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News From High School Principal

News from High School Principal

I hope that everyone has had a great start to the 2019-2020 school year.  Our staff has started strong and are accomplishing a lot with students in the classroom and in their activities.  Looking at the upcoming month of October there are a few things worth mentioning:

  • On October 18th we will be ending our first quarter and begin the second quarter on October 21st.  On October 14th there is no school due to Teacher Inservice.
  • We will have Parent/Teacher conferences on October 24th from from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. On the 24th we will dismiss students at 2:40.  On October 25th there will be no school for all students with conferences from 8am to noon.  All parents are encouraged to attend at a time that is convenient for them.  If you are unable to attend, please schedule a time to meet with your child’s teachers.  
  • Red Ribbon Week is October 23rd through the 31st.  A little background on Red Ribbon Week.  In 1985, Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena of the Drug Enforcement Agency was kidnapped and killed by Mexican drug traffickers.  Every October, thousands of schools and communities demonstrate their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle by celebrating Red Ribbon Week in his honor.  Our guidance counselors are  planning the activities for this year’s Red Ribbon Week and we hope to get our students involved and aware of a drug-free lifestyle.  This year’s theme is “Send A Message. Stay Drug Free.”
  • We will have a blood drive on October 1st beginning at noon and ending at 5:00pm in the west gym.  If you are interested in donating, please contact the high school office.  Thank you in advance for your support of this cause. 
  • On October 10th there will be a “pink out” during the volleyball game at Sutherland.  Everyone is encouraged to wear pink and the proceeds will go to the Side-Out Foundation to support breast cancer awareness.  There will be a silent auction in the Sutherland Commons Area during the volleyball game.  
  • October 18th our Future Business Leaders of America group will be having a “purple out” for the Wood River varsity football game.  The proceeds from the “purple out” will go to the March of Dimes which is a non profit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. 
  • On October 1st we will be rolling out the Safe School’s App that will be an anonymous platform to report issues of student safety and also give kudos to people that do good things.  You can find the app in the App Store by searching SafeSchools Alert.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the Hershey High School office.  We have had a great start to the school year here at Hershey and enjoy working with your students.