8:00 AM Boys Varsity Volleyball
10:00 AM Boys Varsity Track & Field
10:00 AM Girls Varsity Track & Field
11:00 AM Boys Varsity Tennis
11:00 AM Girls Varsity Lacrosse
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Tennis
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
4:15 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Volleyball
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School Board Communications and Community Engagement Committee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
3:45 PM Boys Varsity Track & Field
3:45 PM Girls Varsity Track & Field
4:15 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
Derry Township School District is seeking qualified individuals interested in filling a vacancy on the Board of School Directors. The top applicant will be appointed to serve on the school board through November 30, 2019. For more information, including a link to the online application form, click on either the graphic or the headline,
The March 21 closure due to snow DOES NOT mean an additional day will be added to the calendar for students. When the school board amended the 2017-18 School Year Calendar in February, it built in additional Act 80 Days that cover the possibility of another snow day. Graduation remains June 6 and the last day for students in K AM to Grade 11 will be June 8.
HHS will be hosting a College Admission Forum on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium. The Forum, featuring 4 college admission counselors, will provide college bound students and their families with insightful information on current trends in college admissions, deciphering the admissions process, evaluation of transcripts and test scores and other relevant concerns.
Orders for the 2017-2018 Hershey Middle School Yearbook are now being accepted. Yearbooks are $12 and can be ordered now through March 28 by using the envelope sent home with students or by clicking on the graphic and then printing, completing and returning the form and payment. Ordering a book now guarantees receipt of a book in June.
At their business meeting Monday, March 12, members of the DTSD Board of School Directors adopted a resolution indicating their opposition to potential legislation expanding the possession of firearms on school ground for certain individuals who are not law enforcement officials. In addition to the resolution, the school board voted to add its name to a list of signatories to a “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America.”
It’s going to be a great year at Hershey High School! There’s no better keepsake of the memories you’ll make than a yearbook. You can now order the 2017-2018 Chocolatier online. Click the graphic to the left or the headline above for more information.
Academics: CASEF Grand Champion Honors to HHS Student
Hershey High School Senior Wyatt Howe has been awarded Grand Champion honors at the Capital Area Science & Engineering Fair: Casef. His project, titled “A Practical Cryptosystem with Provable Security,” was the top entry out of 362 projects by students from 62 schools throughout Central Pennsylvania. As a result, he has earned an all-expense paid trip to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair this May in Pittsburgh. Since 2006 Hershey High School has earned 17 of the 26 Senior Grand Champion Awards and 7 of the 12 Alternate Grand Champion Awards at CASEF.
ACADEMICS: Sixth Grader Wins annual Hershey Middle School Geography Bee
Sixth Grader Joey Owsley used his knowledge of the names of the Japanese home islands, to “map out” a victory over runner-up Matt Cysyk and 16 other finalists in the annual Hershey Middle School Geography Bee. For his victory, Joey received a medal and a chance to take the state Geography Bee qualifying test. Matt received a special copy of a world map courtesy of the National Geographic Society.
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.
ACADEMICS: HHS Student PA Farm Show Winner
Hershey High School sophomore Madelyn Morrison can count herself among the state’s best bakers. Using recipes from the Culinary Arts I class at HHS, she took home three ribbons at the recent Pennsylvania Farm Show: 1st Place for Cloud Biscuits and two 2nd Place finishes with Marble Cookies and Blueberry Muffins.
OPPORTUNITY: HHS Second Place Finisher in The World Affairs Council
OPPORTUNITY: Congratulations to HHS senior Fatimah Asghar for her second place finish in The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg’s 2018 International Poetry Festival with her piece “Come Spring.”
OPPORTUNITY: HHS Students Win Recitation Competions
Congratulations to Hershey High School students Alex Winnick, Daniela Farias and Smitha Ramesh who were local place winners in recitation competitions at the Hershey Theatre on January 18, 2018. Daniela and Smitha placed first and second, respectively, in the local Poetry Out Loud contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine. Smitha took second with her recitation of “Sweetness” by Stephen Dunn. Daniela recited the poem “Discrimination” by Kenneth Rexroth and will now represent HHS at a regional competition in March at the WITF studios in Harrisburg. Alex won The English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition and will be the HHS entrant into the state competition at Lock Haven University.
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.