Delran High School Broadcast

June 13, 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

Dear Parents of Seniors:

We are exactly one week away from graduation, and we would like to make graduation an exciting and enjoyable event for both students and parents. I am respectfully requesting your help and support for the following:

  • On May 8th, a detailed letter was sent home to senior parents regarding mandatory graduation practices and graduation. As stated in the letter, graduation tickets are not required if the ceremony is held outside. In the event of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the gym. Due to limited seating, only four guests will be allowed to attend. Tickets will be distributed at practice on Thursday morning. The ceremony will be streamed live on our web site, in the media center and the performing arts center. We will do our very best to hold the ceremony outdoors.

  • Please be mindful and respectful of your neighbor during this important event. Please do not bring balloons to the ceremony whether it will be held outdoors or indoors. We receive many complaints after every graduation ceremony from family members and friends that they had a difficult time viewing the ceremony because of the obstruction.

  • The procession will begin promptly at 7pm. Due to the large volume of cars, parking will be a challenge. I ask everyone to give yourself extra time that evening. If anyone needs to be driven to the football field, the custodial staff will be available with golf carts. Please drop off your family members at the end of the parking lot by the gymnasium.

  • Diplomas will be distributed to the seniors during the ceremony. Only one copy has been ordered for each student. Getting a duplicate copy is costly and time consuming.

  • The Class of 2019 worked extremely hard. They deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labor with little distractions so please plan your arrival time accordingly.

All obligations/book fines must be paid in full by Wednesday, June 19th. Any senior who has an outstanding obligation will not receive their graduation cap and gown after graduation rehearsal on Wednesday. If you have any questions regarding an obligation or book fine, please contact Mrs. Susan Jordan at or (856) 461-6100 x3003.

Project Graduation

The Delran Middle and High School PTA is proud to be sponsoring Project Graduation 2019 on Thursday, June 20th from 9:15pm to 3:00am at The Moorestown Field House. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol free party for the graduates held on graduation night. It allows our graduates to celebrate with their fellow classmates in a safe environment. Additional information is posted here.

Important Athletic News

FamilyID is open for all students who are interested in playing a Fall 2019 sport at DHS. To access the FamilyID for athletics, please click here. Please scroll down to the Athletic section for detailed information.

The Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is quickly approaching which means we need nominations for athletes, teams, contributors and coaches. If you have someone in mind who you feel should be a part of this special group at Delran High School, please click here for the Hall of Fame Nomination Form.

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

Final Exam Week

The schedule for the last two weeks of school is as follows:

Thursday, June 13th - Full Day

Final Exam Period 1. (7:30 - 9:30)

Friday, June 14th - Early Dismissal

Period 2 - 7:30 - 9:30

Period 5 - 10:00 - 12:00

Monday, June 17th - Early Dismissal

Period 3 - 7:30 - 9:30

Period 6 - 10:00 - 12:00

Tuesday, June 18th - Early Dismissal

Period 4 - 7:30 - 9:30

Period 7 - 10:00 - 12:00

Wednesday, June 19th - Early Dismissal

Period 8 - 7:30 - 9:30

Period 9 - 10:00 - 12:00

Thursday, June 20th - Early Dismissal

Last Day for Students

Transportation to DHS:

Busses will run at the normal pick-up time ONLY. If your child does not have an exam during the first exam period, we will have a quiet study area for them.

Transportation Home from DHS:

Busses will take students home after the first exam session (9:45 a.m.) and again at the end of the second exam session (12:00). If your child does not have an exam during the second session, we ask that they leave the school campus following the first exam.

As in the past, all students MUST be present for their exam. Make-up exams are NOT given in the case of absence unless medically excused and contact has been made with the school. There are no exceptions to this procedure.

Every class will meet for the final exam period except for Study Halls and Lunches. The only student exempt from a final exam are those SENIORS who have earned a grade of 90% or above for all four marking periods as per the Student-Parent Handbook.

Calendar of Events

  • 6/15 Detention
  • 6/17-6/20 Early Dismissal
  • 6/17-6/19 Final Exams
  • 6/19 Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal, 12:30pm
  • 6/20 Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal, 9am
  • 6/20 Graduation, 7pm
  • 6/20 Project Graduation, 9:15pm


Scholarship Night

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for being honored at our annual Scholarship Night last week. Please click here to read the program.
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Seniors Honor Lieutenant Craig Pennell

A few nights ago, the Class of 2019 donated a tree to the Firehouse as a thank you for all the years they hosted them for Homecoming. They dedicated a tree and a plaque in honor of the late Lieutenant Craig Pennell who past away this school year. Rest in peace Lieutenant Pennell.

World’s Largest Periodic Table

The United Nations proclaimed 2019 to be the "International Year of the Periodic Table." The Western Michigan local section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev's critical contribution to all branches of science by creating the World’s Largest Periodic Table!

Schools were invited to participate by creating a block of one of the 118 elements for this event. Delran High School’s AP Chemistry Class chose to create a block for Element #61, Promethium.

The 118 element blocks will be placed together as the World’s Largest Periodic Table is assembled on October 19, 2019 for 2019 National Chemistry Week Event held from 10am to 2pm at Grand Valley State University’s Kelly Family Sports Center.

We are competing for the Guinness World Record!!

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Homecoming Video Available

Please click on this link to watch all of the Homecoming footage for this school year! Physical copies of the DVD can be purchased in the main office. DVDs are $5.00 and support the arts program at DHS!


STEAM Camp and Academy

Thanks to Dr. Anderson for a fantastic video clip of last year’s STEAM Academy Highlights!

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

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!

College Fairs Online

Parents, help your students expand their research in connecting with great affordable colleges and universities around the USA. Chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Have your child register now so he/she doesn't miss it! Go online to now to register for the Northeastern region fair!


Senior Calendar of Events

  • 6/19 Graduation Rehearsal, 12:30-2:30pm
  • 6/20 Graduation Rehearsal, 9am-12pm
  • 6/20 Graduation, 7pm
  • 6/20 Project Graduation, 9:15pm


Mr. Guidotti's Update

The Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is quickly approaching which means we need nominations for athletes, teams, contributors and coaches. If you have someone in mind who you feel should be a part of this special group at Delran High School, please click here for the Hall of Fame Nomination Form. Please print out the form and return it to the Director of Athletics by July 3, 2019. The form will ask for specific information that will help the committee to decide who should be a part of the Class of 2019. There are also hard copies located in the main office. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to reach out.

FamilyID is open for all students who are interested in playing a Fall 2019 sport at DHS. To access the FamilyID for athletics, please click here. The link is also posted on the DHS web page. Registration will close on Monday, July 15th. Please submit all valid physicals as soon as possible so that the school physician can approve them. If your child is currently diagnosed with asthma or your child takes an inhaler, please complete the Asthma Treatment Plan Form that can be found under Athletics on the Delran High School page. If your child's vision is less than 20/40 in either eye, you must turn in a note from an eye doctor stating that your child can participate in athletics. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Athletics or the Attendance Secretary.

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


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.



Free Meals

If you have a school-aged child in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, text “FOOD” or "COMIDA" to 877877. You will receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals. This is a service run by No Kid Hungry.

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.

Pathways to Success: A Seminar for Men

Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Conaway and Assemblywoman Murphy are hosting a Men’s Success Seminar on Saturday, June 22nd at RCBC in Mount Laurel. The event includes a free breakfast, panel discussion, and workshops, as well as an opportunity for men to select a like new suit, shirt and tie for work. We are working in partnership with RCBC, Magnificent Men Mentoring Group and UIH Family Partners
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