Delran High School Broadcast

January 24, 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.

A Message from Mr. Finkle

It's hard to believe that the last day of the second marking is tomorrow. We are almost at the midpoint of the school year. Quarter 2 grades will be available on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, January 30th. The Principal List's breakfast will be held on Wednesday, February 6th! Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers, Guidance Counselor or Assistant Principal with questions or concerns.


Since half the school year is almost completed, we are beginning to finalize our plans for the end-of-the-year events. We must submit the Class of 2019 list to the diploma manufacturer by mid-February. A letter was sent home to seniors who have not completed a Diploma Form in Family ID. If you received a letter, please complete, sign and return the letter to me as soon as possible. Graduation Cap and Gown measurements for all seniors will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at 6pm in the cafeteria. A meeting for the parents of the seniors going to Disney will be held immediately after Gap and Gown measurements at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center. Please mark your calendars!


The Delran MS/HS PTA is selling personalized yard signs for any 2019 graduate for both 12th and 8th grades. Detailed information and ordering instructions are posted below in the PTA News section.


As scheduling continues, please be reminded that the last day to submit a Scheduling Waiver Form for academic courses is Thursday, February 28th. There will be no exceptions to this date. All the necessary information is posted on our website and in the Virtual Backpack.


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

Calendar of Events

  • 1/25 End of Qtr. 2
  • 1/26 Harlem Wizards vs Delran Bears Basketball Game, 6pm
  • 1/28 Qtr. 3 Begins
  • 1/30 Qtr. 2 Grades on Portal
  • 2/6 Principal's List Breakfast
  • 2/8 BEAR Day - 3
  • 2/9 ACT
  • 2/9 Detention
  • 2/12 PTA Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/13 Senior Cap & Gown Measurements, 6pm
  • 2/13 Senior Trip Parent Mtg., 7pm
  • View Full Calendar

DHS HAPPENINGS

Cheerleaders Celebration

The Delran High School Varsity Cheerleaders had their banquet last week at Barrone's Tuscan Grill and Doug Pederson, Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, was there! See the great picture of the team with Coach Pederson!

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Harlem Wizards VS Delran Bears

Tickets are still available for the Harlem Wizards event at Delran High School on Saturday, January 26th! Reserved tickets are SOLD OUT, but general admission tickets are still available. The game begins at 6pm and the doors will open at 5pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00.


There is also still time to give your child the "Wiz Kid" experience. Wiz Kids have their name announced, get to warm up with the team and have a group photo taken with the Wizards. To be a Wiz Kid, you need to buy a jersey either online or at the game. Warm-ups start at 5:30pm. This event has sold out every year so get your tickets before they are gone. Tickets are available here. You can see highlights of this exciting event here.


Thank you for your support of the Delran Education Foundation, and we look forward to seeing you there. Proceeds benefit the students of the Delran School District so please come out and support our youngsters in what should be a fun night!

Qtr. 2 Grades on Portal

The second marking period grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, January 30th. Please log into the Parent Portal to view your child's grades. If you need help signing into the portal, please contact Mrs. Denise Stellwag in the main office at extension 3000.

AP Exam Registration

On Friday, February 1st, students taking AP courses will be handed a “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents” in their AP class. They should bring the information home to review with their parents/guardians. Registration forms and instructions will also be distributed.


We encourage students to sign-up to take the AP Exam even if they have signed up for the CAP Program. The deadline to register for the AP test is Friday, March 1st. The exam fee is $94.00. The check should be made payable to DHS Special Funds.


Also, if anyone receives accommodations through an IEP or 504, they must apply to the College Board for AP accommodations by Friday, February 22nd.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kitty Newman in Guidance at (856) 461-6100, x3008.

SAT/ACT Prep Class at DHS

Staffs Prep will be offering a SAT/ACT Prep class on 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, and 3/5 from 6:00 - 9:00pm in preparation for the March 9th SAT test. The course will be held here at DHS at a bargain basement price! All DHS students will be able to take this course for $250 when it normally costs $699. Parents do have to use the code "SAT200" in order to get the discounted price. Students/parents can visit www.staffsprep.com/register, search for "Delran High School" and follow the steps to register.


A testimonial from a DHS parent: My son, as well as my husband and I, could not be more pleased with the program as well as appreciative of Mr. Jain's commitment to student success. At the College Night presented by the Guidance Department, I wanted so much to encourage other families to have their children enroll in this program. Due to conflicts, my son had to postpone taking the SAT until a later month. The Staffs Prep instructor, Paras Jain, graciously allowed him to sit in on two additional classes this session to serve as a review before he takes this exam.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Staffs Prep orgainization at contact@staffsprep.com.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brunch

Come hang with your pal The Cat In The Hat along with his friends! What's better than that? Be ready to dance, play games and get sweets, use icing and sprinkles for a cupcake feast! Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brunch will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 12 to 1:30pm. Click here for ticket information!

CURRICULUM CORNER

Science & Technology Department

STEM News in Delran:

  • Congratulations to the DHS Science League! Mr. Atkinson was happy to report a milestone achievement for our Science League students. Honors and AP Physics, as well as AP Chemistry students, placed 1st in Burlington County. Honors Biology, AP Biology and Earth Science placed 2nd in Burlington County. Special kudos to Colin Kremus and Ryan Wachter who had the highest AP Chemistry scores. Justin Ma also was the highest scorer on the Honors Physics test! Congratulations team.

  • STEM Family Engagement Nights! Through a generous grant by the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, Delran Township Schools will host a series of STEM Family Engagement Nights at Delran High School. The events will be focused on our English Language Learners and their families on Tuesday, February 5th, by invitation. Look for more information to come on our nights in March, NJ STEM Month.

  • Delran Innovation & Fabrication Lab! A second “Design Studio” occurred on Monday, January 14th, with Delran Township Schools hosting 30 members of business, industry, community organizations, higher education, teachers, students and administrators. This process is providing the guidelines for the curricular and physical use of the space to come this fall. To learn more about the Delran Innovation & Fabrication Lab, visit here.

  • STEM Career Student Interest Survey! Is your child thinking about a career in a STEM field? Students who are interested in exploring career options in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics should fill out the STEM Career Student Interest Survey, using this link. Completing the survey will add your name to a list of students who will be contacted when opportunities for students related to STEM careers come up.

  • Robotics! The Bionic Bears competitions grow closer. Our two VEX teams are working on the "Turning Point" competition this year. The first competition event will be held on Saturday, February 2nd in Millville, NJ. The students continue to work on the practice field set-up, writing code that gets a robot to take action, and designing and building for the new challenges. Good luck Bionic Bears!

  • DHS Science Fair! Our Science Fair is slated for Tuesday, February 19th. This year, we are anticipating over 60 project entries, thanks to a new course offering called Physical Science. However, the Research in Science course can be an elective for all 9th to 12th graders next year, to earn up to 4 science credits, as the student works on a problem of their choice. The regional Coriell Science Fair will be hosted on Saturday, March 23rd at the Camden County Community College Campus in Blackwood. To register your project for this fair, which includes college scholarship and cash prizes for winners, please go here. The last day to register your project and submit completed forms and research plan for Coriell is Friday, February 22nd. For more information, contact the DHS Science Fair Coordinator, Kim Brewster, for details (kbrewster@delranschools.org)


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

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Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

Join us for Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day and explore the materials that impact your world on Saturday, February 2nd from 10am to 3pm at Drexel University, Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 3126 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA! FREE and open to the public! Fun for all ages! For additional information, please click here.

Important Message from Guidance

Scheduling for the 2019-2020 Year

The counselors will meet individually with each student beginning with Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen. They will review and finalize course selections with each student by mid-March.


If your student would like to move down a level or delete a recommended course, the Guidance Counselors will do so during this meeting.


Reminder: All waivers are due by Thursday, February 28th. Students should not wait until their meeting to submit their waiver form. We recommend that you submit the waiver form as soon as possible.


Attention Seniors

If your colleges require a mid-year report, please inform your Guidance Counselor after the second quarter grades are finalized.

CLASS OF 2019 HEADQUARTERS

Senior Calendar of Events

  • 2/13 Graduation Cap & Gown Measurements, 6pm
  • 2/13 Senior Trip Parent Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/22 Senior Big Picture Outdoors
  • 3/11 Senior Trip Luggage Check, 6-7pm
  • 3/12-3/16 Senior Trip
  • 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

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. All order are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Yearbook Information

Time is running out to purchase a 2019 Delran High School’s “Spirit”!

  • Regular sales now until Saturday, February 23rd at $80.00. This is the best way to guarantee a book is available to purchase.
  • Late sales (based on availability) through Saturday, April 27, 2019 for $90.00.

Ordering is easy:

1. Online: www.jostens.com

2. Phone: 1-877-767-5217

3. See Ms. Justine Carey in guidance; jcarey@delranschools.org or x3012.

Customize Your Yearbook - Class of 2019

The deadline to CREATE A CUSTOM YEARBOOK RECOGNITION FOR YOUR STUDENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!!!!! This is a great opportunity to celebrate your student’s success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become.


For more information on how to order and page pricing, download the flyer or go to jostensadservice.com. Final deadline is February 15th. ORDER A FULL PAGE AD and your senior’s book is FREE!

ATHLETIC NEWS

Mr. Guidotti's Update

Delran High School has witnessed several exciting moments during the Winter season, and we still have an entire month to go. The swim team had their senior night against NBC this past Friday. We are so proud of the hard work that the seniors show during practices and meets. This past Saturday, the students who are new to high school swimming got a chance to compete against other novice swimmers from other districts at the Hess Aquatic Center in Mays Landing, NJ. This event helped to build confidence and expose these students to other students at their ability level. On Sunday, the Lady Bears of the swim team got to compete in the Girls Rule Meet at Rowan University. This was a female only meet for teams that are classified as co-ed. The Lady Bears did a great job and many of them achieved personal best times. The swim team will be competing in the South Jersey Coaches Invitational this Saturday at GCIT.


The wrestling team continues to excel at the dual meets on their schedule. Their record is 15-6. Delran's last division match is home against Bordentown on Wednesday, January 30th. That match will be Senior Night and hopefully, it will be a victory that gives them the division title for 2019.


The bowling team has been in several competitive matches this season. Their scores are improving consistently and the students are enjoying their time together. Their next match is Monday, January 28th at the Burlington Bowling and Recreation Center on Route 130 against Burlington Township.


The girls' basketball team continues to improve with each practice and game. The Lady Bears are competing at a high level and the offense is improving every day. The next game for the Lady Bears is Friday, January 25th at Northern Burlington.


The boys' basketball team is currently 10-4 and playing at an impressive level. The boys are working really hard and giving teams problems with their intense defense. Their next home game is Friday, January 25th against STEM Civics.


Mark your calendars! Delran wrestling will be hosting Districts on Saturday, February 16th for the first time in school history. More information to come as we approach the date.


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 a few hours after the contest. If you have more questions, please contact the Director of Athletics.


The FamilyID registration is currently open for anyone interested in playing a spring sport. The deadline to register is Friday, February 15th. Please use the same login information for Spring sport registration that you used to register your child as a student at Delran High School. If you are having any issues with registration, please do not hesitate to contact the main office with your questions. Please submit all new physicals to the main office as soon as they are completed by a licensed physician. All physicals must be approved by the district approved school physician before a student can participate.


Go Bears!!!


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

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, March 27th!
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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.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

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