The Delran Township Board of Education recognized students and staff members at its Regular Public Meeting on October 12, 2015. See and read accomplishments below:
DIS and Millbridge Playground Updates
Students and staff members came together this summer to improve the playgrounds at DIS and Millbridge. Click HERE for more information provided by Erica DeMichele, Supervisor of Science.
Best of Burlington County Times
Three Delran teachers were named as the Best of Burlington County Times:
- Erin Gupta, DMS
- Karen Rau, DHS
- Perri Myers, DIS
The Best of Burlington County is a list of favorite businesses, products and services in the community. We in Delran are delighted to celebrate the work of all of our award winners.
Jessica Brown was recognized as a DHS student ambassador and translator for her work supporting a fellow student. New to DHS was a Haitian transfer student whom has limited English. Jessica was quick to accept a role as a mentor to our new student. For the first couple of days at DHS, the student in need followed Jessica’s schedule and Jessica made her feel comfortable by introducing her to her classmates, accompanying her to lunch, and even walking her to the correct bus going home. It was very clear that Jessica’s personalized approach to support was appreciated during this incredibly difficult transition. In addition to being an Honors and AP student, Jessica is also tremendously thoughtful and most worthy of this recognition from the Delran Township Board of Education.
National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise were awarded this year to Delran High School students Julia Ma and Ethan Kabel. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Julia and Ethan will become candidates to win awards and scholarship for future study throughout the year. Join us in congratulating both of Delran’s finest students!
Board Approves Resolution for Schneider Electric to Oversee Energy Savings Improvement Program
A new State law allows government agencies like Delran Township Public Schools to make energy related improvements to their facilities and pay for the costs using the value of energy savings that result from the improvements. According to guidance from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, an Energy Savings Improvement Program(ESIP) provides schools in New Jersey with a flexible tool to improve and reduce energy usage with minimal expenditure of new financial resources. This means, we will be able to upgrade many of our services from an energy perspective and pay for those upgrades from savings (without impacting the district budget).
On October 12, 2015 the Board approved Schneider Electric to begin this process and conduct this important work.