Delran High School Broadcast

April 29, 2022

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL 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!

Good afternoon DHS Community!


It is May, and as long as the days have been, the year seems to be flying by. I cannot believe that the Class of 2022 graduates in 7 weeks!


We have a busy remainder of the school year with many wonderful events and opportunities for the students! Next Monday we begin with AP exams which will run for the next two weeks. Please see the information below for more specifics.


On May 5th, we will host our annual (finally back!) Academic Awards Evening in the Performing Arts Center at 6:30. Invitations have been sent to all award recipients and I ask that if your child WILL NOT be attending to please let my assistant, Mrs. Flanagan mflanagan@delranschools.org know ASAP! This is a special evening where we honor the academic achievements of our Seniors and also celebrate the accomplishments of our clubs and activities by enshrining these leaders into the #1 Club! Principals List (A's all 3 MPs) and Principals Award recipients will also be named at that time. A light dessert will follow in the cafeteria! Again, I look forward to celebrating our student's accomplishments with you.


On May 14th, the Class of 2024 will host the Freshman/Sophomore Formal here at DHS from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Tickets for this event will go on sale on Thursday, May 5th.


The Junior/Senior Prom will be held at The Merion on Friday, May 27th. Tickets for this event are on sale now! For more information, please contact Ms. Carey at jmcarey@delranschools.org or Mr. Lewis at jlewis@delranschools.org.


In addition, our musical groups will be performing their Spring Concerts in the middle of May. Our Concert Band will be debuting a piece entitled (not) Alone on May 18th at 7:00 in the PAC. DHS is a part of a consortium who commissioned this piece. The composer, Randall D. Standridge, wrote this piece to explain that he lives with depression and anxiety and that we, as a society, need to normalize discussions about mental health. I wish to thank Mr. Rafter for reaching out on the school's behalf and being a part of this worthwhile project.


The next evening, the DHS Art Department will host its annual Night of the Arts on May 19th beginning at 6:00. The event will be held in the DHS Media Center. It is so wonderful to see the wonderful projects the students have done throughout the school year. In addition to the art, the DHS Jazz Band will perform in the PAC at 7:00! This is always a great evening of both visual and performing arts!


A week later, our outstanding Concert Choir and select Bel Canto Choir will perform at 7:00 on Wednesday May, 25th. I look forward to another evening of pure joy as the students fill the auditorium with beautiful sounds. I have heard them rehearsing over the past couple of weeks and it is an evening that should not be missed!


I wish all of the mother's out there a wonderful day on May 8th! Happy Mother's Day!


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

Class of 2023

DISNEY DEPOSITS

The advisors for the Class of 2023 will be accepting optional Senior Trip payments from May 9 to 26, 2022. Checks can be made out to DHS Special Funds with Student’s name in the memo section.

Class of 2024

EARLY DISNEY DEPOSITS

We will be accepting deposits for CLASS of 2024 students who are planning to go on the Senior Trip in 2024.


Between April 25 – May 13, 2022, we will be accepting checks made out to:

DHS Special Funds with Student’s name in the memo section. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. Checks may be given to class advisors, Mrs. Schmidt or Dr. Anderson at that time.

Update from our classrooms!

AP Exams

AP exams will be administered during the first two weeks of May (May 2-6 and May 9-13). In preparation, please encourage your child to review his/her/their classroom notes, complete practice exercises in his/her/their teacher's virtual AP Classroom, get familiar with the DAC app, and/or watch AP content-specific videos on YouTube. Here is what your child should/should not bring with him/her/them to the testing location, the Media Center, on exam day. If your child is taking a World Language exam, he/she/they need to bring his/her/their charged school-issued Chromebook. The Chromebooks are needed for the speaking component of each World Language exam. Lastly, please remind your child to review the AP Exam Terms and Conditions.


Should you or your child have any content-specific questions, please contact the AP teacher. Other questions can be directed to the AP Coordinator, Dr. Bowen via email at dbowen@delranschools.org.

STEAM Camp & STEAM Academy in the Fab Lab

Registration is now open for Summer 2022! STEAM Camp is for students entering grades 2-5 in September, and STEAM Academy is for students entering grades 6-12 in September. CLICK HERE for more information about STEAM Camp/STEAM Academy and for the online registration forms!

The Governor’s STEM Scholars application is now open!

The Governor’s STEM Scholars is provided at no cost to participants. It is open to New Jersey-based students who will be entering 10th grade in the Fall of 2022 through the doctoral level, who have a proven passion for STEM, and a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The application will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022. All applicants will be notified by September 1, 2022 of their status.


Applicants are required to complete an application, including an essay question, and to submit a 60-second video, a resume, a current school transcript, and an optional letter of recommendation. Details can be found on the Guidance webpage.

Pawsitvity Sweets

Are you looking for the “sweetest” gift for your high school graduate? Graduation Candy Vases are $22 each. Each vase is filled with candy and will have an assortment of candy in the bouquet. If you are ordering for a DHS graduate we will include a DHS Class of 2022 logo on the vase.


Pawsitvity Sweets is a company run by our Delran High School Life Skill’s Program. Please “sweeten” your day by purchasing one for your son, daughter, neighbor, niece, nephew, or grandchild.


Attached is the flier for the Graduation gift and below is a link to the order form.

https://forms.gle/i1bpBF5dZx35zXie7

PTA NEWS



Our next PTA Meeting is May 10th @ 7:00 PM at DHS - In-person or Zoom.

DELRAN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Kindergarten Round-up

We are attempting to locate children who live in Delran and are eligible for entrance into kindergarten for the September 2022-2023 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, 2022, please visit the informational page and follow the directions.

Preschool Lottery Information

Updated Preschool Lottery Application and informational flyer. We have extended the application process and these new forms are updated on the district website as well.

High School Happenings

DHS APRIL CALENDAR
  • 4/29 DIS/DMS Show - Oliver! Jr @ 5:00 pm
  • 4/30 Saturday Detention
  • 4/30 DIS/DMS Show - Oliver! Jr @ 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm
  • 5/1 DIS/DMS Show - Oliver! Jr @ 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm
  • 5/5 Academic Departmental Awards 6:30 pm
  • 5/7 Saturday Detention
  • 5/14 Freshman/Sophomore Formal
  • 5/16 BOE Meeting 7:30 pm

College Planning

Not able to attend College Planning, Part II last month? Or if you were fortunate enough to attend but would like a reference, here is the Presentation from the evening.



Class of 2023 College Planning Checklist

Scholarship Opportunities

Don't miss out on the many scholarship opportunities in the Guidance section of the DHS website. There’s plenty of scholarship money still on the table for college or career/technical training – don’t miss your chance to cash in on your AWESOMENESS!


Although many scholarships are exclusive to seniors, there are quite a few that accept applications from underclassmen.


For the most part, these scholarships are offered each year, so it’s a good idea for underclassmen to check out what is being offered and begin a “scholarship portfolio”. They can prepare the applications/essays, view the criteria, and think about letters of recommendation they may need.

The New Jersey Utilities Association

  • The New Jersey Utilities Association values diversity in the workplace and in education and is awarding scholarships to two (2) students who are a minority, female, or who have a disability.


  • The New Jersey Utilities Association is awarding scholarships to two (2) students who will be pursuing a Trade or Vocational degree at a New Jersey accredited school.

The deadline for application is May 16, 2022

NJ Association for College Admission Counseling

Virtual College Exploration is for all New Jersey Students. Explore this website as a great resource with over 150 recorded webinars!!

ATHLETIC NEWS

Mr. Guidotti's Update

The Delran Track team has recently competed in two weekend events so they could improve on their times before their next meet on April 28th against Riverside and Burlington City. The boys traveled to Moorestown High School for an invitational on April 9th. Both boys and girls then competed at the HS Open at Georgian Court University on April 16th. This Saturday, April 30th, the girls will compete at the Rowland Relays at Haddon Township High School. The Bears are working hard through this chilly spring and they are ready to get back into their divisional contests.


The Delran Softball team mounted a late game comeback and defeated BCIT West on Monday, 6-5. The team is starting to swing the bat more consistently and are making incredible plays in the field. Senior night is Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm at the Delran Community Park vs Holy Cross. Come out and show your support for all that these girls have done and continue to do. The girls then go to Moorestown on Friday, April 29th for an important conference match-up.


The Delran Golf team earned their second win of the season against Pennsauken earlier in the week. Their golf scores are getting better each time on the course. The top five players got the opportunity to compete at the Burlington County Open on Monday at the Little Mills Country Club. The Bears will host Burlington Township on Friday, April 29th at Golden Pheasant Golf Club.


The Delran Baseball team scored runs throughout the game on Saturday, April 23rd when they hosted Nottingham High School at the Arm & Hammer Stadium in Trenton. It was a fun atmosphere and the Bears enjoyed feeling like a big leaguer for the day. This week is tough with away games at Moorestown and Lenape, followed by the Papa Bear Tournament on Saturday, April 30th. The Bears will open the tournament with a 10:00 am game against Lawrence. The Winner of Delran/Lawrence and Seneca/Pennington game will play at DHS at 1:00 pm for the Championship!


The Delran Boys Tennis defeated Pemberton on April 28th to bring their record to 6-3 so far. Their next match is Friday, April 29th vs Palmyra at home and then a weekend tournament at Veteran's Park in Hamilton for the BCSL Open. The Bears are improving each day and having a great time being together as a team.


The Delran Girls Lacrosse team traveled across Route 130 on Wednesday to defeat Holy Cross. The girls will get to host Haddon Township on Friday, April 29th before celebrating senior night on May 2nd against New Egypt. Game time is 6:00 pm and we look forward to celebrating all that our seniors have brought to the program. You will be missed ladies.


The Delran Boys Lacrosse team came out firing on Wednesday with a strong 16-7 victory over Cinnaminson in conference play. Delran now has three athletes who have achieved 100 points during their careers at Delran: Aidan Schreader, Seamus Schofield and Alex Stanuikynas. That is an amazing accomplishment. The Bears will travel to Pennington Prep on Friday, April 29. Senior night will be Tuesday, May 3rd at 5:30 pm against Moorestown Friends. Come out to support a special group of seniors who have made their mark as one of the best groups to come through Delran.


The Delran Unified Track team got rained out of their first official batch meet before Spring Break. They are sick of practicing and are ready to compete against other schools. On Thursday, April 28th, the Bears will travel to Cherry Hill West High School to show everyone what they got. Good luck Bears!


We, like many other districts, are continuing to struggle with transportation for students and extracurricular activities due to a bus driver shortage. To combat this, we have changed game schedules and game times. We do, however, anticipate that there will be days that there just are no buses available. The Delran Township BOE has a Transportation by Private Vehicle policy (Policy 8660) in place for situations that may occur. In addition, the BOE along with the Superintendent has developed a permission process that would allow a driver of a student to carpool with other students in the event that a parent/guardian is unable to take their child to a board-approved activity. HERE is a permission form for parents who are able to transport their child to/from away sporting events. HERE is a permission form for parents who are unable to provide transportation, but agree to have their child transported by another parent. Students who drive are able to drive to the contest; however, they MAY NOT transport a teammate. In order for our students to get the most out of this school year, we must work together to develop solutions. Thank you so much for your support, patience, and understanding during these times of uncertainty.


Please remember, that the use of all tobacco products is not permitted on school grounds.


We have been asked questions about our canine friends and whether they are allowed to attend home events. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Dogs are not allowed on district property at any time as we will not take on the liability. Please leave your dogs at home when you attend our events. Thank you very much!


The fitness center will be open Monday through Thursday from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm. A fitness center permission form must be filled out and dropped off at the main office before permission is granted. The form can be found here. At this time, masks must be worn while using the fitness center.

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL NITTY GRITTIES

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