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  •  Happy Thansgiving

    Thanksgiving Recess

    The 2015 Thanksgiving recess will begin with an early dismissal for students on Wednesday, November 25. Secondary students (high school and middle school) will be dismissed at 10:28 a.m. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. There will be no afternoon kindergarten classes that day. The normal class schedule for all students will resume on Tuesday, December 1.

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  • First Ever "HHS All Class Reunion" Planned

    There will be a first-of-its-kind “Hershey High All Class Reunion” for graduates of Hershey High School on Friday, November 27. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at The Mill, 810 Old West Chocolate Avenue in Hershey. There is no admission and no advance reservations are needed. Just stop by. Dress is casual. Appetizers will be provided by the Trojan Foundation.

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  • DTSD Receives National Accolades, a web site that specializes in “providing reviews and insight from everyday experts” has named DTSD as one of the best in America as part of its” 2016 K-12School and District Rankings.” rated DTSD as the #19 district in PA and #143 nationally. The web site says its rating system factors in state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more.

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  •  Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Hershey High School Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Congratulations to HHS student-athletes Alexis Gazzio, Jack Kushner, Ryan LaCoe, Lauren Lechleitner, Dylan Painter, Alexis Robison, Blake Smith and Marley Tunnel who on November 11 signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college.

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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: A tip of the cap to members of the HHS Speech and Debate team for their outstanding performances Saturday at Dallastown High School's Wildcat Invitational. Sophomore Twisha Bhardwaj received 2nd place in Original Oratory. The team of Colin Sheehan and David Sheffey (both juniors) received 2nd place in Public Forum Debate. Junior Emily Higgs made it into the semi-final round in Oral Interpretation. Sophomore Evie Gentile received the award for "Best Novice on the strength of her "5th place in Original Oratory.

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  • ACADEMICS: A total of 83 new members of Hershey High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted during a ceremony at the school October 18.

    Inductees include: Raphael Abadilla, Lindsay Abel, Elizabeth Abraham, Marisa Balanda, Brenna Beck, Sophie Beckfield, Lydia Bowman, Emily Briselli, Kaley Buchanan, Chad Cocco, Christian Corado, Alexandra Cronin, Max Dadswell, Grace Donaghue, Olivia Duck, Campbell Dunham, Eric Englund-Krieger, Jacob Fahnestock, Emily Fan, Isabella Flynn, Grant Geyer, Adam Groves, Erica Groves, Rachel Groves, Jason Guo, Serena Habecker, Rachel Haines and Sarah Hamilton.

    Also: Grace Harr, Sarah Haverstick, Jacob Hedrick, Lea Heuer, Hannah Jones, Samika Kanekar, Adeel Khan, Kathryn Kinney, Sagar Kumar, Owen Ladd, Margaret Lane, David Lilla, Daniel Lippe, Kathryn C. McCartney, Gabriela McCarty, Elizabeth McCurdy, James McGregor, Michael Miller, Isabel Mize, Taylor Mortensen, Rafay Nasir, Adam Nasta, Emily Nolan, Emily Nothnagle, Zachary Pfeifer, Natalia Phillips, Talia Potochny and Jack Quillen,

    Also: Julia Rippon, Colette Robinson, Rachael E. Schirato, Shelby Sellars, Zachary Shrift, Natalie Sicher, Samina Singh, Caroline Sinz, Sarah Snavely, Marc Snoke, Alan Spicer, Noah Spochart, Samantha Stonesifer, Eric Sullivan, Ryan Sullivan, Haley Terhaar, Annika Torp, Justin Walker, Erica Wang, Nathaniel Wilson, Erin Wolfe, Luyang Xu, Mizuki Yamane, Jason Young, Xiaochen Yuan, Kevin Zachary, Yan Wen Zheng.

    Senior and junior students at Hershey High School who display excellence in academic achievements, character, leadership and service are recognized by the National Honor Society, the oldest and largest recognition program for high school students in the country. The program was established in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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