrick and Mr. Croly for his academic performance, character, respect, attendance, classroom participation, leadership responsibility, school spirit, good work ethic, diligence and citizenship. Joe has been a great asset to the Guidance Counselors office. As a first period runner, he has gone over and above his responsibilities on a daily basis. He always checks with the counselors to see if there is anything he can do and has been instrumental in giving new students tours and making them feel welcome. Whenever Joe is asked to do something, he does it immediately and with a smile on his face. He honors confidentiality which is of the utmost importance in the counseling office.

Nicholas was nominated by Mrs. Cindy Mignogna for his academic performance, character, respect, attendance, classroom participation, good work ethic, diligence and citizenship! Mrs. Mignogna stated that Nicholas is the epitome of the perfect "all-around" student. He has consistently demonstrated the unique and difficult task of blending academic excellence, community service, school leadership, club and activity participation and sports. He has also gained the trust and respect of his peers, teachers, administrators and community.

Congratulations and thank you Joseph and Nicholas for a job well done!


This session will be held during all lunch periods on Tuesday, April 11th in the Performing Arts Center for all AP students testing. Students will report to the PAC after eating lunch. This is in preparation for AP Exams which will be administered from Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th.

Athletic News

All of the spring teams have started strong. Golf is 3-0. Boys’ Tennis got an opening day victory over Burlington Township 3-2. Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse teams are both 1-1. Their programs are showing great progress. Boys’ Track will be competing at the Moorestown Relays this Saturday, and Girls’ Track will be at the West Deptford Relays. Softball won their opening round BCSL game against Willingboro 17-0. Baseball finally played their opening day game at Woodstown yesterday. All teams will be competing over Spring Break. Check the schedule on our website, and come show your support. Go Bears!

The Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave took the required classes to earn his General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and was honored at a ceremony at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The senior class of 1993 embraced their honorary classmate by inviting Dave and his wife Lorraine to the senior prom and voting him “Most Likely to Succeed.” Inspired by his desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.

Wendy's® is looking for scholar-athletes from the Class of 2018! They will award 100 students from across the nation with $150,000 in Scholarships. Go to to apply.

STEAM UP Summer Camp Needs DHS Student Counselors

Delran Cubs Camp is looking for DHS Student Counselors to work with Delran Science, Math and Art teachers as well as class sizes of 20 students. Work with a design task related to a real world experience. DHS Community Service hours can be completed entirely through this experience! See the program overview.

Governor's STEM Scholars Program

The Governor's STEM Scholars Program provides students with firsthand learning about STEM professions and allows them to engage in meaningful dialogue with representatives of New Jersey's vast STEM industry, including research and development leaders, academic professionals, and state policymakers. The program offers scholars the ability to make mentoring connections that can last into their professional careers. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 26, 2017.

Support STEM Programs at Delran

Visit Barnes & Noble's web site www.BN.COM/bookfairs to support Delran STEM Programs from April 12th to April 17th and a percentage of the net sale will be contributed to our programs. See the flyer for the Bookfair ID Number that you must enter when placing an order.

German Club Service Project

The German Club is now collecting items for the homeless as part of their Open Paws service project. Please donate any items listed on the flyer between now and Thursday, June 1st to Mrs. Diamond in Room 202. Thank you for your support.

Homecoming Video

The Homecoming DVD is now available for students to purchase during lunch periods. The price is $15.00, and checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds.

Alumni Walk

Delran High School is proud to reintroduce the, DHS Alumni Walk.” The project is designed to provide the graduating seniors and DHS Alumni the opportunity to make their legacy a permanent piece of the landscape of Delran High School. This is the third year of the project, and we are hopeful to pave our way past the ticket booth this year. The project will allow members of the Delran High School family to congratulate, memorialize, and archive their relationships, memories, and friendships fostered here at DHS. Please consider buying a brick and making your legacy a permanent piece of DHS’s path to success. Please submit the order form with your payment to Mr. Brian Stolarick, Assistant Principal. Checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds. Orders are due by April 15, 2017.

PTA Corner

Gift Basket Extravaganza

Senior Parents - We still need baskets to wrap! We have less than half the number of baskets needed and only three weeks until the GBE. Drop off your donations and/or basket as soon as possible to Denise Klein at 76 Stoneham. If you don’t have time to shop, drop off a gift card or cash donation; and we will shop and make a basket in honor of your graduate. You may donate as many baskets as you would like.

We also need parents to solicit local businesses for donations. Businesses are more than willing to give. All you need to do is ask! Remember, the proceeds from the GBE directly fund Project Graduation. Please help us meet our goal so we may provide a fun, safe and memorable Project Graduation for your child. Please send questions to

Student Volunteers for GBE

Student volunteers are needed to help the weekend of the GBE. We need help setting up in the evening on Friday, April 28th and in the morning on Saturday, April 29th morning as well as the evening during the event. If you have a child that would like to help, please email Please specify the day and time your child is available. Service hours are available.

Senior Stars

Senior Stars are on sale for $5.00. Let your imagination run wild as you decorate a star in honor of your Class of 2017 graduate. Stars will be displayed at the Gift Basket Extravaganza and Project Graduation. Contact Theresa Heisler at for additional information.

According to Harvard Psychologists: Parents Who Raise "Good" Kids Do These 5 Things

Harvard Psychologists have thought of the same questions and challenges parents face raising their children today and have found that there are some basic elements that are still very important. Read all about it.

Guidance Counselors Corner

The Early Bird Gets the Scholarship Workshop

Hold on to Education Foundation Inc. presents The Early Bird Get the Scholarship informative workshop on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Willingboro Public Library. Admission is free for students of all ages and parents! Award winning professional grant writer and educational consultant, Helena Kosoff-Sullivan, will share her secrets at winning free money for college.

Kaplin SAT Prep

As we approach the final months of the school year, we are also approaching the final two (most popular) SAT test dates (5/6 & 6/3).

In preparation for the Saturday, May 6th SAT, practice test and scoring are being held from Tuesday, April 4th until Thursday, May 4th from 06:00 to 9:45 p.m. at Moorestown High School.

In preparation for the Saturday, June 3rd SAT, practice test and scoring are being held from Tuesday, May 9th to Thursday, June 1st at the Katz Jewish Community Center of Cherry Hill. To find out more information about the discounts or to register, please visit

Finally, Collegeboard has added an August test date (Saturday, August 26th). A summer test date can be helpful, as students have more time during the summer months to prep.




Rutgers University offers a major in Exercise Science and Sports Studies with concentration options in Sports Management, Exercise Science, and Exercise Physiology. Rutgers will host general campus tours and information sessions on the Piscataway/New Brunswick campus on April 13,17,18, 20, 21, and 28. For more information, contact 732-445-4636 or

Rutgers University will hold tours and information sessions at the Honors College in New Brunswick on April 19 and 26. The Rutgers Honors College is a living-learning community of extraordinary students. This is a great chance to see the Honors College campus and learn more from Rutgers staff. Reservations are required. For more information, contact 848-932-0990 and

The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering & Technology (TARGET)

TARGET engages 6th-11th graders in hands-on projects during one-week, grade specific programs during the summer. Introducing girls to the world of engineering can lead to exciting professional opportunities and discovery.

Women In Engineering

Rutgers University Women in Engineering Initiative (RU WEI) was established to provide support for current and future female engineers and to engage alumni, industry, and other partners in Rutgers engineering programs. While the field of engineering might once have been dominated nearly exclusively by men, more and more women are not only studying engineering, but finding professional success and attaining leadership roles in dynamic industries.

Rutgers continues to recruit and retain an ever increasing number of women to its engineering program. It is a national leader in awarding doctoral degrees to women, and includes many women among its faculty. The School of Engineering also includes a student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and invites alumnae to return to campus for mentoring and leadership advisory boards. For more information, contact Candiece White at Rutgers at

To learn more about Rutgers University, visit For Rutgers merchandise, visit

Community Events

TOPSoccer Program for Young Athletes with Disabilities

Delran Soccer Club is proud to announce a new program for our community. TOPSoccer is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes ages 5-17 with disabilities. The program begins on Sunday, April 30th. See the flyer for detailed information.

Rothman Youth Sports Safety Symposium for Coaches

Rothman Institute is sponsoring a youth sports safety symposium for coaches on Saturday, May 20th from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Panasonic Club at Lincoln Field. See the flyer for details.

Internship Opportunities

We would like to offer students at Delran High School the opportunity to join our campaign either as interns or on a fellowship basis.

Fellows will be given responsibility over a work stream, while interns will be working across multiple functional areas. Interns and fellows will have an opportunity to learn all aspects of a political campaign, including communications, fundraising, and field organization. These opportunities can grow into full-time positions with the campaign at the end of the semester.

  • Great opportunity to learn about political campaigns and become politically active!
  • Gain valuable experience that colleges and employers value!
  • Great resume builder!
  • Make a positive difference for your community and state!

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