9:00 AM Boys Varsity Track & Field
9:00 AM Girls Varsity Track & Field
6:30 PM HHS Senior Awards
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM SAT Testing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Baccalaureate
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sports Physicals for Student Athletes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 110th Annual Commencement Ceremony
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM School Board Curriculum Council Meeting
Derry Township School District has contracted with Vulnerability Solutions Group, LLC to perform an audit of campus security. This type of comprehensive examination of our school’s physical facilities and operational procedures is one the district contracts outside experts to conduct every few years. Over the course of the next several weeks, community members may see Vulnerability Solutions Group staff members taking photographs of buildings, making detailed notes outside our schools and even approaching parents/guardians to ask questions about school safety procedures. Please be assured this is part of the assessment process and your cooperation is appreciated.
At its May 21 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors voted to post for public review and comment a proposed $64 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The proposal includes a 2.4% real estate millage rate increase. The 2018-2019 budget will not become final until acted on at the board’s June 25 meeting. The proposed 2018-2019 budget provides for resources to maintain all core programs currently operated by the district as well as the funding necessary to move from a half-day kindergarten program to full-day kindergarten. More detailed information regarding the proposed budget can be accessed by clicking the graphic to the left.
To accommodate finals testing, Hershey High School will be operating under a modified schedule May 31 through June 5, with dismissal at 10:55 a.m. (Middle school and elementary students will follow the normal daily schedule.) Wednesday, June 6 will be the last day of classes for PM Kindergarten students and seniors. June 7 will be a half day for Kindergarten AM- Grade 11 students. Secondary students will be dismissed at 10:28 a.m. Elementary students will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. June 8 will be the last day of classes. Secondary students will be dismissed at 9:18 a.m.; elementary dismissal will follow at 10:20 a.m.
OPPORTUNITY: HHS Student Artists Display Work
Pieces from 10 talented Hershey High School student-artists will be on public display as part of the 2018 “Artistic Expressions” show by the Historic Harrisburg Association located at 1230 N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg. HHS artists selected to have works on display include Kidist Aderaw, Lashell Friedrich, Karis Gould, Ji-Eon Kim, Heather Marra, Amylyn Martinez, Aparajita Rao, Luke Shay, Carlin Spinney and Olivia Wilson. (Special congratulations to Ji-Eon Kim, AmyLyn Martinez and Heather Marra, whose works will receive special recognition and awards at an artists’ reception!) Their art, along with those of their peers from other local schools, can be seen Saturday through May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY: Hershey High School Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Five Hershey High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college.
Those students announcing their plans to further their academic and athletic careers include: Abigail Shapiro - Track & Field - Bucknell; Mary Anne Nortier - Field Hockey - Saint Francis; Samantha Henry - Gymnastics - Kent State; Andrea Demko - Cross Country/Track & Field - Penn State; Dalton Burnham - Track & Field - Hartford
COMMUNITY: Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON
Hershey High School recently wrapped up another successful Mini-THON – more than $47,000 raised for Four Diamonds in the fight against pediatric cancer. HHS was the first high school in the nation to hold a Mini-THON, so on this silver anniversary, the organizers wanted to say “thank you’ to a community that continues to provide generous support and to share a video from this year’s 25th annual event. It’s always been “For The Kids!”
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.