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  • In-Service Professional Development Aug. 20

    DTSD schools and offices (including the District Office at 30 East Granada Avenue) will not have public business hours on Monday, August 20 until 11 a.m. This will allow the district to conduct in-service staff training and professional development. Regular public business hours will resume on Tuesday, August 21.

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  • Bridge Day Eases Transition for Rising 6th & 9th Graders

    To make the transition from one school level to the next a smooth one, Derry Township School District is offering “Bridge Day” – a new orientation event for rising 6th and 9th Graders. The programs will take place on Wednesday, August 22, from 7:30 to 10:10 a.m. Running much like an abbreviated school day, Bridge Day provides participants with an opportunity to meet their teachers & classmates, access lockers, run through class schedules and even become familiar with the food court.

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  • 2018-2018 Medication Drop Off Day

    Medication Drop Off Day is for DTSD students who will require medication to be dispensed at the health office and will take place Thursday, August 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. in the Nurse’s Offices in each school building.

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  • Elementary Schools Supplies Lists Available

    The “Back To School” sales have begun, everything from clothes to protractors. Looking for some guidance on what supplies your elementary student will really need this year? Check out the lists compiled by the Hershey Elementary Schools. There are lists for Grades K & 1, 2 & 3 and 4 & 5. Click the graphic for more information.

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  • DTSD Partnering with ZippSlipp on Forms Communication

    Derry Township School District has partnered with a company called ZippSlip to reduce the amount of printed paperwork sent home to parents/guardians in the upcoming school year. ZippSlip will also allow the district to better facilitate forms communications with features such as the ability to accept electronic signatures on documents. In the coming days, families of currently enrolled DTSD students will be receiving more detailed information about ZippSlip and their account credentials.

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  • Ratings Web Site Lauds DTSD as Among Best in the Country

    Derry Township School District has been awarded an overall “A+” by Niche, a web site that publishes research on U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies. In the recently-released 2019 rankings, DTSD earned high marks locally, statewide and nationally in categories ranging from school safety, best places to teach and best teachers. The site ranked the district as overall “Best” in Dauphin County, #19 (of 498) in Pennsylvania and #163 among the 10,758 public school districts rated across the nation.

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  • SAT Prep Workshop

    Hershey High School is once again pleased to offer an SAT Prep Workshop this fall to prepare students for upcoming SAT exam. Classes begin the second week of school, and we are still accepting registrations. Click the graphic for more information or email Mrs. Ogle at LOgle@hershey.k12.pa.us.

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  • Cocoa PrinciplesThe COCOA Principles embody a district-wide culture where students and staff demonstrate DTSD's core beliefs of
     
                                  Community
                                  Opportunity
                                  Citizenship
                                  Ownership
                                  Academics
     
    This area of the district website highlights and showcases the COCOA Principles in action in our district.
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  • ACADEMICS: Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls for the 2017-2018 school year have been released for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: HHS Student Artists Display Work

    Pieces from 10 talented Hershey High School student-artists will be on public display as part of the 2018 “Artistic Expressions” show by the Historic Harrisburg Association located at 1230 N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg. HHS artists selected to have works on display include Kidist Aderaw, Lashell Friedrich, Karis Gould, Ji-Eon Kim, Heather Marra, Amylyn Martinez, Aparajita Rao, Luke Shay, Carlin Spinney and Olivia Wilson. (Special congratulations to Ji-Eon Kim, AmyLyn Martinez and Heather Marra, whose works will receive special recognition and awards at an artists’ reception!) Their art, along with those of their peers from other local schools, can be seen Saturday through May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Hershey High School Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Five Hershey High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college.

    Those students announcing their plans to further their academic and athletic careers include: Abigail Shapiro - Track & Field - Bucknell; Mary Anne Nortier - Field Hockey - Saint Francis; Samantha Henry - Gymnastics - Kent State; Andrea Demko - Cross Country/Track & Field - Penn State; Dalton Burnham - Track & Field - Hartford

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  • COMMUNITY: Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON

    Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON – more than $47,000 raised for Four Diamonds in the fight against pediatric cancer. HHS was the first high school in the nation to hold a Mini-THON, so on this silver anniversary, the organizers wanted to say “thank you’ to a community that continues to provide generous support and to share a video from this year’s 25th annual event. It’s always been “For The Kids!”

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  • OPPORTUNITY: HHS Receives Nomination at Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards

    Congratulations to the cast and crews of HHS Theatre's Fall Play for earning a Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards nomination for Outstanding Play! Congratulations, as well, to Cameron Brown and Alex Winnick, both of whom earned nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, and to Paige Randall, who garnered an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Kudos also go out to Josephine Gawrys, who earned the Spirit of the Theatre Award for the Fall Play.

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     DTSD Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Stacy Winslow offers insights and expertise in her “Curriculum Reflections” blog.

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    “COCOA Connections” focuses on events and happenings at the Hershey Elementary Schools, covering the district’s Early Childhood Center, Primary Elementary and Intermediate Elementary.
     
    Anonymous Alerts
     
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    During the 2017-2018 School Year, the district will be piloting a new technology-based tool called Anonymous Alerts that students can use to report: drug or alcohol related issues, bullying/cyberbullying, violent behavior/threats and other campus safety hazards. Reports may be made at any time, but Anonymous Alerts® should NOT be used to report emergency, urgent or time-critical concerns. At DTSD, the Anonymous Alerts® system will be monitored from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on days when school is in session. Reports submitted at other times will be addressed the next scheduled school day.
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