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  • First Day for Students: August 29

    The first day of the 2016-17 school year for students will be Monday, August 29. The school day begins at 7:38 a.m. for both the middle and high schools. The day begins at 8:40 a.m. for elementary students; 12:45 p.m. for afternoon kindergarten. For the first week of school, secondary students (high school and middle school) will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. Normal secondary dismissal is 2:33 p.m. This modified schedule helps provide extra time for elementary students learning their afternoon dismissal procedures.

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  • HHS Mini-THON Car Wash

    The Hershey High School Mini-THON Committee is hosting the first fundraiser of the 2016-2017 school year! Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Brownstone Masonic Lodge off of Route 322/W. Governor Road. Car Wash by donation.

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  • 2017 HHS "Chocolatier" Yearbook Orders

    It’s going to be a great year at Hershey High School! There’s no better keepsake of the memories you’ll make than a yearbook. You can now order the 2017 Chocolatier online. Click the graphic to the left or the headline above for more information.

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  • Registration Still Available for SAT Prep Workshop

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

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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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  • Budget

    Taxes to Remain Frozen for 2016-17 Budget

    The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors has adopted a 2016-17 school year budget that freezes taxes. The $59.8 million budget also avoids significant program or staffing cuts. The district’s millage rate will remain at 18.109 mills, one of the lowest in Dauphin County. A Derry Township property with an assessed value of $150,000 (the township average) will be taxed at $2,806. Assessed value is the taxable worth of a home, and is usually much lower than the market value, which is the projected re-sale price of a property.

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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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  • OPPORTUNITY: DTSD Students Win at Dauphin County 2016 Cultural Diversity Celebration Essay Contest

    Congratulations to Christine Tang, a student at Hershey Elementary School, and Hershey High School’s Kai Lam! Both placed in the Dauphin County 2016 Cultural Diversity Celebration Essay Contest, with Kai taking 1st in the 15-18 age group and Christine taking 2nd in the 6-10 age group.

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  • ACADEMICS: Underclassmen Awards
    Hershey High School recognized the following students for academic performance and achievement at an underclassman awards program on Tuesday, May 24, 2016:   MORE >>>
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  • OPPORTUNITY: Students Recognized by the Hershey Apollo Awards

    We’re understandably proud of our talented student performers and happy to note that many of them were once again recognized by the Hershey Apollo Awards.  Congratulations to Caroline Hammer, Sofija Chroneos, Paxton Zeis, Paige Beck, and Julia Rippon for their individual honors.  And a special round of applause for the entire cast and crew of the HHS Theatre production of “Into the Woods” which was named best musical!   More information

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair

    Three cheers for HHS students Alan Hwang and Maggie Wu who were named Senior Grand Champion and Alternate Senior Grand Champion, respectively, at the recent Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair. Hwang won an all-expense-paid trip to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair May 9-13 in Phoenix, AZ. Wu will attend the INTEL Science Fair in the event one of a Grand Champions cannot attend.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Hershey High Swimmers and Divers medal at the PIAA-AAA Swimming and Diving Meet

    Congratulations to the following swimmers who medaled at the PIAA Swimming Championships:
    Boys:  Jack Kushner, Chris Paynter, Jason Young, and Cole Luttrell
    Girls:  Tomomi Nakano, Orian Barone, Carlene Rippon, Colette Robinson, Bailey Robertson, Kailey Buchanan, Olivia Duck, and Sally Tafuto

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  • COMMUNITY:  2016 Hershey Middle School MiniTHON

    The 2016 Hershey Middle School Mini-Thon raised more than $22,000 to fight pediatric cancer through the auspices of the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Speech and Debate Team Qualify for PA State Speech and Debate TournamentSpeech & Debate Team

    There’s no debating the success of the HHS Speech and Debate Team. On Saturday, five Hershey High School students qualified for the Pennsylvania state speech and debate tournament in April thanks to outstanding performances in their respective events at the district level. Congratulations to Brendan Twaddell, Senior, 1st Place in Persuasive Speaking; Grace Murray, Sophomore, 1st Place, Informative Speaking; Colin Topper, Senior, 2nd Place, Lincoln Douglas Debate and Colin Sheehan & David Sheffey, both Juniors, 2nd Place, Public Forum Debate.

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