Delran High School Broadcast

March 21, 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

Congratulations to Ms. Cara Davis, Mr. Jay Dorfman and the entire cast and crew of Seussical. It was an amazing production and your hard work, dedication and long hours paid off. Enjoy the pictures below!


Testing Update

As of March 18, 2019, the State of New Jersey has ordered that only students in Grades 9 and 10 are required to sit for the New Jersey State Learning Assessments(NJSLA) in both Mathematics and ELA. These tests will take place on April 30, May 1, 2, and 3. There will be a two-hour delay for all Juniors and Seniors. For more information, please refer to the STATE BROADCAST.


Although the Class of 2020 is not required to take the Math or ELA sections, they must sit for the NJSLA-Science and will need to take these exams which will be administered on May 7 and 8


Gift Basket Extravaganza Baskets Needed

GBE is next month and the PTA needs your baskets! They only have approximately 100 baskets and are shooting for at least 300! They are asking for gift items. New items from your home that are not being used are welcome too! If you do not know what to give, please send cash or a check made payable to Delran MS/HS PTA and they will shop for you! The PTA is working very hard to make this event very successful so that the CLASS OF 2019 has a great Project Graduation! They need every family to participate by sending in items for one basket (minimum value $25.00). Additional information is posted in the PTA section. Please consider donating to this very important event!


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

Kindergarten Registration

We are attempting to locate children who live in Delran and are eligible for entrance into kindergarten for the September 2019-2020 school year.


If you have a child or know of a friend or neighbor who has a child in Delran who will be five (5) years of age ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2019, please visit the informational page and follow the directions.

Calendar of Events

  • 3/22 Activity - 2
  • 3/22 Senior Outdoor Picture
  • 3/23 Detention
  • 3/29 Testing Schedule
  • 3/30 Freshman/Sophomore Formal, 7-10pm
  • 4/1 Testing Schedule
  • 4/2 Testing Schedule
  • 4/3 Qtr. 3 Ends
  • 4/4 Qtr. 4 Begins
  • 4/5 Bear - 3
  • View Full Calendar

DHS HAPPENINGS

Congrats Cast & Crew of Seussical!

Congrats February Students of the Month

Congratulations to Colin Kremus and Mason Williams who were nominated to be our February Students of the Month!


Colin was nominated by Mr. David Atkinson, Mr. Tom Rafter and Mr. Nathan Petitte for his academic performance, character, respect, attendance, school spirit, good work ethic, diligence, and citizenship. He joined the Golden Regiment Marching Band this year and immediately showed us what work ethic really means. He honed his musical skills to another level and became an instant contributor on the clarinet, an instrument not usually known to have much presence on the football field. He learned to project his sound while maintaining technique and gave the group a new voice!


Colin's work ethic serves him well in the classroom too where he excels. His love for the sciences makes him a top scorer in the Science League. He is currently leading the county as the top scorer in AP Chemistry and is ranked among the highest scorers in the state. He is putting Delran's Science League back at the top of a category we once dominated!


Last but not least, Colin is a member of the Ornithological Society and enjoys studying the behaviors and beauty of nature specifically with birdwatching. Being a steward to the environment comes naturally to him.


Mason was nominated by Mr. Jon Repece for his academic performance, character, respect, attendance, class participation, leadership responsibility, school spirit, good work ethic, diligence, and citizenship. He is a freshman as far as his class status states, but he is wise beyond his years. He is an exemplary student and a great role model for his peers. Mason works hard every single day in the classroom and equally as hard on the basketball court as he's earned some varsity playing time as a freshman this past season! Also, when I think of the term "Student-Athlete," Mason is one of the first that comes to mind. He is extremely polite, helps out his classmates any way he can and carries himself with a lot of maturity. He is positively outspoken during class discussions and turns in impeccable work. He's the kind of person who puts 110% into everything that he does. Mason is absolutely deserving of this award!


Congratulations Colin and Mason!

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Mr. Tom Lee's Presentation

On Tuesday, February 27th, Mr. Tom Lee presented a storytelling program focusing on Grimm and Goethe to the German and English classes. DHS students enjoyed his authentic traditional stories, myths and legends from cultures around the world.
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CURRICULUM CORNER

Science and Technology Departments!

Science League Travels and Succeeds

DHS Science League students traveled on March 13th to Seneca and took some top spots against the Lenape Schools. Our lone representative in HS Physics, Justin Ma, scored highest in the county! Ryan Wachter placed 2nd overall in Chemistry II, earning an 80% (first place was 84%). Also coming in second at the county level, and leading our Bio I and Bio II teams were Claire Flynn and Kelly Anne Mitchell. The Bears look to finish strong at the final competition coming up on April 11th!

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Are you interested in a STEM Career?

Did you know that over half of all jobs will be in a STEM field don’t require a four-year degree?


Take our STEM Career Student Interest Survey to find out about additional opportunities and offerings from the Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance.

Steam Camp Opportunities

Started in 2016, Delran Public Schools entered into a STEM Ecosystem model, allowing for higher education, business, industry and community partners to collaborate on resource sharing and collaboration to increase STEM learning for ALL students. Exposure to STEM learning provides a pipeline to college and career competencies for the 21st Century learner. In addition, “summer slide” is reduced and deeper levels of learning occur in a less restrictive environment than the traditional class day schedule. In a state of the art facility at Delran High School, campers experience the real work of researchers, scientists and engineers.


STEAM ACADEMY Farm to-Fork Experience enrollment is now open! A one week STEAM Academy for secondary students, provides a unique sustainability, horticulture, and culinary arts farm-to-fork experience. Students engage in farming practices through field trips throughout South Jersey. Transportation is provided. Harvested foods are cooked within the Delran High School Culinary Arts classrooms. Click HERE to register your child! Partial Scholarships are available for those students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. For more information email steamcamp@delranschools.org. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.


Would you like to volunteer for Steam Camp? For those who are thinking about education as a career, this is a great way to interact with younger children and support their learning.


Volunteer Responsibilities include:

  • Camp training - one day before camp begins (1-2 hours) to meet teacher and become familiar with the themes/kits/materials

  • Help teacher with setting up and cleaning up materials for experiments/models and projects

  • Help supervise campers in the class you’re assigned to

  • Guide students as they engage in the engineer design challenges


Or volunteer for two weeks, get the STEAM Academy FREE! Junior year volunteer hours (graduation requirement) can be completed within one week’s time in addition to this experience helping to boost your college application resume. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019 via the Google Form Volunteer for STEAM Up Camp 2019.

Digital Fabrication Lab Update

Construction has started on the lab. The third and final Design Studio with the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM Education occurred on March 19th, with business, industry, higher education and Delran Schools students and staff having input into the program's future. Students can expect to work on 3D printers, Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) routers, vinyl, and laser cutters starting this fall in our Production Design course. Prerequisites for this course include the newly designed Drafting and Engineer Design class.


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STEM Fair Registration

Delran STEM Fair is set for Monday, May 20th at Delran High School from 5:30-7:00pm. To request a space to provide a “STEM Takeaway” to participants, register at the following link: 2019 Delran STEM Fair Table Reservation & Registration.

Computer Science Fair at TCNJ

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education will be hosting their first CODE.org CS Fair on Wednesday, May 29th from 9am to 1pm at TCNJ in Ewing, NJ. Students can showcase their work or simply come to see what others are working on. They will have the opportunity to talk to TCNJ students majoring in various STEM-related fields and participate in contests to win prizes. Registration is free, but limited due to space. Financial assistance may be available to offset the cost of transportation to the event. Click here for more information and to register.

Registration is due by Wednesday, May 1st.


For any questions about the features in this month’s science news, contact Erica DeMichele (K-12 Supervisor of Science, Technology, Engineering, Co-STEM and Sustainability) at edemichele@delranschools.org or 856-461-6100 x3034. Follow her on Twitter @DeMicheleErica

U.S. COAST GUARD COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

The United States Coast Guard, Recruiting Office Atlantic City will be hosting their Annual Recruiting Open House on Saturday, May 4th at Training Center Cape May located at 1 Munro Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204.


For information please click HERE. To RSVP, Click HERE.


The Training Center Cape May will also be open to the Public from 10am to 4pm for the Cape May County Coast Guard Community Festival.


Ship Tours: Walking tours of Coast Guard ships. Please Note: Ship tours include steep steps, and require proper footwear. No open toed shoes or heels. Baby strollers are not allowed.


Trolley tours of Training Center Cape May: The Trolley Tours are the best way to get acquainted with the military base.


Cultural Exhibits, Community Organizations and Vendors: Extensive cultural, historical, and Coast Guard exhibits; Photo booth; displays; vendors. Food and beverages


USCG Static Helicopter Display: Meet with the crew of a Coast Guard helicopter.


Live Demonstrations: Check out special Coast Guard demonstrations and performances throughout the day. Visit the information tent at the festival entrance for times and locations.

CLASS OF 2019 HEADQUARTERS

Alumni Walk

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 Friday, April 5, 2019.

Senior Calendar of Events

  • 3/22 Senior Big Picture Outdoors
  • 5/1 Academic Awards Evening, 6:30pm
  • 5/2 Mr. Delran Contest, 6:30pm
  • 5/31 Junior/Senior Prom
  • 6/4 Senior Night, 6pm
  • 6/6 Scholarship Night, 6:30pm
  • 6/19 Graduation Rehearsal, 12pm
  • 6/20 Graduation Rehearsal, 9am
  • 6/20 Graduation, 7pm
  • 6/20 Project Graduation, 9:30pm

Yearbook Information

Time is running out to purchase a 2019 Delran High School’s “Spirit”

  • Late sales (based on availability) through Saturday, April 27, 2019 for $90.00.

Ordering is easy:

1. Online: www.jostens.com

2. Phone: 1-877-767-5217

3. Contact Ms. Justine Carey in guidance; jcarey@delranschools.org or x3012.

ATHLETIC NEWS

Mr. Guidotti's Update

Spring sports will officially begin on Monday, April 1st. Stay tuned!


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

PTA NEWS

Baskets Needed

GBE is next month and the PTA needs your baskets! We have approximately 100 baskets and are shooting for at least 300! We are asking for gift items. New items from your home that are not being used are welcome too! If you do not know what to give, please send cash or a check made payable to Delran MS/HS PTA and we will shop for you! The PTA is working very hard to make this event very successful so that the CLASS OF 2019 has a great PROJECT GRADUATION! We need every family to participate by sending in items for one basket (minimum value $25).


Besides basket items, we could use empty shoe or boot boxes too. All donations are needed by Monday, April 1st. Please drop off your items in a bag with a completed Basket Form at 76 Stoneham Drive in the Grande.


If you have any questions, please contact Denise at Delran.mshs.pta@gmail.com.

Graduation Yard Signs on Sale

The Delran MS/HS PTA is selling personalized yard signs for any 2019 graduate for both 12th grade and 8th grade. The yard signs are approximately 18” X 24” and include yard stakes. The cost is $25.00 per sign and you may order as many as you like. Please click here to order your sign! Deadline to order your sign is Wednesday, March 27th! If you have any questions, please email rwhitmeyer1122@gmail.com.
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Senior Stars

Senior Stars are on sale for $5.00! You can decorate a star in honor of your Senior! Stars will be displayed at the Gift Basket Extravaganza and Project Graduation! If you have any questions, please contact Jen at Budzynj@yahoo.com.


There will be a get together for adults only to decorate Senior Stars at Chester Firehouse on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm. Bring your stars, paper (12x12), decorating supplies, snacks and adult beverages too! If your star is done, stop by to drop it off and enjoy the company!

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.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Prevent Technology & Digital Abuse

You are cordially invited to attend the Motivate Responsible Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse workshop on Thursday, April 4th at 7pm at Cinnaminson High School auditorium. All parents, community members and children Grades 6 and up are invited to attend. Please click on the picture for additional information.

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.
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