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Hershey High School
550 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2244   Fax: (717) 534-2684

Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 7:38 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.
 


The program of studies of the Hershey High School
is planned to meet the needs of the youth of the Derry Township School District. A major task of the school is to accommodate learners with divergent needs, goals, capabilities and interests. To this end, an effort is made to nurture individual skills and to satisfy individual needs.
It is also the responsibility of the school to furnish opportunities for students to participate in cultural activities that may otherwise not be available to them. Extracurricular and enrichment programs are offered to satisfy this aspect.

Hershey High School was built in 1996 and expanded in 2007. The facility is 231,000 square feet, has a card access system; phone/television/internet access in all classrooms; auditorium seating for 1,300; two CAD labs; classrooms for family and consumer sciences; full gym, weight and cardio exercise rooms;
full band and orchestra/chorus rooms; three art rooms; closed circuit television capacity; a production office and library/media center.
 
 

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  • New Online Policy Manual Posted

    DTSD is now using the online tool BoardDocs to host its policy manual.The new online policy manual offers better search capabilities, allowing users to more easily identify which policies cover specific topics. For example, using the search term “Volunteers” quickly shows a list of 12 different policies that contain reference to those volunteering within the district.

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  • Budget

    Taxes to Remain Frozen for 2016-17 Budget

    The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors has adopted a 2016-17 school year budget that freezes taxes. The $59.8 million budget also avoids significant program or staffing cuts. The district’s millage rate will remain at 18.109 mills, one of the lowest in Dauphin County. A Derry Township property with an assessed value of $150,000 (the township average) will be taxed at $2,806. Assessed value is the taxable worth of a home, and is usually much lower than the market value, which is the projected re-sale price of a property.

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  • Schools Release Honor Rolls

    The Fourth Marking Period Honor Rolls have been released for Hershey Middle School and Hershey High School. Congratulations to all the hard-working students who demonstrated superior Academics, the “A” in DTSD’s C.O.C.O.A. Principles.

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  • District, Association Reach 4-year Agreement

    The Derry Township Board of School Directors approved a four-year agreement with the Hershey Educational Support Professionals Association (HESPA) at its business meeting Monday, June 13. The four-year pact is effective July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2020. The average salary increase over those four years is 2.1% The contract also calls for employee health insurance co-pays that can be reduced if employees participate in wellness activities.

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  • Summer Office Hours

    In a move to save taxpayer dollars by reducing utility costs, Derry Township School District has established special summer hours. All buildings (schools and the district office) will be closed Friday through Sunday. Normal public office hours will remain in effect Monday - Thursday. (The District Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days.) The consolidation of work hours provide a savings by reducing cooling and electricity costs.

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  •  HHS Graduation

    HHS Class of 2016: Ready to Change the World

    A total of 285 seniors graduated as the Hershey High School Class of 2016 on June 7 during a commencement ceremony where student speakers reflected upon the concept of change. Hershey High School’s 109th Graduation Ceremonies were held at Founders Hall on the campus of the Milton Hershey School. The commencement exercises were also broadcast online via streaming video.

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  • HHS Yearbook Supplements

    The 2014-2015 Hershey High School Yearbook Supplements are available in the high school office (550 Homestead Road). The 2015-2016 Supplements will become available at the beginning of the next school year.

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