• Contact Information:
    Mrs. Weaver-Emotional Support Teacher
    531-2222 extension 4130
     
    Derry Townships School District's Home Access Center (HAC) allows parents to access their child’s report card grades (grades 6-12), discipline records, class assignment grades, attendance, and other general student information over the internet.To access the information on your child(ren) during the school year, log on to HAC with your individual username and password. (An individual login is provided to all parents/guardians recorded in our Student Information System.)  If you have any questions or need assistance with HAC, please contact the HAC Help Desk by emailing hachelp@hershey.k12.pa.us  
     
    Hershey Middle School
    Social Skills
    Experiential Educational Learning
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    This program is designed to promote positive self-concept through participation in social skills lessons and experiential education. Skills addressed through this program include problem solving, communication skills, goal setting, building positive peer relationships, team building, strategies to develop healthy social/emotional habits, awareness of behavior, celebrating differences, promoting good choices, responsibility and independence.
     
     
    Our Goal: To develop a healthy caring community of learners and leaders.
     
    "Top 10 Social Skills"
     
    1) Listen to Others
    2) Following Steps
    3) Following Rules
    4) Paying Attention to Your Work
    5) Asking for Help
    6) Taking Turns When You Talk
    7) Getting Along With Others
    8) Staying Calm With Others
    9) Doing the Right Thing
    10) Doing Nice Things for Others
     
    Our 'Backbone Principles'
    Livin' Right!
     
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    Be Here
    * Give the speaker eye contact, have a positive attitude, stay focused and on topic, participate/raise your hand, be physically and mentally present, pay attention!
     
    Be Safe
    *Be careful, folloow rules and directions first time given, use equipment as it is intended, wear appropriate equipment, be supervised if needed, communicate, follow safety protocols
     
    Commit to Goals
    *Perservere, work hard, do your best, set goals that are realistic, challenging, specific and measurable, stay on topic, never back down from a challenge, problem solve (be part of the solution!), make good choices
     
    Be Honest and Respectful
    *Trust in each other, do the right thing, listen to directions, be polite (manners count!), give each other what we need both individually and as a group, respect others' opinions
     
    Let Go and Move On
    *Apologize, talk about your problem with a trusted person, ask for help, talk about/focus on something else, draw a picture, recognize how your behavior is effecting the group
     
    Care For Self and Others
    *Be honest/tell the truth even if it is hard, be nice to one another, ask for what you need, use positive slef-talk, check your conscience, keep in mind that your behavior affects others and their experience, trust, give others space if needed
     
    Have Fun!
    *Keep a positive attitude, laugh, smile, participate, challenge yourself, give high fives or hand shakes, give encouragement, stay focused