DHS Broadcast

March 8, 2018

A message from Mr. Finkle!

I hope that everyone weathered the storm with minimal impact. I am presently with the class of 2018 in Florida and the kids are having an amazing time! We have had several people come up to us and remark how great our kids are. We knew that; however, it's great to hear it from perfect strangers!

I also wish to congratulate Ms. Davis and the entire cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors. The production was outstanding! Each year the students amaze me with their talent and professionalism on the stage. Great work all!

As scheduling continues, please be reminded that the last day to submit waivers for academic courses is March 15th. There will be no exceptions to this date.

Please be reminded that the District adopted a school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year that utilizes Spring Recess as make up days in the event of school closure. Due to school closings the district will be open for classes on April 5 and April 6, 2018.

Our marking period will end on March 29, 2018 as there will be no change to the grading period. Everyone enjoy the next couple of weeks as we hope that the winter of 17-18 is behind us!

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

Athletic News

The Winter 2017-2018 has come to an end. Wrestling just concluded this past weekend. Bryan Miraglia is the 2018 Region 6 wrestling champion! He was also awarded the most outstanding wrestler at that tournament. Bryan Miraglia and Burak Ozbay both qualified for the State Championships in Atlantic City. We are so proud of their efforts all year as well as the rest of the wrestling team.

The Spring sports season started on Friday, March 2nd. The schedule for each Spring team can be located on the Delran High School website under the Athletics tab. Come out and support the teams. Go Bears!!!

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. 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.

February Students of the Month

Dominick Betters nominated by Mr. Rood-Ojalvo:

Dominick was nominated for February "Student of the Month"...here is a little of what Mr. Rood-Ojalvo had to say. "In class an out, Dom has been respectful and helpful. As a member of the football team, and even after the season, he has demonstrated a great work ethic in the weight room. Not only does he recycle, but he encourages those around him to do the same, showing leadership. Dom demonstrated great character when he prevented one student from bullying another, he stepped up when no one else did. All of the actions above and more demonstrate great school spirit and citizenship."

Ethan Chou nominated by Mr. Repece:

Ethan was nominated for February "Student of the Month"...here is a little of what Mr. Repece had to say. "Ethan has been a top-notch student in our Microsoft Office class the entire school year. Currently, we are working with Google Sheets and he takes it upon himself to try to figure out different formulas on his own. He produces exceptional work, is always asking for something else to do when finished an assignment and never shies away from helping out a classmate. He is also a member of Mock Trial and is putting a lot of time into knowing his role, making sure his position has enough information to present in front of the judge and has already taken a freshman member under his wings. Ethan is extremely respectful to all staff and is very deserving of this award."

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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.

Math Calculator Reminder

As a reminder, every student at Delran High School is required to have his/her own graphing calculator and bring it to class daily. Calculators are available to borrow for the year for students who do not wish to purchase their own. With standardized test season approaching, students will need to bring their own graphing calculator for math testing dates. If your child still does not have a calculator, please fill out the Graphing Calculator Loan Form and return it to your child’s math teacher ASAP.

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.

Career Workshop at RCBC May 24th

Registration now open for JA’s Career Success Workshop at RCBC on May 24. Registration is free but space is limited (click here for registration). Students will:

· Connect with mentors from area business and industries who share their experiences, stories, and career advice.

· Participate in small group interactive activities that prepare them for success in college and the workplace including a STEM teambuilding activity, business communication techniques, and mock job interview.

· Explore education and career paths in high growth industries while spending the day on RCBC’s campus.

· This program aligns to NJ Student Learning Standard 9 for 21st Century Life and Careers and SEL Competencies.

Counselor's Corner

This Week in Guidance:


o should be finalizing college applications. Make sure you have informed your counselor and teacher recommenders!

o Mid-Year grade reports notify your counselor

o Did you know that there are many scholarship opportunities listed on the guidance webpage? This list is constantly updated. Go to: http://dhs.delranschools.org/students/guidance_department/scholarship_opportunities/

o Attached is a guide that breaks down the components of financial award letters. https://www.collegecovered.com/AwardLetterHandout?acmpgn=E_EAW_CSEM_BM_X_BMHS1

Course Selection for 2018-19 school yearo Now through Mid-March: Counselors will meet with students to finalize course selections. Students will bring a form home for final review and parent signature after the meeting.

Waivers to move up from the level recommended by the teacher, should be submitted to guidance ASAP (even if student has not yet met with counselor). Waivers will not be accepted after March 15th.

The Burlington County College Fair

o Will be held on March 15, 2018

o Representatives from about 100 colleges in attendance.

o Open to freshmen – seniors

o 6-8 pm

o Rowan College at Burlington County at the new Student Success Center


● All Junior students must complete 15 hours of community service. Click here for the Community Service Packet .


● Naviance is a web based tool that allows your student to explore their values, personality, strengths and correlate them to career clusters. Directing them to colleges with suggested majors so that they can build a list of colleges to explore.

● All students have an account. Please be sure that an active email account is listed in the Profile page under the “About Me” tab.

● Freshmen have received their account information in their Freshman Seminar classes and are encouraged to complete the career and interest inventories as well as exploring colleges.

● All students should be building their personal activity resume.

● Ask your student to share with you what they are doing in Naviance.

College Planning:

● Students at all grade levels are encouraged to begin exploring colleges. Build colleges of interest in Naviance and plan campus visitations.

● Throughout the school year scholarships are posted on the Guidance webpage, listed in Naviance, search engines are in Collegeboard.org, and Fast-web.com

● Click here for currently available scholarships .

● Investigate Summer Enrichment Programs. This is a great way to explore career interests, enhance your college applications, and often get insight to the college campus experience.

● 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 . Check to see if your college requires the CSS profile in addition to FAFSA. https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

Yearbook 2018

It’s not too late to order your 2018 yearbook!

A limited reserve of books has been made available for late sales.

The book is $90.00.

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

Virtual Backpack is available for all current and past information.
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DHS Nitty Gritties

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