Hershey Middle School A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment


  • All Instruction Online 11/13 - 11/30

    In response to an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases, presumed positive cases and close contacts requiring quarantine on our campus, we have consulted with the PA Department of Health and are making the move to an online learning environment. Beginning Friday, November 13 through Monday November 30, all instruction will be conducted online. Duing the time classes are being conducted completely online, no in-person student activities or extra-curricular events will be held.

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  • HHS Theatre Offers "Christmas Carol" Online

    Can’t go out right now for family entertainment? Don’t worry – Hershey High School Theatre will bring it to you! HHS Theatre has transformed its traditional fall play - “A Christmas Carol: a Live Radio Play” - into a streaming event your family can watch online. The show will be offered via livestream three times: Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. and a special encore Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. Click the headline for ordering information.

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  • End of November Schedule

    There will be no online classes for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 to allow for parent-teacher conferences. There will be no online classes for all students, K-12, on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Recess. All schools and offices (including the District Office) will be closed during that recess. All students will be fully online when classes resume November 30 with hybrid instruction expected to resume Dec. 1.

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  • COVID-19 Updates and Information

    As part of its COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Derry Township School District is currently operating under a hybrid instructional model that includes staggered in-person and online instruction for secondary students and half-day in-person sessions for elementary students. With the well-being of students and staff at the forefront and taking into consideration PA Departments of Education and Health guidelines, the district is also planning for multiple contingencies that will allow it to continue with a robust educational experience.

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  • Technology Help for Families

    With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing new approaches to education, we’re more reliant on technology tools as part of instruction than ever. The DTSD Technology Department is here to provide support. Click the headline for helpful tips, FAQs, and directions on how to create an IT Ticket to get help from District Technology staff

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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.