Hershey Primary Elementary A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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  •  Primary Elementary School
    450 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: (717) 531-2277   Fax: (717) 508-2266
     
    Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 :15 p.m.
    Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
     
     
    The Primary Elementary School serves children in second and third grades.  The school building was originally constructed in 1954 and renovated in 1991. Today the facility offers more than 154,000 square feet dedicated to meeting the needs of young learners. 
     
    Young children learn by doing. Learning is sequential and children must demonstrate readiness for new understandings based on their maturation and past experiences. Children acquire information and knowledge through interaction with people and objects. They are motivated to learn through their own need to make sense of the world around them.  
    The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-purpose room, two cafeterias/multi-purpose room, and a gymnasium with auxiliary gym space. 

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  • DTSD Directors Named 2017 Innovative School Board

    The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors has been recognized by a statewide group for innovation in public education. The Pennsylvania School Boards Association presented DTSD School Board as a recipients of the Pennsylvania Education Innovation Award as part of its annual School Leadership Conference.In addition to the recognition as the 2017 Innovative School Board Award recipient, PSBA will donate $5,000 to the Trojan Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides supplemental funding and support for Derry Township School District’s academic, athletic, and arts.

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  • Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)

    Derry Township School District is taking part in the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades, including questions about potential violence, weapons usage, depression, bullying, substance abuse, and resources.

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  • Activities Bus Service Pilot Program

    DTSD is piloting a special courtesy transportation service for students in Grades 6-12 engaged in extra-curricular programs. The Activities Buses runs Monday – Friday during regular school days and provides transportation home for students involved in clubs, sports and other after-school activities. One bus departs the HHS/HMS Bus Corral at 4:30 p.m. with the second disembarking at 5:30 p.m. Run length will vary, depending on the number of students and their home destination.

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  • DCTS Middle School Xpo

    Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) will hold a Middle School Xpo for prospective students and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, November 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Learn about offerings in the Advanced Manufacturing Academy, the Construction Academy, Health Science Academy, IT Academy, Service Academy, Transportation Academy, and Visual Arts & Marketing Academy. DCTS is located at 6001 Locust Lane in Harrisburg.

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  • 2017-2018 Budget Freezes Taxes, Maintains Programs!

    At the June 12th school board meeting, the Derry Township School District Board of School Directors proposed a $61.4 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year, with no increase in taxes. The Final 2017-2018 budget provides for resources for all programs currently operated by the Derry Township School District. In addition the final 2017-2018 budget includes a few enhancements to our current programs. First being all students in grades 6th through 12th will receive an iPad that can be used in school and at home. Second the budget includes expenses to support the development of the district’s full day kindergarten program for the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • Full Day Kindergarten Information Page

    At the June 12, 2017 School Board Meeting, the Board of School Directors approved the transition to Full-Day Kindergarten beginning the 2018-2019 school year. The measure includes an option for parents/guardians who prefer a ½-day program. In order to keep parents/guardians and community members informed, we have created an area on our web site that serves as a repository for background information and other pertinent resources you may find of interest. Click the headline above or the adjacent graphic to access this information.

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