DHS Robotics Team Competes

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Congratulations to the Bionic Bears, our DHS Robotics Team, on a successful showing at their first VEX Robotics Competition. 45 teams competed at BCIT on January 28, 2017.

The Bionic Bears worked through the fall to design a robot using VEX parts, which could compete in this year’s “Starstruck” themed challenge. The 18-inch robot, controlled wirelessly, was able to lift and move 1-foot stars and cubes to the opposite side of a fence.

The Bionic Bears placed 11th out of 35 teams competing in the Skills Test, and 15th of the 45 teams competing in the Field Competition. Considering many of the other teams came with years of experience, this is an outstanding first competition for the DHS team, and their coaches Mr. Smith and Mr. Rood-Ojalvo!

HERE is access to some video and photos from the event.

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DHS Named to College Board Honor Roll for AP Scores

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Delran High School was named to the College Board Honor Roll for student achievement performance on Advanced Placement tests from 2014 to 2016.

According to the College Board, the AP District Honor Roll recognizes school districts across the U.S. and Canada for increasing AP access to these students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher. AP District Honor Roll recipients are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.  You can find the AP Honor Roll here.

Criteria

Inclusion on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, for the following criteria:

  • Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
  • Increased or maintained the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2016 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2014, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

Advanced Placement results were recently reported to the Delran Township Board of Education; that presentation can be found HERE.