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Editorial: Hershey High School should offer more business learning opportunities

Natalie Colarossi January 25, 2022

Meet Lauren, a high school junior who will begin applying to college in a few short months. Lauren has an A+ average in advanced calculus but does not know how a credit card works or how to apply for student...

DTSD School Board authorizes plan for virtual instruction if needed

Maeve Reiter, Hershey Editor October 18, 2021

The Derry Township school board decided on a possible virtual instruction plan with a vote of seven to two at the school board meeting on September 27, 2021. Their plan, outlined in the meeting notes,...

Editorial: Teens Don’t Believe Schools Can Respond to Mental Health Needs and Emergencies

Jenna Reiber, Copy Editor May 3, 2021

Since students have been coming back to in-person schools, mental health has been more important for teens than ever before. According to a poll conducted by Navigate360, 53% of teens are more concerned...

This graphic demonstrates to the public the most effective ways to prevent infection through the use of double masking. Double masking recommendations come as increased variants of the virus emerge. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Hershey High School goes virtual due to COVID-19 cases

Robert Sterner, Advisor March 29, 2021

Derry Township School District notified families Hershey High School Monday afternoon would be moving to a fully virtual schedule for March 30, 2021 due to COVID-19 cases.  Only one instructional day...

Derry Township School District Set to Return to Classrooms

Benji Keeler, A&E Editor January 14, 2021

Derry Township School District plans to move back to their in-person hybrid schedule starting on Tuesday, January 19th. Superintendent Joe McFarland released an update on the DTSD website informing...

DTSD stays virtual until January 4th

Ashlyn Weidman, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2020

TheBroadcaster · News: DTSD virtual through December   Derry Township School District announced on Thursday, December 3rd that students would remain virtual until after winter recess. The students...

Prom still on as scheduled, says DTSD, but uncertain

“We are all living one day at a time right now.”
Mallory Gillespie, Reporter March 23, 2020

By: Mallory Gillespie Following the closure of Derry Township School District for a 10 day period by order of Governor Wolf and the progression of the COVID-19 virus across the US, students at Hershey...

HHS Receives Safe2Say Tip, DTPD Says No Threat

Leah Koppenhaver and Clare Canavan September 17, 2019

Derry Township School District received an alert using the “Safe2Say Something” system which was ultimately not a threat by Derry Township Police on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.  The alert expressed...

DTSD announces early dismissal

Robert Sterner, Advisor January 29, 2019

Due to inclement weather Derry Township School District has announced an early dismissal on January 29, 2019. The secondary school will dismiss at 10:30 with the elementary school to follow at 11:30,...

Jonathan Pinkerton performing as a part of his band, Great Big House, in an undated photo.  Pinkerton is a music teacher and band director at Hershey High School. (via Great Big House)

Hershey High School Teacher Jonathan Pinkerton Charged with Corruption of Minors

Kieran Hogan, News Editor January 15, 2019

Derry Township Police have charged Jonathan Pinkerton, 37, of Lancaster with corruption of minors relating to alleged incidents in August 2010 and June 2011. Pinkerton was employed by Lower Dauphin...

DTSD Works To Detect, Treat Suspected Mold

Logan Kreamer , Reporter November 19, 2018

When the staff of the Hershey Middle School (HMS) came upon mold on August 29th, 2018 Derry Township School District Superintendent Joe McFarland and Director of Buildings and Grounds Mark Anderson went...

Hershey High School is quiet after the students have left for the day. HHS is one part of the Derry Township School District which received high rankings from Niche, a school ranking website. (Broadcaster/Laurel Fleszar)

DTSD ranks high according to Niche

Laurel Fleszar, Reporter November 9, 2018

One might think rankings would be important to a public school. This, however, is not the case for Derry Township School District. Following the release of Niche’s 2019 ratings of schools all across...

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