Delran High School Broadcast

November 19, 2019


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!

Since this is my last broadcast for the month of November, I would like to wish our entire DHS family and community a wonderful Thanksgiving. May the best things in life be yours, not only this Thanksgiving but throughout the years. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. For those of you who are traveling, please be safe!

Great news, the new Delran High School entrance is officially open for business. Between the hours of 7:30 and 2:15, the only entrance that can be used by students and the public is through the newly constructed vestibule.

Shortly, we will have a visitor identification system that will require a driver's license to enter the building or pick up your child. This is extremely important and we will not make any exceptions for anyone. I will communicate to everyone when this system is up and running. Until then, we will continue our previous procedure.

Just a friendly reminder that we are having an early dismissal on Wednesday, November 27th and no school on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th!

Congratulations to Delran High School's 2019 Inductees into the National Honor Society. The evening was a memorable occasion and we are very proud of your accomplishment! Please enjoy the pictures posted below!

Congratulations to our first marking period Principal's List and Honor Roll students. Our Principal's List students enjoyed a delicious breakfast last Thursday as a reward for their efforts and accomplishment. Click here to read the article in The Delran Sun regarding DHS's celebration of our scholars!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Twelve Angry Women. Kudos to Ms. Schreiner, Mr. Martinez, and the entire cast and crew! Enjoy the pictures below!

A special congratulations to our boys' soccer team who once again had an exemplary season, won the South Group 2 Sectional Championship and played in the state final. We are all very proud of their hard work and accomplishments this season!

Congratulations to our football team on their outstanding season and their Patriot Division Championship. We are very proud of their dedication to the program; but more importantly, for caring and supporting each other through the ups and downs of the season. The football team is a great example of high school athletics at its best! They are more than a team, they are family.

Please join us for our Financial Aid Information Session on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 pm in the DHS Media Center. This session will provide families with information on all of the Federal and State grants, scholarships and loan programs available through the FAFSA.

Come out and enjoy the MS/HS PTO's Holiday Craft Fair and then join the Class of 2020 for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th. Two seatings are available at 9 am and 10 am. Please complete and return this form to your child's teacher by Wednesday, November 27th!

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

Financial Aid Night

The Financial Aid Information Session will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 pm in the DHS Media Center. This session will provide families with information on all of the Federal and State grants, scholarships and loan programs available through the FAFSA. Key information and requirements on filing the FAFSA are covered. The presentation is approximately one hour in duration and includes materials.

Teacher/ESP/Paraprofessional-of-the-Year Nominations

The state looks to honor exceptional teachers and educational service providers through the NJ Department of Education Governor's Educator of the Year Recognition Program by showcasing excellence, student achievement, innovation, and dedication through service in public education.

Delran Township Public Schools would like your help in nominating educators to represent our four schools. Once selected at the school level, educators have the opportunity to apply for county and state recognition.

If you would like to nominate a teacher, paraprofessional, and/or educational services professional that have truly inspired you, please click on the links below to submit your nominations by Friday, November 22, 2019.

We would like to thank you in advance for helping us determine our Delran Township Public Schools Educator, Paraprofessional, and Educational Services Professional of the Year.

DHS Calendar of Events

  • 11/21 Financial Aid Night, 6:30 pm
  • 11/22 BEAR - 2
  • 11/26 Powder Puff Football Game
  • 11/27 Early Dismissal, 12 pm
  • 11/28 School Closed - Happy Thanksgiving
  • 11/29 School Closed
  • 12/3 ASVAB for select students
  • 12/3 NHS Volleyball Tournament, 7 pm
  • 12/6 Hour of Code
  • 12/7 Detention
  • 12/7 SAT
  • 12/7 Breakfast with Santa


Congrats 2019 NHS Inductees

Congratulations to the following 2019 National Honor Society Inductees: Meghan Albertson, Joseph Antner, Alex Beck, Skylar Brotz, Serafina Carollo, Hannah Cascio, Liza Clarke, Anna Corradino, Sydney Croly, Victoria De Silva, Madelynn Duffield, Samantha Gasper, Mateus Gondinho, Maya Governa, Taylor Hamlin, Michele Langowski, McKanenna Laylor, Claire Logue, Megan Mackell, Sadie MacKinnon, Cameron McIntyre, Dylan McMullen, Kelly Ann Mitchell, Jack Pappas, Shreya Parikh, Breana Parkinson, Krisha Patel, Alexandra Rocco, Lindsey Rodzon, Dane Sabarese, Holly Schappell, Kyle Silva, McKenna Sloan, Maya Smith, Kaitlyn Stewart, Gianna Vaiarelli, Nina Wimmer, and Zeynep Yilmaz.
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Congratulations Principal's List & Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to all the students who achieved Principal's List and Honor Roll List for the 1st marking period. Principal's List students enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in recognition of their achievement last week. Both sets of students and their parents received a special pass that will provide free admission to athletic events and activities held during the 2nd marking period.

Congrats All-South Jersey Choir Students

Congratulations to Javera Chaudhry, Claire Flynn, Corinne Langowski and Jackson Weber for being selected for the 2020 All-South Jersey Chorus! Students from all over our region auditioned on Saturday, November 17th and these 4 amazing students will be representing DHS at the concerts in January!

Congrats October Students of the Month

Congratulations to Mason Bodary and Evelyn Oliveira Florentino who were nominated to be our October Students of the Month!

Mason was nominated by Mr. Travis Murphy because of her academic character, respect, leadership responsibility, school spirit, good work ethic, diligence, and citizenship. Mason is being recognized for her willing and active participation in the Unified Soccer Program. She has eagerly embraced this opportunity and has developed into an extremely valuable player for the team. According to her coach, Mason is enthusiastic and very reliable. She is always quick with a smile and displays a positive, supportive attitude.

Evelyn was nominated by Mrs. Susan Holmes-Garrity because of her academic performance, character, respect, classroom participation, leadership responsibility, good work ethic, and diligence. She began the school year with excellent academic performance and class participation. Evelyn asks excellent questions to clarify and understand more deeply. In addition, she is an example to and leader of the newly-arrived English Language Learner students who tries to help them in any way possible.

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Congrats Cast and Crew of Twelve Angry Women

Congratulations to Nafisah Dozier, Melek Yilmaz, Kayah Chisholm-McVay, Neve Boudreau, Madison Chafin, Robin Sadowski, Paige Curtis, Kate Swander, Lindsey Merrill, Anastasia Ramsdell, Javera Chaudhry, Julie Brennan, Cole Capriotti, and Reina Caraballo for a job well done!
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Veteran's Day Commemoration Ceremony

On Wednesday, November 6th, Mrs. Kolodi and five DHS Students led Delran Township's Veteran's Day Commemoration Ceremony at the municipal building. The students, Tulsi Patel, Riann Matela, Jason Holmes, Malachi McNeil Ways, and Burhan Kahraman all contributed to the ceremony and the group did a tremendous job honoring all of those who served. Thank you to all of our Veterans!

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Read All About It

Click here for the November 2019 edition of The Bear Facts! Enjoy the students' recap of Spirit Week, Homecoming and the seniors' reflection of their last homecoming experience!


Language Arts Department

Mrs. Cavanaugh and Miss Schreiner's two Forms of Literature and Composition 9 classes have been working on sketching and writing "My Two Sides." This assignment connects to their novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The main character, a Native American teenager transfers to an all-white high school to better his life. Just as he realizes he lives each day as part-time white and part-time Native American, our students are examining how they alternate between "two sides" of their personalities in their everyday lives.

Students in the Honors American Literature & Composition acted out and analyzed scenes from The Crucible with their literature circle groups.

Students in the CP World Literature & Composition classes connected themes from The Lord of the Flies to an article about bullying. Specifically, students evaluated why people tend to follow the crowd. They were also able to connect these ideas to their own lives.

Journalism students published their second edition earlier this month. Our third issue is due out in December.

Social Studies Curriculum Update

Below you can find the content that is being studied in core Social Studies courses:

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Lesson & Learning Activity Highlights

US I: Mrs. Rau’s and Mr. Pope’s classes engaged in a cooperative research project identifying, evaluating, then highlighting contributions of minorities in the American Revolution.

World History: Students are creating recipes and mapping their origins to demonstrate the global impact of the Columbian Exchange.

Genocide Studies: Students are conducting a project where they compare their baby and childhood pictures to those of Jewish children in Europe prior to Nazi occupation. The students are meant to understand the connection between those of the past and today in examining the "regularness" of life prior to German occupation and the Holocaust.

AP Human Geography: Students took part in an activity simulating the mapping of an epidemic to find its source and examine the epidemiological transition and its impact on the demographic transition.

FAFSA Now Available

The FAFSA is now available. It is never too early to begin the process of applying for financial aid. Every senior and senior family with plans to attend a two-year or four-year college after graduation is encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at Pay attention to the deadlines given by each school where you plan to submit an application.

SAT Crash Course at DHS

Staffs Prep will be offering a SAT Crash Course on Monday, November 18th for Reading and Monday, November 25th for Math in preparation for the December 7th SAT test. The course will be held here at DHS in Room 102 from 6-9 pm. All DHS students will be able to take one course for $95.00 and $175.00 for both courses. To register, please visit Click here for additional information.

Congratulations to our 2019 BCSL Champions!

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Family ID for Winter Sports

Family ID for Winter 2019-2020 sports is now open for Winter Cheerleading, Basketball, Swimming, Bowling and Wrestling. Do not wait, register your child for a winter sport by using this link. Please use the same email that you used to register your child as a student at Delran High School on FamilyID. Turn in all-new valid physicals as soon as possible so the school physician has a chance to approve them before the season begins. Swimming and Bowling began last week. Basketball, Wrestling, and Cheerleading begin on Monday, November 25th. Go Bears!!!

Class of 2020 Headquarters

Alumni Walk Information

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 Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Senior Calendar of Events

  • 11/21 Financial Aid Night, 6:30pm
  • 12/6 Second Senior Trip Payment Due
  • 1/9 Third Senior Trip Payment Due
  • 2/12 Cap & Gown Measurements, 6pm
  • 2/12 Senior Trip Parent Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/21 Senior Trip Medical Forms Due to the Main Office
  • 3/9 Senior Trip Luggage Check, 6-7pm
  • 3/10-3/14 Senior Trip
  • 3/20 Senior Big Picture Outdoors, 845am
  • 4/3 Prom Fashion Show
  • 5/6 Mr. Delran Contest, 6:30pm
  • 5/7 Academic Awards Evening, 6:30pm
  • 5/29 Junior/Senior Prom
  • 6/2 Senior Night, 6pm
  • 6/4 Scholarship Night, 6:30pm
  • 6/18 Graduation Rehearsal, 12pm
  • 6/19 Graduation Rehearsal, 9am
  • 6/19 Graduation, 7pm
  • 6/19 Project Graduation, 9:30pm



Breakfast with Santa

Shop for a special someone at the PTO's Holiday Craft Fair and then join the Delran High School Senior Class of 2020 for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th! Please click here for additional information. Sign-up forms must be submitted to your child's teacher by Wednesday, November 27th!

Join the PTA

We are encouraging every parent to join the PTA! Membership only costs $5.00 and the money supports your children! Complete the form and send it to the Main Office with your student!

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