DHS Broadcast

February 12, 2018

A message from Mr. Finkle!

I apologize for getting this Broadcast out late since I usually send it out on Thursdays. Unfortunately, I too was hit by the flu bug. Please make sure you are washing your hands and also please keep your child home if he/she has a fever or has not been fever-free for 24 hours. Thank you!

For Senior parents, Cap and Gown measurements will take place from 6:00 - 7:00 tomorrow, Tuesday February 13th. This will be followed by a mandatory Senior Trip meeting at 7:00 in the PAC. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Please see important information below from the PTA about graduation signs, senior stars as well as Gift Bag Extravaganza information!

I also want to cordially invite everyone to this year's DHS Spring Musical "Little Shop of Horrors" which will atke place the last weekend of February and the first weekend in March. Look for ticket information in the next broadcast.

Just a reminder, the District adopted a school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year that utilized President’s Day as a make-up day in the event of school closure. Please be advised that Monday, February 19, 2018 is a school day.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at dfinkle@delranschools.org or 856-461-6100 x3005.

AP Bulletins and Information Guides

AP Bulletins and Information Guides were distributed to all AP students on Thursday, February 1st. Students were instructed to share the information with their parents/guardians. Even if you are enrolled in the CAP Program, all colleges nationwide may not accept CAP credit, and it would be in a student’s best interest to also take the AP exam. Deadline for AP test registration is Friday, March 2nd. Return the registration form and fee to Mrs. Newman in Guidance. If you receive accommodations through an IEP or 504, you must apply to the College Board separately for AP accommodations by February 23rd. Your guidance counselor can assist.

If you receive free or reduced lunch, you are eligible for exam fee reductions and you should see Mrs. Galati or your guidance counselor. Duplicate Bulletins and registration forms are available in Guidance.

Athletic News

Three weeks remaining in the Winter season. The Swim team ended their season at the BCSL Open. Many swimmers had their best times and the students had a wonderful year. Bowling will participate in the BCSL Open on February 8th. Several of the bowlers competed at the NJSIAA Sectional tournament earlier in the month and the boys’ team bowled their best score of the season. Wrestling qualified again for the NJSIAA team tournament as a #4 seed. The regular season matched concluded this Saturday and Districts will occur the weekend of February 17-18 at Long Branch High School. Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball will find out on February 8th if they qualify for the NJSIAA state tournament. Come out and support these teams as they finish another successful winter season.

Attention to students who want to play a Spring sport! A new form has be added to the ATS requirements. The NJ Department of Education has created an Opioid Fact Sheet that must be reviewed and signed off by all athletes and parents before participation can occur on March 2nd. The ATS portal will be open from January 15th to February 12th. If you have already filled out all documents from a Fall or Winter sport, you must reenter ATS, review the Opioid Fact Sheet and complete the electronic signatures required. Once electronic signatures are complete, the Opioid Fact Sheet with signatures must be printed out and placed in the box on the front counter of the main office. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Guidotti or Mr. Caplin.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: if your student wants to participate in a sport during the school year, the student must have a valid physical. Once a new physical is complete, do not hold onto it. Turn the physical into Mr. Guidotti or Ms. Jordan so that it can be forwarded to the school physician for approval. Make sure that all information on the physical and health history form are filled out completely and accurately. In addition, a student may not participate in a sport unless the ATS portal has been completed. Directions on how to complete ATS can be found on Mr. Caplin’s teacher page.

Not able to make the home winter sporting events? Log into www.nfhsnetwork.com and subscribe to the Delran home page. You can watch basketball and wrestling matches live from the comfort of your home on your computer or smart tv for a low price. $9.99 per month, $40 per season. In addition, if you miss the live event, games are stored on the page for future viewing. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Guidotti.


January Student of the Month

Noah Biluck nominated by Mr. Fiordimondo:

Noah was nominated for January "Student of the Month"...here is a little of what Mr. Fiordimondo had to say. "Noah leads by example. He doesn't need or look for recognition. He doesn't try to get attention. He just does the work because he was told to and it's the right thing to do. IT is for the very fact that he isn't trying to get nominated that he NEEDS to be nominated."

PTA Corner

Graduation Lawn Signs

Honor your graduate with a Graduation Lawn Sign. Signs are $25 each and include the lawn stake. They are available for both 8th & 12th grade graduates. Orders are due by March 30th. No late orders can be accepted. Click HERE for additional details.

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 2018 graduate. Stars will be displayed at the Gift Basket Extravaganza and Project Graduation. Contact Theresa Heisler at jetmheis@comcast.net for additional information. Click HERE for additional details.

Gift Basket Extravaganza

Our annual Gift Basket Extravaganza (GBE) will be held on Saturday, April 21st. Our theme is SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Doors will open at 5:00 pm and calling begins promptly at 8:00 pm.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 5th (same night as luggage check in/senior trip) starting at 5:30. Tickets are $20 and includes: 26 bidding tickets, 1 door prize ticket, 2 water tickets and 1 food ticket. Our tables seat 8 or 10 people.

Proceeds from this event directly benefit Project Graduation. Come out and enjoy a night out while supporting a great cause.

Gift Basket Extravaganza Donations

Do you have new items lying around your house taking up space? Perhaps you received something for Christmas that you don’t like or have no use for. Why not donate it to the GBE? We will take those items and make a basket out of them.

Donations of new items and/or completed baskets for the GBE can be dropped off at the Senior Parent Trip Meeting on February 13th. Please be sure to include a Basket Donation Form with all donations. Parents who drop off a completed basket before March 30th will be entered into a drawing to win VIP parking at graduation. Questions? Contact Denise Klein, Delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com.

Alumni Walk

Alumni Walk Update- We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! The Advisors from the Class of 2017 are working on their inlay design. 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. The link for purchasing a brick is below. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Best Cut Lawn-care and Landscaping for installing our bricks. They have donated their time and talents to DHS and provided their work free of charge. Thanks you Phil Velo and Best Cut.

Click HERE for more information.

Counselor's Corner

This Week in Guidance:


Mid-Year grade reports notify your counselor
Planning to attend Rowan College at Burlington County?
You MUST apply online and then tell your counselor to mail the transcript by January 31st Sign up in the guidance office to take the Accuplacer on February 14th at Delran High School during the school day.
It is encouraged that you use the review resources on Naviance and RCBC websites.


  • Juniors are strongly encouraged to take their first SAT no later than March (2-3 in total). February 9th is the deadline to register.
  • Plan college visitations. Spring break is an optimal time to visit! Juniors are permitted 3 excused absences with documentation of a college visitation.


Yearbook 2018

We invite everyone to follow us on Twitter @dhsyrbk18

Senior Parent Commemorative deadline extended to January 29th!

As is tradition, the yearbook editors invite you to submit a baby and/or childhood photo(s) along with a personalized message to celebrate your student’s success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become.

The commemorative can be as small or as large as you need for incorporating your memory and message. Go to jostensadservice.com for pricing options and Create a Senior recognition ad. The Yearbook is FREE with purchase of Full Page

Time is running out to order your 2018 yearbook!

The basic book is $80.00

Order by February 23rd to guarantee a book and personalization and extras.

online: jostensyearbooks.com
by mail:
Click here for order form
by phone: |
or see Ms Carey in guidance

Late sales are limited to surplus availability at $90.00

Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.
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