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August 14, 2014  
- Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Day (by appointment)
- Middle School New Entrants Tour Grade 6:  9:00 am - 11:00 am
- Middle School New Entrants Tour Grades 7 and 8: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmBack to School
 
August 19, 2014  
- High School  N.E.A.T. Summer Tours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
August 21, 2014  
- Student Medication Drop Off Day: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Student Medication Drop Off Day: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Getting Ready For School K-2:     3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
- Middle School Ice Cream Social:   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 
August 25, 2014
- First Day of School for Students

  
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All secondary students in grades 6-12 have a Derry Township School Microsoft email account for school use.

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Board Adopts 2014-2015 Budget
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      (In format required by PA Dept. of Education)
 
At its June 23 meeting, the Derry Townships School District Board of Directors adopted a 2014-2015 budget in the amount of $57,134,717. In adopting the budget, the board established a real estate tax rate of 17.9227 mills; that rate will generate $34,494,632 in revenue. For 2014-2015, one mill of real estate tax equates to $1,924,634 in revenue.
 
For property owners with a home assessed at a value of $100,000, real estate taxes will be $1,792.27, an increase of 71 cents per week. (Assessed value is the taxable worth of your home as established by Dauphin County and should not be confused with the market value, a higher figure which represents the projected re-sale price.)

Bulletin Board

  • info   9th Grade Football
      Hershey High School is looking for incoming freshman who are interested in playing football on the HHS 9th Grade Team. Joining the team is a great way to make new friends, get exercise and allows you to represent Hershey High School and the Hershey community. For more information, contact Head Football Coach Scott Mitchell.

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  • Info   Hershey High School Honors Underclassman Achievers
    Hershey High School recognized the following students for academic performance and achievement at an Underclassman Awards Program on Tuesday, May 20 <More Info>

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  • info   Student Accident Insurance 2014-2015 School Year
      Derry Township School District does not carry medical insurance on students, but does provide parents with the opportunity to select a primary excess group insurance plan for students. To find out more info, Please <click here>

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  •  info 2014 HHS Choclatier Yearbooks Are Available2014 Yearbook
     
    A very limited amount of Hershey High School 2014 Choclatier yearbooks are available for purchase. The cost is $80.00 and checks can be made payable to Hershey High School. Books can be purchased in the high school office.
    If you have any questions, contact HHS Yearbook Advisor Mrs. Erin Ives.
     
     
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  • more info   HEA Scholarship Fundraisers
     Hershey Education Association has been honored to provide scholarships to several of our deserving seniors to help them as they start a new chapter of their lives.  To date, the Association has presented over $225,000 in scholarship money. <More Info>
     
    The following are upcoming fundraisers:
    • A car wash on May 18th from 12-3 PM at the Metro Bank in Hummelstown
    • A community yard sale on May 31st from 7 AM-12 PM in the High School parking lot. For details on how to become a vendor <Click here>
    • HEA fundraising nights at Isaac’s We will begin to have a monthly fundraiser at the Isaac’s Deli in Hershey. The fundraisers will be the last Thursday of each month. We have scheduled four Thursday evenings so far: May 29th, June 26th, and August 28th. Twenty-five percent of each bill will be given directly to the HEA Scholarship Fund. Please be sure to take the attached flyer with you the evening of the fundraiser.
    • The return of the HEA Play on October 3rd and 4th with the production of Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells!

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  • info 5th Grade to 6th Grade Parent Orientation

    The annual 5th to 6th Grade Transition Meeting for parents was held on April 24, 2014.  In the event you were unable to attend, slides from the main presentation care available by clicking here.


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  • info World Language Eploration  Language Exploration
    To help students considering the selection of a foreign language they may wish to study, a special exploratory web site has been created by district language instructors. Students can explore the language and the culture of French and Spanish-speaking countries by watching videos and playing games on topics like the alphabet, numbers, colors, and much more. To visit our website, click the logo.

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  • Info   High School Roof Replacement
      The roof at Hershey High School is due for a replacement and work to install a new one will begin in May and extend into the summer.  The project is being managed to minimize disruption to day-to-day education and activities at the building.  However, there will be construction equipment and heavy machinery at the high school, especially during material delivery and removal.  The removal of the existing roof ballast material will create some additional noise, including during evenings and some weekends.  This is an unavoidable part of the project and the district will work with the contractors in charge of the process to keep construction-related sounds to a minimum.
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  • info   PSAT/SAT Summer PrepAcademy
     A PSAT/SAT Summer Prep Academy will be offered July 7-July 30 at Hershey High School for interested students.  For additional details,  visit Mrs. Seaver’s website or contact her at 717-979-1586.

     
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  • info PSAT/SAT Prep Workshop

    Fall and Winter PSAT/SAT Prep Classes Forming Now. Classes and simulated testing available.  Please contact Mrs. Seaver or visit her website on school wires for more information or contact Mrs. Seaver at 717-979-1586.


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Got COCOA?

  • 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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  • OPPORTUNITY:  Apollo Awards
    A round of applause for all the HHS students who were part of the 2014 Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards ceremony.  And a standing ovation for those musicians who performed in the HHS Production of Once Upon  a Mattress for being named  Outstanding Student Orchestra and  Coleman Dieffenbach and Kate Wenner for winning Spirit of Theater Awards for their outstanding work behind the scenes. The Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement by local high school students in their musical and play productions.
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  • OPPORTUNITY: PA Junior Academy of Science State-Level Science Fair Competition
     
    Alan Hwang, Grace Hwang, Agustey Mongia, Shreya Thakur, Nancy Wang, and Maggie Wu found the winning formula at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science state-level science fair competition at Penn State University.  Each won first awards in their respective categories.

    In addition Grace, Agustey, and Nancy were each presented with a Pennsylvania Science Talent Search Award, with Grace also receiving the Pennsylvania Science Talent Search Most Outstanding Junior Award for 2014.

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  • ACADEMICS: Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls for 2013-2014 have been released for Hershey Middle School and Hershey High School

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  • COMMUNITY: 6th Grade Penny Wars
    The COCOA Principles can be applied in many ways. For instance, 6th Graders at Hershey Middle School raided $1,153.26 for the local Ronald McDonald House through a “Penny War” pitting boys against girls in each of the grade’s three teams.
     
    The students brought in pennies to gain positive points, and they could also place silver change and dollar bills into the other team's containers for negative points. In the end the money was counted up for the donation and the gender on each team with the highest point value won.Winners: Team Hurricane boys; Team Monsoon Season girls and Team Twister girls.



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  • COMMUNITY: National Honor Society Senior Prom
    Hershey High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society created a different kind of Senior Prom with an event for the residents of Traditions of Hershey retirement facility Saturday night. Students decorated, entertained & provided snacks – and learned a few new dance moves to boot!. Events like this are just another way students demonstrate Community, one for the district’s COCOA Principles.  (See some event photos on our Facebook page)
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  • COMMUNITY: Humane Society Benefits from 3rd Graders Penny War
    The “Penny War” amongst 3rd Graders at Hershey Primary Elementary School has ended and the winner is… the Humane Society.  Students collected 40,027 pennies; 2,069 nickels; 2,840 dimes; 2,464 quarters; a 50 cent piece and 16 one dollar coins en route to amassing $2,014.  The students presented the funds to the Humane Society.

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  • COMMUNITY: HMS Community Service Club
    Community is the first of the COCOA Principles. See how members of the Hershey Middle School Community Service Club have exemplified that that key characteristic this school year in this video.

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