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 Hershey Middle School
500 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2222 Fax: (717) 531-2245
 
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 7:38 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.
 
 
 
Originally built in 1966 as a high school, the building was renovated into the middle school in 1998. Today the 157,000-square foot facility houses nearly 900 students in grades 6-8. The building boasts a full size gym, a 1,000+ seat auditorium, a card access system, and internet/television/ phone access in all classrooms.

Our middle level instructional program is delivered through an interdisciplinary team format which stresses subject matter as well as pupil development. This configuration helps students by providing consistency while encouraging them to perceive the wholeness that exists in learning.  In addition, our middle school facilitates student transition from a self-contained elementary school setting to a departmentalized high school setting. The interdisciplinary team organization assists the students in successfully traversing the period of time between the elementary and high school years.

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  • Elementary Schools Supplies Lists Available

    The “Back To School” sales have begun, everything from clothes to protractors. Looking for some guidance on what supplies your elementary student will really need this year? Check out the lists compiled by the Hershey Elementary Schools. There are lists Grades for K & 1,2 &3 and 4 & 5. Click the graphic for more information.

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  • New Online Policy Manual Posted

    DTSD is now using the online tool BoardDocs to host its policy manual.The new online policy manual offers better search capabilities, allowing users to more easily identify which policies cover specific topics. For example, using the search term “Volunteers” quickly shows a list of 12 different policies that contain reference to those volunteering within the district.

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  • Budget

    Taxes to Remain Frozen for 2016-17 Budget

    The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors has adopted a 2016-17 school year budget that freezes taxes. The $59.8 million budget also avoids significant program or staffing cuts. The district’s millage rate will remain at 18.109 mills, one of the lowest in Dauphin County. A Derry Township 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.

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  • Schools Release Honor Rolls

    The Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls have been released for Hershey Middle School and Hershey High School. Congratulations to all the hard-working students who demonstrated superior Academics, the “A” in DTSD’s C.O.C.O.A. Principles.

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  • District, Association Reach 4-year Agreement

    The Derry Township Board of School Directors approved a four-year agreement with the Hershey Educational Support Professionals Association (HESPA) at its business meeting Monday, June 13. The four-year pact is effective July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2020. The average salary increase over those four years is 2.1% The contract also calls for employee health insurance co-pays that can be reduced if employees participate in wellness activities.

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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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