Delran High School Broadcast

May 2, 2019

DHS Mission Statement

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

Mr. Finkle's Message

Congratulations to all the students who were honored last night at the 2019 Academic Awards Evening! Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Stephen Grello and Salutatorian, Juliana Stellwag!

AP Exams

AP Exams will begin on Monday, May 6th and end on Friday, May 17th. The schedule is listed below.


The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment – Science (NJSLA-S) test will be administered during the morning of Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th. We will follow a regular bell schedule. All Eleventh Graders must sit for the test. All other students will attend their regular classes. NJSLA-S make-ups will be administered on Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th.

Band/Chorus/Art Department Showcases

The Visual Arts Department has wonderful events planned. The Choral Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 7pm, and the DHS/DMS Concert Bands will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm. The DHS/DMS Jazz Band Concert and the "Night of the Arts" Art Show is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd. "Nights of the Arts" will begin at 6pm and the Jazz Band Concert will begin at 7pm.

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


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AP Exam Schedule

5/6 AP US & Government & Politics (AM)

5/7 AP Spanish Language & Culture (AM)

5/8 AP English Literature & Composition (AM)

5/8 European History (PM)

5/8 French Language & Culture (PM)

5/9 AP Chemistry (AM)

5/9 German Language & Culture (PM)

5/10 AP US History (AM)

5/13 AP Biology (AM)

5/13 AP Physics C (PM)

5/14 AP Calc AB (AM)

5/14 AP Calc BC (AM)

5/14 AP Human Geography (PM)

5/15 AP English Language & Composition (AM)

5/16 AP Statistics (PM)

5/17 AP Music Theory (AM)

5/17 AP Computer Sci A (PM)

Calendar of Events

  • 5/3 NJSLA-ELA
  • 5/4 Detention
  • 5/4 SAT
  • 5/7 NJSLA-S 11th Grade
  • 5/7 PTA Mtg., 7pm
  • 5/8 NJSLA-S 11th Grade
  • 5/9 Band Day
  • 5/10 Activity - 9
  • 5/10 9, 10, 11 SC Speeches/Election
  • 5/13 Qtr. 4 Mid-Quarter
  • 5/14 NJSLA-S 11th Grade Make-up
  • 5/14 DHS Choral Concert, 7pm
  • 5/15 NJSLA-S 11th Grade Make-up
  • 5/17 BEAR 2
  • 5/17 Qtr. 4 Interims on Portal
  • View Full Calendar


Congrats Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the DHS Local Science Fair Winners:

  • Hannah Gravante– 1st place winner

  • Saakhi Ray– 2nd Place Winner

  • Brandon Mann– 3rd place Winner

  • Noelia Nater– Honorable Mention

Congratulation to our DHS Coriell Institute Science Fair Winner:

  • Saakhi Ray- 2nd Place High School Microbiology - “DNA Damage”


The Best of Class 2019 Special will air on 6abc on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm. 6abc's Best of Class Special is hosted by Action News Anchors Brian Taff and Sharrie Williams.

The 2019 Best of Class s Action News hopes that you will watch the broadcast as our own Stephen Grello is honored as DHS Valedictorian.

Junior-Senior Prom Ticket Information

The Junior-Senior Prom will be held at the Collingswood Ballroom on Friday, May 31st from 7-11pm. Tickets will be $85.00 each and will be sold during lunch periods from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th. Senior Pre-Sale will be held on Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd. Only seniors and their dates will be allowed to purchase tickets on those dates.

Prom Promise Forms will be available for pickup starting today at the late sign-in desk, in the main office, and outside Room 144. These forms must be submitted when students purchase their tickets. Checks must be made payable to DHS Special Funds. No exceptions and no late ticket sales will be offered. Please plan accordingly. See Mrs. Nicole Spera or Mr. David Atkinson with any questions.

2019 Summer Reading List

In an effort to continue to encourage reading over the summer, we have again created a list of top-rated books. Students at Delran High School will be able to read a book of their choice over the summer. Please view this presentation for information about the reading choices. Included you will find plot descriptions, grade-level recommendations and parental information.

After consulting with their parents, students should choose their top three (3) choices of books to read this summer. After all students have chosen, students will be notified which of their choices they will read this summer. Each student is only responsible for reading one (1) book. No changes may be made after the final selection is provided. Students should have chosen their book by this time; however, if not, HERE is the link for them to make their choice if they have not done so. Your child must use their Delran High School credentials in order to access the survey!

A school-wide culminating assessment will follow at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

2019 DHS College Application Essay Workshop

This workshop is designed for members of the Class of 2020 who plan to apply to colleges in the fall of 2019. At the end of this course, which will be held in Room 102 at DHS, students will have a completed final draft of a college application essay. Mrs. Ani McHugh, DHS English Department will be the instructor. Please click here for detailed information

Support ShoeBox Recycling

Spring has sprung. Holidays are here. Dressing up for the occasions? New shoes? Give your old shoes new life. Bring them to the ShoeBox Recycling area in the DHS main foyer and outside the Athletic Training facility. There are also collection areas at DMS, DIS and Millbridge. This recycling effort is part of the Delran Township Schools Sustainability Project and is ongoing.


Delran STEM Fair

Delran STEM Fair is set for Monday, May 20th at Delran High School from 5:30-7pm.

  • This year’s event is great for ALL families, of ALL ages.

  • To request a space to offer a “STEM Takeaway” to participants, register here: 2019 Delran STEM Fair Table Reservation & Registration


  • Come see the renovations, almost completed by May 20th on the Fab Lab!

  • This year’s program will include Palmyra Nature Cove’s Interactive Van.

Are you interested in a STEM Career?

Did you know that over half of all jobs will be in a STEM field don’t require a four-year degree? Take our STEM Career Student Interest Survey to find out about additional opportunities and offerings from the Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance.

STEAM Camp and Academy

Looking to volunteer this summer at our Delran Cubs STEAM Up Camp, or participate in our Farm to Fork experience through the Delran STEAM Academy?

To register for the Farm to Fork Week, which includes fun trips in South Jersey, go to our online registration form: 2019 Delran STEAM Camp & STEAM Academy Registration

Volunteer Responsibilities include:

  • Camp training - one day before camp begins (1-2 hours) to meet the teacher and become familiar with the themes/kits/materials

  • Help teacher with setting up and cleaning up materials for experiments/models and projects

  • Help supervise campers in the class you’re assigned to

  • Guide students as they engage in the engineer design challenges

OR volunteer for two weeks, get the STEAM Academy FREE! Junior year volunteer hours (graduation requirement) can be completed within one week’s time in addition to this experience helping to boost your college application resume. The deadline to apply is April 30th via the Google Form Volunteer for STEAM Up Camp 2019.

For any questions about the features in this month’s news, contact Erica DeMichele (K-12 Supervisor of Science, Technology, Engineering, Co-STEM and Sustainability) at or 856-461-6100 x3034. Follow her on Twitter @DeMicheleErica!

Free College Fair

EXCELERATE Tutoring will be hosting a free college fair for high school students on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Carman Tilelli Community Center in Cherry Hill. Admission is free!


Alumni Walk

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.

Senior Calendar of Events

  • 5/1 Academic Awards Evening, 6:30pm
  • 5/2 Mr. Delran Contest, 6:30pm
  • 5/31 Junior/Senior Prom
  • 6/4 Senior Night, 6pm
  • 6/6 Scholarship Night, 6:30pm
  • 6/19 Graduation Rehearsal, 12pm
  • 6/20 Graduation Rehearsal, 9am
  • 6/20 Graduation, 7pm
  • 6/20 Project Graduation, 9:30pm


Mr. Guidotti's Update

The Spring 2019 season is quickly coming to an end and the teams have been involved in many exciting contests.

The Golf Team competed at the Burlington County Open at Little Mill Country Club on April 29th and represented Delran High School very well. The team earned a great victory on May 1st at the Old York Country Club against Northern Burlington. The team will be competing in the Carl Arena Tournament today at the Valleybrook Country Club.

The Boys' and Girls' Track Teams achieved another strong division victory over Pemberton this week. Many of the students achieved personal best scores. The next divisional track meet is Monday, May 6th against Bordentown.

The Softball Team is having a great season and really starting to hit their stride. The team won both games so far this week against Willingboro and division foe New Egypt. Their next game is today at Cinnaminson. Both teams are battling for a high playoff seed and our Lady Bears are ready.

The Baseball Team continues to play at a high level and they have been recognized for their effort by being invited to participate in the Diamond Classic. Sixteen of the best teams are chosen from all of South Jersey to play in this tournament. Delran is the #10 seed and will travel to Triton Regional on Monday, May 6th at 4pm. The Bears next game is this Friday, May 3rd at Moorestown.

The Boys' Tennis Team is improving with every match. They represented DHS well at the BCSL Open this past weekend at Veteran's Park in Hamilton. The team earned wins this week against Trenton Catholic and Pemberton. Their next matches are today against Haddon Heights and Friday against Palmyra.

The Girls' Lacrosse Team is full of talented players and they are starting to play up to their ability. The Lady Bears earned a great divisional victory on Monday night against New Egypt. It was Senior Night and the atmosphere was great because of the DJ and the support from the fans. The ladies played very well. The seniors will truly be missed. The next game is today against Burlington City.

The Boys' Lacrosse Team have put together a winning streak and continue to prove that they belong in the state playoffs. The team earned wins this week at Camden Catholic and at New Egypt. Their next game is Senior Night this Friday against Cinnaminson. The varsity game starts at 6pm on the football field. This game has been labeled as a "Game of the Week" and the boys are excited and ready to take down the Pirates.

Please click here for the Athletic Department's web page!


MS/HS PTA General Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:45pm. Anyone who ordered a Graduation Sign must pick it up by the Faculty Room next to the DHS Cafeteria from 6:30pm to 8pm. Our Reflection Contest winners will be honored, and we will be playing BINGO. Winners of BINGO will receive gift cards to local stores. Come join the fun!

Join the PTA

It only costs $5.00 to join and the money helps the students directly! Please send in the membership form with your money to your child's school in an envelope marked PTA.



Volunteers Needed

Have building skills? No skills? No problem! Volunteers are needed to help build Jake's Place at Delran's new Community Park on May 3rd, May 4th and May 5th from 7am to 7pm. Food and drinks will be provided. Experts will be available to help those that want to learn. This event is rain or shine! Please register at

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening

On Saturday, May 11th, Deborah Heart and Lung Center will be offering free cardiac arrest screenings to teens, ages 12-19, beginning at 9am. The screening is designed to find any undetected cardiac conditions in adolescents. Please register at

Tenby Chase Sharks Swim Team

Join the Tenby Chase Sharks Swim Team, ages 5 to 18. It's a great way to stay in shape for the Fall and Winter sports. Memberships are still available for the 2019 season. For additional information, please visit their website at See you at the pool.

Relay for Life - Moorestown

Relay for Life of Moorestown will be held on Friday, June 7th at 6pm at Moorestown High School. Please see the flyer for additional information.
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