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  • Alert

    Due to the forecasted deterioration of weather and travel conditions, Derry Township School District will be dismissing early on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. 

    • High School and Middle School students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
    • Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.
    • There is no afternoon kindergarten
    • There will be no after-school or evening activities.
    • The campus will be shut down at 3 p.m. 
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Trojan Foundation Offers "Taste of Hershey"

Taste of Hershey Whet your appetite and mark your calendars for Sunday, March 15, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge for the return of the Trojan Foundation’s "Taste of Hershey." Now in its eighth year, this fundraiser will feature food selections ranging from appetizers, entrees, or desserts from the Greater Hershey Area’s finest eating establishments.   In addition, student artwork will be on display.  Student entertainers will be on hand as well.
Tickets are available at the door and are $30 for adults and $10 for students. All proceeds from the “Taste of Hershey” will benefit the Trojan Foundation, whose mission is to enhance and enrich the programs and services offered by the Derry Township School District.  A registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity founded in 2005, the Trojan Foundation has benefited Hershey students by distributing funding for programs and equipment in the arts, athletics and academics that could not be funded through the normal school budget. 

 Hershey High School mini-THON
 4 Diaomonds Fund
Hershey High School Mini-THON will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 through Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 6pm-6am in the HHS gym/cafeteria area.  If you would like to donate, checks should be made out to the HHS Four Diamonds Fund. Students can create fundraising pages or direct donations can be made here.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Extended to March 8
Kindergarten Pre-Registration Pre-registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2015 and plan to attend kindergarten this coming fall has been extended to March 8. To pre-register eligible students, parents and guardians will complete an online registration form.  
The online pre-registration does not complete the enrollment process; parents and guardians should also plan to attend a follow up walk-in registration session at the District’s Early Childhood Center, 450 Rear Homestead Road in Hershey.
  • Parents and guardians of prospective students with last names beginning A-L may attend walk-in registration Tuesday, March 10 from 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m.
  • Parents and guardians of prospective students with last names beginning M-Z may attend walk-in registration Wednesday, March 11 from 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m.
  • A third date will be offered 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 for those unable to attend an earlier session.
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  •   Hershey High School SInformation Mini-THON:
    Hershey High School Mini-THON will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 through Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 6pm-6am in the HHS gym/cafeteria area.  A minimum $50 donation is required to attend, $60 minimum donation for entrance and a t-shirt and a minimum $100 donation for entrance, a t-shirt and 15-16 student all sports pass.  Checks should be made out to the HHS Four Diamonds Fund.  Students can create fundraising pages or direct donations can be made here.  If you are a DTSD approved chaperone available to chaperone the HHS mini-THON, please send your full name, preferred time slot (6-9pm, 9pm-12am, 12am-3am or 3am-6am), e-mail address and preferred t-shirt size to Elizabeth Blosky or Amy Licata.
    Upcoming Fundraisers:

    Mini-THON will be hosting a fundraiser at Aroogas on Tuesday, February 24th. Come out for great food with great friends, all while supporting The Four Diamonds Fund. 15% of your check will go to HHS Mini-THON. Remember, you MUST present your Mini-THON flyer with your check. FTK!

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  • info ACT Prep Workshop
    There will be two Act Prep Workshops for interested students which will be conducted on Saturdays, March 21 and April 11.  Students may visit Mrs. Seaver’s website for more information or contact her at 717-979-1586.

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  • Info Hershey Middle School Yearbook Sale
    Reserve your copy now! Yearbooks are $11.00 each. Deadline for orders is February 27th.  Please use this voucher to reserve and/or pay for your yearbook.

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  • Bus Drivers WantedInfo Drivers Needed
    Derry Township School District has an immediate need for bus drivers. Interested individuals may contact Dave Yarian, Director of Transportation, by phone at 566-7422.


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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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  • 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: Second Marking Period Honor Rolls
    Second Marking Period Honor Rolls for 2014-2015 have been released for Hershey Middle School and Hershey High School.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: HHS Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent.
    Congratulations to the 26 HHS student athletes who signed their national letters of intent on February 4th to continue their athletic and academic careers in college. Trojan Pride!  To view photos, visit our Facebook page!  Click here for more info.

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  • COMMUNITY: Read Across AmericaVideo
    During the week of February 23, the district’s elementary students are being asked to "Grab their hats and read with the Cat" in preparation for Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday Monday, March 2.  To help build community and spread the love of reading, the elementary will hold a school-wide reading challenge, asking all K-5 students to work together to read 30,000 minutes February 23-27. To reach this goal, students will need to read at least 10 minutes each night and record their reading on their Reading Challenge Logs. The school prize for achieving 30,000 minutes will include a movie during lunch and grade-level rewards. To watch the video, click on the picture!

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  • COMMUNITY: "h2" Talent Show - Milton Hershey School and Hershey High Schoolh2 Talent Show
    Two awesome schools come together for a night of TALENT! You don't want to miss this! March 14th at 7:00 pm in Founders Hall Auditorium, Milton Hershey School.  Admission is free! All donations will benefit Ronald McDonald House.

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  • OPPORTUNITY: HS Fall Play Nominations
    Congratulations to the cast and crew of HHS Theatre’s fall play The Matchmaker. The show earned seven nominations for Hershey Theatre’s 2015 Apollo Awards.Tyler Grudi  and Paxton Zeis were both nominated for outstanding performance as lead actors. For outstanding performance in supporting roles, Patrick Starner and Renee Ciardullo were also nominated. Additionally, Karleigh Moritz and Syrena Torres were nominated as Outstanding Feature Performers. Finally, the entire production was nominated for Outstanding Play.

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  • HMS Student IT Helpers OWNERSHIP: Student Technology Helpers
    Matt Kurtz,  Hershey Middle School Computer Technician, helps 7th Grade Tech Squad members assume "Ownership."  After instruction from district IT staff members, students apply their newly learned knowledge into the classroom as Classroom Technology Helpers.

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  • OWNERSHIP: DTSD Gets A+ from Carnegie Mellon University StudentsNiche, an online tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University students as an instrument to “transform the way people make big life decisions” has given Derry Township School District a grade of A+ and named DTSD one of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s top K-12 districts in its 2015 School Rankings. According to Niche: “A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly.”

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  • OPPORTUNITY: Hershey High School Speech and Debate Students place in Competition.
    On January 17, Hershey High Speech & Debate students joined those from two dozen other high schools for a competition at Wilkes-Barre. HHS students earning awards included: Laura Bruaw, senior, first place in Novice Oral Interpretation; D.J. Dorch, junior, second place in Novice Original Oratory; Matt Jenkins and Joe Horner, freshmen, fourth place in Novice Public Forum Debate; David Sheffey and Colin Sheehan, sophomores, sixth place in Novice Public Forum Debate and Brendan Twaddell, junior, sixth place in Novice Original Oratory.

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  • COMMUNITY: Second Grade Class Donates Toys for Operation Toy BoxSecond Grade
    After studying the characteristic of empathy, students in Miss Ozimok’s Second Grade class decided to apply the COCOA Principles by donating toys during the holiday season. In total, the students gathered 36 dolls, 102 books, and 22 other toys for Operation Toy Box.

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  • Food Donation
    COMMUNITY: HHS Students Donate Food to the Big 33 Food Drive
    HHS students donated 1,193 pounds of food to the Big 33 Food Drive sponsored by KEY Club.   This terrific amount of food will help local families during the holiday season and winter months.  Mr. Dilger's 1st period class collected the most food, followed closely by Ms. Bianco's 1st period class and Mrs. Stuckey's classes. Thank you to everyone who donated.
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  • ACADEMICS: National Honor Society.
    A total of 75 new members of Hershey High School’s chapter of National Honor Society were inducted on November 3. Senior and junior students at Hershey High School who display excellence in academic achievements, character, leadership and service are recognized by the National Honor Society, the oldest and largest recognition program for high school students in the country.   MORE >>>

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