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Early Childhood Center

450 Rear Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2211   Fax: 531-2351
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
AM Kindergarten: 8:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PM Kindergarten: 12:45 3:35 p.m.
Tom Kramer, Assistant Principal
Opened in 2002, the Early Childhood Center (ECC) commences the educational process in Derry Township School District.  The 72,000 square foot facility serves students in kindergarten and first grade.
The ECC provides a safe environment that is conducive to the needs of young learners, many of whom are experiencing their first formal schooling. Utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and hands-on learning opportunities, the dynamic curriculum allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge through practical, meaningful experiences, thus stimulating an interest and excitement for learning. 
The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-media center, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and  a full court gymnasium.
Annual events at the ECC include: Back to School Night, Book Fair, International Fair, Kindergarten and New Student Orientations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Read Across America activities, Young  Learners Showcase and a reading incentive program.

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  • info   9th Grade Football
      Hershey High School is looking for incoming freshman who are interested in playing football on the HHS 9th Grade Team. Joining the team is a great way to make new friends, get exercise and allows you to represent Hershey High School and the Hershey community. For more information, contact Head Football Coach Scott Mitchell.

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  • Info   Hershey High School Honors Underclassman Achievers
    Hershey High School recognized the following students for academic performance and achievement at an Underclassman Awards Program on Tuesday, May 20 <More Info>

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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 2014 HHS Choclatier Yearbooks Are Available2014 Yearbook
    A very limited amount of Hershey High School 2014 Choclatier yearbooks are available for purchase. The cost is $80.00 and checks can be made payable to Hershey High School. Books can be purchased in the high school office.
    If you have any questions, contact HHS Yearbook Advisor Mrs. Erin Ives.
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  • more info   HEA Scholarship Fundraisers
     Hershey Education Association has been honored to provide scholarships to several of our deserving seniors to help them as they start a new chapter of their lives.  To date, the Association has presented over $225,000 in scholarship money. <More Info>
    The following are upcoming fundraisers:
    • A car wash on May 18th from 12-3 PM at the Metro Bank in Hummelstown
    • A community yard sale on May 31st from 7 AM-12 PM in the High School parking lot. For details on how to become a vendor <Click here>
    • HEA fundraising nights at Isaac’s We will begin to have a monthly fundraiser at the Isaac’s Deli in Hershey. The fundraisers will be the last Thursday of each month. We have scheduled four Thursday evenings so far: May 29th, June 26th, and August 28th. Twenty-five percent of each bill will be given directly to the HEA Scholarship Fund. Please be sure to take the attached flyer with you the evening of the fundraiser.
    • The return of the HEA Play on October 3rd and 4th with the production of Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells!

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  • info 5th Grade to 6th Grade Parent Orientation

    The annual 5th to 6th Grade Transition Meeting for parents was held on April 24, 2014.  In the event you were unable to attend, slides from the main presentation care available by clicking here.

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  • info World Language Eploration  Language Exploration
    To help students considering the selection of a foreign language they may wish to study, a special exploratory web site has been created by district language instructors. Students can explore the language and the culture of French and Spanish-speaking countries by watching videos and playing games on topics like the alphabet, numbers, colors, and much more. To visit our website, click the logo.

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  • Info   High School Roof Replacement
      The roof at Hershey High School is due for a replacement and work to install a new one will begin in May and extend into the summer.  The project is being managed to minimize disruption to day-to-day education and activities at the building.  However, there will be construction equipment and heavy machinery at the high school, especially during material delivery and removal.  The removal of the existing roof ballast material will create some additional noise, including during evenings and some weekends.  This is an unavoidable part of the project and the district will work with the contractors in charge of the process to keep construction-related sounds to a minimum.
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  • info PSAT/SAT Fall and Winter Prep Classes

    Fall and Winter PSAT/SAT Prep Classes Forming Now. Classes and simulated testing available.  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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