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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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  • District To Revamp School Start Times in 2021-2022

    Based on a growing body of research on adolescent sleep patterns and the impacts to student achievement, Derry Township School District intends to revamp its school day starting with the 2021-2022 school year. While the district will be using the next two school years to fully develop the specifics, the intent is to push back the daily start time for secondary students and move it up for those in elementary school. Click the graphic for more details.

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  • Citizen Advisor Sought for Board Committees

    The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors is seeking interested citizen advisors to its standing committees. Citizen advisors are assigned to a specific standing committee and asked to attend its meetings. In their advisory capacity, citizen representatives may be called upon to react to new directions and proposals, provide information and support for budget initiatives, study and analyze issues, review proposals and materials, and provide input into policies at all operational levels of the school system.

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  • All Sports Passes Offered For Sale

    The Derry Township School District (DTSD) is now offering its “2019-2020 All-Sports Pass” to DTSD students and district residents. The pass allows the bearer to attend all home regular season sporting events during the 2019-2020 school year. All-sports passes can be purchased in the Athletic Office located in Hershey High School, 550 Homestead Road, at a cost of $20 for students and $40 for adults.

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  • SAT Prep Workshop

    Hershey High School is once again pleased to offer an SAT Prep Workshop this fall to help prepare students for upcoming SAT exams. Classes begin the second week of school, and we are still accepting registrations. Click the graphic for more information or email Mrs. Ogle at LOgle@hershey.k12.pa.us.

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  • Safe2Say Something Reporting System Now Available

    All schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including DTSD, have adopted use of the “Safe2Say Something” anonymous tip line as a means of improving campus safety and improving school climate. The tip line is operated and monitored 24/7 by the Office of the Attorney General where tips are reviewed, classified, and forwarded to the appropriate school district. Tips that are found to contain information that may indicate a "life safety" issue are immediately forwarded to the appropriate county emergency dispatch center. Click the graphic for additional information.

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