DHS Broadcast

October 26, 2017

A message from Mr. Finkle!

Now that the weather has begun to turn, autumn is truly in the air. I want to congratulate all of the students for another wonderful Homecoming season. I also wish to thank the parents who put hours and hours into the floats and skits to make this a great experience for the students. Adding Channel 3 to the mix was certainly memorable for the entire school community.

I have been receiving some concerning news about drop-off in the morning which is causing safety concerns. Please make sure that you are only dropping off students on the back-side of the school and not by the bus lane. This causes back-ups as well as a dangerous situation. Also, please be sure that you are aware of students as they can pop out from between cars and enter roadways. As we all know, many times they have their heads down in their phones and are not aware of their surroundings.

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

Red Ribbon Week

The week of October 23rd is the nationally recognized Red Ribbon Week. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

This week at DHS the SADD Club will be planning several initiatives to honor Red Ribbon Week. On Monday, there were red ribbons and the Red Ribbon Pledge placed near the staff sign in sheet. These will be on display later in the week during lunches where students will have the option of signing their own student pledge. Additionally, a daily drug fact will be given during the morning announcements. Infographics will be placed on lunch tables to spread further awareness with assistance from Mrs. MacFarland’s Psych 101 classes.

Athletic News

It’s playoff time at Delran High School. Cross Country is getting ready for the sectional meet on November 4 at Thompson Park in Jamesburg. #3 seed Field Hockey hosts #6 Seneca on Thursday at 2pm. Girls’ Soccer finds out soon who they will face on Monday, October 30. Boys’ Soccer is the #1 seed for South Group 2. They will host their first opponent on October 31. Girls’ Tennis represented Delran High School well at the BCSL Open on Monday. Many of the girls advanced in the tournament. The Football team scored an 88 yard touchdown pass with less than one minute remaining last Friday to improve their record to 3-3. They travel to Deptford Township on October 27 before hosting Holy Cross on November 3. The Holy Cross game will be a military appreciation night. Any current or retired military personnel with ID get into the game for free. It will also be senior night for football, cheerleading and the marching band. The month of November is shaping up to be full of excitement and Delran bear pride. Go Bears!!!

Schedule Change- NJSIAA Playoffs

Congratulations to the Boys' and Girls’ Varsity Soccer Teams who are in the state tournament next week! Boy’s Soccer will be home on Tuesday, October 31st. When we win the first round, the boys soccer team will be home on November 3rd. Our girl’s soccer team will be away for the duration of the playoffs. We will dismiss the students at 2:00 for home games so they can show their support for their peers. The afternoon buses will arrive at 2:00. Please come out and support our Bears!

Bear Facts- Homecoming Edition

The Homecoming Edition of the Bear Facts is out! If you missed out on Homecoming, or just want to relive the memories...check them out HERE

Alumni Walk

Alumni Walk Update- We are paving the way to celebrate Bear Pride! The latest pavers were installed last week along with the an Inlay from the Class of 2016! 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:

● Seniors applying to schools with November 1st & 15th deadlines need to inform their counselor and teacher recommenders ASAP!

● Thank you for attending the College Planning Information Night. As promised, you can Download the presentation here.


● Seniors applying to schools with November 1st & 15th deadlines need to inform their counselor and teacher recommenders ASAP!

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to check in NAVIANCE what college representatives are coming to Delran. This affords an opportunity to speak with a person from admissions in a small group setting to not only learn about the college but to also demonstrate your child’s potential interest in the school. This is something that colleges track and can support the admissions decision.

● Many colleges also offer opportunities for prospective students to attend a class or otherwise gain greater insight into their campus and academic offerings. For example, Rider University allows students to register to be a “Student for a Day”. Visit https://www.rider.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visits/be-rider-student-day to register.

● Click here for currently available scholarships .

● Seniors and their families can begin filing their FAFSA as of October 1, 2017. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to create an account. Click here for FAFSA preparation and help information in ENGLISH or SPANISH .

Curriculum Corner

EXTRA SUPPORT IN MATH is right around the corner... Click on this special message from Mrs. Hutchinson, K-12 Supervisor of Mathematics & Business.

Yearbook 2018

We invite everyone to follow us on Twitter @dhsyrbk18

We are in the final days to order and receive our Early Bird opportunities.

· Purchase the book by October 27th and pay only $75.00

· Purchase name personalization and get 4 FREE ICONS embossed on your student’s cover.

Regular sales 10/27 – 2/23 the book will be $80.00

Late Sales (based on availability) $90.00

Attention Senior Parents!

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


· The Senior Bios are due this Friday, October 27th

· The Senior Polls are due this Friday, October 27th

Drop off boxes at the main sign-in desk

Reservation for the FRIENDS AND FAMILY pictures are being taken during lunch periods this week through Wednesday 11/1. Can't find a yearbook representative? See Ms. Carey in Guidance or go to the yearbook activity page for a reservation form. Add another personal memory to your yearbook. Groups less than 4 $5.00 / 5 and greater $10.00. All money collected will be donated towards hurricane relief. Pictures will be taken after school on: Wednesday, November 1st or Thursday November 2nd.

Interact Club

The Delran High School Interact Club is collecting donations for the Burlington County Animal Shelter. They are in need of the following items

- unopened cat and dog food

- paper towels

- blankets

- dryer sheets

- hand soap/ sanitizer

- ziploc bags (sandwich and gallon sized)

- laundry soap

- pillow cases

- wash cloths

- towels

Donations can be dropped off near the late sign in desk. Any items would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

PTA Reflections Contest

Attention Students....Reach Within and unleash your inner artist!! Create a piece of visual art, take a picture, compose a song, write a poem or story, produce a film or choreograph a dance and tell us what the theme "WITHIN REACH" means to you! The PTA Reflections Contest is underway and entries are due on November 13, 2017. Pick up an entry form in the main office or under "PTA" on the website. The PTA has $1500 in cash prizes that are up for grabs!!

Delran Education Foundation

The Delran Education Foundation is looking for members. Please watch this video and sign up HERE! The DEF gave almost $30,000 in grants to teachers throughout the Delran Township School District!
Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.

DHS Nitty Gritties

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