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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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  • 2018-2019 Athletic Phsyicals

    Sports Physicals for the 2018-19 school year will be offered (by appointment) on Wednesday, August 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Hershey High School. If you have a student athlete involved in fall sports who has not had the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Physical Packet completed by a family physician, call the DTSD Athletic Office at 717-531-2205 to schedule a time. Physicals MUST be completed and turned in to the athletic office at least one week before the start of each sports season. For 2018-19, the physical must be dated by a doctor on or after June 1, 2018.

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  • 2018-2019 Budget Adopted

    At its June 25 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors adopted a $64 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The budget includes a 2.4% real estate millage rate increase in order 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 2018-2019 budget can be accessed by clicking the graphic to the left.

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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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