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  • Kindergarten Registration Opens Next Month

    Kindergarten Registration Opens Feb. 1

    Registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2017 and plan to attend kindergarten in DTSD this coming fall will be opening February 1. Kindergarten registration is a two-part process: completion of an online information-gathering pre-registration form by a parent or guardian and later a visit to the Early Childhood Center for parent/guardian and child. Continue checking this site for exact dates and details.

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  • New Contract Agreement

    Board Approves 4-Year Agreement With Education Association

    The Derry Township Board of School Directors approved a four-year agreement with the Hershey Education Association (HEA) at its meeting Monday, December 19. The pact will go into effect at the conclusion of the current three-year contract, which ends June 30, 2017. The new agreement will cover the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021.

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  •  Joe McFarland

    McFarland Retained as Superintendent for an Additional 4 Years

    At its December 19 business meeting, the Derry Township Board of School Directors took action to retain Superintendent Joe McFarland through the 2020-2021 school year. McFarland was first named Superintendent in February, 2014. The new contract approved by the board will commence July 1, 2017 and extend his term as DTSD’s top administrator four more years.

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  • Cocoa PrinciplesThe COCOA Principles embody a district-wide culture where students and staff demonstrate DTSD's core beliefs of
    This area of the district website highlights and showcases the COCOA Principles in action in our district.
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  • OPPORTUNITY:  County Band

    Congratulations to HMS students Tehya Walters, Gracie Singleton, Emma Rubey, Lincoln Reiter, Karleigh McLeod, Nick Martin, Taylor Koda, Lauren Kaye, Madison Geeting, Patrick Gardner, Kirsten Ecker and Neela Agarwa.  These young musicians successfully auditioned for the Dauphin County Music Educators Association County Band.

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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: First Marking Period Honor Rolls
    First Marking Period Honor Rolls for the 2016-2017 school year have been released for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School.

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