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  • You Are Invited To The HHS Mini-THON Fall Festival

    You are invited to join the HHS Mini-THON on Saturday, October 27 from 5-8pm for an evening of family-friendly fun fall activities at Hershey High School. There will be pumpkin painting, a haunted hallway, food trucks and a trick-or-treat hallway. Bring your family and friends for a good time; school appropriate costumes are welcomed. The suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. All proceeds support the HHS Mini-THON, which benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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  • DCTS Middle School Xpo

    Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) will hold a Middle School Xpo for prospective students and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, November 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Learn about offerings in the Advanced Manufacturing Academy, the Construction Academy, Health Science Academy, IT Academy, Service Academy, Transportation Academy, and Visual Arts & Marketing Academy. DCTS is located at 6001 Locust Lane in Harrisburg.

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  • "Bigs in Blue" Comes to Hershey

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) has launched a new “Bigs in Blue” partnership with the Derry Township Police Department and Derry Township School District. Police officers participating in the “Bigs in Blue” program spend quality time as mentors to students at Hershey Intermediate Elementary School.

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  • Be Sure to Check Your ZippSlip Account

    The district is posting important beginning-of-the-year documents via Zippslip, a portal-based form solution that allows parents/guardians to receive and approve forms electronically. If you have a student enrolled in the district, please take a moment to sign into your ZippSlip account if you haven’t already done so this week. If you have difficulty signing in, are unable to view material, or have a general question about your account, please email Kaitlyn Keller at kkeller@hershey.k12.pa.us.

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  • Ratings Web Site Lauds DTSD as Among Best in the Country

    Derry Township School District has been awarded an overall “A+” by Niche, a web site that publishes research on U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies. In the recently-released 2019 rankings, DTSD earned high marks locally, statewide and nationally in categories ranging from school safety, best places to teach and best teachers. The site ranked the district as overall “Best” in Dauphin County, #19 (of 498) in Pennsylvania and #163 among the 10,758 public school districts rated across the nation.

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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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  • ACADEMICS: Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Fourth 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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  • OPPORTUNITY: HHS Student Artists Display Work

    Pieces from 10 talented Hershey High School student-artists will be on public display as part of the 2018 “Artistic Expressions” show by the Historic Harrisburg Association located at 1230 N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg. HHS artists selected to have works on display include Kidist Aderaw, Lashell Friedrich, Karis Gould, Ji-Eon Kim, Heather Marra, Amylyn Martinez, Aparajita Rao, Luke Shay, Carlin Spinney and Olivia Wilson. (Special congratulations to Ji-Eon Kim, AmyLyn Martinez and Heather Marra, whose works will receive special recognition and awards at an artists’ reception!) Their art, along with those of their peers from other local schools, can be seen Saturday through May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Hershey High School Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

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

    Those students announcing their plans to further their academic and athletic careers include: Abigail Shapiro - Track & Field - Bucknell; Mary Anne Nortier - Field Hockey - Saint Francis; Samantha Henry - Gymnastics - Kent State; Andrea Demko - Cross Country/Track & Field - Penn State; Dalton Burnham - Track & Field - Hartford

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  • COMMUNITY: Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON

    Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON – more than $47,000 raised for Four Diamonds in the fight against pediatric cancer. HHS was the first high school in the nation to hold a Mini-THON, so on this silver anniversary, the organizers wanted to say “thank you’ to a community that continues to provide generous support and to share a video from this year’s 25th annual event. It’s always been “For The Kids!”

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  • OPPORTUNITY: HHS Receives Nomination at Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards

    Congratulations to the cast and crews of HHS Theatre's Fall Play for earning a Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards nomination for Outstanding Play! Congratulations, as well, to Cameron Brown and Alex Winnick, both of whom earned nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, and to Paige Randall, who garnered an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Kudos also go out to Josephine Gawrys, who earned the Spirit of the Theatre Award for the Fall Play.

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    During the 2017-2018 School Year, the district will be piloting a new technology-based tool called Anonymous Alerts that students can use to report: drug or alcohol related issues, bullying/cyberbullying, violent behavior/threats and other campus safety hazards. Reports may be made at any time, but Anonymous Alerts® should NOT be used to report emergency, urgent or time-critical concerns. At DTSD, the Anonymous Alerts® system will be monitored from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on days when school is in session. Reports submitted at other times will be addressed the next scheduled school day.
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