Hershey High School A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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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.
 
 

Bulletin Board

  • Info   Date Change for Second Marking Period 
      The end date for the second marking period for secondary students has been changed to Friday, January 16, 2015.

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  • Info   Healthcare Career Exploration Program Informational Meeting - HS Juniors & Parents
     Healthcare Career Exploration Program (formerly called PYAP) will be having an informational meeting for Junior students and parents for 2015-16. Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7 PM in the Hershey High School LGI.* This is a combined meeting for all interested junior students from Hershey High School and Lower Dauphin High School. Those with questions may contact Mrs. Bonnie Ritchey.
     
    *In case of inclement weather, meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015

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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   Ebola & Enterovirus Resources for ParentsHealth Advisory EBOLA
     Ebola is a severe, often deadly illness that affects humans and non-human primates like monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. History’s worst outbreak of the disease is occurring now in West Africa and the U.S. recently had its first travel-related case of Ebola in Texas.  It is a reality that more cases could be confirmed in other states – including Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health has developed materials designed to help Pennsylvania learn more about this virus, click here for information.
     
    Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. The Centers for Disease Control  has posted "What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68"  - a good source of information about the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in children across the country.

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  • info Pennsylvania Department of EducationPDE Seeking Feedback
     The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)  is seeking public input on its” Eligible Content Review Site.” According to PDE, “Content statements define what we want our students to be able to know and do and provide the most specific description of the skills and concepts assessed on the PSSA and Keystone Exams. Eligible Content is the blueprint for the state assessments.”  PDE is currently seeking specific feedback on the English Language Arts and Mathematics Eligible Content.  MORE >>>

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  • info   Rules for Spectators at Athletic Events
     PIAA District III has adopted rules for spectators at playoff/post-season competitions and has recommended member schools also follow these restrictions during regular season competition in order to maintain a sense of continuity throughout the season.  Please note that the following apply to all Derry Township School District interscholastic athletic events:
     
    The presence and/or the use of balloons, whistles, and/or portable listening devices without earphones is PROHIBITED!  School officials will be requested to confiscate these items from their cheerleaders and/or the spectators from their school and community.  The use of pom-poms by cheerleaders and small portable listening devices with earphones is permitted.  

    Spectators are prohibited from removing their shirts and/or using body paint while in attendance at athletic contests.


    The principal, athletic director, coaches, team physician, team trainer, players in uniform, managers, ball holders, and statisticians will be the only persons permitted in the team box.

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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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