5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Nexus Arts Night
6:30 PM HHS Senior Prom
2:30 PM Impact Testing - Football
6:30 PM Senior Awards Program
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM 9th Grade Orientation
2:30 PM Impact Testing - Cheer/Make Up
6:00 PM Athletic Physicals
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM HMS 8th Grade Party
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM S.A.T. Testing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Baccalaureate
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM HMS 8th Grade Breakfast and Awards
There will be an early dismissal on Friday, May 27 for students in grades 1-12. (Kindergarten classes will be held on their normal schedule.) There will be no school for students on Monday, May 30. All offices (school offices and the District Office) will be closed in observation of Memorial Day.
The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors is seeking input on a revised draft policy policy intended to outline maintenance of appropriate professional adult/student relationships. The revised draft of proposed DTSD Board Policy 824 synthesizes feedback received on am initial versions put out for public review in April. The proposed policy is based on a model policy recommended by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. To learn more about how you can provide valuable input, click on the headline or the graphic to the left.
At its May 9 business meeting, the Derry Township School District Board of School Directors voted to advertise a proposed $59.8 million budget. If adopted in final form in June, school property taxes would stay frozen at the current rate for the 2016-17 school year. The current millage rate is 18.1019 mills, one of the lowest in Dauphin County. A 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.
Hershey High School has once again been recognized by US News & World report in its annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools. The report looked at data from more than 28,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under the magazine’s formula, HHS ranks among the top 5% of the nation’s public high schools and is number 26 of the state’s 676 public high schools.
Grace United Methodist Church and Love Inc. – have announced opportunities for Derry Township families who could benefit from a little assistance acquiring shoes and school supplies.
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
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.
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
OPPORTUNITY: Speech and Debate Team Qualify for PA State Speech and Debate Tournament
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.
OPPORTUNITY: Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences Competition
A tip of the cap to Veda Chanda, Salman Fayaz, Grant Geyer, Michael Huang, Alan Hwang, Advay Mongia, Aparajita Rao, Erica Wang, Maggie Wu, Xiaochen Yuan, and Michael Zaidel for their outstanding performances at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences competition February 20 at Carlisle High School.
Chanda, Geyer, Huang, Hwang, Rao, Wang, Wu, Yuan, and Zaidel each took home First Awards for their projects and will advance to the State-level competition, while Fayaz and Mongia received Second Awards.
OPPORTUNITY: HS Girls Swim Team Mid Penn Conference Champions
Congratulations to the Girls’ swim team for earning the overall Championship for the Mid Penn Conference in Swimming and Diving. The boys’ were runner up as well.