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  • Ice Hockey Club To Play Ourdoor Game

    Members of the Hershey Ice Hockey Club will take on their counterparts from Lower Dauphin in an outdoor game on Monday, January 22. The game will start at 6 p.m. at a specially-constructed outdoor rink inside Hersheypark Stadium. Ticket prices are $4 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens & members of the military are $2.

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  • Citizen Advisor Sought for Board Committee

    The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors is seeking an interested individual to fill the remainder of a vacated term as a citizen advisor for its Communications and Community Engagement Standing Committee.

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  • REMINDER: Make-up Days for 2017-18

    Per the official 2017-2018 DTSD School Year Calendar: the two make-up days for the pair of school days canceled due to inclement weather/hazardous travel conditions (January 16 & 17) are Friday, February 16 and Wednesday, March 28. Monday, April 2 would be the next make-up day, if needed.

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  • The Sweetest Way to Make a Difference

    It's the sweetest way to make a difference: make a purchase at Duck Donuts at 261 W Chocolate Avenue on Jan. 8, 16, 24 or Feb. 1 between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Hershey High School Mini-THON. Also, any larger/catering orders placed at the store any time through the month of January will result in a donation when you mention the HHS Mini-THON at the time of purchase. The HHS Mini-THON benefits Four Diamonds and battle pediatric cancer at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.

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  • Information Meeting for Fall 2018 Kindergarten Parents

    Register now for an information meeting hosted by Derry Township School District for township residents who are parents/guardians of children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2018 and are planning to attend kindergarten in DTSD this coming fall. The meeting will be held January 23, 2018 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Hershey Early Childhood Center. Topics to be covered will include the transition to a full day kindergarten program, the enrollment process, food services and transportation. Click the graphic for registration information.

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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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  • Cocoa PrinciplesThe COCOA Principles embody a district-wide culture where students and staff demonstrate DTSD's core beliefs of
     
                                  Community
                                  Opportunity
                                  Citizenship
                                  Ownership
                                  Academics
     
    This area of the district website highlights and showcases the COCOA Principles in action in our district.
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  • HHS Recitation Winners graphic OPPORTUNITY: HHS Students Win Recitation Competions

    Congratulations to Hershey High School students Alex Winnick, Daniela Farias and Smitha Ramesh who were local place winners in recitation competitions at the Hershey Theatre on January 18, 2018. Daniela and Smitha placed first and second, respectively, in the local Poetry Out Loud contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine. Smitha took second with her recitation of “Sweetness” by Stephen Dunn. Daniela recited the poem “Discrimination” by Kenneth Rexroth and will now represent HHS at a regional competition in March at the WITF studios in Harrisburg. Alex won The English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition and will be the HHS entrant into the state competition at Lock Haven University.

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  • ACADEMICS: First Marking Period Honor Rolls
    First Marking Period Honor Rolls for the 2017-2018 school year have been released for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School.

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  • OWNERSHIP - Students Commended for Positive School Climate

    Jacquelyn Castleman, Principal, Jena Funck, Assistant Principal and Anna Gawel, Assistant Principal are pleased to announce that these students in Grades 2-5 are to be commended for their contributions to a positive school climate during the 2016-2017 school year.

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