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Welcome to Hershey ECC & Elementary School

Derry Township School District is an award-winning public school system located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Our community enjoys a legacy that began with founder, Milton S. Hershey. Our District is committed to excellence in education, offering a challenging curriculum that promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

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With Trojan Pride

At Hershey Elementary School, we believe in hands-on learning experiences for our young learners. Our curriculum progresses logically, allowing students to move forward as they mature and gain new insights. Driven by their innate curiosity about the world, our children thrive in their learning journey.

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Our Academics

Students know that when they are present in our buildings, they will have experiences that prepare them not just for the next assignment or test, but for the road of learning that will lead them to a full and satisfying life and career.

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Extracurriculars and Athletics

Students have multiple opportunities to engage in rigorous learning across subject areas as well as participate in extra-curricular activities. By the time they enter high school, every student has the opportunity to be connected to at least one school activity be it athletics, clubs or music ensembles.

About our Athletics Programs

About our extracurricular & arts programs

Hershey Elementary School

Early Childhood Center(K &1): 450 Rear Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone:
(717) 531-2211   Fax: (717) 531-2351

Main Building: 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.

From Our Community

Student of the Month November 2023 - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder

Congratulations to the February Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Josie Berra and Cole Goodman! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Josie and Cole during the February 26th board meeting.  The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

Marking Period 2 Honor Roll HHS & HMS

Derry Township School District is proud to announce the distinguished and regular honor roll for the second marking period of the 2023-24 school year for Hershey High School and Hershey Middle School. Congratulations!

Student of the Month November 2023 - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder

Congratulations to the January Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Priyanka Nambiar and Eamon Callahan! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Priyanka and Eamon during the January 22nd board meeting.  The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

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51 DTSD musicians were part of close to 900 students auditioning for placement in the PMEA District 7 Band and PMEA District 7 Orchestra. District 7 is a strong district comprised of 7 counties in Central PA. We are thrilled to congratulate an incredible 30 students from DTSD who successfully qualified for these elite ensembles! Join us in congratulating our musicians.
 

Student of the Month November 2023 - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder

Congratulations to the November Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Lucy Barto and Jaden Yoder! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Lucy and Jaden during the November 20th board meeting. The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

HHS Students of the Month - October 2023

Congratulations to the October Rotary Students of the Month representing Hershey High School - Catherine Martin and Jason Jiang! This particular honor recognizes the outstanding contributions they have made at Hershey High School as well as in the community. The Hershey Rotary honored Catherine and Jason during the October 23rd board meeting. The videos shared at this meeting are linked.

News & Events

PBIS Community Fun Night
  • 2023-2024
  • District Wide
  • Events
  • Hershey Elementary School

Hershey Elementary Schcool's PBIS Committee proudly presents our 2nd Annual Community Fun Night! Join us for games, snacks, crafts, PBIS information and more on January 11, 2024 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at Hershey Elementary School. This event is free to attend. RSVP using the link in this headline.

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2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Mailing List
  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025
  • Hershey Elementary School
  • Kindergarten Registration

Derry Township School District is underway with the planning for our incoming Kindergarteners for the 2024-2025 school year! A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if s/he has attained the age of five (5) years before the first day of September. Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed on upcoming mailings and events for our 2024-2025 Kindergarten class! The first event will be our Parent Information Night which will be Wednesday, January 31at 6:00 PM on Zoom.

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Community Engagement Event for the Hershey Elementary School Building Project
  • 2023-2024
  • District Wide
  • Events
  • School Board

Derry Township residents are invited to join us for our first community engagement night to learn more about our Elementary School building project. The community event will include a presentation with the district administration and project architect, question period and a tour of our the Hershey Elementary School building. Visit the link below to sign up to attend.

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