Hershey Primary Elementary A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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 Primary Elementary School
450 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2277   Fax: (717) 508-2266
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 :15 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
The Primary Elementary School serves children in second and third grades.  The school building was originally constructed in 1954 and renovated in 1991. Today the facility offers more than 154,000 square feet dedicated to meeting the needs of young learners. 
Young children learn by doing. Learning is sequential and children must demonstrate readiness for new understandings based on their maturation and past experiences. Children acquire information and knowledge through interaction with people and objects. They are motivated to learn through their own need to make sense of the world around them.  
The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-purpose room, two cafeterias/multi-purpose room, and a gymnasium with auxiliary gym space. 


  •  May 1 Professional Development

    Schools, Offices Closed May 1 for Training

    All Derry Township School District school buildings and offices (including the District Office) will be closed on Friday May 1, 2015. All district staff will be training on continued and enhanced school safety measures. This is a scheduled professional development day; there is no school for students. Regular school and office hours will resume on Monday, May 4.

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  •  Policy

    Informational Session: Proposed Policy Changes

    Derry Township School District will hold an informational session on Monday, April 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room at Hershey High School The topic will be proposed changes to the DTSD Board of School Directors Drug and Alcohol Policy (Policy #227) as it relates to the length of extracurricular exclusion for students who are in violation of this policy.

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  • Bike To School Day is May 6

    The Township of Derry, Derry Township Police Department and Derry Township School District are again teaming up to encourage families to join others from across the country to celebrate National Bike to School Day May 6, 2015. After our long winter, take advantage of the sunny spring weather to get physical exercise for your body on the way to working out your brain in school.

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  • Dauphin County Technical School Career Camp

    Dauphin County Technical School is offering Summer Career Camp. This camp is free to all current 6th and 7th graders. It will be held June 16th -18th and offer participants an opportunity to explore and learn about a variety of career fields.

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  • Race For Education

    On Friday, May 22, Hershey Elementary PTO will be sponsoring our second annual Race for Education. We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise funds for additional technology for the classrooms, assemblies, classroom resources, and other PTO sponsored events. Each participant will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation to the PTO.

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