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  • 2017-2018 School Year Budgeting

    Interested in learning how the 2017-18 school year budget is taking shape? Come to the Derry Township School District Board of School Directors business meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24. A finance report will be offered at that time with an update on the budgeting process and the board will set aside time for constituents to ask questions and provide feedback. The meeting will take place at the District Office, 30 East Granada Avenue in Hershey. Residents and taxpayers are encouraged to attend so that they can learn firsthand about the factors influencing revenue and expenditures.

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  • Full Day Kindergarten Community Information Night 4/25

    The Derry Township School District will host an information meeting to discuss exploration of the potential for full day kindergarten programming at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Large Group Instruction Room of the Hershey Early Childhood Center (450 Rear Homestead Road, Hershey). DTSD is in the process of gathering information to help evaluate if full day kindergarten would be a good fit for the district. The meeting is a follow-up from an initial meeting held last month and is also another opportunity for community members to provide input and ask questions

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  • Car Wash to Support Veterans

    To show their appreciation for the men and women serving in our military, Hershey High School seniors in two AP English Literature classes are holding a car wash to collect donations for the Fisher House, an organization that supports military families. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brownstone Masonic Lodge at the corner of Governor & Hockersville Roads, Hershey). The suggested donation is $10. Veterans and current members of the military are invited to have their cars washed for free.

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  • Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Eleven Hershey High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college.

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  • Race For Education

    On Monday, June 5, Hershey Elementary PTO will be sponsoring its only fundraiser Race for Education. We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise funds for additional technology for the classrooms, assemblies, classroom resources, and other PTO sponsored events. Each participant will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation to the PTO.

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  • Cocoa PrinciplesThe COCOA Principles embody a district-wide culture where students and staff demonstrate DTSD's core beliefs of
    This area of the district website highlights and showcases the COCOA Principles in action in our district.
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  • Academics: HHS Students named Grand Champions at Captial Area Science and Engineering Fair

    Hershey’s Alan Hwang and Michael Miller were both named Grand Champions at the Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair, earning a trip to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair held May 14-19 in Los Angeles, California. Hershey’s ChenChen Yuan was named alternate Grand Champion.

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  • ACADEMICS: Hershey High School Quiz Bowl Team Takes First Place

    Congratulations to the HHS team of Elizabeth Abraham, Levent Batakci, Samika Kanekar, Kevin Shi, Danny Su, Dhruv Tripathi, ChenChen Yuan and John Zhuang for besting 10 other teams at the recent Lebanon Valley College Quiz Bowl. This is the second consecutive year that a Hershey High team has taken first place in the competition which features questions on a variety of math topics from Algebra to Calculus.

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  • Academics: HHS Science Olympiad Team Wins at Millersville University

    Hershey High School’s Science Olympiad team bested squads from 34 other schools competing at Millersville University, earning a first place at the regional competition and qualifying for the Pennsylvania State Competition at Juniata College.

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  • Opportunity: HHS Diver Captures PIAA Class 3A State Championship

    HHS diver Jake Hedrick captured the PIAA Class 3A State Championship held at Bucknell University’s natatorium, capping his senior season with a gold medal.

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  • Opportunity: HHS Choir Place "Gold" in Roxbury Choir Festival

    HHS choirs hit the right note at the prestigious Roxbury Choir Festival in New Jersey. The In Voce and Cantabile choirs each earned “Gold” ratings for the second straight year, with Cantabile ensemble repeating as Grand Champions for the entire 23-school event! In addition to the ensemble awards, two individual vocalists from Hershey earned special recognitions, with Lydia Neuhauser being named outstanding soloist for her performance and Kodiak Thompson, receiving the award for Outstanding Performance in the Solo Division.

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  • Opportunity: HMS Chess Team Wins Championship Chess Match

    A huge congratulations to the HMS Chess Team for competing in the championship match on March 1, 2017.  After a very intense two hours, Hershey Middle School came away with the victory with a score of 11-5.  This win brings an end to their season, and after several exciting months of competition, Hershey finished this year with a fantastic undefeated record of 11 wins and 0 losses!  A special shoutout goes to Calista Huesch who played in the number two position all year long and was the only person on the Hershey team to never lose a single match throughout the entire season.  Congratulations to Calista for this impressive accomplishment.  And many congratulations to all 8 of the varsity players who were part of a great season this year.  The varsity members this year were Manny Didia from 6th grade, Cam Cooney from 7th grade, Ani Rao from 6th grade, Dhevin Karunanayaka from 6th grade, Scott Niu from 8th grade, Anthony Eichman from 8th grade, Calista Huesch from 6th grade, and Rocco Huesch from 8th grade.  If you see any of these students throughout the day today, be sure to congratulate them on a phenomenal finish and a fine season!

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  • OPPORTUNITY:  County Band

    Congratulations to HMS students Tehya Walters, Gracie Singleton, Emma Rubey, Lincoln Reiter, Karleigh McLeod, Nick Martin, Taylor Koda, Lauren Kaye, Madison Geeting, Patrick Gardner, Kirsten Ecker and Neela Agarwa.  These young musicians successfully auditioned for the Dauphin County Music Educators Association County Band.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Students Recognized by the Hershey Apollo Awards

    Congratulations to the cast and crews of HHS Theatre's production of You Can't Take It with You who have earned a nomination for a Hershey Theatre's Apollo Award for Outstanding Play! Special congratulations to Kodiak Thompson for earning a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play and to Cara McErlean, who earned an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Finally, congratulations to our own Paige Beck for earning nomination for Outstanding Student Playwright for the second year in a row! So proud of our students for their talent, hard work, and dedication to our HHS Theatre program!

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  • ACADEMICS: Second Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Second Marking Period Honor Rolls for the 2016-2017 school year have been released for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School.

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