Hershey High School A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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    Hershey High School
    550 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: (717) 531-2244   Fax: (717) 534-2684
     

    Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Regular School Hours: 7:38 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.
     
     
     

    The program of studies of the Hershey High School
    is planned to meet the needs of the youth of the Derry Township School District. A major task of the school is to accommodate learners with divergent needs, goals, capabilities and interests. To this end, an effort is made to nurture individual skills and to satisfy individual needs.
    It is also the responsibility of the school to furnish opportunities for students to participate in cultural activities that may otherwise not be available to them. Extracurricular and enrichment programs are offered to satisfy this aspect.
     

    Hershey High School was built in 1996 and expanded in 2007. The facility is 231,000 square feet, has a card access system; phone/television/internet access in all classrooms; auditorium seating for 1,300; two CAD labs; classrooms for family and consumer sciences; full gym, weight and cardio exercise rooms;
    full band and orchestra/chorus rooms; three art rooms; closed circuit television capacity; a production office and library/media center.
     

     
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Headlines

  • DTSD Offers Songs for the Season

    There’s nothing like song to set the stage for the holiday season. And DTSD’s award-winning Music Department once again has a variety of opportunities for community members to enjoy a little winter music. Click the headline above or the graphic to the left for a schedule of the various offerings.

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  • HHS Earns Apple Distinguished School Recognition

    Hershey High School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019–2022 for its innovative integration of technology into the teaching and learning environment. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

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  • Java With Joe December 17, 2019

    Want to know more about the direction of K-12 education? Have something you’d like to discuss with Superintendent Joe McFarland in an informal community roundtable setting? You can do all of these and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee during “Java with Joe.” Designed as an opportunity for community members and the district’s top administrator to get together in a casual environment, Mr. McFarland will once again be hosting this series of quarterly listening events. The next “Java with Joe” will be held Tuesday, December 17th at the Hershey Middle School LGI beginning at 6 p.m.

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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 analyze the research to better match the sleep patterns of our students. Click the graphic for more details.

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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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Broadcaster

  • The Broadcaster is the official student newspaper of Hershey High School.  Check out the most recent edition

Student Parking

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    Register button Online registration for student parking passes at Hershey High School is now open. Juniors and seniors wishing to park on campus must carefully review the “Student Driver Rules and Regulations Agreement” document that is linked on the parking registration site for complete parking information. Eligible and registered juniors and seniors will be assigned a numbered tag (for the lower lots or Pebble Beach), but not a numbered spot. 

    NOTE: You will be required to sign in to Google using your Derry Township student credentials in order to register.

    If you have any problems or questions please contact Mr. Beard.

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