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  • Java With Joe September 28, 2017

    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 Thursday, September 28 in the Early Childhood Center Multi-Purpose Room beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Activities Bus Service Pilot Program

    DTSD is piloting a special courtesy transportation service for students in Grades 6-12 engaged in extra-curricular programs. The Activities Bus runs Monday – Friday during regular school days and provides transportation home for students involved in clubs, sports and other after-school activities. The bus departs the HHS/HMS Bus Corral at 5:30 p.m. Run length will vary, depending on the number of students and their home destination.

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  • SAT Prep Workshop

    Hershey High School is once again pleased to offer an SAT Prep Workshop this fall to prepare students for upcoming Scholastic Aptitude Tests. Classes begin the second week of school; registrations are still being accepted. For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/HHSSAT or email Mrs. Ogle at LOgle@hershey.k12.pa.us.

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  • 2017-2018 Budget Freezes Taxes, Maintains Programs!

    At the June 12th school board meeting, the Derry Township School District Board of School Directors proposed a $61.4 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year, with no increase in taxes. The Final 2017-2018 budget provides for resources for all programs currently operated by the Derry Township School District. In addition the final 2017-2018 budget includes a few enhancements to our current programs. First being all students in grades 6th through 12th will receive an iPad that can be used in school and at home. Second the budget includes expenses to support the development of the district’s full day kindergarten program for the 2018-2019 school year.

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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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  • 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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  • ACADEMICS: Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Fourth 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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  • 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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