Quick Links

Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Main Navigation



Sub Navigation


Home > breadcrumbs: High School > breadcrumbs: Activity Director > breadcrumbs: News >


Ajax Loading Image


News From Activities Director

 Activities Director News

The cooler weather of fall is starting to settle in and it is hard to believe we are nearly twenty-five percent done with the entire school year.  Many of our fall activities are in the middle point or even nearing the end of their season.  All of our student-athletes and coaches have worked extremely hard to this point and are looking towards post-season play.  

I urge all of you to check out the new additions and or changes that have been made to our school’s website.  A nice addition to our website, http://www.hpspanthers.org under the “calendar highlights” tab, allows you to click on any event and be provided with date, time, location, city, and even a google map with specific directions how to get there!  

The Hershey Panthers Under Armour apparel store is now officially open through October 7th, 2018.  Visit our store at https://hershey.itemorder.com/.  We have great deals waiting for you!  Items can be directly shipped to your home address.  There will be short interruptions between processes, meaning you will see a short period when the store is closed. This process allows for faster turn around and shipping.  The store will offer a variety of gear at a reduced price that will be rotated with different apparel throughout each season.  If you have suggestions on what you would like to see offered in the store, please feel free to let me know.

I am continuing to look for football dads to help paint the football field prior to each home game.  I always feed all volunteers and appreciate the help.  Last year we had an awesome group of dads who were willing to show up and make the job efficient and fast.  If you would consider volunteering your time that would be awesome!  We paint the field every Wednesday, of a home contest, starting around 3:30 PM and finishing around 7:00 PM at the latest.  The month of October would include the following dates: October 3rd and the 17th.  We welcome help even if you can’t make it until later in the afternoon or evening.  Please contact Sherri or myself if you are interested in volunteering.   

If you have not been to a home event and visited the concession stands I highly recommend that you do.  All of the high schools activities are working together to run the concession stand.   Diana Connell has done an amazing job coordinating the concession stand efforts.  The students and sponsors have helped make the concessions run smoothly.  Please check with your child to see if they have signed up for their part in supporting their class/activity sponsorship.

My job is to make sure our bus drivers transport your children the safest way possible.  If you ever have any questions or concerns with your bus route or driver, do not hesitate to contact me right away.  All of our bus drivers are properly trained and understand they have one of the most important jobs ensuring the safety of your child’s transportation.  Hershey Public Schools is seeking applicants for a Regular Route Bus Driver to “be the bright yellow spot in our students’ day”! Hershey Public Schools will provide training and licensing to the hired candidate. Candidates with CDL’s are preferred. Must be able to pass a background check. Please contact Jared Thomsen at 308-368-5573 or at jared.thomsen@hpspanthers.org. Hershey Public Schools is an EOE and this position is subject to veteran’s preference. Please share this opportunity with anyone who you feel might enjoy being the first person to greet our students each and every day!

Here are some very important dates to circle or add to your calendar:

  • Football vs Gordon-Rushville (Homecoming): (Friday, October 5th)
  • Homecoming Dance: (Saturday, October 6th) west gym
  • Cross Country Districts @ Bridgeport: (Thursday, October 11th)
  • SPVA Volleyball Tournament @ Perkins County: (Saturday, October 13th)
  • PTC October 18th-19th
  • State Cross Country @ Kearney: (Friday, October 19th)
  • State Marching Contest @ Kearney: (Saturday, October 20th)
  • Elementary Volleyball Tournament: (Sunday, October 21st)
  • Football Playoffs 1st Round (Friday, October 26th)
  • C1-11 Volleyball Subdistricts @ Brady (October 29th-30th)

Jared Thomsen

Assistant 7-12 Principal / Activities Director

“Educating Every Student, Every Day, Every Way”

Back To Top