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  • Presidents Day Schedule

    There will be no school for staff and students on Monday, February 15 in observation of Presidents Day. Students will also have a two-hour late start on Tuesday, February 16 to allow for staff professional development/in-service training. Kindergarten will run on a “Modified Kindergarten” schedule, with Morning Kindergarten from 10:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Afternoon Kindergarten will be held 1:45- 3:35 p.m.

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  • 4-Diamonds MiniTHON Charity Faculty Basketball Game

    Hershey Teachers verses Lower Dauphin Teachers Mini-Thon Charity Basketball Game! February 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Hershey High School Gym. Tickets sold at the door for $5.00. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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  •  Into The Woods

    Spring Musical Tickets on Sale Now!

    Tickets for the HHS Theatre spring musical “Into the Woods” are available for online purchase now. There will be three showings, March 3-5, with the curtain going up at 7:30 p.m. each night. To learn more about the show and to reserve your seats, simply click the graphic.

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  •  Kindergarten Pre-Registration

    Kindergarten Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN

    Pre-registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2016 and plan to attend kindergarten this coming fall is NOW OPEN. Click the “Kindergarten Pre-Registration” graphic for additional information and to begin the online pre-registration process. Remember: The online pre-registration does not complete the enrollment process; parents and guardians should also plan to complete registration during sessions held at the District’s Early Childhood Center.

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  • Mini-THON: Hershey High School

    The HHS mini-THON is scheduled for Friday March 11, 2016-Saturday March 12, 2016 from 6pm-6am in the high school gym/cafeteria area. Students can raise funds and donations can be made through the donor drive website. If you are a DTSD approved chaperone and you are interested in chaperoning one of the following time slots, please send your full name, preferred time slot, preferred t-shirt size & contact information (e-mail/cell phone). The time slots are 6-9pm, 9-12am, 12-3am and 3-6am. Please e-mail Elizabeth Blosky or Amy Licata if you are interested in chaperoning or if you have any questions about the HHS mini-THON. Community Four Diamonds Family hour from 7-8 pm will be open to any community member who would like to attend. A minimum $10 donation is required. All adults need to bring driver's license or official form of ID to enter.

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  •  Snow Make-up Days?

    Snow Make-up Days? Not At This Point!

    As we settle back into a normal schedule following Winter Storm Jonas, some questions are popping up regarding how the cancellations we just experienced impact the school calendar. DTSD has constructed the 2015-16 calendar in such a way that we could absorb up to three cancellations without needing to have student “make up” days. As a result, unless we have two or more additional cancellations, there will be no need to add “make up” days at the end of the year. In the event that we do have two or more additional cancellations the days will be added at the end of the school year, beginning with June 8.

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  • Help Native Plants Project Take Root at HHS

    You can help an initiative to increase the use of native plants in the local landscape by supporting a project proposed by the Hershey High School (HHS) Environmental Club, the HHS Garden Club, and the HHS Student Council. Those organizations have teamed up to apply for funding that community members can support through an online program encouraging sustainability.

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  • Drivers Needed

    Bus Drivers Needed

    Bus Drivers Wanted Derry Township School District has an immediate need for bus drivers. Interested individuals may contact Steve Bell, Director of Transportation, by phone at 566-7422.

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  • HHS Community Service Course Clothing Drive

    As part of a Community Service Course at Hershey High School, two of our seniors at Hershey High School have worked to organize a clothing drive for families in our area who are in need of warm winter clothing. The collection campaign has just begun and will run for the rest of the school year. You can help by bringing in your winter clothing, coats, shoes, and hats, in a bag, to the school office where your student(s) attend

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Got COCOA?

  • 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: HHS Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent.
    Congratulations to the 11 HHS student athletes  who signed their national letters of intent on February 3 to continue their athletic and academic careers in college. Best wishes to Bailey Robertson, Christopher Paynter, Chelsea Thomas, Tanner Therit, Summer Schell, Joliet Nicholson, Jonathan Sickler, Karl Van Blargan, Patrick Bagatta, Zacarius Miller and Erica Groves as they continue their careers.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Open Speech and Debate Tournament
    Congratulations to a quarter of HHS sophomores who earned honors at the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Open Speech and Debate Tournament held at E.L. Meyers High School in Wilkes Barre.  Evie Gentile won third place in novice Original Oratory while Twisha Bhardwaj, earned second place in novice Original Oratory. The team of Matt Jenkins and Joe Horner captured first place in novice Public Forum debate.


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  • ACADEMICS: First Marking Period Honor Rolls
    First Marking Period Honor Rolls for the 2015-2016 school year have been released for Hershey High School and for Hershey Middle School.


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  • COMMUNITY: Project Toy Box
    HHS students in Mrs. Wrenn’s Life Skills class demonstrated the COCOA Principles by volunteering at First United Methodist Church for Project Toy Box. Students cleaned and organized gently used toys, then arranged displays for community members who will be gift shopping.

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