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  • HHS Theatre Presents: Urinetown The Musical

    An award-winning musical, “Urinetown" is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!” March 2, 3, & 4th. For more information, click on the headline or graphic.

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  •  Kindergarten Pre-Registration

    Kindergarten Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN

    Pre-registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2017 and plan to attend kindergarten this coming fall is NOW OPEN. Click the “Kindergarten Pre-Registration” graphic for additional information and to begin the online pre-registration process. Remember: The online pre-registration does not complete the enrollment process; parents and guardians should also plan to complete registration during sessions held at the Early Childhood Center.

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  • School Board Election Information

    Information Night for Potential School Board Candidates

    Derry Township School District will host an information night for any township residents who might have an interest in serving on the Board of School Directors. The open house will be available anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on March 1 in the District’s Administration Building at 30 E. Granada Avenue, Hershey. Current school board members, DTSD Superintendent Joe McFarland and Dauphin County Office of Elections and Voter Registration Director Jerry Feaser will be on hand to offer information.

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  • Taste of Hershey is March 19 @ Hershey Lodge!

    The Trojan Foundation’s “Taste of Hershey” is back and better than ever. The event will be held Sunday, March 19 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center and feature samples from some of the area’s best restaurants and beverage providers. Additionally, there will be student entertainment, displays and art.

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  •  SAT Prep

    SAT Prep Workshop

    Hershey High School is once again pleased to offer an SAT Prep Workshop to prepare students for upcoming SAT exams. Classes begin February 13th, and we are still accepting registrations. Click the image for more information. The course will meet once a week for 5 consecutive weeks from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each evening. Students will receive an hour of verbal instruction, an hour of mathematics instruction, and an hour utilizing our software program.

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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 the 2016-2017 school year have been released for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School.

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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: DTSD Students Win at Dauphin County 2016 Cultural Diversity Celebration Essay Contest

    Congratulations to Christine Tang, a student at Hershey Elementary School, and Hershey High School’s Kai Lam! Both placed in the Dauphin County 2016 Cultural Diversity Celebration Essay Contest, with Kai taking 1st in the 15-18 age group and Christine taking 2nd in the 6-10 age group.

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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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