Delran High School Broadcast

February 8, 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.

A Message from Mr. Finkle

Congratulations to all the students who attained Principal's List and Honor Roll for the second marking period. The Principal's List students were rewarded with a breakfast for their hard work and dedication in achieving academic excellence on Wednesday. Please note that the passes that students received for obtaining the Principal's List and Honor Roll cannot be used for the Spring Musical due to copyright laws. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Just a friendly reminder that Graduation Cap and Gown measurements for all seniors will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at 6pm in the cafeteria. A meeting for the parents of the seniors going to Disney will be held immediately after Cap and Gown measurements at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center. Please mark your calendars!

School will be closed on Friday, February 15th for a Staff In-service Day and on Monday, February 18th for President's Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

For the first time in school history, Delran will host the 2019 District 24 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 16th. Doors will open at 9am. Admission is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and students. Come be a part of this historic event and watch our wrestlers achieve greatness.

As scheduling continues, please be reminded that the last day to submit a Scheduling Waiver Form for academic courses is Thursday, February 28th. There will be no exceptions to this date. All the necessary information is posted on our website and in the Virtual Backpack.

Don't forget Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brunch will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 12 to 1:30pm. Click here for ticket information!

You are cordially invited to our Spring Musical, Seussical, which will be held on March 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10. Detailed information is posted below. We are looking forward to our students' performances!

The Delran MS/HS PTA’s Gift Basket Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 13th at DHS. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 11th at 5:45pm in the DHS Lobby. Additional information is posted below in the PTA News section.

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

Congrats to DHS & DMS for Receiving Funding for Sustainability Projects

Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced the 47 New Jersey schools and school districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). Eleven $10,000 grants and thirty-six $2,000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects including vertical aeroponic tower gardens, student green team capacity building, outdoor classrooms, innovative recycling efforts and more.

With this contribution NJEA has provided $1 million to support a sustainable future for children across the state through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. “Every day in the news we hear more and more about the importance of recycling and creating eco-friendly products, as well as the value of using sustainable resources,” said NJEA Vice President Sean M. Spiller. “Our job as educators is to prepare the next generation with the skills, information, and resources to become engaged citizens and leaders in our efforts to save and protect our planet. NJEA is honored to continue to work with Sustainable Jersey on this important program that directs resources into our schools.” In addition to the grant funding, NJEA supports Sustainable Jersey for Schools as a program underwriter.

“Our State’s students and teachers continue to inspire me with their passion for sustainability and commitment to New Jersey’s future,” said Sustainable Jersey Executive Director Randall Solomon. “We are proud to support their efforts with grant money to help realize their vision.” Proposals were judged by an independent Blue-Ribbon Selection Committee. The Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants are intended to help school districts and schools make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. Please click here for the official Press Release.

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Calendar of Events

  • 2/8 BEAR Day - 3
  • 2/9 ACT
  • 2/9 Detention
  • 2/11 NHS Volleyball Tournament, 6pm
  • 2/12 PTA Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/13 Senior Cap & Gown Measurements, 6pm
  • 2/13 Senior Trip Parent Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/15 School Closed - Staff In-service
  • 2/16 2019 District 24 Wrestling Tournament
  • 2/18 School Closed - President's Day
  • 2/19 DHS Science Fair
  • 2/19 BOE Mtg., DMS Cafeteria, 7:30pm
  • 2/22 Activity - 4
  • 2/23 Detention
  • 2/28 Scheduling Waiver Forms Due
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Principal's List Breakfast - 2/6/19

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Congratulations January Students of the Month

Congratulations to Ozlem Can and Amaury Pereira who were nominated to be our January Students of the Month!

Ozlem was nominated by Mr. Daniel Sasse for her academic performance, character, diligence and good work ethic. Ozlem joined the Delran Community in December as a new student from Turkey. After initial class placement, she moved up in science from Physical Science to CP Chemistry and has excelled despite the language barriers she has faced. Ozlem has committed to coming for extra help multiple times each week to check in and ensure her work is on track. Every time she came in, she has shown diligence in working outside of school by bringing in self-translated documents, notes, and links to videos to discuss. Her perseverance and character that she has shown while leading to this strong academic performance deserves commendation!

Amaury was nominated by Mr. Joseph Zobel and Mr. Brian Croly for his character, respect, leadership responsibility and citizenship. Amaury went out of his way to assist two new students to our high school. Not only did he translate but he also gave a tour of the school and walked them through their schedules. He then came back before school the following day to check if the young ladies were okay. He also linked them up with other students from Brazil for lunch. He helped the other counselors with their students from Brazil too. He was amazing!

Congratulations Ozlem and Amaury!

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Know! The New Danger – Nicotine Toothpicks

Do you know what an electronic cigarette and a toothpick have in common? They’re both nicotine products promoted as “helping adults to quit smoking,” yet they’re both haphazardly finding their way into the hands (and mouths) of our youth nationwide. Yes, a toothpick. Standard toothpicks are now being infused or coated with nicotine, so you can get your nicotine fix in a discrete manner virtually anywhere. Click here for additional information!

AP Exam Registration

Students taking AP courses were handed a “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents” in their AP class. We encourage students to sign-up to take the AP Exam even if they have signed up for the CAP Program. The deadline to register for the AP test is Friday, March 1st. The exam fee is $94.00. The check should be made payable to DHS Special Funds.

Also, if anyone receives accommodations through an IEP or 504, they must apply to the College Board for AP accommodations by Friday, February 22nd.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kitty Newman in Guidance at (856) 461-6100, x3008.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brunch

Come hang with your pal The Cat In The Hat along with his friends! What's better than that? Be ready to dance, play games and get sweets, use icing and sprinkles for a cupcake feast! Dr. Seuss' Birthday Brunch will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 12 to 1:30pm. Click here for ticket information!

Spring Musical - Seussical

DHS presents Seussical on March 1st, March 8th and March 9th at 7pm and on March 2nd and March 10th at 2pm in the Performing Arts Center! Reserved seating is available. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors and children under the age of 10. Tickets can be purchased here. You can also purchase tickets in person beginning 1 hour before each performance.


English Department News

The seniors in Ms. Rubano’s English class are working through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and will use the topics within the book to choose a research focus for their Senior Research Paper. Student interests range from inquiry about medical ethics to analyzing the responsibility of journalists to report the “truth,” to systemic problems that create inequality. If you are interested in learning more about Henrietta Lacks, check out this brief biographic.

Seniors in Dr. Jones’ class designed a coat of arms that reflected their most prized possessions, talents/hobbies, symbols of their strength and inspiration, the importance of family/friends, hardships, post-secondary goals, and their family mantra. They used scrap-booking materials, templates, stencils, etc. to compose this visual. Then, they composed a typed 1-page "I Am" poem that explained each facet of their coat of arms.

Important Message from Guidance

Scheduling for the 2019-2020 Year

The counselors will meet individually with each student beginning with Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen. They will review and finalize course selections with each student by mid-March.

If your student would like to move down a level or delete a recommended course, the Guidance Counselors will do so during this meeting.

Reminder: All waivers are due by Thursday, February 28th. Students should not wait until their meeting to submit their waiver form. We recommend that you submit the waiver form as soon as possible.

Going Merry to find Scholarships

Going Merry ( is an awesome new scholarship website - it makes scholarship applications as easy as college applications are when you use the Common App! There is a big waiting list but all of you can skip it when you sign up here:

Going Merry is completely different from the older scholarship search engines:

  • Matching - Once you fill out your profile, you are automatically matched with scholarships you are most eligible for.
  • Direct Applications - You can apply directly to multiple scholarships, you never need to leave the site.
  • Autofilled Applications - All of the information from your profile is autofilled into each application, saving you time.
  • Estimated Application Times - Every scholarship has estimated application time to help you prioritize them.
  • Scholarships Grouped By Essay Topics - Scholarships are grouped by common essay topics so you can minimize the number of essays you have to write.


Senior Calendar of Events

  • 2/13 Graduation Cap & Gown Measurements, 6pm
  • 2/13 Senior Trip Parent Mtg., 7pm
  • 2/22 Senior Big Picture Outdoors
  • 3/11 Senior Trip Luggage Check, 6-7pm
  • 3/12-3/16 Senior Trip
  • 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

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.

Yearbook Information

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

  • Regular sales now until Saturday, February 23rd at $80.00. This is the best way to guarantee a book is available to purchase.
  • Late sales (based on availability) through Saturday, April 27, 2019 for $90.00.

Ordering is easy:

1. Online:

2. Phone: 1-877-767-5217

3. See Ms. Justine Carey in guidance; or x3012.

Customize Your Yearbook - Class of 2019

The deadline to CREATE A CUSTOM YEARBOOK RECOGNITION FOR YOUR STUDENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!!!!! This is a great opportunity to celebrate your student’s success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become.

For more information on how to order and page pricing, download the flyer or go to Final deadline is February 15th. ORDER A FULL PAGE AD and your senior’s book is FREE!


Mr. Guidotti's Update

There are only three weeks of the winter season remaining but there is still lots of excitement to come. The bowling team performed very well at the BCSL Open this week. The girls' team had a great time at the Sectional last weekend and the boys' team Sectional is this Saturday. We are so proud of the season that these students had. They worked hard and their averages continued to rise. We hope they all return next year.

The swim team had a great showing at the BCSL Open last week. Several students will be honored as All-Stars in our conference. Congratulations on another wonderful season.

The girls' basketball earned an exciting victory over Pemberton on Tuesday. Their next game is this Saturday against Willingboro at 10am. Keep up the great work. Your efforts at practice are showing on the court.

The boys' basketball team is competing against Riverside on Thursday and Steinert on Saturday. The team continues to give 100% effort during practices and games and it is showing in the win column.

The wrestling team earned the fifth seed in the NJSIAA team tournament. They traveled to Point Pleasant Borough High School and won by a score of 33-32. It was an exciting match and we look forward to seeing each wrestler compete at the highest level during tournament time. The last home match is tomorrow against Rancocas Valley.

The Delran Athletics Department has some exciting news! For the first time in school history, Delran will host the 2019 District 24 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 16th. Doors will open at 9am. Admission is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and students. All paying spectators will receive a wristband that entitles them to access this exciting event all day. Concessions will be sold in Room 123 across from the gym. Noisemakers and posters are prohibited. All outside food and drinks are prohibited. Apparel will be sold in the hallway outside of the gymnasium. Come be a part of this historic event and watch our wrestlers achieve greatness.

Having trouble getting to Delran High School winter events? Subscribe to the Delran page on Once you have subscribed, you can watch all basketball games and wrestling matches from the comfort of your home. The subscription is $10.00 a month or $40.00 for the entire Winter season. If you cannot watch the games live, they become on-demand options a few hours after the contest. If you have more questions, please contact the Director of Athletics.

The FamilyID registration is currently open for anyone interested in playing a spring sport. The deadline to register is Friday, February 15th. Please use the same login information for Spring sports registration that you used to register your child as a student at Delran High School. If you are having any issues with registration, please do not hesitate to contact the main office with your questions. Please submit all new physicals to the main office as soon as they are completed by a licensed physician. All physicals must be approved by the district approved school physician before a student can participate.

Go Bears!!!

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


PTA Meeting

Our monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:30pm in the DHS Media Center.

Gift Basket Extravaganza

Join us for our big event of the year! The Delran MS/HS PTA’s Gift Basket Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 13th at DHS. Doors will open at 5pm and calling begins promptly at 8pm. The theme is “UNDER THE BIG TOP”. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 11th at 5:45pm in the DHS Lobby - First Come, First Serve! Tickets are $25.00 per person and 1 table seat 8 or 10 (maximum of 2 tables can be bought by one person)! Yes, we had to raise the price a little due to inflation. You can purchase 1 or 2 tickets and you do NOT need to purchase a table! For $25.00 per ticket, you get admission, a sheet of 26 Regular basket tickets, door prize ticket, 1 food ticket and 2 water tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased during the event plus 50/50, Big, Premium & Mega Tickets. If you have any questions, please email Denise@delran.mshs.pta.

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!
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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.


Delran Athletic Association Spring Sport Registrations

Registration is now open for their Spring T-Ball, Baseball, Softball, Flag Football and Lacrosse programs. Please click here or visit for registration information.

Princeton University Presents Black Poetry: A Gala Reading

What: Black Poetry: A Gala Reading by a diverse group of award-winning poets, kicking off a historic conference on Black Poetry.

Who: Reading by award-winning poets Elizabeth Alexander, Kwame Dawes, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Haki Madhubuti, Harryette Mullen, Sonia Sanchez, and Kevin Young, organized by U.S. Poet Laureate and Director of Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing Tracy K. Smith, Princeton Arts Fellow Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and Associate Professor of English Joshua Kotin.

When: Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Matthews Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place.

Free and open to the public; no tickets required for Gala Reading. For information:


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