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Homework Free Weekend!Homework Free Weekend  
 
Superintendent Joe McFarland has said “enough of the winter blahs!” and declared February 27 to March 1, 2015 a Homework Free Weekend. Teachers will not be giving any new assignments to be completed during this time.  It is the school district’s hope that families use this opportunity to spend quality time doing something relaxing together.

"One suggestion is to attend the high school’s annual musical. Tickets for ‘Crazy for You’ can be ordered on the district web site,” McFarland said. “No matter what your family chooses, I hope you enjoy our homework free weekend.”


 
"Crazy For You" @ HHS HHS Musical: "Crazy For You”

Hershey High School Theatre is proud to present Crazy For You”, featuring the music of George Gershwin. 

The show follows the misadventure of Bobby Child, a banker with a yen for show business.  Bobby is sent to foreclose on a property that turns out to be a theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. After falling in love with the owner¹s daughter, Polly Baker, he decides to put on a show to save the theatre, but to do so he must impersonate the famous New York producer, Bela Zangler. When the real Zangler shows up to find his favorite Follie Girl, both Bobby and Polly have to “face tBuy Tickets for "Crazy For You" he music.”

The musical will be offered for three nights: February 26, February 27 and February 28.  The curtain will rise nightly at 7:30 p.m.  The Hershey High School Auditorium doors will open for all performances 20 minutes in advance of the show. All seats are $10; a $0.50 per ticket processing fee will be applied to all tickets

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 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Kindergarten Pre-Registration Now Open
 
 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 will be open February 13 and run through February 28.
 
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.
 
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  • Information   Homework Free Weekend!Homework Free Weekend  
    Superintendent Joe McFarland has said “enough of the winter blahs!” and declared February 27 to March 1, 2015 a Homework Free Weekend. Teachers will not be giving any new assignments to be completed during this time.  It is the school district’s hope that families use this opportunity to spend quality time doing something relaxing together.

    One suggestion is to attend the high school’s annual musical. Tickets for ‘Crazy for You’ can be ordered on the district web site,” McFarland said. “No matter what your family chooses, I hope you enjoy our homework free weekend.”


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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 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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  • info   SAT Winter Prep Classes Forming
      SAT Prep Workshop classes forming now. Classes begin February 11-12. Simulated testing is also available. All students are welcome. 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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  • 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
    Niche.com, 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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