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  • HHS Class of 2018: Making the Journey to Success

    A total of 276 seniors graduated as the Hershey High School Class of 2018 on June 6 during a commencement ceremony where student speakers spoke on different journeys to success. Hershey High School’s 111th Graduation Ceremonies were held at the Hershey Theatre. The commencement exercises were also broadcast online via streaming video.

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  • Summer Office Hours

    In a move to save taxpayer dollars by reducing utility costs, Derry Township School District has established special summer hours. All buildings (schools and the district office) will be closed Friday through Sunday. Normal public office hours will remain in effect Monday - Thursday. (The District Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days.) The consolidation of work hours provide a savings by reducing cooling and electricity costs.

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  • 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Posted for Public Inspection

    At its May 21 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors voted to post for public review and comment a proposed $64 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The proposal includes a 2.4% real estate millage rate increase. The 2018-2019 budget will not become final until acted on at the board’s June 25 meeting. The proposed 2018-2019 budget provides for resources to maintain all core programs currently operated by the district as well as the funding necessary to move from a half-day kindergarten program to full-day kindergarten. More detailed information regarding the proposed budget can be accessed by clicking the graphic to the left.

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  • Summer School

    The Derry Township School District Summer School Program is returning for 2018! It is for students who will be starting Kindergarten this fall up to those who will be in 6th grade when school opens.

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  • 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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  • ACADEMICS: Third Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Third Marking Period Honor Rolls for the 2017-2018 school year have been released for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: HHS Student Artists Display Work

    Pieces from 10 talented Hershey High School student-artists will be on public display as part of the 2018 “Artistic Expressions” show by the Historic Harrisburg Association located at 1230 N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg. HHS artists selected to have works on display include Kidist Aderaw, Lashell Friedrich, Karis Gould, Ji-Eon Kim, Heather Marra, Amylyn Martinez, Aparajita Rao, Luke Shay, Carlin Spinney and Olivia Wilson. (Special congratulations to Ji-Eon Kim, AmyLyn Martinez and Heather Marra, whose works will receive special recognition and awards at an artists’ reception!) Their art, along with those of their peers from other local schools, can be seen Saturday through May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Hershey High School Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Five Hershey High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college.

    Those students announcing their plans to further their academic and athletic careers include: Abigail Shapiro - Track & Field - Bucknell; Mary Anne Nortier - Field Hockey - Saint Francis; Samantha Henry - Gymnastics - Kent State; Andrea Demko - Cross Country/Track & Field - Penn State; Dalton Burnham - Track & Field - Hartford

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  • COMMUNITY: Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON

    Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON – more than $47,000 raised for Four Diamonds in the fight against pediatric cancer. HHS was the first high school in the nation to hold a Mini-THON, so on this silver anniversary, the organizers wanted to say “thank you’ to a community that continues to provide generous support and to share a video from this year’s 25th annual event. It’s always been “For The Kids!”

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  • OPPORTUNITY: HHS Receives Nomination at Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards

    Congratulations to the cast and crews of HHS Theatre's Fall Play for earning a Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards nomination for Outstanding Play! Congratulations, as well, to Cameron Brown and Alex Winnick, both of whom earned nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, and to Paige Randall, who garnered an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Kudos also go out to Josephine Gawrys, who earned the Spirit of the Theatre Award for the Fall Play.

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    “COCOA Connections” focuses on events and happenings at the Hershey Elementary Schools, covering the district’s Early Childhood Center, Primary Elementary and Intermediate Elementary.
     
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    During the 2017-2018 School Year, the district will be piloting a new technology-based tool called Anonymous Alerts that students can use to report: drug or alcohol related issues, bullying/cyberbullying, violent behavior/threats and other campus safety hazards. Reports may be made at any time, but Anonymous Alerts® should NOT be used to report emergency, urgent or time-critical concerns. At DTSD, the Anonymous Alerts® system will be monitored from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on days when school is in session. Reports submitted at other times will be addressed the next scheduled school day.
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