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  • You’re Invited to Provide Input on Full-Day Kindergarten

    The Derry Township School District will host an information meeting to discuss exploration of full day kindergarten programming. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 30 in the Large Group Instruction Room of the Hershey Early Childhood Center (450 Rear Homestead Road, Hershey). DTSD is in the process of gathering information to help evaluate if full day kindergarten would be a good fit for the district. The meeting is an opportunity for community members to provide their thoughts and ask questions.

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  • You Can Donate to the 2017 HHS Mini-THON

    The annual Hershey High School Mini-THON will be held March 31. The HHS Mini-THON 2017 participants are joining more than 70,000 students in a powerful movement to conquer childhood cancer. And you can help them by donating online via Donor Drive. All proceeds from the HHS Mini-THON go to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

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  •  College Admissions Forum

    Hershey High School To Host College Admissions Forum

    Hershey High School will conduct a College Admission Forum for high school students and their parents/guardians at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the HHS auditorium. The forum will provide the families of college-bound students with insightful information on: current trends in college admissions, the importance of finding the right fit, deciphering the admissions process, the significance of extracurricular activities, evaluation of transcripts and test scores, the implications of score choice, and other relevant topics.

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  • The 2nd Annual Walk for Clean Water

    The 2nd Annual Walk for Clean Water

    The Walk for Clean Water is back! The 2nd Annual Walk for Clean Water will be held on Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at Hershey High School. Last year, our community united to raise over $17,500, funding two clean water wells in the African nation of Swaziland and giving over 750 people clean water for life. Join us to make history again as hundreds of community members come together for free food, live music, and to stand up to the global water crisis. Register now and learn more at

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  •  Rescheduled

    Snowstorm Brings Flurry of Schedule Changes

    Winter Storm Stella made as much of a mess on the schedule as she did on the streets. There have been numerous changes as a result of the winter weather, most notably the need to use the final two snow make-up days built into the 2016-17 calendar. That means the school WILL be in session on Monday, March 20 and Thursday, April 13. For a list of other changes, click the graphic to the left.

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  •  Order your HMS Yearbook

    Hershey Middle School Yearbook Orders

    Reserve your copy of the 2016-2017 Hershey Middle School Yearbook. Each yearbook is $12. The deadline for orders is March 31. Order forms have been sent home with students. If you need a replacement form, click the graphic to the left.

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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: HMS Chess Team Wins Championship Chess Match

    A huge congratulations to the HMS Chess Team for competing in the championship match on March 1, 2017.  After a very intense two hours, Hershey Middle School came away with the victory with a score of 11-5.  This win brings an end to their season, and after several exciting months of competition, Hershey finished this year with a fantastic undefeated record of 11 wins and 0 losses!  A special shoutout goes to Calista Huesch who played in the number two position all year long and was the only person on the Hershey team to never lose a single match throughout the entire season.  Congratulations to Calista for this impressive accomplishment.  And many congratulations to all 8 of the varsity players who were part of a great season this year.  The varsity members this year were Manny Didia from 6th grade, Cam Cooney from 7th grade, Ani Rao from 6th grade, Dhevin Karunanayaka from 6th grade, Scott Niu from 8th grade, Anthony Eichman from 8th grade, Calista Huesch from 6th grade, and Rocco Huesch from 8th grade.  If you see any of these students throughout the day today, be sure to congratulate them on a phenomenal finish and a fine season!

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  • Academics: 21 HHS Football Players Named to All-Academic Team

    BRAWN AND BRAINS: 21 HHS football players were recently named by to its All-Academic Team. Congratulations Mario Allegrini, Joseph Brittain, Sam Carlson, Carter Christopher, Christian Corado, Cade Cieszynski, Samuel Davey, Ian Devore, Jonathan Engle, Braydn Minnich, Ryan Nerino, Drew Painter, Quinn Richards, Joseph Russell, Grant Santangelo, Daniel Sheehan, Steven Solt, Matt Stauch, David Still, Seth Strohm and Timothy Zeiber.

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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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  • OPPORTUNITY: Students Recognized by the Hershey Apollo Awards

    Congratulations to the cast and crews of HHS Theatre's production of You Can't Take It with You who have earned a nomination for a Hershey Theatre's Apollo Award for Outstanding Play! Special congratulations to Kodiak Thompson for earning a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play and to Cara McErlean, who earned an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Finally, congratulations to our own Paige Beck for earning nomination for Outstanding Student Playwright for the second year in a row! So proud of our students for their talent, hard work, and dedication to our HHS Theatre program!

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  • ACADEMICS: Second Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Second 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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